Finavia adopts CDM procedure to boost the efficiency of operations at the Helsinki Airport

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the first airport operator in Northern Europe, Finavia has adopted the new CDM procedure that will now reduce delays, improve the use of resources, and boost cost-efficiency at the Helsinki Airport. Travellers may notice the effect, for example, in the shorter taxiing time for aircraft in the traffic areas. The new… Read the full press release

Cruises Rise by 10%: Essential Travel Launches New Travel Insurance Add-on In Response

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Essential Travel has launched a new travel insurance add-on which has been specifically designed for cruises and can be added to any Single or Annual travel insurance policy. Last week, Travelmole.com reported that “Almost two million more people took a cruise holiday last year than in 2010, representing an increase in the… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’ JetEscapes introduces affordable domestic & special winter holidays

MUMBAI: 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline has introduced a slew of affordable JetEscapes holidays for guests seeking a vacation within India this winter. These all inclusive holidays are offered across various popular tourist destinations within the country and include accommodation at budget hotels as well as 4 and 5 star hotels…. Read the full press release

Potential record breaking week for Aberdeen Airport

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aberdeen Airport is gearing up for what could be its busiest day on record. The start of the school October holidays are historically one of the peaks of the year for passenger numbers, however forecasts suggest this year could be a record breaker. More than 7,500 passengers are expected to pass through… Read the full press release

Say “Hello” to TownePlace Suites’ First National Advertising Campaign

Say “Hello” to TownePlace Suites’ First National Advertising Campaign

The brand’s new ads and tagline appear in airports and rental cars across the country. 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s the difference between “Hello” and “Hello, Frank.” TownePlace Suites by Marriott’s first national advertising campaign showcases the personal touch that the brand provides to all of its extended-stay guests, including the campaign’s road warrior “Frank.” From… Read the full press release

THE AIR FRANCE-KLM GROUP, ETIHAD AIRWAYS AND AIRBERLIN ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIPS

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Air France-KLM Group, Etihad Airways, and airberlin announce that they are going to implement a commercial partnership. As of October 28, 2012, Air France, KLM, Etihad Airways and airberlin will offer their customers more destinations thanks to mutual code-share agreements. On the routes between Europe and Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways customers will be able to… Read the full press release

EASYJET ANNOUNCES ICELANDIC EXPANSION

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, announced today the addition of two new routes from Manchester and Edinburgh to Reykjavik, which will begin in 2013. Iceland is renowned for its geothermal hot springs, ethereal glaciers and magical views of the Northern Lights – as well as its volcanoes. Twice weekly flights will leave… Read the full press release

SAS Group’s September 2012 traffic figures

· The SAS Group’s load factor improved by 1.9 p.u. to 76.5%. · SAS Group carried 2.6 million passengers in September, up 3.5%. · SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) increased by 5.5% and the Group’s traffic (RPK)  increased by 8.3%. 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Group market trends, RASK and yield development Traffic growth was good on most… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Takes Delivery of its Second Dreamliner – Makes Maiden Flight to Paris

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has taken another leap forward by receiving its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian second Dreamliner was delivered in Seattle on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 and arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Friday, October 5, 2012. On the same day, Ethiopian second Dreamliner… Read the full press release

VERMONT’S HAUNTED HIGHWAYS GIVES TRAVELERS A SEASON TO BE SCARED

–  Be Spooked through November with Ghost Stories and Lodging Packages – MONTPELIER, VT. – 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — This October, Vermont is launching Haunted Highways, a collection of ghost stories with lodging packages available statewide. Travelers can follow Vermont’s historic highways exploring haunted sites from the southwest “Bennington Triangle,” where a number of hikers mysteriously went missing… Read the full press release

Massport Awards Annual Scholarships

Massport Awards Annual Scholarships Scholarships honor memory of longtime employees and encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs BOSTON –2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced the recipients of the Authority’s 2012 Diversity Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships and annual memorial scholarships honoring longtime employees Tommy Butler, Donna Rauseo and Lowell Richards… Read the full press release

GBTA Applauds TSA Pre✓™ Expansion Into Canada

Alexandria, VA,  2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry— applauds the decision by the Transportation Security Administration to include Canadian NEXUS members in the TSA PRE✓™ program.  “This is a significant benefit for Canadian business travelers and a significant milestone in the United States-Canada Beyond the Border Action… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport won the first prize in an international social media competition

Finavia’s Helsinki Airport has won first prize in an international social media competition. The awards were distributed by Simpliflying, based in Singapore, which specialises in social media innovation and public participation. 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The jury commended Helsinki Airport’s creative touch in social media. The hugely popular Quality Hunters campaign was mentioned as an example… Read the full press release

SWISS voted “Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class” again in latest World Travel Awards

“Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class” in the 2012 World Travel Awards, retaining the title it earned last year. The awards reflect the views and votes of more than 183’000 professionals from the worldwide travel and tourism sector. 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — This latest success is the fourth time since 2005 and the second year running that… Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions Boosts Global Client Portfolio with Significant New Business

Southlake, Texas, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions has tapped into regions throughout the globe, building new business and offering hotels the most comprehensive set of hotel distribution and marketing services in the industry.   The hospitality technology company has gained momentum by proving the worth of a true end-to-end solution, helping hoteliers increase their revenue,… Read the full press release

