Guenter Steinbrunner Named Corporate Hotel Manager for Windstar Cruises


In his new position, Steinbrunner is responsible for overseeing all aspects of shipboard product delivery on Windstar’s six yachts including standards, procedures, enhancements, efficiencies and innovations as well as the leadership, training, coaching and collective performance of the hotel management team.

“Guenter is the picture perfect hotelier. His passion and love for hotel products is his daily dose of motivation. He is an accomplished leader and role model who will help us to evaluate, enhance and elevate the very good Windstar guest experience and help progress our product and service delivery to the next level. Guest luxury and customization is the predominant trend throughout travel today, and that is where we intend to excel,” explained Christopher Prelog, Windstar’s Vice President of Fleet Operations. “It is a true honor and privilege to have Guenter join Windstar in this role, the entire team is very excited for his arrival.”

With the addition of Steinbrunner, Windstar debuts a power-house of culinary industry talent along with Director of Hotel Operations Peter Tobler. Together with their teams, the duo will concept and implement new guest experiences and innovations for the award-winning small ship cruise line.

“At Windstar we believe it takes talent to create talent. Building a team of consummate hospitality professionals lets our loyal cruisers, new guests and travel partners know that we are a customer-first operation, dedicated to creating those magical moments that perfectly match our legendary and luxurious small ships and deliver the experience that dream vacations are made of,” says Prelog.

Steinbrunner begins with Windstar immediately, bringing a host of international travel and hospitality experience in the cruising and hotel industries. Previously with Seabourn, Steinbrunner spent eight years at sea as Hotel Director and then held a key leadership role on the Newbuild product development team ashore before overseeing the line’s ultra-deluxe vessels as Corporate Hotel Director. Steinbrunner was instrumental in designing the guest experience in conjunction with the role-out of the line’s Odyssey-class ships. Steinbrunner has familiarity in working with the three new-to-Windstar all-suite yachts that joined the fleet in 2014-15; his experience with Windstar dates back to early career days as Steinbrunner was instrumental in the launch of the three original Windstar sail ships in the late 1980s.

Steinbrunner’s guest-centric perspective and far-reaching knowledge of cruising, culinary and service will allow for rapid integration of his expertise and influence onboard Windstar’s casually elegant ships.

Steinbrunner began his career in cruise management in 1998 working for Premier Cruise Line; prior to that he worked in various roles onboard vessels and at numerous elite hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, England, Austria and the United States. He studied management at Cornell Institute and was trained as a chef and service professional in his home country of Austria.

Steinbrunner joins the 130-plus Windstar team headquartered in downtown Seattle and will assist to lead an 800-strong team of ship culinary and service staff and crew across the fleet. The industry leader in small ship cruising, Windstar recently received numerous kudos from CruiseCritic.com cruise reviewers in the 2017 Best Small Ships awards including Best Overall Small Ships, Best Dining and Best Cabins; was voted #1 Best Boutique Cruise Line by readers of USA Today and was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Gold List. 

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60 Countries at OTM 2017 Make It the Largest International Trade Show in India

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated as Focus Country for the second consecutive year, with participation from Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and airlines, hotels, tour companies from the emirates
  • Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Sri Lanka and UAE had the biggest pavilions
  • Bahrain, Cambodia, Cyprus, Greece, Ho Chi Minh City debuted at OTM 2017
  • Brainstorming workshops conducted on Film Tourism and Destination Indian Weddings
  • Travel Blogger Speed-Networking Session witnessed 45 eminent travel bloggers
  • Ministers of Greece, Punjab, Indonesia and top diplomats from UAE, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Malaysia attended the show
  • Over 10,000 trade visitors attended the 3 day show 

Exhibitors from a record number of 60 countries showcased their destinations at OTM 2017 from February 21-23 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre. This was by far the largest number of countries participating in any trade show in the country. 

1134 travel organisations from 60 Countries exhibited at OTM 2017 including National and State Tourism Organisations, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as business travel and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events) markets. 

Over 10,000 travel trade visitors attended the show in addition to more than 500 buyers from travel trade and corporate sectors who had qualified for special hosting privileges. International buyers from countries like Kuwait, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia and Thailand were also extended similar hosting hospitality. 

