Travel and Tourism News - Page 6

Page 6 of Travel and Tourism News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Andaz 5th Avenue Packs Your Picnic for You

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 15, 2011, Andaz 5th Avenue will launch their picnic basket service for guests, which offers three picnic basket choices and the option to use an Andaz Picnic Host to help arrange the perfect day. The picnic baskets are packed with an array of delicacies and treats from the hotel’s restaurant, the shop.

Running of the Bulls in New Orleans Marks 5th Year with Biggest Fest Yet!

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Some people mark their 5-year anniversary with a wooden gift, perhaps a replica of an official Major League Baseball Louisville Slugger. Nola Bulls does it with baseball bats too, only theirs are plastic and wielded by Rolling Bulls! San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) will release hundreds of ‘Roller Bulls’ on its streets again, led by the Big Easy Rollergirls. El Encierro, or Running of the Bulls in New Orleans, is the featured event in a 4 day festival from July 7-10, 2011.

Higher Oil Prices Not Putting Brakes on RV Travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the recent climb in oil prices, RV travel is expected to reach record levels this year, according to Florida RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches. ‘It’s common for us to see a spike in sales during the summer, however this year we’re seeing dramatic increases in bookings all the way through December and into 2012,’ said CEO Rob Tischler.

Kief-Joshua Vineyards New Release Wine and Music Festival 2011

SONOITA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards is celebrating their Fourth Annual Arizona New Release Wine Festival on April 16th and 17th, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will be filled with new wines, winery tours, great food and live music!

Property in Costa Rican Paradise Starting at $70K – La Montana at Coco Bay

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Costa Rica Development Group (CRDG) announces the opening of its newest community, La Montana at Coco Bay. La Montana makes the dream of home ownership in a tropical setting a reality. Located along the Pacific Coast between Ocotal and Playas del Coco, La Montana is the latest addition to CRDG’s established residential community of Coco Bay Estates.

Oil Boom Town is Now Bustling with Travelers Seeking Outdoor Adventure

FARMINGTON, N.M. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In view of the snow-capped San Juans to the north, with the iconic Shiprock floating on the skyline to the west, Farmington is a rugged oil boom town rapidly emerging as a destination for outdoor adventurers. ‘Our climate, rivers and wilderness areas make outdoor activities a major attraction for visitors,’ says Debbie Dusenbery, director of the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

GoLocalApps Produces Free iPhone Guides for Santa Barbara County and Dry Creek Valley Vintners’ Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Northern California wine tourists will soon have two more free iPhone wine guide apps, just in time for upcoming seasonal events. In April, GoLocalApps, a unit of 1776 Productions, will be releasing apps for the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association (SBCVA) and the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV). The apps will allow users to sort wineries by distance, varietal, amenities and, as with the SBVCA app, by region and AVA.

Rock Takes Out the Largest Street Carnival in the World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From the 5th to 8th of March, Bahia will not be only the capital of the axe music, but will be also the capital of Rock’n’Roll. ACCRBA, a leading Brazilian-based non-profit association established 1994, announces the launch of the 17th edition of the Palco do Rock Festival, sponsored by BahiaGas, the Government of the State of Bahia and with the support of the Municipal Town hall of Salvador.

CheapOair Introduces Travel Trend Data

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair launched two additions to its site, the Top 50 Destinations and the Top 25 City Pairs pages. The lists tally travel trend data on the Top 50 Destinations and Top 25 Travel Routes most searched by customers on CheapOair.com as well as the lowest fares to those cities. Each Tuesday morning the lists are updated so it’s easy to stay in touch with current hot spots – both domestically and internationally.

Win a Free Trip to Istanbul Courtesy of OneTravel – ‘Tweet Your Way to Turkey’ Social Media Contest

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OneTravel is giving away grand prize trips to Istanbul during its ‘Tweet Your Way to Turkey’ contest. Lucky winners will be awarded a grand prize trip consisting of two roundtrip tickets to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines and a five day, four night stay at the new, 4-star Edition Hotel.

Win a Free Trip to Fiji: 10 Days Left to Enter

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The countdown is on! Ten days remain to enter CheapOair’s ‘Crazy in Love’ video contest. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, grab your sweetie, push the record button and make a 30-second video that demonstrates how crazy in love you are and what makes you unique as a couple – it could be a hobby or a special talent or anything that shows how your love for each other is distinctive.

CommunityJourney.com Launched on January 14, 2011, and is Now Available to the Public

SUGARLAND, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jaime Viancos is the owner and operator of the website Community Journey, as well as a devoted world traveler. For those seeking advice and insight on traveling the world, his site provides all that and more. He hopes to enlighten those who desire to travel, but simply cannot.

Ely Winter Festival Slated for February 3-13, 2011 in Ely, Minnesota

ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the 17th annual Ely Winter Festival slated for February 3-13, 2011, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events with something for all ages and interests, ranging from the annual Mukluk Ball, Sled Dog Rides, and historic Voyageur Encampment, to a crafts fair, ice fishing contest, food events, and the Ely ArtWalk taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period.

