Travel and Hospitality Press Releases

Sol D'Licious Combines with Indiegogo to Seek Funding

Local business Sol D’Licious Café is turning to a new forward way of funding; Indiegogo. Using social media to support a dream. Crowd funding is the practice of aiding a venture by raising many small donations from a large number of people.

Paleo Food Tours Gets NYC Cavemen Hooked on Fish

Paleo Food Tours is NYC's newest and only primal food tour that knows just what's on the menu for today's modern caveman and cavewoman. This interactive prehistoric food adventure is taking fellow food lovers on a “hunt” to discover some of the tastiest paleo delectables the Big Apple has to offer. And leading their bands of paleolithic foodies are Paleo Food Tours own Dr. Pete and Dr. Stew -- licensed NYC tour guides aka the Comical Nutritional Aficionados. These two primal food explorers not only know where to find New York 's favorite foods but they also tell the story of how certain foods came into being, and especially how they were caught (no fish story intended) which is brightly illuminated by the use of some pretty cool audio visual technology.

Argentina - An Ideal Destination for an Amazing Holiday Trip

If one visits the central region of Argentina that is centered around Pampas, there one can find cattle ranches and maritime resorts like Villa Gesell, Pinamar, Miramar, Bahia Blanca, Monte Hermoso and Coastal District.

South America - An Ideal Holiday Destination to Enjoy Nature's Beauty

Every person in this world wants to enjoy his/her vacations to the fullest. People wish to go to a trip which can bring back the happiness from the in-depth schedule of everyday life that will give relaxation of mind and rejoice the nature’s beauty. A trip to South America is one of such kind. South America is one of the places to visit in where vacations can be enjoyed to the fullest. It is bordered by Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The various countries come in it such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay etc.

AllChalets Releases Infographic Report on the Top Ski Chalet Resorts in Europe

As the winter skiing season fast approaches the team at All Chalets have produced a round-up of the most popular ski resorts for chalet bookings so far this year. It is no surprise that ski holidays in France, Switzerland and Austria are as popular as ever. The top resorts for ski chalet bookings this year are Chamonix, Meribel, Val d’Isere, Verbier, Zermatt and St Anton.

New Report Available: Travel Retail in Singapore

LogoTravel retail in Singapore showed continued growth in 2013 despite the slow global economy. As the Singapore dollar remained strong, outbound travel to long haul destinations such as Europe increased, thus, bringing more business to travel retail. As consumers became well-educated, increased demand for exotic destinations such as Africa and South America was observed. Travel planning to exotic destinations by consumers usually requires the expertise of travel agents as consumers are not as familiar as compared to regional destinations. Not to mention, the existence of technology and online media allowed consumers to gain easy access to travel information, promotions and advertising.

New Market Research Report: Emirates Airlines in Travel and Tourism (World)

LogoEmirates Airlines continues to experience strong growth, and has recently added 18 new routes without compromising passenger load factor. The airline benefits from Dubai's status as a transit hub, connecting the East to the West on long haul routes, with stopovers at Dubai International. Emirates nonetheless faces ongoing criticism and hostile policies by European and US carriers, hindering its growth in these regions. It is also facing strong competition from other Gulf-based airlines.

New Report Available: Tourism Flows Domestic in Turkey

LogoDomestic tourism demonstrated 21% current value growth and 11% growth in the number of trips in 2013. This compared with a CAGR of only 6% in current value terms and a negative CAGR of 3% in the number of trips over the review period. Whilst in value terms domestic tourism grew over the review period with a dip in 2009 due to the recession, the number of trips declined during the economic recession in 2008, and also in 2011 and 2012, when the economy did not perform very well. In 2013, however, the number of trips increased for two reasons; first, as a result of the improved economic conditions, and second, due to the long Eid and Ramadan holidays, which coincided with the summer period, which meant people took longer holidays in the summer of 2013.

