New Year, New Adventures for the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub

New Year, New Adventures for the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub

New Year, New Adventures for the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub 2013-01-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Diego Zoo’s panda cub, Xiao Liwu, started the New Year with a clean bill of health from his veterinarians. During his 20th exam this morning there was bamboo to snack on and various toys including a doughnut- shaped plastic ring… Read the full press release

Winter Adventure Without Skis in Colorado

DENVER, 2012-12-27 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Colorado is known around the world for its epic skiing and snowboarding and its 25 world-class ski resorts and areas. Yet, visitors who are looking to experience the other side of Colorado’s winter season will find countless other activities, from ice climbing and snowmobiling to snow biking and dog sledding. Following… Read the full press release

Paradise Playgrounds for Fun-Loving Families at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Kuda Huraa

Marine Discovery Centres, diving and surfing, programs for kids and teens, spa and more await Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Republic of Maldives – 2012-12-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Embark on the ultimate family adventure with Four Seasons Resorts Maldives. Double the sense of discovery with two diverse paradise playgrounds, seamlessly linked by a thrilling seaplane ride* or, for those blessed… Read the full press release

Oman Air Celebrates Success in Extreme Sailing Series

Oman Air Celebrates Success in Extreme Sailing Series

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is celebrating a superb second position win by its team in Act 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the final round of races, which was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil between 6th and 9th December. Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne… Read the full press release

Four Great Walkers chosen for epic Kiwi adventure

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — After an extensive global search four Great Walkers have been chosen to take on all of New Zealand’s famous nine Great Walks in just nine weeks. Air New Zealand’s Great Walkers are Joel Cogger (Australia), Richard Harrison (United Kingdom) Stephanie Hathaway (United States) and Toshitake Suzuki (Japan). The Great Walker competition is being run… Read the full press release

Winter Sports Adventures at Virginia’s Mountain Resorts

Winter Sports Adventures at Virginia's Mountain Resorts

New experiences, renovations and package deals make for a winter of adventure in Virginia RICHMOND, Va. – 2012-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia’s mountain resorts are ideal for families with young children.  Little ones who are just starting to ski or to show an interest in winter sports will love the pace and speed of the slopes… Read the full press release

Introducing New Sunrise Elephant Treks at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

The gentle giants at Four Seasons Tented Camp

Welcoming the sunrise atop an elephant – one of the most unforgettable experiences in the world Golden Triangle, Thailand – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Picture this. It’s early morning. There’s a chill in the air. The last remaining stars are twinkling in the clear night sky, and in the distance there’s a faint glow on the horizon…. Read the full press release

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Offering Tech-Free Zones for Travelers Who Crave a Braincation

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Offering Tech-Free Zones for Travelers Who Crave a Braincation

New survey shows travelers ready for some “Digital Detox” on their vacations 2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — For everyone who has ever had to deal with someone talking loudly into a cell phone while they were trying to relax, or felt pressured to be connected 24/7 to their job or elsewhere, The Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean &… Read the full press release

ANOTHER PROUD FIRST IN THE VIRTUOSO NETWORK

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — &Beyond is pleased to announce that &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge now joins the ranks as Virtuoso’s first property in Namibia.  In addition,&Beyond is the newly appointed Virtuoso onsite for Bhutan, offering insightful travel planning for discerning guests in South East Asia. &Beyond is already a proud member of the Virtuoso Travel Network’s Hotels and Resorts Programme, an… Read the full press release

BAGHVAN JUNGLE LODGE VOTED INDIA’S LEADING WILDLIFE RESORT

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Baghvan Jungle Lodge has been voted India’s leading wildlife resort in the prestigious 2012 World Travel Awards.  These awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry and are voted for by members of the travel trade, as well as guests. “We are proud of… Read the full press release

WILDERNESS SAFARIS LAUNCHES NEW LOOK WEBSITE

WILDERNESS SAFARIS LAUNCHES NEW LOOK WEBSITE

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ —The new site takes advantage of our superb imagery from some of Africa’s premier wildlife and wilderness areas portraying the incredible range of wildlife diversity of our areas and extended choice of safari activities. The effect has been to bring this all together to create a more experiential feel for the user…. Read the full press release

What’s New in San Antonio Family Fun

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s an exciting time for family fun in colorful, cultural, hip and historic San Antonio. Visiting the Alamo and strolling along the River Walk provide fond vacation memories of San Antonio. But new memory-makers are being created all the time. Here are just a few of the city’s recent and upcoming projects…. Read the full press release

Singita Mara River Tented Camp Opens in the far Northern Serengeti

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singita Mara River Tented Camp has opened in the Lamai triangle, the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It’s an iconic destination characterised by the sheer luxury of space created by seemingly endless game-rich savannah plains. The new camp with six guest tents – a contemporary take on the… Read the full press release

KYOTO TRAIL Association “KYOTO TRAIL DIGEST” in English version

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — We “KYOTO TRAIL Association” manage and maintain 5 hiking courses in total with which the participants climb Kyoto mountains of rich history; Higashi-yama course, Eastern Kitayama course, Western Kitayama course, Nishiyama course, and Keihoku Course, with an aim to promote pleasant sightseeing walk and to keep and enhance the health of the… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta Wins Tourism Marketing Campaign of the Year

Calgary, AB, 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel Alberta was presented with a Canadian Tourism Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year Award during the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) annual Tourism Summit on November 20, 2012 in Gatineau, Québec. Travel Alberta partnered with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on a Winter Sport in Alberta campaign in The Netherlands to encourage visitation to… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Frontiers North Adventures

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Frontiers North Adventures

CTC’s program is raising awareness in international markets for a Manitoba business built on true experiential travel 2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Increasing numbers of travellers around the world are answering the call of the wild. High on many a list is Frontiers North Adventures, MB, known as the polar bear capital of the world. Based in… Read the full press release

