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Doculogix Holds First User Group Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona With the Goal of Benefitting Litigation Support Personnel


Rockwall, TX (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

On April 27, 2015, the first user group meeting was held for Doculogix Project Tracking System (PTS) software, which is the leading software designed specifically for the litigation support industry. This first of a kind user group meeting, sponsored by Doculogix, took place prior to the Ipro Kickoff Party at the Ipro Innovations Conference at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The agenda for the First Doculogix PTS User Group Meeting consisted of several important points including a review of features released in the past 6 months, a look at features of upcoming releases for the purpose of gathering feedback, and a detailed review of new features scheduled for the May 2015 release, which includes a totally revamped client portal.

Additionally, the First Doculogix PTS User Group Meeting highlighted a range of important new functionality including:

-The ability to link to multiple PTS vendors within one view and one set of log in credentials

-A look at the reworked job progress view

-The option to send a project request to the PTS vendor straight from the client portal and track the status of each request

-The ability of users to now attach electronic files and documents to a request instead of sending them in a separate email

-A client loyalty program that allows clients to receive airline and hotel points of their choice based on the dollars spent with a particular vendor

Doculogix Owner and President Terry Vaughan stated, Users in attendance were able to see what we currently have to offer and how it is consistently improving to meet users needs. Getting customer feedback is invaluable. Through this meeting, users were able to learn more about the flexible and innovative solutions that we provide and contribute their ideas, comments and suggestions as well.

Those on hand for the meeting were shown an array of exciting new future features including a chat module designed to allow conversations to happen via an IM system, a look at the new project job boards which facilitates easier visualization of project assignments, a file transfer system for the exchange of large amounts of data, a national network program that will work inside the new client portal and new PayPal integration.

Those looking to learn more about where Doculogix PTS is today and where it will be tomorrow found this meeting to be uniquely informative and helpful.

About Doculogix

Doculogix, Inc. offers the worlds only commercially available software designed and developed specifically for the litigation support industry. Through Doculogixs Project Tracking System (PTS), it is possible for those in the litigation support industry to have real-time project management. This invaluable tool serves to streamline workflow and improves profitability for every project and for every client. Learn more about PTS by visiting http://doculogix.com.







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Moody Gardens and D3D Cinema Celebrate Grand Opening of Worlds First Institutional Giant Screen Laser Theater Featuring Christie 6P Digital Laser Projection


Galveston, Texas (PRWEB) December 12, 2014

D3D Cinema and Moody Gardens have announced the grand opening of the MG3D Laser Theater at Moody Gardens, the first institution in the world to feature a giant screen 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system. Audiences will now experience films on a world-class 60 by 80-foot white screen the largest in Texas at nearly three and a half times brighter than the current industry standard, with vibrant colors and new 3D glasses technology. The 6P laser-illuminated 4K-resolution 3D dual projector system is manufactured by Christie

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Costa Rica’s First Branded Residential Resort and Marina Development Announces Partnership between Crocodile Bay Eco-Resort and Sinergo Development Group.


Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 06, 2015

Crocodile Bay Eco-Resort located in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, has announced its partnership with Sinergo Development Group to oversee the master planning and development of the first branded residential resort and marina within Costa Rica.

The first phase of the project, named The Sanctuary at Osa Peninsula, is estimated to cost $ 85,000,000, and will consist of 50 private branded residences and a 74 room luxury hotel to be managed by one of the worlds top hoteliers. The development will also include construction of one of the most environmentally sensitive full service marinas in Central America. Of the 115 slips being built, Crocodile Bay Marina will release 50 slips to boaters interested in owning a berth in what will be the closest international full service marina north of the Panama Canal. The marina village overlooking the gulf will house a two story Tiki bar, market deli, yacht chandlery and concierge services complete with an onsite tour office. The full service marina will also include meeting facilities, guest laundry, private storage and a boat launching area complete with a 20 ton yacht crane.

