Comunicati.net - Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo Comunicati.net - Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:33:34 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 (http://framework.zend.com) http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/1 1 Maggio 2018 escursione esoterica: Il Centauro e le Sirene Alate di Monte Echia Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:35:48 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476948.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476948.html Antarecs Antarecs MARTEDI’ 1 MAGGIO 2018

 

IL CENTAURO E LE SIRENE ALATE DI MONTE ECHIA

 

Da sempre venerati e temuti dall’uomo. Elementi potenti, forti che costituiscono l’essenza della materia ma nel contempo, creano e distruggono. “Fuoco”, elemento purificatore e vivificatore, racchiude in sé il principio della vita, che scaturisce dalla sua energia. “Aria”, energia vitale che respiriamo, senza la quale non ci sarebbe vita. “Acqua”, nasce dalla sorgente per poi divenire torrente, fiume fino a giungere nel mare, oltrepassando gli ostacoli che incontra lungo il suo tortuoso percorso, arrivando fino ad addentrarsi nelle viscere della terra. “Terra”, solida e rigogliosa, simboleggia la madre che accoglie la vita e la nutre nel suo grembo. Elementi che hanno fortemente caratterizzato le menti e l’agire delle antiche civiltà basti pensare, ai riti dedicati alle divinità egizie tra cui in particolare quella di Horus e Iside. Elementi che hanno occupato ampio spazio nelle dottrine esoteriche-filosofiche di Anassimene da Mileto, Empedocle, Socrate, Aristotele. Pertanto nel mondo antico queste essenze della natura erano considerate, l’energia e la forza degli Dei e si usava assoggettarle  a particolari simbologie, nonché personificarle in creature mitologiche appartenenti ad un mondo soprannaturale, insomma potremmo definire tale concetto come una sorta di primordiale surrealismo. Un esempio tra i tanti? Beh il “Centauro” che nella Napoli ellenistica simboleggiava il Vesuvio spasimante della sirena Phartenope. Il fuoco e l’acqua che si incontrano ma nel corso della nostra passeggiata, non ci limiteremo a raccontare una sterile leggenda legata a questi esseri della mitologia bensì ci addentreremo a spiegare, i vari concetti  esoterici  della scuola Aristotelica e Pitagorica e che caratterizzarono la società partenopea del tempo. E quale location più adatta ad illustrare, tutto ciò in questa passeggiata se non lungo il comprensorio che va dal borgo di Santa Lucia a castel dell’Ovo? Luoghi che videro il proliferare di queste antiche dottrine filosofiche e nel contempo il nascere del mito di Partenope e delle Sirene alate. Luoghi adagiati alle falde della sacra collina meglio conosciuto come monte Echia, sede di antichi e misteriosi culti ermetici di cui parleremo, la zona delle sacre acque. Ci soffermeremo sul rito del Sole e della Luna, Horus ed Iside praticato dagli Eubei ed ancor prima dagli egizi  sulla collina tufacea di Monte Echia e nelle cavee ad essa collegate. Riti attestati anche dai simboli impressi sul portale di ingresso della misteriosa Villa Ebe e su cui ci soffermeremo davanti la struttura. Non potrà mancare, la tappa conclusiva a Castel dell’ Ovo con la storia del maniero e le leggende ad esso collegate ed il culto Genius Loeci.

 

Durata 2 h ½

Appuntamento ore 10:30 davanti chiesa di Santa Lucia a Mare in via Santa Lucia 3.

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PRN: Emaar Hospitality Group Marks Historic Milestone of 50 Operational and Upcoming Hotel Projects Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:06:15 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476946.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476946.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Emaar Hospitality Group Marks Historic Milestone of 50 Operational and Upcoming Hotel Projects

  [22-April-2018]  

DUBAI, UAE, April 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, announced it has marked a historic milestone of 50 hotel projects in its portfolio, including 35 upcoming projects in the UAE and international markets, as well as 15 hotels and serviced residences operational in Dubai. Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said that several new management agreements are being finalised to be potentially revealed during the Arabian Travel Market 2018.

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"Since 2007, we have been shaping a new identity and presence in the hospitality scene, and we have now achieved a milestone in our growth journey of having a portfolio of 50 hospitality projects - operational and upcoming - together offering over 25,000 rooms and residences. While our primary footprint is the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa region, we are delighted by the response from owners and developers to our hotel concepts, and are expanding to new geographies," said Harnisch.

Emaar Hospitality Group's upcoming international projects are in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and The Maldives, with new destinations to be added shortly. "Our ambition is to be one of the world's most admired and trusted hospitality companies, and with Dubai evolving as a global tourism and business hub, we have earned remarkable brand recognition in international markets."

With a focus on brand differentiation to drive customer personalisation, Emaar Hospitality Group has launched three brands - the premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts, the upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels and Resorts, and the contemporary midscale Rove Hotels, the latter as a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding.

Harnisch said each of these brands has gained significant traction - and all are fast-expanding their footprint to meet the fast aspirations of a fast-changing tourist demographic, especially the millennial travellers. The expansion of Emaar Hospitality Group is complemented through higher operational efficiency and a customer-first approach highlighted through an organisation-wide digital transformation strategy.

Emaar Hospitality Group has 12 operational hotels in Dubai - five each under the Address and Rove brands and two by Vida. The development pipeline in the UAE includes 12 Address, nine Vida and four Rove hotels. Internationally, seven Address hotels are being developed in addition to three Vida properties and one Rove hotel. http://www.emaarhospitality.com

For details, contact: 

Kelly Home
ASDA'A B-M
+9714-4507-600
kelly.home@bm.com

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PRN: Dates Announced for Hozpitality Group's "Popular Choice Awards" for the Hospitality Industry in Middle East Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:07:16 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476945.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476945.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Dates Announced for Hozpitality Group's "Popular Choice Awards" for the Hospitality Industry in Middle East

  [22-April-2018]  

DUBAI, UAE, April 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The 4th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards will be held on 26th Nov 2018 at the legendary QE2 in Dubai Mina Rashid

Hozpitality Group announces its fourth Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards in Dubai. The Awards will be presented to recognize top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East & North Africa's growing hospitality industry.

The event will take place on the evening of Monday, 26th Nov 2018 in Dubai at the Queen Elizabeth 2, popularly known as QE2, where over 500 top industry leaders will meet at this spectacular gala dinner. The glamorous evening will include a reception, a great meal and excellent entertainment, in addition to the actual awards ceremony.

The voting will be in two phases. Hospitality companies and individuals will be asked to register one of their best candidates/companies for each category. This will be done free of charge and each nominee should have details of why they are being nominated. The final list of nomination will be decided by the Judges.

The list of nominated candidates will be floated online among our 1 million, hospitality members and social media for online voting and the first shortlist will be chosen. The judges will be prominent hospitality professionals, who will be asked to pay particular attention to the standards of the products and people they are evaluating and cast their votes. The final result will be based on results of the online voting and Judges votes, said Raj Bhatt, CEO, Hozpitality Group.

If your company has been in operation for at least the past twelve months, then you should enter these awards. Being declared a finalist puts you up among the best in the industry, added Raj Bhatt.

The Hozpitality Excellence Awards are for:

  • Hotels/Resorts/Apartments 
  • Airlines (Domestic & international)
  • Restaurants (freestanding or in hotels)
  • Spas and Fitness (freestanding or in hotels)
  • Travel Companies 
  • Facilities Management Companies 
  • Department Nominees (One nominee from each department/company)

About Hozpitality Group:- 

Hozpitality consists a database of over 1 million registered hospitality professionals in in its 2 websites, http://www.hozpitality.com - "Dedicated hospitality website for Jobs in Middle East, Africa and Asia" and http://www.hozpitalityplus.com - "Dedicated hospitality networking group". Apart from the registered candidates Hozpitality reaches out to over 1 million professionals through monthly email marketing from over 186 countries.

From hospitality jobs in Dubai and the UAE, retail jobs in Asia, and cruising jobs around the world, millions of workers all around the globe are proud to call themselves hospitality employees. Whether you want to greet hotel guests in Dubai, Frankfurt, Davos; become an executive chef in Abu Dhabi or Tokyo; or serve up coffee in Qatar, there is a rewarding hospitality career designed to m! atch your unique skills and interests. To find prospective global hospitality jobs, just search by industry, department, level, and/or location. You can also search by keyword(s), such as "Dubai hotel jobs" or "Qatar hotel jobs".

