TripAdvisor Becomes PATA Strategic Partner

Bangkok, 2012-12-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are pleased to announce TripAdvisor™ as a new PATA Strategic Partner. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor has the largest travel community… Read the full press release

COLORADO EXTREME SPORTS EVENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WINTER

Action sports competitions to entertain and challenge spectators and participants Denver, 2012-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ —With fresh snow on the ground and most Colorado ski resorts open for business, extreme sports events will take center stage this winter season. Colorado’s mountains offer guests opportunities to watch professional ski and snowboard athletes compete for coveted titles, or strap… Read the full press release

Experience a Fun-Filled Winter Escape at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Experience a Fun-Filled Winter Escape at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Defrost this winter and enjoy memorable winter getaways in Budapest Budapest, Hungary – 2012-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wondering why all the buzz about Budapest? Looking for a motive to finally make the call and book a trip to Hungary? Seeing is believing, and here are just a couple among hundreds of reasons to experience all that… Read the full press release

Travelport: Servicing the Digital Leisure Traveller

Global survey provides insights into leisure travellers, technology and trends and how leisure travel agencies can engage further with customers Langley, UK – 2012-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today released the findings of an international survey providing insight into how digital leisure travellers plan and book their trips:… Read the full press release

LA SAMANNA REOPENS IN ST.MARTIN WITH THE COMPLETION OF AN EXTENSIVE RENOVATION PROJECT

2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located on the French side of St. Martin, La Samanna has completed the second phase of an extensive renovation project. Revitalising its long-standing reputation as the ultimate luxury Caribbean destination, the Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and a revamped lobby with sea views as part of the redesigned main building,… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Miami Expands Pool Lounge And Launches New Gourmet Brunch

Hong Kong, 2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mandarin Oriental, Miami is delighted to unveil its expanded pool lounge area, providing additional space for guests to enjoy the hotel’s infinity-edge swimming pool and balmy South Florida weather. Guests can take in sweeping water and city views at the sleek pool setting, which features an elevated pool deck and vibrant… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet Announces Top 10 US Destinations for 2013

LONELY PLANET ANNOUNCES TOP US DESTINATIONS FOR 2013 The US-based staff and authors at the world’s leading travel publisher tell you where to visit in the United States next year with Lonely Planet’s Top 10 US Destinations for 2013 2012-12-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lonely Planet, the #1 travel guidebook publisher in the world, has released its… Read the full press release

British Airways, Hot to Globe Trot for 2013…

2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the far-flung to the unsung, British Airways has compiled its top 13 destinations to visit in 2013. If 2012 was about East London, then 2013 is about the Far East – as holidaymakers seek the natural unspoilt beauty, charm and good-value that Asia has to offer. Richard Tams, British Airways head… Read the full press release

Domestic overnight holiday trips in England up 13% in August

2012-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitEngland today released figures revealing that the number of domestic overnight holiday trips taken in England in August rose by 13 per cent compared to 2011, with just under 8 million trips taken in the month.  The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey also show that holiday spend totalled almost… Read the full press release

Give The Gift Of Mandarin Oriental This Holiday Season

HONG KONG, 2012-12-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Delight friends and loved ones by giving the gift of Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, Michelin-starred cuisine and award-winning spas in the world’s most sought-after locations, all wrapped into one elegant package. The Mandarin Oriental Gift Card is available in denominations ranging from USD 50 to USD 10,000, and can be redeemed for… 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

The French Take 30 Days Off, Americans Take 10: Expedia’s 2012 Vacation Deprivation Study Reveals Stark Differences in National Attitudes Towards Vacation

Japanese, Koreans, Americans and Mexicans take fewest vacation days; French, Spanish, German and Brazilian workers take most BELLEVUE, Wash., 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia.com®, the world’s leading online travel agency, today released the results of the 2012 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual analysis of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The 2012 study was conducted online by Harris… Read the full press release

THE SEBASTIAN – VAIL TRANSFORMS SIGNATURE RESTAURANT CONCEPT WITH OPENING OF ‘LEONORA’

Leonora to Offer Alpine-Inspired Bistro Fare, Tapas and an Exquisite Wine Bar at Vail’s Newest Boutique Hotel and Residences CARBONDALE, COLO. 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Timbers Resorts, developer and operator of private boutique resorts, hotels and residence clubs, unveils Leonora, the refreshed signature restaurant concept at The Sebastian – Vail, the newest property in Vail, Colo. Just as… Read the full press release

Time To Reflect At Mandarin Oriental

HONG KONG, 2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Spas at Mandarin Oriental are offering a nurturing and relaxing body treatment for the New Year that comes with an added bonus. The 80 minute Time to Reflect treatment is one of Mandarin Oriental’s Signature Therapies and consists of a relaxing, hands-on body massage that combines the powerful effects of oriental… 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

Benefit This Winter With Luxury Breaks At Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide

Hong Kong, 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Whether in search of an escape for culture, romance, epicurean delights or simply an exotic beach getaway: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Luxury Breaks provide an enticing excuse to escape the winter blues and book into one of the Group’s exceptional hotels. Stay two nights between 4 January to 4 April… Read the full press release

Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of Mobile with Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence

Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of Mobile with Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence

200 Airlines, 140,000+ Hotel Properties Accessible Via Seamless, Simple Interface; Mobile-Only Hotel Deals Up To 60% Off BELLEVUE, Wash.,  2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Instant flight sorting of more than 200+ airlines. Beautiful, intuitive interface. More than 140 thousand hotel properties. Crisp, gorgeous destination imagery. Mobile-only deals of up to 60% off. Say hello to the new features… Read the full press release

ABTA, Brits Seek Festive Cheer as Demand for Christmas Market Trips Increases

2012-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — This weekend sees the Christmas Market season getting into full swing and ABTA Members are reporting up to 20% increases in bookings year on year for specialist Christmas Market packages.  In recent years overseas Christmas markets have become increasingly popular with UK holidaymakers looking for an authentic and traditional Christmas experience, and… Read the full press release

Mind, Body & Culinary Heaven At Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Hong Kong, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s new Mind, Body & Culinary Heaven Package is a leisurely, luxurious programme of relaxing Asian wellness, delectable Thai cuisine and culture. The package aims to provide guests with lasting memories of an enriching stay in exotic Bangkok, at one of the world’s most legendary hotels that has been… Read the full press release

BAGHVAN JUNGLE LODGE VOTED INDIA’S LEADING WILDLIFE RESORT

2012-11-21 — /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

Grand Lapa, Macau Launches Business Plus Package

Hong Kong, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Located on the Macau peninsula, Grand Lapa, Macau, offers ideal facilities for tailor-made meetings, conferences and events in a relaxed resort atmosphere. With multi-purpose function space and a professional catering team, the hotel offers the perfect environment for both business and leisure. Available until June 2013, the Business Plus Package provides… Read the full press release

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa wins Ecotourism Award 2012

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa wins Ecotourism Award 2012

2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Serena Beach Hotel & Spa is this year’s winner of the coveted Ecowarrior Awards 2012. The resort was given the recognition at a colorful ceremony held on Friday night at the Nairobi Serena Hotel, one that saw several competitive entries in the Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year- Holiday Homes and Villas Category…. Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas Celebrates New Year’s Eve With The Ultimate Presidential New Year’s Eve Package

Hong Kong, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas has created the ultimate celebration package for a grand good-bye to 2012 and a fantastic welcome to 2013. The Ultimate Presidential New Year’s Eve Package One lucky couple can celebrate the onset of 2013 with an over-the-top New Year’s Eve weekend at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas.  The… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn Express Defines ‘Smart Travel’ in India: IHG and Duet India Hotels bring the brand to Ahmedabad to meet the growing demand for comfort and value

Holiday Inn Express Defines 'Smart Travel' in India: IHG and Duet India Hotels bring the brand to Ahmedabad to meet the growing demand for comfort and value

New Delhi, 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Launched today, Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad is set to meet the needs of today’s savvy travellers. The first of the brand in India, the hotel defines smart travel by pairing comfort and convenience with proximity and price. Located in the heart of the commercial and shopping district, with easy access… Read the full press release

Discover Greece! Fly NIKI to 19 dream destinations

Book your summer flights now! 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — NIKI is expanding its network in time for summer 2013, with brand-new destinations in Greece and even more flights from Vienna. Following new additions to the airline’s Greek schedules last summer, NIKI is transforming Vienna International Airport into a hub for flights to Greece for the entire… Read the full press release

CTC upgrades European travel plans to Canada

CTC upgrades European travel plans to Canada

One-off social-media promotion intercepts consumers at French and German airports 2012-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — The planning is over, the bags are packed and you’re striding confidently across the airport concourse to check in…but, what’s that you say? Canada? The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has been running a special social-media promotion at major airports in France and Germany… Read the full press release

Concur Launches $150 Million Concur Perfect Trip Fund

Company drives its vision of The Perfect Trip by expanding the T&E Cloud ecosystem through investments in innovative companies Redmond, Wash., 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced the launch of the Concur Perfect Trip™ Fund, $150 million in capital allocated specifically to invest in and nurture… Read the full press release

Hilton HHonors Announces Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale

Save up to 40 percent on stays through December 31, 2013 MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-11-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, has launched its Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale, giving travelers added incentive to make the most of their weekends. Beginning today, guests can save up to 40… Read the full press release

Travel in style at Capella Singapore

Capella Singapore invites guests to explore the beauty of Singapore through the lens of luxury SINGAPORE, 2012-11-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Setting the benchmark for true luxury, Capella Singapore presents a holiday experience like no other. Guests can now travel in true style and comfort and explore all that Singapore has to offer with the Travel in… Read the full press release