Quantcast

Latest Tourism Stories

2014-07-02 23:00:14

Grand Residences Celebrates Successful First Six Months Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The newest Royal Resorts property brings authentic five star services and amenities to shared ownership’s luxury market; Grand Residences currently ranked #1 in its area by TripAdvisor. Nestled in a private enclave between scenic Riviera Maya and bustling Cancun, the 103-all-suite Grand Residences Riviera Cancun debuted in December 2013 as the newest resort in the Royal Resorts collection. The...

2014-07-02 16:24:47

HONOLULU, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guests who "Check in for Babies" at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii (The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Sheraton Waikiki and Sheraton Maui) can donate $1.00 to the March of Dimes for each night of their stay, and help fund lifesaving programs for Hawaii's moms and babies. One of the programs that will benefit from the campaign is March of Dimes NICU Family Support® at Kapiolani...

2014-07-01 16:33:12

-- Designed to engage, entertain and enhance the overall guest experience with original programming and content SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, has created a way to make the wait time for its most popular rides and attractions fun and entertaining this summer with the debut of FunTV. Designed to engage, entertain and enhance the overall guest experience, FunTV is...

2014-07-01 08:27:04

At close of 3-day HITEC conference, Accor's Novotel Virtual Concierge saw over 65k local recommendations, with digital social postcards reaching upwards of 1.6 million online imprints. OKLAHOMA CITY, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week over five thousand hospitality elitists gathered for 3 days in Los Angeles for the inaugural Hospitality Industry Technology Conference (HITEC), receiving the latest technology education and product reviews targeting this year's forecasted $18...

2014-07-01 08:25:48

Extended Ride Times, Fireworks and Fun GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, (NYSE:SIX) the world's largest regional theme park company, is partnering with Coca-Cola® for the second annual Coca-Cola July 4(th) Fest at Six Flags, July 4-6 at all U.S. theme parks. This three-day patriotic celebration is included with park admission and features a full weekend of exciting thrills including one hour of early ride time July 4, 5 and 6 on...

2014-06-30 12:30:15

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International - owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands - announced today that NYS Funding LLC has submitted a proposal to the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board for the potential development of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rensselaer, NY. The proposed entertainment destination would be located along the Hudson River in Rensselaer, NY....

2014-06-29 23:00:19

DAE China Attends World Travel Fair 2014 Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Leading worldwide exchange provider, DAE, recently attended the annual World Travel Fair held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China. DAE China and Pacific Sunrise Travel Group attended the industry exhibition to showcase DAE’s award-winning vacation exchange platform to potential customers and trade partners operating throughout the region. It was the first time DAE China had attended the...

2014-06-25 23:04:15

Medical tourism is developing into a major segment of foreign travel to Germany, and Düsseldorf is at the forefront of cosmopolitan cities that can offer state-of-the-art health care and luxury options for a comfortable stay. Travelers in search of healing will find an environment that is accessible, sophisticated, private, and relaxed. Düsseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Düsseldorf’s popularity as a travel destination has grown immensely over the past years as more...

2014-06-24 23:16:38

Averaging more than 30 miles a day at elevations over 14,000 feet, Gerry Morton and Andrew Skurka travel the 221-mile John Muir Trail in seven days — a trip that takes most hikers four weeks. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The John Muir Trail runs 221 miles from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. It is a challenging trek that averages 10,000 feet in elevation, with several mountain passes that are in excess...

2014-06-23 23:00:10

Extended partnership brings next generation guest in-room entertainment to current ships using existing infrastructure Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 UIEvolution, Inc. and VIDELIO-HMS announced today the continuation of a partnership with Princess Cruises to deploy UIEvolution's technology platform Guest Evolution™ on the Sapphire Princess, the Sun Princess and the Diamond Princess. The three ships were successfully upgraded with improved guest in-room experiences, all the while...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'