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HotelPlanner Implements Dyn and Instart Logic Solutions to Optimize Global Online Customer Experiences

West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 10, 2015

Dyn and Instart Logic today announced that HotelPlanner, a major provider of online services to the global group hotel sales market, has chosen the companies complementary solutions to improve HotelPlanner.coms overall web presence. The online travel planner, specializing in group accommodations, is the latest performance-driven hospitality services provider to leverage Instart Logic and Dyns performance solutions to deliver fast and superior experiences to customers around the globe.

HotelPlanner knows the importance of quality-of-experience optimization, said the companys co-founder, John Prince. We pride ourselves on leading the market in technology, and believe in using best-of-breed vendors. Selecting two of the performance-leading solutions Dyn for Managed DNS, and Instart Logic for optimized web application delivery ensures that HotelPlanner.com and our sister corporate site, Meetings.com will deliver an even higher-speed experience on devices of any size and geography.

Internet Performance Begins with DNS

The domain name system (DNS) is the crucial connection between online customers and online businesses. Website outages or slow performance because of DNS issues happen every day, with a consequent impact to businesses on their revenue, reputation and customer retention. Even sluggish DNS performance translates directly to lost revenue for business. Global businesses such as HotelPlanner need to ensure that their web content is always available and delivered optimally no matter where their customers might be located.

Businesses such as HotelPlanner wanting the best Internet Performance from their Web assets need a dedicated DNS solution provider and its Managed DNS services for consistent availability and performance. Dyns Managed DNS service offers its customers an industry-leading level of service and reliability.

Faster Access to Site Resources

Dyns Managed DNS service works seamlessly with Instart Logics Software-Defined Application Delivery (SDAD) platform to provide radically faster web performance. Online travel and hospitality companies such as HotelPlanner rely on the companys SDAD platform to drive audience engagement, improve conversions and increase revenues.

Instart Logic brings speed, security and scale to websites and applications most especially for mobile and solves todays toughest application delivery challenges. Its SDAD platform ensures end-user experiences are not compromised by the rich content and design of modern websites and applications.

Thanks to Dyn and Instart Logic, HotelPlanner is giving customers around the world faster access to our site resources and making booking travel easier, said John Prince. Were making it rewarding for them to stay on our site longer, and ultimately converting more visitors into customers.

About Dyn

Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.

About Instart Logic

Instart Logic accelerates cloud application delivery for the worlds most performance-obsessed organizations. Its unique software-defined application delivery technology solves performance challenges inherent in wireless connections and makes content delivery networks (CDNs) obsolete. Using Instart Logic, organizations can provide ultra-fast, visually immersive experiences on any device to maximize revenue, deliver superior customer experiences and gain competitive advantage. Instart Logic is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Four Rivers Group, Greylock Partners, Hermes Growth Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Wing Venture Capital and several notable Silicon Valley angel investors. Learn more at http://instartlogic.com or follow us on Twitter at @InstartLogic.

About HotelPlanner

HotelPlanner.com provides online services to the global group hotel market and ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. Customers can book hotels for business meetings, conferences, conventions, family reunions, weddings, extended stays, tours, military reunions, church events, and other forms of group travel. A mobile application for booking group hotel reservations is also available. The company owns and operates Meetings.com, a site that provides information and booking services for meetings and banquet venues around the world for corporate and association meeting planners. Founded in 2002, the companys USA headquarters is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, with additional offices in Las Vegas, European headquarters in London, United Kingdom, and Asia headquarters in Hong Kong.

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Adam Coughlin, acoughlin(at)dyn(dot)com, 603.714.5798

Josh Heath, on behalf of Instart Logic, joshua(at)methodcommunications(dot)com, 801-461-9794

Bruce Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Bruce(dot)Rosenberg(at)HotelPlanner(dot)com, (818) 661-0244







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Online Trust Alliance Announces Trust Framework to Help Address Internet of Things Risks


Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, announced today that it is leading an initiative to develop a security, privacy and sustainability trust framework for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Intended to provide clarity and confidence to consumers as they shop and use connected devices, the framework will initially focus on connected home and wearable/fitness technologies. OTAs vision is to use this framework as the basis for a potential certification program for IoT devices and their applications.

