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Vacation Myrtle Beach Resorts Named Top Kid-Friendly Hotels in Myrtle Beach

Vacation Myrtle Beach has three of the best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Myrtle Beach. Three Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts were ranked in the top 4 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Myrtle Beach by Oyster.com. Captain’s Quarters Resort was ranked as the number 1 Kid-Friendly Hotel in Myrtle Beach by Oyster.com. Oyster.com cited the hotels game room and …

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Travel Statement from the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau

The following is a Travel Statement from the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau: The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau strongly disagrees with the statement issued today by the Texas Department of Public Safety advising against spring break travel to Mexico. The Department’s advisory generalizes safety in the entire country and provides contradicting information to the …

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Tour Edmonton Outdoor Activities & Attractions With Bigfoot

EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – Editors Note: There is a video associated with this Press Release. With an exceptional combination of Edmonton outdoor activities and cultural attractions, it’s not hard to see why even Bigfoot would come down the mountain to see all the city has to offer.

Event Management Specialist Organises Las Vegas Incentive Trip

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – Specialists in event management , CT Group Travel see upturn in business incentive trips such as its latest group booking to Las Vegas. Incentive trips and corporate jollies have been regarded as a thing of the past but that is not true according to CT Group Travel , which is now experiencing a considerable upturn in the amount of enquiries and bookings from businesses who are incentivising their staff by offering all expenses paid trips overseas

City of Tampa Selects Digital Payment Technologies for New On-Street Parking Pay Stations

SOURCE: Digital Payment Technologies 146 Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations Provided by Digital Payment Technologies to Replace 1,000 Single-Head Meters VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Today, Digital Payment Technologies ( http://www.digitalpaytech.com ) (DPT) announced that it will supply the City of Tampa, Florida, with 146 multi-space LUKE parking pay stations. The new LUKE pay stations will provide consumers in Tampa with added parking convenience and will enable the City of Tampa to provide more economical and efficient parking services. “We selected Digital Payment Technologies because its pay stations represent the best overall solution for the City of Tampa’s residents, merchants and visitors,” said Jim Corbett, parking division manager for the City of Tampa.

Spur Ranch(TM) Files Trademarks

SOURCE: Spur Ranch, Inc. AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Spur Ranch™, Inc.( OTCBB : SPRA ) is pleased to announce the filing of three trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Trademark applications have been filed with the USPTO to protect the name, “Spur Ranch,” the Spur Ranch “SR” brand, and the phrase “Real.

Sennheiser Helps Light the Spirit of the Season as Crowds Gather for Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center

SOURCE: Sennheiser Electronic Corp. Classic New York City Event Relies on Sennheiser for Flawless Wireless Audio Quality in Extremely Congested RF Environment NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Tomorrow evening, thousands of people will gather at Rockefeller Plaza for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The classic event, which has been an annual tradition since 1933, will feature live performances by Susan Boyle, Charice and many others.

First Night Chanukah: Chabad of the Valley to Host Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at Universal Studios CityWalk

SOURCE: Chabad of the Valley Largest Chanukah Event on the West Coast LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Thousands to Gather and Celebrate the Festival of Lights as Chabad of the Valley celebrates its 9th Annual Chanukah Festival at Universal Studios CityWalk Hollywood on Wednesday night, December 1st, 2010 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, with a ceremonial Menorah lighting at 7:00pm featuring a towering 15-foot, 1,000 pound Menorah. Chabad of the Valley’s CityWalk Chanukah celebration will also showcase live entertainment from top Jewish music artists, including: Lipa Schmeltzer, Pardes Jewish Rock, Lenny Solomon and comedian/actor Mendy Pellin. A special tribute presentation called “Let there be Light” celebrating modern-day miracles will feature the Miracle on the Hudson and the successful rescue of the 33 Chilean miners earlier this year.

Florida Homes and Condos Site Makes Finding Vacation Properties a Snap

TORONTO, ONTARIO– (Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2010) – Florida Homes and Condos Canada has launched a one-stop shopping site that makes finding a rental or ownership property in Florida as easy as a few clicks of a mouse. Not only does the new www.flahomesandcondos.ca site showcase hundreds of condos for sale and rent all across Canadians’ favourite sunspot destination, it also has sections detailing how to find real estate professionals in areas such as taxation, law, title insurance, financing and property management

Haven Holidays in 2011 Gear Up for the Royal Wedding!

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 26, 2010) – Haven Holidays are celebrating the news of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement by offering a special 10 night break including the Royal wedding, as the date the couple have chosen falls between two bank holiday weekends.

Laguna Beach Art in Public Places Call for Artists – Request for Qualifications

SOURCE: City of Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The City of Laguna Beach is seeking applications from qualified artists to undertake a $100,000 Art in Public Places installation at its prestigious Heisler Park. Heisler Park is undergoing the final phase of an $8 million renovation to improve public access, preserve the park from erosion and improve public safety. The park is on an 18.5 acre ocean bluff that includes beach access, walking paths, lawns, gardens and picnic areas

Sharp(R) Sponsors National September 11 Memorial & Museum Dynamic Video Installation, Provides Audio/Video Support for Future Memorial Museum

SOURCE: Sharp Electronics NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Sharp Electronics Corporation today announce that Sharp is the official sponsor of a new, dynamic video installation for the September 11 Memorial & Museum to be installed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey Street. The public display features animated renderings of the Memorial & Museum. The official “9/11 Memorial Opening Day Counter,” which provides the public with the number of days until the official opening of the 9/11 Memorial on September 11, 2011, is integrated into the 13′ x 7′ video wall .

2011 Pageant of the Masters Tickets on Sale Now

SOURCE: Festival of Arts Venture Into Magical Artistic Realms With Only Make Believe LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Tickets for the much-anticipated 2011 Pageant of the Masters will go on sale December 1, 2010, just in the nick of time for that perfect holiday gift idea. In the summer of 2011, get ready to believe in the art of the impossible! In its uniquely theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants — “living Pictures” — the 2011 Pageant of the Masters is venturing in to magical artistic realms.

‘Why I Love My Ohio City,’ New Contest for the Holidays From Ohio Cities Online Directory

SOURCE: Ohio Cities Ohio Cities, One of the Oldest Regional Directories on the Internet, Today Launched ‘Why I Love My Ohio City,’ a New Ohio Tourism Contest for Ohioans Who Want to Boast About Their Ohio Communities, Including Their Hometown Holiday Memories in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Other Cities; Qualify for Great Prizes Like an Ohio-Themed Gift Basket, Cedar Point and King’s Island Passes and Boxes Stuffed With Nostalgic Candy GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Ohioans can pay tribute to their favorite cities and win great prizes this holiday season in the “Why I Love My Ohio City” contest at Ohio Cities. Share what makes Ohio cities, towns and neighborhoods thrive — the people, sights, food, histories, festivals, geography, Ohio attractions, schools and more

Children With Disabilities Enjoy Adapted Ice Skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Variety – The Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia has been providing programs and services for children with disabilities in the region since 1935. Variety’s goal is to empower its children to reach beyond their disabilities and live life with choice.  One way they make this possible is through their partnership with the Blue Cross River Rink, which provides private skating sessions for children with disabilities. Children with physical disabilities are given the opportunity to skate using modified sleds.  Developed in Scandinavia, skaters with lower limb disabilities sit on a specially designed sled equipped with regulation skate blades.

Spectacular Special Events at the Blue Cross RiverRink

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation You Can Do More Than Just Ice Skate at the Blue Cross RiverRink! PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Blue Cross RiverRink is the area’s only Olympic-size outdoor ice skating rink located on the Delaware River waterfront at Columbus Blvd. at Market Street. During the 17 th season, the Blue Cross RiverRink will host a variety of spectacular special events and exciting promotions that will engage everyone visiting the RiverRink.

The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing Re-Opens for 17th Season With a Salute to Firefighters and Police Officers

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) –  The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is proud to continue to present a wintertime tradition in Philadelphia, the 17 th anniversary season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing. It’s time to “Think Rink,” as the Blue Cross RiverRink located on Columbus Boulevard and Market Street, is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors and fresh air fun for everyone! The Blue Cross RiverRink will salute our public safety heroes, police officers and firefighters, as it re-opens officially at 12 noon on Friday, November 26, 2010 with the first skating session of the season. $1 from each paid admission on Opening Day will be donated to the HERO SCHOLARSHIP fund, a college fund for the children of police and firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty. For the seventeenth season on Philadelphia’s waterfront, the Blue Cross RiverRink continues to be located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street. Featuring an outdoor Olympic size rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink, will open with an honorable and informational celebration fit for all ages with free activities for the entire family

Cabin Fever Reliever at the Blue Cross RiverRink

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Do you want to enjoy the sites and sounds of the Caribbean or Hawaii without the expense? Head to the Blue Cross RiverRink for a Cabin Fever Reliever featuring a Tropical Paradise on Ice on Sunday, January 23, 2011 , from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; the Blue Cross RiverRink will seem like a tropical island.

17th Annual New Year’s Eve Part(ies) on Ice

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Twice the Fun at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Fireworks at Penn’s Landing have always been a grand New Year’s Eve tradition and since 2009, there is now twice the fun with two fireworks shows taking place on December 31. The annual New Year’s Eve Party on Ice at the Blue Cross RiverRink from 11:00 p.m

Skate Through the Holiday Season at the Blue Cross RiverRink

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Extended Hours for the Holidays PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing, the only completely outdoor Olympic-size ice skating rink in Philadelphia, is the perfect place to spend the holidays. The Blue Cross RiverRink is open throughout the entire winter season with additional skating sessions during the holidays including special sessions on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Visitors will enjoy the unique setting of this outdoor rink decorated with a huge (near 25 ft.) Christmas tree generously donated by a Philadelphia resident through the Fairmount Park Commission Tree Donation program. The entire venue will be adorned with twinkling lights, colorful lit spheres, and holiday decorations as the Blue Cross RiverRink comes alive for the holidays.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Aboard Philadelphia’s Newest Waterfront Attraction

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – On Sunday, December 5, 2010, Santa will make his annual arrival to the Blue Cross RiverRink aboard the Delaware River newest waterfront attraction, the majestic Philadelphia Belle at Penn’s Landing. At 1:00pm Santa and his many noted Philadelphia area mascot friends will make their way onto the Olympic-size rink.

Sweetheart Skate at the Blue Cross RiverRink

SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Sweetheart on the Ice PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – It may be cold this Valentine’s Day , but ice skating next to your sweetheart at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing is sure to keep you warm! The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. at Market St. is a popular destination every year during this romantic holiday as guests love skating with their special someone.

Hertz Global EV Partners With CODA Automotive(TM) to Bring 100% Electric CODA Sedan to Fleet in 2011

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Hertz Meets Another Benchmark in Creation of Global Eco-Mobility System PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Hertz Corporation ( NYSE : HTZ ), the world’s largest general use airport car rental brand, today announced a joint partnership with CODA Automotive, a car manufacturer that specializes on all-electric vehicle, to bring, in 2011, its new four-door, five-passenger all-electric CODA Sedans™ to Hertz’s California locations as part of the Hertz Global EV program.  “Hertz’s partnership with CODA Automotive is another element of our long term strategy to provide consumers with electric vehicle access on a global scale,” said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Media Alert: Full Body Scanner Expert Has Answer to Airport Security Anxiety

SOURCE: Millivision Millivision’s President Offers Insights on Alternative Technology That Would Eliminate Concerns Over Full Body Scanner Radiation Leading to Pat-Down Outcry and Security Boycotts SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – The president of a small Massachusetts-based company has an answer for airport security community leaders struggling with the opposition to full body scanning and the resulting uproar around aggressive pat-downs. Paul Nicholas is president of Millivision, the developer of a non-radiating full body scanner that can detect threats with none of the health concerns associated with the current generation of airport security systems which depend on x-ray technology

TicketNetwork Advisory — 2011 Bon Jovi Tickets More Affordable

SOURCE: TicketNetwork.com VERNON, CT–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Veteran rock band Bon Jovi is ready to begin a fresh new tour in 2011, and next year Bon Jovi tickets on the TicketNetwork exchange will be slightly cheaper on average than they were for the 2010 tour. According to TicketNetwork data at the time of this release*: The current average price of all tickets for next year’s Bon Jovi tour is $157. The average price this year was $175.

Enterprise Holdings Stands Up For Car-Sharing Customers

SOURCE: Enterprise Holdings Company Urges For-Profit Car-Sharing Operators to Join Broad-Based Coalition in Fight Against Discriminatory Car Rental Excise Taxes ST. LOUIS, MO–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) – Enterprise Holdings , which operates Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, spoke out on behalf of its customers this summer in support of H.R. 4175, the “End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2009.” Today, the company — a member of the nonpartisan Coalition Against Discriminatory Car Rental Excise Taxes — announced it also will begin publicly advocating on behalf of its WeCar car-sharing customers and reminding government officials about the unintended consequences of local car rental excise taxes.

CanaDream Corporation Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

CALGARY, ALBERTA — (Marketwire – Oct. 29, 2010) – CANADREAM CORPORATION (TSX VENTURE:CDN) announces today that it will purchase at market price up to 987,633 common shares being approximately 5% of the issued and outstanding common shares, by way of a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange.

William Lyon Homes Southern California Wins in 12 Prestigious Categories at the 2010 SoCal Awards, Including Attached & Detached Communities of…

SOURCE: William Lyon Homes NEWPORT BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) –  William Lyon Homes Southern California was a big winner at the recent 2010 SoCal Awards, garnering prestigious awards in a wide range of coveted categories, including ‘ Community of the Year Attached ‘ for ThreeSixty at South Bay and ‘ Community of the Year Detached over $600,000 ‘ for Pasado at Del Sur. The company’s multitude of honors at this important event recognized William Lyon Homes’ ongoing prominence in the region’s competitive real estate industry. The 2010 SoCal Awards is a joint awards program that showcases the SMCs of the BIA of Southern California.

Stoddard Hall Performance Series Welcomes Dick Solberg, Sun Mountain Fiddler

SOURCE: Andover Newton Theological School NEWTON, MA–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) –  Andover Newton Theological School ( www.ants.edu/ ) will host old-time bluegrass fiddler Dick Solberg ( www.sunmountainfiddler.com/ ) to its Stoddard Hall Performance Series ( www.ants.edu/stoddardhall ) on Friday, November 19, at 8:00 pm. Born in New York City, Solberg was trained classically on piano and violin, but earned acclaim “fiddling” in styles like old-timey, bluegrass, Celtic, and Cajun. His professional career started in 1976, as a street-fiddler in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Provincetown, Cape Cod; and Coconut Grove, Florida. Solberg has since performed in the Caribbean (25 winter seasons in St

A TUNA CHRISTMAS Opens New Tour in Lubbock

SOURCE: Celebrity Attractions LUBBOCK, TX–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) –  Seasons Greetings from Tuna! A TUNA CHRISTMAS, the hilarious sequel to the hit “Greater Tuna,” comes to Lubbock for a limited five-show engagement November 16-19 and 21, 2010. Spend the holidays with all your favorite citizens of Tuna, Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies — now with all-new sets and costumes. Master comedians Joe Sears and Jaston Williams — with their deft comedic timing, trademark characterizations, and split-second costume changes — bring all 24 citizens of Tuna back to the stage. It’s 24 hours before Christmas and all comic hell is about to break loose as the delightfully eccentric characters attempt to cope with seasonal traumas, including a disaster-prone little theatre production of “A Christmas Carol” and a yard decorating contest being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom

TicketNetwork Advisory — Radio City Christmas Spectacular Kicks Off Holiday Tour

SOURCE: TicketNetwork VERNON, CT–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –  A holiday tradition for over 75 years, Radio City Christmas Spectacular is coming to cities across America starting November 5. Fans with Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets will see the world-famous Rockettes, plus favorites like “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and “The Living Nativity.” According to data from the TicketNetwork exchange: The current average price for all Radio City Christmas Spectacular  tickets is $135. The current lowest average ticket price is in Nashville, TN, at $109

NAVIGON Launches On-Board Navigation App for Android Smartphones

SOURCE: NAVIGON Provides Premium, All Inclusive Experience With On-Board Map Material, Industry First Reality Scanner and Traffic Live HAMBURG, GERMANY–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –  NAVIGON AG, a leading provider of mobile on-board navigation, today announced the release of the US version of its award winning MobileNavigator for the Android platform. The first on-board navigation app of a major navigation company to launch on the Android platform, MobileNavigator brings premium navigation to the growing Android user base. Among many signature functions, the app includes the industry-first feature Reality Scanner that identifies points of interest by showing them in a live camera view

