Archive for November, 2012

RED BANK, NJ – November 30,  2012 – Exhibit Surveys, Inc., the leading provider of research,  measurement, and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, announced today that it is a bronze sponsor of Expo!Expo! and will feature Value Assessment Research in its booth.
 
When: December 5, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Where: Booth 722, Expo!Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
Hall C, West Concourse
 
What: Value Assessment Research is a set of specially designed survey questions and analytical tools that are essential in obtaining the right kind of feedback from attendees and exhibitors – and even non-attendees and drop-out exhibitors to:

  • Grow your audience
  • Sell more exhibit space and sponsorships
  • Keep your educational program up-to-date and relevant
  • Make yours the 'must-attend' event

 
Attendees who complete a short online survey before Tuesday, December 4th at 10 p.m. PST, will receive an iTunes gift card at Exhibit Surveys' booth 722! Click for survey: http://www.exhibitsurveys.com/news/expoexpo
 
For More Info:  http://www.iaee.com/events–education/expo-expo-annual-meeting/
 
About Exhibit Surveys, Inc.
Established in 1963, Exhibit Surveys, Inc. specializes exclusively in conducting research, measurement and strategic consulting for the exhibition and event marketing industry.  The company has conducted primary research on more than 5,000 exhibitions and events and over 10,000 individual exhibits in all major segments of commerce on six continents.  Its clients represent all segments of the event industry, including exhibition organizers, exhibitors, private event organizers, suppliers, CVBs and convention facilities. For more information, follow Exhibit Surveys on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and visit www.exhibitsurveys.com or call 1.732.741.3170.
 

Exhibit Surveys, Inc. and the Exhibit Surveys logo are trademarks and Be a Knowbody is a registered trademark of Exhibit Surveys, Inc. in the United States and other counties.  All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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British Airways has launched an advent calendar filled with great flight and holiday offers on its website, ba.com.

The promotion will run until December 24, with daily offers and prize draws on flights, holiday packages, car hire and more.

Deals available will include a £150 saving per booking on holidays in Florida, up to 40 per cent of Hilton hotels worldwide, an extra £50 off holidays to Europe of five nights or more and a free upgrade when you book Avis car hire to a wide range of destinations.

For those wishing to get in the Christmas spirit, BA is offering an extra £20 off selected last minute shopping breaks to Christmas market cities, including city breaks in Prague. Other offers includes a further saving of £50 off holidays to Europe for five nights or more, and up to 40 per cent off Hilton hotels worldwide.  

Travellers who book Avis car hire to wide range of destinations will receive a free upgrade or those looking for a sunshine break can look forward to seven nights for the price of five in St Lucia. Plus there will be special prize draws including a chance to win one of three prizes to 'fly' a Boeing 747 simulator.

Premium flights to selected long haul destinations are also included in the advent calendar, with business class fares on sale to selected routes including top cities in the US, Hong Kong, Tokyo plus many more.

Each offer will have a different booking period, ranging from 24 hours to one week.

Claire Bentley, managing director of British Airways Holidays, said: "We have some great offers available in the countdown to Christmas with big discounts and free extra hotel nights and car hire days.

"It's also the perfect time to book a holiday, giving people something to look forward to in the New Year. Those craving a break should check ba.com each day for the latest deals. And don't forget you can secure your 2013 holiday with a deposit from as little as £150."

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About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations – including winter holidays and flights to New York, as well as hotels, 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
Betts Way
London Road
Crawley
RH10 9XA
01293 722513
www.ba.com

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Guoman Hotel Management UK Ltd has revealed new look websites for both its Guoman and Thistle hotel brands. The company, which launched free Wi-Fi across its Guoman property portfolio last month, has redeveloped the sites in superfast HTML5, ensuring time is saved when browsing, booking and even upgrading rooms from PCs, tablets or mobile technology platforms.

The investment in the sites includes a freshly designed homepage to complement the individual style of each of the hotels run by Guoman Hotel Management. The sites also feature an upgraded 4-step booking journey, and visible offers – easily searchable by hotel, date and offer type.

Mithu Sengupta, eCommerce Director, Guoman and Thistle Hotels, commented: "With digital technology constantly evolving it's important that we keep up with the latest booking trends to make the booking process as easy and enjoyable as possible for our business and leisure travellers.

"We have listened to feedback from our customers and based the new features on their comments and suggestions. This is just the first stage in our web development project and using the help of usability experts, we will be making further improvements throughout the rest of this year and well into 2013, including an enhanced mobile site, to make the user experience even better."

For further information about Guoman and Thistle Hotels and to experience the new websites, visit www.guoman.com and www.thistle.com.

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About Guoman Hotel Management UK Ltd:
Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands; Guoman Hotels – an exclusive collection of luxury hotels in London – and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK and Malaysia.

Guoman's UK hotels consist of five landmark properties; Charing Cross, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards, The Tower and the newest addition, The Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its guests.

Thistle has 32 UK hotels, many in superb city centre locations, including ten in central London. In addition, Thistle has 2 hotels in the exotic peninsula of Malaysia.
 
