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TripIt Offers New Way for Companies to Help Traveling Employees

SOURCE: TripIt “TripIt for Business” Offers Innovative Travel Management Tools to Increase Productivity and Ease Business Travelers’ Lives SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  TripIt, the trip management company, today makes available for purchase “TripIt for Business,” a suite of tools that gives companies more visibility into employee travel and helps business travelers have a smoother, more productive travel experience. TripIt for Business includes a private company network with group controls and a special rate on TripIt Pro, a premium service that keeps frequent travelers in control, in the know and in the loop while on the road.

MSC.Software Joins European Aeronautics R&D Project CRESCENDO

SOURCE: MSC.Software SANTA ANA, CA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  MSC.Software, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that MSC.Software will participate in a project coordinated by Airbus called CRESCENDO, which stands for Collaborative & Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimization. The project focuses on the development of what is referred to as the Behavioural Digital Aircraft (BDA)

Compania Mexicana de Aviacion Files for Insolvency Proceedings in Mexico and Banckruptcy Protection in the U.S. to Bring Cost Structure Into Line With…

SOURCE: Mexicana Airlines MEXICO CITY–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –   The proceedings will give Compañía Mexicana de Aviación (“CMA” or “the Company”) time to restructure its liabilities in an orderly manner and bring its cost structure, particularly labor costs, into line with market conditions.

BaySys International, LLC Announces Accomac County, VA Approval to Fund New Hangar Taxiway

SOURCE: BaySys Technologies ACCOMAC, VA–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) – Steve Walton, CEO & Founder, BaySys International, LLC, announced to employees today “that the Accomack County Board met and voted 5-4 to issue a bond for up to 9 million dollars to fund the expansion of the taxiway and the development of the infrastructure necessary for BaySys Technologies to locate the new hangar in the Wallops Research Park.” Approximately 15 BaySys employees attended the meeting and were heard in public forum. Frank Arban, Garnett Kellam, Chris Needels and Nick Olmsted each spoke on behalf of BaySys. The Board passing vote followed the presentation of a County funded study that shows BaySys Technologies is worth millions to the area as an economic engine. BaySys Technologies’ proposal is to expand its airplane customization business and to build two hangars capable of covering two (2) A380 or B747-8 and numerous smaller aircraft within the newly established Wallops Research Park

SpaceClaim Extends 3D Across Customer Sales and Engineering Teams and Delivers Measurable Bottom-Line Benefits

SOURCE: SpaceClaim With ROI of Less Than 6 Months, SpaceClaim Becomes the Tool of Choice for Upfront Concept Modeling CONCORD, MA–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) – SpaceClaim , the leader in 3D Direct Modeling solutions for rapid concept design and geometry manipulation, today announced SpaceClaim 2010, the sixth release of the company’s groundbreaking 3D Direct Modeling solution. SpaceClaim has enabled sales, concept, and simulation engineers to rapidly and effectively use 3D to solve business, engineering, and geometry problems. With SpaceClaim’s marked ease of use, flexibility, and compatibility with traditional CAD products, thousands of users rely on SpaceClaim to productively use 3D for concept modeling, bid modeling, and model preparation

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines Company Reports Consolidated Earnings per Share of $0.32 MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp. ( NASDAQ : PNCL ) (the “Company”) today reported second quarter 2010 net income of $5.9 million and fully diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.32, as compared to net income and EPS for the second quarter of 2009 of $7.3 million and $0.40, respectively, excluding prior year special items.

Travel Management Company Organises Epic Adventure For Charity

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Aug. 3, 2010) – UK travel management specialists CT Business Travel on behalf of UNIGLOBE has organised a gruelling but exciting challenge in an effort to raise £35,000 for charity – the Mount Kilimanjaro Charity Climb. CT Business Travel is part of UNIGLOBE, and it is through this association that these organisations have decided to help a very special cause. The charity is Plan and the specific campaign the funds are being raised for is ‘Because I am a Girl’

Esterline Corporation Announces Results of Early Tender Offer Period and Closing of Senior Note Offering

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  Esterline Corporation ( NYSE : ESL ) ( www.esterline.com ), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today announced that it has consummated its private placement of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 7% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “New Notes”) and the early settlement of its previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation with respect to its outstanding 7 3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 (the “2013 Notes”).  Esterline used the net proceeds from the sale of the New Notes to fund the payment of consideration and costs relating to the early settlement of the tender offer. As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 30, 2010, the consent and early tender deadline, $157,606,000 aggregate principal amount of 2013 Notes had been validly tendered and not withdrawn, which represented approximately 90% of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the 2013 Notes. Esterline accepted for purchase all of the 2013 Notes that were validly tendered at or prior to the July 30 deadline, and today paid $1,015.42 per $1,000 principal amount of such 2013 Notes tendered, plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including August 2, 2010. This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase the notes or a solicitation of consents to amend the related indenture, nor shall it constitute an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, nor shall it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful

Contiki Vacations Launches New 2011 Australia and New Zealand Brochure

SOURCE: Contiki Contiki Celebrates by Offering Travelers Big Savings and a New Trip ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  Contiki Vacations, the leader in fun travel packages for 18-35 year olds, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011-2012 Australia and New Zealand brochure. The brochure is available in print and online at www.Contiki.com/brochures , and presents more than 20 options to go “down under” with Contiki. Featured trips include the bestselling Australia package Beaches & Reefs, which celebrates Australia’s east coast with 18 days on some of the best beaches in the world, and New Zealand’s Grand Explorer, which covers both islands for the ultimate Kiwi experience.

CyberShift to Unveil New Services to Complement Its Award-Winning Expense Management Solution at Upcoming NBTA Convention

SOURCE: CyberShift Inc. PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) – CyberShift WHO: CyberShift , a global provider of expense management and workforce management software and services WHAT: Will demonstrate its CyberShift Expense™ solution that provides organizations with automated travel and expense management capabilities On Demand via SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and through popular mobile devices including the BlackBerry® smartphone. While at NBTA, CyberShift will also be announcing details of the latest addition to its award-winning travel and expense (T&E) management service line.