Oman Air Celebrates Official Launching of Muscat-Tehran-Muscat Route

Oman Air Celebrates Official Launching of Muscat-Tehran-Muscat Route

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, officially launched its new destination Tehran, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which commenced operation early last month. An official ceremony was held at Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran under the patronage of HE Dr. Salim bin Nasser al-Ismaili, Chairman of the Public Authority for… Read the full press release

Hit the Swiss Slopes this Season with Eurostar

Eurostar launches new weekly ski service to the Swiss Alps Tickets on sale from Thursday 11 October   2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — This winter, Eurostar is forging an exciting partnership with the international high-speed train service, “TGV Lyria” to launch a new weekly service between London and some of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts. On sale… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Recognized as One of the Best Companies in the Digital World by the Altagamma Digital Luxury Index.

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Recognized as One of the Best Companies in the Digital World by the Altagamma Digital Luxury Index.

Hotel cited in the Customer Decision Journey and Best Performers on Facebook categories. Paris, France – 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel George V has received recognition in a new study by Fondazione Altagamma, Digital Luxury Experience – Altagamma Index 2012 – The best performers in the digital world. The study of more than 300 international brands in… Read the full press release

TravelClick Hotel Customers Take Home 15 W3 Awards For Excellence in Website Design

NEW YORK, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 15 W3 Awards, which recognize creativity and excellence in website design.  TravelClick was presented with 3 “Gold” and 12 “Silver” awards for websites designed for hotel properties and hotel management groups. Websites designed by TravelClick that received Gold awards… Read the full press release

Top South African artists to perform at the secondannual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The cream of South Africa’s entertainment industry will gather in Ekurhuleni this Saturday, 6 October 2012, to commemorate the second annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk, which takes place at the O.R. Tambo International Airport Sports Ground in Kempton Park. Themed ‘Walk to Educate’, the Liberation Walk traces the footsteps of… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet to Keynote and Chasing Ice Advance Screening at Airports Going Green Conference

Lonely Planet's Brice Gosnell

CHICAGO, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference will be held November 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org and check back often for updates! Lonely Planet to Provide Keynote Address Lonely Planet’s Brice Gosnell, Vice President of Publishing, will provide the Keynote Address to Conference attendees on… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starts Service Between Denver and Phoenix/Mesa

Miramar, Florida, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today started daily nonstop service between Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit’s email deals and offers. “We’re thrilled to continue saving consumers money and satisfying… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Starts New Service Between Chicago and Houston

Spirit Airlines ticket counter in Termianl 3 at O'Hare

CHICAGO, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Spirit Airlines launched new daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport. The daily flights will depart from Chicago O’Hare at 8:35 p.m. and arrive to Houston at 11:19 p.m. The flight from Houston will depart each day at 6:15 a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 8:52 a.m. The flight… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS CEO AKBAR AL BAKER DELIVERS INSPIRING LEADERSHIP SPEECH AT CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Students, faculty and guests of Carnegie Mellon University Qatar attend the Lecture Series event on the university campus where Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker delivered an address on the airline’s vision and its success story.

More Than 500 People Attend Lecture As Airline Chief Shares Story Behind Company’s Success Doha, QATAR – 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker today delivered an inspiring speech on leadership and the airline’s success story during a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Doha. Al Baker’s address, attended by over… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Grows in Houston; Starts Ultra Low Fare Service to Chicago and Las Vegas

Miramar, Florida -2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just two weeks after starting service in Houston, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is already expanding with the addition of daily nonstop service to two more cities. The airline today began ultra low fare service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Las Vegas McCarran… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Reports September Traffic

2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today reported September 2012 consolidated traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran.  AirTran became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (“the Company”) on May 2, 2011.  For purposes of comparability, year-to-date 2011 traffic results presented in the accompanying tables include the combined results… Read the full press release

CAG, SIA and SilkAir Renew Partnership To Boost Singapore Tourism

2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — (Joint Release With CAG) – Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have again partnered to offer value-packed holiday deals that showcase the best that Singapore has to offer. Priced from as low as $54[1], compared to $60 last year, Singapore Stopover Holiday (SSH) packages offer customers of Singapore Airlines and SilkAir… Read the full press release

flydubai adds Tabuk to KSA network

flydubai adds Tabuk to KSA network

Low-cost link to start on 7 November 2012 Dubai, UAE, 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, today announced it is to start operations to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (KSA), on 7 November 2012. flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “We are very grateful to the Saudi authorities for helping us connect Dubai to underserved… Read the full press release

Arik Air, Boeing strengthen partnership

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial airline, along with the world’s largest aerospace company, The Boeing Company of the US, recently hosted Arik Air’s financial partners in Seattle for a series of planning courses designed to provide a deeper understanding of the aviation business and manufacturing process. 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The exercise will… Read the full press release

Culina, Modern Italian at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Announces Chris Bradford as New Wine Director

Wine Director Chris Bradford

Bradford will continue to develop Culina’s unique wine program, which features more than 200 labels, with a majority from Italy and available by carafe Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, U.S.A. – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Culina, Modern Italian, located on the lobby level of Four SeasonsHotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, announces Chris Bradford as the new Wine Director… Read the full press release