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New Boutique Hotel Now Open in Lynden, WA
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Written by Annette Bagley   
Thursday, January 21, 2016 07:11 PM

Lynden, WA officially welcomed its first boutique hotel December 28, 2015 when the 35-room Inn at Lynden opened its doors to travelers in the century-old Waples Mercantile Building at the corner of 5th and Front streets in the historic downtown district.

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Falls Park Visitor Information Center Numbers Increase Over 2014
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Written by Betsy MacCarty   
Thursday, January 14, 2016 07:00 PM

Sioux Falls, SD - The Falls Park Visitor Information Center hosted 197,065 visitors in 2015, a 5% increase over 2014 and 14% increase over 2013. Visitors who entered the Visitor Information Center in 2014 totaled 186,456. The 2015 number of visitors is also a record since it’s opening in 2000. The Visitor Information Center is managed by the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Dan Petlon Joins Auto Europe as Chief Information Officer
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Written by Meghan Donovan   
Thursday, January 14, 2016 06:30 PM

Portland, ME Jan 12, 2016 - Auto Europe, the industry¿s first global car rental aggregator, has named Dan Petlon Chief Information Officer. Mr. Petlon replaces Steve Grant, who after 22 years of dedicated leadership, will be transitioning into retirement.

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OKC Will Be the Exclusive North American Venue for Matisse Exhibition
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Written by Tabbi Burwell   
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 01:48 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City will be the exclusive North American venue to host "Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris." The exhibition will include 100 works of art, including nearly 50 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Henri Matisse, as well as masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, André Derain, Fernand Léger and Amadeo Modigliani. "Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris" will be on view from June 18 through Sept. 18, 2016 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The museum is one of only three international venues to host the exhibition, and is the only one outside Europe.

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A New Degree of Cool from Exodus Travels
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 02:41 PM

Toronto, Canada. December 29, 2015: Exodus Travels – the world’s leading adventure tour experts for more than 42 years – have turned winter travel upside down and made active cold-weather trips a hot trend. The travel pioneers launched an innovative collection of 50 cold weather journeys to get outdoor lovers and globetrotting thrill seekers off the beaten path and showcase the best of the winter season. With world class skiing (there are 27 ski tours alone), extreme races, wildlife safaris, snowshoe treks, Northern Lights, cultural encounters and UNESCO sites, Exodus offers extraordinary experiences for every type of traveler.

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Top 10 Adventure Travel Trends for 2016 from Exodus Travels
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 08:31 PM

Forecasts peg the jungles of India, Cecil the lion’s legacy, advice for workaholics & more

Toronto, Canada. December 1, 2015: Exodus Travels is poised to lead the way into a new era of travel that is quickly becoming defined by an adventurous spirit, a search for locals-only experiences and a willingness to brave the unexplored. With 42 years of experience and tours in over 100 destinations around the globe, Exodus’ globetrotting experts always have their fingers on the pulse of what’s next. From country comebacks to blockbuster set-jetting, here are Exodus’ top 10 adventure travel trends & tips for 2016:

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2016 Car Rental Trends: Bookings in Europe Outpacing 2015
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Written by Meghan Donovan   
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 05:04 PM

Portland, ME, Dec 16, 2015 - Auto Europe, the industry’s first global car rental aggregator has released a study reviewing 2015 & 2016 trends in car rental rates and pickup destinations of U.S. residents traveling to Europe. The study, found here, summarizes the average rental rates in 2015 as well as the top pickup destinations including a map outlining the most popular pickup country by residents of each U.S. state. Rental data from 2015 shows U.S. travelers are opting to rent cars in Italy the most often, accounting for 24% of all 2015 bookings. Additionally, the data confirms that travelers paid dramatically lower rental rates, over 30% lower in some countries, this year compared to last.

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Island Lights Festival Brings Good Cheer to the San Juans
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Written by Barbara Marrett   
Monday, November 16, 2015 01:31 PM

Enjoy a cozy holiday island getaway this season with small-town traditions

Friday Harbor, WA … Eastsound Village Green, Lopez Village and Friday Harbor will all sparkle during their signature lighting events with singing by local choirs, cookies and hot cider to brighten spirits. Twenty-one thousand lights will adorn the giant 92-year-old twin Dutch Elms on Friday Harbor’s waterfront.

There’s so much to do during the Island Lights Festival and beyond, with holiday plays and concerts; wine tastings and dinners; special restaurant and lodging packages and more. No mall traffic, crowded parking lots or stop lights to impede the holiday cheer. Take a walk on a stormy beach, cozy up to glass of local wine by the fire, or get a rejuvenating massage. Shop small-scale at artisans’ fairs, boutiques, galleries and independent bookstores for one-of-a-kind gifts.

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Targeting the Needs of North American Meeting Planners
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Written by Karyl Leigh Barnes   
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 03:43 PM

DCI Launches 2nd Edition of Winning Strategies Research

As competition among destination marketing organizations grows stronger and smarter, face-to-face meetings continue to rank as one of the most effective means of influencing meeting planners to consider a new destination, according to a new study released by Development Counsellors International (DCI).

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