Prospect Capital Invests $52.4 Million of Debt and Equity in AIRMALL USA

SOURCE: Prospect Capital Corporation NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  Prospect Capital Corporation ( NASDAQ : PSEC ) (“Prospect”) announced today that Prospect has invested $52.4 million of combined debt and equity in AIRMALL USA Inc. (“AIRMALL” or the “Company”), a leading developer and manager of airport retail operations. Founded in 1991, AIRMALL has developed and currently manages all or substantially all of the retail operations within the Boston (Logan), Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Pittsburgh (PIT), and Cleveland (Hopkins) international airports

ANA Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010

SOURCE: All Nippon Airways TOKYO–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  ANA Group today announced its financial results for the first quarter of the current fiscal year, ending June 30, 2010. Consolidated operating revenues increased 13.7% year-on-year to JPY306.8 billion and expenses fell 2.7% to 303.8 billion, making operating income of the first three months JPY2.9 billion, however recurring loss of JPY2.9 billion and a net loss of JPY5.2 billion were reported

BaySys Technologies Announces A340 VIP 1st Flight

SOURCE: BaySys Technologies ACCOMAC, VA–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) –  Steve Walton, BaySys International CEO and Founder, announced today that BaySys accomplished the successful first flight of the Airbus A340 head-of-state aircraft. The aircraft is going through VIP completion at BaySys Wallops Island, VA facility. The A340-200 aircraft is an ultra-long range variant and will be used as a head-of-state transport. The project consists of a highly detailed interior with numerous state-of-the-art systems and components indicative of the innovative solutions BaySys provides. “This is a critical milestone in the project bringing us one step closer to re-delivery to the client,” stated Steve. The aircraft is expected to make several test flights before the client takes delivery of this custom aircraft. Contact: Bill Hubbard VP Sales BAYSYS International 757.787.7668, x2067 757.709.0160 Cellular [email protected]

An Adventurous Labor Day Getaway

SOURCE: Stonewater Cove Resort and Club Discover Outdoor Beauty and the Earthly Delights — Picturesque Wilderness and Peaceful Waters — at Luxurious Lakeside Retreat SHELL KNOB, MO–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  Celebrate Labor Day weekend with your loved ones amid spectacular natural beauty at Stonewater Cove Resort and Club, an elite Missouri resort ideally situated along Table Rock Lake in the Mark Twain National Forest, where woodsy adventure, elegant accommodation and an exclusive three-night package promise inspired adventure for the whole family. Escape the crowded city for the expansive open spaces and untarnished wilderness that surrounds Stonewater Cove Resort and Club.

Amelia Island Accommodators Offer Discount Rates for Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off

SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB AMELIA ISLAND, FL–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) – The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announces several lodging accommodators offering special rates for the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off , scheduled for Aug. 27-28. The Cook-off provides visitors with the opportunity to sample barbeque from some of the top competitors in the country, enjoy free entertainment and explore the beautiful island atmosphere. The Cook-off takes place at Main Beach on Amelia Island, Florida and features more than 30 professional teams, including Myron Mixon from the hit TLC show Pitmasters, and 10 backyard (amateur) teams. The Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event, a Florida State Championship event and a fundraiser with the Gator Bowl Association.

Aeroports de Montreal Announces its Results for the Second Quarter of 2010

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) today announced its consolidated results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2010. These results are accompanied by data on passenger traffic and aircraft movements at Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports. Highlights On April 16, 2010, Aéroports de Montréal issued a new series of revenue bonds for a total capital of $150 million, bearing interest at 5.472 % and maturing in April 2040.

MarketResearch.com Announces Distribution of Reports From Cambridge Aviation Research

SOURCE: MarketResearch.com ROCKVILLE, MD–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –   As the leading distributor of market intelligence, MarketResearch.com is pleased to announce a business partnership with Cambridge Aviation Research which allows for the marketing and distribution of Cambridge Aviation Research’s proprietary market analyses through the MarketResearch.com website.

Zerofootprint and SANYO Canada Enter Into Strategic Partnership

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) – Zerofootprint , a leading organization in the global fight against climate change, and SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO), a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., today announced a multi-year strategic partnership designed to mutually benefit both companies by sharing technology and tools to assist customers in reducing their environmental impact. When purchasing solutions combining the various environmental and energy-related products from SANYO, customers will have the option to calculate their company’s environmental impact through Zerofootprint’s VELO™ Carbon Management Software

Cheapflights UK Unveils Insider Tips on Global Tipping

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk Be in the Know About Tipping Abroad and Save on the Wallet Drain That Comes With the Confusion of Not Knowing How Much to Leave LONDON–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  Cheapflights UK, the UK’s leading website for flight search and comparison saves travellers time, confusion and money with its latest guide on tipping around the world in time for the summer holidays.  “Knowing how much to tip can save travellers a lot more than the embarrassment of not being familiar with their destination’s customs, it can also save them money,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk . “Tipping can get expensive, so knowing which situations require tipping, and what percentage of tip to leave can often lead to better service and a bigger budget to spend on fun or personal items,” says Hallak. Having explored some of the world’s most popular regions for travel, the website offers a comprehensive tipping guide on the various countries and continents. Here we preview three of them: Caribbean Many all-inclusive hotels and resorts in the Caribbean discourage tipping.

Total In-Flight Broadband Equipment Investment Should Approach Half a Billion Dollars Globally by 2013, In-Stat Says

SOURCE: In-Stat SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  The commitment that airlines are making to providing in-flight broadband has been remarkable. Total in-flight broadband equipment investment should approach half a billion dollars globally by 2013, reports In-Stat ( http://www.in-stat.com ). In-flight Wi-Fi deployments have moved past the trial stage and are approaching critical mass with 2,000 airplanes to be deployed by the end of 2010. “In-flight broadband service roll-outs by airlines is not without issues though,” says Frank Dickson. “With current paid take rates for in-flight Wi-Fi service below 2 percent, providers have a lot of work to entice passengers to use the service. Significant investment has been made in on-board and on-ground infrastructure, and now the market will be tested as it tries to get more passengers to use the service.” Recent research by In-Stat found the following: In-Stat is anticipating service revenues of $95 million in 2010. Airlines that have reported offering or testing in-flight broadband or live TV include Air Asia, Air AsiaX, Air Blue, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, British Midlands Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Jazeera Airways, JetBlue, Kingfisher Airlines, Northwest, Oman Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, Shenzhen Airlines, Southwest, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, United Airlines , US Airways, Virgin America, and Wataniya Airways

Bespoke Antarctica: Kensington Tours Launches Exclusive Adventures

SOURCE: Kensington Tours – Antarctica Luxury Tented Adventures to Interior of Antarctica — New Must-Visit Destination for Thrill-Seekers & Jet-Setters: One- to Eleven-Day Excursions Including Rarely Seen 12,000 Strong Colony of Fearless Emperor Penguins; Now Is the Time to Book Antarctica Safari With Renowned Polar Explorers NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) –  Kensington Tours has launched Kensington Antarctica, an exclusive luxury eco-camp offering once-in-a-lifetime forays into the untouched heart of Antarctica’s interior. The only camp of its kind, guests at Kensington Antarctica are given the rare opportunity to experience the beauty of this awe-inspiring landscape, while being guided by world-renowned polar explorers and enjoying the amenities of this refined camp. “When it comes to once-in-a-lifetime travel,” says Jeff Willner, founder of Kensington Tours, “this is the real McCoy.” Accessible only by private jet from Cape Town, South Africa, the camp, perched on top of a 200 foot icefall, is the first of its kind. Furnished in the old world opulence of African safaris, the tents are heated and spacious and include all modern conveniences. The main living area is comprised of two large, dome tents (fusing traditional materials with cutting-edge technology) which house a dining room, library, kitchen and communications area.

