Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Experience Cape Town’s Scenic Beauty and an Unforgettable African Safari with Lion World Travel

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2013 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Arnelle Kendall Telephone: (561) 330-0850 Email: arnelle.kendall@travcorpusa.comContact: Sara Verk Marketing, Lion World Travel Telephone: 1-416-920-5466 Email: Experience Cape Town’s Scenic Beauty and an Unforgettable African Safari with Lion World Travel Aerial view of Cape Town Photo Credit – Tania Banks   Lion World Travel has created an exceptional safari vacation, Classic South Africa, venturing deep into the heart of Cape Town and its picturesque beauty and renowned restaurants. Travel + Leisure recently voted Cape Town as the #1 “Top City in Africa and the Middle East” in their 2013 World’s Best Awards, and Classic South Africa provides the best of what the city has to offer . The tour then departs Cape Town to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, showcasing its spectacular landscape and kaleidoscope of wildlife.This 10-day trip, starting at $2,999*, includes taxes and fuel surcharges from New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. A valuable feature of this safari is that Lion World Travel is waiving their single supplement, and solo travelers do not pay more for double occupancy rooms based on limited availability.Guests spend four nights at the deluxe Commodore Hotel, situated in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This exciting area is Cape Town’s center of activity with a variety of stores, restaurants and bars. An additional three nights are spent in absolute comfort at the five-star Ivory Tree Lodge where guests observe a unique overlap of mammals, birds and regional vegetation. This Classic South Africa package includes: Roundtrip, international, economy airfare...

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Sandi Phala wins Blissful Beach Award at the 2013 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Press release 4 December 2013     SANDI PHALA WINS BLISSFUL BEACH AWARD AT THE 2013 WORLD BOUTIQUE HOTEL AWARDS The Sandi Phala, an 11-suite luxury boutique property in Bali, Indonesia, was announced as a winner of the Blissful Beach Category, at the 2013 World Boutique Hotel Awards. The glittering awards ceremony held on 28th November at the Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London, brought together an array of boutique hoteliers, press, and industry insiders from Australia, Belgium, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, and Vietnam.   The shortlisted hotels were judged by an international panel of leading hospitality experts across nine travel sectors. “We are incredibly honoured and proud to have been selected by the judges as one of the four winners of the Blissful Beach Award category,” says General Manager, Krisna Wati, who accepted the award on behalf of Sandi Phala.   “Our boutique hotel strives to create the ultimate tranquillity for guests, set within of the most pristine stretches of beach in Bali, as well as offering the truest form of genuine Balinese hospitality,” says Wati. ENDS   For further information, rates or high res images please contact: Leila Stocker Turtle PR @Turtle_PR About the Sandi Phala Hotel: The Sandi Pala hotel is a couples-only, 11-suite luxury boutique hotel, located on one the...

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Hawaii Sea Spirits Announces Ambitious New Craft Spirits Plan

Contact:Kristin HettermannDirector of Communications 808-205-4767   ### FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ### Hawaii Sea Spirits Announces Ambitious New Craft Spirits Plan: Producers of Organic Ocean Vodka to Expand into Rums, Whiskies, Bourbons and Organic Liqueurs (Maui, Hawaii) December 4, 2013 – Hawaii Sea Spirits announced an ambitious plan for several new craft spirit offerings to complement its award-winning organic Ocean Vodka.  All products will be produced at their state-of-the-art, solar powered craft distillery and organic farm in Kula, Maui, Hawaii. Product expansion plans include: •          White, Gold and Oak-Aged Dark Rums •          Hand-Crafted American Whiskies including: White Dog Whiskey (Hawaii Moonshine), American Oak-Aged Whiskey, American Bourbons Aged for a Minimum of Three Years •          A New Line of Hawaii-Inspired Liqueurs “Our newly expanded craft distillery gives us the ability to produce a variety of new spirits,” said CEO Shay Smith.  “We have so many wonderful resources here in Hawaii to create truly unique offerings for the rapidly growing craft spirits market.” Current annual production capacity at Hawaii Sea Spirits is 200,000 9L cases.  Ocean Vodka is currently sold in 36 states and Canada. For more info, please visit  Contact Kristin Hettermann at 808-205-4767 for pictures, interviews and any additional needs.  High-resolution images and logos can be accessed here: About Hawaii Sea Spirits, LLC Hawaii Sea Spirits is the maker of Ocean Vodka, a 100% certified USDA Organic, gluten-free vodka made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water,...

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Press Release: Bruxelles Pour Tous – Brussel Voor Allen – Brussels For All

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 3 December 2013 Brussels for All: All about the accessibility of tourist sites   December 3, 2013, as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Minister, Member of the French Government Brussels (Cocof), in charge of the Aid Policy for People with Disabilities, Evelyne HUYTEBROECK, Minister-President of the Government Francophone Brussels (Cocof), in charge of Tourism, Christos Doulkeridis, the Secretary of State in Brussels for Equal Opportunities, Bruno DE LILLE, Director General VISITBRUSSELS Patrick BONTINCK, the Director of ASBL AMT Concept – Access and Mobility for All – Miguel MANAGE, with the participation of Marivaux Hotel, presented the 2013 publication of tourist guide “Brussels for All”. This trilingual guide provides a diagnosis of accessibility of tourist facilities for people with reduced mobility (PRM) seeking information during a stay in Brussels. This trilingual tour guide modernized its layout during its 10 years of existence.   Read the Press Release     Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed.,  The Epicurean Explorer Executive Editor, Freelance Lifestyle Journalist International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) Board Member, Co-Chair Conference & Media Trip Committee, Past President Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Member: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Blogs: Where and What in the World & Success with Writing Follow me: @maralynhill FB:,,, Linkedin: We welcome press releases on the food, wine, travel, and items related to the hospitality industry....

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See Ireland and England in Bloom with Insight Vacations

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2013 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Arnelle Kendall Telephone: (561) 330-0850 Email: See Ireland and England in Bloom with Insight Vacations ~ A Floral Odyssey to Visit the 2014 World Flower Show ~   Ireland and England are absolutely entrancing during the spring, boasting marvelous garden displays, brilliant sunshine and flocks of chirping birds. Insight Vacations invites guests to embark on an exclusive “floral odyssey” tour to the 2014 World Flower Show in Dublin. The premium 17-day Ireland & England in Bloom escorted journey is being offered one time only, departing on June 21, 2014 . This unique itinerary is already receiving interest from keen gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts anxious to experience the most vivid and breathtaking floral arrangements Europe has to offer.The spectacular flower show features incredible floral designs created by 600 artists from all 31 countries affiliated with the World Association of Flower Arrangers. In addition to the stunning floral presentations, guests are invited to attend lectures, garden tours, private and public cultural sites and to shop for keepsake gifts and mementos.The visually-stimulating journey continues to some of the most picturesque and well-maintained gardens throughout England and Ireland. Some of the most delightful destinations are highlighted below. Known as the Garden of Ireland, the Powerscourt House and Gardens in Wicklow features formal gardens, sweeping terraces, pristine lakes, hidden hollows, rambling sidewalks and more than 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. The 98-acre Mount Stewart House and Gardens in Belfast...

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