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Starpoint Resort Group Reveals 4th of July Celebrations in Las Vegas


Las Vegas (PRWEB) June 15, 2015

Starpoint Resort Group knows that now it is time for families, couples, and even individuals to find ways to appreciate special summer holidays. From Memorial Day to the 4th of July, the summer is full of some of the most extraordinary and exciting holiday weekends in the United States. Every individual should be able to make the most of this holiday time, and can do so when they take advantage of great travel opportunities, as well as special holiday events in the luxurious and thrilling destinations that they choose. This 4th of July, Starpoint Resort Group wants to make sure that many travelers have the opportunity to take advantage of vacations and assure them that they can do so by heading to Las Vegas for local celebrations. Here, the travel expert will review some of the best celebrations that will be happening in Las Vegas this 4th of July.

First, Starpoint Resort Group reveals that 4th of July celebrations in Las Vegas usually start early and can last close to a week. This year, the 4th will be a Saturday and the Las Vegas celebrations for the event will not only commence during the weekend, but will happen throughout the week leading up to the 4th as well. During the week of the 4th, travelers should expect amazing pool parties and several celebrations at the various venues across the Strip. Additionally, there will be many different firework displays throughout the city. In fact, many of the luxury hotels and resorts in the area, such as Caesars Palace, will be putting on their own displays in honor of the holiday, trying to impress guests with the spectacular shows.

For nights out during the holiday, Starpoint Resort Group shares that there will be many restaurants and bars with a variety of dining options that can be appreciated on the 4th of July. In honor of Independence Day, many of these will also offer specials to patrons. However, those who want to take advantage of dinner specials and delicious meals on the Strip must make sure that they make reservations for their favorite spots since the holiday will bring many large crowds into Las Vegas.

From the shining lights of Las Vegas, to unforgettable luxury destinations all around the world, there are thousands of amazing vacation options to travelers each time they plan a getaway. With the help of Starpoint Resort Group, travelers can access all of these and plan the vacation that they have always dreamed of, all while enjoying extraordinary resort stays and the top of the line service available through this luxury accommodation provider. To learn more visit http://www.starpointresortgroup.com.

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Starpoint Resort Group Recommends the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas


Las Vegas (PRWEB) June 09, 2015

With the summer season fast approaching, it is now an amazing time for travelers to begin planning their upcoming getaways with a vacation expert such as Starpoint Resort Group. When individuals are trying to choose the right destination for an upcoming trip, one of the best options that they have available to them is Las Vegas. In addition to some of the great local entertainment options, from concerts to shopping in the luxury hotels on The Strip, there are also a number of amazing events that take place in Las Vegas year round, and there will be many of these taking place in the upcoming months. One of the best events that Starpoint Resort Group would like to invite visitors to is the Insomniac Electric Daisy Carnival 2015.

For music lovers who are coming to Las Vegas this June, this is the ideal event to attend during their getaway with Starpoint Resort Group. This is one of the many amazing music festivals and events that Insomniac hosts each year. These unforgettable events are known for outstanding lights and arts displays melded with music and theatrical and circus performances as well. Of these music events, the Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the biggest and best known music festivals in the United States, drawing thousands to celebrate at this thrilling concert experience each year.

Starpoint Resort Group recommends that music lovers and those that are looking for a remarkable night out set their sights on this unforgettable event when they are in Las Vegas from the 19th to the 21st of June. Each evening there will be concert events on the main stage from 6 pm to 6 am to thrill those who are in attendance at the event. This is an 18 and over party, perfect for couples and groups of friends who are in Las Vegas together. Tickets for the event start at $ 249 for a three day pass to attend the whole weekend. The carnival will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Motorsports Complex.