Famed Historic Santa Fe Hotel Offers Summer Savings Online

SOURCE: Eldorado Hotel & Spa Eldorado Hotel and Spa, the Premier Santa Fe Luxury Hotel, Offers the Opportunity to Cool Down This Summer With Online Exclusive Nightly Rates as Low as $199 — Up to 60% Savings SANTA FE, NM–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – Famed as the Grand Dame of Santa Fe,  Eldorado Hotel & Spa has long been renowned for its luxurious accommodations, award-winning restaurant The Old House and full-service Nidah Spa. This month, for the first time ever, Eldorado Hotel and Spa is offering its Santa Fe Summer Savings , a premier hotel package with summer deals of up to 60% off on rooms through Sept

A Malfunctioning Mobile Travel Application Can Cost Your Company More Than Just Money

SOURCE: Kony Solutions A Kony Solutions and PhoCusWright Study Finds 31 Percent of U.S. Travelers Are Less Likely to Use a Mobile Application After a Malfunction SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – MULTIMEDIA ELEMENTS Kony Solutions Logo “All Signs Point to Mobile – Traveler Trends in Mobile Usage” Webinar Presentation “Traveler Survey Says: A Multi-Device, Cross-Channel Mobile Strategy is Essential” White Paper NEWS FACTS Kony Solutions, Inc. , the mobile application platform provider with Write Once, Run Everywhere  technology, and PhoCusWright, Inc

New Report Finds Travelers the Most Willing Consumer Group to Opt-In to Online Ads

SOURCE: Pontiflex Inc. Pontiflex E-Mail and Social Acquisition Report Finds 2.1 Million People Elected to Share Personal Information With Travel Companies Via Sign-Up Advertising in Q2 BROOKLYN, NY–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) –  Travel marketers have the greatest opportunity to create loyal, engaged users through sign-up advertising, according to a recent report from Pontiflex Inc.

Consumers to Earn Rewards Faster With Gift Card Purchases in Canada

SOURCE: Blackhawk Network Blackhawk Network’s Gift Card Offerings Now Include the Benefits of Receiving AIR MILES ® Reward Miles PLEASANTON, CA–(Marketwire – July 26, 2010) –  Blackhawk Network, leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, today announced the ability to earn AIR MILES® reward miles with gift card purchases from the company’s Gift Card Store. Consumers buying gift cards at their local Canadian Safeway stores will earn one reward mile for every $20 of gift cards purchased within a single transaction. “Not only are consumers finding gift cards to be the perfect gift of choice but they’re also seeing the benefits with self use,” said Talbott Roche, senior vice president of Blackhawk Network

Continue Misleading the Public or Embrace Legislative Advice Warns IPP

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – July 23, 2010) – International Passenger Protection (IPP), the world’s leaders in credit insurance to the travel industry has warned that the misery suffered by thousands effected by collapses such as Goldtrail, Globespan , XL and many other will continue to damage the industry if they do not face up to the responsibility of an informed sale especially as more collapses are predicted. IPP’s Director Paul Mclean stated “no one wants to see scenes of people holiday dreams ruined, the industry has tried to find solutions for consumer protection over decades without success. The fact is that no one levy or insurance will cover everything, the exposure is simply too big.

Cheapflights.ca Sheds a Light on Tipping

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Unveils ‘How-to’ Guide on Tipping Around the World TORONTO–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) –   Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, saves travellers time, confusion and money with its latest How-to Guide For Tipping Around The World . Knowing how much to tip or even whether to tip is often a frustrating and sometimes an embarrassing part of any trip

Mexico.com Launches New, Full-Service Booking Site With Comprehensive Travel Advice and Expertise

SOURCE: Mexico.com Online Vacation Guide Allows Travelers to Book and Plan Trips All in One Place LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) – The creators of VEGAS.com , the world’s #1 city travel website, bring their expertise to Mexico.com with the launch of a brand new, full-service site that helps travelers make decisions and book vacations to the top Mexican destinations. Combining the concept of a travel guide with an online booking agent , Mexico.com is the first site of its kind dedicated to the scenic and serene tourist destinations of Mexico. From the towering pyramids of the Maya and Aztecs to the stunning waters of the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, Mexico.com outlines travel options with a vast array of content supported by photos, video and interactive maps

Cheapflights.com’s Tips on Tipping Worldwide

SOURCE: Cheapflights.com Easy-to-Follow Guide on How to Tip Around the Globe BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –   Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, saves travelers time, confusion and money with its latest How-to Guide for Tipping Around The World . Knowing how much to tip or even whether to tip is often a frustrating part of any vacation.

Cheapflights UK Champions Consumer Rights in Turbulent Times

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk As Travel Witnesses Another Collapse, Questions Around Compensation Take Centre Stage Once More LONDON–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –   Cheapflights UK , the UK’s leading flight price comparison website and consumer champion, encourages travellers to carry on with their holiday plans by guiding them through their consumer rights to enable them to book with confidence.  “There’s no denying travel hasn’t had an easy time of it this year what with airline strikes, volcanic ash, and now the collapse of yet another tour operator,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk.

Gozaic.com Latest Developments Enhance Visitor Experience

SOURCE: Heritage Travel, Inc. WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) – Enhancements on Gozaic , the online community for those interested in cultural and heritage travel , boost visitors’ experiences on the site. Newly updated sections, Explore and Connect , help travelers find culture-rich destinations , events and tours based upon interests, and enable interaction with other travelers.

Lam Aviation Introduces Improved Aileron for Fixed-Wing Aircraft; Patented Design Delivers Aerodynamic Efficiencies Improving Aircraft Fuel…

SOURCE: Lam Aviation Lam Aviation to Showcase New Aileron at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture Convention Next Week SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  Lam Aviation, Inc., announced today the launch of the Lam Aileron™, the first major change in aileron design since the original implementation of the aileron. Incorporation of the Lam Aileron into wing designs that might otherwise use traditional ailerons and flaps offers improvements in fuel efficiency, high-speed cruise performance, range, useful load and slow flight.