With the rapid introduction of Internet of Things products into the market, we must ensure that security and privacy best practices are integrated to maximize consumer protection, said Craig Spiezle, Executive Director and President of OTA. According to preliminary data from OTAs forthcoming Online Trust Audit, 14 percent of leading IoT products did not have a discoverable privacy policy for consumers to review prior to purchase. We welcome industry leaders to join in the multi-stakeholder effort to raise the bar and make security, privacy and sustainability key product attributes.

The next full working group meeting is on June 16 in Mountain View, Calif. and the updated draft of the framework will be shared in a special panel at the TRUSTe IoT Privacy Summit on Wednesday, June 17. The framework reflects input from a consortium of leaders in both the private and public sectorsincluding the security and privacy community, app developers, manufacturers and international retailers. This working group builds on and expands the scope of the IoT Privacy Tech Working Group announced last year.

The trust framework answers the White Houses call for an IoT certification program much like the UL Seal of Approval, an independent safety certification for appliances. It will propose that devices be verified through a combination of self-certification and third-party auditing against a set of published criteria. Initial goals of the framework include:

Aid consumers ability to confidently make purchase decisions based on vendors commitment to privacy and security.
Provide prescriptive guidance to manufacturers and developers to adopt best practices that reduce device vulnerabilities while enhancing consumer privacy and product sustainability.
Provide retailers and ecommerce sites with criteria to aid in their product merchandising decisions.
Encourage collaboration and sharing of best practices among participants and industries.
Demonstrate a commitment to meaningful self-regulation.

We welcome OTAs initiative to extend the work of the IoT Privacy Tech Working Group to include the security and sustainability issues arising out of the explosion of data collection from connected devices, said TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel. Considering that 79 percent of U.S. consumers are concerned about data collected by connected devices, we urge companies to join this important endeavor to develop clear standards for privacy and security in the Internet of Things.

About the IoT Trust Framework Working Group

Interested parties may join the working group, bi-weekly calls and comment on the draft framework by visiting https://otalliance.org/IoT. To attend the next full Working Group General Meeting on June 16 visit https://iotwg.eventbrite.com

About the Internet of Things Privacy Summit

The 2nd Annual Internet of Things Privacy Summit brings together over 200 delegates and 40 expert speakers from across the whole IoT privacy ecosystem to define the privacy needs of the new interconnected world and scope out the next generation of solutions. The Summit takes place at the Rosewood Hotel, Menlo Park, Silicon Valley on June 17, 2015. For further details, see http://www.truste.com/iot.

About OTA

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet. Its goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users’ security, privacy and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, and meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. Its members and supporters include leaders spanning the public policy, technology, ecommerce, social networking, mobile, email and interactive marketing, financial, service provider, government agency and industry organization sectors.

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers privacy compliance and trust by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across their customer, employee, and vendor channels. Our SaaS-based DPM Platform gives users control over all phases of data privacy management from conducting assessments and implementing compliance controls to managing ongoing monitoring. Our DPM Services, including assessments and certifications, are delivered by an expert team of privacy professionals. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brand.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Online Trust Alliance

Andrew Goss

Voxus PR

(253) 444-5446

agoss(at)voxuspr(dot)com

TRUSTe

Lela Gradman

TRUSTe

(415) 766-6403

lgradman(at)truste(dot)com







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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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CHD Expert Launches an Online Store allowing immediate access to global foodservice reports and foodservice distributor contact lists


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 18, 2014

CHD Expert, the Chicago-based foodservice data solution provider, has expanded its data offerings through the launch of its new online store. The new online store allows foodservice professionals instant access to foodservice market reports, helping them evaluate historical data to develop better go-to-market strategies to increase market share and penetration. This trend information is highly desired by leaders in marketing, sales, finance, strategy and other departments whose goal is the expansion and growth of their foodservice or hospitality products or services.

There are currently over 20 reports and products available for purchase on the new CHD Expert online store. In addition to a report for the USA Foodservice Market, there are international reports available for most leading European economies, as well as emerging Asian markets, including China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

These Foodservice Annual Count and Expenditure Tracking reports (FACET reports) are available now in CHD Experts online store and provide the foodservice census of all market segments per country. These reports include data by segment from 2009 to 2013, including the following:

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Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel Keeps Football Fans Engaged Online and in their Lounge


SILVER SPRING, MD (PRWEB) September 22, 2014

As football season starts to take hold of the nations capital, Washingtonians are starting to put together their fantasy football leagues to prep for the games this fall. Various restaurants and lounges are also prepping as they work on new ways to bring in customers to their establishments for the new football season. Mica Lounge, located in the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, is taking football fever to the next level by creating their own Sheraton League where locals and hotel guests can sign up for a customized league.

