VIA Rail Helps Canada’s Newest Citizens Celebrate Their Citizenship By Exploring Their New Home

Participation in the Cultural Access Pass program connects new citizens to an exclusive travel offer MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC, 2012-10-16 — / — In celebration of National Citizenship Week, VIA Rail Canada is encouraging Canada’s newest citizens to hop on a train and explore the country they’ve chosen to call home by taking advantage of an exclusive travel… Read the full press release

Family Fun At Hilton Doha This Eid Al Adha

Hilton Doha has announced a special Eid Al Adha package for guests looking for short getaway to spend the long weekend with their families, without venturing too far from the city. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Eid Package Offers an Island Getaway in the Heart of the City DOHA, Qatar -2012-10-15 — / —  Hilton Doha has announced a special Eid Al Adha package for guests looking for a short getaway to spend the long weekend with their families, without venturing too far from the city. With great views of the… Read the full press release

Un billet gratuit pour aller voter ce dimanche 14 octobre 2012

2012-10-11 — / — A l’occasion des élections communales et provinciales organisées ce dimanche 14 octobre 2012, la SNCB propose le billet électeur. Valable du vendredi 12 octobre à partir de 19 heures au dimanche 14 octobre, ce billet gratuit permet aux électeurs de se rendre à la gare la plus proche de l’endroit où ils… Read the full press release


GHOSTS, GOBLINS, GLITZ & GLAM, LAS VEGAS DISHES OUT THE GOOD STUFF DURING HOWL-O-WEEKEND LAS VEGAS – 2012-10-9 — / — Las Vegas is the ultimate trick-or-treat destination for adults this Halloween. Visitors will be treated from the abnormal to the paranormal throughout October. The tricked-out, month-long Halloween celebration will culminate with the annual Howl-O-Weekend experience officially… Read the full press release

Wedding Planners explored The World Best Wedding Destination

Bangkok, 2012-10-9 — / —  Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi in cooperation with Thai Airways International; New Delhi recently hosted a 5-day trip ( 15-21 Sept ) to Thailand  (The World  Best Wedding Destination  Awarded 2011  voted by readers of Travel & Leisure )  for the exclusive top wedding planners of India. They  were… Read the full press release


Three travel fans will profile “green” road trips along iconic American highways 2012-10-8 — / — Three social media-savvy travelers are gearing up for memorable summer road trips, having been named Motel 6’s official “Open Road Correspondents” today. The announcement concludes an online contest launched by the popular hotel chain in May in celebration of its… Read the full press release

Almost 80% of Backpackers and Gap Year Travellers Are Putting Their Life Savings At Risk

2012-10-8 — / — In a recent survey, Essential Travel was surprised to find that although 76% of backpackers are buying travel insurance, a massive 80% of them are leaving it until a few weeks before, or even until the last minute. This means that 80% of them are leaving their flights and any pre-paid accommodation… Read the full press release


2012-10-4 — / — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has added an innovative new online feature designed to help customers find exactly what they are looking for at the click of a mouse.  ‘Inspire Me’ gives customers ideas on where to go, whatever their budget, helping them to see how far their budget can take them… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Hôtel de Glace.

Spending the night under ice recalls the igloos of old for visitors and gains great media exposure for this Québec City enterprise. 2012-10-3 — / — There’s more than just a “Hazy Shade of Winter” to central and eastern Canada: visitors flock from around the world, or just hop over the border from the US to Canada, to… Read the full press release

Published This Month: Lonely Planet’s Six New Books for Kids

2012-10-3 — / — Global travel authority Lonely Planet has released six new books in its best-selling series for 8-to-11-year-olds, Not-for-Parents. Revealing a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about the most exciting places on earth, the six new titles are: Not-for-Parents: Extreme Planet (AU$29.99/NZ$30) Exploring the most extreme “stuff” on earth, Not-for-Parents: Extreme Planet is a whirlwind tour of the… Read the full press release


MONTPELIER, Vt., 2012-09-26 — / — The month of October marks peak foliage and harvest festivals honor this dynamic change of seasons statewide. Here’s a sampler of the 250 events on this month: SculptFest 2012 Now – October 21 West Rutland The 25th anniversary exhibition features sculptural installations by regional and national artists on the theme “Keep… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Las Vegas Resort Now Open for All Vacationers

Book three nights and get 10,000 Priority Club® bonus points ORLANDO, FLA., 2012-09-19 — / — IHG today announced Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club —a 648-unit resort located one block from The Strip—is now open for all vacationers to make reservations. Travelers who book a three-night consecutive stay via now through Oct. 30, 2012 will receive 10,000… Read the full press release

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is a Perfect Playground for Rock Climbing, Zip Lining and Swinging