Goldtrail Collapse Highlights the Importance of Travel Cover, Say Go Travel Insurance

BASILDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) – Following the collapse of travel company Goldtrail last Friday, Go Travel Insurance are today highlighting the importance of taking out comprehensive travel insurance at the same time as booking a holiday. Media reports suggest that many Goldtrail holidaymakers have been forced to pay large additional hotel bills to stay extra nights or check-out, as hotel managers were worried they would not be paid after the budget operator collapsed

Travel Service Airline to Support Development of WheelTug(R) Electric Aircraft Drive System

SOURCE: WheelTug plc FARNBOROUGH, UK–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  The Czech Republic aviation industry is stepping forward as an important player in the greening of airlines and airports with the announcement that Travel Service Airline, the Prague-based low cost and charter carrier, will actively support development of a new technology enabling aircraft to use on-board electric motors to taxi between terminal gates and runways.

Guardian Technologies International Restructures, Changes Name to Applied Visual Sciences

SOURCE: Applied Visual Sciences (formerly Guardian Technologies International) Ticker Symbol Changes to APVS HERNDON, VA–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) – Guardian Technologies International, Inc. ‘s ( OTCBB : GDTI ) ( OTCBB : APVS ) Board of Directors has expanded the Company’s organizational structure to better reflect its business operations and to provide an enhanced operational structure to capitalize on international business and joint product development opportunities

Esterline Corporation Announces Pricing of $250 Million Private Placement of Senior Notes

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  Esterline Corporation ( NYSE : ESL ) ( www.esterline.com ), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today announced that it has priced a private placement of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 7% senior notes due 2020. Esterline intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to repurchase any and all of its $175 million outstanding 7 3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 (the “2013 Notes”), pursuant to a cash tender offer and consent solicitation for the 2013 Notes previously announced today, and to use the balance for general corporate purposes.

Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental Re-launch "Cash-In Club" Loyalty Program for U.S. Travel Agent Partners

SOURCE: Enterprise Holdings Program Now Offers Updated Website, Flexible Rewards, Special Promotion With American Express ® -Branded Reward Cards ST. LOUIS, MO–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  The Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands have re-launched their joint Cash-In Club loyalty rewards program with an updated website as well as flexible rewards and a special promotion. Since 1995, Alamo and National have partnered with U.S

Esterline Corporation Launches Private Placement of Senior Notes

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  Esterline Corporation ( NYSE : ESL ) ( www.esterline.com ), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today announced that it is commencing an offering (the “Offering”) of $200 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2020. Esterline intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to repurchase any and all of its $175 million outstanding 7 3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 (the “2013 Notes”), pursuant to a cash tender offer and consent solicitation for the 2013 Notes also announced today, and to use the balance for general corporate purposes. Brad Lawrence, Esterline’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated that “…this transaction represents a timely and attractive opportunity for Esterline to extend the maturity of its long-term debt, lower overall interest costs, and improve our strategic flexibility, thereby enhancing long-term value for our shareholders.” The Offering is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The notes being offered by Esterline have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Therefore, the notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws

Esterline Announces Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  Esterline Corporation ( NYSE : ESL ) ( www.esterline.com ), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today announced that it is commencing a cash tender offer and consent solicitation (the “Tender Offer”) pursuant to an Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated July 19, 2010, and a related Letter of Transmittal and Consent.  Upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal, Esterline is offering to repurchase for cash any and all of its $175 million outstanding 7 3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 (the “2013 Notes”) and soliciting consents to certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing such notes to, among other things, eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain events of default contained in the indenture governing such notes.  Simultaneously with the Tender Offer, Esterline is commencing a private placement of $200 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes (the “Note Offering”), the net proceeds of which are expected to be used in connection with the Tender Offer to refinance the 2013 Notes.

WheelTug Announces Partnership With World-Class Landing Gear Team

SOURCE: WheelTug Limited FARNBOROUGH, UK–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  WheelTug Limited, developer of the WheelTug aircraft electric drive system, has retained Endeavor Analysis, LLC, a leading consulting firm on aircraft landing gears, to provide structural and strength analysis work for the landing gear connected to the WheelTug system. The agreement was announced today at the biennial Farnborough Air Show, now underway here.

Republic Airways Goes Live with GuestLogix Onboard Store Solution on Frontier Airlines Flights

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) – GuestLogix, Inc. (TSX:GXI), the leading provider of onboard store technology to the airline industry, today announced that Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET), has fully deployed the GuestLogix onboard store solution to accept credit cards using its point-of-sale handheld devices and transactions platform on all Frontier Airlines flights, including those operated by Chautauqua Airlines and Republic Airlines. GuestLogix is also providing backend inventory controls to manage the movement of physical products onboard

Open AXIS Group Adds Nine New Allied Members

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) – Open AXIS Group announced today that the following organizations have joined ATPCO as Allied Members: AOI Marketing , ARC , Datalex , eNett International , Farelogix , LUTE Technologies AG , Mobiata , PASS Consulting Group , and Radixx International . As Allied Members, these organizations can provide feedback on and participate in the development of the Group’s XML standard. They can also voice their recommendations on future enhancements.  Open AXIS Group’s primary goal is advocacy and promotion of XML as the optimal electronic messaging structure for airline system connectivity used in content distribution. The organization has already established a proven XML schema as the baseline for its standard and will work closely with its members to adopt, promote, enhance and maintain this schema to create a robust industry standard that addresses the needs of both the supply and demand sides of the travel supply chain. “Our focus is on driving forward the creation and adoption of a master XML standard for airline connectivity that enables both messaging and content distribution

Cheapflights.ca Takes You Camping This Summer

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Offers ‘How-To’ Guide on Packing for a Camping Trip and Its List of Top 10 National Parks in Canada and Around the World TORONTO–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) – Summer time is the dream season for avid campers, especially those living in Canada. While Canada has only a short window of opportunity to go summer camping, there are national parks across the globe that offer exciting outdoor adventures throughout the year. Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has put together its list of Top 10 National Parks in Canada and around the world

