Category: Destination

Twenty-Five Leading Zoological Facilities Receive Coveted American Humane Conservation Certification

Dozens More Lining Up to Undergo First-of-its-Kind Audit for Treatment of Animals in Zoos and Aquariums American Humane Conservation program Leading zoological institutions around the globe are flocking to achieve certification under the American Humane Conservation program. This is the world’s first-ever certification program dedicated to helping ensure the well-being and humane treatment of the millions of animals living in zoos, aquariums, and conservation centers across the globe. American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and world’s largest certifier of animal care, launched the program in June 2016. Within the program’s inaugural year, twenty-five facilities within seventeen leading institutions in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia earned its Humane Certified™ seal for the treatment of their animals. Institutions certified under American Humane Conservation: Brookfield Zoo; Brookfield, Illinois Ocean Park; Hong Kong, China Shedd Aquarium; Chicago, Illinois Vancouver Aquarium; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Georgia Aquarium; Atlanta, Georgia Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dolphin Quest; Bermuda Dolphin Quest; Hawaii – Big Island Dolphin Quest; Hawaii – Oahu Mystic Aquarium; Mystic, Connecticut San Antonio Zoo; San Antonio, Texas Fort Worth Zoo; Fort Worth, Texas Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage; Las Vegas, Nevada Loro Parque; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Zoomarine Italia; Rome, Italy Woodland Park Zoo; Seattle, Washington Tanganyika Wildlife Park; Goddard, Kansas Gold Standard for zoos President and CEO of...

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Nightmare at Beaver Lake Opens Friday the 13th!

"We scare, because we care" Indoor/Outdoor Halloween Haunted House Experience Beaver Lake Park’s haunting event In its 14th year, the Nightmare at Beaver Lake is the Sammamish Rotary’s main fundraiser and community service project. It is produced in affiliation with Scare Productions and the City of Sammamish. Patrons walk approximately ¾ of a mile along the trails of Beaver Lake Park and are entertained by 23 separate theatrical sets filled with actors in full makeup and costumes. Over 125 volunteers are required each night to scare 13,000 patrons during the 11 night run of the show. Approximately 70% of the actors are local high school students. This all volunteer charity haunt enables the Sammamish Rotary to support local and international charities, and award college scholarships to students from the three Sammamish High Schools. 2017 Dates to Remember Opening Night: Friday, October 13, 2017 Running dates: Friday, October 13, 2017 – Halloween, October 31, 2017 Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights plus Monday Oct. 30thand Halloween Ribbon Cutting – Mayor of Sammamish: 6pm; Thursday, October 12, 2017 Press Night (dress rehearsal); 7pm: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Hours Hours: Family Scare: 7pm-7:45pm Full Scare: 8pm-11pm Fri/Sat and 8pm-10pm Sun/Mon Tickets Admission: Online sales (Skip the ticket lines) Family Scare: $12 per person Full Scare: $20 per person Fast Pass (Fri-Sat Full Scare Only): $10 additional (skip the entrance line) Discounts: Bring a...

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Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa

The Perfect Spot for an Unforgettable Wedding on Vietnam's Central Coast Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa A wedding at the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is an experience the happy couple and their guests will never forget. Found on the stunning beaches of Danang, the resort features exceptional wedding facilities. Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is the perfect base to explore the unique honeymoon experiences found on Vietnam’s Central Coast. It is 30 minutes from Danang International Airport means no-one has to miss the special day. A choice of venues The resort features three unique outdoor venues, catering for receptions of varying sizes. The largest is the impressive beachfront venue, which can hold up to 700 guests. The Beach House Garden, with panoramic ocean views, is available for up to 250 guests. For more intimate gatherings, the Pool House Garden, a few steps from the ocean, can cater for up to 100 guests. The luxurious Regency Ballroom can hold up to 250 guests. Its pre-function area is also perfect for intimate cocktail receptions. The resort’s culinary team is on-hand with delightful menus for any budget. Rooms There are 194 contemporary rooms and suites. Most have an ocean view. 182 one-to-three bedroom residences, featuring spacious balconies and ocean views. There are 27 opulent villas with floor-to-ceiling windows, premium ocean access and elevated vantage points. For the newlyweds,...

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Top Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest Booking.com Shares the Top Places to Stay Oktoberfest Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival. It has over six million visitors each year. It also has braided beauties, lederhosen, colorful parades, fairground rides and giant pretzels.   This year it spans over two weeks from September 16th to October 3rd. Its home is a meadow outside of downtown Munich (as well as throughout the city).   Oktoberfest’s popularity has grown worldwide. Booking.com had Americans, Chinese and Australians booking rooms for last year’s festival. Oktoberfest hotels Wombats City Hostel   The Wombats City Hostel is the perfect destination for...

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Help to book Washington DC for Trump’s Inauguration

Destination DC Helps Travelers Book Hotels, Plan Itineraries for the 58th Presidential Inauguration Official visitor resources include refreshed website, toll-free phone concierge, social channels Washington, DC’s hospitality community is united in its preparation for the inauguration of the 45th president (Donald Trump) on Friday, January 20, 2017. Hotels, restaurants and attractions in neighborhoods across the nation’s capital are creating thematic packages, menus, balls, exhibits and tours for visitors eager to participate in the 58th presidential inauguration.   What’s on offer The District’s official destination marketing organization, Destination DC is showcasing this information for visitors coming to the nation’s capital. Travelers attending inauguration can access Destination DC’s free resources and experts to: Find comprehensive information on washington.org/inauguration. Content includes a calendar of events; suggestions for experiencing free (and almost free) presidential history; lists of award-winning restaurants and signature DC dishes. An inauguration FAQ will be updated as practical details including street closures are announced. Book hotel packages designed for family, group and luxury travelers: o Family-friendly options include Marriott Metro Center downtown; Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Woodley Park; Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in upper Northwest; The Dupont Circle, Beacon Hotel and Courtyard Washington, DC in Dupont Circle; Liaison Capitol Hill and Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill; Hamilton Crowne Plaza downtown; Hyatt Place Washington DC, Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Georgetown Suites and Washington Marriott Georgetown; Harborside Hotel...

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