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Can Lisa Cooper’s special trip still be special in 2020?

Back in December last year I booked a special 50th birthday celebration Italian holiday for my husband. It was going to include the Grand Prix and the opera. Fast forward to September 2020 and our itinerary had a rather different...

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A THREE-DOG DAY – THERMALS A NECESSITY

The best time to visit Yellowstone National Park is the winter. That’s what I’ve been told by many different people. So, I was expecting something pretty special when I went on my own winter adventure. And they weren’t wrong. It…

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A Winter Wonderland Adventure in Alberta

Last month PR Account Director Beth Higham jetted off to Alberta to host a group press trip and found herself in a winter wonderland. Looking back, it’s one of her favourite work adventures yet…hear more about her trip below: We…

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New: Stay in a ‘tiny house village’ in the Florida Keys

16 March 2020: For UK holidaymakers considering a future trip to the Florida Keys, the subtropical island chain now offers a village of waterfront tiny houses as an offbeat new accommodation offering. Visitors can enjoy ‘glamorous camping’ in a waterfront…

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Live! By Loews – St Louis, Missouri Officially Opens Its Doors

March 2020 – The highly anticipated multi-concept “sports” hotel, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO, officially welcomed its first guests on 24 February 2020 in the heart of St. Louis’ Ballpark Village. Live! by Loews – St. Louis, Missouri…

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Florida Keys’ luxurious Little Palm Island Resort & Spa reopens

The luxurious Little Palm Island Resort & Spa underwent a soft reopening on Sunday, 1 March following a complete redesign and rebuild. This came almost two and a half years after Hurricane Irma ravaged the 4-acre island off Little Torch…

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January 2020 Highlights

The month that was… January! Get a glimpse of life with the KBC team as they travel the world representing our wonderful clients.

Travel Marketing Awards 2020

We are very proud to announce that, in collaboration with tour operator Canadian Sky, our “Find Yourself in British Columbia” campaign has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Digital Marketing Campaign’ at the Travel Marketing Awards 2020! As part of the…

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Celebrate 100 Years since Prohibition in Georgia

Sip and Savour the South’s signature spirits and Georgia-made Moonshine With ‘dry January’ firmly behind us, Georgia offers spirit-lovers the best spots to kick back with a drink and (legally) toast the one-hundred-year anniversary of Prohibition in the USA. Here…

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New and exclusive ways to experience the British Columbia Effect in 2020

Science has proven that time spent in nature can make us happier, more creative, and less stressed – in fact, immersion in British Columbia’s majestic wildness has been shown to improve short-term memory by 20%[1] and boost creativity and problem-solving…

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Key West launches new LGBTQ+ video as ‘One Human Family’ philosophy celebrates its 20th anniversary

January 2020: As the city of Key West marks the 20th birthday of its ‘One Human Family’ official philosophy, the slogan’s creator J.T. Thompson features in a newly-released dedicated destination video for LGBTQ+ travellers. ** WATCH THE NEW VIDEO **…

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News: Florida Keys Sanctuary Announces $100 Million Coral Restoration Programme

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have announced an intent to raise almost $100 million to restore seven iconic coral reef sites off the Florida Keys. ‘Mission: Iconic Reefs’ calls for restoring…

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Where Soul Lives: Introducing the new Macon Music Trail

From Otis Reading to R.E.M. get closer to your favourite artists in Georgia  October 2019: Explore Macon’s rich musical legacy whenever and wherever with the new Macon Music Trail – an online resource and directory of Macon’s local music history,…

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Georgia’s Music Heritage Reignited with opening of Mercer Music at Capricorn in Macon

Mercer Music at Capricorn Sound Studios will be a hotbed for Georgia’s up-and-coming musicians while preserving an iconic piece of the state’s musical past December 2019: Famed as the birthplace of ‘Southern Rock’ and known for its connections to music icons…

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What’s Trending for 2020?

Slow, eco-friendly travel and personalised touring among key trends identified by ABTA for year ahead   Travel trends… it’s always the buzz word at this time of year. Which destinations will be in the limelight for the year ahead, what…

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Alberta’s 2020 Calendar of Events

With five National Parks, spectacular Rocky Mountain landscapes, world-class ski resorts, cultural cities, six UNESCO World Heritage Sites (including Canada’s newest UNESCO addition of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park), First Nations culture and dramatic Badlands scenery filled with dinosaur heritage, there are…

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‘Smooch a Pooch’ and See 200 Dachshunds in a ‘Wiener Wonderland’

Festive events bring added sparkle to Key West Warmth and good cheer abound in the island city of Key West this festive season with quirky celebrations taking centre stage. From lighted boat parades to the chance to ‘Smooch a Pooch,’…

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Enjoy a characterful stay in the Florida Keys as accommodation choice grows for Autumn/Winter

Visitors to the Florida Keys and Key West have an enhanced range of accommodation options for Autumn/Winter, with intriguing new and reimagined options in the island chain as well as some characterful properties reopening after renovation work. All-inclusive luxury in…

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Florida Keys visitors offered new ways to ‘Connect & Protect’ the island chain

The Florida Keys & Key West, with community efforts to sustain precious natural resources through the Connect & Protect initiative, continue to unveil ways to preserve the Keys’ environment and connect visitors who love the outdoors to the island chain’s…

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Five Top Dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Visitors Can ‘Become a Reef Explorer’ Marking its 30th anniversary in 2020, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary comprises 2,900 square nautical miles of coastal waters from Key Largo south to the Dry Tortugas – and with the Florida Keys…

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The Adventure Is Utah This Winter

With a new direct flight route and a series of extraordinary experiences the adventure is Utah this winter! In winter, Utah is best known for its 15 ski resorts including Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort, Alta, Sundance, Snowbird and…

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Is online booking now the norm for the over-55s?

According to a new Mintel report  –  succinctly summed up by Travelmole here  –  Brits aged 55 and over are taking a record number of holidays.  Great news for our industry, obviously.  But I was really struck by a quote…

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Discover how the Florida Keys is working to preserve its natural ecosystems and promote low-impact responsible tourism

Across the media landscape, there’s certainly an understandable commentary about global warming and the need for change in order to protect our planet for the future. We’re pleased that a number of the fabulous destinations we’re lucky enough to represent…

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Summer 2020 – Hold on tight, it’s going to be an interesting ride!

Within weeks of Thomas Cook’s collapse, which took around 2.4 million seats out of the market, TUI had announced plans to increase capacity by 2.0 million seats for the coming summer. With Jet2, already the second largest ATOL holder, recently…

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Go Carbon-Free in BC

Harbour Air and magniX to launch world’s first all-electric commercial seaplane fleet in British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver, British Columbia is taking another step towards cementing its reputation as North America’s most sustainable city with the launch of the world’s first…

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What’s New in Alberta this Winter

Winter is coming in Alberta! The mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper – home to the distinctive ski resorts of Banff Sunshine Ski Resort, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort and Marmot Basin – are all…

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ABTA Holiday Habits Report 2019

I’ve been trawling through the latest Holiday Habits report from ABTA this morning and here are my key takeaways: The good news for the industry is that “the research shows that Britons remain firmly committed to taking their holidays.” This…

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Flight shame? The fight is on the ground, too.

“Flygskam” sounds rather like a start up Scandinavian airline. Oh, the irony. For the Swedish the concept of “flight shame”, or at least the genuine environmental concerns that gave birth to it, is leading many consumers to rethink their travel…

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48 hours in Moab, Utah

When Jenni spent 48 hours in Moab, the adventure capital of Utah, there were no late nights as it was all about the early starts to make the most of the incredible scenery. She contrasted the views of Canyonlands National…

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Now Open: Live! By Loews – Arlington, Texas

27 August 2019: In an exciting development for Loews Hotels & Co, a brand-new and highly anticipated immersive destination has just opened in Arlington, Texas in the form of the first Live! By Loews hotel. The new $150 million, 14-storey…

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Netflix Vs. Social Media… Who is the real influencer?

The Rise of Set Jetting. If, like us, you were under the impression that social media currently had the biggest influence over consumer travel, think again! Recent research carried out by marketing firm eight&four concluded that while social media still…

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Alberta’s Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has just announced that Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in the Canadian province of Alberta is Canada’s newest World Heritage site. The only UNESCO site to be named in Canada this year, it…

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Lisa Feels the Force!

One has to wonder why one would voluntarily stand in a queue for nearly two hours? I did that at #IPW2019 Anaheim this year so I could be one of the first of millions to experience the new Star Wars Millennium…

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An evening under the stars in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park

By Natalie Wiles Utah is home to the highest concentration of International Dark Sky Parks in the world, so you can imagine my excitement when I realised that my fam trip dates matched perfectly with International Dark Sky Week! What…

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Tour California One Thrill at a Time with the new Go California Explorer Pass

The world’s leading attraction pass specialist, the Leisure Pass Group, has launched its first California-wide pass giving visitors the opportunity to tour the Golden State one thrill at a time. The Go California Explorer Pass offers unrivalled access to a…

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Celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday with The London Pass

Learn more about the iconic monarch through the locations that shaped her life24 May 2019:  Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Great Britain’s most important monarchs, Queen Victoria – and visitors to London can explore…

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Make a beeline for the Beehive State’s new farm to fork eateries

With the snow melt in spring, northern Utah is transformed into a verdant playground for thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts.  And with a bumper crop of new farm to fork eating establishments there’s never been a better time to visit and…

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Enjoy Sin City like a Rockstar with the Revamped Las Vegas Pass from The Leisure Pass Group

Visitors to Las Vegas can now enjoy Sin City’s big-ticket experiences in true rockstar style with the newly-revamped Las Vegas Pass (www.lasvegaspass.com), which now includes admission to a choice of more than 20 different shows as well as tours, attractions…

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KBC BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE AS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM SECURE STAKE IN THE BUSINESS

The senior management team at KBC PR & Marketing has acquired an 80% shareholding in the business as the travel and tourism specialist looks to build for the future. Chris Woodbridge-Cox (Managing Director), Lisa Cooper (Director of Trade Representation), David…

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The Leisure Pass Group Recommends Six of the Best: European Cities in Bloom

 With the arrival of warmer weather and the Spring colours, now is the perfect time to plan a European city break  –  and for enjoying some of the world’s best botanical gardens once you arrive. According to the International Garden…

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Leisure Pass Group Welcomes Ian Wheeler as Non-Executive Chariman

Travel and technology specialist Ian Wheeler has joined the board of the Leisure Pass Group, the world’s largest attraction pass business, as the company’s new Non-Executive Chairman. With a strong track record at executive and board level in growing P&L…

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The Florida Keys & Key West: Go Green This Summer

With the summer months fast approaching, many families are already looking at choosing their annual sunshine getaway. For those looking to swap the classic Mediterranean beach break or adrenaline-fueled theme park trip for a more exotic escape, the serene and…

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The Latest from the Florida Keys & Key West: New Eco-Friendly Accommodations and Activities

The Florida Keys continue to unveil new eco-friendly resorts, attractions and tours incorporating initiatives that can motivate visitors to connect with and take action to protect the sub-tropical island chain’s environment, both underwater and on land. Keys Accommodations Grassy Key:…

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First Timer’s Guide: Make the most of The Big Apple with The New York Pass

First time in New York?  With so much ground to cover it can be challenging for newcomers to make the most of their visit, but that’s where the New York Pass comes in. The New York Pass (www.newyorkpass.com) gives visitors…

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FOMO to JOMO

By Natalie Wiles I am the worst offender for letting work, social and personal lines blur, and it’s all because it happens on one device. I am guilty of social scrolling. I have a blue light haze around me at…

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Georgia in the movies!

Georgia is a real ‘peach’ for film shoots, with many legendary movies and TV series filmed in the state. With the release of the eagerly anticipated Avengers: Endgame movie set for 25 April 2019, this blockbuster is just one of...

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Utah celebrates 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad All aboard for the ‘Year of the Train’

The 150th anniversary of one of the most significant events in the history of the USA – the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad – is being celebrated with a series of events, exhibitions and tours across northern Utah, with…

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Three Days in Dubai: beyond the malls and luxury hotels with the Go Dubai Pass

Three Days in Dubai:  beyond the malls and luxury hotels with the Go Dubai Pass February 2019:  One of the world’s most visited cities, Dubai has a well-deserved reputation for uber-luxury hotels and fantastic shopping, but that’s only half of the…

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New Ways to Explore British Columbia in 2019

New Ways to Explore British Columbia in 2019 Canada’s westernmost Province, British Columbia, boasts diverse scenery, from dense temparate rainforest to arid desert, rolling lake country to the iconic Rocky Mountains. Here are the newest, unique ways to explore British Columbia in…

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New Ways to Sip and Swirl in British Columbia’s top wine region

Discover the best new vintages and winery openings across the Thompson Okanagan, British Columbia Home to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Canada’s only desert, and sprawling lakes, the Thompson Okanagan’s natural wonders are only matched by its active…

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KBC shortlisted for The Travel Marketing Awards!