Half the fun of football season is finding a watering hole where fans can truly interact with each other, stated Sheldon Johnson, General Manager of the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, one of twelve Washington, DC area hotels managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts. While we have a loyal following in our Mica Lounge, we feel its important for our guests to be engaged between games and now they can be. Guests can stop by Mica Lounge and learn about the hotels Fantasy League and how they can join.

Our lounge has always been the ideal location to watch games, said Johnson, and now with a fantasy league with weekly winners receiving a bar tab credit, guests have really become more interactive, not only with us, but with each other. The lounge has six flat screen televisions showing the games and offers drink and appetizer specials on game nights.

Johnson also credits the hotels location with the success of the lounge during football season. With so many homes, apartments, condominiums, such as The Premier, The Point, Alexander House and Charter House, to name a few, all within a short walk, we really are the natural choice, said Johnson. Additionally, close to a Metrorail stop its easy for those that live in Silver Spring to invite their friends that live or work in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia to join them for a drink in a relaxing yet energetic environment.

No matter what team wins, there are sure to be a lot of fun times for those at the Mica Lounge in Silver Spring, Maryland. Not to mentioned a lot of people logging in to check their own teams.

ABOUT SHERATON SILVER SPRING HOTEL

Located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, just minutes from downtown Washington, DC, the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel is an iconic fixture of the ever growing urban area. Surrounded by restaurants, shops and numerous entertainment options makes for the ideal location for business and leisure travelers. The hotels offers 229 guest rooms and suites and over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space Guests can enjoy dinning in Mica Restaurant, enjoy a drink and snacks in Mica Lounge or settle in and order in-room dining. There is even a Starbucks Caf

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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.

About

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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Costa Rica Online Travel Company Now Accepting Bitcoin


Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

There is no doubt the U.S. consumer has been re-educated over and over on how to purchase travel since the inception of the Internet. Once an arena of traditional Travel Agents and Online Booking companies such as Expedia and Orbitz, the landscape of online travel was soon to be hit by a new wave that not many saw coming. It was 2010 when LivingSocial lead the change by incorporating travel services as part of their discount deals offerings. Months later Groupon would follow their steps, and in time discount travel became one more commodity for those venturing into the online travel market.

In March 2011 the then director of LatinExplore, Monica McIntyre, became one of the first merchants to launch Costa Rica vacations as a destination through one of these discount deal platforms. Characterized by its avant-garde outlook, the company which thrives on innovation was happy to take the risk into the unknown. It all paid off, the bet returned 10 fold and many others rushed to follow suit. That was the last time she remembers feeling a rush of adrenaline generated by the risk of technological innovation in an otherwise traditional travel agent job.

But innovators do not rest, and the thirst for risk is not easily quenched.

Six months ago, Ms. McIntyre launched CostaRicaTravelMarket.com offering U.S. travelers with a Costa Rica focused marketplace for hotel and travel packages. And what is new about this you may ask? Innovation this time was to take a sharper turn: clients can pay for their Costa Rica vacation with Bitcoin.

Ms. McIntyre explains that Bitcoin payments are easy and help avoid expensive transaction fees which eventually will be translated to lower pricing for the traveler. She uses Coinbase as the companys virtual wallet and believes the merchant tools they offer allow businesses like hers to easily hedge for the risk of the volatility involving the peer-to-peer digital currency market.

CostaRicaTravelMarket.com might be the first to accept Bitcoin to pay for travel to Costa Rica, but like in the case of deal platforms she believes her first movers advantage will quickly disappear once the adoption of digital currency enters the comfort zone it inevitably will.

Costa Rica Travel Market LLC is an online travel operator with offices in the Denver, CO and San Jose, COSTA RICA. Costa Rica Marketplace delivers an online platform for Hotels to publish Deals & Offers to the US market. For more information contact: http://www.CostaRicaTravelMarket.com, or contact Monica McIntyre at 1.888.831-1811 or by email at info(at)costaricatravelmarket(dot)com.







