Archive for March, 2012

On March 21, 2012, a 'shot heard around the world' moment happened.  Word spread quickly that Tim Tebow was being traded to the New York Jets.  By nightfall, many fans were on the edge of their seats as word then came that it was not a done deal.  By morning, the deal was sealed and it seemed like the beginning of a revolution.
 
Webster's defines a 'revolution' as a sudden or momentous change in situation. Tebow being traded to the NY Jets was certainly that.
 
For the true-blue Tebow fans, anxious eyes await how he will compliment the Gang Green team.  Tebow has his fair share of critics.  But with team members like quarterback Mark Sanchez, there is an opportunity to become a more consistent player by witnessing passing accuracy and following the receiver routes.  Other veteran players include center Nick Mangold, cornerback Darrelle Revis, linebackers Bart Scott and David Harris, and a defense that is one of the top ten in the league.  One thing is certain: an exciting season lies ahead.
 
The exposure Tebow will bring to the state of New Jersey will be no less than interesting.  While the world knows the Jets as the New York Jets, comparatively few know that the team actually practices in Florham Park, NJ and plays in East Rutherford, NJ.  In fact, the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford is also home to the NY Giants, 2012 Super Bowl champions.  New Jersey looks forward to making sports history with the 2014 Super Bowl, the first cold-weather Super Bowl to be played.
 
Florham Park is located in Morris County, New Jersey.  Incidentally, nearby Morristown served a pivotal role in the American Revolution.  George Washington spent two winters with his troops there, and 'the Hard Winter' of 1779-80 was one of the century's most severe.  Hungry, cold, and lacking shoes and appropriate clothing, the troops struggled to build a city of huts at Jockey Hollow.  A short distance away, Washington set up his command station at the Ford Mansion.  Today, Jockey Hollow, Washignton's Headquarters Museum, Ford Mansion, and Fort Nonsense all comprise the Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Washington selected Morristown because of the unique advantage the terrain gave him, allowing him to monitor the actions of his enemy.  From behind the Watchung Mountains, George Washington could safely monitor the British army, headquartered in nearby New York City.
 
On the Morristown Green, a statue of three men – George Washington, Alexandar Hamilton, and Marquis de Lafayette – are huddled together strategizing the war.  Like a coach and team members, they discussed how to best attack and conquer the opposition.  This alliance was a crucial part of winning the American Revolution.
 
Bergen County, where the new MetLife Stadium is located, also played a significant role in the revolution.  There were more Revolutionary War skirmishes in Bergen County than any other county in New Jersey.  Today's 'skirmishes' include soccer, lacrosse, the NFL, and coming soon, WrestleMania.
 
When reflecting on sports and other revolutionary moments, Princeton also comes to mind.  Princeton was a place where the Continental Army tasted success against the British.  Once the war officially ended with the Treaty of Paris, Princeton became the first Capital of the new Nation.  Fast-forward to 1869 and football, Princeton University and Rutgers University played the first game of intercollegiate football.
 
New Jersey is a state of diversity – rich in history and still looking to make history.  Through the preservation efforts of numerous historical societies, a visitor today can experience Revolutionary War sites and remember the brave men that fought and brought our colonies together to become a nation united.
 
As the Continental Army came together to fight as a team, so will the Jets.  They will undoubtedly have their 'hard winter'.  But as New Jersey made history in 1869, we will again in 2014 during the first Super Bowl played in cold weather, at the new Meadowlands Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets.
 
Whether you have been a Jets fan for years or are following Tebow from Florida to Florham Park, we hope that you will take time to discover and explore where the team hangs their helmets at the end of the day.  Now that's New Jersey!

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Vacation planners can now explore Clifton Hill Niagara Falls through a compelling new website that brings the magic of Clifton Hill to life – http://www.cliftonhill.com
 
Living up to Clifton Hill's reputation as being the authority of FUN in Niagara, visitors can now engage with a bright and happy website environment featuring a bold new style and colour. They will also enjoy navigating seamlessly into all the fun-to-explore sections with the sites lively and engaging content.  Visitors can also take advantage of the newly launched online FUN PASS, which offers $20 in savings, plus a bonus spin on the Niagara SkyWheel!
 
The new site features:
·         Internet exclusive offers, Group deals, and party packages.
·         Brilliant colours and larger-than-life graphics
·         Easier search options
·         Secure online Hotel room reservations
·         Secure ticket purchasing for popular attractions and Clifton Hill Fun Passes.
·         Videos, interactive maps, virtual tours and photos galleries.
 
See The Magic of Clifton Hill Come To Life! 
 
