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A roundup of the week’s most newsworthy travel industry press releases from PR Newswire, including vacation options in Yosemite, New Zealand, Greece, and more

NEW YORK, June 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the travel industry stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

1.  Now Accepting Reservations: Discover Palau, One of the World’s Last Remaining Frontiers, with Four Seasons Explorer
Hidden in a remote part of the mighty Pacific, discover Palau—home to more than 340 emerald islands, an astonishing spectrum of marine life, and a 4,000-year-old culture still sustained by the local knowledge of 20,000 traditionally minded people – the most vital element of the unique Palauan culture.

2.  Tenaya at Yosemite Set to Welcome Guests with Unique Seasonal Experiences
Offering a variety of modern and cozy lodging options and exclusive amenities, summer is the ideal time to visit as the warmer weather invite travelers to take in extraordinary surroundings through hiking, biking, a tailored Yosemite 360 vacation tour and more.

3.  Longer ‘Legendary Voyages’ Highlight Holland America Line’s 2024-2025 Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Cruises
Beth Bodensteiner, Holland America Line’s chief commercial officer, said, “The Australia Circumnavigation itinerary is the most in-depth immersion a cruiser can have of the continent, and many of our Legendary Voyages make it possible to visit distant destinations from a North American homeport. These cruises are among some of the most notable we offer.”

4.  BeachBound® Vacations Launches the Perfect Beach Finder™, a Unique Multi-Pronged Search Tool To Help Travelers Find Their Perfect Beach
With four distinct features, the Perfect Beach Finder™, allows travelers to browse vacations via a map, trip deal calendar, a quiz that delivers personalized results, or a list of vacations sorted by travelers’ local airport.

5.  Outdoorsy hits record 1 Million trips, 7 Million booked travel days, and launches Stays
“This milestone is also powerful proof that travelers are prioritizing time in the outdoors as 2023 looks to be a record year for us and the travel industry. It is also a fulfillment of our mission to restore our relationship with the outdoors and each other,” said Outdoorsy’s CMO and Co-Founder Jen Young.

6.  Emma — The Sleep Company Dreams Up First Sleep Hotels in Australia and Taiwan
By embracing sleep tourism, travel enthusiasts can now satisfy their wanderlust while also nurturing their physical and mental well-being. Sleep tourism fosters an appreciation for the importance of relaxation and rejuvenation, acknowledging the crucial role that sleep plays in sustaining a healthy lifestyle.

7.  Pearls Olives Celebrates National Olive Day by Announcing Greece Vacation Giveaway
Tracy Wood, Director of Brand and Product Management, said, “Greece is known for its beautiful scenery, warm people, rich history, and delicious cuisine, and we can’t wait for our winner to experience a vacation worthy of the gods.”

8.  Free Summer Camp for Children Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired and Have Multiple Disabilities “We have incredible sessions planned that emphasize safety, belonging and respect while encouraging independence. Without the distraction of technology, campers will slow down and create real-life social networks while they learn new skills and challenge themselves,” says Mark Lucas, Wayfinder Family Services’ camp and recreational programs manager.

9.  Trip.com: Global Travellers Looking for Intra-Regional Summer Getaways
Specifically, thanks to the relaxation of travel restrictions in APAC, summer bookings have skyrocketed by 356% YoY in Asia, with European markets recording a 72% YoY increase this summer.

10.  Travel Experience Marketplace GetYourGuide Secures $194 Million to Accelerate Global Expansion and Product Innovation
The travel experiences category is quickly growing, benefiting from a generational shift in consumer spending habits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, American consumer spending on experiences grew twice as fast as spending on goods between 2000 and 2019.

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