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São Lourenço do Barrocal: First certification

June 27, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Green Globe congratulates São Lourenço do Barrocal in Portugal on its first certification awarded in acknowledgement of its sustainable operations and management. São Lourenço do Barrocal in the Alentejano region is set amidst ancient oaks, olive groves and vineyards. The estate was once a small farming village (monte) and has been owned by the same • Read More »

The World Travel Award goes to ANA Intercontinental Tokyo

June 26, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

ANA InterContinental Tokyo (Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo), is proud to announce that, for the second consecutive year, it has been honoured with a ‘World Travel Award’ in the category of Japan’s Leading Business Hotel. Established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence, the World Travel Awards are the highest accolades in the travel and • Read More »

Finn Partners’ 2017 “Confessions Of A Modern Traveler” Survey Reveals Americans’ Love For Summer Lovin’

June 24, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The “Vacation-Version” of most American travelers is more likely to spend summer days taking risks and acting out spontaneously, while many singles will look for a romantic rendezvous on their summer nights, according to a new Finn Futures™ survey conducted by Finn Partners’ global travel and lifestyle practice. Sixty one percent of Americans agree that, when • Read More »

Nepal Tourism Summit about to launch on US east coast

June 24, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

After the success of two Nepal Tourism Summits – the first on the US west coast in Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, with the second in Europe in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland – the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is teaming up again with eTurboNews (eTN) and the International Coalition of • Read More »

It’s a wrap! Tropika Island of Treasure ends, boosting Seychelles tourism

June 24, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The grand finale of the 7th season of South African series Tropika Island of Treasure wrapped up Monday evening, after 12 weeks of spectacular coverage of the Seychelles islands. Screened on South Africa’s SABC 3 channel, Tropika Island of Treasure Season 7 – filmed in Seychelles – was beamed to millions of viewers who tuned • Read More »

La Grée des Landes Éco-Hôtel Spa Yves Rocher awarded Gold

June 23, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

La Grée des Landes Éco-Hôtel Spa Yves Rocher in the Bretagne region, France, was recently awarded Green Globe’s Gold Certification marking five years of continuous membership. Nestled in the heart of the countryside, La Grée des Landes Éco-Hôtel Spa Yves Rocher blends into the landscape. On the side of a hill, its gracious lines follow • Read More »

Germany leads the way in visitor arrivals to Seychelles

June 23, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Almost halfway through the year 2017, Germany has taken the number one spot as the Seychelles main tourism market. According to latest statistics the National Bureau of Statistics released on Thursday, Germany has sent 21,642 visitors to the island nation up to Sunday June 18, 2017. The figure is 29 percent above that recorded for • Read More »

The Lower Manhattan Historical Association announces the third annual July 4th Festival in Lower Manhattan

June 23, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Lower Manhattan Historical Association, in conjunction with the Sons of the Revolution The State of New York, The Veteran Corps of Artillery State of New York, The Sons of the American Revolution and Culture Now announces their July 4th Festival in Lower Manhattan The celebration starts at 11:00 AM July 2, with the Alexander • Read More »

Avianca Brasil Launches Its First U.S. Passenger Route in Miami

June 23, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Avianca Brasil, one of Brazil’s largest and fastest-growing airlines, announces the debut of daily nonstop passenger flights between São Paulo (GRU) and Miami (MIA), starting Friday, June 23, 2017. This much-anticipated summer launch marks the airline’s first introduction of a passenger route to a U.S. destination and only its second outside of South America. Avianca • Read More »

Touchdown! Seychelles Tourism creates awareness at Durban rugby event

June 22, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Touchdown! Seychelles Tourism creates awareness at Durban rugby event Every opportunity that helps Seychelles to be in the limelight counts! That is exactly what a team from Alphonse Island, the Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles showcased in Durban, South Africa, last week. A big rugby test match between South Africa and France provided the • Read More »

Jamaica Tourism Minister to host Tourism Knowledge Exchange Forum 2017 in Washington DC

June 22, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, joined leading tourism stakeholders in Washington DC on June 21 for the Tourism Knowledge Exchange Forum 2017, which is expected to highlight the latest innovations in sustainable tourism development. The event is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Chemonics International, George Washington University and • Read More »

Aiming for greater visibility in South Korea, Seychelles emphasizes affordable holiday options at HanaTour 2017

