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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – Seeing the world’ is undoubtedly atop many to do lists across the world and in the last number of decades, cruise operators have made it more accessible with all-inclusive fares. World cruises are now being offered by several UK operators and passengers aboard these cruises get to experience some of the most significant cities and sites in the world first-hand.
SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC Association With the Rose Parade ® and the Rose Bowl Game ® Will Drive Rentals, Brand Exposure and New Business Opportunities PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – Avis Rent A Car today announced that it has entered into a new multi-year partnership with the Tournament of Roses, host of the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game. Through this partnership, Avis will showcase products and services to the approximately 55 million people who view or attend the traditional New Year celebrations in Pasadena, Calif. As the Official Rental Car Company of the Tournament of Roses, Avis will fulfill the vehicle rental needs of the Tournament of Roses’ management, members and volunteers as well as the NCAA college football teams playing in the annual Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day, and their alumni and followers who attend the game. This year’s match-up pits number No
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – The festive season can be a lonely time for singles, but with a wide range of singles holidays on offer for the 2010 festive season, the opportunity to embark on the holiday of a lifetime is now.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – A river cruise allows travellers to experience slow and relaxed travel to the destinations of their choice. It is for this reason that more British holidaymakers are choosing cruises for their next holiday.
SOURCE: Canadian Club Hockey Legend and Special Guest Chris Chelios Attended Celebratory Event, Followed by a Whisky Tutorial With “Godfather of Whisky” Dan Tullio and CC Brand Ambassador Tish Harcus DEERFIELD, IL–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. [Fortune Brands, Inc. ( NYSE : FO )], a global leader in premium spirits, and Canadian Club® Canadian Whisky (CC™), one of the world’s leading Canadian whiskies, and the Detroit Red Wings® hockey team unveiled a new, branded bar, the CC Olympia Club, at the Joe Louis Arena, home of the Red Wings
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – Winter has arrived in the UK and British holidaymakers may be contemplating leaving the cold British shores to enjoy a sun filled beach holiday abroad. As usual, Spain will be a popular destination, and with good reason
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – Ocean cruises have always been renowned for their onboard performances, but in recent times these offerings have become even more memorable and extravagant. Ocean cruises now offer more than just entertainers by world-class musicians and performers, there are entire themed cruises available to travellers
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – A well thought out programme and itinerary filled with themed activities awaits the discerning travellers on Saga’s Madeira holidays. Both first time and seasoned travellers will find the ideal mix of exotic charm and sophistication in Malta
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – Saga Travel provides bespoke travel packages to a range of unique destinations around the world.
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – Saga offers British holidaymakers in search of a cruising holiday the choice between oceanic or river cruises
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – The Canary Islands, or “happy islands” as they are popularly known, boast a wonderful climate, vibrant culture and beautiful beaches. These appealing features have made these seven islands a popular spot for discerning travellers in search of relaxation and an easy way of life.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – With economies around the world still recovering from the global recession, UK holidaymakers will undoubtedly be on the lookout for the best holiday deals available.
SOURCE: Tasti D-Lite Tasti D-Lite Hides More Than $1000 in Gift Cards Around the City HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – This year, Tasti D-Lite, a frozen dessert chain making healthy eating in Houston a treat, decided that Houstonians have been especially good.
SOURCE: WheelTug plc GIBRALTAR–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – WheelTug plc, developer of the WheelTug® integrated aircraft electric drive system, today welcomed Gibbs Gears Precision Engineers Ltd.
SOURCE: UFood Restaurant Group BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – With demand for healthier fast food increasing among consumers nationwide, UFood Restaurant Group Inc. ( OTCBB : UFFC ) announced today that it has retained Jeff Bonasia to assist in developing marketing programs to identify, attract and secure potential franchisees.
SOURCE: BoNa Coffee Holdings Corp NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – ( PINKSHEETS : BCHC ) BoNa Coffee Company launches its beta version of its online store in line with the company’s goal to deliver brand awareness worldwide. It is designed to increase customer satisfaction and generate additional revenues. The company brought in a California-based processing group to coordinate with Food Asia, a non-exclusive distributor of BoNa Coffee in the US, in handling order transactions.
SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com WILMINGTON, DE–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – A honeymoon is the perfect time for a holiday of a lifetime! It’s a time of celebration, a time to say yes to those optional extras, to indulge in luxury and most importantly — a time away from family, budgets, dress fittings and the whirlwind of your wedding day.
SOURCE: Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : CGAQ ) announced today that the company’s Grand Opening of the Casino Luperon on December 20 th has updated the CGAQ Facebook site with pictures of the location. The site will continue to be updated with pictures as they become available.
SOURCE: IHOP Norfolk and San Diego Navy Bases Now Open, Part of IHOP’s Expansion of Non-Traditional Locations GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwire – December 13, 2010) – IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is opening IHOP Express restaurants on military bases. Today, an IHOP Express restaurant opens at the Naval Base San Diego, the largest Naval base on the West Coast. This follows the successful November opening of an IHOP Express restaurant at the Naval Station Norfolk, occupying the largest U.S. Naval station. “One of IHOP’s core strategies is to make IHOP more accessible to our guests,” said Jean Birch, IHOP President. “Military bases operate as cities with large populations of both military personnel and civilians, and until these openings, IHOP was not available to the enlisted or civilian personnel. These military base openings are clearly aligned with our expansion strategy.” The decision to expand through non-traditional locations such as military bases and college campuses is part of a larger strategy to make IHOP available to guests that are not currently patronizing IHOP or are visiting infrequently. Along with non-traditional locations, to further this strategy, the company has strategically embarked on a licensing program that allows select business partners to use the IHOP name in key product categories.
SOURCE: GameAccount Network Il fornitore di piattaforme di gioco e’ pronto per l’apertura del mercato da 20 miliardi di euro.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 13, 2010) – GameAccount Network, the leading software developer of skill and casino games, has formally announced the opening of its proprietary Internet Gaming System (“IGS”) to third party content developers, ahead of the Italian Government’s decree to regulate cash play casino and slots in 2011, a market analysts estimate at up to €20billion annually. Since 2008, GameAccount Network has supplied leading Italian operators starting with SNAI and followed by Lottomatica, Sisal, Intralot Italia, Eurobet Italia and Cogetech and the company is responsible for the majority of the €8,8m ($11.7m) wagered on Italian skill games such as Briscola , Scopa , Blackjack and Burraco during November 2010 (source: Agicos).
SOURCE: 1st-Air.Net NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 11, 2010) – 1st-Air.Net reports that while premium class around the world fares continue to rise from North America, similar fares from Europe are up to 25% less. Though leading airline alliances have refrained from sharp fare increases in Europe, around the world fares from the U.S
SOURCE: The Venetian | The Palazzo Experience Award-Winning Commitment to Consistency, Quality and Seamless Service LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are breaking the mold of the hotel banquet experience with the hiring of Executive Banquet Chef Scott Donley and Assistant Executive Banquet Chef Stefan Peroutka. The catering team at The Venetian and The Palazzo is made up of highly trained, focused and dedicated culinary professionals who produce quality menus and dining experiences without sacrificing for large quantities. Both professionally trained chefs who began their love affair with food at a very young age, Scott Donley and Stefan Peroutka have honed their skills in some of the finest kitchens not only in Las Vegas, but worldwide.
SOURCE: Red Hawk Casino Almost $200,000 in Slot Jackpots Paid Out in the Same Week SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – Red Hawk™ Casino announced today that Arthur, a loyal Rewards Club member from Sacramento, won a $95,337 progressive jackpot playing a five cent Super Ruins of Gold® slot machine on Wednesday, December 8! Arthur said that he did not plan on leaving Red Hawk until he won. It didn’t take long for his wish to come true as he soon lined up all the symbols he needed to win the progressive jackpot! Arthur was ecstatic over the win and said he’ll be paying off some bills and donating to his church. Another jackpot was paid out to a lucky Rewards Club member just four days earlier on Saturday, December 4. That jackpot totaled a whopping $101,346 on a five cent Diamond Solitaire Deluxe®. Red Hawk Casino has now paid out more than $2.8 million through ten progressive jackpots in the past six months. Red Hawk Casino, along with over 300 other Tribal casinos across the nation, belongs to a 17 state Native American progressive gaming network. Any time a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the cumulative jackpot continues to grow until it is won.
SOURCE: Marriott Escape to San Antonio for as Little as $169 per Night With New River Walk Hotel Packages! SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – From the ever-popular River Walk to the renowned Alamo and Mission Trail, San Antonio is the perfect mix of history and tourism for thousands of visitors each year. Sports, dining, entertainment, and shopping provide non-stop enjoyment for fun-seeking visitors from every walk of life. A popular choice among luxury hotels in San Antonio , the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk is proud to announce two exquisite San Antonio hotel packages to cater to those looking for anything from dining at delicious Mexican restaurants or golfing to taking in a spa day together
SOURCE: Marriott Exceptional Service and Lakeside Accommodations Combine for Success ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – Just minutes from the airport, and a cut above the typical Orlando International Airport hotels , the Orlando Airport Marriott has designed promotions aimed at helping businesses be the best they can be when it comes to planning successful meetings and conferences. “Meetings Matter” at the Marriott and with 29,700 square feet of newly renovated meeting space in Orlando , the Marriott is offering special discounts and rewards for qualifying events. By taking advantage of special value dates, businesses that book by March 30, 2011 for a meeting that convenes by September 10, 2011 will receive their choice of three complimentary discounts, rewards or amenities. Choices include Triple Marriott Rewards Points up to 50,000 upon contract signing, complimentary welcome reception including wine/beer and hors d’oeuvres, 25% off banquet menu pricing or special customized menus by the Executive Chef, 50% off buffet breakfast in the hotel’s LUXE restaurant for each attendee, complimentary coffee/tea with all breaks, complimentary outdoor (poolside or lakeside) movie or sports telecast, complimentary VIP Passenger transfer from MCO for planners and VIPs, complimentary airport shuttle for all attendees from MCO, complimentary business center services, complimentary wireless Internet access in the hotel lobby and bar or free self parking
SOURCE: Marriott Newly Renovated Hotel Rooms, Suites, and Hallways Give Your Stay Near The San Antonio River Walk a Modern Flavor SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – From adventure seekers and history buffs to sightseers and vacationers, beautiful, rustic San Antonio attracts every kind of visitor. The city offers something for everyone, from the legendary Alamo and Mission Trail to the popular River Walk, renowned SeaWorld, or a venue for one of the city’s many conventions
SOURCE: Marriott 2011 Behind-the-Scenes Package Begins at $289 per Room Night WAIKOLOA, HI–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – Hop aboard the new “Chef Shuttle” at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (waikoloamarriott.com) with its new Chef Shuttle Package where guests of the oceanfront resort will experience a truly Big Island foodie weekend. Escorted by the resort’s Sous Chef and local boy Jayson Kanekoa, guests will be taken to the local farmers market in Waimea on the first Saturday of the month.
SOURCE: Marriott LIHUE, KAUAI, HAWAII–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – Couples looking to discover a truly romantic paradise need to look no further than Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach. Situated on a beautiful oceanfront location on the enchanting Garden Island, the tropical Kauai golf resort is the ideal Hawaiian retreat for lovers. And as a special touch, couples can savor the moment with Kauai Marriott Resort’s secluded Poolside Gazebo and Seaside Cabana dinners. Planning for the romantic evening starts with a choice of oceanview venues — an exclusive seaside cabana nestled on the white sands of Kalapaki Beach or a private gazebo overlooking an impressive swimming pool and Kalapaki Bay.
SOURCE: Marriott Durham, NC, Hotel’s Membership Deals Help Guests to Stay — and Save! RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – The world-renowned Research Triangle in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina is known for its tech, and its status as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country — but it still makes a perfect southern getaway for thousands of visitors each year. And whether arriving by plane, train, or automobile, the Marriott at Research Triangle Park has great savings and deals that trump most hotels in Durham, NC . Through September 1, 2011, the Marriott at Research Triangle Park is proud to offer guests the AAA Stay for Breakfast, Raleigh Durham, North Carolina package. With it, AAA members save 10 percent off Stay for Breakfast rates on weekend stays, starting as low as $99 per room, per night*.
SOURCE: Marriott SHANGHAI, CHINA–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – The Grand Opening Ceremony of Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi was held at hotel ballroom on the evening of 29 Sept, 2010. Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress, Mr.
SOURCE: Marriott POINT CLEAR, AL–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – The Grand’s culinary magicians have once again created the 700-pound gingerbread masterpiece that perfectly resembles the Grand Hotel property. Guests spending time on the Gulf Coast for the holidays can learn the art of gingerbread at the Grand’s Culinary Academy “How to Make a Gingerbread House” workshop. The magic continues at The Grand with Santa visiting to gather Christmas wishes and to spend breakfast with all those making the nice list this year. When: The gingerbread replica is on display throughout December and Santa will be visiting Dec. 4, 11 and 18; Breakfast served from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
SOURCE: Marriott HONG KONG–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – Finding the right place to eat has always been one of the major challenges for Islamic travelers. Although Hong Kong is a culturally diversified community, the number of Halal certified restaurants and dining places are still very limited, with majority of them located in Wanchai, Central and Tsimshatsui area. Seeing the huge business potential, SkyCity Marriott, a standout among Hong Kong Airport hotels , has taken the lead and become the first hotel to have successfully obtained the certification.
VAIL, COLORADO–(Marketwire – Dec. 10, 2010) – Editors Note: There are 2 photos associated with this Press Release The 2010-11 season is set to be one of the best ever in Vail Valley in the Colorado Rockies – 31 inches (79 centimetres) of snowbase is in place, and more than 170 runs are open already, covering 4,300 acres (1,700 hectares) of skiable terrain on Vail Mountain.
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.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 9, 2010) – The Executive Group of Vancouver is pleased to announce it has closed on an agreement with Argo Ventures Inc. to design and build a three tower mixed use project comprising the entire 100 Block section of W
SOURCE: Footloose Sailing Charters CLEARWATER, FL–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Footloose Sailing Charters is celebrating 15 years of providing the best value sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands by announcing new, lower prices and the largest fleet expansion in company history, which will double their fleet of monohull and catamaran sailboats. Additionally, Footloose has just instated the new Footloose 4-Hour Service Guarantee to assure our clients of an exciting and fun sailing vacation free of hassles.
