Hotelzon strengthens relationship with Travelport

2012-08-24 — / — Two leading providers to the travel industry further reinforce their relationship through an integration of Hotelzon’s advanced technology with Travelport Rooms and More as a means to grow its business. Created specifically for travel professionals, Travelport Rooms and More gives agents real time access to one of the world’s largest hotel inventories… Read the full press release

MAG announces strong trading performance

2012-08-24 — / — Highlights • Encouraging progress made on re-shaping the business whilst delivering on key measures • Passenger numbers increased by 1.5m (6.7%) to 24.0m passengers • Revenue growth* of £29.6m (8.6%) to £373.2m • Underlying operating profit** up £13.5m (26.0%) to £65.5m • Cash flow from operations up £15.0m (13.6%) to £125.7m •… Read the full press release

Fly for £12 on over 1,000 routes in September, October and November

2012-08-24 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Thur 23 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September, October and November. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must… Read the full press release

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Double Portfolio in Russia and CIS with Seven New Hotels by 2015

Starwood Announces Deal to Open Russia’s First Aloft Hotel The Company’s CEO and Senior Executives Tour Russia in Pursuit of Development Opportunities MOSCOW, 2012-08-24 — / — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces plans to expand its portfolio throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Over the next three years, Starwood will more than… Read the full press release


Garth Atkinson, President & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority; Randy Otto, President, Pattison Outdoor Advertising; Drew Single, Vice President, Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Canada; Stephan Poirier, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, The Calgary Airport Authority

2012-08-24 — / — HSBC Bank Canada and The Calgary Airport Authority have unveiled one of the most extensive branding campaigns to ever take place at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Entitled ‘In the Future’, HSBC’s latest global brand campaign will feature prominently across the interior and exterior of 34 jet bridges in the airport’s domestic, international… Read the full press release

MAG submits planning application for ‘World Logistics Hub’ at Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone

2012-08-24 — / — Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has submitted an outline planning application for the development of a World Logistics Hub in the southern part of Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone at Manchester Airport. Creating between 1.2- to 1.4-million square feet (sq ft) of new logistics space, the proposed Enterprise Zone development will generate more than 1,800 new… Read the full press release

Night of celebrities at the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe during the summer most recognized charity event: The Global Gift Gala-Marbella

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-08-24 — / — The Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe in Marbella hosted the social event of the summer on 19 August: The Global Gift Gala-Marbella. The Gala featured the actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria as hostess of honor and was attended by numerous celebrities from the world of culture, entertainment and sport, such… Read the full press release


RYANAIR OFFERS TO GROW BUT ONLY IF UNNECCESSARY AIRBRIDGES ARE REMOVED 2012-08-24 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (22 Aug) revealed AENA Alicante’s January-July traffic has now fallen by over 640,000 (-11%) in the first 7 months of 2012, after decisions by Ryanair and other airlines to cut flights following AENA’s forced… Read the full press release

Notting Hill Carnival Highlights Cost of Tax to Fly to and from the Caribbean

2012-08-24 — / — London is hosting the biggest Carnival in Europe this weekend which celebrates the UK’s rich Caribbean cultural heritage and generations of shared history. However, these ties are under pressure, with thousands being priced out of trips to and from the Caribbean by the UK’s sky high rates of aviation tax which have… Read the full press release

New store heralds big changes to come in the terminal

2012-08-24 — / — The first steps towards the redevelopment of Aberdeen Airport terminal have taken place, with the opening of a new luggage store. ‘Rolling Luggage’ has had a presence at a temporary unit in the airport before security for a number of years, and has now moved into a dedicated space, reflecting their success… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Friday 24 August

2012-08-24 — / — 219,083 passengers are expected at Heathrow today – 110,968 of which are arrivals. More than 1,100 members of the Paralympic Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today. 219,083 passengers are expected at Heathrow today – 110,968 of which are arrivals. More than 1,100 members of the Paralympic Games Family* are… Read the full press release

Allegiant Announces Nonstop Travel Between Gateway and St. Cloud MN

$89.99* INTRODUCTORY ONE-WAY FARES ST. CLOUD, Minn., 2012-08-24 — / — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces new, nonstop jet service between St. Cloud, Minn. and Phoenix / Mesa, Ariz. beginning December 15, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $89.99* one way. “We are pleased to bring… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Takes Guests Back to School

LHW Immerses Guests in Local Experiences with Arts & Culture Offerings NEW YORK, NY, 2012-08-24 — / — Not only are Leading Hotels unique reflections of their destinations, they are also instrumental in offering insight into their local arts and culture scenes with packages designed to more deeply enrich guests’ experiences. The buzz on the art scene in Philadelphia,… Read the full press release

White Weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Catering Manager Elisa Peroli helps brides and grooms plan their important day 2012-08-23 — / — Elisa Peroli is often asked about about colours and flowers for weddings at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. “White verging on creamy pearl seems to be the bride-to-be’s favourite colour lately, while exotic orchids have been taking the place of the classic rose. The bouquet… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Kaohsiung Flights on Friday

Hong Kong, 2012-08-23 — / — Dragonair today (Thursday, 23 August) announced that it will cancel four flights to Kaohsiung and five flights from Kaohsiung tomorrow (24 August) due to expected severe impact of Severe Typhoon Tembin on southern Taiwan. Flights which have been cancelled are: Flight No./Route/Scheduled Departure Time KA452/From Hong Kong to Kaohsiung/0805 KA432/From… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Welcomes National Car Rental Onboard