Who’s who from the global travel industry assembled at OTM 2017. The dignitaries present at the inaugural session included Sohan Singh Thandal, Minister of Tourism, Government of Punjab; I Gde Pitana, Deputy Tourism Minister for Overseas Promotion of Indonesia; H.E. Mohammed K Al Mheiri, Undersecretary- Ministry of Economy and Adviser to the Minister for Tourism;  H.E. Dr Ahmed Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India; H.E. Demetrios A Theophylactou, High Commissioner, Cyprus High Commission; Dimitrios Tryfonopoulos, Secretary General, Greek National Tourism Organisation; Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Tourism Malaysia; H.E. Erdal Sabri Ergen, Consul General, Consulate General of Turkey in Mumbai; Ismail A Hamid, Egyptian Tourism Counsellor, Egyptian Tourism Office; Guldeep Singh Sahni, President, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India. 

The Tourism Minister of Greece, Elena Kountoura graced the show with her presence on second day. H.E. Panos Kalogeropoulos, Ambassador of Greece to India and the Tourism Minister took a tour of the show and interacted with various other participants. This was the first time that Greece Tourism participated at OTM 2017 with a large delegation including private sector operators. 

The UAE Ministry of Economy organised a national Visit UAE pavilion for the second year in a row, featuring various tourism departments and agencies from the UAE. The delegation was led by H.E. Mohammed K Al Mheiri who informed that the UAE has broadened its presence to include the various government bodies responsible for tourism in all the emirates as well as private sector representatives involved in tourism. 

Premium Partner Country of OTM 2017, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has been participating at OTM for the last seven years with a large number of tour operators. Gülara Alkaçır, Culture & Tourism Officer was extremely satisfied with the event turnout and expects many more tourists from India. 

Besides showcasing their myriad tourism attractions, Indonesia Tourism presented an array of cultural offerings during the show. Representatives from Indonesia’s travel and tourism industry under the umbrella of The Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia discussed their India-specific tourism promotion plans during OTM 2017. 

First-time participants at OTM like Bahrain, Cambodia, Cyprus, Greece, Ho Chi Minh City provided variety of experiences to the valued travel trade partners and Indian travellers. 

Mumbai is the largest source market for leisure and MICE travel in India. It accounts for some 60% of the outbound travel market in India, considering it is the most popular gateway for the entire West and South India. OTM provides the right platform for national and international tourism boards and private operators to tap this market in the most comprehensive and cost-effective way. 

A brand-new addition at OTM 2017 was the co-located BLTM- Business & Luxury Travel Mart, where qualified hosted buyers met the sellers by appointments. 

Indian citizens whether travelling abroad or within the country are much coveted and one of the fastest growing markets for leisure as well as business travel segments. 

According to the data published by India’s Ministry of Tourism, 20.38 million Indians took foreign trips out of India in 2015 (11.1% higher than 2014). The number of domestic trips within India was a whopping 1432 million (11.6% higher than in 2014). In contrast, the number of foreign tourist arrival was 8.03 million (4.05% higher than in 2014). OTM caters to all of these markets. 

UNWTO estimates the number of Indian outbound travellers will grow to approximately 50 million in 2020, contributing $28 billion in expenditure. 

To tap into this lucrative market, OTM 2017 has participants from 60 countries. These included NTOs from Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Dubai, Egypt, Fiji, Fujairah, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Ras Al Khaimah, Romania, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sharjah, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam and country representations from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, USA, etc. 

Participation from India was equally aggressive as their international counterparts. This included Tourism departments along with private operators from Andaman & Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and private sector participation from Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana in a big way. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India had a strong presence at the show. 

More than 100 corporate buyers from top companies like Canara HSBC, L’Oreal India Pvt Ltd, Capgemini, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd, Khaitan & Co, Hdfc Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd, Mahindra Finance, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, Larsen & Toubro, Deloitte Shared Services India Llp, Wockhardt Ltd, Ambuja Cements Ltd, Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Ltd, Rajkumar Hirani Films, Ericsson India Pvt Ltd, etc had pre-scheduled over 2000 appointments for meeting sellers of their choice at the show. OTM is the only big travel trade show in the country to have the participation of corporate buyers on this scale. 

The two Buyer-Seller Speed Networking sessions were a huge hit, designed to facilitate onsite meeting appointments with the buyers to visit the sellers. Visit UAE Lounge was made available for the speed networking sessions. 

