Travel and Hospitality Press Releases

Chelsea Park Motor Lodge Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Award

New Zealand is one of the most naturally breathtaking places on earth, and is a popular tourist destination because of it. However, New Zealand is also vast and much of it requires a car to reach, meaning motels have transformed the tourist accommodation industry in the country, and are now some of the best places for anyone to stay. Chelsea Park Motor Lodge in Nelson, New Zealand has been called a 'four star plus' establishment by Qualmark, and has just been admitted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for winning their coveted certificate of excellence for the fifth year in a row.

New Ropewalk Ocean City Restaurant Announces Grand Opening

The press and public are invited to join the Greater Ocean City, Maryland Chamber of Commerce for the Grand Opening celebration of Ocean City's newest seafood restaurant, Ropewalk OC, 8203 Coastal Highway, on Monday, August 3rd. Governor Bob Ehrlich will join the owners to cut the ribbon in a ceremony that begins at 4 PM and features a complimentary appetizer buffet and happy hour drink specials until 6PM. There is no charge to attend.

Just Released: "TUI AG in Travel and Tourism (World)"

LogoTUI AG has had a successful year in 2013, with a rise in group profit enabling a dividend payment to shareholders for the first time in five years. The company appointed a new CEO who implemented the oneTUI restructuring plan which aimed to reduce costs, streamline administrative processes and position the company business model towards content and brand orientated value. The UK and the Nordic region were the key success areas for the company in 2013, while France and Germany underperformed.

Market Report, "Luxury Travel Goods in the United Kingdom", Published

LogoThe luxury travel goods category has performed positively in 2013 with 2% volume growth. This area of the luxury goods industry is typically seen as offering opportunities for occasional purchases, as many luxury brands in this category are designed and built to last for a long time. Therefore high quality means that purchases are not very frequent. Value growth of 5% in 2013 was slightly lower than the 6% of 2012 as unit prices rose at a lower rate, but was still stronger than volume growth.

Recently Released Market Study: China Information Technology Report Q2 2014

LogoThere are a range of factors that make China's IT market very attractive with strong growth prospects including the size of population, rising incomes, relatively low penetration of products and solutions and a supportive policy environment. IT spending growth in China is expected to outperform on a regional and global basis, with a CAGR of 9.7% forecast 2014-2018 as IT spending increases as a share of GDP. However, China's IT market is not without its challenges as the pool of first-time buyers diminishes and vendors struggle in the face of high levels of piracy, cyber security issues, intense competition and price-sensitive consumers. The outlook is positive overall, but as China develops, its IT market evolves and vendors offering tablets and hybrids/convertibles and services firms with strong cloud computing product portfolios are expected to outperform.

LA Virtual Tours Integrates Local Business Street View Type Tours Into Google

LA Virtual Tours announces that they have partnered with Google to bring businesses in California a very special addition to their Google presence. Specifically they will add a 'Street View' style tour of a place of business to Google Maps, Street View and local search. They are offering to create virtual 360 degree tours of businesses and stores. These panoramic tours will then be uploaded to Google and integrated with Maps and Street View. Embeds of the tour will be available on local search pages and made available for use on the business's own website.

New Hotel Comparison Website Launch - Finds Hotel Discounts

LogoResrvationShopper.com, a free, easy-to-use hotel price comparison website is excited to announce it's availability for domestic and international travellers to find hotel discounts. ReservationShopper enables travellers to find the best hotel deals for their chosen destination over the Internet. The primary focus is to enable visitors to quickly and easily find the best hotel rates by comparing all the major travel sites with one single search. It is designed to attract visitors who are interested in booking hotel rooms safely online from home, work and from their mobile devices.

New Market Study Published: China Tourism Report Q2 2014

LogoBMI holds a very positive outlook on tourism in China, with a confluence of factors expected to result in increases across all of our key market indicators throughout our forecast period to 2018. Strong domestic economic growth, and increasingly affluent middle class, is boosting outbound travel, while a relaxation of visa requirements and improvement in connectivity is driving growth in inbound arrivals.

Rent out Your Home with OMG Travel Los Angeles

The Home and Mortgage professionals at Citizens Bank advise clients that the high cost of home owning can be defrayed by renting out one's home. In addition to the perk of renting out property for the income it brings, there are also numerous tax benefits. Banking experts want home and condo owners to know that they may be able to deduct many of the expenses involved with managing the property, as well as enjoying the benefits of being able to claim the financial bonus of long-term appreciation. “Consider the option to rent out your house until you can find a buyer in order to earn a little extra income.”

