The Hampton Inn & Suites at the Kansas Star Casino opened 150 additional rooms on August 15. This planned expansion comes as the Kansas Star Casino nears completion of its final phase of construction that began in March 2011 and will add a convention center and equestrian center to the $330 million development.
The islands, located just a few miles away from Ecuador are the main source of inspiration for Charles Darwin to state his Theory of Evolution. The attractive nature and pleasant climate that these islands offer has succeeded in bringing in a lot of people to spend their holidays over the Galapagos Island Ecuador Tour.
In 2013 demand for accommodation led occupancy rates to see an increase of 5% when compared to previous year in all regions and an increase of 14% in average daily rates. Mexico City saw the highest occupancy rate of 65%, which increased from 63% in 2012 and the Yucatan Peninsula had 61% occupancy, which also surpassed the 58% seen in the previous year. Some of the cities with higher occupancy growth rates were: Celaya (Guanajuato) with 30%, Nuevo Vallarta (Nayarit) 23%, Salamanca (Guanajuato) 22%, Aguascalientes 19%, Puebla 18%, Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca) and San Juan del Rio (Queretaro) with 17%. Cities such as Celaya, Salamanca and San Juan del Rio are visited mostly for business travellers and destinations with beaches such as Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Escondido received leisure tourism. In 2013 the highest average daily rates (ADRs) were observed amongst the hotels located in the Baja California and Yucatan Peninsula, with an ADR of Mx$2,720. These are popular destinations for domestic and international travellers, and offer a wide range of resorts, including all-inclusive and some of the most luxurious outlets available in the country. The lowest ADR in 2013 was observed in the Gulf Coast region, with an ADR of Mx$982.
Colombia is one of the most appealing destinations for medical treatments in Latin America, because of the high qualifications of its professionals and the low cost of complex procedures compared to the same procedures in the country of origin. This resulted in an increasing influx of foreign visitors estimated at more than 50,000 in 2013. The most demanded procedures were for heart surgery, bariatric surgery, general surgery, aesthetical procedures and eye care. Medical tourism grew over the review period and in 2013 accounted for 50% of total sales.
“Vgolo Destinations”, a leading global independent travel trade portal is pleased to introduce its new online platform “Vgolo.com” that will act as a one stop comprehensive source of information for travelers worldwide. Packed with advanced search feature, the site will provide travelers as well as travel agents from different parts of the world with the widest possible range of low cost luxury accommodations, flights, tours and transfers, all at one place. Moreover, the site has a worldwide coverage with special offers in South East Asia, and all the bookings can be done on the site itself.
It seems that New Yorkers and especially those with a taste for primal cuisine are all keeling over for kale according to New York's newest stone age food tour – Paleo Food Tours. This new interactive paleolithic food tour which is led by Dr. Pete and Dr. Stew licensed NYC tour guides aka the Comical Nutritional Aficionados says kale and New York are just perfect together.
When planning the perfect trip, people often resort to help from tours and travel packages. It is mandatory to ensure that one checks out all the point. Most of the times, when people are travelling to a place for the first time, they are not likely to be aware of the best places to stay, the finest restaurants to eta and the best sightseeing points to marvel.
Bangalore, also known as the IT hub of India is now also gaining popularity as a travel destination. Upscale hotels are now rapidly emerging with the increase of international tourists. Apart from being India’s third largest city with a cosmopolitan culture, it has many tourist attractions like the Botanical Garden, Pyramid valley, Lumbini Gardens, leisure parks, lakes and temples. It has a pleasant climate all round the year owing to its geographical location. The Zuri Whitefield Bangalore is a perfect amalgamation of comfort, style, luxury and sophistication, created to ensure quality and consistency.
Every year Goa attracts thousands of tourists owing to its popularity and a promise of never ending recreation with its water sports, jet skiing, paragliding, scuba diving and cruise parties. Time will run out but your to-do list in Goa will not come to an end. There is so much to the place that you can explore – the mystical heritage sites, the beautiful churches, and the unexploited beaches. When it comes to your stay, Goa offers a wide range to choose from – lavish villas, beach resorts, motels, luxury 5 star hotels to apartments and beach huts.
City Edge Apartment Hotels is now offering leisure as well as business accommodation in Melbourne at the most reasonable prices. With them, one will not only get attractive hotel tariffs, but also the finest hospitality, thus, making their overall experience a joyous one. Their range of hotels can be found in the major locations of the Melbourne city such as Elizabeth, Tribeca, Treasury, Gipps, Albert, and North Melbourne. They have one studio, bedroom and two bedrooms to offer their customers in all their hotels. In order to further delight the customers, City Edge Apartment Hotels also offers discounts on their rates throughout the year and for this, customers have to check their website on a regular basis. Apart from this, they have also precisely put details of their hotel rates and their availability on specific dates.
On the beautiful gulf coast of Florida, those families or groups of friends looking for a getaway as the summer ends and autumn begins can take advantage of discounted pricing models with Anna Maria Luxury Beachfronts. From now until the week before Thanksgiving, the luxurious properties on Anna Maria Island can be rented for 10 percent off the original price. There are five properties for groups to select their stay, each containing a distinct ambiance and style.
Field House Philly is pleased to announce their happy hour specials this fall. End the long work week with a cold brew. It’s time to eat some good food, relax and drink some beer.
