Archive | May, 2012

CN says rail traffic controllers in Canada ratify new collective agreement

31 May

CN announced that members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have ratified a new collective agreement covering approximately 210 train dispatchers in Canada.

The three-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012, provides wage increases along with standard benefit improvements to the TCRC-RCTC members at CN.

Regal Hongkong Hotel Brings Dad to Italian for Celebration

31 May

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – Don’t wait until it’s too late to plan the Father’s day celebration. Taking daddy to a fine dining Italian restaurant with fine wine and good food will be a spectacular choice this year. On top of the town on 31/F, Zeffirino Ristorante of Regal Hongkong Hotel features Father’s Day Italian Gourmets Set Dinner for celebration.

The ibis family celebrates 4 new hotel inaugurations in Poland

31 May

The ibis and ibis budget Krakow Stare Miasto, and the ibis and ibis budget Warszawa Reduta, were respectively inaugurated on 9 and 21 May last. These two new hotels are part of a bigger objective for Accor: its goal to become a leader in Europe’s budget hotel segment.

Passengers Set To Benefit As Ten More Stations Secure Share of 100m euros Improvement Fund

31 May

Passengers are set to benefit from a further £15m of improvements to stations across England after the latest round of successful bids for rail industry funding was announced today.

The 10 successful projects include new and extended car parks, station redevelopments and new retail space and will be delivered by Network Rail, train operating companies and other bidders in and around stations.

‘Camping at the Games’ have unveiled a new initiative for alternative accommodation in London

31 May

In the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, outdoor experts ‘Camping at the Games’ have unveiled a new initiative to provide alternative accommodation in-and-around the capital. The camping organisation has teamed up with a number of local schools and community sports grounds in London, Reading and Weymouth, to provide high quality camping pitches for as little as £10 per night.

Top 10 Social Bookmarking websites to grow your travel business

31 May

Social Bookmarking websites have been creating ripples in the travel and tourism industry with travel trade professionals using this unique platform as a mean of promoting their brand. Social Bookmarking enables you to share your website details with fellow Internet users and also can be useful as a definitive way to access a consolidated set of bookmarks from various computers.

Crystal Cruises’ Volunteers to Aid Even More European Communities in 2012

31 May

Crystal Cruises continues to expand its complimentary “You Care, We Care” voluntourism program with new opportunities for guests and crew to give back in Europe.  This year, participants can spend a small portion (4-7 hours average) of their luxury vacation time aiding those less fortunate in the Ukraine, Italy, and Spain.

Bombardier and National Express Named Supplier of the Year at Global AirRail Awards

31 May

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, jointly with its customer National Express, has won the Supplier of the Year award at the Global AirRail Awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, the premier international awards ceremony dedicated to the air-rail market.


WestJet’s Boeing Next-Generation 737s fly 1,000,000th flight

31 May

WestJet announced it will fly the one millionth flight of its Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The milestone flight is WS 612 from Calgary to Toronto, departing Calgary International Airport at 12:10 p.m. MDT and arriving at Toronto Pearson at 5:52 p.m. EDT.

Alaska Airlines Announces Daily Service Between Seattle and San Antonio,Texas

31 May

Alaska Airlines will launch service between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas, starting Sept. 17. The dominant carrier along the West Coast, Alaska Airlines now serves 16 destinations east of the Rocky Mountains.

“San Antonio is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and has a variety of great attractions—from the River Walk to The Alamo,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “We are pleased to bring our low fares and great customer service to our fourth destination in the Lone Star state beginning this fall.”