SOURCE: EarthSearch Communications International, Inc. (East Coast Diversified Corp.) Solar Powered LogiBoxx GPS Device Makes Good, Environmental Business Decision and Provides More Reliable Tracking of Assets and Cargo ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – East Coast Diversified Corporation’s ( OTCBB : ECDC ) RFID and GPS operation, EarthSearch Communications International, Inc., (“EarthSearch”), announced today that it has launched its Solar Powered LogiBoxx GPS Devices. The solar powered LogiBoxx will contribute to the current global interest in environmentally friendly products by reducing reliance on vehicle battery as power source for the LogiBoxx device. Solar powered LogiBoxx will be an effective solution for monitoring and tracking trailers and containers that are moved across the globe or on land by independently owned trucks
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.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec. 9, 2010) – GuestLogix, Inc. (TSX:GXI) the leading global airline provider of onboard store technology today announced that Delta has selected GuestLogix for its Delta Connection partners for onboard retail technology and merchandising platform enhancing onboard service for its dual class customers.
SOURCE: Spectrum Gaming Group NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – The Fifth Edition of the U.S./Southeast Asia Gaming Atlas is being released this week by veteran casino analyst Lawrence Klatzkin and Spectrum Gaming Group.
SOURCE: Thunderbird Resorts Inc. PANAMA, REPUBLIC OF PANAMA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Thunderbird Resorts Inc.
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
SOURCE: Tours.com NBC – Whistler Alpine Adventures SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – More than 1,600 kilometers from the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, Whistler Resort is now front and center to hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents living in the San Francisco Bay area
SOURCE: IHOP Leader in Family Dining Signs Franchisee Agreement for IHOP Restaurants in New York Metropolitan Area, Including Times Square Flagship GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, today announced that it has entered into a multi-store development agreement with Trihop, LLC to franchise and build new IHOP restaurants including a flagship location in Times Square. The initial development agreement calls for 24 new IHOP restaurants with an option to expand after that obligation is met. All the restaurants will be within the New York metropolitan area, including Manhattan and Queens; Fairfield, Connecticut; and the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Essex, Morris and Union. “The New York metropolitan area presents a great expansion opportunity for IHOP and Trihop is our ideal partner given their recognized real estate expertise in that area,” said Jean Birch, IHOP President. “Trihop’s management team will leverage their experience beyond real estate, including their familiarity with franchises, as a multi-operator with Roy Roger’s.” “Times Square is missing that something special IHOP will bring,” said Ben Ashkenazy of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. and managing member of Trihop. “And why stop at Times Square — we’re going to expand IHOP throughout the New York metropolitan area.” The opening of traditional IHOPs, such as those to be opened by Trihop, is one of the key tactics in fulfilling IHOP’s ongoing strategy to expand the brand’s accessibility to new and current guests. IHOP opened their milestone 1,500 th restaurant in November 2010, in Washington, D.C
SOURCE: MacroSolve Inc. ReForm XT to Mobilize Clear View’s The BarMaster Alcohol Inventory Management System; The BarMaster Used at World’s Leading Resorts and Hotels TULSA, OK–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – MacroSolve, Inc
SOURCE: iPass Year-End Report Examines 2010 Trends and Predictions for 2011 and Beyond SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – iPass Inc . ( NASDAQ : IPAS ), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today released its year-end Mobile Workforce Report at the GigaOm NetWork conference
SOURCE: Beneficial Holdings, Inc. MANAGUA, NICARAGUA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Beneficial Holdings, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : BFHJ ), manager of the bet.cr by Beneficial casino and three gaming parlors in Nicaragua, today announced that its online sportsbook, sportsbook.cr , will be launched in less than thirty days
SOURCE: Bayside District Corporation Community Gathered for Downtown Santa Monica’s Annual Winterlit Celebration and Free Tree Lighting Concert Featuring Tyler Hilton, Jared Lee and Jessarae SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Downtown Santa Monica was transformed on Sunday, December 5 th and Monday, December 6 th into a holiday winter wonderland as the community celebrated its annual tree lighting ceremony and enjoyed a free concert featuring performances by Tyler Hilton, Jared Lee, and Jessarae, as well as a day filled with other activities. This year’s tree lighting celebration paid tribute to the arts and focused on a fun-filled day dedicated to the local community, and families from around the Los Angeles area showed up to celebrate the season.
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
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.
SOURCE: Marina Bay Sands SINGAPORE–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – “Riverdance,” — the riveting production and thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance — created a unique spectacle on top of Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark by performing on their highest stage to date. The amazing performers, including lead dancers Padraic Moyles & Chloey Turner, tapped their way across the magnificent Sands SkyPark with spectacular views of Singapore behind them and a 200-meter drop underneath their lightening fast feet on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The show premiered in Dublin in 1995 to unanimous critical acclaim and is performing at the Sands Theater until Dec.
SOURCE: Orient Express ST. MAARTEN–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – St. Maarten is set to welcome some of the Caribbean’s finest artists for the inaugural “Arts in the Plaza” event taking place on December 22 nd , 2010.
PANAMA, REPUBLIC OF PANAMA–(Marketwire – Dec. 8, 2010) – Thunderbird Resorts Inc.
SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB AMELIA ISLAND, FL–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – On New Year’s Day, college football fans will pack the Everbank Field to watch the Wolverines of University of Michigan and Bulldogs of Mississippi State University compete in the 66th Gator Bowl . Located 45 minutes from the stadium, Florida’s Amelia Island is executing a game plan of its own to attract some of the visiting fans for the exciting football weekend. Many of the island’s resorts, hotels and inns are offering discounted specials and packages for the Gator Bowl. The following Amelia Island accommodations are offering deals for Gator Bowl: Amelia Hotel at the Beach During the Gator Bowl, the property is offering special rates starting at $129 per night on standard rooms. (877) 263-5428, www.ameliahotel.com Addison on Amelia The Addison on Amelia is offering its popular “Winter Escape – Free Night” special during Gator Bowl. Guests staying three nights or more can enjoy one of the nights for free. (800) 943-1604, www.addisononamelia.com Amelia Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast During Gator Bowl weekend, the inn is offering rooms at only $169 per night, and guests booking two nights will receive a third night free. (904) 430-0026, www.ameliaoceanfrontbb.com ERA Fernandina Beach Realty ERA Fernandina Beach Realty is offering rentals at select oceanfront condos at a 20 percent discount during the Gator Bowl. (800) 741-4011, www.amelia-era.com Hoyt House Guests can stay and play for three nights and only pay for two and a half nights.
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.
SOURCE: Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – While modest stock price gains were witnessed in the majority of global gaming suppliers during the month of November, the AGEM Index tipped downward as a result of a few manufacturers traded on exchanges outside of the U.S. impacted the composite score. The index of 17 global gaming suppliers declined by 3.45 points, or 3.48 percent, to 95.75. For more than six months, the index has hovered within a tight range, struggling to return to its 100-plus point levels, which were observed for nearly a year prior to the current slump.
SOURCE: Aer Lingus JERICHO, NY–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Starting today, for 48-hours only, Aer Lingus is offering companion fares on winter travel to Ireland for as little as $99* each way.
SOURCE: Prodigy Network Investment Opportunities in Hotel, Commercial and Residential Project in Latin American NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Rodrigo Nino, Founder and President of Prodigy Network , announces the exclusive agreement for the sales and marketing of BD Bacata in Bogota, arguably the most important real estate project in Colombian history. The mixed-use development, situated in the heart of downtown Bogota, is a symbol of the flourishing Colombian economy. Scheduled for completion in 2013, the $180 million USD project will provide residential units, offices, a hotel comprised of 364 hotel rooms, convention facilities for 1,500, and a shopping mall with 30 retail spaces all supported by 1000 parking units within the structure. As part of Bogota’s progressive urban renewal program, this ambitious project is set within an area that includes the financial and business districts of the city and the highly trafficked historic tourist center. In addition, it is located within close proximity to many government buildings and several universities. “We are excited to have such a prestigious project in Bogota, and as a native of Colombia, I am highly optimistic about the future of the country. We have sold nearly every residential unit, and are now focused on selling fiduciary rights for the hotel, and shopping center,” says Nino. Venerando Lamelas, President of BD Promotors, a Barcelona based company, is the visionary developer behind BD Bacata. “The future is bright for Colombia; we have the opportunity to participate in creating a modern downtown in Bogota, as part of an overall urban renewal and rehabilitation strategy,” says Lamelas. “This revitalization transforms the face of the destination and alters how others view Bogota, marking a new era of development overall in the country.” Colombia is counted among the freshly dubbed CIVETS group of countries ( Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa ) that are expected to excel in the next decade, rivaling the BRIC countries’ (Brazil, Russia, India and China) development during the past 10 years. Inflation has been on the decline steadily since 1990, when it was at 32.4% and has now dropped to 2% in 2009. Foreign direct investments were $2.1 billion USD in 2002 and increased to $7.2 billion USD in 2009. The country has increased the number of tourists from 660,000 to 1.7 million in 2009. It is projected that by 2010, Colombia would have received 2.8 million tourists. All of these factors make Colombia and BD Bacata an attractive real estate investment
SOURCE: GeoQpons Hyper-Local Mobile Coupon Shopping Tool Available on Apple iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry Phones; Savings Available From More Than 230 Brands — in More Than 65,000 Locations SAN RAFAEL, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Harried holiday shoppers looking to save money should look no further than their mobile phone. GeoQpons is arming shoppers with a money-saving coupon application that empowers consumers to save significant dollars at their favorite local and national retailers. With market-leading location-based technology, the GeoQpons application accesses the consumer’s current location to find offers from local retailers, restaurants, and service providers.
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
SOURCE: RCI PARSIPPANY, NJ and CELEBRATION, FL–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – RCI , the global leader in vacation exchange, and Disney Vacation Club, one of the world’s most innovative and fastest growing brands in the vacation ownership industry, today announced the renewal of their affiliation relationship. This multi-year agreement will continue to allow subscribing members access to a broad array of exciting vacation opportunities. RCI will continue to be the exclusive third-party exchange provider for Disney Vacation Club’s more than 150,000 member families
SOURCE: Hardee’s CHAPEL HILL, NC–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Straight from its success with University of North Carolina Tar Heel football, Hardee’s ® across North Carolina are continuing the ‘Tar Heel Tender Tuesdays’ for Carolina basketball fans with an even better deal. Starting immediately, Hardee’s will celebrate Tar Heels basketball each Tuesday for the remainder of the 2010-11 regular basketball season with its 3-piece, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ combo at a significantly reduced price of $3.99. Customers will be able to take advantage of this special Chicken Tenders combo pricing on Tuesdays at all 230 Hardee’s locations across North Carolina, regardless of whether the Tar Heels win or lose
SOURCE: Moss Networks LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Moss Networks announces the inaugural Ultimate Affiliate Event ( www.UltimateAffiliateEvent.com ) taking place on January 9, 2011, to kick start Affiliate Summit West, the premier affiliate marketing conference in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Affiliate Event (UAE) was created as an impactful way for companies to show some muscle at the show and take advantage of the opportunity to showcase all their offerings with the unique branding and exposure made available to them as sponsors of this event. Empyre Media and DankCash have already signed on to be the first of the heavyweight contenders, and will be bringing their top clients and prospects along to take part in this special night. The venue is conveniently located at Blush Boutique Nightclub inside the Wynn Hotel, the official hotel of Affiliate Summit West.
SOURCE: VizStar, Inc. NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – VizStar, Inc. ( OTCBB : VIZS ), an upscale aviation charter transportation broker, today announces that current CFO Sharon Singer has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
SOURCE: Metiscan, Inc. DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Taptopia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Metiscan, Inc.
LONDON, ENGLAND–(Marketwire – Dec. 8, 2010) – One offers spread betting enthusiasts the opportunity to sharpen their skills from the comfort of their own home or office, while the other gives financial traders invaluable face-to-face interaction with financial spread betting experts. Here, spread bet provider City Index ( http://www.cityindex.co.uk ) looks at the differences between spread betting seminars and webinars. Location Financial spread betting webinars represent a level of convenience that cannot be matched by in-house seminars.
SOURCE: ThreatMetrix Alisdair Faulkner, ThreatMetrix Chief Products Officer, to Speak on the Latest Tools to Prevent Online Ticketing Fraud Including Cookieless Device Identification LOS ALTOS, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – ThreatMetrix™, a fast growing provider of fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced that Alisdair Faulkner, chief products officer, ThreatMetrix, will be speaking and the company will be exhibiting at Ticket Summit ® , the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, January 12 – 14, at The Waldorf Astoria, New York. “Online ticketing companies are in the cross sights of professional fraudsters as evidenced by the recent ‘Wise Guys’ conviction in which fraudsters made more than $25 million in illegal profits by using automated computer programs to cut ahead of the public to buy and resell more than one million tickets to events like Bruce Springsteen concerts and the Rose Bowl football game,” said Faulkner.
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.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 8, 2010) – Next-generation poker room PKR.com celebrates another big win after picking up the highly sought after Poker Operator of the Year at the 2010 E-Gaming Review Awards ceremony that took place in London recently.
SOURCE: Aruze Gaming America LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Aruze Gaming America, líder creciente en el entretenimiento mundial de máquinas tragamonedas, anunció hoy el nombramiento de Richard Pennington como director ejecutivo para las Américas.
SOURCE: Aruze Gaming America LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – A Aruze Gaming America, uma líder em crescimento na área de entretenimento de máquinas caça-níqueis global, anunciou hoje a nomeação de Richard Pennington como CEO nas Américas. “Estamos contentes em receber o Sr.
SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp. ( NASDAQ : PNCL ) today released capacity and operational results for its Mesaba Aviation, Inc. subsidiary for November 2010.
SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp. ( NASDAQ : PNCL ) today released capacity and operational results for its Colgan Air, Inc
SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp. ( NASDAQ : PNCL ) today released capacity and operational results for its Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. subsidiary for November 2010.
SOURCE: Aruze Gaming America LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Aruze Gaming America, a rising leader in global slot entertainment, announced today that it has appointed Richard Pennington as Chief Executive Officer for the Americas. “We are excited to welcome Mr.
SOURCE: Del Taco LAKE FOREST, CA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Gift cards are great holiday presents and this year Del Taco is offering new designs and free food and merchandise for gift card buyers. This season, Del Taco’s gift cards are available in three different bold designs and values from $5, to $100. Free food offers start with a $10 purchase in store and a $15 purchase online. In-store gift card buyers receive two free regular tacos with a $10 gift card, two free chicken soft tacos with a $15 gift card and one free menu item with a $20 gift card.