Rent Twice From Avis and You’ll Be "Free to Get Away"

SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  Beginning Thursday, customers who rent two times can receive a rental reward day with the launch of Avis Rent A Car’s new “Free to Get Away” promotion. “Avis has a long tradition of rewarding its customers,” said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, the parent company of Avis

Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios Saturday, November 6, 2010 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SOURCE: City of Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  On Saturday, November 6, 2010 the monthly Artist Open Studios will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This self-guided tour is free and is a rare opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of 24 of Laguna’s painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, printmakers, glass, fiber, and jewelry artists

Budget Launches Program to Benefit Wounded Warriors

SOURCE: Budget Rent A Car PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  Budget Rent A Car today announced that it has signed on as a national sponsor and the official rental car company of the Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

Responsibility Has Its Rewards

SOURCE: TEAM Coalition Major League Baseball’s Designated Drivers Earn Ultimate Reward With Tickets to the World Series ALEXANDRIA, VA–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) – As the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers prepare for the 2010 World Series ® , one fan from each Club, and a guest, are in for a night of a lifetime as they cheer on their home teams at Game One and Game Three of the World Series. Catherine Acosta and Vicki Boggs were selected as the grand prize winners of the “Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sweepstakes. Acosta, a Giants fan from Daly City, California, will attend Game One at AT&T Park and Boggs, a Rangers fan from Waxahachie, Texas, will attend Game Three at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. They were randomly chosen from among the more than 400,000 fans who pledged to be designated drivers, ensuring a safe ride home for their friends and family.  “Fan safety in the ballpark has always been a top priority for Major League Baseball,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. “We are proud that our fans have taken an active role in supporting efforts to emphasize safety to and from the ballpark.” For the seventh consecutive season, Major League Baseball (MLB), Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and brewers have joined together to make more fans aware of the League’s designated-driver programs, including the Budweiser Good Sport partnership with the Giants and the Rangers. The designated driver-programs and the Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes promote traffic safety by encouraging responsible drinking and positive fan behavior. “Tying the ‘Responsibility Has Its Rewards’ sweepstakes to our season-long Good Sport program makes for a winning combination,” said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We’re pleased to work with the Giants and the Rangers, TEAM and the other program partners to recognize fans who look out for each other and make a designated driver part of their game plan. When it comes to preventing drunk driving, we’re all part of the team.” As the Giants and Rangers Designated Drivers for the Season, each sweepstakes winners will receive two tickets to a World Series Game, be recognized on the video scoreboards and meet MLB and Club officials

FlightNetwork.com ‘Likes’ Facebook

TORONTO, ONTARIO– (Marketwire – Oct. 25, 2010) – FlightNetwork.com , one of Canada’s highest volume online travel sales sites (second only to Expedia in Canada) today announced that they have launched a flight search tab on their Facebook page to allow fans direct access to search and book thousands of flights. To date, FlightNetwork.com has been utilizing their Facebook page to reach thousands of Canadians with offers, top deals and flight information.

InterPark’s ‘Tesla Tour’ Continues Through the Last Week of Their Green Sweepstakes

SOURCE: InterPark InterPark Continues to Promote Sustainable Driving and Awareness in Chicago by Showcasing Its Sweepstakes’ Grand Prize — a Tesla Roadster — Across Downtown Locations CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) – This week, InterPark’s ‘ Green Sweepstakes ‘ enters its last week before a host of prizes are announced and then awarded. The sweepstakes offers environmentally friendly prizes that help Chicagoans continue their dedication to eco-friendly parking. “It’s hard to believe that the contest is almost over,” said Marshall Peck, InterPark’s President

SeaWorld San Antonio Launches iPhone App With GPS Capability

SOURCE: DeFi Global, Inc. SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – October 21, 2010) –  This fall SeaWorld San Antonio put the park in the pockets of guests with the release of a new SeaWorld iPhone Application, the first app to offer GPS guided directions inside a theme park. “We knew this was something our guests were looking for, and none of our parks had an official app.

ClubLink Acquires Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Florida

KING CITY, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 21, 2010) – ClubLink (TSX:CLK) announced today that it has acquired Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Florida, 30 minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale, for approximately US$3 million from HB Partners I, LLC. Heron Bay is ClubLink’s sixth 18-hole equivalent championship golf course in the Florida Region

TransWorld Exhibits, Netherworld Haunted House & Full Moon Productions Announce "A Legendary Haunt Tour": A Must-Attend Event for Haunt…

SOURCE: TransWorld Exhibits Tour Slated for Nov. 12 & 13, Includes Five Kansas City Haunts Plus an Array of Networking Events, Seminars, Parties & More NORTHFIELD, IL–(Marketwire – October 21, 2010) –  Announcing the first annual “A Legendary Haunt Tour” scheduled to take place November 12 th and 13 th in Kansas City, MO. The tour, designed for haunt enthusiasts and industry professionals, includes admission to the region’s most highly renowned haunted attractions: The Beast, The Edge of Hell, The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe, Macabre Cinema and Kansas City’s Ghosts & Gangsters tour. Additionally, tour participants will be admitted to an array of haunt industry events occurring in conjunction with the two-day extravaganza. Event producers TransWorld Exhibits, Netherworld Haunted House & Full Moon Productions, all leaders in the haunt industry, created “A Legendary Haunt Tour” to serve as a post-Halloween gathering that lets haunters and industry professionals take part in haunt activities without interfering with seasonal obligations. The weekend features: Access to all four haunts and the Ghosts and Gangsters Tour Admittance to seminars, panel discussions and special themed haunt learning tracks Entrance to Friday Night’s Pre-Party (sponsored by Bloody Mary and Westland Insurance) and the Friday Night After Party at The Beast in the Werewolf Forest Entrance to the Saturday Night Pre-Party (sponsored by Froggy’s Fog) and Saturday Night’s After Party at Macabre Cinema A chance to meet celebrities Tom Savini, John Zaffis, Patrick Burns and others Entertainment from aerial artists, Zombie roller derby girls, live actors, the latest special effects, animatronics and other great surprises Bus transportation for all events, parties and haunt tours Access to a massive auction of haunted house items featuring props and supplies from the former Catacombs, Baxter Street Morgue and Full Moon Productions Special discounted rates on hotel accommodations Details regarding topics for the full tour agenda, seminars, panel discussions, learning tracks, celebrities and parties are available online at www.legendaryhaunttour.com

Hertz Global Holdings to Hold Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results Conference Call

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – October 20, 2010) –  Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ), the parent company of The Hertz Corporation, the world’s largest general use car rental company and a leading equipment rental company in the United States and Canada, today announced plans to hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2010 results. This follows Hertz’s earlier announcement regarding earnings and an increase to the Company’s 2010 guidance .  The call will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Travel Advantage Network Employees Support Habitat for Humanity

SOURCE: Travel Advantage Network Local Company Endeavors to Make a Difference, One Charity at a Time MILLERSVILLE, MD–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  During the month of September, employees of Travel Advantage Network (TAN), a wholesale vacation accommodations program, banded together to raise $1,193 for Habitat for Humanity. Impressed by the organization’s mission of providing safe, decent and affordable shelter to those in need throughout the world, TAN staffer Dee Ann Arneson led the charitable efforts and emphasizes her reasoning in supporting the charity: “Habitat for Humanity affects more than just the family that gets the new home — it also helps to reclaim neighborhoods through the renovation of derelict homes in need of repair. It’s a win-win situation.”  A supporter for over 10 years, Ms.

Giants Return to San Francisco for NLCS, Tickets Available

SOURCE: FanSnap PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  FanSnap®, the leading online ticket comparison shopping site, today announced the availability of Giants NLCS tickets in San Francisco where the Giants face the Philadelphia Phillies for the right to represent the National League in the MLB World Series. Giants tickets for the NLCS average $323 for the three home games with thousands of tickets still available. As the NLCS moves from Philadelphia to San Francisco, Game 4 and 5 ticket prices are increasing while Game 3 ticket prices went down dramatically for the October 19 th day game.

Slave, Scholar, Scientist: Explore the History and Legacy of George Washington Carver in New Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum

SOURCE: The Henry Ford Discover the Life and Work of This Extraordinary American, November 6, 2010 Through February 27, 2011 at Henry Ford Museum DEARBORN, MI–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) –  A complex and intimate portrait of one of America’s best known names comes to life in The Henry Ford’s newest exhibit, George Washington Carver , on display November 6, 2010 through February 27, 2011 at Henry Ford Museum.

Christy Sports Rental Network to Provide Coast-to-Coast Ski Rental Options Anywhere in the United States

SOURCE: Christy Sports Christy Sports and Its Network of Affiliate Ski Rental Shops Will Collectively Make Up One of the Nation’s Largest Sources for Booking Ski and Snowboard Rentals LAKEWOOD, CO–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) –   Christy Sports , one of the largest ski and snowboard retailers in the Rocky Mountain region, today launched the Christy Sports Rental Network . The company has created a national network of affiliate ski rental shops that will make up a massive resource for booking ski and snowboard rentals and demo packages

Jamaica’s Tourism and Foreign Ministries Partner With Sandals Resorts to Offer Jamaican Vacations to Rescued Chilean Miners

SOURCE: Jamaica Tourist Board Jamaica and Partners Want to Offer Sunshine and Relaxation as the Spouses Are Reunited KINGSTON, JAMAICA–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) –  Deeply touched by the courageous spirit of the rescued Chilean miners, Jamaica’s Tourism and Foreign Ministries have partnered with Sandals Resorts International to offer the miners, their rescue workers and their spouses a relaxing Jamaican vacation. Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett made the announcement at a press conference in Montego Bay on Thursday, October 14, 2010, as he updated the media on the island’s readiness for Caribbean Marketplace to be held January 16-18, 2011, at the newly built Montego Bay Convention Center. The Tourism Minister said, “As we celebrate the near completion of our Montego Bay Convention Center, we must pause to give thanks to God for the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners from their 69-day ordeal trapped underground

Even ALCS Ticket Prices Are Bigger in Texas

SOURCE: FanSnap PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) –  FanSnap®, the leading online ticket comparison shopping site, today announced the availability of Rangers ALCS tickets in Arlington where the Rangers face the New York Yankees for the right to represent the American league in the World Series. Texas Rangers tickets for the American League Championship Series average $306 for the four home games with thousands of tickets still available

IPic Entertainment to Open Premium Movie Theater at Scottsdale Quarter

SOURCE: IPic Theaters New IPic Theaters Will Redefine Movie-Going Experience for the Valley BOCA RATON, FL–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) – IPic Entertainment  announced today that it will open a new premium movie theater, IPic Theaters , at Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, Ariz. The theater broke ground in July and will open in December in time for the highly anticipated holiday movie season, which is set to showcase titles like “Tron,” “True Grit,” “Fighter” and “Little Fockers.” IPic Theaters will transform Scottsdale’s movie-going experience to a gold-standard evening out thanks to amenities such as reserved online seating; complimentary valet parking; complimentary popcorn; as well as high-end food and beverage service throughout the film.

Barrett-Jackson Revs Up for 40th Anniversary Scottsdale Collector Car Auction Week

SOURCE: Barrett-Jackson SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) –   Tom Barrett and Russ Jackson founded the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in 1971 Barrett-Jackson to auction four 1971 model vehicles from the “Barrett-Jackson Collection” 40th anniversary tour of “Barrett-Jackson Collection” to kick-off at annual Scottsdale auction The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will celebrate its 40 th anniversary with an unprecedented automotive lifestyle event in Scottsdale from Jan. 17-23, 2011. The milestone event will include a collector car auction at WestWorld, the 2 nd annual Scottsdale road rally, a cruise-in and many other exciting activities. SPEED will broadcast 40 hours of live coverage during the six action-packed auction days in commemoration of the 40 th anniversary. The company officially announced the celebration in September during the 3 rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction and will continue the festivities throughout the coming year at each of its events in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Orange County, Calif.

International Vintage Poster Fair Travels From Coast to Coast

SOURCE: The International Vintage Poster Fair Feature Exhibit: “Art of Persuasion: 100 Years of Propaganda Posters” NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) –  Before original vintage posters became highly sought after pieces of art, their sole purpose was to advertise and promote products, ideas, wars and political viewpoints, movies and travel.

Travel Insurance Warning Issued for Canadian Snowbirds and Winter Vacationers

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 15, 2010) – Canadian snowbirds and winter vacationers are being warned to have proof of private travel health insurance in place prior to leaving for any trips to the United States, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic or elsewhere in the Caribbean this winter.  The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THIA) says that private insurance is essential for all winter destinations, particularly the U.S. where soaring health costs and uncertainty about the future of health care reform is forcing many economically-stressed hospitals to demand up-front deposits or direct payment arrangements of patients who cannot prove they have insurance coverage.

Haven Holidays 2011 in Cracking Form for Long Easter Breaks!

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Oct. 15, 2010) – With Christmas not far away, it’s time to start thinking about booking something to look forward to after all the chaos! Haven Holidays 2011 are the ideal way to make the most of the long Easter break next year – with the Easter weekend ending just a few days before the May Bank Holiday weekend, you only need to take 4 days off work to enjoy a 10 day break! But the best thing about choosing Haven as your Easter Holidays destination for 2011 now, is that you could save £235 off the brochure price by booking early. 2011 promises to be an exciting year for Haven, as this year the holiday operator invested £40 million into their 35 holiday parks across the country and were named the ‘Domestic Tour Operator of the Year 2010’, so next year should bring more success and great holidays for families.

30th Anniversary Tribute to Steve McQueen a Jules Verne Legendaire Award Event

SOURCE: Jules Verne Festival A Star-Studded Evening: THE KING OF COOL RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD With a Special Screening of BULLITT HOLLYWOOD, CA–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) – Thursday November 11, 2010 @ 7pm – Arclight Hollywood, Cinerama Dome – 6360 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 November 2010 will mark 30 years since Steve McQueen’s untimely passing at age 50. Jules Verne Festival creators Jean-Christophe Jeauffre and Frédéric Dieudonné ( www.julesverne.org ) proudly announce THE OFFICIAL 30 TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO STEVE McQUEEN, welcoming to the stage the McQueen family, the cast of BULLITT and special guest stars

Norval Morrisseau 2010 Retrospective @ Kinsman Robinson Galleries

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 12, 2010) – We would like to invite you to preview the exhibition online at: http://www.kinsmanrobinson.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=11 KINSMAN ROBINSON GALLERIES is pleased to announce the forthcoming retrospective of internationally acclaimed Ojibway artist Norval Morrisseau.

Canadian Club(R) Whisky Announces Eight Finalists for Historic Treasure Hunt

SOURCE: Canadian Club Finalists From United States and Canada Will Compete to Find the Missing Case of Whisky and One Will Have the Chance to Win $100,000 DEERFIELD, IL–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) –  Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. [Fortune Brands, Inc. ( NYSE : FO )], the leading American spirits company, and Canadian Club® Canadian Whisky (CC™), one of the world’s leading Canadian whiskies, proudly announce the eight finalists elected to embark on the Hide A Case adventure taking place in Tonga in April 2011

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine Celebrates 10 Years

SOURCE: Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival 10 Years, 10% Off the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village — ONE DAY ONLY! MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) – Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Founder and Executive Director Lee Brian Schrager is pleased to announce that the Festival will celebrate its 10 th year February 24 – 27, 2011. In recognition of its loyal fans and to honor this special occasion, the Festival is offering everyone the chance to purchase tickets to its signature event, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village , at a 10% discount for one day only — Monday, October 25 th , 2010 when tickets go on sale.  “We are truly excited for the 2011 Festival and very thankful to the fans, chefs, winemakers, sponsors, students, and staff who have supported us since the beginning,” notes Schrager, who also serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications & National Events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. which hosts the Festival. “It has truly been an unforgettable decade and we are so pleased to have raised $10 million to date for Florida International University.

James Cameron and Friends Soar Weightless in the AVATAR ZERO-G Experience to Support the X PRIZE Foundation

SOURCE: X PRIZE Foundation Oscar ® and Golden Globe ® Winning Filmmaker Raises Funds for the X PRIZE Foundation to Help Drive Radical Breakthroughs in Science and Technology LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – October 11, 2010) –   James Cameron, ” AVATAR ” Producer/Director and avid explorer, took flight aboard the ZERO-G Experience on Saturday, October 9, to raise funds for the X PRIZE Foundation. Joining Cameron on this flight was X PRIZE Foundation Trustee Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment. Other notable flyers included: Tim Ferriss, Author, “The 4-Hour Workweek”; Dr. Peter H

Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge Transformed Into World’s Greatest Picnic Spot!