In addition to listing jobs in Dubai, UAE, Mumbai, Europe and around the world, Hozpitality.com offers professional CV designing, a community network for employers and job seekers, a directory of hospitality suppliers, Latest Hospitality News, Hotel News, Movements and Appointments and Hospitality announcements, hospitality travel bookings etc. We do more than just list jobs; we provide an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can unite. Advertise or find cruise ship jobs, catering jobs, travel jobs, sous chef jobs, and more with Hozpitality.com, a world of opportunities…

The dedicated hospitality networking group Hozpitalityplus.com already has over 25,000 members from over 180 countries. The networking website http://www.hozpitalityplus.com has discussions, blogs, videos, latest hospitality news, top jobs, events, photos, groups and many more latest features.

Hozpitality Consulting is a Global Executive Search consultancy based out of Toronto, Canada. Our success lies in building a long term relationship and delivering results quickly and efficiently for a "much lower cost". We are experts in locating the best possible suitable executive and management candidates for placements in all types of hospitality organizations around the world. Through our matchless database, communication and networking, over the world, we provide our clients with the most skillful candidates.

"Hozpitality Buzz- The inside scoop" is a TV show based on the hospitality industry in Dubai and UAE, is in English and telecast-ed on a premier TV channel in Middle East & North Africa reaching out to approx. 10-12 million viewers. To know more about the TV show, Please log on to:- http://www.facebook.com/hozpitalitybuzz and https://www.youtube.com/Hozpitality  

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards are presented to recognize top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East & North Africa's growing hospitality industry. Logon to http://www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com

To know more about the group, Please log on to:

http://www.hozpitality.com , http://www.hozpitalityplus.com , http://www.hozpitalityplusevents.com , http://www.hozpitalityconsulting.com, http://www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com  

Contact:-

Raj Bhatt
CEO
HOZPITALITY.COM
A SUBSIDIARY OF VR ONLINE GROUP
P.O Box- 119395, Dubai, UAE
Phone:- +971-4-334-31-77, Fax:- +971-4-334-31-78
Email:- raj@hozpitality.com

http://www.hozpitality.com, http://www.hozpitalityplus.com, http://www.vronline.ae

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PRN: R&B Superstar 'The Weeknd' to Headline Friday Night After-Race Concert at 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:07:32 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476944.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476944.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

R&B Superstar 'The Weeknd' to Headline Friday Night After-Race Concert at 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  [22-April-2018]  

ABU DHABI, UAE, April 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Grammy-award winner announced as first major international act to perform at Yasalam After-Race Concert series

Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment today revealed the first A-list global music artist performing at this year's FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX weekend.

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Canadian R&B star The Weeknd was confirmed as the first artist bringing his incredible voice and on-stage presence to the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island on Friday 23 November.

The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling trendsetter will perform tracks from his critically-acclaimed 2015 album 'Beauty Behind The Madness', his new fourth studio album 'My Dear Melancholy" as well as songs from his earlier mixtapes 'House of Balloons', 'Thursday', and 'Echoes of Silence'.

With music lovers of all ages counting themselves as fans, the Friday night Yasalam After-Race Concert headliner is sure to attract a huge crowd of visitors from more than 170 countries who will travel to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Offering superb value to loyal race fans, there's also up to a 30 per cent 'Early Bird' discount for those that purchase their Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets before 31 May.

Those looking to add extra value and excitement to their race weekend can also purchase the three-day 'Super Parks Pass', allowing unlimited access to all three Yas Island Parks - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi - on Wednesday through to Sunday.

Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: "We are excited to announce the first globally renowned headline artist who will perform at this year's Yasalam After-Race Concerts as part of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race weekend.

"The four full days of entertainment for ticket holders is an important element of our holistic offering that helps drive our 60 per cent international visitation.

"With Early Bird tickets, Golden Circle and 'Super Parks Pass' upgrade packages available, race fans have a wide array of choices and I would urge people to purchase sooner rather than later so they can fully plan yet another sensational weekend of action both on and off the track."

For more information on tickets, please visit: http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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PRN: Miss Culture&Tourism Of The World Delegation Tour To Austria Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:51:07 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476943.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476943.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Miss Culture&Tourism Of The World Delegation Tour To Austria

  [22-April-2018]  

VIENNA, April 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 18th 2018, Ms. Lu Lu, the global executive chairwoman Miss Culture&Tourism Of The World (MCTW); Ms. Meiying Kalteis, Chairwoman for Europe Miss Culture&Tourism Of The World; Ms. Xian Dandan, Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Champion; Ms. Yu Shui, Serbia Tourism ambassador; Ms. Lu Yihong, 2017-2018 MCTW of China; Mr. WeiPeng, Dongao Asia Pictures Co., Ltd CEO, and other core members of MCTW committee visited the youngest Austrian Prime Minster, Mr. Sebastian Kurtz.

MCTW committee invited Prime Mister to the MCTW finale which will be held on April 20th.Meanwhile, gifts such as Moutai and traditional Chinese ink-wash painting were presented to Mr. Sebastian Kurtz. Prime Minster who welcomed MCTW's coming to Austria and wished this event would help enhance the relationship between China and Austria. Invited by Mr. Markus Lange Swarovski, CEO of the world's most famous crystal manufacturer Swarovski, MCTW committee also visited Swarovski's headquarters- Kristallwelten and received warm welcome from CEO Mr. Thomas Steiner.

In Schloss Leopoldskron, which was the main filming location of the famous movie "the Sound of Music," MCTW committee held a waltz ball event. Champions of MCTW from many different countries gave an extraordinary opening show together for the guests, including Austrian officials, well known Chinese and Austrian artists and some famous entrepreneurs. After that, the ambassador of Austria delivered an exciting speech, and wished the event a complete success.

As a world's famous event, MCTW got supports from numerous countries' tourism departments, former and current officials.  Different country's "culture, tourism, fashion, and art" were actively promoted during the event. As the executive chairlady of MCTW, Ms Lu, who is also the Secretary-General of Asia-Pacific Youth Financial Elites Association, and the founder of Euro-Asian Celebrity, aims to accelerate the development of tourism in Asian-Pacific region, and cultivate distinguished youth leaders and role models.

The Finale of 2017-2018 and the opening ceremony of 2018-2019 season of the World Miss Culture & Tourism will be held on April 20 in Salzburg, Austria. This competition attracts great attention from hundreds of well-known medias, social medias, fashion magazines and TV shows. Austrian national TV will broadcast the whole event. Champions from more than 30 countries and regions will compete and more importantly, present to the whole world each country's unique culture and tourism characteristics, to build a bridge for exchanging tourism culture and enhancing the development of international tourism, as well as to expand business negotiations, investments in real estate and other fields, and the prosperity of international tourism and economy.

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PRN: The Stars Group to Acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 Billion Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:02:54 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476937.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476937.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

The Stars Group to Acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 Billion

  [21-April-2018]  

TORONTO, April 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Landmark Transaction Combines Two Leaders in Online Gaming 

The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG; TSX: TSGI) ("The Stars Group" or "the Company") announced today that it has agreed to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming ("SBG") from CVC Capital Partners ("CVC") and Sky plc (LSE: SKY) ("Sky") in a cash and stock transaction valued at $4.7 billion. This combination will result in the world's largest publicly listed online gaming company.

"The acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming is a landmark moment in The Stars Group's history," stated Rafi Ashkenazi, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "SBG operates one of the world's fastest growing sportsbooks and is one of the United Kingdom's leading gaming providers. SBG's premier sports betting product is the ideal complement to our industry-leading poker platform. The ability to offer two low-cost acquisition channels of this magnitude provides The Stars Group with great growth potential and will significantly increase our ability to create winning moments for our customers."

Mr. Ashkenazi concluded, "Following this transaction, The Stars Group will have significantly enhanced scale and a highly-regarded global brand portfolio. As a result, we are well positioned to realize our vision of becoming the world's favorite iGaming destination."

This acquisition will provide The Stars Group with multiple operational and financial benefits, including:

  • Greater revenue diversification and significantly enhanced exposure to sports betting, the world's largest and fastest growing online gaming segment, as the majority of SBG's revenues are generated by sports betting.
  • An increased presence in regulated markets, particularly within the United Kingdom, the world's largest regulated online gaming market.
  • The development of sports betting as a second low-cost customer acquisition channel, complementing The Stars Group's core poker business and enabling more effective cross-sell to players across multiple verticals.
  • Improved products and technology as a result of the addition of SBG's innovative casino and sports book offerings, and portfolio of popular mobile apps.
  • Identified cost synergies of at least $70 million per year.