Ex-Cruise Ship Officer Reveals the Best Cruise Secrets That Will Save You Thousands of Dollars Every Time You Cruise

Cruise Ship vacations are a great way to relax and see the world, but they can be expensive. Thanks to a new eBook called Best Cruise Secrets, cruise ship vacations can become a lot cheaper.

City Cruiser Launches to Delight San Diego Visitors One Pub at a Time

LogoRedefining the old adage, “put the pedal to the metal” City Cruiser celebrates its official launch to bring four pub crawling bikes to the streets of a world famous city. So it goes like this, eight riders hop on an open-air flatbed vehicle of sorts and peddle the streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp District to some of the city’s best pubs. Piloted by a steady-handed driver the two hour trip lets riders pedal a bit, drink a bit, then repeat. Enjoying optimum weather year-round in sunny Southern California’s crown jewel, City Cruiser may be for the thirsty but not for the faint of heart. Delighting passersby, as well as its fairly inebriated participants, a City Cruiser party bike gives acting like a rounder a whole new spin.

New Market Report Now Available: Thailand Tourism Report Q2 2014

LogoBMI expects growth across a range of key indicators in the Thai tourism market throughout our forecast period. Despite continuing political unrest in the capital, Bangkok, we expect an increase in the number of visitors overall, with growth concentrated in traditionally popular beach destinations such as Phuket, or mountain resorts in the north of the country, in Chiang Mai.

Pee Song Shan Kukup Water Resort Provides Tour of Organic Farm and Bird Nest Production Factory

The small fishing village of Kukup has become a popular destination for weekend getaways amongst residents of Johor Bahru and Singapore, and Pee Song Shan Kukup Water Resort has become one of the leading holiday spots in this village due to its provision of innovative comprehensive resort packages at highly competitive prices.

City Edge Apartment Hotels Now Offering Affordable Accommodation in Melbourne for the Month of March, 2014

LogoCity Edge Apartment Hotels, a renowned provider of affordable accommodation in Melbourne, is now offering the best accommodation deals in the month of March, 2014. Since entire Melbourne is in the mood of celebrating Moomba Festival along with the Grand Prix in March, it is the time when tourists can visit the place and experience the comfort City Edge Apartment Hotels offers.

The Page Terrance Beachfront Hotel Announces Summer Specials for 2014

LogoThe Page Terrace Beachfront Hotel has announced their summer specials for 2014. It’s never too soon for vacationers to make reservations for gulf coast motels in Treasure Island, FL, and now is the perfect time to get savings on the best rooms before they fill up. Combined with the savings from reserving airline tickets in advance, travelers can’t afford not to book now.

Hotels UK Relaunches New Look Website with All New, Comprehensive Hotel Listings

The hotel industry is facing a potential race to the bottom as more and more people book their stays online through discount sites that offer better, limited-edition rates on rooms for short and long stays. This means more hotels than ever have to provide excellent value, and small independent hotels must try harder than anyone else to stay competitive. Hotels UK is a website that allows hotel visitors to take advantage of this competition, and has recently rejuvenated its website in order to provide accurate and fast access to over 13,000 listings around the country.

Brazil Tourism Report Q2 2014: New Research Report Available at Fast Market Research

LogoThe Brazil Tourism Report examines the significant long-term potential being offered by the local tourism industry, especially as the country is to host first the FIFA Football World Cup this year and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. However, the report also highlights long-term structural weaknesses facing Brazil's tourism market, particularly in the realm of national transport infrastructure and the shortage of hotels across the country. The latter issue indicates long-term development potential, but could lead to supply shortages during the 2014 and 2016 sporting events. The report also analyses the growth and risk management strategies being employed by some of the leading hotel players in the Brazilian tourism sector as they seek to maximise the tremendous growth opportunities.

Saints and Sinners Announces St. Patrick's Day Party in Philadelphia

LogoWith St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, everyone wants to get a little lucky. Bringing out the Irish spirit and sporting the green from the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick’s Day serves as a time to celebrate and let loose. Giving couples the chance to spice up the holiday and provide for an unforgettable experience, Saints and Sinners is announcing their St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 15 at its Philadelphia location on Emery Street.