Hot on the heels of the news that we’ve been shortlisted for ‘Best Representation Agency’ at the Travel Marketing Awards 2019, we decided to take a reflective look back at KBC’s 2018. From hosting media in British Columbia on a…

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New Ways to Explore British Columbia in 2019

New Ways to Explore British Columbia in 2019 British Columbia’s diverse scenery, from dense rainforest to arid desert, rolling lake country to the Rocky Mountains, can be explored in many ways. Here are the newest unique ways to explore British…

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Sightseeing the romantic way

Five Valentine’s Day experiences in the world’s favourite cities February 2019: Planning a city break for Valentine’s Day?  Experts at the Leisure Pass Group, which operates attraction passes in more than 30 cities around the world, have come up with five…

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Welcome To Atlanta: Super Bowl LIII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

On the 3rd February 2019, Atlanta will host the nation’s largest sporting event: Super Bowl LIII. Whilst the city loves its sports fans, hosting dozens of sporting events throughout the year – this one is the big one! Set in…

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First Timer’s Guide: Make the Most of London with The London Pass

 Make the Most of London with The London Pass With nearly 20 million visitors each year, London is more popular than ever  –  but knowing where to start can be overwhelming if you’re new to the city. So experts at The…

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What’s New in the Capital Region USA for 2019

What’s New in the Capital Region USA for 2019 New Hotels Washington DC welcomes new hotels for 2019. The city’s hotel portfolio is set to continue to grow in 2019 with over 20 hotels and 4,500 rooms in the pipeline…

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What’s New and Where to be Seen in British Columbia for 2019

Discover What’s New and where to be seen in British Columbia, Canada for 2019 including:   Getting There: WOW air is launching a brand-new route to Vancouver, with fares starting from a bargain £129 each way. The new route will…

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Finns couldn’t be better for this first-time skier!

By Lizzie Benians Apparently the UK has more than six million skiers. However, ask them if they’ve been skiing in Finland, and you might receive a few blank looks.  So I’m in an exclusive group after returning from my first-ever…

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What’s New in Georgia

  First-ever The Walking Dead Studio Tour Atlanta and Savannah’s new hotel openings All new exhibit at Zoo Atlanta coming soon Go glamping in Southeast Georgia   NEW HOTELS: ATLANTA’S LATEST HOTEL OPENING Atlanta welcomes the city’s first Canopy by…

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Happy New Year!

From all the team at KBC, wherever you are in the world, we wish you a happy and successful 2019. Chris Woodbridge-Cox, Managing Director

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays! ❄️🎄🎁 We’ve had a fantastic year and look forward to more exciting adventures with our wonderful clients throughout 2019!

Six of the best:  US cities to visit this winter

Leisure Pass Group recommends the best seasonal choices   December 2018:  Whether you’re wrapping up warm for a classic Christmas break or looking to escape to milder climes, America’s cities have plenty to offer in winter  –  with the added…

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Florida Keys cuisine gets celebrity chef approval!

What’s the best reason to visit the Florida Keys? For many travellers, this wouldn’t be an easy question to answer.  The stunning marine environment, spectacular sunsets or quirky characters, perhaps? But for TV chef Phil Vickery they are all trumped…

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A Stellar Year for Movie Milestones in Utah in 2019

Awards season is underway and with the Sundance Film Festival approaching (24 January – 3 February 2019), its home state of Utah is gearing up for a year of big screen anniversaries. Here are the major movie milestones to look…

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Unique Ways to Ski British Columbia this Winter

Snow is falling on the mountains and British Columbia’s top ski resorts are opening! Check out the most unique and new ways to ski BC this Winter season 2018/19: Resort Opening Dates Sun Peaks – 17 November 2018 Whistler –…

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VIENNA’S ATTRACTIONS NOW AT YOUR FINGERTIPS WITH NEW MOBILE VIENNA PASS

November 2018:  Visitors to Vienna can now gain access to more than 60 of the city’s most popular attractions, tours and museums directly via their smartphones with the newly launched mobile version of the popular Vienna PASS sightseeing card (www.viennapass.com).  …

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E4’s Made in Chelsea film Series 16 episode in British Columbia

E4’s BAFTA-award winning structured-reality tv series, Made in Chelsea have just returned from filming Series 16, Episode 8 on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. The cast, including regulars Olivia Bentley, Emily Blackwell, Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo, Melissa Tatum, Miles Nazaire, Harry Baron…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our US friends and clients!!

Behind the scenes at a KBC event!

Peek behind the curtain of our latest KBC managed event to see how our team transformed Kachette, Shoreditch, from a blank canvas into a virtual vineyard for the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s recent sales mission in the UK. Kachette is a…

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Escape the chill and head to the Florida Keys for a winter sun holiday

As the UK shivers with the return of the dark evenings and frosty mornings, travellers are invited to swap their woolly jumpers for shorts and fun in the Florida Keys & Key West, where average daytime temperatures are currently a…

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KBC Newsletter – November 2018

In this issue: KBC’s new MD, WTM & The Keys new campaign! ***** CHRIS WOODBRIDGE-COX APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR AT KBC!   Yes, big changes are afoot at KBC Towers! After twenty years developing and running the business, I’ve decided it’s…

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Five of America’s Spookiest Sightseeing Experiences

Leisure Pass Group recommends the most spine-chilling city tours and blood-curdling attractions for the Halloween season   With ghoulish ghost tours, secret spectres and tales of witchcraft, America’s cities offer visitors plenty of opportunities to get into the Halloween spirit…

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Raise a Glass to the Capital Region’s Best Beer Experiences

Whether you like it hoppy or malty, light, or dark – with more than 200 breweries across the Capital Region to choose from, there are plenty of places to raise a glass. Here are some of our favourite brewpubs, brewery…

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Sacrifice Rest for some of the Best

By Sarah Holmes-Siedle So it’s October already… don’t anyone panic!  This year has been a busy one, with lots more to come, namely WTM in a couple of weeks.  But despite the tired feet from all the meetings and crossed-eyes…

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IPW 2019 comes to California!

After a seven-year break, we’re really excited that IPW is coming back to The Golden State, California! Taking place in Anaheim, California, 1-5 June 2019, IPW will provide over 500 media from around the world the opportunity to meet with…

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Focus Features ‘Harriet’ to begin filming in the Capital Region USA this Autumn

Central Virginia to provide backdrop for all-star cast biopic following the life and work of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has announced that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will begin filming in Central Virginia this autumn. Harriet…

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Stretch Your Travel Budget with the new Hong Kong Pass

Saving money in the world’s most expensive cities is often a difficult task  –  but visitors to Hong Kong can significantly stretch their travel budgets with the newly-launched Hong Kong Pass. Available at www.hongkongpass.com.hk, the Hong Kong Pass offers savings…

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Hidden Foodie Favourites in the Florida Keys & Key West

In the Florida Keys & Key West, fresh seafood tops the list for every meal, and with the abundance of fish and seafood in Keys waters, it’s no wonder the island chain’s indigenous cuisine relies on it. Keys restaurants range…

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Leisure Pass Group Launches Cancun’s First-Ever Multi-Attraction Pass

23 attractions plus five ‘premium’ experiences available with new Go Cancun Card   With international tourism to Cancun soaring, visitors can make the most of the adventure and heritage of Mexico’s resort playground with the new Go Cancun Card  – …

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Leisure Pass Group Brings Best-In-Class Attraction Pass Solution to North America

Platform helps CVBs & DMOs market their cities & attractions to the world Las Vegas, 25 September 2018:  The Leisure Pass Group, the world’s largest tourism attraction pass provider, announced on Tuesday, September 25 that its best-in-class pass management package…

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Washington DC’s 2019 Michelin Guide: Three Star-Status awarded to The Inn at Little Washington, Virginia as one of 16 star-studded eateries across the Capital Region

Washington DC’s 2019 Michelin Guide: Three Star-Status awarded to The Inn at Little Washington, Virginia as one of 16 star-studded eateries across the Capital Region Washington, D.C. welcomes 19 new Bib Gourmand additions and 16 Michelin star accolades to its…

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Make tracks to Utah for the Greatest Snow on Earth®

With a host of new developments across its 14 ski resorts and some of the shortest plane-to-piste transfer times in the world, Utah – the home of The Greatest Snow on Earth® – is set to deliver another sensational winter…

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Key West’s Exotic Fantasy Fest to Celebrate ‘Games We Play’ in October

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Revellers can expect a “monopoly” of high-energy fun from Friday, 19 October to Sunday, 28 October, as Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest puts a playful spin on masking and costuming festivities. Key West’s own distinctive Mardi…

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Thinking outside the bucket

For generations, international tourism has revolved largely around steering travellers to the world’s most renowned landmarks and popular locations.  But as Telegraph writer Greg Dickinson reports today, all that is changing. There has been a real shift in the industry…

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Almost a year after Irma, leading Florida Keys resort reopens

Almost a year after Hurricane Irma passed through the Florida Keys, Hawks Cay Resort, near Marathon in the Middle Keys, formally reopened to visitors on Thursday, 30 August. Widely offered by leading UK tour operators including Virgin Holidays, North America…

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Capital Retreats: Urban Luxury and Rural Rejuvenation in the Capital Region USA

Discover the Capital Region’s newest luxury experiences: Washington DC Coming soon – DC’s first SLS LUX Hotel is set to open in 2019. The contemporary 198-room property will also bring 59 SLS-branded condominiums to the Mount Vernon Triangle. Boutique bliss…

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What’s New in the ski resorts of British Columbia this season

From a new pod hotel in Whistler to a new luxury ski-in ski-out hotel in Red Mountain, a new winter rail route to Sun Peaks and a host of mountain upgrades and new winter activities:  Find out what’s new in…

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A Traveller’s Guide to the Georgia Mountains

By Lily Davis When considering the best ‘action-packed’ destinations in the United States, Georgia may not come to the front of everyone’s mind. However, after spending a week in the state and a few crazy days (and nights!) in the…

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Learning is an adventure in Utah, the ultimate family destination.

Exam season may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean learning stops for the summer! Utah offers some of the most extraordinary and dramatic landscapes in the world, from the Rocky Mountains in the north to the breath-taking…

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SIX OF THE BEST: Cities to See From the Water

Leisure Pass Group recommends the best destinations to enjoy by boat   Whether it’s the ocean, a great river or a major lake, some of the world’s most popular cities have been shaped by their proximity to water.  And for…

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UK Travellers to Sleep Free in DC with New 2-Day ‘DC Stopover’ Program

2 FREE Nights in DC   |   Book a Twin/Multi Centre Holiday via Washington Dulles & Stay 2 Nights FREE   August 2018: For UK travellers looking to spend a little longer in the Capital Region this summer, Destination DC is launching…

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Amsterdam Sightseeing Goes Mobile with Launch of New Amsterdam Pass

Exploring the attractions of Amsterdam has become simpler and more convenient than ever before with the launch of the Amsterdam Pass (www.amsterdampass.com)  –  a complete sightseeing package that can be delivered straight to your smartphone or mobile device. Operated by…

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A week of firsts in the Capital Region USA

By Louise Pepper I’ve just returned from the Capital Region USA where I ticked off the states of Maryland and Virginia plus Washington D.C. in a week. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to the USA over 40 times but…

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Make a Day of It – Five of Europe’s Best Royal Sightseeing Day Trips

Europe’s great capitals are famous for their rich Royal and Imperial heritage  –  but for some of the most intriguing sites, visitors need to ‘make a day of it’ and venture beyond the city centre.   Experts at The Leisure…

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New Strategic Partnership Heralds Chinese Boom For London Attractions

 Attraction pass specialist The Leisure Pass Group teams up with leading travel provider Ctrip to build visitation in key European and US cities   London’s tourism attractions are set for a significant increase in Chinese visitors following the signing of…

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What’s new this Summer 2018 in the Capital Region USA

Including new flight routes, hotels and must-try foodie experiences    It’s easier to fly, stay and play in the Capital Region this summer than ever before, with three additional flight routes from the UK to the region, gorgeous new properties…

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KBC MOMENTS – SEAPLANE LANDING IN DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK

We’re only halfway through the year, but already the KBC team has done a lot of travelling … and we’ve had some pretty incredible experiences along the way! #kbcmoments Recently David took a group of journalists to the Florida Keys,…

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Hayes & Jarvis Introduces Small Group ‘American Experiences’ Programme

Noting a growth in demand for smaller, more personal group tours to the USA, Hayes & Jarvis has introduced ‘American Experiences’, a new collection of escorted touring holidays operated by specialist TourMappers.  The ‘American Experiences’ programme offers new and unique…

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KBC Newsletter – May 2018

In this issue: IPW News, Welcome to New KBC Clients, KBC Team Update, GDPR *** Denver here we come! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and that it’s IPW time again for the KBC team and all…

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Five-State Regional Co-operative Announces Re-branding

Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming tourism departments launch The Great American West brand to market the region internationally   21 May 2018 – The state tourism departments of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are…

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Introducing The Great American West!

  FIVE-STATE REGIONAL COOPERATIVE ANNOUNCES REBRANDING! Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming tourism departments launch The Great American West brand to market the region internationally. The state tourism departments of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming…

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LEISURE PASS GROUP OFFERS A BIGGER BITE OF THE BIG APPLE

 More attractions added to New York Pass & New York City Explorer Pass   The Leisure Pass Group, the world’s leading pass company, has added more attractions, tours and experiences to its New York Pass and New York City Explorer…

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Idaho Tourism Joins Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming in Rocky Mountain International Tourism Co-Op

The Idaho Division of Tourism Development and Rocky Mountain International (RMI) announced today that Idaho will be joining the state tourism offices of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to form a five-state regional international tourism cooperative. “Idaho Tourism…

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Diversity Takes Centre Stage at Key West Pride 6-10 June

The subtropical island of Key West will welcome visitors to its annual Pride celebrations from 6-10 June. Festivities showcase the diversity and equality that help make the southernmost city a top holiday destination for LGBT visitors from around the world….