Tourist Attractions in the United Kingdom - New Market Report

LogoThere was a significant increase in arrivals to the UK in 2013. The legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games, alongside focused marketing from VisitBritain in Russia, China and Brazil, certainly played a part in this. Additionally, a number of royal events in the second half of the review period, such as the Queen's Jubilee, the royal wedding and the birth of a royal baby all helped to raise the profile of the UK's cultural heritage internationally, as has the worldwide success of the television series Downton Abbey. This has been reflected in the UK's increased international competitiveness. Those specific attractions that are internationally associated with the country - and therefore have a large proportion of international visitors, such as the Tate Modern - have benefited from this. Domestically the trend towards the "staycation" continued in 2013, meaning that there was the further growth of domestic visitors to tourist attractions, whether this be driven by those tourists on longer-term visits to different regions of the country, or specifically by daytrips.

NYC's Grand Central Terminal Turns on Lights, Cameras, Action & Ghosts

Not many people may remember back in 1963 the start of Walter Cronkite's revolutionary 30 minute evening news broadcast and even fewer people may know that the CBS news dept. and studios were once nestled above Vanderbilt Hall -- the former main waiting hall of NYC's Grand Central Terminal. But Pete and Stew Kandel noted paranormal investigators and licensed NYC tour guides aka the “Ghost Doctors” -- whose sought after ghost hunting tours of Grand Central have given New Yorkers a chance to participate in a real paranormal experience right in the heart of this iconic terminal -- are more than aware of the old CBS television studio's former digs both from a historical and paranormal perspective.

MyPriority.Rocks Details How Family Travels the World, Still Runs Existing Business

MyPriority.Rocks, a new website documenting the world travels of a German family, has launched and is now available to Internet visitors. Maintained by Feda Mecan, a veteran of the marketing industry, the site will detail how the family travels the world and spends time together while Mecan continues to lead a successful company from the road. In contrast to most similar projects, then, where the families involved usually rely at most on intermittent, casual work to sustain them, MyPriority.Rocks will relay insights and experiences that will be of interest to those who might find the idea of such extensive traveling appealing, but are also committed to preserving and furthering their existing careers.

Ubuntu Stay Adds New Holiday Properties to Langebaan and Bloemfontein Regions in SA

South Africa is a place of incredible natural beauty and unmatched diversity, home to rocky mountains, lush rainforests, classical African savannah and metropolitan urban sprawl. With somewhere for everyone, it’s no surprise that booking accommodation in the country can be difficult, with so many options to choose from. Increasingly holiday makers are eschewing hotels for rental properties, to get the feel of home comforts while abroad. Ubuntu Stay specializes in such holiday properties, and has just added new and exclusive listings in the Langebaan and Bloemfontein regions.

IAM Group Japan Launches New Trip for Singaporeans to Explore Yokohama

LogoIAM Group Japan is one of the leading tour and travel companies and they have been offering some of the best packages that one can think of. Recently their new travel package is focused upon the residents of Singapore.

Leading Vietnam Visa Company to Extend Visa Approval Within 24 Hours

LogoVietnam visa approval has traditionally been a prolonged tedious affair but all that is to change now. Top visa Vietnam Company Visa-Vietnam.org has announced to extend visa within 24 hours only.

All Inclusive Golf Announces Openings for Golf Holidays in Turkey

All Inclusive Golf, a provider of golf holiday packages, today announced openings for its destinations in Turkey. These and other international all-inclusive golf packages are aimed at UK residents who want to experience golfing while they visit other countries to take in new sights and cultures. The company also offers golf-only packages for people who are interested in handling their own food and lodging arrangements.

"Health and Wellness Tourism in Singapore" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoSingapore had a humble performance as far as health and wellness tourism in 2013. Medical tourism in Singapore had a modest year in 2013 due to the strong Singapore dollar. Medical tourists from key markets such as Indonesia and Malaysia saw a decline due to the higher cost of medical treatments and consultations as a result of the exchange rate. Singapore also faced regional competition from emerging medical destinations, such as Malaysia and Thailand.

Now Available: Sub-Saharan Africa How to Maximise Tourism Potential

LogoSub-Saharan African tourism has grown by an average of 4.3% per year since 2008, outpacing the global average of 3.2%, this growth is expected to continue reaching over 45 million arrivals by 2018. Increased FDI, new trade partnerships, access to international capital and rise of the middle classes will help the continent live up to its tourism potential. However, governments and stakeholders need to develop the right strategies and regulations to maximise the benefits of tourism.

