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2014-01-31 23:20:46

Pete Trabucco, amusement park, travel and aviation expert and author of "America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks," names the top amusement parks of 2013. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Pete Trabucco, amusement park, travel and aviation expert and author of "America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks," names the top amusement parks of 2013. Throughout the United States, amusement parks ranging from the east to west coast rank among some of...

Smartphone App Handles Check-In, Unlocks Hotel Room Door
2014-01-31 04:21:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you can check-in for a flight and even produce a boarding pass from your smartphone, where else can your smartphone get you? The folks at Starwood Hotels think your smartphone should get you all the way to your room at its Aloft hotel chain. Aloft guests can now use their smartphones to check in to their room, and actually unlock the door. The doors will unlock via Bluetooth when the phone is held in front of the lock, the New York...

2014-01-31 00:21:22

NEW DELHI, January 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation, hospitality and travel industry heads discuss issues of regulatory framework and policy VisitBritain announces Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UK and Indian Trade Associations The second day of SATTE 2014, (scheduled till January 31st at Pragati Maidan) reflected the primary focus of UBM India for SATTE - to establish India as one of the most sought after tourism destinations on the global tourism...

2014-01-29 23:21:27

New research report "Travel and Tourism in Iceland to 2017" worked out by Timetric has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, Iceland has recently witnessed an increase in the arrivals of tourists from the emerging countries. London, UK (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In 2008, the Icelandic travel and tourism industry witnessed a considerable downturn due to the difficult economic situation in the country and the collapse of 3 commercial banks....

2014-01-29 08:32:15

Hotel Is the Largest in Austin; Scheduled to Open on March 1, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JW Marriott AustinĀ® announced today that the hotel has reached its final construction height or "topped out." When the JW Marriott Austin opens, it will be the largest hotel in Austin and the largest JW Marriott hotel in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120210/DE51498LOGO) Slated to open on March 1, 2015, construction began on the...

2014-01-27 16:24:06

Tens of Thousands Set to Visit Asia's World City for Annual Chinese New Year Celebration January 31, 2014 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 31, Hong Kong will undergo its annual city-wide transformation, morphing into the epicenter of the world's largest and internationally televised Chinese New Year celebration. Headlined by the award-winning Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade in Kowloon, and Chinese New Year Fireworks Display on the...

2014-01-27 08:25:24

New York's Historic Amusement Park Welcomes First 'Loop' Coaster Since 1910 BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roller coaster fanatics from around the world have a new reason to visit Luna Park in Coney Island this year. This Memorial Day Weekend, the amusement venture will be welcoming its first-ever vertical lift steel roller coaster, The Thunderbolt, to its lineup of joy rides. The new coaster will sit where the original wooden Thunderbolt thrilled riders from the...

2014-01-24 08:23:08

Ten Hotels and Fourteen Restaurant Members in North America Recognized with the Prestigious Award NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relais & Chateaux members throughout the United States have been awarded one of the highest honors in the hospitality industry - Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award. Auberge du Soleil, Aubergine, the restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel, Del Posto, Ranch at Rock Creek, and Rancho Valencia are the newest recipients of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award....

2014-01-23 08:26:32

New Rating Marks The First Four Star For Hotel Derek In 10-year History HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas-chic styling and bold look at Hotel Derek, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has more than just hotel guests seeing the space in a new light. Forbes Travel Guide released its list of 2014 Star Rated Hotels, Restaurants and Spas, an industry standard rating system. Hotel Derek received a Four Star rating, a first-ever for the Galleria-area's signature boutique...

2014-01-22 08:29:26

myMEDholiday.com has signed on as a media partner to promote the IMTEC 2014 trade show this March in the United Arab Emirates, which features an exhibition, an interactive conference, and a program involving up to 80 international health-tourism investors BANGKOK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- myMEDholiday.com, a one-stop medical tourism portal that provides detailed information on healthcare facilities and treatments in more than 15 countries worldwide, has been chosen to...