Travel and Tourism News - Page 10

Page 10 of Travel and Tourism News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Poppa Neutrino Partners with Riley Books to use eBay Auctions to Garner Sponsors for Raft Trip to China

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The media follows David Pearlman aka Poppa Neutrino wherever he goes. Poppa Neutrino’s journeys have been chronicled by National Geographic, the New Yorker and dozens of other media outlets. This latest voyage is certain to garner the same kind of attention that his earlier ones have. Pearlman is no stranger to ocean crossings, having crossed the Atlantic during the nineties and even having made a 1800 mile journey down the Mississippi River.

Leading Online Consolidator Booking Tool Now Available to Travel Agents

NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York based Fare Buzz (www.farebuzz.com), announced today its advanced Web-based Booking Engine tool will be made available to Travel Agents and their Agency’s Websites for easier accessibility. The industry leader in Air Consolidator fares and their Web-based booking engine has made it easier for Agents to search worldwide fares and eliminates the need to contact several air consolidators to get the best fare.

Largest Healthy Travel Site Launches with 100 Destinations

SAN DIEGO, CA – Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a San Diego based healthy-living media company, announced today the launch of its new healthy travel portal, athleticmindedtraveler.com. This first-of-its-kind site arms travelers with accurate information and credible recommendations on fitness-focused hotels, superior health clubs and gyms, healthy eating options, running routes, retailers, and more in 100 North American destinations.

Travel Agent Sells More than $150,000 in Her First Month with America’s Vacation Center / American Express

SAN DIEGO, CA – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Within a month of her first sale as an independent contractor with America’s Vacation Center, home-based travel agent Alisha Kier has sold more than $150,000 in cruise and vacation packages. ‘The support I receive from America’s Vacation Center is unparalleled in the industry,’ Kier said. ‘Their Live Leads(TM) and cutting-edge technology help me fulfill my desire to bring families together and give them their dream vacations.’

Top Ten World Travel Destinations In 2005

CHICAGO, IL – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers.

Group Travel Planet LLC Launches First-Ever Direct Connect Technology for Group Hotel Distribution

PIGEON FORGE, TN – Jan. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Group Travel Planet LLC, the pioneer and leader of online group travel, marked a major step in hotel distribution by today announcing that it has built first-ever direct connections that pull group hotel rates and inventory from hotel central reservation systems (CRS), property management systems (PMS), providers of distribution management solutions and merchant hotel distributors.

Leading Corporate & Leisure Air Consolidator Celebrates Record Year

NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York based FareBuzz.com, the industry leader in Air Consolidator fares, celebrated another record year as its client roster and revenue base grew significantly in 2005. ‘Our expansion and growth into the Corporate Travel Agency sector was a primary reason we enjoyed another record year,’ said FareBuzz.com CEO Arnold Walter. A contributing driver for this tremendous growth was the introduction of an upgraded Online Booking Tool to enhance their current Best Fare/Real Time booking engine for Business & First Class fares.

Best Inn in North America 2005 Award goes to Boutique-style Luxury Inn in Columbia, MD

COLUMBIA, MD – Dec. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Inn at Peralynna Manor, a small Maryland Luxury Inn, was selected ‘Best in North America,’ 2005, by Arrington’s Inn Traveler Magazine. In competition with 33,000 Inns and B & B’s, Peralynna has taken the top spot in 2005. In 2004, Peralynna was awarded ‘Best Inn in USA’ by Arrington’s.

Perillo Tours’ New HD-DVD Brochures Let Travelers Discover the Romance of Italy Without Leaving Their Living Room

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perillo Tours, Inc., America’s leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced the launch of their originally produced, High Definition DVD brochure ‘Discover Italy,’ allowing travelers to explore the lush landscapes of Italy right from the comfort of their own living room, before making their final travel plans.

Group Travel Planet LLC Named Travel Partner of Choice by VISIT FLORIDA

PIGEON FORGE, TN – Nov. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Group Travel Planet, LLC, the pioneer and leader of online group travel booking, and VISIT FLORIDA, the official source for travel planning for the Sunshine State, today announced a strategic partnership that names Group Travel Planet the group travel partner of choice for VISIT FLORIDA.

