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Pensacolas Gulf Islands National Seashore Named Best Florida Beach


Pensacola, Florida (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

The Pensacola Bay Area just added one more prestigious award to a long list of accolades. “USA TODAY” recently announced that the Gulf Islands National Seashore won the title of Best Florida Beach in its 10Best Readers Choice poll.

The Pensacola Bay Area, in particular the Gulf Islands National Seashore, has a special character and beauty of its own, and it’s great to have “USA TODAY” confirm what past visitors and locals already know, said Steve Hayes, president of Visit Pensacola.

Online votes from the public determined the outcome of the award. Visit Pensacola launched an aggressive social media campaign to showcase the Gulf Islands National Seashores beautiful soft-white sands and emerald-green waters, an effort spearheaded by Communications Manager Brooke Fleming.

The campaign included dispersing more than 10,000 vote daily cards, purchasing the URL http://www.beachvote.com to make voting for the National Seashore quick and easy, taking to the airwaves to urge locals to vote online and organizing a social media crusade. Visit Pensacola enlisted the help of several celebrities with local ties to help promote the campaign, such as two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and World Wrestling Entertainment stars Scott Armstrong, Roman Reigns, the Uso Brothers and Brian G. James.

Im so grateful for the incredibly supportive community we have here in the Pensacola Bay Area, says Fleming. Not only have our locals been voting, but we also have very loyal visitors who were taking the time out of their day to vote, as well.

“USA TODAY” launched the campaign to select the Best Florida Beach on February 19. A panel of Florida travel experts scoured the Sunshine State’s 663 miles of beach to narrow their top 20 choices for the contest. The public was encouraged to vote daily until the campaign ended on Monday, March 16.

This award continues the areas string of national recognition. TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for best beaches was announced in mid-February and Pensacola Beach ranked No. 5 out of the top 25 best beaches in the United States. The American Planning Association named downtowns Palafox Street one of the 10 Great Streets in America and CNN Travel named the Flora-Bama and LandShark Landing at Margaritaville Beach Hotel two of the 50 Best Beach Bars in the World in 2013.

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About Visit Pensacola

Visit Pensacola leads the effort of economic development through tourism in Escambia County. Comprised of over 200-member businesses, Visit Pensacolas mission is to position the Pensacola Bay Area as a premier year-round travel destination through tourism marketing, communications, meetings and conventions, reunions and group tour initiatives. For more information about Visit Pensacola, call 1-800-874-1234 (toll-free) or go to VisitPensacola.com.







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Popular El Cid Resorts Destinations Ranked Best in Mexico


Mazatlan, Mexico (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

Mexico is a beautiful country rich in culture and history that offers a wide variety of stunning destinations. From jungles and mountain towns to charming villages and popular beaches, Mexico affords millions of travelers a dream vacation each and every year. One of the many reasons Mexico has become so popular is due to the beauty of the beaches visitors can enjoy. From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, there is no lack of stunning locations.

El Cid Resorts, a collection of six hotels, offers accommodations in Mazatlan, Cancun and Cozumel; three destinations that recently made the Best of Mexico list. U.S. News & World Report Travel recently released the list of most popular and best places to visit in Mexico, and Mazatlan, Cancun and Cozumel are in the top five!

For visitors who have experienced the beauty of these three destinations, this list may not come as a surprise. El Cid Resorts prides itself in offering the best in luxury accommodations in Mexico. Aside from the resort experience, the destination is equally important to El Cid, which is why it chose to own and operate hotels in these three destinations.

There is a tremendous amount of diversity in the locations included on this Best of Mexico list. Riviera Maya, bordering Cancun, is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world where visitors can enjoy the true wonders of nature. Cozumel offers several world-renowned diving opportunities. This tropical island provides turquoise waters and pristine, white sandy beaches to enjoy. While Mazatlan, dubbed the Pearl of the Pacific, is one of the most popular Pacific beach destinations featuring fabulous views of the nearby islands and miles of sandy, golden beaches. While each destination may be different, they all provide visitors the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the best of Mexico.