Tourism Flows Inbound in Singapore - New Market Report

LogoInternational arrivals grew by 5% in 2013; a two percentage point decline from 2012. This was attributed to the drop in business travellers as there was a cut in corporate business budgets in general, resulting in fewer business trips. In addition, key source countries like Indonesia and Malaysia displayed sluggish arrival growth as the Singapore currency remained strong. Slower growth in tourism receipts was the next implication of the strong currency exchange rate as the cost of travelling to Singapore became slightly higher. Nonetheless, positive growth recorded was an indication that Singapore's tourism strategy remained relevant and productive.

Searching for Haunted Fabergé Eggs in NYC's Metropolitan Museum Art

When you hear someone mention Fabergé Eggs thoughts of palaces, Russian Tsars or even James Bond movies (the classic movie Octopussy) may come to mind but New York's Ghost Doctors think...ghosts of course!

Hotel Renovations Company Offers Informative Industry Blog

Matrix Renovations, a Miami Beach-based Hotel Renovations Company, is providing clients with an informative blog on its official website at MatrixRenovations.com.

First in Asia LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display Launched at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort

LogoThe attraction features seven scenes from the six Star Wars™ films and The Clone Wars™ animated series in great detail. In total, the attraction features more than 2,000 LEGO® models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million LEGO® bricks. The attraction officially opens its doors to the public on 6 September 2014.

Medical Assistance in Mexico with TravelCare Mexico

LogoWhile on vacation or a business trip in Mexico, the last thing on anyones mind is the possibility of needing medical assistance. If an accident does happen to occur it is easily possible to be unaware of the best way to obtain the required level of help, leading to further stress and difficulty.

Newport Beach Boat Parade All Set for Sail to Provide Holiday Excitement

With the holiday season fast approaching, Newport Beach invites anyone who wants fun and enjoyable cruises to come and consider Newport Landing and take part in the 2014 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

New Report Available: Online Travel Sales to Country Residents in the United Kingdom

LogoIn the UK e-commerce is developing fast and, according to Ofcom's International Communications Market report, UK consumers have the highest per capita online spend in the world at an annual average GBP1,083. Internet penetration is very high in the country and it is estimated that 80% of the adult population has access to the internet. However, the way in which UK consumers access the internet has diversified. Almost half of respondents (49%) said they use their mobile phone to access the...

Travel Retail in the United Kingdom - New Market Research Report

LogoTravel retail sales rose by 2% to GBP31 billion in 2013, posting a second consecutive year of growth as the UK economy recovers and consumer confidence rises. However, the growth rate remained modest as people continued to try to economise and opt for low-cost solutions and last-minute deals. Although the economic outlook has improved, demand remains stagnant and consumer cautious, as wages have not yet caught up with inflation. In this context, value for money is a priority for consumers. Domestic trips declined slightly, partly as the trend for the staycation, which experienced a boost during the credit crunch has worn off, and partly because often travelling abroad to destinations such as Spain, Greece or Turkey on a packaged deal can be considerably cheaper than holidaying in Britain. This way, the number of trips outbound went up by 2% in 2013.

Travel Accommodation in Singapore - New Market Report

LogoTravel accommodation value sales grew by 3% in 2013 with the opening of 13 new hotels, adding more than 2,900 hotel rooms to the national inventory. Average occupancy rate remained constant as tourism arrivals remained constant. Mid-tier and economy hotels performed well in 2013 as there was a shift towards middle-class accommodation for business travellers due to a tighter corporate travel budget, resulting in lower average daily rates. Another contributor to the slower performance in overall travel accommodation was the strong performance of the Singapore currency, squeezing consumer pockets and spending capacity.

"Tourism Flows Inbound in Turkey" Published

LogoInbound tourism in Turkey saw 8% volume growth in 2013, compared with only 1% growth the previous year. The major reason behind the slow growth in 2012 was the economic crisis in European countries, leading to a decline in the growth in arrivals from all European countries. In 2013, however, growth increased, stemming largely from package holidays and families with children aged 0-14. The majority of package tours came from Germany and the UK.