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LEBANON, N.H., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Latest Skiing Conditions Information as Supplied By SnoCountry Mountain Reports. As of Friday, March 18 2005, 6:30:47 PM EST. Snow conditions for resorts nationwide are available online through PR Newswire on CompuServe. To access, merely type, GO ENS (Executive News Service). From there you access PR Newswire which carries the full national report from SnoCountry Reports each day. SNOW CONDITION DEFINITIONS & TERMS This glossary of terms is used by all ski areas when they report to SCR. The code allows for communication with skiers in a universal language. NOTE: The standard abbreviations next to each definition reflect the way ski reports are communicated in print (newspapers). New Snow: Natural snowfall which has fallen in the past 24 hours or continuously for more than one day. An average accumulation from summit to base i... (more)

Marriott's Ambitious Outreach Yields Significant Gains in African American and Hispanic Hotel Ownership

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc. today announced that its ambitious minority outreach efforts have resulted in the addition of five African American- and Hispanic-owned hotels since May, increasing its minority- and women-held hotels to nearly 300. The new minority-owned hotels are in Chicago, Atlanta, Virginia and Maryland, where two of the properties are located. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030605/MARRIOTTLOGO ) "Marriott has made increasing the number of women and minority owners who do business with us a priority," said J.W.... (more)

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Viking River Cruises/

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking River Cruises, the world's leading river cruise line, today released its 2006 sailing schedule for Europe, Russia and China. In addition to introducing a new ship on the Yangtze River, Viking River Cruises also added new itineraries in China due to high traveler demand. And to provide its passengers with the best deals possible, Viking River Cruises is offering up to $700 savings on all 2006 sailings. "Viking River Cruises is thrilled at the tremendous increase in river cruise bookings we have seen from U.S. travelers in the past year,... (more)

InterContinental Hotels Group Provides 1,000 Reasons to Book Online

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (ADRs), the world's largest and most global hotel company, is rewarding its Priority Club(R) Rewards members with 1,000 bonus points for booking online at any of IHG's Web sites or at http://www.priorityclub.com/bonus. Now through Dec. 31, 2005, members of Priority Club Rewards, IHG's guest loyalty program, will earn 1,000 bonus points by reserving a room online for a stay anytime at any of the more than 3,500 InterContinental(R), Crowne Plaza(R), Hotel Indigo(R), Holiday Inn(R), Holiday Inn Express(R),... (more)

West Trumps East in Europe Travel This Year

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-two percent of travelers intend to visit Europe in 2006 and Italy is the top European destination, according to a recent TripAdvisor(TM) survey of more than 1,800 travelers worldwide. While Eastern Europe was the preferred European region last year according to a May 2005 TripAdvisor(TM) survey, it seems the tides have turned. Seventy percent of respondents said they would rather travel to Western Europe this year, if money were not a factor. Forty-four percent cited spring as the best season to go. When asked if they could choose j... (more)