These destinations cater annually to visitors from all over the world. Several major North American airports provide flights to the east and west coast of Mexico that are typically less than five hours in length. It is very easy to visit Mexico and enjoy its beauty and culture. The time to plan a vacation to paradise is now!

About El Cid Resorts

El Cid Resorts owns a collection of six luxury hotels in three destinations, which it has managed for over four decades. With resort options in Mazatlan, Riviera Maya/Cancun, and Cozumel, Mexico, El Cid provides some of the best vacation experiences available. By offering a wide variety of services, amenities, and different meal plan options including all-inclusive, guests can customize their vacation to suit their needs. El Cid Resorts in Mexico has been honored with customer choice awards from companies such as Trip Advisor, AAA, Check Safety First, and other quality travel companies. For more information on El Cid Resorts please visit – http://www.elcid.com.

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El Cid Resorts Contact Information

International

Toll-Free: 1 866 306 6113

http://www.elcid.com

Within Mexico

Mazatlan Toll-Free: 01 800 716 9800

Riviera Maya Toll-Free: 01 800 003 6292

Cozumel Toll-Free: 01 800 670 3277

http://www.elcid.com.mx







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OUTSIDE Honors Absolute Travel Partner, American Prairie Reserve, in Its Best of Travel 2015


New York, New York (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

This year, OUTSIDEs adventure travel veterans scoured the globe to identify the coolest mountains to climb, food to eat, rivers to float, guides to hire, beaches to lounge on, and lodges to luxuriate in. The result is 30 breathtaking options from the guides to show you around, to the cameras to capture it all, to the places to stay, to the best place to grab a snack at a food truck along the way.

Since 2001, the nonprofit American Prairie Reserve has been working to restore the northern great plains to the pristine condition Lewis and Clark found them in more than 200 years ago, the article states. The resulting reserve, in northeast Montana, is now 305,000 acres. The aim is to reach 3.5 million by 2030, creating a U.S. Serengeti and the largest wildlife park in the lower 48, where herds of elk, mule deer, and bison thrive. But dont wait to go. You can sleep under the stars now at the 11-site Buffalo Camp ($ 10), four miles north of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, and take a DIY mountain-biking safari on old ranch roads, passing grazing bison and scanning the skies for American kestrels, Spragues pipits, and Swainsons hawks. Or paddle the Missouri River past pioneer homesteads and historic tepees to Kestrel Camp, a set of five luxurious yurts, each with AC, a hot shower, and a veranda for sundowners (from $ 4,800 for six days).

This is not simply a wildlife reserve in Montanathe American Prairie Reserve is a remarkable comeback story in the making, and an extraordinary gift for humanity, says Absolute Travel president Ken Fish. Just imagine being a part of Yellowstone or Glacier at their inceptions! Absolute Travel is privileged to connect travelers to Americas Serengeti and, together, help create one of the most impressive conservation projects of our timein our own backyard.

Building Americas next great park is an adventure in and of itself, says American Prairie Reserve President Sean Gerrity. So were glad to have OUTSIDEs spotlight shine on all that weve accomplished so far. We hope it will result in more supporters for our ambitious project.

OUTSIDE has been covering the adventure-travel beat for nearly four decades, said Editor Chris Keyes. We know this terrain, and now weve narrowed your choices of hotels, destinations, outfitters, and travel gear from approximately 10.6 million to 30. The final choice is still on you, but now the task is at least manageable.

The complete list of Best of Travel winners will be featured in the April issue of OUTSIDE, available March 17, and already is listed online at http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/travel-awards/30-Trips-to-Take-This-Year.html. Continue the conversation with #OutsideTravel2015.

