August Short & Sweet

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — WEDNESDAYS ARE KIDS’ DAYS AT CHOCOLATETOWN SQUARE: Wednesday, August 8 is the last “Kids’ Day” at ChocolateTown Square (presented by The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue), located in downtown Hershey at the corner of Cocoa and Chocolate Avenues. “Spirit Wing and Eastern Woodland Pathways Dance Troupe” starts at noon and… Read the full press release

Published This Month: All-New Edition of Australia & NZ’s Number-One City Guide to NYC

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Start spreading the news…”  This month, global travel authority Lonely Planet has published an all-new edition of its New York City Guide – Australia and New Zealand’s number-one best-selling city guide to NYC. This is the eighth edition of Lonely Planet New York City, and its highlights include: 843 acres of Central Park (plus map) 247 hand-picked restaurants 176 ways… Read the full press release

Vacation Never Has to End With a Free Night from Marriott Rewards

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Take an extra day away with Marriott Rewards popular MegaBonus promotion.  Members will earn one free night for every two paid stays* they make September 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013, up to three free nights during the earning period to use towards a future stay at thousands of category 1-4 hotels around the… Read the full press release

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts to Give Away 100 Room Nights Through “Spot the Sun” Social Media Campaign

Facebook Fans Can Win Stays at the Resort of Their Choice NEW YORK, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is celebrating the summer by giving away 100 free room nights over the next thirty days through the launch of its first-ever “Spot the SunSM” campaign on Facebook. Beginning on August 1, fans of… Read the full press release

Nominations open for UNWTO Ulysses and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Madrid, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nominations are open for the 2012 UNWTO Awards, recognizing exceptional leaders in the tourism community, as well as the most innovative tourism initiatives. Since 2003, the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and Awards have honored those individuals and tourism initiatives that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism through knowledge creation… 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

The Great Parliamentary Summer Getaway

“Half Going Abroad with half holidaying at home” 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The third ABTA annual MP Holiday survey reveals today that all of the MPs and Peers who responded will be taking a summer holiday this year with half joining the Prime Minister and his Deputy in going overseas.  David Cameron and Nick Clegg will… Read the full press release

Courtyard Survey Reveals Route to Ideal Journey

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Courtyard by Marriott partners with engaged travel bloggers Johnny Jet and Natalie Bahadur to highlight destinations and travel tips for couples Courtyard by Marriott is encouraging men and women across the U.S. to pack their bags and do something with their significant others that they rarely get a chance to do—take a… Read the full press release

May 2012: the nuts and bolts of travel to Canada

Almost a million Americans crossed their northern border: just one of the stellar stats from CTC’s key international markets in the latest CTC Tourism Snapshot 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was the merry month of May for international travel to Canada. With 1.4 million visitors from around the world—up 2% on 2011—coming to Canada, the latest fact-packed Tourism Snapshot by… Read the full press release

Pool Party at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

VENICE, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will be hosting an exclusive pool party on Saturday 28th July, to celebrate the summer season. The party will take place at Rooftop Pool, located on the 8th floor of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, offering stunning views over Venice, including the Giudecca Canal and the Venetian Lagoon. Guests will… 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

Cranberry cocktails and pie sliders: Thanksgiving at 45 Park Lane

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with true American flavours at 45 Park Lane 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in Dorchester Collection’s new Mayfair hotel, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane will be offering customers the chance to celebrate in true American style with a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey with all the trimmings, a cranberry and… 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

Forbes: Houston the Coolest City to Live in the U.S.

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The writers at Forbes get what makes a city cool. It’s the interesting people and quirky places, innovative arts groups and multiculturalism. And, oh yes, a vibrant economy. So when the writers set out to select the coolest city to live in the U.S., it was clear Houston had this one in the… Read the full press release

George W. Bush, Former President of the United States Spoke at 2012 GBTA Convention

Day’s Events Included Pioneering Travel Industry Leaders Gathering to Discuss Future of Business Travel at ‘Luminaries of Travel’ CEO Panel GBTA Unveiled Business Traveler Innovation Awards 2012 and Announced Launch of New GBTA Media Group Boston, MA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, spoke as the keynote speaker at… Read the full press release

Airline CEO Panel and “Saturday Night Live” Star Seth Meyers Brings Insight and Entertainment to 2012 GBTA Convention Attendees

GBTA Reveals Findings on Global Spend and Announces GBTA Award Winners Boston, MA, 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ —  The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – continued to bring great panel discussions and entertainment to a record breaking number of attendees while also breaking news on the opening day… Read the full press release

Nebraska Tourism Commission elects leaders, sets meeting

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nebraska Tourism Commission recently elected its leadership team. Mike Kesselring of Crawford, owner of High Plains Homestead, was elected commission chairman; Jeff Boeka of North Platte, general manager of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in North Platte, was elected vice chairman; and John Chapo of Lincoln, director of Lincoln… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Tops J.D. Power and Associates Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for Luxury Hotel Brands for Third Consecutive Year

Chevy Chase, Md. 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — T he Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has once again ranked highest in the luxury brand segment, for an impressive third year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study. “It is a tribute to our ladies and gentlemen that they… Read the full press release

Virginia Puts Love on Tap with First-Ever August Virginia Craft Beer Month

-New interactive map leads visitors to Virginia craft breweries statewide- Richmond, VA, 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —Virginia’s reputation as a destination full of local flavor has a new experience to tout with the first-ever August Virginia Craft Beer Month.  The month’s theme, Love on Tap, is a nod to the state’s famous Virginia is for Lovers slogan and local… Read the full press release

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS SATISFIED WITH WELCOME AND SERVICES OFFERED AT PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT

91% overall satisfaction A more favourable image of the airport after a trip An investment of 580 million euros 2012-07-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  According to a recent study* conducted among 816 passengers, foreign travellers are satisfied with the welcome reserved for them in France and especially the services offered at Paris airports. This study dispels… Read the full press release