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Whether driving, taking a cruise, flying into Mexico, or even walking across the border—purchasers of MexPro Assist services will receive their own assistance services / legal services…

(PRWeb August 31, 2010)

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When leisure and business visitors come to Manhattan for a true New York City experience, they come to one of the most iconic hotels in the world—the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

And when the Marriott Marquis needs efficient procurement and inventory control, it turns to Adaco.NET to help control costs on everything from tea to towels.

'We process 99 percent of our food and beverage purchases through Adaco,' says Jonathan Pilliod, purchasing manager for the property. 'We save time and money because we don't have to export or search multiple vendor sites and plug prices into a spreadsheet. Adaco.NET cuts down on the time needed to process complex buys by aggregating multiple purchase requisitions from multiple outlets for multiple products and combining them into individual POs for each vendor.'

The hotel's six restaurants and lounges, two Starbucks, and major catering space —as well as all housekeeping needs—present a complex ordering scenario.

Pilliod believes inventory control at the property is made easier with order guides and templates designed for each outlet, reducing the time their staff spends in front of a computer screen. Pilliod says, 'The Marriott Marquis is a busy, busy hotel. We have a great team and everyone is truly committed.' He adds that associates as well as guests benefit from features like budget management with checkbook accounting (for either budget or vendor contract tracking), outlet usage analysis and recipe creation with menu engineering.

'We can get a price variance report or competitive quote, we can manually put in a special need or download prices from a comparable vendor in just a few seconds,' Pilliod says. 'We have the capability of plugging into our POS system for sales data at the front and at the end of our ordering cycle. We currently export accounts payable into Oracle/PeopleSoft for invoice payment processing — with so much information to handle, Adaco becomes a great invoicing tracking tool as well.'

'Upgrading to Adaco .NET provided significant additional capabilities for the Marriott Marquis staff,' said Eddie McDonough, Vice President of Sales for Adaco. 'A long-time user of the Adaco solution, this is very diversified large hotel. The migration to Adaco .NET utilized less training hours than expected for a hotel of this size, highlighting the ease of use and quick learning curve provided by the solution and the dedication of the Marquis staff.'

'I didn't know what to expect from Adaco .NET,' Pilliod said. 'It exceeded my expectations and we now have a lot more capability. Adaco was always there for us and there was not a time when we were not able to reach them when we needed them.'

About Adaco
Adaco is the industry leader in hospitality procurement, management and optimization. Adaco software improves efficiency and eliminates labor-intensive manual and paper-based processes. Adaco .NET™ supports 160 regions around the world, and the company's solutions are used in more than 54 countries. Adaco has focused exclusively on the hospitality industry since 1985.

About the Marriott Marquis
Located in the heart of Times Square and Broadway's bustling theater district, the 49-story New York Marriott Marquis is one of the largest Marriotts in the world and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010. This landmark hotel, designed by John Portman, has great architectural interest, including a 37-story atrium with 12 glass enclosed state-of-the-art Miconic 10 elevators. All 1,949 guest rooms and suites are spacious and comfortably appointed. Many guest rooms offer a Times Square view. The new Marquis Fitness Center, a bold, glass-enclosed 4,000 square foot space, appears as a 'floating light box', midway over the hotel's dramatic 37-story atrium, providing an exciting, spectacular setting for a full workout, as well as panoramic views of Times Square and midtown Manhattan. The hotel houses the 1,600-seat Marquis Theater, a premiere Broadway musical house. Guests and visitors enjoy several restaurant choices, including The View, New York's only revolving rooftop restaurant; Katen, the hotel's sushi bar; and Encore Restaurant, for all-day dining. Classic cocktails are served at the dramatic Atrium Lounge, and guests can relax while overlooking the lights of Broadway in the Broadway Lounge.

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Superbreak, the theatre break specialist, has reported a sharp increase in the number of rail inclusive theatre breaks being booked, on the run up to the busiest theatre season of the year.

The Yorkshire based tour operator has secured a number of budget and top price theatre tickets for a host of musicals and performances in London's West End as the autumn season approaches. What sets Superbreak apart from its competition is the ability for customers to tailor-make their breaks by adding a return rail journey from most UK mainline stations, including Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds, into London. As with all theatre break packages, customers have a choice of over 250 hotels spanning the capital city, including many in and around Theatreland itself.

Popular theatre shows for autumn 2010 so far include 'Wicked' and 'Dirty Dancing', with 'The Lion King' proving a hot favourite for families during the October half term break. The relationship with rail providers allows Superbreak the ability to offer one night theatre breaks to see 'Oliver!', standard return rail travel with East Coast Rail and overnight accommodation at the 3-star Royal National Hotel from just £129pp.

Superbreak has a long standing reputation for selling rail inclusive breaks. Last year, over 200,000 passengers booked a London theatre break with the tour operator and chose to add a rail journey to their booking. The ability to custom-make a theatre break to include a hotel stay, theatre tickets and return rail travel, allows customers both the choice and flexibility no matter what the budget.

Will Dunnett, Director of Marketing at Superbreak, commented: "Rail inclusive breaks continue to be a mainstay of the Superbreak programme and are proving to be a big hit with customers heading to the capital on a theatre break. The ability to select your hotel, length of stay, theatre tickets and rail travel allows us to offer our customers the very best in value and choice."

About Superbreak:
Superbreak is the internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited, the market leader for short breaks and hotels throughout the UK. Superbreak is part of Holiday Break plc. Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking cheap weekend breaks in 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain for the leisure traveller. Superbreak holds allocations of rooms at all hotels and can make bookings up to and on the day of departure.

