Travel Exports Outpacing Other U.S. Industries

Washington, D.C., 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Commerce Department announcement on international trade that overall exports increased to $185 billion in June, up more than $2 billion from May. However, overall exports of services slightly decreased to $52.2 billion, including travel… Read the full press release

2012 AH&LA LODGING SURVEY IDENTIFIES KEY TRENDS IN AMENITIES, FACILITIES, PROGRAMS

Washington, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2012 Lodging Survey, the most comprehensive industry-wide survey of its kind, polled more than 52,000 U.S. hotel properties regarding in-room amenities, security and technology features, food and beverage options, guest services, sustainability, property offerings, and much more.  Funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation… Read the full press release

Three out of four Iberia passengers in Madrid Airport issue their own boarding passes

Nearly all those who use the check-in kiosks also obtain their luggage tags from them Madrid, 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Three of every four Iberia passengers embarking at the airline’s T4 hub in Madrid airport obtain their boarding passes automatically, using mobile phones, the www.iberia.com website, or airport check-in kiosks. On August 1 the Spanish airline loaded the T4 kiosks with new software… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport News Flash Key Figures – July 2012

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traffic Figures: 2,473,182 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during July 2012, a gain of 0.9% versus July 2011. The year to date passenger growth stands at +2.7%. O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 0.5% to 1,671,807 compared to previous July (YTD +2.1%). Transfer passengers increased by… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE LAUNCHES REVAMPED WEBSITE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Airport Police today launched its newly revamped website at WWW.LAWA.ORG/AIRPORTPOLICE . The user-friendly site provides visitors with comprehensive information so they may gain an understanding of Airport Police operations at Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA’s) three Southern California airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (general aviation)…. Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson passenger traffic up for June

ATLANTA, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced today that passenger traffic in June was 3.47 percent higher than a year earlier, increasing from 8,462,446 passengers in 2011 to 8,755,765 passengers in 2012. Total passenger traffic for the year to date increased by 4.46 percent over the same period last year — from 44,957,607 in… Read the full press release

Natalies Candy Jar Now Open

New Concession in Concourse B Satisfies Sweet Tooth for Passengers 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — CVG welcomes Natalie’s Candy Jar to Concourse B as part of the concession revitalization project, which is expected to be complete by spring 2013. Natalie’s Candy Jar offers a large bulk selection of candies and chocolates for all ages as well as… Read the full press release

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S BOTANICAL LIFE INSPIRES NEW ART EXHIBITS AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announces two exhibitions at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), featuring works by Southern California artists exploring the vast subject of nature.  Observing Nature presents Fatemeh Burnes’ mixed-media paintings and Lawrence T. Yun’s watercolors of still… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport: disappointing economy still hinders growth

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — With 2,054,000 passengers, Brussels Airport was able to exceed the cap of 2 million travellers in one month for the second time in the past 10 years in July. Despite the fact that with this the airport recorded an absolute record month, growth compared to July 2011 remained limited to 1 percent…. Read the full press release

Golden Opportunity! Frontier Offers One-Day Fare Sale Featuring $46 and $104 One-Way Fares*

Purchase at FrontierAirlines.com today only; travel through Nov. 15, 2012 DENVER, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines is celebrating the U.S. team’s winning performance in London with winning fares. The one-day fare sale offers $46 and $104 one-way fares* (all transportation fees and taxes included) for travel through mid-November on all nonstop routes across the lower 48 states…. Read the full press release

KICK-OFF THE NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON WITH RYANAIR

BOOKINGS FOR OPENING WEEKEND UP 20% 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (13 Aug) announced record advanced ‘football’ bookings ahead of the new English Premier League season, which kicks-off on Sat 18 Aug. Ryanair carries thousands of football supporters every weekend and the excitement is building ahead of the big kick-off… Read the full press release

Oslo Airport: New passenger records in July

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — In July, a total of 2 072 534 passengers travelled through Oslo Airport. This is an increase of 99 088, or 5.0%, over July 2011, and a new passenger record for a single month. The number of international charter passengers showed strong growth in July (8.4%), and Oslo Airport has never before… Read the full press release

Le Hilton Paris La Défense, le Hilton Paris Orly Airport et le Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Célèbrent la Semaine Internationale de la Jeunesse

PARIS, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — A l’occasion de la Semaine Internationale de la Jeunesse, les Team Members des hôtels Hilton Paris La Défense, Hilton Paris Orly Airport et Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport s’associent à des partenaires locaux afin de soutenir et encourager les jeunes d’Ile-de-France, notamment en les aidant à atteindre leur plein potentiel… Read the full press release

Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Appoints Mariam Khavadzha as Director of Sales and Marketing

MOSCOW, 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya today announced appointment of Mariam Khavadzha as director of sales and marketing. In her new role, Mariam will be responsible for the sales and marketing functions of the hotel, including rooms, catering and revenue management. Commenting on her latest appointment, Mariam Khavadzha said, “I am excited to join the family… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office Launches the Free Audio Guiding Service

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office launches the free Audio Guiding Service starting from 27th July to cater for visitors with different needs and to increase visitors’ knowledge about Macau tourist attractions and World Heritage sites. Director of Macau Government Tourist Office, João Manuel Costa Antunes accompanied the media to use the new Audio… Read the full press release

Express Lunch with the New Forty-Five Minute Menu at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Ideal for business lunches at The Lounge overlooking Victoria Harbour 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong introduces the perfect opportunity to enjoy a quick lunch during a business day, without compromising on quality of service or product: The Forty-Five Minute Menu. Designed to meet the needs of busy guests and particularly those whose daily… Read the full press release

