The 2014 Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) to be held at Chiapas, Mexico

Seattle, WA, 2014-5-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2014 Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) event has officially relocated to adventure travel hub, Chiapas, Mexico. This is the third year that Visit Mexico, in partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, will host ATMEX with the goals of bringing awareness to Mexico’s adventure travel offerings, providing educational opportunities and creating a foundation… Read the full press release

Kings Island hosts “Scream for A Kid Again” to raise money for the Greater Cincinnati chapter of A Kid Again

Roller coaster enthusiasts to marathon first night rides on record-breaking Banshee roller coaster to raise money for A Kid Again KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2014-04-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The thrill of being among the first night riders on the new Banshee roller coaster will have a whole new meaning April 17, when Kings Island hosts “Scream for A… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Adventure Travel Trade Association partner to enhance global adventure travel sector

Seattle, WA, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) signed a new partnership agreement March 7, 2014, during Corporate Social Responsibility Day at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair. At the crux of the agreement are precedent-setting initiatives dedicated to enhancing the understanding of and professionalization of the… Read the full press release

Travel + Leisure Magazine featured Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in its World’s Best Hotels 2014

Tanzania, 2014-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been featured in the World’s Best Hotels 2014- according to Travel + Leisure Magazine (T+L), published in January 2014. The annual survey carried amongst theTravel +Leisure global readership was audited and revealed the top destinations, hotels, airlines, cruise liners, spas and travel agents. Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based… Read the full press release

Thomson Cruises unveiled its summer 2014 Shore Excursion programme

New ‘fun and funky’ tours added to the summer 2014 programme Book in advance online to make savings on the on-board price  Luton, UK, 2014-2-12 — / — Thomson Cruises exciting, new summer 2014 Shore Excursion programme is now on sale. Customers can browse and book excursions online before travelling, with advance bookings offering great savings on… Read the full press release

Two new directors appointed at The Adventure Travel Trade Association

Seattle, WA, USA, 2013-12-07 — / — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a trade organization encouraging responsible tourism development worldwide with more than 900 businesses and tourism organization members across 90 countries, has added two new strategic roles to its internal team with the hiring of Christina Beckmann as the Director of AdventureEDU & Research, and Liz Ferrin, Director of… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways owned destination management company Hala Abu Dhabi to introduce tours and safaris services in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, 2013-12-07 — / — Hala Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s leading destination management company of Etihad Airways, has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of tours and safaris services in the United Arab Emirates. An exciting range of city tours and desert safaris have been launched this week, which are operated by Hala… Read the full press release

Kings Island named Nathan Gushulak its first executive chef

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, United States, 2013-11-15 — / — Kings Island has named Nathan Gushulak as its first executive chef. Gushulak is no stranger to Kings Island, having worked seasonally at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark for the past seven years. He was responsible this past season for overseeing the opening and operation of the Reds Hall of… Read the full press release

Arizona Office of Tourism debuts national advertising campaign promoting the Grand Canyon State as world-class leisure destination

National Campaign Promotes Vacation Experiences Enjoyed throughout Arizona   Arizona, 2013-11-4 — / — Beginning this week, the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) debuts a new travel and tourism advertising campaign promoting the Grand Canyon State as a world-class, leisure destination. The five-month national campaign encourages travelers to “Let Yourself Go” and experience various, unique Arizona travel… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) debuted its new AdventureWeek with destination partner Chile

Seattle, WA, 2013-10-17— / — This September, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) debuted its new, intensive familiarization (FAM) concept, AdventureWeek, with destination partner Chile. The intensive adventure FAM, combined with a matchmaking program, brought together a specially curated group of qualified buyers, storytelling team and select media on an extended itinerary to Chile’s Patagonia region. A group of… Read the full press release

Halloween Haunt 2013 at Kings Island: two new mazes, new scare zone, and Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus of Magic & Mayhem show

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-09-13 — / — There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Screams of pure panic pierce the night. There’s nowhere you’re safe in the most immersive horror experience in the region – Halloween Haunt at Kings Island! Halloween Haunt is a veritable playground of terror featuring more than 600 vile creatures lurking in… Read the full press release

Orient-Express offers journey to the heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith 22–27 November 2013

2013-09-02 — / — Journey to the Heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith 22–27 November 2013 Northern Botswana, 28 August 2013: For Mma Ramotswe aficionados, it can’t get much better than this. This November, immerse yourself in Mma Ramotswe’s Botswana in the company of her creator, one of the world’s best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith…. Read the full press release

Milford Track in New Zealand’s famed Fiordland wilderness region celebrates 125th anniversary

2013-08-26 — / — Visitors to New Zealand’s famed Fiordland wilderness region will have the chance to experience the majestic beauty of the Great Walks Milford Track as never before when one of the world’s best known multi-day hikes celebrates a special anniversary. To mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of Milford Track, a unique… Read the full press release

England’s forests and woodland summer holiday ideas as part of national campaign by Forestry Commission England and VisitEngland

2013-08-15— / — If you go down to the woods today, you’ll certainly be surprised by all that’s on offer. As part of a national campaign to promote England’s forests and woodland with Forestry Commission England, VisitEngland looks at some of the best forest experiences this summer, from al fresco film screenings to fairy kingdoms and… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet: Australia has 58 of the world’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures

2013-08-13— / — Global travel authority Lonely Planet says Australia has 58 of the world’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures. Published this month, Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures features 100 “Top 10 Lists” that bring together the world’s most captivating activities and inspirational challenges. Fifty-eight Australian adventures spanning the continent are included in the book’s collection of thrilling travel ideas.  The following is a breakdown by state and… Read the full press release