SOURCE: Tourism New South Wales Thousands Enjoy “Breakfast on the Bridge,” Centrepiece of the Annual Crave Sydney International Food Festival SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – October 11, 2010) –  On a once-in-a-century date, October 10, 2010 (10/10/10), Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge was transformed into the world’s greatest picnic spot! More than seven thousand people enjoyed breakfast with a spectacular harbour view, whilst being suspended 50 metres above the water. Breakfast on the Bridge is the centrepiece of the annual Crave Sydney International Food Festival , a month long celebration offering extraordinary food experiences in unique Sydney locations, in all corners of Australia’s global city and across New South Wales (NSW). Demonstrating Sydney’s support of Australia’s 2022 FIFA World Cup bid, a four metre high, giant ‘Come Play’ football was rolled down the center of the Australian landmark

RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles Debuts on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre This Fall for 12 Weeks Only

SOURCE: Magic Arts & Entertainment Extended by Popular Demand Through January 9 NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 10, 2010) –   RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway has been extended by popular demand and will now run through Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. Previews for the acclaimed RAIN Beatles concert begin Tuesday, October 19 with the official opening scheduled for Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 PM. RAIN on Broadway tickets for the additional week go on sale Friday, October 8! As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Denver Post), RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience.

Iconosys Introduces Spanish-Language Version of Its DriveReply(TM) Technology for Android Smartphones

SOURCE: Iconosys, Inc. Easy, Convenient DriveReply TM Auto Reply: “I’m sorry, you caught me driving. Okay if I call/text you back?” LAGUNA HILLS, CA–(Marketwire – October 8, 2010) – Iconosys, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative mobile and stationary telecommunications applications and technologies, announced today the introduction and release of the Spanish-language version of their proprietary DriveReply™ technology for Google Android Smartphones.

New York Seminar Features International Real Estate Investments in Brazil

SOURCE: The Association for Real Estate and Tourism Development of Brazil Seminar Connects Investors With Development Opportunities on November 3 in New York City NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) –  The Association for Real Estate and Tourism Development of Brazil ( ADIT ) is hosting the Brazil Investment Connection Seminar in New York City at the SUNY Global Center (formerly The Levin Institute) located on 116 East 55th Street on Wednesday, November 3, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. The seminar will provide the opportunity to learn about the advantages of investing in Brazil and what the best opportunities are

Experience Autumn on the Island

SOURCE: Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau HAUPPAUGE, NY–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – The Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (LICVB) announced the redesign of the region’s official travel and tourism site, www.DiscoverLongIsland.com , with the launch of their Autumn on the Island campaign featured on their site and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LongIslandNewYork .

Opportunity International Fights Hunger in Rural Africa

SOURCE: Opportunity International Innovative Agricultural Finance Model, Savings Programs and Insurance to Reach More Than 90,000 Smallholder Farms Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa OAK BROOK, IL–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) –   Combining the best of traditional microfinance with a rigorous understanding of the unique factors associated with smallholder agriculture in Africa, Opportunity International has developed an innovative and holistic agricultural finance model that has the potential to transform Africa’s smallholder farmers from subsistence growers to cash crop producers and to move the continent toward becoming a self-sustaining food producer. Earlier this spring, the U.S. government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative , also referred to as “Feed the Future,” was unveiled with the objective to accelerate inclusive agriculture sector growth by improving agricultural productivity, expanding markets and trade, and increasing economic resilience in vulnerable rural communities

British Columbia Magazine Brings Home Nine IRMA Awards

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Oct. 7, 2010) – British Columbia Magazine was in the winners’ circle on September 26, 2010 at the 30 th annual awards ceremony hosted by the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) in Branson, Missouri. The publication brought nine awards home to British Columbia for excellence in magazine publishing, including Finalist for Magazine of the Year, Gold for Nature Feature, and Gold for Special Focus for its Summer 2009 edition. The issue marked the magazine’s 50 th anniversary and featured the full-length special feature, “50 Things to Do in B.C.

A New Marketing Maven Hits Downtown Santa Monica

SOURCE: Downtown Santa Monica Bayside District Introduces Ashley Walkley SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –  Downtown Santa Monica is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Marketing and Communications Manager, Ashley Walkley, to Bayside District Corporation.

The Moorings Sponsors Expedition Biosphere Fakarava in Tahiti

SOURCE: The Moorings CLEARWATER, FL–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –   The Moorings , the world’s premier yacht charter company, is pleased to sponsor Expedition Biosphere Fakarava , a marine mammal research and conservation initiative. This research mission focuses on studying whales and dolphins in a vast region of the South Pacific, French Polynesia’s Tuamotu and Gambier Islands, with special emphasis at Fakarava, Raraka, Aratika, Toau and Kauehi. These coral atolls near Tahiti have been designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. Dr

Escapia(R) Partners With Second Porch to Bring the Power of Facebook to Increase Vacation Rental Bookings

SOURCE: Escapia Partnership Delivers a New Social Media Channel to Vacation Rental Managers SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –   Escapia, Inc. ( www.escapia.com ), the web-based vacation rental software and marketing leader, today announced a partnership with Second Porch ( www.secondporch.com ), the social vacation rental marketplace. This new partnership harnesses the power of ClearStay.com, the Escapia booking platform, and Second Porch’s extensive Facebook integration to bring vacation rentals into the social networking space

MISS CALIFORNIA USA(R) Makes History

SOURCE: Dyyno MISS CALIFORNIA USA Pageant Registers the Largest Number of Participants in the History of the Organization and Announces The Social Network Awards LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) – The MISS CALIFORNIA USA ® has registered the most contestants for any state in the history of Donald Trump’s MISS USA ® and MISS UNIVERSE ® organization.

New Campaign Encourages Post-Secondary Students to "Come Make Your Mark" in the Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES–(Marketwire – Oct. 6, 2010) – Editors’ Note: There are 2 images and a video associated with this Press Release. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has launched the second phase of the Come Make Your Mark national marketing campaign aimed at addressing labour shortages in the NWT â”? this time focusing on university, college and trade-school students.

The Hertz Corporation Continues to Expand in 2010

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Hertz Local Edition Expanding Throughout the U.S. PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  The Hertz Corporation ( NYSE : HTZ ) continues the expansion of Hertz Local Edition, its U.S. off-airport car rental business, with 60 new locations opening during the remainder of year. By the end of December, Hertz will have opened more than 250 new locations in 2010. The openings are part of a Company-wide strategy to accelerate expansion in the off airport car rental market servicing the replacement, leisure and business customers in this segment.

Sunsail Makes a Splash at the 2010 Annapolis Sailboat Show

SOURCE: Sunsail Sunsail to Announce New Yachts for 2010-2011, Sailing Destinations in Grenada and Belize, and the Award-Winning Sunsail 384 Returns CLEARWATER, FL–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) – Sunsail , the company for sailors by sailors, returns to the Annapolis Sailboat Show, October 7-11, 2010, with a series of announcements that highlight their new base openings in Belize and Grenada , as well as the award-winning Sunsail 384 catamaran, named Cruising World ‘s Boat of the Year and SAIL ‘s Best Boat 2010. In addition, Sunsail will make announcements regarding the fleet expansion for the upcoming season. NEW DESTINATIONS: Grenada & Belize Sunsail’s newest charter destination officially opened in Grenada for sailing vacations October 1, 2010.

Internet Car Shopping Leads to More ‘Automotive Tourism’

SOURCE: LeaseTrader.com LeaseTrader.com Sees More People Saving Money by Traveling to Get Right Deal MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  LeaseTrader.com, the nation’s most popular car leasing marketplace, sees a rise in what it has dubbed “Automotive Tourism,” where people travel outside their own region to retrieve a car they’ve shopped for online. Online car shopping has been a growing trend for some time now, and on LeaseTrader.com people take over the remaining portion of vehicles still under contract as a way to get a short-term lease with no down payment

Michigan Golf Course Owners: Snyder to Help Tourism Industry

SOURCE: The Michigan Golf Course Owners Association Organization Makes First-Ever Endorsement in Political Campaign LANSING, MI–(Marketwire – October 4, 2010) –  The Michigan Golf Course Owners Association today made the first-ever campaign endorsement in the organization’s history by publicly backing Rick Snyder for governor, saying he is the best candidate to help create jobs in the tourism industry.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum to Tap Premiere Partnerships "Revenue Maximizer" Valuation Targeting $30M in Corporate Sponsorship &…

SOURCE: Hip Hop Hall of Fame Media The HHHOF Co-Branded Media Properties to Set First Ever “Hip Hop Upfront Sponsorship Event” During the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show Week NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) – The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Entertainment Complex is set to tap Premiere Partnerships as its corporate sales strategy developer. After many months of talks and strategizing the HHHOF Global Media Properties and their partners have decided to aggressively move forward with the “Revenue Maximizer” Valuation package of Premiere Partnerships for all of our co-branded multi-media properties and the HHHOF Museum floors, exhibits, and naming rights in Manhattan. The “Revenue Maximizer” will provide all of our New York City Officials, Corporate Partners, Investment Bankers, as well as our Music & Entertainment Industry Clients a clear picture of the HHHOF Museum’s true value and economic impact, and the advertiser co-branding potential to the New York greater cultural community

Hertz Comments on Dollar Thrifty Vote

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – September 30, 2010) –  Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) (“Hertz”) commented on Dollar Thrifty’s report of a “No” vote today by its stockholders on the merger agreement between the two companies. Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Subject to final confirmation of the results of the stockholder meeting, we will focus on implementing our strategy to rapidly accelerate the expansion of Advantage Rent-a-Car and the U.S.

Avis aux médias: Divertissement GRATUIT pour toute la famille durant cette fin de semaine à l’occasion de la Foire d’automne annuelle du parc…

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – 30 sept. 2010) –   QUOI Foire d’automne annuelle du Parc Downsview Cet évènement familial GRATUIT propose une multitude de divertissements pour tous les âges. Il offre à la communauté l’occasion de se réunir pour accueillir et célébrer l’arrivée de l’automne dans leur parc – un parc pour toutes les saisons

Opportunity International Creates Community Banking in Rural Africa

SOURCE: Opportunity International “Banking on Africa” Campaign Grows to Close the Gap for Five Million Rural Africans to Access Savings-Based Microfinance Services in the Communities Where They Live and Work OAK BROOK, IL–(Marketwire – September 30, 2010) – Today, less than 10 percent of households in most sub-Saharan African countries, including Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda, have a bank or savings account. To address this need, Opportunity International is expanding its savings-based microfinance services aimed at providing smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa with much-needed access to financial services, as well as transformational training to improve the financial literacy of Africa’s rural populations. Opportunity International’s “Banking on Africa” campaign, an initiative aiming to reach five million new clients in Africa by 2015, is successfully enabling vibrant commerce and community banking throughout rural Africa. As one example, the Opportunity International Bank of Malawi began operations in May 2003, offering savings, loans and insurance products.

Scrum va más allá del software

SOURCE: Scrum Alliance, Inc PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Líderes gubernamentales, educativos y de muchas otras industrias se reunieron el fin de semana en el evento Scrum Beyond Software (Scrum va más allá del software) en Phoenix para tratar sobre sus cuestiones más complejas de gestión de proyectos y descubrir cómo Scrum puede ayudar a resolverlas. Lo que descubrieron en esta reunión patrocinada por Scrum Alliance fue que toda organización puede mejorar la manera en que trabaja y responder con mayor facilidad al cambio con Scrum. “Escuche a uno de los participantes decir, ‘Cuando la gente habla acerca de la sabiduría colectiva, esta es la gente a la que se refieren’.

Sigma Corporation of America Announces Grand Prize Winner of Its Momtographers’ Photo Contest

SOURCE: Sigma Corporation of America Christine Blaylock of Illinois Wins $2,500 Cash for Her Winning Photo of 2-Year-Old Daughter RONKONKOMA, NY–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Christine Blaylock’s photograph of her two-year-old daughter wearing a tiara, intended for an invitation for her second birthday party, is the winner of the grand prize in Sigma Corporation of America’s ‘ Momtographers’ Photo Contest .’ Blaylock, of Bolingbrook, IL, a suburb of Chicago, wins $2,500 in cash for her photo, submitted in the contest’s “Dressed for Success” category, which was chosen by Sigma’s executives as the best of the nearly 270 photos submitted in the contest. A stay-at-home mom with two children, ages 2 and 3, Blaylock said she is passionate about taking pictures of her children. “I’d say I’m truly the definition of a ‘Momtographer,'” Blaylock said.

Scrum Vai Além de Software

SOURCE: Scrum Alliance, Inc PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Líderes do governo, da educação e de várias outras indústrias se reuniram no último fim-de-semana no evento Scrum Beyond Software realizado em Phoenix para conversarem sobre os seus problemas mais sérios em gerenciamento de projetos e descobrirem como a Scrum pode ajudar a solucioná-los. O que descobriram nesta reunião organizada pela Scrum Alliance foi que cada organização pode melhorar a maneira como opera e gerenciar as mudanças com maior facilidade com a ajuda da Scrum.

Scrum Goes Beyond Software

SOURCE: Scrum Alliance, Inc PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) –  Leaders from government, education, and many other industries gathered last weekend at the Scrum Beyond Software event in Phoenix to talk through their toughest project management issues and discover how Scrum could help solve them.

Hertz Affirms Deal Certainty as Avis Concedes Antitrust Hurdle

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Hertz Affirms Intent to Close Dollar Thrifty Acquisition by Year End With “Yes” Vote by DTG Stockholders on September 30 PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) (“Hertz”) today responded to a press release, dated September 27, 2010, issued by Avis Budget regarding the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty. Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Instead of making a legitimate offer to purchase Dollar Thrifty, Avis has issued yet another press release with nothing new other than an admission, at last, that ‘antitrust approval is a hurdle for an Avis Budget-Dollar Thrifty deal’ that they apparently need the rest of the year to understand. Due to this uncertainty, which may never be resolved to Avis’s liking, they want a lengthy delay of the Dollar Thrifty stockholder vote scheduled for September 30, 2010.

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council and The Art Institute of Vancouver Sign Articulation Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– (Marketwire – Sept. 27, 2010) – The formal signing of an articulation agreement last Thursday marked the first time that a post-secondary institution in Vancouver officially recognized the value of industry credentials in the tourism sector. Wendy Swedlove, President of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC), was thrilled about the significance of the event.

Le Conseil canadien des ressources humaines en tourisme et l’Art Institute of Vancouver signent une entente d’articulation

VANCOUVER, COLOMBIE-BRITANNIQUE– (Marketwire – 27 sept. 2010) – En signant une entente d’articulation officielle jeudi dernier, un établissement d’enseignement postsecondaire de Vancouver a pour la première fois reconnu officiellement la valeur des titres de compétence professionnels décernés par le secteur du tourisme. Wendy Swedlove, présidente du Conseil canadien des ressources humaines en tourisme (CCRHT), était enchantée de cet événement de grande importance

Introducing: Antiques + Modernism Winnetka

SOURCE: Antiques + Modernism Winnetka A Fusion of the Midwest’s Most Well-Respected Antiques and Modernism Shows CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – September 27, 2010) –  The Woman’s Board of the Winnetka Community House is proud to announce the debut of its new show, Antiques+ Modernism Winnetka , arriving in the fall of 2010. Discover your passion for design at this inaugural event which blends the best of the former Winnetka Antiques Show and Modernism Show on October 22-24 at the Winnetka Community House , 620 Lincoln Avenue, in Winnetka, Illinois. The combined event will encompass periods of design ranging from the 17th century to the mid 20th century. Sixty of the country’s most esteemed dealers will showcase fine examples of American, British, French and Asian antiques, as well as pieces from the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid-Century design movements. The exhibition and sale will offer furniture, silver, ceramics, jewelry, garden antiques, lighting, rugs, textiles, fine and folk art, architectural artifacts and even more

InterPark Parking Garages Offer Chicago Marathoners Convenience and Chance to Win Green Sweepstakes

SOURCE: InterPark InterPark’s “Green Sweepstakes” Contest — Which Aims to Increase Sustainability in Chicago by Offering Prizes That Range From Car Leases to Bicycles — Enters Its Fifth Week in the Shadows of the Fabled Chicago Marathon CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – September 27, 2010) – People running the Chicago Marathon have been training for months and are now in their final phase of planning for the big day. Thankfully, runners can take parking off their list of to-dos before the starting gun fires by parking in one of many downtown Chicago InterPark parking garages. “We are excited to have hundreds of parking spaces in the downtown area available to runners for the Chicago Marathon,” said InterPark’s President Marshall Peck.

