Northern Norway to host the Arctic Race of Norway – the most northern bike race in the world

Norway’s coastline makes a spectacular backdrop for the Arctic Race of Norway, the most northern bike race in the world. Oslo, 2013-08-09— /travelprnews.com/ — From August 8th to August 11th 2013, the magnificent landscapes of Northern Norway will host the first edition of an out-of-the- ordinary four stage race: the Arctic Race of Norway. On Thursday 8th of August… Read the full press release

LUX* Maldives takes conventional water sports to the next level with the country’s latest extreme sport addition the FLYBOARD

2013-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Whether on a family holiday or on honeymoon, water sports have always been a must-do for all the visitors to the Maldives. Kayaking, pedal boats or snorkelling still remain a popular option for the ones wanting to explore the turquoise lagoon and vibrant reefs around the island as well as the more… Read the full press release

Kings Island started hiring for its Halloween Haunt

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, 2013-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kings Island is looking for demented souls to terrorize the labyrinths and demonic dwellings of its Halloween Haunt. Be a part of the most immersive horror experience in the region and help create an atmosphere where the park’s guests are bound by fear. Once guests experience the evil of Halloween Haunt… Read the full press release

The Adventure Travel Trade Association members save on express and international shipping through partnership with UPS

Seattle, WA., 2013-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Members of the global Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) can now save up to 32 percent on their express and international shipping courtesy of UPS (NYSE: UPS). This newly created partnership allows ATTA members in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom to lower their cost of doing business. “We have sought… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association’s AdventureWeek kicks off in September with AdventureWeek Chile

Seattle, 2013-07-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — AdventureWeek, a new, intensive familiarization (FAM) concept offered by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) kicks off in September with AdventureWeek Chile, becoming the inaugural adventure tourism destination matchmaking project in the nascent program. For each AdventureWeek, the ATTA partners with a destination to feature the best adventure travel products offered. During each… Read the full press release

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts to host “Cabineering Cook-off presented by Pepsi” contest July 17 in West Yellowstone, Montana

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont., 2013-06-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts will host the “Cabineering Cook-off presented by Pepsi” contest July 17 to celebrate the opening of its new Explorer Cabins (SM) in West Yellowstone, Mont. Contestants may submit an original recipe, which must be created using only the appliances offered at Explorer Cabins and… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ Winners Announced

2013-06-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — An American finance graduate, a Brazilian travel photographer, an Irish internet entrepreneur, a French tourism graduate, an English film costume designer and a Canadian adventure tour guide have beaten off more than 330,000 competitors from 196 countries to be awarded Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’. The global competition drew to… Read the full press release

Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ finalists have finally arrived Down Under

2013-06-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — After a tough contest involving more than 600,000 applications worldwide, the 18 finalists in the running for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have finally arrived in Australia to complete their applications for the six dream jobs. The contestants will enjoy some of Sydney’s most popular sights and attractions before embarking… Read the full press release

Inspirational Keynote Addresses By Pico Iyer and Zita Cobb at first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit

SEATTLE, 2013-05-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just-released, high-impact, inspirational keynote addresses at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) on the continent of Africa, in Namibia, October 26 – 31, 2013. Keynotes include world-renowned writer and philosopher, Pico Iyer, and visionary investor and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb, who along with other luminaries, will infuse the Summit’s theme, “Imagine. Inspire. Invest.” with… Read the full press release

Virginia Promotes Outdoor Month With Travel Sweepstakes, Backpack Giveaways, Travel Deals, Packages, And More

RICHMOND Va., 2013-05-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — June Great Outdoors Month is a time when America celebrates shared natural resources and benefits that outdoor recreation and active lifestyles provide. From the coastal serenity of the Eastern Shore to the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty for outdoor lovers to… Read the full press release

Australian, Albanian and Mexican Tour Operators Win Scholarships to 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit

Seattle, 2013-05-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Representing three different nations but sharing similar strategic goals, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Rome McGuigan P.C. announced Uptuyu Adventures, Zbulo! – Discover Albania and RED Sustainable Travel as winners of the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) Tour Operator Scholarships. Each winner receives financial backing to attend the ATWS, a trade-only professional and business… Read the full press release

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve donates six white rhino to Botswana

&BEYOND CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN FIGHT AGAINST RHINO POACHING 2013-05-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the survival of the rhino continues to be threatened by the scourge of poaching in South Africa, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is celebrating the success of a number of initiatives designed to help save the species. In the culmination of a groundbreaking project, six white… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Reveals All-American Summer Adventures

CHICAGO, 2013-05-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Believing that nothing captures the excitement of the season quite like an all-American summer vacation, Preferred Hotels® & Resorts introduces four getaways that showcase some of the country’s most entertaining events and attractions. From quirky roadside attractions to traditional New England clambakes and classic state fairs, these coast-to-coast (and in between) adventures deliver… Read the full press release

TRACKER DOGS BOOST ANTI-POACHING INITIATIVES AT &BEYOND PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

2013-05-06 — /travelprnews.com/ —  In yet another innovative move aimed at promoting the preservation of Africa’s precious wildlife areas and their inhabitants, five specially selected dogs and their handlers arrived at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa on 1 May 2013 to begin an intensive ten-week training course. Part of the Rhino Dogs Project established… Read the full press release

Mexico Partners with the Adventure Travel Trade Association on Adventure Travel Mexico 2013

Seattle, WA, 2013-05-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — In continued support of Mexico’s efforts to position itself as a “go to” premiere adventure travel destination, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is partnering with Visit Mexico and the State of Veracruz on the second annual Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) trade fair. This year, from August 14th – 17th, over 400 inbound Mexican… Read the full press release