About American Prairie Reserve:

Founded in 2001, American Prairie Reserve aims to create and manage a prairie-based wildlife reserve that, when combined with public lands already devoted to wildlife, will protect a unique natural habitat, provide lasting economic benefits, and improve public access to and enjoyment of the prairie landscape. The Reserve, located in northeastern Montana, currently spans 305,000 acres of public and private land that is open to modern day explorers for camping and recreation, providing tangible economic benefits to the surrounding areas. The landscape is one of the most intact prairies left in North America and is home to hundreds of species, including elk, pronghorn, sage grouse, prairie dogs, and a growing bison herd. For more information and to request a visitor map, please visit americanprairie.org. American Prairie Reserve Contact: Hilary Parker; 406.551.3123, hilary(at)americanprairie(dot)org

About Absolute Travel:

Absolute Travel is an award-winning company of trusted, passionate travel specialists who create private journeys to inspiring destinations. Their expertise, knowledge, and personal relationships allow them to design once-in-a-lifetime journeys filled with insider-experiences, unsurpassed service, and on-the-ground spontaneity. In 2013 Travel + Leisure readers and travelers named Absolute Travel the #1 Worlds Best Tour Operator. In addition to creating life-changing trips, Absolute Travel is committed to nurturing the places they love alongside their partners in Absolute Awareness.

About OUTSIDE:

OUTSIDE is Americas leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyers Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.







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Traverse City Tourism Voted Best Convention and Visitors Bureau by Michigan Meetings and Events


Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) May 18, 2015

Michigan Meetings and Events Magazine has named Traverse City Tourism the best Convention and Visitors Bureau in the state of Michigan.

Each year the magazines readership of more than 20,000 convention and meetings industry professionals vote on their favorites in 21 different categories. Results were announced May 14 at the magazine’s Tenth Annual Best of Awards Dinner in Port Huron.

Traverse City has emerged as a tourism powerhouse in recent years, and much of the regions success is a credit to Traverse City Tourism, wrote magazine editor Alexa Stanard. The bureau staff tirelessly promotes the areas natural beauty, outdoor activities and booming food and wine scene.

Also named best in their categories were seven other Traverse City entities: the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (Best Hotel with Meeting Space/Over 200 Rooms, Best Golf Resort), Sarah Brown Photography as Best Photographer, Short’s Brewing Company(Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub), Chateau Chantal Winery(Best Winery), Catering by Kellys (Best Caterer), and Events North (Best Meeting Planning Company).

In addition, Rachel Jarosz, senior meetings and event manager at Events North was elected to the magazines 2015 Hall of Fame as Best Up-and Coming Event Planner.

Several local nominees were also runners-up in a number of categories: the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa as Best Ballroom, Kirkbride Hall and The Corner Loft as Best Intimate Venue, Kirkbride Hall as Best New Venue, Brian Walters as Best Photographer, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel as Best Casino, Shanty Creek Resorts as Best Hotel with Meeting Space/More Than 200 Rooms, Best Ski Resort and Best Golf Resort, and Best Service, Red Ginger as Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space, Black Star Farms as Best Winery, Events North as Best Event Planning Company, and Celtic Shuttle as Best Transportation.

To view the entire list, go to Michigan Meetings and Events







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n2y Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Solution for Special Needs Students

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2015

n2y, a leading producer of online special education materials, has been recognized as an SIIA CODiE Award winner for Best Solution for Special Needs Students. n2ys Unique Learning System Curriculum was the recipient of the award.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced n2y as one of 28 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. Each SIIA CODiE Award for ed tech companies is selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from all nominees, as well as SIIA members (company peers), who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

Unique Learning System is an online, standards-based curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs. Unique Learning System is available in six different grade bands (Preschool, Elementary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School and Transition). Subscribers can interact online or download monthly instructional thematic units of study. Each unit contains special education lesson plans and interactive, differentiated materials. Uniques monthly lesson plans define three levels of differentiated tasks which accommodate the diversity of learners with significant disabilities.

n2ys goal has been and and will always be to enrich and better the lives of individuals around the world through education, said John Standal, n2y Vice President of Sales and Marketing. We couldnt be more proud to receive this award, and we will continue to push ourselves to develop educational solutions that meet the demands of special needs learners.