Westborn Market to Host "Meet Michigan Again" Product Showcase

SOURCE: Westborn Market Michigan-Made Food Products to Be Featured at the Berkley Store on October 9 and 10 BERKLEY, MI–(Marketwire – September 27, 2010) – As a result of customer enthusiasm for Westborn Market’s unique showcase of Michigan-made products last April, the specialty grocer will host an even larger event on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, 2010. “Meet Michigan Again” will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at 27659 Woodward in Berkley

Mazatlan Will Build on Successes of September’s Western Canada Tour

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 27, 2010) – A delegation of  Mazatlan’s tourism industry executives and government officials recently concluded a tour of Western Canada within the framework of Mexico Fest and the Addison Travel Trade Shows. In an effort to build on the successes of the September tour, Mazatlan Hotel Association representatives will return to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver on October 13, 14, and 15 respectively.

Overwhelming Demand for Concert Tickets for Singapore Sun Festival 2010

SOURCE: IMG Artists Tickets to HITMAN David Foster and Friends Concerts Sold Out Within Three Weeks and Jose Carreras Concert Selling Fast SINGAPORE–(Marketwire – September 27, 2010) –   The HITMAN strikes again with sell-out performances for the opening gala concerts on Friday, 29 October and Saturday, 30 October 2010. Tickets for José Carreras concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Tuesday, 2 November 2010 are also almost entirely sold out. Fans are encouraged to book their choir stalls tickets fast, which have just been released, for the José Carreras concert to avoid disappointment

Hertz Affirms Agreement Price Is "Best and Final"

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Hertz/Dollar Thrifty Agreement Only Scenario for Optimal Outcome and Deal Closure by Year End PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) – Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) (“Hertz”) today affirmed that its merger agreement to acquire Dollar Thrifty at a purchase price equivalent to $50.25 (at the Sept 23 closing share price for Hertz of $10.45) is Hertz’s best and final offer. Hertz also expressed confidence that Dollar Thrifty shareholders would approve the merger transaction at their scheduled September 30, 2010 meeting, thereby clearing the way for a closing later this year.  Mark P. Frissora, Hertz’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our agreement with Dollar Thrifty provides its shareholders with a substantial premium, deal certainty and a clear path to deal closure by year end

Silver Pass Weekend Along the Silverado Trail

SOURCE: Silverado Trail Wineries Association NAPA, CA–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) –  The Silverado Trail Wineries Association will be presenting their annual event along Napa Valley’s road less traveled. The Silver Pass Weekend 2010 event will be held November 13 th through November 14 th from 11 am until 4 pm each day at participating wineries along the Silverado Trail in Napa, California.  The weekend will include current release tastings at each of the fifteen participating wineries; library releases, barrel sampling, food pairing, special discounts and much more will be offered to all Silver Pass holders. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this event will benefit the Napa County Unified School District to benefit the Books for Preschoolers program. Silver Passes are available for purchase in advance with a credit card at www.localwineevents.com or on the days of the event at any participating winery.  Pre-sale passes can be purchased for $40 (1 day) or $65 (weekend) . Passes purchased during the event are $45 (1 day) and $70 (weekend). Groups of eight or more are encouraged to call ahead to the participating wineries that they would like to visit. For a list of participating wineries and for more information, visit the Silverado Trail Wineries Association’s website at www.silveradotrail.com .  Questions can be directed to (707) 256-0122 .

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Partners With Gowalla for Location Campaign

SOURCE: Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism LITTLE ROCK, AR–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is making it easy for smart phone users who visit the state to have a fun, “social,” good time. The agency is the first state tourism organization in the United States to launch a campaign on Gowalla , the location-based mobile and web service that allows people to keep up with friends, share the places they go and discover the extraordinary in the world around them . People will now have the ability to check in at featured destinations around Arkansas to receive customized Stamps for their Gowalla Passport. Along with the featured destinations, curated Gowalla Trips have been created highlighting many of the rich experiences that are available to travelers across the state.

Snapshot of Events and Activities for World Maker Faire

SOURCE: O’Reilly Media Inc Fun and Folly for Every Member of the Family QUEENS, NY–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – World Maker Faire [ www.makerfaire.com ] is this weekend, September 25 th and 26 th at the New York Hall of Science. Come see all the cool things that people make, craft, hack and build. There’s something for everyone with over 500 Makers sharing their projects, food, fashion, crafts, rockets, robots, and hacked carnival rides. From a “yarn bombed” rocket to a Rubik’s Cube solving Robot and Chariot Races, there’s no shortage of fun and unique things to see and do at World Maker Faire. On Saturday and Sunday attend hands-on soldering and lock picking workshops, crafting talks, Rock-It Science Cabaret, and Beyond CSI sleuthing.  Big attractions include the Life-Size Mousetrap — come watch a 2 ton safe drop onto a New York Taxi Cab. ArcAttack, the Original Singling Tesla Coils, provides an electrifying musical experience. The Madagascar Institute presents a midway carnival with the 360 Swing and Jet (propulsion) Ponies, and Ben Hur-style Chariot Races and more. Cyclecide is bringing their pedal powered bike rodeo for all to try and enjoy.  For crafters, get hands-on with Martha Stewart Living editors as they bring the October issue to life. See Robyn Love’s “yarn-bombed” rocket. Attend the Stitch & BUST knitting circle. Learn to knit or learn a new craft at the Craft Demo Stage with hourly how-to demonstrations or hang out in the Xyron Craft Lounge to try out new products or skills. Visit BUST Magazine Craftacular, where over 100 juried craft vendors will be selling their wares. At the 3D Printer Village see personal manufacturing in real time! Make everything from a missing shirt button to a custom designed Hot Wheels car. The possibilities are endless and available in your own garage.  For the Science buff, don’t miss Beyond CSI, see a real CSI at work with fingerprints, firearms and blood/DNA. Or step aboard the BioBus for some hands-on biology lab experiments.  On Saturday don’t miss Diana Eng’s Technology Fashion Show

Scrum Alliance Brings Global Agile Event to Amsterdam

SOURCE: Scrum Alliance INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – People from around the world who seek an agile solution to business problems are coming to the 2010 Scrum Gathering in Amsterdam. From November 15-17, 2010, attendees will participate in workshops, TED-style talks, barcamp sessions, and small group clinics — all on the topic of using Scrum to transform the world of work. Registration is open; early bird discounts apply through October 15, 2010.

Scrum Alliance lleva su evento global ágil a Ámsterdam

SOURCE: Scrum Alliance INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – La gente de todo el mundo que busca una solución ágil a los problemas empresariales se reunirá en el Scrum Gathering 2010 de Ámsterdam. Del 15 al 17 noviembre de 2010, los asistentes participarán en talleres, charlas estilo TED, sesiones BarCamp y clínicas en grupos pequeños ?todos en torno al tema del uso de Scrum para transformar el mundo del trabajo

Scrum Alliance leva evento ágil global para Amsterdam

SOURCE: Scrum Alliance INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – Pessoas de todo o mundo em busca de uma solução ágil para problemas de negócios participarão da Scrum Gathering 2010 em Amsterdam. Entre 15-17 de novembro de 2010, os participantes farão workshops, conversas estilo TED, sessões de barcamp, e clínicas de pequenos grupos — tudo sobre o tópico do uso da Scrum para transformar o mundo do trabalho

World’s Best Brats Contest Hosted in Watertown, WI, on October 2nd

SOURCE: Watertown Tourism Council Competitors Include Glenn’s Market, Johnsonville, Klement’s, Trig’s Smokehouse, Piggly Wiggly and Many Others WATERTOWN, WI–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) –  The Watertown Tourism Council is pleased to announce that on Saturday, October 2 nd , between 1:00 and 7:00pm, residents from across Wisconsin will have the opportunity to sample delicious food from more than a dozen of the best brat makers in the land, as these brat makers compete for the title of “World’s Best Brat.” The event will take place at Watertown Airport and is open to the public. Brat makers including Johnsonville, Klement’s, Trig’s Smokehouse, Piggly Wiggly, Glenn’s Market and many others will be cooking up delicious brats all day. Tickets will be $5 and are available for purchase at the entry gate

Historic Little Italy-Cleveland Announces the October Art Walk

SOURCE: La Bella Vita CLEVELAND, OH–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) –  It’s that time for the year’s second Art Walk in Little Italy! Wine, Dine and Shop your way through the famous galleries in Little Italy for three full days! Meet visiting artists from around the world and local artists. Receptions, entertainment and beautiful art all weekend starting Friday, October first. Valet parking starts Friday night on Mayfield Rd

Bridal Extravaganza Show Announces Winter Dates: January 8-9, 2011

SOURCE: Bridal Extravaganza Show HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) –  On January 8-9, 2011, the 27th annual Bridal Extravaganza Show will be held at downtown Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. Thousands of brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride, grooms, and wedding planners will have their pick of over 400 vendors in 700 display showcases who cater exclusively to the ever fashionable, stylish, and romantic wedding industry. This huge event, held twice annually, draws marriage bound couples from all over Texas and beyond to find invaluable resources and to register to win honeymoons and shopping sprees. Brides may walk away with a honeymoon in the Riviera Maya or Puerto Vallarta, or a free wedding announcement in the local paper. Houston women have been attending this event for 27 years. When an engagement is announced, the first step is to attend the Bridal Extravaganza. “It’s my turn,” says Vicki Dill, Houstonian. “As soon as I got engaged, I called my best friends and said ‘we’re all going to the Extravaganza — it’s my turn.'” At this event, brides find everything they need to plan the wedding of their dreams. From cakes to stationery, from DJs to live music, from gowns to catering, this is the event brides plan to attend.  Brides also enjoy formal fashion shows presented on the 60-foot New York style runway. Best of all, brides can interview Houston’s most trusted vendors and make selections.  For more information call (281) 340-7777 or log on to www.BridalExtravaganzaShow.com .

Bridal Extravaganza Show Announces Winter Dates: January 8-9, 2011

SOURCE: Bridal Extravaganza Show HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) –  On January 8-9, 2011, the 27th annual Bridal Extravaganza Show will be held at downtown Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. Thousands of brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride, grooms, and wedding planners will have their pick of over 400 vendors in 700 display showcases who cater exclusively to the ever fashionable, stylish, and romantic wedding industry. This huge event, held twice annually, draws marriage bound couples from all over Texas and beyond to find invaluable resources and to register to win honeymoons and shopping sprees. Brides may walk away with a honeymoon in the Riviera Maya or Puerto Vallarta, or a free wedding announcement in the local paper

Connecticut Magazine Names Gilson Cafe & Cinema 2010 Best Dinner and a Movie in Connecticut

SOURCE: Gilson Cafe & Cinema WINSTED, CT–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) –  The editors of Connecticut Magazine ® have named the Gilson Café & Cinema of Winsted, Conn. as the Best Dinner and a Movie in its Best of Connecticut ® 2010 awards. The Gilson and other winners are profiled in the September issue of Connecticut Magazine , which is on newsstands now, and available online at http://www.connecticutmag.com .

The Summer’s Hottest Event, Maker Faire Detroit, Returns to The Henry Ford, July 30-31, 2011

SOURCE: The Henry Ford DEARBORN, MI–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – Maker Faire Detroit will return to The Henry Ford, July 30-31, 2011. More than 18,000 people attended the two-day festival filled with inventors and makers displaying their creations and goods. This family-friendly weekend features hundreds of Makers from all over the nation in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.

The Summer’s Hottest Event, Maker Faire Detroit, Returns to The Henry Ford, July 30-31, 2011

SOURCE: The Henry Ford DEARBORN, MI–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – Maker Faire Detroit will return to The Henry Ford, July 30-31, 2011. More than 18,000 people attended the two-day festival filled with inventors and makers displaying their creations and goods. This family-friendly weekend features hundreds of Makers from all over the nation in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts

Adventure Girl Stefanie Michaels Tapped as Judge for MSN’s "The Tastemaker"

SOURCE: Adventure Girl Author and Online Phenom Stars in Reality Series to Find the Next Social Media Star LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – Stefanie Michaels (aka Adventure Girl®) — the travel author and online megastar with more than one million Twitter followers — has been tapped to serve as a judge on MSN’s new web-based reality series “The Tastemaker.” Michaels, who was named “America’s Tweetheart” by Vanity Fair , is joined on the show by “The Apprentice” Season 2 winner Kelly Perdew to judge which rising social media influencer will become the next online “Tastemaker.” “It’s a thrill to be a judge on the first reality show that challenges participants to make the best use of social media,” Michaels said. “Sites like Twitter are changing how we communicate, and ‘The Tastemaker’ honors and celebrates the people making a difference.” The show features six social media influencers who battle it out over six weeks to capture the most attention, and in-turn win a $10,000 prize.

Adventure Girl Stefanie Michaels Tapped as Judge for MSN’s "The Tastemaker"

SOURCE: Adventure Girl Author and Online Phenom Stars in Reality Series to Find the Next Social Media Star LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – Stefanie Michaels (aka Adventure Girl®) — the travel author and online megastar with more than one million Twitter followers — has been tapped to serve as a judge on MSN’s new web-based reality series “The Tastemaker.” Michaels, who was named “America’s Tweetheart” by Vanity Fair , is joined on the show by “The Apprentice” Season 2 winner Kelly Perdew to judge which rising social media influencer will become the next online “Tastemaker.” “It’s a thrill to be a judge on the first reality show that challenges participants to make the best use of social media,” Michaels said. “Sites like Twitter are changing how we communicate, and ‘The Tastemaker’ honors and celebrates the people making a difference.” The show features six social media influencers who battle it out over six weeks to capture the most attention, and in-turn win a $10,000 prize

Canyon Ranch Named to Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards

SOURCE: Canyon Ranch Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Lenox and Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach All on 2010 List of Top Ten Destination Spas Voted on by Travel + Leisure Readers TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –   Travel + Leisure has revealed its Top Ten Destination Spas (World’s Best Awards 2010) and Canyon Ranch is thrilled to announce it has received this highly coveted accolade.

Eclectic Docket of Vehicles Crossing the Block at 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction

SOURCE: Barrett-Jackson LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – SPEED will broadcast 21.5 hours of auction action during the 3 rd annual Las Vegas event Barrett-Jackson and SPEED to introduce four timed lot numbers One of the world’s fastest cars and a stock of one-of-a-kind exotics will be available to bidders Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will offer a striking group of exciting, eclectic and exotic vehicles at No Reserve during the 3 rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction on Thursday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 25, at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. With 21.5 hours of live SPEED coverage, viewers and attendees will witness hundreds of spectacular vehicles crossing the block during the three days of bidding.  “From a diverse group of Chevelles to one of the world’s fastest production cars and highly respected collections, we promise to feature some of the most exciting vehicles in the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “Since we’ll be kicking off our year-long 40 th anniversary celebration in the city of lights, we’re offering a broad range of vehicles that represent the evolution of the hobby. We stand true to our promise to offer something for everyone, so it’ll be a weekend to remember.” Timing is Everything In partnership with SPEED, Barrett-Jackson will be the center of attention as prominent cars, such as a Bugatti Veyron, SLR McLaren, Buick GSX Stage 1 and a Chevrolet 150 sedan are scheduled to take center stage during the three auction days. For the first time in Barrett-Jackson history, a timed lot number will be featured at 5:30 p.m.

