Ethiopian to Receive 3rd B787 Ever Manufactured

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 14, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Ethiopian is proud to be the first airline from Africa, Europe, Americas and Middle East to take delivery of the Dreamliner, and… Read the full press release

GBTA and ISM Announce New Procurement Symposium

GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 offers tools for managing a strong business travel program Alexandria, VA & Tempe, AZ,  2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) today announced the GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 will be held October 23-24, 2012, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza…. Read the full press release

Update: Overnight Effort Resolves Issue Causing Multiple Bookings in Error

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer created website performance issues at various times during the weekend. Our Employees worked tirelessly to resolve the issue and have confirmed that the duplications are no longer occurring. By initiating an “all hands on deck” approach, we… Read the full press release

Hybrid Vehicles Added to ORD Fleet Through FAA VALE Program

CHICAGO, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation’s (CDA) fleet of alternatively fueled and hybrid vehicles at O’Hare International Airport just got a little greener with the delivery of three shiny, new Chevy Silverado Hybrid pickup trucks. The vehicles were financed with grant money awarded to the CDA through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program…. Read the full press release

Information and Update for Customers who Recently Experienced Multiple Bookings in Error

DALLAS – 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer launched to celebrate three million Fans on Facebook, created website performance issues at various times during the day. We realize that some Customers were charged more than once for the same reservation and we want to… Read the full press release

airberlin: swap autumn for blue skies

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The best remedy for those autumn blues is simply not to get them in the first place. With airberlin, south is the way to go – and anyone who wants to escape the season of short days and glum faces should book their flight ticket now. “By providing this additional allocation of… Read the full press release

Vacation Never Has to End With a Free Night from Marriott Rewards

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Take an extra day away with Marriott Rewards popular MegaBonus promotion.  Members will earn one free night for every two paid stays* they make September 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013, up to three free nights during the earning period to use towards a future stay at thousands of category 1-4 hotels around the… Read the full press release

eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa Unveils Discover and Recover Packages

Family Adventures Matched with Relaxing Spa Treatments for a Perfect Getaway SEDONA, Ariz., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first eforea: spa at Hilton, in the Western United States, today announced the addition of Discover and Recover packages to its selection of innovative services. With the Discover and Recover offerings, guests of eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton… Read the full press release

Air Travel Trust Publishes New Payment Policy

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Air Travel Trust (ATT) has today published a new policy for making payments in the event of an ATOL holder failure, following the introduction of reforms to the ATOL scheme in April this year. The new policy sets out the circumstances in which the trustees of the ATT will make payments… Read the full press release

Have your car washed and cleaned at Copenhagen Airport during your holidays

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Copenhagen Airport and car rental company Sixt offer car owners using Copenhagen Airport’s parking facilities to have their cars washed and cleaned while they’re away. Leave the key with our staff and you’ll return to a newly washed, vacuum cleaned and detailed car. This is a new service that Copenhagen Airport and… Read the full press release

Travelport Triples its Hotel Content

Over 340,000 hotels now available on Travelport Rooms and More™; Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays now signed up to supply content Langley, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has revealed that the number of hotel properties available in its Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine has more than tripled… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Monday 6th August

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 218,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 107,000 of which are arrivals. More than 900 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with just over 400 arriving. Some heavy and thundery showers are expected around Heathrow this afternoon which could… Read the full press release

New smart phone app to give you all passenger rights

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers stranded at airports or awaiting missing luggage may now use a smartphone application to check their rights immediately and on the spot. European Commission has launched an application for smartphones which covers air and rail transport and works on four mobile platforms: Apple iPhone and iPad, Google Android, RIM Blackberry and… Read the full press release

North American Hotels Seeing Increases in Bookings Across All Travel Segments into 2013

NEW YORK – 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The occupancy outlook for Third Quarter 2012 through Second Quarter 2013 is strong, with group committed room nights up 5.7 percent and transient room nights reserved up 7 percent based on current reservations and group commitments on the books in comparison to same time last year, according to data from… Read the full press release

Thousands enjoy Park Live presented by British Airways

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tens of thousands of fans have been visiting Park Live presented by British Airways every day during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Super Saturday (August 4) was one of the busiest days at Park Live with more than 10,000 fans coming down to cheer on the athletes. The parkland area in the Olympic Park offers… Read the full press release

Marriott International Selects Agency Finalists for Marriott Hotels & Resorts Creative Account

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International has selected three agencies as finalists for its creative business for Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The agencies are: Grey New York, JWT New York and the incumbent agency, mcgarrybowen New York. The agency review launched in May 2012 and is expected to conclude with agency appointment in September 2012. “The… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield to Upgrade Facilities and Services Requires Airport Improvement Fee Adjustment

Halifax, N.S., 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is preparing to implement the next phase of its current 10-year capital plan to upgrade its facilities, expand current services and enhance the passenger/visitor experience at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. “Halifax Stanfield is one of the most critical pieces of transportation infrastructure in Atlantic Canada,” says… Read the full press release

