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(StatePoint) Despite the promise of ample free time, retirement is not something everyone looks forward to with happy anticipation. Many approaching this life stage worry that the unstructured time will be tedious and unfulfilling.
(ARA) - Basking on the beach or playing in the surf are high points of summer vacation for many people. In fact, going to the beach is among the top five activities for American leisure travelers, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
Senior Couple in Hot Tub
(NewsUSA) - Let's face it. Walking is a popular low-impact exercise. Now, new iPods are equipped with pedometers, half-marathons are packed with walkers and MapMyWalk.com and other apps can map and measure walking routes. But even with all of these new innovations, you'll still want to pay attention to basics.
(ARA) - Sixty-year-old Ester Kurz does a lot of things, but taking prescribed medicine isn't one of them. While most people her age take a pill for one thing or another, Kurz, from Baltimore, self-prescribes exercise for healthy aging.
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 18, 2013--With vacation days expiring for many workers at the end of the year, Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces “International Use It or Lose It Week,” a holiday campaign from November 18 – 22, 2013, that encourages working professionals everywhere to use their hard-earned vacation days and enjoy leisure time with friends and family this holiday season. The campaign is part of a larger effort by Hilton Worldwide’s flagship brand to combat “Vacationitis,” defined as an “epidemic creating high levels of stress and claiming countless hours of unused vacation time as it spreads among employees who have not taken enough time off this year.” Patients can seek emergency care, including the chance to win one of 15 weekend getaways, at www.vacationcarecenter.hilton.com.
(NAPSI)—New data from a major financial institution revealed that many Americans are enjoying themselves more in 2012. According to the Chase Freedom Lifestyle Index, a barometer of consumer trends based on aggregated Chase Freedom cardmember spending data, consumers are spending more on leisure activities and entertainment this year compared to the first quarter of 2011.
Facebook is out with their 2013 rankings of the hottest topics and most visited places.
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--Travelzoo has been named the “World’s Leading Travel Deals Website 2013” by the World Travel Awards organization. The prestigious award was received by Travelzoo Inc. ( TZOO ), a global Internet media company, at the 20 th annual World Travel Awards ceremony in Doha, Qatar.
(ARA) - Family travel, also referred to as multigenerational travel, is a growing trend not likely to slow any time soon, with more and more people considering the benefits of traveling with extended family. If the idea of taking a trip with your family - children, parents, grandparents or more - appeals to you, here are some tips that will help ensure your vacation is one everyone in the family will enjoy.
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2013--Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced today the launch of the Conrad 5/5/5 Tour for which the brand will dispatch five hand-picked, international digital influencers and photographers to visit five select Conrad properties around the world – Conrad Algarve, Conrad Miami, Conrad Dubai, Conrad Seoul and Conrad Pezula – over the course of five weeks for the ultimate travel assignment.
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2013--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest ® (SPG ® ) program today announced the launch of Starwood’s Cyber Monday sale. To give travelers a head start this holiday season, the Cyber Monday sale will launch November 25 th and run through December 6 th featuring discounts up to 40% off regular room rates at more than 500 Starwood hotels and resorts in North and Latin America. The Cyber Monday sale provides savings for stays between November 25 th, 2013 and January 26 th, 2014 at participating hotels, and stays between November 25 th, 2013 and April 27 th, 2014 at participating resorts. To browse and book, and for full terms and conditions, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com/cybermonday starting November 25 th. All of Starwood’s nine lifestyle brands are participating, including Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels, Le Méridien and Aloft.
DALIAN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of its sizzling Aloft® brand in Dalian, the financial center and leading port city of northeast China. Owned by Dalian Yifang Group Co., Ltd., which also owns The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel Dalian, Aloft Dalian is the sixth Aloft hotel to open in China, featuring 314 spacious, loft-like rooms, an urban design aesthetic, live music performances, and an active social scene.
(NAPSI)—Schools are closed. It’s a snow day. It’s the winter break or the summer vacation. You’ve watched TV, played video games, baked cookies. Now what? Schools are closed for several more days.
(BPT) - Americans are on the move: logging two billion business and leisure trips of 50 miles or more from home for at least one night last year alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Today, more people are looking for authentic travel activities – ones that are outside the traditional museum or monument visit. To get more out of your next vacation, consider expert advice on how to break out of the tourist rut and have a truly authentic local experience.
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Hilton Worldwide announced today that it has signed a management agreement with Megaterra Colombia S.A. for a 250-room new-build Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in Cartagena, Colombia. The Conrad brand’s second hotel in Latin America and Hilton Worldwide’s first managed Conrad hotel in the region will form part of the Karibana Beach & Golf Condominium – the first luxury resort in Colombia with a world class golf course, golf club, spa, beach and beach club. With an anticipated opening on Dec. 31, 2015, Conrad Cartagena will celebrate the 2016 New Year by introducing the brand’s world of style and flawless service to this historic and culturally rich city.
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2013--On November 14, B Hotels & Resorts® will celebrate the official grand opening of b2 miami downtown, the first property within the new b2 hotel concept. b2 brings the chic approachability of the Florida-based B Hotels & Resorts® brand to savvy travelers seeking a destination experience without compromising delicate travel budgets. Breaking the mold of conventional value hotels by enhancing lifestyle elements, b2 miami downtown provides lifestyle hospitality experiences and amenities for a great value. b2 miami downtown is the first of many b2 brand hotels that aim to deliver a sophisticated experience with full service amenities at a reasonable cost for guests across a diverse list of urban and suburban markets nationwide.