Cory Williams, President of Crocodile Bay, announced that Sinergo Development Group is one of most respected developers in Central America. Crocodile Bay and The Sanctuary at Osa Peninsula, are proud to announce our partnership with Sinergo Development Group and its founder Alan Kelso. This globally recognized and respected master planner was responsible for developing the first Four Seasons Resort in Central America at Peninsula Papagayo, as well as attracting both the Marriott and Hyatt brands to Costa Rica. We are very pleased to partner with such an experienced and respected developer to build for our guests, and the future owners of our branded residences, a truly world class project located within one of the most biologically intense places on the planet. Williams went on to explain that Sinergo Development Group also developed the first Hyatt Place outside of the United States and the first Hyatt Andaz Resort in Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo which is adjacent to the 180 slip Marina Papagayo also developed by Sinergo.

David Belinko, Launch Director for the Sanctuary at Osa Peninsula, stated that a professionally managed rental program will be an option within the development that allows future owners to drive revenues from their home when not in residence. He further states that the iconic hotelier that will manage both the hotel and the private residences has a loyal following of over 10 million individuals and that this dictates the project will soon have a global appeal. Owners of private branded residences will also have the opportunity to participate in the brand’s exchange program which is reputed in the industry as having an unparalleled global network. The first phase of 50 residences is scheduled for release in 2015.

About Crocodile Bay Eco-Resort

Crocodile Bay Resort has been operating the largest sport fishing resort in Central America since 1999; catering to elite anglers and nature enthusiasts from all over the world. The resort houses private villas, a 5000 sq. ft. spa and a conference facility. Crocodile Bay has 42 sport fishing boats making it the largest privately owned fleet in Central and South America.

The hotel also operates over 30 different eco tour expeditions into the surrounding rainforest of the Osa Peninsula and the waters of the Golfo Dulce. Crocodile Bay has been the winner, for two consecutive years, of the coveted TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for the Best Hotels in Central America as well as the Best Hotels in Costa Rica.







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Golfscape.com Brings Bali Golf Courses Online for the First Time, Enabling Instant Online Booking for Golf Outings Cutting Out Tour Operator Middlemen

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2014

Golfscape, the modern golf concierge for luxury destination golf, today announced the availability of instantly booked tee times at golf courses in Bali, Indonesia for the very first time. To date, zero percent of Balis 150,000 rounds per annum are booked online, but through the seamless Golfscape platform, golf travelers can cut out the middleman and book a tee time at a price and time that suits them.

With demand for golf outpacing supply in developing markets such as China, a huge number of the 40 million Chinese golf enthusiasts are seeking luxury golf outings abroad, said Raghad Mukhaimer, Golfscape CEO. By bringing Bali courses online for the first time, we expect to spur on the local golf industry. The modern golfer is comfortable booking their own golfing itinerary, yet tour operators have monopolized more than 85% of the world’s golf holiday packages to date. With Golfscape, golfers can peruse a carefully curated set of the best golf courses in the world, while booking a round as seamlessly as they expect when booking flights, hotels or an Uber.

Expansion of Golfscape to Asia follows its US launch in August with real-time instant bookings in a select number of southwest United States destinations. Bali has long been a favorite destination for golf travelers from Asia, USA and Australia dating back to 1994 when the legendary Greg Norman designed the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Golf Club on the Indonesian resort island.

Our resort has made a big commitment this year to embrace new internet-based technologies to drive our business forward, said Cahaya Oktora, Director of Sales and Marketing, Bali National Golf Club. Golfscape empowers us to diversify our distribution with a sales channel to target mobile and tech-savvy customers who book on the go and wish to plan their golf itinerary to Bali in a self-directed manner.

Golfscape provides users with the fastest and most convenient way to book destination golf for an upcoming vacation or business trip. Through its Destination Guides, golfers can discover plan and book in minutes as a user-friendly alternative to the expensive legacy tour operator channel that can often take days or sometimes weeks for a golfer to confirm.

About Golfscape:

Founded in San Francisco in 2013 and registered as an LLP in London, UK, Golfscape is transforming the way destination golf is discovered and helps golfers plan and book awesome golf travel experiences. We connect golfers and courses across 50 countries and 100+ destinations worldwide. The platform uncovers endless new possibilities for golf travel and is simultaneously bringing many golf courses online for the first time to engage new customers and effectively capture new demand to grow their business.