Charter Bus America, Inc. Launches Website Providing Charter Bus Travel Quotes and Reservations in Seconds Online

AUSTIN, TX – Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charter Bus America, Inc. today announced that it has launched an online reservation system, allowing travelers to access multiple quotes and information for custom charter bus travel in a matter of seconds. The pilot launch targets charter bus rentals in Austin, Texas, but the company plans to make all Texas charter bus rentals available by the end of November and several other states by the end of this year.

The Active Network Partners with Group Travel Planet to Provide Members with Online Group Travel Deals and Reservations

PIGEON FORGE, TN – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Active Network Inc. (Active) and Group Travel Planet, LLC today announced a new marketing partnership that allows Active’s team administrators, event directors and customers to book group hotel rooms and motor coach charters at deeply discounted rates using Group Travel Planet’s unique online reservation technology.

Traveling With Kids Holiday Survival Guide

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s that time of year again and parents are starting to think about traveling over the holidays. Whether it’s a road trip to see family and friends, a ski vacation or an airplane ride to a warm sunny beach, Traveling With Kids can ease the pressure of traveling with children.

TravelNet Solutions Creates a Rush for Travel Deals in Unique Destinations at ResortsandLodges.com

SAINT PAUL, MN – Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the launch of its incrediDEALS(TM) product, TravelNet Solutions has tapped into a market of millions of consumers who want more than the standard deals offered by most travel sites. New incrediDEALS(TM) product offers exclusive travel deals to last minute shoppers, bargain hunters.

The GEM Group, Ltd. Announces ‘How to Start a Tour Guiding Business,’ Workshop and Book by Gerry Mitchell

ATLANTA, GA – August 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The GEM Group, Ltd., offering workshops and seminars on travel and tourism careers and opportunities, today announced the publication of ‘Tour Guiding: How to Start a Tour Guiding Business,’ by Gerry Mitchell, an all-inclusive manual for tourism professionals and anyone who aspires to joint the wonderful world of travel tourism. The book will also be used as a companion volume in Mr. Mitchell’s acclaimed workshop to be held November 6th – November 12th in Charleston, South Carolina.

iExplore Upgrades Website – Adds ‘Find A Travel Buddy’

CHICAGO, IL – July 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today the launch of the newest version of its award-winning adventure travel website. Version 4.0 includes richer content and community sections. iExplore has been named the ‘Best Adventure Travel Website’ by Forbes Magazine for five years in a row.

Marbella Travel & Tours Announces Partnership with Webway Solutions, LLC

MIAMI, Fla. and San Jose, COSTA RICA – July 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marbella Travel and Tours, a complete Costa Rican travel provider based in Costa Rica, today announced that it will partner with Webway Solutions, LLC, positioning the new Marbella Travel and Tours to become the number one provider of Costa Rican travel packages in the world.

Thousands of Travelers Tell Zoom And Go.com the Best Hotels for Makin’ Babies

TORONTO, Canada – July 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A luxurious resort in Bora Bora. An intimate plantation in Nevis. A deluxe hotel in Fiji. When it comes to procreating on vacation, thousands of consumers have cast their ballots for exotic faraway hideaways, in ZoomAndGo.com’s ‘Best Hotels for Makin’ Babies’ poll.

Calig Travel Joins with Altour

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Calig Travel, a $5 million cruise and leisure agency located in Woodland Hills, California has reached an agreement to join Altour as part of their new office expansion in the Encino/Sherman Oaks, California area which will open in October 2005.

iExplore Announces 2005 Top Ten World Travel Destinations

CHICAGO, Ill. – June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a mid-year update, iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announces the list of ‘Top Ten World Travel Destinations’ in 2005 (to date) as determined by bookings of its adventure and experiential travelers between January 1, 2005 and May 31, 2005.

Madagascar Movie Stimulating Travel Demand to Country – iExplore Launches New Safari to Madagascar to Meet Needs

CHICAGO, Ill. – June 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raking in $101 million since its debut, the animated film ‘Madagascar’ is not only driving box office sales, it is stimulating new travel demand to Madagascar, the island nation located of the southeastern coast of Africa. This is based on actual sales trends seen by iExplore (www.iExplore.com), a leading seller of adventure and experiential travel, who specializes in African safaris.

