NIKI takes to the skies in new livery

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first NIKI Airbus A320 to feature the new livery will leave Istanbul bound for Vienna on 21 November. The new look brings the NIKI fleet closer to the rest of the airberlin fleet. But one thing is unchanged: the role played by “the spirit of NIKI” will be undiminished. The NIKI… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand, Hobbit image largest graphic ever applied to an aircraft

Scaffolding goes up around an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER ahead of installation of the 830 square metre graphic image.

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tight security and total secrecy surround an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER aircraft sequestered in a closed hangar at Air New Zealand’s Auckland Technical Operations base this week as it is transformed into a flying billboard for the soon to be released film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Details of the unique Hobbit inspired livery are under… Read the full press release

Holiday Happenings at The Spa and Salon at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Holiday Happenings at The Spa and Salon at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Enjoy relaxing time-out from hustle, bustle of the season Scottsdale, U.S.A. – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Make time for merry making of a healthier kind with the Holiday Happy Hour and special treatment enhancements this festive season at the Spa and Salon at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. “The holidays tend to be about indulging, which often translates to imbibing in cocktails and… Read the full press release

CTC upgrades European travel plans to Canada

CTC upgrades European travel plans to Canada

One-off social-media promotion intercepts consumers at French and German airports 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The planning is over, the bags are packed and you’re striding confidently across the airport concourse to check in…but, what’s that you say? Canada? The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has been running a special social-media promotion at major airports in France and Germany… Read the full press release

ABTA, MPs Overwhelmingly Believe Holidays Sold by Airlines should be in ATOL

Eight out of Ten MPs want to see ATOL cover extended, new Research for ABTA Reveals 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ahead of tomorrow’s House of Commons’ debate on ATOL reform, ABTA today revealed new research* showing strong cross-party support for the Government to bring holidays sold by airlines into the ATOL scheme of financial protection. The… Read the full press release

GOL Ups Performance Ability and International Expansion via Travelport’s Global Inter-Airline Messaging Solutions

Carrier also expands e-ticketing to several more regions through Travelport 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces new long-term technology agreements with Sao Paulo-based GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, one of Latin America’s fastest-growing airlines. GOL has chosen to participate in the Travelport Check-In Interchange to accelerate deployment… Read the full press release

Aeroflot traffic and capacity statistics for October and 10 Months of 2012

Moscow – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” summed up traffic and capacity statistics for October and 10 months of 2012. In October 2012passenger traffic increased by 24.2% against the same period in 2011 and totaled 1,557.1 ths passengers. International passenger traffic rose by 28.5% (+211.8 ths passengers) reaching 953.9 ths passengers. The… Read the full press release

21C Museum Hotel Bentonville Announces Job Fair to Staff New Hotel-Over 90 positions to be filled across all departments

Bentonville, AR. – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville announces its job fair at the University of Arkansas on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28. 21c management will be interviewing for over 90 positions across all departments of the hotel as well as for positions at The Hive, the restaurant and bar located… Read the full press release

Iberia denuncia la nula voluntad de diálogo del Sepla

El sindicato de pilotos ni siquiera acudió ayer a la reunión convocada por la compañía para transmitir la propuesta de negociación. Iberia reitera su voluntad de negociación “sin  condicionamientos previos de ningún tipo” salvo el objetivo final de lograr unos niveles de rentabilidad que la hagan viable y con futuro. La propuesta de la compañía… Read the full press release

Hilton Naples Announces A Commissioned Holiday Themed Sand Sculpture Is Underway

Hilton Naples today announced they commissioned a holiday themed sand sculpture in their lobby for the holidays. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

A Sand Sculpture Will Welcome Guests and Local Community of Hilton Naples Throughout the Holiday Season NAPLES, Fla. – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Naples today announced they commissioned a holiday themed sand sculpture in their lobby for the holidays. A story of a mythical holiday in Naples, Florida will emerge in the lobby of Hilton… Read the full press release