GuestLogix Announces Record Revenue for Second Quarter Fiscal 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) – GuestLogix Inc. (TSX:GXI) (“GuestLogix” or the “Company”), the leading global provider of onboard store technology to the passenger travel industry, today announced its operational and financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended May 31, 2010. All amounts are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Q2 Fiscal 2010 Financial Highlights Revenue of $6.4 million, up 39% from $4.6 million in Q2 F2009 and 7% from $6.0 million in Q1 F2010 Revenue in constant currency was $6.8 million for Q2 F2010 (1)   EBITDA (2) of $1.7 million, compared to $1.0 million in Q2 F2009 and $1.8 million in Q1 F2010 Net income of $0.05 million, compared to $0.03 million in Q2 F2009 and $0.3 million in Q1 F2010 Cash and cash equivalents including restricted cash of $12.7 million, compared to $12.1 million as at F2009 year end Q2 Fiscal 2010 Operational Highlights Won contracts with five airlines: three Asia-Pacific-based airlines (one subsequent to quarter end), Aer Lingus and another EMEA airline Extended agreement with existing EMEA-based airline customer and entered into a new five-year contract commencing in Q3 F2010 Completed deployment onboard three airlines: Continental Airline’s regional partner, ExpressJet Airlines, an Asia-Pacific-based air carrier and an EMEA airline Completed deployment onboard trains operated by London Midland and CrossCountry Entered channel partnership with Australia-based in-flight caterer, Alpha Flight Services Signed channel partnership agreement with Hong Kong-based airline retail concessionaire, Inflight Sales Group (ISG) Entered channel partnership with a EMEA-based airline retailer and logistics service provider Signed channel partnership with Asia-Pacific-based airport and airline duty free service provider Received PCI PED version 2.0 certification for Company’s third generation PowerSeller™ point-of-sale handheld Launched OnTouch™ Ads onboard Spirit Airlines and commenced pilot onboard a second U.S.

Cheapflights.com Salutes National Parks & Recreation Month

SOURCE: Cheapflights.com A ‘How-To’ Guide on Packing for a Camping Trip and Its List of Top 10 National Parks in the US and Around the World BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) –  The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) designates each July as Parks and Recreation Month. With July 2010 marking the 25 th year the nation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month, Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has put together its list of Top 10 National Parks featuring parks in the US and around the world. Additionally, Cheapflights.com offers the next installment of its ‘ How-To’ Series titled How to Pack for a Camping Trip if You’re Flying

Find Out More About Southwest Airlines Before the New Round of Earnings Next Week

SOURCE: Rothman Research JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) –   www.RothmanResearch.com analyzes the recovery process and buoyancy taking over the Airline Industry with comprehensive research on low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. Sign up now on www.rothmanresearch.com if you are a shareholder of Southwest Airlines Co. to access the free report on this company.

US Airways Group a Week Ahead of Earnings

SOURCE: Rothman Research JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) –   www.RothmanResearch.com probes the revival and sanguinity taking over the Airline Industry with a close-up on US Airways Group Inc. Sign up now on www.rothmanresearch.com if you are a shareholder of US Airways Group Inc.

New Study Highlights Economic Impact of World’s Busiest Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Direct business revenue generated in metro Atlanta by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has increased by nearly 40 percent — from $23.5 billion in 2005 to $32.6 billion in 2009 — according to a new economic impact study.

Hartsfield-Jackson Gains International Cargo Carrier

SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Asiana Airlines Will Provide the Airport’s 14th All-Cargo Carrier Service ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Asiana Airlines will join Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s growing list of all-cargo carriers starting September 13. Asiana Airlines will operate a Boeing 747-400 freighter with four weekly flights to Seoul, South Korea

Hartsfield-Jackson Earns 2010 Global Airport Efficiency Excellence Award

SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Air Transport Research Society Honors Airport for Eighth Consecutive Year ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  For the eighth year in a row, the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) has recognized Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s world leadership in airport efficiency. The Global Airport Efficiency Excellence Award is a reflection of Hartsfield-Jackson’s productivity, efficiency and low costs, including the lowest passenger costs for the airlines.

Mitch-Stuart, Inc. Hits Billion Dollar Fundraising Mark

SOURCE: Mitch-Stuart, Inc. LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Mitch-Stuart, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of travel packages for charitable fundraising, celebrates its sixteenth anniversary this year with a sweet milestone — it has generated an estimated billion dollars for charitable organizations since 1994. The company’s travel packages and services have been used by thousands of organizations including American Red Cross, United Way, Catholic Charities, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boy Scouts of America and many other social services, arts, education and health organizations. Company founders Michelle Cohen and Stuart Paskow were successful fundraising professionals in the early 1990s when they created and launched the first nonprofit rewards program for the airline industry, the Frequent Funder Awards Program®

Sundance Vacations Announces Winner of Final Facebook Cruise Giveaway Contest

SOURCE: Sundance Vacations Winner Selected by Sundance Vacations’ Facebook Community WILKES-BARRE, PA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Sundance Vacations today announced that Faye Shank of Hanover, PA is the winner of the Final Facebook Cruise Giveaway Contest. This is the last cruise giveaway in a series of Facebook contests by Sundance Vacations to give away six free cruises between April and June

Airlines and ATPCO Form Open AXIS Group to Promote Acceptance and Adoption of Connectivity Standards

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways have formed the Open AXIS Group.  The Open AXIS (Airline XML Integration Standard) Group was created to promote a standardized XML (eXtensible Markup Language) schema as the optimal electronic messaging structure for airline system connectivity used in content distribution. The Group also invited the Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO) to serve as the founding Allied Member. The Open AXIS Group’s mission is to expand the adoption, promotion, enhancement and maintenance of a robust airline industry standardized XML schema capable of delivering comprehensive functionality to both the supply and demand sides of the travel supply chain

Spigit Announces Record Revenue and Momentum in First Half of 2010

SOURCE: Spigit Appoints C-Level Executives, Adds High-Profile Customers to Its Roster and Increases Revenue, With a Focus on Continued Growth for the Second Half of the Year PLEASANTON, CA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –   Spigit , the leader in collective idea management software, today reported record business results for the first half of fiscal 2010, including new customers and products and considerable revenue growth. “Our financials for the first half of 2010 were outstanding, achieving record bookings and revenue that’s the strongest since our inception in 2007,” said Paul Pluschkell, CEO and co-founder of Spigit.

