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Esterline Reports Record Performance for Fiscal 2010; Earnings Up 23.2% on 8.5% Sales Improvement

SOURCE: Esterline Technologies Income From Continuing Operations $130 Million, or $4.27 per Share, on $1.53 Billion Sales BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Esterline Corporation ( NYSE : ESL ) ( www.esterline.com ), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today reported fiscal 2010 fourth quarter and full-year results for the period ended October 29, 2010. Income from continuing operations for the quarter was a record $49.3 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, on sales of $430.5 million. For the same period last year, income from continuing operations was $37.4 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, on sales of $390.1 million.

HotelsCombined.com Strengthens Chinese Ties With eLong Launch

SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – HotelsCombined.com , the world leader in hotel price comparison, today announced it has strengthened Chinese ties, with the launch of eLong, one of the leading online travel agents in China. Once integration is finalized, HotelsCombined will grow their existing database of 5,000 hotels in China to 11,000 — dramatically increasing the number of hotels for HotelsCombined users around the world to compare and book.

The Palazzo Las Vegas Kicks-Off the Holiday Season With Woodland-Inspired Winter Decor and Festive Seasonal Cocktails

SOURCE: The Palazzo Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – The Palazzo Las Vegas will celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with a natural woodland-inspired winter display and festive holiday cocktails.  The enchanting seasonal décor, located in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, will consist of 70 hand-designed snowflakes, ranging from 36 to 60 inches, suspended midair above traditional holiday amaryllis and holly topiaries. Ice branches, holly berries and 20-foot frosted birch and pine trees will complement the picturesque waterfall and crystal ice ponds. The winter gardens will feature red beaded ornaments and pinecones, more than 600 fresh poinsettias and 34 specially designed 4-foot lit icicles atop the ground fountains. After enjoying the holiday décor, guests can satisfy their taste buds with a variety of seasonal cocktails at the bars and lounges of The Venetian and The Palazzo.  Fusion Mixology Bar at The Palazzo will feature a seasonal “Feliz Navinog.” The eggnog-inspired cocktail will feature Christian Brothers Brandy, a dash of Patron XO Café topped with fresh cinnamon and ground nutmeg.  Laguna Champagne Bar at The Palazzo, along with Oculus and La Scena Lounge at The Venetian, will feature a signature Holiday Chocolate Mint Martini. The festive holiday cocktail will feature mouthwatering Godiva Chocolate, Green Crème de Menthe and Stoli Vanilla Vodka.  The winter décor will be on display in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Lobby daily beginning Dec

Geary Interactive Vice President of Strategy and Client Services to Speak at International Travel Conference

SOURCE: Geary Interactive Sarah Kotlova of Geary Interactive Will Be Presenting at the IATA’s Commercial Strategy Symposium in Istanbul SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Geary Interactive announces that its Vice President of Strategy and Client Services, Sarah Kotlova, will be presenting at the International Air Transport Association Commercial Strategy Symposium.

Cheapflights.ca’s Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations

SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada Countdown to 2011 at One of These Celebrations Around the World TORONTO–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – As Cheapflights.ca , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, prepares to say good bye to 2010 and welcome 2011, our editors put together a list of their Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations for those looking for an international experience. So take your appetite for travel and head to one of these happening New Year’s Eve celebrations around the globe and kick off 2011 in style

Auto Club: Top Southern California Hotels and Restaurants Earn 2011 AAA Four Diamond Awards

SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Seventy Southern California hotels and 34 restaurants have earned the 2011 AAA Four Diamond Award, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today. Seven locations appear for the first time on the 2011 list including Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, La Valencia Hotel, as well as Cut, and Donovan’s Steak & Chop House restaurants. Patina received its 20 th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award rating. The coveted rating plaque featuring a design of four raised simulated diamonds and the AAA Four Diamond Award logo are presented to hotel and restaurant general managers and executive chefs to recognize the award-winning properties, which rank among the top 3.4 percent of more than 2,600 Southern California hotels, motels, and restaurants inspected by the Auto Club, the nation’s largest AAA affiliate.

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