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VIENNA, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On this day, five years ago, Space Adventures, Ltd.'s client, Dennis Tito, became the world's first commercial passenger to launch to space marking the beginning of the space tourism industry. Since then, Space Adventures' efforts in offering commercial seats to the public have resulted in $120 million (USD) worth of orbital spaceflight sales. "Dennis had the courage, will and adventurous spirit needed to realize his dream of spaceflight," said Eric Anderson, president and CEO of Space Adventures. "We, at Space Adventures, are proud of our influence in the opening of the space frontier. The $120 million (USD) in orbital spaceflights sold is proof positive that the commercial space travel industry is well underway and will only continue to grow." The Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Wilshire Associates always wanted to fly in sp... (more)

'Are We There Yet?' Ease the Pain of Family Road Trips With High-Tech Tools From Verizon Wireless

LAUREL, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- "Are we there yet?" The summer travel season is here, and for parents set to embark on family road trips, those four small words, endlessly repeated, are sometimes all it takes to turn the magical adventure into a very unpleasant car ride. To help remove the sting, Verizon Wireless offers several tools to ease the stress of family car trips and make travel more sane. For those of us who dream of an onboard GPS device, dream no longer. VZ Navigator service provides all the features of an advanced navigation system on your wireless phone at a fr... (more)

Globe-Trotting 'Senior Bachelor' Richard Roe Is Offering Women Chance for All-Expense Paid Trip With Him to See the World

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe-trotting "Senior Bachelor" Richard Roe is offering women a chance for an all-expense paid trip with him to see the world. In a quest to find a female partner to travel through life with him, California-based globe-trotter Richard Roe is offering women from all countries the opportunity to travel with him for up to six months, or more, on an all-expense paid trip around the world. Richard Roe, co-creator of the award-winning, travel documentary "POP & ME," is a healthy, active, divorced, 64-year-old entrepreneur with three grow... (more)

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Will No Longer Participate in the Expedia Preferred Partner Program

TULSA, Okla., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. today announced that the Company's brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, will no longer participate in the Expedia Preferred Partner Program, effective May 1, 2005. The Preferred Partner Program provides participating rental car suppliers the opportunity to prominently market their products on the Expedia travel Web site. In 2004, Expedia-generated rentals represented approximately 7 percent of DTG's total revenue. Dollar and Thrifty are continuing discussions with Expedia regarding ... (more)

Find the Best Vacation for You at www.adventurevacation.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The best vacation for you can be found by searching the online database http://www.adventurevacation.com/ . This new search feature has a map which allows travelers to click on their area of interest and instantly find the outdoor vacation of their dreams. Escape crowded vacation spots. Find a cool, family float trip down a scenic river or a horseback trip through a mountain wilderness on this information-packed website. With more than 500 members operating in over 40 states and 50 foreign countries, America Outdoors' members offer a wide ... (more)