Hispanic Business Magazine Names Southwest Airlines To The 2012 Directory Of Best Companies For Diversity

DALLAS – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines has been named one of the Best Companies for Diversity in 2012 by Hispanic Business Magazine, an annual list determined by more than 32 variables that measure the Company’s commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy, and supplier diversity. This is the fifth year the Carrier has been included… Read the full press release

White Truffle Season Comes to Il Lago at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

Il Lago

 Chef Saverio Sbaragli presents his intoxicating creations. Geneva, Switzerland – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Il Lago restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues opens the autumn season with its just released White Truffle Menu. The white truffle is one of the world’s most expensive and delicious ingredients and grows to perfection only in the Piedmont region in northern Italy,… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino to be Honored by Children’s Villages Illinois

CHICAGO, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino will be honored on October 18 by SOS Children’s Villages Illinois at its annual Crafted fundraising event in Chicago. Andolino and Commissioner Andrew Mooney of the Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development will each receive a Distinguished Leadership Award. Andolino will be honored for her leadership in serving at-risk children and Commissioner Mooney… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® Offers Double Rapid Rewards® Points

Members Will Earn Double Rapid Rewards Points for All Flights through Nov. 15, 2012 DALLAS – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is helping Rapid Rewards Members rack up reward points this fall! Southwest launched a promotion that will reward Members of the airline’s frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards, double points on all travel nationwide. In other… Read the full press release

Digital Innovation: Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel Launches Dedicated Concierge Website

Hotel also now offers complimentary WiFi in all rooms and suites, and pilots new Skype check-in program. Los Angeles in Beverly Hills (Beverly Wilshire), U.S.A. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — In an exciting new pilot program, Beverly Wilshire’s Concierge team – which has a combined total of 159 years of experience among them, and seven Les Clefs d’Or members… Read the full press release

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Announces Leadership Appointments

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced the appointments for a number of leadership and senior management roles within the luxurious resort. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

PHUKET, Thailand 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced the appointments for a number of leadership and senior management roles within the luxurious resort including Director of Finance, Director of Operations, Director of Food and Beverage, Director of Human Resources, Director of Sales and Front Office Manager. Director of Finance – Aman… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Okinawa on Sunday due to Impact of Super Typhoon Sanba

Hong Kong, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Friday, 14 September) announced that flights to and from Okinawa will be cancelled on Sunday, 16 September, based on the latest forecast for Super Typhoon Sanba. The aircraft deployed for the Okinawa flights on Saturday (15 September) will be upgraded to an A330 to accommodate those passengers originally… Read the full press release

“Drink Pink” in October at Four Seasons

“Drink Pink” in October at Four Seasons

Hotels and resorts across the Americas participate in “Drink Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — This October, Four Seasons hotels and resorts across the Americas are encouraging guests to raise a glass for the cure and “Drink Pink.” The Drink Pink program will be brought to life at Four Seasons locations offering… Read the full press release

Härth Restaurant Debuts At Hilton Westchester, Offering A Fresh Approach To Traditional Hotel Dining

Hilton Westchester today launched its signature härth restaurant, an innovative addition to the Westchester County dining scene. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

RYE BROOK, N.Y. 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Westchester today launched its signature härth restaurant, an innovative addition to the Westchester County dining scene featuring locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients cooked in a wood-burning oven, seasonal al fresco seating and outdoor and kitchen views from every table. The restaurant’s seasonal menu, designed by Executive Chef Rafael Velazquez, is… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for August 2012

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for August 2012 that show an increase in the number of passengers carried alongside a drop in the passenger load factor. The amount of cargo and mail carried showed another year-on-year decline. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano Launches Cultural Experience Package

Get in touch with Alexandria and discover this beautiful city. Alexandria, Egypt – 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Few cities have made so magnificent an entry into history as Alexandria. She was founded by Alexander the Great. – E.M. Forster Alexandria is the Pearl of the Mediterranean and the second capital of Egypt. This cosmopolitan city was home to… Read the full press release

New partnership: airberlin and airBaltic start codeshare flights

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is entering the Baltic region by offering nonstop flights to Riga with the new codeshare partner airBaltic. airberlin adds its code on flights operated by airBaltic to the Latvian capital from several German cities: Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin. In return, airBaltic flight guests are – for the first time… Read the full press release

Cape Town International Airport is inducted into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence

2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport (ACSA CTIA) is one of five airports for 2012 in the world nominated by the Airports Council International (ACI) to be inducted onto the Director General’s Roll of Excellence. This is for its exceptional achievements in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) surveys conducted over… Read the full press release

JAL Launches All-New Products and Services, Starting January 2013 on International Routes

Welcome! JAL New Sky TOKYO, 2012-09-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today launched JAL NEW SKY PROJECT, a thorough revamp of its in-flight products and services on international routes under a collective theme “Welcome! JAL New Sky”. As an initial phase of this Project, JAL will introduce a sweeping change to the seat designs in every cabin… Read the full press release

Honor Flight Chicago hosts 95 WWII Veterans at Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Legacy Girls entertain at Midway

CHICAGO, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — While many folks were still sleeping, 95 World War II veterans from the Chicago area showed up extra early this morning at Midway International Airport for a very special day trip to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial sponsored by Honor Flight Chicago. Among those traveling today are brothers Nick and George Collias. Nick, 86,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Makes Travel Easier with Launch of Mobile Booking Site

Flight status information also available via text now SEATTLE, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —Travel on Alaska Airlines got easier for smart phone users today with the launch of mobile booking, which allows customers to buy tickets from any mobile device. The carrier also rolled out Flight Status On the Go, which allows customers to text 252752 (ALASKA)… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Giving Away 60 Million Frequent Flyer Miles Next Week in Houston

