Archive for June, 2011

"He had the crowd panting as soon as he hit the stage. His voice, guitar, and dance moves kept astonishing. it was unbelievably great." (Izod Centre, New Jersey 17th Dec 2010, opening night of his US Tour) Rolling Stone Magazine.

Experience the long awaited visit from one of the World's most influential artists to Dublin. The Westbury Hotel is offering an exclusive package including premium tickets to see Prince in Malahide Castle on 30th July. It promises to be a dazzling performance from the kinky genius of new wave music.

Prince, one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of our time whose recorded music, live performances and powerful artistry have affected music and pop culture like no other, announced a string of shows across Europe this summer including Saturday 30th July 2011 in Malahide Castle in Dublin.

The Westbury Hotel invites you to stay and experience the concert of the year with one of the World's most talented, influential and entertaining artists in the world of rock and pop.

Wearing purple is not compulsory but definitely encouraged!

From €570, our Prince concert package includes:
• Accommodation for two people
• Full Irish Breakfast for two in Wilde –The Restaurant
• 2 'Purple Rain' cocktails in The Marble Bar
• 2 premium tickets to see Prince in Malahide Castle on July 30th 2011

How to Book the Prince concert package
Simply choose 'Dublin' and 'The Westbury Hotel' in our booking engine above. Select 30th July 2011 and click the 'go' button to view room availability.

Additional nights can be added by contacting The Westbury Hotel on +353 (0) 1 679 1122. Alternatively, please email the hotel and quote 'Prince Concert Package' promotion when making your reservation. It is that simple to get yourself a 5 star hotel in Dublin to accompany the gig of a lifetime. The Westbury is one of the finest luxury hotels in Dublin and offer nothing but the absolute best for their customers.

Terms & Conditions
Package is subject to availability and the cost of the Prince Concert Package is from €570. A 24-hour cancellation fee applies and is available from today up to the 28th July 2011. Package includes full Irish breakfast for two people in Wilde – The Restaurant and one 'Purple Rain' cocktail in The Marble Bar per person. Package is based on two people sharing.

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GUANGZHOU, China – Taiwan-based EVA Airways has selected Rockwell Collins enhanced Airshow® 4200D 3D Moving Map system for 36 of its aircraft, including three new Airbus A330s with first delivery later this year, and its fleet of 33 Airbus A330-200, Boeing 777-300ER, and Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The announcement was made today at the China IFEC Summit 2011 in Guangzhou, China.

'This announcement confirms the latest generation Airshow Moving Map system as the market leader in delivering an exceptional passenger experience,' said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific for Rockwell Collins. 'We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with EVA and supporting the company with system implementation.'

Rockwell Collins enhanced Airshow 4200D 3D Moving Map system includes a stunning new graphical design that utilizes NASA's Blue Marble map data, which is based on actual satellite imagery, to provide a modernized view of real-time flight information to passengers. Extensive new features and performance enhancements not only deliver unparalleled 3D graphical realism, but also add even more new capabilities to what is already the industry's most popular moving map system. New features and performance enhancements include:

– A new global map package that provides major improvements in detail and coverage worldwide
– Innovative new time and flight status displays
– Realistic day and night views on all 3D maps
– A new head-up display designed to offer a pilot's-eye view of the flight

Additionally, airlines can deliver custom, branded content through the Airshow 4200D system − including on-screen aircraft livery, promotional videos, safety briefings, and passenger greetings. And, because the 4200D features hands-free dynamic scripting, route-specific content can be pre-programmed to increase airlines' efficiencies and further enhance the passenger's in-flight experience.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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Tourism Industry Links to Landmarks for Promotion.

We've all heard the old joke about buying the Brooklyn Bridge.  Now a new company is creating an exciting virtual world where businesses can actually do just that.

The landmarksforsale.com site will attract travel and tourism industry clientele  that can purchase a landmark to promote their services to potential customers.

Global icons such as the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, the Sydney Opera House, and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge, will be 'on sale' starting tomorrow, July 1 (8:00pm GMT -5:00).  'We expect competition to be fierce for the rights to the best-known landmarks, but as there is no limit to the landmarks accessible from the site, smaller businesses will also be able to use it to promote themselves,' said Governor Martin.

Buyers will be entitled to submit a URL and up to 160 characters of text to appear at the bottom of their landmark.

With the ability to travel the world via mouse clicks, site visitors can use landmarksforsale.com to plan their real world excursions and vacations, whether they are interested in exploring the next town or another continent.