SIIAs 2015 Education CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there, said SIIA Karen Billings, Vice President and Managing Director of the ETIN-SIIA. We congratulate all of this years CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.

Winners were announced on May 5 during the Education Information Summit, at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Details about the winning products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies/2015/winners.asp

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About n2y: n2y is a cloud-based special education publishing company based in Huron, Ohio. n2ys special education products include news-2-you, a weekly current events newspaper, Unique Learning System, a standards-based curriculum, as well as SymbolStix, a dynamic symbol set. For additional information on n2y and its products, please visit http://www.n2y.com, email info@n2y.com or call (800) 6976575.

About the SIIA CODiE Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each others work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose to celebrate the software and information industrys finest products and services.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

For more information about the SIIA CODiE Awards, visit: http://www.siia.net/codies

About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net.

About ETIN

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.







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Tulemar Resort Wins TripAdvisor Award for Best Service in Costa Rica


Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

The annual TripAdvisor “Traveler’s Choice” awards have been announced, and Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio captured multiple prizes. For the second year in a row, the Costa Rica vacation provider has won “Best Hotel for Families – Costa Rica” and “Best Hotel for Families – Central America”.

Located on the picturesque Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Tulemar also ranked second in the “Best Hotel for Families – World” category, and for the first time, has been named Best Hotel Service in Costa Rica. The awards and rankings are comprised of the reviews and ratings the resort has received from the social media site’s community of millions of travelers worldwide.

“This is especially gratifying for us because service is the aspect we have the most control over,” says Dave Houck, spokesperson for the resort, adding, “Its an area we’ve worked a lot on, and its nice to win the award. Because these awards are determined by guest satisfaction, it’s a real affirmation that we’re meeting the goals of excellence that we strive so hard for. We want everyone to have an unforgettable stay,” he adds.

Offering a wide range of accommodations of different sizes and costs, the resort scores high marks with TripAdvisor users in terms of the usual guest considerations, including location, service, value and cleanliness. Houck recognizes that Tulemar offers families some extra benefits that don’t fit neatly into the usual categories.

“Our jungle location is an incredible attraction, and our beach is calm and uncrowded. It’s perfect for playing in the waves, and we provide sea kayaks, boogie boards, lounge chairs and umbrellas for our guests to use free of charge. Wildlife including three types of monkeys, two types of sloths, exotic birds and many different reptiles are abundant at the resort, and families repeatedly tell us they see the same number of jungle animals inside Tulemar as they do in the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park.



“There are so many exciting activities to do in the area that kids and adults alike never have a chance to get bored,” he says.

“We offer all our guests an online concierge to assist with their pre-arrival planning. That makes a huge difference, since it frees our guests from the potential headaches and pitfalls of planning things themselves. Once they arrive, guests have a personal concierge to make sure everything goes as planned,” Houck reports.

Tulemar Resort can accommodate families of all sizes with properties ranging from one-bedroom bungalows to large luxury villas.

About Tulemar Resort

Tulemar Resort is a small resort situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. A wide range of accommodations of different sizes and costs are offered to travelers, from rustic one bedroom bungalows to large luxury villas.







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TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America


Hawley, PA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family resort located in Pennsylvanias Pocono Mountains, has been selected by TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel for families in the United States and the 6th best in the world for their annual Travelers Choice Awards.

TripAdvisor represents the worlds largest online travel community. The website is home to millions of unbiased and honest traveler reviews. The best resorts for families were awarded based upon those that were most highly rated by people traveling with their families.

The family resort is particularly enthused about the news after experiencing an unusually difficult summer and fall. On August 21, 2014, Woodloch Pines Resort experienced severe flash flooding, causing substantial damage to the indoor pool, kiddie splash zone, gift shop, bar, locker rooms, hallways and 28 guest accommodations. Since then, employees have been working tirelessly alongside clean-up and construction crews to ensure that renovations and repairs were completed as quickly as possible. Finally, on Friday, January 16th, the Poconos resort reopened its indoor pool once again, completely renovated and improved.

