Metrolink Orange County Line trains delayed up to 45 minutes due to Rail Signal Upgrades on Saturday, Sept. 8

Anaheim station closed on during work; buses provided to passengers departing from and returning to Anaheim LOS ANGELES, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Due to rail signal upgrades planned on Sept. 8, Metrolink’s Orange County Line trains will not stop at Anaheim and will be rerouted causing up to 45 minute delays to all 600 series trains…. Read the full press release

PERFORMANCE SERIES SETS A DRAMATIC STAGE AT LAX FLYAWAY® BUS TERMINAL IN VAN NUYS

Los Angeles, California, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will present a series of three weekend site-specific dance and music performances by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, String Theory, and Sarah Elgart during the months of September and October at the LAX FlyAway® bus terminal in… Read the full press release

GROW – Bóthar exhibition by local photographer lands at Shannon Airport

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — To mark the 21st anniversary of Bóthar, the Irish based Charity that enables families and communities worldwide to overcome hunger and poverty and to restore the environment in a sustainable way, Shannon Airport is pleased to host Bóthar’s photographic exhibition GROW in the Airport’s Transit Lounge. The exhibition is a stunning collection of… Read the full press release

KLM serves Budapest with the longest Boeing 737

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dutch carrier KLM is flying the Amsterdam-Budapest route with the largest variant of the Boeing 737 aircraft, in order to be able to satisfy the ever-increasing demand. KLM’s longest “small Boeing” is able to carry 189 passengers with a two-class arrangement. It was precisely 12:33 when KLM’s 737-900 type airliner landed smoothly… Read the full press release

Americans Want to Fly Wireless

NEW YORK, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fly.com™, the world’s easiest-to-use airfare search engine, today released the results of a new consumer survey that shows Americans don’t want to unplug from their portable communication devices when flying. Fly.com’s survey, which questioned 500 U.S. travelers this summer, found that 80 percent of respondents want the option to connect… Read the full press release

bloc™ Gatwick to open in Summer 2013

More choice for passengers as Gatwick plans to add a boutique bloc™hotel to its airport hotel portfolio Set to open at Gatwick’s South Terminal in Summer 2013 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport is delighted to announce its agreement with bloc™ hotels to open a 244 room property at the airport in early Summer 2013. The… Read the full press release

Former Australian cricket great now plays for Australian tourism in growing India

Key facts Former Australian Test, One Day and Twenty20 cricketing great, Brett Lee, is joining Tourism Australia’s ‘Friends of Australia’ advocacy program to promote the country’s tourism experiences to a growing market of Indian travellers. In his debut as a Friend of Australia, Brett Lee welcomed on Wednesday evening more than 70 of India’s leading… Read the full press release

SURF’S UP IN SYDNEY FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS TO OZ

Syndey and the Great Barrier Reef from just £1,899 per person 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thinking of taking a trip down under but don’t know where to start? Check out leading independent tour operator Premier Holidays’ Australia packages, which are perfect for first time visitors to the destination. There is a package for everyone – from… Read the full press release

Porter Airlines sets record August load factor of 74.5%

TORONTO, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Porter Airlines set records for any month in its history by carrying more than 260,000 passengers with a load factor of 74.5 per cent in August. Passenger numbers increased 23.8 per cent from the previous year. Figures for the month show 133.1 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs) and 99.1 million Revenue… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia statement: Qantas-Emirates international alliance

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Key facts Qantas and Emirates have today announced a new international flight alliance. Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that the alliance would need to be judged fully over time, but that it had the potential to bolster international visitation and increase dispersal of visitors in Australia. Key quotes “Improving aviation… Read the full press release

Visitors to Thailand Urged to Ask for “Miracle Thailand Card” for Discounted Shopping

Bangkok, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to Thailand this high season should make it a point to ask their travel agents and tour operators for a “Miracle Thailand Card” to help them take advantage of discounted shopping during their stay. TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said the TAT is supporting this initiative, launched by one of Thailand’s leading banks,… Read the full press release

PARADISUS RESORTS’ PLAYA DEL CARMEN PROPERTIES JOIN PREFERRED HOTELS & RESORTS

New Members Bring Adults-Only and Family-Friendly Destinations to Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Portfolio in Mexico CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Preferred Hotel Group, a leading provider of sales and marketing support to independent hotels around the world, increased the presence of its Preferred Hotels® & Resorts brand in Riviera Maya with the addition of Paradisus Playa del Carmen La… Read the full press release

Native Son of Nevis Promoted to Executive Chef at the New Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania

Nevis, West Indies

With a move to Sub-Saharan Africa, Chef Curtis Smithen continues his exotic culinary journey around the world with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean – 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chef Curtis Smithen may have changed his global positioning atFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts, but no matter where he goes around the globe, he never loses sight of his Nevisian… Read the full press release

airberlin records higher capacity utilization

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin increased its capacity utilization for the first eight months of the year to 79.25 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.2 percent over the previous year. In yearly comparison, Germany’s second-largest airline company reduced capacity by 6.8 percent in the context of the efficiency-increasing programme “Shape & Size”, to 28,660,809 seats. Over… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Reports August Operational Results

SEATTLE, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE Alaska reported an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on a 7.4 percent increase in capacity compared to August… Read the full press release

A SCULPTURE INSTALLATION AT GEORGE BEST BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Using water as inspiration, Belfast artist Deirdre Robb has created a unique sculpture installation entitled ‘swell’ that will be on display in the George Best Belfast City Airport as part of the inaugural East Belfast Arts Festival. Colour and form have an immediate impact on the large-scale artwork that conveys a sense of… Read the full press release

