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With a heavy increase in inhabitant, needs, demands and requirements, a human being is prone to break down under the strain involved especially when running a business which requires daily supervising, functionality and the need to for stocking and updating equipment, seeing to grievance, providing comfort and entertainment, and generally multi-tasking on a huge level. A hotel is one such business that need a large amount of endeavor and time and each feature of the business needs to be separately analyzed and looked after and the work done should be carried out with careful deliberation so as not to suffer the adverse consequences.
 
The coming of the digital age brought a number of attribute that were to be highly beneficial to us as human beings. Since our technology is advance and everyday the market launches new arrivals and products, it seemed sensitive enough to provoke the use of machines to do human work. Computers have been around us for long enough but with the arrival of software such as a Hotel Booking Software, our lives have become boundlessly more appropriate. 
 
By streamlining your booking chores, keeping a clear customer database, making you’re invoicing simple and straightforward, and giving you the potentiality to run custom reports, this system will save you time and money. Not only will you be able to do these tasks more expeditiously, but by having a simple booking quality in your website, your customers will be capable to book their rooms from the ease of their homes. This in itself is a feature well worth it.
 
If you are not too techie or technical savvy, you can still benefit by using Hotel Booking Software. Although systems vary depending on the company that you choose, most systems are designed to be user friendly and powerful, easy to use and learn. The company that you use will be able to give you training, support, and set up your system so you can be running right away. It will offer also a customer service support for any questions you may have while using it. If you only have a computer, this software is appropriate for that too. It can be set up to run in a single computer or a network, in case you have more than one place of business.
 

There are many profits to using Hotel Reservation Software, and you do not have to have a large adjustment business to reap all the profits. It makes your work too free. So don’t hesitate to buy this software. And it can make your life secure. And you can also use Expedia.com Clone.

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16 Companies Sponsor Orange County Fitness Business Conference


Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

The Fitness Business Summit is the only conference designed to teach business and marketing systems to professionals within the fitness industry. Held annually and hosted by fitness marketing and business consultant Bedros Keuilian, the event is unlike any other educational system offered to fitness professionals. Hosted at the Westin Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA, this years Summit will be held from March 27-29.

Fitness Business Summit 2015 boasts the highest number of attendees in event history, 650, and will also feature significantly more sponsors than any previous year. With 16 independent companies supporting the Summit in the form of paid sponsorships, the event is primed to provide more benefit to attendees than ever previously.

Sponsoring companies include Muscle Ropes, one of the largest battle rope manufacturing companies, the popular supplement company Ideal Shape, and FitPro Newsletter, the only email marketing software designed specifically for fitness professionals.

Sponsorship packages grant event attendees access to special discounts and promotions available nowhere else. These packages, designed by each sponsor exclusively for Fitness Business Summit, will help the hundreds of fitness professionals attending the event operate more efficient businesses. The hundreds of optimized businesses will then be enabled to hire additional employees, stimulate the economy, and ultimately help more individuals live healthier lives.

Education in the fitness industry is hampered by a fatal flaw, said Bedros Keuilian. Nearly every fitness professional will, at some point, be required to open their own business. Its the only way to make decent money in the fitness industry. But none of the accredited personal trainer certification programs offer business training. Thats why I created the Fitness Business Summit, to teach those business systems that are missing from traditional fitness education.

Ive made it my lifes mission to create and empower entrepreneurs. Its the lifestyle that has brought me happiness and I strive to help others find that same happiness. And the Fitness Business Summit is just one of the ways I get to do that.

For more information about the Summit or to purchase a ticket visit FitnessButinessSummit.com.

About Keuilian Inc.

Keuilian Inc. (est. 2007) was founded by fitness marketing and business consultant Bedros Keuilian, who has been named the hidden genius behind several of the biggest names in the fitness industry. In addition, he is also the founder of the popular fitness marketing blog, PTPower.com, and founder and CEO of the indoor fitness boot camp franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp.

To learn more about Bedros Keuilian and his fitness boot camp franchise, please visit:

http://www.ptpower.com/ or

http://www.myfitbodybootcamp.com/







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International Communications Specialist EQHO Globalization Pte. Ltd. Opens for Business in New Singapore Base


Singapore (PRWEB) January 06, 2015

Formed in the fourth quarter of 2014, the new company has acquired 99.9% of EQHO Communications Lao Ltd. Both offices will now serve as production centres for EQHO Globalization Pte. Ltd.