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in the fall

Jasper, Ark., 2012-09-19 — / — The Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Adventure Package adds wild excitement to the dude ranch experience for kids and adults of all skill levels interested in rock climbing, zip lines and canyon-sized swings. I had the pleasure of giving it a whirl in late August and felt like a kid on the… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet enters the Indian market with Lonely Planet for the Indian Traveller

2012-09-17 — / — Today Lonely Planet launches a brand new series of guidebooks for Indian travellers which will be sold on the Indian subcontinent. A first of its kind product for the market, Lonely Planet for the Indian Traveller is the first locally produced outbound travel guide series which has been created specifically taking into account… 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

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

Food tourism an important pillar for tourism growth along the Silk Road

Baku, 2012-09-07 — / — Food plays a crucial and growing role in tourism development and can be a pillar for growth for the countries of the Silk Road, said experts meeting at the Flavours of the Silk Road: International Conference on Food, Culture and Tourism Conference (Baku, Azerbaijan, 6-7 September). Experts from the areas of tourism,… 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


Syndey and the Great Barrier Reef from just £1,899 per person 2012-09-06 — / — Thinking of taking a trip down under but don’t know where to start? Check out leading independent tour operator Premier Holidays’ Australia packages, which are perfect for first time visitors to the destination. There is a package for everyone – from… Read the full press release

Marriott Deals of the Week

2012-09-06 — / — The Legend of Sleepy Hollow lives on in Westchester, New York What better way to welcome the arrival of fall than with apple picking, hiking trails and warm apple cider?  The Renaissance Westchester Hotel is offering guests the opportunity to embrace the season and experience the legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Guests at… Read the full press release


Youngsters are choosing to work and gain experience while travelling. 2012-09-05 — / — The traditional “gap year” is fast becoming a gap quarter as Essential Travel found in a recent survey where 70% of those aged 18 – 20 are planning to travel for three to six months, compared with 47% in the same age range who… Read the full press release

The Loving Las Vegas SALE: from USD 35 per night!

Las Vegas, USA - November 30, 2011: The Paris Las Vegas is a hotel and casino in Nevada. Seen on the left are the venues replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Montgolfier Balloon adorned in bright lights.

2012-08-29 — / —, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special deals on top Las Vegas hotels. Las Vegas is one of the most compelling destinations in the world. Exciting, invigorating and unapologetically over-the-top, this flashy desert outpost lives up to its international reputation as the… Read the full press release celebrates the Singapore F1 in style: from USD 248 per night!

Aerial view on Singapore Flyer from Marina Bay Sands resort at night

2012-08-29 — / —, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced hard-to-find rooms in some of Singapore’s most stylish hotels for the F1 race weekend. The Singapore F1 is one of the nation’s most exciting and anticipated events. F1 enthusiasts from around the world converge on the… Read the full press release


43% of population inspired to explore more of UK by exciting events of 2012 2012-08-28 — / — 3.6 million Brits (7% of the adult population) will make the most of the forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend by taking an overnight holiday trip in the UK, with 2.8 million people (6%) taking that trip in England,… Read the full press release

Fall Festival Favorites in Virginia

The Suffolk Peanut Festival Width: 7" × Height: 5" Resolution: 300dpi Image Format: JPG Credit: City of Suffolk. Virginia Tourism Corporation. Description: The annual Suffolk Peanut Festival honors the city's agriculture herigal and devotion to peanuts.

Create new traditions this fall celebrating brilliant foliage, harvest, music, and arts in Virginia RICHMOND, Va., 2012-08-28 — / — Virginia is for Lovers is about love – pure and simple. It’s about spending time with those you love, doing the things you love to do on a great vacation. Visiting Virginia during the fall season is… Read the full press release


La SNCB a connu un weekend chargé. Avec le beau temps, plus de 78.000 voyageurs ont pris le train en direction de la côte. De plus, beaucoup de festivaliers du Pukkelpop ont regagné leur domicile. 2012-08-27 — / — La SNCB a transporté 78.000 personnes à destination de la côte. C’est la journée de samedi qui… 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 — / — 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

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 — / — 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

Tourism Authority of Thailand to encourage growth of medical tourism sector with Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Familiarization Trip

Bangkok, 2012-08-21 — / — To sustain the growth of Thailand’s medical tourism sector, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organized the “Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Familiarization (fam) Trip”, which runs from September 10 to 15, 2012. The fam trip will play an important role in showcasing Thailand as one of the… Read the full press release


Five-star break with 50% off 2012-08-20 — / — The UK’s leading independent tour operator has put together a fantastic deal to Langkawi for travel during August 2012. 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per person – saving £1,978 per person Premier Holidays ( / 0844 937 444) is offering 10 nights in Langkawi from £1,999 per… Read the full press release