Sheremetyevo Demonstrated Exceptional Growth Rates based on Seven Months’ Worth of Statistics

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport conducted a review of its operations for July and seven months in 2012. The number of passengers served from the beginning of the year rose by 17.5% compared with the same period in 2011 and amounted to 14 million 556 thousand passengers. In January—July 2012, passenger traffic on international airlines (IALs) grew by 18.1%, to 9 million 497 thousand people, while on domestic airlines (DALs) it grew… Read the full press release

YO! Sushi opens its largest UK airport restaurant at Gatwick

YO! Sushi staff busy preparing the food

· YO! Sushi opens its largest airport restaurant to passengers in Gatwick’s North Terminal today · Gatwick is continuing to expand its restaurant offering to deliver quality food and more variety for passengers 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick welcomes YO! Sushi to the airport’s North Terminal today, delivering even more choice and quality food for passengers…. Read the full press release

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) Turns 85 August 17

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Friday, August 17 marks the 85th anniversary of the dedication of what is today known as the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. A birthday party will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. that day at the National Airline History Museum. Because of its location at the confluence of the Kansas and… Read the full press release

CVG TSA Pre-Check Program to Begin

Screening to begin for enrolled passengers in September 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will expand its successful TSA Pre-Check program at VG for passengers this September. “We are delighted to announce that CVG is the first airport in Ohio and Kentucky that is able provide this significant service for our frequent travelers,”… Read the full press release

Brussels Airlines to introduce Q400 from Bristol Airport

New aircraft will increase capacity to ‘capital of Europe’. 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers flying from Bristol Airport to Brussels will board a new, improved aircraft from the end of October following an agreement between Brussels Airlines and Flybe. The Belgian airline’s three-times daily service to Europe’s ‘capital’ is operated by Flybe under a ‘wet-lease’ contract… Read the full press release

Southwest BBQ Academy Comes to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North This Fall

Learn barbecue secrets at the hands of celebrated pitmaster Harry Soo and Four Seasons chefs Scottsdale, U.S.A., 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is teaming up with Grand Champion Pitmaster Harry Soo of Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ to offer the Southwest BBQ Academy: MBA (Masters in BBQ Arts) October 18 – 21, 2012. Presented by Tempe-based BBQ Island, this event promises… Read the full press release

New baggage sorting system in Pier A

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — An additional transport and sorting system has come into operation to process baggage arriving, departing and transiting via Pier A. The new technology and shorter distances ensure a better transfer time for hold baggage. The new system is directly connected to the sorting system in the airport terminal itself. It is to… Read the full press release

Result of easyJet EGM

Extraordinary General Meeting 13 August 2012 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet announces that the resolution to remove Sir Mike Rake as Director and Chairman of easyJet plc was today defeated by a majority of its shareholders. The results of the poll, incorporating proxy votes lodged in advance of the meeting, is set out below: Resolution For… Read the full press release

Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Appoints New Senior Team Members

LONDON, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 has announced two new appointments to it’s senior team, both set to start this month. Marcus Gregs joins the hotel as Executive Chef and Daniel Hollett as Director of Sales and Marketing. Marcus Gregs has extensive international experience as an Executive Chef with similar roles held… Read the full press release

Passenger numbers stay flat at Gatwick in July

Traffic at Gatwick remains flat against prior year as the successful Games sees Britons stay at home Load factors remain high at 86.4% New long haul airlines serving Asia boosts growth in that market by 9.2% 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — July 2012 traffic performance summary   Month Moving Annual Total Growth Aug-11 Aug-10 Growth Jul-12 Jul-11… Read the full press release

West MPs get the message on flight tax

Over 1,200 constituents support calls for A Fair Tax on Flying. 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — West of England MPs have received over 1,200 emails from constituents calling for the UK’s flight tax – currently the highest in the world – to be cut, according to figures from a campaign backed by the leading names in the… Read the full press release

Ataturk Airport Receives “Obstacle-Free Airport” Certificate

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Istanbul Ataturk Airport operated by TAV Airports has now been improved to facilitate disabled passengers to benefit all services comfortably. The new structure is a result of the extensive works that had been carried out since 2009. TAV Istanbul General Manager Kemal Unlu received the certificate from Civil Aviation General Manager Bilal… Read the full press release

D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Package Now Available at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California

Package includes two exhibit tickets with no time restrictions exclusively for guests of Four Seasons Los Angeles, Westlake Village, U.S.A., 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new overnight package at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California invites guests to explore the legacy created by Walt Disney and the company that bears his name with the D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit… Read the full press release

A$9m China Southern deal helps Australian tourism message fly in China

Key facts Tourism Australia and a number of its State and Territory tourism partners have signed a cooperative marketing deal with China’s largest and fastest growing international airline, China Southern Airlines. The agreement coincides with a formal announcement that Cairns is to become the airline’s fifth Australian destination, with a new three flights a week… Read the full press release

WELCOME CHINA SOUTHERN

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cairns Airport welcomes yesterday’s official announcement that China Southern will commence services between Guangzhou and Cairns from 18 December – 1 March. Cairns Airport Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Brown, said the announcement follows several years of China Southern successfully operating Chinese New Year charter flights into Cairns from Guangzhou. “Cairns Airport has worked… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Two New Nonstop Destinations from Orlando Beginning Nov. 20