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Jade Eatery and Lounge Launches its Newly Updated Website, which Debuts the Enticing 2014 Menu and an Impressive Online Virtual Tour of the Restaurant by Google


Forest Hills, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Nestled into a cobblestone square just off Austin Street, Jade Eatery & Lounges address hints at why Jade is said to be Forest Hills hidden gem. The space integrates a zen-like atmosphere with inspirational quotes that adorn the walls and a serene koi pond presenting a large Buddha statue smiling benevolently on guests guiding them to a choice entree.

Jade Eatery and Lounge philosophy was to combine music, aroma and aesthetics to capture a unique gastronomic experience, hence the motto, Indulge Your Senses.

As a neighborhood Asian restaurant catering to local and visiting patrons, Jade strives to maintain quality and consistency. The concept provides favorite Pan-Asian and southeast Asian dishes, as well as creative culinary innovations that have become neighborhood favorites. With signature dishes like Sushi Pizza and Calcutta Chicken, the group focuses on optimizing select ingredients and transforming them into exotic flavor profiles. That is Jade Eatery and Lounges’ committed culinary mission.

Guests can choose to dine in the main dining room or the copper bar, which offers more seating options and cabana beds. The area is illuminated with a warm glow, while draped silk separates it from the main dining area, creating an intimate lounge space. Guests can also enjoy the al fresco dining experience tucked away in the Tudor-style, cobble stoned village that is Station Square.

Designed to accommodate large groups, the Dharma Lounge provides a private venue with an open floor plan that offers flexibility in the layout, perfect for special events such as wedding receptions, commitment ceremonies, bar/bat mitzvahs, and corporate dinners. It has been elegantly furnished with Moroccan imports to offer a cultural haven for guests seeking something extraordinarily special.

Connecting the copper bar to the Dharma lounge, Jades Art Gallery and World Shop combines art and culture with a distinct culinary experience. Supporting neighborhood artists, the Art Gallery hosts bi-monthly exhibits showcasing a variety of local talent. Private and public previews of the art installations are hosted regularly. The World Shop features collectibles from around the globe such as custom jewelry, hookahs and Buddhas.

Located directly across the LIRR station, the 8,000 sq ft restaurant has become a popular destination spot since its opening in 2006. Just one block separates it from the crowds and boutiques on Austin Street.

Something of the terraced garden effect of the northern section of Italy. Station Square is one of the most successful public spaces in New York City, certainly equal or superior in design and effect to something like the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan” -House Beautiful magazine (1914)







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Hotel Chocolat Selects Webcredible To Sweeten The Online Experience

(PRWEB) August 20, 2006

Luxury chocolate retailer Hotel Chocolat has selected leading usability company, Webcredible , for usability testing and consultancy on its website: By working with Webcredible, Hotel Chocolat expects to significantly enhance the user experience on its website and increase the sales conversion rate.

Hotel Chocolat sells high quality chocolates through its website, catalogue and 12 stores in the UK. Recognising that up to 83 per cent of internet users leave a website because they cant find what they are looking for[1], Hotel Chocolat has commissioned Webcredible to carry out a comprehensive usability evaluation of its website, in order to provide practical recommendations for usability improvements.

Once the recommendations have been implemented, Webcredible will conduct full usability testing on the new Hotel Chocolat website at the consultancys purpose-built testing suite. Eight users from Hotel Chocolats target demographic will be enlisted to complete a series of activities on the site, so the real world user experience can be evaluated.

The Hotel Chocolat website is our primary sales channel so we want to ensure that visitors can quickly and easily find and buy what they want, explained Chris Bishop, Digital Marketing Manager, Hotel Chocolat.

It is essential that online retailers maximise the usability of their website in order to convert browsers into actual customers, said Trenton Moss, Director, Webcredible. By undertaking an initial usability evaluation, online retailers can use the analysis to carry out many quick, yet high impact, fixes to on-the-surface issues. The subsequent usability testing then pinpoints the blackspots at the core of the site.

For further press information please contact:

Kathryn Cotsworth or Louise Andrews

Wildfire PR

Tel: 0208 339 4420

About Hotel Chocolat:

Hotel Chocolat is the British-owned phenomenon brazenly committed to real, authentic chocolate. Founders Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris had one goal in mind when they started over 10 years ago to make a better type of chocolate available to UK consumers bored by the mediocrity of the chocolate available in supermarkets and on the high street.

