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2014-03-20 16:23:15

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has again partnered with Warrior Hike to provide a group of military veterans the opportunity to "Walk Off The War" along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This year's group of veterans began the six-month-long physical challenge on March 17 at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Trail in Georgia. The "Walk Off The War" Program provides participating combat veterans with...

2014-03-10 08:27:40

Gatlinburg's premier sports recreation facility, Rocky Top Sports World, is anticipated to reinforce the economy and create a sports vacation market, taking advantage of the city's proximity to the tourist-laden Smoky Mountains. CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sports tourism is an economic trend that is on the rise within the tourism industry - Dev Pathik, CEO of the Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA), recently commented in a Forbes Sports Money segment on the growth of...

2014-01-16 08:25:05

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Planning a winter getaway? Consider the picturesque Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The quaint mountain villages of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer plenty of shopping, dining, and outdoor winter activities to make this a top vacation destination during the cold winter months. Here are our top reasons to visit the Smokies this season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/PH47320-a) (Photo:...

2013-08-28 08:24:30

LONG CREEK, S.C., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvy travelers know that when the summer season starts to wane, they head up to the mountains for the secret season. July and August have traditionally been the height of the summer season in the Smokies. The month may change but the weather stays the same-warm days, less humidity and cool evenings. September offers pleasant temperatures, great travel deals and not a crowd in sight. Granted, the fall colors may not have begun to change...

2013-07-15 12:28:21

Winning entry receives a complimentary night stay at a Smoky Mountain cabin. GATLINBURG, Tenn., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cabins of the Smoky Mountains, one of Gatlinburg's largest cabin rental agencies, today announced the launch of its first Pinterest "Pin It To Win It" sweepstakes. From today through July 29, 2013, eligible adults who follow the company on the popular social media photo-sharing site Pinterest can enter the "Dream Gatlinburg Cabin" sweepstakes....

2013-07-12 23:18:48

60 different guided hikes with over 70 workshops covering cultural heritage, environmental issues, hiking & backpacking skills. There will also be music, contra dancing, presentations, & a Cherokee story teller. Cullowhee, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from...

2013-05-22 23:23:16

GetMoreVacations.com partners with Affordable Cabins in the Smokies and Summit Cabin Rentals to provide travellers with free activities along with their nature inspired vacation New York New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 GetMoreVacations.com announces its recent partnership with Tennessee based vacation rental properties, Affordable Cabins in the Smokies and Summit Cabin Rentals to give travelers an all-inclusive vacation without an all-inclusive price by providing free activities to anyone...

2012-07-10 10:23:40

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gross receipts in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., a BOHAN tourism client since 1990, were up 15 percent in the first five months of 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/MM28005LOGO ) Spending citywide totaled $292 million January-May 2012 compared to $252 million in 2011. The agency's program to start 2012 included an 18-city TV campaign; media relations, particularly supporting city-sponsored special events in January and February;...

2012-02-12 08:00:00

http://www.bobzio.com users can save up to 50% off romantic cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Bobzio.com provides free internet marketing services to the first 20,000 Vacation Rental Owners to sign up for accounts. Nashville, Tn (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 Valentine's Day in the Smoky Mountains, thanks to bobzio.com, a co-op of Gatlinburg cabin rental owners and home exchangers, can be a special memory and easy on the pocketbook or billfold. Each listing on Bobzio.com is individually...

2011-10-25 11:34:00

GATLINBURG, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Gatlinburg will bring snow to the Mall of Georgia on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The free event will feature a giant snow slide, information about ski packages at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort, Gatlinburg Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen taffy, giveaways and more. Gatlinburg will also provide one deserving military family from Operation Homefront with a trip to Gatlinburg. "We're excited to recreate Gatlinburg snow tubing in Atlanta...