Travel Ad Network Adds Skyscanner to Its Exclusive Portfolio of Travel Publishers

SOURCE: Travel Ad Network NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) –  The Travel Ad Network (TAN), the leading vertical ad network in travel and the web’s largest travel information source in the US, today announced that it has added Skyscanner.com to its exclusive portfolio of more than 300 trusted travel websites.  Skyscanner, the UK-based metasearch company, is Europe’s #1 flight search engine by traffic and has marked 2010 as its year for expanding into North America. Nearly 10 million visits worldwide to the site are recorded each month, generating 50 million flight search queries per month. Skyscanner referrals generate in excess of $75 million in revenue to its airline partners every month and the business has seen a growth of 230% year over year. In June, they attracted nearly 540,000 US user sessions but expect to see well over 1mm per month by the end of the year.  As Skyscanner’s sales representation in North America, TAN will be marketing display, behavioral and lead generation ad products including the ability to fully integrate airline pricing into its metasearch results for North America as well as the Skyscanner global footprint. “We are thrilled to partner with Travel Ad Network to accelerate our growth in North America and leverage their traction with advertisers and advertising agencies. The relationships we have with our partners are as important to us as the relationship we have with users so we are very pleased to be working with such a key company as TAN,” says Skyscanner CEO Gareth Williams

Second Quarter 2010 Preliminary Estimates for the Invicta Group Show an Increase of Approximately 2000% in Gross Revenues From Second Quarter 2009

SOURCE: Invicta Group Inc. Final Numbers Expected to Be Released in Mid August CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) –  Invicta Group Inc. ( http://www.ivitgroup.com ) ( PINKSHEETS : IVIT ) is pleased to announce the preliminary estimates of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2010 Compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2009 that show an estimated increase of approximately 2000% in Gross Revenues.  The Invicta Group is a conglomerate that utilizes shared resources to create synergies between their projects and companies. At the present time the company is involved with the following projects: St

Compete Releases Top Vacation-Related Web Sites for Summer 2010

SOURCE: Compete Consumers Hit the Web to Plan a Summer of Fun in the Sun BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) –   Compete , a Kantar Media company, today released its rankings of the top ten sites in four vacation-related categories: Car Rentals, Theme Parks, Airlines and Vacation Packagers for May 2010 based on data from the company’s panel of two million US-based internet users.  Grounded for Summer In the past month, the number of unique visitors (UVs) to Car Rental sites increased 14.11 percent while traffic to Airline sites remained flat. Perhaps this summer, consumers are opting to drive rather than fly.

MSC Offers Caribbean Cruise ‘Balcony Blowout’ From $599

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA) Savings of More Than 25 Percent for Select Cruises FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –   MSC is offering balcony staterooms on select 7-night, Caribbean cruises for bookings made by August 31, 2010, providing savings of more than 25 percent on an affordable Caribbean cruise vacation where kids 11 and younger cruise free. Rates begin at $599 per person for balcony staterooms on select 7-night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean on MSC Poesia when she returns to the U.S.

Cheapflights.ca Reveals Its Top 10 ‘A-Lister’ Beaches

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Best Beaches in Canada and Around the World for Celeb Spotting TORONTO–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) – Back in March of this year, Cheapflights Canada , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, released its Top 10 Celebrity Hotspots highlighting the best destinations around the world for celeb spotting. With summer now in full swing, beach holidays are a favourite escape from the city heat

Eastway Jet Services Launches Summer Maintenance Promotion for Private Jets

SOURCE: Eastway Jet Services Offers Discounted Fuel and Free Airline Tickets for Private Jet Maintenance Promotion RONKONKOMA, NY–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –  Eastway Jet Services ( www.eastway.com ) today announced a summer private jet maintenance promotion, offering substantial fuel discounts and free airline tickets. Leveraging its decades of experience with private jets, Eastway provides high quality aircraft maintenance at its facility at MacArthur (ISP) airport. The Eastway summer promotion offers $2 per gallon fuel and roundtrip airline tickets for crews, for a range of services, including 24, 48, 72-month and 5,000 landing inspections for all Gulfstream jets. In addition, the promotion applies to 24 and 48-month inspections on Embraer Legacy 600 jets. Eastway Jet Services is also offering fuel discounts for heavy maintenance on other private jets

ABA Extends Online Consumer Outreach via Tours.com Alliance

SOURCE: Tours.com WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –   The American Bus Association (ABA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Tours.com to offer expanded access and increased consumer exposure for ABA operator members looking to reach other travel providers, consumers and the traveling public that searching for travel options online. Tours.com is one of the oldest and most respected travel and tourism websites, garnering hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month. The website continues to expand its reach to include tens of thousands of travel providers and travel resources in its impressive searchable directory listing

Scandinavia, Land of the Midnight Sun, Shines for Travellers With Experiences From Viator.com

SOURCE: Viator, Inc. Denmark, Norway and Sweden Boast Ideal Summer Climates for Exploring This European Gem LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –   Viator.com , the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is featuring an oft overlooked region of Europe, Scandinavia. In the summer, Denmark, Norway and Sweden experience a natural phenomenon due to their location north of the Arctic Circle, the midnight sun

EarlyVegas Announces Its Las Vegas Promo Codes Page to Find the Best Las Vegas Deals

SOURCE: EarlyVegas EarlyVegas, Your Las Vegas Experts, Today Announced Its New and Improved Promo Code and Coupon Page to Give Customers the Best Possible Deals on Hotels, Shows, and Attractions in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) – EarlyVegas (EarlyVegas.com), the #1 place on the web to find deals on Las Vegas hotels, Las Vegas shows, and everything else related to visiting Las Vegas, today announced its new and improved promo code page which offers customers exclusive coupons and promo codes for huge discounts on shows and hotels in Sin City. “For years we’ve been the authority on everything to do with Las Vegas, but we wanted to use our vast network of connections in Vegas to go one step further and really offer the biggest discounts and most exclusive deals on hotels and shows in Las Vegas. Basically, we are making planning a trip to Vegas as easy and affordable as possible,” explains Stacey Robinson of EarlyVegas.com

LastMinuteTravel.com Survey Reveals It’s All Work and No Play for Americans

SOURCE: Last Minute Travel When It Comes to Vacation Days, the Premier Online Travel Site Makes It Easy and Affordable for Consumers to Use ‘Em Not Lose Em’ ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –   Last Minute Travel, the premier online travel booking site, is encouraging Americans to break the habit of not using all of their hard-earned vacations days and get online now as summer is in full swing. A new survey by LastMinuteTravel.com finds that close to half (45%) of working Americans did not maximize their vacation days in 2009; in fact, 39 percent admitted to losing 10 or more of those days. As we reach the halfway point of 2010, the survey finds that more than three-quarters (78%) of Americans plan to repeat this trend by leaving their paid vacation days on the table.

19th Annual San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival Creates a "Revolutionary" Celebration of Culture and Education Through Entertainment

SOURCE: Mexican Heritage Corporation Annual Epic Event to Honor “Who’s Who” of Artists & Activists, Women of the Mexican Revolution and Modern “Soldadera” Dolores Huerta as 2010 Recipient of the John Steinbeck Award SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –  The Mexican Heritage Corporation (MHC), producer of the largest Latino heritage and music festival in California, announces its 19th Annual San José Mexican Heritage & Mariachi Festival, September 16 – 26, 2010.

