LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UNVEILS FREE WI-FI SERVICE TO PASSENGERS PROVIDED BY ADVANCED WIRELESS GROUP, LLC

Airport Becomes Largest in the U.S. to Offer Free Wi-Fi Service Los Angeles, California, 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Meeting one of the top demands by passengers for improved customer service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), free Wi-Fi service to passengers is now available, provided by Advanced Wireless Group, LLC (AWG).  Passengers may use Wi-Fi basic services… Read the full press release

Strike action by the Independent Flight Attendants Organization (UFO)

The Independent Flight Attendants Organization (UFO) has ended the strikes at Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich Airport. Flight operations from and to Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich are still affected. 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Further nationwide 24h strike actions by the Independent Flight Attendants Organization (UFO) announced for Friday, 7. September 2012. Lufthansa sincerely regrets that the labor… Read the full press release

EASYJET TO BRING IN ALLOCATED SEATING ON ALL FLIGHTS

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of its aim of making travel easy and affordable, easyJet is to roll out allocated seating across its network from November 2012. The airline has been trialling allocated seating since April and over this period more than 800,000 passengers have flown on 6,000 trial flights. Research among these passengers shows… Read the full press release

Gatwick seeks views from Capel on the proposed implementation of P-RNAV

P-RNAV consultation sees new event being held at Capel 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — A three month public consultation by Gatwick Airport is taking place to implement a system called P-RNAV. The system, which has been trialled on a limited basis at the airport for 6 years, utilises the full navigation capability of modern aircraft and improves… Read the full press release

Ethiopian continues its leadership in Africa being the 1st in the continent to take Delivery of 777F

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — True to its motto “leading the way past, present and the future”, and in another milestone for the African aviation industry, Ethiopian Airlines will receive its first B777 Freighter aircraft on September 19, 2012 from Boeing at Everett, Washington. This will make Ethiopian the first to operate this ultra-modern freighter in Africa…. Read the full press release

ABTA Warns Pilgrims to Avoid Unlicensed Travel Companies when Booking Hajj Trips

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — With 25,000 pilgrims estimated to be heading overseas to Saudi Arabia from the UK for Hajj which takes place between 24 & 29 October 2012, ABTA is warning all potential Hajj pilgrims about the dangers of booking with unlicensed travel companies, which every year sees individuals paying for travel arrangements that are… Read the full press release

Program Renewal of 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will take place at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower during September 8th and October 1st. Due to technical reasons, Foti International Fireworks Pty Ltd. from Australia will be withdrawn from the program and replaced by another Australian fireworks company Infinity Pyrotechnic…. Read the full press release

Virgin Trains welcomes Transport Select Committee hearing on West Coast franchise competition

* Virgin’s bid offers better services to passengers and more secure deal for taxpayers * £800m guaranteed investment to deliver new trains, routes and onboard services 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virgin Trains today (4 September 2012) backed the decision by the Transport Select Committee to hold a hearing into the West Coast rail franchise competition…. Read the full press release

WATA reinforces its position on the German market through cooperation with asr Allianz

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — On August 22,  WATA signed a partnership agreement with asr Allianz selbständiger Reiseunternehmen – Bundesverband e.V. to develop business opportunities, exchange expertise, and join forces on common actions. In signing with WATA, the asr members will find new partners dealing in the inbound tailor-made travel strictly selected according to high criteria of quality, and… Read the full press release

Eurostar launches its first ad campaign under AMV BBDO

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe has launched its first advertising campaign from newly appointed pan-European creative agency, AMV BBDO. The UK focused campaign, which plays on the cultural exchange between the UK, France and Belgium, launches an attractive price promotion with return journeys form London to Paris… Read the full press release

agoda.com celebrates Chuseok 2012 with rates from USD 51 per night!

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced deals in South Korea just in time for Chuseok. Chuseok is the country’s biggest holiday, a time when Koreans reunite with family to celebrate a bountiful harvest and to pay respect to elders and ancestors. Falling… Read the full press release

Burgers & Burgundy Wednesdays, All Day Long at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Wednesdays heat up at The Bristol Lounge: the restaurant’s favourite event, Burgers & Burgundy, is now available during lunch time too Boston, U.S.A., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Burgers & Burgundy Wednesdays in The Bristol Lounge atFour Seasons Hotel Boston is Boston’s favourite burger event. Previously served during dinner only, Burgers & Burgundy now comes to the rescue of the city’s… Read the full press release

FLYBE UNVEILS ‘THE MARY PETERS’

FLYBE UNVEILS ‘THE MARY PETERS’

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Flybe, the largest airline operating out of George Best Belfast City Airport has paid its own unique tribute to Northern Ireland’s Golden Girl. ‘The Mary Peters’, a specially named Q400 aircraft, was unveiled last Sunday in the presence of the legendary sportswoman, Dame Mary Peters by Simon Lilley, Flybe Director of Marketing… Read the full press release

September Specials at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai: Discover One Gourmet Delight After Another

September Specials at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai: Discover One Gourmet Delight After Another

Wine dinner, breakfast treats and pasta specials Mumbai, India – 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — This September, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai offers guests an epicurean wine dinner crafted specially by its Executive Chef, and invites everyone to wash away those monsoon blues with renditions of the classic Eggs Benedict breakfast, and enjoy a slice of Italy with the delectable pasta al… Read the full press release

Road works at O.R. Tambo International Airport

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — O.R. Tambo International would like to advise airport users of road works on the Upper Roadway at the International Departures Level. The construction, which is in line with our safety and operational regulation, will be undertaken from Monday, 03 September 2012 and is scheduled for completion in the second week of December 2012…. Read the full press release