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Discover Washington D.C.’s Wine Country

Experience the perfect wine, beer and whiskey escapes within easy reach of the nation’s capital.   Experience two brand new wine trails within easy reach of Washington D.C. Visitors to the Capital Region can easily combine the delights of the…

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Florida Keys to Play Host to Array of Unique Summer Events

With summer fast approaching, the Florida Keys are gearing up for a busy summer of entertaining and offbeat annual events that celebrate the sub-tropical island chain’s culinary, literary and underwater heritage. Key Lime Festival: 30 June – 4 July Returning…

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ENJOY 300 YEARS OF SAN ANTONIO FOR LESS WITH THE SAN ANTONIO EXPLORER PASS

  As San Antonio marks its 300th birthday, visitors can enjoy savings of more than 40 percent on their sightseeing with the flexible San Antonio Explorer Pass (www.sanantonioexplorerpass.com).   May 1718 saw the establishment of the Mission San Antonio de…

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The Old Bell Hotel offers savings of over 40% to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first May Bank Holiday

This May and August bank holidays guests can save over 40% on three and four night stays at The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury. England’s oldest Hotel, the Grade 1 listed The Old Bell Hotel (https://oldbellhotel.co.uk), has re-opened following a…

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Introducing Southern Utah’s Kane County

What’s New, Happening and Not to Be Missed for Summer 2018 With more than 100 new hotel rooms, camping sites and cabins plus new tours, adventures, culinary experiences and some notable anniversaries, Kane County is one of the fastest growing…

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WE’RE HIRING!

Join our team of international tourism specialists, based in Uckfield, East Sussex. – Fed up with the commuter-lifestyle? – Still want the excitement of working for world class tourism clients? – Travel obsessed and eager to learn more? We’re looking...

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Walk in Martin Luther King Jr’s Footsteps with Georgia’s New Civil Rights Trail

New tour connects visitors with Georgia’s civil rights history The new Georgia’s Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail has recently launched as part of a memorial service commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death. The…

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GRAMMY Award-Winning Musician Zac Brown opens Distillery in North Georgia Mountains

Tucked into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and founded upon a deep-rooted respect for the long-standing, pre-prohibition traditions of making spirits in North Georgia and Appalachia sits the newly opened Z. Brown Distillery. Not only is the distillery a…

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Welcome to the Real Westworld

The US state of Utah takes centre stage again as hit HBO series returns for its second season   Strike up the self-playing piano, it’s time to return to Westworld. On 22 April the award-winning HBO series, created by Jonathan…

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Restored Cheeca Lodge Reopens, Boosting Florida Keys Inventory

FLORIDA KEYS — One of the Florida Keys’ iconic resorts has reopened, as the island chain continues unveiling fully refurbished accommodations more than six months after Hurricane Irma.   Islamorada’s 27-acre, 214-room Cheeca Lodge Resort and Spa, which is widely…

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The Emerald Isle Comes to The Florida Keys.

By Beth Higham. Prompted by the gathering strength of the Irish outbound travel market to Florida (up around 20 per cent in recent years) and the recent launch of Aer Lingus’ inaugural direct service from Dublin to Miami, in February...

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First-Ever All-Inclusive Resort to Open in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys’ first-ever ‘all-inclusive’ resort, Bungalows Key Largo, is set to open this summer as the subtropical island chain welcomes 1,500 additional hotel rooms across all-new and fully refurbished properties. Several iconic properties throughout the island chain, including Hawks…

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Florida Keys Culinary Team Creates 8-Foot Key Lime Pie

Click Here to Watch the Video Florida Keys chef and restaurateur Bobby Stoky led a culinary team on Saturday, 24 March, to prepare a gargantuan Key lime pie to serve about 2,000 people. Measuring 8 feet in diameter – the…

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Three weekends. Three consumer shows.

By Jenni Bridgman. Post Christmas celebrations and indulgence, short days with little sunlight:  January and early February are most people’s least favourite months.  We all know that returning to work after the festivities is not easy. But not for me …

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CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF BALBOA PARK AND SAVE MONEY WITH THE GO SAN DIEGO CARD!

March 2018:  This year marks the 150th anniversary of San Diego’s culture and attractions hub, the world-renowned Balboa Park  –  and visitors to southern California can make the celebrations extra special by saving time and money with the Go San…

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Celebrate ‘The Year of Frederick Douglass’ in the Capital Region

Governor Hogan of Maryland has proclaimed 2018 “The Year of Frederick Douglass” in recognition of the famed abolitionist’s bicentennial year. Here are some top tips for visitors wanting to experience The Year of Frederick Douglass and learn about the key…

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Three Fabulous Festivals in the Capital Region USA this Spring 

With Spring just around the corner, check out these three fabulous festivals in the Capital Region: Washington D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival returns between 20 March – 15 April 2018. Visitors to the city can enjoy the cool Spring climate while…

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Introducing the ‘new’ Old Bell Hotel – reopened after extensive refurbishment

England’s oldest Hotel, the Grade 1 listed The Old Bell Hotel (https://oldbellhotel.co.uk), has re-opened following a £1.1M refurbishment. Located alongside the 12th century abbey in the centre of the historic, Wiltshire market town of Malmesbury in the Cotswolds, The Old…

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‘Only in the Keys’ Experiences Enliven Florida Keys Cultural Scene

With a unique history as the home of world-renowned authors and a natural beauty that has inspired generations of artists, the Florida Keys feature cultural offerings that can’t be found anywhere else. Whether exploring a new museum honouring playwright Tennessee…

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The Alternative Summer Family Getaway

Swap the beach and rollercoaster rides for the Florida Keys & Key West It may only be March, but with the ‘Beast From The East’ still fresh in the memory, many families are already thinking ahead to the warmer summer…

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Mexico: East vs West

Mexico is known for its incredible beaches, cultural sites, amazing food (and margaritas!)  –  but where should you start? Our trade account manager Sarah and PR account director Louise both recently headed Mexico way, but to opposite sides of the…

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Explore the Utah Ski Resort that Produced Team GB’s First-Ever Olympic Skiing Medal Winner

Teenager Izzy Atkin won her historic ski slopestyle bronze after moving to train in Park City, Utah Team GB’s youngest member, Izzy Atkin, became a household name this weekend after winning a historic bronze in the women’s ski slopestyle event…

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A Whistle-stop Tour of Oslo.

By Beth Higham. Over the last few years I’ve heard from friends and colleagues in the travel industry that Oslo has been undergoing some considerable growth and re-gentrification, transforming it from the city that once paled in comparison to its…

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Explore Georgia’s Hottest Hotel News and Developments for 2018

Expected to open in March 2018, the Inn at Barnsley Resort will offer a new way to experience the North Georgia resort. An additional 55 guest rooms and suites will bring the resort’s total guest room count to 150 accommodations,…

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Laid-back family fun: learning new skills in the Florida Keys

Families looking for something extra from this year’s Florida holiday should head to the laid-back Florida Keys, where there are plenty of fun new skills waiting to be learned. Whether it’s exploring the subtropical island chain’s underwater paradise during a…

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What’s New in the Capital Region for 2018

  January 2018 Two New Flight Routes United is servicing the US Capital with the launch of a new flight route from Edinburgh, Scotland to Washington Dulles International Airport, located in Fairfax Co, Virginia commencing on 23 May 2018. Flights…

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10 Ways to Relive BC’s Olympic Experience

January 2018: Has it been eight years already? It seems like only yesterday when the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games swooped into British Columbia with a swirl of enthusiasm, excitement, and pride that swept across the country. To celebrate…

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Loews Hotel 1000’s newest dining options take Seattle guests on a culinary tour of the Pacific Northwest

Loews Hotel 1000 in Seattle has finalized its multi-million-dollar renovations, to its 120 guest rooms and public spaces with brand-new dining options taking guests on a culinary tour of the Pacific Northwest without needing to leave the hotel. Inspired by…

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Movie Awards Season Continues as the Sundance Film Festival Gets Underway in the Real Hollywood Hills

Plus Utah Prepares for the 40th Birthday of Iconic Sundance Film Festival Movie awards season is in full swing stateside, and not just in the hallowed halls and hills of Hollywood. While tinseltown sparkles in the afterglow of the Golden…

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KBC shortlisted for The Travel Marketing Awards!

We are excited to announce that KBC has been shortlisted in two categories for The Travel Marketing Awards 2018! #TTMA18 “We are absolutely thrilled to be finalists in two categories of the Travel Marketing Awards this year: Best Representation Agency…

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Facebook changes make advocates more important than ever.

By David Ezra. I read  –  with considerable interest  –  Mark Zuckerberg’s statement last week about the future direction of Facebook:  less advertising and marketing, more social interaction with your friends. Zuckerberg’s statement took me straight back to a World…

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GET A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF LONDON WITH THE LONDON PASS

The View from The Shard added to popular city sightseeing card   January 2018: Visitors to London can now feel on top of the world with the popular London Pass sightseeing card (www.londonpass.com), which has introduced The View from The…

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Simply Sunset: Celebrate a Nightly Phenomenon in the Florida Keys

In most locales, the nightly sunset takes place without fanfare. But in the Florida Keys & Key West it’s an occasion for celebration. Throughout the island chain, people gather to mark the moment as the sun slips below the horizon…

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Check in and Check out all that’s new in British Columbia in 2018

Check in to one of BC’s new lodges and hotels: Farewell Harbour Lodge will be open year-round from 2018 offering new winter packages to include storm-watching, providing a wilderness alternative to Vancouver Island’s popular Tofino. In 2017 the property debuted…

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First-Timer’s Guide to BC

Why British Columbia should be on your 2018 bucket list January 2018: First time in BC? With so much ground to cover your to-do list is sure to be daunting. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.   Sip in…

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Happy New Year!

The KBC team would like to wish all of our clients, followers and friends a very happy new year full of health, happiness & success! https://goo.gl/AxZ3iD

Ice Cool: Get Your ‘Frozen’ Fix in Utah

Spectacular Ice Castles See Tourism Heat Up In Mountain Town Download Photos Here: http://bit.ly/2Bt7BPY Winter is here, and with it the famous Ice Castles of Midway, Utah. Expected to open at the end of December (weather dependent), the extraordinary structures…

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What’s on your bucket list for 2018? Discover how a stay in British Columbia can make your wildest dreams come true

  On the Water Navigate the meltwater of BC’s iconic glaciers with Compass Heli Tours. Take to the skies from Abbotsford and soar above the breath-taking Coast Mountains before touching down for an adventure of a lifetime.  You can explore…

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UPGRADED CAPE TOWN PASS HELPS SAVE TIME AND MONEY AS VISITORS FLOCK TO SOUTH AFRICA’S ‘MOTHER CITY’

With international visitor arrivals to Cape Town up by more than 25 per cent* and further growth expected, the revamped Cape Town Pass sightseeing card is set to make it easier and more affordable for tourists to discover South Africa’s…

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Jules’ Undersea Lodge, the United States’ Only Underwater Hotel, Reopens in the Florida Keys

Jules’ Undersea Lodge, the United States’ only submerged recreational hotel, reopened to overnight divers on Friday, 1 December. The famed lodge, located at Key Largo Undersea Park, sustained no damage when Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys on 10 September….

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Having fun – Canada-style!

By Lisa Cooper. There are times when you really love your job.  My recent trip to British Columbia, Canada, was one of them! Three days after World Travel Market I headed to Victoria, BC for Canada’s West Marketplace. Now I…

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CREATE YOUR OWN ROYAL ROMANCE WITH THE LONDON PASS

  It may be too late to bag a date with Prince Harry following his engagement to actress Meghan Markle, but visitors to London can console themselves by following in the footsteps of Royal romances with the popular London Pass…

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Dachshunds and Drag Queens: New Year’s Eve in Key West is Like No Other

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, swap Britain’s frozen shores for a trip to sunnier climes to welcome in 2018 in the subtropical Florida Keys where two quirky ‘only in the Keys’ celebrations are planned. Key West Dachshund Walk Quite…

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Virginia is for Lovers … of Luxury

Gov. McAuliffe unveils upscale ‘Governor’s Choice’ touring itinerary LONDON (November 2017) – The Commonwealth of Virginia announced a new partnership with United Airlines and luxury tour operator North America Travel Service on an exclusive travel package that combines the state’s…

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Cruise the Capital Region’s new waterfront developments and discover 2018’s coolest river-side hotspots.

The Capital Region’s newly developed waterfronts have undergone serious rejuvenation in 2017. From new accommodations and eateries to an expanding water taxi service, it has never been easier to discover the region’s thriving bankside cities; Washington D.C., National Harbor and…

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Tennessee Williams Museum to Open in Key West

A Key West exhibit memorialising iconic playwright Tennessee Williams has expanded to become the Tennessee Williams Museum and will open in the Florida Keys island city on 15 December. The museum has evolved from the popular Tennessee Williams Key West…

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Happy Thanksgiving from KBC!

Here’s a little video we made for Thanksgiving …. our favourite (and indeed favorite) American holiday!  Hoping it keeps y’all in the holiday spirit for a little longer…  #holidayspirit #Thanksgiving #laughsafterlunch  

Cyber Monday: Loews Hotels launches Three-Day Cyber Sale

  Take advantage of discounted rates at select Loews Hotels locations 21 November 2017: Starting on Cyber Monday, 27 November 2017, Loews Hotels invites you to explore all the wonderful places to wander with a three-day cyber sale. Guests can…

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SKI SEASON HAS ARRIVED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND THE SNOW IS FALLING

Discover what’s new in BC this Ski Season November 2017: It’s that time of year again. Rain is falling in the valleys and snow is dumping on the mountains. Get those skis waxed quickly as early season storms have graced some of BC’s…

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Take the stress out of the holiday season with the Loews Boston Hotel

Pair a stress-free city break with some seriously local Massachusetts flavour November 2017: Take the stress out of the holiday season with Loews Boston Hotel’s Stress Less Play More package and savor the true taste of this Massachusetts must-see, with…

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Six of the Best Alternative Ways to Enjoy The Greatest Snow on Earth® in Utah

Winter is here, and while Utah is best known for its 14 ski resorts including Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort, there are numerous ways for non-skiers to enjoy the state’s famous Greatest Snow on Earth®. Here are six…

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Seventy per cent of Florida Keys accommodation now open as post-Irma recovery continues

More than 70 per cent of the total visitor accommodation inventory in the Florida Keys is now open and available for booking as the destination continues its recovery from Hurricane Irma. Less than 10 weeks after the tropical cyclone impacted…

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An Adventure Closer to Home with the Seals of Blakeney Point.

