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2011-06-09 12:20:00

Huatulco Becomes The First Destination in the World to Receive EarthCheck Gold Certification HUATULCO, Mexico, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The coastal paradise, Huatulco in southern Mexico, became the first destination in the world to receive EarthCheck's Gold certification, in yet another display of Mexico's sustainable tourism credentials. Previously, EarthCheck awarded Gold certification only to facilities such as resorts, and not communities such as Huatulco. Huatulco...

2011-05-26 10:02:00

GREENVILLE, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day serves as the official kick off of the busy summer travel season. As millions of American's take to the sky and road to visit their favorite destinations, attractions, and nature parks, the Center for Sustainable Tourism, at East Carolina University, officially introduces the U.S. Visitor Care Code (www.visitorcarecode.org). The code is designed to highlight small and practical efforts travelers can make to protect the natural...

2011-05-11 11:32:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico will be recognized by the Rainforest Alliance at their upcoming gala dinner and awards ceremony in New York on May 11 for its achievements of sustainable tourism in the Mayakoba region and forestry practices of the Mexican government. "We would like to congratulate Mayakoba Tourism Development and its three hotels for the recognition they have received from the Rainforest Alliance," said Gloria Guevara Manzo, the Secretary of Tourism for...

2011-05-10 11:00:00

DENVER, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Redverz Gear, innovator of world-class expedition tents, has captured the attention of motorcycle travel enthusiasts around the globe with its flagship product. The company's second-generation tent adds to the appeal of the unique design, which shelters travelers, motorbikes and gear under one roof, by allowing customers to go stealth in a new, more neutral green color. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/LA98763) The spacious garage...

2011-02-24 09:51:00

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Daly, Charles Howell III and Boo Weekly are just a few of the names that will be participating in this year's Mayakoba Golf Classic, being held at El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Classic, which made history in 2007 by becoming the first PGA Tour event held outside of the United States, began Wednesday, February 23 with the Pro-Am competition. The first round of the tournament will start Thursday...

2011-02-13 00:32:26

The Minister of Tourism recently visited Hacienda Matapalo, the most sought after Costa Rica real estate project on the South Pacific Coast, and said the 665 acre planned gated community that is under construction was "significant" to the area's economic growth. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2011 On February 3, Carlos Ricardo Benavides Jimenez, Costa Rica's Minister of Tourism, visited Hacienda Matapalo "“ the most sought after Costa Rica real estate project on the...

2010-09-30 14:28:00

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MyGardenRouteInfo reports local tourism businesses along South Africa's Garden Route are starting to place greater emphasis on environmental issues. In line with international trends, tourist businesses along the Garden Route are starting to see the importance of offering sustainable and environmentally friendly services and products that aim to lower carbon footprints and promote reduced impact on the natural surroundings. The new...

2010-09-30 14:05:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Shipping Virtual, an interactive live online event, closed on Tuesday with attendees calling the eco-centric event a success. This is the second virtual event organized by Cruise Shipping Miami and the first to focus solely on the topic of sustainability and the cruise industry. For this groundbreaking event, Cruise Shipping Miami partnered with Sustainable Travel International to spotlight topics including greening of the supply chain and...

2010-09-16 11:50:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel is often described as eye-opening. On September 23, Intrepid Travel (www.intrepidtravel.com) will be giving Chicagoans the chance to win free international trips (Africa! Peru! more!) and vouchers for travel up to $500 just by keeping their eyes open and following @Intrepid_Travel on Twitter. Eight (8) individual globes, ranging in size and color, will be placed in various high-traffic locations in the downtown Chicago area between...

2010-09-08 14:42:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrepid Travel (www.intrepidtravel.com) and PromPeru (The Peruvian Tourism Board) www.peru.info have teamed up to create "Peru Idol" (www.peruidol.com) a viral video game that tests your llama leaping abilities, offers fun-facts about Peru as a travel destination and gives players the chance to win one of three grand prizes - a trip for two on Intrepid Travel's "Inca Trail" trip (www.intrepidtravel.com/gxb) including flights. The contest and...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'