Simonseeks Founds Hotel Affiliate Partnership With HotelsCombined.com

SOURCE: Hotels Combined SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) – Simonseeks.com — travel guide site written by travelers for travelers has launched new hotel search functionality at http://hotels.simonseeks.com . Powered by HotelsCombined.com — the world’s leading hotel search engine and price aggregator — the hotel search function allows Simonseeks users to search over 200,000 hotels across 195 countries, comparing prices directly from hotels such as Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotel Group and from the biggest online travel agents in the business including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity.com and many more. HotelsCombined.com Director of Business Development, Yury Glikin commented, “We are excited to partner with Simonseeks.com, which is a great source of travel reviews, deals and expert recommendations for its users

MSC Offers Canada/New England Cruise for Less Than $70 per Day

SOURCE: MSC Cruises FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –   MSC is offering a roundtrip, 13-night, fall foliage cruise from New York, NY for less than $70 per day or $899 per person (plus government fees and taxes, GFTs) through August 31. Guests interested in shorter fall foliage cruises can sail from $499. Plus, it’s an affordable family vacation because kids 17 and younger cruise free (only pay GFTs starting from $79.25 per child) on all Canada/New England cruises when sharing a stateroom with two paying adults

Offre spéciale de MSC pour les croisières Canada/Nouvelle-Angleterre : moins de 70 $ par jour

SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. Gratuit pour les 17 ans et moins FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –   MSC propose une croisière feuillage d’automne aller-retour de 13 nuits au départ de New York pour moins de 70 $ par jour ou 899 $ par personne (taxes et redevances gouvernementales [TRG] en sus) d’ici le 31 août. Des croisières automnales plus courtes sont offertes à partir de 499 $.

Metron Aviation Wins Largest Small Business Award in FAA History

SOURCE: Metron Aviation DULLES, VA–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Metron Aviation the System Engineering 2020 (SE-2020) Research and Mission Analysis Set-Aside. SE-2020 is the FAA’s strategic program for implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The ten-year contract awarded to Metron Aviation has a value of $1.15 billion, making it the largest single award to a small business in FAA history.  “This program allows us to build upon our heritage of partnering with the FAA to pioneer innovative and transformational capabilities that help open America’s skies,” said Dave Ellison, Chief Executive Officer. “Our organization is fully committed to the success of NextGen in enhancing the capacity, efficiency and safety of our national airspace, and we stand ready to assist the FAA in delivering near-term, long-term and unprecedented levels of economic and environmental benefits to all aviation stakeholders and the flying public.” Metron Aviation, as prime contractor, has assembled a proven team of industry leaders with unparalleled domain expertise in all aspects of the National Airspace System (NAS) to provide the full breadth and depth of aviation expertise across all SE-2020 functional areas. “The Metron Aviation team brings together the unique capabilities of the industry’s top research organizations, large system integrators, solution providers, manufacturers, academic institutions and subject matter experts to assist the FAA in advancing NextGen,” said Stephanie Fraser, Vice President of Advanced Research and Engineering.

Cheapflights.com Reveals Its Top 10 Celebrity Beaches

SOURCE: Cheapflights.com Have Fun in the Sun Celeb Spotting at These A-List Beaches BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) – Back in March of this year, Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, released its Top 10 Celebrity Hotspots highlighting the top destinations around the world for celeb spotting. With summer here, hitting the beach is on everyone’s agenda. However, not all beaches are created equal.

CyberShift Expense Helps Organizations Manage Increasing Array of Ancillary Fees

SOURCE: CyberShift Inc. As Airlines Unbundle More Services From Ticket Prices, Companies Find It Harder to Identify True Cost of Travel PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), in 2009 the airline industry collected over $7 billion in ancillary fee revenue 1 . Gone are the days when the typical business traveler purchased an airline ticket and automatically received services such as on-board meals, checked baggage and entertainment at no additional charge.

Cheapflights UK Reveals Top 10 Post Football Destinations

SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk As England Exits the World Cup, WAGs Wash Away Their Woes With Holidays in the World’s Dreamiest Destinations LONDON–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  The footballers’ loss is the travel industry’s gain as search rises by seven per cent just one day after England’s Cup exit says Cheapflights UK when comparing Monday 28 th June with Monday of the previous week.  Brits are set to drown their sorrows along sunny shorelines and the UK’s leading flight comparison site has identified this summer’s Top 10 celeb destinations where holiday makers can enjoy the scintillation of a celeb style sizzle ‘a la WAG’.  Here we preview five of the ten top hotspots: Maldives Popular not only with the likes of footballer Tommy Williams and his now wife, Nicole McLean, the Maldives are also a favourite of TV WAGs star Zoe Lucker. The glittering crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean are lined with ancient coral reefs which expanded along the sides of prehistoric volcanoes; a combination of natural wonders that make for astounding snorkelling and diving in the warm water lagoons. Accommodation comes in various exotic forms from beach-side huts along the shorelines to over-water villas with transparent flooring. So make like a WAG and grab your flip flops (and maybe some hair extensions?) to escape the World Cup blues from £464 return.  Isles of Fiji The South Pacific paradise of Fiji is perfect for getting up close and personal with the footballing WAG likes of Sheree and Harry Kewell, among others. Its only drawback is that it can be slightly more costly depending on which island you choose, but the idyllic surroundings are well worth the extra spend. From £601 return, you could be taking a dip along the shorelines of one of the world’s most exclusive celeb destinations.  Anguilla, Caribbean The Caribbean Isles have proven popular with the likes of Louise and Jamie Redknapp as well as Alex and Steven Gerrard. While there are many islands to choose from, one of the most popular isles of the moment is Anguilla . Its unspoilt, yet to be developed surroundings create a feeling of serenity making it the perfect setting for footballers and their WAGs to escape the post loss media frenzy. To create your own WAG-esque hideaway, hop a flight from £585 return.  St. Tropez, France WAGs love the tanning spray, but did you also know they love the actual place? Glitz and glam is the name of the game in St. Tropez where the likes of Coleen McLaughlin and Wayne Rooney have been known to hang out. Yacht parties and beach lounging (or posing) are what it’s all about here, so pack your most stylish sun hat, enough bikinis for a mini catwalk parade and perhaps a bit of beach bling to blend in. Make your own celeb style entrance from £124 return.  Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Its close proximity to Los Angeles makes Cabo San Lucas it a natural celeb hotspot, but it’s proven to be a WAG destination too frequented by the likes of Amanda Harrington and Joey Barton. Water sport enthusiasts can hit its white sandy beaches for activities like parasailing, snorkelling, kite sailing and diving.  Andale over to Mehico with flights from £691 return.  For the full list of celeb destinations, visit http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/2010/06/top-10-celebrity-beaches/ About Cheapflights Media The trusted partner in flights, Cheapflights Media is a global Internet media network that has been delivering great deals since 1996

Cheapflights.ca Salutes Canada Day With the Top Perks of Being a Canadian Traveller

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada In Honour of Canada Day, Find Out Why Canadians Are Proud Travellers TORONTO–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) –  To mark this year’s Canada Day, Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has put together a fun list of the Top Perks of being a Canadian Traveller . Whether celebrating July 1 st in Canada or abroad, Canadians have a lot to be proud of. It’s a fact that Canadians are known for being polite, which goes a long way when travelling. However that’s just one of the many attributes Canadians possess that makes us good travellers and welcomed visitors.