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Dec. 7, 2010) – ATCO Lodge Williston, a hotel-style workforce housing complex located north of Williston, North Dakota, will open December 8 to meet growing demand from the oil and gas sector
SOURCE: Dunkin’ Donuts Six Existing Northeast Franchisees Create Milwaukee Coffee Brewing Company CANTON, MA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with the Milwaukee Brewing Company for 36 new restaurants in Central and Southern Milwaukee. Consisting of six existing Northeast Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees, the partners of Milwaukee Coffee Brewing Company operate over 370 Dunkin’ Donut restaurants in metro and upstate New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Dunkin’ Donuts’ development throughout Milwaukee is part of a steady and strategic growth plan being implemented by Dunkin’ Donuts, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities across the country to help drive the leading coffee and bakery chain’s growth.
SOURCE: Destination Cellars Alex Gambal, Fantesca Estate & Winery, Arista Winery Awarded; Exclusive Resorts Recognized in New Alliance Partner of the Year Category DULLES, VA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Destination Cellars, the first and only luxury destination wine club , today announced the recipients of its annual Winery Partners of the Year award and its new Alliance Partner of the Year award. “We wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for our great winery partners, our amazing alliance partners and our incredible clients,” said David Keuhner, founder and CEO, Destination Cellars. “Over the last three and half years, we’ve truly established some wonderful friendships and we’ve created some incredible memories.
SOURCE: LRP Publications Annual Conference Provides Legal and Strategic Solutions for Hospitality Professionals; Register by Feb. 18 to Save $400.00 HORSHAM, PA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – “Public policy changes, particularly in the areas of healthcare and immigration, have companies pushing the reset button on their policies and processes,” said JoAnne Kruse, founder of HCpartners and the new program chair of the 5th Annual HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo . But don’t hit that reset button before attending this conference April 4-6, 2011, at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C
SOURCE: UFood Restaurant Group Company Retains The Castle Group to Increase Online Marketing Efforts and Develop Potential Military Relationships for Expansion BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. ( OTCBB : UFFC ) announced today that it is expanding its social media efforts and online presence to better engage with UFood Grill consumers and shareholders through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media applications. Additionally, the Company will pursue opportunities for expansion on military bases and to the military community
SOURCE: Aptilo Networks AB First Atlantic Commerce Delivers Advanced Multi Currency Credit Card Processing Solution via Secure Payment Platform NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS and HAMILTON, BERMUDA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Paradise just became even more exciting as The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) announced the launch of commercial wireless services through a Wi-Fi mesh network across the region, enabled by Aptilo Networks, the global leader in pre-integrated solutions for control of billing, user services and access in wireless networks including Wi-Fi, WiMAX ™ and LTE . The system integration was provided by Alcatel-Lucent. The service features advanced billing and credit card processing functionality enabled by First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a leading multi-currency, online payment gateway and fraud risk solutions provider, to provide guests of BTC’s customers — which include major tourist destinations such as Atlantis, Paradise Island, now using the network — a superior Wi-Fi user experience that’s tailored to the needs of the customer (or venue)
SOURCE: Liquidus Marketing First Travel Advertiser to Leverage Telescoping Technology CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Comcast Spotlight and Liquidus, the only company that can create and deliver dynamic video advertisements across web, Rich Media, mobile and cable video on-demand, today announced that Hotels.com® has signed an agreement to “Hotel Deals on Demand,” a video-on-demand advertising program distributed through the Comcast network and produced by Liquidus’ video on demand (VOD) technology. The deal is the first of its kind to leverage telescoping technology that enables consumers to view a traditional television commercial and then click their remote to take them directly into rich on-demand content to learn more about travel destination deals. The Hotel Deals On Demand program was trialed for six months over the Spring and Summer with great success. While traditional commercials are suffering due to the increased use of DVRs and other technologies that enable viewers to skip commercials, Hotels.com found that viewers spent more time engaged with their ads on demand than ever before.
SOURCE: ParkSleepFly.com Eases Big-Three Holiday Headaches: Waistline, Wallet, and Stress SUFFIELD, CT–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Pressures to overeat and overspend during the holidays drive most people to worry about how they can manage their weight, budgets, and stress and maintain their healthy habits while they travel. Jack Lambert, managing partner of ParkSleepFly.com, Inc
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec. 7, 2010) – GuestLogix Inc. (TSX:GXI), the world’s leading provider of onboard retail solutions to the airline and the passenger travel industry, today unveiled its new onboard retail technology platform at CARTES & IDentification in Paris
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
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation SugarHouse Casino Presents Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – Mayor Michael A.
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PETERBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Dec. 6, 2010) – The UK and Ireland’s leading direct-sell tour operator, Direct Holidays, has launched a “recommend-a-friend” advantage scheme to show appreciation to its loyal customer base. Customers will receive a £50 gift card to a major high street retailer such as John Lewis or Marks & Spencer for each successful referral, earning up to a possible £400 in vouchers 1 .
SOURCE: IAE International Aero Engines AG HANOI, VIETNAM–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – International Aero Engines announced today that it has signed an agreement with Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC) to provide 20 V2533-A5 engines to power 10 Airbus A321-200 aircraft, on order. The contract, valued at more than US $184 million with deliveries being made in 2012 and 2013, was previously announced during the Farnborough Airshow in July 2010. The signing ceremony took place at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam today. The aircraft will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, who have been a customer of IAE, and used on major domestic routes between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and on regional routes serving Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore. IAE Executive Vice President Customer Business Jim Guiliano said: “We are proud to be the first major engine manufacturer selected by VALC; the very first aircraft leasing company in Vietnam.
SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – “Like” MSC Cruises on Facebook for a chance to win a 2-night cruise for two onboard MSC Poesia during her January 2, 2011 sailing with the ” Cruise a Day Giveaway .” This giveaway is currently underway and runs through December 23, 2010 for guests interested in cruising the Caribbean .
SOURCE: CheapOair “Get There for Less” NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – CheapOair , a top 10 online travel booking site is announcing that on Monday, December 6, 2010, the company will launch its first ever television advertising campaign. The campaign aims to cement CheapOair’s position as the place for savvy travelers to go for value and service by promoting its wide range of discounted airfares, every day low price guarantee and 24/7 customer service.
LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Dec. 6, 2010) – Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release. Lake Louise Inn announces more outdoor recreation than ever as a host to the Ice Magic Festival, the best après ski in the village and so much more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Marketwire – Dec. 6, 2010) – Today, Travelex , the world’s largest non-bank foreign exchange currency provider, introduced America’s first prepaid foreign “currency cards” available in Euros and British Pounds that utilizes chip & PIN technology
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
SOURCE: MyAssist Live Agents Tackle To-Do Lists and Keep Busy Lives Under Control STEVENS POINT, WI–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – MyAssist , a leading Virtual Personal Assistance (VPA) service with the world’s most well-connected agents, today announced that it is helping executives, entrepreneurs and a variety of business people combat the stress that the current economic environment has placed on today’s workforce. MyAssist agents make users more effective and efficient at work and home by delivering 24/7/365 expert travel assistance, global concierge services and general personal assistance. MyAssist agents take the stress away from organizing a party, locating a lost cell phone or finding that special gift on time. “I manage our family business, serve on a local city board and on the board of managers for our local Boys & Girls Club,” said David Banther, a MyAssist customer.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec.
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SOURCE: WheelTug plc PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC and GIBRALTAR–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – Ground tests conducted last week at Prague Airport confirmed that the WheelTug onboard integrated electric drive system will be able to efficiently move commercial aircraft on the ground across a wide range of surface conditions. Isaiah Cox, WheelTug plc President and CEO, explained: “The tests we conducted last week were to verify our preliminary design of the in-wheel WheelTug system
TORONTO, ONTARIO– (Marketwire – Dec.
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.
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
SOURCE: Marriott Christmas Events Designed to Create Sweet and Magical Holiday Traditions HARRISBURG, PA–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – There’s no sweeter place to experience the magic of the holidays than in Hershey, PA. “Christmas in Chocolate Town” is just one of the attractions that make Christmas in Hershey a unique opportunity to create seriously relaxing holiday traditions with friends and family. Hotels near Hershey Park, PA offer sweet deals and comfortable accommodations so travelers can create a festive experience all their own with the many holiday-themed attractions, kids’ activities, shopping and culinary events throughout the city.
SOURCE: Marriott Arizona Sunshine Shines on Romantic Resort Getaways TEMPE, AZ–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – The Arizona sun is heating up some fun for romance that is perfect for a weeklong honeymoon retreat or special weekend getaway.
SOURCE: The Bedford Report The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Several gaming stocks have posted impressive gains this year as surreal revenue growth in Macau boosted investor confidence in the industry. Confidence in the Las Vegas market remains mixed at best, however. While casino operators sound confident that the market in Vegas has finally reached its bottom, Las Vegas’ unemployment rate tells a different story
ROAD TOWN, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS–(Marketwire – Dec. 3, 2010) – This week Tigress Management Ltd. acquired Grande Vegas Online Casino for an undisclosed amount from the Jackpot Capital Group
SOURCE: Marriott Earn Up to One Million Marriott Rewards Points With a Group Booking at Anaheim Hotel Across the Street From the Anaheim Convention Center ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Whether you’re in Anaheim for thrills, chills, fun in the sun, or sand and surf, no hotel puts you at the center of the action like the Anaheim Marriott.
SOURCE: Marriott Exceptional Service Adds to Relaxing Symphony of Events EL PASO, TX–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – A symphony of special events is planned in El Paso perfect for designing a weekend adventure and capturing the true holiday spirit. Comfortable and convenient accommodations at the Courtyard hotel near El Paso airport , make it easy for guests to participate in and enjoy exciting events planned by the El Paso Symphony including a holiday homes tour in one of the area’s finest historical districts. Texas travelers will lavish in this East Side El Paso hotel’s fine southern hospitality and can easily join locals for an incredible tour, “A Symphony of Christmas Homes” which features eight historical Rim Road homes, all elegantly adorned for the holiday season.
SOURCE: Marriott Sweethearts Create Special Weekend Fun ‘With Love’ Package PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Create an occasion of fun and romance in historical Philadelphia with a weekend getaway filled with luxurious comforts and carefree days. Package deals at PHL Airport hotels , such as “With Love — Romance at the Renaissance Philadelphia” make spending time with your special sweetheart fun and relaxing while surrounded by gracious hotel amenities and fabulous city sights.
SOURCE: Marriott Soar Business With Exceptional Conferencing Opportunities TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Take business to a new level with inspiring meetings that push associates to the next step in productivity with the all new “Meetings That Inspire Offer” at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina. The finest among Tampa Convention Center hotels , the Tampa Marriott is teaming up with businesses to help them create memorable meetings that are sure to inspire excellence
SOURCE: Marriott Celebrate True Holiday Traditions With Host of Unique Festivities WILLIAMSBURG, VA–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Cobblestone streets, colonial homes, live carolers, hot cider, jingle bells, horse-drawn carriages and garlands filled with shining apples, magnolia leaves and pine are just a few of the many sights and sounds that make Christmas in Williamsburg an occasion true traditions are made of. Elegant hotels in Colonial Williamsburg welcome holiday travelers to visit America’s Historic Triangle during the holidays for a Christmas experience that is sure to create memories to last a lifetime. Colonial Williamsburg celebrates the holidays with more than 300 programs and events planned between Thanksgiving and the first weekend in January bringing to life the holiday traditions of Christmas past.
SOURCE: Marriott Athletes Converge on Memphis for Impressive Celebration of High School Football MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – High school football excitement will find its way to Memphis as high school football players and their fans converge on the city for the 9 th Annual Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game on Saturday, Dec. 11
SOURCE: Marriott Hotel in Andheri, Mumbai Welcomes Guests and Locals for Day-Long Brunch and Dinner Event Every Sunday MUMBAI, INDIA–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Sundays promise to never be the same for the citizens of Mumbai. As of November 14, 2010, Mumbaikars are no longer at a loss for activities they can indulge in on Sundays.
SOURCE: Marriott Georgia Aquarium Hotel Package Perfect for Exciting Underwater Escape ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Take a break from the ordinary with a wintertime deep sea dive into the wonderful galleries and exhibits at the Georgia Aquarium. Fabulous downtown Atlanta hotel deals that include tickets to the world’s largest aquarium make it easy to escape into an underwater world that includes more than 60 exhibits designed to inspire, entertain and educate. The Georgia Aquarium utilizes over eight million gallons of water to create a natural habitat for thousands of the most amazing and unique animals on the planet.
SOURCE: Marriott Nickelodeon Friends Keep Kids Entertained for Family Travel SADDLE BROOK, NJ–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Traveling with the kids can be fun and entertaining for everyone with unique hotel packages designed to provide an out-of-this-world family stay with Nickelodeon friends. The Saddle Brook Marriott Hackensack hotel’s “Nickelodeon Your Stay” package allows kids to spend some time with familiar friends while traveling with their family. Children will stay entertained with a variety of amenities provided in the “Nickelodeon Your Stay” package including a free Nickelodeon activity book, silicone bracelet with access to a secret game website, a Nickelodeon activity bag with sunglasses, a ‘Build Your Own SpongeBob’ and a splash ball
SOURCE: Marriott Museum Exhibit Features Work From the Father of Pop Art ANCHORAGE, AK–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Experience an influential piece in the puzzle of America’s Pop Art history and discover the common thread that links soup cans, Elvis and Jacqueline Kennedy to one of the most influential and iconic artists of the 20 th century by visiting a unique exhibit now on display at the Anchorage Museum.
SOURCE: The Bedford Report The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Las Vegas Sands and Boyd Gaming NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – Several gaming stocks have posted impressive gains this year as surreal revenue growth in Macau boosted investor confidence in the industry. Confidence in the Las Vegas market remains mixed at best, however
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Dec. 3, 2010) – Sing Bingo has just launched an exciting new promotion which promises to pay all the bills of one lucky online bingo player in 2011
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SOURCE: Arizona Lottery Tenth Powerball Jackpot Win in Arizona Lottery History PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Arizona Lottery representatives are looking for the Arizona player who won last night’s Powerball jackpot, to claim his or her $95.3 million prize. The winning numbers are 5-10-11-12-20, Powerball 2
SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Single travelers can experience the beauty and tranquility of a Caribbean cruise with MSC at special rates for 7-night sailings on MSC Poesia from $574.80 plus government fees and taxes (GFTs). Single guests can book an interior, ocean view, balcony, and balcony superior stateroom for one on a Caribbean cruise through February 12, 2011 at a savings of more than 30 percent
SOURCE: Y Bar CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Sound Bar Group invites you to a wonderful holiday Chocolate festival at Y-Bar on Thursday, December 16th, 2010.