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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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EquiTrust USA Moving Forward with First Phase of Cataloochee Resort in Western North Carolina

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

EquiTrust USA, a Maryland real estate investment trust, is creating a unique upscale destination development called Cataloochee Resort. Land acquisition for the Village Commons, the first phase of the project (Phase 1A), is underway. The Village Commons will be a lifestyle shopping center in the super-regional category with leasable space in multiple configurations for a wide variety of tenants.

Critical mass in this early phase will be provided by the International Home Store (a unique 450,000 square foot, three-story facility dedicated to furniture and accessories). Critical identity will be provided by the Cataloochee Wilderness Lodge and Conference Center (Phase 1B). The brand is further reinforced by OutdoorWorld a complex of three 50,000 square foot outfitters and sports outlets encircling the Museum of Outdoor Living. Also a major health and wellness center will be included in the initial development.

Super-regional centers attract visitors from a broad geographic area. These visitors tend to remain at the super-regional center for longer shopping trips and spend more money per trip. These tendencies are further increased for super-regional centers that provide a high degree of amenities, including hotels and recreational facilities. When a shopping destination is created, it provides jobs and spurs economic development.

Three companies have been established by EquiTrust to manage this stage of the resort development; the developer, hospitality operations, and another for the retail operations. Recently, EquiTrust selected a president for each of the three Cataloochee Companies and has started the land acquisition process. The team required to start Phase 1 design and construction has been established.

EquiTrust filed a registration statement with the SEC and the final amendment to the filing has been prepared and stands by to be filed upon completion of the SEC requested audit. EquiTrust anticipates an SEC effect letter soon after this submission.

Meanwhile, EquiTrust continues to mandate participants in the underwriting. Also, EquiTrust has recently approved the issue of Convertible Debentures and has started solicitation. These are first being offered to participants and then will be offered to the general public. Interested parties requiring specific information on the Convertible Debentures can find links to documents at http://www.EquiTrustUSA.com. We are moving with eager anticipation toward our start of construction and invite participants who desire to work with us on this grand undertaking to contact us at the earliest date possible, stated EquiTrust Chairman Donald Buenger.

About EquiTrust USA:

EquiTrust USA, a Maryland real estate investment trust, is an early-stage REIT formed in 2012 to focus investment capital on retail, hospitality and residential real estate development in the southeastern United States. The initial objective is developing a lifestyle resort and retail complex in a location that is complementary to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the surrounding national forests. The genesis of EquiTrust USA is a love for this region and knowledge there will be strong economic development in this area over time.

EquiTrust USA is committed to creating economic development in the region that positively impacts and celebrates the wonder of this unique environment. EquiTrust has assembled a team of well-seasoned design and financial professionals that are all deeply committed to proper planning and dedicated to focusing on harmonious new growth while also having a gentle hand on the land. Their mission is to create a sustainable high quality of life for the community and the surrounding area, as well as provide a vibrant resort with amenities that celebrate the majestic soul of the region.







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Turbo Coil Revolutionizing the Industry with Its First R-290 Propane Driven Glycol Prep Table & Chef Base in the World


Duarte, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Turbo Coil, a newly designed restaurant refrigeration R290 Propane Glycol Pizza Prep table & Glycol Chef Base is the first OEM manufacturer in the USA to produce a R290 is revolutionizing and redefining the restaurant refrigeration industry in a big way. Developed by Hector Delgadillo, Turbo Coil combines substantial technological and construction advancements that ensure longer life, far superior performance and significant cost savings to the end user. The Glycol Prep tables was tested at PG & E/Food Technology Center in San Ramon, CA in October 2013 add the prep table results we off the charts on performance and energy savings. This new innovation is going to set the standard for all Prep tables in the world. Turbo Coil’s Glycol will be the first prep table to earn an “Energy Star rating”. You can view the test results on Food Service Technology Center website under latest publications. Our new Glycol Prep table is far superior than Kairak’s Blu System that is on the market.