We are ecstatic to receive such wonderful news after having experienced a large-scale disaster and essentially having to rebuild a major part of our resort, an effort that took over four months and millions of dollars. We are truly humbled by this momentous accolade. This could not have been accomplished without the hard work and sincere hospitality of our staff members as well as our loyal and passionate guests who want to share their experiences with the world. We thank you for standing by us through this unprecedented time of rebuilding, says John Kiesendahl, CEO and President of Woodloch Pines.

In the wake of the disaster, the all-inclusive resort is taking the opportunity to improve upon an already great thing. Were all about giving our guests fresh, different and improved experiences each time they visit, remarks Kiesendahl. Plans are being laid out for an exciting new water feature – Dueling Slides, as they are being called. They will be adjacent to the current pool, an area that was previously home to racquetball courts. The 30-foot structure will offer two identical slides that will mirror each other and be used in tandem so that guests can race against one another. We are honored by this recognition from TripAdvisor and relieved to have our pool open. 2015 is off to a great start, and we are certain that this will be a banner year for our property.

To obtain more information or to book a stay, please visit Woodloch.com, or call 1-800-Woodloch.

About Woodloch Pines Resort:

Creating a magical experience for families since 1958, Woodloch Pines Resorts signature warm hospitality keeps guests returning year after year and offers a truly unique all-inclusive family vacation experience fitting of everyones taste. An award-winning family resort, championship golf course and sister property featuring a luxury destination spa is just 95 scenic and convenient miles from New York City nestled in the Pocono Mountains Lake Region.







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Travel and Leisure Magazine Places Mirror Lake Inn in the Lake Placid Adirondack Region among Worlds 500 Best Hotels


Lake Placid, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

The latest issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine has included Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid in its list of their 500 best hotels worldwide.

In a breakdown by state, the lakeshore resort overlooking Mirror Lake was seventh best in all of New York State. It graded ahead of such landmarks as the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan, Peninsula New York, Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, Hotel Elysee Midtown East and the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing.

Its the only property in Lake Placid and the Northern Adirondacks to appear on the list.

If one is known by the company they keep, then this latest accolade says a lot about the Mirror Lake Inn and our employees, said resort owner Ed Weibrecht. Travelers know what Travel + Leisure Magazine represents. Its the best of the best. In that same way, we consider our hotel staff among the best in the hospitality business. The level of service they provide makes honors like this possible.

Mirror Lake Inn ownership has continually reinvested in its 131 lodging units over the years. Along with service, it is another reason for the continuing strong ratings from luxury travel publications.

In its most recent renovation initiative, the inns ownership targeted 106 rooms in 2014. At this time, over 90 percent of those rooms have been completed.

In its Mountain View building, the exterior walls of the Classic Rooms are now almost exclusively glass (wall to wall and floor to ceiling) with French style, sliding doors that can be opened to the outside, thus offering plenty of fresh mountain air and a balcony feel.

The square footage of these rooms has increased 20 percent.

These rooms have been outfitted with recessed lights for reading over each bed and additional outlets to accommodate todays connected traveler. The rooms are situated for both families and couples. Most offer increased panoramic views of the lake and mountains.

All of these major upgrades have occurred while the resort maintains its streak of 30 consecutive years of Four Diamond exceptional rating from AAA.

You thought of everything. The best hotel experience ever. We feel like a guest in a friends home rather than being in a hotel. M.M., Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Enjoyed the balcony-turned-sitting-room. Nice that one could be up early and read without disturbing the other. H.W., Albany, N.Y.

The inn is beautiful. Your entire staff was friendly. What a view from this room! Our meals at The View were outstanding. We enjoyed the huge, delicious breakfast. We are looking forward to returning. B.T., Lockport, N.Y.

The hotels attention to detail and aggressive approach in upkeep positions it perfectly for the winter season which will continue into April in the Lake Placid Adirondack Olympic region.

