Friday, June 11, 2010

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Orbitz Worldwide Announces Planned Retirement of Chief Financial Officer Marsha Williams

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) today announced the planned retirement of Chief Financial Officer Marsha Williams. The company will be initiating a search for a successor. ...more

Vietnam Airlines Joins SkyTeam

First Southeast Asian member adds 20 new destinations to SkyTeam network - Vietnam Airlines passengers benefit from improved access to every region of the world ...more

Tripware TripMatch Nominated for 2010 NBTA Business Travel Innovation Awards

Tripware, the fast, simple, and personalized travel solution for self-serve business travelers, has been nominated as one of the innovators in Travel Personalization for the upcoming 2010 National Business Travel Association Business Travel Innovation Awards. All of Tripware’s booking tools offer personalized travel options that are displayed to the business traveler as TripMatch. ...more

Google Caffeine is Here: Titan SEO Explains the Difference

This long-awaited update brings a reportedly 50% faster indexing system than on previous versions of Google, as well as even faster search results for users. ...more

Sheraton Downtown Orlando Opens

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Turnberry Associates announce the opening of Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel on June 8th. ...more

The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Debuts in Costa Navarino, Greece

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), in partnership with TEMES S.A., announces the opening of The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort in Costa Navarino, Greece. ...more

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott at Notre Dame Prepares for Grand Opening

The hotel, built by White Lodging in partnership with Kite Realty Group, will be the first nationally-affiliated first class hotel near the campus. ...more

World Center Hotel Opens at World Trade Center

First New Downtown Hotel to Overlook the Developing World Trade Center ...more

Embassy Suites Hotel At Brier Creek Now Open For Business

Property is first of its kind in North Carolina, features North Carolina’s First Flying Spoons Restaurant ...more

New Candlewood Suites Opens to Serve Growing Northwest San Antonio

Midscale extended-stay property close to SeaWorld, Six Flags and Lackland Air Force Base ...more

New Luxury Tasmania Hotel Welcomes First Guests

Australia's newest luxury hotel, Saffire, located on the picturesque East Coast of Tasmania near Freycinet, is now open. ...more

Oceania Cruises Announces 'Pillars of Distinction'

Fleet Updates and Enhancements Strengthen Leadership Position ...more

74 of Cuba's Leading Dissidents Urge Congress to End Travel Ban and Increase Food Sales to Cuba

Sarah Stephens of the Center for Democracy in the Americas released the following statement regarding a letter urging passage of legislation to lift travel and export restrictions to Cuba signed by blogger Yoani Sanchez, hunger striker Guillermo Farinas, and more than seventy other prominent political dissidents in Cuba: ...more

Celebrity Cruises Pairs With Food Network To Present First 'Food Network At Sea'

'Designed for you' brand platform delivers palate-pleasing pairing ...more

Isadore Sharp to Be Inducted into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts founder Isadore 'Issy' Sharp has been named the 2010 inductee into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders. ...more

The Peabody Orlando Launches National Search For New Duck Master™

The Peabody Orlando, famous for its five marching mallard ducks, has embarked on a national search for a new Duck Master. This unique job opportunity is just one of three such positions in the world. The Peabody Orlando plans to have the new Duck Master on board and trained in time to host the grand opening duck march for its $450-million expansion, which will open in late September 2010. ...more

Tall Ships to Embark on Port City for 2010 Oswego Festival of Sail Event June 25, 26 & 27

The shores of Lake Ontario in Oswego, New York will be emblazoned with tall ships this summer at the Oswego Festival of Sail, set for June 25, 26 & 27 in the Oswego Harbor. ...more

American Eagle Airlines Announces New Service From Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan, Kansas

American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today announced daily round-trip service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) in Manhattan, Kan., which will begin Nov. 18. The new service will be operated with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets. ...more

Delta and The Greenbrier Launch New, Daily, Year-Round Air Service

Business and Political Leaders Welcome Passengers on First Flight ...more

Continental Airlines Begins New Nonstop Service Between Houston and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Continental Airlines today began twice-weekly flights between its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, the airline's 30th Mexican destination. Continental serves more destinations in Mexico from the U.S. than any other airline. ...more

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IATA Predicts $2.5B Net Profit for 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the airline industry's expected return to profitability, $2.5 billion in 2010, during its Annual General Meeting held in Berlin this week. ...more

Positive Signs As UK Business Travel Agents Report 2010 Growth

CT Business Travel, one of the UK's largest independent business travel agents has reported strong growth for the first half of 2010 and forecasts for the rest of the year look to continue in the same positive manner. ...more

Embassy Suites Hotels Second Annual Business Travel Survey Reveals Savvier Business Travel Mindset

Travelers Find More Ways to Capitalize on Smarter Value Offerings; Young Professionals Turn to Technology for Travel ...more

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