Category: Travel

Nordic Countries Launch Nordic Innovation House – New York

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#nihny–On September 20, the Nordic countries launched Nordic Innovation House – New York (NIH-NY). NIH-NY is unique alliance of all five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Supported by Nordic Innovation and Nordic Council of Ministers, the aim of NIH-NY is to support and bring to fruition the full potential of …

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The Ritz-Carlton Unveils Tropical Paradise in Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to announce the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, as the oceanfront resort opens today on the Malaysian island. Set in a tranquil private bay, the resort is surrounded by an ancient jungle, while its beachfront is shelter by trees and gently lapped by the …

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Expedia.com launches Collections – the best hotels for every experience

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Expedia® has launched Collections, a new resource to help travelers find the best hotels for every experience. Initially launching with six Collections; Beach, Relaxation, Family Fun, Culture & History, Shopping and Snow, each list has been curated using a rigorous set of standards for experience, customer reviews and value. …

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The Polls are Open in the 2017 America’s Best Restroom® Contest

Voting ends on Oct. 27 CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From disco balls to shark-infested stalls, get ready to cast your vote! Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today revealed the top ten finalists for its 16th annual America’s Best Restroom® Contest. The public can vote for their favorite restroom now through Oct. 27 at www.bestrestroom.com/us. “Most public bathrooms are not …

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Vacasa Joins Airbnb, Expedia, Marriott International, Delta Airlines and Other Leading Travel Brands Onstage at Skift Global Forum

Founder & CEO, Eric Breon to Speak at Leading Travel Industry Forum PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eric Breon, founder and CEO of Vacasa, the second largest U.S. vacation rental company, will join influential CEOs and leaders in travel at this year’s annual Skift Global Forum. Breon will participate in a Q&A session moderated by technology reporter Sean …

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Virgin Hotels Nashville Breaks Ground

MIAMI, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, marks a new milestone as Virgin Hotels breaks ground with The Buccini/Pollin Group and BPGS Construction on Virgin Hotels Nashville. The groundbreaking ceremony, held on location on Wednesday, September 20, marks Virgin Hotels’ fourth property currently under …

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Alaska 2018: Experience More For Less Aboard UnCruise Adventures

SEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — UnCruise Adventures today announces their new “Alaska Awakening” promotion, which offers travelers the opportunity to be among the first to take in the breathtaking views in Southeast Alaska in 2018, while sailing at a lower rate. As the area shakes off the winter chill, guests on the small ship …

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Announces Pricing of Offering of $200 Million of Convertible Senior Notes

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC) (the “Company”) announced today the pricing on September 20, 2017 of the offering of $200 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2022 (the “notes”). The notes were offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under …

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ITT Cannon Introduces High-Performing and Environmentally Sealed CTC Connector Series for Harsh Environments

Industry-proven and innovative Trident contact design eliminates wedge locks and sealing plugs, delivering robust, simple, cost-effective connector series IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$ITT–ITT Inc.’s (NYSE:ITT) Cannon brand has introduced a high-performance, ruggedized and cost-effective cable-to-cable connector series for reliable connections in harsh environments. ITT Cannon’s CTC Series is a simple-to-install, low-maintenance cable-to-cable interconnect solution, suitable for a …

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“Beautiful China, More than Pandas” Campaign in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On September 20th, when the catchy panda logo and the delightful panda figure appeared together at Patan Durbar Square in Nepal, local crowds flocked to the spectacle. On that day, the “Beautiful China, More than Pandas” Sichuan tourism promotional campaign, which was hosted by the China National Tourism …

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The City of Gda  sk Introduces Its New Promotional Campaign to Attract International Tourists: “Week Ends in Gdansk”

GDAŃSK, Poland, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Each year, Gdańsk is visited by more and more tourists from abroad, mainly from Germany, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. City authorities are eager to host even more visitors, especially during autumn and winter periods.    Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy8m22cprLs The promotional video – the key element of the …

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Expedia launches Collections – the best hotels for every experience

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Expedia® has launched Collections, a new resource to help travellers find the best hotels for every experience. Initially launching with six Collections; Beach, Relaxation, Family Fun, Culture & History, Shopping and Snow, each list has been curated and each hotel selected with Expedia’s ‘stamp’ of quality approval. Knowing that a …

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“Japan Official Travel App,” New App for Tourists in Japan, Goes Live: All Information You Need to Plan Your Trip in Japan, from Pre-trip Planning to Useful, Real-time Transit Information

TOKYO, Sept. 21, 2017 /CNW/ — The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is officially launching the “Japan Official Travel App,” its tourism app for iOS and Android devices, on September 21, 2017. Please download: http://www.jnto.go.jp/smartapp/ The app is aimed at international tourists traveling to Japan and offers information on tourism destinations nationwide, including rural areas, …

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WestJet breaks ground on new Calgary hangar

A new maintenance hangar at the Calgary International Airport will help airline continue to grow Calgary hub CALGARY, Sept. 21, 2017 /CNW/ – WestJet today broke ground on its new $50 million hangar project at YYC Calgary International Airport that will support the airline’s ongoing fleet expansion and growth of its Calgary hub. The hangar, once …

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The Palm Beaches Rebounds Quickly After Hurricane Irma

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — One week after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, 98 percent of Palm Beach County’s hotels and 90 percent of the region’s cultural attractions are open, according to Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County. Discover The Palm Beaches created an aerial video …

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Hilton Grand Vacations Announces Pricing of Secondary Common Stock Offering

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announced today that certain selling stockholders affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P. informed HGV that they have agreed to sell 5,110,000 shares of HGV common stock to certain investors at a price per share of $35.91. The shares were offered in privately negotiated transactions pursuant to HGV’s effective …

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