According to Hector Delgadillo, CEO of Turbo Coil, We have been servicing and installing refrigeration coils for years. They all have similar problems, resulting in more cost to the end user. We wanted to make a product that would blow the whistle and restore buying power to the customer. We did just that.

The Turbo Coil design, while relatively new to the industry, is already making big waves. The company has already contracted with Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s Chicsgo for Pizza, Encore/Wynn hotels, MGM Grand Hotels. The past few years have been exciting. We have landed some major accounts, and the industry recognition we have been receiving has been nothing short of overwhelming.

Several key differences help set Turbo Coil apart from the competitors that have long dominated the industry. For instance, rather than aluminum, Turbo Coil utilizes high quality stainless steel for superior life in their refrigeration coils. In addition, it integrates a breakaway fan assembly that can be replaced with ease, as well as a removable/replaceable core. This is one of the most significant differentiating factors most coils have to be replaced when the core fails, with a cost of more than $ 1,000 for replacement. The average lifespan for standard coils is about 5 years. However, the Turbo Coil can last for up to 15 years with minor maintenance.

Another feature that Delgadillo insisted on is that the coils be manufactured in America, and they are assembled right in Duarte, CA. Each coil features a high efficiency blower motor designed to provide the utmost in heat recovery, and a multidirectional fan ensures cooling to any location where it is required.

The housing is manufactured from #304 #4 finish stainless steel to provide the utmost in resistance to age, debris, moisture and other corrosive factors that can combine to reduce coil life. Finally, the Turbo Coil features a streamlined, slim design that ensures it mates perfectly with any application.

Perhaps the most significant benefit of the Turbo Coil is the fact that it utilizes a digital thermostat. Turbo Coil is the only manufacturer in the industry utilizing digital thermostats. Other coils rely on outdated analog thermostats, which can be up to 5 degrees off in accuracy. Digital technology allows restaurant owners to enjoy lower utility bills without sacrificing performance.

The Turbo Coil design is set to stand the industry on its ear the unique design and immense longevity combined with the ability to save users money in both the short and long term have made this coil a force to contend with on the market.

To find out more about the Turbo Coil or to place an order, visit the company at http://www.TurboCoil.com.

About Turbo Coil: Turbo Coil manufactures fully assembled evaporator coils for the commercial refrigeration industry. Their customers include kitchen fabricators, kitchen designers and service contractors. Manufacturing out of Duarte, California, Turbo Coils mission is to change commercial refrigeration by integrating the latest available technology, maximizing efficiency, minimizing energy consumption and developing loyal relationships with customers based on their commitment to quality. The company stands behind their goal of quality you can trust.







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LoungeBuddy Unveils Industry’s First Mobile-Based Instant Airport Lounge Bookings


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

LoungeBuddy, the only single resource for travelers to discover, book and access airport lounges around the world, today announced the release of LoungeBuddy Version 2.0, the first product in history to allow instant airport lounge bookings directly within the LoungeBuddy App. LoungeBuddy, originally launched in September 2013, has quickly grown into one of the top communities for global travelers who have contributed to LoungeBuddys 25,000+ ratings, reviews and photos of airport lounges.

When we first launched LoungeBuddy, it was our goal to help travelers to discover their airport oasis, says LoungeBuddy founder and CEO, Tyler Dikman. With the launch of LoungeBuddy 2.0, all travelers can now instantly book and access these secluded spaces in the airport in less than 60 seconds. In such a tense environment, airport lounges provide an escape, functioning as the last bastion of comfort and tranquility for travelers.

LoungeBuddy 2.0

LoungeBuddy 2.0 represents more than just a significant upgrade to the User Interface, it opens up airport lounges to a wider audience. As a globally-focused product, LoungeBuddys 2.0 includes hundreds of new frequent flyer elite statuses, lounge memberships, and credit cards issued to travelers around the world. The completely redesigned User Interface for trip creation comes with a number of useful new features including the ability to save trips and to input multi-leg itineraries with multiple carriers. Our intelligent Lounge Access Wizard working behind the scenes makes it possible for even the most complex itineraries to be saved in LoungeBuddy, helping travelers to find that perfect airport oasis, says Tyler Dikman, CEO of LoungeBuddy.