By Hayley Musson.   The North Norfolk coast is home to many celebrated areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Blakeney Point is one certainly not to be missed – so it was time to stretch my city legs, and head…

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Georgia’s NEW Film Selfie Spot Tour

Stand in the footsteps of famous stars and take pictures of familiar scenes from famous film and TV shows with Georgia’s new ‘Film Selfie Spot Tour’. An innovative take on the traditional American road trip, Georgia’s latest tour enables visitors…

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A Culinary Tour of Northern Veneto.

By Hayley Musson. The hillside town of Follina, Italy, hosts one of the most beautiful backdrops any holidaymaker would want in a break from the hustle and bustle of nearby cities Treviso and Venice. Located some 90km North of Venice, Follina…

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Simply ‘Poultry in Motion’: Florida Keys Woman Paddleboards with Pet Chicken Loretta

** Click here to watch the video ** Standup paddleboarding is a popular sport in the Florida Keys, appealing to a diverse cross-section of people who want to ‘unplug.’ Some canine-craving paddlers even take their dogs along for the ride….

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Second Michelin Guide cements Washington D.C. as East Coast Culinary Capital

New eateries join the ranks of D.C.’s top-rated restaurants Washington, D.C. has received increased recognition as an East Coast Culinary Capital with the release of its second Michelin Dining Guide bringing two more star-selections to the nation’s capital. Driven by…

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Greatest Snow on Earth Forecast for Utah

With less than 50 days until the 2017-18 ski season descends, Utah’s major resorts are gearing up for another record-breaking year in the mountains. The Beehive State – which hosted America’s last Winter Olympics in 2002 – is home to…

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See the city sparkle with Loews Atlanta this Christmas

16 October 2017: Make the Loews Atlanta your home for the holidays and experience the city’s spectacular seasonal light installations including Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, which will return to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Piedmont Park between 11 November 2017…

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5 Reasons Why Georgia Really Is a Peach!

By Lily Davis. As someone who had always dreamed of a job that allowed me to travel, it seemed almost too good to be true to be sent an email with the subject line: ‘Get your passport ready!’ before I…

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Singing Superstar Gloria Estefan Gets Behind Florida Keys Recovery Efforts

** Click here to view video ** International superstar Gloria Estefan has donated the use of her 1990 ballad “Coming Out of the Dark” as the soundtrack for a new video depicting the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Florida…

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Leaf Peeping in The Capital Region

The best places to catch autumn colours and celebrate the change in season within easy reach of D.C.   Maryland This October, visitors to Maryland can experience the 50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival held 11 – 15 October and celebrate…

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NEW VIDEO & IMAGES: The Florida Keys & Key West Now Open to Visitors

** Click here to view video ** New video footage Host: news.fla-keys.com UserID: floridakeys@news.fla-keys.com Password: islands Folder: News Video Filename: KeysTourismIrma.mp4 New Photos: http://bit.ly/2xJK4en New video footage and photographs taken on Sunday, 1 October show the Florida Keys’ recovery is…

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Running Wild in Utah

Swap a road trip for a marathon adventure in The Beehive State Utah is one of the ultimate road trip destinations – but you don’t need to be driving a car to get the most from it. The rugged mountain…

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The Florida Keys & Key West Reopens to Visitors – 1 October 2017

Following Hurricane Irma, Visitors Welcomed Back from 1 October 2017 After the Florida Keys were impacted by Hurricane Irma on 10 September, local government officials have announced that the island chain will reopen to visitors on Sunday, 1 October. Potential…

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Dine Like a Local with Loews Hotels

  Discover Loews Hotels’ secret ingredient: a hyper-local culinary experience.   15 September 2017: New in-house food concept Flavor by Loews Hotels will ensure that someone local is always in the kitchen for guests at Loews’ 24 properties across North…

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Honeymoon – Trip of a lifetime!

Over the last few years honeymoon trends have changed, with couples looking for adventure or multi destination trips to tick as many boxes as possible off their bucket list. This was my excuse to splash out and go the extra…

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Celebrate two iconic Canadian anniversaries with Montréal’s Loews Hôtel Vogue Anniversary Package

As Canada turns 150, celebrate in the city of Montréal, and join Loews Hôtel Vogue in wishing the city a happy 375th birthday. Discover how Montréal gets into the party spirit with the Loews Hôtel Vogue Anniversary Package, available at…

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Slope off this winter to British Columbia

Every British Columbia ski resort has its own secrets and surprises—even the locals may not know them all.  Here’s what’s new this winter: Big White is a family-friendly winter playground in the Monashee Mountain near Kelowna, five hours from Vancouver,…

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As Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Heads to the Big Screen, Explore New England’s Literary Heritage

Stephen King’s terrifying classic ‘IT’ is set to hit cinema screens across the UK tomorrow (8 September). Based on his novel, the film is set in the fictional town of Derry, an uncanny depiction of King’s Bangor, Maine hometown. In…

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Nine of the hottest new hotel openings in the Capital Region, USA

04 September 2017: From the uber chic to the traditional and sophisticated – the Capital Region has a host of hot new hotel openings, and even more in the pipeline from Autumn 2017. Here are nine of the best:  …

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Tequila, Lemon and Salt Lake City

The capital of Utah is fast becoming America’s unexpected craft cocktail capital Better known as the gateway to the Mountain West, and some of the best skiing in North America at neighbouring resorts Park City, Snowbird, Alta and Deer Valley…

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Beach Bum or Winter Fun

It’s the question I ask myself every year: snow or beach holiday? If I’m lucky it could be both, but what happens when you have to make the dreaded choice? This year, despite my better judgement, I am attempting to…

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NEW DUBLIN PASS SMARTPHONE APP AND MOBILE TICKET MAKE IRELAND’S CAPITAL EASIER TO DISCOVER

Visitors to Dublin can now gain access to more than 25 of the city’s most popular attractions directly via their smartphones with the newly launched app and mobile version of the popular Dublin Pass sightseeing card (www.dublinpass.com).   The Dublin…

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EXPANDED BARCELONA PASS IS PERFECT WAY TO DISCOVER SPAIN’S SECOND CITY

  With nine new experiences introduced this month [August 2017], the newly-expanded Barcelona Pass is the perfect way to discover Spain’s second city.   An all-in-one city card which enables visitors to save money and time on their sightseeing in…

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New Valhalla Resort Hotel opens in North Georgia Mountains

Nested in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the prestigious Valhalla Resort Hotel in Helen, Georgia, USA, has opened its doors for visitors this summer. Reminiscent of an ‘Old World’ Scottish castle, the new upscale property is the first…

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Sample Hundreds of Beers and Ales at Key West BrewFest

Fans of beers and ales can sample nearly 200 of them, while also discovering the flavours of the continental United States’ southernmost island, during the eighth annual Key West BrewFest. Running from 31 August until 4 September, the festival kicks…

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THE TRAVELLER BAR ARRIVES AT LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL

Loews Hotels salute the ‘Golden Age of the Cocktail’ with cross-country travelling bar; featured at Loews Miami Beach Hotel this August. Loews Hotels’ exclusive traveling “pop-up” experience, The Traveller Bar, has recently arrived at the newly renovated Loews Miami Beach Hotel. From…

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‘WineDine’ Restaurant Month Returns to Florida Keys in September

Florida Keys flavours highlight a menu of dining opportunities for visitors to the island chain from 15 September to 15 October, during a restaurant month staged in the districts of Key West and Islamorada. Fans of fine food can enjoy…

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Musings on French Living: Our Culinary Adventure.

As clichéd as it is, there is a certain je ne sais quoi about the French way of living. It is very definitely European, very definitely French and whole heartedly focussed around the love and appreciation of good food, good…

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Win a Holiday to the Florida Keys & Key West at Brighton & Hove Pride

Look for the Big Red Shoe in Preston Park on Saturday, 5 August The Florida Keys has long been a favourite holiday destination for LGBT visitors, who receive a warm welcome to the island chain where the official motto, ‘One…

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Remembering Maureen

It was with real sadness that I read this afternoon of the death of Maureen Hill, the travel agent who became an industry celebrity, writing a hugely entertaining Travel Weekly column for many years. I had the pleasure of travelling…

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Get ‘Simply Wild’ in the Florida Keys

Wildlife loving holidaymakers will feel right at home in the Florida Keys, where numerous opportunities await to get ‘simply wild’ with nature. From wild dolphin watching excursions to underwater coral reef adventures, meeting the locals and learning about conservation efforts…

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Dive Deep into Native American History this Summer in Utah

The rugged mountain state is one of the best places to connect with America’s indigenous roots This week sees the return of the Native American Celebration in the Park (NACIP) to Salt Lake City, Utah, with thousands of national and…

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Diagnosis: FOMO

By Beth Higham   Well, it’s official. I’ve got FOMO: ‘Fear Of Missing Out’. That, and a serious case of wanderlust… And with my diagnosis confirmed and no summer holiday plans looming, a few months ago, an early morning session on Booking.com resulted…

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Four Quirky Alternatives to Tent Camping in British Columbia

British Columbia‘s backcountry is a camper’s paradise with off-the-beaten-track trails and secluded scenery. But packing your own tent isn’t the only way to enjoy a night under canvas. Traditional tepees, roomy yurts, and safari-style luxury tents give visitors a chance…

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NEW LUXURY LIFESTYLE HOTEL BRAND BISHA TO OPEN DOORS OF TORONTO FLAGSHIP IN SUMMER 2017

New luxury lifestyle hotel Brand Bisha has announced an August 2017 opening for its flagship property, the highly anticipated Bisha Hotel Toronto. Set to shake up Toronto’s hospitality scene with an integrated approach to design, entertainment and cuisine, Bisha Hotel…

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What’s New for Summer 2017 in the Florida Keys & Key West?

Summer may traditionally be a time to relax and unwind, but hotel openings, new tours and the launch of Key lime pie-making classes mean it’s an exciting time to visit the Florida Keys & Key West. Here are five new…

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Pack Your Nightie for a Mighty Glamping Adventure in Utah

Utah’s ‘Mighty Five®’ national parks are renowned for their dreamlike qualities; now you can embrace them fully on a glamping tour You would probably recognise one if not all of Utah’s Mighty Five® national parks straight away. From Butch Cassidy…

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Key Lime Pie to Headline Festival in Key West: 1-4 July

The Florida Keys’ sweetest treat is to be in the ‘limelight’ from 1-4 July when the Key Lime Festival returns to Key West for its fifth year. Conceived by Keys author and baker David Sloan, who penned ‘The Key West…

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‘Hop’ into one of Georgia’s award-winning craft breweries

Spend happy hour with a good beer in hand at one of Georgia’s innovative and exciting craft breweries. Offering tours, tastings, live music (and even yoga), the South’s breweries are producing award-winning craft beer across the state. With Creature Comforts,…

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Alberta Badlands are all good

By Louise Evans   It was only 738ft high, but to me it was a mountain all the same and after a very steep mile-long climb, huffing and a-puffing, I’d reached the summit! The resulting view after completing the Bears…

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A celebration of local flavour heads to Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Get a true taste of Miami’s one-of-a-kind culinary culture at Loews Miami Beach Hotel **For Hi-Res Images Click Here** “Flavor Miami” brings an authentic local culinary experience to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel giving visitors to the newly redesigned South…

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Is Salt Lake City the Best US State Capital You’ve Never Visited?

A thriving craft beer scene, vibrant nightlife and world class sports. What’s not to like about Utah’s capital?  Salt Lake City is born again. In recent years there’s been a growing buzz about the revitalised capital of the Beehive State…

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Texas Live! by Loews Hotels set to Open in Arlington, Texas

 New flagship hotel in partnership with the Texas Rangers   Texas Live! by Loews Hotels is set to open in Arlington, Texas in 2019. The first of its kind in the United States, the new $150 million flagship hotel will offer…

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Discover 10 State Parks in the Florida Keys & Key West

America’s national parks may make the headlines, but its state parks offer equally breathtaking environments that can be easily explored through an array of activities. In the 125-mile-long Florida Keys island chain, 10 state parks boast some of Florida’s most…

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Filmed in Georgia

Georgia is a real ‘peach’ for shooting and many legendary movies and TV series have been filmed in the state. The launch of new Baywatch movie on 19 May 2017, highlights just what a sought-after movie location Georgia is and…

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Experience the best of Nashville with Loews Vanderbilt’s Anniversary Package

Nashville is celebrating a range of iconic musical anniversaries this year and visitors can experience the best with Loews Vanderbilt Hotel’s Music City Anniversary package. Offering visitors to Nashville luxury accommodation at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, two tickets to the…

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Discover the Florida Keys by Boat

Driving the Florida Keys’ Overseas Highway is one of America’s most iconic road trips, but equally inviting adventures lie in the islands’ clear azure waters, which are waiting to be explored on a seafaring adventure. From glass bottom boat tours…

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BarBelle Restaurant Now Open at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Opens New Beachfront Restaurant and Bar Inspired by Muscle Beach’s Original Star Performers  A highly-anticipated new addition to the Muscle Beach shorefront, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has opened BarBelle – a stylish hideaway located steps from…

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Journey through British Columbia’s wilderness with Google Maps and the newly launched BC Journeys

  Destination British Columbia, in partnership with Google, has recently launched BC Journeys on Google Maps, allowing over one billion monthly users, the ability to go on a virtual journey through untouched areas of British Columbia’s wilderness.  Stunning imagery from…

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Della Heads East: Thailand

By Della Tully Having sold and promoted the USA and Canada for the last 30 years, I have to confess to being a tad obsessed with all things North American and, unlike many travel industry friends, I have never felt…

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Welcome To America’s All-Star Capital

Welcome To America’s All-Star Capital Antelope Island State Park becomes latest addition to Utah’s stellar line up of International Dark Sky Parks The dark isn’t something to be scared of on Antelope Island. On the contrary, it’s something to be…

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Key West Pride Returns 7- 11 June: Celebrate Diversity in Paradise

Pageants, a cocktail competition and a parade featuring a segment of a 1.25-mile-long rainbow flag are among the attractions for visitors to Key West Pride 2017. The annual festivities, set for Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 June, celebrate diversity and…

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Relax like a local on one of British Columbia’s top beaches

  When people think of British Columbia, they think of rainforests but with the Pacific Ocean lapping the length of the province, there are miles of coastal beaches to explore—not to mention islands. The locals have their favourites including Kitsilano…

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Forest-Bathing in British Columbia

Mindful Rainforest Experiences on Canada’s Western Coast British Columbia is home to the planet’s largest temperate rainforest; The Great Bear Rainforest. Stretching 250 miles, it is the only place in the world visitors can see the rare Kermode ‘Spirit’ Bear…

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Two Is The Magic Number?