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SOURCE: Del Taco Still More Food for the Money as Del Taco Bolsters Menu With New Value Burrito LAKE FOREST, CA–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Fans of Del Taco’s famously slow-cooked beans will love the new value-priced, 49¢ Value Bean and Cheese Burrito, which is available for a limited time only beginning this week. “When it comes to Mexican fast food, we are proud to once again offer our customers unbeatable value,” said John Cappasola, Vice President of Marketing at Del Taco.
SOURCE: Fairplex POMONA, CA–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Offering an exciting new meeting and special event venue for businesses and organizations, the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center is now booking for fall 2011. With a planned September opening, the state-of-the-art conference center is the perfect location for small and large trade shows, corporate, regional and association meetings and functions. The high-tech, 85,000-square-foot Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center offers functional, multi-use facility space for 100 to 10,000 guests. Features include large seminar rooms with additional break-out rooms, both with the latest in versatility and flexibility; interactive teleconferencing; state-of-the-art facilities and contemporary surroundings featuring multiple seating areas for impromptu gatherings; and a ballroom with dining capabilities for 1,000 guests
SOURCE: CookTek CookTek, a Provider of Induction Cooktops for Chicago Restaurant Alinea, Applauds the Restaurant’s Three-Star Michelin Rating CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – CookTek, an induction cooktop manufacturer and supplier, is pleased to congratulate Chicago restaurant Alinea for its top Michelin ratings.
SOURCE: AVN Adult Entertainment Expo LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – The 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) will feature dozens of leading adult stars, who will be meeting and greeting their fans throughout the Expo.
SOURCE: Four Winds Casino Resort Four Winds Casino Resort Brings in the New Year With a Carnival Celebration NEW BUFFALO, MI–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Four Winds Casino Resort, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, is pleased to announce it will award a share of $50,000 and two vacation packages to Rio de Janeiro, valued at $4,000 each, this New Year’s Eve. Additionally, Four Winds Casino Resort will celebrate the New Year with a Carnivál party on Friday, December 31 and a seafood extravaganza at The Buffet on New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve, a cash prize of $2,011 will be awarded to W Club members every hour between noon and 5 p.m
SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Wyndham Hotel Group , part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies ( NYSE : WYN ), today announced the opening of the 229-room TRYP Berlin, to be managed by Sol Meliá.
SOURCE: SuperClubs HOLLYWOOD, FL–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Expecting moms deserve spoiling, so Breezes Resorts in Jamaica and Curaçao are now offering a “Blue Mahoe Maternity” spa package, featuring a trio of rejuvenating treatments that are designed to pamper women in their second and third trimesters. Available at the full-service à la carte Blue Mahoe spas for $165 per person (a $30 savings based on regular rates), included are: a 50-minute prenatal massage; a 50-minute European-style facial; and a 50-minute spa pedicure. At the all-suite Breezes Grand Negril and the quaint village-style Breezes Rio Bueno, revitalizing massages can be enjoyed in a private area on the beach where soothing waves and rustling tropical trees will lull mommies into full repose. At Breezes Runaway Bay, dads-to-be can venture out to the 18-hole, PGA-quality golf course or the PADI 5-star Gold Palm dive center, while their wives are being pampered. Breezes Trelawny and Breezes Curaçao welcome guests of all ages, which allow second (or more) time moms a worry-free relaxation, while their little ones enjoy supervised organized activities. Named after Jamaica’s national tree, each Blue Mahoe spa uses an exotic combination of natural island ingredients. Mommies will benefit from a 50-minute prenatal massage that is designed to reduce lower back and hip pain during second and third trimesters; pure cocoa butter cream is used to hydrate and revitalize the skin. She’ll also enjoy a 50-minute detoxifying facial using traditional European techniques to clean, tone and exfoliate the skin; a face, neck and shoulder massage with serums follows, before a seaweed masque rich in minerals is applied.
SOURCE: Metiscan, Inc. DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Taptopia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Metiscan, Inc.
SOURCE: Viator, Inc.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 2, 2010) – Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. With everybody counting down the days to Christmas, HostelBookers , the budget accommodation specialist, is today launching a great competition*.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 2, 2010) – Virgin Casino is delighted to announce that one of its customers had a big win on Monday night. New player, Pinkylea73, won a £43,144 progressive jackpot when playing the Virtue Fusion slot, Lucky Ladies 88 , at Virgin Casino
SOURCE: Verde Canyon Railroad CLARKDALE, AZ–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The common lament of the holiday season is that it all goes by so fast. There is too much stress and never enough time to savor the things that are really important
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – The most decadent lane in the city returns for the 20 th year to the lobby of Hyatt Regency Vancouver from now thru December 27, 2010. Previously recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the tallest gingerbread man, Gingerbread Lane welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year. Much more than a holiday attraction, Gingerbread Lane has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the years. “Gingerbread Lane is a fun event for the whole family and we are proud to be part of it again this year,” says Ross Hetherington, Executive Director of Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon. Kids of all ages have enjoyed the meticulously designed masterpieces on display for the past twenty years and have supported the partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation by making a donation when voting for their favourite gingerbread house. “As in the past, we are very excited to again participate in this Vancouver tradition and support a great cause,” says Steve McNally, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Vancouver. “We look forward to again contribute in granting a wish that will have a significant impact in a special child’s life.” This year, the centrepiece is again Executive Sous Chef Hans Lutz’s gigantic gingerbread house measuring 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide. Ingredients include 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of confection sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and a little help from Hyatt’s engineering department. Four foot tall cut outs of gingerbread families are also available for picture taking. Nearly 40 individually crafted gingerbread creations from culinary professionals and amateurs, corporations and secondary schools round out the sweet smelling lavish display
SOURCE: The Setai Fifth Avenue NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – On the heels of its November 1 opening, The Setai Fifth Avenue, a Capella Managed Hotel, is celebrating its first holiday season with a very special package customized to guests’ own December dreams.
SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands Fly to the Event on JetBlue Airways and Enjoy a Fashionable Evening Filled With Celebrities LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The Palazzo is transforming the Hollywood Style Awards into a luxury resort for the evening where the most stylish in the fashion world will be honored on Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California. In celebration, The Palazzo is offering their Twitter followers a unique opportunity to fly on JetBlue with a guest and attend the star-studded event.
SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC The New Chevrolet Cruze Is Now Available for Rent, Exclusively at Avis PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Whether it’s for business, leisure or when your car’s in the shop, the 2011 rental fleet, available now at Avis, has the right wheels for every occasion. New for 2011 is the Chevrolet Cruze , the latest new car model that can currently be rented only from Avis.
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SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club has created a way for young Members to explore exciting places, make great vacation memories and have fun. The new Adventure Passport program allows children to have five distinctive experiences at nine of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club locations throughout North America and the Caribbean. “It is our pleasure to continually offer our discerning Members exclusive vacation experiences and that includes our youngest Members,” said Peter J.
SOURCE: Cheapflights.com Discover the Next Chapter in Travel BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – There is nothing like escaping into another world with a good book. Cheapflights.com , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, takes that experience to the next level with its list of Top 10 Literary Locales . Cheapflights.com takes you on a journey to the settings from classic stories such as The Great Gatsby and Romeo and Juliet to the magical world of Harry Potter .
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – Specialist School trips tour operator Activ4 adds Malta to its growing portfolio of sports tours destinations from 2011.
SOURCE: EarthLite VISTA, CA–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – EarthLite ( www.earthlite.com ), the world’s largest manufacturer of massage and spa treatment tables, and NXT® ( www.nxtsound.com ), the world leader in flat panel audio technology, announce the ingenious Zenvi Sound Cushion. Zenvi is the first ever crescent headrest cushion for massage and spa treatment tables that delivers state-of-the-art sound immersion utilizing only a basic iPod, cell phone or portable audio device. “NXT’s patented flat panel speaker system incorporates our proprietary exciter components that enable the Zenvi facecradle cushion to deliver high fidelity total sound immersion for clients,” says Neil Robb, Technical Sales Executive. “Zenvi is another example of NXT helping strategic partners invent, create and market innovative sound solutions that offer sustainable differentiation through our unparalleled expertise in the field of bending wave physics.” Compact and convenient, the Zenvi Sound Cushion features an eco-friendly rechargeable battery pack that provides over 20 hours of continuous playback. The design includes a concealed side pocket to house portable audio devices, eliminating the need for a cumbersome portable stereo, piles of massage music CDs or a costly in-house music system. Both the embedded flat panel speakers and compact rechargeable battery source are surrounded with 4 inches of multi-layer, hi-density foam wrapped in luxuriously soft yet durable Natursoft™ upholstery for superior comfort and support. The Zenvi sound cushion fits on most facecradle platforms and stores easily inside portable massage tables
SOURCE: Amano Pioneer Eclipse SPARTA, NC–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Amano Pioneer Eclipse ® (“APEC”), a worldwide manufacturer of professional floor care products, makes it easy to be green even when cleaning carpets. Their EnviroStar Green ® carpet care system is an effective and cost saving method to meet many of today’s green requirements. The system is comprised of four products — a dual purpose extractor & pre-spray cleaner, an extraction rinse, a soil release bonnet buff and an all purpose spotter. APEC chemists developed EnviroStar Green from specific raw ingredients that met specific green requirements. The benefits of using the EnviroStar Green system however, go well beyond meeting strict environmental standards. “Our green products are not only earth friendly, they also reduce certain ill effects produced by other conventional systems,” states Jacqueline Van Delft, VP of International Operations at Amano Pioneer Eclipse. “We use raw ingredients that are not classified as skin sensitizers to lower irritancy commonly found in traditional chemistry. This produces a more comfortable and healthier environment for everyone.” Most traditional cleaning processes leave some residue on the carpet. Not only can this residue trigger allergic reactions in many people, it also affects future maintenance and replacement costs. Acting like glue, residue can quickly attract new dirt to a recently cleaned floor. Commonly known as resoiling, this dirt build-up leads to more frequent cleanings that shorten the life of the carpet. To minimize residue, Amano Pioneer Eclipse formulated EnviroStar Green products with pH levels less than 10. Compared to some traditional carpet products with levels as high as 11 to 13, a more neutral pH allows more of the chemical to be extracted, is less damaging to carpet fibers and retains existing stain blocking treatments that extend the carpet’s life. The EnviroStar Green carpet care system does more than reduce the environmental impact of traditional cleaning. Competitively priced, these products lower downtime and maintenance costs, extend carpet life, reduce cleaning frequency and improve the health and safety of the surrounding environment. And, most of all, they produce results as good as or better than their more harmful counterparts. It’s no wonder that professionals around the world are turning to Amano Pioneer Eclipse for all their carpet care chemicals. For more information on EnviroStar Green Carpet Products and numerous other Amano Pioneer Eclipse floor care systems, please visit www.pioneer-eclipse.com . In the US call 1-800-367-3550. For international inquires call 1-336-372-8080.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — (Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – Cheap holidays operator Packyourbags has just started selling holidays to Mexico using BA’s new twice weekly service from Gatwick to Cancun
EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – Editors Note: There is a video associated with this Press Release. With an exceptional combination of Edmonton outdoor activities and cultural attractions, it’s not hard to see why even Bigfoot would come down the mountain to see all the city has to offer.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – Join Royal Caribbean International’s ( www.royalcaribbean.co.uk or 0844 493 2061) brand new ship Allure of the Seas next Spring on a nine-night Eastern Caribbean fly/cruise from £1,306.00 per person (based on two people sharing an inside cabin). There are plenty of action-packed activities in Allure of the Seas’ family cruise deals to keep all the family entertained including a zip-line which is suspended nine decks high, an H2O zone aqua park, 2 FlowRider surf simulators, over 20 restaurants and cafes, 25 different on-board shops, the award-winning West End and Broadway musical Chicago, as well as shows, engaging activities, parades and even meals with some of DreamWorks Animation’s best loved characters including Shrek and Princess Fiona, “Madagascar’s” Alex and Gloria, Po from “Kung-Fu Panda” and Hiccup from “How to Train Your Dragon”.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – Specialists in event management , CT Group Travel see upturn in business incentive trips such as its latest group booking to Las Vegas. Incentive trips and corporate jollies have been regarded as a thing of the past but that is not true according to CT Group Travel , which is now experiencing a considerable upturn in the amount of enquiries and bookings from businesses who are incentivising their staff by offering all expenses paid trips overseas
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SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – In a move that fuels Trump® Hotel Collection ‘s future development activity, Serena Rakhlin has been hired to fill a new position: vice president of strategic planning and hotel business development for The Trump Organization. The announcement was made today by Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions.
SOURCE: Beneficial Holdings Inc. MANAGUA, NICARAGUA–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Beneficial Holdings Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : BFHJ ), today provided guidance as to its end of the 2010 year along with its 2011 strategy
SOURCE: Metalogix World-Renowned Hospitality Company Relies on Metalogix for Comprehensive Migration, Consolidation, Management and Archival of SharePoint Content WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Metalogix Software, the leading provider of enterprise content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Cloud infrastructures, today announced that Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has selected Metalogix SharePoint Site Migration Manager to complete their SharePoint upgrade, and provide ongoing support for the management of its SharePoint environment.
SOURCE: Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
SOURCE: The Moorings CLEARWATER, FL–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The Moorings , the world’s premier yacht charter company, announced today the opening of a new base in Lavrion, Greece , near Athens, for sailing vacations beginning in June 2011. The fleet will consist of 39′ to 50′ custom-built monohulls and catamarans from world-class yacht builders Beneteau and Robertson & Caine.
SOURCE: All Nippon Airways TOKYO–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (“ANA”) has received notification from Republic of Korea Fair Trade Commission of an alleged violation by ANA of Republic of Korea’s Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act regarding ANA cargo surcharges. As a result, ANA has received a corrective order from the Commission and has been ordered to pay a fine of 1.633 billion won (approximately 120 million yen)
SOURCE: Digital Payment Technologies 146 Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations Provided by Digital Payment Technologies to Replace 1,000 Single-Head Meters VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Today, Digital Payment Technologies ( http://www.digitalpaytech.com ) (DPT) announced that it will supply the City of Tampa, Florida, with 146 multi-space LUKE parking pay stations. The new LUKE pay stations will provide consumers in Tampa with added parking convenience and will enable the City of Tampa to provide more economical and efficient parking services. “We selected Digital Payment Technologies because its pay stations represent the best overall solution for the City of Tampa’s residents, merchants and visitors,” said Jim Corbett, parking division manager for the City of Tampa.
