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AeroJet Me and Travala.com Join Forces Taking Luxury Travel to New Horizons

LONDON, U.K., Nov. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A leading international private jet rental company, AeroJet Me, and travel booking platform Travala.com, signed a partnership agreement on April 9 this year, consolidating an already exclusive and unique service – offering to customers travelling for business or for pleasure. This will be welcome news for those wishing to pack their bags in times when demand for travel is slowly but surely picking up.

Chartright Air Group announces two new Bombardier aircraft have joined Chartright fleet

TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chartright Air Group announced that the Global 5500 and Challenger 650 by Bombardier joined their fleet based at Toronto Pearson International Airport. With over 30 years of Aircraft Management experience and fleet numbering more than 50 aircraft, Chartright Air Group acquired the international recognition, as a leading Canadian business transportation provider.

Facebook-Recognized Entity Girls Who Travel Rebrands, Changes Name To Her Adventures

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Who Travel, a popular women’s travel group with over 81,000 members from over 100 countries, has undergone a rebranding. The popular group will now operate under the name Her Adventures. This change comes after Facebook recently selected the platform for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.

Southwest Airlines Adds Daily Austin Flight: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in March

AMARILLO, Texas, Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin. The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Greek American Author Releases New Memoir ‘Sophia’s Return’

SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new book by author Sophia Kouidou-Giles, “Sophia’s Return: Uncovering My Mother’s Past” (She Writes Press – September 7, 2021 – ISBN: 978-1647421717 | $16.95. E-ISBN: 978-1647421724 | $9.95) follows a daughter’s journey to understand why her mother left their family home when the author was a seven-year-old child, without a good-bye or explanation.

Zootility Introduces Hover Shield For Travel, Designed To Fit Disposable Masks

PORTLAND, Maine, July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zootility, a design-driven US manufacturing company, announces a breakthrough innovation – the first travel eye shield, known as Hover Shield, that attaches to any disposable mask. Unlike any of its conventional bulky design predecessors, the nearly invisible Hover Shield provides an attractive solution for traveling, seasonal allergies, yard work, large public gatherings, institutional settings, and working in dusty environments.

Bombardier Delivers First Two Global 7500 Aircraft to Proud Canadian Customers

MONTREAL, Quebec, June 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today announced that two of the industry-leading Global 7500 aircraft were handed over to two different Canadian customers, marking the first deliveries of the flagship business jet in Canada. Both aircraft will be managed and offered for charter by leading Canadian aircraft services provider, Chartright Air Group, and will be based at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Say Goodbye to Receipt Headaches! AmTrav and Emburse Automate Travel Expenses

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AmTrav, the one connected platform for business travel, and Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation, today announced the next evolution in their partnership with the launch of their automatic receipts integration.

Introducing The Morgan Resort & Spa, St. Maarten’s Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel – Steps from Maho Beach

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten, June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The island of St. Maarten is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, festive nightlife and epicurean experiences galore. With today’s grand opening of The Morgan Resort & Spa, travelers now have another great reason to visit the destination, just in time for summer.

The First Rafting Trip of the 2021 New River Gorge National Park Rafting Season at ACE Adventure Resort

OAK HILL, W.Va., April 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACE Adventure Resort kicked off the New River Gorge National Park rafting season with their first rafting trip on Friday, March 26, 2021. Last year brought a welcomed increase in outdoor recreational activities such as rafting, climbing, mountain biking, as more Americans turned to outdoor vacations and reduced or eliminated foreign travel in response to the global pandemic.

Gearing up for a Busy Season at ACE Adventure Resort

OAK HILL, W.Va., April 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In preparation for the season kicking off, ACE Adventure Resort announced they are looking for seasonal employees to fill a variety of positions. Adjacent to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, ACE, a family owned and community-based resort, operates on 1,500 acres of lush property.

Travel Back in Time on a Virtual 3D Tour to the Famed Roman Temples of Baalbek

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The famous temple complex of Baalbek, the ancient Heliopolis in Lebanon, is one of the largest Roman religious sites in the world and part of the world heritage. Baalbek has a rich history that goes back to around 8,000 BC. The remaining six pillars of the Temple of Jupiter are now a landmark of Lebanon. “Baalbek Reborn: Temples” app from Flyover Zone will launch using the latest technology.

Colorful Colorado road trips come alive for families with new kids’ adventure book

EAGLE, Colo., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Colorado Summer Road Trip” by Elyssa Nager provides a captivating outlet for families interested in a Colorado road trip. The book, published by Resort Books Ltd, is ideal for children aged 3 to 12, brings to life favorite places to visit across the Mile High State.

