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Illinois announces new UK partners to boost profile

Illinois announces new UK partners to boost profile

The Illinois Office of Tourism has appointed three agencies to handle its advertising, public relations, and sales and marketing for the remainder of 2012 and 2013. JWT, who has worked on the account for the past eight years, will continue to handle advertising, Fleishman-Hillard London will take on PR, and Cellet Travel Services will manage sales and marketing to the trade.

Travel PR selected to represent Vacations to America

Travel PR selected to represent Vacations to America

10 February 2012 Organisations & Operators

Travel PR is delighted to announce that it has been selected to represent Vacations to America, the specialist tour operator to North America which offers an extensive range of fly-drive, escorted and tailor-made tours across the United States. The Hertfordshire-based tour operator has recently built upon its offering of holidays in New England, The Carolinas, California and Florida, with the launch of its 2012 brochure.

Statue of Liberty to close for a year

Statue of Liberty to close for a year

11 August 2011 Tourism News

United States secretary of the interior, Ken Salazar, has confirmed the Statue of Liberty will close for a year to undergo refurbishments. The $27.25 million renovation – which includes long-planned safety and other critical facility renovations – will begin in late October.

TSA outlines reduced airport screening for frequent fliers

TSA outlines reduced airport screening for frequent fliers

15 July 2011 Airline News

Could there be light at the end of the tunnel for airline passengers? With authorities in the UK yesterday outlining proposals for more “passenger friendly” security screening, it was today the turn of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to detail its plans to implement risk-based, intelligence-driven security measures.

Yellowstone River hit by oil leak

Yellowstone River hit by oil leak

4 July 2011 Tourism News

Hundreds of barrels of oil have leaked into the Yellowstone River in the United States after an ExxonMobil operated pipeline ruptured. As many as 1,000 barrels of oil are feared to have leaked into the river following the accident, which occurred downstream from Yellowstone national park, a major tourist attraction in the US.

US hotel industry posts key increases

US hotel industry posts key increases

23 November 2010 Press Release Hotel News Tourism News

The U.S. hotel industry posted increases in all three key performance measurements during October 2010, according to data from STR. In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy was up 6.9 percent to 61.3 percent. Average daily rate ended the month with a 1.2-percent increase to US$100.89. Revenue per available room for the month rose 8.2 percent to finish at US$61.89.