logo Jennifer McCullough
Chateau on the Lake
415 N. St. Hwy. 265
Branson, MO   65616

BRANSON, Mo. — Spa Chateau at Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center wants to help you find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for man, woman or teen in your life. There's no better gift than that of ultimate relaxation and to start the New Year off right, Spa Chateau today announced four new spa packages for 2008.

The Winter Warming Package is designed to chase away the winter blues and soothe dry winter skin. Featuring a skin nourishing milk bath and an 80-minute Hot Stone Massage on a heated massage table, the Winter Warming Package makes a great holiday gift for anyone who enjoys having particular attention paid to soothing their skin.

The ultimate gift for two is the Spa Signature Package which features the White River Bathing Ritual in a dual tub, followed by an 80-minute Grand Chateau Massage in one of the Spa Chateau's 10 luxurious treatment rooms. Couples can spend an entire day at the Spa and enjoy the co-ed indoor and outdoor Roman whirlpools, sauna, eucalyptus steam room and dine on items from the Spa Menu in the private men's and women's relaxation lounges overlooking Table Rock Lake.

Also for couples, the Royal Celebration of Love Package, which makes a great Valentine's Day gift, features a 30-minute White Bathing Ritual followed by an 80-minute Grand Chateau Massage.

Ladies who want the perfect gift for a female family member or girlfriend can check out the Girlfriend Spa Destination Vacation. It includes an entire day of Spa pampering starting with a soak in the indoor or outdoor heated Roman whirlpool, a visit to the sauna and eucalyptus steam room, and either the Chateau Dogwood Signature Massage, the Talking Rocks Host Stone Massage, or the Slim and Tone Wrap. The package also includes two beautiful Spa Chateau tote bag gifts.

For the hard-to-buy-for men in your life, the Chateau offers an exclusive Barber Spa featuring a la carte items such as the hot lather shave, haircut, mustache & sideburn trim, manicure, and foot massage, which compliment the Spa's full range of therapeutic massage service.

Teens and children as young as 8 years-old, when accompanied by a guardian, can enjoy a large selection of services at the Spa. A la carte items at the Image Center Hair Salon make great stocking stuffers and include haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, and expert makeup application for special occasions. For those new to the art of makeup application, the Spa offers makeup lessons —- a great gift idea for the teenager on your Christmas list!

For more information on these and other Spa Chateau services, please visit, call toll free (888) 333-LAKE or call the resort directly at (417) 334-1161.

The 14,000-square foot Spa Chateau was recently profiled in "Best Spas USA, The Guidebook to Luxury Resort, Hotel and Destination Spas." Spa Chateau is among 40 spas in 17 states, and the only one in Missouri, featured in both the guidebook and on the accompanying website,

The European style two-story spa boasts signature treatments such as the Chateau Dogwood Signature Massage and the Royal Shave. The Chateau's 10 luxurious treatment rooms feature hydraulic-operated massage tables complemented by plush heated padding and dressed with Comphy skirting, sheets and comforters for maximum relaxation. In-residence and poolside massage services are available to guests staying at the hotel.

The Fitness Studio inside the Spa offers a breathtaking Table Rock Lake view, state-of-the-art equipment, personal training services and Yoga classes among others.

Chateau on the Lake, known for its superb mountain top location and world-class hospitality, is Southwest Missouri's only AAA four-diamond resort. Chateau offers a wealth of recreational amenities for guests including heated indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, 24-hour fitness center, nature trail, two lighted tennis courts, and a full-service marina.

Other offerings include The Crawdaddies Kids Club with castle playground, a movie theatre, full-service concierge, two shops, and five restaurants and lounges including lake-view dining at the award-winning Chateau Grille. A stunning 10-story sky-lit atrium lobby complete with running streams brimming with Koi fish, lush foliage, exotic flowers and towering trees adds a touch of drama to every arrival.

Chateau on the Lake is a member of the Springfield, Missouri-based John Q. Hammons family of award-winning hotels. John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is the nation's leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites, including: Embassy Suites Hotels, Renaissance, Marriott, Radisson, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn and Courtyard by Marriott brands.

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logo Branson Tourism Center
220 Branson Hills Parkway
Branson, MO   65803

BRANSON, MO, September 27, 2007 – Eleven families celebrated September 26, 2007, with Branson Tourism Center. One lucky family received a free vacation to Branson, a $100.00 pre-paid BP gas card and they are featured on In addition, on the day that the one-millionth ticket was purchased, 10 of their customers received a $100 gift card, courtesy of Branson Tourism Center.

