Global Tourism Economy Forum Draws to Close, Hailed a Resounding Success Sets Roadmap To Bolstered Growth For Tourism & Economy

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Tourism Economy Forum Macau 2012 (“GTEF” or “the Forum”), one of the most prominent international events of the year, concluded on September 11th with tremendous success, bringing to an end three days which collected international representatives of industry and high-ranking decision makers from both public and private sectors. The Forum… Read the full press release

Vermont Foliage Report: Early Color Tinges the Hillsides and Northern Regions

MONTPELIER, Vt., 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — In concert with this weekend’s autumnal equinox, colorful foliage will continue to unfold and invigorate Vermont’s scenic landscape. Early yet, colors are showing in the higher elevations of the Northeast Kingdom and in moist, low-lying areas with varying shades of orange, yellow and red. Best Bets: In general, higher elevation areas in… Read the full press release

Massport Schedules September Board Meeting

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The next meeting of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Massport’s Executive Offices located at the Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, MA. A draft agenda will be posted prior to the Board Meeting. View current board meeting schedule… Read the full press release

SMALL CHANGES IN ENTERPRISE, NATIONAL, ALAMO OPERATIONS PAY OFF IN METRO NEW YORK ENERGY REDUCTION EFFORTS

Company’s Management Training Program Incorporates Corporate Sustainability Efforts and Reinforces Importance of Business Planning for Long Term NEW YORK, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates more than 400 Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car rental facilities in metro New York, has reduced its local energy use by almost 10 percent since 2010. Even more… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Invites Christmas Shoppers to Take a Break This December

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Invites Christmas Shoppers to Take a Break This December

Détente et Gourmandise package includes Spa treatment and Afternoon Tea at La Galerie Paris, France, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Four Seasons Hotel George V for a well deserved break and gourmet treat while Christmas shopping this season. From December 1 to 31, 2012, the Hotel offers a package that includes a relaxing treatment at… Read the full press release

O’Hare Plane Pull Raises Nearly $70,000 for Special Olympics

O'Hare Plane Pull Raises Nearly $70,000 for Special Olympics

CHICAGO, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Teams of local law enforcement agencies and the general public participated in a larger-than-life tug-of-war challenge today at O’Hare International Airport, facing off with a 90-ton UPS Airbus A300 aircraft. The Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull event raised nearly $70,000 for Special Olympics Illinois. An all-time high of 37 teams registered for the fourth annual competition at O’Hare…. Read the full press release

Celebrated Chefs Nobu, Bhatia, Ramzi & Aikens To Provide New Inflight Dining Experience With Signature Dishes

At a press conference in Doha, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker hosts the airline's new culinary dream team of internationally-acclaimed chefs inspiring new-look menus and cuisine from around the world. From left: Chef Tom Aikens, Chef Vineet Bhatia, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Chef Ramzi Choueiri.

Passengers Set To Savour Finest Culinary Delights From Around The World Doha, QATAR, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways today officially introduced an incredible line-up of globally renowned chefs to their unrivalled 5-star service, with the award-winning Chef Ramzi Choueiri, Chef Vineet Bhatia, Chef Tom Aikens and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa inspiring an entirely new inflight dining experience…. Read the full press release

Wired and Marriott Hotels & Resorts Debut Event Series Designed to Inform, Entertain and Inspire

Partnership to Launch the WIRED + Marriott Culturazzi Series. 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — WIRED and Marriott Hotels & Resorts, signature brand of Marriott International (NYSE:MAR), today announced a partnership to launch the WIRED + Marriott Culturazzi Series. Kicking off with a Marriott Meetup: Five Startups to Watch event at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf on September 19, WIRED Insiders — startup… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Daily Service Between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas

Double Mileage Plan miles offered* on new route through Oct. 29 SEATTLE, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop flights between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas, today. “San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas and has a variety of great attractions for visitors, in addition to being a vibrant business community,” said… Read the full press release

FLY FROM MANCHESTER TO BRUSSELS FOR JUST £12

DOUBLE DAILY MANCHESTER-CHARLEROI BUSINESS SPECIALS ON SALE NOW BREAKFAST IN BRUSSELS & BACK HOME FOR DINNER – NO WAFFLE! Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (17 Sept) urged Manchester business travellers to snap up one of Ryanair’s £12 fares to Brussels Charleroi, with two return flights operating daily. Ryanair’s double daily service from the… Read the full press release

At Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, “Greening Meetings” Offers Meeting Planners Sustainable Options at No Additional Cost.

