EASA proposes new harmonised rules to avoid flight crew fatigue

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its proposal to amend the current EU rules on flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements (FTL) for commercial air transport. Released in a final proposal known as an Opinion, the proposed rules contain more than 30 safety improvements compared to current requirements… Read the full press release

Kids Stay Free This Eid at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

Kids Stay Free This Eid at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

Great value packages this festive season with the Hotel’s Stay Longer offer and a complimentary room for the kids when booking a Corner Suite Cairo at The First Residence, Egypt – The perfect family getaway along the shores of the eternal Nile beckons at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, with the Kids Stay Free Package offering great value and… Read the full press release

Brenda McLaughlin appointed as SVP and General Manager of Lonely Planet Americas

Lonely Planet Announces New Leadership in the Americas Brenda McLaughlin appointed as SVP and General Manager of Lonely Planet Americas 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet announced today the appointment of Brenda McLaughlin as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lonely Planet Americas. Reporting to Stephen Palmer, Lonely Planet’s Managing Director of Publishing,… Read the full press release

Demand Slowdown Continues

Geneva – 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported global traffic results for August showing demand for air transport continuing to flatten-out, but with significant regional variations. Freight volumes shrank as business and consumer confidence continued to slip. Demand for air travel expanded by 5.1% in August compared to the same month in… Read the full press release

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Partners with Local Dive Center for Thailand’s Largest Underwater Cleanup

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa teamed up with its affiliate dive center Sub Aqua Dive Center, as a boat sponsor of Go Eco Phuket’s “Dive Against Debris” and as part of the resort’s commitment to protecting, conserving, and restoring Phuket’s natural environment. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

PHUKET, Thailand – 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa teamed up with its affiliate dive center Sub Aqua Dive Center, as a boat sponsor of Go Eco Phuket’s “Dive Against Debris” and as part of the resort’s commitment to protecting, conserving, and restoring Phuket’s natural environment. “Dive Against Debris”, the world’s largest reef clean-up,… Read the full press release

24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest Ends in Splendor Fireworks Team from China Won the First Prize

2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest has come to a perfect finale. The Panda Fireworks Group from China proudly won the first prize, followed by the teams from France, Lacroix-Ruggieri and Australia, Infinity Pyrotechnic in the second and third place respectively. The prize-giving ceremony took place at Macau Tower, director of… Read the full press release

Animals bring stress relief at Stafford station

2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — For commuters feeling the stresses and strains of the daily work life balance, help will be on hand at Stafford station next week when a collection of animals will be on duty to provide therapeutic calm and peace as travellers arrive and depart. Virgin Trains has joined forces with Staffordshire based animal… Read the full press release

GBTA and Egencia® Study Shows Travel Professionals Gaining Control of Travel Policies in Asia Pacific Region

Report Ranks Top 10 Most Important Factors in Defining Policy Alexandria, VA and Bellevue, WA – 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel professionals are playing an increasingly large and influential role in shaping and controlling business travel policy, aided by online booking tools and fueled by a growing focus on cost-saving efforts, according to a new report… Read the full press release

Actions sociales ce 3 octobre: d’importantes perturbations du trafic sont à craindre

2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Les organisations syndicales ont déposé un préavis de grève pour la période du 2 octobre 22h au 3 octobre 2012 22h. Suite au risque de fortes perturbations, la SNCB conseille à ses clients de ne pas compter sur les seuls trains pour se déplacer ce mercredi 3 octobre. Dans le cadre des débats… Read the full press release

Celebrate Mother’s Day on October 21 with a Super Special Sunday Brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Celebrate Mother's Day on October 21 with a Super Special Sunday Brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

A unique place to enjoy Día de la Madre: a 1920s mansion in the city. Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires invites families to celebrate Día de la Madre – Mother’s Day – in its exclusive Mansion Álzaga Unzué on Sunday, October 21, 2012. For this very special day, there will be a welcome cocktail, abundant flowers… Read the full press release

Hilton Colombo Residences Announces Malaysian Food Promotion in October 2012

Hilton Colombo Residences today announced its latest food and beverage promotion to introduce an authentic Malaysian cuisine at Union Bar & Grill. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Meet the Malaysian Palate Conqueror at Union Bar & Grill COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Colombo Residences today announced its latest food and beverage promotion to introduce an authentic Malaysian cuisine at Union Bar & Grill. The promotion would be launched at the World Spice Food Festival on October 4 at the Hawker’s Street… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Hôtel de Glace.

