LAS VENTANAS CONTINUES TO “POLISH THE JEWEL” 15 YEARS AFTER PLACING LOS CABOS ON THE INTERNATIONAL RADAR

Cabo’s legendary resort unveils new deluxe beach cabanas, multi-million dollar spa renovation and numerous refreshed amenities in honor of its anniversary CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO, 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort has been among the most internationally acclaimed and recognized resorts in the world since opening in July 1997. In celebration of… Read the full press release

Wild Heaven Beer Experience at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Come and indulge in a “taste of heaven.” Atlanta, U.S.A. 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mark the calendar for an evening of craft beers and bites atFour Seasons Hotel Atlanta. On Saturday, August 25, 2012 Park 75 will host the Wild Heaven Beer Experience. This private event will take place from 6:00-7:30 pm inside Park 75 Restaurant. A welcoming pour… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Austin Fetes the Fabulous Texas Fig

Local figs featured in cocktails, desserts and more in August Austin, U.S.A. – 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Though perhaps lesser-known than other Texas produce, the fig has been around since the early days of the state. During the month of August, Four Seasons Hotel Austin features this sweet and healthy fruit – it’s naturally high in vitamins A, E… Read the full press release

Escape to Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay This Fall

Experiene More promotion offers up to USD 200.00 daily resort credit. Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is offering a value-oriented promotion for sunseekers in search of the ultimate endless summer escape. Designed for a guilt-free diversion this fall, the Experience More promotion includes a daily Resort credit,… Read the full press release

Incredible Fall Rates Provide Big Savings At Marriott And Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts

Book 100 Percent Chance of Savings Event until August 31 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The forecast calls for bright sun and even brighter savings this fall for guests who act fast to book a vacation from now until August 31 at one of the nine outstanding Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts.  The resort collection… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague Unveils New Looks in Neo-Classical Building as a Part of a Six-Year Remodeling Program

New Neo-Classical rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon offer unique views of Vltava River and Prague Castle Prague, Czech Republic, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Prague, an assembly of three historic buildings and one new building on the banks of the Vltava River in the Old City, is continuing to evolve the guest experience through design with the… Read the full press release

New Hampton Inn by Hilton Opens in Guadalajara, Mexico

143-Room Property is Hampton’s 15th Hotel in Mexico MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hampton Hotels, the global brand of nearly 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 143-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara/Expo, located at Av. De las Rosas N°… Read the full press release

Silversea Launches New Foreign Language Tools for Corporate and Incentive Travel Partners

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ultra-luxury cruise specialist Silversea has launched an array of new foreign language tools to assist corporate and incentive travel planners around the globe. The centrepiece of the resources is a new e-brochure, now available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian languages. The stylish and colourful 34-page brochure… Read the full press release

New Ownership Group for Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lakefront

Previous Owners Partner With The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC to Form a New Ownership Group HOUSTON, 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Affiliates of The Redstone Companies, L.P. and BBA Capital, LLC have formed a joint venture with Sara and Rob Whittle and Mike Whittle and acquired Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront in the exclusive lakeside community of Rockwall, 22… Read the full press release

What’s Your Travel Type?

Marriott Rewards Facebook Game “What’s Your Travel Type?” Offers Chance to Win a Tailored Dream Vacation 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Are you an Urban Explorer, Luxury Lover, or a Weekend Wanderer?  Discover your unique travel type with Marriott Rewards by playing the “What’s Your Travel Type?” The game will run from now through August 31, 2012…. Read the full press release

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

Introducing Canada’s ‘A team’ for meeting planners.