Statement of David S. Mackey, Interim CEO & Executive Director Massachusetts Port Authority

Statement of David S. Mackey, Interim CEO and Executive Director Massachusetts Port Authority 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — “The safety and security of passengers and airport workers are the top priorities of Massport. There is no place for racial profiling in any security program. It is illegal and it is not effective. As the airport operator we… Read the full press release

WTTC appoints Caroline Plant as Business Development Director

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announces the appointment of Caroline Plant to the position of Business Development Director. Ms Plant was previously Group Marketing Director for Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G.). Reporting to WTTC’s President & CEO, David Scowsill, Ms Plant will be responsible for generating membership, driving sponsorship revenues… Read the full press release

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Launches Art on the Road Tour Across America to Showcase Influential Local Art Forms and Their Contemporary Masters

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — From unique blown glass creations in Seattle to the magnificent architecture of Chicago, art forms across America have sprung from both historic and modern influences. SpringHill Suites by Marriott, an all-suite hotel brand known for its appreciation of local art, launched Art on the Road: 10 Cities, 10 Discoveries, a journey to highlight… Read the full press release

NS Hispeed brengt Olympic Team Netherlands thuis

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — NS Hispeed brengt morgen het Olympic Team Netherlands snel en comfortabel met de hogesnelheidstrein van hartje Londen naar de feestende fans op stationsplein van ’s-Hertogenbosch. Het Olympic Team vertrekt met de 6 gouden-, 6 zilveren- en 8 bronzen medailles om 11.00 uur (UK time) vanuit Londen (St London Pancras Int) met Eurostar… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Environmental Impact Assessment Study Brief for third runway option at HKIA

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways welcomes the Director of Environmental Protection’s issuance of a Study Brief for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “This is another important step forward in building a critically needed third runway for Hong Kong…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai Announce Fourth Annual TriLanai Triathlon

Resorts offer special rates for November’s offroad sprint triathlon Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — TriLanai and Four Seasons Resorts Lanai announce the fourth annual TriLanai Offroad Sprint Triathlon, taking place on Saturday, November 3, 2012. TriLanai will provide participants the opportunity to experience the island from a unique perspective rarely offered to the casual visitor… Read the full press release

Destinations: it’s time to measure up

The 2012/13 Canadian Benchmarking Study lets marketing organizations run the rule over their performance and compare with competitors 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — “It is much easier to make measurements than to know exactly what you’re measuring,” said science writer J.W.N. Sullivan. That’s no longer true for Canadian destination marketing organizations (DMOs). The 2012/13 Canadian Benchmarking Study offers… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Hosts 5th Annual Terry Fox 5 km Run For Cancer Research

Sunday September 9, 2012 will be a day of fun and giving, come rain or shine as this year is set to be the best yet Hampshire, England – 2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Teaming up once more withFour Seasons Hotels in London at Park Lane and Canary Wharf, Four SeasonsHotel Hampshire will be embracing the spirit of the… Read the full press release

Hong Kong youth see dreams take flight as they graduate from the fifth ‘I Can Fly’ Programme

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — One-hundred energetic and motivated young Hong Kong people today celebrated their graduation from the Cathay Pacific “I Can Fly” programme at Cathay Pacific City, the airline’s headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. The event was hosted by the airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Ivan Chu. Joining the graduates for the celebration were the… Read the full press release

Heathrow opens its own Olympic park to wave off world’s athletes in style

Heathrow opens its own Olympic park to wave off world’s athletes in style   · Specially constructed Games Terminal starts three days of operations · Terminal dressed as a park to give a spectacular London-style send off · More than 5,000 bags collected at Olympic Village yesterday and processed overnight · 6,000 athletes expected through… Read the full press release

Spies the Limit

London Hilton on Park Lane Shakes (not Stirs) it up with a Secret Agent Package LONDON, 2012-08-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — In honour of Britain’s most famous spy – who has himself shaken into the hotel on occasions – London Hilton on Park Lane has created the ‘Spies the Limit’ package. Now guests can live the life of a… Read the full press release

Hilton Dunkeld House Takes Aim at Lovers of Scottish History with New Castles and Arrows Package

DUNKELD, Scotland, 2012-08-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Dunkeld House, located in Perthshire, has created a two day ‘Castles and Arrows’ experience to celebrate the launch of Disney Pixar’s Brave. Destined to pierce the heart of every fan and history lover, the hotel is inviting guests to discover the castles of Glamis, Blair and Scone which are all… Read the full press release

San Antonio’s Culinaria Restaurant Week Offers Set for August 18 – 25

2012-08-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Culinaria, San Antonio’s premier wine and culinary arts festival, and the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau announce the third annual Culinaria Restaurant Week, August 18-25, 2012. More than 50 chefs and restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for lunch ($15) and dinner ($35). Some of the city’s most time-honored restaurants, along with… Read the full press release

Edge, Steak and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Miami Spices It Up in August and September

Daily offers during Miami Spice dining promotion Miami, U.S.A. – August 10, 2012 Miami foodies rejoice in August and September when Miami Spice, the city’s popular restaurant promotion, takes place. During the two months diners enjoy specially priced three-course meals at top restaurants. Edge, Steak and Bar, the hip new restaurant atFour Seasons Hotel Miami, is offering delectable Miami Spice menus… Read the full press release