SBG is currently home to the United Kingdom's largest active online player base and, with over 80% of revenues generated from mobile devices, is a leading mobile betting and gaming operator. In partnership with Sky, Europe's leading sports broadcaster and media company, SBG has developed some of online gaming's most well-known brands, most notably Sky Bet, Sky Vegas and Sky Casino. SBG's unaudited annual revenue was £624 million and unaudited adjusted EBITDA[1] was £202 million in the 12-month period ended December 31, 2017, representing compounded annual growth rates of approximately 46% and 51%, respectively, over the prior two years. SBG was the United Kingdom's fastest growing established online gaming operator over this period. Following the acq! uisition, The Stars Group's leadership will draw from two well-respected and highly experienced teams and SBG's Yorkshire base will operate as a major hub of the enlarged group.

"We are delighted to join forces with The Stars Group," said Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming's Chief Executive Officer. "We have had a fantastic last few years and would like to thank CVC and Sky for supporting us in becoming a leading online operator in the UK. This transaction allows us to offer our best-in-class products to a truly global audience. We're excited about our future together."

Pev Hooper, Partner at CVC, said, "Richard and his team have done a fantastic job building Sky Betting & Gaming into one of the UK's largest and fastest growing operators. We have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with the team and our partners at Sky. This combination with The Stars Group opens a new and exciting chapter for SBG to accelerate its international growth, and we look forward to continuing the journey as a shareholder in the combined group."

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sky, said, "This agreement is an important milestone in SBG's growth story and a testament to what we and the whole SBG team have achieved. We look forward to the next chapter and continuing our long-term partnership with SBG as part of The Stars Group."

The Stars Group's announced acquisitions since the beginning of 2018 will significantly diversify the Company's revenue base. On a pro forma basis to include the anticipated acquisitions of SBG, CrownBet and William Hill Australia, the Company's 2017 revenue mix by product would have been 37% poker, 34% sportsbook and 26% casino[2]. On the same basis, 75% of The Stars Group's 2017 revenues would have been generated within locally regulated or taxed markets.

Transaction Details 

Under the terms of the acquisition agreement and based on the closing price of The Stars Group's common stock on April 20, 2018, the transaction has an enterprise value of approximately $4.7 billion, of which $3.6 billion is payable in cash and the remainder is payable in approximately 37.9 million newly-issued common shares. The new shares will represent approximately 20% of The Stars Group's issued and outstanding common shares giving effect to the transaction and the anticipated acquisitions of CrownBet and William Hill Australia. Substantially all of the common shares issued to the sellers will be subject to certain transfer restrictions for a minimum of six months, subject to customary exceptions. The transaction values SBG at a multiple of 12.8x unaudited adjusted LTM EBITDA, including expected run-rate cost synergies[3]. The Stars Group estima! tes that the transaction will be neutral to adjusted earnings per share on a diluted basis in the first full year following its completion and have a positive impact thereafter.

The Stars Group has obtained fully committed debt financing of approximately $6.9 billion including $5.1 billion of first lien term loans, $1.4 billion of senior unsecured notes and a $400 million revolving credit facility.  The funded proceeds of $6.5 billion will be used for the cash portion of the transaction consideration, refinancing the Company's existing first lien term loan and repaying SBG's outstanding debt.

The Stars Group's Board of Directors unanimously approved the transaction. The Stars Group currently anticipates completing the transaction in the third quarter of 2018. Completion of the transaction is conditional upon obtaining customary approvals from the Toronto Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and certain gaming and other regulatory authorities, as well as the completion of other customary closing conditions. Approval of the transaction by The Stars Group's shareholders will not be a requirement or condition to close.

The Stars Group will retain SBG's rights under certain commercial, licensing and marketing arrangements with Sky. Certain of these arrangements currently cover the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany, as applicable, and include a framework to cover additional mutually agreed upon regulated geographies in the future.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and PJT Partners LP acted as financial advisors to The Stars Group and its Board of Directors, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC provided the committed debt financing. PJT Partners LP also advised The Stars Group on the debt financing associated with the transaction. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP acted as co-counsel to The Stars Group in connection with the transaction. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acted as legal advisor to The Stars Group on the debt financing associated with the transaction.

Unless otherwise indicated, all references in this news release to "$" are to U.S. dollars and "£" are to Great Britain pounds sterling.

Investor Conference Call 

An investor conference call will take place at approximately 8:30 am ET, Monday, April 23, 2018.

To access via tele-conference, please dial +1 877-407-6169 or +1 201-689-8797 ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. The Conference ID number is 13679251.

The playback will be made available two hours after the event at +1 844-512-2921 or +1 412-317-6671. The Conference ID number is 13679193.

To access the webcast please use the following link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=129505 

About The Stars Group 

The Stars Group is a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. The Stars Group directly or indirectly, including through its Stars Interactive Group division, owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK live poker tour and event brands. These brands together have millions of registered customers globally and collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, sponsored live poker competitions, marketing arrangements for branded poker rooms in popular casinos in major cities around the world, and poker programming and content created for television and online audienc! es. The S tars Group, through certain of these and other brands, also offers non-poker gaming products, including casino and sportsbook. The Stars Group, through certain of its subsidiaries, is licensed or approved to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals, its products and services in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, Australia, the Americas and elsewhere. In particular, PokerStars is the world's most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions.

About CVC Capital Partners 

CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 400 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. To date, CVC has secured commitments of over $107 billion from some of the world's leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. In total, CVC currently manages over $65 billion of assets. Today, funds managed or advised by CVC are invested in 50 companies worldwide, employing c.310,000 people in numerous countries. Together, these companies have combined annual sales of over $70 billion.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements 

This news release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable securities laws, including, without limitation, as it relates to The Stars Group's acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming as referenced herein, as well as certain expectations with respect to the same and certain future operational and growth plans and strategies. Forward-looking statements and information can, but may not always, be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "would", "should", "believe", "objective", "ongoing", "imply", "assumes", "goal", "likely" and similar references to future periods or the negatives of these words and expressions. These statements and information, other than statements of historical fact, are based on management's current expectations! and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including market and economic conditions, business prospects or opportunities, future plans and strategies, projections, technological developments, anticipated events and trends and regulatory changes that affect The Stars Group, its subsidiaries, and its and their customers and industries. Although The Stars Group and management believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates as of the date hereof, there can be no assurance that these assumptions or estimates are accurate or that any of these expectations will prove accurate. Forward-looking statements and information are inherently subject to significant business, regulatory, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies that could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Specific risks! and unce rtainties relating to the transaction described in this news release include, but are not limited to: (i) the completion of the proposed transaction may not occur on the anticipated terms and timing or at all, (ii) the required regulatory approvals are not obtained, or that in order to obtain such regulatory approvals, conditions are imposed that adversely affect the anticipated benefits from the proposed transaction or cause the parties to abandon the proposed transaction, (iii) the risk that a condition to closing of the transaction may not be satisfied, (iv) potential litigation relating to the proposed transaction that could be instituted against the parties or their respective directors, (vi) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the transactions, (vii) risks associated with third party contracts containing consent and/or other provisions that may be triggered by the proposed transaction, (viii! ) negativ e effects of the announcement or the consummation of the transaction on the market price of The Stars Group's common stock, (ix) risks relating to the value of the The Stars Group shares to be issued in the transaction and uncertainty as to the long-term value of The Stars Group's common stock, (x) the potential impact of unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition and losses on the future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, expansion and growth of The Stars Group's operations after the consummation of the transaction and on the other conditions to the completion of the transaction, (xi) the risks and costs associated with, and the ability of The Stars Group to, integrate the businesses successfully and to achieve anticipated synergies, (xii) the risk that disruptions from the proposed transaction will harm the parties' businesses, includin! g current plans and operations, (xiii) the ability of the parties to retain and hire key personnel, (xiv) adverse legal and regulatory developments or determinations or adverse changes in, or interpretations of, applicable laws, rules or regulations, including tax laws, rules and regulations, that could delay or prevent completion of the proposed transaction or cause the terms of the proposed transaction to be modified, (xv) the impact of the heavily regulated industry in which the parties operate and carry on business, (xvi) risks related to tax matters, and (xvii) management's response to any of the aforementioned factors. Other applicable risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those identified in The Stars Group's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2017, including under the heading "Risk Factors and Uncertainties", and in management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31,! 2017, including under the headings "Risk Factors and Uncertainties", "Limitations of Key Metrics and Other Data" and "Key Metrics", each available on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com, EDGAR at http://www.sec.gov and The Stars Group's website at http://www.starsgroup.com, and in other filings that The Stars Group has made and may make with applicable securities authorities in the future. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Any forward-looking statement or information speaks only as of the date hereof, and The Stars Group undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

[1] Adjusted EBITDA is net earnings before financial expenses, income taxes expense (recovery), depreciation and amortization, restructuring and certain other items.

[2] Excludes other revenues.