Planning a Trail Riding Vacation and Want to Avoid the Routine ‘Nose to Tail’ Debacle?

ROUNDUP, Mont. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sound familiar? You’re looking forward to a week of riding in the wide open spaces, the feeling of freedom, fresh air on your face and the sounds of wildlife all around you. Instead you find yourself limited to routine rides with your horse’s nose firmed fixed in another horse’s butt! Top50Ranches.com feels your pain and has the ‘no surprises’ solution with complete riding details for each of their ranches.

CheapOair Launches ‘Get There For Less’ TV Ad Campaign

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair, a top 10 online travel booking site, announces the launch of its first ever television campaign today. The 30-second ads feature the tag-line ‘Get There for Less,’ an expression of the company’s commitment and brand promise to put quality and value first for smart shoppers who continue to demand the best of both even in the post recessionary market.

Marriott & Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts and CheapOair Sync Up for a 12 Days of Travel Holiday Giveaway

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts (MARCAM) and CheapOair are playing Santa this year and delivering sand and sunshine to a holiday village near you. The two organizations have partnered for a jubilant ’12 Days of Travel’ holiday sweepstakes, giving away hotel stays and airfare vouchers daily via Twitter.

Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge Drums Up Good Will

TOLEDO, Belize (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge, located in southern Belize, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the community with its involvement in a drumming project for local Garifuna youth. Perched in the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of southern Belize, Machaca Hill Lodge is a self-contained sanctuary from the everyday world.

CheapOair Launches Montreal Promotion – ‘Like Us’ on Facebook and Win a Montreal Weekend Getaway!

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair’s ‘Like Us’ Facebook contest launches Monday, November 1 in partnership with Tourism Montreal, Air Canada (TSE:AC.B) and the Montreal Marriott Chateau. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2010, savvy travelers have 5 days to enter the contest by ‘liking’ the Montreal Buzz and CheapOair Facebook pages.

Leading Online Travel Agency CheapOair Wins Three 2010 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair is the proud recipient of three of Travel Weekly’s esteemed 2010 Magellan Awards. CheapOair was honored with a Gold Award in the Promotional Videos category and Silver Awards in the Booking Interface and TV Campaign categories. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards recognize the best in the travel industry and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it.

A New Danger for Travelers: Officially Sanctioned Baggage Tampering

HONG KONG (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As security efforts increase globally, Securoseal, a company specializing in baggage security, has issued a public warning concerning a growing trend of authorities being implicated in acts of baggage tampering. This has caused unintentional security breaches internationally, endangering the welfare of affected passengers and exposing them to the possibility of criminal sanctions.

OneTravel Launches New Blog and iPhone App Contest

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OneTravel, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized travel sites, announces its latest endeavor, the OneTravel Blog, which officially launched on August 12, 2010. Readers can find valuable travel information, news, planning tips, and fun things to do while on vacation.

Film Buffs Get Ready for 22nd Pan African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO)

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Filmmakers, producers, distributors and fans will gather in Ouagadougou for the 22nd Pan African Film and Television festival, February 26 – March 5, 2011. The official travel agency for the festival, New York based Access Africa, Inc., is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air Maroc.

CheapOair Launches South Africa Contest – Tweet Your Way to a Grand Prize of Two Roundtrip Tickets to South Africa

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair, a top ten rated online travel agency, in partnership with South African Airways and Lonely Planet, has announced that they will hold a 10-day contest via Twitter. CheapOair.com is the 7th largest online booking travel site and is a leading supplier of airfares, hotels, car rentals and vacation packages.

New iPhone Cruise Finder App Sets Sail

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iCruise.com, a leading national travel retailer of cruise vacations, announced today the launch of its new Cruise Finder app for iPhones, iPods and iPads. The free download will give travelers access to detailed information about hundreds of ships and thousands of cruise itineraries.

Net Rate Hotel Program for Travel Agents

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hariworld Travel has launched a new, robust, Web-based hotel search and booking engine allowing travel professionals to book hotels at net rates at more than 50,000 hotel and resort properties worldwide. ‘Agents no longer have to wait for clients to return from their trip to receive their commission,’ says Kamini Cohly, President of Hariworld.

Travelong Receives the Million Dollar Award from China Airlines

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travelong, a management company providing business travel and meeting planning services to corporations and independent agents, has recently been honored as a recipient of the Million Dollar Award for 2009 by China Airlines.

Travelong Advances on Travel Weekly 2010 Power List

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Travel Weekly’s prestigious Power List, released today, Travelong enjoyed significant advancements over last year’s standings, moving three spots from number 16 to number 13. This advancement positions Travelong among the top 15 travel companies. ‘We are absolutely thrilled with our advancements on the Power List,’ notes Travelong’s CEO and Chairman, Sam Jain.