The Mirror Lake Inn is partnering with nearby Whiteface Mountain in helping new and novice skiers master the mountain via the trademarked Parallel From The Start program.

Using shorter skis and teaching concepts that incorporate familiar movements, Whiteface Mountains ski school will get patrons to the top of Little Whiteface Mountain in a matter of days. The three-day instructional program costs $ 169 and includes a lift ticket, equipment and lessons ($ 129 for one day).

Also, the hotel offers a four-for-three package, in which guests staying for three nights get the fourth nights lodging and lift tickets free.

When guests days are complete, they can return for the inns complimentary tea and house-made chocolate chip cookies in the living room; or have a drink at The Cottage Caf

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BookIt.com Features the Best Travel Deals of the Year


Panama City Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) November 25, 2014

With the holiday shopping season ramping up, online retailers are upping the ante with exclusive sales starting earlier than ever. Rather than simply having the traditional Black Friday door-busters the day after Thanksgiving, companies are releasing incredible offers that cannot be found otherwise, days before the holiday.

BookIt.com, a leading online travel agency that specializes in resort destinations, launched its annual 99-Hour Black Friday Sale today. The sale features savings of up to 70% off regular rates at top-rated hotels and resorts throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and the US, plus exclusive extras like flight credits, ticket offers, and complimentary room upgrades.

Here are some of the deals being featured on BookIt.com today:

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Best Western International Celebrates Record Breaking Year


Phoenix (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Best Western International set a brand record achieving a North American revenue per available room (RevPAR) index of 111.2 in 2014* (100 represents fair market share). This follows the companys previous two year record of a RevPAR index of 110 or above and represents a 26.8 percent growth rate in RevPAR since 2011, outpacing the competition by six points.

2014 also saw the brand reach two other milestones; generating total revenue of $ 3.9 billion in North America and exceeding the $ 1 billion mark through its central reservations system.

I am pleased with the success we have achieved over the past three years. Several factors have contributed to this success including the introduction of our descriptor program, improving the quality of Best Western hotels in North America and our continued investment in our marketing and sales programs and our technology infrastructure, said David Kong, Best Western president and CEO.

In 2015 we are focused on continuing our unprecedented success in RevPAR performance, enhancing our current industry-leading technologies by implementing a new digital platform to power our internet and mobile strategies and developing our two new global hotel products Vb and BW Premier Collection, added Kong.

With the addition of Mike Muir, vice president of North American development in 2014, the company also added an aggressive new construction focus to its development strategy. The 2015 North American pipeline is strong at 160 projects, of which almost 60 percent are new construction and of the BEST WESTERN PLUS

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BTO Sports Announces Best Amateur Motocross Video Contest

Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2014

BTO Sports, internationally known for motorcycle and motocross gear, parts, and accessories, announces a new contest for the best amateur motocross video. Videos should be no longer than 15 seconds long, and they can be submitted via the BTO contest page or via hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. The contest is set to begin November 12, 2014, voting will end December 11, 2014, and a winner announced December 12, 2014.

Once all videos have been submitted, users will be able to vote for their favorite videos on the BTO Sports website. Once the top 5 videos have been selected, BTO Sports will choose a winner. The contest is open to anyone 18 and older. International applicants are encouraged to submit entries, though they should note that if chosen as the winner, they will not receive airfare. Instead, international winners will get a $ 500 BTO gift card, but will have to fund their own airfare.

The individual who submits the best amateur motocross video will win a trip to Anaheim on January 3, 2015 to see the Monster Energy AMA Supercross. The winner will receive airfare to Los Angeles International Airport, a two-night stay in a hotel, two tickets to the race, and a behind-the-scenes team experience. Second place will win a $ 500 BTO gift card, and third place will win a $ 250 BTO gift card.

