Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip 2012 Highlights Country’s Leadership as Health & Wellness Destination

Bangkok, 2012-09-11 — / — Nearly 90 tourism facilitators, health tourism organizations and health insurance companies from 18 countries gathered at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok for the “Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip 2012” organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said, “The Thailand Medical &… Read the full press release

FROM THAISPECTIVE: Tourism Authority of Thailand Proudly Presents a Refreshing & Unique Experience Through Thais’ Perspectives

FROM THAISPECTIVE: Tourism Authority of Thailand Proudly Presents a Refreshing & Unique Experience Through Thais' Perspectives

Bangkok, 2012-09-11 — / — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched “FROM THAISPECTIVE”, its latest campaign aimed at showing Thailand from unique and rare angles. Taking a radically different approach from previous campaigns, “FROM THAISPECTIVE” goes beyond sharing experiences from visitor to visitor and instead presents Thailand from the perspective of Thais. Three short… Read the full press release


2012-09-11 — / — You’ve seen us on TV, now ‘come and make your own memories’. That’s the message VisitBritain will take overseas today, as it uses the end of London 2012 Games to launch the next stage of the multi-million pound GREAT campaign and sets its sights on Britain breaking visitor records. Long before the… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand Calls for Stronger ASEAN Technology Partnerships to Build Regional Tourism

Bangkok, September, 2012-09-11 — / — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has called for stronger regional partnerships to promote connectivity and harness the forces of technology to improve the ASEAN travel & tourism industry. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Digital Travel Forum on 30 August 2012, TAT Governor Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni outlined how the TAT has… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia confirms key Southeast Asia region appointment

Key facts Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Karyn Kent in the position of Regional General Manager – Southeast Asia, to replace Maggie White. Key quotes “Karyn possesses almost 20 years experience in the tourism industry, in a range of positions based both overseas and in Australia, and will bring a solid knowledge base… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International Organize Thailand Visit for Travel Agents from Kolkata, India

In photos: The group of Indian travel agents at Nora Buri Resort & Spa, Ko Samui (top photo); and at Grande Centre Point Ratchdamri in Bangkok (bottom photo).

New Delhi, India, 2012-09-11 — / — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi office and Thai Airways International (Kolkata) jointly organized an Agents’ Educational Trip for Kolkata travel agents to visit Thailand from 07 to 12 August, 2012. The group of 10 agents enjoyed visiting and learning about tourism products in Surat Thani, Ko… Read the full press release

The Great Bath Feast 2012

2012-09-11 — / — Bath is extending a special welcome to visitors with the Great Bath Feast a month-long festival in October 2012.  Bath is a handsome city at any time of year but in autumn it positively glows. The Great Bath Feast is a melting pot of wonderful flavours and lively personalities; of cakes and… Read the full press release

Fall Restaurant Week in Hershey

Hershey, Pa., 2012-09-10 — / — Restaurant Week in Hershey, scheduled for September 23 – 29. Food lovers can make reservations at select restaurants now. Nine restaurants operated by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts will offer a two-course lunch for just $15 and a three-course dinner for just $30 during this event, which is offered in both… Read the full press release


Halloween Haunt features over 500 gruesome creatures, 12 spine-chilling haunted attractions and thrill rides KINGS ISLAND, 2012-09-10 — / — Every weekend this fall, Kings Island gets transformed. And so will you. Now in its sixth season, Halloween Haunt is a veritable playground of terror featuring over 500 gruesome creatures, 12 spine-chilling haunted attractions and 20… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 100th Hotel in Latin America

Ramada Encore in Guadalajara, Mexico

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-09-10 — / — Wyndham Hotel Group, a member of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family and the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels around the globe, today announced the opening of  the Ramada Encore hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, its 100th property in Latin America. Wyndham Hotel Group is strategically expanding its footprint in… 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 — / — 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

Palm Springs’ Boutique Spas Participate in National Spa Week

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-09-10 — / — Four Palm Springs spas and a salon are participating in Spa Week, a national wellness event scheduled for October 15-21, 2012, promoting a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of spa visits. During Spa Week, visitors and residents can take advantage of select signature spa treatments for only $50.00 at… Read the full press release

Movie House Winery Open in Downtown Morrilton

Movie House Winery in Morrilton

2012-09-10 — / — Amid the great antique shopping offered in the well-preserved downtown of Morrilton is a new treasure – Movie House Winery. Ken and Sherrie Sowers opened the winery in a newly renovated 1930s building that once housed the Petit Jean Movie Theatre. Movie House Winery produces a variety of wines – semi-sweet, dry… 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 — / — 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

Mena Stages New Cycling Event

2012-09-07 — / — Mena is the site of a new cycling event: The Wheel A’ Mena. The event is a tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. “The Ouachita Mountains in our area are beautiful and we felt this was a good way for people to see what we have to… Read the full press release

Thousands of Pilots Descend into Palm Springs for AOPA Summit in October

Palm Springs, CA, 2012-09-07 — / — Over 70 airplanes will taxi down the city streets of Palm Springs for a “Parade of Planes” event to kick-off the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit, one of the industry’s largest aviation tradeshow and conventions, scheduled for October 11-13, 2012 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. “Airplanes… Read the full press release