SOURCE: Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : CGAQ ) announced today that the company’s proprietary Kiosk Gaming System has completed testing and is ready for production
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SOURCE: Aqua Hotels & Resorts WAIKIKI BEACH, HI–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Leading Hawaii hotel group Aqua Hotels & Resorts ( www.aquaresorts.com ) announced that they are launching a ‘Don’t touch my package ‘ contest for travelers who may be stressed out and in need of some healthy holiday venting. The promotion runs in conjunction with the newly famous ‘ Don’t touch my package’ massage package. “With the recently enhanced security measures, it seems travelers have yet one more thing to be stressed out about when flying, so we’ve come up with something that will help them ease the tension by taking a cheeky look at the serious business of air security,” said Elizabeth Churchill, Aqua’s VP Sales & Marketing. “If getting there isn’t half the fun, then at least you might have a good story to tell later on.” Aqua is encouraging the travel-weary traveler to share their funniest, quirkiest holiday travel story with Aqua. Participants should visit facebook.com/aquahotels or www.donttouchmypackage.com and share their tale of woe or “whoa… please don’t touch me there” to enter to win a $500 Visa gift card. The contest runs from 11/29 through 1/2; the winner will be chosen on 1/3 by popular vote. Meanwhile, Aqua’s ‘ Don’t touch my package’ massage package includes a choice of two, 50-minute massage therapies for every package booked — one post-arrival, one pre-departure. The package is available at Aqua’s boutique hotels through February 28, 2011. A three-night minimum stay is required. Sample package rates in Waikiki during early December start at $136 per night.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Nov. 30, 2010) – VRX Worldwide Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VRW), the world’s leading provider of content production, management and licensing services to the global travel and hospitality industries is pleased to report its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010.
BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwire – Nov. 30, 2010) – Mountain China Resorts (Holding) Limited (TSX VENTURE:MCG) (“MCR” or the “Company”), today reported its financial results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 (the “Reporting Period”)
SOURCE: EarthLite; Living Earth Crafts VISTA, CA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Living Earth Crafts ( www.livingearthcrafts.com ) (LEC), an industry leader in innovative and long-lasting high-end luxury spa tables and EarthLite, the number one name in massage tables, have been named the winners of American Spa Magazine’s prestigious 2010 Professional Choice Awards, taking home the titles of both Favorite Treatment Table Manufacturer and Favorite Company for Manufacturer Support. Living Earth Crafts and EarthLite received their Professional Choice awards from votes cast by the readers of American Spa, who are key decision-makers at day spas, destination spas, medical spas and resort spas around the world. American Spa’s Professional’s Choice Awards acknowledge the best of the best names and faces in the industry.
SOURCE: Packaged Facts NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – The secret to successful breakfast innovation is tapping into breakfast’s beloved qualities and making them more accessible and appealing to contemporary consumers, according to the Breakfast Trends: Culinary Trend Mapping Report from the Center for Culinary Development (CCD) and leading market research publisher Packaged Facts. This means offering savvy and demanding consumers creative breakfast foods in more dayparts, in portable forms and sizes, with better-for-you recipes, and with new flavors and higher quality ingredients.
SOURCE: Delaware North Companies Travelers Can Catch Their Favorite Team’s Games in an Opulent Lounge Setting NEW YORK, NY and BUFFALO, NY–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service, has entered into an agreement with Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club that will bring the exclusive sports bar concept to select airports across the United States. In the first phase of the agreement, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services will give travelers access to the elite, modern sports bar to watch the game of their choice in an opulent lounge setting, all without leaving the airport.
SOURCE: Beneficial Holdings Inc. MASAYA, NICARAGUA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Beneficial Holdings, Inc
SOURCE: BIGresearch(R) Half of Americans Agree — “It’s Crazy” Not to Profile Airline Passengers COLUMBUS, OH–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – 65.6% of Americans are somewhat/very concerned about the North Korea and South Korea conflict, according to the latest American Pulse™ Survey of 3,015 respondents. 19.4% are neutral on the matter and 15% are not very/not at all concerned. Further, 42.4% say the U.S.
SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE : HTZ ) Event : Hertz Global Holdings’ ( NYSE : HTZ ) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark P.
SOURCE: Marriott The Downtown Sydney Hotel Offers Professional Wedding Planning Services and Beautiful Wedding Reception Venues SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Like Jennifer Lopez in the film The Wedding Planner, Lee Stringer, wedding planner of Sydney Harbour Marriott, lives and breathes bouquets, bonbonnieres, table settings and wedding singers. The Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, one of the premier downtown Sydney hotels , has newly appointed Lee as the hotel’s fully accredited wedding and event planner.
SOURCE: SousVide Supreme Breakthrough SousVide Supreme Praised as One of 100 Technologies Shaping the Future SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Eades Appliance Technology (EAT) today announced its SousVide Supreme™ water oven was selected to be honored in Popular Science’s annual “Best of What’s New” December issue. The prestigious award celebrates leaders in technology, and is given to 100 of the most revolutionary products available on the market. Of the 11 products honored in the “home tech” category, the SousVide Supreme is the only food-related product selected to receive the Innovation Award.
SOURCE: Marriott Experience Special Holiday Menus and More From the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa NEWPORT BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – California’s Pacific Coast may not be the first thought for those looking for a holiday season getaway, but Newport Beach is a beautiful, warm alternative to chilly days and frost-filled nights. The classic Southern California lifestyle is a welcome change for those who don’t think a snow shovel is “winter fun.” And few Newport Beach accommodations do it better than the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. To celebrate the holiday season, Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse and Lounge at the hotel in Newport Beach is offering special menus featuring holiday favorites with a SoCal twist.
SOURCE: Marriott Giant MoonPie & Laser Show Debuting on New Year’s Eve MOBILE, AL–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Tired of Times Square on New Year’s? Try something new.
SOURCE: Marriott Warm Winter Wonderland Filled With Activities for Children of All Ages INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Nothing describes to the magic of Christmas better than the faces of children when they visit with Santa, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is polishing the brass for the big Nov.
SOURCE: Marriott Enjoy Christmas in Disneyland With Special Disneyland Hotel Packages From the Anaheim Marriott ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Nothing conjures up the childlike awe and wonder of the holidays quite like a trip to Disneyland. And for those thinking of a stay at an Anaheim, CA hotel this holiday season, the Anaheim Marriott is proud to offer special Disneyland hotel vacation packages . Through December 31, 2010, Disneyland’s littlest visitors will eat free at every meal with the Escape Family Time package, which includes free breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner for children 12 years old and under when an adult orders an entree off of the regular menu, starting at just $99 per night*.
SOURCE: Marriott Eco Friendly Baltimore Hotel Recognized for Contributions to Green Travel BALTIMORE, MD–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – TownePlace Suites Baltimore BWI Airport hotel was recognized for its contributions to sustainable tourism and green travel in Baltimore by The Maryland Office of Tourism Development at the 30 th Annual Tourism and Travel Summit in Annapolis, Maryland. The TownePlace Suites BWI extended stay hotel’s innovations in building construction, purchasing from local companies and promoting green practices not only to their employees, but to their guests as well, earned them this distinguished award
ORLANDO, FLORIDA–(Marketwire – Nov. 30, 2010) – NGRAIN®, a leading provider of interactive 3D equipment simulation solutions that maximize the effectiveness of training programs and maintenance support systems, today announced the US Army Transportation School at Fort Eustis has again selected NGRAIN to deliver a simulation-based training solution, this time to train maintainers of the P-100 diesel portable pump system. The NGRAIN Virtual Task Trainer™ (VTT™) solution will support parts familiarization and procedure training
SOURCE: Spur Ranch, Inc. AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Spur Ranch™, Inc.( OTCBB : SPRA ) is pleased to announce the filing of three trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Trademark applications have been filed with the USPTO to protect the name, “Spur Ranch,” the Spur Ranch “SR” brand, and the phrase “Real.
SOURCE: Smoky Market Foods, Inc. WEBSTER CITY, IA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Smoky Market Foods, Inc. ( OTCBB : SMKY ) announced today that CEO Eddie Feintech will be the featured guest interview on StockGoodies.com Radio. The interview will be held on Wednesday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.
SOURCE: Metiscan, Inc. DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Taptopia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Metiscan, Inc.
SOURCE: Travel Ad Network Affirms the Company’s Position as the Leading Digital Media Company in Travel NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Travel Ad Network (TAN), the leading and largest vertical media company in travel, announced today that it has purchased the assets of TravelMuse, a comprehensive travel planning website that reaches travelers early in the consumer travel lifecycle. This is a significant addition to Travel Ad Network’s owned and operated properties and continues the transformation of TAN from a vertical ad network into an integrated digital media company
SOURCE: Marriott Vacation Club ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, Inc., has appointed Gregg Forrester to lead general manager of Marriott’s StreamSide at Vail in Colo.
SOURCE: Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : CGAQ ) announced today that the company’s Casino Luperon Bay and Galactic Night Club location is officially ahead of schedule by at least four days per a recent meeting with the general contractor
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 30, 2010) – Royal Caribbean International made maritime history at the official naming ceremony for the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship, Allure of the Seas , when the larger-than-life godmother was unveiled as Princess Fiona. This is the first time that a 3-D animated character has been named the godmother of a cruise ship .
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 30, 2010) – Next generation poker site PKR.com has recently added a beginners section to its extensive library of free online poker strategy content – Raise Your Game
SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – HotelsCombined.com has revealed the HotelsCombined.com Price Index™ review of global hotel prices for December 2010. If you are looking for the best value accommodation deals, then the HotelsCombined.com™ Price Index is for you. Every month we scour our database of 2,500,000 hotel deals to bring you the biggest hotel destination reductions available over the upcoming month as well as year-on-year falls and rises
SOURCE: iPass Partnership Gives Mobile Employees Access to 650 New Wireless Hotspots in Major South African Cities JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – iPass Inc. ( NASDAQ : IPAS ), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that it has integrated Skyrove, South Africa’s largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot network provider, into the iPass Mobile Network. With over 650 Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile employees can get connected in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban and avoid the high cost of roaming charges.
SOURCE: Cereus Poker Network The Launch of a New Two-Pronged Approach to Account Authentication Brings an Added Layer of Personal Security to Players Across the CEREUS Network, With the Security Token Set to Give Them a Heightened Level of Confidence Every Time They Log In MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – UB.com and AbsolutePoker.com continue to put players’ safety and security first with the launch of the new Security Token . Online poker players across the CEREUS Network seeking to strengthen their personal security can now add an extra layer of user authentication, and that means war on unauthorized account access and maximum protection every time they log in. “We are committed to doing everything possible to safeguard our network and players, and we want to provide every option to boost their personal security, particularly those who keep sick amounts of cash in their accounts day-to-day,” said Team UB Pro Joe Sebok. “The Security Token will provide the most up-to-date security solution to ensure that every player’s personal information and bankroll is always protected.” At UB and Absolute Poker, tap into proven state-of-the-art technology entrusted by banks and other security-reliant institutions by pro-actively choosing to use the Security Token ; it’s a small electronic device that once activated and tied to an account will require a player to use both their password and to have the physical device at hand
SOURCE: Sennheiser Electronic Corp. Classic New York City Event Relies on Sennheiser for Flawless Wireless Audio Quality in Extremely Congested RF Environment NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Tomorrow evening, thousands of people will gather at Rockefeller Plaza for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The classic event, which has been an annual tradition since 1933, will feature live performances by Susan Boyle, Charice and many others.
SOURCE: Chabad of the Valley Largest Chanukah Event on the West Coast LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Thousands to Gather and Celebrate the Festival of Lights as Chabad of the Valley celebrates its 9th Annual Chanukah Festival at Universal Studios CityWalk Hollywood on Wednesday night, December 1st, 2010 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, with a ceremonial Menorah lighting at 7:00pm featuring a towering 15-foot, 1,000 pound Menorah. Chabad of the Valley’s CityWalk Chanukah celebration will also showcase live entertainment from top Jewish music artists, including: Lipa Schmeltzer, Pardes Jewish Rock, Lenny Solomon and comedian/actor Mendy Pellin. A special tribute presentation called “Let there be Light” celebrating modern-day miracles will feature the Miracle on the Hudson and the successful rescue of the 33 Chilean miners earlier this year.
SOURCE: Barona Resort & Casino SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Do you hear what I hear? Santa Claus is coming to Barona Resort & Casino to get players in the holiday spirit with the ” Cash for the Holidays ” giveaway. During the promotion, Club Barona players will have a chance to win a share of $80,000 from December 13 to 16. “Our ‘Cash for the Holidays’ giveaway will give our guests the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the season while participating in our exciting drawings,” said Maylette Garces, executive director of casino marketing of Barona Resort & Casino
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TORONTO, ONTARIO– (Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2010) – Florida Homes and Condos Canada has launched a one-stop shopping site that makes finding a rental or ownership property in Florida as easy as a few clicks of a mouse. Not only does the new www.flahomesandcondos.ca site showcase hundreds of condos for sale and rent all across Canadians’ favourite sunspot destination, it also has sections detailing how to find real estate professionals in areas such as taxation, law, title insurance, financing and property management
SOURCE: Cassa NY Hotel and Residences Luxury Boutique Hotel Offers Insider Shopping Excursion, 1 Night Stay, and Breakfast Starting at $479 NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and striking a timeless new design statement in the New York City skyline, Cassa Hotel and Residences , Shop Gotham, and Voli Spirits are offering hotel guests ‘Shop-A-Holic in Gotham’ — a package to pick up your spirits this holiday season with an exclusive shopping experience. ‘Shop-A-Holic in Gotham’ includes a one night stay for $479, inclusive of breakfast for two, one 3-hour shopping excursion, a list of sample sales for post-tour shopping, as well as an extra treat too — a serving of a low-cal intoxicating dose of fusion vodkas provided by Voli Light Vodkas*. As your day begins you’ll get the needed fuel from an ample breakfast for fierce fashion trend and bargain hunting to carry you through the afternoon. Vanilla and Rum Brioche French Toast is a taste bud pleaser, plated up with a slightly sweet crunch — yet with a light and fluffy, melt in your mouth interior. Alternatively, you may have The Bite, and indulge with a selection of an assortment of tasty pastries, fresh fruit soaked in a mint citrus dressing, coffee, and freshly squeezed juice
SOURCE: The Betsy South Beach Luxury Hotel in Miami Devoted to Cultivating Philanthropy, Art, Music, and Literature NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – The Betsy hotel in South Beach has become a catalyst for energized discourse, innovative thinking, and good works. Believing that public spaces can be more than waiting areas, the vision for the property extends beyond the traditional construct of a hotel. The Betsy has emerged with a beauty that is more than skin deep, offering an inspiring outlook that extends beyond its own neighborhood in South Beach — to the world. By fostering programs that believe in the power of community, The Betsy’s leadership team is devoted to cultivating the sights and sounds of philanthropy, art, music and literature.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2010) – Editor’s Note: There are 2 photos associated with this press release. FlightNetwork.com , one of Canada’s leaders in online travel, today announced the launch of the FlightNetwork.com free iPhone , and BlackBerry mobile applications.
