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

Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley Coming to Hershey Theatre

Tickets on Sale Monday, August 27 at 9 a.m. Michael Flatley’s Irish Dance Show One of World’s Most Loved Tours Hershey, Pa., 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sixteen years ago, Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley (www.lordofthedance.com) launched; today, it is selling out arenas and theatres as the world’s highest grossing Irish dance show. Generations… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo Takes Top Honors in Performance Study

Airline Earns Quest for Quality Award for 16th Year in a Row DALLAS, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Cargo is honored to receive the 2012 Quest for Quality Award, awarded by Logistics Management Magazine.  The Quest for Quality Award is the most extensive year-to-year market research study conducted in the logistics industry, which evaluates and measures transportation… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes further streamlining entry arrangements for Taiwan residents

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement of the implementation arrangements for the online Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents by the Immigration Department which will further streamline the immigration arrangements for Taiwan residents to visit Hong Kong with effect from 1 September. Cathay Pacific Director Sales and Marketing Rupert Hogg said:… Read the full press release

Customised Mallorca: Adventure trips with BINOLI and airberlin

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — An analysis by Mallorca travel specialist BINOLI has shown that travellers, especially those with flexible holiday plans, are seeking individualised travel experiences. “In particular, freedom-loving holidaymakers are no longer satisfied with the traditional package holiday,” says André Kollmeyer, Managing Director of BINOLI GmbH. “Unique hotels combined with individual travel schedules are particularly… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand to encourage growth of medical tourism sector with Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Familiarization Trip

Bangkok, 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — To sustain the growth of Thailand’s medical tourism sector, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organized the “Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Familiarization (fam) Trip”, which runs from September 10 to 15, 2012. The fam trip will play an important role in showcasing Thailand as one of the… Read the full press release

Silversea Details 2013 Voyage Collection in Two New Brochures

Expedition cruises now featured in separate brochure 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has released two new brochures showcasing over 200 imaginative voyages sailing from January through December 2013 to over 450 destinations on seven continents. The new 2013 Voyages atlas immediately captures the imagination with an exquisite cover design that hints at the luxurious travel experiences… Read the full press release

Precautionary Health Advisory at the JW Marriott Chicago

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has alerted the JW Marriott Chicago that three previous guests of the hotel have been diagnosed with a type of a pneumonia referred to as Legionnaires’ disease.  The hotel responded immediately with an investigation in cooperation with the CDPH.  On their advice, the hotel drained… Read the full press release

TAP DOGS Coming to Hershey Theatre Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Monday, August 27 at 9 a.m. Hershey, Pa., 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — TAP DOGS is taking the world by storm having performed in 330 cities worldwide with 12 million seats sold. The 2012 tour will stop at Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this show are $52, $47,… Read the full press release