Archive | May, 2012

Orbitz listed Cancun as the most popular international destination for American tourists

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that Cancun is the only international destination ranked on Orbitz’s Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations list. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Cancun was ranked the number one international destination on the Orbitz Insider Index Summer Travel report.

Beach in Cancún
Beach in Cancún (photo courtesy of wikipedia)

The Orbitz survey showed that 77% of Americans have summer travel plans this year. While the top destinations were cities within the United States, Cancun has the honor of being the only international destination to make it into the list’s top-ten. Known for its breathtaking turquoise waters and white sand beaches, Cancun ranked #10 overall. Continue Reading

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Incheon International Airport wins best airport title for 7th straight year

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport has won the award for best airport in the world for the seventh consecutive year, the world’s leading airports organization said Friday.

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Incheon International Airport (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

At an awards ceremony in Singapore Thursday, the Incheon airport, Seoul’s main gateway, received the award for Best Airport Worldwide 2011 after ranking highest in an annual survey of passenger satisfaction, the Airports Council International (ACI) said. Continue Reading

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Announces ‘Father’s Day Unlimited Golf Getaway’

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort – the 2,400-acre resort on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast – announces the “Father’s Day Unlimited Golf Getaway,” including accommodations and golf at two of Florida’s elite courses, starting at $199 per person.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

The package features one round at each Raven and Burnt Pine Golf Clubs with the option of booking additional complimentary rounds (based on availability). Dads also receive a dozen personalized Titleist golf balls; use of carts; and access to Sandestin’s practice facility and driving range. Continue Reading

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New Canoe Safari Adventure In The Maldives

Who said the Maldives was just for sun, sand and smooching couples? Situated on the tip of the watersports haven South Malé Atoll, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort has just launched a brand new canoe safari, ideal for those wanting to step off the island and enjoy its sparkling, shallow lagoon, deep channels, numerous sandbanks and even a private island!

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Safari Adventure In The Maldives

Suitable for both active families and adventurous couples, this self-guided safari offers the ultimate day out. It includes canoe hire, a picnic to enjoy on neighbouring Dream Island and snorkel and fins – for intrepid water-babies who want to dive into the deeper blue waters and explore the resort’s house reef.

Thomson (www.thomson.co.uk / 0871 230 2555) offers a seven-night package to Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort. Available for selected departures in September from £1,555 per person (saving £286 per person), the price includes return flights from Gatwick, accommodation in a deluxe room on an all-inclusive basis, resort speedboat transfers, taxes and surcharges.

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Subic Bay Freeport tourism master plan bared

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is aiming to model this Freeport after Singapore’s Sentosa Island in order to make it a truly viable world-class tourist destination.

Lighthouse Marina Resort Subic
Lighthouse Marina Resort Subic

SBMA chairman and administrator Roberto Garcia, during the recent Third Planning and Development Conference on Rural Tourism held here, said the SBMA is conducting feasibility studies on the conversion of the Subic Bay International Airport into an integrated family resort similar to Sentosa. Continue Reading

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The Philippines brings FUN to the Middle East

The Philippines successfully rolled out its new tourism campaign It’s more fun in the Philippines at the recently-concluded 19th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai International Convention Centre targeting the Middle East high-end market.

Thunderbird Poro Point
Thunderbird Poro Point

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. shared, “As the region’s leading travel event, the ATM is an important venue to push our new tourism brand to various tour wholesalers and individual travellers. This is one of our efforts to tap the high-value Middle East market, considered one of the highest spending travellers in the world. This year’s participation is very timely to drum up awareness for our marketing campaign, as well as to sustain confidence and patronage from our partners in the region.” Continue Reading

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OH ORLANDO! 3 Ways to Enjoy Orlando This Vacation!

Sometimes it’s all we focus on to get through the day. Month after month of grueling work and repetitive routines will leave you frustrated and drained. The one thing you can look forward to is your Vacation! The world if your oyster and even choosing a vacation spot and activities can end up being more of a hassle than a help. But don’t worry; there are Orlando vacation packages with your name all over them, just waiting to be scooped up!

Orlando, Florida, USA
Orlando, Florida, USA

Why Orlando? Continue Reading

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Summer Festivals and Family Fun in Missouri

Summertime! School’s out. The days are long. It’s vacation time. That doesn’t have to mean an extended getaway and spending lots of money — in the Show-Me State, a vacation can be a single day or weekend when you attend our summer festivals and fun events. The Missouri Division of Tourism’s website, VisitMO.com, highlights more than 340 summer events statewide . . . and the list grows daily.

From late spring through summer (for our purposes, May thru Labor Day), Missouri is home to a variety of events and festivals offering a myriad of activities from food to carnivals, artisans to concerts, beer and wine tasting to barbecue cook-offs, car shows to Civil War reenactments, games to fairs–there are events designed to suit every taste and budget.

That in mind, we offer a few shining examples of the fun events in Missouri this summer. Enjoy!

If you crave adventure in the great outdoors, plus interesting places filled with history, Missouri’s southeast region is your perfect destination. Continue Reading

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