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Avis Kicks Off the New Year as the Official Rental Car Company of the Tournament of Roses(R)

SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC Association With the Rose Parade ® and the Rose Bowl Game ® Will Drive Rentals, Brand Exposure and New Business Opportunities PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – Avis Rent A Car today announced that it has entered into a new multi-year partnership with the Tournament of Roses, host of the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game. Through this partnership, Avis will showcase products and services to the approximately 55 million people who view or attend the traditional New Year celebrations in Pasadena, Calif. As the Official Rental Car Company of the Tournament of Roses, Avis will fulfill the vehicle rental needs of the Tournament of Roses’ management, members and volunteers as well as the NCAA college football teams playing in the annual Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day, and their alumni and followers who attend the game. This year’s match-up pits number No

BoNa Coffee Launches Beta Online Store

SOURCE: BoNa Coffee Holdings Corp NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – ( PINKSHEETS : BCHC ) BoNa Coffee Company launches its beta version of its online store in line with the company’s goal to deliver brand awareness worldwide. It is designed to increase customer satisfaction and generate additional revenues. The company brought in a California-based processing group to coordinate with Food Asia, a non-exclusive distributor of BoNa Coffee in the US, in handling order transactions.

It’s an Early Christmas for Two Lucky Red Hawk Casino Guests

SOURCE: Red Hawk Casino Almost $200,000 in Slot Jackpots Paid Out in the Same Week SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – Red Hawk™ Casino announced today that Arthur, a loyal Rewards Club member from Sacramento, won a $95,337 progressive jackpot playing a five cent Super Ruins of Gold® slot machine on Wednesday, December 8! Arthur said that he did not plan on leaving Red Hawk until he won. It didn’t take long for his wish to come true as he soon lined up all the symbols he needed to win the progressive jackpot! Arthur was ecstatic over the win and said he’ll be paying off some bills and donating to his church. Another jackpot was paid out to a lucky Rewards Club member just four days earlier on Saturday, December 4. That jackpot totaled a whopping $101,346 on a five cent Diamond Solitaire Deluxe®. Red Hawk Casino has now paid out more than $2.8 million through ten progressive jackpots in the past six months. Red Hawk Casino, along with over 300 other Tribal casinos across the nation, belongs to a 17 state Native American progressive gaming network. Any time a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the cumulative jackpot continues to grow until it is won.

Esterline Reports Record Performance for Fiscal 2010; Earnings Up 23.2% on 8.5% Sales Improvement

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies Income From Continuing Operations $130 Million, or $4.27 per Share, on $1.53 Billion Sales BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Esterline Corporation ( NYSE : ESL ) ( www.esterline.com ), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today reported fiscal 2010 fourth quarter and full-year results for the period ended October 29, 2010. Income from continuing operations for the quarter was a record $49.3 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, on sales of $430.5 million. For the same period last year, income from continuing operations was $37.4 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, on sales of $390.1 million.

HotelsCombined.com Strengthens Chinese Ties With eLong Launch

SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – HotelsCombined.com , the world leader in hotel price comparison, today announced it has strengthened Chinese ties, with the launch of eLong, one of the leading online travel agents in China. Once integration is finalized, HotelsCombined will grow their existing database of 5,000 hotels in China to 11,000 — dramatically increasing the number of hotels for HotelsCombined users around the world to compare and book.

The Palazzo Las Vegas Kicks-Off the Holiday Season With Woodland-Inspired Winter Decor and Festive Seasonal Cocktails

SOURCE: The Palazzo Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – The Palazzo Las Vegas will celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with a natural woodland-inspired winter display and festive holiday cocktails.  The enchanting seasonal décor, located in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, will consist of 70 hand-designed snowflakes, ranging from 36 to 60 inches, suspended midair above traditional holiday amaryllis and holly topiaries. Ice branches, holly berries and 20-foot frosted birch and pine trees will complement the picturesque waterfall and crystal ice ponds. The winter gardens will feature red beaded ornaments and pinecones, more than 600 fresh poinsettias and 34 specially designed 4-foot lit icicles atop the ground fountains. After enjoying the holiday décor, guests can satisfy their taste buds with a variety of seasonal cocktails at the bars and lounges of The Venetian and The Palazzo.  Fusion Mixology Bar at The Palazzo will feature a seasonal “Feliz Navinog.” The eggnog-inspired cocktail will feature Christian Brothers Brandy, a dash of Patron XO Café topped with fresh cinnamon and ground nutmeg.  Laguna Champagne Bar at The Palazzo, along with Oculus and La Scena Lounge at The Venetian, will feature a signature Holiday Chocolate Mint Martini. The festive holiday cocktail will feature mouthwatering Godiva Chocolate, Green Crème de Menthe and Stoli Vanilla Vodka.  The winter décor will be on display in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Lobby daily beginning Dec

Geary Interactive Vice President of Strategy and Client Services to Speak at International Travel Conference

SOURCE: Geary Interactive Sarah Kotlova of Geary Interactive Will Be Presenting at the IATA’s Commercial Strategy Symposium in Istanbul SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Geary Interactive announces that its Vice President of Strategy and Client Services, Sarah Kotlova, will be presenting at the International Air Transport Association Commercial Strategy Symposium.

Cheapflights.ca’s Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Countdown to 2011 at One of These Celebrations Around the World TORONTO–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – As Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, prepares to say good bye to 2010 and welcome 2011, our editors put together a list of their Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations for those looking for an international experience. So take your appetite for travel and head to one of these happening New Year’s Eve celebrations around the globe and kick off 2011 in style

Auto Club: Top Southern California Hotels and Restaurants Earn 2011 AAA Four Diamond Awards

SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Seventy Southern California hotels and 34 restaurants have earned the 2011 AAA Four Diamond Award, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today. Seven locations appear for the first time on the 2011 list including Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, La Valencia Hotel, as well as Cut, and Donovan’s Steak & Chop House restaurants. Patina received its 20 th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award rating. The coveted rating plaque featuring a design of four raised simulated diamonds and the AAA Four Diamond Award logo are presented to hotel and restaurant general managers and executive chefs to recognize the award-winning properties, which rank among the top 3.4 percent of more than 2,600 Southern California hotels, motels, and restaurants inspected by the Auto Club, the nation’s largest AAA affiliate.

HR in Hospitality Conference Imparts Strategies for Public Policy Change

SOURCE: LRP Publications Annual Conference Provides Legal and Strategic Solutions for Hospitality Professionals; Register by Feb. 18 to Save $400.00 HORSHAM, PA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – “Public policy changes, particularly in the areas of healthcare and immigration, have companies pushing the reset button on their policies and processes,” said JoAnne Kruse, founder of HCpartners and the new program chair of the 5th Annual HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo . But don’t hit that reset button before attending this conference April 4-6, 2011, at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C

ParkSleepFly.com Offers Pre-Flight Overnight Alternative to Air Travelers

SOURCE: ParkSleepFly.com Eases Big-Three Holiday Headaches: Waistline, Wallet, and Stress SUFFIELD, CT–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Pressures to overeat and overspend during the holidays drive most people to worry about how they can manage their weight, budgets, and stress and maintain their healthy habits while they travel. Jack Lambert, managing partner of ParkSleepFly.com, Inc

Hotels.com Inks Deal With Comcast Spotlight and Liquidus for Nationwide Video-On-Demand Promotion

SOURCE: Liquidus Marketing First Travel Advertiser to Leverage Telescoping Technology CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Comcast Spotlight and Liquidus, the only company that can create and deliver dynamic video advertisements across web, Rich Media, mobile and cable video on-demand, today announced that Hotels.com® has signed an agreement to “Hotel Deals on Demand,” a video-on-demand advertising program distributed through the Comcast network and produced by Liquidus’ video on demand (VOD) technology. The deal is the first of its kind to leverage telescoping technology that enables consumers to view a traditional television commercial and then click their remote to take them directly into rich on-demand content to learn more about travel destination deals.  The Hotel Deals On Demand program was trialed for six months over the Spring and Summer with great success. While traditional commercials are suffering due to the increased use of DVRs and other technologies that enable viewers to skip commercials, Hotels.com found that viewers spent more time engaged with their ads on demand than ever before.

VALC and IAE Sign Agreement for 20 V2500 Engines in $184M Deal

SOURCE: IAE International Aero Engines AG HANOI, VIETNAM–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – International Aero Engines announced today that it has signed an agreement with Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC) to provide 20 V2533-A5 engines to power 10 Airbus A321-200 aircraft, on order.  The contract, valued at more than US $184 million with deliveries being made in 2012 and 2013, was previously announced during the Farnborough Airshow in July 2010. The signing ceremony took place at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam today.  The aircraft will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, who have been a customer of IAE, and used on major domestic routes between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and on regional routes serving Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore. IAE Executive Vice President Customer Business Jim Guiliano said: “We are proud to be the first major engine manufacturer selected by VALC; the very first aircraft leasing company in Vietnam.

WheelTug(R) Tow Tests Successful in Prague

SOURCE: WheelTug plc PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC and GIBRALTAR–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) –  Ground tests conducted last week at Prague Airport confirmed that the WheelTug onboard integrated electric drive system will be able to efficiently move commercial aircraft on the ground across a wide range of surface conditions. Isaiah Cox, WheelTug plc President and CEO, explained: “The tests we conducted last week were to verify our preliminary design of the in-wheel WheelTug system

Special Caribbean Cruise Rates for Single Travelers on MSC

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Single travelers can experience the beauty and tranquility of a Caribbean cruise with MSC at special rates for 7-night sailings on MSC Poesia from $574.80 plus government fees and taxes (GFTs). Single guests can book an interior, ocean view, balcony, and balcony superior stateroom for one on a Caribbean cruise through February 12, 2011 at a savings of more than 30 percent

The Palazzo Las Vegas Offers Twitter Followers the Unique Chance to Attend the Hollywood Style Awards

SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands Fly to the Event on JetBlue Airways and Enjoy a Fashionable Evening Filled With Celebrities LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The Palazzo is transforming the Hollywood Style Awards into a luxury resort for the evening where the most stylish in the fashion world will be honored on Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California. In celebration, The Palazzo is offering their Twitter followers a unique opportunity to fly on JetBlue with a guest and attend the star-studded event.

Avis Welcomes Model-Year 2011 Vehicles and Offers Travelers Cars to Fit Nearly Every Rental Need or Occasion

SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC The New Chevrolet Cruze Is Now Available for Rent, Exclusively at Avis PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Whether it’s for business, leisure or when your car’s in the shop, the 2011 rental fleet, available now at Avis, has the right wheels for every occasion. New for 2011 is the Chevrolet Cruze , the latest new car model that can currently be rented only from Avis.

The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Welcomes Children to Their Adventure Passport

SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club has created a way for young Members to explore exciting places, make great vacation memories and have fun. The new Adventure Passport program allows children to have five distinctive experiences at nine of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club locations throughout North America and the Caribbean. “It is our pleasure to continually offer our discerning Members exclusive vacation experiences and that includes our youngest Members,” said Peter J.

Cheapflights.com’s Top 10 Favorite Literary Locales

SOURCE: Cheapflights.com Discover the Next Chapter in Travel BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – There is nothing like escaping into another world with a good book.  Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, takes that experience to the next level with its list of Top 10 Literary Locales . Cheapflights.com takes you on a journey to the settings from classic stories such as The Great Gatsby and Romeo and Juliet to the magical world of Harry Potter .

The Moorings Announces New Charter Base in Lavrion, Greece

SOURCE: The Moorings CLEARWATER, FL–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The Moorings , the world’s premier yacht charter company, announced today the opening of a new base in Lavrion, Greece , near Athens, for sailing vacations beginning in June 2011. The fleet will consist of 39′ to 50′ custom-built monohulls and catamarans from world-class yacht builders Beneteau and Robertson & Caine.

All Nippon Airways: Notification From Republic of Korea Fair Trade Commission

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways TOKYO–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (“ANA”) has received notification from Republic of Korea Fair Trade Commission of an alleged violation by ANA of Republic of Korea’s Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act regarding ANA cargo surcharges. As a result, ANA has received a corrective order from the Commission and has been ordered to pay a fine of 1.633 billion won (approximately 120 million yen)

Aqua Hotels Introduces "Don’t Touch My Package" Contest

SOURCE: Aqua Hotels & Resorts WAIKIKI BEACH, HI–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Leading Hawaii hotel group Aqua Hotels & Resorts ( www.aquaresorts.com ) announced that they are launching a ‘Don’t touch my package ‘ contest for travelers who may be stressed out and in need of some healthy holiday venting. The promotion runs in conjunction with the newly famous ‘ Don’t touch my package’ massage package. “With the recently enhanced security measures, it seems travelers have yet one more thing to be stressed out about when flying, so we’ve come up with something that will help them ease the tension by taking a cheeky look at the serious business of air security,” said Elizabeth Churchill, Aqua’s VP Sales & Marketing. “If getting there isn’t half the fun, then at least you might have a good story to tell later on.” Aqua is encouraging the travel-weary traveler to share their funniest, quirkiest holiday travel story with Aqua. Participants should visit facebook.com/aquahotels or www.donttouchmypackage.com and share their tale of woe or “whoa… please don’t touch me there” to enter to win a $500 Visa gift card. The contest runs from 11/29 through 1/2; the winner will be chosen on 1/3 by popular vote.  Meanwhile, Aqua’s ‘ Don’t touch my package’ massage package includes a choice of two, 50-minute massage therapies for every package booked — one post-arrival, one pre-departure. The package is available at Aqua’s boutique hotels through February 28, 2011. A three-night minimum stay is required. Sample package rates in Waikiki during early December start at $136 per night.

Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club and Delaware North Companies Announce Airport Partnership

SOURCE: Delaware North Companies Travelers Can Catch Their Favorite Team’s Games in an Opulent Lounge Setting NEW YORK, NY and BUFFALO, NY–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service, has entered into an agreement with Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club that will bring the exclusive sports bar concept to select airports across the United States. In the first phase of the agreement, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services will give travelers access to the elite, modern sports bar to watch the game of their choice in an opulent lounge setting, all without leaving the airport.

American Pulse(TM): Majority of Americans Concerned About the North and South Korea Conflict, China & Russia Quitting U.S. Dollar

SOURCE: BIGresearch(R) Half of Americans Agree — “It’s Crazy” Not to Profile Airline Passengers COLUMBUS, OH–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – 65.6% of Americans are somewhat/very concerned about the North Korea and South Korea conflict, according to the latest American Pulse™ Survey of 3,015 respondents. 19.4% are neutral on the matter and 15% are not very/not at all concerned. Further, 42.4% say the U.S.