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —  3,000 Area Residents to Receive Enough Miles for Award Ticket* (with taxes and fees from only $5 per award) WHO/WHAT: Spirit Airlines is celebrating its arrival in Houston in a big way and giving away 60 million frequent flyer bonus miles next week. 3,000 residents (18 years and older) will receive… Read the full press release

Seymour Hotels Appointment

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Seymour Hotels of Jersey is delighted to announce that Stephanie Seymour has recently joined their Marketing Department. Stephanie is the 5th generation of the Seymour family to join the Group, which was started in 1920 by her great grandfather, George Frederick Seymour and her great, great grandfather, George Andrew Seymour. Stephanie graduated… Read the full press release

Simon Casson of Four Seasons Hotel Doha Recognized Among the Middle East’s Most Powerful Hoteliers in “Hotelier Middle East Power 50” 2012

Simon Casson of Four Seasons Hotel Doha Recognized Among the Middle East's Most Powerful Hoteliers in "Hotelier Middle East Power 50" 2012

Annual list reveals the most significant in the industry. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Simon Casson, regional vice president and general manager of Four SeasonsHotel Doha, has been recognized for the second consecutive time among the Middle East’s most powerful hoteliers and most influential industry professionals in the fourth edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50. Named among this year’s… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines запустила новое приложение для iPhone

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines объявляет о запуске обновленного приложения для iPhone. Новое приложение стало удобнее для пользователей, процесс покупки занимает меньше времени. Пассажир может приобрести авиабилет на любой рейс S7 Airlines, оплатив его кредитной картой, или забронировать, чтобы оплатить позже при помощи электронных денег, банковского перевода или наличных денег в офисах продаж S7 Airlines, салонах… Read the full press release

A Perfect Day in the Downton Era

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Since its screen debut in autumn 2010, Downton Abbey has captivated the hearts and minds of the world with its picture perfect sets and costumes and upstairs-downstairs shenanigans. The series racked up an impressive 16 nominations at this year’s Emmy Awards, and it has even been affecting our holiday habits. 2011 saw… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund Aim to Raise USD One Million at Fourth Annual Run of Hope Seattle

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund Aim to Raise USD One Million at Fourth Annual Run of Hope Seattle.

5K Run/3K Walk to be held on September 30 at Seward Park benefits groundbreaking research for children with brain tumours and brain cancer. Seattle, U.S.A. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Run of Hope Seattle, an annual 5K run and 3K walk to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund (PBTRF), will hold its fourth annual Run of Hope on Sunday, September… Read the full press release

FirstGroup response to Secretary of State comments

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — A FirstGroup spokesman said: “We are pleased that the Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed that the Government intends to proceed with the award of the InterCity West Coast franchise to FirstGroup. Our focus is to ensure a smooth transition with continuity for staff and passengers alike. With that in mind,… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Presents Picture Perfect Pools

Guests Take the Plunge in Spectacular Surroundings NEW YORK, NY 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Make a splash in the best pools around the world with Leading Hotels. From Thailand to Turkey, LHW offers pools with panache. The heart of bustling Bangkok may seem an odd place for a truly spectacular swimming pool, but that is just… Read the full press release

Atlantic Hotel welcomes Mark Yates to join award-winning team

Atlantic Hotel welcomes Mark Yates to join award-winning team

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Atlantic Hotel is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Yates as its new Hotel Manager. With an outstanding track record of delivering exceptional service standards, Mark is now responsible for the smooth running of one of the finest privately owned hotels in the UK and heads up a 60 strong… Read the full press release

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR TV AD CAMPAIGN BRINGS CUSTOMER SERVICE HOME (UK)

LONDON – 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched a new television brand campaign to extend awareness of the company and its customer service culture. The advertising started on August 13th and a second TV commercial is planned to air later in the year. The ad features fictional US Enterprise employee Brad and his UK… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Maui Presents an Unforgettable December Event – The Red Violin and Opus One Winery Come Together as Part of “Unforgettable Events” Series and the First Wailea Wine and Food Festival

Four Seasons Resort Maui Presents an Unforgettable December Event - The Red Violin and Opus One Winery Come Together as Part of “Unforgettable Events” Series and the First Wailea Wine and Food Festival

A private performance, uncompromising wines, international dinner and ocean-view room at Maui’s only Forbes Five Star resort. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is offering an exceptional package for its December 7, 2012 Red Violin Opus One Event, a one-of-a-kind private classical music concert performed by Elizabeth Pitcairn, American violin virtuoso and owner of the legendary 1720 Red… Read the full press release

Winnipeg’s First Courtyard by Marriott Lands on Airport Campus

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to announce Manitoba’s first Courtyard by Marriott is landing on the airport campus. This first Courtyard property in Winnipeg will be owned and built by Brock Hotels and Belmont Equity Partners Inc. The six-story Courtyard will be located on the eastern side of the airport and… Read the full press release

Spa Sirene wins ‘Best Channel Islands Hotel’

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spa Sirène at The Royal Yacht Hotel are thrilled to announce that they have been chosen as the winner of the Readers Regional Award for Best Spa in the Channel Islands by the Good Spa Guide. The Good Spa Guide compiles the list of nominees yearly based on their evaluation and subsequent… Read the full press release

Marriott International to Open 14th Hotel in Paris with Signing of AC Hotel by Marriott

AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot Opens in 2014. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced the signing of its first AC Hotel by Marriott in Paris, the 166-room AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot.  The hotel will be operated under a franchise agreement with SHEPI SNC. The AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot will represent… Read the full press release