The move is part of EQHO’s wider drive to boost regional growth ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) formation in December 2015, and to simplify its operations in Asia by creating a single client-facing entity and point of financial control.

It will also mean having greater access to a pool of highly skilled and talented professionals to further enhance project offerings and customer satisfaction for both new and existing clients.

The new office is situated overlooking Marina Bay, a 360-hectare extension of the city’s adjacent Central Business District and an up-and-coming location for corporations in the region. It is extremely well served by amenities and infrastructure – by 2018, it will have at least six Mass Rapid Transit stations – and also boasts a dazzling view across the water to the impressive Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

EQHO Groups Executive Director, Ross Klinger, said: EQHOs mission is to enable our clients to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers by providing a comprehensive range of high-quality, cost-effective communications solutions, and the decision to relocate our headquarters to Singapore and reorganize the Groups operating companies will greatly enhance our ability to do so. In combination with the implementation of our new technology infrastructure during the coming year, we are confident that EQHOs localization service offerings will continue to both meet and exceed our clients expectations.

This is just the latest development in a string of accomplishments for EQHO. Not only was it recently awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification by T

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The Network Journal Announces its 17th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Presented by Morgan Stanley


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2015

The Network Journal (TNJ), an award-winning business magazine for African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners, announces its 2015 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business.

For seventeen consecutive years The Network Journal has recognized the outstanding professionalism of 25 African-American women annually and for seventeen years I have been amazed by the heights these women continue to achieve, states TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

The 25 Influential Black Women in Business Class of 2015:


Katrina M. Adams, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, United States Tennis Association
Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Esq., Partner, Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP
Lori George Billingsley, Vice President, Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America
Miko Branch, Chief Executive Officer, Miss Jessie’s LLC
Sharon L. Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City Schools
Rosalind P. Danner, C.P.A., EPMO, Vice President, Finance & Business Management, McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.
Leecia Eve, Vice President, State Government Affairs NJ, NY & CT, Verizon Communications Inc.
Allyson Hugley, President, Measurement, Analytics and Insights, Weber Shandwick
Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Melissa E. James, Managing Director and Global Head of Loan Products Group, Morgan Stanley
Gennell A. Jefferson, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, GE Asset Management Inc.
Danielle Moss Lee, Ed.D., Chief Operating Officer, YWCA of the City of New York
Necole Merritt, Group Vice President, Corporate Communications, Entergy Services, Inc.
Alison L. Moore, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Vivian Rogers Pickard, President, General Motors Foundation; Director, Corporate Relations, General Motors Company
JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business, Medgar Evers College – CUNY
Helen C. Shelton, Senior Partner, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Finn Partners, Inc.
Donna Lynne Skerrett, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Mesoblast
Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, Wyndham Worldwide
Josie J. Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation
Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., FACOG, FACS, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College
Diane L. Waller, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Compensation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Carol H. Williams, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Carol H. Williams Advertising Agency
Karen Mackey Witherspoon, Vice President, the Division of Government, Community & Cultural Affairs, The City College of New York – CUNY
Lana Woods, President, Lana Woods Gallery

This select group will be profiled in the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine, and will be formally honored during Womens History Month at the 17th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Morgan Stanley, on Thursday, March 26, 2015. This highly anticipated signature TNJ event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway (between 45th & 46th streets) in New York City, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This years sponsors include Morgan Stanley, Aflac, LOr

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IFlyBusiness Now Offering Even Lower Fares in Business and First Class for Last Minute Holiday Travel to Europe


San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2014

Still not decided on what you want to do for the holidays? Why not experience the season or New Year in Europe! Whether it’s skiing the Alps, a white Chirstmas in Germany or a beach getaway in the Agean Sea, IFlyBusiness will get you there in Business or First class.

Airline Discounts Include:

British Airways

Lufthansa

Eva Air

Singapore Air

Air Canada

Air France and many more

European vacations during the holidays are especially popular because there are an abundance of festivities and winter attractions in cities full of charm, bright lights, snow-filled cobblestone streets and medievil castles. There are also plentiful ski resorts, restaurants, cafes, museums, beautiful lakes and beaches all easily accessible by train, car or foot.