In addition to encouraging motocross fanatics to enter the amateur video contest, BTO Sports wants everyone to know that their store is ready for Christmas shopping and wish list building. Their new, giant warehouse is fully stocked with the most sought after products in the motorcycle and motocross world. With a large inventory, free three-day domestic shipping, and a better shopping experience, BTO Sports is ready for you to purchase Christmas gifts for the motorcycle and motocross junkies in your life.

For holiday wishlists for moto-sports enthusiasts, BTO Sports is user friendly and fully prepped for the Christmas gift-giving season. A variety of great deals are available on the site and easily sharable via wish list with friends or family members.

For Christmas shopping, wish list building, or to submit an amateur motocross video to win a trip to Anaheim: http://www.btosports.com

For more information about the amateur motocross video contest: http://www.btosports.com/moto-news/motocross-events/best-amateur-motocross-video-contest-starting-now







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FM Logistic won eyefortransports European customer choice award for Best 3PL in Retail Supply Chain 2013 Who will be this years winner?

Amsterdam (PRWEB UK) 13 November 2014

The Awards Reception will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Amsterdam on the 19th of November during the lunch reception, and will be attended by 200 executives, including the CEOs of many top 3PLs, and VP & SVP supply chains from major customers.

eft interviewed one of last years winner, FM Logistic, who has been nominated again this year about what the 3PL award means to them.

Eric Galinetti, Retail Key Account Director This award has recognised the ongoing work that FML has been putting in adding value to its customers’ supply chain and keeping, year over year, a good growth dynamic in all its countries. This award is for us the recognition of our place of reference for retailers in Europe and encourages investments on-going to be part of the leading suppliers for this sector.

View the full interview here: http://goo.gl/EFfwVq

The shortlist of companies is compiled by a distinguished judging panel; Henk Folmer, SVP Global Customer Solutions at Prologis, Kris Van Ransbeek, Head of IT & Supply Chain and Wonderful Brands and more. These have nominated their leading 3PL service providers across 10 categories. The finalists selected for customer voting are below. Voting will close on the 14th of November, 2014.

Vote here for the best 3PLs: http://goo.gl/iEUoeZ

If you would like to attend the awards or have any questions get in touch by contacting our Marketing Manager on the details below:

Magali Mathieu

Marketing Manager – eft

mmathieu(at)eft.com

+44 207 422 4327

US toll free: 1 800 814 3459 ext. 4327

Canada toll free: 1 866 996 1235 ext. 4327







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The Related Group and Fortune International Group Partner with The Fairwinds Group to Develop Landmark Condominium Project on Fort Lauderdale’s Best Beachfront Parcel


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

The Related Group and Fortune International Group, both based in Miami, announced their partnership with The Fairwinds Group of Fort Lauderdale to develop a distinctive 171-unit beachfront condominium property in Fort Lauderdale on a 4.6-acre site that is the former home of Irelands Inn Beach Resort. The first project of its kind in Fort Lauderdale, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale will be the most refined high-rise and only on-the-sand luxury residential offering in the destination. Housed in two iconic structures, the unparalleled luxury residences will feature sweeping ocean views and expansive terraces for year-round indoor-outdoor living. With a world-class spa, restaurant and resort amenities, the market-making property is poised to become the go-to luxury destination for those seeking incomparable design and resort living in a rare beachfront setting. Overseeing every aspect of the lifestyle will be Auberge Resorts Collection, the preeminent luxury hotel operator acclaimed for its timeless resorts that embrace intimate, understated elegance. The Residences will join Auberges portfolio of award-winning properties such as Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., and Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, Anguilla, BWI. Pricing for Auberge Beach Residences and Spa will range from $ 1.5 to $ 8 million.

We have assembled a world-class team to create an unmatched product that embraces the sophisticated, yet casual, lifestyle that embodies Fort Lauderdale, said Jorge P

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Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa is Named a Winner of a 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award for Being a Top-Rated Hotel in the Orlando Market.


Kissimmee, Florida (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa in Kissimmee is named a winner of a 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award for being one of five highly-rated hotels in the entire Orlando market. The award recognizes hospitality excellence and is given to five of the very best hotels in each of Orbitzs 75 popular destinations around the world.

