New Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Orlando

McKibbon Hotel Group Opens Expands into Orlando Market ORLANDO, Fla., 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. celebrates the completion of the first of two hotels under construction in the Orlando International Airport market, the Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village Center opened today. The 180-room property is a franchise of Hampton Hotels,… Read the full press release

Baymont Inn & Suites Salutes “Noteworthy Neighbors”

PARSIPPANY, N.J.m 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Honoring the selfless work of their guests, the Baymont Inn & Suites® hotel brand today announced the winners of “Noteworthy Neighbors”, a Facebook-based contest and sweepstakes designed to recognize the notable deeds of people who are a positive influence in their community. Baymont Inn & Suites’ most noteworthy neighbors are Mike… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Issues Travel Advisory for Customers Impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac

Airline allows passengers to change travel plans and waive change fees for travel to, from and through New Orleans DENVER, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to the projected impact of Tropical Storm Isaac in New Orleans and nearby areas, Frontier Airlines today enacted a flexible policy for travel to, from or through New Orleans, La. This… Read the full press release

Celebrate Treasured Moments with Hilton Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya, together with Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, today kicked off its holiday getaway offer 'Travel and Save 20% Off Rooms And Dining for Those Treasured Moments.' Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Guests Get to Treat Themselves with Some Well-deserved Time off While Enjoying 20% off Room and Dining Rates PATTAYA, Thailand, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Pattaya, together with Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, today kicked off its holiday getaway offer ‘Travel and Save 20% Off Rooms And Dining for Those Treasured… Read the full press release

Iberia traslada a los deportistas paralímpicos

Iberia traslada a los deportistas paralímpicos

Hoy han viajado 37 deportistas paralímpicos y a lo largo de estos días se trasladaran todos los demás Iberia ha puesto en marcha un dispositivo especial para atender a sus clientes paralímpicos en su traslados a Londres Madrid, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Empiezan las Paralimpiadas 2012 en Londres, los cuartos Juegos Paralímpicos.  Y los deportistas españoles ya están en… Read the full press release

ADVISORY – AFFECTED PASSENGERS TO BE REACCOMMODATED ON EXTRA SERVICES

Port-of-Spain, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines wishes to advise the public that passengers affected by the cancellation of today’s flights into and out of Florida will be re-accommodated on extra services. Passengers are asked to contact our Reservations department for information on the re-scheduling of their respective flights at the following numbers: Caribbean: 1-800-744-2225 Toll free… Read the full press release

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Offers Special Rate for Fall Festival-Goers

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is welcoming friends and fans with a special "Fall Festival-Goers" rate starting at just $189* per night during select weekends in October. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

DESTIN, Fla., 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The fall season is packed with popular annual festivals and events on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, where Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is welcoming friends and fans with a special “Fall Festival-Goers” rate starting at just $189* per night during select weekends in October. The largest full-service beachfront resort on… Read the full press release

JLA continues partnership with Travel Provider

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) is delighted to announce that The Co-operative Travel will be their official airport travel provider, giving customers the ability to book flights and holidays on-line all via the Airport’s popular website www.liverpoolairport.com. The Co-operative Travel is part of Europe’s largest consumer co-operative, taking care of the travel… Read the full press release

Buffalo National River Celebrates 40 Years With Public Party on September 1

Floating the Buffalo National River

Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Join the celebration of the 40th anniversary of America’s first national river from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at a public event at the pavilion at Tyler Bend, located off Ark. 65 north of Marshall. Meandering through… Read the full press release

ADVISORY – CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS INTO/OUT OF FLORIDA FOR 26 AUGUST CANCELLED

Port-of-Spain, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Caribbean Airlines wishes to advise the public that due to effects of Tropical Storm Isaac in Florida, all Caribbean Airlines flights into/out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale for today 26 August 2012, are now cancelled. BW 484 Trinidad to Miami now cancelled  BW 483 Miami to Trinidad now cancelled  BW 480 Trinidad… Read the full press release

THREE OPEN HOUSE/PUBLIC MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR LAX SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT STUDY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three open house/public meetings are scheduled by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to enable interested parties to obtain information and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS).  No decisions on the project will be made at these… Read the full press release

Busy Bank Holiday Weekend Expected for JLA

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The August Bank Holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) with around 65,000 passengers expected to travel through the airport With further rain set to dampen more than just spirits, the attraction of some much needed summer sunshine is likely to see… Read the full press release

1.000 clientes de Iberia han comprado sus billetes de avión desde el móvil

1.000 clientes de Iberia han comprado sus billetes de avión desde el móvil

Los clientes pueden reservar y comprar los billetes tanto en la versión móvil de iberia.com, www.iberia.mobi, como en las aplicaciones específicas para iPhone, Android, Blackberry y Windows Phone 7. Además, durante el mes de julio, se han descargado 75.000 tarjetas de embarque en dispositivos móviles, lo que supone un 66 por ciento más que en… Read the full press release

Paralympic hopeful, Amy Marren, flying high with London City Airport

Photo caption: Amy Marren at London City Airport

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Paralympic swimming star, Amy Marren, aged 13 and born in the London Borough of Newham, recently visited London City Airport with her family before her Paralympic debut in London this summer. As well as visiting London City Airport, Amy and her family also had the opportunity to meet Her Majesty The Queen… Read the full press release

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Down 8.4 Percent in July

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 908,624 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in July, which represents a decrease of 8.4 percent from July 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 8.7 percent, with a total of 458,084 during July. For the… Read the full press release

UK’s Oldest Traveller: 101 year old “Turbaned Tornado”