New nonstop service to Columbia, Mo. and Shenandoah Valley, Va. Low introductory fares available through Aug. 25 at FrontierAirlines.com DENVER, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced two new nonstop destinations from Orlando, Fla. (MCO), bringing the carrier’s nonstop destinations served from Orlando to 13. Nonstop flights to both Columbia, Mo. (COU) and Shenandoah Valley, Va…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Flags Formula 1 Races with Accommodation Experience Revved Up by Summer Value-Add Benefits

A luxe oasis minutes from the Marina Bay Street Circuit Singapore, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Singapore ramps up for its fifth Formula 1 night race, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore offers racing enthusiasts a pit stop 15 minutes from the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Located on tree-lined Orchard Boulevard with access to a host of retail, dining and entertainment establishments… Read the full press release

Statement: from Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the DFT’s decision to award the West Coast Mainline franchise to FirstGroup, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, said: “The Government decision to award the West Coast Main Line Franchise to FirstGroup is extremely disappointing for Virgin, and for our staff that have worked so hard to transform this railway… Read the full press release

WINTA Assembles First World Indigenous Tourism Forum 12 October 2012 in Lucerne, Switzerland, as Extension to Adventure Travel World Summit

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) is hosting the first international forum on Indigenous Tourism. In close collaboration with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), this event, free to participants, is supported by Lucerne Tourism and will be held October 12, 2012, in Lucerne, Switzerland as a first-ever ATTA Summit Extension Program immediately… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia welcomes new China flights for Cairns and Brisbane

Key facts News that China’s largest international carrier, China Southern Airlines, is to commence new flights to Cairns – its fifth port in Australia – could trigger a ‘tourism Renaissance’ for Tropical North Queensland. China’s largest international airline will operate three new weekly flights to Cairns and increase its existing four-per-week service to Brisbane to… Read the full press release

GAMES SHOWCASE BRITAIN TO THE WORLD

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the curtain comes down on the Games of the XXX Olympiad, VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, has released initial findings on how the hosting of the London 2012 Games has showcased Britain to the world – and how the agency plans to make the most of this opportunity. Since the bid… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Introduces Its Own Wedding Blog

Interactive environment stimulates ideas and eases the planning process Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A. – 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, introduces its own wedding blog. Intended to inform guests of all wedding related options available at the Resort, the blog was created to ease the planning process… Read the full press release

Newly Formed World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, Plus Four Others, Join Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Partner Program

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Networking, cooperative marketing and collaboration serve as the driving forces behind increased participation in the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) Association Partnership Program, which today announced the addition of five new members, including the global body representing indigenous tourism interests. With the addition of these organizations the ATTA’s Association Partner (AP) network… Read the full press release

DfT announcement for new Intercity West Coast franchise

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Department for Transport (DfT) has today, Wednesday 15 August, announced that following a bidding competition, Virgin Rail Group will not be operating the new Intercity West Coast franchise which starts on 9 December 2012 and runs through to 31 March 2026. Tony Collins, Chief Executive of Virgin Rail Group, said today:… Read the full press release

Australian Institute of Company Directors – Geoff Dixon Speech

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thank you, it is always nice to be back in Tasmania. I have been asked to speak to you today as Chairman of Tourism Australia, an organisation of some 220+ people with the responsibility for marketing Australia both within Australia and overseas. Our main role is internationally and we have offices and… Read the full press release

Luxury Cruise Ship Route Featuring MV “Ocean Dream” Launched on Gulf of Thailand, Reinforcing Thailand’s Position as the Travel Hub of the ASEAN Region

Bangkok, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The luxury cruise ship MV “Ocean Dream” recently kicked off its inaugural 4-day, 3-night cruise on the Gulf of Thailand. The 420-cabin luxury liner departed from the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand’s Chonburi province, stopping at Ko Samui, and then calling in at Sihanoukville, Cambodia before returning to Laem Chabang… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: who’s flexing their muscles in the global tourism marketplace?

Partnerships form a central core to the latest round-up of activities from around the world by Canada’s rivals for travellers’ attentions. 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ever since Dale Carnegie first saw his self-help book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” hit book stores in 1936, partnerships have been a big mantra in doing business. The… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains plays its part in 2012 Games success

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virgin Trains is proud to have played its part in helping Britain deliver a fantastic 2012 Games experience. Chief Operating Officer, Chris Gibb led the Virgin Trains’ planning, supported by Olympic Delivery Manager, Natasha Grice and the company’s Olympic Steering Group. Chris said: “Thanks to the positive efforts and commitment of staff,… Read the full press release

Olympiërs signeren medailles op Thalys

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Op station Brussel-Zuid hebben de medaillewinnaars van het Olympic Team Netherlands de medailles op Thalys gesigneerd. Zij wonnen in Londen bij elkaar 6 gouden, 6 zilveren en 8 bronzen medailles. Treinreis Olympic Team Netherlands Jan-Willem Siebers, Directievoorzitter NS Hispeed verwelkomde het Olympic Team Netherlands aan boord van Thalys: “Wij zijn er trots… Read the full press release

Shine from Within: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin Offers Sodashi Marine Mineral Facial Package in September

Reverse the signs of aging with this exclusive treatment 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rushing around to make all the deadlines and keep all those appointments? Diaries should be on alert for the exclusive Sodashi Marine Mineral Facial Package with mini Afternoon Tea at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin this September. Designed by The Spa’s award winning therapists, the… Read the full press release