Guoman Hotels PR Contact:
Natalie Eales
Siren Communications
Room on the Roof
Riverside Studios
Crisp Road
London
W6 9RL
0208 237 1210
www.guoman.com

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Montréal
Aerospace

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it delivered NetJets®' first Signature Series Global 6000 jet at a special ceremony in Montréal at Bombardier's Global Completion Centre, the first jet is now on its way to entering service.

'When we handed over the ceremonial keys to NetJets at NBAA just a few weeks ago it marked a momentous occasion that embodies the partnership we are building,' said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. 'Today NetJets has unquestionably become part of the Bombardier Business Aircraft family. We strive for excellence, and our customers don't just expect it, they demand it. And this Global 6000 jet is another demonstration of the excellence that our Global Completion Centre is capable of.'

NetJets Chairman and CEO Jordan Hansell said: 'This is the first all-new aircraft of the 670 we have on order. We have been successful in selling all the shares in this Global 6000 aircraft and we are excited about taking delivery because it kicks off the overall renewal of our fleet, beginning today. Our customers expect the very best from the worldwide leader in private aviation and we are confident that the Signature Series Global 6000 jet will exceed their exacting expectations.'

Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 jet's unrivalled cabin size and levels of comfort combined with an optional stand-up shower and the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck means no other purpose built business jet comes close in terms of high-speed range capability and traveller comfort. Offering the ultimate in technology, this intrepid jet can link Montréal and Dubai non-stop, with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.

NetJets Signature Series™aircraft: NetJets recently introduced the NetJets Signature Series™ aircraft, which are new aircraft that will be entering the NetJets fleet that are customized from design through production and include advanced cockpit and cabin technologies to ensure maximum safety, reliability and operating efficiency as well as advanced in-flight entertainment systems and custom cabin designs. The NetJets Signature Series™ aircraft, among others, include the Bombardier Global jet family and the Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 Series jets

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors

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EL SEGUNDO, CA – YMT Vacations, the leading provider of affordable group travel packages, is now offering 14 cruise and tour itineraries starting from less than $77 per day.  Featuring popular destinations throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean, these exclusive cruise/land packages include accommodations, all meals onboard ship, transportation, and sightseeing.
 
'Cruises are the easiest and most enjoyable way to travel,' stated Jerre Fuqua, President of YMT Vacations.  'Whether it is on the open seas or a famous river, cruising provides travelers unique access to the world's most beautiful destinations at an exceptional value. In addition, we have some exciting savings opportunities that can make a YMT cruise and tour even more affordable.'
 
YMT's cruise packages range from the new 13-day Pacific Coastal Cruise & Tour priced from $999 to the exotic 24-day Transatlantic Cruise & Germany's Highlights Tour priced from only $1,799.  The company has just released a 2013 Cruises Brochure, which offers a complete guide to all of the cruise and land tour options.
 
In addition, YMT is featuring special offers on the April departures of the Transatlantic Cruises and Danube and Rhine River cruises, as well as the May and July departure dates of the Alaska Cruise & Train Tour aboard NCL's Jewel if booked by December 31, 2012. Guests on the Transatlantic Cruises will receive low international airfare from Boston, New York, New Orleans and Miami, while those booking river cruises will receive a $500 per person international air credit.  The Alaska Cruise & Train Tour guests will receive a $300 savings per couple on any cabin category on select dates.
 
For more information about YMT's cruises, to request a 2013 Cruises Brochure, or to make a reservation, please contact YMT Vacations at 1-800-922-9000 or visit the website at www.ymtvacations.com.
 
About YMT Vacations:
Based in sunny Los Angeles, YMT Vacations has been a leader in providing affordable travel packages since 1967. YMT tours are targeted to a mature audience and feature land and cruise itineraries to popular destinations including Alaska, Hawaii and Europe.  Over one million travelers have enjoyed YMT's time-tested tour programs and nearly half of their guests are repeats or referrals – two facts that illustrate that YMT Vacations truly is the best travel value available.

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GUADALAJARA, MEXICO – November 29, 2012 (OUT NOW) — Latin America's leading business events and conference company targeting one of the region's increasingly visible and fastest growing group of consumers – the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) consumer market – today announced the addition of two new events to its 2013 program. 

LGBT Confex has previously been responsible for producing the region's leading LGBT business forum event – the International LGBT Business Expo – attracting brands of the likes of American Express, IBM and American Airlines.

In 2013 the company adds two new travel related initiatives – the launch of the International LGBT Travel Show and the marketing of a dedicated LGBT exhibition space at the inaugural World Travel Market Latin America to be branded 'Out Now Business Class at WTM'.

The International LGBT Travel Show will run in Guadalajara, Mexico during the last two days of the International LGBT Business Expo – and both events are taking place in that city's premier hotel conference facilities at RIU Hotel, Guadalajara in September 2013. 