Spending the night under ice recalls the igloos of old for visitors and gains great media exposure for this Québec City enterprise. 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — There’s more than just a “Hazy Shade of Winter” to central and eastern Canada: visitors flock from around the world, or just hop over the border from the US to Canada, to… Read the full press release

Renaissance Hotels Kicks Off Election Season with Lavish “Pick Your Party” Package at The Mayflower Renaissance D.C. Hotel

Stacy Keibler Checks Out the Ultimate Democratic and Republican-Themed Suite As Election Season Heats Up

Stacy Keibler Checks Out the Ultimate Democratic and Republican-Themed Suite As Election Season Heats Up. 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.’s “Second Best Address” after the White House, the Mayflower Renaissance D.C. Hotel, one of Renaissance Hotel’s (www.renhotels.com) most notoriously historic properties, is celebrating both political parties this election season with its ultimate “Pick… Read the full press release

airberlin strengthens its ancillary offering to travel agents with the Amadeus solution

Travellers can book preferred seats, meals and extra baggage through Amadeus travel agencies as well as on the carrier’s website, amongst other channels. Madrid, Spain, 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin, the second largest carrier in Germany and one of Europe’s leading airlines, has adopted Amadeus Ancillary Services (AAAS) to distribute its ancillary offering to travel agencies,… Read the full press release

The Ultimate Age-Defying Facial At The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

Sodashi Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Facial is ideal post-summer Dublin, Ireland – 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — When skin is looking a little tired with uneven tone following the summer holiday, it’s time to turn back the hands of time and renew and revitalize with one of the most natural and effective anti-ageing treatments, the exclusive Sodashi Samadara Ultimate… Read the full press release

ADAC welcomes the inaugural flight of RAK Airways

ADAC welcomes the inaugural flight of RAK Airways

Four flights a week between Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) welcomed today the inaugural flight of RAK Airways at Abu Dhabi International Airport, to be the first domestic flight from the airline. RAK Airways, the main carrier of Ras Al… Read the full press release

agoda.com releases early-bird deals for the 112th Canton Fair

agoda.com releases early-bird deals for the 112th Canton Fair

2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has announced early-bird hotel specials in Guangzhou, China in preparation for the China Import and Export Fair, the largest and oldest trade fair in the country and a major event for importers, exporters, and manufacturers worldwide. Also known… Read the full press release

Published This Month: Lonely Planet’s Six New Books for Kids

2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — Global travel authority Lonely Planet has released six new books in its best-selling series for 8-to-11-year-olds, Not-for-Parents. Revealing a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about the most exciting places on earth, the six new titles are: Not-for-Parents: Extreme Planet (AU$29.99/NZ$30) Exploring the most extreme “stuff” on earth, Not-for-Parents: Extreme Planet is a whirlwind tour of the… Read the full press release

Chef Eric Briffard of Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V Debuts a New Book of Recipes

Chef Eric Briffard

Eric Briffard – Le Cinq is now available at the Hotel and booksellers. Paris, France – 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Renowned chef Eric Briffard, Executive Chef at Le Cinq atFour Seasons Hotel George V, has published a book written in collaboration with Chihiro Masui and Richard Haughton. Eric Briffard – Le Cinq (éditions Glénats) reveals Chef’s vision of modern cuisine, and lets readers in… Read the full press release

Chicago’s Airports Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Awareness poster at O'Hare

HICAGO, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the fifth consecutive year, the Chicago Department of Aviation(CDA) is “going pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s “2012 Light the Way to Find a Cure” campaign. The CDA will show is support by displaying pink lights, ribbons and other decorations at O’Hare and Midway International Airports during the… Read the full press release

