Fall 2012: What’s New in Palm Springs

2012-08-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — What’s New in Palm Springs: Fall 2012 Compiled by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, this quarterly update includes events, specials and renovations. Plus, what to expect for the winter season featuring new venues, attractions, activities, and signature events.  This update is as of August 13, 2012. Palm Springs Tourism media contact:… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia welcomes new China flights for Cairns and Brisbane

Key facts News that China’s largest international carrier, China Southern Airlines, is to commence new flights to Cairns – its fifth port in Australia – could trigger a ‘tourism Renaissance’ for Tropical North Queensland. China’s largest international airline will operate three new weekly flights to Cairns and increase its existing four-per-week service to Brisbane to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Introduces Its Own Wedding Blog

Interactive environment stimulates ideas and eases the planning process Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A. – 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, introduces its own wedding blog. Intended to inform guests of all wedding related options available at the Resort, the blog was created to ease the planning process… Read the full press release

Australian Institute of Company Directors – Geoff Dixon Speech

2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Thank you, it is always nice to be back in Tasmania. I have been asked to speak to you today as Chairman of Tourism Australia, an organisation of some 220+ people with the responsibility for marketing Australia both within Australia and overseas. Our main role is internationally and we have offices and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane Presents Destination Downton Abbey

A true taste of England with the ultimate town and country package London at Park Lane, England – 2012-08-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Bringing together all the glamour and excitement of a hugely popular television series, the history of a majestic English castle and the luxury of a Four Seasons stay, Destination Downton Abbey is the ultimate town and country package. The… Read the full press release

Hotel Albany Showcases First In Series Of Upgrades And Improvements As It Continues Transition Towards Hilton Brand

Hotel To Invest $14 Million Into Downtown Albany Through Renovations ALBANY, N.Y., 2012-08-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hotel Albany, an affiliate of Hilton Hotel & Resorts, today unveiled the property’s first completed renovations during an Open House to showcase new guest accommodations. The $14 million renovations, which began in June, are part of the downtown hotel’s transition to… Read the full press release

Macau Government Tourist Office Launches the Free Audio Guiding Service

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Macau Government Tourist Office launches the free Audio Guiding Service starting from 27th July to cater for visitors with different needs and to increase visitors’ knowledge about Macau tourist attractions and World Heritage sites. Director of Macau Government Tourist Office, João Manuel Costa Antunes accompanied the media to use the new Audio… Read the full press release

San Antonio’s Culinaria Restaurant Week Offers Set for August 18 – 25

2012-08-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Culinaria, San Antonio’s premier wine and culinary arts festival, and the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau announce the third annual Culinaria Restaurant Week, August 18-25, 2012. More than 50 chefs and restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for lunch ($15) and dinner ($35). Some of the city’s most time-honored restaurants, along with… Read the full press release


Renowned Resort Offers the Ultimate in Comfort, Style, Dining and Privacy RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Captivating the soul with stunning natural beauty and pure refinement, Rosewood Mayakoba sits along a mile‐long arc of white Caribbean sand, nestled just north of the picturesque waterfront town of Playa del Carmen. Upon arrival, guests find an… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Experience PEI.

With more than 30 products on offer, this small Prince Edward Island business offers travellers a glimpse into the real Canada 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — If you’re still learning your tourism ABCs, then E is for experience. It’s at the heart of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Signature Experiences Collection® (SEC) program. Now into its second year and with… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels & Resorts Announces First Hotel in Voronezh, Russia

220-Room Hotel Scheduled to Open in 2015 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — As Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) continues its rapid expansion across Eastern Europe, the company today announced the signing of a new hotel in Russia – the 220-room Voronezh Marriott Hotel.  The hotel is scheduled to open in 2015 and will operate under a management agreement… Read the full press release

State’s Official Travel Planning Website Ranks 4th

Oklahoma Fares Well Compared to the Nation’s Tourism Websites 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department announced the state’s official travel planning website, TravelOK.com, ranked fourth among the 50 state tourism websites in June according to Quantcast.com, a media measurement service that tracks the top one million websites in the U.S. TravelOK.com has consistently… Read the full press release

PABU at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Introduces Sake 101 Classes

Tuesday Sake Dinners follow Saturday Sake 101 classes Baltimore, U.S.A. 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — WHAT: A new series of hour-long, informative classes dedicated to sake at PABU. Led by Tiffany Soto and PABU’s team of in-house Sake Sommeliers, each Sake 101 class is an interactive tasting of five sakes that will explore various flavour profiles and illustrate the diversity within the genre…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai to Co-Host Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Annual festival returns to acclaimed oceanfront resort Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A. – 2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, will co-host to the 3rd annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival. Beginning January 3, 2013 the Festival will take place in Waimea and along the Kona-Kohala Coast, prior to the January… Read the full press release

Escape to Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay This Fall

Experiene More promotion offers up to USD 200.00 daily resort credit. Hawaii, Lana’i at Manele Bay, U.S.A. 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is offering a value-oriented promotion for sunseekers in search of the ultimate endless summer escape. Designed for a guilt-free diversion this fall, the Experience More promotion includes a daily Resort credit,… Read the full press release