SOURCE: RCI RCI ® Revolutionizes Weekly Exchange With a Series of Firsts, Creating More Choice, Flexibility and Control for Its Members; RCI Unveils ‘Trading Power Transparency’ — a First for the World’s Leading Timeshare Exchange Program PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands ( NYSE : WYN ), has significantly enhanced its RCI ® Weeks program to allow members to know the trading power value of their vacation interval once deposited with RCI. For the first time in its 36-year history RCI Weeks members are able to compare the trading power value of their deposited week to the trading power value of the timeshare interval they want to exchange into and can also for the first time combine deposited timeshare intervals allowing them to transact into higher-valued vacations
ORLANDO, FLORIDA–(Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2010) – I/ITSEC – NGRAIN®, a leading provider of interactive 3D equipment simulation solutions that maximize the effectiveness of training programs and maintenance support systems, today announced that it has delivered the 5 KW Power Generator Virtual Task Trainer™ (VTT™) to the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CFSEME). The training solution combines instructional design best practices with NGRAIN’s unique equipment simulation solutions to provide trainees with a training tool that supports parts familiarization, maintenance and repair procedures, and troubleshooting techniques
SOURCE: Rudy’s ‘Country Store’ and Bar-B-Q The Real Texas Bar-B-Q Chain Will Also Donate an Additional 50 Cents for Every New “Like” on Facebook and Twitter Follower to Its Food Bank Partners LAKEWAY, TX–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q is fighting hunger in its local communities this holiday season by donating a dollar for every pound of meat sold from November 30 th through December 2 nd to local Feeding America food banks. Proceeds from the promotion will be distributed to the food banks that serve the community where there is a participating Rudy’s Bar-B-Q location. In addition, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q will donate 50 cents for every verifiable new “Like” on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/rudysbbq ) and Twitter follower ( http://twitter.com/rudysbbq ) during the same period as part of its Follow2Support program ( http://rudys.com/follow2support ), a cause-related social media initiative that benefits charities. “The problem of hunger is not only in poverty-stricken countries, but also in our own backyard,” said Pete Bassett, VP of Operations at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q
SOURCE: Atlantis Internet Group Corporation LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – Atlantis Internet Group, Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : ATIG ) has completed its financial audit and is ready to move forward with its plans of being a fully reporting company. The Southern California based CPA firm of R.R.
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SOURCE: TicketNetwork.com VERNON, CT–(Marketwire – November 26, 2010) – Two of the biggest boy bands of the 1980s and 1990s recently announced they would tour together in 2011. The groups, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, will run a North American circuit in June and July of next year
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 26, 2010) – Virgin Casino, part of the leading online gaming company – Virgin Games, has today launched Gold Rush Showdown , a 5-reel, 20-payline slot by game developer, Ash Gaming. Gold Rush Showdown is a gun slinging, Wild West themed adventure. The slot has numerous winning possibilities, colourful characters, and scatter and wild symbols. Players can test their skills in the showdown bonus, where they can win big by shooting the villain and his bandits to rescue the heroine. Players can try their luck in the gold digger bonus pinpoint, where players find the gold on the map to strike it rich
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 26, 2010) – Haven Holidays are celebrating the news of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement by offering a special 10 night break including the Royal wedding, as the date the couple have chosen falls between two bank holiday weekends.
SOURCE: The Bedford Report The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Southwest Airlines & SkyWest NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 25, 2010) – The Airline industry has performed well as of late, with many companies reporting a speedy return to profitability after last year’s losses. The airlines are benefiting from a return in travel demand amid an industry wide effort to keep capacity from growing too fast
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SOURCE: The Bedford Report The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on JetBlue Airways & Alaska Air Group NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 25, 2010) – The Airline industry has performed well as of late, with many companies reporting a speedy return to profitability after last year’s losses. The airlines are benefiting from a return in travel demand amid an industry wide effort to keep capacity from growing too fast. Going forward analysts expect airlines overall to further cement their turnaround despite rising fuel prices and an uncertain U.S
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 25, 2010) – The World Cruise is always the most anticipated voyage in our cruising year but the forthcoming global adventure aboard Saga Ruby looks set to be even more special
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 25, 2010) – Virgin Games, a leading online gaming company, is delighted to announce that last night it won Affiliate Program of the Year at the 6 th annual eGaming Review (EGR) Awards. The company beat some stiff competition from a host of other providers, including Betfair, Party Gaming and 888
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery Sun City Resident Becomes Arizona Lottery’s Most Recent Millionaire PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – November 24, 2010) – A Sun City resident was shocked to learn that his second place prize in the Nov. 17 Powerball draw greatly exceeded the $200,000 he was expecting
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SOURCE: New Flight Charters Reduced Rates on Transcontinental Non-Stop Private Jet Flights JACKSON HOLE, WY–(Marketwire – November 24, 2010) – Private jet charter industry leader New Flight Charters announces special transcontinental pricing. Fly Los Angeles to New York non-stop in a super-midsize jet for just $19,900, or New York to Los Angeles for just $22,900. ROUTING Los Angeles(VNY) to New York(TEB) $19,900 New York(TEB) to Los Angeles(VNY) $22,900 – Other regional airports may be available AIRCRAFT Super-Midsize Jet, seating 8-10 passengers: Gulfstream 200 – Challenger 300 – Falcon 50 – Citation X – Citation Sovereign – Hawker 1000 – Falcon 2000 Even lower jet charter rates are available for midsize jet and light jet charter service coast-to-coast, typically with a fuel stop and comfortable seating for up to 7. Passengers can relax and enjoy their flight in spacious executive seating with standard catering included, and rest assured that the leading, top-rated FAA Part-135 Certified Air Carriers are in full operational control. There are no blackout or peak day restrictions. Rates are subject to availability and are all-inclusive plus 7.5% federal tax. Clients will not pay any additional fees, costs or fuel surcharges
SOURCE: TEAM Coalition Teams Partner to Launch Inaugural Designated-Driver Challenge DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – November 24, 2010) – The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers are taking their on-field rivalry into the streets, literally.
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 24, 2010) – If you’ve ever dreamed of playing Blackjack on the legendary Las Vegas Strip, then Jackpotjoy’s brand new Vegas Strip Blackjack could be just what you’re looking for
SOURCE: Innovation Norway Online Marketing Campaign Invites Americans to Create Their Own Aurora Borealis and Win Travel Prizes NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 24, 2010) – The Northern Lights have mesmerized travelers from all over the world for generations. The optimal viewing time in Norway for the scientific phenomenon known as Aurora Borealis — caused by particles from the sun and space colliding with gases in the earth’s atmosphere — is in February and March, when the colorful bands of light are particularly brilliant.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO– (Marketwire – Nov. 24, 2010) – Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara have been recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2011
SOURCE: Spin3 Deuxième application native qui confirme le leadership de Spin3 sur le marché des jeux sur mobile LONDRES–(Marketwire – November 24, 2010) – Spin3 , fournisseur de solutions de jeux sur mobile, utilisant la technologie Microgaming , leader mondial des jeux en ligne, a annoncé le lancement de Spin3 Poker Tips – une application conçue pour aider les joueurs à perfectionner leurs compétences au jeu de poker via leur iPhone, iPad ou iPod touch. Accessible via l’Apple Store, cette application permettra d’aider aussi bien les joueurs débutants que les joueurs chevronnés à améliorer leurs tactiques et leurs connaissances du poker grâce aux conseils de centaines de professionnels et d’experts du poker et ce, sous forme de de questionnaires interactifs
SOURCE: Spin3 Second Native App Confirms Spin3’s Leadership in the Mobile Gambling Market LONDON–(Marketwire – November 24, 2010) – Leading full service mobile gambling solutions provider Spin 3 *, powered by Microgaming , the world’s largest online gaming software provider, has announced the launch of Spin 3 Poker Tips — an app designed to help players hone their poker skills on the move via their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 24, 2010) – Virgin Bingo , part of the leading online gaming company – Virgin Games, is inviting players to join its Veebie Club to enjoy free bingo all morning, every morning! Players who want to become a Veebie simply spend £1 on bingo tickets the day before to qualify for the VRoom and free bingo the next day between 9am-12pm. All Veebies will have the chance to win £50 in free bingo prizes every morning. Plus one lucky Veebie will win £25 when they are randomly selected to be crowned Queen or King Veebie of the day! Alan Thomas, Head of CRM, commented: “This is fantastic opportunity for those that enjoy free bingo but want the potential to win some great cash prizes. The best bit is that players can be entertained by their bingo playing all morning, every morning, without having to spend a penny!” Founded in 2004, Virgin Games has over 1,000,000 players and over 200 games on its site.
SOURCE: zimek technologies TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Zimek Technologies, the industry leader in infection control and biohazard remediation, released its new corporate video which is available on the Zimek website ( http://www.zimek.com/media.asp ) or YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGpOTrsTRQ8 ). “Zimek’s new corporate video will allow visitors to gain a meaningful understanding of the ‘Perfect Storm’ of antibiotic-resistant microbes currently afflicting our society on a daily basis, and how Zimek’s technology is a vital part of the solution,” said Kurt Grosman, CEO of Zimek Technologies
SOURCE: William Hill Estate Winery Napa Valley Chardonnay an Ideal Match for an Intimate Winter Celebration NAPA, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Traditionally speaking, the holidays are a time for family and bountiful feasts. However, family dynamics have changed during the past several years and many holiday festivities have become more intimate celebrations.
SOURCE: City of Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The City of Laguna Beach is seeking applications from qualified artists to undertake a $100,000 Art in Public Places installation at its prestigious Heisler Park. Heisler Park is undergoing the final phase of an $8 million renovation to improve public access, preserve the park from erosion and improve public safety. The park is on an 18.5 acre ocean bluff that includes beach access, walking paths, lawns, gardens and picnic areas
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 23, 2010) – Niagara Casinos is thrilled to announce more than $250,000 raised for the United Way this year through the generous donations and active involvement from the casino family. Participation in the two-month long campaign reached an all-time high among the staff of 4,500.
SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC Renters Enjoy Unlimited Mileage, a Free Ski/Snowboard Rack and Savings on Winter-Ready Vehicles PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The first frost of fall not only signals the arrival of cold weather across much of the nation, but it’s also the perfect time to plan a ski trip or winter getaway. Avis is ready to meet your vehicle rental needs and you can save $50 on a weekly rental of a winter-ready standard, premium or full-size sport utility vehicle, with unlimited mileage and a free ski/snowboard rack. Travelers who need a smaller vehicle can also save $25 on weekly rentals or up to $20 on weekend rates of compact through full-size vehicles, minivans, intermediate SUVs and other car classes
SOURCE: The Plaza Hotel Iconic New York Hotel Welcomes Families to Celebrate the Holidays and Ring in the New Year, Eloise Style NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The Plaza is an ideal destination for families this holiday season, with Santa Clause appearances, family-friendly dining, shopping — and the first-ever ‘ Black, White and Pink’ celebration. For generations, families have made this iconic New York hotel part of their holiday tradition — and this year the fun continues with a wide range of events and activities. Holiday season 2010 kicks off with the appearance of The Plaza’s Santa Claus — the only Mr
SOURCE: Stonewater Cove Resort Book Two Nights and Receive the Third Night as Our Complimentary Gift SHELL KNOB, MO–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Spend the holidays at Stonewater Cove Resort, a luxury retreat nestled in the enchanting Ozark Mountains, and be pampered with impeccable service, endless activities including a variety of outdoor adventures such as zip lines and ATV tours, as well as luxe accommodations. As our gift to you, book two nights and get the third night complimentary thru January 3, 2011.
SOURCE: Swinerton Builders SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Valley View Casino & Hotel , San Diego’s favorite casino featuring 2,000 slot machines, 26 exciting table games and seven delicious restaurants, recently upped their ante in the gaming industry with the addition of a fabulous new boutique hotel. The new tower was built using the latest in innovative technologies and practices in the construction industry by General Contractor Swinerton Builders San Diego . On November 19 th , Swinerton joined the San Pasqual Casino Development Group, Inc., San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, casino staff and community members for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new seven story, boutique luxury hotel which offers 96 rooms and 12 suites, a pool deck with infinity pool and event center all of which boast amazing views of Palomar Mountain and Hellhole Canyon Preserve
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SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. Cruise for Less Than $40 per Day, Receive Up to a Three-Category Upgrade FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Beginning Friday, MSC is offering special rates on select 7-night Caribbean cruises for less than $40 per day with rates from $269 per person and up to a three-category upgrade on the Jan
SOURCE: Wellcap Partners LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Wellcap Partners LP, a value investment firm based in Los Angeles, today sent a letter to the Board of Directors of O’Charley’s Inc., urging the Board to accept an offer made last week by a third party to buy O’Charley’s real estate holdings. Wellcap has become aware of the details of this offer and believes it will significantly enhance shareholder value, as the real estate would be sold for a sum far exceeding O’Charley’s current market cap. As shareholder of O’Charley’s, Wellcap has protested the Board’s practice of ignoring strategic options available to it, and urges the conclusion of the proposed transaction as soon as possible. Consequently, Wellcap sent a letter to the Board, and felt it was important to communicate it to all shareholders.
SOURCE: Marriott The Courtyard by Marriott San Jose/Campbell Is “Mixing It Up” CAMPBELL, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Almost 200 Silicon Valley professionals attended the Mixing It Up social networking event put on by the Courtyard by Marriott San Jose/Campbell on Thursday, November 11 th , 2010. Toby Cheng, the Director of Sales at the hotel near San Jose , is on the committee of the Silicon Valley Young Professionals Association. Reaching out to his network there and at the Campbell Chamber of Commerce, he hosted his 3 rd social networking mixer focusing on “A Little Bit of Business and a Whole Lot of Fun,” and if the packed San Jose hotel’s lobby was any indication, the mixer was a great success. Networking aside, the team at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose/Campbell wanted to do something charitable for the community, so they incorporated a food drive with this event. Contributions from attendees were donated to Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization that has been serving the working poor, families, homeless and seniors living in and around the San Jose area for close to 30 years. In the spirit of giving back to others, attendees brought nonperishable food items to donate to the charity, filling a barrel to overflowing in a matter of an hour.
