New 21-kilometre Half Marathon Launched at the Second Annual Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Liberation Walk

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, in partnership with O.R. Tambo International Airport and the City of Ekurhuleni, has introduced a 21-kilometre half marathon for the second annual Liberation Walk this year. The race has already attracted significant interest among athletes in provinces such as the Eastern Cape, where OR Tambo was… Read the full press release

Experience the Sport of Kings When Staying at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach with “Polo in Paradise.”

As the official hotel partner for International Polo Club Palm Beach, guests choose from three unique and luxurious polo experiences during the 2013 season. 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guests of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach can now enjoy one of the oldest organized sports in the world, a centuries-old magnet for royalty, with the new Polo in Paradise experience. In… Read the full press release

Confirmed Speakers Announced for Airports Going Green Conference

CHICAGO, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference will be held November 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org and check back often for updates! We are pleased to announce that the Conference will feature the following sustainability leaders from around the globe! Special Sessions: Christa Fornarotto,… Read the full press release

A Fall Escape to Four Seasons Resort Nevis is Easier than Ever

A Fall Escape to Four Seasons Resort Nevis is Easier than Ever

New flights from American Airlines and a Stay Longer-Third Night Free promotion make for a picture perfect Caribbean getaway. Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The only Four Seasons in the Caribbean on the lush, hidden gem island of Nevis is more accessible than ever with the addition of two non-stop flights by American Airlines from… Read the full press release

DOHA RESIDENT IS NEWEST QATAR DUTY FREE MILLIONAIRE

Indian National Wins US$1 Million With Ticket Bought At Doha International Airport

Indian National Wins US$1 Million With Ticket Bought At Doha International Airport Doha, QATAR 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has drawn the winner of its latest dollar millionaire draw promotion, with Indian national Satheesa Babu claiming the coveted cash prize. Qatar Duty Free staff at Doha International Airport are… Read the full press release

On the Move: Four Seasons Keeps Business Travellers Connected with New Mobile Technology Innovations

On the Move: Four Seasons Keeps Business Travellers Connected with New Mobile Technology Innovations

Introducing Meetings on Wheels and complimentary in-car Wi-Fi among many new services offered around the world. 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the moment the plane’s seat belt sign finally turns off at the gate, it’s a race to reconnect and catch up for today’s business travellers, often with the added stress of establishing a local internet… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Issues First Comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Report

SEATTLE 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air inflight recycling programs diverted more than 800 tons of inflight waste from landfills last year, including some 230 tons of aluminum and 185 tons of paper. That’s enough aluminum to build three new airplanes and enough paper to replace 3,100 trees. In addition to recycling more… Read the full press release

Dock Street Brewing Co. and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia: A Beer Four All Seasons Fall Release.

Swann Lounge

Spanish Fly to debut outside at Swann Terrace on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Philadelphia, U.S.A. – September 10, 2012 Dock Street Brewing Co. and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia announce the release of the fourth collaboration beer in A Beer Four All Seasons series. Spanish Fly is one of the first beers in the world brewed with aphrodisiacs laced in the recipe. The… Read the full press release

Sale of tickets for first LOT Dreamliner flights is starting now!

Warsaw, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Marcin Piróg, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines officially announced the beginning of the sale of tickets for Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights. The first Dreamliner plane will join the fleet of the Polish national carrier already in mid-November. From Friday, 14 September, all prices of tickets for LOT’s Dreamliner flights will… Read the full press release

Ideal for a Weekday Morning, Massage Therapy at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Indulges with an Extra 30 Minutes of Bliss

Ideal for a Weekday Morning, Massage Therapy at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Indulges with an Extra 30 Minutes of Bliss

Extend the experience with a poolside Spa cuisines bento tray. Singapore – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as one of Singapore’s Top 4 Spas, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is a temple of relaxation and rejuvenation. Featuring a diverse spa menu with Asian and European spa therapies from a regionally trained team of visiting Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts therapists from… Read the full press release