By Sarah Holmes-Siedle So, De La Soul tell me that ‘Three is the Magic Number’, but on my last trip away two really was the sweet-spot.  I covered two national parks, skied two amazing mountain resorts and met a whole…

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American Airlines and British Airways Launch IPW Competition for UK Travel Writers

  Monday, 10 April 2017 – American Airlines and  British Airways have launched a competition in partnership with IPW, the U.S. Travel Association’s premier international marketplace, offering one travel writer or blogger the opportunity to win return flights to Washington,…

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A Night in Monument Valley

Out West? Go to Monument Valley. It’s a landscape like you’ve never seen before, straight out of a movie, and possibly out of this world.  Sleeping under the stars in Monument Valley – as guests of the Navajo – is…

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Key West Remembers Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

The Key West community is remembering Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic LGBT rainbow flag, who passed last week in New York City. On June 15, 2003, at that year’s Key West PrideFest, a special 25th anniversary edition of…

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Four Season New England fam trip: Virgin Atlantic Inaugural flight from Manchester to Boston.

By Lisa Cooper   You always head into a fam trip with a little bit of trepidation and a few nerves. Is the itinerary ok? Are the group going to gel? Will it all go ok? So, it’s always a…

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Just head south: Florida Keys laid-back luxury now more accessible than ever before!

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Discover Georgia’s Unspoiled Luxury Islands

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Broadway Comes to Civil War–Era Fort in Key West

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Experience Maple Season in Vermont

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Experience After-Dark Adventures in the Florida Keys

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Crown Landing opens at Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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Butch Cassidy and the Museum Bid

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Swirl and Sip in British Columbia’s unique wineries

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Aerial Adventures in the Florida Keys & Key West

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Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Plans Revealed for Baltimore’s Second Annual Light City

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Divers Give Back to Florida Keys Underwater Ecosystem through ‘Voluntourism’

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Ten Unmissable Events in Alberta in 2017

24 January 2017: Alberta, Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. But aside from that, there’s a ton of other reasons to visit this incredible destination in 2017. Five National Parks, spectacular Rocky Mountain landscapes, world-class ski resorts, cultural…

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Explore the stunning New England locations featured in Manchester by the Sea from £995 per person

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Ty-Ing It Up At The Sundance Film Festival

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Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics exhibition opens in Washington, DC

On 13 January 2017, Newseum unveiled its newest exhibit “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” created in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Open now; the exhibit explores how the power of rock has changed attitudes…

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Florida Keys’ Clear Night Skies to Draw Astronomers to Winter Star Party

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Loews New Orleans from £1,749 per person

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A BIG birthday and a BIG holiday: Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia

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Jackie showcases the Capital Region USA

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  Five new properties added to BC’s accommodation portfolio  Open Now: Farewell Harbour Lodge, located within the perimeters of the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park, welcomes guests to the untouched western edge of Berry Island, British Columbia. Farewell Harbour Lodge will…

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As KBC’s newest recruit it seems only fitting I make a proper introduction; my name is Hayley, I am KBC’s new Accounts Assistant, and, as you may have already guessed, I am a little bit mad on North America. Having…

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Florida Keys & Key West Festivals and Events Span 2017

Hardly a weekend goes by in the Florida Keys & Key West without a special event or festival taking place. Providing entertainment and enjoyment for visitors throughout the year, the events celebrate everything from the Keys’ colourful history, artistic culture…

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Snowy walks and star-gazing: Lou’s Albertan Adventure

A bin-bag has become a makeshift sled as I slide on my bottom down a snow-covered slope on the shore of Lake Louise. This is my alternative winter experience in Alberta, Canada, a destination I am lucky enough to promote….

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Visit The Real Westworld in America’s ‘Natural Hollywood’

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New Key West Historic Homes Tours Announced

Formerly home to Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and President Harry S. Truman, Key West in the Florida Keys is filled with historic homes. From later this month, visitors to the subtropical island city can explore some of its most intriguing…

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Rugged Utah has more than 40 spectacular state parks to explore From the Rocky Mountains in the north to the breathtaking red spires and cliffs of its southern wilds, Utah harbours some of the most extraordinary landforms on the planet….

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Michelin Dining Guide Heightens Washington, DC’s Status as a Culinary Capital

Inaugural edition, recent accolades champion culinary excellence in the nation’s capital Driven by talented chefs, gracious service and an expanding number of independent neighborhood restaurants, Washington, DC is an acclaimed dining destination. In August, Bon Appétit magazine named the nation’s…

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Banff, Alberta Recognised as Best of the World Destination in 2017 by National Geographic Traveller

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Top 10 Insider Tips for The Ultimate British Columbia Ski Trip This Winter

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UTAH LAUNCHES USER-FRIENDLY ONLINE ROAD TRIP PLANNING TOOL

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New Accommodation Options Open in the Florida Keys & Key West

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Alternative Winter Activities in Alberta

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Messi or Gaudi? Discover YOUR Barcelona with the new Barcelona Pass

Follow in the flying footsteps of footballing superstar Lionel Messi or discover the spectacular works of master architect Antoni Gaudí with the new Barcelona Pass – and save time and money as you explore one of Europe’s great cities! Available…

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Crowdsourcing campaign rectifies translation errors

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com South Korean capital, Seoul, offers prizes for those who spot mistakes in translated signs around the city. Springwise is covering more and more interesting examples of cities harnessing the wisdom of the…

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There’s nothing more magical than a New York Christmas break at Loews Regency New York

During the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” iconic New York City hotel celebrates the season with fun, festive treats for guests   For a truly special Christmas experience, New York certainly knows how to deliver and for an even…

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For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com Weird Of The Week: This is part of a series of articles that looks at some of the most bizarre and niche business ideas we see here at Springwise. According to the…

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After a long summer of not much downtime we decided to attempt a VERY last minute break to the South of France to catch the last of the summer sun. And I mean VERY last minute; we actually booked the…

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Smart technology app simplifies travel admin by reading your emails

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Loews Regency San Francisco Announces “Culture in the Clouds”

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Keys Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Features Presidential Politics

A whimsical jack-o-lantern, representing undecided voters for America’s 8 November presidential election, won top honours at the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest staged on Sunday in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Jana Vandelaar and her daughter Jacqueline, 13, of Key…

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Airplane cabin simulator tests new connectivity projects

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What’s New in Alberta this Winter

Rocky Mountain ski resorts set to open 10 November New winter WestJet flights from Gatwick Moose Hotel’s first winter season  4th October 2016: Winter is coming in Alberta, home to the Canadian Rockies, with the first snowfall already dumped. Banff…

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I was in two minds when I boarded the plane at Gatwick headed to Vancouver.  This trip to British Columbia was my first time to Canada, somewhere I have always wanted to visit, but it would also be the longest…

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Cash rewards for traveling off-peak

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com BART, San Francisco’s regional transportation system, has gamified commuting to manage congestion during peak times. As cities struggle to sort out their transport systems, urban planners are coming up with innovative ways…

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New England’s Coastal Wine Trail Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Tasting Offer

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VIDEO: Governor McAuliffe of Virginia Announces Launch of New LGBT Tourism Marketing Efforts

Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) has announced the official launch of its new LGBT tourism marketing efforts. The implementations, including a brand new landing page for LGBT travellers and Virginia is for Lovers PRIDE merchandise, are part of the recommendations offered…

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Video: Discover the Greatest Snow on Earth®

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October Half-Term Getaway: Make a Splash in the Florida Keys

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Autumn Culinary Experiences in the Capital Region USA

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Swap your location data for airline miles

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com With the number of flights increasing year on year, it is perhaps unsurprising that Springwise has covered various innovations surrounding airline miles. Back in 2012, we saw a social innovation that allows…

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Find the best hotels via text

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com Research by Statistic Brain reveals that 57% of all travel reservations are made online, with 65% of same day hotel reservations made from a smartphone. Given the huge variety of choice for…

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Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Returns to Key Largo 12-16 October

Film critic Leonard Maltin called Humphrey Bogart’s Casablanca “the best Hollywood movie of all time.” Fans of Bogart can celebrate his iconic work at the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival which returns to Key Largo in the Florida Keys from 12-16…

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Discover Alberta’s world-class ski resorts from just £995 per person

12 September 2016: World-class skiing for all abilities, airy ‘champagne’ powder and one of the longest seasons in North America make the Rocky Mountain resorts in the Canadian province of Alberta a must-see and ski this winter. In Banff and…

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People often tell me that enthusiasm and passion are two of my better attributes – most of the time I’d agree – although sometimes I can get a little overexcited and never more so than when talking about America. America…

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App lets hungry users order unsold restaurant meals

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com Studies show that roughly half of all our food goes to waste. We’ve written about a number of innovations which aim to help alleviate this problem. This US-based app allows supermarkets to…

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Destination DC Announces Record 2015 and Nearly 5% Increase in UK Visitation

On Wednesday, 24 August 2016 Destination DC announced a record 21.3 million total visitors to Washington, DC in 2015, up 5% over 2014. DDC president and CEO Elliott L. Ferguson led the annual Marketing Outlook Meeting, highlighting the impact of…

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VIDEO: Obama Establishes Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine as National Park Service Turns 100

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL VIDEO On Wednesday, 24 August 2016, the eve of the centennial of the National Park Service in the U.S, President Obama established the Katahdin Woods and Waters area in Northern Maine, as a National…

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First Ever Key West Restaurant Month to Launch on 16 September

For the first time ever, Key West is set to hold its own restaurant month. From 16 September to 16 October, WineDine KeyWest will enable culinary connoisseurs to enjoy multicourse prix fixe meals at 30 restaurants on the sub-tropical Florida…

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Britons spend 10 per cent of wages on holidays

Briton’s spend around 10 per cent of their annual salary on their holidays a survey has found. A report by Nationwide FlexPlus also found that holidaymakers spend £40 a day while on their trip and nearly three in 10 say…

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All Eyes on the Capital Region USA

The U.S. Presidential campaigns are heating up and the result of this election looks set to be one of the most anticipated in U.S. history….not just by Americans but from people all around the world watching eagerly! With ‘All Eyes’…

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Journalists still trust traditional media over social

Ogilvy’s annual survey of the media was distributed from 23 offices to more than 200 journalists around the world. NEW YORK: Traditional media still holds an edge over social media as the most trusted media channel. Three-quarters of respondents agreed…

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Utah Wins Gold in Katy Perry’s Olympic Anthem ‘Rise’

Follow in Katy’s Footsteps from £1,355 per person with Bon Voyage CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL VIDEO  Southwestern Utah is known for its breathtaking red rock landscapes  and unmatched scenery, which is why it was chosen as the dramatic…

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Aer Lingus Launches Direct Flight to Connecticut from £350 Return

On Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Aer Lingus will launch its first direct flight from Dublin Airport to Hartford Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. This new four times weekly service will position Hartford as New England’s second international gateway, alongside Boston…

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BC Blitz

The thing I have learnt about Nanaimo Bars, a sweet treat originating in BC, is that they require a lot of care.  They have a biscuit base, in the middle a creamy filing and are topped with a solid layer…

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Pokemon catchers make good dog walkers

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com In Indiana, Muncie Animal Shelter matches Pokemon Go players with dogs in need of exercise. Muncie Animal Shelter in Indiana is coopting Pokemon Go players to walk their canine residents. For those…

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Going For Gold in Utah

Forget leaf peeping in New England – Autumnal colours are just as vivid in America’s Mountain West, with Utah top of the tree When it comes to the awe-inspiring colours of American Autumn, most people’s thoughts turn to New England,…

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Fantasy Fest Set to Return to Key West: 21-30 October

Key West’s wildest party is to turn political when Fantasy Fest, the island city’s outrageous annual costuming and masking festival, takes aim at America’s upcoming presidential elections. Set for 21-30 October, 2016’s festivities are themed ‘Political Voodoo & Ballot Box…

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BREXIT: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

Yesterday morning I took my usual look at the TTG and Travel Weekly websites to keep myself up to date with the latest news in the UK travel industry. Apart from one very brief mention at the bottom of the…

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Unusual Eats in Utah

Renowned for everything from its world class skiing to the Sundance Film Festival, Utah has another, wackier, claim to fame – it’s also home to some of the quirkiest eateries in America You wouldn’t initially think it but Utah –…

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So You Think You’ve Seen The Florida Keys?