New brochure for meetings, conventions and incentive travel customers shows CTC’s country-wide expertise 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — You can judge this book by its cover: the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has just taken the wraps off a new brochure for its meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) team. The brochure ties in with the new MC&IT brand platform as well as… Read the full press release

TOP ON TOUR

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — “No time to relax” the slogan of the TOP Office. There is lot of information and news to share with the partner hoteliers. Regardless of a training on the spot, individual hotel consulting or new member acquisition, there is no way too far for the TOP Team to be close to the partners…. 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

RCI Pacific Awarded Industry Gong at ATHOC Awards

GOLD COAST, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ —  RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, today announced that RCI Pacific was recognized at the 21st annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) industry awards. The awards were presented on July 20 at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, where more than 280 industry heavyweights enthusiastically cheered on winners and… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group Converts 20 New Managed Hotels in One Day

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it converted 20 hotels in one day, adding the properties to its portfolio of managed properties under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham brands. The addition of the properties is… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Names C.A. Anderson as Vice President of Development for Cambria Suites Brand

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) recently announced that it has named C.A. Anderson as vice president of development for Cambria Suites—the company’s  upscale, all-suites brand, which was launched in 2005 by the global lodging franchisor and designed to fit the changing needs of today’s modern business travelers. Mr. Anderson will report… Read the full press release

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Expands in Middle East and Asia Pacific

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program with almost 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands. The expansion of the program is part of Wyndham Rewards’ strategy to provide… Read the full press release

Dusit Thani Manila THE MAGIC OF ROMANCE

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Having your wedding reception at Dusit Thani Manila is just one part of the most exciting moments in your life as a couple, the other part is when you get the chance to win in Dusit Thani Manila’s ‘The Magic of Romance’ raffle contest. Three lucky couples will win PhP50,000 worth of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International Opens 88 New Hotels in Q2 2012

SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, continues to grow its system size with the announcement of 88 newly-opened franchised properties during the second quarter of 2012. Additionally, the company has executed a total of 106 new domestic contracts within the second quarter of… Read the full press release

HAVE AN EASY WEEKEND AT DUSIT THANI MANILA

Makati, Philippines, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — After a long week of endless meetings, reports, paper works, late nights of duty – one truly deserves a full weekend rest with much deserved pampering. Dusit Thani Manila understands your need to enjoy your weekend that is why the hotel has created the Easy Weekend Room Package. PhP5,800++ for… Read the full press release

Wilson Children Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn

 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn, the children of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson came together in Memphis, Tennessee today at the Holiday Inn Memphis – Wolfchase Galleria to re-create the photo of their original ribbon cutting from the opening of the very first Holiday Inn hotel. “The… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Celebrates its 60th Anniversary around the World

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Holiday Inn, one of the world’s most iconic hotel brands, today marks its 60thAnniversary and the start of a global consumer campaign to celebrate the brand’s innovative heritage. Back in the early fifties, vacations were beyond the means of the average American family and many hotels fell short of providing what travellers… Read the full press release

GBTA and ISM Announce New Procurement Symposium

GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 offers tools for managing a strong business travel program Alexandria, VA & Tempe, AZ,  2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) today announced the GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 will be held October 23-24, 2012, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza…. Read the full press release

Update: Overnight Effort Resolves Issue Causing Multiple Bookings in Error

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The overwhelming response from Customers who took advantage of our August 3 limited time offer created website performance issues at various times during the weekend. Our Employees worked tirelessly to resolve the issue and have confirmed that the duplications are no longer occurring. By initiating an “all hands on deck” approach, we… Read the full press release

airberlin: swap autumn for blue skies

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The best remedy for those autumn blues is simply not to get them in the first place. With airberlin, south is the way to go – and anyone who wants to escape the season of short days and glum faces should book their flight ticket now. “By providing this additional allocation of… 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

eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa Unveils Discover and Recover Packages

Family Adventures Matched with Relaxing Spa Treatments for a Perfect Getaway SEDONA, Ariz., 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The first eforea: spa at Hilton, in the Western United States, today announced the addition of Discover and Recover packages to its selection of innovative services. With the Discover and Recover offerings, guests of eforea: spa at Hilton at Hilton… Read the full press release

Travelport Triples its Hotel Content

Over 340,000 hotels now available on Travelport Rooms and More™; Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays now signed up to supply content Langley, 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has revealed that the number of hotel properties available in its Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine has more than tripled… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Unveils the Restored Hotel Maria Cristina for Its 100th Anniversary

Following a $25 Million Renovation, Hotel Maria Cristina Joins Iconic Luxury Collection Hotels in Europe to be Restored & Reopened within the Next 12 Months SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain 2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), reopens the doors to the historic Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, following an extensive $25 million restoration…. Read the full press release