Eclectic Docket of Vehicles Crossing the Block at 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction

SOURCE: Barrett-Jackson LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – SPEED will broadcast 21.5 hours of auction action during the 3 rd annual Las Vegas event Barrett-Jackson and SPEED to introduce four timed lot numbers One of the world’s fastest cars and a stock of one-of-a-kind exotics will be available to bidders Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will offer a striking group of exciting, eclectic and exotic vehicles at No Reserve during the 3 rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction on Thursday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 25, at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. With 21.5 hours of live SPEED coverage, viewers and attendees will witness hundreds of spectacular vehicles crossing the block during the three days of bidding.  “From a diverse group of Chevelles to one of the world’s fastest production cars and highly respected collections, we promise to feature some of the most exciting vehicles in the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “Since we’ll be kicking off our year-long 40 th anniversary celebration in the city of lights, we’re offering a broad range of vehicles that represent the evolution of the hobby. We stand true to our promise to offer something for everyone, so it’ll be a weekend to remember.” Timing is Everything In partnership with SPEED, Barrett-Jackson will be the center of attention as prominent cars, such as a Bugatti Veyron, SLR McLaren, Buick GSX Stage 1 and a Chevrolet 150 sedan are scheduled to take center stage during the three auction days. For the first time in Barrett-Jackson history, a timed lot number will be featured at 5:30 p.m

ME911 Kicks Off National Preparedness Month by Rolling Out New Service Features to Help Protect Families in an Emergency

SOURCE: ME911 SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – ME911, a premier provider of 24/7 emergency response services for families, kicks off National Preparedness Month by rolling out unique feature enhancements to its core service. They are designed to help families prepare for and respond to emergencies — whether it’s personal like losing a wallet and needing a copy of their driver’s license, a medical emergency, or even if it involves a child that’s separated from his or her parent at the mall. ME911’s new service features simplify and personalize the process so families can literally ‘back up their life’ and retrieve or share what’s needed anytime, anywhere

ME911 Kicks Off National Preparedness Month by Rolling Out New Service Features to Help Protect Families in an Emergency

SOURCE: ME911 SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – ME911, a premier provider of 24/7 emergency response services for families, kicks off National Preparedness Month by rolling out unique feature enhancements to its core service. They are designed to help families prepare for and respond to emergencies — whether it’s personal like losing a wallet and needing a copy of their driver’s license, a medical emergency, or even if it involves a child that’s separated from his or her parent at the mall.

ME911 Kicks Off National Preparedness Month by Rolling Out New Service Features to Help Protect Families in an Emergency

SOURCE: ME911 SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – ME911, a premier provider of 24/7 emergency response services for families, kicks off National Preparedness Month by rolling out unique feature enhancements to its core service. They are designed to help families prepare for and respond to emergencies — whether it’s personal like losing a wallet and needing a copy of their driver’s license, a medical emergency, or even if it involves a child that’s separated from his or her parent at the mall. ME911’s new service features simplify and personalize the process so families can literally ‘back up their life’ and retrieve or share what’s needed anytime, anywhere.

ME911 Kicks Off National Preparedness Month by Rolling Out New Service Features to Help Protect Families in an Emergency

SOURCE: ME911 SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – ME911, a premier provider of 24/7 emergency response services for families, kicks off National Preparedness Month by rolling out unique feature enhancements to its core service. They are designed to help families prepare for and respond to emergencies — whether it’s personal like losing a wallet and needing a copy of their driver’s license, a medical emergency, or even if it involves a child that’s separated from his or her parent at the mall. ME911’s new service features simplify and personalize the process so families can literally ‘back up their life’ and retrieve or share what’s needed anytime, anywhere.

CanaDream Corporation Reports Strongest 1st Quarter to Date

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Sept. 17, 2010) – CanaDream Corporation (TSX VENTURE : CDN) today announced financial results for the three months July 31, 2010, as follows: Revenues for the period of $9.6 million is 6% lower than last period, cash flow from operations of $8.9 million (44 cents per share) is 14% higher than the prior period, net income and comprehensive income of $2.1 million is 10% higher than last prior period. The Company encourages interested parties to access CanaDream Corporation’s Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) on the SEDAR website, www.sedar.com , for a more detailed discussion of these results.

City Sports Teams With SCVNGR for In-Store Rewards

SOURCE: SCVNGR Coveted City Sports Tee One of Many Rewards to Be Unlocked BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  What do you get when two awesome Boston-based companies join forces to give you useful and sporty rewards AND share your location-based gaming fun with all your friends, all in one place?

The Drug-Resistant Medical Travel NDM-1 "Superbug" Is Growing, Says Online Medical Tourism Agency Health Options Worldwide (HOW),…

SOURCE: Health Options Worldwide PRINCETON, NJ–(Marketwire – September 15, 2010) – As reported in August of this year, the NDM-1 “Superbug,” a plasmid that is spread from person to person via hand to mouth contamination, arose as a result of medical tourism. Now, this drug-resistant gene has been reported in cases in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts, in three American patients, as reported by the U.S

"All Aboard" for the Big Texas Train Show

SOURCE: The Big Texas Train Show Model Railroad Fans Get on Track at the George R. Brown Convention Center October 16 and 17, 2010 HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – September 15, 2010) – The Big Texas Train Show will steam into the George R. Brown convention center Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, 2010. The first such event sponsored by the Houston Railroad Museum, the show will feature 100,000 square feet of model train layouts, railroad displays from local museums, and vendors offering both model train equipment and vintage railroad memorabilia

IMG Announces Partnership With Aruba Tourism Authority and Aruba Fashion Group

SOURCE: IMG First “Aruba in Style” Event to Take Place in Fall of 2011 NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 15, 2010) –  IMG Fashion and the Aruba Tourism Authority, along with its partner the Aruba Fashion Group, announced today a three year partnership for IMG to consult on the creation and execution of Aruba in Style — a yearly fashion, entertainment and lifestyle event to take place on the island of Aruba beginning in the Fall of 2011. “Aruba already offers some of the best designer retail offerings in the Caribbean, and we feel strongly that this new partnership with IMG and the launch of the Aruba in Style event will help to elevate the island’s reputation as a mecca for fashion and style,” said Mr. Otmar Oduber, Aruba’s Minister of Tourism, Transportation and Labor Affairs.

The Kappa Alpha Psi Freedom Walk — Oct. 15 & 16

SOURCE: NURFC Miami University Fraternity Walks 40 Miles to Benefit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center CINCINNATI, OH–(Marketwire – September 15, 2010) – On Friday, October 15, and Saturday, October 16, the members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at Miami University will complete a 40-mile Freedom Walk to support the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Freedom Center). The Freedom Walk follows a prominent historic Underground Railroad route traveled by enslaved individuals who sought freedom. It crosses the Ohio River into Cincinnati and proceeds to Oxford, Ohio (home of Miami University). The eight members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a few alumni will follow a 40-mile route which will pass known Underground Railroad safe houses and important historical points of interest, including grave sites of prominent Underground Railroad conductors.  “The Freedom Walk is a symbolic way for us to recognize and honor the heroes of the Underground Railroad and raise money to support the Freedom Center’s education of the historic and continuing struggles for freedom around the world,” said Donovan Potter, President of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at Miami University. “We’re asking for financial support by donating $1 per mile.” The proceeds from the Freedom Walk will support the Freedom Center’s educational programs, including the wide array of exhibits that chronicle heroic stories of courage in the pursuit of freedom and thought-provoking programs beyond the Freedom Center’s physical walls that inspire individuals to champion freedom in their communities and end contemporary slavery .

DramaFever.com and ISPLUS Partner for New Online Documentary Channel

SOURCE: DramaFever New Partnership Brings Asian Travel Shows, Cultural Documentaries and Reality TV Shows to Mainstream U.S. Audiences Online NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) –  Today, DramaFever.com and ISPLUS announce a new documentary page on DramaFever.com featuring a variety of Asian documentaries about travel, food, and culture, along with reality TV shows about dating, cooking and martial arts. After recently adding a special page focusing on Asian American short films , the new documentary page creates a unique and educational window for American viewers to explore traditional and contemporary Asian cultures .

Travel Advantage Network Employees Support National Audubon Society in Attempt to Aid Relief Work in Gulf of Mexico

SOURCE: Travel Advantage Network Local Company Takes Steps Each Month to Engage Employees and Charities MILLERSVILLE, MD–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) – Employees of Travel Advantage Network (TAN), a wholesale vacation accommodations program, raised $3,500 during a month-long fundraising effort for the National Audubon Society.  Largely encouraged by the company’s president, Travel Advantage Network employees seize the altruistic spirit each month by campaigning for one of a diverse selection of charities. During the month of July, employees of TAN’s marketing department chose to support the National Audubon Society in an effort to provide important resources for volunteers and the vital work being done on the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding natural habitats.  “Audubon is grateful to Travel Advantage Network and all those whose generous support for our Gulf response and recovery effort is helping us make a difference for birds and their habitat,” stated Tom Bancroft, Chief Scientist of National Audubon Society. Fundraising efforts for the National Audubon Society featured a silent auction boasting such items as local restaurant gift cards, lunch with Travel Advantage Network’s General Manager, as well as Baltimore Orioles baseball tickets. Additional events included a pay-to-wear-jeans day, ice cream socials, as well as being sponsored by a local restaurant for an evening, with 20% the cost of each employee’s meal going towards the charity. For information about Travel Advantage Network and its monthly charitable efforts, please visit PlanWithTAN.com or the Travel Advantage Network charity blog .

Tourism Tofino Welcomes the O’Neill Coldwater Classic Canada Professional Surfing Competition Back to West Coast Vancouver Island, British Columbia,…

SOURCE: Tourism Tofino Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Contest Expanded to Include Pacific Rim National Park Beaches SANTA CRUZ, CA and TOFINO, BC–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) –  O’Neill www.oneill.com , leading the way in surf products and apparel since 1952, and Tourism Tofino, a British Columbia destination marketing organization, today announced that the O’Neill Cold Water Classic Canada 2010 www.oneill.com/cwc — Canada’s only professional surfing competition sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals www.aspworldtour.com — will again be held in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island from October 9-15, 2010. In its second year, the O’Neill Coldwater Classic utilizes a mobile format allowing competitors to take advantage of the best available surfing conditions at various beaches in each competition location. Should wave and wind conditions warrant, this year’s O’Neill Coldwater Classic Canada can be expanded beyond the District of Tofino to include beaches within Pacific Rim National Park Reserve — a Parks Canada protected area comprising three units — Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail

Medical Tourism Association Reveals Successful Ingredients Behind Upcoming World’s Biggest Medical Tourism and Global Benefits Congresses

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 14, 2010) – The 3 rd Annual World Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress has received sponsorship and support from government bodies from across the world, as the congress confirms thousands of delegates from 75 countries with over 100 speakers, over 50 sessions and above 100 exhibitors and sponsors for the upcoming congress. With many feathers in its cap, the world’s prestigious congress is scheduled to take place at Los Angeles, California, September 22-24th, 2010

Livemocha(TM) Brings Language Learning Out of the Stone Age

SOURCE: Livemocha Company Harnesses Power of Social Networking and World-Class Content to Teach Real Conversation Skills Online BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) –   Livemocha (TM), the world’s largest online language learning community, today announced the launch of Livemocha Active Courses™, a set of ground-breaking online language courses for English , French , Italian ,  German and  Spanish that promise conversational fluency through the combination of world-class course curriculum, personalized feedback from Livemocha Experts, and limitless practice with native speakers. Designed with the help of leading language publishers Pearson and Harper Collins, the new Active Courses provide a set of online self-study courses that match or exceed the educational caliber of traditional textbook curriculum while integrating online community instruction to ensure the level of fluency that only practice with native speakers can bring. The Active Course offerings promise conversational fluency upon course completion and at a fraction of the cost of traditional language learning software.

The Championship Series From Kensington Tours

SOURCE: Kensington Tours Experience the World’s Most Exclusive Sporting Events With VIP Treatment and Elite Access WILMINGTON, DE–(Marketwire – September 13, 2010) –  Take part in the world’s most prestigious sporting events with the latest addition to Kensington Tours’ portfolio, The Championship Series ( http://www.kensingtontours.com/champ-series ) — a collection of VIP packages to the most legendary tournaments in sport including the Masters, Wimbledon, The Monaco Grand Prix, Kentucky Derby, Super Bowl, Ryder Cup and more. These elite tours have been designed for travelers looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences where steely eyed competitors risk everything in pursuit of hallowed trophies, million dollar purses and the bragging rights of being the best in the universe. Featuring impossible-to-get tickets, luxury hotels, glamorous soirees, first class seats, VIP access and endless opportunities for indulgence, these adrenaline fueled events are ideal for sporting pilgrimages, corporate entertaining or a weekend with the guys

World’s Only Permanent Gallery on Revolutionary Silicon Valley Innovations Unveiled at The Tech Museum

SOURCE: The Tech Museum Adobe, Google, Intel and NVIDIA Present Cutting-Edge Technologies for New, Exclusive Exhibition SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – September 13, 2010) –  The Tech Museum today raised the curtain on its most ambitious exhibition, The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery, revealing cutting-edge technology developed by the world’s foremost experts on computing, digital design, communication and collaboration. The nearly 3,000-square-foot gallery captures the spirit of Silicon Valley ingenuity, examining the core of innovation — the microchip — and immersing visitors in the exciting world of nanotechnology, digital art and mapping.

MALDEF General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz and Members of Ozomatli to Join Modern "Soldadera" Dolores Huerta in an Evening of Conversation

SOURCE: Mexican Heritage Corporation September 23, 2010, 19th Annual San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – September 13, 2010) – San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Corporation (MHC), producer of the largest Mexican heritage and Latin music festival in California, continues its traditions of “firsts” — announcing today that the President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Thomas A. Saenz and members of the popular urban Latino band Ozomatli will join civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, for an evening of conversation moderated by National Public Radio journalist Richard Gonzales on September 23, 2010 at Morris Dailey Auditorium on the campus of San Jose State University. The evening topic is the immigration legislation recently passed in Arizona, its impact to the U.S

Blue Man Group Launches Nationwide Theatrical Tour for 2010-2011 Season

SOURCE: Blue Man Group First Ever Theatrical Tour Debuts New Material Alongside Signature Favorites NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 13, 2010) – NETworks Presentations, LLC announces the first ever Blue Man Group theatrical tour, currently teching in Fayetteville, AR, and opening in Dallas, Texas on September 14. Tickets and schedule are available at http://www.blueman.com/nationaltour . The theatrical tour features the “latest and greatest” material created by the ever-evolving Blue Man Group, highlighted by Blue Man favorites. Chris Wink, Blue Man Group Co-Founder, says, “We can’t wait to show the country what we’ve been working on. This show combines Vegas-sized production values and spectacle with the intimate Off-Broadway experience for which we are best known.” The new sound, set and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, visual experience — “Alternative-Broadway” for Broadway houses across the nation. “We love the fact that we’ve been referred to as ‘Alt-Broadway,'” says Co-Founder Phil Stanton, “because, we’ve never quite fit into one particular category. We’re part rock concert, part theatre show; part Las Vegas, part New York. Our show is really more about the collective experience of the audience. It’s about all of us embracing a sense of wonder and discovery, and celebrating together rather than passively viewing a performance.” Blue Man Group is best known for their various multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men. The original OBIE-award winning Off-Broadway production led to a variety of productions world-wide, including the Olivier Award-winning London production and many long-running productions across the US. As the company develops new projects and encounters new technology, the theatrical show continues to evolve. According to Chris Wink, this is a necessity, “The Blue Man character is naturally curious, he is constantly observing the world we live in and celebrating everything from the silly to the sublime. Our world is in a constant state of change, and as it changes, the Blue Man can’t help but respond to it.” About NET works Presentations NETworks Presentations, LLC (Producer). Founded in 1995 by Kenneth Gentry, Seth Wenig and Scott Jackson, NETworks has produced and managed over 70 national and international touring productions.

UK Holiday Home Sales Launches September Sale on Caravan Holiday Homes

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Sept. 13, 2010) – UK Holiday Home Sales have launched a spectacular September sale, offering unbelievable prices on caravan holiday homes starting from just £9,995!* A collection of holiday homes are available to choose from, ranging from the perfect starter option for first time buyers to something a little more advanced for those ready to take the next step in owning their own holiday caravan. There are some amazing savings on some of the most popular caravans UK Holiday Home Sales have on offer, from the 2006 BK Savannah, a 35ft x 12ft caravan home with 3 bedrooms, which has been slashed from £17,995 to £15,995*

Colorado Named "The Beer Me State"

SOURCE: Spork Marketing, LLC Inspired by the Upcoming Great American Beer Festival, Spork Marketing Gives Colorado a New Nickname DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) –  In celebration of the upcoming Great American Beer Festival, a Denver Internet marketing company has named Colorado “The Beer Me State.” This nickname was chosen because Colorado produces more beer than any other state, it is home to the single largest brewery in the world, and because Denver is home to the Great American Beer Festival.