Tourism is also low during this time of year, so travelers will save on hotel packages and airfare. IFlyBusiness is able to acquire even lower priced Business and First Class fares and pass that savings along to their customers, especially for those planning last minute getaways. Greg Pavlovsky, owner of IFlyBusiness, understands that shopping for discounted travel can be frustrating and time consuming but prefaces that their agents do all the work such as book travel, requests meals and seat assignments. Additionally, with Christmas and New Years around the corner, every little bit of savings counts. IFlyBusiness will pass on the savings and discounts to their customers who wish to fly Business or First Class.

About Us:

IFlyBusiness offers executive travelers the luxury of upgraded flight amenities without the inflated cost. How? IFlyBusiness has contracts with most major airlines to ensure heavily discounted airfares for First and Business Class passengers. Whether booking travel round-trip, one way or around the world, IFlyBusiness travel consultants are there to support you all the way. They have the most up-to-date access to changing airfares, making discounted Business and First Class tickets available for their clients first. Maximum flexibility allows any traveler to be spontaneous, because they know plans change.IFlyBusiness will make sure their clients still get the best rates, even when they need changes to their itinerary on the fly. All fares quoted are in US dollars. Call now at 1-800-807-9834. Customer service consultants are standing by, 7 days a week, 8am-10pm PST. IFlyBusiness is an accredited business and have been servicing the public for over ten years.







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PartnerTech Inc. Executive Speaks at TAG International Business Society Conference


Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) November 18, 2014

Gary Bruce, President and Managing Director of PartnerTech Inc. participated as a featured speaker sharing insight on challenges and successes in the face of global diversity. PartnerTech Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB of Sweden with 14 locations across Europe, China and the U.S. The geographic diversity of the organization presents opportunities for superior design improvements and for a broad array of best practices to be shared that improve efficiency and product quality. Challenges in communicating across cultural boundaries are found in obvious ways, language, but also body language and nuances according to how business is conducted in a particular country or region.

Bruce was able to draw on personal experience to share how PartnerTech has approached and conquered a variety of common barriers to communication and productivity in a globally diverse organization.

TAG is a membership organization created to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgias technology community. The first annual Global Business Collaboration: The Intersection of Mobility, Culture and Innovation was held on November 4 at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Tech in Lawrenceville. Leading edge companies like Coca-Cola and InterContinental Hotels joined in this event to explore best practices to optimize collaboration for global organizations.

Bruce is an active member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia chapter as well as SACC USA in Washington, DC where he was nominated as Chair Elect for 2014. He was instrumental in the creation of an annual Executive Forum for Executive business leaders for SACC USA. He speaks on a variety of topics, including Reshoring, the resurgence of manufacturing in the US and TTIP (Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership), the free trade agreement between the EU and US and the impact both will have on the future of manufacturing in America.

About PartnerTech

PartnerTech AB is a global industrial partner offering customized solutions throughout the product lifecycle, from product development to manufacturing and aftermarket services, in a number of market areas such as MedTech and Oil & Gas. With almost 1,400 employees at its plants in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States, and China, PartnerTech reports annual sales of more than SEK 2,2 billion (approx. $ 335MM). PartnerTech AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Malm

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Cyber Espionage Room Service – DarkHotel Hackers Target High Ranking Business Executives and Agency Officials


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 15, 2014

When it comes to cyber threats, it doesnt get much scarier for IT security departments than the thought of facing a sophisticated and well-crafted APT (Advanced Persistent Threat), and the level of sophistication, planning and patience detailed in this expos

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Aviation Staffing Firm, In-Flight Crew Connections, Ranked 19th Among the Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50


Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 09, 2014

In-Flight Crew Connections, LLC, a leading full -service staffing company for the corporate aviation industry, was recently honored to be named one of Charlotte’s fastest-growing privately held companies by Charlotte Business Journal. This marks the second year that In-Flight Crew Connections has been honored as a Fast 50 company by the Charlotte Business Journal. In 2012, In-Flight Crew Connections was ranked 5th.

“It is an honor to be among these prestigious companies and are we are grateful to be working with such great clients and staff”, said Jennifer Guthrie, CEO and Founder of In-Flight Crew Connections. “This award will always have a place of distinction and honor in our company”. The Charlotte Business Journal on Thursday, December 4, unveiled the winners of its 2014 Fast 50 Awards the fastest-growing private companies in the Charlotte region. The award was presented at a sold out dinner hosted at the Nascar Hall of Fame.

