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28 Aug, 2018

Malaysian deal enables One-Stop Airline and Attractions Tickets Purchase

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) — Malindo Air has tied up with Tripcarte.asia, a tourism-ticketing platform to allow its customers to plan, review and confirm their holiday activities prior to their travel date. Malindo Air passengers will enjoy special rates and be able to use exclusive express lanes at various attractions to skip queues. They […]

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27 Aug, 2018

CIMB First Banking Group in Malaysia and ASEAN to Commit to UN’s Responsible Banking Principles

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 (Bernama) — CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (“the Group” or “CIMB”) today announced its official membership of the United Nations’ (UN) Environment Programme Finance Initiative Principles for Responsible Banking (UNEP-FI), making it the only banking group in Malaysia and ASEAN to be a founding member of the sustainable initiative, together with 26 […]

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21 Aug, 2018

ADB to host Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Sanitation in Asia

Tokyo, Japan, ADB News Release — In line with the UN 2018 Decade of Action on Water for Sustainable Development, and the international conference of the Inter Water Association in Tokyo, ADBI will host a development partner roundtable and a policy dialogue session with government officials on sustainable sanitation to be held on 20—22 September […]

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21 Aug, 2018

Malaysia to host its first Information Congress to transform global libraries

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) — For the very first time, Malaysia will be the host country of the 84th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC 2018). Scheduled for 24 until 30 August 2018, the congress will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The event is […]

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21 Aug, 2018

ATPCO awarded patent for cacheless airline ticket pricing model

DULLES, Va., Aug 13 (Bernama-GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ATPCO today announced that it has been awarded Patent #10,032,195 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cover new technology that enables construction of airline ticket prices using graph database and “functional programming” techniques to develop a unique approach to calculating airfare prices.   Editor’s Comment After […]

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21 Aug, 2018

Hainan showcases tourism and MICE opportunities offered by its Free Trade Zone and Port

SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 10, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– On August 10-11, 2018, the 4th China Events (MICE) Industry Fair (CEIF) was held at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). Major cities, associations and enterprises in the events industry from Hainan Province, guided by the Provincial Convention & Exhibition Bureau, participated in the fair to demonstrate their major […]

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21 Aug, 2018

Sunway executives join Teach For Malaysia Week with school classroom appearance

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) — Founding Trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) and Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, delighted a class of 35 students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Kepong when he turned up at the school to teach the Form 1 students yesterday. In a half-day […]

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21 Aug, 2018

Zoho links up with Uber for Business to simplify expense reporting

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug 17 (Bernama-BUSINESS WIRE) — Zoho today announced that it will automatically import Uber for Business trip receipts into Zoho Expense, its expense reporting and tracking software. With direct integration between the Uber and Zoho apps, business travelers no longer need to manually forward Uber receipts to Zoho Expense. Instead, Uber users worldwide will […]

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4 Aug, 2018

Asian Students invited to apply for “Gatsby Creative Awards 13th”

OSAKA, Japan, Aug 1 (Bernama-BUSINESS WIRE) — Mandom Corporation (TOKYO:4917) is holding the GATSBY CREATIVE AWARDS 13th, one of the largest awards in Asia for creative students. Calls for submissions begin on August 1, 2018. This award, which highlights both the fun in personal grooming and creativity within the younger generation, will allow any student […]

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27 Jul, 2018

Insurance company engages Malaysians to live healthier through #Laughforhealth Campaign

KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Bernama) — In line with its purpose of empowering people to live a better life, AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad (AAGI) strengthens its payer-to-partner positioning in the health segment by encouraging Malaysians to laugh and live healthier in its #LaughForHealth campaign. “As the no.1 general insurer in Medical and Health, we […]

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24 Jul, 2018

Firms Offer Higher Salaries to Keep Departing Employees, but Staff Leave in Less Than 2 Years Anyway

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In the fight to hold onto top talent, many companies are offering higher salaries to workers who announce they’re planning to quit for a better job opportunity. But new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests this method serves only as a stop-gap retention strategy for employers and […]

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11 Jul, 2018

Planet signs deal with Thai Space Agency for satellite monitoring of land, water resources

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Planet, the leading geospatial data and analytics company, has signed a deal with the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), an agency under Thailand’s Ministry of Science and Technology, to provide satellite imagery to enable frequent monitoring in the country.   Editor’s Comment The importance of space technology […]

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11 Jul, 2018

Battle of Imphal WWII Tours Expands Into Myanmar

Yangon, 11 July 2018 – A Specialist WWII battlefield tour operator in Imphal, North East India, is now offering tours into Myanmar to give tourists a fuller picture of the decisive Burma Campaign which started the downfall of Japanese imperial ambitions in Asia Battle of Imphal Tours has expanded its tour options beyond Imphal and […]

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11 Jun, 2018

Study Surveys Workers on What Robots Could or Could Not Do

MUNICH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 07, 2018 – 74 percent of US workers see artificial intelligence (AI) as a technology that makes machines better assistants in the workplace. In particular, the intelligent control over voice commands or touchpads will make it easier for people to assign the machine new tasks (75 percent). However, 64 percent of workers believe […]

