Main Olympics airspace restrictions coming to an end on 15/16 August, but some restrictions remain

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics are scheduled to be withdrawn at midnight on 15/16 August. However, a smaller set of restrictions will remain to protect the main Paralympics sites and various shorter-term airspace restrictions will cover other venues. Airspace users are also asked to be prepared for the… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Experience PEI.

With more than 30 products on offer, this small Prince Edward Island business offers travellers a glimpse into the real Canada 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you’re still learning your tourism ABCs, then E is for experience. It’s at the heart of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Signature Experiences Collection® (SEC) program. Now into its second year and with… Read the full press release

LOT signs full content agreement with Travelport

Secures full content for agents in Poland and beyond Langley, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and LOT Polish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Poland, have announced a new global full content agreement. The new multi-year deal secures full access to all of LOT’s fares, seat availability and… Read the full press release

Carbon dioxide emissions declining at Helsinki Airport

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Finnish Airport Operator, Finavia Corp., is developing the eco-efficient operations of its airports. This also refers to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Emissions caused by Finavia’s largest airport, Helsinki Airport, clearly declined in 2011. As a result, the airport was accepted into the second level of the international Airport Carbon… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Thursday 9th August

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow is expecting 213,537 passengers today – 109,783 of which are departures. More than 1000 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from the airport, with around 70 arriving. Heathrow is expecting 213,537 passengers today – 109,783 of which are departures. More than 1000 members of the Games Family* are… Read the full press release

Irish Music Phenomenon Celtic Thunder Return to Hershey

SEE THESE SIX TALENTED SINGERS AS THEY EMBARK ON THEIR 63-CITY TOUR OF AMERICA & CANADA! 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Storming onto the main stage are the international megastars Celtic Thunder, with Voyage, a brand new show that explores the diversity of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. The ensemble performances in this thrilling evening of entertainment… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Shake Things Up- San Diego Style At the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, guests can order their specialized martinis at Altitude Sky Lounge-on the house.  Dubbed one of San Diego’s hottest bars, Altitude, is located on the roof, 22 stories up, offering breathtaking views of the city and the ocean.  Guests will… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S £11 SEAT SALE

Fly for £11 on over 1,000 routes in September and October 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Tues 7 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £11 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September and October. These “all in” low fares will be available… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Launching a Presence in Amsterdam

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Steigenberger is just about to check in at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. The Frankfurt-based hotel company will be acquiring representation at a further international airport by taking over the former Dorint Hotel Amsterdam-Airport with effect from 1 September 2012 and thus adding to the presence it already enjoys at Frankfurt Main… Read the full press release

HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts Forges Ahead with Eight Signings in First Five Months after Brand Launch

Strong market confidence in world’s first international hotel brand designed for Chinese consumers Shanghai, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel companies and the biggest international hotel company in Greater China, today announced its first set of signings for the new HUALUXETM Hotels and Resorts brand. Eight management contracts have been signed… Read the full press release

RYANAIR TO SEND FREE SMS ALERTS FOR FLIGHT DELAYS OF OVER 90 MINS

PASSENGERS URGED TO PROVIDE MOBILE NUMBERS 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (8 Aug) announced that passengers who experience very rare Ryanair flight delays, of over 90 minutes, will now receive free text message updates to advise them of the likely duration of the delay and their new departure time. The… Read the full press release

Hilton Orlando Welcomes Mona Ingram as Director of Sales and Marketing

ORLANDO, Fla., 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Orlando is proud to announce the appointment of Mona Ingram as director of sales and marketing. Effective August 13, Ingram will lead the hotel’s award-winning team of sales and marketing professionals with her more than 25 years of hospitality experience. “We are delighted to have Mona join our team,” said Doug… Read the full press release

IHG Interim Results to 30 June 2012

Preferred brands continue to drive outperformance Financial summary0 2012 2011 % Change YoY Actual CER1 CER & ex. LDs2 Revenue $878m $850m 3% 5% 6% Operating profit $286m $269m 6% 7% 11% Total adjusted EPS 64.1¢ 59.2¢ 8% Total basic EPS3 94.8¢ 54.0¢ 76% Interim dividend per share 21.0¢ 16.0¢ 31%4 Net debt $564m $818m… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S JULY TRAFFIC GROWS BY 645,000 PASSENGERS

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair today (3 Aug) released passenger and load factor stats for July 2012 as follows: Jul 11 Jul 12 Change Yr to Jul 12 Passengers (m) 1 8.08M 8.72M +8% 77.72M Load Factor 2 89% 88% -1% 82% 1.      Booked seats sold 2.      Passengers as a percentage of total seats available. ###

Hilton Checkers Los Angeles To Be Featured In An Upcoming Episode of ABC’s Bachelor Pad

LOS ANGELES, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Checkers Los Angeles will be accommodating a special date in the August 13, 2012 episode of Bachelor Pad, ABC’s hot summer series (Mondays 8/7c) where contestants vie for love and an ultimate prize of $250,000. The activity will include a romantic one on one date provided by Hilton Checkers Los Angeles…. Read the full press release

Starwood Preferred Guest and Westin Hotels Serve Members Memorable Experiences at the 2012 US Open