The full-service Branson vacation company is celebrating a major milestone–a staggering one million theater and attraction tickets sold in just four years–and the customer who purchased the millionth ticket won a refund of their entire vacation arranged through Branson Tourism Center.

Branson Tourism Center owner Lianne Milton said the millionth-ticket promotion is one way her company can thank the clients that have helped it grow so quickly. "We want to thank all our customers for helping us reach our goal of selling a million tickets over the past four years," Milton stated. "Branson Tourism Center has achieved this level of performance in such a short period because of our satisfied repeat customers and the referrals our customers continue to send our way. The vacation refund and prepaid gas card is our way we can express our appreciation to our customers."

Branson Tourism Center sold its millionth ticket September 26, 2007, to the Spitznagle family from Mulberry, Indiana. All three ladies were on vacation to celebrate their birthday, and chose Branson as the destination to celebrate. Up until the moment they checked in, they did not know they had won.

But even those who did not win the millionth-ticket promotion will still enjoy memorable vacations in the live entertainment capital of the world, thanks to Branson Tourism Center's focus on their customers. The company, a full-service travel agency exclusively serving visitors to Branson, Missouri, creates vacation packages tailored to their customer's individual tastes and offers personalized advice on everything from restaurants and special events to recommendations on sought-after limited engagements–all with no service fees or extra charges.

"We would like to thank all of our customers who helped us reach this milestone," said Milton. "Our customers have brought us where we are and our focus on making their vacation to Branson as memorable and enjoyable as possible is unwavering. To show our appreciation we are also running a promotion that gives an additional ten cents off each gallon of gas to all customers who order through Branson Tourism Center, between now and October 15, which is in addition to our regular twenty cents per gallon discount."

"When Branson Tourism Center customizes our clients personal vacation plans, they get a combination of all the best dining, lodging and entertainment venues at the best discounted prices," Milton explained. "Because we receive volume pricing from Branson theaters, attractions, lodging, restaurants and shops, we are able to pass those savings on to our customers."

Branson Tourism Center is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year, except Christmas. The company's 80 employees are dedicated to discovering each traveler's special interests, providing insider information on the Branson area, including shortcuts the locals use to get around town.

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There is big news in Branson as Ride The Ducks opens a second Quack-tacular adventure with another choice for this fun-filled amphibious sightseeing tour. Now, the New Branson Landing Adventure is ready to take guests on a 60-minute tour that rides through historic Downtown Branson and then splashes into Lake Taneycomo to cruise the lake. This new adventure departs from the duck dock at Branson Landing's Neighborhood District near the Arvest Bank.

Of course, the ever-popular Classic Table Rock Lake Adventure is continuing and this 70-minute adventure includes Country Music Blvd., home to the Branson shows, Baird Mountain with fantastic views of the Ozarks and then a splashdown into Table Rock Lake for a cruise. This adventure departs from the duck dock at 2320 Country Music Blvd., just west of Wal-mart.

Ride The Ducks, the nation's largest amphibious sightseeing company, offers the most unique land and water adventure that is fun, informative and engaging. It's the best way for families to enjoy Branson because there is a combination of fun and music with history and sights.

The captains add to the tour experience as they entertain guests with interesting facts of the city. Besides sharing information, guests enjoy the music that's played on the Ducks and the captain's funny stories and jokes. The captains are licensed by the United States Coast Guard, and have a natural love of Branson and the Ozarks that shines through in their presentation and humor. Also included in every tour is the famous Wacky Quackerstm (the duck-bill whistle) that is sure to capture the attention of the people on the street.

Aaron Newberry, Ride The Ducks' Branson general manager, says, "We are excited about the opportunities we offer residents and visitors to explore a second Ride The Ducks adventure in Branson. With so many requests from our guests to expand our Duck tours, we created this new tour to meet their demands. Our family friendly tours only get better from year to year as we continue to keep everyone of all ages entertained and educated about this amazing area".

The Ride The Ducks amphibious vehicle is based on the famous WWII DUKW amphibious design. Today, we build our vehicles from the ground up using the latest in marine design and safety. The vehicles are United States Coast Guard certified and tested regularly to ensure a safe and comfortable tour for our guests.

Ride The Ducks International, the largest amphibious sightseeing company in America, has entertained millions of guests in the United States since the early 1970's. Ride The Ducks has wholly owned operations in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Branson and Memphis and licensed operators in Seattle and Stone Mountain Park, Georgia. Ride The Ducks International is a subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE). HFE owns numerous entertainment venues, including Silver Dollar City theme park, Showboat Branson Belle, and Celebration City in Branson, MO.

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