NGRAIN Remains US Army Transportation School’s Choice for Maintenance Training Solutions

ORLANDO, FLORIDA–(Marketwire – Nov. 30, 2010) – NGRAIN®, a leading provider of interactive 3D equipment simulation solutions that maximize the effectiveness of training programs and maintenance support systems, today announced the US Army Transportation School at Fort Eustis has again selected NGRAIN to deliver a simulation-based training solution, this time to train maintainers of the P-100 diesel portable pump system. The NGRAIN Virtual Task Trainer™ (VTT™) solution will support parts familiarization and procedure training

Travel Ad Network Acquires TravelMuse

SOURCE: Travel Ad Network Affirms the Company’s Position as the Leading Digital Media Company in Travel NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Travel Ad Network (TAN), the leading and largest vertical media company in travel, announced today that it has purchased the assets of TravelMuse, a comprehensive travel planning website that reaches travelers early in the consumer travel lifecycle. This is a significant addition to Travel Ad Network’s owned and operated properties and continues the transformation of TAN from a vertical ad network into an integrated digital media company

HotelsCombined.com Price Index(TM) Review of Global Hotel Prices for December 2010

SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) –   HotelsCombined.com has revealed the HotelsCombined.com Price Index™ review of global hotel prices for December 2010. If you are looking for the best value accommodation deals, then the HotelsCombined.com™ Price Index is for you. Every month we scour our database of 2,500,000 hotel deals to bring you the biggest hotel destination reductions available over the upcoming month as well as year-on-year falls and rises

NGRAIN Delivers 5 KW Power Generator Training Solution to Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

ORLANDO, FLORIDA–(Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2010) – I/ITSEC – NGRAIN®, a leading provider of interactive 3D equipment simulation solutions that maximize the effectiveness of training programs and maintenance support systems, today announced that it has delivered the 5 KW Power Generator Virtual Task Trainer™ (VTT™) to the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CFSEME). The training solution combines instructional design best practices with NGRAIN’s unique equipment simulation solutions to provide trainees with a training tool that supports parts familiarization, maintenance and repair procedures, and troubleshooting techniques

Despite Rising Fuel Costs Regional Airlines Look Poised to Take Off

SOURCE: The Bedford Report The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Southwest Airlines & SkyWest NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 25, 2010) – The Airline industry has performed well as of late, with many companies reporting a speedy return to profitability after last year’s losses. The airlines are benefiting from a return in travel demand amid an industry wide effort to keep capacity from growing too fast

Regional Airlines Look Strong Heading Into Holidays

SOURCE: The Bedford Report The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on JetBlue Airways & Alaska Air Group NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 25, 2010) – The Airline industry has performed well as of late, with many companies reporting a speedy return to profitability after last year’s losses. The airlines are benefiting from a return in travel demand amid an industry wide effort to keep capacity from growing too fast. Going forward analysts expect airlines overall to further cement their turnaround despite rising fuel prices and an uncertain U.S

Private Jet Leader New Flight Charters Launches Special Coast-to-Coast Pricing

SOURCE: New Flight Charters Reduced Rates on Transcontinental Non-Stop Private Jet Flights JACKSON HOLE, WY–(Marketwire – November 24, 2010) – Private jet charter industry leader New Flight Charters announces special transcontinental pricing. Fly Los Angeles to New York non-stop in a super-midsize jet for just $19,900, or New York to Los Angeles for just $22,900.  ROUTING Los Angeles(VNY) to New York(TEB) $19,900 New York(TEB) to Los Angeles(VNY) $22,900 – Other regional airports may be available AIRCRAFT Super-Midsize Jet, seating 8-10 passengers: Gulfstream 200 – Challenger 300 – Falcon 50 – Citation X – Citation Sovereign – Hawker 1000 – Falcon 2000 Even lower jet charter rates are available for midsize jet and light jet charter service coast-to-coast, typically with a fuel stop and comfortable seating for up to 7. Passengers can relax and enjoy their flight in spacious executive seating with standard catering included, and rest assured that the leading, top-rated FAA Part-135 Certified Air Carriers are in full operational control. There are no blackout or peak day restrictions. Rates are subject to availability and are all-inclusive plus 7.5% federal tax. Clients will not pay any additional fees, costs or fuel surcharges

Fall Frost Means It’s Time to Book Your Avis Winter Getaway

SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC Renters Enjoy Unlimited Mileage, a Free Ski/Snowboard Rack and Savings on Winter-Ready Vehicles PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The first frost of fall not only signals the arrival of cold weather across much of the nation, but it’s also the perfect time to plan a ski trip or winter getaway. Avis is ready to meet your vehicle rental needs and you can save $50 on a weekly rental of a winter-ready standard, premium or full-size sport utility vehicle, with unlimited mileage and a free ski/snowboard rack. Travelers who need a smaller vehicle can also save $25 on weekly rentals or up to $20 on weekend rates of compact through full-size vehicles, minivans, intermediate SUVs and other car classes

Tivus Announces Key IPTV Supply Chain Agreement With Vestel Group

SOURCE: Tivus, Inc. OMAHA, NE–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Tivus, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : TIVU ), a provider of turnkey media entertainment technology to the hotel and hospitality industry, today announced a vital IPTV supply chain agreement with European electronics giant Vestel Group, of Manisa, Turkey, through their Master North America Distributor, CVS International Ltd.

Market Metrix Announces Third Quarter 2010 Hospitality Index Results

SOURCE: Market Metrix Meeting & Event Satisfaction Improves at Casinos; Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Shine, Outpace Luxury Hotels SAN RAFAEL, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Meetings and events are critical to many hotels and vital to the casino industry. So keeping these guests delighted is crucial, especially for the struggling casino industry. While meeting and event satisfaction with all hotels improved slightly (+.4 to 82.1), meeting and event satisfaction at casinos improved significantly (+2.4 to 83.0) in the third quarter. The top scoring brands among all casinos for meeting and event satisfaction were Mohegan Sun (90.2), Treasure Island (89.3), and Bellagio (86.4). Meeting and event customers at casinos were especially pleased with the improved food and beverages served at their events (+4.4 to 84.5), which is a key driver of repeat business for this segment.  Across the hospitality industry, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, British Airways and Enterprise ranked number one in hotel, airline and rental car industry customer satisfaction, respectively for the third quarter.

Ceiba Del Mar: Stay Five Nights, Get Sixth Night Free

SOURCE: Ceiba Del Mar Beach & Spa Resort Boutique Riviera Maya Luxury Resort Gifts Spring Breakers With Complimentary Overnight PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) –   Stay at award-winning Ceiba del Mar, a luxurious, award-winning property on a private white-beach at the edge of sleepy Puerto Morelos, April 1 st to June 30, 2011, and enjoy five nights of a relaxing spring break at an authentic Mayan-inspired resort, with one extra night at no extra cost. All guests will receive a welcome champagne cocktail upon arrival and a personal escort to one of the resort’s 88 spacious suites and guest residences, seven of which are penthouses, each with a breathtaking ocean view and the following amenities: A balcony or terrace and hammock; Expansive sitting areas; A full bathroom with a shower and separate bathtub; Organic Bath products; Local wood accents and handcrafted furnishings; Complimentary wireless Internet; Twice daily housekeeping service; 300 thread-count Premium Cotton linens and pillow menu; Complimentary in-room morning coffee daily; Nightly turndown service with Mexican handcrafted gift; International cable TV and DVD/CD player; 24-hour room service A similar level of pampering can be found at the Spa at Ceiba del Mar — a holistically-focused oasis of indigenous calm with a comprehensive menu of progressive spa therapies and its own natural and organic product line

Esterline Invitation to 4th Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Earnings Conference Call

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Esterline Technologies ( NYSE : ESL ) Members of the Investment Community, Esterline Technologies ( NYSE : ESL ) plans to announce financial results for its 4 th quarter 2010 on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Esterline will host a conference call featuring remarks by Brad Lawrence, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Bob George, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Following these remarks, there will be a question and answer session. The call is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m.

CHA’s New Online Tools Make It Easier for Teachers to Plan Their Group Educational Travel Experience

SOURCE: CHA Educational Tours (Cultural Heritage Alliance) PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – CHA Educational Tours puts the world within your grasp as it debuts new online tools to help teachers plan educational travel for the new school year. CHA’s website now offers “My Tour Quotes,” a new online feature that allows teachers to calculate a complete tour quote for any of CHA’s pre-designed educational tours. Trip planners choose their itinerary, U.S

Triton Restructures 70% of the Company’s Liabilities

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Triton’s ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZD ) management announced today the restructuring of $7,000,000.00 (Seven Million Dollars) of short term debt, into a Five years convertible debt, at the Company’s discretion. This settlement will provide immediate relieve to the Company’s near term operations and allow new investments to be utilized in the Company’s operations for expansion, production and marketing.

European Online Travel Market Returns to Double-Digit Growth

SOURCE: PhoCusWright Inc. PhoCusWright to Release European Online Travel Overview Sixth Edition SHERMAN, CT–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The European online travel market is expected to grow 10% in 2010, as the overall travel market begins a modest recovery, according to PhoCusWright Inc., in its soon-to-be-released report, “PhoCusWright’s European Online Travel Overview Sixth Edition.” Following an 11% decline in 2009, the total European travel market is projected to grow 2% in 2010

Hartsfield-Jackson Receives Positive Credit Ratings

SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Fitch and Moody’s Assign A+ and A1, Respectively, for Airport General Revenue Bonds ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) –  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has received reaffirmed or upgraded credit rating assignments from Fitch Inc. and Moody’s Investors Service relating to bond issuances for financing the construction of the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr.

New Iscon Whole Body Scanner Now Offers Integrated Biometric Capabilities to Detect All Objects and Verify Identities

SOURCE: Iscon Video Imaging, Inc. Corrections Facilities, Border Control and Airport Screening Can Leverage Iris, Facial and Fingerprint Recognition and Card Readers Without Radiation or Privacy Issues WOBURN, MA–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) –  Iscon is introducing an enhanced version of the 1000D whole body scanner equipped with optional biometric technologies and identity verification techniques that will vastly improve security at corrections facilities, law enforcement as well as international airports

ANA Agreement With U.S. DOJ

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways Announcement of Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice Regarding International Air Cargo and Passenger Transportation, Resolution of Class Action Lawsuit Regarding International Air Cargo and the Posting of Extraordinary Loss TOKYO–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) – Company name: All Nippon Airways, Co., Ltd Representative Name: Shinichiro Ito, President & CEO (Code: TSE & OSE 1st Section 9202) All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. ( LSE : ANA) agreed as of October 29 th , 2010, to a plea agreement in connection with the allegations that had been raised by the United States for, among other things, price coordination for U.S./transpacific international air cargo and passenger transportation as follows

ANA Forecast for FY Results

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways Notification of Revision to Performance Forecast for Full Financial Year TOKYO–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) – Company Name: ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD.

ANA Financial Results for the First Half of FY 2010 and Revised Outlook for the Year

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways TOKYO–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) –  ANA Group ( LSE : ANA) today reported improved income and revenues as Japan’s leading airline operator reaped the benefits of tight cost controls and rising passenger demand in the first half of the fiscal year ending March, 2011. Strong demand helped the air transportation business to deliver significantly increased revenues compared to the same period the previous year, which was adversely affected by the global recession and the H1N1 influenza

Bon Appetit With Cheapflights.ca’s Top Foodie Destinations

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Gourmet Destinations Across Canada & Around the World TORONTO–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) – Travel is all about discovering new places and experiencing different cultures, and a big part of getting the most out of the cultural experience is to taste the local cuisine. As Canada is known for its multiculturalism, it’s no surprise that this diversity is also experienced through the local specialties served across the nation. To help guide you through this culinary journey, Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has stepped up to the plate and prepared a menu of the Top 10 Foodie Cities in Canada .  Here are five Canadian cities to make the list along with highlights of their memorable cuisine: St.

Rewards Network Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results

SOURCE: Rewards Network CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) – Rewards Network Inc. ( NASDAQ : DINE ), a leading provider of marketing services and dining rewards programs to the restaurant industry, today reported the following financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2010 as compared to the prior year period: — Growth in Marketing Services Program revenues of 15.6% and a decline in Marketing Credits Program revenues of 9.5%. Third quarter total revenues decreased 0.7% as compared to the prior year period while total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 grew 2.2%.

Rewards Network Inc. and EGI Affiliate Sign Definitive Merger Agreement

SOURCE: Rewards Network EGI Affiliate Will Offer to Acquire Shares of Rewards Network for $13.75 per Share in Cash; Offer at 39% Premium to Company’s Closing Price on Day Prior to EGI’s Initial Offer CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) – Rewards Network Inc. (“Rewards Network”) ( NASDAQ : DINE ) announced today that Rewards Network and EGI Acquisition, L.L.C. (“EGI Acquisition”), an affiliate of Equity Group Investments, L.L.C.

MSC Croisières souhaite joyeux anniversaire à ses clients leur offrant gratuitement une croisière de 7 nuits dans les Caraïbes pour célébrer ce…

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) – MSC Croisières offre à ses clients une croisière gratuite de sept nuits dans les Caraïbes de l’est ou de l’ouest pour ceux qui célèbreront leur anniversaire à bord entre le 14 novembre et le 19 décembre. Leurs compagnons ne paieront que 264,50$ par personne, plus taxes et redevances gouvernementales

Turn Renting Into Rewards With ‘Budget Bucks’

SOURCE: Budget Rent A Car PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –  Budget Rent A Car, the brand that caters to savvy value-conscious travelers, has introduced its new “Budget Bucks Payback” promotion. Through March 31, 2011, Budget Fastbreak members who rent from Budget twice will receive $25 in Budget Bucks that can be used just like cash toward a future rental. “By finding ways to add value, we can help our customers stretch their travel dollars,” said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Budget.

Triton Will Not Extend Deadline for Corporate Action

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –  Triton ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZ ) announced today that the Company will not extend the deadline related to its Corporate Action for shareholders to turn in for exchange their certificates to the transfer agent by October 30th, 2010. All shareholders that have not turned in their certificates for exchange to the transfer agent per the Corporate Action announced on October 1st, 2010, are advised to do so as soon as possible

Laura’s Journeys, an Organization Supporting Travel Therapy, Awards 3 Vacations to Cancer Patients at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

SOURCE: Laura’s Journeys Grand Prize Winner Chosen by Lance Armstrong During Surprise Visit to Infusion Suite NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  Patients undergoing treatment for cancer at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital were recently treated to a vacation giveaway and a surprise visit by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. The renowned cancer survivor and founder of LIVE STRONG was joined by LIVE STRONG President and CEO Doug Ulman and American Cancer Society CEO Dr

Viator Acquires Global Private Tour Guide Network — OurExplorer.com

SOURCE: Viator, Inc. 2,000 Qualified Tour Guides Across More Than 500 Destinations, Bookable Online SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, today announced the acquisition of Sydney-based OurExplorer.com , an online resource for identifying and booking qualified private tour guides around the world.