SOURCE: Sharp Electronics NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Sharp Electronics Corporation today announce that Sharp is the official sponsor of a new, dynamic video installation for the September 11 Memorial & Museum to be installed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey Street. The public display features animated renderings of the Memorial & Museum. The official “9/11 Memorial Opening Day Counter,” which provides the public with the number of days until the official opening of the 9/11 Memorial on September 11, 2011, is integrated into the 13′ x 7′ video wall .
SOURCE: Marriott Sunny Vacation Packages Provide Travelers More Holiday Cheer This Winter PALM SPRINGS, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Celebrate the holidays with the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, and enjoy a Palm Springs family vacation filled with warm sunshine, unsurpassed natural beauty and unending opportunities for traditional and not-so-traditional holiday activities. The family hotel in Palm Springs offers holiday travelers an oasis of peaceful desert sands and magnificent mountain views
SOURCE: GreasieWheels Productions LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – GreasieWheels, the industry leader in poker and gaming event coordination and photography, has recently updated its website by combining two photo houses; www.GWphotos.com and www.GWPhotoStore.com . GreasieWheels was named the “Official Photographers” by Harrah’s Entertainment for the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and WSOP Europe. Event, Main Event, final table, and lifestyle photos are available for viewing and purchase exclusively at www.GWphotos.com . GreasieWheels original photo house, www.GWPhotoStore.com , features special, charity, and gaming events dating back to 2007. To access both galleries, visit www.GreasieWheels.com/images .
SOURCE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, an Epcot Resort Hotel, Is Gearing up for a Holiday Celebration Packed With Festivities for the Entire Family; The Hotel Has a World of Holiday Magic Planned for Guests This December, From Elf Tuck-In Service to Sightings of Santa and Mrs. Claus on Vacation, Complete in Tropical Attire! LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Holiday travelers may not know this but Santa Claus goes on a Florida vacation prior to his big night
SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Trump Hotel Collection’s First Latin American Property Readies for Spring 2011 Opening PUNTA PACIFICA, PANAMA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – An expert management team is taking shape at Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower ® Panama , slated to open in Spring 2011. Trump® Hotel Collection’s first Latin American property, Trump Ocean Club is destined to be the premier luxury hotel and residence on Panama’s Pacific coast. Rising 75 stories above Panama Bay, it will also be the largest hotel in Latin America. “Our opening will mark the debut of the Trump Hotel Collection in Latin America, and I’m confident that there is no group of professionals better suited to uphold the brand’s unmatched service standards than the seasoned team we have assembled here,” said Vice President & Managing Director Mark Stevenson , who took the helm of Trump Ocean Club in June.
SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection New Hotel — Set to Be the Biggest in Latin America — Signals Burgeoning Business and Leisure Travel Demands PUNTA PACIFICA, PANAMA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Trump® Hotel Collection , the next generation of luxury hospitality, has announced that Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower ® Panama will debut in spring 2011, marking the collection’s first foray into Latin America. A bold design paired with the unmatched service ethos of the Trump Hotel Collection is destined to make Trump Ocean Club ® the premier luxury hotel and residence in Latin America. Location is everything, with Trump Ocean Club idyllically perched above Panama Bay, enjoying spectacular, sweeping views of the Pearl Islands and ocean beyond.
SOURCE: Marriott Festive Light Display Destined to Ignite Holiday Spirit INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Ignite some holiday spirit with a spectacular Indianapolis weekend getaway that includes being on hand Nov. 26 for the kick-off celebration of the 48 th annual Circle of Lights at Monument Center
SOURCE: Marriott Guests Welcome to Enjoy a Holly, Jolly Breakfast Buffet With Santa ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Plan a holly, jolly breakfast buffet with Santa at Champions Restaurant located inside one of the newest and most sophisticated airport hotels in Atlanta , the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway. The hotel is sleek in design and contemporary in style, so Santa will certainly be a standout in this setting, but there’ll be plenty of room for this “right jolly old elf” as he visits with guests from 8:30 a.m
SOURCE: Tivus, Inc. OMAHA, NE–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Tivus, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : TIVU ), a provider of turnkey media entertainment technology to the hotel and hospitality industry, today announced a vital IPTV supply chain agreement with European electronics giant Vestel Group, of Manisa, Turkey, through their Master North America Distributor, CVS International Ltd.
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SOURCE: Market Metrix Meeting & Event Satisfaction Improves at Casinos; Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Shine, Outpace Luxury Hotels SAN RAFAEL, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Meetings and events are critical to many hotels and vital to the casino industry. So keeping these guests delighted is crucial, especially for the struggling casino industry. While meeting and event satisfaction with all hotels improved slightly (+.4 to 82.1), meeting and event satisfaction at casinos improved significantly (+2.4 to 83.0) in the third quarter. The top scoring brands among all casinos for meeting and event satisfaction were Mohegan Sun (90.2), Treasure Island (89.3), and Bellagio (86.4). Meeting and event customers at casinos were especially pleased with the improved food and beverages served at their events (+4.4 to 84.5), which is a key driver of repeat business for this segment. Across the hospitality industry, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, British Airways and Enterprise ranked number one in hotel, airline and rental car industry customer satisfaction, respectively for the third quarter.
SOURCE: VitaminSpice WAYNE, PA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – VitaminSpice ( OTCBB : VTMS ) (German WKN: A0YE4L) ( www.vitaminspice.net ) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with nationally recognized Chef Daniel Young to provide meals enhanced with VitaminSpice Products for a Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner for families in the Denver Area. “VitaminSpice is once again excited to work with Chef Daniel Young
SOURCE: Quiznos Black Friday Kicks Off Exclusive Quiznos Coupon Offering for OfficeMax Customers DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – NEWS FACTS With the holiday season quickly approaching, Quiznos today announced a partnership with OfficeMax that will give OfficeMax customers access to post-Thanksgiving deals at participating Quiznos restaurants nationwide.
SOURCE: Applebee’s Seventy-Eight Percent of Adults Say They Like to Receive Restaurant Gift Cards for Special Occasions; Applebee’s Gift Cards Offer Value, Convenience, Choice AND a Holiday Bonus LENEXA, KS–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Giving and receiving in the neighborhood just got better this holiday season as Applebee’s announces the return of a FREE $10 Bonus Gift Card with the purchase of every $50 in Applebee’s Gift Cards. Applebee’s Bonus Gift Cards are available only at participating Applebee’s restaurants for a limited time.
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SOURCE: IHOP With IHOP’s Promotion, Those That Give Also Receive GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is giving thanks for its guests by offering a $5 coupon for a future visit with any purchase of a $25 gift card in-restaurant.* All $25 gift cards purchased in-restaurant through January 2 nd will receive the $5 coupon, valid at participating locations. “In this challenging economy, gift cards are appreciated more than ever by recipients,” said Carolyn O’Keefe, IHOP’s senior vice president, marketing. “They can choose their favorite meal, and with our $5 bounce back coupon, the guest who purchases the card gets something in return, too.” Nationwide, IHOP restaurants will be open Thanksgiving. For guests looking for lighter fare to balance out their holiday festivities, IHOP’s new menu features more than 30 SIMPLE & FIT under 600 calorie selections, as well as a number of tips on how to enjoy lower calorie versions of IHOP classics. The $5 coupons are accepted at participating restaurants and must be redeemed by January 31, 2011.
SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Leading hotel search engine, HotelsCombined.com , today announced hotel popularity is at an all-time high in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. Trends online indicate the continued rise in popularity across the Gulf region as a whole is strongly related to drops in hotel prices across most of the top destinations — great news for travelers
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Nov. 22, 2010) – In September, British Columbia officially enacted the toughest drinking and driving PENALTIES in the country
SOURCE: Ceiba Del Mar Beach & Spa Resort Boutique Riviera Maya Luxury Resort Gifts Spring Breakers With Complimentary Overnight PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Stay at award-winning Ceiba del Mar, a luxurious, award-winning property on a private white-beach at the edge of sleepy Puerto Morelos, April 1 st to June 30, 2011, and enjoy five nights of a relaxing spring break at an authentic Mayan-inspired resort, with one extra night at no extra cost. All guests will receive a welcome champagne cocktail upon arrival and a personal escort to one of the resort’s 88 spacious suites and guest residences, seven of which are penthouses, each with a breathtaking ocean view and the following amenities: A balcony or terrace and hammock; Expansive sitting areas; A full bathroom with a shower and separate bathtub; Organic Bath products; Local wood accents and handcrafted furnishings; Complimentary wireless Internet; Twice daily housekeeping service; 300 thread-count Premium Cotton linens and pillow menu; Complimentary in-room morning coffee daily; Nightly turndown service with Mexican handcrafted gift; International cable TV and DVD/CD player; 24-hour room service A similar level of pampering can be found at the Spa at Ceiba del Mar — a holistically-focused oasis of indigenous calm with a comprehensive menu of progressive spa therapies and its own natural and organic product line
SOURCE: Esterline Technologies BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Esterline Technologies ( NYSE : ESL ) Members of the Investment Community, Esterline Technologies ( NYSE : ESL ) plans to announce financial results for its 4 th quarter 2010 on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Esterline will host a conference call featuring remarks by Brad Lawrence, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Bob George, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Following these remarks, there will be a question and answer session. The call is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m.
SOURCE: Calabash Cove Resort & Spa After the Hectic Holiday Season, Start the New Year Relaxed and Fresh at a Tranquil, Beachfront Boutique Resort on the Idyllic Island of St. Lucia MARISULE, ST. LUCIA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Recharge after the hectic holidays with a rejuvenating escape to peaceful, picturesque Calabash Cove Resort & Spa
SOURCE: J. P. King Auction Company LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – A 1.36-acre property with 236 feet of frontage on Las Vegas Boulevard is available for sale through J
SOURCE: Hotel Blake CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Unwrap the perfect overnight holiday package at Hotel Blake and experience Chicago at its glistening, holiday best.
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SOURCE: US Pizza Team NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Members of the United States Pizza team will march and perform dough acrobatics as part of the 84 th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ® . The Macy’s Parade steps off on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. and can be seen nationwide on NBC-TV.
SOURCE: Festival of Arts Venture Into Magical Artistic Realms With Only Make Believe LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Tickets for the much-anticipated 2011 Pageant of the Masters will go on sale December 1, 2010, just in the nick of time for that perfect holiday gift idea. In the summer of 2011, get ready to believe in the art of the impossible! In its uniquely theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants — “living Pictures” — the 2011 Pageant of the Masters is venturing in to magical artistic realms.
SOURCE: Royal West Indies Pelican Bay Offers Diverse Menu, Family-Friendly Atmosphere in Idyllic Seaside Setting PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Royal West Indies Resort, a 100-room all-suite property on Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands, today announced the opening of Pelican Bay Bar & Restaurant, its new on-site dining venue. Situated pool side and just steps from renowned Grace Bay Beach, it offers indoor and outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a separate open air bar, and pool and beach service. The new Pelican Bay Bar & Restaurant has gone through an extensive renovation upgrade under a new management team and features a diverse menu of local Caribbean, European and Asian inspired dishes, as well as its signature tropical drinks from the bar, long a meeting point and social center of Providenciales.
SOURCE: Ohio Cities Ohio Cities, One of the Oldest Regional Directories on the Internet, Today Launched ‘Why I Love My Ohio City,’ a New Ohio Tourism Contest for Ohioans Who Want to Boast About Their Ohio Communities, Including Their Hometown Holiday Memories in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Other Cities; Qualify for Great Prizes Like an Ohio-Themed Gift Basket, Cedar Point and King’s Island Passes and Boxes Stuffed With Nostalgic Candy GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Ohioans can pay tribute to their favorite cities and win great prizes this holiday season in the “Why I Love My Ohio City” contest at Ohio Cities. Share what makes Ohio cities, towns and neighborhoods thrive — the people, sights, food, histories, festivals, geography, Ohio attractions, schools and more
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Variety – The Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia has been providing programs and services for children with disabilities in the region since 1935. Variety’s goal is to empower its children to reach beyond their disabilities and live life with choice. One way they make this possible is through their partnership with the Blue Cross River Rink, which provides private skating sessions for children with disabilities. Children with physical disabilities are given the opportunity to skate using modified sleds. Developed in Scandinavia, skaters with lower limb disabilities sit on a specially designed sled equipped with regulation skate blades.
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation You Can Do More Than Just Ice Skate at the Blue Cross RiverRink! PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Blue Cross RiverRink is the area’s only Olympic-size outdoor ice skating rink located on the Delaware River waterfront at Columbus Blvd. at Market Street. During the 17 th season, the Blue Cross RiverRink will host a variety of spectacular special events and exciting promotions that will engage everyone visiting the RiverRink.
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is proud to continue to present a wintertime tradition in Philadelphia, the 17 th anniversary season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing. It’s time to “Think Rink,” as the Blue Cross RiverRink located on Columbus Boulevard and Market Street, is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors and fresh air fun for everyone! The Blue Cross RiverRink will salute our public safety heroes, police officers and firefighters, as it re-opens officially at 12 noon on Friday, November 26, 2010 with the first skating session of the season. $1 from each paid admission on Opening Day will be donated to the HERO SCHOLARSHIP fund, a college fund for the children of police and firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty. For the seventeenth season on Philadelphia’s waterfront, the Blue Cross RiverRink continues to be located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street. Featuring an outdoor Olympic size rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink, will open with an honorable and informational celebration fit for all ages with free activities for the entire family
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Do you want to enjoy the sites and sounds of the Caribbean or Hawaii without the expense? Head to the Blue Cross RiverRink for a Cabin Fever Reliever featuring a Tropical Paradise on Ice on Sunday, January 23, 2011 , from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; the Blue Cross RiverRink will seem like a tropical island.