The Fast 50 businesses were selected and ranked by average revenue growth from 2011 to 2013. To qualify, companies had to have at least $ 1 million in revenue in 2013 and be based in the Charlotte area. The numbers were analyzed and verified by CliftonLarsonAllen, a Fast 50 partner.

About In-Flight Crew Connections

In-Flight Crew Connections, a global leader since 2002, provides aviation industry staffing solutions for owners and operators of business class jets. Focused on developing customized solutions that meet the unique needs of corporate aviation clients, our range of services include: ONe-Call Temporary Crew Services – on demand supplemental staffing for pilots, flight attendants, schedulers/dispatchers, aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers, Payroll Services, Management Service, Recruiting & Placement, International Staffing, and Concierge Services. The company is a privately held WBENC certified women-owned staffing firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To schedule staffing services with In-Flight Crew Connections, call (704) 236-3647. Visit In-Flight Crew Connections online at (http://www.inflightcrewconnections.com) or follow In-Flight Crew Connections on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Maria Boukidis

In-Flight Crew Connections

+704-236-3647

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Meet Nixon Magazine: Hybrid App-Guide-Toolkit for Business Travel in China

Hong Kong (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

Nixon Magazine is the brainchild of John Buck who lives and works in China. He was constantly meeting travelers stumped by the challenge of how to do business in China. So he put together a team and gathered all the essential information into a business tool kit that works on an iPhone or iPad.

Nixon Magazine is a hybrid of enhanced electronic publishing that mashes-up an App, an interactive guide with magazine articles and custom extras.

Before You Fly is the section that explains key things you need to know about China before you book a flight. It includes U.S.-based resources plus information about visas, trade consultants and best times to visit. You can even order dual language business cards to be delivered to your hotel when you arrive.

The City section tell you where to eat, sleep, drinkand find coffee. Instead of searching multiple websites, Nixon offers fast access to first hand knowledge. When a certain coffee chain wouldnt share their locations citing proprietary information, one of our team rode a scooter around and logged the co-ordinates on her iPhone, explains Buck.

The People section has interviews with those who know commerce in China. Business, culture and personal advice are all in the mix, updated each month to reflect changes like Chinas recent trade agreement with Australia.

Direct/Connect. From the app you can find a car and driver, book a FedEx pickup or hire your own qualified translator. Relying on a clients translator is a common mistake, notes Buck,

In summary Buck says, “Nixon is a short course in China commerce combined with tools that provide a virtual string to lead the business traveler through the maze of China’s mega cities.”

Available on annual subscription, with free updates, in Apple’s Newsstand for $ 19.99.

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Excel Concrete Construction, Inc. Becomes a Certified Participant in the 8a Business Program Thanks to US Federal Contractor Registration


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2014

On October 14th, 2014, Excel Concrete Construction, Inc. officially became a certified participant in the Small Business Administrations (SBA) 8a Program. After much collaboration between Jessica Summers, Director of Case Management at US Federal Contractor Registration, and Sean Mills, President of Excel Concrete Construction, Inc., the necessary documentation was completed, submitted, and approved.

US Federal Contractor Registration Acquisition Specialist Tammy Helgren discussed with Mr. Mills in full detail the importance of an 8a Program. Mrs. Helgren used Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) and the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to show that recipients of 8a Program contracts receive a higher contract priority due to its federal set-aside status. These small disadvantaged business contacts add up to billions of dollars in available government contracts. After conducting a Federal Marketplace Evaluation, Excel Concrete Construction, Inc. trusted US Federal Contractor Registration to begin the 8a Program process. The 8a Program has proven to be a game changer in government contracting. In fact, the Federal Government awarded over $ 10 billion to 8a Program qualified small businesses in 2012.

Excel Concrete was established in 2005 with a foundation of successful experience spanning back to 1967, when Ron Mills first opened Mills Concrete. Their experienced team has worked together extensively to complete a large variety of projects over the years. Many of their employees have had over 30 years or more of experience in the concrete business. Some of their more notable past performance projects includes: Hyatt Grand Champion Hotel & Tennis Stadium, Palm Desert Mall, San Diego Womens Detention Facility, Kona Wal-Mart and University Towne Center Parking Structures.