June 22, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

“Seychelles – the heaven you must visit before you die” was the slogan used to attract visitors to the island destination’s stand at the HanaTour International Travel Show 2017 in South Korea. The four-day event was held at the Kintex Exhibition center in Goyang city from the 8th to 11th June. The opening day, dubbed • Read More »

Countdown to PyeongChang 2018 Olympics: 230 days to opening

June 22, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

There is less than one year to go until the start of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, this major international multi-sport event is scheduled to take place from February 9-25, 2018, in Gangwon-do province in the county of PyeongChang, South • Read More »

Fraport Begins ORAT Operational Readiness Project for Bahrain Airport’s New Passenger Terminal and Other Facilities

June 22, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Fraport is delivering its full-program of Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) consulting services – Multi-year project requires 4,700 project man-days from Fraport experts Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide has launched a multi-year project providing Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) with comprehensive Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) consulting services for the new passenger terminal • Read More »

June 22 deadline for Christmas in July tradeshow

June 21, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism’s Linkages Network has extended its open call for manufacturers of locally-produced corporate gifts to apply to participate in their annual Christmas in July tradeshow. The deadline for submissions is now Thursday, June 22, 2017. Joining in the appeal, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has emphasized that “events like Christmas in • Read More »

Better connections with North America’s travel trade expected as Seychelles Tourism Board joins USTOA

June 21, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has been accepted as a member of the United States Tour Operator Association, USTOA. Through this membership, the Seychelles’ tourism marketing body seeks to establish strategic relationships with key organizations within the travel trade community in North America. USTOA was created in 1972 by a small group of California tour • Read More »

Hi Fly Portuguese Airline orders Airbus A330-200s

June 21, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Paris, 21 June 2017 – Hi Fly, a Portuguese airline specialising in worldwide widebody aircraft wet leasing, has placed its first direct firm order with Airbus for two A330-200s. Hi Fly is an all-Airbus operator and the two additional A330s will join its existing fleet of 14 Airbus widebody aircraft. The new A330s will feature • Read More »

Jamaica Tourist Board again named Canada’s favorite tourist board

June 20, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The votes have been tallied, and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has again been named “Favorite Tourist Board in Canada” by Canadian travel agents in Baxter Travel Media’s annual Agents’ Choice Awards. This is the twelfth consecutive year that the JTB Canada team has received this honor. In his thank you letter to Canadian agents, • Read More »

Seychelles as a “destination of choice” generates interest among travel trade at INDABA Exhibition in Durban

June 20, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Seychelles recorded another successful participation at INDABA 2017, as the Seychelles Tourism Board joined local trade partners to promote the destination. The three-day exhibition was held in Durban, South Africa, from May 16-18, 2017. The INDABA trade fair continues to offer a good platform for the Seychelles Tourism Board to strengthen relationships with the trade • Read More »

Magellan and its members receive high honors at Uniglobe Global Rendezvous

June 20, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Last month, the Magellan Travel Group, along with some of its corporate members, attended the UNIGLOBE Global Rendezvous held in the German city of Berlin. Over the two days Magellan further cemented their exclusive pact with UNIGLOBE, a partnership which is mutually viewed as “a perfect fit.” Magellan National Manager Corporate and Business Development, Scott • Read More »

Global Tourism Summit 2017 in Honolulu: Open for registration

June 19, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Sustainability is the theme of this year’s Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu. How this theme is incorporated in the future of tourism will be a featured topic of the presentations. The significance of Hawaiian culture, global marketing, technology, and innovation will also be highlighted in presentations and panel discussions, with the collective focus on improving • Read More »

Tourism to play greater role in reducing crime, says Jamaica Tourism Minister

June 19, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says, although the destination is not at risk, his ministry will increase efforts to tackle the issue of crime affecting the people of Jamaica. Addressing delegates at the 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and awards luncheon of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) at The Jamaica Pegasus • Read More »

Travel writers are sometimes compelled to reveal the ugly side of the tourism industry

June 18, 2017 | By PressEditor | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The majority of travel media features attractive images of destinations, the beaches, jungles, waterfalls or cityscapes. Travel and tourism journalism is not usually too complicated. However, every so often a news story breaks about the little seen underbelly of the tourism business, and none in modern history has ever been as potentially catastrophic or as • Read More »