updated 1/26/2011 11:47:15 AM ET 2011-01-26T16:47:15

BOSTON, Jan. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When nationally syndicated radio show host and broadcast media's premier travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, heard that seniors at Bluford, Illinois' Webber Township High School gave their Senior Trip Fund to help a seriously injured classmate's family, leaving them with no money for their senior class trip, Abrams' response was, "Not on my watch!" She tracked down the school's principal, Roger Pauley, and worked her Travel Fairy Godmother magic.

Pauley notes, "I was surprised to hear from world renowned travel expert Stephanie Abrams and to learn that she wanted to reward our 2011 Senior Class for their 'pay it forward' display of compassion for a classmate that suffered a traumatic head injury. The seniors unanimously decided to give up their senior trip and donate all of the money they raised to support their classmate and his family.  Stephanie has arranged for their trip to Branson, Missouri and the seniors, their teachers, families, and school administration are delighted that they are being rewarded in this special way. Stephanie created a real fairy tale ending for our senior class."

Abrams arranged a two night stay for the seniors and their chaperons at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in the heart of their historic downtown where the hotel's General Manager Bill Derbins plans to roll out the red carpet for the seniors. "We are so pleased that media travel expert Stephanie Abrams chose Branson and our hotel for this culminating high school experience for Webber Township High School's 2011 Senior Class. Our wholesome entertainment and attractions in Branson coupled with pampering comfort and service provided to Hilton guests assure the memorable experience Stephanie Abrams had in mind for these teens when she selected us. We look forward to their arrival and to getting to know these special teens," Bill Derbins explains. Abrams has organized admission to the Titanic Museum Attraction and has other surprises in store for the group.

Abrams hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows: "Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams" and Travelers411 which air coast-to-coast in over 250 key radio markets. The shows simulcast online and podcast at her award-winning website, www.sAbrams.com . Abrams has been recognized for her significant contribution to the growth of tourism to a variety of destinations and for her philanthropic work sending children and adults traveling. Her recognitions include: Honorary Friend of Saint Patrick Award for her contribution to Ireland's tourism and the Saint Patrick Centre; Goddess Artemis Award for her contribution to the growth of Greek tourism; Honoree of the Sisters of Mercy for her philanthropic work; Pearl Honoree Big Apple Project for her Signature Business Legacy; and  awards for Best Website including the Leagues of American Communications Professionals 2011 Bronze Spotlight Award.

Asked why she creates travel experiences for people, Abrams says, "It's just part of being me and because I can!" 

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