Los Angeles Mayor and NTSB Chairman inspect new test equipment for life-saving rail safety technology

Metrolink will be first commuter agency in the nation operating with state-of-the-art Positive Train Control technology LOS ANGELES, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ —Yesterday, Metrolink unveiled its fully equipped Positive Train Control (PTC) test train at an event hosted by Metrolink Board Chair Richard Katz and the Metrolink Board. Participants included Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chair of… Read the full press release

AOPA inks strategic partnership with Enterprise Holdings

2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — AOPA has entered into a strategic partnership with St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry. Enterprise Holdings operates the flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. As a strategic partner in… Read the full press release

Hilton Palacio del Rio Announces Art, Love & Romance Package

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

SAN ANTONIO, Tx. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Palacio del Rio today announced a promotion in partnership with the San Antonio Museum of Art. The Art, Love & Romance package offers guests the opportunity to relax on the River Walk at Hilton Palacio del Rio and explore SAMA’s newest exhibit, Aphrodite and the Gods of Love. Hilton… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies’ Maintenix Software Supporting the Maintenance Business Transformation at LAN Airlines

Region’s largest airline group reaches organizational milestone with receipt of the America’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner LAN Airlines first operator in the Americas to use Maintenix for the 787 Rapid induction a hallmark of the Maintenix software Ottawa, Canada, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, today announced that with the receipt… Read the full press release

Overhead Walkway and Island Platform Now Open at Oshawa Train Station

Oshawa, ON, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, as part of the ongoing modernization of Canada’s national passenger rail service, the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and MP for Whitby Oshawa, Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and MP for Oshawa, and VIA Rail Canada officially opened a new overhead walkway and… Read the full press release

Celebrate with Fiesta-Inspired Specials This September at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Dining and Spa offers tie into annual culinary celebration. 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Join Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe this September to celebrate the annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, September 26 – 30, 2012. Terra will offer a four-course tasting menu to accompany wines from Tablas Creek Vineyard from Wednesday, September 26, to Saturday, September 29, 2012. Menu highlights… Read the full press release

ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA TO CELEBRATE A NEW WORLD ON 12. 21.12

Award-Winning Resort is Reborn and Ready to Celebrate Following $1,000,000 Renovation RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO – 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — On December 21, 2012 (12-21-12), all eyes will be on the vibrant and beautiful Riviera Maya region of Mexico as one phase of the ancient Mayan calendar ends and another begins. Following a $1,000,000 renovation this September,… Read the full press release

Fairmont, The Savoy & Abbey Road “Come Together” For Exclusive Studio Experience

Toronto,  2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Luxury Hotel Brand Invites Guests to Record A Song at Abbey Road Studios Where Iconic Music Has Been Made by The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd & Many Others Warm up those vocal chords and head to one of the music capitals of the world for a legendary weekend worthy of rock… Read the full press release

13th Annual World Gourmet Festival at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Raises THB 1.5 million for Charity

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Hotel also announces dates for the 14th Annual Festival, to be held from September 2-8, 2013. Bangkok, Thailand – 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 13th Annual World Gourmet Festival at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, held from September 3-9, 2012, has raised more than THB 1.5 million for the Save A Child’s Life From AIDS project under the auspices of HRH Princess… Read the full press release

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Voted World’s Best Waterpark For 15th Year In A Row!

Schlitterbahn’s attractions receive three of the five Best Waterpark ride distinctions NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, 2012-09-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark received the top international honor from Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards naming the park as the World’s Best Waterpark for the fifteenth consecutive year in a row. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is also honored with three of… Read the full press release

Ramada Offers Guests a Chance at a Weekly “Grand Giveaway”

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ramada®, the hotel brand that encourages their guests to “Do Your Thing. Leave the Rest to Us”, is giving travelers the chance to win a $1,000 Wyndham Rewards® Prepaid Visa® Card with their A Grand Giveaway Sweepstakes. Beginning this Saturday, September 15, 2012, consumers in the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec, who… Read the full press release

Hotelzon notes emergence of corporate travellers in high-end hotels – 5* discounting drives return of business travelers

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Data released by Hotelzon shows the growing popularity of 5* hotels with business travellers, resulting in a 2.4% increase in average corporate room rates year on year. The statistics, collated between April 01 and June 30th 2012, solely represent transacted room nights by Hotelzon’s global corporate and agency travellers and give one… Read the full press release

Warwick New York Hotel names new general manager: veteran hotelier Andrew Schlesinger

NEW YORK – 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Warwick New York Hotel on West 54th Street, one of the city’s most iconic hotels, has a new general manager as of Aug. 28. He is Andrew “Drew” Schlesinger, a veteran hotelier whose career has taken him across major hotel brands in the Eastern United States, and Los Angeles,… Read the full press release

Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark’s King Kaw Rapids River Voted The World’s Second Best New Waterpark Ride

Park receives national recognition during the annual Golden Ticket Awards KANSAS CITY, KS 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark received international recognition from Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards naming the King Kaw rapids river as the World’s Second Best New Waterpark Ride. Nicknamed the “Academy Awards of the Amusement Park Industry,” the Golden Ticket… Read the full press release

Free Admission to The Hershey Story as Part of “Museum Day Live!”

