Travel and Tourism News - Page 8

Page 8 of Travel and Tourism News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Top Ten Summer World Travel Destinations for Cultural Exploration

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten Summer World Travel Destinations for Cultural Exploration as determined by vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers.

Top Ten Family Travel Vacations Worldwide

CHICAGO, Ill., July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten Family Travel Vacation Experiences Worldwide as determined by the iExplore team of world travel experts. Top 10 Family Travel Vacations – Overall: Number 1 is Fly fishing in Scotland.

TravelCell Celebrates Summer Travel with Sizzling Cell Phone Services

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelCell, a leading provider for global cellular and satellite phone rentals, announces special summer cell phone services for international travelers. Many people will find that their U.S. cell phone will not work abroad and if it does, it can be costly.

Top Ten Wildlife Safaris Worldwide

CHICAGO, Ill., July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten World Safari Experiences as determined by the iExplore team of world travel experts. 1. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Opposites Attract – Sporting Resort and Spa Provides Best of Both Worlds

SWAINSBORO, Ga., June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Imagine a getaway that provides sporting adventure and spa relaxation. Consider being in a rustic environment that is also luxurious. Delight in a place that caters to the need for fresh air as much as the desire for gourmet dining. These seeming opposites come together splendidly at Flat Creek Lodge in Southeast Georgia.

RV Rental Firm Takes the ‘Bummer’ Out of Summer with Gas Rebate Promotion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With all eyes on rising fuel prices, Allstar Luxury Coaches introduces its new GAS PASS promotion. The price of gas is breaking records and is expected to keep rising, which can make for some pain at the pumps on a summer road trip. In an effort to ease some of that pain, Allstar is rolling out this special offer: The new GAS PASS promotion gives RV renters a $300-$500 fuel rebate credit for new summer rentals.

The Cultural Explorer, a San Francisco-based Cultural and Philanthropic Tour Company, Shows Travelers How Easy it is to Help Others as They Travel South Africa

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As TV viewers saw on Oprah’s Big Give, it does not take a lot to make a difference in someone’s life. The Cultural Explorer, a San Francisco-based cultural and philanthropic tour company, shows travelers how easy it is to help others as they travel. Beginning travel philanthropists need to know where to start and how to donate their time and money in a safe and effective way.

Hawaii Hotels Punish Rule-Breaking Smokers

HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, Hawaii’s hotels are still adjusting to the comprehensive smoking ban that the State of Hawaii put in place in November of 2006. One of the outcomes of these adjustments are high and often mandatory cleaning charges, imposed by many hotels should a guest light up in a non-smoking hotel room.

Lake Geneva Resort Gives Mom a Well-Deserved Vacation

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cove of Lake Geneva All-Suite Resort and Conference Center is proud to announce their ‘Mother’s Day Enter to Win’ contest running through May 5, 2008. Entrants are asked to describe, in 500 words or less, why their mother deserves to win a two night stay in one of The Cove’s fully-appointed luxury suites.

Net Rate Hotel Program for Travel Agents

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Fare Buzz launched a new, dynamic, web-based hotel booking engine – an industry first – allowing travel professionals to book hotels at net rates in over 100,000 hotel and resort properties.

Perillo Tours Offers Free Airfare to Italy via EuroFly Airlines

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perillo Tours, America’s leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced one of the most aggressive promotions in Italian tourism history – free roundtrip airfare from New York’s JFK to Rome, Bologna and Palermo aboard EuroFly airlines. The flights must be booked by June 1, 2008, in conjunction with select Perillo tours and specific departure dates.

iExplore Expands Into The United Kingdom

CHICAGO, Ill. and LONDON, England, March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago-based iExplore formally announced its global expansion plans, with today’s launch of www.iExplore.co.uk, targeting adventure travelers in the U.K. It is the company’s first formal effort outside of the U.S. since the company launched in 1999. iExplore is hoping to become the #1 ranked website for adventure and experiential travel in the U.K., replicating the position it has held in the U.S. since 2000.

The Vacation Never Ends with Unique Travel Group Planner

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Can’t get everyone together at the same time? Trying to juggle schedules to organize a family reunion? Help is on the way. Vacation Never Ends, LLC announces the launch of a new web site that brings together family and friends for easy trip and event planning.

1-800-SKI VAIL Validated by The Court of Appeals in Trademark Lawsuit Against Vail Ski Area

DENVER, Colo. – Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February, 7th 2008, a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won in the Court of Appeals against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. (VA) over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the appeal, the Tenth Circuit Court affirmed that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL(R).

