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2014-08-06 20:25:24

The Priceline Group to Make $500 Million Investment; Global Partnership to Promote Travel to and from China NORWALK, Conn. and SHANGHAI, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) and Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) today announced that the two companies have expanded an existing commercial agreement to strengthen their global partnership. In addition, The Priceline Group agreed to invest $500 million through a convertible bond and Ctrip has...

2014-08-04 12:29:19

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Travel and Tourism in China http://www.reportbuyer.com/leisure_media/tourism_travel/travel_tourism_hong_kong_china.html Travel and tourism recorded strong growth in 2013, mainly supported by a growing need from Chinese consumers for relaxation amid the quickening pace of life and increasing enthusiasm for experiencing foreign cultures and lifestyles. This robust growth was also fuelled by...

2014-08-01 23:00:56

Orlando Based Resort Chain Offers Membership to New Vacation Club Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Florida-based hotelier and Management Company, staySky Hotels & Resorts recently announced its entry into the popular vacation ownership industry with the launch of staySky Vacation Club. As of June 14th 2014, four of the hotel group’s properties were included in the new vacation club, with a primary sales center at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando. The...

2014-08-01 12:25:09

MIAMI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity Cruises is broadening its immersive vacations in 2015-16 with its new exclusive array of "Signature Event Sailings". Guests can experience iconic global events and celebrations as part of their Celebrity vacation while sailing to popular locales in Europe, the Far East and South America. Providing vacationers with inside access into a series of the most desirable events across the globe, Celebrity's Signature Event Sailings immerse guests...

2014-07-31 23:11:03

The Hilton Garden Inn, Frederick now features elements of Project Grow, a major Hilton brand revitalization initiative that includes upgrades to the property’s communal spaces, including the lobby and the guest reception area. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Welcome to the Garden! Roch Capital and Newport Hospitality Group announced that they have completed the renovation of the Hilton Garden Inn, Frederick, located at 7226 Corporate Court in Frederick, MD.The Hilton Garden Inn,...

2014-07-31 23:08:01

Christie Griffiths takes on new role as VP of Marketing at leading Mexican resort group. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Royal Resorts, a standout in Mexican tourism and leader in the international vacation ownership industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Christie Griffiths as its new VP of Marketing overseeing initiatives at both Royal Resorts and Grand Residences. Royal Resorts is comprised of six resorts across the tourist destinations of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera,...

2014-07-31 23:00:21

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) released a report on the PolyU Tourist Satisfaction Index (PolyU TSI) and the Tourism Service Quality Index (PolyU TSQI) on 29 July 2014, presenting the PolyU TSI for Hong Kong from 2009 to 2013 and the PolyU TSQI from 2012 to 2013. The 2013 PolyU TSI hit a record high of 75.96. As another innovative gauge for service performance, the debut PolyU TSQI stood at 77.30 for 2013. (PRWEB) August...

2014-07-31 12:20:49

MANCHESTER, England, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand USA sponsors the event which is attracting an outstanding programme of speakers Senior figures from the travel and tourism industry are signing up in force to speak at this year's World Routes Tourism Summit which, sponsored by Brand USA for the second year running, will take place alongside World Routes in Chicago, 20-23 September 2014. Building on the success of last year's event the programme is...

2014-07-29 08:28:18

Canada's Largest Indoor Aquarium Second Venue to Integrate accesso Passport® eCommerce Platform with Siriusware Salespoint Solution ORLANDO, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso(®) Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, has signed a three-year agreement with Ripley's Entertainment, a global leader in family entertainment, to feature the accesso Passport eCommerce platform at Ripley's Aquarium of...

2014-07-28 12:20:53

First hotel company to provide hands-free hotel reservations for Ford vehicles ROCKVILLE, Md., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced today that it has launched hands-free hotel reservations for Ford vehicles. Drivers of Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink can download Choice Hotels' Android app, which will enable them to use voice commands to search for available rooms at nearby Choice...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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