The 8a Business Development Program was created to help small disadvantaged businesses win federal government contracts. A business must be socially and economically disadvantaged in order to apply for this particular federal set-aside program. The 8a Program lasts for 9 years once a business has been certified, during which they are able to compete for eligible set-aside contracting opportunities. The benefits of the 8a Program are sole source selected contracts that have a contract ceiling of $ 6.5 million for manufacturing and $ 4 million for regular goods and services. Being a part of the 8a Program allows businesses to team up with other 8a participating businesses to work on larger prime contracts and awards that would normally be above the ceiling limit of normal 8a contracts.

Businesses that would like to learn how to become a certificated 8a Program business can call the Contractor Hotline at (877) 252-2700 Ext 1 or call Tammy Helgren directly at 727-471-2161. Businesses can also download a free copy of the 8a Program Check List at GovernmentContractingTips.com.

About US Federal Contractor Registration

US Federal Contractor Registration is the worlds largest third party registration firm that conducts everything from System for Award Management (SAM) to GSA Schedules. US Federal Contractor Registration testimonials and reviews are second to none with having registered over 65,000 businesses in System for Award Management. US Federal Contractor Registration has also registered and provided federal marketing solutions for businesses like McGraw Hill, HP, Wells Fargo, Xerox, Goodwill, Dixie, UPS, Heinz, Sheraton Hotels, Marriott, Westin, Interstate Oil, CITI, and Coldwell Banker; as well as academic institutions and colleges like NYC, Northwestern, Oxford, Southwestern, and Mercer. Numerous federal agencies like US Army, US Navy, Veteran Affairs and United States Department of Agriculture have also had their government paperwork facilitated by US Federal Contractor Registration Case Managers.







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ALOM Wins Two 2014 Global Women in Business Stevie

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2014

ALOM staff and management have been named winners in two 2014 Global Women in Business Stevie

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Roy Morejon, President Of Digital Marketing Agency, Command Partners, To Speak At Premier International Business Conference


Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 25, 2014

Roy Morejon, President of Command Partners, a top digital marketing agency, will be speaking on a panel at Discover Global Markets: The Americas. Beginning on Oct. 29, the three-day event will explore new market development strategies in the Americas. Panels will feature economists, industry professionals, trade experts, and U.S. commercial diplomats.

The event is sponsored by several local and nationally-known marketing intensive companies. The main focus of this event, is to provide sessions covering country and industry specific information. There will be pre-scheduled meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from 14 countries in the Americas, as well as high-profile keynote speakers, and several networking opportunities for speakers and attendees.

Morejons panel targets the benefits E-commerce, the Internet, and social media as important conduits for sales, both in the U.S. and worldwide. He will cover major industry questions such as, how common is it to sell over the Internet in the Americas? And, what do you need to know regarding reaching your customers there, the prevalence of online sales by country, and search engine optimization?

I am honored to be invited to be a part of this panel, Morejon said, These events are important to the marketing industry on a local, national, and global level. The inspiration and ideas that comes from this type of conference is immeasurable.

Morejon brings over 20 years of experience in delivering integrated marketing services for B2B and B2C clients. He has helped transform companies by increasing online visibility and brand awareness through targeted digital marketing, corporate communications and data-driven search marketing campaigns. Morejon is an expert at digital strategy, analytics, search engine marketing and crowdfunding.

Morejon plays an important role in the Charlotte marketing community, serving as regional chair for the Business Marketing Association of North and South Carolina, co-founder of the Search Engine Marketing Association, and founder of North Carolina Businesses for Social Responsibility.

The conference will be held at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31. Full tickets are $ 350 per person, including group prices, unless a discount code is used. For more information or to register for the conference, visit the Discover Global Markers website or call (704)333-4886 ext. 229.

About Command Partners

Command Partners works with innovative clients around the globe and focuses on results-driven marketing strategies for driving online visibility and lead generation through social media marketing, search engine optimization, public relations and strategic advisory services for startups. To learn more about the company’s leading digital marketing services, call 704-910-5727 or visit http://www.commandpartners.com.







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Business & Decision Life Sciences (BDLS) Platinum Sponsor at This Years PhUSE Conference in London (12th 15th October 2014)


Brussels, Belgium (PRWEB UK) 25 September 2014

As a global CRO specialising in CDISC data solutions, BDLS is proud to be a platinum sponsor at the PhUSE 10th anniversary conference to be held in London next month.