For travelers to have the vacations of their dreams, they need to have a knowledgeable travel expert to help them plan the perfect trip. This is where Starpoint Resort Group comes in. Starpoint Resort Group is a dependable travel provider, with an expert team devoted to customer service. This team can help individuals find luxurious resort stays in beautiful destinations all over the word, making the perfect vacation easier than ever to attain. To learn more about planning a trip with Starpoint Resort Group visit http://www.starpointresortgroup.com.

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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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Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference


Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 28, 2015

Aureus Medical Group (web: aureusmedical.com), a national leader in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference to be held April 10-11, 2015 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, OH.

The OPTA Annual Conference offers educational programming, networking opportunities, and exhibits with products and services.

Representatives from Aureus Medicals Rehabilitation Therapy division will be available to speak with attendees about its full range of staffing services, including job opportunities and medical careers in the travel physical therapy field. Individuals are encouraged to visit Aureus Medical in booth #19. Attendees are invited to enter a raffle to win a $ 100 Visa gift card.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.







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Tibet Travel Agency Offers Small Size Tibet Group Tours on Lower Budget for 2015


Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

Booking Tibet group tours on a budget is now possible for the 2015 travel season with new and improved Lhasa cultural tours by Tibet Ctrip Travel Service (TCTS) (http://www.tibetctrip.com). By matching small travel groups, TCTS is able to reduce per person costs while avoiding the pitfalls of crowded, impersonal, large group tours. Over four days, travelers will visit some of Tibets most important cultural sites and experience Tibets stunning landscapes.

Tony of TCTS has the details:

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa. The travel groups guide will meet them at the airport or train station and accompany everyone to their hotel. Staying well-hydrated and taking time to rest after arrival is the best way to avoid altitude sickness during a tour of Tibet.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa. While the itinerary is customizable, most enjoy beginning with Potala Palace. Not only is its architecture fantastic and decorations ornate, but it’s also a great place to start learning about Tibetan culture and history. Afterwards, its a short walk over to Jokhang Temple.

Day 3: More sightseeing in Lhasa or take a day trip to Lake Namtso. Those who stay in Lhasa can choose to visit places like Norbulingka (summer palace of the Dalai Lama), Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery (home of the Debating Monks). Those who make the trip out to Lake Namtso will enjoy an entire day of beautiful Tibetan scenery!

Day 4: Depending on the groups departure times, there may be an additional chance for last minute exploring or shopping before heading off to the airport or train station. The groups guide will see everyone off at the shuttle stop.

Tibet travel agency TCTS wants to make travelling in Tibet accessible to all travelers. Travelling in Tibet can be a pricey adventure when going at it alone, but with budget tours by TCTS, travelers can retain much of the ease and flexibility of a private tour. With the travel season right around the corner, now is the time to start planning a visit!







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Groupize Announces 5 Group Travel Predictions for U.S. Hotels in 2015


Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

By all accounts, 2015 is set to be a banner year for the U.S. hotel industry with occupancy levels reaching their highest point in 20 yearsprojected at 64.8%and ADR continuing upward (PWC). Capturing group travel business will be more important than ever, and hotels that are ready to do business the way todays group planners desire will reap the rewards. To assist hotels with strategizing the crucial group segment, here are our predictions for the coming 12 months.

1. Group demand will be the driving force behind hotel occupancy & higher ADR

In late 2013, group demand was at the lowest point in a downward spiral; however, not only has it shifted, it is anticipated that group demand will reach the highest level in three years in 2015. Every indication is that hotels will see increases in occupancy, group, average ADR, and group ADR this year. Already in the first quarter of 2015, the segment group has had a 2.9% increase in ADR and a 3.7% increase in committed occupancy (NAHR).

2. Yield management will depend on securing advanced bookings for groups

With occupancy at record levels, inventory will be at a prime. Hotels must focus on capturing the groups which typically represent secure advanced reservations 60 days out. Because of inventory pressures, Groups will not be as discounted as in the past, but the ability to secure a base will allow revenue managers to increase rates for last minute bookings.