Virgin Galactic Breaks Speed Of Sound In First Rocket-Powered Flight Of SpaceShipTwo

Sir Richard Branson witnesses vehicle-proving milestone as company sets year-end goal for spaceflight MOJAVE, Calif. 2013-04-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2). The test, conducted by teams… Read the full press release

150 people have made it through to the next stage of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition

2013-04-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — 150 people from 35 countries have made it through to the next stage of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition, with successful candidates submitting video entries from as far afield as Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia and Mexico. Entries have proved extremely diverse and creative, including one Taste Master applicant… Read the full press release

Applicants for ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have until April 10 to submit their video entries

2013-04-05 — /travelprnews.com/ —  With the closing date just a week away, potential candidates for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition are being warned not to leave it too late to upload their video entry. Applicants have until April 10 to submit their 30 second video and convince the judges why they should be considered for one… Read the full press release

CONSERVATION WINS ON &BEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND, ZANZIBAR

2013-04-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located on a private atoll, 1.5 kilometres in circumference, off the coast of Zanzibar, &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge has notched up several research and conservation successes over the past 12 months: The Island is one of only two protected nesting sites in Zanzibar for the endangered green turtle.  Since 1996 the Lodge has been… Read the full press release

GEORGE WHITESIDES, VIRGIN GALACTIC’S CEO, ON THE SIGNING OF THE SPACE FLIGHT INFORMED CONSENT BILL

2013-04-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — “This is an important day for the future of commercial space flight in the state of New Mexico. This bill, SB 240, will significantly improve the competitiveness of Spaceport America and help create jobs for New Mexicans. The signing of this bill by Governor Susana Martinez represents a vital milestone for commercial… Read the full press release

Agoda.com offers great Sri Lanka deals to celebrate the Sinhalese New Year

2013-04-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering new deals on the striking island of Sri Lanka to celebrate the Sinhalese New Year, a major event for the ethnic population and the biggest holiday of the year. Similar to other astrologically-determined New Year celebrations in… Read the full press release

Three Tour Operators To Earn Scholarships for the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit

Seattle, WA, 2013-04-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Providing financial support to early-stage adventure tourism enterprises is the purpose behind the Tour Operator Scholarships launched today by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and the  legal office of Rome McGuigan, P.C., adventure travel legal specialists. Deserving scholarship winners for 2013 will gain access to the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s global network… Read the full press release

Australians urged to get entries in for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition

2013-03-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Adventure seeking Australians hoping to win one of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have less than a month to apply and submit their 30 second video and convince judges why they deserve A$100,000 to land one of six dream jobs. The ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition is already proving… Read the full press release

Matt Moran kicks off the world’s first blogger race around Australia

2013-03-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Three of Australia’s top bloggers rose to Matt Moran’s gastronomic challenge this morning to mark the start of the T-QUAL Tick Race, a campaign that will see the bloggers racing around Australia to visit some of the country’s quality tourism experiences. During the eight day race, the bloggers from Mummy Smiles (Natalie Birt), YTravel (Caroline… Read the full press release

COLORADO FOR THE BIRDS: BIRDWATCHING TRAILS AND FESTIVALS

DENVER, 2013-03-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the snow-capped Rocky Mountains to the dry grasslands of the short-grass plains, more than 450 species of birds inhabit Colorado’s diverse landscape. Visitors can explore 27 designated birding trails that also highlight the state’s beautiful scenery and enjoy festivals celebrating various avian species across the state. A sampling of birding… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association and PAN Parks today announced the recent signing of Partnership for Europe’s Wilderness

Seattle, WA., 2013-03-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Partnering for the benefit of Europe’s wilderness and its visitors, the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) and PAN Parks today announced the recent signing of the ATTA Association Partnership Program, committing each organization to shared networking, cooperative marketing and collaboration to enhance the contribution of the tourism sector to the protection of… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Trade Association Recognizes Values Statement Commitment as “Cost of Entry” to Adventure Tourism Industry Sector

Seattle, WA., 2013-03-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Setting precedent for the global adventure tourism sector, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today has released a Values Statement — a new prerequisite of membership in the near 900-member global community representing more than 80 nations — to ensure members of its community put effort towards nurturing, protecting and professionalizing sustainable… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet’s Best Trips series has a whole new look and feel– and three brand new titles for road trip ideas in Europe

2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet’s Best Trips series has a whole new look and feel– and three brand new titles for road trip ideas in Europe. California’s Best Trips, New England’s Best Trips and Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips are second editions of the successful series, packed with the best road trips for each region to suit any itinerary or interest…. Read the full press release

Nebraska Tourism Commission announces 2013 tourism marketing grants

LINCOLN, NEB. 2013-03-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nebraska Tourism Commission today (March 15, 2013) announced 23 tourism marketing grants totaling nearly $125,000 for entities across the state. Grant funds are used to promote attractions and activities in Nebraska. “The grant program helps Nebraska communities spread the word about what Nebraska has to offer potential travelers,” said Nebraska… Read the full press release

Ireland’s Best Trips

2013-03-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ahead of St Patrick’s Day, Lonely Planet is releasing a brand new book to Ireland which is perfect for travellers who enjoy exploring a destination by road. Ireland’s Best Trips is a full-colour guide to the country’s top journeys. It contains 34 trips throughout Ireland with Lonely Planet’s team of expert authors providing… Read the full press release