Apex Expeditions proudly announces the opening of bookings for various travel experiences in 2015. Individuals searching for a new challenge find these tours to be exactly what they need as the tours take participants to fascinating places to see endangered, elusive, and hard to find species. One need look no further than Apex Expeditions (www.apex-expeditions.com) when planning an exotic vacation.
Current online travel sales to country residents increased by 28% in 2013. The two largest components to the category, airlines online sales and travel accommodation, posted strong growth advancing by 23% and 42% respectively. Airlines and hotels developed transactional websites and portals like TripAdvisor.co also play an important role since they have links to different portals for booking hotels and flights that allow comparison of different tariffs and different payment options.
During 2013 domestic tourism flows saw positive performance due to the confidence in the new presidential administration, but in the last trimester the newly announced fiscal and economic reforms caused people to become more cautious in spending and that led domestic tourism flows to have only moderate growth by the end of the year when estimated GDP was announced to have a weaker performance than expected with less than 2% of growth. Also in the last quarter of 2013 tropical storms affected some of the most popular domestic destinations such as Acapulco, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Veracruz, Michoacan and Jalisco. Those cities struggled to be clean and safe again but thanks to government and people's support tourism was reactivated by December.
As summer begins to wind down two of New York's noted ghost hunters will be hot on the trail of paranormal activity leading bands of daring amateur ghost hunters on actual ghostly explorations through New York City's most famous park. They'll trek past a 3500 year old monolithic obelisk, a 106 acre reservoir and even climb “Vista Rock” as they ascend upon a nearly 150 year old castle in search of ghostly inhabitants. Utilizing all sorts of ghost hunting equipment, sort of like being on the set of a supernatural mystical adventure movie, they'll prowl Central Park for signs of paranormal activity.
Siem Reap Tour Guides and Mr. Navy Hoeun, tour operator, are pleased to announce that they provide customized tours in the Siem Reap Angkor Wat area. The tour guides in Siem Reap organization are focused on serving visitors who need independence and privacy during their travels. The Angkor tour guides can assist in taking good pictures during the tour, as well.
Exploring the beauty of the urban landscape of Singapore is among the top activities that tourists should do when visiting the country-- and touring around the famous Singaporean landmarks is now made easier, thanks to the Segway Personal Transporter by the Segway Tours Singapore.
Getting a visa for Vietnam is slightly more involved than getting one for other countries in Southeast Asia. Aside from a few, lucky nationalities that are exempt, few will certainly be denied entry if they turn up without a visa. Understanding this, Visa-Vietnam.org is offering eVisa urgently services to individuals, families and businesses in need of Vietnamese visas.
Those planning a trip across the spectacular Sydney harbor need not look further- leading Sydney cruising portal Champagne Sailing has assured the cruise of a lifetime across the most beautiful harbor of the world.
Excellent teachers know that learning takes place best when students can discover the subject matter for themselves. Setting up a meaningful experience is more powerful than any lecture. However, many classroom instructors cannot afford the expense to experience other cultures for themselves and rely on scholarly journals and secondhand accounts to learn. Committed to changing this reality for teachers, Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) the company American educators trust for discounted teacher travel, as described at http://www.geeo.org/mission/ is delighted to announce summer trips to China.
The magnificence of the Great Wall of China, the mystery of the Silk Road, and the breathtaking splendor of Halong Bay—Every day, teachers across the United States share these important Asian landmarks with their students, but a precious few have actually experienced them. Traveling internationally on a teacher’s salary often makes such journeys too cost prohibitive to consider. Known as the leader in discounted teacher travel, as seen at http://www.geeo.org/mission/ , Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is thrilled to announce summer travel to Asia.
According to the Taiwan Tourism Bureau's statistics, the number of Taiwanese nationals travelling abroad grew by 7% and 8% in 2012 and 2013 respectively. These increases in outbound travel were largely due to declining travel costs and changing lifestyle values among younger consumers, who perceived travelling to be a necessity rather than a luxury. The increase in travel activity led to an overall boost of sales of luxury travel goods in 2013.
Tourism in Cape Town is poised for significant growth as the city continues to be a leading African destination for leisure visitors from Europe and the US, whilst arrivals from emerging markets such as China, India and Russia are addressing the gap for long-stay business travel. Domestic and regional tourism growth is helping mitigate seasonality and new events such as the World Design Capital 2014 are giving the city the opportunity to finally be perceived as an all year round destination.
Move aside Roswell and Area 51, NYC is fast becoming the next hot spot for UFOs thanks to New York's own Ghost Doctors -- Pete and Stew Kandel (known as Dr. Pete and Dr. Stew) paranormal investigators and licensed NYC tour guides. The Ghost Doctors have created a unique, interactive and definitely out of this world experience and it's called the “UFO Phenomena Tour.”
Web Travel Market (WTM) deals with tourism professionals, hotel sales dealers, tour operators, and travel agencies. It does not service individual consumers. They directly connect travel/tourism organisers and accommodation suppliers together to reduce costs, simplify, and negotiate group or allotment prices and conditions. It’s a quick way to find a counterpart in the industry without an intermediary, cutting out the need to wait for travel trade shows to grab the lowest wholesale prices or available capacities, and the requirements to perform endless online queries to generate relevant results.
Recent reports show that people are starting to spend more on the wedding venues as compared to other expenditures of the entire wedding. According to the report, it is said that the location says a lot more about the class of the couple, and the entire setting than other aspects of the wedding.