It's easier than ever to eat, stay and play at the Falls!  For those looking for an informative website that showcases the over 100 unique attractions, exceptional events and family entertainment found in Niagara and Clifton Hill, the new site doesn't disappoint. 
 
'This NEW website was designed to give visitors the FULL Clifton Hill Experience!' said Nicholas Tritchew, Project Manager for CliftonHill.com. 'Visitors can discover the latest events and attractions, plus keep up to date on the latest Clifton Hill news and offers with the blog and e-newsletters.'
 
CliftonHill.com provides helpful details on Niagara's top entertainment, attractions and retail; including the all-new XD Theater attraction, which is slated to open sometime this Spring at the Great Canadian Midway. This 'soon to open' attraction will bring state-of-the-art FX technology to Clifton Hill and feature: full immersion stereoscopic imaging, realistic motion with 2 G's of acceleration, special seats that bear 400 movements per second, plus intense wind and cutting edge light effects.
 
Also, overnight guests looking to save money and time, can build their own 'a-la-carte' vacation packages, complete with hotel rooms, amenities and attractions, with the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill package builder. This includes exclusive offers like the new online version of the Clifton Hill FUN PASS, where you get a 2nd RIDE on the Niagara SkyWheel as an added ONLINE BONUS!
 
The Clifton Hill FUN PASS includes:

  • The Niagara SkyWheel (Canada's Largest Observation Wheel)
  • Galaxy Golf or Dinosaur Adventure Golf (The nation's largest miniature golf course complete with realistically eerie special effects like 'Raptor' and 'T-Rex' and a steam-erupting volcano)
  • Movieland Wax Museum of Stars
  • Ghostblasters Dark Ride
  • Plus 5 Great Canadian Midway tokens

'It's our goal to provide a comprehensive guide of the Clifton Hill area. We've made it much easier for people to include fun attractions, events and special passes to their Clifton Hill vacation,' said Tritchew.
 
Whether a visitor is interested in games, restaurants, attractions, activities, entertainment or special events, CliftonHill.com is the perfect place to start planning a FUN by the FALLS adventure.

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A mild winter plus an unprecedented warm spell lead to an early Spring in Killington, VT. This allows Green Mountain National Golf Course to open much earlier than it ever has. Wise Vacations, central…

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Realty Plus & Hilton Head Vacation Rentals to add long-time Hilton Head Island resident, Phil Porter, to their staff.

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Bluesky Property Management is a company that manages Cape Coral vacation rental homes for people who want to visit the area and enjoy the beautiful beaches. They have holiday rentals and some of the best homes for sale Cape Coral FL has to offer.

Bluesky offers many services for people traveling to the Cape Coral area. They provide a full range of services for vacationers, inc luding limo service, shuttle service, boat rentals, and a variety of duties of property management Cape Coral homes require.

They manage properties for homeowners who do not live in the area or for those who buy homes to rent out for additional income. They provide continuous care for the home to keep it in first class condition. For visitors, they get detailed information about the homes before they visit. They will know the detailed information about pricing, size, and amenities, and many of the properties include virtual tours.

For the best Cape Coral vacation rental homes, visitors can rely on Bluesky Property Management to provide them with the right place to spend their holiday.

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The Green Tourism Business Scheme has once again given About Argyll Walking Holidays a Gold Award for their environmental management of the business.

The company already holds a Gold Award, and during this year's audit the business received an even higher score for its performance as a sustainable tourism operation. The audit report says: 'About Argyll Walking Holidays performs very well in maintaining and strengthening the GOLD Green Tourism Award. Enthusiastic owner Frieda Bos has put a lot of effort into reducing the environmental impact of the business, allowing visitors to experience Scotland in a responsible manner. The business is clearly an asset to Scottish tourism, presenting Scotland in a unique way to many overseas visitors and highlighting the cultural and environmental importance of different regions. Visitors are encouraged to be responsible during the tours which provide the opportunity to experience local Scottish produce and hospitality in the various regions, accompanied by professional guides who ensure a minimal impact on the environment."

Frieda Bos is extremely pleased with the latest audit. 'It is further proof of our commitment to preserve and promote the value of Scotland's wild areas. The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are one of Britain and Europe's last wildernesses, and we feel a responsibility to protect and conserve these fragile ecosystems. We want our clients and future generations to enjoy this unique natural environment and its biodiversity.'

About Argyll Walking Holidays, as the name suggests, started in Argyll in Scotland. Since 1995 it has run high-quality, essentially personal walking tours all over Scotland, building up a reputation for care and quality. Deliberately small-scale, it has created a community of its client group, many of whom quickly become friends. Full details of all of About Argyll's holidays are at http://www.aboutargyll.co.uk/

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British Airways is expanding its aircraft fleet and route network at London City Airport where it is now officially the largest operator with the highest number of routes and customers.