Orbitz Best in Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall number of customer reviews as well as input from nearly 150 Orbitz hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.

Winners of the 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award represent the upper echelon of hotels, with only five receiving this prestigious award in the Orlando market.

We are honored to receive the 2014 Best in Stay Award and be acknowledged as one of five top-rated hotels in the Orlando market based on feedback from those who matter most – our customers, said Ted Yeatts, General Manager for Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa. Sharing this award with the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Disneys Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and the Rosen Shingle Creek recognizes our commitment to make every moment of our guests stay a memorable experience.

Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa is the premier choice among Kissimmee/Orlando hotels for guests with exceeded expectations for their very special Orlando vacation.

Whether a visit to Orlando entails a family vacation, couples retreat or business meeting; the deluxe, villa-style vacation condos offered at Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa satisfy every need. The Grand Clubhouse is a true centerpiece for Florida vacation fun and serves as a convenient hub for any business event. An exquisite European-style spa offers a myriad of relaxation and beautification services. The business center, 24-hour Internet Cafe and state of the art fitness center make work and workouts easier. The resort offers a heated, resort-style pool for the entire familys enjoyment, an adult only, un-heated lap pool for the water-fitness buff and a Jacuzzi for complete relaxation. The Portside Pub pool bar, as well as the game and billiard rooms, add to vacation fun, along with a 52-seat movie theatre on site.

About Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa

Conveniently located just four miles from Walt Disney World

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Solage Calistoga Recognized as One of the Best Resorts in Northern California by Cond

CALISTOGA, CALIF. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Solage Calistoga, an award-winning resort located in the heart of California wine country, has been recognized as the No.4 Best Resort in Northern California by Cond

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Westpoint Hotel is looking to be one of the best hotels in London 2015.


(PRWEB UK) 4 November 2014

London always has a packed schedule to keep everyone entertained and engaged every year. From the summer holiday events to winter events there is always a perfect time to implement some fun filled in London Paddington.

Paddington is a district within the City of Westminster, in central London. Formerly a metropolitan borough, it was integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Three important landmarks of the district are Hyde Park, Paddington station opened in 1847, St Mary’s Hospital, and Paddington Green Police.

Explore London Paddington collection of experiences and famous landmarks like National Gallery Trafalgar square and the Houses of Parliament, with exclusive access to famous captivating places and historical museum.

There’s nothing like the atmosphere of Londons lively nights to give the city of Paddington London an instant buzz, with plenty of night clubs around Paddington. It is a good opportunity to enjoy and experience London clubs and a fantastic way to get in the mood for London 2015 and soak up the lively atmosphere.

Visit one of the largest collections of animal species in the United Kingdom the famous London Zoo. With it being one of the oldest and most progressive zoos in the world it is well worth a visit during your stay in London. The amount of tourists that visit yearly has increased, but with more tourists coming to London in 2015, the London zoo has a range of exciting new ideas for 2015 and this time its bigger and better.

London attractions have also seen a 9.6% increase in visitor numbers in the first six months of 2014 and next year there is a range of new attractions on offer to the public including Shrek’s Far Far Away Adventure.

This landmark will open at Londons County Hall, South Bank in the summer of 2015 and will be one of the biggest attractions in London.

There are tons of cheap and affordable hotels in Paddington London, Westpoint hotel in Paddington London is located in the centre of London and linked to all travel links and station it is expertly located. Its the perfect hotel for tourists who love experience, with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi.

For visitors looking for a more stylish and modern hotels in Hyde Park London at an affordable price. Westpoint hotel offer a more spacious interior with extra amenities and superior rooms. Including bed and breakfast buffet with hot and cold items offered.

Westpoint hotel offers easy access to Londons top tourist attractions and landmarks including the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and many more.

Want to Book a hotel in London Paddington Westpoint Hotel is one of the most affordable hotels in Paddington with all rooms well-furnished and equipped with ensuite showers.







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