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19 Apr, 2017, 15:57 ET Japan's First AI Chatbot Concierge BEBOT Released in Aomori, Japan; Tourists Not "Lost in Translation" Anymore?

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Japan's struggle continues to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers for the increasing number of...


19 Apr, 2017, 14:21 ET Portland, Oregon, Hosts Active America China Summit

Travel Portland, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, and the Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon,...


19 Apr, 2017, 12:10 ET This Summer Fly For Up To 40% Less Than Last Year To Cheapflights.com's Money-Saving Vacation Picks

If you put off that big summer vacation last year, this year might be the time to pick up and go. The travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the...


19 Apr, 2017, 11:39 ET Freebird Expands Corporate Travel Presence with $5M in New Funding

Freebird, a company dedicated to improving traveler experience, today announced additional funding from venture capital investors General Catalyst...


19 Apr, 2017, 11:17 ET State of Connecticut's Director of Tourism, Randy Fiveash, Appointed Chairman of Discover New England Board

Discover New England, a nonprofit cooperative destination marketing organization that promotes New England tourism internationally, has appointed...


19 Apr, 2017, 10:34 ET Booking.com Reveals 2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has...


19 Apr, 2017, 10:23 ET Flight Centre erweitert seinen Business Travel Bereich in Deutschland

Nach der Übernahme der Opodo Corporate von eDreams ODIGEO, kündigte Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) Pläne zur Erweiterung des...


19 Apr, 2017, 10:12 ET Kick off Road Trip Season with the 94th Edition Rand McNally Road Atlas

Longer days and warm weather bring the anticipation and excitement of summer vacations. With domestic leisure travel on the rise,* Rand McNally has...


19 Apr, 2017, 09:42 ET Vacation Myrtle Beach Invests $4.3 Million In Resort Renovations For Summer 2017

Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest hotel groups in the Myrtle Beach area, featuring 14 oceanfront properties and nearly 4,000 accommodation...


19 Apr, 2017, 08:45 ET AmericInn Opens Its 61st Hotel in Minnesota

AmericInn®—the largest midscale hotel brand in the upper Midwest—is celebrating the opening of the new AmericInn Hotel and Suites Winona at 303...


19 Apr, 2017, 08:40 ET Two Pools in One; A Plunge Pool Does Double Duty

Meet Soake® Pools, a New England based company offering a game-changing alternative to traditionally built pools. Soake Pools designed their...


19 Apr, 2017, 08:35 ET Humboldt Distillery Celebrates 420 With New Cannabis-Infused Vodka Cocktail Recipe

Humboldt Distillery, producer of award-winning organic vodka and rums, recently introduced Humboldt's Finest, a cannabis-infused vodka. The spirit...


19 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET Vienna Tourist Board: 90% of Viennese Residents Say: “We Benefit from Tourism.”

The Vienna Tourist Board carried out its most extensive survey to date of attitudes to tourism among Vienna's residents - with highly...


19 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET Viking Cruises Partners With National Geographic To Sponsor New "Genius" Series

Viking Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced it has signed on to sponsor National Geographic's first fully scripted global anthology...


19 Apr, 2017, 06:00 ET Chimani Perks Savings Club Makes Unforgettable National Park Experiences More Affordable

Chimani, Inc., the developer of 59 travel apps for national parks, launches a new savings club for national park travelers called Chimani Perks....


19 Apr, 2017, 04:00 ET Booking.com Reveals 2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay,...


19 Apr, 2017, 04:00 ET Booking.com veröffentlicht Studie zu nachhaltigem Tourismus 2017

Anlässlich des "Earth Day" am 22. April hat Booking.com, das weltweit führende Buchungsportal für Unterkünfte aller Art, die Ergebnisse seiner...


19 Apr, 2017, 04:00 ET Booking.com rivela intenzioni e obiettivi dei viaggiatori per un 2017 all'insegna del turismo sostenibile

In occasione della Giornata della Terra del 22 aprile, Booking.com condivide i dati del suo ultimo Report sul Turismo Sostenibile. Questa nuova...


19 Apr, 2017, 04:00 ET Booking.com onthult duurzame reistrends 2017

Ter gelegenheid van Earth Day publiceert Booking.com bevindingen uit het wereldwijde Sustainable Travel Report. In het jaar dat door de Verenigde...


19 Apr, 2017, 04:00 ET Undersökning visar trender inom hållbart resande

För att fira Earth Day den 22 april presenterar idag Booking.com, företaget som är världsledande på att föra samman resenärer med det bredaste...


19 Apr, 2017, 04:00 ET El 87% de los viajeros españoles se considera sostenible

Booking.com revela los resultados de su Informe sobre Turismo Sostenible 2017 Con motivo del Día de la Tierra este 22 de abril, Booking.com,...


18 Apr, 2017, 15:50 ET Celebrate Summer Holidays in Denver

This summer, long holiday weekends in Denver will be filled with unique festivals and special events, arts and culture experiences, live...


18 Apr, 2017, 14:57 ET Natalie Allen, CNN International Anchor and Correspondent, Returns to Host 2017 WLC

Award-winning broadcast journalist Natalie Allen will return as host of the MGM Resorts Foundation's 11th annual Women's Leadership Conference...


18 Apr, 2017, 14:00 ET Atlantis, Paradise Island Appoints Lauren Snyder As New Chief Marketing Officer

Howard C. Karawan, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, Paradise Island, the leading destination resort in The Bahamas, is pleased to...


18 Apr, 2017, 13:12 ET Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Unveils Single Use Plastic-Free Luxury Spa

Today, iconic Southern California escape Ojai Valley Inn & Spa announces it will become free of single-use plastic items throughout Spa Ojai,...