ECONOMIC STUDY FINDS LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GENERATES 294,400 L.A. COUNTY JOBS, $39.7 BILLION IN ECONOMIC OUTPUT, $2.5 BILLION IN LOCAL AND STATE TAX REVENUES

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — An economic impact analysis released today reaffirmed the role of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as one of Los Angeles County’s major economic generators.  According to a study by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), activity at LAX generates 294,400 jobs in Los Angeles County with labor income of $13.6 billion… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Introduces Complimentary Basic Internet to In-House Guests

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Introduces Complimentary Basic Internet to In-House Guests

Enhanced service includes increased standard internet speed and total bandwidth. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — In recent years, with the popularity of personal devices requiring an internet connection, accessibility has become a key amenity. To meet the fast-changing needs of its guests, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is now offering resident guests complimentary* basic internet service…. Read the full press release

Groups of Travellers Can Now Submit Multiple ESTA Applications

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that the Electronic System for Travel Authorization web application has been updated to allow for multiple applications to be submitted and paid for in one transaction. The new online application will be available Wednesday, August 15. Applicants must enter biographic data and an email address… Read the full press release

‘SEA MICE & A MILLION’ Returns to Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa for Second Consecutive Year

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced that it is bringing back the successful 'SEA MICE & A MILLION' campaign from Hilton Worldwide for a third time in two consecutive years. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton Worldwide’s Successful MICE Campaign Offers More Perks for Meetings in Southeast Asia PHUKET, Thailand, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced that it is bringing back the successful ‘SEA MICE & A MILLION’ campaign from Hilton Worldwide for a third time in two consecutive years. Aimed at the corporate meetings,… Read the full press release

LEADING EASTERN REGION MEP VISITS EASYJET AND LONDON LUTON AIRPORT

Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK Director with Eastern Region MEP, Vicky Ford

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and operator of Europe’s No.1 air transport network, today welcomed Vicky Ford MEP to its European headquarters in Luton. During the visit, Mrs Ford met members of the airlines’ senior management team, along with staff in its Operations Control Centre and other key team members who contribute… Read the full press release

A new look for the Royal Suite Hôtel Plaza Athénée

A new look for the Royal Suite Hôtel Plaza Athénée

The Royal Suite on the 5th floor of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée has recently been renovated and redecorated by Marie-José Pommereau. With a total area of 450m², it is the largest suite in Paris. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — It comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two lounges, an office and even a galley kitchen. It overlooks the… Read the full press release

The All Inclusive Collection’s Cancun Palace & Vallarta Palace To Be Re-Flagged As Hard Rock Hotel Cancun & Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

MIAMI, FL, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The All Inclusive Collection – the brand that is shifting the sands of the all inclusive resort experience – proudly announces the re-flagging of Cancun Palace and Vallarta Palace resorts to Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.  The Hard Rock flag was raised at both Cancun Palace… Read the full press release

Travel Industry Plays Key Role at Republican National Convention

Tampa, Fla., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the nation’s attention expected to focus on next week’s Republican National Convention, the $1.9 trillion U.S. travel industry will advance its priorities in groundbreaking ways as it plays host to the 50,000 travelers expected to visit Tampa. “Whether it is hotels, rental cars or convention halls, no other industry… Read the full press release

SAA’s Cadet Pilot Development Programme: The fact

Johannesburg, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) has taken note of a skewed report in a local (South African) newspaper on its Cadet Pilot Development Programme. SAA wishes to point out that the airline does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age and any other criteria. SAA recruitment process – the true… Read the full press release

Celebrities back ‘Keep Virgin Trains’ e-petition as it passes 36,000 signature mark

As of 15:15 on August 22 total signatures reaches 50,000 London UK, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — 22 August 2012: High profile celebrities have given their backing to the independently-set up Government-run e-petition to force a debate in Parliament on the decision to strip Virgin Trains of the prestigious West Coast rail franchise. Earlier today the number of… Read the full press release

For the Ultimate Romance Revival Experience, Steal Away for a Rendezvous or Renew Your Vows at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

For the Ultimate Romance Revival Experience, Steal Away for a Rendezvous or Renew Your Vows at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Introducing “Baby, You’re Mine” rendezvous, and poolside vow renewal ceremonies. Singapore, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Armed with a wealth of experience, resources and innovative ways to help couples celebrate their love for one another, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore sets the stage to mark new milestones in a couple’s journey. Be it the “Baby, You’re Mine” rendezvous or a vow… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific introduces signature Chinese dishes to enhance inflight experience

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific today announced the introduction of the new “Cathay Pacific Signature Chinese Dishes” on its inflight menus. The dishes, follow authentic Chinese recipes and traditional taste, have been specially created by culinary experts to be enjoyed in the cabin environment. The new dishes are being served to Business, Premium Economy and… Read the full press release

airberlin: Stella Warmuth becomes Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa

Stella Warmuth becomes Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stella Warmuth (34) has been appointed the new Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa and is now responsible for sales in these markets. She will report to Mats Jacobsson, Vice President International Sales at airberlin. “The countries in the Middle East, in the Asia-Pacific region and in Africa are strategically… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Names Bill Murphy, Chief Information Officer

Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Credit: Hilton Worldwide

MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Murphy will be responsible for managing the company’s global technology team and infrastructure, as well as its technology business partnerships. He will also retain his previous responsibilities, when he held the title of the company’s Chief Technology… Read the full press release

ADAC presents the Program for the World Route Development Strategy Summit 2012

The 2 day conference to tackle critical air transport issues on a global platform Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) presented today the program of the World Route Development Strategy Summit, the conference that will be held along side the 18th World Route Development Forum (World Routes), the largest… Read the full press release

South Korea stars put Canada in the spotlight

Mr Calgary Stampede behind the scenes at the Stampede’s closing ceremony.

