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

Chicago – Twirl, Twist And Turn Into The New Year

Winter Dance 2013 and Wired Fridays Begin January 4 at the Chicago Cultural Center 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — As winter takes hold, swing into the new year with Winter Dance 2013 and Wired Fridays DJ/dance series at the Chicago Cultural Center (77 East Randolph). Both events are free to the public. Winter Dance 2013 Winter’s version… Read the full press release

Marriott CyberMonday brings ShopMarriott.com’s biggest deal ever

Marriott CyberMonday brings ShopMarriott.com’s biggest deal ever

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — After you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and worn your feet out at the mall, check out ShopMarriott.com for a deal that will leave you sleeping easy. For the first time ever, ShopMarriott.com is offering $600 off of a queen or king-sized Marriott bed. This deal is only available on CyberMonday, November 26…. Read the full press release

VisitEngland Has ‘Licence to Thrill’ at EIBTM 2012

Delegates to enjoy 007-themed cocktails and giveaways 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to VisitEngland’s stand at EIBTM 2012 will be ‘shaken, not stirred’, with a special James Bond-themed cocktail reception and fantastic competition prizes up for grabs. Running from 27-29 November in Barcelona, Spain, EIBTM is the world’s largest meetings and events trade show, attracting thousands of visitors… Read the full press release

Estonian Air to reduce the number of employees

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Due to the need to adjust operations in accordance to the reduced flight capacity, Estonian Air will decrease its staff by 146 people. Workforce reduction will be applied to all structural units of Estonian Air. Currently 318 people are working in the company. “Noticeable cutbacks in the flight volumes unfortunately leads to… Read the full press release

Virginia Will Shine This Holiday Season with 100 Miles of Lights

Millions of lights, grand illuminations and celebrations bring families together for the holidays RICHMOND, Va. – 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Families and friends looking for a little sparkle over the holidays will find hundreds of ways to celebrate together in Virginia. The state’s legendary 100 Miles of Lights connects world-class illuminations across six cities – Richmond, Williamsburg,… Read the full press release

Now Boarding! Fly Frontier Between Orlando and Shenandoah Valley

Low fares available at FlyFrontier.com DENVER, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today expands its service from Orlando International Airport, Fla. (MCO) with the launch of nonstop service to Shenandoah Valley, Va. (SHD). Frontier Airlines is the only low-fare carrier at the airport, the first jet service at the airport, and the only airline offering nonstop… Read the full press release

Chicago, It’s Tu-Tu Wonderful!

Holiday Favorite Dance-Along Nutcracker® Returns to Chicago Cultural Center, Sunday, December 9 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The visions of sugar plums aren’t just dancing in their heads….the sugar plums are actually dancing when the 9th Annual Dance-Along Nutcracker® returns to the Chicago Cultural Center, Sunday, December 9.  Presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special… Read the full press release

Concur Launches $150 Million Concur Perfect Trip Fund

Company drives its vision of The Perfect Trip by expanding the T&E Cloud ecosystem through investments in innovative companies Redmond, Wash., 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced the launch of the Concur Perfect Trip™ Fund, $150 million in capital allocated specifically to invest in and nurture… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo new WildLights presented by KeyBank

Woodland Park Zoo will be illuminated in thousands of sparkling LED lights during its first ever winter lights festival, WildLights presented by KeyBank, November 23-January 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. WildLights will be closed December 24 and 25.

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Woodland Park Zoo new WildLights presented by KeyBank WHAT Woodland Park Zoo will be illuminated in a whole new light when its first ever winter lights festival, WildLights presented by KeyBank, premieres this winter for children and adults alike. The press is invited to a preview of WildLights Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-21,… Read the full press release

Chicago Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate Alive With Sound Of Music As Holiday Favorite Returns

Caroling at Cloud Gate, Fridays at 6p.m. Nov. 23 – Dec. 21 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Celebrate the holidays in Millennium Park, when Caroling at Cloud Gate returns on Friday evenings from November 23 through December 21, 2012 at 6 PM during the holiday season. This free program, presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs… Read the full press release

ENGLAND’S STARRING ROLE

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — England has a star turn in huge cinema releases next year, including new ventures from Richard Curtis, the Coen Brothers and Edgar Wright. The English pub, stately homes and London’s skyline will all take their turn in the limelight in these most anticipated releases: Great Expectations Rounding off the year that marked… Read the full press release

Complimentary Ocean-Front Yoga Classes Offered at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Complimentary Ocean-Front Yoga Classes Offered at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Wailea-Makena, Maui, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Makena Beach & Golf Resort offers another complimentary service for its resort guests, now offering free morning oceanfront yoga classes twice a week. The resort has partnered with Juliet Lee to bring an oceanfront health and fitness program to Makena. The program offers oceanfront yoga classes every Tuesday and… Read the full press release

Metrolink will operate limited service on Thanksgiving

The $10 Weekend Pass will be valid from 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday LOS ANGELES – 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Metrolink will operate limited service Thanksgiving Day, while riders will be able to utilize the Weekend Pass beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 25. On Thanksgiving, a Sunday schedule will be offered on the San… Read the full press release

TAT Launches “Thainess” Concept in Indonesia, Projects Major Growth in Arrivals

Indonesia, 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand is anticipating a significant increase in arrivals from Indonesia, the largest country in ASEAN, after a successful participation in the country’s largest consumer travel fair in early November. The annual fair, Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF), is organised by Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, to promote… Read the full press release

SIA And Virgin Australia Announce Codeshare Expansion

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — (Joint release with Virgin Australia) – SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY: Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia today announced the expansion of their codeshare agreement to cover further destinations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Codesharing has been extended with immediate effect to all of Virgin Australia’s domestic destinations, offering SIA customers access to… Read the full press release

TradeWinds Island Resorts Magnificent Island-Style Meetings

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — TradeWinds Island Resorts Magnificent Island-Style Meetings A Meeting Paradise Hosting more than 700 meetings and social functions annually, the TradeWinds Island Resorts– the TradeWinds Island Grand and Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort – can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,000. The TradeWinds provides business travelers access to 14 restaurants and… Read the full press release

Negotiations concluded at Helsinki Airport

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Finavia has concluded the negotiations concerning the business operations of Helsinki Airport. The goal of the organisation renewal, which forms the background for the negotiations, is to have an operating model which promotes customer service development and ensures a cost effective way of working. The outcome of the negotiations is that Finavia… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport wins Respect for Nature Award

Brussels Airport wins Respect for Nature Award

2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — During the annual Travel Magazine Awards event, which this year took place on Friday 16 November in Antwerp, the “Respect for Nature Award” was given out for the first time.  Although in general the Travel Magazine Awards are intended for the travel industry in particular, the case submitted by Brussels Airport was… Read the full press release