Friday, September 18, 2009


Join in the action this November, as the world’s best golfers, including Tiger Woods, return to Melbourne for the Australian Masters. The newly created five-day, four-night “Golf Masters in Melbourne” package from Down Under Answers, is filled with plenty of activities for exploring Melbourne both on and off the fairways.
  • Golf aficionados can watch the action unfold, and play some great golf of their own, with this exclusive offer starting at US$1,826 per person. The package includes:
  • Two (2) nights Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne
  • Two (2) nights Peppers Links Resort, Mornington Peninsula
  • Private car transfer on arrival
  • Two day car rental (automatic mid-sized car)
  • Dinner aboard the 1940’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • Two rounds of golf at Melbourne’s best courses -- 18 holes at both the Royal Melbourne Golf Course (known for lightening fast greens, cavernous bunkers and fairways lined by thick tea tree scrub) and The National Golf Course (boasting 3 championship courses including The Moonah designed by Greg Norman)
  • Green fees, return private luxury transfers, pro shop check-in and tee off service, plus a starter kit (balls, tees, water bottle) are included in play
  • Optional add-on to see Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy play at the 2009Australian Masters from Nov 14-15 includes two (2) additional nights at the Crown Promenade Hotel, general admission tickets to the 2-day event and private coach transfers to/from Kingston Heath Golf Club daily. Cost US$578 per person.
  • Booking/travel window: Now until November 13, 2009
  • For more information or to book contact Down Under Answers: or 800-889-1464
  • For more information on Melbourne and golf in Victoria, visit
World-Class golf abounds in the Australian state of Victoria. Home to more than 375 golf courses -- including Australia’s number one course, Royal Melbourne, and half of Australia’s top 10 ranked courses – Victoria is packed with vast acres of fairways, greens, bunkers and hazards ranging from traditional country links to coastal cliff-top layouts. And you won’t see greens groomed by mobs of grazing kangaroos anywhere else in the world.


There are few things more beautiful than the changing of the leaves in autumn. Experience breathtaking nature firsthand this fall at each of its various west and southwest properties from Aspen, Colorado to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The “Fall for Foliage” package offers guests a complimentary room upgrade in addition to a special welcome amenity. La Posada de Santa Fe in New Mexico will present guests with chips and fresh, homemade salsa upon arrival, whereas other mountain properties will provide a bottle of wine or an artisanal cheese plate for travelers to enjoy during their stay. Each resort package includes a unique activity, ranging from a scenic bike tour to view the autumn hues at The Lodge at Vail to a relaxing customized massage at Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole.

The “Fall for Foliage” package is valid for travel now through October 31, 2009 with rates starting from just $125 per night based on double occupancy (rates and dates vary per property). Based on availability, blackout dates apply. In addition to the Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming RockResorts, this package is available at all Vail Resorts Hospitality locations.

To complement this seasonal package, RockResorts is launching an exclusive “Click and Pick” photo contest on and Facebook. Guests who travel to a RockResort property this fall can show off their photography skills by uploading their best outdoor/scenic shots for a chance to win. The grand winner of the contest will receive a free trip to the RockResort of their choice. For additional details and to enter, please visit

For more information or to book the “Fall for Foliage” package, visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM/FALL or call 1-888-FOR-ROCK (888-367-7625).

Friday, September 11, 2009


Laura Davidson Public Relations announces four new travel accounts – Sanctuary Retreats; Kerzner International’s Atlantis, Paradise Island; Bal Harbour, Florida and Grand Teton Lodge Company.

Sanctuary Retreats consists of authentic and unique sanctuaries that have been designed in harmony with the surrounding environment. The collection is comprised of European Villas; Camps and Lodges in Africa, and three exclusive Cruising vessels (Sanctuary Yangtze Explorer in China, Sanctuary Nile Adventurer in Egypt and the MV Explorer that sails to the Galapagos Islands).

Atlantis, Paradise Island - the flagship resort of Kerzner International – is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. The latest attractions include AQUAVENTURE, a non-stop thrilling water experience, and Dolphin Cay which was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.

Bal Harbour - located at the northern tip of Miami Beach, has long been considered South Florida’s most upscale shopping and dining destination. This enclave also offers one-of-a-kind accommodations right on the beach, including the new five-star ONE Bal Harbour, the St. Regis Bal Harbour (opening in 2011) and the classic, deco-style Sea View Hotel (perfect for families). Boasting the highest concentration of designer boutiques in the country, it’s also the #1 ranked shopping center in the United States and bustling South Beach scene just a 15-minute drive away.

Grand Teton Lodge Company - a brand within Vail Resorts Hospitality, is the concessioner in Grand Teton National Park operating the lodging, restaurants, tours and activities at Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Village, Jenny Lake and Gros Ventre campgrounds, as well as the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, which is located just outside the park in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Grandparents go wild this Sunday!

Sunday, September 13, marks National Grandparents Day and what better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this holiday than with travel experiences that boldly declare how great it is to be grand!

One suggestion is to watch the action unfold…
The Grand Teton National Park offers an American safari-like wildlife experience! On a Grand Teton “safari” bear, elk, bald eagle and moose sightings delight by day and a variety of accommodations and gourmet meals await by night. The iconic Jenny Lake Lodge, the family-friendly Jackson Lake Lodge and the historic Colter Bay Village offer something for everyone.

Another option is to take part in the action!
The Adventure Course at Grande Lakes Orlando is a massive, multi-level, zip-line structure ideal for grandparents with an adventurous spirit and the desire to feel like a kid again! Gutsy grandparents can climb 15 to 55 feet and navigate through a course with numerous elements, platforms and a 40-foot giant swing.

For more information on Grand Teton National Park, visit Additional details for the Grande Lakes Adventure Course and accommodations at Grande Lakes Orlando (consisting of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels) are available at


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