[3] Adjusted EBITDA of GBP213 million in the 12-month period ended March 31, 2018, and run-rate cost synergies of $70m.

For investor relations, please contact: Tim Foran, Tel: +1-416-986-8515, ir@starsgroup.com; For media inquiries, please contact: Eric Hollreiser, Press@starsgroup.com


Company Codes: NASDAQ-NMS:TSG, Toronto:TSGI, LSE:SKY, OTC-PINK:SKYAY
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Navigare - bilancio vincente Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:41:57 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476932.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476932.html diana kuhne diana kuhne

COMUNICATO STAMPA

 

Visitatori e vendite sottolineano il bilancio positivo

della 30.ma edizione della manifestazione Navigare

 

  Al circolo Posillipo arrivano persino buyer e dealer esteri. La nautica in netta ripresa grazie a gozzi, gommoni e natanti. Ancora beneficenza dagli organizzatori dell’evento

 

 

Napoli, 21 aprile 2018 �“ Molti visitatori, ma anche tanta qualità, questo il vero bilancio della 30.ma edizione del Navigare, organizzato dall’Associazione Nautica Regionale Campana. Sulle banchine del circolo Posillipo si sono visti anche dealer e buyer stranieri come olandesi, spagnoli e portoghesi e operatori dalla Grecia. Insomma la nautica respira come hanno confermato i cantieri Italiamarine, che ha ricevuto numerose richieste e venduto un gommone: il Positano 29 piedi, ma anche Nautica Salpa e Rio yacht nel segmento barche in vetroresina e Nautica Esposito per i gozzi.

 

Chiuderemo con un bilancio positivo, molte aziende hanno venduto qui al Navigare proprio nel segno della ripresa della nautica italiana �“ conferma il presidente Gennaro Amato -. Non bisogna dimenticare che proprio il segmento del natante, ovvero quello entro i dieci metri, è il vero motore della ripresa economica perciò gommoni, gozzi e piccole imbarcazioni sono il fulcro delle trattative di chi acquista”.

 

Domani, domenica 22, giornata conclusiva per l’esposizione di barche con prove in mare, intanto l’ANRC affronta anche i problemi del settore. Infatti se si registra una ripresa del mercato dall’altra restano gli atavici problemi che attanagliano la nautica da tempo, indipendente,mente dalle dimensioni e dalle disponibilità di portafoglio. Costi di servizi, di gestione come rimessaggio e ormeggio, ma anche di benzina sono ancora troppo alti per consentire ad un Paese come il nostro, con oltre 8.000 chilometri di costa, di sviluppare veramente la nautica.

 

E’ vero, abbiamo delle discrasie nel mondo della nautica che non hanno spiegazioni di sorta �“ conferma Gennaro Amato �“ i costi a mare si raddoppiano o quasi triplicano. Per questo motivo con la nostra associazione, che raggruppa l’intera filiera, stiamo studiando una serie di servizi da poter offrire attraverso nostri operatori tecnici per calmierare queste spese. Certo nulla possiamo sul costo del carburante che costa + 20% rispetto ad un distributore cittadino., un mistero che non trova alcuna spiegazione. Comunque l’ANRC, che presiedo, ci adopereremo per far si che la nautica lasci il concetto di lusso ed assuma il giusto significato: il piacere di andare per mare”.

 

Intanto durante la cena di gala, riservata gli associati ed espositori, che si è svolta nei saloni del circolo posillipino, l’ANRC ha donato ancora un assegno di sostegno al reparto onco-ematologico del Pausilipon. A ricevere la donazione il direttore della Fondazione Santobono-Pausilipon, Flavia Matriciano.


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PRN: New Data Show That High Quality Cleansing Improves Lesion Detection During Colonoscopy Compared to Adequate Cleansing[i] Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:40:24 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476934.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476934.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

New Data Show That High Quality Cleansing Improves Lesion Detection During Colonoscopy Compared to Adequate Cleansing[i]

  [21-April-2018]  

AMSTERDAM, April 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Norgine B.V. today announced new data showing that there is a strong correlation between higher cleansing scores and increased polyp detection rate (PDR) and adenoma detection rate (ADR).

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The adenoma detection rate (ADR) is one of the primary quality measures of colonoscopy and an indicator of the likelihood of subsequent patient colorectal cancer.

The data were presented at the European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) 2018, oral presentation, OP251, 21 April 2018, 11:36 to 11:48 am.

This post hoc analysis determined the relationship between BBPS* scores and adenoma and polyp detection rates in patients who had identical scores in each of the three colon segments, using pooled data from three similarly designed Phase 3, multicentre, randomised trials: NOCT, MORA and DAYB.

          Overall colon                                             High-       Odds ratio        lesion                                                   Quality:      Adequate :        detection         High-        Adequate    Low-Quality   Adequate     Low-Quality        rates                                                    (95% CI)      (95% CI)                      Quality(N=166)    (N=950)      (N=54)                                                                 [P-value]     [P-value]                                                                       1.60          0.90                                                                (1.14-2.24)   (0.50-1.60)        PDR, n (%)      91 (54.8)      396 (41.7)   22 (40.7)      [0.0067]      [0.7104]                                                                       1.97          0.75        ADR, n (%)      71 (42.8)      247 (26.0)   15 (27.8)   (1.39-2.80)   (0.39-1.43)                                                                   [0.0001]      [0.3829]       LR Analysis                of       Association           between                                    0.0239      Uniform BBPS       Score Group          and PDR,           P-value        LR Analysis                of       Association           between                                    0.0006      Uniform BBPS       Score Group          and ADR,           P-value 

Table 1. PDR and ADR by uniform BBPS score 

Similar results were shown with the use of the Harefield Cleansing Scale** - Higher Harefield Cleansing Scale Scores are associated with improved lesion detection: post hoc analysis of three randomised and central reader-assessed phase 3 clinical trials, oral presentation, OP249, 21 April 2018, 11:12-11:24 am.[ii]

Dr Cesare Hassan, Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Unit, Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Roma RM, Italy said: "For the first time, the use of two independent, validated, cleansing scales demonstrate that higher segmental cleansing quality is associated with higher lesion detection rates. As a result, patients should use a high quality bowel cleanser to facilitate early detection and removal of abnormalities in order to prevent colorectal cancer."

Colonoscopy is a vital screening procedure to detect and remove adenomas and polyps that could otherwise lead to colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality in Europe, with over 447,000 new diagnoses every year.[iii] Colorectal cancer is largely preventable, with early detection being associated with a 90% cure rate.[iv]

*Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS) is a 10-point scale assessing bowel preparation after all cleansing manoeuvres are completed by the endoscopist.[v] 

**Harefield Cleansing Scale is a robust, reliable, and consistent tool that has the potential to improve the effective standardization of bowel preparation assessment in both clinical and research practice.[vi] 

View the media release in full http://www.norgine.com/media.

i. Hassan C. et al. High-quality cleansing improves lesion detection during colonoscopy compared to adequate cleansing: post hoc analysis of 1170 central-reader assessed patients in three randomised phase 3 trials. Oral Presentation. ESGE 2018

ii. Manning J. et al. Higher Harefield cleansing scale scores are associated with improved lesion detection: post hoc analysis of three randomised and central reader-assessed phase 3 clinical trials. Oral presentation. ESGE 2018

iii. Epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Europe. Source: GLOBOCAN 2012

iv. American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/detection.html . Accessed 10 April 2018

v. Edwin J. Lai et al. The Boston Bowel Preparation Scale: A valid and reliable instrument for colonoscopy-oriented research. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Mar; 69(3 Pt 2): 620-625 [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&retmode=ref&cmd=prlinks&id=19136102 ]

vi. Halphen M [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Halphen%20M%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=23531426 ].. Validation of the Harefield Cleansing Scale: a tool for the evaluation of bowel cleansing quality in both research and clinical practice. Gastrointest Endosc. [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23531426 ] 2013 Jul;78(1):121-31. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2013.02.009. Epub 2013 Mar 24.

Media contact: Isabelle Jouin, ijouin@norgine.com .

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PRN: Rockschool's Revolution in Music Education Wins Queen's Award for Enterprise Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:40:23 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476931.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476931.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Rockschool's Revolution in Music Education Wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

  [21-April-2018]  

LONDON, April 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The company, which is the world's first rock and pop music exam board, has today been awarded the Queen's Awards for Enterprise. This prestigious award is a recognised Royal endorsement reflecting the success of Rockschool's international development.

