Simon Cook becomes new UK and Ireland Sales Manager for airberlin

2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the new Sales Manager for the UK, the Channel Islands and Ireland since 1st September 2012, Simon Cook supports the team of Rogier de Jager, airberlin’s Area Manager Western Europe. He takes over the position previously held by Titus Johnson, who became Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the newly… Read the full press release

QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES LATEST GLOBAL SALE AT MIDNIGHT

Three-Day Offering Provides Travellers With Great Savings Fly The World’s Best Airline To More Than 100 Destinations Across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia And The Americas Generous Travel Window Between 10 September 2012 and 13 March 2013 Doha, QATAR, 2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways is offering customers around the world with great savings to… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Dahlman Rose & Co. Global Transportation Conference

SEATTLE, 2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen, Alaska’s vice president, finance, and chief financial officer, at the Dahlman Rose & Co. Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in New… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Co. to Present at the Deutsche Bank 2012 Aviation and Transportation Conference

DALLAS – 2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been invited to speak at the Deutsche Bank 2012 Aviation and Transportation Conference.  Deutsche Bank will be webcasting the audio presentation live, and a link to the webcast will be made available via the Investor Relations homepage on the Southwest Airlines website.  Details of the… Read the full press release

airberlin: Hotline at local rates

2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guests who want to book their flight, find out about Check-in procedures or pre-order their airberlin currywurst can now phone the Service Center at new local rates 24 hours a day. For travel agencies and guests in Europe, the airline operates six call centers. With success: 90 percent of all calls are… Read the full press release

CAA ensures NATS regulation is fit for the future

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published for consultation a review of its regulation of the en route part of NATS’ air traffic control business, NERL. 2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The review examines what the CAA needs to achieve from its regulation of NERL in light of likely future changes in the market context… Read the full press release

ADAC Concludes its Staff Summer Safety and Heat Awareness Campaign

Part of ADAC’s commitment to operate at optimum safety and security standards Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ —  As part of its commitment to operate under optimum safety and security standards, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) ran its comprehensive summer safety and heat awareness campaign, over a period of four months, for its… Read the full press release

Countdown to the 2012 Autumn WellBeing Fair Next Week!

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Autumn WellBeing Fair is due to be held over the weekend of 8th and 9th September 2012 at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in Jersey. Organised by WellBeing World, a membership body with a wide range of 90 wellbeing service provider members, the WellBeing Fair is the third such event to… Read the full press release

Hundreds attend Concessions Open House at O’Hare

Hundreds attend Concessions Open House at O'Hare

CHICAGO, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport. More than 200 business owners, retailers, service providers, suppliers and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) firms participated in the event. The attendees networked and learned about concessions opportunities at Chicago’s airports. The Concessions Open House provided a valuable preview for the upcoming O’Hare Food… Read the full press release

Sweet Osmanthus, the Scent of Autumn at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake

Jin Sha terrace

Flowers perfume the air and dishes at Jin Sha this September Hangzhou at West Lake, China, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — With a divine fragrance, it is no wonder that osmanthus can lure attention and adoration from everyone that passes their way. Regarded as the city flower of Hangzhou, the beloved evergreen shrub native to China falls… Read the full press release

Third Direct European Route from Blue Islands

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Local airline Blue Islands, today announce a new direct service to Chambery for ski travel this Winter. The direct service will give travellers from Jersey the fastest access to the French Alps during the 2012 – 2013 ski season. Chambery is the most central airport in the Alps, making it the easiest… Read the full press release

Thailand Hosts Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2012 Finalists

In photo: Mr Sansern Ngaorungsi, TAT Deputy Governor of International Marketing for Asia and the South Pacific, presents a Thai traditional garland to welcome Miss Hong Kong 2012, Miss Cheung Ming Nga Carat.

Hong Kong, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong office joined together with Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) to bring the 10 finalists of Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2012 to Thailand to mark 40th anniversary of the pageant. According to Mrs. Thitiporn Maneenate, Director of the TAT Hong Kong Office,… Read the full press release

ART Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Celebrates Washington Cider Week with Alpenfire Cider, Washington’s Only Organic Hard Cider

ART Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Meet the makers of Alpenfire Cider and enjoy a complimentary cider tasting in ART Lounge Seattle, U.S.A., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — In celebration of Washington Cider Week 2012, ART Lounge atFour Seasons Hotel Seattle will offer an exclusive cider tasting with Alpenfire Cider, Washington’s only organic hard cider. Among the six participating states, Washington will boast more than eighty-five cider events during… Read the full press release

A DAY WITH GRANDMA AND GRANDPA AT DUSIT THANI MANILA

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dusit Thani Manila puts the “grand” in Grandparent’s Day as the hotel comes alive with an all-out special celebration in honor of Grandma and Grandpa on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Indulge Grandma, Grandpa and the entire family in the Sunday Family Crossover Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and enjoy a… Read the full press release

VIA Rail’s Second Quarter Results Confirm Need for Modernization Plan

Halifax, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the quarterly meeting of its Board of Directors in Halifax, N.S., VIA Rail Canada released its second quarter 2012 results today. The Corporation’s ridership and revenues were lower than in the same period last year, due partially to continued economic uncertainty affecting travel markets. However, as a result of… Read the full press release

High Flying Ticket Sales! Less than 2,000 tickets left for Jersey Live

JERSEY LIVE FESTIVAL 2012 with JT SEPTEMBER 1ST – 2ND 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Set in the lush countryside of the Parish of Trinity, in the rural heart of Jersey, Channel Islands, Jersey Live Festival sponsored once again by JT returns for its 9th edition this September. Surrounded by 45 miles of stunning coast and enjoying… Read the full press release