3. Cross-platform planning changes group organizers needs

Just like hotel leisure guests, planners are juggling smartphones, tablets, and desktops for research and, preferably, for booking as well. Web responsive designs as well as mobile apps that allow planner to manage groups will become the norm rather than the exception. They will expect easy access to capabilities such as e-invitations, payment choices, communication with hotel staff and attendees, and rooming list management at their fingertips.

4. While group occupancy increases, group size decreases

In 2015, groups are changing in many ways, including becoming smaller than the traditional 10-room block. This is especially true with the growing economic power of Millennials, who prefer to travel in groups, and are a connected and tech savvy generation. Hotels will find it profitable to consider any booking of 4 or more rooms as a group.

This necessitates a more efficient process, one like that of Instant Group Bookings and Groupize Hub, which allows group planners digital self-management of the entire process. A self-managed system has enormous appeal to planners, which means it offers a competitive edge for the hotels that adopt it.

5. Hotels will embrace true online group bookings this year to compete with massive third party consolidation

Hotel companies have fallen behind third parties in digital capabilities for meetings and events, but by employing a few digital strategies, they can drive more direct business and impede intermediary growth. Hotels will need to embrace online group bookings this year to compete with massive third party consolidation, such as Cvent acquiring Elite Meetings.

Group e-channels target a new segment: smaller, simpler meetings that are more transactional in nature and historically have seen much lower levels of intermediation. If intermediation levels on these smaller meetings reach that of larger meetings, we could see overall intermediation rates increase as much as 10%, costing hoteliers an additional $ 350 million to $ 400 million per year in commissions. Ease of transaction and speed of response also are key to win the business. (Source: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Article/14767/3-ways-to-win-the-group-customer-online)

This year, Groupize Solutions anticipates 8,000-10,000 hotels will make the leap to Instant Group Booking, which means group planners will be able to complete the whole process digitallystart to finish.

In Conclusion

The bottom line is that the hotels that are evolving the way they handle group business and embracing new technologies, will benefit most from the predicted surge of group travel in 2015. While it requires re-tooling some processes, ultimately sales teams will be more efficient, and the hotel product will be more attractive to planners in what is determined to become a highly competitive market.

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Alliott Group Member Volaw shortlisted in Magic Circle Awards 2015


St Helier, Jersey (PRWEB UK) 25 March 2015

Jersey Based Alliott Group Member Volaw Group has been shortlisted for Independent Trust Company of the year in the Magic Circle Awards 2015.

These awards honour the best advisors and managers in the private wealth sector in the major international financial centres. The winners will be those judged to have excelled in achievement, innovation, expertise and service. The prestigious award ceremony will be held on Thursday 7th May 2015 at the Grange St Pauls Hotel, London.

Volaw Groups nomination reflects the high level of performance over the past year. If you would like to support our nomination, please vote for Volaw Group on the CityWealth website here: citywealthmag.com/events/magic-circle-awards-2015.







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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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DAE Expands Portfolio With Oaks Group Properties


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

Award-winning holiday exchange provider, DAE, has partnered with Oaks Hotels & Resorts to expand its inventory in high demand destinations and capital cities around Australia and New Zealand.

DAE members can now access availability at Oaks properties across Australia and New Zealand through the daeOptions program.

Head of Group Marketing and Regional Manager, Australia New Zealand, Gary Fog, said the partnership gives DAE members more choice and more value out of their membership, with new availability in key, high-demand destinations.

Destinations such as Western Australia have traditionally been difficult to accommodate our members with limited timeshare availability, said Mr Fog. With the addition of Oaks resorts, we can now offer our members accommodation in great destinations such as Perth, Broome and Cable Beach.

Oaks properties in both Melbourne and Sydney CBD will also be added to the daeOptions portfolio, along with an array of non-timeshare destinations around Australia and New Zealand, including the Hunter Valley, Glenelg in South Australia, and Caloundra and Port Douglas in Queensland, and Queenstown in New Zealand.