Northern Norway to host the Arctic Race of Norway – the most northern bike race in the world

Norway’s coastline makes a spectacular backdrop for the Arctic Race of Norway, the most northern bike race in the world. Oslo, 2013-08-09— / — From August 8th to August 11th 2013, the magnificent landscapes of Northern Norway will host the first edition of an out-of-the- ordinary four stage race: the Arctic Race of Norway. On Thursday 8th of August… Read the full press release

LUX* Maldives takes conventional water sports to the next level with the country’s latest extreme sport addition the FLYBOARD

2013-08-01 — / — Whether on a family holiday or on honeymoon, water sports have always been a must-do for all the visitors to the Maldives. Kayaking, pedal boats or snorkelling still remain a popular option for the ones wanting to explore the turquoise lagoon and vibrant reefs around the island as well as the more… Read the full press release

Kings Island started hiring for its Halloween Haunt

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-07-31 — / — Kings Island is looking for demented souls to terrorize the labyrinths and demonic dwellings of its Halloween Haunt. Be a part of the most immersive horror experience in the region and help create an atmosphere where the park’s guests are bound by fear. Once guests experience the evil of Halloween Haunt… Read the full press release

The Adventure Travel Trade Association members save on express and international shipping through partnership with UPS

Seattle, WA., 2013-07-24 — / — Members of the global Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) can now save up to 32 percent on their express and international shipping courtesy of UPS (NYSE: UPS). This newly created partnership allows ATTA members in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom to lower their cost of doing business. “We have sought… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association’s AdventureWeek kicks off in September with AdventureWeek Chile

Seattle, 2013-07-03 — / — AdventureWeek, a new, intensive familiarization (FAM) concept offered by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) kicks off in September with AdventureWeek Chile, becoming the inaugural adventure tourism destination matchmaking project in the nascent program. For each AdventureWeek, the ATTA partners with a destination to feature the best adventure travel products offered. During each… Read the full press release

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts to host “Cabineering Cook-off presented by Pepsi” contest July 17 in West Yellowstone, Montana

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont., 2013-06-27 — / — Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts will host the “Cabineering Cook-off presented by Pepsi” contest July 17 to celebrate the opening of its new Explorer Cabins (SM) in West Yellowstone, Mont. Contestants may submit an original recipe, which must be created using only the appliances offered at Explorer Cabins and… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ Winners Announced

2013-06-21 — / — An American finance graduate, a Brazilian travel photographer, an Irish internet entrepreneur, a French tourism graduate, an English film costume designer and a Canadian adventure tour guide have beaten off more than 330,000 competitors from 196 countries to be awarded Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’. The global competition drew to… Read the full press release

Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ finalists have finally arrived Down Under

2013-06-12 — / — After a tough contest involving more than 600,000 applications worldwide, the 18 finalists in the running for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have finally arrived in Australia to complete their applications for the six dream jobs. The contestants will enjoy some of Sydney’s most popular sights and attractions before embarking… Read the full press release

Inspirational Keynote Addresses By Pico Iyer and Zita Cobb at first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit

SEATTLE, 2013-05-30 — / — Just-released, high-impact, inspirational keynote addresses at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) on the continent of Africa, in Namibia, October 26 – 31, 2013. Keynotes include world-renowned writer and philosopher, Pico Iyer, and visionary investor and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb, who along with other luminaries, will infuse the Summit’s theme, “Imagine. Inspire. Invest.” with… Read the full press release

Virginia Promotes Outdoor Month With Travel Sweepstakes, Backpack Giveaways, Travel Deals, Packages, And More

RICHMOND Va., 2013-05-30 — / — June Great Outdoors Month is a time when America celebrates shared natural resources and benefits that outdoor recreation and active lifestyles provide. From the coastal serenity of the Eastern Shore to the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty for outdoor lovers to… Read the full press release

Australian, Albanian and Mexican Tour Operators Win Scholarships to 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit

Seattle, 2013-05-28 — / — Representing three different nations but sharing similar strategic goals, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Rome McGuigan P.C. announced Uptuyu Adventures, Zbulo! – Discover Albania and RED Sustainable Travel as winners of the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) Tour Operator Scholarships. Each winner receives financial backing to attend the ATWS, a trade-only professional and business… Read the full press release

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve donates six white rhino to Botswana

&BEYOND CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN FIGHT AGAINST RHINO POACHING 2013-05-24 — / — As the survival of the rhino continues to be threatened by the scourge of poaching in South Africa, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is celebrating the success of a number of initiatives designed to help save the species. In the culmination of a groundbreaking project, six white… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Reveals All-American Summer Adventures

CHICAGO, 2013-05-22 — / — Believing that nothing captures the excitement of the season quite like an all-American summer vacation, Preferred Hotels® & Resorts introduces four getaways that showcase some of the country’s most entertaining events and attractions. From quirky roadside attractions to traditional New England clambakes and classic state fairs, these coast-to-coast (and in between) adventures deliver… Read the full press release


2013-05-06 — / —  In yet another innovative move aimed at promoting the preservation of Africa’s precious wildlife areas and their inhabitants, five specially selected dogs and their handlers arrived at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa on 1 May 2013 to begin an intensive ten-week training course. Part of the Rhino Dogs Project established… Read the full press release

Mexico Partners with the Adventure Travel Trade Association on Adventure Travel Mexico 2013

Seattle, WA, 2013-05-02 — / — In continued support of Mexico’s efforts to position itself as a “go to” premiere adventure travel destination, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is partnering with Visit Mexico and the State of Veracruz on the second annual Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) trade fair. This year, from August 14th – 17th, over 400 inbound Mexican… Read the full press release