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2014-02-19 12:32:29

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) launched an online system, Verified Reviews, for ChoiceHotels.com. This new functionality provides consumers with an added layer of authenticity regarding reviews of Choice Hotels properties. Unlike other review sites, guests posting reviews on ChoiceHotels.com will be asked to provide their booking confirmation number to verify their stay at the hotel, and thereby provide potential...

2014-02-19 08:26:46

BEIJING, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European luxury hotel company Kempinski's largest property in China will be unveiled in May 2014. The development, set on 14-square-kilometre grounds in the heart of scenic Yanqi Lake, Beijing, includes a total of 595 guestrooms and suites with 306 rooms at Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing, located on the main land, as well as 111 rooms at the State Guest House and 178 rooms spread across 12 Boutique Hotels, on a private island. (Photo:...

2014-02-18 16:29:22

BOSTON and JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- J/Brice Design International, Inc. - the dominant hospitality design firm in the Middle East - has been commissioned by Saudi Arabia's Fakieh Group to design the interior of the new Planetarium at its Al Shallal Theme Park on the Jeddah Corniche. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140218/NE67308 The Fakieh Group (www.fakiehgroup.com) is the 34(th) largest company in Saudi Arabia and is renown in hospitality and...

2014-02-15 23:00:51

AAA Five Diamond Properties in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit offering Mayan themed content, soft adventure and eco options, teen events and more. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 An array of exciting Spring activities for kids, teens and families to spend quality time together are offered during March and April at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit. As part of the all-inclusive rate, activities at the resorts range from...

2014-02-14 08:25:30

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced today that The Steve Harvey Morning Show's radio co-hosts Shirley Strawberry and Carla Ferrell launched The Comfort Suites Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes while broadcasting live at the Comfort Suites brand's newly renovated Bahamian property, Comfort Suites Paradise Island. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131015/NE98133LOGO-l) During...

2014-02-13 23:27:19

The Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia invites Radiology and Radiation Oncology Conference attendees to stay close to the event at a lower cost. Arcadia, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia hotel has announced they are offering Los Angeles Radiological Midwinter Conference guests a discounted room rate from February 21 – 23, 2014. Attendees are invited to stay close to the Pasadena Convention Center for a much lower cost and enjoy all that the local Arcadia area has to...

2014-02-13 16:20:40

Tourist arrivals reach record numbers for fourth consecutive year DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award season is in full swing and the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as the "Top Destination of the Year, Caribbean" by Expedia.com®, the world's largest online travel agency. The prestigious award was presented by Gay Miller, Senior Business Development Director for Expedia.com's Business Solutions, and...

2014-02-13 12:25:34

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the industry leading Marriott Mobile app for smartphones, Marriott Hotels announced today the addition of mobile checkout. Mobile checkout is the latest innovation from Marriott Hotels in a string of new services designed for today's connected travelers. The flagship brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) leads the industry in offering mobile check-in and now checkout to 326 North American hotels*. An additional 22 international...

2014-02-13 12:22:43

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Feb. 14 is Oregon's birthday. So, what does one get a state that has everything? Travel Oregon, in partnership with Sustainable Travel International (STI), will give more than $36,000 to projects throughout the state that improve the environment, support local culture and enrich the destination for future visitors through the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund (OTPF). Travel Oregon and STI also announced today a new group of recipients for funds...

2014-02-13 00:20:53

Brand USA Marketing Efforts Generated Over 1 Million Incremental Visitors to the United States in FY2013 WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand USA today announced that its marketing is having a significant and positive impact on U.S. international arrivals and the U.S. economy, as reported in a study conducted by Oxford Economics. As detailed in the report, for the year-ended September 30, 2013, Brand USA's marketing campaigns generated 1.1 million incremental visitors to...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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