Thursday, September 20, 2012

Indian Wells Resort Honors Veterans and Military with Special Deal

In tribute to our active military and esteemed veterans, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa had designed a special getaway package that will be available Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2012.

The Honoring the Spirit Package at this premier Indian Wells resort offers great savings and includes luxurious accommodations and resort credit that can be applied to decadent spa treatments, relaxing pool time and dining. As a special option, two-for-one rounds of golf at the world-class Indian Wells Golf Resort can be added for only $130, providing a choice of playing the Celebrity or Players Courses. Perfect for a couple or family celebrating a leave or simply a getaway with friends, the package elements are comprised of the following:
  •     One night stay in a deluxe guestroom
  •     $50 in resort credit per room night
  •     Optional addition of two rounds of golf for the price of one
The Honoring the Spirit Package offers over a 50% savings with rates starting at $109 (for room and resort credit) or $239 (for room, resort credit and two rounds of golf), excluding tax and daily resort fee and applicable blackout dates. Exclusively for active military and veterans with military ID which is required upon check-in. For more information or to book this package, please visit or call (800) 321-1508 and quote package code XYD.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Qatar Airways Launches Sale

Qatar Airways is offering customers around the world great savings to more than 100 destinations during a 3 day global sale that launches today.

The 3 day sale, which starts today and ends at midnight September 6 (local time in each market), offers customers the opportunity to travel to a variety of destinations across the Middle East, India, Africa, Asia, and Australia at very attractive fares.

To make a booking or for more information, visit
The travel window is extremely generous over a six-month period between September 10, 2012, and March 13, 2013. Seats are limited and subject to availability

Saudia Issues RFP to the World's Airports

Route Exchange, the online platform for air service development, is delighted to announce the commencement of a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Saudia who are using the facility to support their network growth.

The national airline of Saudi Arabia, based at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport, operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 70 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Declan Maguire, Business Development Manager for Route Exchange stated: "The Saudia Request for Proposals represents an excellent opportunity for airports worldwide to pitch their route proposals directly to the planning team of a highly successful Middle Eastern carrier. Saudia are prepared to listen to any airport who can demonstrate strong demand between their market and their Jeddah and Riyadh bases. Saudia have specific intelligence requests of airports which are detailed in the full Request for Proposals (RFP) document".

Once airports have met the terms of the Prequalifying Questionnaire (PQQ), they will then be sent the formal RFP where they can complete a pre-defined data requirements and a proposal document. Saudia will then analyse the submissions before scheduling meetings with potential new airport partners at World Routes, The 18th World Route Development Forum which will take place 29 September - 2 October this year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

For more information on Route Exchange visit

U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Give Keynote Address at Tiaca Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta

Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will give the keynote address to air cargo industry leaders attending The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) 26th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia on October 2nd 2012.

The world's premier air cargo event is expected to attract over 5,000 business leaders from all aspects of the air cargo supply chain, representing over 100 countries, as well as some 200 exhibitors. The three-day event at the Georgia World Congress Center, hosted by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012.

TIACA's 26th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition will include top speakers from industry, including Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, D. Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO of UPS, William J. Flynn, President and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, John Pattullo, CEO of CEVA Logistics, and Karl Ulrich Garnadt, CEO and Chairman of Lufthansa Cargo. They will be joined by Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).