Rare Albino Alligator Finds Temporary Home at ZooAmerica

Hershey, Pa., 2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Beginning today, visitors to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park will see a new, rare beauty that thrives in the shaded building of the Southern Swamps region at the Zoo. The Zoo’s dainty, female albino alligator has traveled 875 miles to find its new home at ZooAmerica until December 31, 2012. One of only 100… Read the full press release

August Short & Sweet

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — WEDNESDAYS ARE KIDS’ DAYS AT CHOCOLATETOWN SQUARE: Wednesday, August 8 is the last “Kids’ Day” at ChocolateTown Square (presented by The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue), located in downtown Hershey at the corner of Cocoa and Chocolate Avenues. “Spirit Wing and Eastern Woodland Pathways Dance Troupe” starts at noon and… Read the full press release

Published This Month: All-New Edition of Australia & NZ’s Number-One City Guide to NYC

2012-08-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — “Start spreading the news…”  This month, global travel authority Lonely Planet has published an all-new edition of its New York City Guide – Australia and New Zealand’s number-one best-selling city guide to NYC. This is the eighth edition of Lonely Planet New York City, and its highlights include: 843 acres of Central Park (plus map) 247 hand-picked restaurants 176 ways… Read the full press release

Vacation Never Has to End With a Free Night from Marriott Rewards

2012-08-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Take an extra day away with Marriott Rewards popular MegaBonus promotion.  Members will earn one free night for every two paid stays* they make September 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013, up to three free nights during the earning period to use towards a future stay at thousands of category 1-4 hotels around the… Read the full press release

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts to Give Away 100 Room Nights Through “Spot the Sun” Social Media Campaign

Facebook Fans Can Win Stays at the Resort of Their Choice NEW YORK, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is celebrating the summer by giving away 100 free room nights over the next thirty days through the launch of its first-ever “Spot the SunSM” campaign on Facebook. Beginning on August 1, fans of… Read the full press release

Nominations open for UNWTO Ulysses and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Madrid, 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nominations are open for the 2012 UNWTO Awards, recognizing exceptional leaders in the tourism community, as well as the most innovative tourism initiatives. Since 2003, the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and Awards have honored those individuals and tourism initiatives that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism through knowledge creation… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Iceberg Quest

Increased international exposure and more bookings are just two of the benefits of SEC membership for this Newfoundland family-operated business 2012-08-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Time flies when you’re having tourism fun. It’s been a year since the Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC) launched its groundbreaking Signature Experiences Collection® program. It now has 160-plusmembers under its belt and is going from strength to… Read the full press release

The Great Parliamentary Summer Getaway

“Half Going Abroad with half holidaying at home” 2012-08-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The third ABTA annual MP Holiday survey reveals today that all of the MPs and Peers who responded will be taking a summer holiday this year with half joining the Prime Minister and his Deputy in going overseas.  David Cameron and Nick Clegg will… Read the full press release

Courtyard Survey Reveals Route to Ideal Journey

2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Courtyard by Marriott partners with engaged travel bloggers Johnny Jet and Natalie Bahadur to highlight destinations and travel tips for couples Courtyard by Marriott is encouraging men and women across the U.S. to pack their bags and do something with their significant others that they rarely get a chance to do—take a… Read the full press release

May 2012: the nuts and bolts of travel to Canada

Almost a million Americans crossed their northern border: just one of the stellar stats from CTC’s key international markets in the latest CTC Tourism Snapshot 2012-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was the merry month of May for international travel to Canada. With 1.4 million visitors from around the world—up 2% on 2011—coming to Canada, the latest fact-packed Tourism Snapshot by… Read the full press release

Pool Party at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

VENICE, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will be hosting an exclusive pool party on Saturday 28th July, to celebrate the summer season. The party will take place at Rooftop Pool, located on the 8th floor of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, offering stunning views over Venice, including the Giudecca Canal and the Venetian Lagoon. Guests will… Read the full press release

Amazing Race Australia Comes to Alberta – A Race to the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Sydney, AU, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Seven Network’s The Amazing Race Australia has announced its next leg on Canadian soil: Alberta, Canada. After wrapping up episode 9 in Vancouver, British Columbia, new challenges and drama await in the Western Canadian province of Alberta. Promotions for the Alberta episode share glimpses of a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Point State Park, Concludes Kayak Tour

Pittsburgh, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today toured Point State Park in Pittsburgh, concluding his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources. Accompanied by First Lady Susan Corbett, the Governor toured the Pittsburgh state park to which he shares a personal connection. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh, Corbett’s father moved… Read the full press release

Cranberry cocktails and pie sliders: Thanksgiving at 45 Park Lane

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with true American flavours at 45 Park Lane 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located in Dorchester Collection’s new Mayfair hotel, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane will be offering customers the chance to celebrate in true American style with a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey with all the trimmings, a cranberry and… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett Tours Johnstown’s Whitewater Park, Discusses the Importance of Supporting Pennsylvania’s Natural Resources

Johnstown, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett, joined by First Lady Susan Corbett, today visited Whitewater Park in Johnstown during his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote our vast natural resources and array of recreational opportunities. “It’s an amazing thing to look at this place, a stretch of pure whitewater coursing down a river… Read the full press release