Thanksgiving Hours – KCI Airport Food & Beverage Stores

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thanksgiving Hours KCI Airport Food & Beverage Stores A Fountain Of Seville Bar-5913M03 NA A Gate 24 Grab n Go-5913M51 NA A Gate 5 Grab No-5913M55 5 am to noon A Home Turf 5-5913M19 7am to 3:30pm A Starbucks-5913M41 5am to 3;30pm B Boulevard Brew House-5913M38 7 am to 1pm B Burger King… Read the full press release

Kona: African airlines must work together to remain competitive

Johannesburg, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — African airlines should and can do more to jointly lobby governments and other airline associations in an effort to improve operating conditions on the continent, according to acting South African Airways CEO Vuyisile Kona. Speaking during the African Airlines Association Annual General Assembly in Johannesburg for which SAA is the host… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf, The Hotel Where Art Lives

Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf, The Hotel Where Art Live

Hotel hosts the final in the series of art collaborations with Modern ArtBuyer, showcasing artwork by Julia Wilson London at Canary Wharf, England – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thursday, November 22, 2012 will see the final in the series of art installations with Modern ArtBuyer during Art & Music Thursdays at Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf. Hotel guests… Read the full press release

NEW SUNDAY SERVICE TO BE LAUNCHED FOR LEEDS BRADFORD – ABERDEEN ROUTE

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new southbound Sunday service is being introduced by Eastern Airways on the Leeds Bradford – Aberdeen route, as well as a retiming for northbound Sunday flights. The UK’s second largest regional airline will offer passengers more choice with Sunday flights starting from 18 November 2012 and will complement the newly timed… Read the full press release

NS Hispeed bereikt mijlpaal met 100.000ste AirRail-ticket

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — NS Hispeed bereikt mijlpaal met 100.000ste AirRail-ticket één elektronische boeking voor trein- en vliegtuigreservering treintickets NS Hispeed wereldwijd beschikbaar via Globale Distributie Systemen van de luchtvaart. naar verwachting 400.000 AirRail-tickets per jaar AirRail is duurzame en groene reisoplossing De uitgifte van het 100.000ste AirRail-ticket is een feit. Een AirRail is één elektronisch… Read the full press release

Bigger Attendance at Expanded PATA China Responsible Tourism Forum

Bigger Attendance at Expanded PATA China Responsible Tourism Forum

SHANGHAI, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The second PATA China Responsible Tourism & China-ASEAN Tourism Development Forum concluded in Shanghai November 16 with 152 participants, up from 130 who attended the first forum on December 16, 2011. All delegates interacted with international experts to debate various issues relating to responsible tourism. Run in partnership with the ASEAN-China Centre… Read the full press release

Hilton Curaçao Debuts Brand New Executive Floor Rooms And Lounge

Hilton Curaçao Debuts Brand New Executive Floor Rooms And Lounge

Only Beachfront Hotel with Executive Floor on Island WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just in time to welcome travelers this holiday season, Hilton Curaçao resort announces the completion of its executive floor renovations, introducing 34 brand new executive guest rooms, three suites, and executive lounge displaying stunning ocean views. With this fifth floor makeover,… Read the full press release

The Wait Is Almost Over – The “Southwest Rink at Skyline Park” Officially Opens This Friday, Nov. 23

One of Downtown Denver’s Most Popular Winter Attractions Returns DENVER – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — For a third consecutive year, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is bringing back the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park for outdoor ice skating in the Mile High City beginning Friday, Nov. 23. The Rink is located in Skyline Park next to the historic… Read the full press release

Europe helps deliver global interoperability at ICAO’s Twelfth Air Navigation Conference

Montreal, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The States of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the European Union and EUROCONTROL, working with the European Aviation Safety Agency, the EUROCONTROL Agency, the European Commission, the SESAR Joint Undertaking and the ECAC Secretariat are playing a central role at ICAO’s Twelfth Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/12) taking place until 30 November 2012 in Montreal, Canada…. Read the full press release

Relax: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Introduces RedCedar Boutique Massage Suite

Relax: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Introduces RedCedar Boutique Massage Suite

