Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 offered as free ebook to celebrate 1,000,000 fans each on Twitter and Facebook

2013-03-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet, the world’s #1 guidebook publisher, reached 1 million fans each on both Twitter and Facebook this week. To celebrate, and thank its loyal community, the publisher has launched its “Thanks a Million” campaign. As part of the campaign, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013, the latest edition of the annual series… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Emerges at ITB as Sector to Watch

Seattle, WA., 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Adventure travel will feature prominently at ITB-Berlin this year, as evidenced by the presence of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) in the opening congress, Corporate Social Responsibility Day, during a panel and the ATTA’s new AdventureConnect Peer-to-Peer exchange in Hall 4.1 – Adventure Stage. And, for the first time, IPK’s ITB World Tourism Monitor report 2012/2013, includes a… Read the full press release

Manal Kelig Joins the Adventure Travel Trade Association as Executive Director of Middle East and North Africa

Seattle, WA., 2013-02-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) announced today that Ms. Manal Kelig, an expert in community development and tourism in the Middle East and Northern Africa, has joined the ATTA global team. Over the last three years the ATTA has created executive director positions in targeted regions across the globe in order to… Read the full press release

ODZALA WILDERNESS CAMPS: OPENING AND OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR 2013 SEASON

2013-02-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wilderness Collection is excited to announce a 1.5 million Euro renewed investment into the plant and premises of Odzala Wilderness Camps in the Republic of Congo. The success of our debut operating season during 2012, combined with lessons learnt then as well as during the current off season, has resulted in a reinvestment programme… Read the full press release

INTERNATIONAL GOURMET STARS ‘HOOKED’ ON ABU DHABI’S EMIRATES PALACE ‘CATCH & COOK’ EXPERIENCE

International masterchefs, Shinichiro Takagi of Japan and German master patissier Ernst Knam, took time off from their starring roles in the Gourmet Abu Dhabi culinary festival to try their hand at a ‘Catch & Cook’ experience organised by the UAE capital’s super-luxurious Emirates Palace. 2013-02-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The culinary duo – self-confessed angling novices –… Read the full press release

Canadian Tourism Commission: Tourism industry stands tall in Canada’s social-media conversations

Award-winning apps, fresh bloggers and a new provincial hub are the stars of 2013’s first round-up. 2013-02-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Despite all the white noise on social networks, Canada’s tourism industry is a prominent voice in the conversations, as the latest newsgathering demonstrates. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) sits alongside our Canadian industry partners on many… Read the full press release

Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa Announces A Family Spring Break Spectacular

Located in “the most beautiful place in America,” according to USA Today, Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa will host a range of family friendly events and activities throughout Spring Break, March 23 – April 6, 2013. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Guests Will Enjoy Two Weeks of Adventure, Family Fun and Relaxation at Noted Northern Arizona Resort SEDONA, Ariz. – 2013-02-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in “the most beautiful place in America,” according to USA Today, Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa will host a range of family friendly events and activities throughout Spring Break, March 23 –… Read the full press release

&BEYOND APPOINTS FOX BROWNE CREATIVE

2013-02-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leading luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has appointed Fox Browne Creative to help implement an extensive programme aimed at maintaining and improving its 32 safari lodges in India and Africa’s most iconic natural destinations. Fox Browne Creative (www.foxbrowne.com) is well known for their many successful projects offering advice and assistance in the development of… Read the full press release

A Beautiful Way to Beat the Bulge

2013-02-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Get ready to jet set your way to an A list body this spring because the fitness experts at Boot Camp Jersey have created the ultimate luxury workout break for getting into shape. Boot Camp Jersey has teamed up with a selection of luxurious four and five star hotels on the island… Read the full press release

Celebrate National Elephant Day at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

A very special day for the gentle giants. 2013-02-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Each year in Thailand, March 13 is designated National Elephant Day, a day to pay respect to this national symbol and to draw attention to the importance of elephants in Thai culture, as well as to the challenges that still exist in elephant conservation today. While… Read the full press release

Unique Thai Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the “Month of Love”

Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-02-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — To mark the Valentine season in February 2013, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is proud to present a number of unique and memorable ways for wedding and honeymooning couples to either tie the knot or enjoy the honeymoon of a lifetime. In recent years, Thailand has become one of the world’s… Read the full press release

Families Who’d “LOVE to Go There” Can Get There for Free in Virginia

New “I’d LOVE to Go There” Sweepstakes Offers Four Fantastic Prize Trips RICHMOND, Va. 2013-02-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — For anyone who has ever said “Oh, I’d love to go there”, now’s the chance to get there, with the family, for free. Virginia has just launched the “I’d LOVE to Go There” Vacation Sweepstakes, offering families the chance to… Read the full press release

CELEBRATE PRESIDENTS’ DAY WITH “THE MOTHER OF PRESIDENTS,” VIRGINIA

New LINCOLN Movie Trail, travel packages and special events make for a great weekend getaway RICHMOND, Va., 2013-02-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Home to eight U.S. Presidents (including the first!) – more than any other state – and long-hailed the “Mother of Presidents,” Virginia is the ideal destination for a Presidents’ Day weekend getaway. With historic hot spots… Read the full press release

Kempinski Opens Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp

Luxurious 12 Tent Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy – Complete with over two million wildebeest, zebras and the world’s largest lion population Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-01-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kempinski Hotels today (January 15, 2013) opened the doors (or rather tent flaps) to its all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp. As the company’s… Read the full press release

CELEBRATE SNOW IN COLORADO WITH EXCITING WINTER FESTIVALS

DENVER, 2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Colorado completes its transformation into a winter wonderland, the destination features special celebrations and festivals, ranging from ski joring competitions to a milestone winter carnival. Following are some of the top winter festivals for Colorado in winter 2013. For more information or to learn about additional Colorado winter events and… Read the full press release