Using authentic, wholesome ingredients is key to Hotel Chocolats success, a position that is strengthened with our historic cocoa plantation, Rabot Estate, in the West Indies. This exciting new step allows us to make a unique and exciting connection between you the consumer and the cocoa plantation. Becoming an origin chocolatier is a large investment and full of risk no wonder no other UK chocolate maker has made the same commitment to real chocolate.

About Webcredible:

Webcredible is a UK-based web usability and accessibility consultancy, dedicated to making websites easy to use, accessible to all and ultimately more effective. Launched in 2003, Webcredible has enjoyed year-on-year growth of over 300 per cent and is now one of the most respected consultancies in the usability and accessibility industry.

Webcredible works with a long list of private and public sector clients based in the UK, Europe and North America including T-Mobile, Norwich Union, Yamaha, the BBC and the World Health Organization.

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Win Chocolate Easter Gift with Hotel Chocolat’s Online Easter Egg Hunt


(PRWEB) March 23, 2007

In the spirit of Easter, the British chocolate phenomenon Hotel Chocolat is running an Online Easter Egg Hunt; open to anyone and everyone with Internet access.

Rather than having to hunt through thorny thickets, Hotel Chocolat is instead inviting you to put your feet up and join in from the comfort of your home or office. Much more convenient we’re sure you’ll agree — and far fewer grass stains too!

Easter egg hunters first have to follow an online trail to test your chocolate knowledge and find answers to a seasonal puzzle. Once deciphered, the puzzle will reveal a password that will unlock a secret area of the Hotel Chocolat website. Lucky entrants will then have the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win a chocolate Easter gift – one of twenty decadently delicious Hotel Chocolat Easter Hampers!

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Hotel Chocolat Awards 20 Chocolate Easter Gifts to Online Easter Egg Hunt Winners

(PRWEB) April 18, 2007

British luxury chocolate brand Hotel Chocolat has closed its Online Easter Egg Hunt and announced the winners of 20 luxury Easter Hampers.

The competition, which was open to anyone with internet access, sent Easter egg hunters on an online trail to test their chocolate knowledge and find answers to a seasonal puzzle. Rather than having to hunt through thorny thickets, Hotel Chocolat instead ran an Easter egg hunt with a difference – inviting entrants to put their feet up and join in from the comfort of their home or office.

4,000 chocolate lovers joined the hunt for the ultimate Chocolate Easter gift, deciphering the online puzzle to reveal a password that unlocked a secret area of the Hotel Chocolat website. Successful hunters were automatically entered into a prize pool for the chance to win one of 20 decadently delicious Easter Hampers.

In addition to the luxury hampers on offer, everyone who successfully cracked the code won free delivery on any order from the Hotel Chocolat range.

Lucky winners of the Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg Hunt include:


Hannah Wren, London
Nick Ogbourne, Berkshire
Helen Herd, Bury
Lisa Kelly, Herts
Becky Aitken, Warwick
Zoe Chase, Newport
Barbara Faulkner, Surrey
Lawrence Ellerker, Burgh Heath
Zoe Lehman, Surrey
Melanie Alcock, Telford
Mali Perdeaux, London
Tracey Ryder, Durham
Debbie Gillespe, Glasgow
David Newman, Milton Keynes

About Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat, the UK chocolate retailer, was founded over ten years ago by entrepreneurs Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris with a vision of making chocolate exciting again for UK consumers bored by the mediocrity of what was available in supermarkets and on the high street.

Using quality, authentic ingredients is an ethos that has been fundamental at Hotel Chocolat since the beginning and the ‘no nasties’ approach bans the use of additives such as hydrogenated vegetable fat and artificial colours in order to let the pure chocolate flavours and aromas through.

Hotel Chocolat produces a range of chocolate products from boxed gifts, http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/Decorated-Easter-Egg-

P450014/ [decorated Easter eggs] and hampers, new baby gifts and chocolate enrobed fruits.

Contact:

Charley Hayes

immediate future Ltd

T: 0845 408 2031

Charley.Hayes at immediatefuture.co.uk

http://www.immediatefuture.co.uk/

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Online Shopping Benefits Ill and Disabled Children and Adults


Calgary, AB (PRWEB) July 04, 2014

ShopandShare.ca, an innovative website that pairs online shopping with automatic donations to Canadian non-profits, has selected the Easter Seals Camp Horizon as its Featured Non-Profit for July.

