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World’s Largest Ferris wheel goes up on Vegas Strip.

World’s Largest Ferris wheel goes up on Vegas Strip

World’s Largest Ferris wheel goes up on Vegas Strip.
By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News.

World’s Largest Ferris Wheel erected in Las Vegas by Caesars Entertainment.

The outer shell of what will be the world’s biggest Ferris wheel was erected September 10 on the Las Vegas NV Strip, a locale already notorious for inducing sensory overload.

The top of the High Roller ride, placed across the street from Caesar’s Palace, will soar 55 stories over Sin City. When the new landmark is completed early next year, it will be adorned with 1,500 LED lights.

“It’s going to be an icon,” Project Director David Codiga told The Associated Press. “It’s going to be a part of your visit to Las Vegas NV if you ride it or not. It’s more or less impossible not to see it if you come here.”

The Ferris wheel is part of a $550 million plan — in addition to an outdoor plaza & mall — by Caesars Entertainment Corporation to lure more young people to Vegas. Each spin will cost tourists about $30, according to Caesars spokeswoman Christina Karas.
The massive Ferris wheel will not be what people remember from carnivals of their childhoods. Pods designed to transport 40 people will come with audio-visual components to accompany aerial views of the city during the half-hour rotation.

While the 550 foot ride will trump the current biggest Ferris Wheel, the Singapore Flyer, by 9 feet, it may only hold the record for a short time.

In 2012, New York City Mayor Bloomberg formally announced plans for a Staten Island Ferris wheel which, at 625 feet, would exceed the height of the Singapore Flyer, the London Eye & plans for the new wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. The plans just received community board approval earlier this summer.

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Abu Dhabi Bookings Going Strong!

Abu Dhabi Bookings Going Strong!

Abu Dhabi Bookings Going Strong!
 

Abu-Dhabi-Bookings-Going-Strong-mallAbu Dhabi is among one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Month after month tourist travel to this intricate city, falling in love with its uniquely detailed architecture and relaxing white beaches. Bookings are going strong, with Abu Dhabi becoming a must see travel destination.

Abu Dhabi is home to some the most luxurious hotels such as, the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and the magnificent Jumeirah located in the iconic Etihad Towers, at unbelievable rates. Not only does this city boost fantastic accommodations it also offers incredible shopping in beautiful malls, fabulous golf courses along the coastline, and desert safaris.

Book through Tourico Holidays today!

Abu Dhabi Bookings Going Strong

 

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Tourico Holidays Shows NYC Some Love

Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays Shows NYC Some Love
Worldwide Wholesaler Supports New York Tourism by Offering Travel Reductions and Incentives

ORLANDO, Fla. – November 15, 2012 – Tourico Holidays, a worldwide travel wholesaler, today announced the launch of its “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign, intended to help reinvigorate New York City tourism in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The campaign, which will run through March 2013, is comprised of a series of promotions, rate reductions and client incentives that will serve as a spark for tourism sales in New York City and its surrounding areas.

New York City tourism has been hard-hit by the disruption of Sandy – despite the fact that the storm’s damage was limited largely to the city’s financial district, and that other areas of New York City remain open for business. In an effort to support the recovery of area tourism, Tourico Holidays has pooled all of its resources to create the most attractive prices possible for its ExclusiveDeal, hotel, attraction, and transfer products. Tourico Holidays customers can currently access the following inventory as part of the “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign:

  • 36 ExclusiveDeals − pre-purchased room blocks such as the $10M deal at the Grand Hyatt
  • Discounts across 1,000 room nights every day, such as $60 off the Crowne Plaza Times Square
  • Up to 60% off activities and transfers, such as shopping tours and “hop-on – hop-off” buses

“As a Florida-based business, we’re sensitive to the hurricane recovery effort and we understand how a disruption of this magnitude can wreak havoc on local tourism,” said Amir Kalmar, CMO and EVP of Global Sales for Tourico Holidays. “Our campaign is intended to revive our clients’ love affair with the world’s most lively city – and illustrate that New York is just as vibrant as ever. Now is the time to rebuild the tourism presence and throw our full support behind the city that so many rely on for their livelihood.”

Since 2011, Tourico Holidays has grown its travel bookings in the New York City market by nearly 20% year-over-year. For more information about Tourico Holidays and the “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign, ask your Tour Operator or visit: www.touricoholidays.com.

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotel chains, cruise lines, attractions and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,600 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.

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TH Expands its Direct Connect Network of Branded Hotels

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TH Expands its Direct Connect Network of Branded Hotels
Leading travel wholesaler grows its dynamic hotel pricing capabilities and makes inventory more accessible for clients around the world

ORLANDO, Fla. − October 1, 2012 − Tourico Holidays, a worldwide travel wholesaler, today announced that is has expanded its network of Direct Connect hotel partners to over 13 branded chains covering more than 125 countries. Newly added and expanded partners such as IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), Wyndham Hotel Group and Choice Hotels International® will now join existing Direct Connect partners, including Hilton Worldwide, Packlate Vacation Homes, Best Western®, Caesars Entertainment®, Sandals and more. Since early 2011, Tourico Holidays has added over 20,000 hotel properties across 5,500 cities worldwide to its Direct Connect inventory, and the company currently projects to add another 10,000 hotels before the end of 2012.

As a result of Tourico Holidays’ aggressive Direct Connect initiative, its travel distribution clients now have access to real-time pricing and booking data for branded hotel products around the world. Clients now also have greater visibility into last-minute availability as well as flash-sale pricing and other promotions.

The entire Tourico Holidays hotel inventory − including the newest partner data − can be accessed through the company’s current booking channels, including www.Touricoholidays.com and Host-to-Host XML connectivity. Tourico Holidays can also provide custom distribution solutions for travel technology companies, including a while-label solution that conveniently hosts its entire travel inventory.

“These Direct Connect partnerships are meant to supplement Tourico Holidays’ 23,000 individual hotel contracts and add even more depth to our destination offerings,” said Dermot Quigley, EVP of Global Product Development. “The Direct Connect relationship allows the hotel chain to seamlessly offer dynamic pricing and inventory while giving the tour operator the benefit of branded products at the right price.”

“Hilton Worldwide chose Tourico Holidays as its first Direct Connect partner in the United States because our companies a share a common goal: To deliver a superior e-commerce solution featuring dynamic hotel inventory with real time rates and availability to wholesale clients,” said Carol Brock, Director of Sales, Hilton Worldwide. “The Direct Connect has really evolved over the years at the request of Tourico Holidays making for an even better global product offering for the company’s clients.”

About Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotel chains, cruise lines, attractions and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,600 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.

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