A “SPRING BREAK” FROM THE ORDINARY WITH PREFERRED FAMILY

Leave winter blues behind and enjoy unique, family-pleasing adventures CHICAGO – 2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — For travelers whose idea of fun-filled family adventure includes elephant watching in Africa, desert trekking in Morocco, or cave tubing in Belize, the Preferred Family collection from Preferred Hotel Group presents exceptional alternatives for Spring Break. Using the interactive planning tool at PreferredFamily.com, busy parents can… Read the full press release

&BEYOND TRANSLOCATES SIX RHINO FROM PHINDA TO BOTSWANA

2013-01-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has earmarked six white rhino to be translocated from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta in January 2013. Facilitated in partnership with RHINO FORCE, this conservation coup has been generously funded by lead sponsor, Motorite… Read the full press release

New Year, New Adventures for the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub

New Year, New Adventures for the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub

New Year, New Adventures for the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub 2013-01-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Diego Zoo’s panda cub, Xiao Liwu, started the New Year with a clean bill of health from his veterinarians. During his 20th exam this morning there was bamboo to snack on and various toys including a doughnut- shaped plastic ring… Read the full press release

Winter Adventure Without Skis in Colorado

DENVER, 2012-12-27 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Colorado is known around the world for its epic skiing and snowboarding and its 25 world-class ski resorts and areas. Yet, visitors who are looking to experience the other side of Colorado’s winter season will find countless other activities, from ice climbing and snowmobiling to snow biking and dog sledding. Following… Read the full press release

Paradise Playgrounds for Fun-Loving Families at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Kuda Huraa

Marine Discovery Centres, diving and surfing, programs for kids and teens, spa and more await Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Republic of Maldives – 2012-12-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Embark on the ultimate family adventure with Four Seasons Resorts Maldives. Double the sense of discovery with two diverse paradise playgrounds, seamlessly linked by a thrilling seaplane ride* or, for those blessed… Read the full press release

Oman Air Celebrates Success in Extreme Sailing Series

Oman Air Celebrates Success in Extreme Sailing Series

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is celebrating a superb second position win by its team in Act 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the final round of races, which was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil between 6th and 9th December. Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne… Read the full press release

Four Great Walkers chosen for epic Kiwi adventure

2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — After an extensive global search four Great Walkers have been chosen to take on all of New Zealand’s famous nine Great Walks in just nine weeks. Air New Zealand’s Great Walkers are Joel Cogger (Australia), Richard Harrison (United Kingdom) Stephanie Hathaway (United States) and Toshitake Suzuki (Japan). The Great Walker competition is being run… Read the full press release

Winter Sports Adventures at Virginia’s Mountain Resorts

Winter Sports Adventures at Virginia's Mountain Resorts

New experiences, renovations and package deals make for a winter of adventure in Virginia RICHMOND, Va. – 2012-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Virginia’s mountain resorts are ideal for families with young children.  Little ones who are just starting to ski or to show an interest in winter sports will love the pace and speed of the slopes… Read the full press release

Introducing New Sunrise Elephant Treks at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

The gentle giants at Four Seasons Tented Camp

Welcoming the sunrise atop an elephant – one of the most unforgettable experiences in the world Golden Triangle, Thailand – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Picture this. It’s early morning. There’s a chill in the air. The last remaining stars are twinkling in the clear night sky, and in the distance there’s a faint glow on the horizon…. Read the full press release

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Offering Tech-Free Zones for Travelers Who Crave a Braincation

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Offering Tech-Free Zones for Travelers Who Crave a Braincation

New survey shows travelers ready for some “Digital Detox” on their vacations 2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — For everyone who has ever had to deal with someone talking loudly into a cell phone while they were trying to relax, or felt pressured to be connected 24/7 to their job or elsewhere, The Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean &… Read the full press release

ANOTHER PROUD FIRST IN THE VIRTUOSO NETWORK

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — &Beyond is pleased to announce that &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge now joins the ranks as Virtuoso’s first property in Namibia.  In addition,&Beyond is the newly appointed Virtuoso onsite for Bhutan, offering insightful travel planning for discerning guests in South East Asia. &Beyond is already a proud member of the Virtuoso Travel Network’s Hotels and Resorts Programme, an… Read the full press release

BAGHVAN JUNGLE LODGE VOTED INDIA’S LEADING WILDLIFE RESORT

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Baghvan Jungle Lodge has been voted India’s leading wildlife resort in the prestigious 2012 World Travel Awards.  These awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry and are voted for by members of the travel trade, as well as guests. “We are proud of… Read the full press release

WILDERNESS SAFARIS LAUNCHES NEW LOOK WEBSITE

WILDERNESS SAFARIS LAUNCHES NEW LOOK WEBSITE

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ —The new site takes advantage of our superb imagery from some of Africa’s premier wildlife and wilderness areas portraying the incredible range of wildlife diversity of our areas and extended choice of safari activities. The effect has been to bring this all together to create a more experiential feel for the user…. Read the full press release

What’s New in San Antonio Family Fun

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s an exciting time for family fun in colorful, cultural, hip and historic San Antonio. Visiting the Alamo and strolling along the River Walk provide fond vacation memories of San Antonio. But new memory-makers are being created all the time. Here are just a few of the city’s recent and upcoming projects…. Read the full press release

Singita Mara River Tented Camp Opens in the far Northern Serengeti

2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singita Mara River Tented Camp has opened in the Lamai triangle, the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It’s an iconic destination characterised by the sheer luxury of space created by seemingly endless game-rich savannah plains. The new camp with six guest tents – a contemporary take on the… Read the full press release