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Wyndham Worldwide Donates $60,000 Through Social Good Campaign

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, today announced that through its social good campaign, the company’s Wishes by Wyndham philanthropic program will donate $60,000 to be equally divided between its three signature charities: the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, Christel House International and Starlight Children’s Foundation™. During the three-month Facebook campaign that began in August, Wyndham Worldwide pledged to donate $1 to its signature charities (up to $60,000) for every new person that “liked” the Wyndham Worldwide Facebook page . Through the campaign, Wyndham Worldwide gained almost 5,500 Facebook fans, who shared nearly 7,000 Facebook posts and tweets about the program

AdventurePads.com, a Free Global Vacation Rental Site, Aims to Change the Online Vacation Rental Industry

SOURCE: AdventurePads.com Homeowners List Their Homes for Free, Vacationers Connect With Owners Direct SANTA CRUZ, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – www.AdventurePads.com , a free website specializing in vacation rentals for active travelers, has launched and is already featuring over 300 properties in 20 countries. Their rapidly growing catalog provides property owners a more economical and competitive alternative to costly vacation rental sites. AdventurePads.com provides renters tools for finding their ideal destination — interactive maps, search filters, photos, a direct connection with property owners, video cams, weather updates and review section — making vacation property rental quick, safe, easy and with no cost to either the vacationer or property owner. “Providing vacation homeowners the means to list their property’s availability at no charge is a natural progression for this industry,” explains founder Mike LeClair. “Many online service providers that began with client fee based strategies, online dating sites being a prominent example, now offer their services without fees. The online vacation rental market is ripe for a similar transformation.” The site specializes in adventure travel, offering owners direct holiday homes in areas that offer skiing/snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving, kite boarding, city adventures and more. Locations for those who prefer to relax are available as well. The goal is the creation of a community of like-minded individuals — vacation homeowners and travelers — who use the site to help each other plan their perfect vacation.

iPass Unveils Hotspot Finder 2.0

SOURCE: iPass Provides Mobile Employee Community With Valuable Productivity Tools and Advanced End-User Features for Navigating More Than 150,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in 99 Countries REDWOOD SHORES, CA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – iPass Inc . ( NASDAQ : IPAS ), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced iPass Hotspot Finder 2.0 , a brand new version of its popular mobile employee tool for navigating more than 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in 99 countries . Hotspot Finder 2.0 delivers valuable productivity tools and advanced end-user features for mobile employees including: Ratings and reviews — provides richer insight into the quality of Wi-Fi connections and venues with user-generated ratings and reviews

Hertz and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Partner on Electric Vehicles

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Partnership Accelerates the Buildout of the EV Network and Delivers the Future of Mobility to Consumers Today PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – The Hertz Corporation ( NYSE : HTZ ), the world’s largest general use airport car rental brand, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. ( NYSE : HOT ) announced today a joint partnership to bring in Hertz Global EV, a program developed by Hertz using 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, to key Starwood select-service hotels in North America. Starwood’s select-service portfolio includes the Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels brands

Trump SoHo(TM) New York Teams With Urban Arts Partnership for ‘A New Perspective’ on the Downtown Neighborhood

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Photography Project Underwritten by the Hotel Captures the Area Through the Students’ Eyes; Postcard Sales Will Help Fund Arts Education in Low-Income Public Schools NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – On Monday, Dec. 6, Trump SoHo ™ New York will unveil an exclusive collection of photographs by the students of Urban Arts Partnership , a local non-profit organization providing arts-integrated education programs to a network of 65 underserved public schools across the city.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples NAPLES, FL–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – On Dec. 4, 1985, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples opened its doors to travelers near and far. Fast forward 25 years, and the now-celebrated resort has become one of the world’s most recognized destination resorts, and it is set to mark a major milestone this season with its 25th anniversary

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