Triton Announces Reduction of Authorized Shares of the Company

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  Triton’s ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZ ) Board of Directors instructed management and announced today the reduction of the Company’s authorized shares from 50,018,000,100 shares to 1,018,000,100 shares of a par value of $ 0.001 per share

Achetez une croisière, obtenez-en une gratuitement 14 nuits dans les Caraïbes à partir de 529$

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) – MSC offre la deuxième semaine gratuite à l’achat d’une croisière de sept nuits dans les Caraïbes, combinant les itinéraires des Caraïbes de l’est et de l’ouest, pour une croisière aller-retour de 14 nuits, sur réservations faites avant le 14 novembre, sous réserve de disponibilité. À l’occasion de cette offre, les tarifs débutent à 529$ par personne (aussi peu que 40$ par jour) sur croisières présélectionnées dans les Caraïbes de l’est et de l’ouest, à bord du MSC Poesia.

Applied Visual Sciences Receives Patent for Advanced Imaging Technology/Automated Target Recognition

SOURCE: Applied Visual Sciences HERNDON, VA–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) –  Applied Visual Sciences ( OTCBB : APVS ) announces the issuance of United States patent 7,817,833, titled “System and Method for Identifying a Feature of Interest in Hyperspectral Data,” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent extends APVS’s existing patent protection into the image analysis domain where multiple images or pictures are created and utilized for automated computer analysis and assessment. Image acquisition technologies using multi-frame/multi-spectral image generation are rapidly expanding in areas involving security, medical, and satellite data. Claims made under this patent provide APVS with protective coverage in each of the above mentioned imaging applications.  A key competitive advantage of APVS’s image analysis process is Image Transformation Divergence, with its ability to accurately distinguish between targeted image objects, such as threats or disease states, and other objects that are non-threatening or benign. Typically, many different types of objects in an image have “identically appearing” properties. This is the single-most-important factor responsible for failures in automatic image analysis and detection algorithms. APVS’s Image Transformation Divergence, together with other advanced image analysis processes defined in the patent, dramatically and substantially reduces these “false positive” rates. The patented process is capable of detecting objects of interest with a high degree of confidence; does not rely only on prior knowledge of an object’s shape, volume, texture or density to be effective; and is most powerful where the presence of disease or threat objects must be distinguished from healthy tissue or non-threat objects that are similar in color, brightness, and texture.  “This patent is yet another step in establishing the credibility of our intellectual property portfolio and protecting our proprietary technology platform for future applications development,” states Bill Donovan, APVS’s President and Chief Operating Officer

Triton Ensures the Market and the Shareholders

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) –  Triton’s ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZ ) management decided to place this press release to eliminate any confusions, misrepresentations and distortions, of the facts. Additionally, to confirm to the Market and the Shareholders the actual essentials regarding the previously announced Corporate Action to Buyback Common Shares.

Precision Conversions Re-Delivers Second High Payload Variant 757-200PCF Conversion to Aerolease Aviation, LLC

SOURCE: Precision Conversions PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwire – October 22, 2010) –  Precision Conversions, LLC is pleased to announce that it has successfully re-delivered a second High Payload variant full-15 pallet position 757-200PCF freighter to Aerolease Aviation, LLC (Aerolease). This 1998 model year, Pratt & Whitney powered, extended range aircraft represents the second of three 757-200PCFs to be accomplished for Aerolease under a multi-aircraft deal announced in April 2010. The High Payload 757-200PCF (MSN 29607) includes a weight upgrade option that can bring the total payload up to 80,000 pounds and will be operated by DHL Americas.

Five Questions for Your Air Charter Service

SOURCE: New Flight Charters Minimize Your Risk When Using Private Jet Charter Companies JACKSON HOLE, WY–(Marketwire – October 21, 2010) –  Air charter industry leader New Flight Charters presents “Five Questions For Your Air Charter Service,” to help private fliers manage their risk and ensure a quality and reputable organization is handling their private charter flight.  The air charter industry is very diverse. Charter operator and broker organizations of various sizes, quality and competencies are vying for your flight and dollars. New broker names appear on the scene continuously, offering to arrange charters on your behalf as your agent. It is important to understand there are no real barriers to entry and literally anyone can advertise and call themselves a charter broker. The DOT and FAA government departments do their best in reviewing and enforcing practices, however there is no government quality rating or broker seal of approval, and private charter fliers assume their own risk in choosing and using a private jet and charter service.  Air charter service providers fall into one of two categories, broker or operator: Brokers do not own, operate, manage or have control over aircraft. They serve to arrange flights for passengers (“clients”) or charter operators. Brokers represent either the client, or the aircraft operator, in arranging a charter flight. Brokers typically will have an industry-wide reach, and connect with a variety of charter aircraft options, or jet charter listings for any one flight

Major Airlines Stocks Flying High After Posting Impressive Profits

SOURCE: The Bedford Report The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on United Continental & AMR Corporation NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 21, 2010) – Shares of Major Airlines have skyrocketed as key industry players are reporting a speedy return to profitability after last year’s losses. The airlines are benefiting from a rise in travel demand amid an industry wide effort to keep capacity from growing too fast. Going forward analysts expect airlines overall to further cement their turnaround despite rising fuel prices and an uncertain U.S.

Melbourne Cup 2010 Hotel Prices Drop, Giving Travelers More Cash for a Flutter

SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – October 20, 2010) –  Hotel search engine, HotelsCombined.com.au , announced that hotels in Melbourne , host city to the “race that stops the nation,” have decreased prices for the Melbourne Cup 2010 YOY. Site statistics indicate the average night rate for Melbourne Cup in 2010 is AUD $185, down from AUD $194 in 2009

Selbstständige regenerieren schneller als Beamte

SOURCE: Expedia Studie von Expedia.de und GfK: Wochenende zu kurz für Entspannung — Drei oder vier Tage Auszeit für Hälfte der Deutschen ideal MÜNCHEN, GERMANY–(Marketwire – October 20, 2010) – Fast die Hälfte der Deutschen kann auch in vergleichsweise kurzer Zeit gut abschalten: 46 Prozent fühlen sich schon nach drei oder vier Tagen erholt. Das Regenerationsbedürfnis hängt dabei vom ausgeübten Beruf und vom Alter ab. Selbstständige regenerieren schneller als Arbeiter und Beamte, die beruflich besonders eingespannte Generation der 20- bis 39-Jährigen schneller als Jüngere und Ältere

Photo Advisory: Sean O’Keefe Returns as EADS North America CEO

SOURCE: EADS North America ARLINGTON, VA–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) – Caption: Sean O’Keefe returned to his position as CEO of EADS North America on Monday, October 18 th , nearly ten weeks after surviving a private aircraft accident in Alaska. O’Keefe was warmly greeted by employees as he entered the company’s headquarters. About EADS North America EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services

Travel Ad Network Closes $15 Million Series C Financing

SOURCE: Travel Ad Network StarVest Partners Leads Round NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  Travel Ad Network (TAN), the leading and largest vertical media company in travel, announced today that it has closed a Series C round of financing. The $15 million round was led by StarVest Partners with participation by existing investors Rho Ventures and Village Ventures.

Red Hawk Casino Announces Its First Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive Payout of $131,707

SOURCE: Red Hawk Casino $2.6 Million in Progressive jackpots Won at Red Hawk Casino Since July SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  Joseph G. of Folsom, Calif. was the lucky winner of Red Hawk™ Casino’s first Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive™ jackpot of $131,707 on Thursday, October 14. Red Hawk Casino has now paid out an impressive $2,675,182 in just eight progressive jackpots since July!  Joseph G.

Citrus Heights Resident Wins $118,000 Progressive Jackpot on His Birthday

SOURCE: Red Hawk Casino $2.6 Million in Progressive Jackpots Won at Red Hawk Casino Since July SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  Steven M. from Citrus Heights, Calif., came to Red Hawk™ Casino on Sunday, October 17 to dine at the Waterfall Buffet and to celebrate his birthday. He didn’t realize he was in for a birthday treat when he sat down at a Wheel of Fortune® quarter progressive slot machine. He had only been playing for a short time when the symbols lined up for a $118,848 birthday present! Steven says he still needs some time to consider what he’s going to do with his jackpot and attributes his good luck to having his wife by his side on his birthday.  Red Hawk Casino has paid out an impressive $2,675,182 in just eight progressive jackpots since July! Joseph G.

ExcelAire Announces Addition of Two Global 5000 Business Jets to Fleet at NBAA Show

SOURCE: ExcelAire ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) – NBAA — ExcelAire, one of the nation’s leading private jet charter firms, today announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention that it is adding two Global 5000 business jets to its fleet. The 16-seat Global 5000 will be based in Columbus, Ohio, while the 13-seat Global 5000 will be based in the New York City metropolitan area, at MacArthur Airport in Islip.  At the NBAA show, ExcelAire’s 13-seat Global 5000 will be on static display at the Bombardier stand at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. In addition, ExcelAire will be exhibiting at the Shell booth 6403. NBAA 2010, America’s premier business aviation event, will be held on Oct. 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center and DeKalb Peachtree Airport.

Applied Visual Sciences Announces Debenture Restructuring and Strategic Investor

SOURCE: Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. HERNDON, VA–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  Applied Visual Sciences ( OTCBB : APVS ) announced today that, on October 15, 2010, it entered into an agreement with the holders of the company’s outstanding Series A 10% Senior Convertible Debentures due November 7, 2008, that extends the maturity date of the debentures, provides that the debentures will be non-interest bearing through the date of maturity, and for certain other amendments to the terms of the debentures and related agreements. Under the terms of the agreement, the convertible debenture holders have agreed to extend the maturity of the notes to June 30, 2011

Cheapflights UK Unveils Stress Free Half Term Breaks

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk With Half Term Coming Up on 25-29 October, Families Have Just Enough Time to Prepare With These Top Tips on Keeping Kiddie Travel Stress Free LONDON–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  The UK’s leading flight price comparison site has researched airline offerings to keep kids amused en-route to holiday destinations. Visit the website’s tips page on Travelling with Children , covering everything from pushchairs and facilities to food options for tiny travellers, and turn what can often be a trying time into a triumph.  “Half term breaks can drum up a combination of excitement and dread, but creating a family friendly environment both prior to as well as in-flight, can drop the dread and make for a stress free getaway,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk   “Parent-tested tips on how to plan in advance for keeping kids entertained both in-flight and at the airport equals a turbulent free ride,” adds Hallak.  Given the rise in popularity of child friendly travel, the industry as a whole is doing its utmost to accommodate in the way of specialised airport lounges and increased in-flight activities to keep both kids and parents happy.  Airlines facilitating playful plane rides are plentiful starting with Virgin Atlantic , which offers kids a backpack full of goodies, seat back entertainment including kids TV, movies, and Nintendo video games. Even mealtime is fun with the airline’s ‘Grub’ menu serving up pizza, among its other kid friendly foods

Universal Introduces Mobile Trip Planning Web Site

SOURCE: Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. A New Web Site for Business Aviation Professionals Using Any Web-Enabled Mobile Devices HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) –  Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. announced that it has introduced Universal ® Mobile , a mobile-optimized Web site giving its clients complete access to its suite of online applications on any Web-enabled mobile device, including iPhone®, iPad, BlackBerry®, Android and more

Countdown to the Caribbean Cruise Season for MSC: MSC Poesia Returns for Kick-Off November 1

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. Itineraries Include Popular ‘Baseball Greats’ Theme Cruises FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) – As MSC Poesia completes her inaugural Canada/New England cruises from New York and Quebec City, MSC is counting down to another exciting Caribbean cruise season featuring memorable destinations, special theme sailings, and an unparalleled onboard experience

Universal Announces Volcanic Ash Extended Forecast as Value Add to Clients

SOURCE: Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Model Provides Forecast Days Out, Helping Operators Avoid Delays and Cancellations HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) – Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. announced that it is now providing its clients volcanic ash forecasting well beyond the standard 18-hour window currently used by ash advisory centers

Triton Announces Final Retirement of 43 Billion Common Shares

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) –  Triton ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZ ) announced today that from the previously announced Corporate Action to buyback Common Shares, finally Retired 43,817,855,923 Common Shares or 99% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company

Mecca Hotel Prices Skyrocketed in Ramadan 2010, Up 31% YOY

SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – October 16, 2010) – HotelsCombined.com , the world’s leading hotel price comparison search engine, announced that the prices of hotels in Mecca (Makkah), Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, were up 31% for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan 2010 YOY. Sites statistics indicate the average night rate for Ramadan was USD $568 this year, up from $433 in 2009. Spokesperson, Hichame Assi, Head of Strategy and Online Marketing for HotelsCombined.com, said, “Whilst the average night rate for Ramadan increased, it did not cause pilgrims to cut their travels short, rather pilgrims extended their travels this year on average 7 nights, up from 5 nights in 2009

GuestLogix Announces Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Results Highlighted by Five OnTouch(TM) Merchandising Program Rollout Agreements

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 14, 2010) –  GuestLogix Inc. (TSX:GXI) (“GuestLogix” or the “Company”), the leading global provider of onboard store technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced record financial and operational results for the three- and nine-month periods ended August 31, 2010. All amounts are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

Radixx(R) gibt erfolgreiche Migration von Air Transat auf das Radixx Air(R) Passenger Services System (PSS) bekannt

SOURCE: Radixx International ORLANDO, FLORIDA–(Marketwire – October 14, 2010) – Radixx International gab heute ein weiteres Branchennovum bekannt: die erfolgreiche Migration von Air Transat vom seinem bisherigen System zu Radixx Air PSS. Air Transat ist eine Geschäftssparte von Transat A.T., Inc., das zu den größten integrierten Touristikkonzernen der Welt zählt und der führende Urlaubsanbieter Kanadas ist. ?Die erfolgreiche Migration zeugt von der Leistungsfähigkeit und Flexibilität von Radixx Air PSS

GuestLogix Selected by Air Transat to Improve Travel Experience and Grow Revenues With OnTouch(TM) Merchandising

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 14, 2010) – GuestLogix, Inc. (TSX:GXI) the leading global provider of onboard store technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced that Air Transat, Canada’s leading holiday travel airline, has selected the Company’s OnTouch™ retail technology and merchandising platform and will immediately begin the deployment of OnTouch™ travel-relevant, destination based products and services across the airline

Radixx(R) anuncia sucesso da migração da Air Transat para o Sistema de Serviços de Passageiro (PSS) Radixx Air(R)

SOURCE: Radixx International ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) – Em outra novidade da indústria, a Radixx International anunciou hoje o sucesso da migração do sistema de legado da Air Transat para Radixx Air PSS. Air Transat é uma unidade comercial da Transat A.T., Inc., uma das maiores empresas de turismo integrado do mundo e principal líder de viagens de férias do Canadá. “O sucesso desta migração comprova a capacidade e a flexibilidade do Radixx Air PSS.