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Founded by Chairman Norton York in 1991, Music graduate Norton York spent his teens playing in bands and felt pop music was ignored in mainstream music education, despite leading the world in innovation, creativity and profitability. He wanted young musicians who played drums, electric guitars and keyboards to be able to take exams and mark their achievements in the same way as their classical contemporaries. Rockschool now conducts exams in over 45 countries around the world. Over 400,000 aspiring musicians have already taken Rockschool exams. Famous alumni include 'Ed Sheeran', 'Jess Glynn' and emerging talent like 'Let's Eat Grandma'.

" Since we started Rockschool in 1991 we pioneered pop and rock music education - from our world firsts in establishing guitar, bass and drums grade exams to our vocational qualifications which have been taken by world beating artists and our most recent innovation in music production exams, Rockschool has always led the way in British music education. I am so proud and honoured that  our achievements in the past few years in establishing our exams as a global leader in our field in more than 40 countries has been recognised with this Queen's Award. Thank you to our staff and to all the young musicians who have come on this journey with us."

Norton York, Founder & Chairman RSL Awards (Rockschool ltd)

Not only do a Rockschool candidates go onto become global superstars, the qualifications also lead to full-time jobs working in the creative industries like stage crew, sound engineers, producers, and managers making Rockschool students the envy of the world.  

"Nurturing musical talent has been at the forefront of the company's endeavours from the very beginning. This is not only paying dividends for our candidates and Rockschool as a company, but the wider success of UK music as an international export." 

John Simpson, Rockschool's Chief Executive Officer

The export value of the UK Creative Industries is estimated at £19.8 billion or 9% of total export services. It is growing at 10.9% a year and accounts for 1.9 million jobs in the UK*. Rockschool is a rising star in this burgeoning export market and this performance has been recognised today with the granting of The Queens Award for Enterprise - International Trade

RSL( Rockschool Ltd)

In 1991- Rockschool created a unique set of products for a brand-new marketplace: recognised, graded qualifications for contemporary musicians. The instruments included in the original graded examinations were Electric guitar, Bass guitar and Drums. After the initial success with these instruments, the company developed syllabi in Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Ukulele, Theory and Music Production. Ongoing reissues keep the material up to date and relevant to the ever changing music world. The company has developed a full suite of additional qualifications including vocational qualifications and performance arts awards. Rockschool qualifications are recognised and regulated at the highest level by Ofqual, SFA, CCEA, Qualifications Wales and the Department for Education. The higher grades attract UCAS points helping students gain access to university places.  

* https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/creative-industries-2016-focus-on

More information available

Company website www.rslawards.com

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PRN: Reincubate's iPhone Backup Extractor Wins UK's Highest Official Business Award, Recognising Innovation in Giving Individuals Access to Their Own Data Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:40:27 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476929.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476929.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Reincubate's iPhone Backup Extractor Wins UK's Highest Official Business Award, Recognising Innovation in Giving Individuals Access to Their Own Data

  [20-April-2018]  

LONDON, April 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

British tech company, Reincubate will receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise this year, for the second year running. The award will recognise the company's innovation in building leading iOS data recovery and access product, Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor.

  • In a world with increasing concern around tech companies collecting and selling personal data, Reincubate's products empower individuals to access data held on them by tech companies
  • With Europe's GDPR data protection law pending, Reincubate have pioneered technology that companies are now required to build and adopt to safeguard personal data (and have opened their own technology for others to build on)
  • Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor was the world's first consumer tool (2008) for accessing iPhone data, and subsequently the first to introduce encryption support, iCloud access, and an API
  • Through the feedback of millions of users, Reincubate are rated one of the UK's top 10 most loved software companies by TrustPilot, with a near-perfect 9.7 out of 10

Aidan Fitzpatrick, CEO and founder of Reincubate, said: "Receiving the Queen's Award for Enterprise is an incredible testament to the hard work of our team. Our business is centred around research and development, and we are proud to be recognised for our innovative work as world leaders in app data access."

"Having spent a decade working to unlock data owned by individuals, but otherwise inaccessible to them, it is wonderful to see more public attention paid to the treatment of such data. Ever since creating the first version of iPhone Backup Extractor to recover my own data, I've been a passionate believer that access to one's data is not something that should be reserved for a technical elite."

About the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 

The Queen's Award for Enterprise is granted to British businesses for outstanding achievement in one of four categories: international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility). They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. Her Majesty the Queen grants the awards on the advice of the Prime Minister; they are announced annually on the 21 April, The Queen's birthday.

Winners of the award will meet The Queen and members of the Royal Family at a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace later in the year.

Research of International Trade winners between 2012 and 2015 carried out by the University of Strathclyde, showed that 73% of respondents directly attribute increased international sales to winning a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

About Reincubate 

Reincubate enables its customers to access data from their own apps and devices, which otherwise remains inaccessible. The company's mission is to democratise access to app data, so individuals and companies can do more with their own data on a transparent and ethical basis. Its vision is to help 10% of the world create value with their own data.

The company serves consumers, small businesses and law enforcement with the iPhone Backup Extractor. Reincubate's APIs for iCloud, iOS, and other mobile devices serve parental monitoring, CRM, insurance and compliance needs. The iPhone Backup Extractor allows users to examine data managed by Apple and many third-party apps (including Google, Facebook and Microsoft), both in the iCloud and on their device.

In 2017, Reincubate was awarded its first Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of its performance in international sales outside of Great Britain.

Contact information 

For more information about Reincubate's services and products, please visit https://www.reincubate.com/about/

The free version of Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor is available at https://www.reincubate.com/iphone-backup-extractor/

For press inquiries, please email pr@reincubate.com

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Neutralizzare le acque acide delle caldaie a condensazione con Sanineutral Mini Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:44:52 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/manifestazioni/476908.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/manifestazioni/476908.html BIZCOMIT.IT BIZCOMIT.IT Sanitrit, marchio SFA ITALIA SpA leader nel settore trituratori e pompe, presenta Sanineutral Mini, la soluzione per neutralizzare le acque acide delle caldaie installate in cucina (fino a 25 Kw).



Schermata 2018-04-18 alle 17.20.42

Da settembre 2015 è infatti diventato obbligatorio installare solo caldaie a condensazione che permetteranno un notevole risparmio energetico e lo sfruttamento dell’energia rinnovabile. Tuttavia, queste nuove caldaie, provocano la formazione di acque acide di condensa che devono essere smaltite in maniera sicura. Sanineutral Mini è una delle soluzioni proposte da Sanitrit per risolvere questo problema e convogliare le acque di condensa verso gli scarichi in modo efficiente.

Sanineutral Mini è fornito di granuli di neutralizzazione ed è collocabile sopra o di lato alla caldaia con dei fissaggi già in dotazione. La manutenzione è semplice e veloce: il coperchio è removibile e non è necessario scollegare il prodotto. Il contenitore trasparente permette di controllare il livello dei granuli, mentre le dimensioni ridotte di Sanineutral Mini permettono una installazione anche quando c’è poco spazio.

Per ulteriori informazioni:

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PRN: UnionPay International launches "Fly to the World" themed campaign Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:16:35 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476911.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476911.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

UnionPay International launches "Fly to the World" themed campaign

  [20-April-2018]  

- 100,000 merchant locations outside mainland China provide up to 30%-off discounts for UnionPay cardholders

SHANGHAI, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from China's OTAs show that over 60% of Chinese tourists plan to travel outside mainland China during the upcoming May Day Holiday, and many white-collars prefer to have a long-distance trip by taking some days off. UnionPay International announced today the launch of its "Fly to the World" themed campaign, offering smoother and better payment experiences to the Chinese outbound tourists. UnionPay cardholders may enjoy exclusive offers at about ten thousand merchant locations in 20 overseas countries and regions.

Many UnionPay cardholders who have traveled prior to the peak may have already enjoyed the abundant discounts offered by UnionPay. To date, UnionPay acceptance network has expanded to 168 countries and regions, covering more than 23 million merchant locations and 1.64 million ATMs outside the Chinese Mainland. On the basis of its extensive acceptance network, UnionPay International continues to upgrade its card-using privilege system, collaborating with various types of merchants across Asia Pacific, Europe, America, Middle East and Russia to offer up to 30%-off discounts to UnionPay cardholders from now to June 20th.

The participating merchants of "Fly to the World" include airport duty free shops, famous department stores and brand stores, car rentals, restaurants, cruises, tourist attractions and communication service providers. UnionPay cardholders may enjoy online booking discounts when booking hotel rooms at OTAs like agoda.com. After returning home, they may get cash refunds from banks and airlines or card-using incentives from travel agencies.

According to the Annual Report of China Outbound Tourism Development (2017), more and more Chinese tourists prefer to spend more time to experience the local life and culture. With this trend, "Fly to the World" covers more car rental companies, restaurants, cruises and entertainment establishments (30% more than UnionPay's global campaign last year), offering better experiences to free-and-independent travelers.