Director of Wholesale and Trade for Oaks Hotels & Resorts, Lachlan Rentell, said introducing Oaks properties to DAEs global network of members would deliver benefits across both organisations.

“Oaks Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to partner with DAE’s worldwide timeshare exchange platform and we look forward to offering members the choice of contemporary studios and hotel rooms, and spacious, self-contained apartments in central city locations and premier resort destinations across Australia and New Zealand, as well as more international destinations in the future,” said Mr Rentell.

DAE Members with Gold Advantage can book daeOptions weeks on exchange, while all members can have access to low-cost rental weeks at Oaks resort properties using their free DAE membership.

Oaks are a well-known and well-respected Australian brand, and we look forward to increasing distribution and exposure of their properties through DAEs global audience, said Mr Fog.

About Oaks Hotels & Resorts

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest, self-contained accommodation providers and a division of global hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotel Group.

About DAE (Dial An Exchange)

DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company services over 1 million timeshare owners (including 500,000 direct members) at resorts and clubs through 12 offices worldwide, and is a truly viable option for all timeshare, points and fractional owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAEs robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.

DAE offers a value added Gold Advantage benefits program along with low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-Newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit http://www.daelive.com







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Digital Luxury Group Appointed by Kempinski Hotels to Lead Social Media in China

SHANGHAI (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

Chinese consumers are quickly gaining more and more interest for luxury hotels, growing at a pace of +39% year-to-year according to the World Luxury Index Hotels.

Its in this context and with the aim of growing its visibility among a sophisticated Chinese audience that luxury hotel leader Kempinski Hotels has appointed Digital Luxury Group China to lead its social media strategy and implementation on major Chinese social platforms such as Sina Weibo and WeChat, as of October 2014. With 20 hotels in Mainland China, Kempinski has seen and felt the increasing importance of Chinese travelers within their hotels at home and around the world.

Chinese clients are now part of the Top 3 nationalities of Kempinski worldwide, a significant rise from just a few years ago, explains Riko Van Santen, Kempinskis Vice President of Digital Strategy & Distribution. As such, we felt the time was right to invest further in our communications to this important segment of our clientele.

Digital Luxury Group has impressed us with their understanding of how to best position luxury brands in a digital environment, their expertise on the Chinese market, and their groundbreaking methodologies. We see this partnership as the first step in a more global strategic partnership, further explains Mr. Van Santen.

Kempinskis digital and e-commerce team have a sophisticated approach to both global and regional digital marketing strategies, says Pablo Mauron, General Manager of Digital Luxury Group China. Were honored to become Kempinskis trusted partner for their social media communications in this highly strategic market.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europes oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinskis rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.

The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the worlds largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.

For more information: http://www.kempinski.com

About Digital Luxury Group:

Digital Luxury Group (DLG) is the digital partner of forward-thinking luxury brands. With offices in Geneva, Shanghai, New York, and Paris, DLG combines leading brand intelligence with bespoke digital marketing services. From creation to implementation, we empower brand strategies with our proprietary data and research such as the World Luxury Index. Clients include: Baume & Mercier, Fendi, Four Seasons, IMD, IWC, Jumeirah, Maurice Lacroix, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis, TAG Heuer and Vacheron Constantin.

Digital Luxury Group is also the publisher of the World Luxury Index Hotels, a report published in partnership with the Ecole H

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The Performance Group (TPG) Completes 9th Annual Hotel Roundtable

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014

TPG Hotel Roundtable participants agreed that the economic recovery is driving up the demand for corporate meetings and events. In addition, transient travel is rising and group sizes are increasing. While business travel is at its highest since 2009, hotel growth is slow to meet the demand and inventory is tight. Hotel owners are capitalizing on this trend by ensuring that their inventory best captures both transient and group revenue. Additionally, old standards (like 20% cumulative attrition) have become tougher to negotiate, and contracted concessions are often tied to room block performance.