SPG Offers Access Like No Other Through ‘GAME ON with SPG’ at the US Open. Experiences Include a Tennis Clinic with Andre Agassi, Courtside Seats, Arthur Ashe Stadium Luxury Suite, Behind-the-Scenes-Tours and More Through a Renewed Partnership with the United States Tennis Association. STAMFORD, Conn., -2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced its award-winning Starwood… Read the full press release

EVA, United Team Up to Co-share Flights

EVA’s West Coast routes extended to Houston, Cleveland 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air and United Airlines will introduce co-shared services on August 11, 2012. Initially, the new cooperation enables EVA passengers to more easily connect from Asia to Midwestern and Southern regions of the United States and those flying United from Cleveland and Houston to… Read the full press release

Dragonair Plans to Resume Operation After Midnight to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo

Hong Kong, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that its flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo remain suspended today, but plans are underway for resuming operations on a limited scale after midnight, as well as mounting extra flights in the early hours tomorrow. The latest flight information is available on… Read the full press release

Norwegian Reports New Passenger Record and Solid July Figures

Norwegian’s (NAS) passenger growth continued in July, resulting in one of the best months in the company’s history. More than 1.8 million passengers flew with Norwegian in July, up 14 percent from the same month last year and the highest ever passenger figure. 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airline flew 1,820,158 passengers in July, an increase… Read the full press release

Renaissance Hotels’ Debuts Newest Address in Turkey

Towering 212-Room Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel Opens. LONDON,  2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International, Inc (NYSE:MAR) today celebrates the opening of its ninth hotel in Turkey, the 212-room Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel operating under a franchise agreement with Polat Holding A.S. Offering stunning views of Istanbul’s celebrated Bosphorus River, the magnificent 20-story Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel… Read the full press release

EVA Launches Freighter Flights from Taipei’s Taoyuan to Tokyo’s Haneda

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air Cargo launched regularly scheduled, twice weekly freighter flights between Taipei’s Taoyuan International and Tokyo’s close-in Haneda International Airports today (August 8, 2012). The carrier is serving the route with McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighters that operate between Taoyuan and Haneda, initially, on Wednesday and Friday with return trips from Haneda to… Read the full press release

Dragonair Flights Today to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo Cancelled

Hong Kong, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that today’s flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo are cancelled, as Strong Typhoon Haikui sweeps through Eastern China and wind speeds exceed operational limits. Dragonair is closely monitoring the situation and, once the local weather is cleared for operation, we will mount… Read the full press release

SAS Group’s Financial Calendar 2013

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The SAS Group plans to release interim- and annual reports in 2013 as follows: Annual report 2012                                             February 15, 2013 Interim Report Nov-Jan 2013                              March 8, 2013 Interim Report Feb-Apr 2013                              June 11, 2013 Interim Report May-Jul 2013                               September 4, 2013 Interim Report Aug-Oct 2013                               December 19, 2013 Annual General Meeting SAS AB’s AGM is… Read the full press release

Dragonair Flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo Cancelled Through at Least Late Afternoon Wednesday

Hong Kong, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Tuesday, 7 August) announced that as the latest weather forecast on Typhoon Haikui shows more of an impact than we first announced the revised schedule, at least 26 flights to and from Eastern China today and tomorrow morning are cancelled. From now until at least late afternoon Wednesday 8 August, all Dragonair lights to… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Reports July 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for July 2012. For the month, Frontier had a load factor of 93% compared to 92% in July 2011. It was Frontier’s 14thconsecutive record monthly load factor. Frontier’s traffic decreased 8%, to 1.2 billion revenue passenger… Read the full press release

Dragonair Flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo Affected by Typhoon Haikui

Hong Kong 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Tuesday, 7 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast on the impact of Typhoon HaiKui, at least 18 flights to and from Eastern China today and tomorrow morning are affected. Status for flights scheduled for departure today (7Aug): Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure Time New Departure Time / Status Shanghai KA872… Read the full press release

AIR FRANCE KLM July 2012 Traffic results

Passenger: 1.1% rise in traffic and good progress of unit revenues ex-currency. Cargo: 5.5% decline in traffic with 2.5 point lower load factor Amstelveen, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — In order to facilitate year on year comparison passenger data has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair. Passenger business July 2012 traffic rose 1.1% for capacity… Read the full press release

FedEx to Donate Boeing 727-200F Aircraft to Kansas City Aviation Department

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), made its final taxi today after landing at Kansas City International Airport. Community and airport leaders gathered to celebrate this generous donation to the Kansas City Aviation Department for emergency response training. A tour of the aircraft followed… Read the full press release

CVG Receives $17.6 Million Grant for Runway Work

2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $17.6 million grant to CVG to improve a runway and taxiway, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday. The funds will be used to rehabilitate a 10,000-foot runway and 1,800-foot taxiway, both of which are more than 20 years old. The total project cost is… Read the full press release

SAS Group’s July 2012 traffic figures

· The SAS Group’s load factor improved by 0.5 p.u. in July and reached a record 86.1% · SAS Group carried 2.3 million passengers in July, up 5.6%. · SAS Group’s capacity (ASK) increased by 7.0% and the Group’s traffic (RPK) increased by 7.7%. 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Group market trends, RASK and yield development Traffic… Read the full press release