Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Maine Office of Tourism Hosts Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 18-19, 2014

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maine Office of Tourism Public Relations Team Phone: (212) 922-0900 E-Mail: mainetourism@dgi-nyc.com Thursday, January 09, 2014 Maine Office of Tourism Hosts Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 18-19, 2014 Mark Orwoll, International Editor, Travel+Leisure Magazine and Executive Editor/International, American Express Publishing to deliver keynote address AUGUSTA, Maine — The 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held in Bangor, Maine at the new Cross Insurance Center on March 18-19.  Online registration for the event opened January 1, 2014 atwww.mainetourismconference.com. The theme for the Conference is The Next 5 Years:  Today’s Strategies for Tomorrow’s Success.  The Maine Office of Tourism will unveil the new 5-year strategic plan for tourism. Noted travel authority and media personality, Mark Orwoll of Travel+Leisure is the keynote speaker.  He will draw on his many years of expertise in the tourism industry to talk about the latest in travel trends and the future of the industry.  The Governor’s Conference on Tourism will include professional development sessions, valuable networking, and the opportunity to meet with tourism professionals.  It is the only statewide event of its kind and draws attendees from all segments of the tourism industry. The annual Conference includes a trade show and offers the exchange of ideas and best practices that benefit the state’s most vital and valuable industry.  Based on the most recent data available, the economic impact of tourism in Maine is $7.5 billion. “Tourism continues to...

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Québec City Travel News – January

  A newsletter from Québec City Tourism January 9, 2014, Vol. 11, no. 1 Student tourism is going strong in the Québec City region Québec City is at the top of the class! A school trip to the Québec City region, the most popular educational destination in the province, is certain to be a great success! A number of activities are made available to student groups, and you can contact us for advice on planning your school trip. Countless cultural or entertainment activities are offered day and night in Québec City, the cradle of French civilization in the Americas. If you have any questions or comments, contact Marie-Eve Perron. She would be pleased to help you! Marie-Eve Perron Office du tourisme de Québec marie-eve.perron@quebecregion.com www.quebecregion.com/en   It’s time to make cruise reservations! Now for something a little different… Are your regular cruise line clients looking for new destinations? Then give them the opportunity to experience a thrilling itinerary aboard a selection of deluxe world-class liners that will take them to one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Starting from the cruise line terminal in the heart of Old Québec, passengers will be able to explore the city’s history and heritage. If they arrive a little earlier or extend their stay, they will have more time to visit this historical haven, a fascinating combination of French culture, natural beauty, culinary excellence,...

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Seabourn Launches 2014 Signature Savings Event

  PRESS RELEASE For more Information:  Irene Lui  (206) 626-9122 or ilui@seabourn.com   Michelle Munick Zacharia / Ashley Fenton Hawkins International Public Relations (212) 255-6541 or Michelle@hawkpr.com / Ashley@hawkpr.com  SEABOURN LAUNCHES SIGNATURE SAVINGS EVENT WITH EXCEPTIONAL OFFERS   Special Savings, Shipboard Credits, Suite Upgrades and More SEATTLE, January 9, 2014 – Seabourn has launched its 2014 Signature Savings Event, featuring special offers and exceptional savings on a worldwide array of voyages throughout 2014 and 2015. The promotion includes the following offers on select sailings:  Special savings Complimentary veranda suite upgrades Additional savings up to 15% on Combination Voyages $1000 USD per suite shipboard credit for penthouse and premium suites “Now is the season when many travelers plan their vacations for the year,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president, marketing and sales.  “Our Signature Savings promotion offers the absolute best value opportunity for booking a Seabourn cruise.” Seabourn’s Signature Savings Event applies to select 2014 and 2015 cruises around the globe. Sample offers include complimentary suite upgrades, additional savings on combination cruises, and shipboard credit on premium suites for Mediterranean cruises. Many of the line’s Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, South America, and Arabia, Africa and India voyages feature complimentary suite upgrades and shipboard credit on premium suites. Cruises to Southeast Asia, Australia, Canada and New England, as well as transatlantic sailings, include shipboard credit on premium suites. Seabourn’s intimate, award-winning ships offer key elements that set Seabourn apart:...

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The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show Announces 2014 Headliners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT: Anna Acosta Ann Flower Communications annamaria@annflowerpr.com 310.305.7169 THE LOS ANGELES TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW™ANNOUNCES ITS FEBRUARY 2014 HEADLINERS   Rick Steves, Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown, Don Wildman, and Todd Carmichael, Peter Greenberg, Pauline Frommer, Patricia Schultz among others (Long Beach, CA) – California’s biggest travel show with over 450 destinations, the Travel & Adventure Show™ has announced its participating star speakers including, Rick Steves– host and writer of the popular public television series Rick Steves’ Europe; inspiring and celebrated Travel Channel personality- Samantha Brown; Todd Carmichael– coffee expert, explorer and host of Travel Channel’s “Dangerous Grounds“; Don Wildman– history buff, museumgoer and host of Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum“; award-winning travel expert, radio host and Editorial Director of Frommer’s Guidebooks– Pauline Frommer; Emmy award-winning investigative travel journalist Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor for CBS News and host of the new public television series: The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg; and Patricia Schultz– author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”Apart from the headline speakers, the show will also include a varied selection of destination-specific seminars where aspiring travelers can receive very specific, local information about a destination they wish to visit.Saturday, February 8th Speakers: Rick Steves: Join the travel expert – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebook series, public television series, and public radio shows – as he shares all the latest in smart European travel. Freshly back from travel hot spots, Rick Steves...

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Yakima Valley Weekend Events

  JANUARY 1-31, 2014 Cellar Days at Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail Stock up on your favorite wines in the month of January – Cellar Days. Participating Wineries include Bonair Winery , Silver Lake Winery, Paradisos del Sol Winery, and Severino Cellars. Do not miss out on the great discounts… Learn More JANUARY 9, 2014 Singin’ In The Rain Yakima Valley Museum’s presents a 1952 musical comedy featuring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds… Learn More JAN. 9 – FEB. 2, 2014 Don Crook: Painting the West at the Larson Gallery Opening reception: Thursday, January 9, 2014.5:00–7:00. A retrospective of the work of western historical painter Don Crook. Known as the “Norman Rockwell of Western Art,” he covers historical subjects such as Lewis & Clark, as well as cowboys and wildlife of the Old West… Learn More JANUARY 9-10, 2014 5th Annual Yakima Ag Expo Yakima Ag Expo 2014 features a broader scope of exhibits, staffed by company leader and products experts, with the latest innovations, products, and technologies. This event will be our fifth annual expo, and we are excited to build on the success of the previous four years… Learn More JANUARY 10, 2014 Sam Watts at Gilbert Cellars 7-10pm – Join us for live music by Sam Watts of Ghosts I’ve Met. Bring a friend enjoy a glass of wine and make this a night to remember. No...

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