Lonely Planet announced the release of its new book “Great Escapes”

U.S.A., 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Are you dreaming of the perfect escape? Do you yearn for a beach paradise, luxury hideaway, or cultural thrill? Lonely Planet’s Great Escapes showcases 75 gorgeous getaways around the world from spa bliss in Bali to embracing Quebec City in the winter. These irresistible experiences are organized by theme and include thrilling new… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels and natural Thai skincare line THANN partner to roll out new amenities line in Marriott properties

Washington D.C., U.S.A., 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) and THANN, a natural Thai skincare line, today announced their partnership to reinvigorate the guestroom beauty experience by rolling out a new amenities line in Marriott properties throughout the Americas and Asia. Propelled by growing consumer demand of its customers for… Read the full press release

Hilton Sofia Bulgaria welcomed more than 350 guests for Oktoberfest Celebration

SOFIA, Bulgaria, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — On September 21 Hilton Sofia hosted the official Oktoberfest celebration in the city. More than 350 guests joined the spectacular event, organized under the patronage of the German Embassy. The entire hotel lobby was transformed into a beer tent. The Kids Oktoberfest started at 17:00 and in addition to the various themed… Read the full press release

Hamilton Island Yacht Club confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup

Australia, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just 5 days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America’s Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. Hamilton Island Yacht Club’s Australian team will represent all challengers in dealings with the defender Oracle Team USA of Golden… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport named three New Zealand tourism operators as the winners of its new $200,000 “High Opportunity Target” (HOT) markets marketing competition

Auckland, New Zealand, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sachie’s Kitchen, which provide state-of-the-art authentic Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cooking classes, was the overall winner, with Xtreme Destinations Ltd and The Rock Adventure Cruise following in joint second place. Organised by Auckland Airport, the competition provides a fund of $200,000 worth of marketing support and business development assistance… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Jetstar’s 89.7 per cent domestic on-time performance

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jetstar’s record on-time performance is getting the thumbs up from Christchurch Airport. The airline has today revealed its domestic on-time performance is at record positive levels this year, with 89.7 per cent of domestic flights departing within 10 minutes of schedule. Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says those performance… Read the full press release

Ryanair visited pupils at Crofton Academy, West Yorkshire

Leeds, United Kingdom, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, recently visited pupils at Crofton Academy, West Yorkshire.  Ryanair received a request from one of the teachers at the school to come in and make a presentation to 200 year 8 students as they commence their studies on a  new skills based curriculum which… Read the full press release

Young designer from Leeds Mandy Hudson awarded bursary of 3 flights to New York under the British Airways Great Britons Programme

Leeds, United Kingdom, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — A gifted young designer from Leeds, Yorkshire is hoping to see her dreams take off thanks to a British Airways scheme to find the next generation of talent. Mandy Hudson, who at the age of 26 has already started her own fashion label, has been awarded a bursary of… Read the full press release

easyJet announced two new flights to Reykjavik and Marrakech for Bristol Airport

Bristol, United Kingdom, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet has today announced two new routes for Bristol Airport – with flights to Reykjavik and Marrakech launching in December 2013. The new flights went on sale this morning at www.easyJet.com and will offer the South West’s only connection to Iceland. easyJet will operate the routes using 156 seater Airbus A319 and expects to carry over… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake offers unique scented journey during the short blossom period of the sweet osmanthus

Hangzhou at West Lake, China, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Crowned the city flower of Hangzhou, sweet osmanthus has a rather short blossom period during late summer and early autumn, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most beloved flowers for the locals. Tucked away on the city’s west side by the Lingyin area, there… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Castle Wedding Open Day on Saturday 19th October 2013

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — If love is in the air and wedding bells are on the horizon, why not come to the stunning location of Edinburgh Castle and join us at our Wedding Open Day on Saturday 19th October 2013? The Open Day will take place from 11:00 to 16:00 and will showcase Edinburgh Castle’s… Read the full press release