Wacky-Wacky Parking Fees at Waikiki Hotels

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — You might get a great deal on a rental car on the island of Oahu. But if you stay in Waikiki, as almost all visitors to Oahu do, you may pay as much as $25 (plus tax) to park your car for the night, according to a survey of Waikiki hotels conducted by Travel Hawaii LLC in Honolulu, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service.

Travelong Receives Award from Delta Airlines

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Delta Airlines presented its yearly sales award to Travelong.com in recognition for its Outstanding Performance in 2007. A spokesperson from Delta noted that the award is rarely granted and Travelong is one of only seven companies this year to receive this notable achievement.

Renewed Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon in Waikiki Makes a Splash

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hawaii’s largest hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki has finally completed its long-awaited lagoon revitalization project, according to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service. The project has transformed the once murky, uninviting pond into a delightful 5 acre swimming and recreation center, open not only to guests of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but to the general public as well.

Fareportal and Sam Jain Donate Two Air Tickets to Covenant House

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FAREPORTAL is a technology solutions provider to the travel industry. Strategically located in ‘Silicon Alley,’ in the heart of New York City, their group of consultants is dedicated to harnessing the future of online travel technology for FAREPORTAL customers and partners. Covenant House New York is the nation’s largest adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2007

CHICAGO, Ill. – Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers. Egypt held on to its top position for the third straight year, and the rest of the top 10 was largely unchanged from 2006.

2007: The Best Hotel Gyms in the U.S.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a San Diego-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, released today its 2007 ranking of ‘The Best Hotel Gyms in the U.S.’ The Top 10 hotel gyms received the company’s recommendation after ongoing research of over 3,500 hotels and anonymous personal tours by the editorial staff

Innovative Hawaii Hotel Construction Database Helps Consumers

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travel Hawaii LLC, a Hawaii-based Internet travel agency, has developed a database of Hawaii hotel construction and renovation projects designed to help consumers ‘know before they go.’ Customers can view all current construction projects and choose when it’s best to schedule a Hawaii vacation and which hotels will be ‘construction free.’

CheapOair is a Hitwise Top 10 Award Winner for the Third Time Consecutively!

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapOair, a top budget travel website dedicated to leveraging the latest technology to deliver cheap flights, is proud to announce that it has won the Hitwise Top 10 Award for the third time consecutively; ranking #9 by visitors among all U.S. Websites in the Travel Agencies Category for the Quarter ending July – September 2007.

Vacation Research and Planning Enhanced with Video

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This was a bond that was just meant to happen. ResortsandLodges.com, a niche portal Web site that provides advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, recently completed a successful pilot program that brings high-quality, full-motion video to Internet users exploring their options in travel. The Web site is now the first and only one in its niche.

ResortsandLodges.com Brings Rich Media to the Travel Industry

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ResortsandLodges, a leading niche portal Web site providing advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, announces a major initiative to integrate custom-produced video into its Web site. The company recently launched a successful pilot program encompassing four highly-traveled regions on the site, presenting its resort and lodge partner properties through high-quality video shot and produced by ResortsandLodges.com.

TripMama Raises the Bar in Travel Comparison: Expands Its Technology and Ad Partners

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TripMama, a leading travel comparison website, has announced several new upgrades to further improve the extremely popular web site, including new advertiser, Expedia.com. The New York based travel company works with the largest travel websites online to provide bargain hunters with the widest selection of discounted airfares.

CSA Travel Protection and Cheapoair.com to Deliver New Insurance Options

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CSA Travel Protection, a leading provider of travel insurance, has teamed up with Cheapoair.com, a top budget travel website to provide Cheapoair consumers with affordable travel insurance. This partnership gives travelers immediate access to purchase travel protection at time of booking flight arrangements with Cheapoair.

CheapoAir Unveils 24/7 Customer Support

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapoAir.com, a leading budget travel website catering to customers in cheap travel, has announced a sweeping overhaul to its customer service department, a spokesman from the company said yesterday. ‘Our customers spoke and we heard! We discovered that our customers were genuinely pleased with our products, but preferred reduced hold times.’

TripMama Expands Travel Search with the Launch of Hotel Comparison and Car Comparison

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TripMama, a rising star in the airfare comparison arena continues to expand. TripMama launched August 7, 2007 to rave reviews and with some of the most notable travel sites online. TripMama has provided an optimum flight comparison shopping experience to our swelling consumer base.