New Director of Rooms for Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Passion and dedication paved the way for Yasmine El Gawhary to lead a team of 285 staff across key guest-contact departments Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces the promotion of Yasmine El Gawhary to the position of Director of Rooms, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt…. Read the full press release

Sheraton Maldives and W Maldives participates in ‘Going from Workdays to Holidays’ Resorts campaign by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sheraton Maldives and W Maldives participates in the “Going from Workdays to Holidays” Resorts promotion by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific. Travellers planning their next vacation can book the Resort offer of a 20% savings off Standard Rates with breakfast for two persons. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa A… Read the full press release

Smart, Sexy and Stylish: Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

A chic and sophisticated hotel opens in the heart of a constantly changing city, capturing every exciting moment Pudong, Shanghai, China, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Like the confident, youthful and energetic area it calls home, and the metropolis that surrounds it, the new Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai joins high-powered business and glamorous style in an exclusive enclave… Read the full press release

Virginia Offers Twelve Scenic Road Trip Ideas for Fall 2012

Width: 17" × Height: 11" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: TIF Credit: Cameron Davidson.Virginia Tourism Corporation Description: Experience the unmatched beauty and motorcycle riding enjoyment provided by Virginia Route 16, the two lane ribbon over the three mountains between Tazewell and Marion.

RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia boasts more than 3,000 miles of scenic roadways, taking travelers to coastal beauty, mountain vistas, quaint small towns and peaceful countryside.  Combine this with 15 million acres of fall foliage and two of the country’s most legendary scenic drives and Virginia is the ideal place for a classic fall road trip. … Read the full press release

JAL and British Airways Expand Codeshare Arrangements on Tokyo=London Routes and Begin Sales of Joint Fares

TOKYO, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and British Airways (BA) today announced the start of codeshare arrangements on the routes between Tokyo and London (Heathrow), as well as the sales of joint fares on applicable routes from October 1, 2012. Codeshare At present, the airlines are codesharing on a total of 23 routes connecting… Read the full press release

Now Open: Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan

Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan (rendering)

Experience one of the world’s most exciting cities,Four Seasons-style Baku, Azerbaijan, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Where do you want to go next? For many, the answer this year will undoubtedly be Baku. As football fans worldwide look forward to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in the fall, and the country’s firstFour Seasons now welcoming guests, the capital… Read the full press release

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO VAN MORRISON WITH BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO VAN MORRISON WITH BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — We are on the final countdown to the first ever East Belfast Arts Festival in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport and to celebrate we are giving away a pair of tickets to the Big Top Festival featuring Van the Man! The festival takes place from 5th to 9th September 2012 and is spread… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner flies into South Africa

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest-growing airline in Africa, will soon be flying its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner into Africa’s busiest airport, O.R. Tambo International in Johannesburg, an event that is being eagerly awaited by the travel industry and passengers alike. Ethiopian is the first airline outside of Japan to take delivery of the… Read the full press release

airberlin technik: 17 new trainees start their careers

With approximately 100 trainees, the aviation technology service division within the airberlin group is one of the largest training providers in the Dusseldorf area. 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — On 3rd September 2012, a total of 17 new trainees started their first year of training with airberlin technik GmbH in Dusseldorf. With approximately 100 trainees, airberlin technik… Read the full press release

Spa Corner at Maldives Stand during WTM 2012

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives to allocate a special space within the stand to promote the wellness tourism segment which is one of the most promising niche markets in the tourism industry today.  The focus would be to attract more visitors to the Maldives stand by giving them the opportunity to seek tranquil refuge for a… Read the full press release

¡Que Bueno Marriott!

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Five is the magic number this year as LATINA Style Magazine ranks Marriott number five on its LATINA Style 50 list, which ranks the top 50 companies for Latinas to work.  For the fifteenth year in a row, Marriott is on the ‘top 50’ list and this year is the only hotel… Read the full press release

Maldives holds fam trip for Indian market to boost the arrivals

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation jointly with the industry partners organized a fam trip for Indian market from 5-12th August 2012. The fam group includes journalists from travel magazines, mainline publications, newspapers, fashion and lifestyle magazines from various cities in India. During the 6day fam trip, apart from the beauty of the… Read the full press release

Reservations Manager celebrates 30 years of dedicated service at The Atlantic Hotel

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — There is a special place at The Atlantic Hotel for Reservations Manager Hayley Brockwell, who is celebrating 30 years of dedicated service and the honour of being this Small Luxury Hotel of the World’s longest standing member of staff. Commenting on the anniversary Hayley said: “I am so proud to be part… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, İstanbul’un Anadolu Yakasına İlk Adımını Atıyor

Hilton Worldwide, Hilton İstanbul Kozyatağı Konferans Merkezi ve Spa açılışı için sözleşme imzaladı ISTANBUL, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide, İstanbul’un Anadolu yakasında açılacak ilk Hilton Hotels & Resorts markalı oteli için Emaytaş Turizm Gayrimenkul Yönetim Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Tic. A.Ş. ile bugün bir franchise sözleşmesi imzaladığını açıkladı. Hilton İstanbul Kozyatağı Konferans Merkezi ve Spa, Hilton Worldwide’ın Türkiye… Read the full press release

Africa First, Ethiopian 1st B787 Dreamliner Touches down in Maputo

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian 1st B787 Dremaliner, dubbed “Africa First” touched down at Maputo International Airport on 2 September 2012. Ethiopian is the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft. Ethiopian is pleased to introduce the Dreamliner to Maputo, ahead of major destinations in Europe, Asia, the Middle… Read the full press release