In-App Lounge Booking

For the first time ever, travelers will be able to use LoungeBuddy to purchase instant airport lounge access from their iPhone and walk into a lounge in less than 60 seconds. No memberships, elite statuses or premium seat purchases are required. Starting today, instant lounge access is available in 13 of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom (including all major London airports). Coming soon, this functionality will be rolled out gradually to other parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, Asia, and Australia.

To make instant lounge bookings a reality, LoungeBuddy has partnered with the worlds premier independent lounge operators, Swissport International Lounges and Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited.

Shaun Weston, Travel Services Director for Swissport, commented We are delighted to partner with LoungeBuddy and look forward to welcoming LoungeBuddy customers to our lounges. The intuitive app developed by LoungeBuddy now means more travellers can access our lounges where they can expect contemporary surroundings, fantastic facilities and superb customer service.

As a pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, Plaza Premium Lounge always aims to provide comfort and convenience in our services. We are the first company in the industry to introduce this new mobile booking system to provide travellers a seamless booking experience. said Mr Patrick Kwok, Chief Commercial Officer of Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited.

About LoungeBuddy

LoungeBuddy is the only single resource for travelers to be able to discover, book and access airport lounges around the world. Hundreds of thousands of members use LoungeBuddy to discover their perfect airport oasis and improve their travel experience. LoungeBuddy covers nearly 2,000 airport lounges in almost 600 global airports. The free LoungeBuddy App is available on iOS and Android. To learn more about LoungeBuddy, visit http://www.loungebuddy.com.

According to Henry Harteveldt, founder of Atmosphere Research Group, “LoungeBuddy suits travelers desire for the emerging trend Atmosphere Research calls intelligent indulgence. Our research shows that nearly two-thirds of US leisure airline passengers and more than 72% of US business passengers view travel as an opportunity to treat themselves to nicer experiences than what they would normally enjoy when at home. Lounges elevated levels of customer service and ability to reduce air travels perceived hassle is also of great appeal. There is a sizable potential market for LoungeBuddys app – a market that can help airport lounge operators increase their revenues while helping many travelers have a much more pleasant journey.

About Swissport International Ltd.

Swissport International Ltd. is the world

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Merlot.aero and BoldIQ to Provide Airlines with Industrys First Integrated Real-Time Dynamic Optimization Solutions


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

Merlot.aero provides airlines with an integrated operations management system that allows management of everything from crew planning and payroll to aircraft tracking and following. BoldIQ provides real-time operational optimization software in dynamic industries such as transportation, energy, and healthcare. The two companies have agreed to work together to bring the global airline industry a new level of real-time operational planning and disruption recovery.

Efficiently and effectively solving irregular operations – a $ 7bn problem in the US alone – has been an industry challenge, and doing so in real-time has been a dream. The challenge is a complex one, solving a multi-variable, multi-objective problem taking into account a multitude of data, regulations, constraints, and business goals to include aircraft, crew, passengers, and the operating environment. And doing so over and over again in real time. By providing this capability in an integrated way, airlines are able to actually take intelligent action when changes and disruptions occur.

Providing our customers with an ever growing suite of value added tools and solutions has always been our goal, right from the start, said Mark McCaughan, CEO of Merlot.aero. Enabling them to plan and recover from ongoing changes and irregular operations without having to leave their regular operations management system is the next evolution. In our view, preparing for irregular operations, and the ability to manage them, can reduce costs for ground and flight operators, as well as improving safety, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Unlike conventional planning optimization systems, the Merlot.aero solution will have the BoldIQ operational optimization engine built into the regular operations platform. This means that when a change or disruption occurs, the optimization will take into account all elements currently in the system and provide an integrated actionable solution to the airline within seconds that meets the needs of the passengers, crew, and airline as a whole.

There are a lot of continuously moving parts in this problem and moreover, a significant ripple effect that happens any and every time a change or disruption occurs, said Roei Ganzarski, President & CEO of BoldIQ. Our dynamic real-time optimization engine has been used for exactly such environments and we look forward to working with Merlot.aero as they trail blaze this effort for commercial airlines.”