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11 Jun, 2018

City in Finland claims mantle of Most Sustainable City in Europe and “Most Intelligent Community in the World”

ESPOO, Finland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 06, 2018 – The second-largest city in Finland, Espoo has won the international Intelligent Community Awards 2018. The theme of the contest was ‘humanizing data’. This refers to the use of data for people-oriented service development. Espoo’s strength in the competition lay in its client-oriented way of sustainably developing a smart city […]

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11 Jun, 2018

Menlo Park psychiatry expert: Lack of sleep can cause memory loss, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s

MENLO PARK, Calif. (PRWEB) June 08, 2018 – Sleep is as important to our health as good nutrition and regular exercise. Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to daytime functioning – to our mood, energy, concentration and reaction time – and over the long term, it contributes to obesity and the risk of serious illness. […]

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11 Jun, 2018

Following Historical Budget Allocation, Canada Forecasts Thriving Life Science Industry

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 06, 2018  – The size and prominence of the Canadian delegation arriving at BIO 2018 – among the largest international delegation – demonstrates the tremendous success that the government’s record-setting investment has had. The multi-billion dollar investment in 2018 coupled with the federal government’s initiatives to create a welcoming regulatory environment have led […]

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9 Jun, 2018

Seafood Summit Convening in Barcelona to Tackle Tough Sustainability Questions

BARCELONA, Spain and PORTLAND, Maine (PRWEB) June 08, 2018 – SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood sustainability conference, taking place June 18-21 at Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain, will feature over 100 speakers from all facets of the sustainable seafood movement for up to five days of learning, networking and problem solving. Summit speakers […]

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14 May, 2018

Small Luxury Hotels of the World adds five new properties

14 May 2018, SLH media release — Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has added five new properties, including four newly opened hotels, to its portfolio of independently minded hotels around the world. Bask in the sun in Santorini, stay in the heart of Bangkok’s tourist district, take in sweeping views of stylish Shanghai, […]

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11 May, 2018

Sino-Indonesian construction duo win SGD 1.4 billion contract for resort complex in Bintan

SINGAPORE, May 7 (Bernama) — The Haven Hotels and Resorts Pte. Ltd. (‘The Haven Group’), is has awarded a SGD 288 million (IDR 2.88 trillion) contract to China’s Yunnan Construction Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd. (‘YCIH’) and Indonesia’s PT Total Bangun Persada Tbk (‘TOTAL’) for a multi-purpose residential, recreational and convention complex in Bintan The […]

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11 May, 2018

Asia’s First HIV Financing Programme Delivers Online Hub Of Community Resources

Bangkok, Thursday 10 May 2018: Asia’s first HIV programme to focus solely on HIV financing has launched a new online portal to help HIV advocates across Asia become more effective at participating in conversations with their national governments to fund health programmes for communities most affected by HIV. The SHIFT Knowledge Management Hub –  which […]

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11 May, 2018

Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution launched in KL

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 (Bernama) — The Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) was officially launched in conjunction with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)’s Asia ADR Week 2018. The launch was officiated by H.E. Professor Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) Secretary-General and Dato’ Quek Ngee Meng, Malaysia-China Business Council […]

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9 May, 2018

UFI European Conference 2018 in Verona debates how to future-proof exhibitions

Paris/Verona, 9 May 2018: This year, the UFI European Conference once again lived up to its reputation as the most international gathering of European exhibition industry leaders. The event recorded double-digit growth for the second year in a row, bringing together over 220 participants from 35 different countries and regions. “I am happy to see […]

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5 May, 2018

Bali hotel Griya Santrian marks 46th anniversary with 2018 Theme – Aim Higher

Bali, May 2018 … Griya Santrian a Beach Resort and Spa, one of the first local hotel brand established in Sanur Bali, is celebrating its 46th anniversary this year having opened its doors to its first guests on May 1, 1972. The resort, where everyone is family, developed a unique concept of hospitality in terms […]

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5 May, 2018

Secret Retreats Community Helps Raise More Than $15,000 for Misool Foundation

Singapore, 02 May 2018 – Secret Retreats, a collection of more than 100 independently owned boutique hotels, restaurants and cruises, has helped raise more than $15,000 USD for the Misool Foundation (www.misoolfoundation.org) as part of its first-ever annual charity campaign. Throughout 2017, the collection took a multi-pronged approach to support member property Misool’s non-profit, Misool […]

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3 May, 2018

Vejthani hospital in Thailand gets “Excellence” accreditation

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vejthani Hospital (https://www.vejthani.com/) in Bangkok, Thailand has been awarded a three-year term of “Accreditation with Excellence” by the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program (http://globalhealthcareaccreditation.com/) for its Medical Travel Services Program. Numerous reports including recent ones by Healthgrades, Accenture and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality […]

