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GreenSpot.travel Hits New Heights with 10th Anniversary Announcements

January 23, 2016
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GreenSpot.travel has kicked off its tenth anniversary celebration with announcements galore; The leading experiential travel designer for custom eco-luxe vacations has revealed its expansion to offering trips to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, an approaching special-access custom anniversary trip, a re-imagined website unveiling; featuring the company’s growing list of destinations, and the important announcements that the company has welcomed Jeremy Sampson as company president and Selena Solis as managing director. While Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua have been GreenSpot’s geographic focus to…

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Award-winning Wild Planet Adventures marks 25th Anniversary with new tours

January 15, 2016
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In celebration of 25 years of presenting award-winning wildlife eco-tours, Wild Planet Adventures has announced a line-up of new safaris to observe rare and exotic animals in some of the world’s most isolated and remote locations. The winner of multiple awards from National Geographic for its trips to Thailand, India, Brazil, Panama and Zambia, does not disappoint in its 25th Anniversary season, offering more signature wildlife features than ever before. These include exclusive site access, specially arranged activities to see rare…

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Just Ahead voted a top five Best New Travel App by USA Today readers

January 9, 2016
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Just Ahead, the award-winning smartphone apps for national parks road tripping, has been voted a top five Best New Travel App by USA Today 10 Best readers. USA Today’s 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel coverage of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the US and around the world. This distinction wraps up Just Ahead’s first full year of producing distinctive GPS-guided smartphone audio tours of this country’s most dramatic landscapes. To…

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12 Days of Christmas: 12 Travel Writing Clichés to Avoid

December 22, 2015
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In time for the 12 Days of Christmas, we present 12 Travel Writing Clichés to Avoid in the 12 months ahead, courtesy of Media Kitty member Joseph Reaney, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of World Words. 12 Travel Writing Clichés to Avoid (Like the Plague) by Joseph Reaney Let’s face it: Everyone has their personal peccadilloes about travel writing terms like ‘off the beaten path’ or ‘sun-drenched’. But individual qualms shouldn’t mean a blanket ban on these phrases. These may be overused…

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Five Top Tips for Editing Your Travel Content By Joseph Reaney

December 15, 2015
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Media Kitty member post from Joseph Reaney Founder and Editor-in-Chief of World Words In content, editing is everything. The writers may have the ideas and put them down on the page, often with great panache, spot-on metaphors and a killer turn of phrase, but even the best can benefit from an editor. Editors will translate writers’ shrewd observations and wandering thoughts into the best and most readable version possible. The best travel content inspires its readers. For travel publications, that means…

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Ilona Kauremszky among Media Kitty winners at Caribbean Tourism Organization Awards

November 24, 2015
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Ilona Kauremszky (centre) presented with an award for exceptional coverage of the Caribbean by Hugh Riley (left), Secretary General of Caribbean Tourism Organization and Brad Richards (right) of St. Kitts Tourism Authority Media Kitty member Ilona Kauremszky has won the category ‘Best Feature in a Trade Publication’ for her article, A New St. Kitts published in Travel Industry Today from the Caribbean Tourism Organization at an awards ceremony held in Toronto this week. At the exclusive event, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the…

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Vancouver House Wins ‘Future Project of the Year’ at Prestigious World Architecture Festival 2015

November 12, 2015
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One of the most widely anticipated buildings in the world, Vancouver House has won Future Project of the Year at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2015,  the world’s largest international architectural event. More than 2,000 architects and designers from around the world gathered in Singapore for the Festival which celebrates the world’s most innovative developments. Vancouver House was first named winner of Future Project – Residential Category, before being announced the overall winner in the Future Category by  WAF’s “Super Jury.” Vancouver…

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Tourism Winnipeg Launches New, Responsive Website

November 4, 2015
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Tourism Winnipeg has launched a brand new website with the hopes of attracting more visits and economic dollars to the city. The website now boasts new technology and multi-market content, with features that allow users to search by type of experience and interest, build custom itineraries, and explore curated content on all of Winnipeg’s tourism assets, such as restaurants, hotels, and attractions. User-generated content is infused throughout the website, offering dynamic and authentic images that will constantly refresh, telling the story…

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Big winners at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America

October 22, 2015
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Las Vegas and Sandals Resorts International were among the big winners at the World Travel Awards for North America and the Caribbean this week, voted for by travel agents worldwide. Among a host of awards, Las Vegas was recognised as none less than North America’s Leading Tourist Destination, the Las Vegas Strip was awarded North America’s Leading Attraction, and the city was also named North America’s Leading Meetings and Conventions Destination. Sandals Resorts International claimed the title of Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand…

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