Radixx(R) anuncia exitosa migración de Air Transat al Radixx Air(R) Passenger Services System (PSS)

SOURCE: Radixx International ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) – En otra primicia en la industria, Radixx International anunció hoy que ha migrado con éxito Air Transat de su antiguo sistema al Radixx Air PSS. Air Transat es una unidad de negocios de Transat A.T., Inc., una de las mayores empresas de turismo integrado del mundo y líder en turismo vacacional de Canadá

Radixx(R) Announces Successful Migration of Air Transat to the Radixx Air(R) Passenger Services System (PSS)

SOURCE: Radixx International ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) –  In another industry first, Radixx International today announced that it had successfully migrated Air Transat from its legacy system to the Radixx Air PSS. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T., Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada’s holiday travel leader

Aéroports de Montréal s’engage de nouveau à participer au plan de développement durable de la collectivité montréalaise

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – 12 oct. 2010) – Aéroports de Montréal est heureuse de s’engager de nouveau à participer au plan stratégique de développement durable de la collectivité montréalaise. Soucieuse de la protection de l’environnement et déterminée à réduire ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre, ADM participe au défi des partenaires 2010-2015.

Fall Saver Discount Program From CHA Educational Tours

SOURCE: CHA Educational Tours Exciting 2011 Educational Travel Destinations for Students & Teachers PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) –  CHA Educational Tours announces its exciting Fall Saver Discount on all tour packages featured in its new 2011 educational tour catalog. Teachers planning educational travel during the new school year can select from over 130 pre-designed tour itineraries to destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific and the Americas, or they can customize their own unique educational tours to better enhance their unique classroom curriculum

Transat Holidays: Paid Vacationer THE Dream Job for 85% of Canadians!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Oct. 12, 2010) – Editors Note: Two videos are included with this Press Release. Would you like a job that includes adventure, travel, living in the lap of luxury and demands that you take a vacation every month? If this sounds like the perfect job for you, Transat Holidays wants to hear from you. Transat Holidays is offering the dream job of a lifetime:  Fly, Tan, Blog, Get Paid . To apply, visit www.vacationer.transatholidays.com .  Imagine, the opportunity to vacation for one year and visit some of the most beautiful and exotic travel destinations! The Transat Holidays Vacationer Survey**, conducted by Ipsos Descarie for Transat Holidays, revealed that 77% of Canadians would leave their current position to accept a once-in-a-lifetime paid opportunity to travel for a year. The leader in Canada’s holiday travel industry, Transat Holidays will pay one English-speaking and one French-speaking Vacationer to travel for one year and report back on their adventures to a global audience via blogs, photo diaries and video up-dates

Volicon Observer(R) RPM Enhancements Deliver Next-Generation Video Service Assurance

SOURCE: Volicon New RPM 5.5 Features Allow Video Network Providers to View and Archive True Subscriber Experience from Hub to Head-End for Visual Inspection, Verification and Troubleshooting BURLINGTON, MA–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) –   Volicon , a provider of multichannel video content logging and monitoring systems for broadcast , cable and IPTV operators, today announced the next generation of its award-winning Observer ® Remote Program Monitor (RPM) video assurance solution. Observer RPM 5.5 fulfills the video industry’s growing need to assure the quality of critical, on-demand and interactive services and advertising by leveraging automated video monitoring tools that can emulate customer actions.  Observer RPM 5.5 is a post-Set Top Box (STB) solution that allows operators to monitor hundreds of channels, troubleshoot real-time video issues and verify broadcast content and advertising in an exportable, 24×7 log.

Triton Announces Receiving Back 80% of the Shares to Be Retired

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) –  Triton ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZ ) announced today that from the recent Corporate Action to buyback Common Shares, it received during the weekend of October 8-10, 2010 34,892,672,564 shares or approximately 80% of the issued and outstanding shares to be retired or exchanged for lesser shares

Esterline’s CMC Electronics Flight Management System Selected for U.S. Air Force KC-10 Tanker Fleet Upgrade

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies MONTREAL–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –  Esterline Corporation ( NYSE : ESL ) ( www.esterline.com ), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today announced that its Montreal-based CMC Electronics (CMC) subsidiary has been selected by Boeing to supply the Flight Management System (FMS), known as the CMA-9000, for the avionics upgrade of the U.S. Air Force’s KC-10 fleet of 59 tanker jets.  Brad Lawrence, President and CEO of Esterline, said: “With our CMA-9000 FMS already established on Military Trainer and Air Transport aircraft, this key program will enable us to further position CMC as a leader for avionics upgrade programs.”  The KC-10 Tanker Fleet Upgrade Program will involve the installation of dual CMC CMA-9000 FMSs plus Multi-Function Control and Display Units, providing Precision Area Navigation (PRNAV) and FANS1 Datalink capability as well as several tactical functions that enhance the KC-10’s performance. The KC-10 upgrade will allow the fleet to comply with the forecasted 2015 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for the Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) system, which permit shared access within both civil and military airspace and enable tanker refueling operations worldwide.

Trycera Financial Presents Financial Empowerment and Wealth-Building Workshop at National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted…

SOURCE: Trycera Financial IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  Trycera Financial, Inc. ( OTCBB : TRYF ), a diversified financial services company, presented a workshop on how apartment residents can build a good credit history with on-time rental payments, just as homeowners do with mortgage payments. The Financial Empowerment and Wealth-building workshop was a featured event at the National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing (NAR-SAAH) Annual Capacity Building Conference, sponsored in partnership with the Detroit Housing Commission.  NAR-SAAH provides technical assistance to Resident Services providers and members of Resident Councils to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families living in public and assisted rental housing communities. NAR-SAAH promotes programs that are comprehensive, culturally competent and responsive to residents’ needs. The conference was attended by over 500 participants from 67 cities including New York, Huntsville, Baltimore, Nashville, Boston, and San Francisco. Trycera Credit Services President, Michael G.

Pernod Ricard(R) USA Names Marty Crane to Top Spirits Sales Post

SOURCE: Pernod Ricard USA PURCHASE, NY–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  Pernod Ricard USA, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., announces the promotion of Marty Crane — who previously served as PRUSA General Manager – East Division — to Senior Vice President, Spirits Sales. Crane replaces Jim Evans, who is leaving Pernod Ricard USA to join another company.

Women on Their Way Survey Finds Women Turn to Social Media While Traveling

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –   Women on Their Way by Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), the hospitality industry’s longest-running branded program dedicated entirely to female travelers, today released a survey revealing that nearly half of women surveyed access social media while traveling. Hot on the (stiletto) heels of summer travel season, Women on their Way commissioned the survey, conducted by Vision Critical, which polled 500 women between the ages of 18-50 on how they use social media when they travel

Cheapflights.ca Toasts the Harvest Season With a List of Top 10 Wine Regions in North America

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Launches Cheapflights.ca Airports Wine Guide TORONTO–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  As the wine harvest season is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, celebrates this festive time of year with its list of Top 10 Wine Regions in North America . Wine enthusiasts can travel to these vineyards where many festivals and events take place to honour this annual grape harvest tradition. Also in time for autumn wine season, Cheapflights.ca has launched an Airports Wine Guide highlighting local wines served and sold at airports across Canada and various U.S.

Dream of Being a Travel Writer? "Free" Vacations? Sound Off and Tell Us Why

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – October 4, 2010) –   Women on Their Way by Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), the hospitality industry’s longest-running branded program dedicated entirely to female travelers, is looking to send ten globetrotters on vacations for “free” (aka using Wyndham Rewards loyalty points) in exchange for travel blogs and columns that will be posted on the female-friendly web site.

Advantage Rent a Car Opens Four New Locations in the U.S.

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation An Additional Six Locations to Open by November PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – October 4, 2010) – Advantage Rent a Car announces the opening of four new locations in Boston, Dallas Love Field, Louisville and Milwaukee with locations conveniently serving each city’s airport. In addition, the Company will be opening 6 additional locations throughout October in Charlotte, Las Vegas (2 locations), Providence, Raleigh/Durham, and Tampa. These openings will provide our customers with 44 locations in the U.S. with more opening scheduled in coming months.  Mark P.

Popular "Pack Your Bags" Program Provides Room Credit for Air Travelers

SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB AMELIA ISLAND, FL–(Marketwire – October 4, 2010) – The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is once again extending its popular ” Pack Your Bags for Amelia Island ” program, offering air travelers up to an $80 room credit for checked baggage fees on stays of three or more nights. Valid through the end of December 2010, the program is valid at nine of the island’s award-winning participating hotels and inns. Visitors traveling by air can find a list of hotels and more information on the “Pack Your Bags” program at www.ameliaisland.com/freebags . “For the past three years, Amelia Island accommodators have come together to offer this program to visitors,” said Gil Langley, President and CEO of the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We want visitors to experience Amelia Island without being penalized for bringing a suitcase or two.” Voted among of the Top 5 North American Island’s in Conde Nast Traveler’ s Reader’s Choice Awards in 2009, Amelia Island is a long-time favorite for beach vacations. Offering an irresistible mix of quiet beaches, natural beauty, luxury spas, unique history and charming Victorian-era character, Amelia is unlike any other Florida destination.  Accommodators participating in the “Pack Your Bags” program include: Addison on Amelia, (800) 943-1604, www.addisononamelia.com   Amelia Hotel at the Beach, (877) 263-5428, www.Ameliahotel.com Amelia Island Williams House, (800) 414-9258, www.Williamshouse.com Fairbanks House, (888) 891-9881, www.Fairbankshouse.com Hampton Inn at the Beach, (904) 321-1111, www.ameliaislandhamptoninn.com Harbor Front Hampton Inn & Suites, (904) 491-4911, www.hamptoninnandsuitesameliaisland.com Hoyt House, (904) 277-4300, www.hoythouse.com Residence Inn, Amelia Island, (866) 245-6099, www.ResidenceInnAmeliaIsland.com Summer Beach Resort, (800) 862-9297, www.summerbeach.com About Amelia Island Amelia Island Florida is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Its long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and pristine waters have made the island a favorite destination for travelers. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit www.ameliaisland.com .  -Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau- * Restrictions apply.

Leben wie im Paradies im Raffles Praslin Seychellen

SOURCE: Raffles Hotel Das Raffles Praslin auf den Seychellen nimmt ab sofort Reservierungen an SINGAPUR–(Marketwire – October 4, 2010) – voller Fahrt auf Eröffnungskurs für Januar 2011, wird das Raffles Praslin Seychelles eine Vielzahl an Angeboten zur Entspannung und zum Freizeitvergnügen anbieten.

Triton Announces Today a Corporate Action to Buyback 99 Percent of the Issued and Outstanding Shares of the Corporation

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Triton ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZ ) announced today that it was determined and agreed by the Board of Directors and the Controlling Shareholders to issue a resolution allowing the Corporation to buyback 99 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company effective October 1, 2010 under the following conditions: The Company shall buyback 99 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company by the Company in exchange for a convertible debenture paying each shareholder $0.0001 per share, and having a maturity date of 5 years with 10% interest per share annually.

Enterprise Holdings Announces Fiscal 2010 Highlights

SOURCE: Enterprise Holdings Results Reflect Successful Integration of Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental Brands Into Company’s Regional Subsidiaries, Continued Strong Performance of Flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car Brand; “Such accessibility and agility are unique in the car rental and travel industries, and directly mitigate the historical volatility of airport car rental” ST.

ANA to Change Part of Its Boeing 787-8 Orders to the 787-9 Model

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways TOKYO–(Marketwire – September 30, 2010) – At the meeting of the Board of Directors today, ANA has decided to change 15 of its current orders for the Boeing 787-8 aircraft to the 787-9 model. ANA currently has a total of 55 orders for the Dreamliner. The 787-9 aircraft is an extended body version of the 787-8 model, appropriate for short, mid-haul and long-haul international routes.

Hertz Discloses Dollar Thrifty Stockholder Strategy

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) (“Hertz”) today issued a statement detailing the specific steps it will take in the event Dollar Thrifty stockholders vote “No” on the Hertz-Dollar Thrifty merger agreement on September 30, 2010. Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “While answering Dollar Thrifty stockholder questions today, I confirmed four immediate steps Hertz will take if stockholders vote ‘No’ on our merger agreement: Additionally, Mr

e.Digital Provides Update on eVU(TM) IFE Business, Flash-R(TM) Case Status and New IP Developments

SOURCE: e.Digital Corporation SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – e.Digital Corporation ( OTCBB : EDIG ), a leading innovator of dedicated portable entertainment systems and patented flash memory-related technology, today announced that its eVU™ portable in flight entertainment (IFE) system featuring an enhanced new look and feel was shown in private meetings held earlier this month in connection with the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Conference & Exhibition.