In another first, the MICE Club was launched at OTM, with an objective to facilitate networking and education opportunities among the community of buyers and sellers from Business Travel and MICE segments. 

Globally, travel trade fairs are considered important annual opportunities for face-to-face meetings and networking among buyers and sellers. Traditionally, visitors at these fairs walk the show and meet the sellers of their interest. The advent of online technologies has not left this field untouched either. Increasingly, the buyers and sellers pre-schedule appointments online for meetings at the show. 

OTM 2017 had deployed a state-of-the-art online meeting diary system provided by EventsAir based in Australia. It is an advanced system that facilitated matchmaking and appointments between the Buyers and Sellers, and received over 5000 meeting requests prior to the show. 

OTM 2017 was supported by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI), Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA), IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI), Maharashtra Tour Operators Association (MTOA), Travel Agents Association of Pune (TAAP), Travel Agents Association of Nashik (TAAN), South Gujarat Association of Travel Agents (SATA), SKAL International, Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETAA), etc. 

In addition to buying and selling opportunities on the show floor, exhibitors from various countries and states also made colourful cultural presentations. There was an equally interesting line up of workshops and presentations conducted on the sidelines of the mart. 

Featuring destinations through films has been a traditionally successful strategy for many destinations. Mumbai being one of the biggest hubs of film production in the world, OTM partnered with The Film and TV Producers Guild of India and Globe Hoppers to organise “Shoot-at-Site”, an exclusive workshop on the opening day of OTM focused on promoting tourism through films shoots, facilitating ease-of-doing business, and making film-shooting friendly policies by the government. The workshop was attended by international and state tourism boards and leading film production companies, and was also supported by the Motion Pictures Association of America – India office, and Ernst & Young. 

Destination Weddings is one of the fastest growing segments in tourism. A workshop on ‘Destination Indian Weddings’ was curated with the help of Globe Hoppers. Some of the leading Wedding Planners from Mumbai and Delhi attended the session along with the tourism boards. 

Travel Blogger Speed-Networking Session was conducted during the sidelines of OTM providing a chance to meet top 45 travel bloggers from the country and build on their prominent role in the travel marketing ecosystem. 

Fairfest was the first mover in India in the space of travel marts. It was established in 1989. Its OTM is now India’s largest travel trade show on the basis of countries represented, as well as the number of sellers and buyers. 

Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman & CEO, Fairfest Media Ltd (organiser of OTM), said, “We are excited about the record number of 60 countries participating in OTM 2017, which is the largest ever in any trade show in India. We have seen growth and consolidation of our lead as the largest travel fair in every other parameter including area of exhibition halls rented, number of sellers and buyers. It also shows resilience of travel market despite slowdowns.” 

OTM 2018 will be held from January 23-25 at the Bombay Exhibition & Convention Centre. 

For more information on OTM 2017, visit http://otm.co.in/ 

About Fairfest Media Ltd 

OTM is organised by Fairfest Media Ltd, also the organisers of TTF and BLTM branded travel shows. It is India’s oldest and the largest travel trade show network for over 25 years, spanning 10 cities. Fairfest Media also publishes of the most widely distributed print and web editions of the B2B journal Travel News Digest (TND). It also organises Municipalika, an only of its kind annual event focused on urban solutions. 

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Kinedyne Presents its Kaptive Beam Decking System with New…

The system’s foot and guide shoe components are made of rugged anodized aluminum, and the locking pawl is made of steel.

With the new high-performance head assembly trigger mechanism, beam adjustment tool and Train the Trainer Program, users will find our system more valuable than ever. – Paul Wolford

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., USA (PRWEB)

Kinedyne LLC, a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry, announced that it will display a redesigned head assembly trigger mechanism and beam adjustment tool for its Kaptive Beam Decking System at the 2017 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. In addition, the company is publicizing a free Train the Trainer Program, designed to help maximize the value of all Kaptive Beam Decking System owners.

Kinedyne’s Kaptive Beam Decking System enables fleets to increase their profits, by increasing trailer load capacities by as much as 50 percent. With Kaptive Beam, fleets can immediately reduce run schedules and the number of tractors, trailers and drivers required to move freight, all while significantly improving the capacity of every load a fleet moves.

