Hilton HHonors Celebrates 25 Years of Member Loyalty

HHonors Members to be Awarded with 25 Million Point Giveaway and 25 Days of Winning Sweepstakes MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — This year, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Since the first member joined in 1987, HHonors has grown to more than 30 million members worldwide,… Read the full press release

Nebraska Tourism debuts new online photo gallery

Searchable images available to media and tourism industry LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nebraska Tourism Commission continues to make its website more accessible and useful, and now the beauty of Nebraska can be more easily shared through an improved online photo gallery. The new gallery can be accessed at photogallery.visitnebraska.com/start/. Attraction and destination marketers, as… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Honors Tourism Marketing Organizations with Awards at ESTO

Diane Shober Named 2012 State Tourism Director of the Year WASHINGTON, D.C., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Winners of the 2012 Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star were announced during the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference held in Boston. Mercury and Destiny Awards… Read the full press release

VIRTUOSO and VIRTUOSO LIFE MAGAZINE HONOR THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL

The Beverly Hills Hotel Named “Best Hotel of the Year” at “Virtuoso Travel Week” LAS VEGAS, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, proudly honored a venerated group of hotels, resorts and hospitality professionals with prestigious “Best of the Best” Awards during its 24th Virtuoso Travel Week conference, taking place in Las Vegas this… Read the full press release

First Joint Tourism Promotion Event of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in India

Director João Manuel Costa Antunes made a courtesy visit to Chinese Ambassador to India, H.E. Zhang Yan

2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office, Hong Kong Tourism Board and Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province co-organized joint promotion activities in three Indian cities to promote Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau tourism as well as travel itineraries with multi stops among their local media and trade. The event is aimed at developing new visitor… Read the full press release

Industry update: it’s cool to share in a Canadian summer

Video contest, new brand and more apps top the bill in the latest social-media news digest from around the country. 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Smartphones are now up there with sunscreen as a must-have beach accessory. The social-media world doesn’t get put in the shade in the summer months, as this popsicle-sized round-up from CTC News shows. The Canadian… Read the full press release

Bohemia Voted Amongst UK’s Top 40 Restaurants by The Good Food Guide 2013

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — This week, the team at Bohemia is celebrating as the Michelin-starred restaurant is once again proclaimed by The Good Food Guide as amongst the UK’s finest. The eagerly awaited annual publication of the prestigious guide has just been issued and Jersey’s Bohemia Restaurant is the only Channel Island establishment to feature in… Read the full press release

VIRTUOSO® HONORS TOP PERFORMERS AND INDUSTRY STANDOUTS IN GRAND FASHION

TRAVEL ADVISORS, MEMBER AGENCIES AND PREFERRED SUPPLIERS RECOGNIZED AT ‘VIRTUOSO TRAVEL WEEK’ CONFERENCE LAS VEGAS, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — International luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, celebrated the close of its 24th annual conference, Virtuoso Travel Week, last night with its annual Gala and Virtuoso Awards at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The well-attended event, which saw a record turnout… Read the full press release

LONDON 2012 TO IMPROVE PERCEPTIONS OF BRITISH WELCOME EVEN FURTHER

Regent Street in London welcomes the world to celebrate the Summer games. Flags from all the participating countries were launched on Regent Street today. The Mile of Style and the surrounding streets display brightly coloured national flags to celebrate the sporting spectacular.

2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Paralympic heroes get set to take the stage this week, new research from VisitBritain suggests that receiving a good welcome is likely to see visitors recommend travelling to the UK to others, with 80% of visitors feeling at least ‘very welcome’ in 2011. VisitBritain sponsored a question on the Civil Aviation Authority’s survey… Read the full press release

Jet Airways and ICICI bank launch co-branded credit cards

Exclusive travel and lifestyle benefits await the country’s frequent flyers MUMBAI, 2012-08-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline and ICICI Bank Ltd., India’s largest private sector bank, today announced the launch of the “Jet Airways ICICI Bank Credit Cards”, a suite of co-branded cards offering exceptional value to JetPrivilege members and the country’s… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Transitions Marketing Outlook Forum to TTRA

Washington, D.C., 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today announced that it is transitioning its Marketing Outlook Forum (MOF) conference to the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA). The 37-year-old MOF has been the premier gathering of research professionals in the travel industry interested in learning more about travel trends and forecasts. TTRA announced that… Read the full press release

OPUS Vancouver Wins Interactive Media Award

Partnership with TravelClick Results in Industry Recognition for Website Design Excellence Vancouver, BC, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) honors OPUS Vancouver with a “Best in Class” award for 2012.  The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization… Read the full press release

SUMMER ISSUE OF LAX CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The summer issue of LAX Connection E-newsletter is now available online at http://www.lawa.org/LAWANewsletters.aspx.  The newsletter provides information to the public and the travel-tourism industry about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and air service developments. The summer issue features news on the Central Terminal Area curbside improvements underway in front of the Tom Bradley… Read the full press release

Fairfield Inn & Suites Celebrates 25 Years with National Vacation Giveaway

Twenty-five guests to win free weekend trips during Silver September. Bethesda, Maryland, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marking a quarter of a century in catering to the needs of business and leisure travelers alike, Fairfield Inn & Suites is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with its national Silver September giveaway, awarding 25 lucky guests with an… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Mobile Soars This Summer as Vacationers Seek Hot Deals

NEW YORK, August 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today revealed that mobile users represented 26 percent of all U.S. visits this summer, up from 10 percent in the same period last year. Since July 1, 2012, more than 4 million visits to Travelzoo came from mobile devices to… Read the full press release

Behind the scenes on CTC’s 35 Million Directors video project

Douglas Coupland challenges the country to produce a personal point of view on travel in Canada. 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s 35 Million Directors project has been underway for a week now. Canadians have already produced dozens of photos and videos from across the country to tell the story of what travelling our country feels like…. Read the full press release

Photo Release: Thailand Wins Golfers’ Choice Award 2012

In the photo: The Golfers’ Choice Award 2012 presentation ceremony with a representative from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Golf Association, Hong Kong Professional Golfers’ Association, Hong Kong Chinese Lady Golfers Association, LPGA Hong Kong, and Golf Vacations Magazine.

