New Hampton Inn by Hilton Opens in Guadalajara, Mexico

143-Room Property is Hampton’s 15th Hotel in Mexico MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-07 — / — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 143-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara/Expo, located at Av. De las Rosas N°… Read the full press release

Silversea Launches New Foreign Language Tools for Corporate and Incentive Travel Partners

2012-08-07 — / — Ultra-luxury cruise specialist Silversea has launched an array of new foreign language tools to assist corporate and incentive travel planners around the globe. The centrepiece of the resources is a new e-brochure, now available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian languages. The stylish and colourful 34-page brochure… Read the full press release


100,000 REASONS NOT TO MISS FRIDAY’S DEADLINE 2012-08-07 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (7 Aug) warned charities that applications for Ryanair’s 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar partnership must be submitted by 5pm (GMT) on Friday – 10th Aug. With just three days to the application deadline, Ryanair has received over 200 applications from… Read the full press release

Frontier Announces Nonstop Service Between Orlando and Greensboro Beginning Nov. 17

Nonstop fares starting at $59 available until Saturday only at DENVER, August, 2012-08-07 — / — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. (MCO), and Greensboro, N.C. (GSO), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 17, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $59* each… Read the full press release

New Ownership Group for Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lakefront

Previous Owners Partner With The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC to Form a New Ownership Group HOUSTON, 2012-08-07 — / — Affiliates of The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC have formed a joint venture with Sara and Rob Whittle and Mike Whittle and acquired Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront in the exclusive lakeside community of Rockwall, 22… Read the full press release

Major systems upgrade to usher in EASA pilot licences – disruption to normal CAA services expected

2012-08-07 — / — The processing of personnel licence and rating applications will be affected by a major IT systems upgrade, taking place ahead of the introduction of EASA pilot licences on 17 September, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today. The CAA’s Licensing and Medical Departments will be unable to process any applications on… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines to sell Economy Comfort seats through Amadeus

Expanded partnership includes access to the carrier’s premium economy seats with more leg room Madrid, Spain, 2012-08-07 — / — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced today they have expanded their commercial relationship to enable the sale of Economy… Read the full press release

What’s Your Travel Type?

Marriott Rewards Facebook Game “What’s Your Travel Type?” Offers Chance to Win a Tailored Dream Vacation 2012-08-07 — / — Are you an Urban Explorer, Luxury Lover, or a Weekend Wanderer?  Discover your unique travel type with Marriott Rewards by playing the “What’s Your Travel Type?” The game will run from now through August 31, 2012…. Read the full press release

August Short & Sweet

2012-08-07 — / — WEDNESDAYS ARE KIDS’ DAYS AT CHOCOLATETOWN SQUARE: Wednesday, August 8 is the last “Kids’ Day” at ChocolateTown Square (presented by The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue), located in downtown Hershey at the corner of Cocoa and Chocolate Avenues. “Spirit Wing and Eastern Woodland Pathways Dance Troupe” starts at noon and… Read the full press release

Oman Air Renews Sabre Reservations Technology Agreement

2012-08-07 — / — Oman Air has renewed its reservations technology agreement with Sabre Airline Solutions. The multi-year agreement extends a long and established partnership between Oman Air and Sabre for the technology driving the airline’s growth and improvements across all its customer-focused operations. Maher Koubaa, Sabre Airline Solutions’ vice president for the Middle East and… Read the full press release


KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2012-08-07 — / — There will be Dragonflies having lots of fun Monday, August 6 on the more than 100 world-class rides and attractions at Kings Island. What exactly are these Dragonflies you wonder? The Dragonflies that will be smiling, laughing, riding and playing at Kings Island are children and young adults with cancer… Read the full press release

Introducing Canada’s ‘A team’ for meeting planners.

New brochure for meetings, conventions and incentive travel customers shows CTC’s country-wide expertise 2012-08-07 — / — You can judge this book by its cover: the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has just taken the wraps off a new brochure for its meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) team. The brochure ties in with the new MC&IT brand platform as well as… Read the full press release


2012-08-07 — / — “No time to relax” the slogan of the TOP Office. There is lot of information and news to share with the partner hoteliers. Regardless of a training on the spot, individual hotel consulting or new member acquisition, there is no way too far for the TOP Team to be close to the partners…. Read the full press release

Travelport signs full content agreement with Air China

Hong Kong, 2012-08-07 — / — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new multi-year global full content agreement with Air China. The agreement commences this month and ensures Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan travel agency customers worldwide will continue to have full access to the airlines’ fares and inventories. As part… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Tuesday 7th August

2012-08-07 — / — A busy day at the airport with 209,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 108,000 of which are departures. More than 800 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 250 arriving. Some rain expected this afternoon and evening, with gusting winds which could affect operations…. Read the full press release

