Sold-out 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit Attracts 55 Nations

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Representatives from 55 countries make up the 600-delegate, at-capacity 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit set for 8-11 October in Lucerne, Switzerland. This makes it the second year running that the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) marquee annual conference has sold out at least two months prior to each gathering. Tourism industry professionals interested in… Read the full press release

ATMEX Veracruz 2012 Announces Efforts to Reduce Carbon Footprint

To compensate for greenhouse gas emissions, Mexico’s first International trade and consumer travel show on Adventure will provide funds to the conservation and restoration of the Sierra Gordo Biosphere Reserve Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The National Adventure Travel Tradeshow in Mexico, “Adventure Travel Mexico-Veracruz 2012” (ATMEX 2012), announced today that the event taking… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Icefield Helicopter Tours and Kananaskis Heli Tours.

The sky is the limit for this Albertan business that takes travellers from around the world into majestic mountain settings. 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passion drives the best in any business to excel. The Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) has the passion to bring people to our country; it’s the fuel that drives the Signature Experiences Collection®(SEC) program forward into… Read the full press release

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL’S BACKPACKER CAMPAIGN FOR YOUNGSTERS

Parents Supporting A Different Kind of Post A-level Education 2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — While the publication of A-level results traditionally sees teenagers and their parents thrown into a week of chaos and clearing, there are a growing number of parents who are actively encouraging their offspring to take up a different form of education and head… Read the full press release

WINTA Assembles First World Indigenous Tourism Forum 12 October 2012 in Lucerne, Switzerland, as Extension to Adventure Travel World Summit

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) is hosting the first international forum on Indigenous Tourism. In close collaboration with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), this event, free to participants, is supported by Lucerne Tourism and will be held October 12, 2012, in Lucerne, Switzerland as a first-ever ATTA Summit Extension Program immediately… Read the full press release

Newly Formed World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, Plus Four Others, Join Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Partner Program

Seattle, WA, 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Networking, cooperative marketing and collaboration serve as the driving forces behind increased participation in the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) Association Partnership Program, which today announced the addition of five new members, including the global body representing indigenous tourism interests. With the addition of these organizations the ATTA’s Association Partner (AP) network… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Iceberg Quest

Increased international exposure and more bookings are just two of the benefits of SEC membership for this Newfoundland family-operated business 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Time flies when you’re having tourism fun. It’s been a year since the Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) launched its groundbreaking Signature Experiences Collection® program. It now has 160-plusmembers under its belt and is going from strength to… Read the full press release

Deals of the Week: Adventure Around Arizona

2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — This summer, Courtyard, Residence Inn and Towneplace Suites make traveling to Arizona easy and affordable.  Per weekend stay, guests will receive a $25 Visa gift card to use towards any of their hearts desires.   Guests will have their choice of deluxe accommodations at participating hotels in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson…. Read the full press release

Amazing Race Australia Comes to Alberta – A Race to the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Sydney, AU, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Seven Network’s The Amazing Race Australia has announced its next leg on Canadian soil: Alberta, Canada. After wrapping up episode 9 in Vancouver, British Columbia, new challenges and drama await in the Western Canadian province of Alberta. Promotions for the Alberta episode share glimpses of a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Point State Park, Concludes Kayak Tour

Pittsburgh, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today toured Point State Park in Pittsburgh, concluding his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources. Accompanied by First Lady Susan Corbett, the Governor toured the Pittsburgh state park to which he shares a personal connection. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh, Corbett’s father moved… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Johnstown’s Whitewater Park, Discusses the Importance of Supporting Pennsylvania’s Natural Resources

Johnstown, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett, joined by First Lady Susan Corbett, today visited Whitewater Park in Johnstown during his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote our vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. “It’s an amazing thing to look at this place, a stretch of pure whitewater coursing down a river… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Western Pennsylvania on Three-Day Kayak Trip

Tidioute, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today began a three-day kayak tour through Western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. Gov. Corbett will be joined on the water by First Lady Susan Corbett and representatives of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of Environmental… Read the full press release

Helicopter Pleasure Flights from

2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visit Newquay Cornwall Airport between 6th – 12th August to participate in a helicopter pleasure flight. Adventure 001 are coming to the airport to raise money to support Cornwall Air Ambulance. Flights start from £25 for an 8 minute flight over Watergate Bay and 20 minute flights are also available. You can… Read the full press release

Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Thrills 60 Million Riders

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Classic Ride Reaches Milestone SANTA CRUZ, CA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s signature ride, the Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster is reaching a major milestone. The 88-year-old coaster is on track to log 60 million riders by the end of the week. In celebration of the giant milestone, the… Read the full press release

An Urban Water Excursion

Kayaking along Oklahoma’s North Canadian River from the Route 66 Boathouse offers outdoor water recreation, adventure and a trek into Oklahoma City’s natural side near Lake Overholser 2012-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The meandering North Canadian River is a mainstay in Oklahoma’s landscape, serving as an early-day thoroughfare for Native peoples, explorers and traders.  Today, cars zoom… Read the full press release

Great Website Available for Motorcycling in Arkansas

2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Like to ride? If you’re big on motorcycling, the Natural State has what you’re looking for: great expanses of wide open roads through the Delta, challenging curves through the Ozarks and undulating ribbons of blacktop through the Ouachitas. Arkansas is blessed with great terrain for riders of every level. Now you can… Read the full press release

Hansiko Named to Adventure Travel Trade Association’s First Senior Marketing Post

Seattle, WA, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ —  For the first time since its 2005 re-launch, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a trade organization encouraging responsible tourism development worldwide with more than 800 businesses and tourism organization members across 82 countries, has introduced the new post of Vice President of Marketing & Communications. The ATTA named marketing and travel… Read the full press release

Mexico’s First Adventure Travel Trade Show Kicks Off in September 2012

Boca del Rio, Veracruz, MEXICO, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mexico’s state of Veracruz announces it will host ATMEX, the country’s first trade and consumer adventure travel fair featuring Mexico’s top adventure travel tour operators and destinations. Taking place September 5-­?9, 2012 at the World Trade Center of the coastal city of Boca del Rio, Veracruz, ATMEX is organized… Read the full press release