Easter Seals Camp Horizon is Alberta’s leading provider of outdoor education programs for children and adults with disabilities, special needs and serious illnesses. Each week of summer camp is dedicated to one special need, including children with cerebral palsy, diabetes, kidney failure, burn survivors, diabetes, Crohn’s and colitis, deaf and hard of hearing, autism, multiple sclerosis, and many other disabilities/illnesses. They encourage campers to try new outdoor adventures they have never experienced before at their fully accessible facility near Bragg Creek, Alberta.

The Featured Non-Profit designation allows Easter Seals Camp Horizon supporters and other ShopandShare.ca users to channel a percentage of the money they spend online at hundreds of popular retailers and travel sites directly to the camp. There are no additional fees, mark-ups, or out-of-pocket donations required.

For Easter Seals Camp Horizon, the extra exposure and donations from being a Featured Non-Profit of the Month allows them to subsidize the true cost to send a child with disabilities and special needs to camp by 50%, keeping it affordable for families who already face so many obstacles.

Providing that true summer camp experience for children and adults who can be medically fragile is more expensive than a typical summer camp, explains Anna Garcia, Director, Operations for Easter Seals Camp Horizon. Easter Seals works hard to keep the cost of camp affordable for the families of the over 1,200 campers with disabilities, special needs and serious illnesses who rely on our programs every summer.

ShopandShare.cas Founder & CEO, Richelle Skrilec, and her family have volunteered at the camp many times over the past few years. Our family truly enjoys spending time with the campers at Easter Seals Camp Horizon. Each one has their own unique story and their own struggles, but they all love coming to camp to see old friends and make new ones. And everyone leaves with great memories!

Easter Seals Camp Horizon supporters can help raise automatic donations each time they book their vacations, purchase clothing, toys, gifts, cleaning supplies, and much more through ShopandShare.ca, thanks to partnerships with hundreds of popular retailers, including:

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Google, Yahoo!, Apple and Microsoft Most Talked about Brands Online

London, UK (PRWEB) June 29, 2007

Google, Apple, Yahoo! and Microsoft lead the way in terms of mentions in blogs, social networks and photo and video sharing sites, a new study reveals today. Disney, Nintendo and Google are the most positively-discussed brands on social networks.

The ‘Brands in Social Media’ report, conducted by online PR specialist immediate future, examines how companies from the Interbrand Top 100 Global Brands (2006) report are performing in social media. The research also monitors positive and negative comments in groups on social network sites such as Facebook, Flickr and MySpace to reveal who receives the most positive chatter.

Whilst the technology industry dominates the top ten brand mentions, FMCG and Automotive industries also gain a large share of the conversation. BMW, Toyota and Honda inspire a number of appreciation groups in social networks. In fact, all industry sectors have their promoters and detractors online and immediate future found that every top 100 brand was being discussed.

‘Brands in Social Media’ Top Ten:

1. Google

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Rankings of Top Online Travel Firms Announced by reviewauthority.com for February 2014


(PRWEB) February 07, 2014

The February 2014 edition of the rankings of top online travel services has been announced by the independent research team at reviewauthority.com. The rankings consist of the ten top online travel services in the consumer products and services industry based on a thorough examination of how they provide their services. Each month the rankings are reviewed based on the results of the examination process which aims to showcase only the best services based on merit. Businesses often turn to reviewauthority.com when searching for online travel services which are experienced and well adapted to the latest industry trends and developments.

In order to craft the top rankings possible based on the most detailed evaluation of online travel services the independent research team spends countless hours analyzing industry trends and market research. Each showcased online travel company has been judged across five verticals of evaluation. The five verticals are essential to determining the comparative performance of the company in relation to major competitors within the industry. To craft an even more detailed evaluation the independent research team also contacts a minimum of three client referrals of competing online travel services.

The 10 top online travel firms for February 2014 are:

1) Smarter Travel.com

2) Expedia, Inc.

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Online Travel Agency BookIt.com Goes Tobacco-Free


Panama City Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

Online travel agency, BookIt.com, announced Friday that its corporate campus will be a tobacco-free workplace starting August 1, 2014. The tobacco-free policy will also extend to any land, buildings, structures, parking lots and means of transportation owned by or leased to the company.