Complimentary standard internet also available to all guests now Vancouver, Canada – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver invites visitors and guests to relax, lay back and get pampered in the new RedCedar boutique massage suite, where good things come in small packages. At just two treatment rooms the focus is all about the guest and their… Read the full press release

TravelClick Wins Most Hotel Website Design Awards in 2012

63 Titles at IMA Awards, WebAwards, W3 Awards and Adrian Awards NEW YORK – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, won 63 awards for website design in hotel and lodging categories from the IMA Awards, WebAwards,W3 Awards and Adrian Awards in 2012, more than any other website development company specializing… Read the full press release

AER LINGUS SAYS ‘HOLA’ TO PALMA!

La Seu Cathedral, in Palma

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Aer Lingus introduces its new service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Palma, Majorca Sun lovers will soon be able to sample the delights of Majorca’s capital city with the coming on line of the latest direct European route from Aer Lingus. From 2nd April next year Aer Lingus will operate twice… Read the full press release

NEARLY 1.8 MILLION PASSENGERS EXPECTED AT CHICAGO’S AIRPORTS DURING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PERIOD

CHICAGO – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) anticipates nearly 1.8 million passengers will travel through Chicago’s airports for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period between Tuesday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Airlines project that Sunday, November 25 will be the busiest travel day at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports, with more than 250,000… Read the full press release

Deadline for Alaska Airlines’ Paint the Plane Contest Nov. 30

Ten days left for Hawaii keiki to submit artwork that may adorn a 737-800 aircraft HONOLULU — 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — School-aged children in Hawaii have just 10 more days to submit their artwork for Alaska Airlines’ statewide “Paint the Plane” contest. The contest is a partnership between the airline, Hawaii State Department of Education and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ Rink At Park Tavern Opens Thanksgiving Day

ATLANTA – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thanksgiving Day will mark the opening of the new Southwest Rink at Park Tavern. This fall, Southwest Airlines announced a new partnership with Park Tavern, the historic restaurant at beautiful Piedmont Park, which includes a new outdoor seating area called the Southwest Porch and re-branding of the annual ice skating rink… Read the full press release

Marriott, TownePlace Suites LEED®-ing the Way in Frederick

Marriott, TownePlace Suites LEED®-ing the Way in Frederick

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Frederick, Maryland celebrated its official grand opening yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The hotel, owned by Westview Hospitality Associates, LLC and managed by Plamondon Hospitality Partners, is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotel in Frederick.  The hotel is expected to achieve… Read the full press release

Frontier’s Columbia-Orlando Service Ready for Takeoff

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com  DENVER, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today expands its service from Orlando, Fla. (MCO) with the launch of nonstop service to Columbia, Mo. (COU). This is the only nonstop service from Columbia to Florida, and the only low-fare carrier service to Mid-Missouri. “Community demand from customers in the Columbia/Jefferson City… Read the full press release

agoda.com takes part in Budapest Winter Festival with free nights & spa entry

agoda.com takes part in Budapest Winter Festival with free nights & spa entry

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is providing cool deals on hotels for Budapest’s annual Winter Festival, which promotes the city’s long history and unique cultural offerings. This is the 7th year that the Hungarian National Tourism Office has organized the festival, and a… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet Releases Fully Updated Northern Honshū Chapter for Free on Lonelyplanet.com

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet has released a fully updated Northern Honshū (Tōhoku) chapter from its forthcoming Japan guidebook (September 2013) as a free download on lonelyplanet.com. In November 2012, Lonely Planet author Rebecca Milner researched and wrote about the region affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and now Lonely Planet is offering… Read the full press release

The Drake Hotel Announces Packages For The Hottest New Year’s Celebration

The Drake Hotel recently opened up package reservations for the annual ChicagoScene New Year's Eve Gala. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

The Drake Hotel Announces Packages For The Hottest New Year’s Celebration CHICAGO – 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Drake Hotel recently opened up package reservations for the annual ChicagoScene New Year’s Eve Gala. The overnight package includes deluxe accommodations and tickets for general or VIP admission. The tickets grant admission to the festivities at The Drake… Read the full press release