Proof, an American Canteen, Debuts This Fall at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Chocolate bacon waffle

New restaurant combines casual, comfort and community. Scottsdale, U.S.A. – 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Embark on a cross-country road trip down the main streets of America at Proof, an American canteen, debuting November 2012 atFour Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Featuring homestyle comfort fare sourced exclusively from the 50 states, this relaxed restaurant promises to fast become a… Read the full press release

Andolino Discusses Aviation Industry Outlook at World Route Summit

CHICAGO, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino was one of many industry experts who spoke at the opening day of the World Route Development Strategy Summit on September 30 in Abu Dhabi. Leaders from airlines, airports, governments, network planning, travel and tourism, air cargo and economic development authorities attended the summit to discuss the… Read the full press release

MANX2.COM BELFAST FLIGHT TIMETABLE SUCCESS

Manx2.com fly from Belfast City Airport to the Isle of Man, Blackpool, Gloucester and Oxford up to 4 times a day

2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Manx2.com’s business-friendly Belfast timetable, introduced last year, has proven to be a great success. The early morning flights have taken over 3,200 passengers from the Isle of Man to Belfast, and 4,200 from Belfast to the Island, a rise of over 1,000 passengers from 2011. The first flight from Isle of Man… Read the full press release

Get a Taste of Texas Grapefruit at Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Texas Grapefruit

Fall’s favourite fruit stars in several seasonal items in October. Austin, U.S.A. – 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — As temperatures in Austin slowly fade into fall, summer produce is packing up to make room for autumn’s abundance. Throughout the month of October 2012, Four Seasons Hotel Austin invites locals and guests to get their fill of a fall favourite, the… Read the full press release

Chicago’s Natural Beauty on Display at Chicago’s Airports

Purple Prairie Clover by Dawn Mazur. Photo taken in July 2011 at South Pond in Lincoln Park.

CHICAGO, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new photo exhibit showcasing Chicago’s natural beauty has landed at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Last fall, the Chicago Park District Natural Areas Program asked Chicagoans to “Take their best shot!” and photograph nature in the city.  Over 250 photographs were submitted and judged in four categories:  People in Nature, Native Flora,… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results

SEATTLE — 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will announce its third quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, Oct. 25. A conference call is scheduled at 9 a.m. Pacific time/12 p.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may listen to the call via… Read the full press release

LOT launched new direct service to Hannover

Warsaw, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today LOT Polish Airlines launched new direct service to Hannover. LOT’s Embraer 170 with the registration number SP-LDB took off from Chopin Airport in Warsaw at 13:50 local time. Its arrival in Hannover it is planned at 15:20 local time Since today the Polish carrier’s planes will land at the airport… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Continues Denver Growth With Opening Of New Flight Crew Bases And Line Maintenance At Denver International Airport (DIA)

New Domiciles at Denver International Airport (DIA) Will be Home to Nearly 400 Pilots and 400 Flight Attendants DENVER – 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today officially opens the carrier’s newest Pilot and Flight Attendant crew bases at Denver International Airport (DIA). The new crew domiciles, which will be the airline’s ninth,… Read the full press release

Maldives local travel agents honours the country’s first Travel and Tourism Awards

Maldives local travel agents honours the country’s first Travel and Tourism Awards

2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives Association for Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) honoured the travel and tourism industry with first ever Maldives Travel Awards. The grand awarding ceremony was held on 28th September 2012 at Paradise Island Resort. Awards for 21 categories including resorts, hotels, liveaboards and aviation were awarded trophies. The event began with… Read the full press release

Marcus Stewart Appointed Executive Sous Chef of Four Seasons Resorts Lanai

Marcus Stewart Appointed Executive Sous Chef of Four Seasons Resorts Lanai

Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. – 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marcus Stewart has been named Executive Sous Chef of Four Seasons Resorts Lanai. In his new role, Chef Stewart will assist Executive Chef Kevin Erving in overseeing all culinary operations and menu development for the seven restaurants and bars at Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele. “Chef Marcus… Read the full press release