Compete Releases Top Museum and Gallery Sites for July 2010

SOURCE: Compete Online Behavior Shows That Museums and the Arts Are Still a Big Part of Summer Fun BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – September 8, 2010) –   Compete , a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top museum and gallery sites for July 2010 based on data from the company’s panel of more than two million US-based internet users.  Making History Washington, D.C. is the epicenter for history museums, and summer trips to the nation’s capital give families the perfect chance to learn about the nation’s past. During the month of July, a total of 1,288,058 unique visitors (UVs) visited si.org, giving the site a 26.4 percent increase from the previous month and a 22.56 percent uptick from July 2009

Jeanne Robertson Leaves a Trail of Laughter for All Ages on Her Comedy With Class Tour

SOURCE: Jeanne Robertson Award-Winning Humorist Signs With Outback Concerts and Comedy String Entertainment for National Tour NASHVILLE, TN–(Marketwire – September 8, 2010) – With her career nearly half a century in the making, humorous speaker Jeanne Robertson will add to her collection of milestones with her upcoming Outback Concerts tour “Comedy with Class.” This 67-year-old former Miss North Carolina stands tall at 6’2″ and has a personality, heart and sense of humor just as soaring. Entertaining thousands each year, Jeanne has released six DVDs and three books and is heard daily on Sirius XM Radio on the Laugh USA Family Friendly Comedy and Blue Collar Comedy channels.

Disney, Compassion International Join to Release Children From Poverty Around the World

SOURCE: Compassion International September 10-11: Disney World’s ‘Night of Joy’ to Bring Together Compassion, Christian Music Artists in Music Festival to Benefit the World’s Poorest of Children COLORADO SPRINGS, CO–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –  Compassion International, the world’s largest Christian child development and sponsorship organization, and the Walt Disney Company have come together to host Disney World’s “Night of Joy,” a two-night music festival showcasing some of the country’s top Christian artists who will be advocating on behalf of the world’s poorest children . The concert will take place at the forecourt stage of Cinderella Castle at Disney World located near Orlando, Fla

MotivAction Employee Among the First-Ever Graduates of the Strategic Meeting Management Certification Program

SOURCE: MotivAction Manager of Purchasing, Meetings and Events Earns SMMC Designation Through the National Business Travel Association MINNEAPOLIS, MN–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –   MotivAction , a recognized innovator in meetings and event management , is proud to announce that Joanie Miskowiec, manager of purchasing, meetings and events, is among 29 corporate travel and meetings professionals from around the country who earned the designation SMMC, denoting excellence in the theory and practice of Strategic Meetings Management. The SMMC program consists of two core weeks and elective classes. The curriculum is designed to drive further development of accepted best practices, lead to creative new “next-practices,” and enhance communication and leadership skills in developing and implementing global meeting policies, workflows and technologies

WiFiRV Internet Company Warns RV Campground, Resort, and Park Owners About Illegal Activity on Their WiFi Networks

SOURCE: WiFiRV WiFiRV CEO: Unmanaged Wireless Internet Service Can Generate Major Liabilities and Hassles WESTPORT, CT–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –  RV campgrounds, resorts, and parks that offer WiFi service need to be vigilant about illegal activity by their users, according to John M. Borg II, CEO of WiFiRV, a wireless internet service provider specializing in the RV market.

More People Holiday in USA as Pound Improves its Performance Against the Dollar

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Sept. 6, 2010) – Numbers of visitors to the US are on the rise again and experts are predicting even more holidaymakers will be making their way across the pond, after the pound showed signs of steady improvement next to the dollar. Bookings are up for the first quarter of 2010, according to a report by the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, part of the US Department of Commerce, which showed growth in bookings from Canada, Japan, Mexico, Germany and the UK.

Wildlife Activities Captivate Kids at Haven Holiday Parks

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Sept. 6, 2010) – A new programme of Wildlife Detectives at Haven holiday parks is a huge success. Children on holiday have enjoyed mini-beast hunts, rockpool rambles, bat walks and nature trails among other wildlife activities such as bird-box making. The free activity has been one of the most popular schemes available to children staying on Haven’s 35 family holiday parks around the UK. Haven’s environmental consultant Daniel Coward said: “Youngsters have been discovering just how much there is to explore in our wonderful countryside and on the coast. Many have been amazed by the amount of wildlife literally on the doorstep of their holiday home.”  Haven is Britain’s leading family holiday company providing quality holidays at great value to more than 2.

New No Contractual Commitments With Business Travel Agents

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Sept. 2, 2010) – Leading UK business travel agents CT Business Travel have launched a new campaign offering companies the opportunity to use their services with no contractual commitments. CT Business Travel, a member of Uniglobe is a leading UK travel management specialist providing corporate travel services to an impressive range of national and international clients

NileGuide Hires Technology Veterans From Netflix and Sidestep

SOURCE: NileGuide SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 2, 2010) – NileGuide today announced the hiring of two technology leaders to their team, VP of Engineering Peter Alley and Director of Software Development Nick Atkins. Peter takes the reins of NileGuide’s dynamic tech team, with a long history of start-up leadership. Prior to NileGuide, Peter was Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, where he managed the Streaming Infrastructure group (among others), which helped bring Netflix content to the cloud

20% Rabatt auf die beliebten BritRail-Bahnpässe

SOURCE: ACP Rail International Nebensaisonrabatte kommen bei preisbewussten Reisenden gut an MONTREAL, KANADA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) – Die Nebensaison-Pässe von BritRail bieten 20% Rabatt auf den Verkaufspreis sowie unbegrenzte Reisefreiheit auf den nationalen Bahnnetzen in ganz Großbritannien – oder aber nur für England, falls Ihr Herbst/Winter-Fahrplan nicht auch Schottland und Wales umfasst. Die Nebensaison-Fahrpreise beginnen bei etwa 43 US-Dollar pro Tag (beruhend auf einem Low Season 3 Day BritRail England Consecutive Pass in der Standardklasse zu den in 2010 geltenden Preisen) und sind für Reisen zwischen dem 1.

20 % de descuento en las populares tarjetas de BritRail

SOURCE: ACP Rail International Los viajeros de Budget Savvy pueden disfrutar de descuentos durante la temporada baja MONTREAL–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) – Las tarjetas de BritRail para temporada baja ofrecen un descuento del 20 % en sus precios al público y viajes ilimitados en la red de ferrocarriles nacionales por toda Gran Bretaña, o sólo Inglaterra, en caso de que en su itinerario de otoño/invierno no pueda acoger también Escocia y Gales. Las tarifas de temporada baja van desde aproximadamente 43 USD al día (basándose en un abono de temporada baja de tres días para BritRail England (Low Season 3 Day BritRail England Consecutive Pass) en clase estándar y de acuerdo con los precios de 2010)

20 % de réduction sur les « Pass » BritRail

SOURCE: ACP Rail International Les tarifs réduits de la période hors saison profitent aux voyageurs futés MONTRÉAL, CANADA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) – Les cartes (« Pass ») hors saison de BritRail offrent 20 % sur les prix de vente des billets et des voyages en illimité sur le réseau ferroviaire national dans l’ensemble de la Grande-Bretagne – ou en Angleterre uniquement, si l’itinéraire de votre séjour automnal/hivernal ne peut aller jusqu’en Écosse ou au Pays de Galle. Les tarifs hors saison seront disponibles à partir de 43 USD par jour (en fonction du Pass BritRail hors saison de 3 jours consécutifs (Consecutive Pass), valable en Angleterre en classe normale, aux tarifs en vigueur en 2010) et seront valables pour tout voyage prévu entre le 1er novembre 2010 et le 28 février 2011.

Music of Ireland – Welcome To America Extraordinary Music Special — Part II; Features New Interviews and Rare Footage of Artists Such as Black 47,…

SOURCE: Music of Ireland Premieres Nationwide on Public Television August and Fall 2010 (Check Local Listings); Barnes & Noble to Continue With Exclusive CD and DVD Offers NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) –   “****” (4 STAR REVIEW) “Public television’s two part series illustrates how modern Irish music has had an international impact.” — Dan Aquilante, The New York Post Music of Ireland – Welcome To America continues the definitive story of contemporary Irish music, focusing on the latest and greatest musical exports from the Emerald Isle. Picking up where Music of Ireland – Welcome Home (Part I) left off, this extraordinary look at the most renowned Irish musical artists takes the viewer on a trans-Atlantic journey — from Ireland’s West Coast to the heartland of America. In Part I, Liam Clancy, who was interviewed right before his death, talked about how valuable each moment of his life is. The Irish Voice heralded it as “one priceless moment in a priceless documentary.” On each stop, Music Of Ireland – Welcome To America gives audiences an intimate look at who has contributed to the continuation of this glorious relationship between country and music.

New Competition Comes to the Medical Tourism Industry as Battle Emerges

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA–(Marketwire – Aug. 30, 2010) – The Medical Tourism industry is facing new obstacles and challenges it never faced before. One of these challenges is the new competition entering the marketplace. Established medical tourism destinations are being challenged by new and emerging one.  “As new opportunities arise in any industry, so does new competition,” said Renee-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association and Chief Editor of Medical Tourism Magazine. “We are starting to see some of the more established medical tourism destinations with excellent reputations letting their guard down in terms of marketing and promotion. This is allowing new, emerging destinations to make a big push, generating larger international patient flow through brand awareness. The lack of a comprehensive roadmap will mean less consumer awareness and loss of market positioning in the future,” adds Stephano

Ales on Rails on Tap in October at Verde Canyon Railroad

SOURCE: Verde Canyon Railroad CLARKDALE, AZ–(Marketwire – August 29, 2010) –   The first sign of autumn isn’t always the changing of the leaves; sometimes it’s the changing of the kegs. When the air turns crisp and carries the sound of polka music and the aroma of brats sizzling on the grill, it can only mean that Oktoberfest has arrived. Ales on Rails is Verde Canyon Railroad’s way of toasting this German tradition.  Ales on Rails provides a rollicking farewell to summer every Saturday at noon and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Compete Releases Ranking of Top 50 Web Sites for June 2010

SOURCE: Compete Cable TV Strengthened, Booksellers Thrived and Tourists Checked Out the Gulf Online BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 27, 2010) –   Compete , a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top 50 web sites for June 2010. Among the notable movements for the month were traffic increases to the online homes of cable networks, online book sellers and tourism sites related to the Gulf Coast. Cable TV Networks Gain Steam June was a big month in television, as the premieres of top cable programs were as prevalent as tanning beds on the MTV hit, Jersey Shore

SCVNGR Launches Facebook(R) Places Integration

SOURCE: SCVNGR SCVNGR Check-ins and Challenges Can be Posted to Facebook and Shared with Friends BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 27, 2010) –   SCVNGR , the mobile social game all about going places, doing challenges, earning points and unlocking awesome rewards, announced its integration with Facebook Places today. SCVNGR is among the first location-based mobile games to build and launch with the Facebook Places feature of the Graph API

Gentlemen’s Clubs Have a New Outlet to Bring in New Customers With PinPointsX, the Premier Location-Aware Adult Social Network

SOURCE: PinPointsX LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 26, 2010) –  After debuting successfully for the past year within the mainstream, GLTB and adult communities, the premier location-aware adult social networking portal PinPointsX® ( www.pinpointsx.com ) gives desirable Gentlemen’s Clubs a place on the internet to drive in customers and increase revenues. Gentlemen’s clubs and adult businesses now have a new business opportunity, thanks to PinPointsX®. The adult social networking platform and mobile application gives companies a great advertising strategy to target customers looking for local venues to meet up.

Passport Health Becomes Charter Sponsor of Preaction Alliance(TM)

SOURCE: Firestorm ROSWELL, GA–(Marketwire – August 26, 2010) –  Economic globalization brings increased international business travel, and as a result, greater exposure to communicable illnesses. The H1N1 pandemic that began last year in Mexico forced many companies to face this reality, and new threats are emerging continuously, with illnesses such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A & B, Malaria and Japanese Encephalitis confronting today’s business travelers. The key to mitigating these threats is Passport Health ( www.passporthealthusa.com ) , a leading provider of travel health information and immunizations for international travelers, major corporations, universities and other international organizations, and a Charter Sponsor of the recently launched PREACTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE ALLIANCE™ .

Jeff Kossack & theOtherHand — the Popular L.A. Club Veteran Ditches the Day Job at Last and Digs Into ‘Halflife’ With a Powerhouse Rock-Soul Band…

SOURCE: Luck Media & Marketing LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) –  One great thing about having a cool, well-paying day job for 30 years — when it comes time to get down to business and start pursuing those long-held musical dreams full time, you don’t have to scrimp and save to make the recording of your life. If you are a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Kossack , you’ll have built an incredible, fully digital studio — Otherhand Recording in Canoga Park , California , named after his band, theOtherHand — to create halflife , an infectious soul and rock influenced collection made the classic “old school” way in the tradition of his favorite artists, including The Beatles , Van Morrison, Marc Cohn and the Scottish group Del Amitri . A longtime veteran of the Los Angeles club scene, Kossack began gearing up for his full-time dedication to music in the late 90s with regular gigs at the hotspots on every indie musician’s radar: The Roxy , The Gig , Largo , Genghis Cohen , Highland Grounds , Iguana Cafe and 8121 Club

Red Bull Stratos Team Provides First Look at Camera Systems That Will Record and Broadcast Felix Baumgartner’s Mission to the World

SOURCE: Red Bull Stratos Team Faces Immense Challenges to Provide Real-Time Images That Will Advance Science and Thrill Public LANCASTER, CA–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) –  Today the Red Bull Stratos mission team provided a first look at the custom camera systems that will record and broadcast Felix Baumgartner’s stratospheric mission in real time and high definition. The details, announced at capsule manufacturing facility Sage Cheshire Aerospace, reveal that capturing a potentially supersonic freefall from the edge of space may be one of the most complex elements of the Red Bull Stratos mission.

Planet Antares Scam Solutions Offers Tips to Avoid Vacation Complaints

SOURCE: Planet Antares Solutions LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 24, 2010) –  Vacations are something of a rarity in a tough economy, so having a good time on vacation is essential. Unfortunately, vacations are expensive, and there are few ways around that. The “vacation industry” is also rife with rip-off artists who can persuade you to spend thousands of dollars for a sub-par vacation experience, or who simply take your money and run.

Participation in Summer Study Abroad Increases, New Research From StudyAbroad.com Reveals

SOURCE: StudyAbroad.com Summer Programs See Largest Increase in Interest Over Last Three Years; Summer Participation Highest of All Periods in 2010 CHESTER, PA–(Marketwire – August 24, 2010) –  Fewer American students elected to study abroad during the school year in 2010 and instead have headed overseas this summer to study abroad, according to new research from StudyAbroad.com . In a recent survey of study abroad program providers and universities, StudyAbroad.com found that participation in summer 2010 was highest of all study periods this year. Additionally, when comparing interest in study abroad periods for the last three years, respondents reported that the summer study period experienced the largest increase in interest and 44 percent indicated an increase over participation in summer study abroad since last year

Mexican Government Gives Award to DestinationWeddings.com

SOURCE: DestinationWeddings.com BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 23, 2010) –  A total of five dignitaries from various branches of the Mexican government were on hand on August 13, 2010 at the El Dorado Royale Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, to recognize DestinationWeddings.com for being the Premier Destination Wedding Travel Company for all of Mexico.

Hertz Acquires Italian Power Generation Rental Company — Rent One

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Hertz Continues Acquisition Strategy to Boost Worldwide Revenue Growth PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – August 23, 2010) –  Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) announced that Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) has acquired Rent One Italy, one of the top power generation companies providing power to telecom and event companies throughout Italy. Headquartered in Casole d’Elsa, Siena, Rent One Italy is a strong player in power generation complementing HERC’s established Hertz Energy Services Division.  Founded in 2007, Rent One Italy is a best-in-class power generation rental company that services customers in the event and telecom business, specifically mobile phone companies, including Vodafone and Wind; the Italian Football Championships and Ferrari Team Events. The acquired business had 2009 revenues of US$3.9 million (EUR 2.7M). The acquisition was made by HERC’s European business unit for an undisclosed sum and will be integrated into HERC’s European operations.

105,000 Spectators Crowd Into Long Beach for Red Bull Flugtag

SOURCE: Red Bull North America Girl Power Reigns as Peepin’ it Real Floats Into First Place With a Flight of 98 Feet LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 22, 2010) –  Red Bull Flugtag brought many things to Long Beach today: the Spruce Goose, the Jetsons, the Flintstones and more than 105,000 spectators. The crowd was so enormous that the 710 freeway’s exit ramp to the area was closed, all parking garages were at capacity and traffic was gridlocked throughout the downtown area. The hundreds of thousands that secured a spot were rewarded with the spectacle of human flight as 34 teams launched their crafts off a 30-foot flight deck in an attempt to defy gravity. Girl power ruled the day as team Peepin’ it Real floated into first place with a flight distance of 98 feet. The all-female team from Newport Beach, who are students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UCLA, beat out teams comprised of mechanical and aerospace engineers, U.S. Navy rescue divers and the U.S

America’s Longest-Running Antique Car Show, Old Car Festival, Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

SOURCE: The Henry Ford Discover Nearly 500 Vintage Cars From 1890-1932, Including Early Alternative Fuel Vehicles, September 11-12 in Greenfield Village DEARBORN, MI–(Marketwire – August 19, 2010) –  Explore a range of glamorous, gritty and “green” predecessors to today’s cars — including early examples of steam and electric-powered vehicles — during the 60 th anniversary of Old Car Festival, America’s longest-running antique car show, September 11-12 in Greenfield Village. With special extended Saturday evening hours until 9 p.m., Old Car Festival is free with membership or admission to Greenfield Village; tickets are $22 for adults, $21 for seniors (62 and up) and $16 for youth (5-12). Children under five are free.