BookIt.com currently offers its employees the resources and support necessary for smoking cessation, but beginning August 1, all forms of smoked and smokeless tobacco will be prohibited at the companys corporate office in Panama City Beach, Florida, as well as the companys satellite office in Maitland, Florida. For BookIt.com team members, this tobacco-free policy also applies to corporate trips and visits to customer property where staff members engage in BookIt.com business. This is just one step that the company is taking to support its Book It to Health & Financial Wellness program.

In conjunction with 2014 BookIt to Wellness, we have made several changes in our company with a goal of healthier choices for team members. One of those changes will be a tobacco-free workplace, said Sue Meritt, BookIt.coms Vice President of Operations. Our goal as a company is to provide a safe and healthy workplace and help our team members live a healthy lifestyle.

For the time being, the company plans to continue allowing the use of electronic cigarettes in their corporate offices outdoor smoking lounge area.

BookIt.coms Book It to Health & Financial Wellness program is supported by a team of Wellness Ambassadors, whose duty it is to promote health and financial wellness amongst their peers, and to recognize individual and departmental efforts to create a healthier workplace. These team members attend monthly meetings to identify the questions, concerns and suggestions that must be addressed in order to encourage the BookIt.com staff to take steps toward leading a healthier lifestyle and improve their financial wellbeing over time.

Other steps that the company has taken to promote healthy lifestyle changes include Commit to Fit summer health screenings, swapping sugary sodas out in their break room for healthier beverage options, and ordering team member and anniversary lunches from more health-conscious restaurants.

Based in Panama City Beach, Florida, BookIt.com is a privately-held online travel agency providing customers travel packages to leisure destinations in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. BookIt.com offers customers the ability to search for and book a broad range of travel products and services, including hotels, air travel, car rentals, cruises, travel insurance and destination activities and services.







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The W14 Hotel Offering 10 percent Discount on Online Bookings


London, UK (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

The W14 Hotel, the highly reputed budget hotel in Kensington, London, is offering 10 percent discount to all those who book their rooms using the hotels online booking form. Spanning four Victorian town houses, with all original features, the hotel is located in close proximity to some of the most prestigious shops of High Street Kensington.

A senior manager of the hotel stated that, We are a budget hotel with quite a few differences. Unlike other budget hotels that offer sub-standard facilities, our rooms are fully equipped with some of the most modern amenities. Moreover, all our bedrooms are fully furnished and we have a daily maid service to take care of all these rooms. Additionally, all our guests get complimentary toiletries, safety deposit locker and complimentary breakfast as well. Catering to the demands of all our guests, we are also offering a 10 percent discount to all those who book their stay using the online booking form available at our website.

The entire team and staff of the hotel are committed to offer the guests best services to ensure that they exceed their expectations. The hotel also offers a wide choice of budget hotel rooms, including single occupancy, double occupancy and triple private en-suite rooms, all of which include complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi internet.

We offer complimentary continental breakfast to all our guests to make them ready for the day. All our rooms are equipped with secure electronic key card access and hence our guests dont have to worry about the safety of their personal belongings. Moreover, since our hotel is conveniently located in close proximity to some of the most popular tourist places in London, our guests can enjoy their visit without any worries, further added the senior manager.

The W14 Hotel ensures that the stay of all its guests is as pleasant and memorable as it can be. The hotels staff is really friendly and also helps the guests to find the best places they should be visiting on their tour to London and can also help them book tours to various other places. Anyone interested to know more about the cheap hotel near Kings College Hospital can contact folks at The W14 Hotel for further information.

About The W14 Hotel:

The W14 Hotel is a popular budget hotel in Kensington, London that offers best-in-class services and amenities to all the guests at affordable price. The hotel offers different types of rooms to suit the requirements of all the guests and offers complimentary services such as continental breakfast and internet access. Those interested in booking cheap hostels in London or are looking for a reputed youth hostel in London, can visit the official website of The W14 Hotel for more information.

Contact Details:

16-22 Gunterstone Road

West Kensington

London

W14 9BX

Phone: +44-207-602-6600

Email: reservations(at)thew14hotel(dot)co(dot)uk

Website: http://www.thew14hotel.co.uk/







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