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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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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!

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Orlando, Florida, USA

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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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Two Places in Chicago to Enjoy Luxurious Overnight Accommodations During the Season

Holiday shopping is enough to stress even the most avid consumer out. So this year, why not get a head start in an area known for not only great store selection, but breathtaking holiday beauty, Chicago! While there, relieve some of that anxiety by taking in the gorgeous surroundings and treating yourself to a luxurious stay at Swissôtel Chicago or Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

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Swissôtel Chicago Rooms

Both of these beautiful properties offer a number of shopping packages that will have you within walking distance to Chicago’s premiere shopping spot, the Magnificent Mile, and give you a little extra incentive to get started on that list. Continue Reading

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Overlook Niagara Falls while relaxing at Serenity Spa by the Falls

Let your worries and stress float away with the thundering waters of Niagara Falls at the Serenity Spa by the Falls.

The majestic falls will provide the backdrop as you slip into deep relaxation and romantic bliss at Serenity, located in the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. Unique and signature treatments at Serenity will ensure your body, mind and soul are refreshed and reenergized. It is the ultimate spa experience in the ultimate location.

Serenity Spa
Serenity Spa

“Niagara Falls and the Serenity Spa is a magical combination that quite literally takes you to another world,” says Anthony Annunziata, Vice-President of Marketing at the Marriott Fallsview, the closest hotel to the brink of the world-famous Niagara Falls. “Serenity Spa has the advantage of a natural setting beside the falls, creating an authentic environment where you can relax, refresh and revive. The spa’s range of services, that include water and mineral treatments, will make your vacation a truly memorable one.” Continue Reading

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Visiting Los Angeles

Los Angeles has always been a city the world dreams of seeing. If you are thinking of visiting, it’s worth the hype. Prepare to be dazzled by the world-famous city of Los Angeles. Home to countless Hollywood stars and plenty of unique and fascinating attractions to suit all tastes, Los Angeles really is the city in which to be seen.

Los Angeles’s sunny climes can be reached easily from London’s Gatwick airport and with the help of HolidayExtras.co.uk you’re sure to be in for the trip of a lifetime. Their Gatwick hotels include hotels with parking, so however you choose to start your journey, they’ve got it covered.

The sights of this iconic city will be familiar to most visitors already, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t blow you away in real life. Talk a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and follow in the footsteps of the stars on a visit to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where you can put your own palms in the prints created by celebrities such as George Clooney and Michael Caine. If you’re still not star-struck, then there’s always the Hollywood sign, perched on top of Mount Lee above the city. Continue Reading

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Niagara Falls is primed to take on the business market

Canada’s Honeymoon City has long been known as a tourist destination. Anchored by the iconic Niagara Falls itself, a thriving hospitality and attractions sector has become the face of the city.

That isn’t going away, but Niagara Falls is taking big strides to go beyond the bright lights to position itself as one of Canada’s top destinations for conventions, conferences and trade shows.

“Tourism is very much driven by the seasons, but conventions and business travellers will make Niagara Falls a year-round destination,” says Anthony Annunziata, Vice-President of Marketing at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls. “Niagara Falls has a premier facility for large corporate gatherings, with all the amenities to keep your employees, delegates and clients happy when not on the convention floor.” Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Chicago Completes $90 Million Renovation

Hyatt Regency Chicago, located at 151 E. Wacker Drive in Chicago, is excited to announce the completion of a $90 million renovation, which features a complete remodel and transformation of the hotel’s 2,019 guest rooms and suites, as well as 65 guest room floor corridors. Through their investment in this important renovation, the hotel’s owner Kato Kagaku Co., Ltd., continues to demonstrate great support of the hotel providing guests with the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

Hyatt Regency Chicago Renovated Guestroom
Hyatt Regency Chicago Renovated Guestroom

The newly renovated guest rooms now feature brand new Hyatt Grand Beds, wall coverings, carpet, window treatments, chairs, soft goods, artwork, lighting, and 2 category 6A cables per room. A contemporary color scheme with contrasting warm and cool gray and orange hues is used in various textures throughout the room. Striking black and white photography etched on glass and showcasing unique aspects of the city adorns the walls. In order to complete this extensive renovation, all guest rooms, bathrooms, corridors, and elevator landings were completely stripped down, floor-by-floor, to provide a bare canvas from which the design team could work with to create the transformation. Continue Reading

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Kona Village Resort to Close Following Significant Structural and Property Damage Due to Tsunami

Kona Village Resort, one of the iconic vacation destinations and resorts of Hawaii, today announced that it will close for an extended period of time due to the significant structural and property damage it sustained during last week’s earthquake-generated tsunami.

Kona Village Resort
Kona Village Resort

“We are very sad to close Kona Village Resort for an extended period of time, but the damage to the property from this natural disaster is severe enough to render it inoperable,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hualalai Resort/Kona Village Resort. “We are fortunate that our guests and employees were evacuated safely. Our hearts are heavy with this decision’s impact on employees and loyal guests who have visited us over the years. Our thoughts also are with the people of Japan during this difficult time.” Continue Reading

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Canada develops Federal Tourism Strategy

The Canadian government is developing a Federal Tourism Strategy comprised of four key pillars, Rob Moore, the Canadian Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism said here Monday at the Hotel Association of Canada’s 19th Annual Conference.

The four pillars are promoting Canada as a premier tourist destination, improving access to Canada while ensuring the safety of the country’s borders, encouraging product development, and ensuring the Canadian work force will be up to the task of providing quality service and hospitality.

“It is time for us to take full advantage of our country’s unique strengths,” said Moore. “By consulting industry associations, labor groups and other levels of government, we are working together to ensure the tourism industry remains a key component of our economic recovery.”

The Harper Government is focused on stimulating the growth of the tourism industry and helping to bring Canada to the forefront in the minds of travelers. Continue Reading

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Valentines & Vineyards: Oregon Wine Country – a Romantic Destination

A nip in the fresh country air, a cozy fire in your deluxe room, massages for two, a disarmingly divine meal paired with world class pinot noir. If that’s not a recipe for romance, what is? The Allison Inn & Spa, Oregon wine country’s premier luxury resort on 35 hillside acres has created a Valentine’s package to make anyone swoon:

The Allison’s Valentines & Vineyards Package- Starting from $430
The Allison’s Valentines & Vineyards Package- Starting from $430

February means romance is in the air, so why not escape to the ultimate wine country resort in the peaceful Willamette Valley? Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to cherish quality time together, enjoy a luxurious bedroom with king bed, fireplace and soaking tub. Complimentary chilled champagne upon arrival starts the celebration…followed by a delicious, customized four-course dinner in the acclaimed JORY Restaurant featuring Oregon Wine Country Cuisine ensures a meal to be remembered. (Special menu available on Sunday and Monday evenings only. On Friday and Saturday, guests may order from the a la carte menu and receive a $150 credit towards food and beverage). Continue Reading

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US Open Travel Package 2010

Tennis fever is in full swing in the city! Coming to town for the Open, or want to brush up on your skills after watching the weekend’s matches? Stay at the only hotel in New York with an indoor tennis court, featuring stunning views of the East River from the property’s 38th floor.

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2010 US Open Travel Packages

Introducing the UN US Open Package at The Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, guests who book the package will receive: Continue Reading

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