Travel and Tourism News - Page 9

Page 9 of Travel and Tourism News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Five Diamond Resort Tempts Guests with Rare $1.5-Million, Heart-Shaped, Yellow Diamond on Valentine’s Day

LOS CABOS, Mexico – Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the world’s finest Five Diamond resorts is putting an exclamation point on Valentine’s Day by showcasing the ultimate gift on this day for lovers: a rare, heart-shaped, 10.05 carat yellow diamond worth $1.5 million. It will be on display for guests to view, or, better yet, for one guest to buy to make an unsurpassed statement of undying love. Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, the internationally heralded Five Diamond resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, has teamed up with Q Diamonds International Boutique to display the unique stone over the Valentine’s Day week.

Garden State Photographer Wil Fernandez Captures Life Images from the Baja Peninsula

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having just returned from the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, Photographer Wil Fernandez is excited to share his images. While there, Fernandez’s primary subject was canines – wild, stray and working dogs. He also captured thought-provoking images of the colorful landscape and intriguing population.

CheapoAir Upgrades and Introduces Auto-Airline Ticketing Technology from Fareportal

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, CheapoAir.com announced in partnership with Fareportal, a complex Multi-Airline Auto Ticketing Technology that integrates a three tier fraud detection checkpoint system that issues e-ticket confirmation to customers within a fraction of a second. CheapoAir.com is also announcing Auto-Airline Paper Tickets to be integrated into FedEx Shipping Software.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2006

CHICAGO, Ill. – Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore (iExplore.com) 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, despite the increased turmoil in the Middle East in 2006. Antarctica and Argentina made their first appearance in iExplore’s top ten.

NeverCheckIt Offers Easy Travel Kits to Help Travelers Carry-On

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Victor Cox, CEO of Never Check It, has formed a strategic partnership with Barclay Crocker Inc, a leading specialty formulated skin care Products Company to offer Easy Travel Kits. (ARCHIVAL)

Audio Tour Publishers Announce Special Christmas Market Maps of Two Beloved Cities in Germany

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AudioTravel has unveiled a special free service for the 2006 Christmas season. The company, which, since last year, has enjoyed increasing success with its audio-guided tours (on CD, or as an mp3 download) of both Munich and Cologne, invites visitors and natives of Germany alike to make use of its inventive set of Christmas market maps for both of those cities at www.audiotravel.com/christmas.

InFlight Power – Power Mobile Devices while In-flight via the Coach Seat Music Jack

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Nov. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InflightPower.com announced today a new and improved product for those travelers interested in recharging a Cell phone, RIM Blackberry(R) or Apple iPod(R) while in-flight. The new InFlight Power(TM) recharging cable has just been released for market sales.

Aero-San Encourages Travelers to Protect Their Health and Travel Well During the Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many people will be on the road for the holidays during the upcoming weeks and they want to arrive at their loved ones happy, healthy and clean; Aero-San has a new product – the Premiere Travel Health Pack – that can help to make that happen.

Cheap Airfare and Budget Travel Web Site CheapoAir.com Signs up with TouricoHolidays.com Hotel Portal

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapoAir.com Cheap Airfare and Budget Travel Web Site announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with TouricoHolidays.com, one of the largest hotel portals in the world. CheapoAir.com.com will utilize Tourico’s hotel properties to create hotel and air dynamic packages to sell to its more than 1 million online customer base. TouricoHolidays.com has one of the most diverse hotel-negotiated rate portfolios in the world.

CheapOAir Acquires State of the Art Call Center

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, CheapOAir.com announced that, in partnership with its technology partner Fareportal Inc., it has acquired a 26,000 square foot Call Center. This state of the art Call Center is equipped with the latest VoIP Telephony and Call Center technology. The CheapOAir.com Call Center capacity currently is 240 Seats with scalability to 950 seats. The Call Center is utilizing MPLS connectivity with 5 MBPS dedicated connection linking its New York City office with its Call Center.

Ontdek Leads Kenya Safari Adventures for the Discriminating Active Traveler

NYERI, KENYA – Oct. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Images of Kenya instantly bring thoughts of safari to mind. However, not all safaris are created equal. Ontdek Kenya Ltd. is a leading organizer of active holidays in Kenya. Peter and Anne Huysman own and operate Ontdek Kenya, Ltd. (Ontdek, meaning ‘discover’ in Dutch) along with a team of experienced Kenyan guides.

Audio Travel Guides Offer New Experiences for American Tourists With a Taste for London, Venice, Rome or Paris

LONDON, U.K. – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Internet Content production-company known as the Content Lab launch four audio city guides for tourists visiting Europe. SoundGuides (sound-guides.com) provide the tourist with a complete solution for exploring Rome, Paris, London and Venice. Each audio guide can be downloaded on to an iPod or mobile phone and serves to replace the need for guidebooks completely. This allows the tourist free reign to design their own tour of these amazing cities.

