• Secretary of Tourism for the State of Jalisco, Enrique Ramos Flores, and Oscar Pérez Flores Puerto Vallarta has been awarded the TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014

    Puerto Vallarta has been awarded the TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014 by Spanish Corporate “Grupo Excelencias”at FITUR 2015 for the development and implementation of its strategic plan to “re-engineer” the destination’s Tourism Action Plan put together by the Mexican beach destinations Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, the Puerto Vallarta’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism of Jalisco. The engineering plan involves all tourism stakeholders, government departments, associations, chambers and private initiatives, and involves improvements in infrastructure and tourist heritage as well as a formal program of training and awareness aimed at local people who become hosts

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport Opens Following Multi-Million Dollar Transformation - Photo Credit - Doubletree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport DoubleTree by Hilton Expands Presence in Jacksonville

    DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport Opens Following Multi-Million Dollar Transformation DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport, conveniently located just 200 yards from the main terminal of Jacksonville International Airport. Formerly an independent hotel, the property reopens to guests following a dramatic multi-million dollar renovation that includes modern design updates throughout the lobby, guest rooms, meeting spaces and restaurant. DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport is owned by Jax Airport Hotel, LLC and managed by Pyramid Hotel Group. “As one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the upscale, full service hotel category, expanding our offering

  • Cold and Hello Sunshine in Kissimmee, Florida! (PRNewsFoto/Experience Kissimmee) - Photo Credit: Experience Kissimmee Goodbye Cold and Hello Sunshine in Kissimmee, Florida!

    Enter to Win a Sunny Florida Getaway Winter blues got you down? Snowy days seem never-ending? Then dig out your flip flops and hang up your winter coat, it’s time to prepare for warmer weather in Central Florida – where the only snow comes in a cone! Make Kissimmee your winter escape and enter Experience Kissimmee’s “Kiss the Cold” sweepstakes now through April 12 for your chance to win a sunny Florida getaway for you and 3 guests. Goodbye Cold and Hello Sunshine in Kissimmee, Florida! With year-round beautiful weather, Kissimmee is the perfect place to soak up some much

  • photo credit: San Diego Port Authority San Diego’s Waterfront Gets a Makeover with a New Embarcadero

    Visitors to downtown San Diego’s bustling bayside will find a new, more pedestrian-friendly Embarcadero thanks to enhancements recently unveiled by the Port of San Diego. Two years in the making at a cost of $31.1 million, a new esplanade located along Harbor Drive between the Navy and B Street piers welcomes visitors, including cruise ship passengers boarding and disembarking from San Diego’s two adjacent cruise ship terminals. Representing the first phase of San Diego’s Embarcadero Visionary Plan, the improvements include a two-block area of West Broadway between North Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway. The improved Embarcadero’s centerpiece is a beautifully

  • puerto4 2014 Set to Become One of the Best Years On Record for Puerto Vallarta’s Tourism Industry

    Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s leading resort destinations is set to record 2014 as one of the best years yet for its travel and tourism industry with ever growing numbers of travelers, new hotels and an increase in the overall number of hotel rooms, more flights, as well as additional cruise ship arrivals. According to Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR), Puerto Vallarta registered an average 64.2% occupancy rate in the first nine months of 2014, a 6% increase over the same period last year. The number of rooms occupied for this period total 2,057,312, almost 70,000 more than in the