Dusit Thani Maldives launches special spa menu for kids

Dusit Thani Maldives launches special spa menu for kids

2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Devarana Spa at the Dusit Thani Maldives has recently launched the special spa programme called “Happiness for the little one” for kids between 6 and 14 years old to enjoy themselves during the stay on paradise island. The extended a la carte menu for kids features five creative treatments offering a play… Read the full press release

WIRED Study Finds Today’s Workers Are More Productive Outside the Office

WIRED Study Finds Today's Workers Are More Productive Outside the Office

Survey of WIRED community underscores the heightened importance of mobility for an increasingly untethered workforce New York – 2012-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The lines between business and leisure are vanishing rapidly according to a recent survey of WIRED’s audience of influencers, conducted in collaboration with Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The study, designed to explore the reality… Read the full press release

Marriott Launches New Ad Campaign for Frequent Business Travelers

Marriott Launches New Ad Campaign for Frequent Business Travelers

“For You, We’re Marriott” Campaign Welcomes Frequent Business Travelers Across Cultures. 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Global lodging leader, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today introduces its newest advertising campaign designed to showcase the breadth of its brands and welcome all frequent business travelers. The  new “For You, We’re Marriott” campaign focuses on African-American, Hispanic and lesbian, gay,… Read the full press release

Taking Tasmania’s wild beauty to the world

Key facts Tasmania will be promoted to the world as Australia’s fifteenth National Landscape in the Tourism Australia and Parks Australia program. Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson AM MP, and Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Tony Burke MP, today launched Tasmania’s national landscape – ‘Tasmania’s Island Heritage’. Key quotes “Increased exposure as… Read the full press release

Wedding Planners explored The World Best Wedding Destination

Bangkok, 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ —  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

G6 HOSPITALITY, LLC ESTABLISHED AS MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR MOTEL 6, STUDIO 6 BRANDS

Dallas, Texas, 12-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the successful completion of the acquisition of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands by Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII from Accor, the brands will be managed and operated by G6 Hospitality, LLC. The newly-established firm is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and led by Jim Amorosia, CEO. “G6… Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions Boosts Global Client Portfolio with Significant New Business

Southlake, Texas, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions has tapped into regions throughout the globe, building new business and offering hotels the most comprehensive set of hotel distribution and marketing services in the industry.   The hospitality technology company has gained momentum by proving the worth of a true end-to-end solution, helping hoteliers increase their revenue,… Read the full press release

Arkansas Fall Foliage Updates Now Available

Fall color at the Cossatot River

2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Autumn is officially here which means the red, gold, bronze, orange and burgundy of fall foliage isn’t too far away. One of the most eagerly-awaited travel times in The Natural State, this glorious season offers loads of special activities and gorgeous views statewide. As is tradition, the Arkansas Department of Parks and… Read the full press release

Public Notice: State Parks Matching Funds Public Hearings

NEWS MEDIA NOTICE 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The October 17, 18, and 19, 2012, meeting of the Outdoor Recreation Grants Advisory Committee will be held in Little Rock and in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in the Parks and Tourism Conference Room of the Multi Agency Complex,… Read the full press release

Event Advisory: Parade of Planes

2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Event Advisory: Parade of Planes. What: More than 80 airplanes will taxi down the streets of Palm Springs for a “Parade of Planes” starting from the Palm Springs International Airport to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The aircraft will be on display outside and inside the venue for the 2012 Aircraft Owners… Read the full press release

North Platte Rail Fest named one of North America’s best events

American Bus Association names Rail Fest one of North America’s 100 Best Events for 2013 NORTH PLATTE, NEB, 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — North Platte’s Rail Fest logged visitors from 33 states and 11 foreign countries, and has been rewarded by an honor touting the 2013 celebration. The American Bus Association (ABA) announced in September that the North… Read the full press release

Welcome Back: The New Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Soars as the Canadian Brand’s New Flagship

Soaring above the city, the new Four Seasons flagship

Four Seasons brings home 50 years of experience and innovation with an all-new 259 room hotel in the heart of Toronto, the year’s most exciting restaurant debut, and the first Four Seasons Spa in the city Toronto, Canada – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Back home at last: in the city where it all began, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts now comes full… Read the full press release

Renaissance Hotels Welcomes Unique Barcelona Gem to its Growing European Portfolio

Renaissance Hotels Welcomes Unique Barcelona Gem to its Growing European Portfolio

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Opens as Brand’s Second New Hotel This Year in Barcelona. 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Renaissance Hotels, Marriott International’s signature lifestyle brand, has opened its second hotel in Barcelona this year, the spectacular 357-room Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, under a franchise agreement with Hoteles Catalonia.  Located in Plaza Europa and designed by Ateliers… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Dublin Puts Its Soul Into New Lunch Menu

Fresh John Dory at Seasons

Seasonal Irish home cooking at the heart of the dish Dublin, Ireland, 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Dublin has taken crisp, fresh seasonal produce from its local farmers, fisherman and artisan producers to a new level with the launch of its latest Lunch Menu in Seasons restaurant, showcasing the very best that Ireland has to offer… Read the full press release

Romance at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, A Four Seasons Hotel, This Fall with New Ignite the Spark Package and Exclusive Couple’s Experiences

A private midnight swim in the indoor pool

With breathtaking views and steps from world class shopping and dining, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is the perfect backdrop for a romantic retreat. Chicago (The Ritz-Carlton), U.S.A. – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rekindle, reconnect and romance this fall at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, A Four Seasons Hotel, with the Ignite the Spark package and special couple’s experiences designed to rev up the romance…. Read the full press release