CheapOair Receives Prestigious LinkShare 2010 Golden Link Publisher’s Choice Award and Innovative Advertiser of the Year Nomination

SOURCE: CheapOair NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) –   CheapOair , a top ten online travel agency, won the prestigious LinkShare 2010 Golden Link Publisher’s Choice Award and received an Innovative Advertiser of the Year nomination. These accolades are awarded to affiliate programs that push for the implementation of new technology, promote revenue-producing campaigns, utilize unique initiatives that have facilitated new partnerships, increased sales and delivered great ROI

Travelong Advances on Travel Weekly’s Esteemed Power List 2010

SOURCE: Travelong NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) – In Travel Weekly ‘s prestigious Power List, released today, Travelong enjoyed significant advancements over last year’s standings, moving three spots from number 16 to number 13. This advancement positions Travelong among the top 15 travel companies, ranking it alongside industry leaders such as Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and AAA

Rescued From LA Shelter: Dogs Get an Airlift to the Riviera From CAPS

SOURCE: Companion Animal Protection Society NICE, FRANCE–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) – WHO: The Companion Animal Protection Society ( www.caps-web.org ), Santa Cruz SPCA ( www.santacruzspca.org ), the Societé Défense des Animaux, and the official Mayor’s Office of the City of Nice. WHERE: Promenade des Anglais, seaside, across the street from the Negresco Hotel, 37 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France. WHEN: Wednesday, June 30 th , 7:15 PM WHAT: Riviera Rescue ( www.rivierarescue.blogspot.com ) , CAPS, the Santa Cruz SPCA and Air France are conducting a historic rescue airlift of little death row dogs from Los Angeles animal shelters to Nice, France.

Sauvés de la Fourrière à Los Angeles, Des Chiens Trouvent La Vie Sur La Côte D’Azur avec CAPS

SOURCE: Companion Animal Protection Society NICE, FRANCE–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) – QUI : Companion Animal Protection Society ( www.caps-web.org ), Santa Cruz SPCA ( www.santacruzspca.org ), la Societé Défense des Animaux et la ville de Nice représentée par le Docteur Andrée Alziari-Nègre. OU: Promenade des Anglais côté mer en face du Negresco 37, promenade des Anglais – NICE QUAND: Mercredi 30 juin à 19H15 QUOI: Riviera Rescue ( www.rivierarescue.blogspot.com ), CAPS, le Santa Cruz SPCA et Air France effectuent un sauvetage historique de jeunes chiens de petite taille de la fourrière municipale de Los Angeles où ils étaient voués à l’euthanasie

Lighthouse Bay Resort: Extend Your Idyllic Stay in Barbuda With New Summer Special

SOURCE: Lighthouse Bay Resort Guests Can Now Enjoy Complimentary In-Room iPads While Basking on the Secluded, Pink-and-White Sand Beaches at This Exclusive Resort LOW BAY, BARBUDA–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) –  Lighthouse Bay Resort, an idyllic, secluded luxury resort situated on the largely undeveloped island of Barbuda, has now added iPads to its list of upscale amenities available for guests.

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp Investor Conference Defines the Business Plan to New Levels

SOURCE: Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) –  Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp ( PINKSHEETS : CGAQ ) released new information at the investors conference Friday that will shape the perspectives, opportunities and value of its company stock. As investors confirmed the need to build a strong company, the current stock price per share became an evident concern that was addressed and dismantled by the course of action being taken on by the company. In addition to negotiating a fourth location comprised of slot machines within a populated city, that minimizes all overhead costs, founder and CEO Steven Swank stated, “Our live video online gaming is about to launch, our first location continues to build revenue during the slowest season for tourists and the opportunities for the company continue to come in.” CGAQ recently increased its pink sheet status to “Current Information” as defined by OTCMarkets.com and has the ability to increase its growth pattern with the additional capital that is available to it. Unlike a formal IPO that investors are more familiar with, CGAQ started its capital raise and expansion with a 504 placement and has returned results to all investors

Travelong Awarded First Ever Peak of Excellence Award From Sabre Inc.

SOURCE: Travelong NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) –   Travelong, a travel company that’s one part travel management, one part travel web site and one part technology infrastructure, has recently been honored as a recipient of Sabre Travel Network’s first ever Peak of Excellence award for its achievements in 2009. This award recognizes a limited number of leaders, innovators and passionate professionals in the travel industry for their distinction and excellence in their field

Savings.com Presents the Savvy Traveler’s Guide to Summer Vacation Savings

SOURCE: Savings.com Tips for Fun and Affordable Summer Travel from the Web’s Top Savings Experts SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) –  Summer vacations may feel like a must, but spending an entire spring, winter and fall’s wages in one season is a must- not. Use these tips from Savings.com, the premier destination for online coupons and coupon codes , to enjoy time away from home while spending like a local. Getting There — Transportation Tips Do high costs, long lines, fewer flights, stricter security and baggage fees sound familiar

Sundance Vacations Announces Winner of Father’s Day Cruise Giveaway Contest

SOURCE: Sundance Vacations Winner Selected by Sundance Vacations’ Facebook Community WILKES-BARRE, PA–(Marketwire – June 25, 2010) –  Sundance Vacations today announced that Troy Nornhold and his wife Denise Nornhold of Williamsport, Pennsylvania are the winners of the Father’s Day Cruise Giveaway Contest. The Father’s Day cruise giveaway is the fifth in a series of Facebook contests by Sundance Vacations to give away six free cruises between April and June

TEAGUE Wins Five IDEA Awards

SOURCE: TEAGUE SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – June 25, 2010) –  Acknowledging the company’s outstanding product and transportation design capabilities, Seattle-based design consultancy, Teague, recently accepted five International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

Cheapflights.com Ranks 101 Airports on Affordability

SOURCE: Cheapflights.com Showcases Prices for Top Airfares From Across the Country BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – June 24, 2010) – After polling its vast airfare inventory, Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has determined the most and least affordable departure airports in the U.S. with its list of 101 airports ranked on affordability . In the process, Cheapflights.com also found the destinations with the lowest domestic and international average airfares and the best average prices our users are finding for a flight to Europe at the top and bottom ranked airports