The airline is to take delivery of another Embraer 190 in the late summer, bringing the total fleet size to 14 aircraft.

It will be used for new year-round flights to Venice and to increase frequency to the key business destinations of Frankfurt from March and Glasgow from September.

The new route means even more choice for customers wanting to take holidays in Venice, the gateway to Northern Italy, when the flights launch in September and there will be one extra flight a day to Frankfurt and Glasgow.

The news comes as British Airways is about to start brand new services from the Docklands airport to Mahon in Menorca, Quimper in Britanny and Angers in the Loire Valley in France from May.

As the airline continues to grow its network, passengers now have more choices of leisure destinations when they fly from London City on one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the business. A total of 22 destinations in the UK, Europe and the USA will be served by British Airways from London City Airport.

Peter Simpson, managing director British Airways wholly owned subsidiary airline BA CityFlyer, said: "We are very excited about the arrival of our 14th aircraft which will add frequency to existing business destinations and has opened up new flying possibilities to popular leisure destinations. Our customers love the quick and easy service at London City, just 15 minutes from curbside to airside, making the most of their valuable time.

"We have some very competitive all inclusive fares to all our destinations, which include a generous free 23kg luggage allowance, free on-line check-in and seat selection 24 hours before departure and complimentary food and drink on board."

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About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations – including flights to London, flights to Lagos, and flights to Brisbane, as well as hotels, flights, car rental with Avis and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

Press Contact:
Susan Redmond
Waterside
PO Box 365
Harmondsworth
Middlesex
UB7 0GB
02087385100
www.ba.com

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Toronto, CANADA – (30.03.2012) – Icelandair, Iceland's leading airline, has resumed its seasonal flight service from Canada with flights from Toronto to Iceland.
 
Yesterday, Icelandair resumed its seasonal flight service from Canada with flight #602 departing from Pearson International Airport at 9:10pm.
 
Icelandair offers four flights per week from Toronto, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with service running up until November 4, 2012 – service from Toronto will then resume on March 22, 2013.
 
In addition, Icelandair's seasonal flights from Halifax will resume on June 7, 2012 with up to 3 flights per week through October 8, 2012 returning in the spring of 2013.
 
Connections through Icelandair's hub at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland are available to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the UK, and Continental Europe. Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
 
For more information about Icelandair's seasonal flights from Canada to Iceland, visit www.icelandair.ca or call 800-223-5500.

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British Airways has launched a new service to the city of Nice in the south of France from London Gatwick. The airline will fly to Nice three times a day and will boost its summer sun network. This is in addition to the seven daily flights from Heathrow and once a day service from London City airport.

Richard Tams, head of UK & Ireland sales and marketing, said: "We're very pleased to be able to offer this extra service on a very popular route. Nice is the gateway to the South of France and now with flights from London Gatwick we are making the region even more accessible to customers."

British Airways offers holidays to many of the well-known destinations in this region including holidays in Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Juan les Pins and the upscale Monaco.

Top hotels in the South of France include the 5 star Hotel Martinez in glamourous Cannes, famous for the Film Festival and long frequented by the rich and famous. The art deco hotel still attracts many movie stars and A-list celebrities with its first class service and two Michelin star restaurant. Travellers on a budget can head to the Comte de Nice hotel in beautiful Old Nice where colourful flower markets and the stylish beachfront Promenade des Anglais can be found. For the high rollers Monte Carlo is the perfect destination where the 5 star Farimont Monte Carlo welcomes the glitterati and minor royals of the beau monde. The hotel is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the world renowned Casino of Monte Carlo, on the famous hairpin bend of Monaco's legendary Grand Prix route.

British Airways also offer fly-drive packages to Nice with car hire from Avis giving customers the freedom to discover the south of France at leisure.

British Airways has recently invested in a new high-tech check-in area in London Gatwick's North Terminal, which officially opened in October 2011. The new area boasts revolutionary self-help technology with a new bag tagging system making the journey time from check-in to airside much shorter which will help ease congestion, especially at peak times. The area has been a resounding success with positive feedback received from customers since the launch.

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About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations, including flights to London, flights to Lagos, flights to Perth, as well as hotels, flights, car rental with Avis and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

Press Contact:
Claire Ioannou
Astral Towers
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 8PJ
01293 722116
www.ba.com

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ESCORT Inc., the industry leader of radar detection technology, announced that it is rewarding top users and chief early adopters of its multi-award winning ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection…

(PRWeb March 30, 2012)

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