Celebrate Yi Peng, the Northern Thai Festival of Lights, at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Special package available this November reveals the wonder of this one-of-a-kind spectacle. Chiang Mai, Thailand – 2012-09-07 — / — Chiang Mai is a spectacular place to visit at any time of year, with its lush green rice fields, misty mountains, and golden temples that glint and twinkle in the warm, tropical sun. But for one night… Read the full press release

Become an “Elephant Whisperer” at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

The elephants - Thong Kam, Bounma, Phuang Phet and Yuki

Creating learning opportunities and unforgettable memories with Four Seasons Tented Camp’s gentle giants. Golden Triangle, Thailand, 2012-09-07 — / — “What did you do this summer?” It’s the common question asked every autumn, when the excitement of the summer holidays comes to a close, and when the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting longer. There are… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole Offers New Winter Packages for Those Seeking Adventure, Romance or Their First Ski Experience

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole Offers New Winter Packages for Those Seeking Adventure, Romance or Their First Ski Experience - Photo Credit- Steve Casimiro/ Jackson Hole Mountian Resort

New wilderness art and sleigh ride excursions also offered. Jackson Hole, U.S.A., 2012-09-07 — / — Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole is unveiling three new packages for the winter season: Green With Envy The Resort’s debut “Learn to Ski” package is an all-encompassing experience for beginner skiers. This customized three-day package is the ultimate introduction to skiing…. Read the full press release

PATA Stages ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Debate in PTM Week, PATA Next Generation ‘Walks the Talk’ at Youth Forum

Bangkok, 2012-09-07 — / — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is to break new ground in the conduct and content of industry forums globally by holding the first-ever debate on the future of travel and tourism between the PATA CEO and a leading regional travel journalist. To focus on the topic, “The Future of Travel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay Invites Guests to Feel Like Wine Experts

Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay Invites Guests to Feel Like Wine Experts

Local restaurant and winery Narbona offers tours and hands on experiences for wine lovers. 2012-09-07 — / — Located just ten minutes by car from the Resort, Finca Narbona invites Four Seasons guests to its charming restaurant and beautifully restored farmhouse and winery from the turn of the century. Finca Narbona – a National Historical Monument – together… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Expands its Portfolio in Australasia with the Signing of a New Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property in New Caledonia

NOUMEA, New Caledonia and MCLEAN, Va., 2012-09-07 — / — Hilton Worldwide today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with GLP Hotels for a 154-key conversion project to be known as Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residence. The property, currently the La Promenade, opened in 2008 and will undergo a refurbishment before officially opening under the… Read the full press release

2012 Florida Tourism Industry Awards Announced

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2012-09-06 — / — During the 45th Annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held September 5-7 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, VISIT FLORIDA announced the 2012 Florida Tourism Hall of Fame inductee, as well as the winners of the Flagler and Iris Larson Awards. Annually, leaders in Florida tourism are chosen by a… Read the full press release

UK Media Familiarisation Tour to Maldives 2012

2012-09-06 — / — The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation coordinated a familiarisation tour to the Maldives for a group of 3 journalists representing various media targeting the general consumer via daily papers covering and online magazine versions from 26th August – 3rd September 2012. The main purpose of arranging such media fam trips is… Read the full press release

Jersey’s only official YHA hostel lies in Durrell’s wildlife park

2012-09-06 — / — Stringent standards have been met, an agreement has been signed and Durrell Wildlife Park in Trinity is now home to Jersey’s only Youth Hostels Association (YHA)-accredited accommodation. The wildlife park’s hostel, Durrell Wildlife Hostel, has been awarded the accreditation, which promises guests a “home from home” experience and quality accommodation at affordable… Read the full press release

The National Trust for Jersey Open Weekend

2012-09-06 — / — This year’s Open Day’s form part of a very special week long event dedicated to exploring and discovering the Island’s history and hidden treasures. Run in association with Jersey Tourism, Jersey Heritage and The Societe Jersiaise, the National Trust’s Open Days offer you the chance to explore some of Jersey’s rich architectural… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s response to the Cabinet Reshuffle

2012-09-06 — / — Jeremy Hunt’s support for tourism led to delivery of the biggest ever domestic tourism marketing campaign in the build-up to the unprecedented events of this year.  He worked hard to engage with our industry to better understand their ambitions and challenges and to ensure a lasting legacy for domestic tourism. As Minister… Read the full press release

Local businessman appointed as new Chairman of Bath Tourism Plus

Local businessman appointed as new Chairman  of Bath Tourism Plus 2012-09-06 — / — Bath Tourism Plus, the public/private partnership between B&NES Council and the Initiative in B&NES, has appointed Matt Davis, Sales Director of QA Systems Ltd and current Director and Vice Chairman of Bath Tourism Board of Directors as the organisation’s Chairman. As a board… Read the full press release

New “Beauty All Around” Special Exhibit to Open at The Hershey Story

Hershey, Pa., 2012-09-06 — / — The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue will open its newest special exhibit, Beauty All Around: American Indian Art, on Friday, September 21. The display, which will feature artifacts from the original American Indian Museum established by Milton S. Hershey in 1933, will be on exhibit through November 25…. Read the full press release

Bloggers of the world-unite (in Canada)!

Innovative CTC program creates advocacy for travel to Canada in seven international markets. 2012-09-06 — / — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has assembled a team of 19 bloggers drawn from eight different countries to explore Canada and tell their travel tales. Travelling from coast to coast to coast, the bloggers are seeking the unique, behind-the-scenes stories of… Read the full press release