Discover hidden gems in the subtropical island chain A drive down the Florida Keys’ Overseas Highway is one of the USA’s most iconic road trips and is well-known for its spectacular views across the surrounding azure waters. But holidaymakers will…

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The Moose Hotel & Suites opens in Banff National Park, Alberta

Newest hotel in Banff National Park in nine years 25th July 2016 – The Moose Hotel & Suites in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, has opened its doors for visitors this summer. The unique four-star property from the Banff Lodging…

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Key Largo to Welcome First New-Build Resort in 21 Years as Florida Keys Demand Soars

Key Largo is set to welcome its first new-build resort in more than 21 years as demand soars for the Florida Keys. The eagerly awaited Playa Largo Resort & Spa is scheduled to open in late summer. The full-service resort,…

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Destination BC and Northern BC take Google’s Trekker on a hike through British Columbia, Canada

Destination British Columbia and the Northern British Columbia Tourism Association have partnered with Google to journey beyond the road this summer, to add stunning imagery from British Columbia’s wild places to Google Maps. The tourism agencies have been loaned two…

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Brand New ‘International Dark Sky Park’ Designated in Utah

Dead Horse Point State Park in southwestern Utah has now been designated as the state’s sixth ‘International Dark Sky Park’ (IDSP) and the first state park location to hold the accolade. This means Utah is home to the highest concentration…

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Maine’s Beaches: Explore the USA’s Longest Coastline this Summer

Packages from £3,079 for a family of four with Purely America Did you know that Maine has more coastline than California, stretching 3,478 miles along the east coast of the USA? Larger than the other five New England states combined,…

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Underwater Music Festival Returns to the Florida Keys – 9 July

Divers and snorkellers can explore a portion of the world’s third-largest coral barrier reef while enjoying a unique sub-sea concert on 9 July in the Lower Florida Keys. The 32nd annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival, a melodic experience that…

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Big Summer of Biking Beckons in Utah

Already a mecca for US mountain bikers, new nonstop flights from London Heathrow mean British riders can now enjoy Utah’s world class conditions too Hi-res images available here The Greatest Snow on Earth®; the ‘Mighty Five’® national parks; Butch Cassidy’s…

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Key Lime Festival Returns to Key West: 2-4 July

One of the Florida Keys’ quirkiest festivals offers visitors the chance to taste a true Sunshine State culinary icon. Tiny yellow Key limes have flavoured Florida Keys cuisine since the 1800s. Contemporary lime lovers can celebrate the indigenous fruit and…

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Irish Author Wins Contest to Write in Ernest Hemingway’s Key West Studio

More than 2,100 people submitted stories to the Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest, competing to work in Ernest Hemingway’s former Key West writing studio, but none could outshine ‘Wallpaper’ by Ireland’s Denyse Woods. Competition organizers announced today (26 May), that…

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Join in the Fun on a Last-Minute Getaway to Key West Pride

Exhilarating fun and challenges are planned for visitors to Key West Pride 2016. The annual Florida Keys festival, set for 8-12 June, salutes diversity in one of America’s leading gay and lesbian getaway spots. The celebration on the subtropical island…

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Award-winning composer Randy Newman to headline Vermont Jazz Festival

Packages available from £1135 per person with America As You Like It Jazz lovers can enjoy performances from legendary artists such as Grammy Award-winning composer Randy Newman in stunning surroundings at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, which will be held…

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Brewed and Barrelled in the Florida Keys

Fans of craft beers, ales, rums and more can find plenty to tempt them in the Florida Keys, with the island chain fast developing a reputation for innovative, high-quality brewing and distilling. Of the Keys’ five distinct districts, two in…

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Laid-back family fun: learning new skills in the Florida Keys

Families looking for something extra from this year’s Florida summer holiday should head to the laid-back Florida Keys, where there are plenty of fun new skills waiting to be learned. Whether it’s exploring the sub-tropical island chain’s underwater paradise during…

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Lights, camera, action! Vancouver, the Hollywood of the North

2015 was a busy year for Vancouver as it shines its way to earning a Hollywood star. The third-largest film production centre in North America, Vancouver recorded 353 productions in 2015 alone – a record setting year for the city’s…

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Park Avenue Perks at Loews Regency New York

Loews Regency New York Hotel has launched Park Avenue Perks, a series of special seasonal offerings for guests at Midtown Manhattan’s landmark hotel.   The new programme offers patrons unique experiences during their stay, at the hotel and around New…

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Dinosaur Capital Prepares For Monster Summer

One of the richest dinosaur-hunting areas on the planet plus new non-stop flights from London make Utah a strong favourite for British families this summer Hi-res images available here Jurassic World 2 might still be two years away, but dinosaur…

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New Underwater Art Exhibition Launches In The Florida Keys

An underwater art exhibition has debuted on the world’s second-largest artificial reef, the 523-foot Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, which is located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) about seven miles south of Key West. On Sunday 3 April,…

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Five fabulous foodie finds in the Florida Keys

Renowned for mouthwatering Key lime pie and an abundance of fresh locally-caught fish and seafood, the Florida Keys offer an array of memorable dining experiences for visitors. With more than 500 eateries to choose from, taste buds can be tempted…

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Just a week left to enter the Florida Keys’ Flash Fiction Contest – and win the trip of a lifetime to Key West

Over 1,400 people have now submitted stories for the Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest to compete for the opportunity to work in Ernest Hemingway’s former Key West writing studio. The competition is set to close on 31 March – meaning…

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Get your kicks in the ‘Real America’ this summer

A 14-night multi-state itinerary costs from £2,455pp with Bon Voyage The USA may be known for its wide variety of holiday experiences from beaches and city breaks to theme parks, but nowhere provides a truer taste of the ‘Real America’…

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Loews Hotels Continues Extensive Refurbishment Programme

  Loews Hotels unveils impressive refurbishment programme that has seen most of its 24 hotels refreshed in the past few years. The hotel chain has vowed to keep offering guests top class accommodation by investing heavily on renovations and refurbishments…

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Choose Your Connecticut Adventure

Known for its rolling hills and attractive coastline, traditional hospitality and rich heritage, Connecticut has long attracted visitors looking for classic New England charm  –  but the region’s southernmost state also has plenty to offer those in search of adventure….

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What’s on? Spring events in the Florida Keys

This spring, soak up some great local culture as well as the sun on a subtropical getaway to the Florida Keys. On a road trip along the Overseas Highway, stop and enjoy a wide range of events including food and…

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BE THE FIRST TO TAKE THE NEW DELTA AIR LINES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM LONDON HEATHROW TO SALT LAKE CITY

New flight route will give Brits direct access to America’s Mountain West for the first time. Packages from £1,455 per person On 24 April 2016, Delta Air Lines will become the first airline to fly nonstop from London Heathrow to…

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From the Scary to the Spectacular: New England’s Literary Locations

14 day self-drive literary tour from £1,799 per person with Purely New England Today (Thursday, 3 March 2016) is World Book Day, on which children in the UK and Ireland go to school dressed up as their favourite book characters…

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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Set to Ignite Vancouver 12-13 March 2016

  While not a traditional past-time in Canada, rugby is readying for the spotlight in British Columbia during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Vancouver will host the inaugural Canada Sevens between 12 and 13 March 2016. This spectacular destination…

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The Florida Keys Offer Family Adventures This Summer

Families planning a stateside sunshine getaway should consider the Florida Keys, a subtropical island chain off the southern tip of Florida that offers summer temperatures of around 30 degrees celsius and a wide range of holiday experiences unlike anywhere else…

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Literary Landmarks Showcase Key West’s Creative Heritage

Follow in the footsteps of literary legends on a visit to Key West For more than three-quarters of a century, Key West has been a haven and an inspiration for some of the America’s most influential writers. In honour of…

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Cycling for fitness? Utah embraces a fatter approach

New trend for fat biking has serious weight behind it Just a couple of years ago, it was a fringe novelty: a niche pastime few paid attention to, even fewer took seriously. But in 2016, the craze for ‘fat biking’…

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Loews Hotels & Resorts Get Set for Seattle

Hotel Chain Has Purchased Hotel 1000 Will Be Rebranded Loews Regency Seattle in 2017     Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation, has entered into an agreement to purchase the 120-room Hotel 1000 in Seattle….

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VIDEO: ‘CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect’ to open at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on 15 April 2016

  Exhibit’s cutting-edge technology plus real-time data provide an inside look at the 2016 Presidential Campaign   ** CLICK HERE TO VIEW YOUTUBE VIDEO **   In partnership with CNN, the Newseum in Washington, DC has announced that on 15 April…

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What’s New in British Columbia in 2016?

  New flights and Transport in 2016:   WestJet to launch new route Canadian low-cost airline, WestJet is launching brand new direct flights from London Gatwick to Vancouver starting on 6 May 2016, offering a six times a week service….

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From The Revenant and Django Unchained to Fargo and Dances with Wolves… Uncover the Real America landscapes that have inspired award-winning performances on the big screen

As Leonardo DiCaprio waits to see if his performance in the Montana-set epic The Revenant finally bags him his highly anticipated ‘Best Actor’ Oscar, the Hollywood spotlight is once again shining on the Real America states of Montana, North Dakota,…

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Fiction Contest Winner Can Write in Hemingway’s Key West Studio

Note to Editors: High-res photos that support this story can be downloaded here KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The winner of a fiction-writing competition is to have the opportunity to work in the Key West writing studio that was once…

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Enjoy a wild encounter in the Florida Keys

Holidaymakers looking to get up close and personal with nature will find some unusual and unmissable encounters waiting for them in the Florida Keys. The 125-mile subtropical chain of islands, beginning south of Miami, is home to an abundance of…

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And the Award for ‘Best Filming Location’ goes to…the standout star of the US movie industry – Utah

All eyes will be on Hollywood next month for the 88th Academy Awards. But before the Oscars are handed out, Utah will host its own major international movie event: the Sundance Film Festival. Centred on the popular ski town of…

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New Stockholm Pass offers ‘the whole city with one card’

Sightseeing in Sweden’s capital Stockholm will become easier than ever with the launch of the new Stockholm Pass (www.stockholmpass.com) which aims to provide ‘the whole city with one card’. Offering entry to more than 60 top attractions, monuments and museums,…

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2016: What’s happening in New England?

2016 is set to be an exciting year for the six states that make up the US region of New England.  With new flight options and an array of exciting and quirky events, there are more reasons than ever before…

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What’s New in the Capital Region USA 2016

Anniversary, Transportation, Cultural, Destination, Culinary & Hotel News   Top Stories for 2016   100 years of National Park Service The National Park Service celebrates its Centennial this year and Capital Region USA will be pulling out all the stops…

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Utah – Top Stories and News for 2016

Delta to launch new direct flight from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City in May 2016 Available seasonally from 2 May 2016, Delta Airlines will operate a daily direct flight from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City. This development will…

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Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial in the Scenic and Historic Capital Region USA

  On 25 August 2016, the United States’ National Park Service will turn 100 years old and the Capital Region USA will be pulling out all the stops to mark this impressive milestone. With more than 20 parks in Virginia,…

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Fodor’s Travel Names Utah the ‘Top Destination in the World to Visit in 2016’

Fodor’s Travel, a leading name in travel recommendations for almost 80 years, has named the state of Utah as the ‘Top Destination to Visit’ in its fifth annual Fodor’s Go List. The list highlights 25 can’t-miss spots around the world and…

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Utah ‘Caches’ in on its Beautiful Wilderness

X marks the spot for new tourism trend Thanks to modern technology, there’s now an entirely new way to explore Utah’s rugged wilderness and spectacular natural wonders. The state’s freshly-launched Visit Utah GeoTour invites visitors to engage with the unique,…

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The Azores’ bid for the first Whale Heritage Site title

The Portuguese archipelago of the Azores is on a mission to be crowned the world’s first Whale Heritage Site following the launch of the first accreditation scheme of its kind.   Introduced by the World Cetacean Alliance this year to…

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What’s Happening In The Azores In 2016

  Blue Whale Migration – March 2016 March is the peak month for spotting these incredible mammals, best observed from the islands of Sao Miguel, Pico and Faial. At 30 metres long and weighing an impressive 170 tonnes, you will…

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UK Art Studio to Illuminate the USA’s First International Light Festival in Baltimore

The city of Baltimore, located in the state of Maryland, will present the first large-scale international light festival in the United States from 28 March until 3 April 2016, welcoming international artists from around the globe, including UK art and…

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Why the Azores is a Holiday Hotspot for 2016

With UK visitors up by nearly 40 per cent this year*, the Portuguese archipelago of The Azores is set to be a top travel destination for 2016. It’s not hard to see why these nine unique volcanic islands, located in…

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Loew Regency New York Sweetens The Holiday Season With La Maison du Chocolat

Loews Regency New York and the city’s premier chocolate brand, La Maison du Chocolat have joined forces to celebrate the holiday season. On the run up to Christmas Loews Regency will offer a variety of sweet surprises, including a Hot…

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Three New International Dark Sky Parks Recognised in Utah

Already home to the world-famous Sundance Film Festival, Utah is now outshining the rest of the U.S. in a completely different kind of star quality too. This year, three new locations have officially been recognised as ‘International Dark Sky Parks’…

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Late package: Celebrate New Year in the Florida Keys – saving up to £200 per couple

New Year’s Eve revellers can combine bubbly toasts with tangy twists as they flee colder climes to count down to the New Year in the Florida Keys. Celebrations from Key Largo to Key West are designed to ring in 2016…

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Travel back to the land of dinosaurs in The Real America with The Good Dinosaur

Ahead of this weekend’s hotly-anticipated release of Disney*Pixar’s Wyoming-set animated movie The Good Dinosaur, dino-fans should make plans to travel to The Real America to explore the region’s extensive palaeontological history. Hollywood comes to Wyoming with The Good Dinosaur From…

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ORIGINAL NYC ‘POWER BREAKFAST GAINS STEAM AT LOEWS REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO

  The original Power Breakfast was born at the Loews Regency in Manhattan 40 years ago – but now the iconic business breakfast is set to cross America to the West Coast as the new Loews Regency San Francisco will…

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Florida Keys Unveil New and Enhanced Accommodations for Travellers

Accommodation options in the Florida Keys, like the island chain itself, are rich in atmosphere and appeal. Over the last 12 months and continuing into 2016, eight new properties — comprising just over 1,000 rooms — have opened or are…

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Ski News from British Columbia: Anniversaries, Innovations and Adventure of Olympic Proportions

  In British Columbia, 10 snow-capped ranges and 13 top-notch ski resorts — many boasting quaint villages and celebrated après-ski adventures — offer the ideal incentive to embrace another season of snow. British Columbia also has a lot to offer…

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New Virginia Oyster Trail Officially Launched

  The new Virginia Oyster Trail has officially been launched, offering visitors a way to enjoy the US state’s seven different oyster regions, as well as experience the unique culture of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay.