Ascend Hotel Collection Makes Its Debut in Boston, New Orleans and Gettysburg

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ascend Hotel Collection announced today that new boutique properties in Boston, New Orleans and Gettysburg have joined its portfolio of independent hotels. They are enVision Hotel Boston; The Blake Hotel New Orleans; and Federal Pointe Inn, Gettysburg, Pa. The properties are the first in each of these markets to join this fast-growing network of upscale… Read the full press release

New Weekly Events at The Bristol Lounge Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Sip and eat in style every day of the week. Boston, U.S.A., 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Guests at The Bristol Lounge restaurant and bar at Four SeasonsHotel Boston enjoy popular weekly events including Burgers & Burgundy Wednesdays, Sundaes on Saturdays and Sunday Brunch. Now, with three new events – Taco Tuesdays, Beer Night (Thursdays) and Fizzy Fridays – there are additional reasons… Read the full press release

LOT’s new flight connection with Stuttgart

Warsaw, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — LOT Polish Airlines establish the second (after Hannover) flight connection with Germany this year, which is one of the most important and strategic markets for the Polish air carrier. Since 5 November LOT’s planes will fly to the Stuttgart airport five days a week. Tickets may be bought from today. Stuttgart… Read the full press release

RYANAIR SCHEDULES EXTRA BARCELONA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FLIGHTS AFTER HUGE DEMAND FROM CELTIC FANS

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (7 Sept) announced that it has scheduled an extra return flight from Glasgow Prestick to Barcelona for Celtic’s eagerly-awaited Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Nou Camp on 23rd Oct after being inundated with requests from Celtic fans. Ryanair’s Champions League special, with seats… Read the full press release

ALAMO RENT A CAR TO SERVE JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR FIRST TIME

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow: “It is encouraging to see companies expanding to meet and serve the needs of travelers visiting the U.S.” St. Louis, Mo. 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alamo Rent A Car, the largest car rental provider to international customers visiting North America, today announced the opening of a new branch serving customers… Read the full press release

Local businessman appointed as new Chairman of Bath Tourism Plus

Local businessman appointed as new Chairman  of Bath Tourism Plus 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bath Tourism Plus, the public/private partnership between B&NES Council and the Initiative in B&NES, has appointed Matt Davis, Sales Director of QA Systems Ltd and current Director and Vice Chairman of Bath Tourism Board of Directors as the organisation’s Chairman. As a board… Read the full press release

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returns to Hershey with The Lost Christmas Eve Presented by Hallmark Channel

Friday, December 21 at 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets on sale Friday, September 21 at 10 a.m. Hershey, Pa., 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is teaming up with Hallmark Channel to present the live debut of the band’s multi-platinum rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve.” A modern classic that can stand side-by-side with a… Read the full press release

LATINA Style Names Wyndham Worldwide One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas

Parsippany, N.J., 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the fourth year in a row, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has been named one of the 50 best companies for Latinas by the annual LATINA Style 50 report. The annual survey, which serves as the most respected source of employment and career information for… Read the full press release

A HEARTY SELECTION OF SEABASSS DISHES AT BENJARONG

Savor the rich Thai flavors of healthy seabass dishes from September 16 to 30, 2012 at Dusit Thani Manila’s Benjarong Restaurant

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Thai restaurant like no other, Dusit Thani Manila’s Benjarong exudes Thai grace and unveils unparalleled gastronomic treasures. Let your appetite awaken to an intense blend of unique Thai flavors, and embrace the sweet, salty, bitter, hot and sour when exploring a variety of dishes prepared by the Thai chef. This September,… Read the full press release

Reduce travel costs with airberlin

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin is enjoying great success with its corporate program, business points, for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which was introduced in 2010; there are currently more than 10,000 companies participating. With the business points program, SMEs can effectively reduce their travel costs through all their employees collecting points for the company when… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotel Group Expands Canadian Sales Efforts with Appointment of Vanessa Gromer, Director of Global Sales

CHICAGO, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Preferred Hotel Group™, a leading provider of sales and marketing distribution services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Gromer as Director of Global Sales, Canada. The appointment of Ms. Gromer allows Preferred Hotel Group to better serve the needs of the Canadian travel market, including travel agents, travel management companies, corporate travel… Read the full press release

Chef Vikram Arora of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai Unlocks the Flavours of Maharashtrian Cuisine at One-Ninety at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Guest Chef Vikram Arora

A variety of spices, herbs and ingredients tantalizes the palate with an authentic experience this October Singapore, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located on the west of Maharashtra state in India, Mumbai’s defining food culture bears the combined hallmarks of a few influences, not least Muslim, Goan, South Indian and local Maharashtrian, to name a few. Ranging… Read the full press release

Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort Celebrates Grand Opening Weekend With Two Events

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — What: In celebration of the new Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort, the hotel will be hosting two unique events that will allow fans to interact with the legendary fisherman, artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey. On Thur., Sept.13 from 11 a.m. – noon, the resort will host a Meet… Read the full press release

Kempinski opens its first hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania

Kempinski opens its first hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square – the brightest five-star jewel in the Old Town, Vilnius Geneva, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kempinski Hotels, the oldest European luxury hoteliers, open the doors to their first hotel in the capital of Lithuania, and their first property in the Baltic States. Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square offers neoclassical grandeur with a contemporary… Read the full press release