Go Exclusively to Thailand

Go Exclusively to Thailand

New Delhi, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi office joined hands with Odysseus India Pvt. Ltd. to organise familiarization trips for luxury-end agents to visit Thailand from 4th to 10th August, 2012. A total of ten agents from Delhi, Kolkata, Punjab, and Bangalore participated in the trip. The properties… Read the full press release

Celebrate This Year’s Mid-Autumn Festival and Gift Mooncakes from Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Celebrate This Year's Mid-Autumn Festival and Gift Mooncakes from Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Limited-edtion and hand-made in the kitchens of three Michelin-starred Lung King Heen Hong Kong, China – 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong will once again offer the famed Lung King Heen mooncakes for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Chef Chan Yan Tak and his team at Lung King Heen will be creating limited-edition mooncakes presented in beautifully designed boxes by… Read the full press release

Weddings at Dusit Thani Manila

Weddings at Dusit Thani Manila

2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Dusit Thani Manila continues to be the popular venue for couples seeking to experience their dream wedding. It takes pride in its posse of banquet experts that matches the hotel’s luxury in experience and creativity, guaranteeing a truly unforgettable celebration. From conceiving a couple’s ideal wedding theme, selecting an appropriate menu… Read the full press release

China Rising: Four Seasons Shares Good Fortune with Three New Hotels in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing in 2012

Indoor lap pool at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai (rendering)

88th Four Seasons kicks off an auspicious year in China. 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons continues to expand its presence in China with three openings in 2012, including its first hotels in Guangzhou and Beijing, and a second location in Shanghai. Ten years ago, the company began its expansion strategy in the country with its… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Takes Entertainment To New Heights

Airline Renews “Live In The Vineyard” partnership and launches national sweepstakes DALLAS – 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines™ (NYSE: LUV) celebrates its continued partnership as the Official Airline Sponsor of “Live In The Vineyard” by reintroducing the official “Live In The Vineyard”-decaled Boeing 737 airplane to its fleet and kicking off the national Getaway Sweepstakes for… Read the full press release

Beachfront Hotel And New Year-Round Indoor Waterpark Now Open!

New South Padre Island Indoor Resort Waterpark features seven new attractions including the first double tidal wave river and unlimited access to the summertime Schlitterbahn Beach outdoor waterpark. SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Schlitterbahn, respected worldwide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, is now welcoming guests to the new beachfront hotel and indoor, year-round resort… Read the full press release

Face Off 2012: The Biggest Filipino Bridal Show in Years at Dusit Thani Manila

(Featuring 40 designers, it will show the breadth and depth of Philippine bridal fashion design) Makati, Philippines, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the first time in years, a big collection of wedding gowns and bridal wear by Filipino designers will be held at the Grand Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila on the 5th of September 2012. The Samsung… Read the full press release

TRANSASIA AIRWAYS TO TAKE DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST A330 AIRCRAFT IN NOVEMBER 2012

The first of 29 new aircraft currently on order Singapore, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading Taiwanese airline, TransAsia Airways’ fleet expansion proceeds according to plan with its first A330-300 aircraft scheduled for delivery this November. The Airline currently operates a fleet of 18 aircraft, which service a network of 46 destinations within Asia. The A330-300’s delivery… Read the full press release

The Circus Is Coming To Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Hilton Birmingham Metropole is excited to announce a complimentary evening of fun and entertainment. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

The Hotel Will Host An Evening Of Fun Under The Big Top BIRMINGHAM, U.K., 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Birmingham Metropole is excited to announce a complimentary evening of fun and entertainment. For the second consecutive year, guests and corporate partners will have the opportunity to experience Hilton Birmingham Metropole’s incredible event facilities while letting loose and… Read the full press release

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces World’s Tallest and Fastest Looping Coaster for 2013

Theme Park Firmly Holds Coveted World Record of More Coasters than Any Other Theme Park on the Planet! 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Six Flags Magic Mountain today announced another world-record addition to their coaster dynasty with FULL THROTTLE, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster slated for the Valencia theme park in 2013.  Unlike traditional coasters, this unique,… Read the full press release

Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto to Host Wine Dinner

Executive Chef Marco Fossati visits with guests

Special event with Schweiger Vineyards highlights love story of family and place 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Quattro and Schweiger Vineyards and Winery will celebrate the spirit of family and community at a special dinner on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy free flowing conversation with Executive Chef Marco Fossati, Quattro General Manager Adam Ashukian and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes

CFO Laura Wright Announces Retirement; Tammy Romo Named as Successor DALLAS – 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced that its Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Laura Wright, has advised the Company of her decision to retire. Gary Kelly, Southwest’s Chairman, President, and CEO, said that Wright’s decision was accepted with profound… Read the full press release

TRANSASIA AIRWAYS REPORTS NT$4.5 BILLION REVENUE FOR FIRST HALF-YEAR 2012 FINANCIAL YEAR – UP 11.15% YEAR-ON-YEAR

1H2012 Financial Highlights:  Achieved Net profit after tax of NT$45.5 million  Strong cross-straits business driven by increasing number of inbound travellers from PRC Singapore, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Taiwan’s leading airline TransAsia Airways, today reported its financial performance for the first half of 2012 ended 30th June. The Airline achieved 11.15% increase in revenue with NT$4.5… Read the full press release