Actors and musicians boost exposure in series of media trips to BC, Alberta and Quebec. 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The South Korea office of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has taken to the airwaves to improve awareness of Canada. A series of media trips, which were covered on TV, through social media and in print, has injected a new wave… Read the full press release

World-class gastronomy before takeoff

From 21 August, travellers at Copenhagen Airport can get a taste of the best Nordic cuisine has to offer. Four Danish star chefs will take turns treating travellers to world-class Nordic food 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ —  From 21 August to 30 September, a pop-up restaurant will serve Nordic food of the best kind to travellers… Read the full press release

Paralympic arrivals to leave lasting accessibility legacy at Heathrow

Paralympic arrivals to leave lasting accessibility legacy at Heathrow

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow today announced a package of permanent accessibility improvements for passengers with reduced mobility as it welcomed 2,100 Paralympic athletes and officials on the peak arrivals day for the largest ever Paralympic Games. Heathrow today announced a package of permanent accessibility improvements for passengers with reduced mobility as it welcomed 2,100 Paralympic… Read the full press release

May Pendraat Named Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Marco Polo Hotels

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marco Polo Hotels is pleased to appoint Ms May Pendraat as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Marco Polo Hotels, effective July 23, 2012. May Pendraat was previously Area Director of Marketing for the three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong, namely Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel. She… Read the full press release

agoda.com Kadayawan SALE: Davao from USD 26 per night!

agoda.com Kadayawan SALE: Davao from USD 26 per night!

2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a selection of deals on hotels in Davao for the Philippines’ Kadayawan Festival. From now until the end of September, Kadayawan Festival brings a slew of vibrant cultural events to the city of Davao, and with… Read the full press release

Travel on Pace for Record-Setting Year

Washington, D.C., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to new numbers released by the Commerce Department today, the travel industry is on track for another record-setting year. International visitors have spent an estimated $82.2 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services – an increase of 11 percent when compared to the same period last year. “America’s economic… Read the full press release

Autumn Notes from Four Seasons Hotel Firenze: The Best Exhibitions, Music and Theatre

Celebrating the arrival of the new season in Florence 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to the readers of Travel + Leisure, the New York-based magazine that has become the bible of quality leisure travel fans, there is one city in Europe that stands highest on the podium of best places to visit. It is Florence, which ranks second… Read the full press release

Hut, Hut Hike! Four Seasons Hotel Austin Gearing Up to Welcome College Football Fans

UT-Themed Pedicure

Front drive tailgating, creative cocktails and more planned as UT fever invades Austin 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the first University of Texas football game just days away,Four Seasons Hotel Austin is ready to “kick-off” another memorable season filled with UT-themed offerings throughout the Hotel. Front Drive Live! From valet parkers wearing special Four Seasons UT jerseys and a… Read the full press release

Reminder: O’Hare Concessions Open House on August 30, 2012

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Are you a business owner or entrepreneur interested in operating a restaurant at O’Hare International Airport? The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a Concessions Open House event next week on August 30 for operators interested in responding to an upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) for food and beverage concessions at O’Hare International Airport…. Read the full press release

Macau International Fireworks Display Contest Spectacularly Commences in September

MGTO Director unveils details for the fireworks contest this year

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower on September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 1. Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is organized by Macau Government Tourist Office. During the press conference, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office, João Manuel… Read the full press release

Dragonair Welcomes Further Streamlining of Entry Arrangements for Taiwan Residents

Hong Kong, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR government that it will implement the online Pre-arrivalRegistration for Taiwan Residents from 1 September 2012. Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: “Taiwan is an important market for Dragonair and we now operate three flights to… Read the full press release

It’s An All New Sunday Brunch at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Hot Brunch items at The Bristol Lounge

With a carving station, homemade pastas and mouthwatering desserts, Boston’s best brunch is bigger, better – and sweeter than ever Boston, U.S.A. 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sunday Brunch at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston is already a treat, but now more than ever with exciting new menu inclusions. In addition to the classic favourites that guests have always… Read the full press release

WIN TICKETS TO MARY PETERS GOLD MEDAL 40 YEARS CELEBRATION EVENT

WIN TICKETS TO MARY PETERS GOLD MEDAL 40 YEARS CELEBRATION EVENT

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mary Peters winning a gold medal, we have 2 tickets for Mary Peters Celebration Event at The Grand Opera House up for grabs! The Belfast Grand Opera House is hosting an evening on Sunday 2nd September 2012 with stars from the world of sport, entertainment and the media. Sporting legends and… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino Provides Perspective on Airline/Airport Relationships

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino was a guest speaker today at a conference hosted by the International Association of Airport Executives Canada and the American Association of Airport Executives in Montreal, Quebec. Andolino and other industry leaders participated in a panel discussion about relationships between airlines and airports. The issue was one of several timely topics… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Offers “Explore More, Spend Less” Fall Fare Sale

Low fares starting at $59* between Reno and Bay Area; $89* between Portland and Southern California SEATTLE, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines launched a sale today offering low fares throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Mexico. One-way fares start at $59* between Reno, Nevada, and San Jose, Calif., and $89* between… Read the full press release