As the economy continues to recover, event planning companies should follow TPGs lead in pushing clients to consider alternative dates. There are still deals to be had, but corporate event patterns must be flexible. While inventory is tight, groups are slow to commit and second option contracts have merit. Hotel space is now on a first come, first serve basis, and the first group to sign in ink and hand over a deposit gets the deal. Another dominant topic in the discussion was the predicted rise in room rate over the next five years, and the need for clients to lock-in multi-year contracts. Food and beverage pricing is also set to increase due to climate change, and internet connectivity remains non-standardized and is also subject to price volatility.

While China and India remain dominate markets for hotel growth, New York appears to be a US hot spot. London, Sydney, Bali, Dubai, parts of Africa, and South America in general are also enjoying a high conversion rate. One trend that spanned several hotel chains was the addition of limited service brands created to capture a variety of travelers. It also seems that customized hotel experiences are paving the way for the future as indicated by the following: Starwoods iPhone check-in, MGMs Stay Well rooms, Hiltons Digital Lobby, and Hyatts Womens Experience.

The popularity of mobile apps continues to explode. From ROI measurement to incentive networking to onsite education, their use has become increasingly creative. On the flip side, no technology meetings are trending as leaders seek to focus the audiences attention on content rather than instant feedback and socialization. Virtual meetings remain a meeting component, but theyve yet to replace face-to-face gatherings. Finally, green meeting and community give-back are still important especially for the younger workforce.







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Bullseye Event Group Announces 2015 Dining Menu for The Players Super Bowl Tailgate


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 08, 2015

Bullseye Event Group, one of the nations leading Sports Travel package provider and event ticket companies, reveals a five-star tasting menu for the 2015 Players Super Bowl Tailgate inspired by farm fresh ingredients, local flavors and the collaborative culinary genius of Chef Beau MacMillan and Chef Aaron May.

Recently announced as the celebrity chefs responsible for the menu selection and catering of Bullseyes signature Super Bowl pre-game party, Chef MacMillan and Chef May have infused the five-star buffet with modern sensibility and southwestern flare, from small plates to dessert.

The 2015 Players Super Bowl Tailgate menu has something for everyone, says Bullseye Event Group representative Kyle Kinnett. We love the attention to local flavors and artisan ingredients.

The Players Super Bowl Tailgate 2015 Tailgate Menu includes:

PASSED SMALL BITES:

Mini Beef Wellingtons with B

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How Millennials Are Redefining Group Travel: 6 Things Hotels Need to Know


Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

The first hotel online booking engines are twenty years old now, and they are slowly evolving to give users more features and more control over their stay. So why has there has been so little effort made in the evolution of web bookings for small groups? Most hotels are still expecting small groups, which, by the way, are 30% of hotel business, to fill out a form or make a call before they can get rates or make reservations. Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, CEO of Groupize offers that while this may have been marginally sustainable up until now, there is little hope that Millennials are going to continue to give hotels their business this way.

Millennials are not just a future prospect anymore. The Pew Research Center defines adult Millennials as 18 to 33 year olds, born 1981 to 1996. Millennials are not unemployed college students. They are todays (and tomorrows) group travelers. This group is growing into a record purchasing power, with different needs and wants than their Boomer parents. Millennials grew up in the age of the internet, and are active, connected consumers, spending an average 25 hours per week online, so they demand businesses be online.

When it comes to groups, Millennials are todays organizers. Millenials are:

The Brides

The average age of brides today makes them Millennials. They spend countless hours planning and preparing their wedding days via smartphones, tablets, and desktops. Up to 75% of traffic to Groupize wedding partner websites comes from mobile devices.

The Office Assistants

Studies indicate that 85% of meetings are unmanaged. Millennial assistants are doing the planning.

The Sports Teams

The athletes, parents, and coaches are all potentially Millennials.