Never Check It Offers Pre-approved Travel Sized Toiletries for Travelers

BOTHELL, Wash. – Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Victor Cox, CEO of Never Check It (nevercheckit.com), has formed a strategic affiliation with Minimus, the world leader in all things travel-sized, to offer travelers the ability to purchase approved toiletries and other banned items before they fly in the wake of today’s TSA announcement. This will ensure that travelers will be able to carry-on luggage, which will save valuable time, money, and help alleviate the stress associated with travel

Peralynna Buys the Beach! Exclusive Waterfront and Water View Suites in South Beach, Florida, Now on Peralynna Properties’ List of Accommodations

COLUMBIA, Md. – Sept. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maryland based Peralynna Properties are expanding the list of luxurious suites and villas they own and manage. The Bentley South Beach, 510 Ocean Drive, Miami, Florida, is the latest location offered by Peralynna owners, David and Cynthia Lynn of The Inn at Peralynna Manor, in Columbia Maryland.

CheapoAir Upgrades Airline Fare Search Technology

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sept. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, CheapoAir.com announced in partnership with Fareportal, a complex Flight Fare Search Technology enabling consumers to search for flights to airports within a 100 mile radius of the original searched airport. This technology will assist in providing lower competitive fares on CheapoAir.com. The user may select the option to search for additional airports within a given radius or may choose to ignore this advanced search option. Fares are usually 5-30% lower when the user selects this advanced search feature while conducting a search for cheap airfares.

Film Buffs Get Ready for 20th Pan African Film and Television Festival – FESPACO

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Filmmakers, producers, distributors, and fans will gather in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso for the 20th Pan African Film and Television festival, February 24 – March 3, 2007. The official travel agency for the festival, New York based Access Africa, Inc., is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air France.

Perillo Announces the Release of All New Italy and Hawaii Vacation Brochures for 2007

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – Aug. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perillo Tours, America’s leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced the release of their newest Italy and Hawaii vacation brochures for 2007 offering customers a whole new variety of scenic and thrilling vacations to some of the most inspiring places in Italy and Hawaii.

Never Check It Introduces New Service to Help Travelers ‘Carry-On’

BOTHELL, Wash. – Aug. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Victor Cox, CEO of Never Check It (NeverCheckIt.com), has introduced a free unique service that allows travelers to pre-order toiletries and other banned items before they fly. This will ensure that travelers will be able to carry-on luggage, which will save valuable time, money, and help alleviate the stress associated with travel.

All Star Luxury Coaches’ RV Rentals Provide Comfort and Style without the Hassle of Purchase

ORLANDO, FL – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Need a getaway? Not sure of where to begin? All Star Luxury Coaches offer clients the chance to drive and travel in a luxury diesel RV, without the expense and responsibility of owning one.

The Inn at Peralynna Manor, ‘Best Inn in North America 2005 and 2006,’ adds NICKY O South Beach Suites to Their List of Properties

COLUMBIA, MD and MIAMI, FL – Aug. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — David and Cynthia Lynn, Owners of ‘The Number One Rated Inn in North America for 2005 and 2006,’ The Inn at Peralynna Manor, Columbia, MD announce the purchase of 3 King size suites in The NICKY O South Beach, Miami, Florida, the Flagship of Nicky Hilton’s VIP Boutique Hotel Chain. Bringing together the French Regency style, with the added glamorous touch of modern Hollywood, the hotel is destined to be a perfect addition to the Art Deco facades of famous South Beach architecture.

Travel Agent Offers Group Cruises

HOPE MILLS, NC – July 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether you’re planning a wedding, family reunion, convention or group vacation, chances are you’ll want to host your event on a cruise ship if Travel Agent Davedda Smith has anything to say about it. She’s been busy booking group cruises by touting the incredible value customers receive onboard.

InFlight Power – Power Mobile Devices while In-flight via the Coach Seat Music Jack

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InflightPower.com announced today the introduction of a new product for those travelers interested in recharging a cell phone, Blackberry(R) or iPod(R) while on the fly. The InFlight Power(TM) USB recharging cable has just been released for market sales.

Travel Healthy, Travel Well at the 2006 Travel Expo

ENCINO, CA – June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Airlines are fighting for their financial lives, says Aero-San Corporation. Cost-cutting has affected every area of operations from in-flight meals, to blanket and pillow service, to cleaning and sanitation. Several major airlines have already stopped providing blankets and pillows, almost all want to sell you snacks.

Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters Take Their Wealthy Inner Children on Vacation

HOBOKEN, NJ – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s suburban families are growing up – and out. As baby boomers say good-bye to their adult children, this career-driven segment of society is rediscovering leisure time. The trend of swapping their city apartments (originally purchased as relief from killer commutes) with like-minded travel-bugs worldwide, has been on the rise, according to a recent member survey conducted by the website Digsville.com.

