Friday, May 21, 2004

Wintergreen Resort Helps Take Sting Out of Gas Rate Spike in Time for Labor Day Weekend

Wintergreen Resort Helps Take Sting Out of Gas Rate Spike in Time for Labor Day Weekend

Virginia resort to reimburse cost of gas to its guests.

Wintergreen, VA (PRWEB) September 2, 2005

With gas rates continuing to rise to unprecedented record highs, Wintergreen Resort, a four-season resort tucked in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, is doing something about it. From now until September 30, Wintergreen is offering gasoline credit of up to $50 with the presentation of a gasoline receipt.

According to Lloyd Williams, Wintergreen executive, "Our guests come to Wintergreen to escape the stress of everyday life. We don't want the rise in gas costs to deter travelers from visiting us."

Wintergreen's G. A.S. (Get Away Soon) Package is valid for Sunday-Thursday stays, and receipts (for gasoline only) will be credited toward the guest's stay. Guests who stay a minimum of two nights, need only present a receipt for gas (up to $50) to Wintergreen's front desk. Only one receipt is accepted per accommodation and the receipt must be from the gas station or pump and not handwritten.

To book Wintergreen's special G. A.S. (Get Away Soon) Package, visit http://www. wintergreenresort. com/ (http://www. wintergreenresort. com/) or call 800-266-2444.

Wintergreen, one of America's premier four season resorts, is located just two and a half scenic hours from Washington D. C. and 90 minutes from Richmond. The resort features the brand new, world-class Wintergarden Spa including a new aquatics and fitness center, 45 holes of championship golf including Rees Jones' award-winning Stoney Creek course and Ellis Maples' Devils Knob, the highest course in Virginia, as well as indoor and outdoor tennis, horseback riding, fly-fishing and hiking.

For those that like their outdoor activities a little more on the extreme side, Wintergreen also offers mountain biking trails, inline skating and skateboarding, paintball and rock climbing and its Out-of-Bounds Adventure Center, where adrenaline-pumping activities include bungee-trampoline jumping!

Accommodations at Wintergreen provide a "home-away-from-home" escape and range from studios to seven-bedrooms, all with living areas and kitchen facilities. Guests can choose from a variety of dining options ranging from casual to elegant and including everything in between. All Wintergreen guests receive access to the Fitness Center, the new Wintergarden Spa, outdoor tennis courts and more.

Finally, Wintergreen is known as one of America's premier family-friendly resorts, and with good reason. The resort's award-winning children's programs at its Wintergreen Nature Foundation "Treehouse" include butterfly hikes, storytelling, finger painting and other activities and older kids can enjoy customized tennis and golf clinics, activities at the Out-of-Bounds Adventure Center, miniature golf, fly fishing, swimming, crafts or team building games.

For reservations and more information on Wintergreen's fall packages, visit http://www. wintergreenresort. com/ (http://www. wintergreenresort. com/) or call 800-266-2444.


Lloyd Williams

Wintergreen Resort

Direct: 434-325-8150

Mobile: 434-996-7859

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Vacation Discounters, Inc. Announces a Unique “CSI on the High Seas” Cruise and Seminar-at-Sea

Vacation Discounters, Inc. Announces a Unique “CSI on the High Seas” Cruise and Seminar-at-Sea

Entertaining and Instructive 10-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise Focuses on Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Techniques. Cruise on the Dawn Princess roundtrip San Francisco, CA, October 1, 2005. Prices for this cruise and seminar-at-sea start at: $1,113.60 per person, double occupancy.

San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2005

Vacation Discounters, Inc. announced today that it is continuing to enhance guests’ onboard experience with the introduction of the “CSI on the High Seas” Seminar-at-Sea program to be held on Princess Cruises’ October 1, 2005 sailing of the Dawn Princess. This new seminar program integrates passengers’ interest in Crime Scene Investigation techniques with an entertaining cruise experience. Special class presentations, demonstrations and the hands-on experience highlight this cruise. Working together with retired FBI Special Agents Frank Doyle, Michael Stapleton and Anthony Maxwell, Vacation Discounters, Inc. has developed a Seminar-at-Sea allowing guests an interesting way to immerse themselves in Crime Scene Investigation experience that have become immensely popular since the advent of the popular TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

During this sailing guests can enjoy a fabulous 10-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera. While on-board during the days at sea, the guests will be invited to participate in the "CSI on the High Seas" Seminar-at-Sea. This seminar is a hands-on training class, instructed by some of the world's top investigators – guests will be learning from the best! Up to 40 guests can participate in these highly entertaining and informative hands-on classes. 