Your Hotel Staff

Many hotel sales managers are Millennials. Are they really willing to fill out forms to get rates?

Millennials prefer to communicate through their devices and their level of attachment to these devices cannot be overstated. For the travel industry, this impacts the way Millennials travel and should be considered in hotel strategies at every touch point. We see this taking shape with mobile check-in and social lobbies. So why have hotels been slow to overhaul online group bookings? Millennials are going to demand more, so Groupize shares some important considerations for hotels who wants to appeal to this important demographic.

1) Millennials’ sense of self is tied to their media influence, and tech devices are viewed as an extension of their person, according the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda. It is essential to their lives, and they expect to be able to socialize, conduct business, and make plans via mobile devices (as well as to share their experiences). However, they prefer not to email, and they definitely dont want to call. Lets face it, this is the new standard. Get on the boat or sink, because Millennials are the fastest growing travel segment, and they have proven they love to travel.

2) They like to travel together. 58% of Millennials prefer to travel with friends, and that is 20% more than older generations (HVS). Social trends will result in more group travel for Millennials: 33% of guests are from out of town at weddings now, sports travel is a $ 7B industry, and family reunions and family vacations are on the rise as generations dont live in the same cities anymore. Group business will boom as this generation brings more dollars to the travel table.

3) The Now Generation. Millennials demand real-time everything. However, the hotel industry is not offering the tools this uber-connected generation needs for group travel. They have expressed preferences for mobile check-in and mobile concierge, but we still expect them to call to get a group room rate? To book via email, which they consider a work tool (Tnooz)?

Here are some important statistics about how Millennials do their travel business:

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The Related Group and Fortune International Group Partner with The Fairwinds Group to Develop Landmark Condominium Project on Fort Lauderdale’s Best Beachfront Parcel


Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

The Related Group and Fortune International Group, both based in Miami, announced their partnership with The Fairwinds Group of Fort Lauderdale to develop a distinctive 171-unit beachfront condominium property in Fort Lauderdale on a 4.6-acre site that is the former home of Irelands Inn Beach Resort. The first project of its kind in Fort Lauderdale, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale will be the most refined high-rise and only on-the-sand luxury residential offering in the destination. Housed in two iconic structures, the unparalleled luxury residences will feature sweeping ocean views and expansive terraces for year-round indoor-outdoor living. With a world-class spa, restaurant and resort amenities, the market-making property is poised to become the go-to luxury destination for those seeking incomparable design and resort living in a rare beachfront setting. Overseeing every aspect of the lifestyle will be Auberge Resorts Collection, the preeminent luxury hotel operator acclaimed for its timeless resorts that embrace intimate, understated elegance. The Residences will join Auberges portfolio of award-winning properties such as Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., and Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, Anguilla, BWI. Pricing for Auberge Beach Residences and Spa will range from $ 1.5 to $ 8 million.

We have assembled a world-class team to create an unmatched product that embraces the sophisticated, yet casual, lifestyle that embodies Fort Lauderdale, said Jorge P

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American Group Travel Awards Recognizes 2014 Champions


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

HotelPlanner.com in proud partnership with Landor Travel Publications is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA).

The first annual event celebrating the best of the best in group travel was held on November 11th at the Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel where the winners of each category were announced. 23 awards of excellence were given to the top industry leaders in hotels, airlines, cruise lines, destinations and more, recognizing organizations that provide superior group travel experiences.

Congratulations to the 2014 American Group Travel Award Winners!