Le meilleur du paradis au Raffles Praslin des Seychelles

SOURCE: Raffles Hotel Le Raffles Praslin Seychelles ouvert aux réservations dès aujourd’hui SINGAPOUR–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Avec une ouverture prévue en janvier 2011, le Raffles Praslin Seychelles offrira une foule d’activités récréatives relaxantes et passionnantes, allant des sports nautiques aux escapades de golf d’île en île, pour faire découvrir le meilleur du nouveau complexe hôtelier et de l’île de Praslin. Le Raffles Praslin avec ses 30 hectares est situé sur la superbe pointe nord-est de Praslin. Le complexe hôtelier bénéficie d’un généreux tronçon de plage de sable blanc avec des eaux claires cristallines, idéales pour la baignade, et propose une variété de sports nautiques comme la plongée en apnée, la plongée sous-marine, le canoë-kayak, la voile et d?autres encore

Cheapflights UK Helps Travellers Tee Off in Great Spots Around the World

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk With the Ryder Cup Around the Corner, Golfing Destinations Take Top Prize Among UK Travellers LONDON–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  The UK’s leading website for flight price search and comparison has scoured the globe to unveil the world’s Top 10 Golf destinations for 2010, and help travellers swing into action. “While the Ryder Cup is one of the world’s most important golfing events, avid players may prefer to be part of the action rather than spending their time on the sidelines as observers,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for  Cheapflights.co.uk . “Active holidays are one of the more popular trends for this year, and as it’s the season to be golfing, now is the perfect time to combine your love for the sport with a holiday,” adds Hallak

L2 Consulting Services, Inc. Successfully Approves Honeywell SmartRunway(TM) and SmartLanding(TM) on Boeing 767

SOURCE: L2 Consulting Services AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  L2 Consulting Services, Inc (L2) is pleased to announce that the company has completed FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) certification for Honeywell’s SmartRunway™ and SmartLanding™ on the Boeing 767. L2 revised its existing Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) FAA STC (ST10466SC) to include the additional runway and landing safety features which improve situational awareness with aural and graphical alerts to the flight crew. “We made a strategic investment augmenting this STC in order to offer the latest runway safety features to our customers today,” said L2 President Mark Lebovitz

Media Advisory: Air France

MONTREAL, QUEBEC– (Marketwire – Sept. 28, 2010) – To celebrate its 60 years in Canada, Air France, in close collaboration with Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is pleased to invite media representatives to participate in the activities surrounding the landing of a special anniversary flight by one of its Airbus A380s on Thursday, October 7, at Montréal–Pierre Elliott International airport

Avis aux médias : Air France

MONTREAL, QUEBEC– (Marketwire – 28 sept. 2010) – Pour célébrer ses 60 ans de présence au Canada, Air France, en étroite collaboration avec Aéroports de Montréal, a le plaisir de convier les représentants des médias à participer aux activités entourant l’atterrissage du vol spécial anniversaire d’un de ses Airbus A380 à l’Aéroport International Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau de Montréal le 7 octobre prochain

OneTravel Launches New Blog & iPhone App Contest

SOURCE: OneTravel “OneTravel iPhone Travel App” Contest Starts Tuesday, September, 28th on the OneTravel Blog LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 27, 2010) –  OneTravel, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized travel sites, announces its latest endeavor, the OneTravel Blog , which officially launched on August 12, 2010. Readers can find valuable travel information, news, planning tips, and fun things to do while on vacation. Key features include: Immediate searching and booking for flights, hotels and cars OneTravel Featured Travel Deals City Spotlight Daily Specials News and Feature Articles Reader Comments Option to receive blog posts via email or RSS feed In celebration of the new blog ( http://blog.onetravel.com/ ), OneTravel is launching a “OneTravel iPhone Travel App” contest with two Grand Prizes to be given away just for interacting with OneTravel’s Wanderlust iPhone travel application .

SNCF Voyages Acquires Controlling Stake in Travel Search Engine Liligo.com

PARIS, FRANCE–(Marketwire – Sept. 27, 2010) – SNCF Voyages, the European leader in high speed and long distance rail services, announced today the acquisition of a majority stake in liligo.com, a leading French travel search engine . This acquisition re-inforces SNCF Voyages’ appetite for developing consumer-centric online services in France and across Europe

Voo 1907: Famílias das vítimas iniciam campanha

SOURCE: The Relatives and Friends of the Victims from Flight 1907 Association CURITIBA, BRASIL–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) – A Associação dos Familiares e Amigos das Vítimas do voo 1907, iniciam uma campanha no mês em que se completa quatro anos do acidente com o voo 1907, ocorrido em 29 de setembro de 2006, que vitimou 154 pessoas, para reunir assinaturas de apoio pedindo providências às empresas American Airlines e Excelaire com relação aos dois pilotos norte-americanos, Joseph Lepore e Jan Paul Paladino, réus em dois processos criminais no Brasil por causarem o acidente.

Vuelo 1907: Los familiares de las víctimas comienzan una campaña

SOURCE: The Relatives and Friends of the Victims from Flight 1907 Association CURITIBA, BRASIL–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) – Los familiares y amigos de la Asociación de las víctimas del accidente del vuelo 1907, que se produjo el 29 de septiembre de 2006, y se cobró la vida de 154 personas, iniciaron una campaña de recogida de firmas de apoyo para que se interponga una demanda contra American Airlines y Exelaire en relación con dos pilotos norteamericanos, Joseph Lepore y Jan Paul Paladino, imputados en dos juicios penales brasileños, y acusados de haber provocado el accidente. Ellos pilotaban el Jet Legacy que derribó el Boeing GOL

Flug 1907: Familien der Opfer starten Kampagne

SOURCE: The Relatives and Friends of the Victims from Flight 1907 Association CURITIBA, BRASILIEN–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) – Die Angehörigen und Freunde der Opfer der Vereinigung ?Flug 1907″ haben vier Jahre nach dem Unglück von Flug 1907, das am 29. September 2006 geschah und 154 Menschen das Leben gekostet hatte, eine Kampagne ins Leben gerufen, um Unterschriften für die Unterstützung von Maßnahmen zu sammeln

Vuelo 1907: Familias de las víctimas inician una campaña

SOURCE: The Relatives and Friends of the Victims from Flight 1907 Association CURITIBA, BRASIL–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – La Asociación de Familiares y Amigos de las Víctimas del Vuelo 1907, en el mes que se cumplen cuatro años del accidente del vuelo 1907, que ocurrió el 29 de septiembre de 2006, que cobró la vida de 154 personas, inició una campaña para recolectar firmas de apoyo para la acción que se tomará en contra de American Airlines y Exelaire con relación a dos pilotos de American, Joseph Lepore y Jan Paul Paladino, acusados en dos casos criminales en Brasil, acusados de causar el accidente.

Vol 1907 : Les familles des victimes entament une campagne

SOURCE: The Relatives and Friends of the Victims from Flight 1907 Association CURITIBA, BRESIL–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – Les parents et amis de l’Association des victimes du vol 1907, durant le mois marquant le quatrième anniversaire de l’accident du vol 1907 qui a eu lieu le 29 septembre 2006 et provoqué la mort de 154 personnes, ont entamé une campagne visant à rassembler des signatures de soutien pour qu’une action soit intentée contre American Airlines et Exelaire concernant les deux pilotes américains, Joseph Lepore et Jan Paul Paladino, inculpés dans deux affaires pénales brésiliennes et accusés d’avoir causé l’accident. Ils pilotaient le Jet Legacy qui a renversé le Boeing de la compagnie aérienne GOL. Le Jet ne fut pas en mesure d’atterrir à la base aérienne de Cachimbo et le Boeing s’écrasa dans le nord du Mato Grosso, au milieu de la forêt tropicale amazonienne

Flight 1907: Families of the Victims Commence a Campaign

SOURCE: The Relatives and Friends of the Victims from Flight 1907 Association CURITIBA, BRAZIL–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) –  The Relatives and Friends of the Victims from Flight 1907 Association, in the month marking four years from the Flight 1907 accident, which occurred on September 29, 2006, that took the lives of 154 people, initiated a campaign to gather signatures of support for action to be taken against American Airlines and Exelaire regarding two American pilots, Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, defendants in two Brazilian criminal cases, accused of causing the accident. They piloted Jet Legacy that overthrew the GOL Boeing. The Jet was unable to land at Cachimbo Aerial Base and the Boeing crashed in northern Mato Grosso in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.

MSC Poesia Makes Maiden Call in Quebec on September 27

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. MSC Cruises Launches Inaugural Season of Canada-New England Itineraries FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) –   MSC Poesia is making her maiden call in Quebec, Canada on September 27 as part of MSC Cruises’ inaugural season of Canada-New England cruises that feature 13 itineraries and nearly 25 ports of call. MSC Poesia is one of 11 ships in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, whose vessels cruise year round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe , the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean , US and Canada , South America, the Indian Ocean, and South and West Africa.

MSC Poesia fait son voyage inaugural à Québec

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. MSC Croisières lance la saison inaugurale de ses itinéraires au Canada et en Nouvelle Angleterre FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) – MSC Poesia fera sa première visite à Québec, Canada, le 27 septembre, dans le cadre de la saison inaugurale au Canada/Nouvelle Angleterre de MSC Croisières, proposant 13 itinéraires et près de 25 ports à visiter. MSC Poesia est l’un des 11 navires de notre flotte qui navigue toute l’année dans la Méditerranée et en saison dans le nord de l’Europe, l’océan Atlantique, les Caraïbes, aux États-Unis, Canada, Amérique du sud, dans l’océan Indien et en Afrique du sud et de l’ouest

Walleye(TM) Technologies Awarded Second Patent for Millimeter Wave Camera Capable of "Seeing" Into and Through Solid Objects

SOURCE: Walleye Technologies Wide Range of Applications From Consumer Home Repair to Security Imaging for Homeland Security SOMERVILLE, MA–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) – Walleye Technologies ( www.walleyetechnologies.com ) today announced the issuance of a second US patent 7,679,546 (Apparatus and Method for Determining Location of an Object) for its next-generation millimeter wave camera. The camera is capable of “seeing” into and through solid objects and presenting the image on an LCD screen and can be readily displayed, stored, analyzed, and transmitted. The Walleye Imaging System works like a battery-powered digital “camera” that uses invisible wavelengths to see into and through objects. The basis of the patent combines proprietary optical components with millimeter wave circuitry to create images.

Viator.com Expands Travel and Destination Content to Include Thousands of Top Attractions Worldwide and Invites User-Generated Reviews and…

SOURCE: Viator, Inc. New Member Profiles, Traveler Personalization Tools and Facebook and Twitter Integration Enhance Growing Viator Community SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) –   Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, has expanded its travel offering to include deeper destination and attraction information, an open platform for submitting traveler recommendations and tips, and more ways to personalize the trip planning experience through new member profiles.  Viator designed the site’s new content and features to help travelers answer some key questions: What are the top sights and attractions in a destination? What are the best things to see and do to meet my interests?

Hertz Commits to Electric Vehicle Mobility Platform

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Hertz Global EV Will Catalyze Widespread Use of Electric Vehicles NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – The Hertz Corporation ( NYSE : HTZ ) announced today a Commitment to Action at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to bring the next generation of electric vehicles to the general public through its car rental and car sharing operations. As the world’s largest general-use airport car-rental brand, Hertz is uniquely positioned to introduce multiple groups of consumers — urban drivers, university students, travelers and corporations — to all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Hertz’s leadership in this initiative will catalyze other partners and cities to provide additional infrastructure for mass scaling of electric mobility

John Wayne Airport Turns to Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Photoluminescent Technology to Increase Traveler Safety

SOURCE: GlowZone Inc. SANTA ANA, CA–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) –  As part of its overall commitment to efficiency, John Wayne Airport, Southern California’s second busiest airport, recently implemented photoluminescent (PL) technology to provide safety and to be more energy efficient. John Wayne Airport is using PL exit signs and new PL illumination products to: (1) provide emergency exit markings throughout the 448,000 square-foot terminal building (Terminals A and B); (2) illuminate all 14 passenger loading bridges in case of a power outage; and (3) update exit signage within the Airport’s two administrative office buildings

Munich, Liberia, Phoenix et West Palm Beach au nombre des nouveautés cet hiver à Montréal-Trudeau

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwire – 21 sept. 2010) – Aéroports de Montréal est heureuse de faire part des nouveautés qui enrichiront la desserte aérienne à l’Aéroport international Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau de Montréal au cours de la saison hivernale 2010-2011.  Dans l’ensemble, les voyageurs auront le choix cet hiver parmi un total de 104 destinations desservies sans escale au départ de Montréal-Trudeau. Munich (Allemagne), Liberia (Costa Rica), Phoenix (Arizona) et West Palm Beach (Floride) constituent les principaux ajouts à l’horaire par rapport à l’an dernier

ARRRR! — NileGuide Launches "Travel Like a Pirate" With the Hyatt Regency Aruba and JetBlue

SOURCE: NileGuide SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –  In honor of the worldwide phenomenon that is “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” NileGuide proudly launches the “Travel Like a Pirate” trip giveaway contest — an opportunity to visit Aruba as a true buccaneer, courtesy of partners JetBlue and the Hyatt Regency Resort and Casino. This once-in-a-lifetime giveaway includes round-trip airfare for two from major US cities served by JetBlue, four nights at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino, a sailing and snorkeling trip aboard the Jolly Pirate vessel, dinner at The Pirate’s Nest (a restaurant based inside a replica 16th century galleon), and a tour of the Balashi Brewery

Triton Announces the Finalization of a Recapitalization Agreement With Foreign Investors From the Orient

SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 16, 2010) –  Triton ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZ ) announced today the Finalization of a Recapitalization Agreement with Foreign Investors from the Orient that will allow the Company to continue operations and expand the marketing and sales of its products to 3 global markets in addition to the USA and China. These markets are the EU market, the Central America market and the Southeast Asian market.

Contiki Vacations Launches New 2011-2012 North America Brochure

SOURCE: Contiki Vacations Contiki Invites Travelers to Check Out Their Own Backyard ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) –   Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011-2012 North America brochure. With two new tours and exciting trips throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, the brochure presents travelers with more than 20 options to rock North America. The brochure is available in print and online at Contiki.com/brochures .

Asiana Airlines’ Inaugural Flight to Hartsfield-Jackson Brings Cargo, Jobs

SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) –  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s newest cargo carrier arrived late last night as an Asiana Airlines 747-400 touched down to a traditional water cannon salute. City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Airport interim General Manager Robert Kennedy and executives from the Seoul, South Korea-based Asiana Airlines were on hand to welcome the all-cargo flight.

EADS North America KC-45 Demonstrates Critical Air Force Aerial Refueling Requirement

SOURCE: EADS North America ARLINGTON, VA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) –  EADS North America announced today that the company has demonstrated, in flight, that its offering in the KC-X tanker competition fully satisfies the U.S. Air Force requirement for high fuel offload rate via the refueling boom system — the only tanker in the competition to do so. “Our tanker has proven that it can refuel other aircraft at a rate of 1,200 gallons per minute, which is a critical requirement the Air Force has set forth for its tanker,” said EADS North America Chairman Ralph D

GuestLogix Completes Onboard Store Technology Deployment With Qantas Airways

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 13, 2010) – GuestLogix, Inc. ( TSX:GXI ) the leading global provider of onboard store technology to the passenger travel industry, today announced that Qantas Airways (” Qantas “), Australia’s largest domestic and international airline, has deployed the Company’s OnTouch™ Retail Technology to expedite onboard sales transactions for existing duty free offerings and to facilitate the future sale of products and services, through GuestLogix’ OnTouch™ Merchandising Platform.