The Business Expo focuses on business-to-business connections with particular emphasis on LGBT consumer target marketing as well as new emphasis in 2013 on workplace diversity and inclusion issues faced by LGBT employees at work. Industries to be featured include alcohol, automotive, technology, banking, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. 

The Travel Show delivers targeted content specific to the needs of the global tourism industry – including world-class education workshops and conferences. The event also includes exhibitor spaces for tourism businesses to connect – as well as reach LGBT consumers directly.

The most recent tourism spend data released earlier this month in London at World Travel Market by Out Now – the leading international LGBT market consulting firm – shows that, in 2013, LGBT consumers in the most important global markets will spend more than USD$181 billion on leisure travel.  

According to Ruben Sandoval, CEO of LGBT Confex, the new travel show is a logical extension of the company's work to date. "LGBT Confex is a regional events expert located in heart of the fastest growing LGBT markets in the world", Sandoval said. "Our unique skills set and commitment to quality are driving the launch of this new global LGBT tourism initiative. It is part of our professional ethos to extend and build the development of international LGBT market opportunities to connect companies with LGBT consumers. Our new travel show does this for the tourism industry – on a global scale".

Both events are now open for Early Bird discounted registrations and Sponsorship Packages have been released (in both English and Spanish languages).

In April 2013 a further tourism opportunity is being marketed by LGBT Confex. 

'Out Now Business Class at WTM' http://www.outnowbusinessclass.com is a new initiative providing exhibitor space, education and valuable market research data on the LGBT market to delegates attending the new World Travel Market Latin America event that takes place in São Paulo from April 23 – 25, 2013. This event is produced by Reed Exhibitions and will feature a dedicated LGBT exhibitor space which will be marketed by LGBT Confex.

Ian Johnson, CEO of Out Now http://www.outnowconsulting.com said his organization is pleased to be partnering with LGBT Confex and World Travel Market in Latin America. "Out Now has been part of World Travel Market in London for seven years now, so we are really pleased to be involved with their new exhibition in Brazil next April", Johnson said. "Reed Exhibitions are the WTM organizers and LGBT Confex is the specialist Latin America event organizers and Out Now is pleased to work with both these great partners to bring our award-winning communications, education and strategic consulting insights to help the growth of LGBT tourism in Brazil – and right across the Latin America region'.

Sandoval added: "This year we are able to provide new and powerful emphasis at our events in a number of key areas. There will be workshops and conferences focused on tourism, as well as events specially to connect travel agents and tourism operators to other travel businesses as well as LGBT consumers," Sandoval said. "In our Business Expo we are adding new industry-specific workshops and exhibitors focused on a number of key industries including technology, alcohol, automotive, telecommunications and banking".

World Travel Market Latin America includes dedicated LGBT exhibition space being presented by Out Now Business Class and managed by LGBT Confex. The event is to be held in São Paulo Brazil, April 23 – 25, 2013.
International LGBT Business Expo runs from September 5 – 7, 2013 and the International LGBT Travel Show runs from September 6 – 7, 2013 and also includes a special consumer expo public event on its closing day. Both events will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico in the city's leading international venue The RIU Hotel.  

VIDEO CONTENT:Out Now Business Class in London was held this month. Out Now released this video to show its impact:  http://youtu.be/HPOmn3Ik3jM  

LGBT Confex has released a new video on their websites showing their most recent annual International LGBT Business Expo which was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2012 – view this at  http://www.LGBTbusinessExpo.com  and  http://www.LGBTtravelShow.com  

MORE INFORMATION:

ABOUT LGBT CONFEX
Latin America's leading LGBT conferences and Exhibitions Company is LGBT Confex  www.lgbtconfex.com  . Established in 2011, the organization quickly demonstrated its capabilities to put together a professional team with staff who bring many years in event management expertise. Following the success of their inaugural event in 2011, LGBT Confex doubled in scale with 2012's even more successful event in Cancun. Plans are now well underway for three events by the organization in 2013 – the 3rd International LGBT Business Expo  www.LGBTbusinessExpo.com  and the 1st International LGBT Travel Show  www.LGBTtravelShow.com  in Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as managing sales and logistics for the Reed Exhibitions LGBT space – Out Now Business Class at WTM – to be held in April in Sao Paulo, Brazil at World Travel Market Latin America. 

ABOUT OUT NOW
The world's premier LGBT marketing organization is Out Now http://www.outnowconsulting.com – Established in 1992 in Australia, Out Now has grown to reach more than 20 markets worldwide. Its work covers strategy, communications and training as well as managing the world's largest and most extensive LGBT market research program LGBT2020  www.LGBT2020.com  . Many of the world's leading brands including IBM, Volvo, Toyota, Citibank, Barclays Bank, Time Inc Magazines, Doubleday Books, Hilton Hotels and German National Tourist Office rely upon Out Now Global. The agency also provides the world's best LGBT business networking program Out Now Business Class  www.OutNowBusinessClass.com  – and delegates to the LGBT Confex event are being provided with complimentary membership in this world's best B2B initiative. 

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Silverleaf properties continue to build on their elite status among RCI-affiliated resorts.

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