Tourists may download the "UnionPay" App to enjoy more offers. For instance, cardholders may enjoy discounts paying with the "UnionPay" App by scanning QR code at merchants such as Kith Cafe, Bakery Cuisine, Pablo Cheese Tart and Itacho Sushi in Singapore. They may also download the e-coupons of "U Plan" with the App to enjoy instant discount at dozens of merchants, including Hertz in America, T Galleria in Australia and Tsuruha Drug in Japan.

 

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PRN: Hainan offrirà ingresso senza visto a turisti di 59 paesi Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:20:30 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476907.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476907.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Hainan offrirà ingresso senza visto a turisti di 59 paesi

  [2018-04-20]  

HAIKOU, Cina, 20 aprile 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- La Cina offrirà un ingresso senza visto a Hainan allargato ai turisti di 59 paesi a partire dal 1° maggio, una mossa in sostegno alle riforme e all'apertura nella provincia insulare più meridionale del paese, come annunciato mercoledì dall'Amministrazione statale per l'immigrazione. 

Con la nuova regolamentazione, i turisti individuali e in gruppo provenienti da 59 paesi, tra cui Russia, Gran Bretagna, Francia, Germania e Stati Uniti, possono visitare Hainan senza visto e soggiornarvi fino a 30 giorni a condizione che prenotino il loro tour con agenzie di viaggio.

Hainan ha offerto un soggiorno senza visto di 15 giorni a turisti di gruppo di 21 paesi fin dal 2000, ed ha aggiunto alla lista altri cinque paesi nel 2010.

"Nell'estendere la politica ai viaggiatori individuali e il soggiorno fino a 30 giorni, il governo punta ad attrarre più turisti internazionali, alimentare l'industria del turismo e soddisfare le esigenze dei cittadini stranieri," ha detto il vice direttore dell'Amministrazione Qu Yunhai.

L'ingresso facilitato senza visto per Hainan è parte dell'impegno della Cina per trasformare la provincia in "un porto di libero scambio con caratteristiche cinesi," come affermato nelle linee guida del sostegno a Hainan per approfondire le riforme e l'apertura, emesse sabato dalle autorità centrali.

L'isola è diventata negli ultimi anni una nota destinazione tropicale per i turisti stranieri, che sono stati oltre 1,1 milioni nel 2017, quasi il 50 percento in più dell'anno precedente.

L'anno scorso, Hainan ha accolto quasi 320.000 turisti da 26 paesi con ingresso senza visto, tre volte e mezza il numero registrato nel 2016. I turisti provenienti da Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malesia, Corea del Sud e Russia hanno rappresentato oltre il 90 percento del totale.

"La policy infonderà nuova vitalità a Hainan e ci avvicinerà di più al nostro obiettivo di diventare una destinazione di classe internazionale," ha detto Sun Ying, direttore della Commissione per lo sviluppo del turismo di Hainan.

L'associazione delle agenzie di viaggio di Haikou, capitale di Hainan, intende offrire formazione linguistica e culturale agli impiegati di oltre 200 agenzie di viaggio locali, a detta di Mai Weiwen, segretario generale dell'associazione.

Più voli diretti sono pianificati per i paesi con ingresso senza visto. Hainan ha già 57 voli internazionali per paesi come Germania, Malesia e Thailandia, con piani per almeno 16 nuove rotte internazionali entro quest'anno. Si punta ad avere almeno 100 rotte internazionali entro il 2020.

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PRN: Abbott Extends Title Sponsorship of Abbott World Marathon Majors through 2023 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:50:11 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476906.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476906.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Abbott Extends Title Sponsorship of Abbott World Marathon Majors through 2023

  [20-April-2018]  

LONDON, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and the World Marathon Majors today announced the renewal of Abbott's title sponsorship. The partnership will extend into 2023, with the new four-year agreement beginning in 2019. Abbott became the first title sponsor of the series in 2015.

"At Abbott, we create life-changing technologies that help people live fully and accomplish their personal goals â€�“ like running a marathon," said Elaine Leavenworth, senior vice president, chief marketing and external affairs officer, Abbott. "We're pleased to extend our partnership with the Abbott World Marathon Majors, because they celebrate what's possible with good health."

"We are thrilled to continue what has been an incredible relationship with Abbott," said Tim Hadzima, general manager of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM).

"Our partnership has enabled the series to expand our horizons and look down the road at the great things we can continue to accomplish together. The support Abbott has shown and the affinity that Abbott has with the sport of marathon running has enabled us to enhance the race experience for everyone who takes part in these amazing events, from our world class runners to our Everyday Champions."

The AbbottWMM series consists of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, B.A.A. Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City.

Elite runners and wheelchair racers compete and score points in these races â€�“ and any Olympic or IAAF World Championship marathons that take place in a series timeframe â€�“ with each series starting and finishing in the same city. Series XI draws to a close in London on April 22, 2018.

Since the partnership began, AbbottWMM has been able to launch new programs and innovations, connecting more people to the sport and sharing best practices across races. These enhancements include:

  • Adding a new recognition program by creating a Six Star medal. The Six Star Finisher program has become an amazing life goal for thousands of people, offering "Everyday Champions" the chance to earn the highly prized Six Star Medal and certificate for completing all six marathons in the AbbottWMM series. There are now more than 3,000 Six Star Finishers around the world.
  • Launching an elite wheelchair series in 2016, creating a global platform for the world's best wheelchair racers to compete.
  • Introducing a new charity initiative at the start of Series XI with US$10,000 awarded to causes nominated on behalf of each race winner across both the open and wheelchair divisions, bringing the Series total donations to $280,000.
  • Announcing further expansion of the series with the news that, with the help of a strategic partnership with Chinese company Wanda, a search for three new races to join the AbbottWMM would begin. That process, which began in 2017, continues with the ambition to bring the series to as yet unreached regions of Asia and Africa.
  • Introducing a new way to recognize age group champions. The start of Series XII in Berlin on September 16 also will kick off the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings, offering runners 40 years and older the chance to earn ranking points in a bid to qualify for the inaugural Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships in the spring of 2020.

"With Abbott's help, we will continue to push forward in pursuit of our goals, chief among them to promote the sport of marathon running throughout the globe," Hadzima said. "The first four years of our partnership is just the start, and with the new races and initiatives coming, the next four promise to be even more exciting."

"It's been exciting to participate in the growth of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series, and inspiring to watch our employees bring the sponsorship to life," said Leavenworth. "Hundreds of our colleagues and their families have energized Abbott Cheer Zones on race day or crossed the marathon finish lines themselves."

About Abbott World Marathon Majors:
The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, B.A.A. Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. The organizers of these events are united in their efforts to advance the sport, raise awareness of its professional athletes, and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.worldmarathonmajors.com.

About Abbott:
At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world â€�“ in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals â€�“ that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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PRN: The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Fans Have Ordered Half a Million FAN IDs Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:40:25 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476904.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476904.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Fans Have Ordered Half a Million FAN IDs

  [20-April-2018]  

MOSCOW, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation has informed that the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ fans have ordered 500,000 FAN IDs.        

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8312451-2018-fifa-world-cup-fan-ids/

50% of the FAN IDs were ordered by the citizens of the Russian Federation. The citizens of the United States ordered 22,500 FAN IDs, Mexico - 16,000, China - 14,500, Columbia - 14,200, Argentina - almost 13,000, Peru - 12,000, Germany - 10,600, Brazil - 9,700, Egypt - 8,000 with other countries to follow.

Out of the 500,000 people who have ordered FAN IDs 25% are women.

50% of the FAN IDs were ordered by fans of 25-44 years in age. 8% of the FAN IDs were ordered by spectators younger than 17 years of age.

FAN ID is a personalized spectator's card. It is a unique project developed by the Russian Federation especially for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. FAN ID is a personal document which is issued free of charge once for all of the tournament matches. Every spectator who has purchased a match ticket must get a FAN ID. In order to do this, one must fill in an application form at http://www.fan-id.ru/ or register at one of the FAN ID Distribution Centers located in Russia. In combination with a match ticket, a FAN ID will ensure fast and convenient access to the stadium for all spectators.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter Russia visa-free with a FAN ID during the period starting 10 days before the date of the first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and ending on the date of the last match. Therefore, entry into Russia with a FAN ID is possible starting from 4 June through 15 July 2018. The FAN ID holders must leave the country no later than 25 July 2018. 

FAN ID also entitles spectators to free travel on additional trains connecting the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ host cities and on public transportation of the host cities on match days.