In this new virtual world, everything is for sale, although certain landmarks will be handled with sensitivity, with proceeds from their sale going to nominated charities.  For example, UNICEF has been earmarked to receive the proceeds from the sale of the Statue of Liberty.

Hotels, restaurants, car rental agencies, souvenir shops and tour companies are among the many different sorts of businesses expected to tap into this innovative way to promote themselves.
Interested buyers and travelers are urged to visit the site www.landmarksforsale.com for more information.

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Please contact Governor Martin, +64 (027) 823-4667, press@landmarksforsale.co.nz for more information or to schedule an interview.

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With fuel prices on the rise, and summer holidays coming, DailyMarkets.com has come up with a list of the 10 best gas-saving tips for people who plan on hitting the road this summer.

(PRWeb June 30, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb5167314.htm

Premium apartment vacation rental agency Paris Perfect is looking forward to a summer filled with sport, music and celebration – and is expecting its apartments to be in greater demand than ever as people flock to enjoy the multitude of events on offer.

The world's most famous cycle race, Le Tour de France, comes to its customary exciting climax in Paris, with its competitors streaming down the Champs-Élysées to the finish line before a triumphant award ceremony on 24 July.

For those who prefer music, the legendary annual Paris Jazz Festival is already in full swing in the beautiful Parc Floral – but there are plenty of world-renowned acts still to enjoy, including the Trilok Gurtu African Project on 10 July and the Jean-Philippe Viret Quartet à Cordes on 31 July, the final night.

Other hotly-anticipated events include the Paris Chopin Festival (to 14 July), celebrating the life and work of the famous romantic composer; beach-themed festival Paris Plage (July and August), between bridges Pont des Arts and Pont de Sully; and music festival Rock en Seine at Domaine National de St-Cloud (26 to 28 August).

This all makes the next few months an extremely popular time for Paris vacation rentals and Paris Perfect is warning potential guests not leave bookings until the last minute.

Sarah, Head of Customer Service, said: 'Paris is always a magical place, but it really comes alive in summer with these fabulous events. Paris apartments to rent are an ideal way to enjoy everything that the City Of Lights has to offer during July and August.

'Thanks to kind words from our customers, news about the high quality of our Paris apartment rentals spreads further every year and we are proud to share them with a wider audience. Our aim is to provide a beautiful, comfortable base in the heart of Paris, allowing our guests to take advantage of the city's many attractions, including museums, restaurants and landmarks – or even just cafés and boutiques on their doorstep.'

ENDS

About Paris Perfect:
Paris Perfect is a vacation rental boutique offering exceptional apartments in the heart of Paris. Stay in a beautiful apartment in a charming Parisian neighbourhood… relax, enjoy and savor every moment of your vacation. Each of our properties is carefully hand-selected to ensure they meet our standards of luxury and warmth, including the best locations in the heart of Paris. Many of our apartments offer spectacular panoramic views, where you will toast your stay at sunset while the Eiffel Tower's 20,000 lights create its magical light show – memories of a lifetime. Our friendly and helpful team will be pleased to help you choose the perfect apartment and plan a wonderful stay in Paris. Please contact us to help you plan your next stay!

For further information:
Email: reservations@parisperfect.com
Website: www.parisperfect.com
Phone Toll Free US: +1 888 520 2087

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Legendary Niagara Falls, Canada is now home to a spectacular, one-of-a-kind attraction that should be experienced first hand to fully appreciate: Dinosaur Adventure Golf. www.cliftonhill.com/attractions/dinosaur-adventure-golf

As one of the nation's largest miniature golf courses, Dinosaur Adventure Golf features two 18-hole courses ('Raptor' and 'T-Rex'); 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers; and a 50 foot high 'active' steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through a realistically eerie, cavernous volcanic interior on their way to the 18th hole.

All of this is spread out over a massive 70,000 square foot playing surface, and populated by 50 astonishingly realistic and life-sized dinosaurs — many which loom over 30 feet high.

A digital sound system compliments the scene by pumping out jungle and nature sound effects, which are sure to make even the most sceptical golfers wonder if they've been transported back in time hundreds of millions of years.