The Hotel's Organic Herb Garden

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meeting planners looking to organize the best possible meeting experience coupled with a sustainable approach will find Greening Meetings a complement to their company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR). A raft of environmentally friendly options awaits, which can be added to an existing meeting package atFour Seasons Hotel Singapore at no additional cost: Going paperless – all… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet enters the Indian market with Lonely Planet for the Indian Traveller

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today Lonely Planet launches a brand new series of guidebooks for Indian travellers which will be sold on the Indian subcontinent. A first of its kind product for the market, Lonely Planet for the Indian Traveller is the first locally produced outbound travel guide series which has been created specifically taking into account… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Between Denver and Cleveland Beginning Jan. 9

Nonstop fares starting at $80* each way available until Sept. 30 only at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN) hub and Cleveland, Ohio (CLE) with four weekly flights beginning Jan. 9, 2013. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $80*… Read the full press release

New report urges travel industry to support the move to open systems to unlock innovation

New report authored by leading expert Professor Jim Norton explores the advantages and challenges when moving from closed to open systems Report highlights evolution of open source software and how it is being used by the world’s largest transaction processors from stock exchanges to travel IT   Madrid, Spain, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new report… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Launches swafreedomshop.com With A Big Sale!

Customers Can Use ‘SWAPR10‘ Code to get 10% off of Southwest Gear! DALLAS – 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is proud to introduce the new swafreedomshop.com, a website where consumers can purchase Southwest-branded merchandise, gear, and collectibles.  Shoppers can save 10% by entering “SWAPR10” at checkout, valid Monday, Sept. 17, through Friday, Sept. 21,… Read the full press release

RYANAIR REVEALS RECORD SUMMER OF PUNCTUALITY

93% OF 150,000 FLIGHTS (JUN/JUL/AUG) ARRIVED ON-TIME 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (17 Sep) revealed a record on-time summer flight performance, with an average 93% punctuality for the months of June, July and August, during which it operated over 150,000 flights. Just 10 of Ryanair’s 156,000 flights were cancelled during… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Busan And Jeju Flights On Monday Due To Impact Of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Sunday, 16 September) announced that flights to and from Busan will be cancelled on Monday, 17 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The airline has earlier announced that its Jeju flights on 17 September will be cancelled. The aircraft deployed for services for the… Read the full press release

Marriott International Opens First JW Marriott Hotel in Cusco, Peru

New JW Marriott at Gateway of Machu Picchu is built on Grounds of Colonial Monastery and Features Ancient Inca Artifacts

New JW Marriott at Gateway of Machu Picchu is built on Grounds of Colonial Monastery and Features Ancient Inca Artifacts. 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of the 153-room JW Marriott Cusco. The much anticipated hotel stands at an altitude of 11,154ft… Read the full press release

BELFAST CITY AIRPORT FUNDS VITAL LATE-NIGHT SUPPORT SERVICE

SOS Bus team leader, Sarah McCandless, talks Chief Executive of Belfast City Airport, Brian Ambrose, through the vital work of the service and its volunteers ahead of the universities’ ‘Freshers’ Week’

2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — A late-night support service for vulnerable people has received significant funding towards its operations from George Best Belfast City Airport. SOS Bus NI, which operates from Shaftesbury Square and the Odyssey Arena in Belfast every weekend, was awarded the financial support from the airport’s Community Fund.Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive of Belfast City Airport… Read the full press release