Iboga Wellness Center Opens in Costa Rica to Offer Spiritual Retreats and Detoxification

Iboga is a psychoactive plant root that contains Ibogaine and other alkaloids, which is used by traditional tribes such as the Bwiti in equatorial Africa, who occupy ancestral territory thought to be home to the first humans. In a controversial talk, Graham Hancock made a series of assertions that saw discussion rage on the TED forums about the use of shamanistic medicine like Iboga to create transcendental spiritual experiences. In doing so, these can create beneficial effects for physical and behavioral conditions such as addiction and depression. Now, the Iboga Wellness Center has opened in Costa Rica to offer these treatments.

Ohana Fishing Charters Announces Ten Percent Discount for Advance Bookings This March

LogoAs the spring time approaches, two things come to mind. Spring break and vacation. The spring is a time to travel to exotic islands and tropical destinations, like Hawaii. With the sights, sounds, and entertainment that Hawaii has to offer, one of the most unique experiences to take part in is a deep sea fishing excursion off the coast of Kauai. When out at sea, groups can see the outline of the island while sailing on the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. This March, Ohana Fishing Charters is announcing a ten percent discount on advance bookings for their deep sea fishing in Kauai.

Ohana Fishing Charters Announces Ten Percent Discount for Advance Bookings This March

LogoAs the spring time approaches, two things come to mind. Spring break and vacation. The spring is a time to travel to exotic islands and tropical destinations, like Hawaii. With the sights, sounds, and entertainment that Hawaii has to offer, one of the most unique experiences to take part in is a deep sea fishing excursion off the coast of Kauai. When out at sea, groups can see the outline of the island while sailing on the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. This March, Ohana Fishing Charters is announcing a ten percent discount on advance bookings for their deep sea fishing in Kauai.

Recent Study: The Future of Travel Intermediaries in Ireland to 2017: Market Profile

LogoThe Future of Travel Intermediaries in Ireland to 2017: Market Profile is the result of extensive research on the travel and tourism industry covering the travel intermediaries market in Ireland. It provides detailed analysis on key trends and issues, market size and forecasts and key performance indicators in the Irish travel intermediaries market. The report also includes an overview of the Irish travel and tourism industry covering key trends, barriers to tourism and tourist attractions with a detailed SWOT analysis of the tourism industry in Ireland. Review and forecast data for tourism demand factors and market indicators has also been included in the report. This report also provides an overview of the leading companies in the travel intermediaries market in Ireland.

Market Report, "United States Tourism Report Q2 2014", Published

LogoThe US Tourism Report examines the long-term potential offered by the tourism industry but highlights that the weakness of the European economies may put downward pressure on arrivals in the short term. In 2014, we forecast tourist arrivals to reach 59.9mn, representing year-on-year (y-o-y) growth of 4.1%. Growth is forecast to remain around this rate throughout the rest of the forecast period to 2018.

Health Tourism in Croatia a Wonderful Experience

LogoAnyone looking for a bit of a bargain in the European health spa market would do well to consider Croatia. The northern coastal area in particular has a long tradition of attracting seekers of well being. And the country is stunningly beautiful.

Real Estate and Art; a Match Made in Miami Heaven

LogoMiami is known for its white sand covered beaches that is often hotspots for photo, film and TV shoots. It attracts thousands of beach lovers all over the world and is notorious for scantily clad ladies. Off shore, Ocean drive boosts historic and colourful art deco buildings converted into stylish hotels. Along the sidewalk are lavish restaurants, trendy café and buzzing hip clubs that make up Miami’s nightlife. Behind Ocean drive are chic boutiques and minimalist art-galleries. It is a real estate heaven. It’s not surprising many Hollywood Celebrities made this sprawling beach an affluent and sought after residential area. Miami is considered one of the world’s most expensive and classy commercial and residential estates.

Accommodation Bookings Website BookTheSpot.com Announces Its Launch

BookTheSpot.com, a South Africa accommodation reservations service, recently announced the launch of its new site. The new website allows users to view and book rooms in a variety of top-rated, comfortable, and secure bed & breakfasts in South Africa.

China Tour Center Offers Highly Customized China Tours at Affordable Prices

China Tour Center is a leading travel agency providing customized travel packages to various parts of China to enable customers make maximum out of their travel to this beautiful Asian country. The travel agency has great experience, expertise, efficiency and knowledge of the travel industry in China that it uses to offer great tour experience to customers at highly affordable prices.