JiWire’s Latest Mobile Audience Insights Report Reveals Most Valuable Features of Location-Based Services

SOURCE: JiWire Thirty-Nine Percent of On-The-Go Audience Is Interested in Receiving Mobile Coupons and Discounts SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  JiWire, the leading location-based mobile media company reaching the On-The-Go Audience, today released its Q2 2010 Mobile Audience Insights Report, which examines mobile connectivity, device use and consumer preferences for location-based content and advertising. The report found that mobile users find the most appealing location-based ads are coupons, with 39 percent agreeing that they want discounts while on the go. They are also interested in discovering nearby stores and reviews through ads on location-based apps.

ProStar Auctions Sells the Single Largest Transaction Home at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2010

SOURCE: ProStar Auctions LAKE OZARK, MO–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – In making the announcement, Robert Shively, managing principal of ProStar Auctions said, “According to reported real estate sales here in the Lake Area, this Grand Point Island home is the single largest transaction for a residential home in 2010 and we are very pleased to have had a role in the sale. “ProStar Auctions has sold over 40 properties and this is the second property over $2 million. We have established that real estate auctions are a proven method of real estate sales and we enjoy working with the Realtors throughout the Lake Area. ProStar has already paid out more than $600,000 to Lake Area realtors either on the listing side or the buyer side,” concluded Shively.  “Real estate auctions are the growing ‘first choice’ method of selling homes, condos, land and commercial property,” according to Shively

SEC Declares Hertz S-4 Registration Statement Effective; Dollar Thrifty Mails Proxy Statement to Its Stockholders Seeking Approval of Its Merger…

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) –  Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) (” Hertz “) announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ” SEC “), on August 16, 2010, declared effective Hertz’s registration statement on Form S-4 (the ” S-4 “) regarding its previously announced merger with Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (” Dollar Thrifty “).

Tickets.com and Florida Marlins Execute Long-Term Ticketing Agreement

SOURCE: Tickets.com The Agreement Includes the Advanced ProVenue ® Platform, ProVenueMobile TM , [email protected] ® and Uptix ® Stored Value Technologies COSTA MESA, CA–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – Tickets.com — a leading global provider of integrated, high-performance ticketing solutions — adds National League Major League Baseball team the Florida Marlins ® to its client line-up with a long-term ticketing agreement anchored on ProVenue ® , the industry’s most advanced ticketing platform. Among other technologies, the portfolio of features and services to be delivered to the Marlins includes ProVenueMobile, [email protected] and Uptix stored value ticketing.

House of Air, Ground-Breaking Trampoline Park, Gives Flight to the Flightless in the City by the Bay

SOURCE: House of Air Fun Takes Flight as New Presidio Destination Offers an Exciting, Entertaining and Unprecedented Athletic Experience SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) – Action sports enthusiasts Paul McGeehan and Dave Schaeffer are ecstatic to announce the opening of their revolutionary indoor trampoline park, House of Air, to “Flyers” far and wide. Appropriately located in San Francisco in a historic airplane hanger, House of Air takes the building’s original use for flight quite literally, offering an unparalleled recreational opportunity for sports enthusiasts. Please note: these are not your typical backyard trampolines. House of Air offers a cutting edge array of trampoline structures and programs for walk-in guests, organized children’s and adult classes, “Air Conditioning” fitness programs, birthday parties and corporate events. The flightless can now fly through activities like open trampoline jump time, aerial trampoline training and trampoline dodgeball and basketball. Opening is scheduled for September 15, 2010. “The trampoline park concept is a revolutionary new action sports destination that is quickly gaining national popularity, and we are thrilled to be the first to bring it to San Francisco,” said Schaeffer.

Les Ontariennes et les Ontariens sont invités à partager leurs idées sur l’avenir de la Place de l’Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – 17 août 2010) – La Place de l’Ontario va fêter ses 40 ans l’année prochaine. Pour célébrer cet événement marquant, les Ontariennes et les Ontariens sont invités à faire un retour en arrière et à formuler des suggestions quant à l’avenir du parc. À compter d’aujourd’hui et jusqu’à la fête du Travail, le 6 septembre, les personnes venues visiter la Place de l’Ontario pourront revivre la magie qui avait entouré l’ouverture du parc, au pavillon Ma Place de l’Ontario.

Ontarians Encouraged to Share Ideas on the Future of Ontario Place

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 17, 2010) – With its milestone 40 th birthday coming up next year, Ontario Place wants all Ontarians to get ready to celebrate by sharing their ideas for the future of the park and taking a trip down memory lane. Beginning today and continuing through Labour Day, September 6, visitors to Ontario Place can recapture the magic of the park’s opening at the My Ontario Place Pavilion.

Volunteer With Projects Abroad This Holiday Season and Experience a New World of Traditions

SOURCE: Projects Abroad ‘Tis the Season for Giving Across the Globe With Projects Abroad Programs in 26 Destinations NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) – Swapping pumpkins for banana leaves, roasted turkey for dorowat and cookie-baking for a game of Gena Chewata are just a few of the ways Projects Abroad volunteers have spent the holiday season across the world.

UPDATED-The Museum Announces Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Presented by BMO

KITCHENER, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 13, 2010) – On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg. This fall, 98 years later, The Museum in downtown Kitchener will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase more than 150 legendary artifacts recovered from the Ship’s debris field offering visitors an expressive look at this iconic Ship and the stories of its passengers .

TicketNetwork Advisory — The Eagles Tickets Among Top 10 August Sellers

SOURCE: TicketNetwork.com VERNON, CT–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  Rock band The Eagles are among the Top 10 concert sellers on the TicketNetwork exchange for the first half of August. Fans will also be pleased to find that the overall average price for The Eagles tickets has dropped as compared to the group’s 2009 tour. According to TicketNetwork data at the time of this release*: The current average price for Eagles concert tickets is $217.

‘Best of PapiBlogger Family Road Trip’ Recaps Top Moments From Blogger’s Epic Summer Journey Across America

SOURCE: PapiBlogger MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) –  What happens when a parenting blogger takes his Miami family of five on a 46-day, 12,000-mile, 33-state road trip across the four corners of the continental United States? He becomes a road tripping expert, of course, and blogs about his young family’s adventures on his parenting web site PapiBlogger.com. Just days after completing his epic road trip with his wife Angela and kids Briani (1), Elena (6) and Jonathan (10), blogger Manny Ruiz of Miami is releasing his “Best of PapiBlogger Family Road Trip” report. The recap report spotlights many of the best, biggest and most memorable things the family experienced on their trip.

Black Star Beer Announces ‘MAYBE THE BEST TRIP EVER’ Sweepstakes Partners With One Week Left to Enter

SOURCE: Black Star Beer Black Star Beer Partners With Virgin America, the Palms Casino and Resort, the Great Northern Brewery and the Professional Basketball Team in California’s Capital City SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) – Black Star Beer , the small beer brand that is offering the world MAYBE THE BEST TRIP EVER for one lucky fan and five friends to win, is proud to announce its partnerships with the Palms Casino and Resort, Virgin America, the Great Northern Brewery, the professional basketball team from California’s capital city and some sweet additions to an already over the top adventure.

NAVIGON Marks First App Store Anniversary; Over 1 Million Users Worldwide

SOURCE: NAVIGON Celebrate MobileNavigator’s One Year With 50 Percent Birthday Promotion for Four Days HAMBURG, GERMANY–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) –  NAVIGON AG, a leading provider of mobile on-board navigation, today celebrates the first anniversary of its iPhone navigation app, MobileNavigator, in the iTunes App Store. In year one, NAVIGON’s iPhone app transformed more than 1 million iPhones around the world into standalone navigation devices, placing the app in number one billing spots on iTunes Top Grossing, Staff Favorites, Rewind 2009 lists, and in Apple’s nationwide advertising campaign.

Toros y turismo – Uno de cada cuatro usuarios de Skyscanner opinan que la prohibición afectaría al turismo de España

SOURCE: Skyscanner Toros, ¿sí o no? Posible impacto en el sector turístico español MADRID, ESPANA–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) – Según la encuesta llevada a cabo por el buscador de vuelos Skyscanner, la cultura de los toros es cada vez menos importante en nuestra sociedad. Sin embargo, uno de cada cuatro encuestados opina que la prohibición de las corridas podría influir negativamente en el turismo de España.

FanSnap Launches iPhone Application of Leading Ticket Search Engine

SOURCE: FanSnap Need Great Tickets to a Hot Live Event? There’s Now a FanSnap App for That PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – August 11, 2010) – FanSnap®, the largest live event ticket search engine for fans, today announced the launch of the FanSnap Application for iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad®. FanSnap’s iPhone application is free in the iTunes app store [ link ] just in time for the NFL® and NCAA® football seasons, the approaching MLB® playoffs, the concert and Broadway seasons, and the announcement of the new NBA® schedule. Perfect for fans who are looking for hot, even sold out, events, while they are on the go, the FanSnap tickets app puts 15 million sports, theater and concert tickets in their pocket! With the FanSnap app, fans who want to catch a nearby game, concert, or show — even the same day — can find and buy tickets from their iPhone.

Dedicated Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Facility to Open in Elkhart, Indiana

SOURCE: Creative Bus Sales California Based Vehicle Conversion Company, Creative Bus Sales, Is Set to Open a New Dedicated Alternative Fuel Bus Conversion Facility in Elkhart County, Indiana CHINO, CA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – Creative Bus Sales has announced its formal expansion into Elkhart County, Indiana. The 30,000 sq ft facility, located at 28293 Clay Street in Elkhart will initially be used to perform alternative fuel conversions on buses, trucks, and vans

Mississippi Delta Tourism Association Offers "Fall Deep in the Delta" Vacation Giveaway

SOURCE: Mississippi Delta Tourism Association CLARKSDALE, MS–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  In celebration of the authentic Americana culture of the Mississippi Delta, The Mississippi Delta Tourism Association (MDTA) is inviting visitors to register for its Fall Deep in the Delta Extended Week-end Getaway sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will award one grand prize winner with an immersive tour for two into Three Delta towns for Three Days of fantastic Delta food, nightlife, music, lodging and VIP guided tours to Only in the Delta attractions and events. Three Delta Towns! Three Days of Delta Fun! October 14 – October 16, 2010 Day 1: Thursday, October 14th: Cleveland -“Best Small Town in America” Enjoy your day and night in “one of the best 100 small towns in America” where Delta culture, music and history sync up with a modern college town atmosphere.

World Premiere of "¡Adelita! The Women of the Mexican Revolution" at the 19th Annual San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival

SOURCE: Mexican Heritage Corporation New Musical Theatre “Adventure” Celebrates the Courage and Passion of the Women of the Mexican Revolution SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – The Mexican Heritage Corporation (MHC) announces the world premiere of  “¡Adelita! The Women of the Mexican Revolution” — A musical adventure. The theatrical event will be held Sept. 25 at the San Jose State Event Center Arena and will feature a special tribute to civil rights activist and Latino cultural icon Dolores Huerta in celebration of her 80 th birthday

Skyscanner Travel Trends July 2010: The Indian and Australian Advance

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND– (Marketwire – Aug. 10, 2010) – With the summer holidays in full swing, the end of the South Africa World Cup and a mixed bag of weather for the UK all having an effect on travel patterns, cheap flights comparison site Skyscanner reveals the flight trends for July 2010. Spain clung on to its top three spots, with Malaga, Alicante and Palma in positions one, two and three.

Den skandinaviska värmeböljan slog hårt mot exotiska destinationer i juli 2010

SOURCE: Skyscanner Julis rekordhöga temperaturer fick svenskarna att föredra skandinaviska huvudstäder och inrikes flygningar framför exotiska och solrika destinationer STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – Topp 100-listan över svenskarnas sökningar på billiga flyg på Skyscanner.se visar att sommarens värmebölja medförde att svenskarna hellre reste inrikes och inom Skandinavien, än till typiska sommardestinationer. Hela åtta svenska destinationer fanns med på listan och fyra av dem låg med bland de 50 första – jämfört med bara två i juni

Skyscanner révèle les tendances de voyage du mois d’Août

SOURCE: Skyscanner Le palmarès des tops destinations change quelque peu par rapport à celui du mois de juillet. Le Maghreb et ses pays francophones séduit de plus en plus les français à la recherche de soleil et d’authenticité, à des prix attractifs. PARIS–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – Ciel bleu pour les destinations du Maghreb Le site de vols pas chers , Skyscanner, remarque en ce mois d’août que les français semblent fuir la crise financière européenne en mettant le cap vers les pays du Maghreb dont le secteur touristique ne semble pas être touché.

Skyscanner Flugtrends Juli 2010: Kurzstreckenziele als klare Sommerfavoriten

SOURCE: Skyscanner Deutsche Urlauber zeigen Langstreckenflügen die kalte Schulter und reisen im Sommer bevorzugt in näher gelegene Urlaubsorte BERLIN–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – Kurze Flugzeiten stehen in den Sommermonaten bei Reisenden aus Deutschland ganz hoch im Kurs, das geht aus einer Analyse der im Juli 2010 auf Skyscanner.de durchgeführten Flugsuchen hervor. Demnach sind allein 15 der 20 beliebtesten Reiseziele in weniger als drei Stunden Flugzeit zu erreichen, darunter Thessaloniki, das sich um sieben Positionen verbesserte und somit erstmals in diesem Jahr unter den Top 10 rangiert, Barcelona, das drei Positionen zulegte und sich nun auf dem fünften Platz befindet sowie Dublin, das vom 19

TicketLiquidator’s Ticket of the Week: New York Comedy Festival Tickets

SOURCE: TicketLiquidator VERNON, CT–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) –  TicketLiquidator, the leading provider of the world’s most extensive inventory of hard-to-find, low-priced tickets , now offers New York Comedy Festival tickets at great prices! The NY Comedy Festival will kick off in various locations throughout The Big Apple beginning on November 4, 2010 and extending through November 7, 2010.

OVO Adds 24 Additional Performances in Washington

SOURCE: Cirque du Soleil Premiere on Thursday, September 9th Under the Blue and Yellow Grand Chapiteau at National Harbor; Now Runs Through Sunday, October 24th; Tickets Available Sunday, August 8 at 10am WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) – Due to overwhelming demand, Cirque du Soleil announced today that 24 additional performances from October 5th through the 24th will be added to the OVO engagement in Washington. Proudly presented by iShares®, OVO premieres Thursday, September 9th for a limited engagement until October 24th under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at National Harbor. Tickets for the additional performances will be available for the general public beginning Sunday, August 8th at 10 a.m., online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo or by phone at 1 800 450-1480

AAA Northern New England Poll: Most Residents Sticking With Summer Travel Plans, but Caution May Affect Back-to-School Shopping

SOURCE: AAA Northern New England PORTLAND, ME–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  Most Northern New England residents have not cut back on their summer vacation plans so far this year and are planning to take the same number or more trips in the next three months as they did during August through October of 2009, according to a new survey released by AAA Northern New England.

Colonial Williamsburg Casts "Grey’s Anatomy" Actor Jesse Williams for Second Guest Artist Program

SOURCE: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation WILLIAMSBURG, VA–(Marketwire – August 5, 2010) –    Colonial Williamsburg’s second Guest Artist program will star celebrated ” Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams. After the program’s successful debut in May with Mamie Gummer, Colonial Williamsburg has scheduled the next Guest Artist presentation for Saturday, September 25

Sell My Timeshare NOW Acquires Top Canadian Timeshare Resales Website

SOURCE: Sell My Timeshare NOW DOVER, NH–(Marketwire – August 5, 2010) –  Sell My Timeshare NOW, a global leader in online timeshare resale and timeshare rental marketing, announces the acquisition of the primary assets and customers of Rapid Resale, Ltd. Jason Tremblay, founder and CEO of Sell My Timeshare NOW, sees the acquisition as a sound business move for both timeshare companies. Tremblay says, “Rapid Resale has a proven history in Canadian timeshare resales and a loyal customer base

Galleria Area Massage Therapy Center, Avalon Massage & Bodyworks, to Hold a Grand Opening Open House August 11-13, 2010

SOURCE: Avalon Massage & Bodyworks HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – August 5, 2010) –  Avalon Massage & Bodyworks, massage therapy center in Houston , will be holding a Grand Opening Open House at its new location at 5000 Westheimer, Suite 602 in the Post Oak Shopping Center across from the Galleria. Join Avalon Massage & Bodyworks for the open house on: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 10:00 a.m.