Cheapflights.ca Releases Asia & Oceania Rising Stars Report

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Jordan, Amman Tops the List; Cities in India and China Show Big Jumps in Popularity TORONTO–(Marketwire – September 13, 2010) –  Cheapflights.ca’s has released the third instalment of its Rising Stars series, which takes a look at travel to Asia and Oceania, two regions that rule the Pacific with their tropical beaches, historical cities and legendary geography. After compiling search data from the first six months of 2009 and 2010, Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has published its 2010 Asia and Oceania Rising Stars Report . The list ranks the 75 most frequently searched destinations in Asia and Oceania at Cheapflights.ca according to their change in popularity over 2009

Hertz and Dollar Thrifty Agree to $50 per Share Offer

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Companies to Proceed Expeditiously to Secure Shareholder Vote; Hertz Commences Divestiture of Advantage Rent-a-Car PARK RIDGE, NJ and TULSA, OK–(Marketwire – September 12, 2010) –  Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) (“Hertz”) and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. ( NYSE : DTG ) (“Dollar Thrifty”) today jointly announced an agreement to amend their merger agreement to provide for Hertz to acquire Dollar Thrifty for an increased purchase price of $50.00 per share, valued at the Friday, September 10, 2010 closing price of Hertz stock of $10.05, consisting of $43.60 in cash (including approximately $6.87 per share to be paid by Dollar Thrifty as a special cash dividend immediately prior to the transaction closing) and 0.6366 of a share of Hertz common stock. The revised price represents an increase of $10.80 per share in the cash consideration to be paid to Dollar Thrifty shareholders

Media Advisory/REMINDER : Sunday, September 12, From 10 AM to 3 PM the Plane Pull 767 Challenge is Presented at the Montrwal-Trudeau Airport

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Sept. 12, 2010) –  The media is invited to the Air Canada Base of Montréal-Trudeau Airport on this Sunday, September 12, to attend the 12 th presentation of the 767 Challenge, a charity event that brings together strong men and women to take on the challenge: pulling an Airbus airliner with their bare hands! This original activity is organized for the benefit of Special Olympics Québec’s 4,000 athletes by the Montréal Police Department with the collaboration of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Air Canada and the City of Dorval

Avis aux média/RAPPEL : Le dimanche 12 septembre de 10 h à 15 h présentation du Défi 767 à l’aéroport Montréal-Trudeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – 12 sept. 2010) –  Les représentants des médias sont invités à la base Air Canada de l’aéroport Montréal-Trudeau, ce dimanche 12 septembre, pour assister à la 12e présentation du Défi 767. De 10 h à 15 h, 30 équipes de 15 personnes tenteront de relever un défi de taille : celui de tirer à la corde, à force de bras, un avion de ligne Airbus de 72 767 kilos sur une distance de 3,5 mètres, le plus rapidement possible! L’événement est organisé par les policiers du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal en collaboration avec Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Air Canada et la Ville de Dorval, au bénéfice d’Olympiques spéciaux Québec.

Eat Conch Instead of Turkey This Thanksgiving as a Judge in the World’s Only Conch Festival

SOURCE: Turks and Caicos Reservations Turks and Caicos Central Reservation Service to Award a Free Trip to the Caribbean PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS and CAICOS–(Marketwire – September 9, 2010) –  Turks and Caicos Reservations, the only locally-based tourism reservation service focused exclusively on the Turks and Caicos Islands, is presenting a unique way to celebrate Thanksgiving — as a Judge in the Turks and Caicos Annual Conch Festival to be held November 27, 2010. From now through November 1, 2010, everyone who signs up to receive the Turks and Caicos Reservations monthly newsletter is automatically entered for a chance to win a free trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands , including airfare for two, a five-night stay at the luxurious West Bay Club boutique resort and a slot as a judge in the eighth annual Turks and Caicos Conch Festival (see related news release).  “We are offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a judge at the world’s only Conch Festival,” said Val Kalliecharan, general manager of Turks and Caicos Reservations. “Our newsletter and reservation service provides unique insight on what to do and where to stay in the Turks and Caicos Islands and offers the best deals and discounts on the islands’ premier hotels and villas.” The contest prize includes up to $1,000 in airfare credit, five nights accommodation for two in a one-bedroom oceanfront suite at the West Bay Club, daily breakfast, complimentary resort amenities including snorkel equipment and beach service, two tickets to the Turks and Caicos annual Conch Festival and an option to serve as one of the judges.  Turks and Caicos Reservations is a locally-based, centralized reservations service that provides in-depth local knowledge of the destination, a real-time booking service for hotels and villas and the most current information on special deals, discounts, tours, attractions and activities through its toll free number (1-877-774-5486), live chat, and email. World renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and friendly, relaxed environment, the Turks and Caicos Islands are approximately 500 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. Regularly scheduled air service is available from Atlanta, Miami, New York, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia in the US; Toronto and Montreal in Canada and London, England on American Airlines , US Airways , Delta , Air Canada , WestJet , British Airways and most recently , Jet Blue .

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Opens Sunday in Orlando

SOURCE: Reed Exhibitions ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – September 9, 2010) –  Restaurant and foodservice industry professionals from throughout Florida will have the opportunity to gain ideas to boost their business, taste hundreds of new foods from all over the world, see dozens of new products, watch cooking demonstrations, and gain valuable information during the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from September 12-14, 2010. Highlights include: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) ( www.frla.org ), sponsor of the event, is among the most influential trade associations in Florida. Its mission is to Protect, Educate and Promote Florida’s hospitality industry which represents a $57 billion industry and more than 900,000 employees, making it Florida’s largest employer

ANA and First Eastern Form First Japanese Low Cost Carrier

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways TOKYO and HONG KONG–(Marketwire – September 9, 2010) – Today, All Nippon Airways (“ANA”), a leading Japanese airline, and First Eastern Investment Group (“First Eastern”), a pioneer of direct investments in China, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to establish the first Japanese low cost airline. The new airline will operate both international and domestic short-haul routes out of Kansai International Airport, Osaka

Rewards Network(SM) Welcomes Le Cirque and Osteria del Circo

SOURCE: Rewards Network Rewards Network Diners to Enjoy Even More From New York’s Prestigious Culinary Family CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – September 8, 2010) –   Rewards Network Inc. ( NASDAQ : DINE ), a leading provider of marketing services and dining rewards programs to the restaurant industry, announced today that Le Cirque and its casual counterpart Osteria del Circo have joined Rewards Network(SM).  Owner and restaurant icon Sirio Maccioni describes the celebrity favorite Le Cirque as “a place where the worlds of food, fashion, art and culture converge,” and sees joining Rewards Network as “a great way to give back to our loyal customers and build new relationships.” Rewards Network is equally pleased with the partnership

Media Advisory/REMINDER : Sunday, September 12, From 10 AM to 3 PM 450 Participants Will Take on the Plane Pull 767 Challenge Presented at the…

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwire – Sept. 9, 2010) – Editors Note: A photo for this release is available on Marketwire’s website. The media is invited to the Air Canada Base of Montréal-Trudeau Airport on Sunday, September 12, to attend the 12th presentation of the 767 Challenge, a charity event that brings together strong men and women to take on the challenge: pulling an Airbus airliner with their bare hands! This original activity is organized for the benefit of Special Olympics Québec’s 4,000 athletes by the Montréal Police Department with the collaboration of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Air Canada and the City of Dorval.

Avis aux médias/RAPPEL : Le dimanche 12 septembre de 10 h à 15 h 450 personnes relèveront le Défi 767 présenté à l’Aéroport Montréal-Trudeau

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwire – 9 sept. 2010) – A l’attention des directeurs de l’information: Une photo accompagnant ce communiqué est disponible sur le site web de Marketwire. Les représentants des médias sont invités à la base Air Canada de l’aéroport Montréal-Trudeau, le dimanche 12 septembre, pour assister à la 12e présentation du Défi 767

HSI CEO Discusses "Travel Promotion Act" With President Obama and Senator Harry Reid

SOURCE: Holiday Systems International LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 8, 2010) – Holiday Systems International (HSI) continues to lead in making travel an integral part of the U.S. economic recovery. The Travel Promotion Act (TPA) is one element of the recovery plan. The TPA is designed to increase foreign tourism into the United States, thereby creating jobs and stimulating the U.S.

W Club Members at Four Winds Casino Resort Can Win a New 2010 Jaguar XF Premium and a Share of $40,000

SOURCE: Four Winds Casino Resort Win up to $1 Million by Picking Winners of Professional Football Games NEW BUFFALO, MI–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –  Four Winds Casino Resort, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, is pleased to announce it will award a new Jaguar™ XF Premium sedan, valued at over $60,000, and a share of $40,000 in cash in September. W Club members can also win up to $1 million by picking winners of professional football games between Tuesday, September 7 and Sunday, January 2, 2011. Additionally, $200,000 in cash was awarded to 243 W Club Members in August through Four Winds Casino Resort’s W Club Jackpots, which are randomly awarded to players using their W Club card. With a new sleek design, the 2010 Jaguar XF Premium has a luxurious interior, touch-screen controls, a deluxe audio system and a six-speed automatic transmission. It also has a 5.0-liter, V8 engine with 385 horsepower. On Saturday, September 25, the drawing for the Jaguar XF Premium will take place at 10 p.m

Sundance Vacations Identified as One of the 2010 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania

SOURCE: Sundance Vacations WILKES-BARRE, PA–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –  Sundance Vacations was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for the fourth consecutive year in a row. Hundreds of employees anonymously participated in the survey process. Last year in the 2009 Best Places to Work in PA program, Sundance Vacations finished among the top 30 in the statewide employee poll for large-sized companies (251 or more employees)

Cheapflights.com’s Top 10 Things to Do in Munich During Oktoberfest

SOURCE: Cheapflights.com Cheapflights Honors 200th Anniversary of the World’s Biggest Beer Festival BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) – Each year, Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, toasts the world famous beer festival, known as Oktoberfest. This Bavarian festival, which originated in Munich to commemorate the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, is celebrating its 200 th anniversary this year

Webjet Introduces Flight Bookings to Australian iPhone and iPod Touch Users

SOURCE: Webjet SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) –   Webjet.com.au is excited to announce the launch of its iPhone app, specifically designed to search and book cheap domestic flights and to view complete travel itineraries, including hotel bookings, car hire and flights. Compare, Book & Save on Flights The Webjet iPhone app is an easy way to book domestic flights and compare airlines in Australia. Pioneers of the deal finder, which simplified the process of comparing airlines and finding the cheapest day to fly; Webjet’s latest innovation, makes it easy for customers to search and book flights on the go

SuperClubs Launches Breezes Buzios Resort & Spa

SOURCE: SuperClubs HOLLYWOOD, FL–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) –  Breezes Búzios Resort & Spa, the newest addition to SuperClubs’ international family of Super-Inclusive resorts, is now open for business. Located in Brazil’s popular beach resort town of Búzios in the famous state of Rio de Janeiro, the top all inclusive hotel boasts a spectacular beach, elegant accommodations, one of Latin America’s largest swimming pools and countless activities for singles, couples and families of all ages.

Leading Technology Associations Team Up to Integrate Customer Information From a Wide Range of Gaming and Hospitality Systems

SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association; Hotel Technology Next Generation MGM Resorts International to Host Initial Meeting of GSA and HTNG CHICAGO, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) –  Gaming Standards Association (GSA) and Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announced their intention to launch a coordinated standards development effort to integrate customer information across a variety of hotel and gaming systems. The objective is to enable existing systems to link together to provide a completely integrated view of each customer from across the entire operation, including the customer’s profile, their future itineraries, and past spending. Systems within the project scope include Property Management, Point-of-Sale, Player Tracking, Spa, Concierge, Show Ticketing, and other activities systems. The effort will build upon and expand successful past efforts by GSA and HTNG in their respective arenas. HTNG’s Single Guest Itinerary specification, which synchronizes customer records and itineraries across various hotel and resort systems, will be expanded to incorporate gaming activities. Elements of both HTNG’s and GSA’s customer profile are expected to be incorporated in a new, common profile format. The group will add historical spending activity to the structure so that hotel and casino staff can see a complete view of the value of the guest. Implementation will occur through modest upgrades to existing systems, allowing hotels and casinos to avoid the expense and disruption of totally new systems.

Sundance Vacations Is the Fastest-Growing Travel Company in Pennsylvania for 2nd Consecutive Year

SOURCE: Sundance Vacations WILKES-BARRE, PA–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) – According to Inc. 500/5000, Sundance Vacations is the fastest-growing travel company in Pennsylvania for the 2 nd consecutive year. While Sundance Vacations ranked #3,190 on the Inc. 500/5000 list, no other Pennsylvania travel business ranked higher than this Wilkes-Barre based wholesale travel company. Compared to the rest of the company, Sundance Vacations is the #15 fastest-growing travel company in the United States

MEC Releases Annual Book of Award-Winning Cases

SOURCE: MEC Featured Campaigns Show Exceptional Results Driven by Data and Insights NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) –  MEC ( www.mecglobal.com ) today released its annual book of award-winning case studies, “Inspiring People, Exceptional Results,” which is available for download here: ( http://www.mecglobal.com/inspiring-people ). The case studies demonstrate how MEC delivered impressive sales results for clients. They include: 2.7 million packs of gum sold for Wrigley and a 148 percent increase in rum sales for Bacardi

Fly for MS to Embark on a Record-Making 60-Day, 29,000-Mile Trans-Atlantic Journey for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

SOURCE: Fly For MS Fly for MS Is the Largest Scale MS Event Ever Organized and the Longest Humanitarian Flight Ever Undertaken NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) –  On August 31st Fly for MS takes off from New York on a thrilling humanitarian mission to 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia where the team will fly MS patients for treatment, and share the joy of flying with more than 100 people with MS to raise awareness for the challenges faced by over 2.1 million fighting this debilitating disease. Fewer than 300 have flown a small plane for such a distance, and none for a humanitarian mission, compared to over 4,000 people who successfully climbed Mount Everest. The mission will debut with a flight above Manhattan with Tom Clyne of New York, a representative from the U.S.

Southland Labor Day Travel Expected to Stage Partial Comeback From 2009

SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 30, 2010) –  Labor Day travel is projected to partially recover from the doldrums of 2009, with more than 2.5 million Southern California travelers expected to take trips this holiday weekend — an 11 percent increase over last year’s 2.26 million travelers, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The number of local travelers expected this holiday weekend is 3.8 percent below the average number of Southland residents who took Labor Day weekend trips between 2000 and 2009, according to data provided by D.K. Shifflet and Associates, the world’s leading travel and tourism research firm.

Grupo Mexicana suspende indefinidamente sus operaciones

SOURCE: Mexicana Airlines MEXICO, D.F.–(Marketwire – August 27, 2010) – — La actual administración recibió la empresa hace siete días dentro de un proceso de Concurso Mercantil y en un estado de quiebra técnica — El deterioro financiero y la falta de acuerdos obligan a Grupo Mexicana a dejar de volar — Grupo Mexicana lamenta profundamente los inconvenientes generados a sus pasajeros Nuevo Grupo Aeronáutico, S.A.