Ignite the Spark at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago with New Couples Package and “Honey, Let’s Do This” List to Rekindle and Reconnect

Four Seasons is a perfect romantic destination

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago offers a new package and exclusive experiences for couples. Chicago, U.S.A. – 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — This season fall in love at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago with the Ignite the Spark package and a “Honey, Let’s Do This” list, designed for a memorable trip together. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago invites couples to spend quality time together in the heart… Read the full press release

Marriott International’s Extended-Stay Brands Lead Company’s North American Growth

Expansion surge meets rising demand for lodging solutions for mobile workforce. 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — At the Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Symposium, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced that its extended-stay portfolio now accounts for one-third of the company’s North American development pipeline. Residence Inn by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott lead the U.S. market in this segment and have a… Read the full press release

Marriott International Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

Listen to the quarterly earnings review at http://www.marriott.com/investor (click “recent and upcoming events” tab and click on the quarterly conference call link). THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $0.44, a 52 percent increase over prior year adjusted results; • During the third quarter, the company completed the sale of its equity interest in the Courtyard… Read the full press release

Kids Stay Free This Eid at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

Kids Stay Free This Eid at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

Great value packages this festive season with the Hotel’s Stay Longer offer and a complimentary room for the kids when booking a Corner Suite Cairo at The First Residence, Egypt – The perfect family getaway along the shores of the eternal Nile beckons at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, with the Kids Stay Free Package offering great value and… 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 — /travelprnews.com/ — 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

W Maldives participates in ‘Upgrade yourself’ promotion by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific

Guests can book an Upgrade to the Suite, Villa or Club room and treat themselves to Premium Upgrade Benefits they deserve

2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — W Retreat & Spa Maldives participates in the ‘Upgrade Yourself’ campaign which was launched this week by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific. This campaign allows travellers to upgrade themselves to the higher room categories and enjoy upgraded benefits at a minimum of 20% off standard Suite and Villa rates or 10%… Read the full press release

PURPLE FLAG WEEK SHINES A LIGHT ON ENGLAND AFTER DARK

2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Night owls rejoice: next week sees the launch of Purple Flag Week. Running 24 – 30 September, the week celebrates the benefits of the evening and night time economy, offering the opportunity to showcase the quality, diversity and vibrancy of England’s evening and night-time treats.  As the evenings draw in and hours of… Read the full press release

Accor reaches a secured pipeline of 90 contracts in Brazil

Group has ambitious plans to reach 250 hotels in the country by 2016. Accor partners are committed to invest $1.5 billion. 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Accor, the world leader hotel operator and market leader in Brazil, announces a record secured pipeline of 90 contracts to be delivered by 2016. The Group network in Brazil will increase… Read the full press release

MGALLERY ADDS A PRESTIGIOUS NEW FRENCH ADDRESS TO ITS COLLECTION: LA BASTIDE DE GORDES & SPA

Located in the heart of the Luberon Mountains, La Bastide de Gordes & Spa is the third MGallery establishment in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, where it also operates the Grand Hotel Beauvau in Marseille and the Grand Hotel Roi René in Aix-en-Provence. High-end hotel Collection of Accor group, MGallery embodies the spirit of new luxury:… Read the full press release

Raffles Hotels & Resorts 125th Anniversary Around the World

Raffles Hotels & Resorts 125th Anniversary Around the World

2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — Evening in Singapore. The scent of frangipani and the soft hum of conversation drift across the Palm Court at Raffles Hotel. Is it 1887 or 2012? The doormen, looking crisp in their distinctive Gieves & Hawkes uniforms, welcome arriving travellers. Somewhere deep in the hotel a butler swoops in from a teak… Read the full press release

Visiting two star Michelin chef to host a dinner at Grand Jersey

2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — On Monday 1st October Michael Wignall, head chef at The Latymer restaurant at country house hotel Pennyhill Park, will be cooking up a treat for 20 lucky diners in Tassili’s kitchen. Mr Wignall, who has recently been awarded two Michelin stars, will be visiting Grand Jersey for the second time. General manager… Read the full press release

NIGHT TIME TOURISM WORTH £66BN TO THE UK ECONOMY

VisitEngland and Association of Town Centre Management Partner to Promote the Opportunity for Destinations After Dark 21 September 2012, 2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the run-up to Purple Flag Week (24-30 September), the national tourist Board, VisitEngland, together with the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) have issued guidelines in a publication called ‘The Evening &… Read the full press release

Festively Windsor – Christmas With All The Trimmings At Melbourne’s Most Cherished Hotel

2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — A fabulous seven-course Christmas feast including home-made plum puddings based on a 130-year-old recipe, a gorgeously presented Windsor Grand Christmas Hamper and a choir singing favourite Christmas Carols – these are just some of the offerings from Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor this festive season. The Christmas degustation menu will be served in 111… Read the full press release

Luxury Jersey makes the AA grade

2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jersey has secured its spot as one of the top foodie destinations in the UK with the launch of the 2013 AA Restaurant Guide at the AA Hospitality Awards in London last night. The island’s restaurants now have 32 AA rosettes in total, making Jersey one of the most highly awarded holiday… Read the full press release

Explore the world of “Poke & Sauvignon Blanc” at Makena with Executive Chef Marc McDowell and Master Sommelier Pat Okubo

Featuring Fine Dining Takes on a Classic Hawaiian Dish & Hand Picked Selections of Sauvignon Blanc Wailea, Makena, 2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Makena Beach & Golf Resort has partnered with one the world’s youngest Master Sommeliers to explore the world class pairing of Poke and Wine, simply named “Poke and Sauvignon Blanc” the tasting is held… Read the full press release