Fauja Singh, the winner of Gatwick Airport's UK's oldest traveller competition, arrives at Gatwick's North Terminal

Gatwick Airport announces winner of its Oldest Traveller competition 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport today announces 101 year old Fauja Singh the winner of its nationwide search for the UK’s Oldest Traveller which was set up to help highlight how accessible airport travel can be for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). Singh is an age-defying… Read the full press release

SUMMER ISSUE OF LAX CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The summer issue of LAX Connection E-newsletter is now available online at http://www.lawa.org/LAWANewsletters.aspx.  The newsletter provides information to the public and the travel-tourism industry about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and air service developments. The summer issue features news on the Central Terminal Area curbside improvements underway in front of the Tom Bradley… Read the full press release

Fairfield Inn & Suites Celebrates 25 Years with National Vacation Giveaway

Twenty-five guests to win free weekend trips during Silver September. Bethesda, Maryland, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marking a quarter of a century in catering to the needs of business and leisure travelers alike, Fairfield Inn & Suites is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with its national Silver September giveaway, awarding 25 lucky guests with an… Read the full press release

The Saltaire opens with celebratory cocktails at LBA

Winning Cocktail creator, Barry Maguire (left) was joined at the new Eatery launch by competition judges: Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Performance Manager, Richard Aldridge (Centre) and Sarah Brown of the Saltaire Bar & Eatery.

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the launch of the Saltaire Bar & Eatery at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), mixologist Barry Maguire unveiled his winning concoction from the recent Ryanair Cocktail Competition. The cocktail; ‘Dublin’s Calling’, aptly named after one of Ryanair’s routes, will take pride of place in the new Saltaire Bar & Eatery as a signature tipple. The… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Mobile Soars This Summer as Vacationers Seek Hot Deals

NEW YORK, August 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today revealed that mobile users represented 26 percent of all U.S. visits this summer, up from 10 percent in the same period last year. Since July 1, 2012, more than 4 million visits to Travelzoo came from mobile devices to… Read the full press release

Busy Bank Holiday Weekend Expected for Robin Hood Airport

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The August Bank holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year for Doncaster Sheffield Airport with over 12,000 passengers expected to travel through the airport. With further rain set to dampen more than just spirits, the attraction of some much needed summer sunshine is likely to see a late… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Opens its First Hotel in Austria on Iconic Schubertring Boulevard

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna is the 80th hotel in the luxury hotel company’ s portfolio VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has opened its first hotel in Austria in the capital city of Vienna. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, a 202 room property located on the central Schubertring Boulevard, is the ninth hotel in… Read the full press release

Sustainability Leader Named to Top “40 under 40” by Airport Business Magazine

Amy Malick, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, Chicago Department of Aviation

CHICAGO, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The  Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Amy Malick, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, has been named to Airport Business magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. Click here to view the article. Airport Business magazine’s annual “Top 40 Under 40” issue highlights outstanding up-and-coming individuals in the business of aviation and airport management who are… Read the full press release

Airline Continues To Drive Innovation And Set New Benchmarks In Service And Customer Experience

Qatar Airways Customers Get Personalised Service Through The Mobile Application In The iPad

Doha, QATAR, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has once again raised the bar and set new standards for 5-Star service in the aviation industry by leveraging on the iPad to offer personalised service to its customers at various touch points. The iPad provides Qatar Airways’ cabin crew and concierge staff at the airline’s exclusive Premium… Read the full press release

Behind the scenes on CTC’s 35 Million Directors video project

Douglas Coupland challenges the country to produce a personal point of view on travel in Canada. 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s 35 Million Directors project has been underway for a week now. Canadians have already produced dozens of photos and videos from across the country to tell the story of what travelling our country feels like…. Read the full press release

JAL Dishes Up More In-Flight Meal Delights on International Routes

JAL Dishes Up More In-Flight Meal Delights on International Routes

TOKYO, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) will be refreshing a part of its lineup of in-flight meals onboard most international routes from September 1, 2012 with new creations designed in collaboration with several reputable Japanese food companies as the airline continues to introduce the distinctive food culture of Japan to its customers. *See summary… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Busan Tomorrow due to Impact of Severe Typhoon Bolaven

Hong Kong, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Friday, 24 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Typhoon Tembin, the airline plans to operate its two evening flights to Kaohsiung and one evening flight from Kaohsiung as scheduled. The Kaohsiung flights this evening (24 August) which are planned to operate as scheduled are:… Read the full press release

Marriott International Strengthens Leadership Position in Shanghai with Opening of Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing

Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing

SHANGHAI, CHINA – 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) today celebrated the opening of the 383-room Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel in Shanghai. The hotel is managed in partnership with Shanghai Caohejing Park Huagang Properties Ltd., and represents the sixth Renaissance-branded hotel to open the city. Renaissance Hotels is the signature lifestyle brand within the Marriott International… Read the full press release

CNN: Helsinki Airport’s lounge makes global TOP 10

The Finnair Lounge at Helsinki Airport once again a leader of the world CNN lists the world’s best airport lounges on its website. Other European lounges in addition to Helsinki include ones in the Heathrow, Frankfurt and Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airports. 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — All the TOP 10 airports take good care of global travellers who seek… Read the full press release

Marriott Customer Update on Tropical Storm Isaac

2012-08-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — (August 24, 6:00 p.m.) Marriott International, Inc. and The Ritz-Carlton continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and have begun taking the appropriate precautions in areas that may be affected by the storm. As always, the safety and security of our guests and employees is a top priority. Marriott International will provide… Read the full press release