Bangkok, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong Office recently received the Golfers’ Choice Award 2012 on behalf of Thailand from Hong Kong-based Golf Vacations Magazine. The award reflects the preference of golfers in Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China, who have scored Thailand as their favorite destination for golf. For… Read the full press release

Jersey Customer Service Awards 2012

Fours corporate categories for this year’s Jersey Customer Service Awards have been launched. 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Local Jersey businesses now have the chance to get involved with the Jersey Customer Service Awards. Following up on feedback from last year’s inaugural event, in which public nominations are sought for local customer service individuals, organisers Todd and… Read the full press release

Sixty One Thai Tourism Products Score High Marks in Best in Travel 2012 Poll

Bangkok, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Thai tourism destinations, airlines, airports, hotels and spa resorts scored high marks in the Best in Travel 2012 Poll announced by the popular website Smart Travel Asia 2012. Altogether, a total of 61 Thai tourism industry products were listed in the poll rankings, some in the top ten and others in… Read the full press release

TravelClick Leads Hospitality Industry with 22 Interactive Media Awards for Website Design Excellence

NEW YORK, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 22 Interactive Media Awards (IMA), more than doubling the number of awards won for the previous year.  The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, and honored TravelClick with a total… Read the full press release

Arizona Office of Tourism, Industry Partners Launch Interactive Recreation & Cultural Sites Map on Arizona Experience Website

Visitor Resource Touts Arizona’s Abundant Outdoor and Cultural Destinations 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Experiencing Arizona’s diverse recreation destinations and unique cultural sites just got a little easier! The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), in collaboration with the Arizona Council for Enhancing Recreation & Tourism (ACERT), is proud to present the online version of the Recreation & Cultural… Read the full press release

Virginia’s Fall Travel Web Site Points to a Season of Special Events

Fall In Virginia website for 2012. Information and resources for Fall visitation

Easy trip planning resources and fall deals and packages are online RICHMOND, Va. 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia is known as a destination for brilliant fall getaways as more than fifteen million acres of foliage burst into spectacular color. Local farms transform into family playgrounds with harvest festivals, corn mazes and hay rides through pumpkin patches. Wine… Read the full press release

Canada travel in 2011: the essential facts and figures.

CTC’s Tourism Snapshot 2011 Year-in-review analyzes the vital statistics from our key international markets. 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Much of the world spent 2011 trying to shake off—in most cases unsuccessfully—the depredations of the economic recession. The travel sector took some buffeting, but kept its momentum going, ending the year in good shape for 2012. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s Research department sifted… Read the full press release

SUMMER ISSUE OF LAX CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS E- NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Summer issue of the LAX Capital Improvements e-newsletter is now available online at: http://www.lawa.org/laxdev/Newsletter.aspx The newsletter describes the latest developments and current status of the multi-billion-dollar capital improvements program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The current issue highlights: Modernization projects begin impact on Central Terminal Area as part of new… Read the full press release

Travel on Pace for Record-Setting Year

Washington, D.C., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — According to new numbers released by the Commerce Department today, the travel industry is on track for another record-setting year. International visitors have spent an estimated $82.2 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services – an increase of 11 percent when compared to the same period last year. “America’s economic… Read the full press release

Silversea Details 2013 Voyage Collection in Two New Brochures

Expedition cruises now featured in separate brochure 2012-08-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has released two new brochures showcasing over 200 imaginative voyages sailing from January through December 2013 to over 450 destinations on seven continents. The new 2013 Voyages atlas immediately captures the imagination with an exquisite cover design that hints at the luxurious travel experiences… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces the “Experience Hualalai” Package

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces the "Experience Hualalai" Package

Guests receive USD 500.00 Resort credit for a five-night stay at acclaimed Resort. Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupuluehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, announces the Experience Hualalai package, giving guests a USD 500.00 Resort credit on their five-night stay in ocean view and above room categories. Guests of… Read the full press release

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

Cambria Suites Research Finds Productivity Is Key To Achieving Work-Life Balance For Business Travelers

Free Wi-Fi Almost As Important As a Comfortable Bed When Traveling for Work SILVER SPRING, Md., 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new survey* from Cambria Suites fielded by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), revealed that work-life balance is an important goal for almost nine of 10 surveyed business travelers. Seventy-one percent of… Read the full press release

airberlin welcomes its three millionth topbonus member

Family Boyarkina with Marcus Puffer (2. from right) and airberlin flight attendant

Competitions for all frequent flyers 2012-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was a great surprise for Dr. Albina Boyarkina from Sankt Petersburg: She is the three millionth member to join airberlin’s topbonus frequent flyer programme. Marcus Puffer, Vice President Loyalty & Partnerships, presented her with the gift of a long-haul flight voucher for two within airberlin’s route… Read the full press release