With 10 technical CDISC presentations to be delivered across a range of conference streams, BLDS staff will be sharing our experience, insights and knowledge of the rapidly evolving data standards landscape.

Alongside the presentations, BDLS will be conducting an interactive CDISC SDTM & ADaM workshop on behalf of PhUSE. This will be the third year that BDLS have run workshops at the conference, and pre-conference interest is high.

The acceptance of CDISC standards is firmly embedded throughout the industry now, commented Peter Van Reusel, BDLS COO, but the rate of change means that it is a real challenge for everyone to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and releases. BDLS see this as part of our core mission and services to our clients.

At PhUSE, more than 140 papers and posters will be presented, with BDLS delivering presentations on:


ADaM Conversions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Carla Santillan & Jessica Minkue
Creating a Personal View on the Data via Using a Virtual Private Database S

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Agoda.com Traveler Survey reveals that business travelers rely least on hotel reviews


Singapore (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Agoda.com, one of Asias leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has released the results of its latest Travel Smarts survey, which reveals that when it comes to choosing accommodation, business travelers spend the least amount of time comparing hotels before making their booking.

The survey, carried out in March 2014, asked 65,000 Agoda.com customers how important hotel reviews are to them, how many hotel reviews they generally read before they book, and if they would book at a hotel that had no reviews.

Choosing a hotel is influenced heavily by word of mouth, so its not surprising that reviews from fellow travelers play a huge role in the decision process, says Timothy Hughes, Agoda.coms VP Marketing. With over 7 million verified customer reviews to rely on, Agoda.com customers can get a great idea of what people just like them or unlike them think of the hotel theyre looking at.

When it came to researching hotels, the majority of travelers,* over 63%, looked at ten or fewer properties before making their choice. Twenty-six percent looked at between 11 and 25, and just over 10% looked at 25 or more.

However, when it came to business travelers, 74% looked at 10 or fewer hotels before booking, a full 10% more than the average. Unsurprisingly, business travelers also placed the least importance on hotel reviews, with 43% saying that they did not play a significant part in determining their hotel choice, versus 38% for all other traveler types.

Japanese business travelers were the least likely to rely on reviews: a whopping 59% said reviews didnt matter. This was followed by Australian (53%), French (51%), UK (46%), and American (39%) business travelers. The same demographic from the Philippines were on the opposite end of the spectrum 80% said that reviews were important.

What was clear from the results is that customer reviews play a large part in helping most travelers determine which hotel they will be staying at. Though business travelers were the exception, the vast majority of non-business travelers 77% – said that they would not book a hotel that did not have any reviews

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F.O.R. You Launches Online Travel Booking and Concierge Services for Business Travel and Family Vacations


Clovis, California (PRWEB) May 31, 2014

Join the team at Kaiser Consulting in congratulating, Paula Allen, owner of F.O.R. You, as she grows her successful transcription and virtual assistant (VA) services company by adding travel services and online booking for both business and leisure travelers. This new service is a natural fit for their existing clientele and adds value and convenience from a trusted source.

The launch of this new service is just in time for the summer travel season and offers travelers competitive pricing, online convenience and personal attention from a travel agent, who can help with all types of travel needs. In fact, Paula is a Certified Disney Travel Agent, Alaska Specialist, Certified Sandals / Beaches Travel Agent. Let her help you book the trip of your dreams or take the hassle out of booking your business travel.

With F.O.R. You Travel all of the following are available:

Air travel, hotels, car rentals

Domestic and international cruises

Luxury and adventure vacation packages

Family vacations and reunions

Business travel

Group travel

Clients who book travel through the F.O. R. You get access to great last minute deals, custom itineraries, secure and privacy protected transactions, customer service support from a F.O. R. You travel agent and more. Their specialties include destination weddings, exotic honeymoons, family reunions and corporate convention travel planning.

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F.O.R. You is a woman-owned full service Virtual Assistant (VA) company that provides corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurs with back office and administrative support. Their outsource services are a cost-effective solution to managing the behind-the-scenes work so clients stay focused on doing business. F.O.R. You is located in Clovis, Ca and has VA support available to clients worldwide. Their dedicated, United States based staff has a broad range of experience, stellar customer service skills and a commitment to delivering quality work on deadline. F.O.R. You specializes in professional transcription, administrative services, bookkeeping, marketing, and writing services. Visit F.O.R You today at http://www.services-foryou.com or call (559) 916-2192 for more information.