“We are taking this opportunity to bring the “pros” onboard Princess Cruises’ beautiful Dawn Princess to teach this unique Seminar-at-Sea.” said Neal Vinson, vice president, marketing, Vacation Discounters, Inc. “The course material for this Seminar-at-Sea comes from the many training courses these instructors have taught to law enforcement officials worldwide.”

“CSI on the High Seas” guests can attend Crime Scene Investigation classroom lectures and hands-on demonstration events during each of the four days at sea on this cruise. These lectures and demonstrations will feature subjects such as Crime Scene Mapping; Crime Scene Photography; Latent Fingerprint Recovery; Blood and Body Fluid Collection; Hair and Fiber Collection and learn about Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD. In addition to this unique Seminar-at-Sea, guests will enjoy a relaxing and entertaining 10-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera aboard the Dawn Princess. This cruise has many interesting ports-of-call along the way: Catalina Island; Puerto Vallarta: Mazatlan; Cabo San Lucas and San Diego. This cruise is a roundtrip cruise starting and returning to San Francisco, California.

Prices for this cruise and seminar-at-sea start at: $1,113.60 per person, double occupancy.

The Instructors

The instructors on this fun filled "CSI on the High Seas" course are all retired FBI Special Agent instructors - they are the experts. They have presented training in both the United States and international arena having taught in over 20 foreign countries since 2002. Their training abilities were developed through thousands of hours of training law enforcement worldwide.

These instructors possess nearly 100 years of combined law enforcement experience. Crime scene forensics and major case management have been the focus of their careers. Some of the high profile cases they investigated include: The Patricia Hearst kidnapping; the attempted assassination of then, President Gerald Ford; the Unabomber, Ted Kazcynski; terrorist bombings at the New York World Trade Center; the 1971 "D. B. Cooper" skyjacking case; the Polly Klaas kidnapping & murder case; the Oklahoma City Federal Building and the 9/11 (WTC). Each instructor possesses the unique characteristics of an outstanding trainer who is also an expert in crime scene investigation. Instruction is presented by multimedia lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

About Vacation Discounters, Inc.

Vacation Discounters, Inc. is an award-winning Internet focused travel agency that specializes in cruises and vacations throughout the world. Vacation Discounters is part of the exclusive Signature Travel Network, a consortium of travel agencies that produces over $1.0 billion in sales each year. This sales volume allows Vacation Discounters to quote extraordinary competitive prices to their clients around the world.

Vacation Discounters provide unique and special cruises and vacation packages that reflect the traveler's true desires, interests and budget. Vacation DiscountersÂ’ strive to perform this service with professionalism, knowledge, creativity, and care. An experienced travel consultant who offers a high level of service, extra value and personal attention handles all cruises and vacation packages personally.


IListenToBooks. com Announces New Webmaster

IListenToBooks. com Announces New Webmaster

Grand Haven, MI – www. IListenToBooks. com, the audiobook sharing website, announces its new webmaster, Jill Hamann.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2003

February 17, 2003

Media Contact:

Jill Hamann

Webmaster@IListenToBooks. com 

IListenToBooks. com Announces New Webmaster

Grand Haven, MI – www. IListenToBooks. com, the audiobook sharing website, announces its new webmaster, Jill Hamann.

“I’ve always enjoyed listening to audiobooks,” says Hamann, newly appointed webmaster of IListenToBooks. com. “When the opportunity arose to become involved in an audiobook lovers’ site, it was the perfect fit.”

The audiobook fan site at www. IListenToBooks. com, encourages members to leave an audiobook in a public place for someone else to find. Members register an audiobook entering the title or ISBN number and using a unique tracking number for that particular audiobook. The site also features dynamic maps that display each audiobookÂ’s travels.

Colorful stickers, preprinted with a tracking number and the message “I’m Not Lost. I’m Just Making the Rounds!” are included in audiobook packages by member publishers, along with a pamphlet explaining the program. Members registering an audiobook who do not have a preprinted sticker may opt to print their own label or order a packet from the web site.

“What a great way to spread the word and share the joy of audiobook listening,” proclaims Hamann. “It’s really exciting to watch the word spread and be a part of this fun experience.”

About IListenToBooks. com : IListenToBooks. com is an audiobook fan website, designed to bring listeners together and to help share the exciting experience of listening to a good book. The exciting program allows people to track the travels of their audiobook and/or share their opinions about audiobooks with other listeners.

Reviews, ratings, member forums, and tracking information for released books can all be found at the web site. Have a great time mapping the travels of any of the registered audiobooks, or just share your views with other listeners.

If you love to listen, visit today and find out why so many people are standing up to say "I Listen To Books!".