InformationWeek Names Sabre Red App Centre as a Top 20 Great Idea for 2012

Sabre Holdings Makes InformationWeek Top 100 List of Leading Technology Innovators for 10th Consecutive Year SOUTHLAKE, Texas – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, picked up two wins last night, after being recognized for the 10th consecutive year by InformationWeek as one of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Sabre was listed… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Welcomes New Resort Manager

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Welcomes New Resort Manager - the company veteran Michael Mestraud

Company veteran Michael Mestraud has been named Resort Manager of California’s only Four Seasons resort Santa Barbara, U.S.A. – 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara has appointed a new Resort Manager, Michael Mestraud. Most recently, he comes fromFour Seasons Resort Bora Bora, where he served on the opening team as Resort Manager for the last four years. A… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Commends House Passage of No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012

Washington, D.C., 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Legislation that will eliminate duplicative screening measures and ease burdens on the traveling public is one step closer to reality thanks to a vote in the House today. The “No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012” (H.R. 6028) sponsored by Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-8) received strong support, and the U.S. Travel Association… Read the full press release

agoda.com says stay in style at Paris Fashion Week 2012!

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced hotel deals in Paris to coincide with the prêt-à-porter shows for Spring/Summer 2013. For fashion lovers, there is simply no place more exciting than Paris during Fashion Week.  Abuzz with models, media and celebrities, the focus… Read the full press release

Enter Marriott Vacation Club’s Live the Good Life Sweepstakes for a Chance at $10,000

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — For more than 28 years, Marriott Vacation Club has been making vacation dreams come true. So far this year, Marriott Vacation Club’s Live the Good Life sweepstakes has given dream vacations to two families who won quarterly travel prizes and a chance at the sweepstakes grand prize – a $10,000 VISA gift card. Register online by… Read the full press release

airberlin: new environment and infrastructure department

Hermann Lindner to take charge of environment and infrastructure 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Germany’s second largest airline has established a new department for environment and infrastructure. The department is responsible for bringing together the extensive range of measures implemented at airberlin which are focused on eco-efficient flying and the reduction of noise from aircraft. “airberlin is… Read the full press release

TUIfly.com Poised to Expand Flight Offering, Service and Partnerships through Travelport Interline e-Ticketing Technologies

ATLANTA, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announced a new long-term airline IT services agreement with TUIfly, the third largest airline in Germany. The e-Ticketing technology is utilized by TUIfly Vermarktungs GmbH (TUIfly.com), the flight travel portal of TUI Deutschland. TUIfly.com has implemented Travelport E-Ticket Technologies™ in combination… Read the full press release

New offices in India, a powerful global campaign and experimenting with Twitter take the headlines in this bulletin.

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — No sooner does the ink dry on one round-up, then another torrent of global tourism news prompts another. That’s the pattern for CTC News as it sifts through the headlines to make sure the Canadian tourism industry keeps its finger on the global pulse. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s colleagues, partners, general sales agents and other… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Introduces FlyFrontier.com as New URL

FlyFrontier.com for more choice, more perks and more value DENVER, 2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today unveiled FlyFrontier.com as the airline’s new website address. The announcement comes as the Denver-based carrier continues to improve and further differentiate the products offered through its website, making FlyFrontier.com the best place to book Frontier travel for more choice, more perks and more value…. Read the full press release

agoda.com Mid-Autumn Festival deals: China and Vietnam from USD 35 per night!