“Through research, field testing and a focus on continuous improvement, we’ve made the Kaptive Beam Decking System even better,” Paul Wolford, vice president of sales and marketing for Kinedyne LLC, said. “With the new high-performance head assembly trigger mechanism, beam adjustment tool and Train the Trainer Program, users will find our system more valuable than ever.”

The new head assembly trigger profile interfaces with the revised, grooved head design of the beam adjustment tool, making the system’s operation much more smooth and efficient. The trigger now features an angled lip that enables the beam adjustment tool to make a more secure connection, making locking, unlocking and adjustment of beam height easier.

The system’s foot and guide shoe components are made of rugged anodized aluminum, and the locking pawl is made of steel. Head assemblies with the new high-performance locking trigger design can be purchased separately and can replace existing head assemblies on any older K2 model Kaptive Beam Decking System.

The beam adjustment tool has also been lengthened to 54 inches and now comes with a convenient storage mounting bracket. The tool is used to raise and lower the individual beams and is designed to enable the user to reach and manipulate the beams whether they are already deployed or stored at the ceiling height of the trailers they serve.

Kinedyne currently offers a service to all existing and prospective Kaptive Beam customers to help accurately assess needs before purchase and to assure maximum ROI after purchase. The Kinedyne Solutions Team, a group within the Kinedyne organization, is now offering a Train the Trainer Program for fleets that purchase the Kaptive Beam Decking System.

Kinedyne’s Train the Trainer Program is designed to provide a fleet’s employees with all the necessary skills and values to ensure compliance with operating guidelines. The program is also structured to lower recurring maintenance costs, improve employee confidence in the Kaptive Beam investment and help fleets net a higher yield from all the benefits of the system.

The newest K2 model Kaptive Beam Decking System, with its redesigned head assembly trigger mechanism and beam adjustment tool, is available through Kinedyne’s extensive distribution network which includes thousands of outlets across the U.S. and Canada. Users can find distributor locations near them by calling Scott Frazier, national account manager for Kaptive Beam sales, at (908) 285-3528.

To access high-resolution product images of the redesigned head assembly trigger mechanism for the Kaptive Beam Decking System, please visit: http://www.kinedyne.com/products/349/replacement-parts.html

About Kinedyne LLC

Founded in 1968, Kinedyne LLC is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry. The Company maintains a substantial market share in a variety of industry sectors, and is known for the development and engineering of high-quality equipment; it holds multiple patents for many of its innovative products. Kinedyne serves a broad range of users, which include OEMs, fleets and independent owner-operators, across a wide variety of markets, including heavy-duty trucking, government, military, agriculture, automotive, recreational vehicle, moving and storage. Kinedyne’s world headquarters are located in Branchburg, New Jersey, and the Company has affiliates strategically located around the globe, including Kinedyne Canada Limited in Canada, Nantong Kinedyne Limited in China and Sistemas Kinedyne, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. Read more about Kinedyne LLC at: http://www.kinedyne.com. In 2013, Kinedyne was acquired by The Heico Companies LLC, a parent holding company with revenue of over $2 billion and a diversified portfolio of over 36 businesses involved in manufacturing, construction and industrial services. Read more about The Heico Companies LLC at: http://www.heicocompanies.com.

Kinedyne and Kaptive Beam Decking System are registered trademarks of Kinedyne LLC.

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Alitalia Adopts Travelport Rapid Reprice™ to Simplify Ticket Exchanges

Langley, UK. 20 February 2017: Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, have announced the successful implementation of Travelport Rapid Reprice™ the industry-leading ticket exchange technology.  Under this agreement, Travelport-connected agencies in over 180 countries, servicing hundreds of millions of consumers around the world are able deliver the widest choice of relevant content for travel-buyers and consumers, while now gaining the ability to automate ticket refunds on Alitalia tickets.
ATPCO estimates that up to 15% of airline tickets issued by travel agencies are reissued or refunded. Travelport Rapid Reprice™ enables travel agents to update the itinerary and re-issue the ticket without having to manually check extensive fare rules, penalties, administration fees and taxes.  Travelport-connected agents booking Alitalia tickets can now recalculate a fare in seconds rather than approximately 25 minutes of travel agents’ work for each PNR if completed manually. The automation of the guaranteed re-pricing process not only saves time, but also eliminates the possibility of human errors, significantly reducing the likelihood of the airline issuing an agency debit memo (ADM) as well as ensuring a better traveler experience thanks to the speed of the exchange process.
Sandro Gargiulo, Travelport’s Country Manager for Italy, added: “Processing reissued tickets manually can result in countless hours of additional work and an increased chance of human error.  With Travelport Rapid Reprice, we offer our agencies and airline customers a tool that simplifies the manual processes and procedures, producing savings through reduced costs per booking and fewer airline issued agency debit memos.”

Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut on Friday at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

“What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO. “In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern aerospace production facility that is delivering 787s to airlines all over the world and supporting thousands of U.S. jobs in the process.”

The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks.

“This airplane, the most efficient in its class, is the result of years of hard work and dedication from our Boeing teammates, suppliers and community partners in South Carolina and across the globe,” said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO. “We know our customers, including launch customer Singapore Airlines, are going to love what the 787-10 will do for their fleets, and we can’t wait to see them fly it.”

Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018. The airplane has won 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.

The 787-10, the longest model of the Dreamliner family, will grow the nonstop routes opened by the 787-8 and 787-9 with unprecedented efficiency. As an 18-foot (5.5-m) stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will deliver the 787 family’s preferred passenger experience and long range with up to 10 percent better fuel use and emissions than the competition. The 787 Dreamliner family is a key part of Boeing’s twin-aisle strategy, which offers a modern, optimized and efficient airplane family in every market segment. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown more than 140 million people on 530 routes around the world, saving an estimated 13 billion pounds of fuel. 

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WELL HOTEL BANGKOK SCOOPS THREE AWARDS IN ITS FIRST YEAR OPENING

The Bangkok lifestyle hotel wraps up its 2016 with satisfactory and is ready for its full swing 2017
(TRAVPR.COM) THAILAND – February 20th, 2017 – Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 celebrates its first successful year by scooping three awards including Booking.com Guest Review Award, Agoda Gold Circle Award and Now Travel Asia Award as Asia’s Top Emerging Hotel. After the soft launch in January and full opening in April last year, the hotel welcomed 2017 with average 85% occupancy in January and 90% month to date in February, and sees a satisfied guest port-folio with approximately 50% from online booking sites and direct bookings while the rest comes from offline agents and corporates. The sales and marketing team focused its first year in the Asian region resulting China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong as the top five nationalities following by the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United States and Australia as the top ten countries. The hotel partners and collaborates with third parties including Tourism Authority of Thailand and respected media in hosting FAM trips, journalists, celebrities and bloggers resulting exposure in printed and online media as well as words of mouth.

Mr. Danai Wansom, President and CEO of Well Hotels & Resorts, a Thailand-based hospitality management company, says, “As a new hotel, under a brand new brand, we are very pleased with our first year success for the first property by winning three awards, reached the occupancy we aimed and gained numerous exposure. I would like to thank our team for the hard work and our guests who support us. We will continue to work harder in order to increase the guest satisfactory and positive experience. We have a number of returning guests who have stayed with us multiple times last year and also brought their friends and family to stay with us. This is something we really appreciate and we will do our best to keep them happy and coming back. It is our core value here at Well that we extend our service attitude “warm welcome” with the Thai hospitable mind to our guests and aim to deliver a good Bangkok staycation to them.”

“We offered a good value introductory rate in 2016 and this year we will be playing on the dynamic room rates rather than only focusing on the occupancy itself. Last year we introduced the healthy food therapy, free exercise classes including Muay Thai Cardio, Fruit-infused water stations, and added Yoga and Pilates equipment in the selected room types apart from the exercise bike which was included since the opening, this year we will continue to emphasize on the lifestyle wellness concept which the wellness program has been in discussions with our partner. So please stay tune. It is going to be another exciting year for us” Danai added.

Plans for 2017

The wellness program with the third party partner will be launched including numerous exercise classes and wellness consultation. The sales team has put more effort in the long haul destinations like Europe, USA and Australia in order to gain the longer length of stay and this year expects to see strong results. For the marketing tools, the hotel recently launched its online store aiming to increase more revenues apart from the room sales and gives easy access to both in-house guests and public to experience the non-room services including food & beverages, spa and wellness programs. The hotel website will offer attractive packages, deals and exclusive benefits to attract FITs who are tech savvy and likely to make reservations online.