Windstar Cruises Will Require Covid-19 Vaccination to Sail

SEATTLE, Wash., March 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Until further notice, Windstar Cruises will require proof of a current COVID-19 vaccination for all guests sailing aboard Windstar’s yachts. The cruise line arrived at the decision in the best health and wellness interests of its guests, crew, and the places the yachts visit. Many Windstar destinations and some airlines have announced or are considering vaccine mandates, providing further support for the new Windstar policy.

TravelInsurance.com Recognized as One of the Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021 by Money

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelInsurance.com has been named by Money as one of the “6 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021” and singled out for its fast and easy travel insurance quote comparison system.

Clear Sky Resorts Launches Unique Luxury Sky Domes at two National Parks in Western U.S. in 2021

TEMPE, Ariz., March 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clear Sky Resorts announces the launch of America’s first and only resort of its kind with the June 2021 grand openings of our properties at two of the most coveted vacation destinations in the West – Grand Canyon National Park and Glacier National Park.

The Role of ‘Green Therapy’ in Improving Mental Health

LANCASTER, Pa., Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With mental health struggles surging globally, particularly in the US, Adventure Explorations has released a new white paper entitled “Improving Mental Health: The Power of Outdoor and Adventure.” The piece explores the benefits outdoor activity has on mental health.

Northwest Navigation Company’s Motor Vessel David B Alaska Cruises Unaffected by Canada’s Cruise Ship Ban

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Feb. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Northwest Navigation Co., which operates the small cruise boat, M/V David B in Alaska, is unaffected by Canada’s recent extended cruise ship ban for the summer of 2021. The company will still be offering multi-day cruises this summer.

Ethical Traveler Announces 2021’s ‘Ten Best (Post-Pandemic) Destinations’ Awards

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every year, California-based Ethical Traveler reviews the world’s developing nations for their commitment to human rights, social welfare, and environmental protection. The ten destinations with the most impressive records are honored with Ethical Destinations Awards.

PARKK App Solves Growing RV Market Parking Dilemmas

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance, today announced the parking technology is now available on both iPhone and Android, so RV travelers will no longer have to limit their travel routes based on current RV parking options.

AmTrav Launches Innovative Flight Shopping Experience for Business Travelers and Travel Managers

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AmTrav, the one-stop platform for business travel, announced today the launch of its brand-new flight shopping experience in their award winning a2b booking tool.

World of Illumination Extends Season Through January 24 With Candy Rush – the Remix Edition

MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Due to overwhelming response, World of Illumination’s Candy Rush drive-through light show is being extended through January 24, 2021. The remix edition is reimagined for the new year with brand new music. The event will continue to take place at Six Flags White Water in Marietta.

Stitchin’ Heaven Announces New Line of Quilting Getaways Beginning in 2021

QUITMAN, Texas, Nov. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stitchin’ Heaven announces Land Ahoy Quilting Cruises, five luxury quilting getaways in cities around the United States. Land Ahoy Quilting Cruises are the most recent addition to Stitchin’ Heaven Travel’s line of quilting-focused vacation packages.

Tickets on Sale Now for World of Illumination’s ‘Socially Safe’ Theme Parks

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination, the world’s largest animated drive-through light show, has released tickets for the 2020 holiday season. The company’s theme parks are located in Tempe and Glendale, Arizona, along with a brand new location in Marietta, Georgia on the grounds of Six Flags White Water.

Petra’s Playground – A Travel Show for Kids – Premieres October 6, 2020

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After more than five years in production and spanning 6 continents and 31 countries, 6-year-old Petra Ahmed will take kids and adults on weekly adventures in her new travel series, Reel Energy Entertainment announced today. Australia, Egypt, Scotland, and many more destinations are on the itinerary including a safari in South Africa.

Element Basalt-Aspen Launches Winter Sale

BASALT, Colo., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Element Basalt-Aspen, part of Marriott International’s collection of hotels, is pleased to announce the launch of its annual Winter Sale for stay dates between December 1, 2020 and April 15, 2021. This sale offers skiers, snowboarders, and other winter sport enthusiasts the opportunity to save up to 40% off regular rates if booked before October 15.

Groundbreaking New Public Television Series Features Afro-Latino Cultures Through the Lens of Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Haas Media LLC announces Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas, a new travel series on public television, premiering with a two-part special featuring Costa Rica this September on Public Television Stations nationwide, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Carpinteria Goes Solar to Reduce Hotel’s Carbon Footprint

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located in Carpinteria, California, owned and operated by the HMBL, LLC, is pleased to announce the activation of their solar power generating system. The hotel has installed over 500 solar voltaic panels on new carports built in the parking lot.