DALLAS, 2012-08-23 — / — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the addition of National Car Rental as a new Partner of the carrier’s frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards. Members of Rapid Rewards will receive 600 points per qualifying rental from National. To celebrate the new partnership, now through Nov. 15, 2012, Members can receive triple points… Read the full press release

RAK Airways to launch its first domestic flight to Abu Dhabi

UAE’s national carrier to launch its 10th destination 2012-08-23 — / —  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE : Since its relaunch in October 2010, RAK Airways, one of the flagship carriers of the United Arab Emirates has worked on building passenger numbers, filling 250,000 seats in 2011, while gradually expanding its destination network to Africa, Middle East… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific expands network in India with new Hyderabad service

2012-08-23 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will further extend its presence in India with a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Hyderabad, India’s fourth most populous city and an important hub for the technology and pharmaceutical industries. The new service complements the airline’s existing passenger services to Mumbai, Delhi and… Read the full press release

South Africa to host Air Cargo Africa Conference for the first time

2012-08-23 — / — Southern Africa’s Transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport today announces its “Gold Sponsorship” status of Air Cargo Africa 2013 which takes place for the first time in South Africa from 20th – 22nd February 2013 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg’s East Rand. The exhibitions will create a platform for cargo industries… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva Hosts 5th Annual Run of Hope

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva Hosts 5th Annual Run of Hope

Four Seasons supports cancer research in Geneva Geneva, Switzerland, 2012-08-23 — / — On Sunday, September 23, 2012, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva has organized the 5th Run of Hope in collaboration with the ovarian cancer program of Ligue Genevoise Contre le Cancer. Departure will be in front of the Hotel on the small island Ile Rousseau at 10:30 am and the run will… Read the full press release

airberlin statement to an article published by manager magazin tomorrow regarding the future of the company

2012-08-23 — / — These rumours are both scurrilous and irresponsible, and we refuse them entirely. These speculations are nonsense and without any foundation. Etihad Airways and airberlin have a very strong relationship which is starting to show positive progress. Both airlines are wholly committed to their long-term partnership strategy. In terms of his contract, Mr… Read the full press release

Dragonair Expects Normal Taiwan Operations Today and Advises Passengers to Check Latest Flight Information

Hong Kong, 2012-08-23 — / — Dragonair announced that based on the latest weather forecast, the airline plans to operate its flights to and from Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung as scheduled today (23 August). However flights to and from Kaohsiung and Taichung tomorrow (24 August) may be subject to disruption caused by the adverse weather as a… Read the full press release


Port-of-Spain, 2012-08-23 — / — Caribbean Airlines wishes to advise the public that due to effects of Tropical Storm Isaac, expected over St. Maarten later this afternoon, flight BW457 will now operate out of Kingston, Jamaica and fly directly to Barbados, without its scheduled stop in St. Maarten. The new flight times for BW457 of 22 August… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Set To Redefine Airport Lounge Experience

2012-08-23 — / — Singapore Airlines has appointed renowned architectural and interior design firm ONG&ONG to develop a new design concept to be applied to all of the Airline’s airport lounges worldwide. The appointment is part of a more than $20 million investment programme in SilverKris Lounges for the next five years intended to enhance the… Read the full press release

TravelClick Leads Hospitality Industry with 22 Interactive Media Awards for Website Design Excellence

NEW YORK, 2012-08-23 — / — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 22 Interactive Media Awards (IMA), more than doubling the number of awards won for the previous year.  The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, and honored TravelClick with a total… Read the full press release

Christophe Chabaud Appointed Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Christophe Chabaud, resort manager

Operations veteran joins award-winning resort in French Polynesia Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2012-08-23 — / — Christophe Chabaud has been named Resort Manager ofFour Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Chabaud, a 20-year industry veteran, has worked in management positions around the world, including the past 14 years withFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He makes the move to French Polynesia from Four… Read the full press release

Midway Hosts World War II Veterans for Honor Flight Chicago

Major Willinger Fox, Army Flight Surgeon and his daughter, Susan Sidell.

CHICAGO, 2012-08-23 — / — Ninety-six World War II veterans from the Chicago area got up bright and early today, and headed to Midway International Airport for a special send-off celebration prior to their departure to Washington, D.C. for a day trip to visit the WWII Memorial. The veterans will experience a day of remembrance and reminiscing for some who have waited more than… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Unveils A High-Flying Tribute To The State Of Colorado With Dedication Of Colorado One

Southwest Airlines Unveiled Colorado One In Denver On Wednesday, August 22 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012.

Airline Honors Colorado with Specialty Aircraft, Fare Sale, and Community Event DALLAS – 2012-08-23 — / — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today is taking its “LUV” for the state of Colorado to new heights by unveiling Colorado One, a Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the Colorado state flag! Southwest unveiled the newest specialty aircraft… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific expects normal Taipei operations today and advises passengers to check latest flight information

2012-08-23 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways announced that based on the latest weather forecast on Severe Typhoon Tembin, the airline plans to operate its Taipei flights as scheduled today (23 August). However passengers are reminded that the situation can change rapidly and are advised to check the latest flight information on the airline’s website,, before departing… Read the full press release

USA Special: With airberlin to the land of unlimited opportunities

2012-08-23 — / — And the winner is… Miami. The facebook-fans of airberlin have voted the city in the south of the US-state Florida to their top sunny destination in the US. airberlin is the first choice for a trip to the Sunshine State and offers its passengers through 2nd September 2012 tickets at attractive fares… Read the full press release