Guests Will Be Bowled Over By New Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property At Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl

New Hilton hotel at the Ageas Bowl / Southampton to be built at test match cricket ground SOUTHAMPTON, UK, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with RB Hotels Limited to open Hilton at the Ageas Bowl / Southampton at England’s latest test match cricket venue and the home of Hampshire… Read the full press release

Amadeus extends its global content agreement with FCm Travel Solutions

FCm, a global corporate travel and expense management specialist, continues to benefit from Amadeus content since its initial agreement in 2007 Madrid, Spain, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, and global corporate travel and expense management specialist FCm Travel Solutions, have strengthened… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Win Prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards 2012

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Win Prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards 2012

“Doing It All” for the environment. 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resorts Maldives have won the Doing It All and Wildlife Conservation categories for large resorts in the Condé Nast Traveler(US) World Savers Awards 2012 – created to honour the travel companies that are doing the most to help protect the planet and give back to their local communities. The Resorts also… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Jeju on Monday due to Impact of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Sunday, 16 September) announced that flights to and from Jeju will be cancelled on Monday, 17 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The aircraft deployed for the Jeju flights on Tuesday (18 September) will be upgraded to an A330 to accommodate those passengers originally… Read the full press release

CTC rolls out the white carpet, inviting UK travellers to explore Canada this winter.

New campaign looks beyond traditional winter experiences to entice Brits to cross the Atlantic. 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Walking along, singing a song…a Canadian winter wonderland beckons UK travellers through the latest campaign from the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). The campaign looks to tap into the high demand for great skiing and other winter adventures that Brits show… Read the full press release

Hilton Petaling Jaya Unveils RM50 Million Renovation Plans

Hilton Petaling Jaya today announced plans to pump a total of RM50 million into a major facelift for the hotel. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Project Is The First Major Facelift For Kuala Lumpur Hotel In Over A Decade And Is Expected To Be Completed By End 2012 PETALING JAYA, 2012-09-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Petaling Jaya today announced plans to pump a total of RM50 million into a major facelift for the hotel. The first renovation of its kind in over… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Named One Of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces By Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption

DALLAS – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) was named as one of America’s best adoption-friendly companies by the Dave Thomas foundation for adoption. Southwest Airlines offers Employees up to three weeks of paid leave and $2,000 per adopted child with a $4,000 lifetime maximum amount of financial reimbursement. To see the complete list, visit… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan: the Elite Address for Meetings and Social Occasions

Segah Brand Ballroom (rendering)

Whether for ultra-private negotiations or a chic social reception for 1,000 guests, Four Seasons combines smooth efficiency with elegant warmth. Baku, Azerbaijan, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the most prestigious events in Baku – whether business functions or weddings or other social occasions – there is no question that Four Seasons provides the most impressive hotel setting. With more than 1,865 square metres (20,075 square… Read the full press release

Hotel Industry Shows Demand and Average Daily Rate Increases for Remainder of 2012

BUSINESS AND LEISURE TRAVELERS LEAD PERFORMANCE OUTLOOK NEW YORK – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Committed occupancy for the remainder of the year (August to December 2012) is up 5.4 percent and average daily rate (ADR) is up 5.0 percent. The growth is driven by the transient segment – individual business and leisure travelers – with an… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Reports August 2012 Traffic

Miramar, Florida, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2012 and year-to-date 2012. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in August 2012 increased 18.9 percent versus August 2011 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 20.5 percent. Load factor for August 2012 was 86.5 percent, a decrease of 1.2… Read the full press release

Drink Sparkling Pink Cocktails and Enjoy Pink “Cupcakes for a Cause” This October at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Proceeds from the specialty pink cocktails, cupcakes and other themed culinary items will benefit breast cancer research for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, U.S.A., 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — This October, enjoy pink specialty cocktails and themed culinary treats at Windows Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills to support Breast… Read the full press release