2012-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special hotel deals in China and Vietnam in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Also known as the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival originated in China around 3,000 years ago. On this day, people of all classes,… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Highlights Post-9/11 Aviation Security and Travel Challenges in Congressional Hearing

Freeman Urges Solutions to TSA’s PreCheck Program, Increased Congressional Role Washington, D.C. 2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — More than a decade after 9/11, the United States’ aviation system faces three major challenges that carry serious economic implications, according to testimony by the U.S. Travel Association’s Chief Operating Officer, Geoff Freeman, given today. “The first challenge – and… Read the full press release

Hard Rock International And Mission Hills Group Announce Hard Rock Hotels In Shenzhen And Haikou, China

Orlando, Fla. 2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali and San Diego to Singapore and Macau – announces two Hard Rock Hotels in Shenzhen and Haikou, targeted to open in 2015 in collaboration with Mission Hills Group, the world’s leading golf brand and driving force behind China’s sports and leisure… Read the full press release

PHOTO RELEASE: DAMA GAZELLE BORN AT THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO

2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — A male dama gazelle was born to mother Fahima and father Raul early morning Sept. 4 in an off-exhibit area. The following day, Sept. 5, Zoo veterinarians performed a complete physical exam, which includes: listening to the calf’s heart and lungs; checking his mouth, eyes, legs, feet, umbilicus and genital area; taking… Read the full press release

Destination Marketing Workshop to be hosted by MMPRC

2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation will be hosting a destination Marketing Workshop on 13 September 2012, 1000hrs at Nasandhura Palace Hotel.  Key stake holders from the industry involved in marketing are invited to the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to discuss ideas and gather information for the formulation of the… Read the full press release

Travel Exports Rise in July as Other Exports Fall

Travel Responsible for 12 Percent of U.S. Export Gains for 2012 Washington, D.C., 2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement that travel exports were $13.7 billion for July: “The Commerce Department reported today that overall U.S. exports of goods and… Read the full press release

Concur Announces T&E Cloud Integration with NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Computing Platform

Integrated solution gives NetSuite customers access to valuable travel and expense data5 REDMOND, Wash., 2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management (T&E) services, today announced the availability of the integrated solution of Concur’s T&E cloud with NetSuite (NYSE: N)  built using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Computing Platform. First announced at NetSuite’s… Read the full press release

Hilton Palacio del Rio Completes Phase Two of $34 Million Renovation

Hilton Palacio del Rio today announced a promotion in partnership with the San Antonio Museum of Art. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Iconic River Walk Hotel Unveils New Meeting Space September 17, 2012 SAN ANTONIO, Tx., 2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — After 44 years of being the most recognized building in the San Antonio skyline, Hilton Palacio del Rio is pleased to announce the completion of its latest transformation. With an eye towards pleasing the savvy meeting and convention planner, the… Read the full press release

Viva Florida 500: Sunshine State Quincentennial in 2013

For STORY IDEAS, IMAGES, FAQs and MEDIA ASSISTANCE, click here: VISIT FLORIDA Viva 500 Media Site OVERVIEW Tallahassee, Fla., 2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida — America’s first tourist. In 2013, “Viva Florida 500” will celebrate that meeting of Old and New worlds by showcasing Florida’s native… Read the full press release

OLYMPIC ATHLETES TO MEET NATIONAL ZOO’S CHEETAH CUBS AND VISITORS

OLYMPIC ATHLETES TO MEET NATIONAL ZOO’S CHEETAH CUBS AND VISITORS

2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — USA Track & Field Olympic sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin will be at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo this Thursday, Sept. 13, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to meet the Zoo’s two cheetah cubs, Carmelita and Justin. The athletes will also sign autographs for visitors at the Cheetah Conservation Station. When… Read the full press release

Step Up To the Plate at Hilton London Wembley

The newly opened Hilton London Wembley invites guests to step up to the plate, to sample its extensive drinking and dining offerings. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

LONDON, 2012-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The newly opened Hilton London Wembley invites guests to step up to the plate, to sample its extensive drinking and dining offerings. Guests can enjoy hearty, modern-British cuisine at the aptly named Association Restaurant, or relax over a pre-concert tipple, taking in spectacular views of Wembley Stadium at the stylish glass-walled Icons bar…. Read the full press release