With 5000 plus hotel partners in worldwide locations from Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi, from London to Lourdes and with great availability and rates for theatre breaks, events at the O2 Arena, various popular attractions and national and international rail partners, Superbreak can offer an outstanding depth and breadth of UK and Overseas short break products including Manchester hotels.

For further information on Superbreak or on this PR, please contact:
Khalid Amin
Online Marketing Manager
Superbreak Mini-Holidays
Eboracum Way
York
YO31 7RE
(01904) 436043
www.superbreak.com

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Spirit Journeys Announces Second Journey To Egypt from April 26 to May 11, 2011

(PRWeb August 31, 2010)

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Gulf Coast Tourism Declines Sharply from May to June Following Oil Spill

(PRWeb August 31, 2010)

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Purchases Green Power from Green Mountain Energy Company

(PRWeb August 30, 2010)

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JDA Software’s new videocast, Key Pricing and Revenue Management Strategies to Optimize Business Performance and Maximize Revenue, outlines five strategies to help companies in the travel,…

(PRWeb August 30, 2010)

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Lucca is an exceedingly very and tranquil location positioned in Tuscany, Italy. It can be the capital of your Province of Lucca. The land is pretty fertile because the Serchio river flows through the township. The community isn't an exceedingly well-known vacationer destination but is liked by folks who need to expend handful of days inside a calm and serene encircling. The aged earth charm of your city is identified appealing to a number of.

Positioned close to the River Serchio, Lucca is uncomplicated to achieve: the nearest airport in Pisa is just 30 kilometers away as well as the urban centre of Florence is roughly an 85 kilometer drive from Lucca. Standard train solutions operate from Florence and you can easily find a comfortable accommodation. You may comfortably have a look at this picturesque village over a daytrip if you may be staying in Florence, or you possibly can remain in among the hotels in your area to get a longer break.

At the website on the long-standing Roman Forum, flanked by numerous medieval and Renaissance structures will be the Church of San Michele. Created with white limestone and through the program of quite a few decades, the church combines a special blend of Romantic and Gothic designs owing towards the extended time period of construction. San Michele, yet, is just not the only church of note in Lucca Italy, as being the village can also be generally known as the community of your hundred churches. Accordingly, an awesome countless churches dot the landscape and such as the churches in neighboring Pisa, most element the distinctive Pisano-Lucchese Romantic type.

Testament to Lucca's Roman earlier is a Piazza on the Amphitheatre. Developed in historic periods, it could home 10,000 spectators. Houses had been at some point erected around its ruins and with far more buildings built approximately its elliptical prepare through the hundreds of years; it assumed the look it has right now. Exactly the same hub of cultural activity since it was inside the 2nd century, the Piazza plays host to music festivals, carnivals and fairs.

While it really is with no a doubt a historical urban centre, it's also only one that may be incredibly a lot in tune aided by the present. Its vibrant markets, joyous festivals and sumptuous dining sites abound with color and existence. For any taste of Italy, Lucca really is usually a village worth savoring.

For further information on your travel in Lucca, please visit the official website of BorgoGiusto at http://www.borgogiusto.it

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The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, and the Regional Hotel Chain (RHC), the leading dedicated regional hotel developer in Russia, announce the Park Inn City Centre Sochi. The hotel featuring 160 rooms is scheduled to open in 2013, in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. RHC is one of Rezidor's most important partners for future business development in Russia – in 2009 both companies have signed an agreement for up to 20 Park Inn hotels centrally located across major cities in the country.

'With this new Park Inn, Rezidor now has five properties in operation and under development in and near Sochi – this is a clear sign for our commitment to the region and to Russia as such', comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. 'With our strategic focus on the regional hospitality sector development we define Sochi as a top priority location and as the most dynamic investment region for international quality accommodation of both leisure and business travellers', adds Christian Meyer, Director International Partners at RHC.

The Park Inn City Centre Sochi will be located in the heart of Sochi, adjacent to the main railway station. Besides 160 spacious and colourful guestrooms, the hotel will offer a restaurant, lounge bar, fitness room and business/meeting facilities.

Sochi, the pearl of the 'Russian Riviera', is emerging as a trendy destination for travellers, evidenced by its ever-rising number of visitors and its selection of American and European retail shops. Developers have ambitious plans for Sochi and, in coordination with government-funded Olympic development, numerous projects are underway to make Sochi a must-see international destination. In addition to its famous ski slopes, Sochi also attracts visitors in the summertime, when its long stretch of Black Sea beaches beckons travellers. In spring, when the weather favours, it is possible to challenge the slopes in the morning and lounge on the beach in the afternoon.

Park Inn is Rezidor's young and dynamic midmarket brand – focusing on the essentials and attracting guests with a stress free and comfortable stay. The rapidly growing brand has been launched in early 2003 only, and today features 100 hotels in operation across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.

The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com

About RHC
Regional Hotel Chain LLC (RHC) is a project dedicated Management Company incorporated in 2006 for the launch and development of a midmarket hotel chain and establish its leadership across Russia's regions in the respective hospitality segments, while reaching the minimum portfolio of 10 hotels in operation and 10 properties in construction by 2014. As of May 2010 there are 2 hotels under construction, 5 properties at their design stage and more land plots in the pipeline. The first hotels are to open their doors flagged as Park Inn Kazan and Park Inn Astrakhan in 3Q 2010 and 1Q 2011 respectively. The Management Agreement for Park Inn Yaroslavl was signed in October 2009 and for Park Inn Voronezh in April 2010.
For more information, visit http://www.rhc-hotels.ru

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A faltering economy, high cost of living, skyrocketing health care costs, and political gridlock have combined to help sell out InternationalLiving.com’s annual conference on living and investing…

(PRWeb August 30, 2010)

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