You can get a FAN ID at the FAN ID Distribution Centers in Russia, Rossotrudnichestvo's foreign offices, VFS Global Visa Application Centers worldwide or order postal delivery.

For detailed statistics by country on the number of FAN IDs ordered mass media representatives can write at media@minsvyaz.ru.  

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PRN: Jim O'Neill Elected New Chair of Chatham House Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:07:47 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476903.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476903.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Jim O'Neill Elected New Chair of Chatham House

  [20-April-2018]  

LONDON, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Members of the Council of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, have elected Lord O'Neill of Gatley as its next chair.

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Jim O'Neill will lead the council in overseeing the operations and performance of the institute as well as contribute his substantial experience to support its mission to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. As Chatham House approaches the centenary of its founding in 2020, he will also work closely with council members, the institute's supporters and its director, Robin Niblett, to ensure that the institute continues to be at the forefront of debate, analysis and ideas on the most critical issues in international affairs.

Jim O'Neill will take over from Stuart Popham QC, who has served six years in the post, after the institute's AGM in July 2018. The selection was undertaken by a search committee led by Sir Simon Fraser, vice chair of Council and chair of the nominations committee, working alongside MWM Consulting.

Lord O'Neill said:

"I welcome this opportunity to lead the board of an institution that I greatly respect and that I believe will play a highly important role in the future. Uniquely, Chatham House combines the capacity to convene leading thinkers and practitioners on international affairs alongside deep knowledge on how to confront some of the most intractable global challenges of our time. I look forward to building on Stuart's legacy and to ensuring Chatham House addresses the risks and opportunities of the future with the same passion as it has in the past." 

The post of chair is elected by members of council who are drawn from and elected by the institute's individual and nominated members.

Jim O'Neill's previous roles include joint head of research at Goldman Sachs (1995-2000), its chief economist (2001-10) and chairman of its asset management division (2010-13); commercial secretary to the Treasury (2015-16); chair of the City Growth Commission (2014); and chair of the Review on Anti-Microbial Resistance (2014-16). He was created a life peer in 2015, and serves as a crossbench member of the House of Lords. He is also an honorary professor of economics, University of Manchester, and holds honorary degrees from the University of Sheffield, University of London and City University London. He received his PhD from the University of Surrey.

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PRN: Steve Dodman Joins Richardson as Chief Sales Officer Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:40:32 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476902.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476902.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Steve Dodman Joins Richardson as Chief Sales Officer

  [20-April-2018]  

PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Richardson, a leading global sales training company, announced that Steve Dodman is joining the executive team as Chief Sales Officer.

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Steve brings 18 years of experience driving revenue, profitability, and performance in the professional services industry. At Richardson, Steve will lead the global sales organization, providing leadership, direction, and an executive vision to ensure alignment with the company's financial and strategic goals. As a member of the senior executive team, Steve will also help to set the company's strategy moving forward.

Recently, Steve remarked, "I'm thrilled to join the Richardson team as their Chief Sales Officer. Richardson is poised for continued growth as it builds upon its rich history and effective, tailored, and global delivery capabilities. Organizations today are under tremendous pressure to improve sales productivity and sales effectiveness. In addition, there are significant changes taking place with regard to the interaction between buyers and sellers, which is forcing sellers to think differently about how they approach the market. Richardson's programs provide sellers and sales leaders with the critical skills and competencies that enhance the dialogue between buyer and seller and enable significant improvements in revenue performance."

Previously, Steve held senior-level sales and marketing positions with SiriusDecisions, Technology Business Management Council, GBMP, and International Data Group. His experience includes defining and executing go-to-market strategies, building sales teams, and developing strategic partnerships. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in Global Business and Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

John Elsey, Richardson President and CEO, says, "We're excited to have Steve join our senior team during a period of significant growth and innovation here at Richardson. As we look to constantly reimagine solutions that address real business challenges for sales and leading leaders at the world's largest corporations, Steve's expertise in sales execution will help us improve our value proposition and deliver relevant and actionable insights to our clients to help them build competitive advantage."

About Richardson
Richardson is a global sales training and performance improvement company focused on helping you drive revenue and grow long-term customer relationships. Our market-proven sales and coaching methodology combined with our active learning approach ensures that your sales teams learn, master, and apply new behaviors when and where they matter most â€�” in front of the buyer. Get to know us and learn about how we help drive the world's most inspiring sales organizations to their next level of excellence.

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Monitorare l’efficienza di conversione con Power System Manager digitale Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:52 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/manifestazioni/476910.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/manifestazioni/476910.html BIZCOMIT.IT BIZCOMIT.IT Analog Devices annuncia l’LTC2972 Power by Linear™, un sistema di gestione dell’alimentazione a due canali, in grado di monitorare corrente, potenza ed energia dall’ingresso su bus intermedio ai POL (point-of-load). Il monitoraggio della potenza e dell’uso dell’energia circuitale è un requisito essenziale per la gestione, l’ottimizzazione e il contenimento dei consumi, al fine di ridurre i costi di gestione e di raffreddamento dei sistemi. L’LTC2972 solleva la CPU dal gravoso onere delle verifiche e dei calcoli, fornendo direttamente il valore dell’energia d’ingresso, riportato in joule, e del tempo trascorso, attraverso un’interfaccia PMBus. Combinando quindi misure digitali delle tensioni d’uscita ai POL, di correnti e potenze, l’LTC2972 permette il monitoraggio nel tempo del livello di efficienza di conversione del sistema di alimentazione. L’LTC2972 include un software per il monitoraggio e il controllo dei sistemi di alimentazione di schede FPGA, ASIC e DSP, consentendo un più rapido time to market, migliorando l’affidabilità di sistema e ottimizzando il consumo energetico della scheda.



  • Visitando la pagina di prodotto dell’LTC2972 potrete scaricare la documentazione, ordinare campioni e schede di valutazione: analog.com/LTC2972

Le tensioni d’alimentazione in uscita sono regolate, marginate e monitorate tramite un convertitore analogico-digitale (ADC) a 16 bit di altissimo livello, con un TUE (total unadjusted error) di 0,25%, che migliora i rendimenti della scheda e le prestazioni a lungo termine. Le correnti in uscita vengono misurate mediante una resistenza di sense, un induttore DCR o l’uscita IMON di un alimentatore.

Il dispositivo integra funzioni di sequencing delle alimentazioni, supervisione e registrazione delle anomalie su EEPROM.  Guasti e anomalie vengono automaticamente registrati in una “scatola nera” su EEPROM, semplificando l’analisi e suggerendo indicazioni sui possibili miglioramenti da apportare al sistema. Per ciascun canale è disponibile un pin programmabile di Power Good o di General Purpose input/output (GPIO). L’LTC2972 si può connettere ad altri power system manager per coordinare il sequencing delle alimentazioni e la gestione dei guasti di un numero di rail superiore a due. Per una programmazione flessibile e per la lettura dei dati del sistema di alimentazione vengono utilizzati comandi PMBus-compatibili.

La configurazione avviene attraverso il sistema di sviluppo LTpowerPlay®, che supporta tutti i dispositivi di power system management (PSM) di Power by Linear. Una volta programmato, il dispositivo funziona autonomamente, senza dover scrivere ulteriori linee di codice.

Fornito per funzionare nell’intervallo termico commerciale da 0o C a 70o C e industriale da −40o C a 105o C, l’LTC2972 è disponibile in package QFN da 44 pin di 6mm x 7mm. Campioni e schede di valutazione sono disponibili online o presso i rivenditori locali di Analog Devices.

Per ulteriori informazioni, visitate il sito www.analog.com/LTC2972.

Riepilogo delle caratteristiche: LTC2972

  • Gestione digitale di due alimentatori
  • Regolazione Margin o Trim delle uscite nell’intorno di 0,25% della tensione target
  • Comandi conformi allo standard PMBus attraverso interfaccia digitale I2C/SMBus
  • EEPROM con ECC per configurazione, registrazione e log delle anomalie
  • Supportato da GUI LT powerPlay®
  • Sequencer di alimentazione – a tempo, in cascata, con supporto del tracking
  • ADC a 16-Bit con TUE di 0,25% per monitoraggio e telemetria su:
    • linea d’ingresso: tensione, corrente, potenza e energia
    • due linee in uscita: tensione, corrente e potenza
    • temperatura del dispositivo e due temperature esterne
  • Supervisione contro OV/UV con soglie regolabili: tensione d’ingresso, due tensioni in uscita, due temperature esterne
  • Pin di uscita Power Good con ritardi programmabili per la rimozione dei glitch
  • Coordina la sequenza e la gestione dei guasti su dispositivi PSM multipli
  • Funziona autonomamente senza software aggiuntivo
  • Timer watchdog programmabile
  • Alimentazione da 3,3V, o 4,5V a 15V
  • Funzionamento da –40°C a 105°C
  • Package QFN a 44-Pin di 6mm × 7mm

Prezzi e disponibilità
L’LTC2972 è già disponibile in un package QFN-44 di 6mm x 7mm a partire da $3.99 per mille unità.