Managed by Well Hotels & Resorts, Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 offers a central Bangkok location with easy access to public transportations including BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway within walking distance. Consisting of 235 rooms with five categories including Superior, Deluxe, Superior Corner, Executive Room and Executive Suite. The hotel accommodates the health-loving guests by providing an exercise bike, Yoga and Pilates equipment in all Executive Room and Executive Suite, and these facilities can be accessed by all guests at the Fitness Centre. Guests can also enjoy free daily exercise class including Muay Thai Cardio, Body Weight etc. Fruit-infused water stations are provided free of charge at the breakfast, lobby and pool area. The hotel states itself as a lifestyle wellness hotel aiming at the millennials, catering to health-loving guests by providing facilities and activities to fulfill their Bangkok staycation.

Visit www.wellhotelbangkok.com for more information. 

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The Carpet Cleaning Company Welcomes Zach Frederick as Managing…

North Georgia Carpet Cleaning Service

Zach is just going to be an incredible asset

Dawsonville, Georgia (PRWEB)
February 20, 2017

The Carpet Cleaning Company is proud to welcome Zach Frederick as a new Managing North Georgia Partner. In addition to managing corporate and residential cleaning operations, Frederic will be responsible for managing all North Georgia operations for the growing company.
“Zach is just going to be an incredible asset to The Carpet Cleaning Company’s team,” says Britney Wright, Director of Marketing. “He’s a huge people person and makes all our clients feel so comfortable.” Frederick’s new post will handle The Carpet Cleaning Company’s outreach in areas such as Dawsonville, Cumming, and Dahlonega, GA.
In addition to a passion for antique furniture, Zach Frederick is a father to three, an avid fisherman, and dog-lover. He explains, “I’ve got kids and a big dog named Bella!” says Frederick, “so I know as well as anyone what heavy wear and tear can do to a carpet over time.” Frederick and his family live in Dahlonega, although he will be traveling throughout North Georgia to manage clients and opportunities.
“I really love how much emphasis The Carpet Cleaning Company puts on cleaning products that are safe for the home,” says Frederick. “It’s a people-first kind of company, and that’s important to me. We’re not done until our clients are 100% satisfied, and I think that’s the way it should be.”
The Carpet Cleaning company offers both commercial and residential carpet cleaning services. From pet stains and odor removal to tile and hardwood cleaning, the company provides Georgia residents a full array of interior cleaning services at affordable prices.
The Carpet Cleaning Company is doing things differently. From unprecedented satisfaction guarantees to absolutely free test-spot cleaning, the brand is quickly becoming one of the leading names in floor cleaning in Northeast Georgia and beyond.
For more information on The Carpet Cleaning Company’s service offerings, hours, or pricing, contact them directly at 470-505-8557 or visit their website at http://www.TheCarpetCleaningCompany.com.

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Louisiana Company Uses Mardi Gras to Help Boost Local Businesses

Mardi Gras

“Mardi Gras is more than a day off, it’s a celebration of our amazing culture,” says Jaci Russo, owner of Parish Parcel, “we want to showcase our partners in a way that will make far flung Cajuns feels at home this Mardi Gras.”