About Merlot.aero

Merlot.aero is a New Zealand-based software company with a presence in Australia, Malaysia and North America. The Merlot.aero team has more than 50 years experience collectively in designing, developing and delivering innovative software to the aviation sector. The Merlot.aero business continues to rapidly expand its product foot-print in a diverse range of airline operations around the world.

About BoldIQ, Inc.

BoldIQ is a Seattle, WA-based software company that provides software platforms enabling real-time, optimal and actionable solutions for resource utilization, operations management, and disruption recovery, in complex business environments. BoldIQs software continuously provides plans and schedules for the optimal use of resources, assets, and people, based on current demand, external factors, policies and regulations, so that companies can make informed and integrated decisions in real-time, all the time. For more information go to http://www.boldiq.com







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Dreams Resorts & Spas Expands into Central America with First Resort in Costa Rica


Olrando, Florida (PRWEB) November 07, 2014

AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, officially opened its first property in Costa Rica and 34th overall: Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica. The introduction of this flagship hotel for the Dreams Resorts & Spas brand marks another milestone for AMResorts, as the company enters its fifth country as part of its aggressive growth including the introduction of five new resorts in 2014.

AMResorts is focused on expanding into highly-desirable destinations that offer our guests something distinct, and Costa Rica has been on the top of our list, said AMResorts President Gonzalo del Peon. We are very excited to not only welcome new guests, but those who have stayed with us before and appreciate the Unlimited-Luxury

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Winners Are Announced at “Ceviche Vs. Tiradito,” New Yorks First Ever Peruvian Fish Dish Battle Hosted By The Trade Commission of Peru In New York


New York, New York (PRWEB) October 18, 2014

There’s nothing fishy about the fact that a culinary tradition trumped innovation as the Shrimp and Artichoke Ceviche from Runa (110 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ) swept the competition winning best ceviche and best overall dish and the hearts and taste buds of New Yorkers attending the big culinary battle #CevicheVsTiradito- Who Rules?, which was hosted by the Trade Commission of Peru in New York on October 7th at the Humphrey (Eventi Hotel, NYC). The winning tiradito, a menu item which is unfamiliar to many, didnt slack off. Traditional Peruvian flavors and new culinary styles blended seamlessly in a Lenguado Tiradito from Coco Roco (392 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) and excited attendees who were introduced to and falling in love with this type of fish dish; many for the first time.

Ceviche Vs. Tiradito was diners first opportunity to vote in a competition and while they were big fans of the judges selections, the people gave Raymi (43 West 24th Street, NYC) a nod; enabling that restaurants entries of Charred Octopus Ceviche and Chifa Tiradito (featuring sockeye salmon) take home both Peoples Choice Awards. Conrado Falco, Director of the Trade Commission of Peru in New York explains, “Peruvians have been eating ceviche for centuries now, but some decades ago a new style of raw fish dishes emerged and has been actively competing with ceviche. It was not that one has eliminated the other, but now you have more reasons to frequently visit Peruvian Cevicher

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Cloud-Based, Workforce Scheduling Solution for Hospitality and Event Industry Experiences National Growth within First Year


PEARL RIVER, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2014

Seasoned hospitality executives Frank ODea and Greg Dodge engaged Pearl River, NYs Superior Technology Solutions to design and create the scheduling application Schedule Cloud by One Touch. The scheduling tool, rolled out in September 2013, was built to meet to meet the growing needs of the hospitality industry.

One year later, Schedule Cloud is actively used by over 3,000 staff members for hospitality giants such as Restaurant Associates, Wolfgang Puck and Universal Studios in a multi-city roll-out including New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Washington DC. Given the success of Schedule Cloud, ODea and Dodge are already planning next steps for the platform. One year out, were turning a profit, and growingvery positive for a start-up, says co-founder Dodge.

ODea explains that, since each Schedule Cloud customer requires some level of customization, their high-touch relationship with Superior Technology has been imperative. Superior has made tweaks for us on a dimequickly and efficiently, and weve never had to worry about something not working. That could be a killer when we have large companies counting on us to organize their workforce at all hours.