Analog Devices
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PRN: Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of Norwegian Bliss Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:10:19 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476892.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476892.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of Norwegian Bliss

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Norwegian's newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington

BREMERHAVEN, Germany, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 168,028-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the conclusion of an 18-month building period.  In attendance were executives from Norwegian Cruise Line, including Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer, Harry Sommer, executive vice president of international business development, Robin Lindsay, executive vice president of vessel operations for the 16-ship fleet, representatives from Meyer Werft including Bernard and Tim Meyer, managing partners of t! he German -based shipyard, and the ship's captain and hotel director. Before cruising to Southampton, England to begin her transatlantic journey on April 21, Norwegian Bliss will showcase all she has to offer to her first guests during a two-day European inaugural preview cruise hosted by Andy Stuart and Harry Sommer.

Bernard Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft, Captain Karl Staffan Bengtsson, Andy Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line

Upon her arrival to the U.S. on May 3, the festivities for her U.S inaugural tour will commence with two-night preview events in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, and will conclude with a grand christening ceremony and sailing from her first homeport at Pier 66 in Seattle, Washington on May 30. Following a three-day inaugural voyage with a call into the port of Victoria, British Columbia, she will return on June 2 and will then embark on her first seven-day voyage to Alaska.

"Norwegian Bliss is one of our most highly-anticipated ships to date, and today marks another exciting milestone for the newest and most innovative ship of our young and modern fleet," said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "The Meyer Werft team, along with our operations teams, ship officers and crew members, has done an incredible job bringing Norwegian Bliss to life and we cannot wait for guests to experience all she has to offer."

"We're happy to deliver another ship to Norwegian Cruise Line," said Bernard Meyer, managing partner of Meyer Werft. "We are extremely proud of our partnership of over 15 years and are confident that the first ship custom-built for cruising to Alaska will exceed the expectations of their guests."

Norwegian Bliss, the third ship in the line's Breakaway Plus class, the most successful class in the company's history, is the first cruise ship specifically designed with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruising experience.  On board, guests will be able to experience their favorite amenities by Norwegian Cruise Line, plus some new first-at-sea offerings.  Norwegian Bliss will thrill and excite guests with the largest competitive race track at sea, a first for any North America-based cruise ship. The two-level electric-car race track sits at the top of deck 19, offering guests amazing views while twisting and turning at a speed of up to 30 miles per hour.  After a thrilling ride, guests can then test their agility at the open-air laser tag course, or race side-by-side on the Aqua Racer waterslide at the expansive Aqua Park, with two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below. 

Aboard Norwegian Bliss, culinary enthusiasts can savor new exclusive specialty dining and bar concepts such as the debuting Texas smokehouse â€�“ Q, the cruise line's first full-service Starbucks® store at sea, and Coco's â€�“ a chocolate and sweet treats shop.  At The District Brew House, guests can enjoy a variety of craft cocktails and beers, including local Seattle favorites from Red Hook Brewery.

Continuing with Norwegian's commitment to offering incredible entertainment across the fleet, Norwegian Bliss features new programming that includes the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, and ¡HAVANA! â€�“ an original musical theater show created and produced specifically for Norwegian Bliss.  The creative group behind ¡HAVANA! include Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Warren Carlyle, Cuban-American design duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo and features original songs by Cuban-American, Grammy-winning singer â€�“ Albita. Norwegian Bliss also features a new theatrical cocktail hour experience, Happy Hour Prohibition â€�“ The Musical that will transport guests to a New Orleans speakeasy on the eve of the Prohibi! tion era. At The Cavern Club, guests can enjoy their favorite songs from The Beatles live with a talented cover band, in a setting inspired by the Liverpool Club where The Beatles famously performed countless times.

Guests on Norwegian Bliss can relax with a variety of accommodations including luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian®, studio staterooms for solo travelers with virtual ocean views, and plenty of connecting staterooms ideal for large groups and families. Two expansive observation lounges, one exclusively accessible for Haven guests, will offer cruisers uninterrupted views of the natural beauty of the sea and shore throughout their journeys. 

Beginning June 2018, Norwegian Bliss will spend her summer cruising seven-day voyages to Alaska, and fall season cruising to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles.  In winter of 2018, she will sail the Caribbean from Miami, and in the 2019 fall/winter season she will cruise from New York City to Florida< /span>, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

To book a cruise on Norwegian Bliss, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE(625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.

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About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising.  Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pool and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time and experience up to 27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand's 16 ships.

Recently, the line was named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" for the tenth consecutive year, "World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line" for the sixth consecutive year, the "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line" for the fifth consecutive year, as well as "World's Leading Cruise Line" and "North America's Leading Cruise Line" both for the second straight year by the World Travel Awards. Norwegian's next new build, the highly anticipated Norwegian Bliss, will be delivered in April 2018 featuring many firsts-at-sea for the global market including the largest race track at sea, award-winning Broadway entertainment, two observation lounges for guests to enjoy stunning ocean and glacier views and more.  Norwegian will introduce an additional new "Breakaway Plus" Class cruise ship in 2019 and has four additional ships on order for delivery beginning in 2022, w! ith an op tion to introduce two more ships in 2026 and 2027.

For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line visit www.ncl.com; contact us in the U.S. and Canada at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784); or follow us on the following social channels for the latest company news & exclusive content: Facebook, Instagram and Youtube: @NorwegianCruiseLine; Twitter and Snapchat: @CruiseNorwegian; and WeChat: @gonclcn. High resolution, downloadable images are available at www.ncl.com/media-center.

About Meyer Werft
Founded in 1795, Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT has been managed by the sixth and seventh generation of the Meyer family. This well-established company has approximately 3,300 employees. MEYER WERFT's extensive production program covers a wide range of ship types, from cruise ships, gas tankers, to car and passenger ferries. In order to stay successful in worldwide competition, production technology has been continuously improved and extended. Today, MEYER WERFT has the most modern production premises in the shipbuilding industry. For more information, go to www.meyerwerft.com.

Seated at the signing table Marco Pastorino (IMA Holding), Stephan Schmees (Meyer Werft), Robin Lindsay (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings), Bernard Meyer (Meyer Werft), Andy Stuart (Norwegian Cruise Line), Dan Farkas (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings),Tim Meyer (Meyer Werft), Howard Flanders (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings), with the Norwegian Cruise Line international team.

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PRN: Hainan to offer visa-free access to tourists from 59 countries Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:05:07 +0200 http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476891.html http://content.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/476891.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Hainan to offer visa-free access to tourists from 59 countries

  [20-April-2018]  

HAIKOU, China, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China will offer greater visa-free access for tourists from 59 countries to Hainan from May 1, in a move to support reform and opening up in the country's southernmost island province, the State Immigration Administration announced Wednesday.

Under the new policy, group and individual tourists from 59 countries, including Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, can visit Hainan visa-free and stay there for up to 30 days on condition that they book their tour through travel agencies.

Hainan has offered a 15-day visa-free stay for group tourists from 21 countries since 2000, and added another five countries to the list in 2010.

"By extending the policy to individuals and the stay to up to 30 days, the government aims to attract more international tourists, nurture the tourism industry and meet the needs of foreign individuals," said the administration's vice head Qu Yunhai.

The eased visa-free access to Hainan is part of China's effort to build the province into "a free trade port with Chinese characteristics," as stated in the guidelines on supporting Hainan to deepen reform and opening up, released by central authorities Saturday.

The island has become a famous tropical resort for overseas tourists in recent years, with the number of overseas tourists exceeding 1.1 million in 2017, up nearly 50 percent year on year.

Last year, Hainan received nearly 320,000 tourists from the 26 countries with visa-free access, 3.5 times the number recorded in 2016. Tourists from Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Russia accounted for more than 90 percent of the total.

"The policy will inject vitality into Hainan and bring us closer to our goal of becoming a world-class destination," said Sun Ying, director of Hainan Tourism Development Commission.

The association of travel agencies in Haikou, capital of Hainan, plans to offer language and cultural training to employees with more than 200 local travel agencies, according to Mai Weiwen, secretary-general of the association.

More direct flights are planned to countries with visa-free access. Hainan already has 57 international flights to countries including Germany, Malaysia and Thailand, with plans for at least 16 new overseas routes this year. It aims to have at least 100 overseas routes by 2020.


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