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Local Family Business Grows Far Beyond Its Borders, Continues Thriving Outward


(PRWEB) August 28, 2014

In 1978, recent LSU graduate Joe Rotolo came home to Slidell and bought his fathers small retail nursery, Jacks Nursery. His brothers Kerry and Rod joined the team and the modest company performed well for more than a decade. But in the wake of the Oil Bust, they found it difficult to stay afloat on the brink in an oil-based economy. Everyone knew the end was imminent. Then in 1989, the Rotolo brothers took their families to Disney World for one last trip before coming home and closing the doors to Jacks Nursery keeping their decision quiet so everyone could enjoy themselves.

On the trip, they received a tip that Disney World (Yes, the Disney World they were currently visiting) had an upcoming contract that Jacks Nursery might be perfect for. They jumped on the prospect, and soon after, the Rotolo brothers flew to Atlanta to negotiate the contract. From 1989 to 1993, they handled a multi-million dollar landscape contract for Disney, culminating in a prestigious award ceremony in Washington DC where then First Lady Hillary Clinton presented the Rotolos the highest landscape honor for the best commercial landscape in the US in 1992.

Disneys unparalleled attention-to-detail and meticulous standards of craftsmanship shaped how the company operated. They followed Disneys lead on matters of innovation, tireless work, and exceeding customer expectations. The Disney way became the Rotolo way.

In 1993, RCI landed a project for Lady Luck Casino in Tunica, MS, which began their long, precision-focused history with gaming facilities. Since then, they have worked with high-end casino and resorts including LAuberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS. Today, they are working on their 44th casino project. But RCIs work is not limited to casinos and resorts; they also perform work on projects such as BREC Parks and the Central School District in the Baton Rouge area. The UMC and VA medical facility projects in New Orleans are also two examples.

In 2001, Jacks Nursery sold to a national company. But over time, it became clear that the bigger national company could not maintain the level the excellence the community had come to expect from the Rotolo family. Then in 2004, the Rotolos purchased the business back and became Rotolo Consultants, Inc. Over time, the company honed its focus to everything outside of the building, meaning the, landscape, landscape maintenance, pools, specialty concrete, pavers, water features, fencing, retaining walls, masonry work, arbors, pavement, and more.

Since their first big project put them into motion, RCI has often changed and adapted to suit the needs of their client. In fact, their growth to all other markets is strictly based on customer demand. At the request of several of their clients, RCI began providing landscape maintenance services, including: turn-key maintenance of landscape, athletic fields, industrial, commercial and governmental projects. Since then, their Maintenance Division has become the largest component of their company. The maintenance staff includes a number of degreed horticulturists, turf specialists, agronomists, and landscape management professionals.

RCI believes in Cultivating a customer experience a metaphor that symbolizes change, speed, precision, and creating an experience rather than providing a service. Their growth is a testament to their ability to adapt in an ever-changing market.

The company is truly a family operation with several Rotolos in key leadership positions: Joe Rotolo, President; Rod Rotolo, Sr. Vice-President, Keith Rotolo, Sr. Vice-President; Jodi Corey, Division Manager; Michael Rotolo, Division Manager, Kasey Dorr, VP Business Development and Brian Rotolo, VP Finance.

The company is still based in Slidell, but is successfully pursuing regional expansion, and now they have offices in Memphis, TN; Jackson, MS; Biloxi, MS; and Baton Rouge, LA. Looking forward to Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Mobile, RCI has consistently grown throughout its existence and has no plans on stopping. Regardless of that success the Rotolos have never forgotten their roots, or the philosophy that got them to where they are. Because of their dedication they have built a loyal client base that comes back time and time again. RCI remains confident that what they have done for their clients will be done for others time and time again.

Rotolo Consulting Inc. is a full-service landscape contractor that is known for its award winning landscapes and pools, various maintenance services, and experienced construction work. Credit for their overwhelming success goes to the Rotolo business philosophy that we must expect more from ourselves than any client ever would. Preserving their family business atmosphere, as well as working tirelessly to achieve their high standards, has taken them from a retail nursery to a dynamic regional company employing over 300 associates. To the company, their dedicated long-term employees are the backbone of RCI and are an integral part of their success. To find more information on RCI, visit http://www.rotoloconsultants.com

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