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

Hispanic Business Magazine Names Southwest Airlines To The 2012 Directory Of Best Companies For Diversity

DALLAS – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines has been named one of the Best Companies for Diversity in 2012 by Hispanic Business Magazine, an annual list determined by more than 32 variables that measure the Company’s commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy, and supplier diversity. This is the fifth year the Carrier has been included… Read the full press release

White Truffle Season Comes to Il Lago at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

Il Lago

 Chef Saverio Sbaragli presents his intoxicating creations. Geneva, Switzerland – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Il Lago restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues opens the autumn season with its just released White Truffle Menu. The white truffle is one of the world’s most expensive and delicious ingredients and grows to perfection only in the Piedmont region in northern Italy,… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino to be Honored by Children’s Villages Illinois

CHICAGO, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino will be honored on October 18 by SOS Children’s Villages Illinois at its annual Crafted fundraising event in Chicago. Andolino and Commissioner Andrew Mooney of the Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development will each receive a Distinguished Leadership Award. Andolino will be honored for her leadership in serving at-risk children and Commissioner Mooney… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® Offers Double Rapid Rewards® Points

Members Will Earn Double Rapid Rewards Points for All Flights through Nov. 15, 2012 DALLAS – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is helping Rapid Rewards Members rack up reward points this fall! Southwest launched a promotion that will reward Members of the airline’s frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards, double points on all travel nationwide. In other… Read the full press release

Digital Innovation: Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel Launches Dedicated Concierge Website

Hotel also now offers complimentary WiFi in all rooms and suites, and pilots new Skype check-in program. Los Angeles in Beverly Hills (Beverly Wilshire), U.S.A. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — In an exciting new pilot program, Beverly Wilshire’s Concierge team – which has a combined total of 159 years of experience among them, and seven Les Clefs d’Or members… Read the full press release

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Announces Leadership Appointments

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced the appointments for a number of leadership and senior management roles within the luxurious resort. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

PHUKET, Thailand 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced the appointments for a number of leadership and senior management roles within the luxurious resort including Director of Finance, Director of Operations, Director of Food and Beverage, Director of Human Resources, Director of Sales and Front Office Manager. Director of Finance – Aman… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Okinawa on Sunday due to Impact of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Friday, 14 September) announced that flights to and from Okinawa will be cancelled on Sunday, 16 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The aircraft deployed for the Okinawa flights on Saturday (15 September) will be upgraded to an A330 to accommodate those passengers originally… Read the full press release

“Drink Pink” in October at Four Seasons

“Drink Pink” in October at Four Seasons

Hotels and resorts across the Americas participate in “Drink Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — This October, Four Seasons hotels and resorts across the Americas are encouraging guests to raise a glass for the cure and “Drink Pink.” The Drink Pink program will be brought to life at Four Seasons locations offering… Read the full press release

Härth Restaurant Debuts At Hilton Westchester, Offering A Fresh Approach To Traditional Hotel Dining

Hilton Westchester today launched its signature härth restaurant, an innovative addition to the Westchester County dining scene. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

RYE BROOK, N.Y. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Westchester today launched its signature härth restaurant, an innovative addition to the Westchester County dining scene featuring locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients cooked in a wood-burning oven, seasonal al fresco seating and outdoor and kitchen views from every table. The restaurant’s seasonal menu, designed by Executive Chef Rafael Velazquez, is… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for August 2012

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for August 2012 that show an increase in the number of passengers carried alongside a drop in the passenger load factor. The amount of cargo and mail carried showed another year-on-year decline. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of… Read the full press release