Superior Technology President John Luludis shares, the Superior Technology team is proud to have spearheaded the creation of Schedule Cloud, and we are thrilled that the market has responded positively to the application. We understand the timely nature of the hospitality industry, and continue to work hard to deliver the updates and customizations needed by the One Touch team as their footprint expands.

Created in response to a continual rise in labor costs and shrinking profits, Schedule Cloud saves time in managing a part-time workforce, streamlines operations and maximizes profits. The tool allows employees to directly interface with the application; by entering their availability, users are matched with upcoming events, and after scheduling, administrators and employees both have access to electronic employee time sheets. The competitively-priced software is based on number of users versus the traditional transaction pricing model, and it can be used on the enterprise level or for smaller caterers.

ODea explains, Among a number of projects right now, we are customizing the program for a staffing company with the help of Superior Technology. Really, its use is limitless in regards to schedule management.

Schedule-Cloud offers role-based access for administrators and managers. The tool is leased with a monthly fee, which can be cancelled at any time. In addition, Schedule Cloud offers users a free trial period. Superior Technology is already working on many new enhancements for the mobile version of the application.

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Tibet Vista Made Its Debut at the First Sichuan International Travel Expo


Chengdu, Sichuan (PRWEB) October 04, 2014

The First Sichuan International Travel Expo kicked off on 27, Sep, 2014 in Emei, Sichuan Province. The travel expo, which drew worldwide attention, aimed at building a platform of exchange and development for domestic and international travel industry. During the 4 day exposition, more than 1300 travel agencies, investors from 37 countries and regions participated in this grand event. The buyers, travel suppliers, hotels and airlines had a face-to-face negotiation and shared vital travel resources. introduced Hao Kangli, Director of Sichuan Tourism Bureau.

As one of the handful Tibet tour operators, Tibet Vista made its initial foray into this bustling travel expo offering eye-catching tour products at reasonable price and tourist-friendly itinerary. The crew consisting of 4 senior travel advisors led by Catherine, Marketing Director of Tibet Vista, exchanged and negotiated delightedly with the foreign counterparts.

The exhibition stand of Tibet Vista was warmly received by overseas travel suppliers and agencies. Many were drawn to unique travel routes and breathtaking scenery of Tibet. As seasoned travel advisors patiently introduced details of Tibet tour, and preferential treatments enjoyed by Tibet Vista to potential clients, win-win cooperation and partnership were formed one after another. As time went by, the expo turned out to be a stage on which old business bonds were renewed while new partnership was about to take shape.

In terms of Tibet travel, Tibet Vista mainly bought three tour products to The First Sichuan International Travel Expo, i.e. Tibet Railway Travel, Small Group Tibet Tour, Mount Everest Travel, Trekking in Tibet and Sichuan. said Catherine, Marketing Director of Tibet Vista, Hopefully, more foreign tourists would have a chance to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Tibet with the help of Tibet Vista.

The negotiation and inquiry went on in a friendly fashion. The whole expo, which was expected to accommodate around 400 thousands people and to reach deals worth of 100 billion RMB, proved to be a nice beginning for all participants.

About Tibet Vista

Tibet Vista – Tibet Travel and Tours (http://www.tibettravel.org) is the best local tour operator, sending more than 1,000 individual travelers and over 100 tour groups to Tibet annually. It helps travelers obtain the Tibet Travel Permits, book air/train tickets to Tibet and customize their tours.







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Chicagos First Sedan Service Launches New Customization Technology

Schiller Park, IL (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Over its 20-year history, SMART Cars has looked to time-saving, client-friendly technological innovations to make travel smoother and life easier for dozens of Chicago-area companies and thousands of business and professional travelers worldwide. This year, SMART Cars Founder and CEO Stuart Rothstein is announcing three innovations to further set the company apart from the competition. This year, SMART Cars is learning to anticipate its clients unique travel preferences with some clever innovations.