Natchez Pilgrimage Tours Moves to New Location

JACKSON, Miss. – May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Natchez Pilgrimage Tours announces that as of June 1, 2005 it will be located at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center at 640 S. Canal Street, Natchez, Mississippi. The Natchez Visitor Reception Center is a state-of-the-art Visitor Center that attracts, educates and orients visitors to the city of Natchez and is conveniently located adjacent to the Historic District. The visitor will now have literally one-stop shopping to plan for all of their activities during their stay in Natchez.

Hawaii Family Vacations Cost 2.5% More In 2005 Than In 2004 According To The Annual Travel-Hawaii.com Hawaii Family Vacation Cost Index

HONOLULU, HI – May 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the busy summer travel season, the results of the annual Travel-Hawaii.com Hawaii Family Vacation Cost Index are released. The Travel-Hawaii.com Hawaii Family Vacation Cost Index is projected to increase by nearly 2.5 percent in 2005.

Amadeus Launches Hotel Group Booking for Agents Powered by Group Travel Planet

MIAMI, FL and PIGEON FORGE, TN – April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Amadeus, travel industry technology provider and leading global distribution system (GDS), and Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.GroupTravelPlanet.com), pioneer of online group travel booking, today announced a new partnership that will bring Group Travel Planet’s one-of-a-kind leisure hotel group booking capabilities and vast supplier inventory to the desktops of Amadeus agents in North America.

Participate in Expedition to Find Genghis Khan’s Tomb – iExplore Named Exclusive Sales Agent for this First-of-its-Kind Tour

CHICAGO, IL – April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time ever, a select group of travelers can help archaeologists try to unearth one of the most elusive tombs in history: the tomb of Genghis Khan. In a new partnership announced between iExplore and Skybrite International, iExplore was named the exclusive sales agent for tours visiting the Genghis Khan Expedition dig site.

Improved Stability in the Middle East Stimulating Pent-Up Travel Demand to Region

CHICAGO, IL — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) reports increased demand for travel to the Middle East in 2005, including increased sales in each of Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan over this same period last year. Growing demand is attributed to decreasing hostilities in Iraq, Syria pulling its troops out of Lebanon and improving relations between Israel and Palestine.

Pioneer of Online Group Bookings, Group Travel Planet, Celebrates 5th Anniversary

PIGEON FORGE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ — Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.GroupTravelPlanet.com), the company who pioneered online group travel booking, today announced the celebration of its 5-year anniversary and the company’s key accomplishments of providing consumers, tour operators and thousands of group-friendly suppliers one-of-a-kind features that make it simple and convenient to book and manage group travel online.

Top Ten ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Trips – Baby Boomers Acquiring More Experiences, Less Assets, in 2005

CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today a list of Top Ten ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Trips, as determined by unique travel inquiries at iExplore over the last year.

Camp USA of Orlando, Florida Brings High Quality, Privately Owned Motor Home Rentals and Service to Ft. Lauderdale

ORLANDO, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Camp USA Motor Home Rentals (www.campusarv.com), a Florida-based RV rental company specializing in high quality motor homes owned by private individuals, today announced the grand opening of a second location in Ft. Lauderdale at 2851 Hammondville Road, Pompano Beach, Florida.

Bus Tax Repealed in Time for the 73rd Annual Natchez Spring Pilgrimage

NATCHEZ, MS /Send2Press Newswire/ — Natchez Pilgrimage Tours (www.natchezpilgrimage.com) announces that The $1 per passenger Bus Tax has been repealed by the City of Natchez just in time for this year’s Spring Pilgrimage which occurs March 12 thru April 16. Since 1998 the City has required all incoming tour groups to pay $1 per passenger.

Revelex Signs Partnership Deal with GroupTravelPlanet.com

BOCA RATON, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Revelex (www.Revelex.com) and Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.GroupTravelPlanet.com) have entered into a business development partnership that will allow Revelex customers to book and manage their group hotel rooms of five rooms or more directly online, saving them valuable time and money.

GroupTravelPlanet.com Signs Partnership Deal with SideStep

PIGEON FORGE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ — Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.grouptravelplanet.com) and SideStep (www.sidestep.com) have entered into a business development partnership that will allow SideStep customers to book and manage their group hotel rooms of five rooms or more directly online, saving them valuable time and money.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2004

CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers in 2004.