Archive for November, 2011

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie… and the Wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula!

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

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Soldiers across the globe are able to ‘teleport home’ for the holidays now through January 1, 2012 through an immersive, heartwarming virtual tour experience. Thousands of professional panoramic…

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

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Cruise Deal Alert – For a limited time, take advantage of the CRUISEDEALERSHIP Savings Events for Europe, Austraila, Asia, and Alaska Cruisetours aboard Celebrity Cruises.

"Booking a Celebrity Cruise and saving money at the same time has never been easier, just look for the bonus icon for the Exclusive Cruise Deals ", said Thomas DeSimone, Co-Founder & CEO of CruiseDealership.com

A Sneak Peak of some of our Celebrity Deals:

  • a $200 onboard credit* when you book November 29-December 11, 2011, on select Celebrity Millennium® Alaska Cruisetours.
  • a $100 onboard credit plus free gratuities* when you book December 1 – 31, 2011, on select Australia and Asia cruises. 
  • up to $500 off when you book November 30 – December 31, 2011, on early season Europe vacations.

– COMPLIMENTARY PREPAID GRATUITIES (Categories not displaying the Prepaid Gratuities icon are not eligible for this promotion).

CruiseDealership is one of 16,000 North American travel agencies and agent members of CLIA, whose 25 member lines represent over 97% of the cruise berths marketed in North America. According to CLIA statistics, the wide majority of travelers – about 90+% – book cruises through travel agencies, and for good reason: agents excel at finding the perfect cruise to match their client's vacation needs, lifestyle and budget. CruiseDealership is part of  CLIA's certified cruise counselors programs which are the cruise industry's premier professionals, providing the best service and value for travelers' vacation dollar.

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Reflecting Marriott International's (NYSE:MAR) increasing focus on global markets, the company is now offering its successful mobile app for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices in Chinese, Spanish, German and French. [See below for slideshow of images.] First introduced in English three months ago, the app has already been downloaded more than 500,000 times. Travelers were so eager for the new Marriott mobile booking app that in less than two days after introduction it became the most downloaded free travel app and the fourth most downloaded free app in the iTunes App Store.

Don't have an iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device? No problem. The company also announces the launch of its all new 'app-like' Marriott mobile website in Chinese, Spanish, German and French, as well as English, that can be accessed from any web-enabled mobile device – the site even has an 'app like feel,' from taps to finger-swipes.

'As the Marriott International portfolio of hotels expands and diversifies worldwide, we are putting a premium on investing in our eCommerce channels, including mobile,' said Shafiq Khan, senior vice president, eCommerce for Marriott International. 'The launch of the app and new mobile website in four additional languages demonstrates Marriott's commitment to serving our customers by speaking their language while they are on the go.'

The new Marriott Mobile tools enable time-crunched travelers to quickly find nearby hotels, book a room, check their upcoming reservations and get details about their hotel, including photos. With the app and mobile website, travelers can also enroll in Marriott Rewards, check their point balance, and even find out what's happening in the local area.

To download the free Marriott app in Chinese go to www.marriott.com.cn/marriott/mobile-apps.mi, in Spanish go to www.espanol.marriott.com/marriott/mobile-apps.mi, in German go to www.marriott.de/marriott/mobile-apps.mi, and in French go to www.marriott.fr/marriott/mobile-apps.mi. The English version is available at www.marriott.com/marriott/mobile-apps.mi.

As further validation of Marriott International's long-term mobile strategy, Internet Retailer predicted in September that Marriott Mobile would be the third largest mobile commerce sales platform in the world in 2011, behind only Amazon.com and Apple. The success of Marriott Mobile builds on the success of Marriott.com. In 2010 based on property-level sales, Marriott.com ranked among the top ten consumer retail websites in the world.

Marriott's mobile app for smartphones and its upgraded mobile website were provided and developed by Kony Solutions, which provides unique Write Once, Run Everywhere platform technology utilizing its work with Kony Solutions. The platform leverages a single application definition so applications are designed and developed just once, meaning Marriott will be able to deliver richer content to its guests more quickly. Marriott's mobile website and apps are hosted and managed by AT&T and include quality control testing to ensure the most positive user experience.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts is expanding its holiday portfolio, with more services on offer from the start of the summer 2012 season.

Four hotels will be feature new facilities for families with children: a SENTIDO hotel Crete, a SENTIDO hotel Rhodes, the SENTIDO hotel Kos and the SENTIDO hotel Lanzarote. The package price includes services such as babysitting and children's buffets. 'Baby cosy' packages can also be booked in the family hotels and offer the benefit of reducing holiday packing as the packages include a pushchair, a cot, a baby phone and baby bouncers.

Six other hotels are expanding their offering for the target group of adults and will be labelled 'Adults Hotels'. Guests have a choice of many different sporting activities and a weekly evening event called the White Night. Each hotel has a SENTIDO Blue Bar with a stylish atmosphere and cocktails.

There are also optional extras in the Adults Hotels. Under the 'Man's World' package, male guests can include a WiFi console and an iPod docking station in the hotel room and a sporting wellness treatment, while The 'Lady's Home' package includes a cosmetic treatment and a massage.