Hershey, Pa., 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s eighth annual “Museum Day Live!” on Saturday, September 29, 2012. This one-day program emulates the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities and includes participating museums across the country that offer free admission on… Read the full press release

Fairmont Chefs Get Saucy

Toronto 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — From House-Cured Meats to Ketchup Made from Beets, Fairmont Chefs Hand Craft Every Detail Fairmont Chefs are getting back to the basics by crafting as much as they can in house, right down to the smallest culinary accents. By preserving their own produce and curing their own meats, chefs can be sure… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Launches in Latin America

PARSIPPANY, N.J. 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program with nearly 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout Latin America, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands. The expansion is part of the program’s strategy to provide Wyndham Rewards members with earning and… Read the full press release

Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri Announces the Launch of an Iti Food Festival at Chynna Gold the Sichuan and Cantonese Fine Dining Restaurant

Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of an 'Iti Food Festival' at Chynna Gold, the Sichuan and Cantonese fine dining restaurant. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

NEW DELHI 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri today announced the launch of an ‘Iti Food Festival’ at Chynna Gold, the Sichuan and Cantonese fine dining restaurant. From September 14 – 29, 2012, guests at the five star deluxe hotel, located adjacent to Janakpuri West Metro station, will be able to relish authentic Chinese… Read the full press release

Condé Nast Traveller Names Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora #1 Resort in Australasia and the South Pacific in Annual “Readers’ Travel Awards

Overwater bungalows, exterior view

French Polynesian Resort also named to “The World’s Top 100” list. Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was named the #1 resort in Australasia and the South Pacific and #55 on the list of the ‘World’s Top 100″ Hotels in Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Travel Awards. “We’re honoured that the distinguished readers of Condé Nast… Read the full press release

Hilton Surfers Paradise Celebrates First Birthday With A Major Award Accolade

Hilton Surfers Paradise's first birthday celebration has coincided with a major award win for the $700 million property located on Queensland's Gold Coast. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

SURFERS PARADISE, QLD, Australia, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Surfers Paradise‘s first birthday celebration has coincided with a major award win for the $700 million property located on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The hotel was awarded the prestigious title of 2012 Hotel Management Awards ‘New Hotel’ of the year at a gala dinner held in Sydney on Friday… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield Acknowledges Eleventh Anniversary of September 11th

Halifax, N.S. 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was eleven years ago tomorrow that hundreds of airport employees responded quickly, professionally and with great compassion to the tragic events of a day that changed world history. “This is a time for reflection,” says Tom Ruth, Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO. “As we pause to appreciate… Read the full press release

Gran Meliá Colón, Seville’s first hotel to join Leading Hotels of the World

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Gran Meliá Colón Hotel, in the historic heart of Seville, has become a member of the prestigious organisation The Leading Hotels of the World, which represents the best and most exclusive hotels, resorts and spas in the world. This makes it the only luxury hotel in Seville to belong… Read the full press release

What’s Your Weekend Alter Ego? New Survey from Hampton Hotels Reveals Americans’ “Weekend State of Mind”

Hampton and Happiness Expert Dr. Christine Carter to Analyze Positive Effects of the Weekend MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — A national survey* released today by Hampton Hotels uncovered that one in three Americans (33 percent) claims they are a “completely different person” on the weekends than they are during the week.  The survey, which delves into… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Makes Doing Business More Efficient Than Ever

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Makes Doing Business More Efficient Than Ever

Introducing the new $38 Power Lunch for business groups, and innovative new Meetings on Wheels program. 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills makes getting the job done efficiently easier than ever with two new innovations for business travellers and locals who want to maximize their meeting time, and their budget. The New Power… Read the full press release

Negotiations between Airport Authority and its Employees Break Off

ST. JOHN’S, NL – 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — (9am, Tuesday, September 11, 2012) – The St. John’s International Airport Authority is very concerned about the strike first and negotiate later approach being taken by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which the Authority believes has contributed to a strike at St. John’s International Airport… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Continues Growth in Latin America, Surpassing 50 Hotels in the Portfolio and Exceeding 20 Projects in the Development Pipeline

Company’s Efforts in the Region Highlighted by Recent Openings and Consistent Pipeline Growth MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide announced that it has opened six new hotels and signed 10 agreements in the last 12 months in Latin America.  Proud to reinforce that the company’s expansion plans in Latin America remain strong, Hilton Worldwide… Read the full press release

Fitting for new Oktoberfest dirndl / Flights to New York, Charlotte and Hong Kong

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is limbering up for the Oktoberfest and what the Bavarians fondly call the “fifth” season of the year. The Munich crew who wear traditional Bavarian costume during this period will make their first public appearance today. This year’s outfit features a new dirndl created by Angermaier Trachten, a Munich-based company that… Read the full press release

Essential Travel’s Top Ten Farmer’s Markets From Around the World

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Farmers’ Markets are trending everywhere at the moment because of the global move towards healthier eating, living and spending. To celebrate this growing movement, Essential Travel has put together their favourite ten farmers’ markets from both the UK, and around the globe. 1. Winchester Farmers’ Market, Hampshire This bi-monthly market exemplifies the… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International receives four nominations at the European Hospitality Awards

Paradisus Playa del Carmen (Mexico), Gran Meliá Rome (Italy) and Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora (Tenerife, Spain) are the hotels nominated in the third edition of the awards Palma de Mallorca, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International has received four nominations in the European Hospitality Awards 2012 organised by the British magazine “Hotel Management International” in… Read the full press release

Hilton Sydney Awarded Four Awards at the National AHA Awards for Excellence 2012

Continuing its recent winning streak Hilton Sydney has been honored with four coveted awards by the Australian Hotels Association at the 2012 National Awards for Excellence. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

SYDNEY, 2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Continuing its recent winning streak Hilton Sydney has been honored with four coveted awards by the Australian Hotels Association at the 2012 National Awards for Excellence. At the ceremony, held in Hobart last Wednesday night, Hilton Sydney was awarded “Best Restaurant – Accommodation Division,” “Chef of the Year – Joe Pavlovich (glass… Read the full press release