Lafayette, LA (PRWEB)
February 20, 2017

Mardi Gras highlights all that is special about Louisiana, fun, flare and flavors. Parish Parcel, a Louisiana owned and operated company knows that its home state celebrates the essence of Mardi Gras year-round. The Louisiana culture has been built around fun and enjoying life to the fullest; this month the subscription service highlights classic Louisiana companies that will make everyone want to join in on the parade.
“Mardi Gras is more than a day off, it’s a celebration of our amazing culture,” says Jaci Russo, owner of Parish Parcel. “We want to showcase our partners in a way that will make far flung Cajuns feels at home this Mardi Gras.”
This month, Louisiana’s joie de vie will be on full display with items like, Cajun Creations Mardi Gras Soap and Fleur De Lis Beads. Add a little punch to your Mardi Gras inspired menu with Wow Wee Original Dipping, Fire in the Hole Cajun Seasoning, and Louisiana Fish Fry Crawfish, Crab & Shrimp Boil. Then cool down with Swamp Pop’s Jean Lafitte Ginger Ale. The box will also feature New Orleans inspired art by Christine Roy and toe-tapping music by Cedric Watson.
All of the businesses featured in the box contribute to the culture and economy of Louisiana, at a time when local businesses need a boost. Mardi Gras is a cultural draw for tourists around the country and locals hope to take advanced of the influx of visitors while celebrating what makes their state so special.
“We have incredibly dedicated business partners that highlight what’s special about Louisiana year-round, but this Mardi Gras box really elevates the holiday in a way any fan of Cajun culture will appreciate,” explains Russo.
Parish Parcel’s curated boxes come together with the help of Louisiana artists, chefs, musicians, and craftspeople. Each month 6 to 8 Louisiana tokens are chosen and shipped all over the country. You can look through partners past and present at http://www.parishparcel.com.
Anyone can sign up for a subscription to Parish Parcel, or give the gift of a Parish Parcel Cajun curated experience to someone who is craving a little taste of Louisiana.

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A Panasonic está pronta para decolar no MWC

BARCELONA, Espanha–(BUSINESS WIRE)–O estande de 120 m2 apresenta tecnologia para varejo,
aluguel de carros, comunicações, segurança, logística e manuseio em
terra, reunindo as divisões automotiva, de tecnologia de negócios,
industrial e ecológica dentro da Panasonic.

Uma das principais tecnologias exibidas será a LinkRay, uma ferramenta
interativa individual para o cliente para espaços públicos. Isso
significa que dezenas de pessoas poderão ver informações de painéis de
vídeo e iluminação com LED em seu idioma nativo em seus smartphones,
para que os painéis de vídeo de aeroportos possam conter links com
informações sobre transporte em vários idiomas.

Além disso, será exibida a tecnologia HD Beacon, que ajuda no mapeamento
e orientação local dentro dos terminais em aeroportos. Então, por
exemplo, funcionários do aeroporto ou pessoas com mobilidade limitada
poderão usar seus dispositivos móveis para encontrar o carrinho elétrico
mais próximo para ajudá-los a chegar ao portão rapidamente.

Para o varejo aeroportuário, a Panasonic apresentará sua tela
transparente, que usa a projeção para criar vitrines incríveis e atrair
consumidores.

Na área de aluguel de carros do estande, a Ficosa, que tem uma aliança
com a Panasonic desde 2015, apresentará sua última tecnologia em carros
conectados. Essas soluções transformarão as experiências dentro dos
veículos, fornecendo serviços automotivos inovadores, permitindo uma
direção mais autônoma com níveis de segurança e eficiência maiores.

Dentro da área comum da logística de aeroporto, o diretor de recebimento
de encomendas da Panasonic utiliza a tecnologia do código de barras para
projetar as próprias informações principais da encomenda, tornando-as
visíveis para os funcionários a uma certa distância.

A Panasonic Media Track permite que empresas acompanhem e otimizem a
implantação de ativos móveis como contêineres de bagagem e carrinhos,
perfeitos para manuseio em terra, enquanto o software de armazenamento
inteligente (Intelligent Warehouse Software, iWS) usa câmeras de
circuito fechado e programas para encontrar encomendas ou bagagens
perdidas em minutos ao invés de horas, como quando eram encontradas
manualmente através de imagens de segurança.

“Sabemos que nossas soluções tecnológicas inteligentes e conectadas se
encaixam muito bem com o mercado de transporte”, disse Tony O’Brien,
diretor administrativo da Panasonic System Solutions na Europa. “Nossas
pesquisas mostram que melhorar a viagem de passageiros com melhor
conectividade e compartilhamento de informações é muito importante nesse
espaço, e o Mobile World Congress nos dá a oportunidade de apresentarmos
o que a Panasonic pode fazer para inovar na área de transporte”.

Para mais informações sobre os produtos da Panasonic, visite o estande
da Panasonic no Mobile World Congress, Hall 6, Estande H31.