MAG sells its stake in Humberside Airport to Eastern Group

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The future of Humberside Airport was today secured as the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) sold its 82.7% shareholding to Eastern Group for an undisclosed sum. North Lincolnshire Council will retain its minority stake in Humberside Airport leaving MAG to concentrate on its strategy of maximising the growth opportunities offered by the larger… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways announces a staff restructuring exercise Move meant to ensure long-term sustainability of the airline’s business

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — National carrier Kenya Airways has announced the modalities of the staff rationalisation programme which will start with a Voluntary Early Retirement programme followed by a redundancy programme in a bid to streamline cost management. Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Dr. Titus Naikuni, said the decision by the airline’s… Read the full press release

Jet Airways’s Chairman’s Speech at the 20th Annual General Meeting on August 3, 2012

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dear Shareholders, I am delighted to welcome all my fellow shareholders this afternoon to the 20th Annual General Meeting of your Company. 2011 was a difficult year for global aviation. The economic uncertainty in Europe and the sluggish growth in the USA and other economies continue to cause concern. > India’s GDP… Read the full press release

Jet Group Reports PAT of INR 364 Million in Q1 FY13, despite high fuel prices and depriciating rupee

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Editor’s Synopsis (Jet Airways and JetLite combined): Q1 FY 2013 Reports profits after 5 consecutive quarters of losses. Profits despite FX losses on account of INR depreciating close to INR 1,703 million or (US $ 31 million). Jet Group Q1 FY13 Total Revenue (combined) of INR 52,748 million (US $ 948.5 million);… Read the full press release

Brand USA Launches New Submission Site

LONDON, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — (Brand USA UK) — Brand USA, the new tourism marketing body for the United States of America, has announced the launch of a website dedicated to television programme idea submissions. TV.thebrandusa.co.uk has been built specifically to accept confidential television ideas from production partners. In September, a shortlist will be put before… Read the full press release

New system, improved parking at Budapest Airport

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Budapest Airport launches a new, improved parking system and curbside access from 8th August 2012 at Terminal 2. In full coordination with airport police, road authorities and other partners the new system will enable motorists to access the curbside of both departure and arrival at Terminal 2 free for 5 minutes to… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR I-405 FREEWAY CLOSURE; LAUNCHES LAX WEBSITE WITH TIPS FOR TRAVELERS, AIRPORT WORKERS LAX FlyAway® Nonstop Bus Service Will Operate All Routes

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced its general plans for operating its two airports – Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys general aviation (VNY) – located in the impacted area during the weekend of the I-405 Freeway closure on September 29 and 30, 2012.  LAWA also launched its… Read the full press release

TRIO-WIN FOR DORCHESTER COLLECTION’S UK HOTELS IN WINE SPECTATOR’S 2012 RESTAURANT WINE LIST AWARDS

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three restaurants within Dorchester Collection’s UK properties, The Dorchester, Coworth Park in Ascot and London’s latest, 45 Park Lane, have been acknowledged within Wine Spectator’s 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards for their notable lists. Wine Spectator’s esteemed awards programme honours 3,795 restaurants every year, across more than 70 countries, for their top-quality… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport wins national car park award

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bristol Airport’s Silver Zone car park has recently won Essential Travel’s car parking award, which is based on customer reviews of their car parking experience. Thousands of responses were received and these included many nominations for staff who went the extra mile and provided “exceptional service”. Since May 2011 Essential Travel has… Read the full press release

Prestigious Tasting Says SAA has Best Business Class White

JOHANNESBURG, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways has won first place in the business class white wine section of Global Traveler’s prestigious “Wine on the Wing” competition and placed second in the red wine section, securing an overall second place for the best business class wine offering on international routes. The announcement was made yesterday by… Read the full press release

PATA Promotes Mam Chotipantawanon

Bangkok, 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the promotion of Ms “Mam” Puangthip Chotipantawanon as Director of Operations effective August 1 reporting to Chief Operating Officer Ms Sheila Leong. Mam is responsible for operations across all departments to provide an association-wide support structure to actively and regularly engage with members;… Read the full press release

VAN HEADS EAST BELFAST ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Organisers of the inaugural East Belfast Arts Festival, in partnership with George Best Belfast City Airport, today unveiled an extensive programme of events from 5-9 September which will culminate in a massive outdoor concert featuring Van Morrison. Over 40 events and exhibitions make up a kaleidoscope of visual arts, music, film, theatre, literature, comedy and magic… Read the full press release

Register Now for Airports Concessions Open House

Chicago, Illinois 2012-08-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a Concessions Open House event for operators interested in responding to an upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be issued relating to food and beverage concessions at O’Hare International Airport. Register today by clicking here. Concession categories include: Quick service restaurant, casual dining with… Read the full press release