"This is definitely not your run of the mill miniature golf course in Niagara Falls" commented Bill Holowitz, Project Manager at HOCO Entertainment & Resorts. "Dinosaur Adventure Golf is one of Canada's largest mini golf courses, with spectacular life-size dinosaurs and an active volcano. It's pure family entertainment for people of all ages, and will no doubt quickly become one of the most popular and talked-about Niagara Falls attractions.' http://www.cliftonhill.com/niagara-falls-attractions

Dinosaur Adventure Golf is currently open 7 days a week, and is conveniently located in the area's tourist hub of Clifton Hill, and steps away from the Niagara SkyWheel, Canada's largest giant wheel. www.skywheel.ca

For more information, including media inquiries, contact Nicholas Tritchew, Manager of Interactive Marketing, HOCO Entertainment & Resorts at (905) 357-5911 or ntritchew@cliftonhill.com

About HOCO Entertainment & Resorts

HOCO Entertainment & Resorts provides amenities and attractions such as the Niagara SkyWheel: Canada's largest giant wheel and the great Canadian Midway: Canada's largest family indoor entertainment center.

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Jumeirah Brand Ambassador, Rory McIlroy, has won his first US Open Title

(PRWeb June 30, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8607010.htm

The Tea Spot announces their exclusive distribution of the acclaimed Brewlux biodegradable tea infuser for loose leaf tea to-go. View the video to see the Brewlux in action at a coffee shop & hear…

(PRWeb June 30, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8607892.htm

Cruisedealership today is kicking off a major Sale on Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Thomas DeSimone, Chairman and CEO of CruiseDealership, commented, "CruiseDealership is offering onboard credits on select Royal Caribbean Cruises! plus Prepaid gratuities on select cruise departures and cabin categories and applies only to the 1st & 2nd passenger in a cabin.'

"The sale also includes COMPLIMENTARY PREPAID GRATUITIES on select Celebrity sailings as well on select cruise departures and cabin categories to destinations worldwide," said Thomas DeSimone.

CruiseDealership database is the largest on the web, so there are always great deals for virtually every category of cruising. This includes the previously mentioned free gratuities, which make it easier on travelers and their pockets to decide if it's time to take that long-awaited cruise vacation.

Cruisedealership.com is one of 16,000 North American travel agencies and agent members of CLIA, whose 25 member lines represent over 97% of the cruise berths marketed in North America. According to CLIA statistics, the wide majority of travelers – about 90% – book cruises through travel agencies, and for good reason: agents excel at finding the perfect cruise to match their clients' vacation needs, lifestyle and budget.

CLIA's certified cruise counselors are the cruise industry's premier professionals, providing the best service and value for travelers' vacation dollar.

For more information or to book a cruise vacation, contact CruiseDealership at 1(888-604-0279) or via Email: bonvoyage@cruisedealership.com or go to www.cruisedealership.com to book online

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MCLEAN, Va. and LONDON – Hilton Worldwide has entered into a strategic agreement with BT Openzone to provide a fully-managed suite of Wi-Fi and Internet services across hotels in the U.K. and Ireland. The new technology will provide a tenfold increase in bandwidth and an even more consistent, high-quality online experience for guests at nearly 100 Hilton Worldwide properties beginning in Autumn 2011.

This agreement provides guests with BT Openzone Wi-Fi access, high-speed fixed line, conference and event services in more than 17,000 bedrooms, public areas and meeting and conference spaces, including 24-hour customer support. The new Wi-Fi service will be available free of charge to all Gold and Diamond Hilton HHonors members and over five million BT Total broadband customers. BT Openzone users and customers from iPass, AT&T and other BT Openzone roaming partners can also use the service free of charge when visiting the hotels.

'We are committed to providing our guests with access to the very latest technology, complementing our world class hospitality, and are delighted to collaborate with BT Openzone to deliver an outstanding service in the U.K. and Ireland,' said Robert Webb, Chief Information Officer, Hilton Worldwide. 'This deal builds on last year's agreement with AT&T in the United States and Canada as we look to partner with the very best technology providers around the world.'

Chris Bruce, CEO, BT Openzone, said: 'The growing number of travellers with mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones, means guests increasingly expect to be able to log on wherever they are and with a fast and reliable connection. BT currently has 2.8 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.K. and Ireland. By expanding our coverage at Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of hotels, we are demonstrating our commitment in providing leading edge technology services to partners in a very demanding service environment.'

BT Openzone will use an 'above property', centralised cloud computing architecture, and will oversee network operations, guest Internet support, network engineering, software development and 24/7 network monitoring for Hilton Worldwide's Wi-Fi and Internet services.

Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of six brands in the U.K. and Ireland includes Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton.

For more BT Openzone information, visit www.btopenzone.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and 615,000 rooms in 84 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

About BT
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services, operating in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.
In the year ended 31 March 2011, BT Group's revenue was £20,076 million with profit before taxation of £1,717 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt

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