Sobre a Panasonic System Solutions Europe

A Panasonic System Solutions Europe (PSSEU), uma divisão da Panasonic
Marketing Europe, foi fundada em abril de 2016 e desenvolve soluções
mundiais para grandes clientes, oferecendo um único ponto de contato e
responsabilidade.Essas soluções envolvem a capacidade de
conectividade, hardware e software da Panasonic e produtos de terceiros,
criados com engenharia internacional e serviços e gestão de projetos
mundiais. O foco está nos setores de energia, transporte e logística.A
PSSEU tem várias subsidiárias, incluindo a Cameramanager e a Panasonic
Business Software Europe, que fornecem recursos de integração de
software ou sistemas especializados.

Sobre a Panasonic

A Panasonic Corporation é líder mundial no desenvolvimento de diversas
tecnologias e soluções eletrônicas para clientes nos setores de produtos
eletrônicos, habitação, automotivo, soluções corporativas e indústrias
de dispositivos. Desde sua fundação em 1918, a empresa expandiu
mundialmente e hoje opera 474 subsidiárias e 94 sociedades coligadas em
todo o mundo, registrando vendas líquidas consolidadas de 7,553 trilhões
de ienes no ano fiscal encerrado em 31 de março de 2016. Empenhada na
busca de novos valores por meio da inovação entre todas as linhas
divisionais, a empresa emprega suas tecnologias para criar uma vida
melhor e um mundo melhor para seus clientes.Para saber mais sobre
a Panasonic, acesse: http://www.panasonic.com/global.

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JetBlue Introduces 12th Special Livery Aircraft and New Tailfin Design As Airline Celebrates 17 Years

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced eye-catching additions to the
airline’s fleet with the very first special livery for an Embraer 190
and a new tailfin design that will appear on multiple aircraft this
year. The airline is introducing the new paint schemes as it celebrates
its 17th anniversary this month.

“Our design team has done an outstanding job of visually telling a
JetBlue story through their fresh and creative lens,” said Jamie Perry,
vice president marketing, JetBlue. “Whether looking to the skyline of
our hometown for inspiration or creating a storyline to bring a paint
scheme to life, the team keeps surprising our crewmembers and our
customers with their innovative work.”

‘Blueprint’ Is Born

JetBlue has a long tradition of adding unique, special liveries to its
Airbus A320 fleet and that tradition is expanding to the airline’s E190
fleet.

Often referred to as the backbone of the operation in cities like
Boston; Washington, D.C.; and San Juan, Puerto Rico, JetBlue’s design
team created a paint scheme that showcased the so-called “bones” of the
100-seat aircraft. Drawing upon the styles of various aviation, nautical
and space exploration vehicle cut-away diagrams, the JetBlue design team
created a mechanical x-ray of sorts infused with some JetBlue fun.

The see-through paint job draws on both the technical and fanciful
aspects of air travel. Mechanical features like the nose gear, jet
engine and yoke were among the more obvious design elements to include.
But for the onboard features, JetBlue designers drew upon their own
travel experiences, crewmember tales, and the airline’s loyal customers
for inspiration, even creating fictional characters to compile a list of
the items they might be traveling with. Plane spotters are encouraged to
give the overhead bins, under-seat storage areas, and the luggage holds
a closer look to see if they can spot the nearly 50 items these
“Blueprint” customers are traveling with.

Although “Blueprint” features just three signature JetBlue colors, it is
one of the airline’s most intricate special livery designs and took
nearly two weeks to paint at a facility in Quebec. The first-ever
JetBlue E190 special livery debuted at Boston’s Logan International
Airport and will operate on routes served by the E190 throughout the
JetBlue network.

‘Highrise’ Reaches for the Skies

JetBlue has come a long way since launching its first two routes, now
flying to 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.
And even as the airline looks toward more growth in the years ahead
there’s still no place like home. That’s why New York’s Hometown
Airline® is honoring the city that never sleeps with a tailfin take on
the buildings that form the iconic skyline.

The design, which depicts the image of bright lights through window
panes of city high-rises, is meant to reflect JetBlue’s growth and New
York’s perpetual desire to reach for the sky. Four of JetBlue’s
signature colors are reflected in “Highrise” and the illuminated windows
can be rearranged creating a slightly different pattern on different
aircraft tailfins.

The “Highrise” pattern debuted at New York’s John F. Kennedy
International Airport (JFK) and will be added to additional aircraft
this year across the JetBlue network, so customers can be on the lookout
for the newest tailfin design in a city near them.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier
in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to
100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
925 daily flights. For more information please visit www.jetblue.com.