Grupo Mexicana Suspends Flights Until Further Notice

SOURCE: Mexicana Airlines MEXICO CITY–(Marketwire – August 27, 2010) – Current management received the company in a state of technical bankruptcy seven days ago after it filed for protection under Mexico’s insolvency laws Financial deterioration and lack of agreements force Grupo Mexicana to stop flying Grupo Mexicana deeply regrets any inconvenience caused to passengers Nuevo Grupo Aeronáutico, S.A. de C.V

Metron Aviation Launches Industry’s First Air Traffic Flow Management Solution for Airlines

SOURCE: Metron Aviation DULLES, VA–(Marketwire – August 26, 2010) – Metron Aviation, a leading provider of integrated Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions, announced the release of Metron Harmony for Airlines. Metron Harmony for Airlines integrates a real-time and predictive view of air traffic conditions with airport surface operations to dramatically improve on-time performance, reduce tarmac delays, lower operating costs and provide better service to passengers. In the past, airline operations lacked visibility into airport, regional and nationwide traffic demand and were thus unable to optimize departure and arrival operations affected by these conditions.

Delta Connection Academy Becomes Aerosim Flight Academy

SOURCE: Aerosim SANFORD, FL–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) – Delta Connection Academy, acquired by Aerosim in January of this year, has announced that the flight school will now be known as Aerosim Flight Academy. The new name solidifies Aerosim’s presence as a truly integrated entity in the aviation industry.  Aerosim now represents a global force in aviation training. The renaming of the academy exemplifies the company’s strategic growth in service offerings. Aerosim’s expansion enables them to more completely serve their traditional customers while offering students additional training opportunities and a recognized industry name to carry with them.  With a strong base of simulation-based training products already in use with commercial air carriers and training organizations world-wide, the company’s reputation for advanced technology is well established. Through the academy acquisition, Aerosim now also provides training at four U.S. campuses for first time pilots pursuing primary flight training. Here they can achieve private, commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings as well as flight instructor ratings and airline first officer courses. For the industry veteran, Aerosim offers initial and recurrent airline type rating training. In its entirety, Aerosim offers pilots a world renowned training partner with wide reaching industry connections.  “The evolution from Delta Connection Academy to Aerosim Flight Academy allows us to serve our cadets with a singular focus on career-oriented professional flight training,” said Paul Woessner, Senior Vice President, Aerosim Flight Academy. “The entire organization is built around a vision of quality training on a technologically advanced platform. The reputation of the Aerosim name will serve cadets well as they progress into the airlines,” he continued

Market Metrix Announces Second Quarter 2010 Hospitality Index Results

SOURCE: Market Metrix Casino and Luxury Hotel Guests Find Great Value With Recession Rates; Palazzo Resort & Casino Rated #1 in Guest Satisfaction SAN RAFAEL, CA–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) –  With demand leading the recovery, especially in the high end of the market, real growth is on the way. But despite rising occupancies, cautious hoteliers are keeping rates down; providing guests with exceptional values

Stratix CEO Funds New UGA Annual Lecture Series in Memory of Late Co-Founder

SOURCE: Stratix Corporation Endowment to Carry on Knowlton’s Passion for Leadership NORCROSS, GA–(Marketwire – August 24, 2010) –   Stratix Corporation , a leading mobile enterprise solutions innovator, announced that CEO Bonney Shuman and other friends of Stratix co-founder David Knowlton, who died in 2007, have funded a new annual lecture series at The University of Georgia to promote the intellectual exchange of ideas among business leaders and young scholars. Donors share a vision to spread Dave’s energetic passion for leadership, encouragement and personal achievement to UGA students. The annual lecture series starts in 2011 and will focus on educational topics that challenge young minds with the same principles of responsibility and thought leadership that led Dave to build a $100 million business from just a few hundred dollars he borrowed from his mother 27 years ago

Save More Than 50 Percent on 2010-11 Caribbean Cruise Holiday Vacations With MSC Cruises’ Family Plan for Four

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – August 23, 2010) – The entire family can experience the beauty of the Caribbean during the holidays on 7-night cruises onboard MSC Poesia and save with MSC Cruises’ Family Plan offer for four guests on an affordable family vacation through December 31, 2010. Guests who book a balcony stateroom during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve Caribbean cruises can save up to 50 percent off a connecting balcony stateroom for an affordable family vacation

Avec le plan familial pour quatre de MSC Croisières, épargnez plus de 50 pourcent sur les croisières dans les Caraïbes pendant les vacances de…

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – August 23, 2010) – Pendant les vacances, toute la famille pourra découvrir la beauté des Caraïbes avec nos croisières de 7 nuits à bord du MSC Poesia et épargner grâce à notre offre de plan familial pour quatre de MSC Croisières et ce, jusqu’au 31 décembre 2010.

Take 20% Off Your Next Stay at Marriott Vacation Club Resorts Worldwide

SOURCE: Marriott Vacation Club ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – August 23, 2010) – As summer fades to fall, take advantage of these great rates and pack your bags for a memorable getaway in spacious villa accommodations. Book your stay today at more than 50 participating Marriott Vacation Club resorts offering guests 20 percent off room rates for stays of two or more nights, September 7 through December 17, 2010

ANA to Revise Its 2010 Winter Schedule

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways TOKYO–(Marketwire – August 20, 2010) – All Nippon Airways ( LSE : ANA) — — ANA to resume Haneda-Tokushima route — Additional cargo flights to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan — Effective from October 31 ANA today announced the revision of both domestic and international network plans for 2010 Winter Timetable, with effect from October 31, 2010 to March 26, 2011 inclusive. This revision reflects demand trends and a surplus of available slots

Dernière minute, croisières Feuillage d’Automne vers le Canada et la Nouvelle-Angleterre avec MSC à partir de 429 $

SOURCE: MSC Cruises Jusqu’à trois catégories de surclassement FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) – Profitez d’aubaines sur les croisières de dernière minute offertes par MSC lors des croisières Feuillage d’Automne vers le Canada et la Nouvelle-Angleterre à bord du MSC Poesia avec des prix à partir de 429 $ jusqu’au 31 août.

Last-Minute, Fall Foliage Cruises to Canada/New England With MSC From $429

SOURCE: MSC Cruises Up to a Three-Category Upgrade FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) – Take advantage of last-minute cruise deals with MSC for its fall foliage cruises to Canada/New England onboard MSC Poesia with prices from $429 through August 31. MSC Cruises is offering up to a three-category upgrade (inside to ocean view, ocean view to balcony standard, and balcony standard to balcony superior) for guests who book select fall foliage cruises from New York City and Quebec City for six to 14-nights. Some of the fall foliage cruise itineraries include: 10-night “Dazzling Fall Foliage” cruise roundtrip from New York City and calling in Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Quebec City, Quebec; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Newport, Rhode Island; and New York, New York. September 22; rates begin at $699 [(plus $72.90 pp

Largest Ski and Snowboard Shows in Southeast Arrive in Time for Predicted Record-Shattering Winter

SOURCE: Peter Glenn Ski & Sports FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) – Peter Glenn Ski & Sports announces the official start of winter for skiers, snowboarders, outdoor sports enthusiasts and those bracing for another record-shattering weather season with the return of the Fort Lauderdale Ski and Snowboard Show, October 1-3, 2010 and the Atlanta Ski Show, October 22-24, 2010. Combined, the shows represent the largest and oldest ski and snowboard events in the Southeast featuring a one weekend only exclusive merchandise sale, a one-stop shop for discount winter travel packages at leading national resorts, a winter clothing drive and activities for the entire family. Each show includes more than 10,000 square feet devoted to over $1,000,000 worth of quality winter and outdoor merchandise with savings up to 70%, an exhibitors’ area featuring equipment manufacturers, airlines, specialty travel agencies, tour operators and resorts in the United States and Canada

Travel Industry Leader Scott Koepf Joins America’s Vacation Center / Avoya Travel as Vice President of Sales

SOURCE: America’s Vacation Center / Avoya Travel MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  America’s Vacation Center / Avoya Travel, one of the leading and fastest-growing travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced that travel industry leader and visionary Scott Koepf will join the company as the newly appointed Vice President of Sales.

LodgeX(TM) Airline Solutions Renews Contract With SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines

SOURCE: LodgeX Airline Solutions Airlines Looking Forward to Three More Years of Continued Savings on Lodging and Administration MINNETONKA, MN–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  After achieving two years of substantial lodging and administrative savings with LodgeX Airline Solutions ( www.LodgeX.com ), SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines signed a new agreement that continues the relationship through 2013. For the past two years, LodgeX has worked closely with SkyWest and Atlantic Southeast Airlines to reduce expenses without affecting airline services, by accurately forecasting lodging needs, negotiating lower room rates, ensuring hotel reservations during schedule disruptions, and auditing and consolidating billing. Recently, LodgeX ushered in a new era of convenience and savings for Atlantic Southeast Airlines by providing seamless and automated crew scheduling and updates via real-time, two-way systems integration with Sabre® CrewTrac.

Cheapflights UK Charts Europe’s Up and Comers

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk The Second in Its Rising Stars Index Series Sees Pisa Searches Surge by 158% LONDON–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) –   Cheapflights.co.uk , the UK’s leading website in flight search and comparison, pinpoints the Euro zone’s new hotspots.  Having compared search data from the first six months of 2009 and 2010, Cheapflights.co.uk offers a glimpse into the latest travel tendencies of Brits in the 2010 European Rising Star Report.

Delaware North Companies Signs Three-Year Agreement With Unite Here for U.S. Airport Locations

SOURCE: Delaware North Companies BUFFALO, NY–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a world leader in airport food, beverage and retail services, today announced it has entered into a national agreement with longstanding union partner Unite Here. This new three-year national agreement covers more than 2,100 Delaware North workers at the majority of its U.S

Skyscanner : Les Russes débarquent! Le tourisme français va en profiter.

SOURCE: Skyscanner Skyscanner.fr révèle une augmentation des recherches de vols de Russie vers la France et donne quelques conseils sur la meilleure manière de tirer parti de ce marché touristique en pleine expansion. PARIS, FRANCE–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – Des rapports récents montrent que le marché des voyages de luxe connait un vrai succès en France actuellement.

Di cosa sono capaci i viaggiatori per ottenere qualità da prima classe!

SOURCE: Skyscanner Skyscanner indaga la tentazione da upgrade: cosa sono disposti a fare i passeggeri per passare gratuitamente alla prima classe? ROMA, ITALIA–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – Skyscanner, il sito che paragona i voli low cost rivela quanto i viaggiatori siano disposti a fare per ottenere questi ambiti premi. Recenti statistiche di British Airways e Virgin Atlantic hanno dimostrato che la preferenza di volare in Business Class è in aumento

Julio 2010, Tendencias de Viaje de Skyscanner: Drástica Caída en las Búsquedas de Vuelos de Largo Recorrido

SOURCE: Skyscanner En junio, los viajeros han preferido volar cerca de casa, en detrimento de vuelos de largo recorrido. MADRID, ESPANA–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – Según el estudio llevado a cabo por el buscador de vuelos Skyscanner, que analiza mensualmente las preferencias de los viajeros, Londres, Barcelona, Madrid y París se posicionan, un mes más, entre los cuatro destinos más deseados.

Der Reiz der Flug-Upgrades

SOURCE: Skyscanner So tief würden Reisende sinken, um die Höhen der ersten Klasse zu erleben BERLIN, DEUTSCHLAND–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – Die Suchmaschine für Billigflüge Skyscanner.de deckt auf, wie weit Reisende gehen würden, um an die heißbegehrten Gratisupgrades zu gelangen. Jüngsten Meldungen der Lufthansa-Tochter Airplus zufolge greifen deutsche Unternehmen wieder tiefer in die Tasche und haben im Juni dieses Jahres 25% mehr für Flüge ausgegeben als im Vorjahresmonat.

Phoenix Aerospace Inc. Awarded a $970,584 Contract From the U.S. Air Force to Supply Proprietary Engine Trailer Parts; Contract With Options Amounts…

SOURCE: Phoenix International Ventures CARSON CITY, NV–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) –  Phoenix International Ventures, Inc. ( OTCBB : PIVN ) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Phoenix Aerospace Inc., has recently been awarded a $970,584 contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply trailer components kits.

Dynasty Limousine Inc. Is Awarded Transportation Contract With the Department of the Navy

SOURCE: Dynasty Limousine Inc. JACKSONVILLE, FL–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) –  Dynasty Limousine Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : DNYS ), a full service Luxury Transportation and Limousine firm covering the southeast United States, has been awarded a contract to provide transportation services to the Department of the Navy. The initial contract period is for one year with a three year renewal option. The specific terms of the contract are to provide transportation services to both NAS Jacksonville and NAS Mayport, however the contract also provides clearance for usage by the following agencies; Army and Air Force Exchange Service, U.S.

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp Retained Catania Gaming Consultants, Inc. to Advise on the Rapidly Evolving Legislative Landscape for Live Video…

SOURCE: Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) –  Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp ( PINKSHEETS : CGAQ ) announced today that they have retained Catania Gaming Consultants from New Jersey to help navigate the rapidly changing landscape of online gaming and to help prepare for the potential for licensed and regulated igaming in the U.S.

Cheapflights Media Adds Hotels Search to zugu(TM) Sites

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk Adds Car Hire to UK Site as Well LONDON and BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) –  Cheapflights Media Ltd., the online international media company and the parent of price comparison brands Cheapflights and zugu™, announced today its expansion of the zugu flights meta search brand to include hotels price comparison . Launched earlier this year in beta as a powerful, easy to use flights search first in the UK and then in Germany, zugu is now also available in the U.S

U.S. Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina to Tour the 2010 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

SOURCE: Reed Exhibition LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 15, 2010) –  U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina will tour the Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo today at 2:30 pm where she will talk with vendors and small-business owners about job creation and spurring economic growth. The trade show and conference is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and runs through tomorrow

The 2010 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Opens Today at the Los Angeles Convention Center

SOURCE: Reed Exhibitions LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 14, 2010) –  The 74 th Annual Wes tern Foodservice & Hospitality Expo opens today at the Los Angeles Convention Center and runs through Monday, August 16, 2010. Over 15,000 industry professionals are expected to attend to demo, touch, taste, smell, compare and source the latest products and services necessary for running a successful restaurant and foodservice business. Among dozens of events, following are the highlights: California Restaurant Association, sponsors of the event, will offer seminars on the most important issues facing restaurateurs including healthcare reform, tax credits, ServSafe Certification Program, etc.

