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

Serena Hotels wins in Condé Nast Traveler 2012

Serena Hotels wins in Condé Nast Traveler 2012

2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/— Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp led a number of Serena Hotels properties in being featured at this year’s  Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards by the world’s premier travel magazine lists hotels chosen by a team of editors, writers and experts and recognizes them for their best service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities… Read the full press release

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

GERING, NEB., 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryan Sidwell of Columbus, Neb., is the grand-prize winner in the 2012 Nebraska Passport program. Sidwell will receive an Apple® iPad™ valued at $800, in addition to prizes he earned while participating in the program. The Passport program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole Receives Coveted Honours from Condé Nast Traveler, AAA’s Diamond Ratings, Travel + Leisure and Forbes in 2012

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole Receives Coveted Honours from Condé Nast Traveler, AAA's Diamond Ratings, Travel + Leisure and Forbes in 2012

Year-round resort in Wyoming offers endless outdoor adventures Jackson Hole, U.S.A. – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole has recently been the recipient of a number of highly sought-after accolades in the travel industry, including numerous readers’ choice awards from both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, and a Five… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

Hike the Inca Trail in Cusco, Peru 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the JW Marriott Cusco grand opening, guests can take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity to hike the Inca Trail and explore the beautiful Machu Picchu.  Located at the historical Cusco City Center and surrounded by the main Peruvian archaeological sites,… Read the full press release

Vermont State Calendar of Events: November Crafts, Cuisine, Hikes and Live Entertainment

MONTPELIER, Vt., 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The month of November is a time when Vermont’s downtowns and mountain villages become unassuming hosts to theatre, indoor craft bazaars and community “chicken pie” suppers. It’s also a time to explore the wilderness; peaceful day-hikes are ideal before those first few snowfalls’ accumulation add up. Here’s a sampler of… Read the full press release

Canada draws attention through New Yorker partnership

Canada draws attention through New Yorker partnership

CTC teams up with the influential American magazine giant to turn US attention to Canadian adventures 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — New York’s literary, media and cultural luminaries found their attentions diverted by Canada at the recent The New Yorker Festival, held Oct. 5-7 in the Big Apple. Writers such as Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood… Read the full press release

Silversea’s Second Expedition Ship Will Set Sail as Silver Galapagos

Silversea's Second Expedition Ship Will Set Sail as Silver Galapagos

Enriching new 7-day itineraries for late 2013 open for sale in mid-November 2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea has announced Silver Galapagos as the name for its second small-sized expedition ship, which is currently sailing as the Galapagos Explorer II. The new name signals the company’s intent to maintain a consistent level of elegance throughout its… Read the full press release

British experiences among world’s Great Adventures

2012-10-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Great Adventures is an inspirational new title from Lonely Planet which showcases a wealth of exciting experiences from across the globe including six British adventures. The hardback book contains the world’s most thrilling adventures in 9 themed chapters; Hike, Dive, Bike, Above & Below, Climb, Ice & Snow, Animals, Water and Drive…. Read the full press release

Get ready, get set—snow!

Get ready, get set—snow!

CTC entices consumers in emerging markets of South Korea, Mexico and Brazil with Canadian winter adventures 2012-10-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winter is coming, and the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s emerging markets are already dusting off the snow boots to get ready with new campaigns. High-yield travellers are the focus in each of the three markets, especially… Read the full press release

Vermont Foliage Report: Remaining Foliage Moves South and along Vermont’s Valleys

Vermont Foliage Report: Remaining Foliage Moves South and along Vermont’s Valleys

2012-10-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The most abundant foliage is found in the rolling hills of the Champlain Valley, including the Lake Champlain Islands and the Burlington area, and in the valleys of southern Vermont. In the higher elevations of central Vermont, town and village centers have some trees hanging on to their foliage, contrasting with the… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

The giant of the Toronto skyline has enjoyed astonishing media exposure as part of CTC’s program. 2012-10-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you’re scared of heights, take a deep breath before reading on. One of the tourism success stories in the past year has been the EdgeWalk at the CN Tower, Toronto, ON. With guests dangling over a thousand feet above the… Read the full press release

Air New Zealand launches global search for The Great Walker

2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — A global search is underway to find four adventurers to take on the challenge of a lifetime by completing all of New Zealand’s nine famous Great Walks in just nine weeks. Air New Zealand’s search for The Great Walker is being run in association with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) and will see… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Adventure Canada

A trip ‘Out of the Northwest Passage’ offers visitors a genuine slice of Arctic life and landscapes. 2012-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nunavut is a part of the world where Mother Nature puts the “m” into majestic. Adventure Canada is a family business that brings visitors from all over the world into this stunning landscape and its unique communities. Here,… Read the full press release

Explore the Unrivalled Underwater World of the Maldives with Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Dive Discovery Package

Explore the Unrivalled Underwater World of the Maldives with Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Dive Discovery Package

Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Republic of Maldives, 2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Maldives is home to a biodiversity of marine life that will thrill even the most experienced diver. Whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, dolphins and grey, white tip, hammerhead and nurse sharks (among others) vie for space in the warm, nutrient-rich water and numerous caverns in… Read the full press release

First National Adventure Travel Tradeshow: ATMEX 2012 Attracts International Media Attendees

Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The First Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico, Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012)—which took place in Boca del Río from September 5 to 9, and included the involvement of fifteen Mexican states—had twenty international media attendees from a wide variety of media outlets including travel blogs, monthly… Read the full press release

First National Adventure Travel Tradeshow: ATMEX 2012 Involves Fifteen Mexican States to Successfully Promote Adventure Tourism

Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The First Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico, Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012), took place in Boca del Río from September 5 to 9, included the involvement of fifteen Mexican states, had 2,000 business meetings, 578 exhibitors, and 180 national and international buyers. It is estimated… Read the full press release

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

Domestic and international media exposure continues to grow for this Vancouver, BC, operator with a love of the Canadian outdoors. 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Few cities in the world offer urban and nature travel experiences so close together as Vancouver, BC — that priceless ability to go from a downtown lunch to a beach or mountain slope in less… Read the full press release

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is a Perfect Playground for Rock Climbing, Zip Lining and Swinging

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in the fall

Jasper, Ark., 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Adventure Package adds wild excitement to the dude ranch experience for kids and adults of all skill levels interested in rock climbing, zip lines and canyon-sized swings. I had the pleasure of giving it a whirl in late August and felt like a kid on the… Read the full press release

Stand-up Paddleboarding Comes to Arkansas

Stand-up Paddleboarding at Two Rivers Bridge

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Encountering a person on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is still somewhat of a novel sight in the state. As a result, the scene sparks a lot of curiosity. “People will ask, ‘Where did you get that?’ ‘Where can you buy those around here?’ ‘What are you doing?’ All the questions come,” said… Read the full press release

Experience the Best of Virginia’s Brilliant Fall Foliage in the Great Outdoors

Outdoor lovers can enjoy fall splendor in Virginia while backpacking, hang-gliding, tree climbing, paddling, hiking and more RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Mother Nature is a major draw each fall in Virginia as 15 million acres of foliage burst into color and illuminate… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Canadian River Expeditions / Nahanni River Adventures

CTC’s program has helped this Yukon wilderness operator pique fresh interest in markets from Japan to Germany. 2012-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Awesome is a hugely overused word, but in the case of Canada’s North, it does the landscape and its people justice. Neil Hartling, owner of Canadian River Expeditions / Nahanni River Adventures, YK, fell in love with… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Legend of Sleepy Hollow lives on in Westchester, New York What better way to welcome the arrival of fall than with apple picking, hiking trails and warm apple cider?  The Renaissance Westchester Hotel is offering guests the opportunity to embrace the season and experience the legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Guests at… Read the full press release

San Diego Zoo Conducts First Exam of Giant Panda Cub

PHOTO NEWS RELEASE San Diego Zoo Conducts First Exam of Giant Panda Cub 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — A giant panda cub at the San Diego Zoo received its first veterinary exam this morning. The quick, 3-minute exam allowed staff just enough time to determine that the cub is healthy, thriving and weighs 1.5 pounds. Vets were… Read the full press release

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reveals New Ride for 2013

“UNDERTOW” - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S ONLY SPINNING ROLLER COASTER

“UNDERTOW” – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S ONLY SPINNING ROLLER COASTER SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ —The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk unveiled plans for a new $5.5M ride during a presentation for employees and media at the Boardwalk today. A new spinning roller coaster, named Undertow, will join the Boardwalk’s scream-worthy lineup of rides next summer.  Manufactured by… Read the full press release

Buffalo National River Celebrates 40 Years With Public Party on September 1

Floating the Buffalo National River

Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Join the celebration of the 40th anniversary of America’s first national river from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at a public event at the pavilion at Tyler Bend, located off Ark. 65 north of Marshall. Meandering through… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett to Kayak the Upper Delaware River

Darbytown, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today began a two-day kayak tour on the Upper Delaware River through Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties to promote Pennsylvania’s natural resources and learn about this critical waterway. “Pennsylvania is blessed with unmatched natural beauty and resources,” Corbett said.  “As Pennsylvanians, we sometimes take our beautiful surroundings for… Read the full press release

Customised Mallorca: Adventure trips with BINOLI and airberlin

2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — An analysis by Mallorca travel specialist BINOLI has shown that travellers, especially those with flexible holiday plans, are seeking individualised travel experiences. “In particular, freedom-loving holidaymakers are no longer satisfied with the traditional package holiday,” says André Kollmeyer, Managing Director of BINOLI GmbH. “Unique hotels combined with individual travel schedules are particularly… Read the full press release