Travel

Double-Deck Elevators Reach Record Speed

ThyssenKrupp Elevator has installed the world’s fastest double-deck systems in the 492 meter Shanghai World Financial Center in China DUSSELDORF, Germany, April 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After three years of planning, production and installation, ThyssenKrupp Elevator has created a part...

2009-04-13 16:56 844

Hyatt Launches Global Hospitality Initiative

'The Big Welcome' ushers in a new era of authentic hospitality with a larger-than-life kickoff to an expanded Hyatt Gold Passport(TM) loyalty program HONG KONG, April 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- In extraordinary times, true hospitality and value become even more important. To celebrate our ric...

2009-04-09 14:51 800

Universal Travel Group Launches Newly Designed Website

SHENZHEN, China, April 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UTVL) ("Universal Travel Group" or the "Company"), a growing travel services provider in the People's Republic of China ("PRC") specializing in online and customer representative services to the travel...

2009-04-08 22:00 607

Le Meridien Proudly Unveils First Night Bangkok 'Destination Asia, an Active Discovery'

Le Meridien Unveils its Newest Hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, and Celebrates the Brand's Growth in Asia Pacific and the Transformation into a Leading-edge Lifestyle Brand BANGKOK, April 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On April 2, 2009, Le Meridien officially celebrates the opening of ...

2009-04-08 14:00 1258

Universal Travel Group Inc. Appoints U.S. Based VP of Finance and Investor Relations

SHENZHEN, China, April 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UTVL) ("Universal Travel Group" or the "Company"), a growing travel services provider in the People's Republic of China ("PRC") specializing in online and customer representative services to ...

2009-04-06 22:00 662

eLong, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

BEIJING, April 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- eLong, Inc. (Nasdaq: LONG), a leading online travel company in China, today announced the appointment of Mike Doyle as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2009. Mr. Doyle is currently Chief Financial Officer of Expedia Asia Pacific, a ...

2009-04-01 17:30 1076

Universal Travel Group Three-for-one Reverse Stock Split Becomes Effective and Begins Trading Under New Symbol: UTVL

SHENZHEN, China, March 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UTVL) ("Universal Travel Group" or the "Company"), a growing travel services provider in the People's Republic of China ("PRC") specializing in online and customer representative services to the trave...

2009-03-31 23:03 1010

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Earth Hour

Hundreds of Starwood Hotels Will Turn Off Lights for One Hour on March 28 in Observance of Global Environmental Awareness Event WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) recently announced that it will participate in Earth Hour - a ...

2009-03-25 16:00 1020

Universal Travel Group Confident in First Quarter 2009 Outlook

SHENZHEN, China, March 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UTVG) (“Universal Travel Group” or the “Company”), a growing travel services provider in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) specializing in online and customer representative services to the trave...

2009-03-24 22:00 589

Travelzen's 'Truly Hassle-free' Web Service Transforms China's Travel Industry

SHANGHAI, March 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Travelzen today announced the launch of a 'Truly Hassle-free' Travelzen.com website that will set new benchmarks in business and leisure travel in China. Guaranteeing both prices and availability, the new site will also eliminate the annoying last-minute i...

2009-03-24 18:02 567

Global Hotel Prices Drop 12%

- Room Rates Fall Across All Continents LONDON, March 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The average price of a hotel room around the world fell by 12% last year, according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index. Hotel prices in December 2008 were more than one tenth lower than th...

2009-03-24 08:01 820

Eurail Pass Sales Challenged by Economic Downturn

UTRECHT, Netherlands, March 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Eurail Group G.I.E. has reported a modest drop in Eurail Pass passengers triggered by the global economic downturn, but expects a full recovery in the coming years. The Eurail Group's passes offer flexible travel throughout E...

2009-03-19 08:33 800

Universal Travel Group to Add Increased Functionality to its Revolutionary TRIPEASY Kiosks

SHENZHEN, China, March 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UTVG) ("Universal Travel Group" or the "Company"), a growing travel services provider in the People's Republic of China ("PRC") specializing in online and customer representative services to...

2009-03-18 21:00 617

Compass Edge Announces Complete Suite of Electronic Distribution and Marketing Products for Hotels in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, March 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Compass Edge today unveiled www.Compass-Edge.com, a service provider using a consultative approach to provide choices of the best-of-the-breed products and tools to the hospitality industry. "There are many good electronic distribution marketi...

2009-03-17 12:36 512

Universal Travel Group Announces Strong Fourth Quarter and 2008 Results

-- Q4 Revenue Rises 68% and Net Income Climbs 90% Year-over-Year -- Full Year Revenue Grows 73% and Net Income Increases 67% Year-over-Year SHENZHEN, China, March 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UTVG) ("Universal Travel Group" ...

2009-03-13 04:45 636

Kick-off for the 41st Oberammergau Passion Play 2010

- Press Conference to Announce Actors and Renewal of Vows on April 18, 2009 in the Passion Theater Oberammergau. OBERAMMERGAU, Germany, March 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- - Cross reference: Picture is distributed via EPA (European Pressphoto Agency) and can be downloaded free of charge...

2009-03-16 09:45 590

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Launches Innovative Meeting Tools and Offers to Cater to Needs of Meeting Planners

Starwood Announces Introduction of First-of-its-Kind Meetings Widget, Interactive Maps and Directory SINGAPORE, March 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently announced the launch of innovative meeting tools which are unique to the industry, and that will increase the effi...

2009-03-13 09:00 1072

Universal Travel Group Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter

SHENZHEN, China, March 10 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UTVG) ("Universal Travel Group" or the "Company"), a growing travel services provider in the People's Republic of China ("PRC") specializing in online and customer representative service...

2009-03-10 22:47 732

Home Inns Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results

Full Year Revenues Increased over 85% to RMB 1.87 Billion Home Inns Chain Consisted of 471 Hotels in Operation as of December 31, 2008 SHANGHAI, March 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (Nasdaq: HMIN), a leading economy hotel chain in China, today announced its unaud...

2009-03-06 06:00 768

Internationally-Renowned Chef Kim Canteenwalla and the Culinary Team of Hilton Shanghai Present an Epicurean Adventure with Modern American Cuisine

SHANGHAI, March 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Hilton Shanghai proudly introduces a distinguished figure in the American gastronomic circle, Chef Kim Canteenwalla, to the Shanghai gourmet community. The collaboration of award-winning Hilton Shanghai Executive Chef Emmanuel Souliere and the ingenious c...

2009-03-05 14:06 758
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