SMART Cars isnt called SMART without reason. Looking back, the Chicago-based firm has always been the intelligent travelers choice in ground transportation. In the 1990s, SMART Cars was the first to discover the large, untapped market for upscale corporate/tourist travel in Chicago utilizing chauffeur-driven sedans to meet the needs of busy professionals.

In 2005, SMART Cars set the ground transportation industry standard with the introduction of its proprietary AVAN (Automatic Vehicle Arrival Notification) system software. Other companies rushed to copy AVAN because of its value in reducing travelers anxiety, often associated with the time of a vehicles arrival. AVAN does this by creating hi-speed connections among SMART Cars travelers, dispatchers and chauffeurs. And busy travelers value its thoughtful automated airport welcome messages and upcoming service reminders.

So whats new for 2014 and 2015? Its a big year for innovations. CEO Rothstein highlights three of them.

SMART Cars chauffeurs will have large-screen Apple iPad tablets equipped with specialized applications that give clients all kinds of benefits. Smart Cars Chauffeurs will use their iPad as a hand-held electronic billboard to greet clients at busy airports and hotels by name in large, illuminated letters visible from 30 feet away.

Additionally, the tablets will be used:


To instantly access the latest road conditions to save time and circumvent accidents and traffic hot spots.
To inform SMART Cars dispatch staff of a vehicles exact geographic location to minimize pickup location snafus.
To collect the client’s important travel related preferences for future personalized service.
To let clients, at their option, complete a confidential online review of the service they have just received. Client responses will be securely sent to an independent, third party company that provides SMART Cars with instantaneous feedback on and statistical trends.
The second important innovation coming soon is that SMART Cars will introduce a smart phone application that will allow for rapid reservation placement (each client’s profile is tied to the phone). Once a mobile pickup order has been placed, the client will be able to track the vehicles progress to the pickup location.

And third, SMART Cars will introduce new state-of-the-art Santa Cruz dispatch call center software. Santa Cruz integrates with both the new tablet and smart phone applications. This will enable quicker and easier reservation placement for those who enjoy speaking with their friendly customer service representatives (CSRs). In addition, it will enrich most of the current capabilities, such as sending a picture of the chauffeur and the vehicle along with the metrics currently being sent.

With these three innovations, SMART Cars promises to give clients an astonishing 99% traveler satisfaction rating on the following: accurate booking and ride-request information, on-time pick-ups and drop-offs, and personalized services honored and delivered. The SMART Cars team its call center, dispatchers and chauffeurs, are proud of its 20-year history as an industry leader and of its commitment to setting the gold standard for its loyal clients in the years to come.

About SMART Cars, Inc.

Since 1994, SMART Cars has been providing an exceptional transportation experience for its business and leisure travelers. Clients will enjoy reliable service, tastefully-appointed vehicles and professional, personalized attention from highly trained, certified and insured chauffeurs. For over 20 years SMART Cars remains the intelligent choice for business & leisure ground transportation needs around the world.

SMART Cars is here when needed with operations humming 24/7/365 Call now to book a ride (800) 871-7627.







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Downtown Napas First Taste Event Returns to Kick-Off Flavor! Napa Valley


Napa, Calif. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

First Taste, Downtown Napas exclusive kick-off event for Flavor! Napa Valley will return for a third year on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. First Taste will take place at the new City Winery Napa in downtown, and offer guests the ultimate experience in awakening the senses.

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Successful First Test Flight of 4×4 Aviation’s Prototype


Romney Marsh, Kent (PRWEB UK) 7 October 2014

4×4 Aviation Ltd, based at London Ashford Airport, Lydd, successfully flew a scale model prototype of what is to become an innovative transport aircraft designed to carry 20 shipping containers.

At the companys invitation, the event was well attended by an extensive audience from a variety of different media channels. Prior to the test flight, the companys Founder and Director, Thorsten U. Reinhardt, presented the vision he has for the next 3 years. We will continue to develop the software control and enhance its responsiveness which forms one of the stepping stones for the companys aircraft project. The next stage will be to develop its alternative hybrid system and test it within a car environment prior to installing it into a larger prototype version of the VV-Plane by next summer Reinhardt said.

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