Travelong Awarded First Ever Peak of Excellence Award from Sabre Travel Network

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travelong, a travel company that’s one part travel management, one part travel web site and one part technology infrastructure, has recently been honored as a recipient of Sabre Travel Network’s first ever Peak of Excellence award for its achievements in 2009. Travelong, established in 1933, is located in New York City and serves more than 100 corporate clients.

OneTravel Advances 14 Spots on Travel Weekly’s Esteemed 2010 Power List

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Travel Weekly’s esteemed Power List, released today, OneTravel enjoyed significant advancements over last year’s standings, moving 14 spots from number 59 to number 45. This advancement positions OneTravel among the top 50 travel companies, ranking it alongside leading organizations.

CheapOair Receives Prestigious LinkShare 2010 Golden Link Publisher’s Choice Award and Innovative Advertiser of the Year Nomination

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair.com, a top ten online travel agency in North America, won the prestigious LinkShare 2010 Golden Link Publisher’s Choice Award and received an Innovative Advertiser of the Year nomination. These accolades are awarded to affiliate programs that push for the implementation of new technology, promote revenue-producing campaigns, utilize unique initiatives that have facilitated new partnerships, increased sales and delivered great ROI.

Hoxeyville Music Festival: Grateful Dead Members Return to Northern Michigan

WELLSTON, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year marks the eighth year of the Hoxeyville Music Festival. And, this week, festival organizers announced the addition of the world famous drumming duo – the Rhythm Devils – featuring Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, originally of the Grateful Dead.

In-Flight Entertainment Soars with Airlines Offering Wi-Fi and the iPad

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair, a top ten rated online travel agency, is pleased to announce that several of their airline partners now offer in-flight Wi-Fi, and the Apple iPad. Today’s traveler is Web savvy; often booking cheap flights online, and utilizing travel gadgets, iPhones and Blackberrys.

CheapOair Deals for Student Travelers

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair has been serving the student travel market for years, making it easy for student travelers to search and book low airfares online for domestic and international destinations. Graduating students eager to travel to Asia and explore this alluring and exotic destination can book cheap flights to Beijing through CheapOair.

Hundreds of Bulls to be Released on New Orleans Streets!

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since 2007 the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter have seen a growing number of gorings from rolling bulls. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans 2010 (SFNO) promises to provide more of the same during the annual Running of the Bulls in New Orleans. Nola Bulls, LLC (Nola Bulls) presents its fourth homage to Pamplona’s Sanfermines with events from July 9-11th, 2010.

Introducing Webjet.com: Largest Online Travel Agency in Australia Launches Operation in the United States, Highlighting Unique ‘StayThenPay’ Hotel Feature

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Webjet Ltd., Australia’s largest and most successful online travel agency, is excited to announce the launch of its U.S. affiliate. Operating as a fully independent online travel agency, Webjet.com is committed to help U.S. customers search through millions of airfare and flight combinations to find the best deal for international itineraries.

Cheap Flights to the Hottest Spring and Summer Destinations on CheapOair

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair, a top ten rated online travel agency, provides affordable flights for travelers looking to get away this spring and summer. Despite industry news of increasing fares through the summer, travelers can find flights under $199 to popular destinations at CheapOair.

Unique Zulu Volunteer Trip into South Africa – Explore, Experience and Empower

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For those who seek meaning, connection, and want to make a difference as they travel, a San Francisco-based cultural and philanthropic tour company offers a unique Zulu ’empowerment’ volunteer tour into KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in September of 2010. This three-week trip, offered by The Cultural Explorer, gives volunteer travelers the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant Zulu culture while participating in a variety of service-oriented projects.

32-Year-Old Embarks on Photo-Journey Across America – He Took His First Photos Falling Out of a Plane

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thirty-two-year-old Wil Fernandez calls himself ‘the youngest Winnebago owner in America.’ He should know, since every week or two he pulls his 31-foot rig into the outskirts of a different American town, parks, and sets up shop. Fernandez is a life photographer, embarked on a year-long enterprise to travel the U.S. from coast-to-coast and back again.

Allstar Coaches Reports Florida RV Rentals at Highest Level in Years

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Florida RV rentals are approaching the highest levels since 2006, according to Florida based RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches. ‘Compared to the past few years, RV rentals across the board are way up and at the highest levels we’ve seen in quite some time,’ said CEO Rob Tischler. Allstar Coaches is also reporting substantial increases in reservations for their California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania RV rentals.

Cheap Travel How To’s with Bill Miller, CheapOair Expert

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bill Miller, VP of Strategic Partnerships for CheapOair has been making nationwide headlines offering travel tips for all types of travelers including budget travelers. Today’s economy is challenging and leisure travelers on a budget are worried about taking a much needed vacation. Mr. Miller has provided the how to’s of cheap travel to allay their concerns.