Shark Fights 13 to Air Live on Pay-Per-View

SOURCE: Shark Fight Promotions Live From the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum — Tickets on Sale Now! AMARILLO, TX–(Marketwire – August 5, 2010) – Shark Fight Promotions is proud to announce that Shark Fights 13 will be available live on pay-per-view on iN DEMAND for just $29.99.

STATS and FanSnap Partner to Help Sports Fans Easily Find the Best Tickets for Less

SOURCE: FanSnap PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  FanSnap®, the ticket search engine for fans, today announced a new partnership with STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports information, content and statistical analysis company, to bring the nation’s largest ticket search engine to millions of readers via STATS Hosted Solution™ — a turnkey, online sports page featuring in-depth stats, real-time scoring and premium AP sports editorial content. Sports fans accessing content about their favorite players and team within STATS Hosted Solution™ will now also have convenient access to the more than 14 million tickets to 75,000+ events displayed in the FanSnap ticket search results. Over 100 media companies within STATS’ worldwide client network utilize STATS Hosted Solution™.

American Legends Nat "King" Cole, Nancy Wilson, Chubby Checker, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis, Jr. and More Return to Billboard Jazz Charts…

SOURCE: New Latin Quarter Live Recordings Discovered After Nearly Fifty Years Are Unearthed From Tokyo’s Famed New Latin Quarter to Create a Digitally Remastered Compilation CD LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  Nearly fifty years after American legends took the stage at Tokyo’s famed New Latin Quarter, original live recordings of artists such as Nat “King” Cole , Nancy Wilson , Chubby Checker , Louis Armstrong , Sammy Davis, Jr. were accidentally found. To celebrate this amazing discovery, the many recordings of these superstar acts have been remastered to share with music lovers around the world.

3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction to Deliver Ultimate Automotive Experience

SOURCE: Barrett-Jackson SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) – –  3 rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Event scheduled for Sept. 23-25, 2010 SPEED will broadcast nearly 22 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage Hundreds of collector cars set to cross the block during three days of auction action Hundreds of classics, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods and muscle cars are set to take center stage in Las Vegas during the 3 rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Thursday, Sept.

Major League Soccer and Partners Encourage Fans to Be Designated Drivers at 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game

SOURCE: TEAM Coalition HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  “Responsibility Has Its Rewards” is an important message communicated at the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Soccer fans are reminded to demonstrate positive fan behavior, drink responsibly, choose a designated driver and buckle up. “One of Major League Soccer’s top priorities is the safety of our fans, and our partnership with TEAM Coalition is an excellent program that provides a positive message,” said MLS senior director of Operations Evan Dabby

Inaugural Meeting of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission at U.S. Capitol

SOURCE: Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Appoints Chairman, Executive Director and Approves Period of Public Comment WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) –  The Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission held its inaugural meeting yesterday in the U.S. Capitol building to begin developing plans for review of activities to honor Ronald Reagan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth on February 6, 2011

World Outfitters Corporation fait une nouvelle mise à jour des détails de l’acquisition projetée de Pourvoirie Mirage inc.

BLAINVILLE, QUÉBEC– (Marketwire – 28 juillet 2010) – World Outfitters Corporation Safari Nordik («  la Société  ») (TSX CROISSANCE:SAF) fait une nouvelle mise à jour des détails de l’acquisition projetée du Pourvoirie Mirage Inc.. Le 23 juillet 2010, les propriétaires du Groupe Mirage ont informé la Société qu’ils mettaient fin unilatéralement aux ententes intervenues entre les parties, incluant celle du 29 juin dernier, portant sur la transaction de fusion entre les entités du Groupe Mirage et notre Société. De plus, les propriétaires du Groupe Mirage ont également informé la Société que le contrat de location/gestion liant les parties prendrait fin le 22 août 2010. Le conseil d’administration de la Société a tenu une réunion à ce sujet mardi le 27 juillet dernier. Ce dernier doit se réunir de nouveau dans les prochains jours afin de prendre position sur la suite des évènements. La Société entend faire valoir ses droits et récupérer les sommes dues par Le Groupe Mirage qui s’élèvent en date du 31 mai 2010 à plus de 1,5 M.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Names Edison International as Co-Sponsor of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration

SOURCE: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation $1.5 Million Charitable Gift to Be Announced at Reagan Library at a Ceremonial Bill Signing With Governor Schwarzenegger and Mrs. Ronald Reagan SIMI VALLEY, CA–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  At a ceremonial bill signing with Governor Schwarzenegger and Mrs. Reagan today, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Edison International announced a partnership to support the year-long celebration of President Reagan’s 100 th birth date — February 6, 2011

San Jose Legends Los Tigres Del Norte to Headline a Concert for the American Dream Presented by the 19th Annual San Jose Mariachi and Mexican Heritage…

SOURCE: Mexican Heritage Corporation With Special Guests Intocable and Other Iconic Artists to Be Announced in August — Sunday, September 26, 2010 HP Pavilion SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  The largest Latino heritage and music festival in California today announced an unprecedented union of iconic Latino artists in a special concert honoring our nation’s Hispanic heritage. The Kings of Mexican regional music — five time Grammy winners and Latin music legends Los Tigres Del Norte — will headline this historical event, with their special guests Grammy winners Intocable .  A Concert for the American Dream will also feature Latino legacy artists to be announced in August.

Simulated Environment Concepts Projects European Sales Increase Due To French Distributor’s Fast Pace

SOURCE: Simulated Environment Concepts Four Year International Deal With French Company Zen & O Could See Early Completion at Current Production Rate MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) – Simulated Environment Concepts ( PINKSHEETS : SMEV ) , makers of the high pressurized dry water massage and relaxation station SpaCapsule , believes its French distributor may outpace estimated distribution schedules for the 250 + capsule production and distribution deal inked at the close of 2009 .  “We are preparing our third shipment of SpaCapsules to Zen & O,” said Dr. Ella Frenkel, Chairman and CEO of Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc (SE Concepts). “This is a strong indication of the SpaCapsule’s success in France, not only as a highly seductive relaxation vehicle, but as a well regarded tool to aid in weight loss and cellulite reduction.” Zen & O, which planned to crawl before running, seems to already be at a fast-paced walk. The French distributor’s roll out schedule for 2010 initially consisted of only 25 of the 250+ units, but at the current pace will double the distribution estimate. This pace would put sales estimates for the French distributor well over 100 machines in 2011

Haven and RNLI Help Youngsters Hit the Surf in Safety With Beach Lessons at Holiday Parks

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) – Already a leading provider of swimming lessons, Haven has teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution so youngsters can “Hit the Surf” in safety this summer. Highly trained RNLI lifeguards will be running surf safety sessions on the beaches at three Haven holiday parks so kids aged eight to 12 can learn how to be safe in the water.

Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre: Lower Mainland Expected to Host Most Staycations

ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – With BC Day around the corner, scores of travelers are about to plan their long weekend getaway, and Lower Mainland attractions are expected to be at the top of the wish list. Travel experts are predicting travelers will opt for the trending ” staycations ” this year, as most people are expected to cut back spending with the recent introduction of the HST tax. In fact, according to a recent Ipsos Reid Survey, 70 per cent of British Columbians polled said they will spend less on restaurant meals after July 1 and 61 per cent said they will cut spending on professional sporting events, live theatre and music concerts. It’s expected that ” staycations ” will be the summer vacation choice this year as many locals will choose to stay around town and take advantage of local deals and incentives. “With the introduction of the HST , many travelers are being smart about how they spend their summer vacation,” says Christine Lane, Director of Sales for the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre in Abbotsford

System Pavers(R) Launches SP African Experience

SOURCE: System Pavers A 10-Day, 9-Night One-of-a-Kind South African Adventure, Hosted by System Pavers Co-Founder Larry Green NEWPORT BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) –  Inspired by friends and clients’ genuine interest and enthusiasm for their homeland, System Pavers Co-founder Larry Green and his wife Debbie have extended a personal invitation to System Pavers customers for an exclusive, South African adventure . After continued inquiries, the “Friends of System Pavers South African Experience” was launched early this month

Media Alert: Who’s In or Out at the Festival of Arts?

SOURCE: Festival of Arts 2nd Annual Festival Runway Fashion, July 31st from 1-4pm LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – July 26, 2010) – RSVP: If you are interested in covering this event please contact Sharbie Higuchi or Gioia Hagopian at 949-464-4282 or email [email protected] for press credentials by Friday, July 30 th at 5pm. One of the hottest events last summer was the Festival Runway Fashion Show (sponsored in part by Arbonne) and it’s back this summer by popular demand on Saturday, July 31 st from 1 – 4pm.

Planet Antares Scam Solutions Offers Tips to Avoid Travel Scam Complaints

SOURCE: Planet Antares Scam Solutions LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – July 26, 2010) –  Typically, it’s not too difficult to find a good deal on airline tickets and hotels as travel companies are competing against each other to offer travelers the lowest prices possible. While this might entice travelers to pack their bags for a vacation, they should be aware of several travel scam complaints before leaving for that much needed vacation. To protect travelers from possible scams, Planet Antares Scam Solutions offers tips to avoid travel scams.

N5R.com is Pleased to Announce a New Client: The Taheima Wellness 5 Star Resort and Spas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

TORONTO, ONTARIO– (Marketwire – July 25, 2010) – N5R, an award winning marketing and advertising consulting firm is very eager to announce a new client Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa. Tahéima is nestled on the Mexican Riviera Nayarit just north of Puerto Vallarta and a 10-minute drive from the airport. The hotel offers luxury accommodations set in a tropical lagoon, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an array of spa treatment options, and over 25 different daily classes for body and mind stimulation

Gold Coast Art Fair Moves to Chicago’s Grant Park

SOURCE: Amdur Productions New August Date, New Location, Same World-Class Art Fair CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) –  The Gold Coast Art Fair , the third oldest and one of the most well attended art festivals in Chicago, will take place this year on a new date at Grant Park’s Butler Field , at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive. Nationally revered as the “Granddaddy of American Art Festivals,” the Gold Coast Art Fair is rated as one of the top twenty festivals in the country.  The Fair will take place at Grant Park on Friday, August 20 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 21 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, August 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Cassa Hotel and Residences Set to Open August 1

SOURCE: Cassa Hotel and Residences Residences Offer Luxury Hotel Services and Amenities NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) –  Set to open on August 1, Cassa Hotel and Residences is the newest iconic building in the heart of midtown Manhattan created by world renowned architect — Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos in collaboration with the prestigious architecture and interior design firm of CetraRuddy . Closings of the 57 luxurious residences, located on the 28 th to 47 th floors atop the hotel, with spectacular views of New York City skyline and landmarks, will commence in the coming weeks. Situated on 45 th  Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, you are at the pulse of a world class shopping experience, the bright lights of the theatre district, and in close proximity to the finest galleries and museums in the world.  The residences comprise 20 studios, 20 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom suites and luxurious penthouse apartments on floors 47-48. Floor plans range from studios that start at 584 square feet to the penthouse level suites with up to 3,145 feet of living space

UPDATE: Amstel Light Enhances Its "Amsterdam Live" Summer Event Series With an Unforgettable Cultural Experience Featuring a Distinctive…

SOURCE: Heineken USA Featured Artists Include Fischerspooner, The Rapture, Gigamesh, Hey Champ, Shiny Toy Guns HybriDigital and The Scumfrog WHITE PLAINS, NY–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) –  Amstel Light, a leading imported light beer from Amsterdam, announced today the enhanced format and schedule for Amsterdam Live — one of the summer’s hottest music and entertainment concepts.  Amsterdam Live will feature high-energy DJs and unique light shows as well as performances from some of today’s hottest bands. The lineup includes Fischerspooner, The Rapture, Shiny Toy Guns HybriDigital and many more. Inspired by Melkweg, a renowned nightclub in Amsterdam, each Amsterdam Live event will immerse fans (21 years old and over) into Amstel’s Amsterdam through an eclectic mix of live musical performances, art and dance.  “Amsterdam Live will give adult consumers a taste of the spirit and energy of Amsterdam through the lens of Amstel Light,” said Amanda Hawk, Brand Director, Amstel Light. “We’re excited to host this unique mix of music, dance and high energy immersion into the culture of Amsterdam .” Amsterdam Live kicks off in Minneapolis and will roll into Chicago, Boston and then New York for a final tour showcase. The Amstel Light “Beer Bike” will continue to make stops at each city on the tour to provide adult consumers with a taste of Amsterdam’s unique street performance culture prior to each Amsterdam Live event. The complete tour schedule and artist lineup is as follows: July 23: Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze — Shiny Toy Guns HybriDigital, Hey Champ, The Scumfrog, Gigamesh July 30: Chicago, IL — Metro — Shiny Toy Guns HybriDigital, The Scumfrog Aug 4: Boston, MA — Royale — The Rapture, The Scumfrog Aug 12: NYC — Highline Ballroom — Fischerspooner To showcase each ” Dam Good” moment along the way, adult consumers attending the events may load their photographs from the event to the Amstel Light Facebook fan page. For more details about Amsterdam Live, including updated tour lineups and venue information, visit www.amstellight.com

NileGuide Launches Event Listings and Interactive Map, Quickly Fills Up Travel Calendar

SOURCE: NileGuide SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) –  NileGuide, the one-stop travel planning website, launched international events listings on Thursday, with coverage across the world’s top destinations. With helpful filtering tools enabling users to find event recommendations based on preference (like outdoors, kid-friendly, or sports), date range, and other criteria, the new NileGuide Events tab allows travelers to plan trips around worldly happenings like the Henley Royal Regatta and the DC Cherry Blossom Festival , and help last minute planners find out exactly what’s going on when they get there. Partnering with industry leaders Frommer’s® Unlimited, the B2B business of Frommer’s and a branded imprint of Wiley, and Ticketmaster, NileGuide Events features an international listing of concerts, festivals, art exhibitions, sporting events, farmer’s markets, cultural activities and more

Amstel Light Enhances Its "Amsterdam Live" Summer Event Series With an Unforgettable Cultural Experience Featuring a Distinctive Blend of…

SOURCE: Heineken USA Featured Artists Include Bart B More, Bingo Players, Fischerspooner, The Rapture and Shiny Toy Guns Hybridigital WHITE PLAINS, NY–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) –  Amstel Light, a leading imported light beer from Amsterdam, announced today the enhanced format and schedule for Amsterdam Live — one of the summer’s hottest music and entertainment concepts.  Amsterdam Live will feature high-energy DJs and unique light shows as well as performances from some of today’s hottest bands. The lineup includes Fischerspooner, The Rapture, Shiny Toy Guns Hybridigital and many more. Inspired by Melkweg, a renowned nightclub in Amsterdam, each Amsterdam Live event will immerse fans (21 years old and over) into Amstel’s Amsterdam through an eclectic mix of live musical performances, art and dance.  “Amsterdam Live will give adult consumers a taste of the spirit and energy of Amsterdam through the lens of Amstel Light,” said Amanda Hawk, Brand Director, Amstel Light. “We’re excited to host this unique mix of music, dance and high energy immersion into the culture of Amsterdam .” Amsterdam Live kicks off in Minneapolis and will roll into Chicago, Boston and then New York for a final tour showcase. The Amstel Light “Beer Bike” will continue to make stops at each city on the tour to provide adult consumers with a taste of Amsterdam’s unique street performance culture prior to each Amsterdam Live event. The complete tour schedule and artist lineup is as follows: July 23: Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze — Bingo Players, Neon Trees, The Rapture July 30: Chicago, IL — Metro — Bart B More, Neon Trees, Shiny Toy Guns Hybridigital Aug 4: Boston, MA — Royale — Bart B More, Neon Trees, The Rapture Aug 12: NYC — Highline Ballroom — Bart B More, Fischerspooner and Shiny Toy Guns Hybridigital To showcase each ” Dam Good” moment along the way, adult consumers attending the events may load their photographs from the event to the Amstel Light Facebook fan page. For more details about Amsterdam Live, including updated tour lineups and venue information, visit www.amstellight.com