Travel & Leisure II Feature Package

May 22, 2014, 05:05 ET from PR Newswire Association LLC

NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with package topic and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

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Travel & Leisure II Feature Package

1. From the Best Museums to the Top Theme Parks, FamilyFun Announces Winners of Annual Travel Awards

­NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyFun magazine announced today the winners of the 2014 FamilyFun Travel Awards, an annual search for the best kid-friendly locations and vacation spots as chosen by real families from across the country. For the second year in a row, U.S. family travel destinations were ranked in a variety of categories, including kid-friendly cities, zoos and aquariums, and theme parks. All of the winners will be featured in the April issue of FamilyFun, including the top 12 overall winners, which represent the highest-scoring destinations from each category.

2. Seattle's Sky View Observatory Ranks in Top Eleven by Conde Nast Traveler

SEATTLE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly regarded Conde Nast Traveler recently named Seattle's Sky View Observatory as one of the Top 11 public viewing platforms in the world. Offering 360 degree views from the top of soaring skyscrapers, Columbia Center's observatory was listed in-group with the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Empire State Building in New York and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Conde Nast Traveler author, Marisa LaScala, noted that Seattle's highest and chicest view sits heads and shoulders above the local competition, and the entry fee of $12.50 is a travel bargain to boot.

3. New SplashRider X-treme & Zip Line: A Summer of Fun at Fairmont Scottsdsale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess means cool rides down waterslides, zooming across a zip line and fireworks lighting up the night. This AAA Five Diamond resort is a play-cation paradise, from a new water ride to a world-class spa, distinctive restaurants and new "Posh Paws" pet amenities.

4. Everything You Need to Know About MERS and Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International travelers are growing concerned as the number of countries with confirmed cases of MERS increases to twelve. To address these concerns, Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains how travel insurance can and can't help.

5. Vacation Spending Survey: 6 in 10 of Americans Will Go On Vacation

BELOIT, Wis., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --, the one-stop resource for online coupons and deals with cash back savings, announced results from its Vacation Spending Survey* (TNS Global). Of 1,000 American adults surveyed online, 83% said they regularly go on vacations and 6 in 10 go on vacation every year, with 3 in 10 saying they go on two or more vacations per year. Surprisingly, 17% said they never go on vacations, jumping to 21% for 40-somethings and 35% for those that earn less than $30k/year.

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