Perillo Announces the Release of All New Italy and Hawaii Vacation Brochures and DVD for 2008

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – Aug. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perillo Tours (PerilloTours.com), America’s leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced the release of their newest Italy and Hawaii vacation brochures for 2008 offering customers a variety of scenic and thrilling vacations to some of the most inspiring places in Italy and Hawaii.

CheapoAir is a Hitwise Top 10 Award Winner for the Second Time!

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Aug. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapoAir.com, a top budget travel website dedicated to leveraging the latest technology to deliver cheap airline tickets, is proud to announce that it has won the Hitwise Top 10 Award for the second time by Visitors among all U.S. Websites in the Travel Agencies Category for the Quarter ending April – June 2007.

TripMama, a New Airfare Comparison Travel Website and Travel Forum Hits the Web

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Aug. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TripMama is proud to announce the launch of their travel comparison website and travel talk forums, TripMama.com. Our airfare comparison tool empowers consumers to book the cheapest airfare from the top established brands online today.

Resort Fees at Hawaii Hotels Cause ‘Checkout Sticker Shock’

HONOLULU, Hawaii – June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service, over 16 of Hawaii’s leading hotels – mainly high end resorts – charge mandatory ‘Resort Fees’ of up to $26 per day that are automatically added to guests’ bills upon checkout. These fees can cause ‘checkout sticker shock’ if guests don’t include them in their pre-trip cost calculations.

30th Annual Fall Pilgrimage, September 29 – October 13, 2007, Historic Natchez on the Mississippi River

NATCHEZ, Miss. – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Natchez Pilgrimage Tours’ 30th annual Natchez Fall Pilgrimage showcases eighteen of the most splendid historic homes to be found anywhere in America from September 29 through October 13, 2007. For thirty years, Natchez has opened it arms to lovers of history, architecture and decorative arts during Natchez Fall Pilgrimage.

Austrian Airlines Presents Award to Travelong

NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Austrian Airlines presented its annual sales achievement award for 2006 to Travelong. Travelong.com is a regional mega agency dedicated to providing travel services to corporate and home based agents. Travelong is the recipient of the Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for Austrian Airlines NYC District 2006.

Group Travel Planet Marks Seventh Anniversary with New Site for Groups

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Mar. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Group Travel Planet, LLC, the pioneer and leader of online group travel booking, today announced the launch of GroupAbout.com, a new community site for groups on the go that combines the power of the company’s advanced group-booking engine with new collaboration and social networking tools that make it easier for groups to plan and share information.

Maryland Inn Named Number One in North America for Second Year in a Row

BALTIMORE, Md. – Mar. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Inn at Peralynna Manor of Rose Hill in Columbia, MD, was recently named the number one Inn in North America by Arrington’s Inn Traveler Magazine – a magazine for the sophisticated bed and breakfast and country Inn traveler.

Top-Selling Travel Agencies in Perillo Tours Perks Program Win Free Trip to Rome

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – Mar. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perillo Tours, America’s leader in tourism to Italy since 1945 and Hawaii since 1985, today announced that three winning agency owner-managers and their guests will join Steve Perillo for an all-expense paid trip to Rome in April. The winning agencies are: Ruth Bravo Tours of Richardson, Texas, Bob Stolfi of Liberty Travel in Nanuet, New York, and Rita Cornelio of Mystic Valley Travel in Medford, Massachusetts.

Hawaii Tourism Slumps on Heels of Smoking Ban

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Mar. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Travel Hawaii LLC, Hawaii’s tourism industry is in a slump, with overall January arrivals down nearly 6 percent from January 2006 and the lucrative Japanese market down over 12 percent. The decline comes on the heels of Hawaii’s strict new smoking ban, which went into effect in November.

CheapoAir Enhances Customer Support

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mar. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapoAir.com, a budget travel website, dedicated to selling cheap airline tickets, responds to customer complaints about service, lengthy hold times and 800-number customer support. CheapoAir is growing exponentially. They are committed to consistently upgrading their airline ticket search and search results technology to deliver the cheapest fares in one-click.

AgentFactor Announces Travel eFulfillment and Ticketing Services and Reduces Booking Process Cost

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Feb. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AgentFactor, a travel-veteran venture, announces the new offering of Travel eFulfillment and Ticketing Services to online and offline travel businesses. This turn-key service enables travel businesses to partially, or fully, outsource their backend operation and to focus more on sales and marketing initiatives.