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa wins Ecotourism Award 2012

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa wins Ecotourism Award 2012

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Serena Beach Hotel & Spa is this year’s winner of the coveted Ecowarrior Awards 2012. The resort was given the recognition at a colorful ceremony held on Friday night at the Nairobi Serena Hotel, one that saw several competitive entries in the Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year- Holiday Homes and Villas Category…. Read the full press release

TradeWinds Island Resorts Relaxing & Riveting Recreation

2012-11-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — TradeWinds Island Resorts Relaxing & Riveting Recreation Complete Resort Experience Complete in its offerings, perfect in its setting, relaxed in its attitude and attentive in its approach, the TradeWinds Island Resorts provide the idealized Florida vacation experience. Guests at each individual beachfront resort have complete charging privileges at both properties. Resort Amenity… Read the full press release

Maldives takes part in DEMA Dive Show 2012, USA

Maldives takes part in DEMA Dive Show 2012, USA

2012-11-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) together with representatives from Maldives Tourism Industry have participated in the 36th Annual DEMA (Dive Equipment and Marketing Association)  Dive Show 2012 which took place in Las Vegas USA, from 14th  – 17th November 2012. DEMA Dive Show is WORLD’S ONLY international event for the scuba diving industry focused for trade… Read the full press release

Great Adventures from Lonely Planet

2012-11-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The desire for adventure is deep in our DNA. It’s how we learn about ourselves and the world around us. That desire is showcased at its breathtaking best in Lonely Planet’s thrilling new full-colour hardback, Great Adventures, published this month. Following in the footsteps of last year’s best-selling Great Journeys, Great Adventures… Read the full press release

Conservation and Economic Freedom Policies Key to Switzerland and Chile’s Top Annual Adventure Rankings

Conservation and Economic Freedom Policies Key to Switzerland and Chile’s Top Annual Adventure Rankings

4th Annual Adventure Travel Development Index Ranks Adventure Tourism in Developed and Emerging Markets Washington -2012-11-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — This year’s Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI), published by The George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Vital Wave Consulting reveals that Switzerland and New Zealand topped the rankings on sustainable adventure tourism for developed nations while Chile ranked first in… Read the full press release

2012 Maldives Game Fishing Challenge Offers Adrenalin-Packed Sport in Paradise

2012 Maldives Game Fishing Challenge Offers Adrenalin-Packed Sport in Paradise

2012-11-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Maldives Game Fishing Association (MGFA) has today announced entries are open for the second Maldives Game Fishing Challenge from 23 to 26 November. Set in the pristine waters of North and South Male’, and Vaavu atolls, this year’s event is bound to enthrall all levels of angler over three action-packed days… Read the full press release

Whale Watching Four Seasons Resort Maui Style Set for Winter Season 2012-13

Whale Watching Four Seasons Resort Maui Style Set for Winter Season 2012-13

Even migrating humpback whales know Maui’s only Forbes Five-Star Resort is the best place to visit for vacation to Hawaii Hawaii, Maui, U.S.A. – 2012-11-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea announces this season’s first sightings of the majestic, acrobatic humpback whales singing their amazing songs in the warm, deep blue Pacific Ocean visible… Read the full press release

Scaevola Travel Makes Waves with Purchase of Atoll Explorer

2012-11-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Scaevola Travel is delighted to announce the purchase of Atoll Explorer diving cruiser from Universal Enterprises. The Male’-based travel agent specializes in the inbound market and its executive management shares more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry between them. Atoll Explorer is a 20-cabin cruise boat offering facilities and… Read the full press release

TRIPADVISOR AWARDS CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE TO &BEYOND KIRKMAN’S KAMP

2012-11-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp in the iconic Sabi Sand Game Reserve, has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving an outstanding 4.5 rating from the site’s well-travelled members. “We are proud that Kirkman’s Kamp has been honoured with a stamp of approval from the world’s largest travel site which offers trusted… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand enters Middle-earth air space with safety video inspired by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hobbits, Dwarves and Wizards will take flight as Air New Zealand launches its latest on board safety video, ‘An Unexpected Briefing,’ today 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The safety video is inspired by the upcoming fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), which is the first in a trilogy of… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association Joins ECPAT’s Fight Against Sexual Exploitation Of Children

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — ECPAT-USA and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today announced that the ATTA became the first United States-based association to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, an internationally accepted industry-driven corporate responsibility initiative to protect children from trafficking and sexual exploitation in travel and tourism The ATTA has a long history of social responsibility… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Shediac Bay Cruises.

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Shediac Bay Cruises

A life at sea proved good preparation for life in the tourism industry for this New Brunswick operator. 2012-11-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — There are no better storytellers than sea-faring folk. The mix of adventure, hard work and sea air just brings out the narrator in them. Shediac Bay Cruises, NB, is true to these traditions. As one… Read the full press release

THE RESORT AT PAWS UP APPOINTS STEPHEN BEAUMONT AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Greenough, Montana, 2012-10-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stephen Beaumont, a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of The Resort at Paws Up, Montana’s premier luxury ranch resort. Situated on 37,000 acres of Montana wilderness, Paws Up is known for its abundance of outdoor adventures, gourmet culinary experiences and unique accommodations… Read the full press release

Wilderness Collection Launches Innovative App

Wilderness Collection Launches Innovative App

2012-10-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wilderness Collection has successfully launched its Collection App for iPad, which is now available on the iTunes Store. Beginning with a map of Africa, the app introduces its viewers to the world of the Wilderness Collection. Each of the Collection’s four iconic destinations – North Island (Seychelles), Abu Camp (Botswana), Odzala… Read the full press release