Rail Trails – Tour New England By Train

New England is a well-known fly-drive destination, but visitors who don’t drive will be pleasantly surprised to find that they too can unearth the region’s unique history with relative ease by rail. From the comfort of a train carriage services…

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The Florida Keys & Key West 2016 Event Highlights

The Florida Keys & Key West provide year-round entertainment for visitors, from festivals focusing on the area’s colourful history, artistic culture and quirky ambiance to events that celebrate the Keys’ underwater paradise and culinary cuisine. The calendar here lists selected…

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New England ‘Essex’ exhibitions reveal story behind In The Heart of the Sea

Two exhibitions on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts are offering travellers in New England the chance to delve deep into the history behind Moby Dick and In The Heart of The Sea, the latest blockbuster set to hit cinemas on…

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Luxury dining, cooking with local chefs and new brews: Culinary updates from the Florida Keys & Key West

The Florida Keys & Key West may be best known to foodies for its iconic Key lime pie, but this autumn, a range of new restaurants and culinary experiences have opened up which will tempt food and drink aficionados to…

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to Mark 25 Years

Thousands of scuba divers, snorkelers, anglers and watersports enthusiasts visit the Florida Keys annually to dive or snorkel the United States’ only living coral reef and enjoy Keys waters. In November 2015, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) marks…

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The Wild Within – The First Virtual Reality Press Trip

In December 2014, Destination British Columbia launched The Wild Within VR Experience, using Oculus Rift technology, making it the first destination marketing organization in North America to use virtual reality to promote the destination.  The Wild Within VR Experience is an interactive,…

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Destination British Columbia appoints KBC as UK representative

13 October 2015:  Destination British Columbia, which leads the marketing of the Canadian Province as a tourism destination, has appointed KBC to handle its travel media relations and travel trade presence in the UK. North America specialist KBC (www.kbc-pr.com), which…

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Utah Ski Resorts Boast Big Improvements for the 2015-16 Winter Season

With the countdown to the 2015-16 ski season now on, Visit Utah runs down its top new developments across its 14 resorts this winter. Changes and additions to Utah’s ski resorts, which each year receive around 500 inches of The…

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Utah Appoints KBC as UK Marketing and Public Relations Firm

The Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding, part of the State of Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, has appointed KBC to implement an integrated marketing and public relations programme in the UK. KBC (www.kbc-pr.com), which has extensive…

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Celebrate 100 Years of the U.S. National Park Service in the Florida Keys

As America counts down to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service in Summer 2016, the Florida Keys & Key West are welcoming British holidaymakers to their two national parks – Dry Tortugas and Everglades –…

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Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood A-Listers with a trip to Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as it turns 50

When the Hollywood A-List want to escape Tinseltown and give the paparazzi a wide berth, Wyoming’s Jackson Hole is a popular choice. Sandra Bullock and Harrison Ford are local homeowners, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married here in 2012 and…

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VIDEO & IMAGES: Carve Pumpkins Underwater in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

**CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO** Visitors to the Florida Keys & Key West can enjoy an alternative take on Halloween celebrations this October during the 18th annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest in Key Largo. Hosted by Amy Slate’s…

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Celebrate Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch with a London Pass Royal Tour

Great Britain is celebrating after Queen Elizabeth II officially became the country’s longest-serving monarch this week – and visitors to London can explore her life and times with the popular London Pass sightseeing card. Available at www.londonpass.com, the London Pass…

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Join Film Buffs at Humphrey Bogart Film Festival in Key Largo from £1,121pp

This October at the third annual Key Largo-based Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, film fans heading to the Florida Keys can celebrate the iconic performer Humphrey Bogart, who appeared in 75 movies during a 50-year career. The festival is set to…

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Join Key West’s ‘Intergalactic Fantasy Fest’ from £1,875pp

This autumn, party-hard Brits travelling to the Florida Keys, can expect out-of-this-world antics and outrageously freaky fun during Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest celebration. Set to take place from 23 October – 1 November following the theme ‘All Hallows Intergalactic…

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Utah Appoints KBC as UK Marketing and Public Relations Firm

The Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding, part of the State of Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, has appointed KBC to implement an integrated marketing and public relations programme in the UK. KBC (www.kbc-pr.com), which has extensive…

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Smarter Self-drives in New England

  New England may be one of America’s best-loved fly-drive regions but savvy travellers are learning to spend less time on the road and more time enjoying its charms  –  by choosing well-positioned towns and cities as bases for exploring….

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Sustainable jet fuel is made from household garbage

The search for sustainable energy sources continues, and United Airlines are the latest company to turn to waste products as a viable alternative. The airline has formed a partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc, investing USD 30 million in the alternative…

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Amsterdam scheme lets visitors hitchhike on the back of locals’ bicycles

The only mode of transport more eco-friendly than riding a bike is riding someone else’s bike. Yellow Backie is an Amsterdam-based initiative that encourages visitors to adopt the Dutch custom of Backie — getting a ride on a fellow cyclists’…

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Cuba and a new dawn

Last month my wife and I fulfilled a long-held dream by visiting Cuba for the first time.  Like many tourists we encountered there (a LOT of Canadians), what prompted us to splash the cash was the thought that with US-Cuban…

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Give Calvia a ‘Tri’ – Europe’s Ultimate Sports Destination

  Triathlon enthusiasts should head to the Calvia region of Mallorca between Wednesday, 14 and Saturday, 17 October to tackle the ultimate fitness challenge – Challenge Paguera Mallorca – in the picturesque setting of coastal towns, bays and mountain foothills….

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Video: Remains of First Jamestown Leaders discovered in Virginia

FTP Information Host: http://bit.ly/1CUukDb Folder: Jamestown Media Kit/Videos/B-Roll   The remains of the four leaders of Jamestown, the first permanent and successful English colony in America, have been discovered in the historic Virginia settlement. The find in late July was…

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Luxury airport terminal for precious animals

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com Flying can be a traumatic experience for humans, so it’s not hard to imagine how disconcerting it can be for pets — they suddenly find themselves in an airport with a stint…

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What’s New in Virginia’s National Parks this Summer

As the United States gears up for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, Virginia’s parks are already celebrating this summer following a new scientific accolade and the arrival of a host of legendary musical performers. See…

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5 tips for amazing networking from MOO

For more travel and technology news, visit Springwise.com Networking events can be great places for making contacts – but they can also be tricky to navigate if you don’t arrive prepared. You not only want to make an impression, you…

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Dr. Samuel Mudd’s Descendants Visit Keys Fort on 150th Anniversary of Imprisonment for Abraham Lincoln

** CLICK HERE FOR HIGH RES IMAGES **   Dr. Samuel Mudd was convicted of conspiracy in President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and imprisoned at Fort Jefferson, a remote Gulf of Mexico fortress 68 miles west of Key West, and scores…

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RELAUNCHED NEW ORLEANS POWER PASS MAKES THE ‘BIG EASY’ EASIER THAN EVER!

Almost 10 years after Hurricane Katrina caused widespread devastation in New Orleans, the city has well and truly bounced back and is once again a major draw for tourists heading to the Deep South. One of the best ways to…

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Video & Images: Retired Air Traffic Controller Wins the Key West “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

** Click on this link for an edited video of the contest or access the FTP site below for full footage – http://bit.ly/1fz0AAL ** ** Click here for high res images http://bit.ly/1LNaHxX ** FTP Information Host: ftp://news.fla-keys.com UserID: floridakeys Password:…

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Video: Look-a-likes Compete in Hemingway Days, Key West 2015

FTP Information Host: ftp://news.fla-keys.com UserID: floridakeys Password: islands Folder: News Video Filename: HemingwayLookAlike.mov More than 125 white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway are in Key West to compete in the 35th annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest that began Thursday night, 23…

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A Special Event for VTC & the Governor of Virginia…

  Well, where to start in writing my first blog post for KBC… I guess the best place is to introduce myself. I’m Beth, the newest member of the KBC team. I joined KBC back in late March from Virgin…

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*HAPPENING NOW* Revellers Celebrate Cheyenne Frontier Days, Wyoming

Cowboy enthusiasts are currently at Cheyenne, Wyoming joining in with some Bucking Bronco fun at Cheyenne Frontier Days 17-25 July, one of the biggest rodeos in the world. An outdoor and Western celebration held annually since 1897, this non-stop event…

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Miranda Lambert at Cheyenne Frontier Days!

RIGHT NOW revellers in Cheyenne, Wyoming are enjoying Cheyenne Frontier Days, one of the biggest rodeos in the world! The event is taking place 17-25 July and there is plenty of Bucking Bronco fun to join in with. You can…

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VIDEO: Sea Turtle Released off Florida Keys to Participate in 2015 Tour de Turtles

** CLICK HERE TO VIEW YOUTUBE VIDEO **   FTP Information Host: ftp://news.fla-keys.com UserID: floridakeys Password: islands Folder: News Video Filename: KeysTourDeTurtles.mov Video Source: Florida Keys News Bureau A rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle that convalesced about four months at the…

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VIDEO: Hundreds Submerge for Florida Keys’ Underwater Music Festival

Story: Hundreds Submerge for Florida Keys’ Underwater Music Festival Locator Super: Off Big Pine Key, Florida Keys Video: Video also can be downloaded from the Florida Keys News Bureau’s FTP server. Details below. Topside and underwater B-roll of divers participating…

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LAS VEGAS POWER PASS RELAUNCHED AS THE CITY’S TOURISM BOOMS

With Las Vegas welcoming a record-breaking 3.7 million visitors last month, tourism to Sin City is up 4.8 per cent year-on-year based on figures for the same period in 2014. With visitor numbers expected to continue to grow, the Las…

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Kids Get a Holiday to Remember at Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Guests of Loews Miami Beach Hotel will be sure to never hear the words “I’m bored” from their children this summer. With interactive pool games, plenty of child friendly activities and great facilities, parents will be sure to have a…

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Visit USA Media Awards

Last night our PR team put on their best suits and dresses and headed to the Visit USA Media Awards! They had a fantastic time catching up with media and PR friends and our clients even won a couple of…

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Maryland’s Summer Bathtub Races

Brits who’ve not yet booked a summer holiday and fancy the idea of a trip across the pond to the US East Coast should head to the state of Maryland to visit the town of Berlin in Worcester County. Voted…

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JOIN THE ‘WATERLOO 200’ CELEBRATIONS WITH THE LONDON PASS

On 18 June Britain will celebrate the 200th anniversary of one of its most important battles – the decisive victory over Napoleon’s French forces at Waterloo. Across London several top attractions are marking the bicentenary with a range of special…

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Mel Fisher Days to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Key West Shipwreck Find

Shipwreck fans, treasure seekers and history enthusiasts can celebrate the 30th anniversary of salvager Mel Fisher’s discovery of the sunken Spanish sailing ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha from 9-12 July 2015. July 1985 saw the end of Fisher and his…

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Are you following us on social media?

We all love social media here at KBC PR and Marketing – and we’re regularly tweeting/posting on Instagram and Facebook. We’d love for you to come and check out what we do! Head over for a chat, or check out…

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Key West Installs Permanent Rainbow Pedestrian Crossing

Key West installed four permanent rainbow pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets – the heart of Key West’s LGBT entertainment district – on 28 May. This is this first time in Florida that all four corners…

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Maryland Launches House of Cards Self-guided Tour

Visitors to the US state of Maryland might be surprised to find that the award-winning Netflix series House of Cards was filmed there, rather than in Washington DC. Now they can head to Harford County, north-east of Baltimore, to follow…

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Digital valet is laundry, storage and delivery service in one

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here.   For frequent travelers, the joy of returning home is often overshadowed by the prospect of a suitcase brimming with dirty laundry. Aiming to remove that headache is…

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HELSINKI BECOMES THE LATEST CITY TO INTRODUCE LEISURE PASS GROUP SIGHTSEEING CARD TECHNOLOGY

Helsinki has become the 15th city to introduce the Leisure Pass Operating System (LPOS) as the management platform for its city sightseeing card. Effective immediately, the Helsinki Card  –  which combines public transport, a choice of sightseeing tours and free…

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Live Like a Cowboy in North Dakota

Put on your cowboy boots, saddle up and make your way to North Dakota for some adventurous, rugged cowboy fun! From rodeos and rustic dining to the World’s Largest Buffalo and scenic horseback rides, this rugged outdoor State offers plenty…

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Loews Hotels & Resorts Launches New Luxury Loews Regency Brand

Loews Hotels & Resorts has created a new luxury brand, Loews Regency, following the opening last month of Loews Regency San Francisco. The Loews Regency San Francisco (formerly the Mandarin Oriental) will join Loews Regency New York under the new…

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In Peru, shady Wifi on the beach helps prevent skin cancer

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here. If there’s one thing that people love more than the sun, its free Wifi: taking this assumption as its inspiration, Happiness Brussels, together with the Peruvian League Against…

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DNE Summit & Coastal New England fam trip with Lisa

Portland Maine beckoned for 14 UK tour operators this year to attend DNE Summit and meet with local suppliers, hoteliers and attractions, and David and I were there too. It was a bumper crowd as we had a total of…

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Did you know the Azores unique way of growing pineapples?