Published This Month: All-New Edition of Australia & NZ’s Number-One City Guide to NYC

2012-08-07 — / — “Start spreading the news…”  This month, global travel authority Lonely Planet has published an all-new edition of its New York City Guide – Australia and New Zealand’s number-one best-selling city guide to NYC. This is the eighth edition of Lonely Planet New York City, and its highlights include: 843 acres of Central Park (plus map) 247 hand-picked restaurants 176 ways… Read the full press release

RCI Pacific Awarded Industry Gong at ATHOC Awards

GOLD COAST, 2012-08-06 — / —  RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, today announced that RCI Pacific was recognized at the 21st annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) industry awards. The awards were presented on July 20 at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, where more than 280 industry heavyweights enthusiastically cheered on winners and… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group Converts 20 New Managed Hotels in One Day

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — / — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it converted 20 hotels in one day, adding the properties to its portfolio of managed properties under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham brands. The addition of the properties is… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Expands in Middle East and Asia Pacific

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — / — Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program with almost 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands. The expansion of the program is part of Wyndham Rewards’ strategy to provide… Read the full press release


2012-08-06 — / — Having your wedding reception at Dusit Thani Manila is just one part of the most exciting moments in your life as a couple, the other part is when you get the chance to win in Dusit Thani Manila’s ‘The Magic of Romance’ raffle contest. Three lucky couples will win PhP50,000 worth of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International Opens 88 New Hotels in Q2 2012

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — / — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, continues to grow its system size with the announcement of 88 newly-opened franchised properties during the second quarter of 2012. Additionally, the company has executed a total of 106 new domestic contracts within the second quarter of… Read the full press release


Makati, Philippines, 2012-08-06 — / — After a long week of endless meetings, reports, paper works, late nights of duty – one truly deserves a full weekend rest with much deserved pampering. Dusit Thani Manila understands your need to enjoy your weekend that is why the hotel has created the Easy Weekend Room Package. PhP5,800++ for… Read the full press release

Wilson Children Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn

 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn 2012-08-06 — / — To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn, the children of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson came together in Memphis, Tennessee today at the Holiday Inn Memphis – Wolfchase Galleria to re-create the photo of their original ribbon cutting from the opening of the very first Holiday Inn hotel. “The… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines to begin offering passenger service at Gateway Airport

Nonstop daily service to Denver International 2012-08-06 — / — Frontier Airlines has announced that it will begin daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Denver International Airport Nov. 15.  Frontier will be the third airline to service Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the first to carry daily daytime service to a major metropolitan airport and… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Celebrates its 60th Anniversary around the World

2012-08-06 — / — Holiday Inn, one of the world’s most iconic hotel brands, today marks its 60thAnniversary and the start of a global consumer campaign to celebrate the brand’s innovative heritage. Back in the early fifties, vacations were beyond the means of the average American family and many hotels fell short of providing what travellers… Read the full press release

Fly Frontier Nonstop Between Phoenix-Mesa and Denver

Fares starting at $69 each way (all inclusive) available until Saturday only at DENVER, 2012-08-06 — / — Frontier Airlines today announced new nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. (DEN), hub and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. (AZA), with daily nonstop flights beginning on Nov. 15, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as… Read the full press release


Be an Essential Travel affiliate this summer and earn more commission than ever before 2012-08-06 — / — This summer, members of the travel trade can now earn more commission than ever before by being an Essential Travel affiliate. Commission rates for affiliates referring sales for Airport Parking, Travel Insurance, Hotel Stays, Airport Lounges and Car… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company Hosts Gergaon Celebrations at Bahrain International Airport

2012-08-06 — / — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) organized a Gergaon night at the Bahrain International Airport on August 2, 2012 as part of the company’s dedication toward celebrating the local culture with passengers. The event was organized in the departures area and attended by representatives from the management team as they shared this traditional moment… Read the full press release

Luggage Safety is a Matter of Technical Performance. A New Exclusive Service for Passengers at Sheremetyevo Airport

2012-08-06 — / — Sheremetyevo International Airport launches an innovative service to protect air travelers’ personal belongings. This exclusive service for air passengers has been developed in cooperation with mySafety — one of the world’s leading companies in the field of protecting customers’ personal belongings. The customer’s property (documents, digital devices, luggage, etc.) is provided with special safety stickers and labels with unique serial… Read the full press release


Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-06 — / — Los Angeles Airport Police and Los Angeles Police Department Joint Crime Task Force (LAX-CTF) arrested a burglary suspect for stealing luggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), after they received a tip and established a surveillance team in the airport parking structures. The suspect, 54-year-old Hawthorne resident Fidel Enrique Fleites,… Read the full press release