Norwegian Air Shuttle to establish a new London base at Gatwick

One of Europe’s fastest growing airlines chooses Gatwick to expand its UK operations Gatwick rivaling Heathrow for business traffic to key Northern European business markets – Oslo and Stockholm 2012-10-29 — / — Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines – has announced it is to establish a new base in London at Gatwick Airport… Read the full press release

Grab Your Goblins For Dickey’s – Kids Eat Free Barbecue on Halloween

Grab Your Goblins For Dickey’s – Kids Eat Free Barbecue on Halloween

2012-10-27 — / — Trick or Treat, give me something good to eat at Dickey’s Barbecue. On Wednesday, October 31, Dickey’s Barbecue hopes its restaurants nationwide are filled with fairy princesses, goblins and super heroes. The world’s largest barbecue franchise is offering free kid’s meals to children in costumes on Halloween. “Halloween is a great family… Read the full press release

Book A Winter Getaway At Pointe Hilton Resorts

While snow storms and blizzards blow through much of the United States, Pointe Hilton Resorts guests will see sunnier weather and enjoy luxury pool time. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Enjoy Cool Phoenix Weather with Special Winter Package PHOENIX, Ariz. – 2012-10-25 — / — While snow storms and blizzards blow through much of the United States, Pointe Hilton Resorts guests will see sunnier weather and enjoy luxury pool time. To celebrate the warm winter weather, Pointe Hilton Resorts in Phoenix, Ariz. are offering a special… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Offers Romantic Escapes for Couples Who Crave Time Away Together

Begin the evening with 80-minute Amala massages poolside

A sensual evening of pure relaxation and romance after hours with Night Spa or two full days of passion with Ignite the Spark package Washington, DC, U.S.A. – 2012-10-25 — / — This fall couples are invited to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and rediscover each other at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou Recommends: a Walking Tour of Pearl River New City

Fountain in Guangzhou Flower City Plaza

Get to know Guangzhou’s centre of art, culture, business and shopping in the heart of the city Guangzhou, China – 2012-10-25 — / — With the most exciting location in the city, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is part of Pearl River New City, a large-scale business and cultural district, right at the river’s edge. Built around Flower City Square,… Read the full press release

Surprise Getaways May Backfire According To Research

2012-10-23 — / — Men beware, springing a surprise getaway for a partner might backfire, it emerged yesterday. A study of 2,000 of the nation’s women found that planning makes perfect when it comes to couples jet-setting away for a few days with six in ten hating surprises. And while romantic city breaks or a spot… Read the full press release

Rev it up and reel it in with Hook Line & Shifter Sweepstakes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – 2012-10-22 — / — Are your readers ready to rev it up and reel it in? VISIT FLORIDA’s Hook Line & Shifter Sweepstakes pairs fast cars and big fish to deliver an epic vacation for six lucky winners and their travel companions. The swag includes: • A four-night trip to Miami and Duck… Read the full press release

Hilton HHonors Treats Members with 1,000 Reasons to Plan Weekend Travel

Members can earn 1,000 Bonus Points per night Thursday through Monday MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-10-17 — / — Whether it is extending a business trip, planning a last-minute escape or enjoying extra days on a family vacation, this November and December, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, is providing travelers… Read the full press release

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