America’s Vacation Center / American Express Accomplishes Industry First – Booking a Cruise from 30,000 Feet

SAN DIEGO, CA – May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s Vacation Center / American Express (AVC) continued to break new ground last week, when agency co-president Brad Anderson booked a Royal Caribbean cruise while on a commercial flight. Using America’s Vacation Center’s exclusive Agent Power(TM) software and the satellite Internet connection on the Lufthansa 747 airplane, Anderson successfully booked a deluxe balcony cabin aboard the Freedom of the Seas.

Unique Health Retreat Offers Lifestyle Changes in Paradise

KAHULUI, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The sounds of the ocean, the smell of plumeria in the air, and the chirping of exotic birds in the garden. These are the attractions touted by ‘The Road to Life,’ a new and unusual health and lifestyle modification retreat in the isolated Hawaiian community of Hana, on the island of Maui. Sponsored by Rational Christian Ministries, a non-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to health and wellness education,

Renovations Make Meridian Hotel Orlando a Vacationer’s Dream Destination

ORLANDO, FL – Apr. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)– The Meridian Hotel Orlando – Disney Maingate – has just been newly renovated. The entire property has been completely upgraded to better meet its Florida vacationers’ needs, it was announced today by Orlandoescape.com.

‘Best Inn in North America 2006’ – Top Honors Again Go to Luxury Boutique-style Inn in Columbia, Maryland

COLUMBIA, MD – Apr. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Inn at Peralynna Manor, a small Maryland Luxury Inn, is voted by guests and recognized by Arrington’s Inn Traveler Magazine, ‘Best Overall Bed and Breakfast/Inn in North America 2006.’ For the past two years, 2005 and 2006, Peralynna has taken top honors in competition with 33,000 Inns and B & B’s in the US and Canada. In 2004, Peralynna was recognized by Arrington’s as ‘Best Inn in the USA.’

America’s Vacation Center Wins American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award

SAN DIEGO, CA – Apr. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s Vacation Center announced today that it was named winner of this year’s prestigious American Express U.S. Consumer Travel Network (CTN) Representative Excellence Award. America’s Vacation Center joined the American Express network in 1987 and because of their commitment to customer service has won the award every year that they have been part of the network.

CheapoAir.com Launches Website that Offers Multi-Channel Lowest Fare Search and Booking Technology

NEW YORK, NY – Mar. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapoAir.com is an online consumer, air ticket wholesaler offering over 18 million special airfares, last-minute discounted fares, and unsold tickets at bargain rates. All fares are backed by the company’s low-fare guarantee, anywhere on the Internet.

New Traveller’s Edge Product Line to Debut at Travel Goods Show

LAS VEGAS, NV – Mar. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new line of personal health and hygiene products from Aero-San Corporation (Booth 125) will debut on March 7, 2006 at the Travel Goods Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Traveller’s Edge(TM) product line is designed for travelers who want to help protect themselves from the grime and germs found on high traffic surfaces in commercial aircraft and other public areas.

The Latest Buzz in Travel!

NEW YORK, NY – Mar. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York based Fare Buzz has added New Dimensions to Air Consolidation. With its low consolidator fares and unique fusion of Products, Tools and Service, Fare Buzz has created a Buzz in the Travel Industry.

Riley Books Has Released First Book Dedicated Entirely to Travel Options Surrounding City of Loreto in Baja, Mexico

SPOKANE, WA – Feb. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Instead of the brief coverage Loreto has received to date, ‘You Decide Travel Guide: Loreto’ (ISBN: 0-9708898-5-2) dedicates two full pages of information on each hotel or lodging property along with specific practical information on dining and activity options for you to enjoy during your stay in Loreto.

Travel Expert Fred Brenner Has Devised 40 Brainteasers for Your Audience Related to U.S. and Canadian Travel and Geography

LAKE ZURICH, IL – Feb. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travel expert Fred Brenner is able to provide entertaining and informative answers and explanations to your audience to forty fascinating and thought-provoking brainteasers devised by Brenner related to U.S. and Canadian travel and geography. Brenner has traveled on two-lane roads in all fifty U.S. states as well as in nearly every province and territory of Canada. He devised the questions and discovered their little-known answers through his extensive travels, study of maps, and by performing detailed research.

Fighting the Spread of Disease Among Airline Passengers

ENCINO, CA – Feb. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — International travel is often cited as a major factor in the global spread of disease. Contracting an illness while aboard an airplane can be a serious matter. From the annoying common cold to more serious SARS infections, air travelers are exposed to more germs and disease than ever before. A fast growing company in Southern California has recently produced a product which could allay many of these fears. Aero-San Corporation has designed and manufactures convenient and affordable airline seat cover and head rest packages under the name of Traveller’s Edge(TM).

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.