Friday, 30 January 2015

MGM Resorts Achieves Recognition for Employee Training and Engagement Programs

MGM ResortsMGM  Resorts International  has been named a recipient of two prominent awards recognizing a company culture that places a premium on training and engaging employees.
This week, software provider Achievers named MGM Resorts among its Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America.  The award comes on the heels of Training magazine naming the company a 2015 Training Top 125 award-winner.


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Now Open: BARDOT Brasserie At ARIA Entices Las Vegas With Haute Parisian Cuisine

ARIA RESORT & CASINOBARDOT Brasserie, Las Vegas’ debut French concept from James Beard award-winning chef Michael Mina, is now open for dinner and weekend brunch at ARIA Resort & Casino. Paying homage to the skillful culinary techniques, celebrated libations and sexy atmosphere for which The City of Light is renowned, Chef Mina has created a stylish and unforgettable interpretation of a Parisian brasserie in the center of The Strip.


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Monarch hits performance targets in first 100 days

Monarch AirlinesMonarch Group, the European leisure airline, expects to return to profit this year having hit all its targets on revenue and costs in the first 100 days trading since a major restructuring last year.  The company is well on course to create a new, European short-haul leisure network which better serves the needs of its customers.


FAA Proposes $122,000 Civil Penalty Against Trans States Airlines, Inc.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $122,000 civil penalty against Trans States Airlines, Inc., of Bridgeton, Mo., for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.
The agency alleges that Trans States failed to test and inspect an Embraer EMB-145 jet’s fuel system components within the timeframe required by an FAA Airworthiness Directive. The purpose of the Airworthiness Directive is to prevent anything from igniting in the fuel system.


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Visitor arrivals hit new high in 2014

download (6)International visitor arrivals for December have rounded out an impressive year of growth with total arrivals for 2014 up 5.1 per cent.December saw over 400,000 arrivals, marking the highest number of visitors ever recorded for any month, pushing total arrivals total arrivals to over 2.8 million.
The data, released today by Statistics New Zealand, reveals that total holiday arrivals for the year ending December are up 6.9 per cent topping off a great year for the tourism industry.


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Valentine’s Day at Historic Tomago House

download (5)The historic Tomago House at Port Stephens will open its doors and offer a special vintage tea for Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 14, 2015, promising couples a romantic – and delicious – experience.
Featuring an array of freshly made sandwiches, cold canap├ęs, homemade scones with jam and cream, tea coffee, juice and a dessert buffet, the vintage tea will be set in the picturesque 19th century country house which overlooks acres of pastoral land.


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CWT Reaffirms Commitment to Asia Pacific with Opening of Manila Center

cwtCarlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced the official opening of its new facility in Manila, Philippines, at a ceremony attended by Mr. Monchito Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director of the Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology, and Ms. Ma. Corazon Jorda-Apo, Director for the Market Development Group of the Department of Tourism.


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Enjoy a month-long romance with Brisbane this February

download (4)The Brisbane inner city and surrounds is home to a host of major sporting and cultural events, sensational shows and a month-long romance this February.


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Holiday Inn® Brand Grows In Phoenix Market

download (3)InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Scottsdale North-Airpark hotel. Located just 15 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, this 75,000 square-foot hotel, formerly a Wingate by Wyndham, is the newest addition to IHG’s hotels in Arizona. In an effort to create a more contemporary space desirable to today’s travelers, the hotel ownership financed a full renovation of all guestrooms and public areas.


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Universal Orlando Resort Announces All-Star Concert Lineup For 2015 Mardi Gras, Including Jessie J, Kelly Clarkson, Trey Songz And More

Universal Orlando ResortLet the good times roll this spring at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2015 Mardi Gras celebration – featuring 16 nights of thrilling concerts from some of the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash.


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Lovers Learn and Connect with the New Couple’s Massage Class at the Award – winning hilltop spa at Four Seasons resort seychelles

cq5dam.web.press.400.keepaspectratioWith a paradise setting provided by nature’s hand, and secluded villas perfect for two, romance is something that comes naturally at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, and now, in a new experience to draw partners closer, the award-winning hilltop Spa launches its Couple’s Massage Class, just in time for Valentine’s Day.


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Relive the Romance at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

cq5dam.web.press.722.keepaspectratioAs a wave of romance rolls throughout the city, heart shaped chocolate boxes are anything but scarce, balloons adorn shop windows and the scent of bundles of flowers permeates the air, it becomes clear that Valentine’s Day is upon us and kindling the spirit of love is none other than Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.


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Strong International Interest in Aboriginal Tourism

download (2)An invitation issued by the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) and Quebec Aboriginal Tourism (QAT) for case study presentation proposals to Canada’s 4th International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC 2015) has resulted in a strong response from Indigenous, tourism and education sectors.


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Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center Opens Today at Ronkonkoma Station as Part of LIRR Public Outreach

MTA RailMTA Long Island Rail Road today opened the Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center at Ronkonkoma Station so customers and community residents can learn about the LIRR’s proposal for enlarging its train yard in Ronkonkoma.


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