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – With panoramic views of the Delaware River, Philadelphia City Skyline and the majestic Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Blue Cross RiverRink is the perfect location for a unique winter party. “Rent the Rink” at Penn’s Landing, located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Twice the Fun at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Fireworks at Penn’s Landing have always been a grand New Year’s Eve tradition and since 2009, there is now twice the fun with two fireworks shows taking place on December 31. The annual New Year’s Eve Party on Ice at the Blue Cross RiverRink from 11:00 p.m
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Extended Hours for the Holidays PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing, the only completely outdoor Olympic-size ice skating rink in Philadelphia, is the perfect place to spend the holidays. The Blue Cross RiverRink is open throughout the entire winter season with additional skating sessions during the holidays including special sessions on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Visitors will enjoy the unique setting of this outdoor rink decorated with a huge (near 25 ft.) Christmas tree generously donated by a Philadelphia resident through the Fairmount Park Commission Tree Donation program. The entire venue will be adorned with twinkling lights, colorful lit spheres, and holiday decorations as the Blue Cross RiverRink comes alive for the holidays.
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – On Sunday, December 5, 2010, Santa will make his annual arrival to the Blue Cross RiverRink aboard the Delaware River newest waterfront attraction, the majestic Philadelphia Belle at Penn’s Landing. At 1:00pm Santa and his many noted Philadelphia area mascot friends will make their way onto the Olympic-size rink.
SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Sweetheart on the Ice PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – It may be cold this Valentine’s Day , but ice skating next to your sweetheart at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing is sure to keep you warm! The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. at Market St. is a popular destination every year during this romantic holiday as guests love skating with their special someone.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 22, 2010) – Royal Caribbean International invests a further £500,000 in the 10,000 flight give-away by extending the promotion by 2,000 flights.
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery State Furlough Day Closes Lottery Offices PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Due to statewide government furloughs, the Arizona Lottery’s Phoenix and Tucson Offices will be closed on Friday, November 26. This closure requires our employees to take an unpaid furlough day . Lottery retailers will still sell tickets and pay prizes on that day
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Nov. 22, 2010) – Celebrity Cruises is expanding its popular onboard activities programme Celebrity Life to include Smithsonian Journeys speakers on a total of 99 cruises in six popular destinations and a range of games and activities such as pool games, outdoor evening DJ and dancing events, trivia and karaoke.
SOURCE: Oakwood Oakwood Gives Special Honor to Associates for Independent Volunteer Work LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – At this time of year, Oakwood is especially pleased to give thanks to the honorees of its Oakwood Gives Back program, created to help celebrate its 50 th Anniversary by honoring the spirit of volunteerism that is so important at Oakwood. “Oakwood is proud to reward, recognize and foster a spirit of selfless action and giving,” notes Oakwood Chairman, Howard F.
SOURCE: Rainwater Grill Hastings, NY Restaurant Has Plenty of Exciting News HASTINGS, NY–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Rainwater Grill, an All-American dining and entertainment spot located in the heart of Hastings, NY, has lots of news and excitement heading into the busy holiday season. The popular Southern Westchester restaurant and bar/night spot is stepping it up during the 2010/11 Holiday Season. “We think that this is the perfect time to ratchet things up a notch,” commented Ken Lauro, Co-Owner and Bar Manager. “Hastings is a great, Bohemian ‘Mini-Manhattan:’ we want people to come from all over Westchester to check it out.” “The worst thing that you can do in this business is stay exactly the same,” added Tony Fortunate, Co-Owner/Managing Partner. “We want our patrons visiting us to see what the latest menu and entertainment-related additions are to our successful base concept.” Items of note include the following: There are a number of great new music & entertainment events planned over the next few weeks (the restaurant is known for having live music every Thursday night, and showcasing both established artists as well as new talent). Patrons are advised to Friend and follow RWG on Facebook, and review their events calendar to see what is currently scheduled The restaurant is the perfect spot in Westchester for a business or private holiday event. They will help you throw a party that you and your guests will remember fondly for years, whether it’s for a smaller gathering or a larger one, up to 150 people. Tony, Kenny and their staff will help you create a custom menu and will give you a great deal on your food and drink package. They can also help you book live entertainment or a DJ, and manage other event details as well. Interested parties are advised to either email the restaurant at [email protected] , or call 914-478-1147 to discuss what your specific plans are The restaurant is introducing a revamped dinner menu with a number of new appetizer and entrée selections. If interested, stop by to check it out, or visit their website soon for a look at what’s new About Rainwater Grill Opened in December, 2009, Rainwater Grill has quickly established itself as the “in” dining and entertainment spot in the Hastings/Southern Westchester area. Featuring an upscale but affordable All-American lunch & dinner menu, as well as a fantastic Sunday brunch, it’s the perfect spot for a business or personal meal or event
SOURCE: Spectrum Gaming Group CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm that has assisted government agencies around the world in the development of gaming policies and regulation, has unveiled its latest white paper, “Casino Tax Policy: Identifying the Issues that Will Determine the Optimal Rate.” The peer-reviewed report was released at the National Tax Association 103 rd Annual Conference on Taxation, held here last week. Thomas A
SOURCE: Panera Bread Foundation Non-Profit Cafe Opens in Dearborn, MI, Plans Announced for Third Location in Portland, OR DEARBORN, MI–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Panera Bread Foundation opened its second non-profit community cafe — called Panera Cares — today in Dearborn, MI, and shared plans to open a third in Portland, OR, in early 2011. This expansion is the result of the concept’s success in Clayton, MO, where the first non-profit community cafe — called Saint Louis Bread Co.
SOURCE: CHA Educational Tours (Cultural Heritage Alliance) PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – CHA Educational Tours puts the world within your grasp as it debuts new online tools to help teachers plan educational travel for the new school year. CHA’s website now offers “My Tour Quotes,” a new online feature that allows teachers to calculate a complete tour quote for any of CHA’s pre-designed educational tours. Trip planners choose their itinerary, U.S
SOURCE: Young & Rubicam NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Jane Barratt, President of Young & Rubicam New York, announced today its partnership with Butterball, LLC as Agency of Record (AOR) for Butterball’s branded line of products. The win followed a competitive review with Young & Rubicam and two other agencies. As AOR, the scope of work will consist of strategy, creative, digital and retail initiatives. Butterball is the largest vertically integrated turkey producer in the United States and accounts for 20 percent of total turkey production in this country
SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – HotelsCombined.com has been awarded 2 nd place in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program ceremony, held last Friday.
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SOURCE: Alliance Creative Group, Inc. New Centers Surpass Expectations CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Alliance Creative Group, Inc., ( http://www.AllianceCreativeGroup.com ) ( PINKSHEETS : ACGX ) parent company of STL Graphics Group and St.
SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Hertz Meets Another Benchmark in Creation of Global Eco-Mobility System PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The Hertz Corporation ( NYSE : HTZ ), the world’s largest general use airport car rental brand, today announced a joint partnership with CODA Automotive, a car manufacturer that specializes on all-electric vehicle, to bring, in 2011, its new four-door, five-passenger all-electric CODA Sedans™ to Hertz’s California locations as part of the Hertz Global EV program. “Hertz’s partnership with CODA Automotive is another element of our long term strategy to provide consumers with electric vehicle access on a global scale,” said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
SOURCE: Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. TIBURON, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Triton’s ( PINKSHEETS : TTDZD ) management announced today the restructuring of $7,000,000.00 (Seven Million Dollars) of short term debt, into a Five years convertible debt, at the Company’s discretion. This settlement will provide immediate relieve to the Company’s near term operations and allow new investments to be utilized in the Company’s operations for expansion, production and marketing.
SOURCE: IHOP Opening Contributes to Revitalization of an Underserved Washington, D.C. Community and Demonstrates IHOP’s Commitment to Continued Growth GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will celebrate the opening of its 1,500 th restaurant tomorrow, November 23, at the new DC USA shopping complex in the Columbia Heights community of Washington, D.C. The opening furthers IHOP’s strategy of maximizing franchise development and making IHOP more accessible to guests. IHOP is the sales leader in the family dining category and continues to outpace its competition in the development and opening of new restaurants nationwide
SOURCE: PhoCusWright Inc. PhoCusWright to Release European Online Travel Overview Sixth Edition SHERMAN, CT–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – The European online travel market is expected to grow 10% in 2010, as the overall travel market begins a modest recovery, according to PhoCusWright Inc., in its soon-to-be-released report, “PhoCusWright’s European Online Travel Overview Sixth Edition.” Following an 11% decline in 2009, the total European travel market is projected to grow 2% in 2010
SOURCE: Franklin Foods Innovative Vermont Dairy Manufacturer Acknowledged for Job Creation and Capital Investment in Largest Dairy County in New England ENOSBURG FALLS, VT–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Franklin Foods , a leading manufacturer and marketer of cream cheese and cream cheese based products announces it has received Vermont’s “Franklin County Business of the Year” for 2010. This award is given by the Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation. John Ovitt, general manager of Franklin Foods, accepted the award.
SOURCE: Millivision Millivision’s President Offers Insights on Alternative Technology That Would Eliminate Concerns Over Full Body Scanner Radiation Leading to Pat-Down Outcry and Security Boycotts SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – The president of a small Massachusetts-based company has an answer for airport security community leaders struggling with the opposition to full body scanning and the resulting uproar around aggressive pat-downs. Paul Nicholas is president of Millivision, the developer of a non-radiating full body scanner that can detect threats with none of the health concerns associated with the current generation of airport security systems which depend on x-ray technology
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 19, 2010) – Malabar is a magical place of waving palms, pristine beaches and stunning backwaters located on the south-western coast of India. It is also home to some of the finest food to be had in the country.
SOURCE: House Beautiful “Tyler’s Kitchen” to Offer Original Recipes and Entertaining Advice Beginning in February 2011 Issue NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Tyler Florence, the renowned chef, star of food-entertainment television, best-selling author, innovative restaurateur, and retailer, is adding another ingredient to his list of accomplishments: Contributing Editor to House Beautiful magazine, effective with the February 2011 issue, with a new monthly column, “Tyler’s Kitchen.” With Florence leading the magazine’s food and entertaining content, “Tyler’s Kitchen” will take up the culinary mantle carried so admirably by Ina Garten’s “Ask the Barefoot Contessa” for the past five years. In announcing this newest member of the House Beautiful team, Editor-in-Chief Newell Turner explained, “Tyler is a perfect fit for our audience. Of course we’ll devour the vibrant new recipes he’ll be creating, but equally important is the personal style that infuses all his undertakings: robust and warm with a family focus. His sensibility is about more than just what’s in the pot or on the plate — it’s the kitchen itself, the home built around it and the central role sharing good food plays in everyone’s lives today.” Turner continued: “I’d like to personally thank Ina for her boundless dedication and enthusiasm — from her terrific recipes to her creation of our Kitchen of the Year in Rockefeller Center last year. While our relationship is coming to a close after more than 60 memorable meals, I know that our readers share Tyler’s love for good food and will appreciate a new gourmet voice in the kitchen.” Speaking from his home base in Mill Valley, CA, Florence said, ” House Beautiful is really America’s authority on living a fantastic life. My monthly column is going to be about everything you’re looking for — cooking with the calendar, cooking with the seasons. Every month we’ll have fantastic recipes using ingredients easily found at the farmers’ market and the supermarket. We’ll be cooking with new ideas and inspirations to put dinner on the table at a very high level.” House Beautiful ‘s final “Ask the Barefoot Contessa” column appears in the December/January issue and recipes will continue to live online at www.housebeautiful.com , allowing fans to return to the myriad meals Ina Garten has created for the magazine. “It’s been so wonderful working with House Beautiful all these years and answering readers’ questions,” said Garten. “The highlight for me was seeing my kitchen recreated in the middle of Rockefeller Center — WOW! I am so glad to leave you in the hands of Tyler Florence. He’s an extraordinary chef and cookbook writer. You’ll love him!” For the past 15 years, Florence has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of his unique culinary vision with fans around the world. After graduating from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson & Wales University, Florence tackled the Big Apple where he helmed multiple acclaimed restaurants and established himself as one of New York City’s finest young stars. Now based in the San Francisco area, his current projects include the wildly successful Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, two Tyler Florence kitchen ware and gourmet food stores (San Francisco Airport and Mill Valley, CA, in the former home of the original Banana Republic store). Florence will be opening new restaurants and retail outlets in the coming year in Napa Valley, Mill Valley, and other yet-to-be announced cities. As one of the original Food Network stars, Florence has shattered ratings records with such series as Tyler’s Ultimate, Food 911, and How to Boil Water. Equally successful have been his specials Planet Food, All American Festivals and My Country, My Kitchen
SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Local residents are expected to continue their return to holiday travel next week and boost their Thanksgiving weekend getaways by 11.2 percent from last year, with an estimated 3.25 million Southern Californians projected to take holiday trips, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Among those taking an overnight trip at least 50 miles away from home, 2.97 million Southern Californians are expected to drive, 187,000 are expected to fly and 90,000 will take a cruise, bus or train to their holiday destinations. A greater percentage of local travelers than usual — 91.5 percent — are choosing to drive rather than fly to their Thanksgiving getaways.
SOURCE: City of Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – On Saturday, December 4, 2010, the Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This self-guided tour is free and is a rare opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of 24 of Laguna’s top artists.
SOURCE: TicketNetwork.com VERNON, CT–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Veteran rock band Bon Jovi is ready to begin a fresh new tour in 2011, and next year Bon Jovi tickets on the TicketNetwork exchange will be slightly cheaper on average than they were for the 2010 tour. According to TicketNetwork data at the time of this release*: The current average price of all tickets for next year’s Bon Jovi tour is $157. The average price this year was $175.
SOURCE: Marriott There’s No Shortage of Things to Do With the Downtown San Jose Marriott Hotel as Your Starting Point SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Located in the heart of the famous Silicon Valley, San Jose is known for technology and breathtakingly beautiful sights, “San Francisco’s younger sister” also features five-star hotels, museums, cultural centers, international cuisine — and an abundance of holiday fun! One of the premier hotels in downtown San Jose, CA , the San Jose Marriott invites guests to enjoy seasonal favorites like ice skating at Sharks Ice or Downtown Ice, the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, open through January 19, 2011. Located near the San Jose Museum of Art, Downtown Ice is just part of the many offerings in San Jose during the holidays. For example, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo features rides for young children with puppet shows and special holiday events.
SOURCE: Marriott Winter Vacation Opportunities Emerge in San Francisco’s Popular Fisherman’s Wharf Neighborhood SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Fine dining, shopping, fabulous historical buildings and discounted rates at one of the most upscale San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf hotels combine to create the perfect recipe for an incredible San Francisco vacation this winter. Travelers who book their accommodations by Nov. 26, 2010 for stays now through Feb. 14, 2011 at the San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf hotel will enjoy slashed rates that start as low as $109*.