This Week in Travel News: 11 Stories You Need to See
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the travel industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.
The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.
U.S. News Reveals the 2023-2024 Best Vacations Rankings
For the first time, Glacier National Park in Montana, takes the No. 1 spot in the Best Places to Visit in the USA ranking. The park stands out for offering some of the most majestic landscapes in the U.S., and has several challenging hikes and exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities.
Hidden Leaf Baja Opens as Premier Location for Wellness Retreats
This architectural gem with four-bedrooms, six-bathrooms, and four en suite bell glamping tents sits on two acres of peaceful gardens surrounded by serene views of the mountains and Pacific Ocean; accommodations for up to thirteen guests makes this the perfect location for retreats.
Tripadvisor Releases Seasonal Travel Index Results (June - August 2023), Outlining Traveler Sentiment and Insights for Australia, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States
With summer round the corner in the northern hemisphere, the next three months look set to be an extremely busy period for global travel, with over three-quarters of those surveyed (78%) planning leisure trips between June and August. The vast majority of these travelers (95%) plan to travel the same amount (42%) or more (53%) compared to last year.
5 Times Harder to Find Camping, Says 2023 Camping Report
In 2019, just 10.6 percent of respondents said they had a hard time finding a site to book because reservations were full. That percentage ballooned to 58.4 in 2022.
Norwegian Cruise Line is 'Giving Joy' and Awarding Free Cruises to Educators in Celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week
"We are proud to once again launch our Giving Joy campaign to celebrate the very important role teachers play in our community and for our youth, and to reinforce the connection between travel and education," said David J. Herrera, President of Norwegian Cruise Line.
More choices at 30,000 feet! Alaska Airlines adds bigger variety of food & beverage options
The airline has increased the variety of its food offerings, from doubling the number of pre-order options in the main cabin to giving First Class guests up to five different entrees to pick up on their flights.
America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places - 2023 List Unveiled
"The diversity of sites on the 2023 list—and the stories behind them—reflect the complexities and challenges that have always been part of what it means to be American but have not always received the attention they deserve. Losing any of them would diminish us all," said Jay Clemens, interim president and CEO of the National Trust.
Princess Cruises to Homeport Caribbean Princess in Port Canaveral Starting Late November 2024
The iconic "Love Boat" brand will re-position its Caribbean Princess ship in late November 2024 to sail eastern and western Caribbean itineraries out of Port Canaveral for its winter season.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed LPM Restaurant & Bar This Fall
Heralded by World's Best 50 Restaurants, GQ and VOGUE, LPM will deliver its signature spontaneity and imaginative celebration of France's Mediterranean cuisine, art, and culture to the unique luxury resort in impeccable fashion.
SeaWorld San Diego Makes Learning Fun with Rescue Jr., an ALL-NEW Interactive Play Area Dedicated to Marine Animal Rescue and Conservation
Opening soon, children will become the heroes of the park and learn about animal rescue and rehabilitation in the coolest way possible - through hands-on, active, and engaging experiences. Kids can enjoy exciting play elements, a splash pad, water features, climbing structures and amazing rides. Real rescue vehicles, an obstacle course, puzzles, fun animal facts, and tips on how to help conservation every day add to the fun.
Travelzoo META Opens for Founding Members
Travelzoo META's experiences are intended to allow its members to explore hard-to-reach corners of the world, like summiting Mount Everest, or travel back in time—to Ancient Rome, perhaps. They can also discover new spaces beyond imagination. All this is possible using a mobile or desktop device and a simple browser.
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