They grow them in greenhouses! Yes, due to the pineapple’s need for tropical sun and warmth, the Azores grow these delicious treats in greenhouses – with 6,000 houses growing the fruit in over a span of 2 years. And this…

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What’s on this summer in New England

  New England is popular for world-class ‘Fall’ foliage but summer visitors will find the region horizon alive with some of America’s boldest, best and most exciting cultural events. Take a trip to any of the six states of New…

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION…FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTARS ON A SIGHTSEEING CITY BREAK IN ROME WITH THE OMNIA VATICAN & ROME PASS

From thrillers like the hotly anticipated new Bond movie, Spectre, and Matt Damon’s The Bourne Identity, to Audrey Hepburn’s classic, Roman Holiday and Angels & Demons starring Hollywood mainstay Tom Hanks, the Italian capital of Rome has long proved a…

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A trip to New England

A couple of weeks ago Lisa and David W headed off for an adventure through New England – with regular pit stops in the magnificent Maine. We followed their trip to New England over on twitter and have collated some amazing…

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Jenni and David’s Trip to the Azores – Day 3

Here’s a few more photos of Jenni and David W’s trip to the Azores last week! They have both been gushing about the glistening Marina of Horta, volcanic history, the breathtaking Caldiera and outstanding views towards Pico. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Jenni and David’s trip to the Azores – Day 2

Here are the photos of Jenni and David’s second day at the Azores! This time they explored Horta on Faial Island. Check out Day 1 here   Though the weather wasn’t so kind, they had a lovely day and Horta…

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Discover food at the Azores!

It’s all about the seafood at the Azores – freshly caught, and a delightful, fresh delicacy. Jenni and David have been trying some gorgeous dishes during their trip to the Azores, including fish on a stick, hot stone cooking, and…

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Jenni and David’s trip to the Azores – Day 1

This week the lovely Jenni and David W are enjoying a press trip to the Azores – we’re not jealous at all! We’ll be following their trip over on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter and collating their beautiful images and thoughts over on this blog….

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First Sanctioned Key West-to-Cuba Sailing Race in 50 Years Scheduled for 16 May

The 90-mile distance between Key West in the Florida Keys and Havana, Cuba, is to be bridged by a group of American Hobie Cat sailboat racers during what is believed to be the first officially sanctioned sailing race between the…

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Smartphone app lets users donate a Euro to charity for free everyday

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here   Those with charitable inclinations but limited funds can now support their favorite causes without spending their own money via a new mobile app called Tinbox. The Paris…

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Reusable tablet clip attaches to airline meal trays

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here   A large percentage of passengers now travel with their own entertainment systems — and while tablets and smartphones are ideally suited for in-air viewing, they aren’t necessarily…

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Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow appear on Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

Country music royalty team up on album release on 12 May to honour ‘Big Bang of Country Music’ in Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee ** Click here to watch Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited ** 1927’s The Bristol Sessions were legendary recordings…

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Cutty Sark among new London Pass attractions for Summer 2015

  World-famous clipper ship the Cutty Sark is among the new attractions introduced by the London Pass (www.londonpass.com) for summer 2015, as the popular sightseeing card adds even more value for visitors to the capital. From 1 May London Pass…

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Platform automates prices for Airbnb hosts

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com  Read the original article here.   There are an increasing number of services designed to help Airbnb hosts streamline and maximize their operations. Urban Bellhop provides professional rental assistants who can check-in…

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All Aboard the Cuba Bandwagon

It’s happening at last. The long-awaited thaw in relations between the USA and Cuba seems finally to be under way with the recent meeting between the two countries’ Presidents. Yes, they actually sat in the same room and shook hands –…

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Replica of L’Hermione to Set Sail to the Capital Region USA

On 10 March 1780, France’s Marquis de Lafayette set sail aboard L’Hermione for US shores to help George Washington and the Continental Army fight the British and gain American independence. Now 235 years later, an exact replica of the historic…

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Airline now has a free pet tracking service to protect furry travelers

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com Read the original article here.   For travelers, misplaced or damaged luggage can be a huge inconvenience, but if that luggage happens to be the living, breathing family pet, then mishandling by…

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Restaurant crowdfunding platform turns customers into investors

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise. Original article here.   Once restaurants and bars open it’s ultimately down to local customers to determine whether or not they succeed — voting with their patronage. Now a new platform could…

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Follow in the footsteps of the real von Trapps in New England

As one of the world’s most loved films, The Sound of Music, turns 50 years old this year travellers are being invited to tour, taste, ski, get active and follow in the footsteps of the real von Trapp family to…

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Loews Ventana Canyon Brings an Arizona Take on Family Fun

Families looking for a unique holiday this summer will love nature’s playground at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. With plenty of kid-friendly activities, the beautiful Catalina Mountains as its backdrop and exciting wildlife walks, there’s something here for every…

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“We’re all going on a Summer Holiday to Maryland from £926pp”

Families looking for a sun and fun filled family summer holiday should visit the state of Maryland this summer. From an island full of horses to concerts on the beach, Maryland has something for the whole family to enjoy. The…

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Playful translations help apps to reach global audiences

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here Literal translations frequently take much of the personality and poetry out of original texts, replacing carefully chosen words with stiff, inappropriate or even incorrect text. While global technology…

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U.S. Travel Association and Virgin Holidays Announce First ‘IPW Virgin’

U.S. Travel Association and Virgin Holidays today announce travel blogger Char Taylor (www.taylorheartstravel.com) as the first IPW Virgin. In November 2014, the IPW Virgin competition was launched giving  one up-and-coming travel writer the opportunity to win return flights to Orlando…

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Will you go to Tunisia this summer?

A couple of weeks ago saw the devastating attack on Bardo Museum in Tunisia by IS militants, meaning that Tunisia’s tourism has sadly fallen. Our hearts go out to everyone who was affected by the terrorist attack, and also to Tunisia…

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Live smartphone tours from locals show remote sightseers the world

For more travel and technology news, visit www.springwise.com For the original article, click here   The tourism industry has been fundamentally transformed by peer-to-peer platforms such asAirbnb, which enable travellers to book accommodation more directly from each other. There are…

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Maryland’s Alternative Spring Break from £1,235pp

Spring Break is a quintessentially American experience, where many US college students flock to the country’s beaches to party and unwind from the stress of academia. The state of Maryland, however, does Spring Break very differently. UK visitors can experience…

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The Real America Celebrates Exciting Anniversaries in 2015

Don your cowboy boots and saddle up! 2015 is set to be a big year for the Real America States of Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming. From Statehoods and National Park anniversaries, to the celebration of long-standing American…

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Don’t miss the Blue Whales of the Azores

Don’t miss your chance to look a mighty Blue Whale in the eye on an exhilarating RIB boat water safari as the world’s largest creature migrates through the Azores this spring. Just four hours’ direct flight from London, the subtropical…

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State-Side Antiques Road Trips in New England

Art and history lovers looking to take their own antiques road trips state-side this spring will find no better destination to grab a vintage bargain than in the six states of New England, a region which boasts some of America’s…

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Loews Annapolis Brings a Taste of Belgium to Maryland’s Bar and Restaurant Scene

Visitors to the Loews Annapolis can now enjoy uniquely Belgian flavours at the hotel’s new Baroak Cookhouse and Taproom, which opened 5 March 2015. Inspired by the best taverns in Belgium and chef Teddy Folkman’s love of European cuisine, Baroak…

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Service lets customers tweet for boutique hotel bargains

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com  Read the original article here   Since launching in 2013, the Stayful bargaining platform has been a place for customers to negotiate room rates for unsold spots at independent and boutique hotels….

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KBC team building the Myers Briggs way

Having had a few new people join the KBC team recently, we thought it would be a good idea to get to know each other better, so last week we downed tools for the morning and a specialist took us…

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And All That Jazz – Loews to Open New Chicago Hotel in March 2015

Do you love the hustle and bustle of a big city, but want somewhere to escape it all after a long day of shopping? The new Loews Chicago hotel will give you just that. Opening 2 March, this new Chicago…

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Virginia’s 10 Top New Restaurants for 2015

Travellers wanting to experience a booming and diverse home-grown culinary scene should visit Virginia in 2015. Virginia is well-renowned for its award-winning, farm to table food; however, the culinary scene is only just beginning. Visit Virginia has a number of…

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Destination: Destinations!

En route to London to Kensington Olympia, newly chosen venue for the Destinations show, I was excited. “A nice holiday & travel show, how fun”; but it was so much more than that… Everyone was super busy upon arrival on…

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Clients in the house!

It started in Olympia! Four fun filled days on the Discover New England booth meeting with consumers to help them with their holiday making decisions. It was great. On all four days we were meeting with people who genuinely wanted…

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Dudr turns smartphone photography into a 24-hour social game

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here There are now so many photo-sharing apps that it’s hard to get too excited about yet another one hitting the market. However, a recent tendency for product developers…

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Weekly challenges encourage people to get off their phones

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here. In a world increasingly dominated by screens and technology-led communication, we are seeing more and more initiatives that attempt to detach the consumer from their smartphone and bring…

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DAVID’S HIGHLIGHT OF 2014: A TASTY WEEKEND IN VALENCIA!

As ‘the other David’ noted in his recent KBC blog post, the New Year is a time for reflecting on the year just gone.  In my case, with some dismay. Dismay at the realisation that while my colleagues had unforgettable…

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Two squirts of Sprayable Sleep will help insomniacs catch some zzzs

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com  For the original article, click here.   This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time…

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“Would you like your eggs over easy, or in a square?” – Loews Hotels & Resorts Open New Creative Restaurants

From a delightfully messy, Korean spiced Sloppy Joe to your favourite breakfast presented in a square, Loews Hotel and Resort’s new restaurants have it all. Loews hotels in Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles have recently opened new restaurants…

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Locals trade travel tips in “Goodness” marketplace

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here.   Looking for useful travel tips in an unknown city, both online and off, can often feel like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. We recently…

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David’s Highlight of 2014: Blue Whale of a Time

New Year is a time for diet resolutions, fitness, and reflecting on the year just gone. So in a bid to achieve one of these by February I bring you one of my most memorable moments of 2014. Spring and…

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Jo’s Highlight of 2014: Fantasy Fest – Adult Only Fun in Key West

As we see a new year begin, our PR team have taken the time to look back and choose one of our highlights of 2014. Whether this be through work, or personal highlights, we decided we wanted to give you…

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No-tech wristband is a return to basics for wearable tech

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com Read original article on wearable tech here.   The latest offerings in wearables from the health industry such as Prana andGymtrack combine tracking technology with smartphone apps and online rewards to encourage consumers…

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Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2015

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article for new business ideas here. We hope that you’ll find these concepts as inspiring as we do, and that they spark even more innovation in the year to come! 1….

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Key West Men Wed in Florida Keys’ First Same-Sex Marriage

  ** CLICK HERE FOR IMAGES OF THE CEREMONY** Two Key West men whose lawsuit helped pave the way for marriage equality in Florida said “I Do” during the Florida Keys’ first legal same-sex wedding early Tuesday, 6 January 2015….

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The Azores Named the No.1 Global Sustainable Destination of 2014

  The results are in, and the first ever ‘Global Sustainable Destinations Top 100’ study has revealed that the undiscovered archipelago of the Azores was the world’s most sustainable tourism destination in 2014. The breath-taking volcanic archipelago situated in the…

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FIRST TIME ON THE GULF COAST – AND SOME FESTIVE SUNSHINE

David’s 3rd Florida postcard!   Although I’d heard a lot of good things about Sanibel Island, its smaller neighbour Captiva had never been on my radar before Roz and I arrived at the upmarket, intimate ’Tween Waters Inn.  And it…

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What’s Happening in the Azores in 2015?

  There are plenty of exciting events taking place in one of the hottest island destinations for 2015, the undiscovered subtropical archipelago of the Azores – just three and a half hours away from London.   Discover exhilarating cliff diving,…

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Capital Region USA Launches Scenic Spyways Online Game

www.scenicspyways.com   The Capital Region USA is delighted to announce the launch of Scenic Spyways; a fun-filled online game of espionage which follows a set of challenges through Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. A double agent is on the loose…

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Visit Calvia Launches Free Winter Excursion Programme

**Packages Included Below ** Calvia, a municipality located in the southwest region of Majorca, boasts a mild winter temperature (between  14°-18°), which is why Visit Calvia has worked with the region’s hotel associations to develop an enhanced winter programme to…

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New in New England: Trails & Tours Offer New Perspectives of the Six States

New England is one of America’s most popular touring regions, and for 2015 several newly-launched and enhanced tours and trails will offer British visitors the chance to take a fresh look at the six states. From beer trails to literary…

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Smart whiteboard syncs meeting notes to any device in real time

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article here Office presentations have become a lot more complicated. What used to be a few people round a table with a whiteboard on the wall now needs to incorporate…

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‘BUCKET-LIST’ WORTHY ADVENTURE IN 2015 – CLOSE TO HOME IN THE AZORES

As the New Year approaches the subtropical archipelago of the Azores unveils bucket-list worthy wildlife, adventure and awe-inspiring experiences –  closer to home than expected with a short four-hour flight from London. There is no other destination in Europe where…

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TOUR, INTERRUPTED – David’s second Florida postcard!

Here’s David’s second Florida postcard! An Adventure in the Sunshine State OK, so we’re in Fort Lauderdale.  But Miami is just down the road, right?  So this morning we set off for a day in the home of giant cruise ships,…

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“HERE’S WHAT YOU COULD HAVE DONE!” – WASHINGTON, DC PENS OPEN LETTER TO WHISTLE-STOP PRINCE WILLIAM

Monday, 8 December 2014 – The Duke of Cambridge will be visiting Washington, DC today as part of a three-day visit to the United States of America. Their Royal Highnesses have travelled to New York for a schedule of engagements…

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Site offers users cash for their travel reviews

For more travel and technology news, visit springwise.com View original article about paid travel reviews here   Travel review sites are filled with thousands — even millions — of consumer stories from their own experiences of different destinations, venues and activities….

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