Best Group Hotel Brand – Full Service:

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Hotel Brand – Limited Service:

Comfort Inn & Suites

Best Group Hotel Brand Luxury:

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Hotel Brand Boutique:

Hotel Indigo

Best Leisure Group Hotel Brand:

Best Western

Best Sports Team Travel Hotel Brand:

Holiday Inn Express

Best Group Casino Hotel Leisure:

Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Best Group Casino Hotel Convention:

The Venetian Las Vegas

Best Airline for Group Travel:

American Airlines

Best Cruise Line for Group Travel:

Carnival Cruise Lines

Best River Cruise for Group Travel:

AmaWaterways

Best Group Travel via Rail:

Amtrak

Best Live Stage Performance for Groups:

The Phantom of the Opera

Best Broadway Show for Groups:

The Phantom of the Opera

Best Theme Park for Groups:

Disney World Florida

Best City Destination for Groups:

New York City

Best Beach Destination for Groups:

Hawaii Oahu

Best State for Group Travel:

New York

Best Online Travel Agency (OTA) for Group Travel:

Expedia

Best Group Shopping:

Mall of America Minneapolis

Best Outlet Shopping for Groups:

Sawgrass Mills (Sunrise, FL)

Best Group Ground Transportation:

Super Shuttle

Best Group Dining Experience:

Hard Rock Caf

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NextGen Marketing Group Introduces New Nationwide Digital Product Consulting Practice


Iowa City, Iowa (PRWEB) November 13, 2014

Greg Crosby, Founder and CEO of the Next Gen Marketing Group announced today the company is launching a new consulting practice focused exclusively on helping companies develop and launch new technology-based digital products. The company has recruited a team of top national experts who are available to assist clients with digital product strategy, design, development, launch, life-cycle management and product measurement for their new initiatives. Primary industries of focus will be Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Fitness and Wearables, Telecommunications, Internet, Technology, Energy and Consumer Packaged Goods and Services.

The NextGen Marketing Group was founded in 2007 by Mr. Crosby and is based in Iowa City, Iowa with virtual offices in key markets across the country. NextGen Marketing Group has worked with both large and small firms across the U.S. Signature clients have included Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Becton Dickinson, Decision Resources Group, DISH Network, US Cellular, Georgia-Pacific, DEX One and Aircell Communications/Go-Go In-Flight. In addition, NextGen Braintrust experts have led digital product initiatives at firms such as Sprint, CenturyLink, Level3 Communications, US WEST, TCI Cable and McLeodUSA.

In todays business environment, digital technology has become an integral part of most industries and their new product initiatives, said Mr. Crosby. Industries like Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Packaged Goods, Energy, etc., are rapidly integrating wireless, mobility, cloud services, and virtual technologies into their product strategies. However, many of them lack the critical experience and expertise to efficiently and successfully launch these new digital products. That is where the NextGen Marketing Group comes in and the value we bring to our clients. We can save them a tremendous amount of time, money and frustration by working alongside them as they go down this new path, said Mr. Crosby.

The NextGen Braintrust digital product experts are available to work with clients as Advisors, Strategic Project Leaders, and Interim Staff to provide expertise at any phase of the digital product life cycle. The team can work onsite as needed or connect with clients virtually using a variety of communications and collaborations technologies leveraged by the NextGen Marketing Group to provide seamless, nationwide access to the experts across the team.

The company offers a variety of affordable engagement options ranging from very reasonable hourly rates to flat rate project or retainer programs. Large projects can be customized for specific resource and expertise requirements and to work within client budget constraints.

The NextGen Braintrust digital product experts are now available nationwide for clients as needed. Biographies of each NextGen Braintrust expert and detailed information on the companys services can be located on the companys new website at http://www.nextgenmktg.com.

About NextGen Marketing Group

The NextGen Marketing Group is a national, virtual consulting firm specializing in helping companies define, develop and launch new digital products. The NextGen Braintrust experts consist of highly credentialed digital product executives who have successfully developed and launched hundreds of new digital products for many iconic brands within the last decade. They are available to work with clients as Advisors, Strategic Project Leaders, or Interim Staff under a variety of affordable compensation programs.

For more information on the NextGen Marketing Group please visit the companys website at http://www.nextgenmktg.com, or call 1-877-5NXTGEN (877-569-8436). Follow or friend us on social media through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube.

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NextGen Marketing Group/PR Support

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