Alongside the 11 new partner hotels for summer 2012 that have already been announced, one more hotel has joined the SENTIDO chain. The holiday resort Kenzi Menara Palace is a ten-minute drive from the centre of Marrakesh, Morocco and is therefore perfect for guests who want to combine a relaxing holiday with discovery tours. The resort offers two restaurants, an indoor and an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a spa and several golf courses are located nearby. The hotel can be booked in combination with a beach holiday in the Agadir region.

About SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts:
SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts is an international hotel brand founded in 2009. In summer 2012 it will offer 40 hotels in 10 countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Kenya, Morocco, Montenegro, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia and Turkey), as well as two cruise ships on the Nile. The hotels are in the Four-Star-Plus segment and are operated under franchise contracts. The concept is aimed mostly toward discerning singles, couples and small families, who, besides quality and service, also value a health-conscious cuisine and wellness facilities along with a wide-ranging sports and entertainment programme. Travellers can book the hotels directly online through www.sentidohotels.com. In addition, the hotels are offered in all renowned international tour operator programmes. The company is part of the Thomas Cook Group. The head office is in Oberursel, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Press Contact:
Nina Kreke
SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts
Thomas Cook Platz 1
61440 Oberursel
Germany
+49 6171 65 1700
www.sentidohotels.com

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Night Out, Inc. is releasing a new version, 2.0, of their website and mobile app that provides consumers and venues with a groundbreaking online tool to source nightlife places, deals and information….

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

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British Airways has announced that it is kicking off the festive period with a selection of Christmas Market city-breaks for the entire family to enjoy.  

Included in the airline's selection of Christmas market cities is Berlin. Customers can visit Berlin, the capital city of Christmas Markets with over 60 to wander around, including the market at Charlottenburg Castle, which boasts over 150 stalls and Winter World at Potzdamer Platz. It also hosts the largest mobile toboggan run in Europe and an ice skating rink for the less daring.

British Airways will also be offering breaks in Vienna this season. Well-known for the Magic of Advent Christmas market by City Hall and the traditional Viennese Christmas market on Freyung, Vienna is also known as a place of  nostalgia, romance and music. The aromas of candied fruits, cotton candy and other delicacies like Christmas punch fill the air of Vienna's Christmas markets with festive aromas.  

Prague is another city on the list of British Airway's Christmas market destinations, with flights to Prague expected to increase in popularity during the holiday season. The Czech capital has a range of tourist attractions and Christmassy treats in what many would call a true winter wonderland setting. The Prague Christmas markets run daily in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and feature brightly decorated huts selling traditional Czech handicrafts and local delicacies, making holidays in Prague one of British Airway's top selections for Christmastime city-breaks.

Paris may not be the first city one would associate with Christmas markets; however, the Parisians have their own version of this festive outdoor shopping tradition. The Christmas Market on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is the largest Christmas market within Paris' city limits. A cluster of wood chalets, it offers traditional holiday treats including mulled wine, gingerbread, sausages and specialties from various regions of France.
 
Switzerland is another destination that British Airways has included in its collection of Christmas market city-breaks. This year, Zurich will be hosting a new Christmas lighting display on Bahnhofstrasse, the city's celebrated shopping high street, and special 'Night and Sunday Shopping' hours so visitors can shop late into the evening. Zurich has a packed events calendar over the Christmas period that includes the Lichterschwimmen floating candles display, Christmas circuses, the Live On Ice skating rink and a Singing Christmas Tree.

About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations – including flights to Amsterdam, new york flights and new york holidays, city breaks in Paris, hotels, flights, car rental with Avis and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

Press Contact:
Claire Ioannou
Astral Towers
Betts Way
London Road
Crawley
RH10 9XA
01293 722513

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A former juvenile court referee promotes a rock solid event attracting visitors from several states to the city about 80 miles north of Las Vegas

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

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Ocean swimmers experience the greatest number of marine stings during training and competitions as champions prepare for 2012 Olympics.

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

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VIP Style Vacation (vipstylevacation.ca) is a travel company offering Dominican Republic vacation spots to the traveling public. An all inclusive Dominican Republic vacation from VIP Style Vacation includes lodging, access to the beach and pools, VIP parties, gourmet restaurants and more.

People who are in the process of planning a Dominican Republic vacation can contact the company by telephone or log on to the website (vipstylevacation.ca) to learn more about everything it has to offer. This travel company can accommodate large groups of people with its villas that have up to six bedrooms each. The villas are designed in the style of classical architecture both inside and out.

When booking a Caribbean vacation with the VIP Style Vacation company, guests can expect to be treated to the finest luxuries in the Dominican Republic. From four-star restaurants to spacious accommodations to endless entertainment, the Dominican Republic has a lot to offer travelers.

Guests who know the dates they would like to travel and other details of their upcoming trip can fill out an online request form to reserve a villa in the Dominican Republic. Your reservation will be checked against the booking system and you will receive an email informing you if the dates you would like are available.

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