U.S. Pop Culture Productizes Basil Marceaux, Antoine Dodson, Steven Slater

SOURCE: Zazzle Custom Products Company Zazzle Serves as Platform for Zeitgeist REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) – Zazzle, the world’s leading platform for quality custom products, is seeing a current jump in products created to match what’s on the nation’s collective pop culture mind, with Basil Marceaux, Antoine Dodson and Steven Slater emerging as the three most recent examples and together fueling the creation of thousands of new custom products at www.Zazzle.com . The three men who have individually captured the nation’s attention over the past week are truly memorable: one a uniquely passionate candidate for Tennessee Governor, another a concerned citizen and family man, and the third hailed by many as “the working man’s hero.” Zazzle’s on-demand product creation platform allows anyone, from major brands including Disney and Warner Bros. to passionately creative individuals, to create and sell a vast array of merchandise, all at no cost and no risk. Products created or inspired by Marceaux, Dodson, and Slater began appearing as soon as each began their unique rise to notoriety. Shirts, mugs, and other products typically include instantly iconic visuals and a catchphrase or humor to appeal to potential buyers

TripIt Makes Itinerary Creation Even More "Auto-Magical"

SOURCE: TripIt Leading Mobile Travel Service Launches Truly Effortless Experience for Gmail Users SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) –  TripIt launched a simple innovation that makes organizing travel easier than ever before. Travelers who use Gmail or Google Apps can now ask TripIt to automatically import their travel confirmation emails to create and update trip itineraries

CheapOair Launches South Africa Contest

SOURCE: CheapOair Tweet Your Way to a Grand Prize of Two Roundtrip Tickets to South Africa NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) –  CheapOair, a top ten rated online travel agency, in partnership with South African Airways and Lonely Planet, has announced that they will hold a 10-day contest via Twitter. Starting on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 and ending on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, participants will have the opportunity to enter the contest where they can win a grand prize of airfare to South Africa

EON Reality Adds Value to EON Coliseum by Releasing the Aerospace Content Pack

SOURCE: EON Reality, Inc. IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – August 11, 2010) –   EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced the release of EON Coliseum’s Aerospace Content Pack. This quick start package provides a variety of 3D environments, interactive 3D objects, PowerPoint and videos which help users to better understand the functionality and features of EON Coliseum

EADS North America Statement Regarding Alaska Aircraft Accident

SOURCE: EADS North America ARLINGTON, VA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – EADS North America has been informed that company Chief Executive Officer Sean O’Keefe survived the Alaska aircraft accident that tragically took the lives of five individuals. Chairman Ralph D. Crosby, Jr. issued the following statement: “It was with a great sense of relief and gratitude that we learned that Sean, and his son, Kevin, survived the aircraft crash in Alaska. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those less fortunate in this terrible accident.

Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), the Largest Airline Pilot Union in the World, Selects Ariett’s XpenseNet & MyTripNet

SOURCE: Ariett Business Solutions HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  Ariett Business Solutions announced today at NBTA 2010 (Booth #2256) that the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world, representing nearly 53,000 pilots at 38 U.S. and Canadian airlines, has selected Ariett XpenseNet and MyTripNet to automate travel and expense management for 300 employees and 10000 airline pilot members. ALPA chose XpenseNet from a list of competitive vendors as a more cost-effective and scalable solution with its business unit concept that allows ALPA to establish different business rules/policies for employees and union members without additional cost. XpenseNet’s support for government provided CONUS/OCONUS per-diem rates will automate reimbursements, while robust group and line item workflow rules will allow managers to have visibility to expenses tagged to their budget. “ALPA chose Ariett’s XpenseNet software for the flexibility it provides us operationally, as well as how well it interfaces with our existing systems,” said Charles Murphy, Director, Information Technology and Services, ALPA. “In addition, when considering options for an expense processing system, we were impressed with XpenseNet’s overall cost/benefit value, which met our overall requirements for price and performance.” Leveraging XpenseNet’s Corporate Credit Card Integration, Bundled SRS SQL Based Reporting for Analysis and MobileNet for Smart Phone approvals provides greater ease of use and efficiency for end users, approvers, and finance team members.  Ariett MyTripNet provides ALPA with pre-trip authorization, and integration to industry standard travel booking tools, reducing transaction costs through user self-booking. Additionally, XpenseNet’s robust policy management helps ALPA to manage and enforce policies, capturing all details needed for approval and reporting.

Cheapflights UK Paves the Way to Romancing via Holiday

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk A Holiday in One of These Top Ten Destinations Could Make This the Summer of Love LONDON–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  Statistics show that nine out of ten holiday romances go pear shaped within a matter of weeks. Cheapflights.co.uk , the UK’s leading website for price search and comparison, helps travellers avoid the heartbreak with its Top 10 Travel Talents to Impress a Date and acquire a definite sticky factor. The formula for getting a second date goes well beyond just good looks in today’s fiercely competitive world of singletons.

Alien Technology(R) and Lyngsoe Systems Awarded Lisbon Airport RFID Luggage Tracking System Using IATA Approved Alien(R) Inlays

SOURCE: Alien Technolgy Alien Technology and Airport Solutions Partner, Lyngsoe Systems, Have Been Awarded the Baggage Tag Business for a Third Complete European RFID Baggage Handling System Using Alien’s Squiggle ® Inlay MORGAN HILL, CA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  Alien Technology, an industry leader in UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) products and services, and their Denmark channel partner, Lyngsoe Systems, today announced the third in a series of airport baggage handling wins — this time at Portugal’s main airport hub in Lisbon. Teaming with airport luggage tagging partner Lyngsoe Systems, Alien will be providing millions of their field-proven Higgs-3 based UHF Squiggle inlays for Lisbon’s Transfer Baggage Terminal (TBT). Alien inlays have passed the rigid specifications and performance criteria set forth by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and are approved for airport baggage tagging applications

New Le Boat 1500 Series Fleet of Self-Drive Cruisers Revolutionizes Boating Vacations

SOURCE: Le Boat Green, Sleek and Sexy: the New Le Boat 1500 Series Cruises Europe’s Waterways in 2011 CLEARWATER, FL–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) – Le Boat, part of TUI Marine , the marine division of the Specialist & Activity Sector of TUI Travel Plc , introduces the new Le Boat 1500 Series — a luxury fleet of eco-friendly self-drive motor leisure cruisers exclusive to Le Boat and built by world-renowned yacht builders, Groupe Bénéteau. The Le Boat 1500 Series will change the way boating vacations are perceived and enjoyed forever

iJET(R) Enhances Worldcue(R) Global Control Center

SOURCE: iJET Intelligent Risk Systems Business Resiliency Firm Enables Clients to Embed Custom Notices Into Their Travel Risk Management Program HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) –  iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, a leading provider of global intelligence and business resiliency services, today announced the release of several major enhancements to its patented Worldcue Global Control Center solution at this year’s National Business Travelers Association (NBTA) International Convention & Exposition.

Cartera Commerce Announces Record Revenues for Fiscal 2010

SOURCE: Cartera Commerce Leader in Multi-Channel Shopping Solutions Achieves Triple-Digit Revenue Growth for Third Consecutive Year, Expands Reach to More Than 150 Million Consumers and Raises Series C Funding LEXINGTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) – Cartera Commerce , the leading provider of multi-channel shopping solutions and merchant-funded rewards (formerly known as Mall Networks), today announced record revenues for fiscal year 2010, which ended March 31, 2010. Cartera’s revenue grew by more than 100% in Fiscal 2010, marking the third consecutive year of triple digit growth.

CyberShift Announces Expense Management Outsourced Services at NBTA

SOURCE: CyberShift Inc. Comprehensive Suite of Offerings Provides Cost Control and Efficiency Gains by Enabling Organizations to Outsource Routine Expense Report Management Processes PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) –   CyberShift , a global provider of expense management and workforce management software and services, today announced the availability of CyberShift Outsourced Services for their suite of Expense Management Automation solutions. These value-added services allow clients to offload some or all of the daily administrative tasks associated with expense reporting processes directly to CyberShift, enabling companies to focus on higher value, strategic functions such as policy review, spend management and vendor program analysis.  Whether employee travel is stable or on the rise, efficiently managing the full cycle of the expense report process is necessary for effective and prudent financial oversight. This requires staff to audit reports for accuracy; verify receipts, manage reimbursements, answer questions from end users and more. Focusing on these detailed actions needed for efficient expense report management leaves accounts payable and travel management professionals with little time to spend on more strategic activities. By offloading the key administrative tasks associated with the expense report processes directly to CyberShift, organizations benefit from having increased spend and program insight and are able to focus on other business critical activities. CyberShift Outsourced Services include: Expense Report Audits – Outsourced and independent audit of expense reports Expense Report Payments – Reimbursement to the charge card vendor and submitter Receipt Handling Service – Imaging and verification of paper receipts from submitters End User Support – Support services directly for end user submitters and approvers System Administration Support – Tasks such as policy and approval chain updates “Expense management is a significant component of business travel, yet in today’s workplace reality many organizations are operating with fewer resources to manage these costs. CyberShift Outsourced Services help companies achieve greater control over costs, improve automation processes, increase employee productivity and satisfaction and expand spend management visibility without having to dedicate internal resources or add to headcount,” commented Craig Fearon, CyberShift’s senior product director, expense applications

Disminución gradual de operaciones en Compañía Mexicana de Aviación

SOURCE: Mexicana Airlines CIUDAD DE MEXICO–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) – Disminuirá gradualmente sus operaciones Compañía Mexicana de Aviación Se deteriora situación financiera de Grupo Mexicana Ante la grave situación, empresa, sindicatos y acreedores realizarán un esfuerzo extraordinario en los próximos días para seguir operando Pasajeros que ya iniciaron sus viajes: prioridad de Mexicana en estos próximos días Compañía Mexicana de Aviación informó hoy que su situación financiera se ha deteriorado de manera grave a lo largo de los últimos días. Diversos eventos durante la última semana han deteriorado considerablemente el fllujo de ingresos que soporta su operación

Gradual Reduction of Operations at Mexicana Airlines

SOURCE: Mexicana Airlines MEXICO CITY–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) –   Mexicana Airlines to reduce flights Despite the gravity of its financial situation, Grupo Mexicana will make a concerted effort to continue operating with the cooperation of its unions and creditors Passengers already booked on flights will be the airline’s priority over the coming days Mexicana Airlines today announced that its financial situation has deteriorated substantially in the last week due to a series of events that have strangled the cash flows the airline needs to finance its day-to-day operations. One such event was IATA’s decision to suspend the carrier’s BSP sales channel, forcing it to suspend the sale and issuing of tickets indefinitely, with serious repercussions for MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink sales

Precision Conversions Becomes a Boeing Licensee for Its 757 Conversions

SOURCE: Precision Conversions PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  PRECISION CONVERSIONS, LLC (“Precision”), is pleased to announce that it has become a Boeing licensee for its 757 passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi conversions. As a result, Precision’s 757 conversion customers will now be eligible for and will enjoy the following benefits: Reduced Boeing Support Access Fees. Operators can utilize the Boeing field service network and Boeing Communication System to submit service requests. A “conversion map” will quickly and efficiently determine whether a service request is to be answered by Boeing or Precision.

AAA Missouri Poll: Most Residents Sticking With Summer Travel Plans, but Caution May Affect Back-to-School Shopping

SOURCE: AAA Missouri ST. LOUIS, MO–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  Most Missouri residents have not cut back on their summer vacation plans so far this year and are planning to take the same number or more trips in the next three months as they did during August through October of 2009, according to a new survey released by AAA Missouri. The AAA Missouri Fall Travel and Spending Poll also revealed that about half of back-to-school shoppers feel more confident or have the same comfort level as last year about buying back-to-school items like clothing and supplies.

Auto Club Poll: Most Southern Californians Sticking With Summer Travel Plans, but Caution May Affect Back-to-School Shopping

SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –   Most Southern Californians have not cut back on their summer vacation plans this year and are planning to take the same number or more trips in the next three months as they did during August through October of 2009, according to a new survey released by the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Auto Club’s Fall Travel and Spending Poll also revealed that 56 percent of back-to-school shoppers feel more confident or have the same comfort level as last year about buying back-to-school items like clothing and supplies

AAA New Mexico Poll: Most New Mexicans Sticking With Summer Travel Plans, but Caution May Affect Back-to-School Shopping

SOURCE: AAA New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, NM–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –   Most New Mexico residents have not cut back on their summer vacation plans so far this year and are planning to take the same number or more trips in the next three months as they did during August through October of 2009, according to a new survey released by AAA New Mexico. The AAA New Mexico Fall Travel and Spending Poll also revealed that about half of back-to-school shoppers feel more confident or have the same comfort level as last year about buying back-to-school items like clothing and supplies. Twenty-seven percent of shoppers with school-age children stated they are more hesitant to spend money on school-related items than they were last year

AAA Hawaii Poll: Most Residents Sticking With Summer Travel Plans, but Caution May Affect Back-to-School Shopping

SOURCE: AAA Hawaii HONOLULU, HI–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  Most Hawaii residents have not cut back on their summer vacation plans so far this year and are planning to take the same number or more trips in the next three months as they did during August through October of 2009, according to a new survey released by AAA Hawaii. The AAA Hawaii Fall Travel and Spending Poll also revealed that about half of back-to-school shoppers feel more confident or have the same comfort level as last year about buying back-to-school items like clothing and supplies

Sanswire Begins System and Payload Integration on to the STS-111 and SkySat Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

SOURCE: Sanswire Corporation Hangar Completed Ahead of Schedule Accelerates Integration Program AVENTURA, FL–(Marketwire – August 5, 2010) –  Sanswire Corporation ( OTCBB : SNSR ), a developer and producer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and related technologies, today announced that the company’s technical partner, Eastcor Engineering, has begun the program to integrate systems and payloads on to the STS-111 and SkySat Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

Suspende Compañía Mexicana de Aviación Venta de Boletos

SOURCE: Mexicana Airlines MEXICO DF–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) – Continuará operando sus vuelos a fin de proteger a sus pasajeros y dar espacio a que fructifiquen las negociaciones con sus sindicatos Click y Link continúan operando y vendiendo boletos con normalidad en vuelos nacionales Compañía Mexicana de Aviación (CMA) informó que tomó la determinación de suspender indefinidamente la venta al público de boletos a partir de las 18:00 horas del día de hoy. A partir de este momento, Compañía Mexicana de Aviación ha suspendido la oferta al público y la emisión de boletos de vuelos operados por CMA

Cheapflights.com Ranks the Rising & Falling Stars of North America’s Travel Destinations

SOURCE: Cheapflights.com Releases First of Its Regional Destination Popularity Indexes BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  After compiling search data from the first six months of 2009 and 2010, Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has come out with its North America’s Rising Stars Report for 2010. The list ranks the 100 most frequently searched destinations according to their change in popularity over 2009.