Windstar Cruises Retrofits Fleet with HEPA filters and UV-C Light – Partners with University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Center

SEATTLE, Wash., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To address health concerns brought on by the pandemic, Windstar Cruises has committed to a holistic Beyond Ordinary Care program and will retrofit its fleet of six yachts with hospital-grade HEPA filters, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation and will employ a safe sanitization formula used in health care settings.

Pennsylvania Becomes Home to Brand New ‘COVID-Friendly’ Physical and Spiritual Adventure

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa., July 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Co-owners Cody Meassick and Chris Paradysz present the opening of Adventure Explorations, a multi-disciplined, concierge adventure company using top-notch gear and guides to create custom experiences. With discovery at its heart, adventure creates extraordinary moments of clarity, truth and connection.

Significant Changes in Airline Pet Travel Options: Company Offers Safe Alternative

TUCSON, Ariz., July 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 25 years ago, when Happy Tails Travel began shipping pets by air, it was a simple process with many flight options and minimal restrictions. Slowly the requirements increased. This is especially true over the past 2 years, during which time many airlines suspended flying pets for a period of time to improve pet safety and decrease airline liability. These changes continue to rise.

Hampton Inn San Antonio-Northwoods Reopens June 15 – Centrally Located Hotel Anticipates Exciting Summer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Hampton Inn San Antonio-Northwoods, located at 2127 Gold Canyon Drive San Antonio, Texas, announced Friday it will resume operations following the Coronavirus shutdown. The Hilton branded hotel will open its doors on Monday, June 15 and offer discounted room rates to travelers eager to explore the summer activities in San Antonio.

California-based Travel Company Well Poised for Wholesale Travel Growth

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., June 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Serenity Time, a private wholesale travel platform, is starting to see a big upswing in consumer interest to travel again. Travel searches and increased booking activity appear to be a sign of things to come.

Running Of The Bulls Only Sorta Canceled Due To Pandemic – 14th rendition of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans changes format, again

NEW ORLEANS, La., June 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nola Bulls, LLC has found a way to carry on the fun of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans with an online gathering of amigos. The three-day event that usually spans many blocks and venues in the city of New Orleans will be shortened to a few hours, but expanded to venues around the world.

Maryland Food Truck Week 2020 Will Roll Out in July

BALTIMORE, Md., May 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After many weeks of reflection, we made the decision to uphold Maryland Food Truck Week’s dates to July 10 – 26, 2020, event organizer Au Jus Solutions, announced today. Since Maryland entered a State of Emergency and Governor Hogan issued a stay-at-home order, Food Trucks, who are essential businesses, never truly stopped operating.

Two Local Altitude H2O Recreation Facilities To Re-Open Under The WhoaZone Brand

MADISON, Wis., May 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Empire Recreation Management (ERM), the managing partner responsible for the WhoaZone brand, is pleased to announce that (2) of Altitude H2O’s (AH2O) Texas facilities – Grapevine & Rosharon – are going to open in 2020 under the WhoaZone brand.

Casa Romantica Opened Gardens to Public on Friday, May 22

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning Southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, opened their gardens to the public on Friday, May 22, in accordance with social distancing and safety guidelines provided by the state of California.

Wonderland Water Park at ACE Adventure Resort Announces Reopening Date

OAK HILL, W.Va., May 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACE Adventure Resort, an adventure resort based in The New River Gorge, began rafting, ziplining, and rock climbing trips last weekend, after guidance provided by the state of West Virginia was released. The resort, which encompasses 1,500 acres bordering the New River Gorge National River, announced today their plans to open their most popular attraction, Wonderland Waterpark.

Whitewater Rafting Season Begins in West Virginia

OAK HILL, W.Va., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New River Gorge, whitewater rafting outfitters are excited to begin their 2020 season following guidelines set in place by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice to modify operational procedures in order to provide COVID-19 safety precautions for outfitter guests and staff. ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, West Virginia is excited to get back out on the river.

Hollywood’s New Playground Phuket Thailand Demarest Yacht 2020 Owner William D. Johnson

PHUKET, Thailand, Jan. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hollywood has found itself a new playground free from paparazzi in Phuket, Thailand. The docks are filled with lavish yachts in Phuket these days. One is the most sought after, The Demarest Yacht, William D. Johnson refurbished the Demarest Yacht in 2019 just in time for the boom of 2020 Yachting’s new “hot spot” Phuket Thailand.