Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Orleans CVB addresses French Quarter shootout

Tourism officials in New Orleans sought to tranquil fears following a gunfight in the 700 block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter early on June 29, which injured 9 people, like visitors.”Tragedies of violence are impacting metropolitan areas across our country, and whilst this is a critical, tough situation for our group, we are encouraged by the initiatives Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his administration have presented it,” Stephen Perry, president of the New Orleans Convention and Guests Bureau, and Mark Romig, president and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Advertising Corp. mentioned in a joint assertion.The shootout transpired about […]

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Miraval eyes brand enlargement

KSL Money Partners has acquired a stake in the Miraval Vacation resort &amp Spa in Tucson, Ariz., and said it will function with the current owner to grow the manufacturer in the U.S. and Europe.KSL will work with Revolution Spots, which has experienced controlling interest in the vacation resort since 2004. Revolution Spots is headed by former AOL Chairman Steve Situation.Miraval Vacation resort sits on 400 acres and has 117 rooms within the resort’s 6 “villages.” The property was developed in 1995. Journey Weekly Usa Canada News

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Tauck celebrates Baseball Corridor of Fame’s seventy fifth anniversary with four-working day event

Baseball followers are invited to be a part of Tauck in Cooperstown, N.Y., from July 31 to Aug. 3 for a four-day celebration in honor of the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame and Museum’s 75th anniversary. Weekend pursuits incorporate a live performance by Grammy Award winner Paul Simon a meet-and-greet with Ken Burns, director of documentaries “Baseball” and “The Tenth Inning” and a likelihood to strike Phil “Knucksie” Niekro’s acclaimed knuckleball. Commencing at $ 4,390 for each man or woman, double, amenities consist of admission to all weekend functions and the Baseball Corridor of Fame 3 nights’ lodging at the […]

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U.S. travel for July 4 weekend expected to increase two%

The variety of Americans touring for Independence Day weekend will be about 2% more than previous year, AAA said.About 41 million Us citizens will travel at least 50 miles from residence among July 2 and July 6. About 35 million of people tourists will be traveling by automobile, the largest such variety since 2007.Individuals will be paying out greater lodge rates but decrease airfares, according to AAA. Room costs at AAA A few Diamond and Two Diamond resorts will be nine% and fifteen% greater respectively, although airfares will be about five% reduced. Travel Weekly United states Canada News

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George Lucas museum to be created in Chicago

Chicago has gained the win the bid to create an interactive museum for “Star Wars” creator George Lucas.The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be positioned alongside the city’s lakefront as component of what is recognized as the museum campus, website of the Shedd Aquarium, the Subject Museum and the Adler Planetarium.Ultimate ideas for the design of the museum are predicted this slide.The museum will display some of Lucas’ substantial artwork assortment, including paintings by Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth as properly as motion picture posters and props from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films.”No other museum […]

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Summer time festivities tout Massive Easy’s cuisine, tradition

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Don’t allow summertime temperatures in the Big Easy discourage travel to New Orleans.True, there can be steamy times and muggy evenings, but the city’s Convention &amp Site visitors Bureau has stacked the deck working day and night time for its site visitors with out of doors actions, indoor air-conditioned reveals and 24-hour amusement.”Browsing New Orleans in the summertime is a fantastic benefit, with festivals nearly each weekend and lots to see and do,” explained Stephen Perry, president and CEO.Coming up:• Headliners at the 20th anniversary of the Essence Audio Competition, July three to 6 at the Superdome, include Prince, Janelle […]

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In New York, hoteliers striving for large type, typical prices

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NEW YORK — Right here in the country’s most worthwhile hotel market, $ three hundred is the new $ 200. And 200 sq. ft is, effectively, huge.With the town breaking its personal information for yearly visitors each and every calendar year, hoteliers proceed to either open up new qualities or reimagine older types in an hard work to draw site visitors hunting for one thing beyond the larger manufacturers.And many of the newer qualities are making an attempt to go the boutique route, however with design motifs ranging from Belle Epoque to out-and-out futuristic, the term “boutique” is obtaining more […]

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Galveston poised to turn into next-largest Carnival homeport

ABOARD CARNIVAL Flexibility — Galveston will turn out to be the next-premier homeport for Carnival Cruise Strains, right after relocation of the Carnival Flexibility there early up coming yr, mentioned the line’s chief advertising officer, Jim Berra.With three ships in the Texas port, Carnival will have more than 600,000 passengers from Galveston up coming year, Berra stated. Miami continues to be Carnival’s best homeport.One particular of the Galveston ships, Carnival Magic, will have a 35-day drydock at the end of the year. Berra stated the scope of upgrades to the ship is still becoming made the decision. He explained the […]

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Summit Lodge Boutique Resort celebrates National Chocolate Working day

Chocoholics are invited to the Summit Lodge Boutique Resort in Whistler, British Columbia, for Nationwide Chocolate Working day, July seven, with a cocoa-impressed plan valid July four to 7. Prices begin at $ 259 for every night, double, and incorporate a deal with from regional bakery Purebread at examine-in a fondue meal at the French cafe Crepe Montagne and a turndown-service midnight snack from Whistler Pocket Chocolate, the firm whose confections have been launched into place in 2012 to be munched on by the astronauts doing work at the International Area Station.Summit Lodge Boutique HotelMobile phone: (888) 931-8811Web:  Journey Weekly Usa Canada Information

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Hilton plans opening for South Beach front lodge

Hilton will add a beachfront hotel to Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue this summer season.The Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, located on Collins Avenue at 62nd Road, will have 231 rooms, which includes twelve suites.Located in two structures at the internet site of the former Allison Resort, the residence will function a “semiprivate” 119-foot beachfront. Journey Weekly Usa Canada Information

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