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3 May, 2018

Fosun International unveils Asia Pacific’s first Atlantis Resort in Sanya, China

SANYA, China, April 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — China’s first Atlantis resort in the city of Sanya has opened, culminating four years of anticipation for a CNY 11 billon (close to US Dollar two billion) project, developed by owning company – Fosun International and managed by reputable and global hospitality leisure brand operator, Kerzner International. Atlantis […]

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2 May, 2018

Mango Tree enters India with flagship restaurant in Mumbai

Bangkok – One of the leading purveyors of Thai-inspired genuine Asian cuisine, Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide, headquartered in Bangkok opens their first outpost in India at the glamorous address of Juhu, Mumbai. After winning a loyal patronage across all their restaurants across Bangkok, Hongkong, China, Tokyo, Manila and London, Mango Tree now makes its way […]

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2 May, 2018

15th edition of MIHAS contributes to Halal economy, exports and SME development

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 (Bernama) — The 15th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) 2018, organised by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), yet again proved to be a major catalyst in growing halal trade in Malaysia as well as internationally. The event, which took place from 4-7 April 2018 was held at the Malaysia International Trade […]

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2 May, 2018

“Liberation Zone of Expression” to be theme of 10-day Jeonju Int’l Film Festival, opening May 3

JEONJU, South Korea May 2 (Bernama-BUSINESS WIRE) — In the month of May, the 19th Jeonju International Film Festival and 22nd Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival, will be held in Jeonju known as a city that has best preserved Korean traditional culture and a typical tourism city in Asia. The 10-day Jeonju International Film Festival will open on May 3, […]

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26 Apr, 2018

The Sukhothai Shanghai joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Media release

London, 26 April 2018 — Small Luxury Hotels of the World has announced its newest member hotel in China, The Sukhothai Shanghai, which opens on 28th April. The official joining ceremony was held today at The Sukhothai Shanghai. The contemporary lifestyle hotel is conveniently located at HKRI Taikoo Hui in the vibrant Jingan district which […]

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25 Apr, 2018

Malaysian Bank opts for the National Zoo for its ‘Grow, Green and Glow’ CSR project

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama) — AmBank Group organised its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme at Zoo Negara Malaysia (Zoo Negara) on 7 April 2018 with the ‘Grow, Green and Glow’ initiatives to show its support towards the environment, with a variety of activities to beautify the Zoo, besides creating awareness with regards to wildlife […]

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25 Apr, 2018

1 in 3 Americans Say Preparing Income Taxes Affects Their Eating Habits

MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) April 13, 2018 – A survey conducted by Bite Squad, the online and mobile food delivery service, found that one third of U.S. consumers claim the thought of preparing income taxes impacts their eating habits. The Bite Squad survey asked U.S. consumers how they feel about food in relation to preparing their income […]

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25 Apr, 2018

Firm releases annual analysis of changes in the wealth management industry

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (PRWEB) April 13, 2018 – For nearly 2 decades, Diamond Consultants – a financial advisor recruiting and consulting firm – has conducted an annual survey of the wealth management industry, identifying key players and trends. Their initial goal was to gather the information and build a single document for the firm’s recruiters to […]

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12 Apr, 2018

High demand for Environmental Technologies projected at IE Expo China 2018

SHANGHAI, 3 April 2018, (Bernama-BUSINESS WIRE) — IE expo China 2018, an IFAT brand family member and Asia’s largest environmental technology show with a history of 18 years, will kick off on May 3-5, 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. It is expected to attract 1,800 exhibitors in the fields of water, waste, air […]

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5 Apr, 2018

Private Aviation Report Reveals Preferences of Business Elite and Wealthy Fliers

LONDON, 29 March 2018, (Bernama-GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Wealth-X, the global leader in wealth information and insight, and VistaJet, the first and only global private aviation company, have released the first customer-centric analysis on the private aviation industry. The Jet Traveler Report: The Global Perspective on Who Flies Privately and How provides unique insight into […]

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16 Feb, 2018

Panasonic’s 100,000 Solar Lanterns Project Brings Light to Off-grid Communities Globally

OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE) — February 08, 2018 – Panasonic Corporation announced the successful completion of its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, which has brought light to off-grid communities in 30 countries through 131 non-profit and other organizations in the last five years. Since the project’s inception in February 2013, a total of 102,716 solar lanterns […]

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16 Feb, 2018

U.S. Military Families Stressed by High Cost of Elder Care

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 07, 2018 – Elder care costs are creating unexpected economic stress for many of America’s career military families and fueling a growing demand for professional financial advice, according to the First Command Financial Behaviors Index®. First Command’s sixth annual elder care spending survey reveals that 78 percent of middle-class military families […]

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16 Feb, 2018

Middlebury Interactive Languages and Qatar Foundation partner to boost Arabic speakers in U.S.

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE) – 2018-02-08 —Middlebury Interactive Languages has received a grant from the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) to provide up to thirteen student scholarships for the 2018 Arabic Summer Academy at St. Michael’s College in Burlington, VT. The four-week immersion program provides high school students with the opportunity to accelerate Arabic language learning and […]

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22 Jan, 2018

DHL Launches Unique Indicator to Track Global Trade

BONN, Germany & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 18, 2018 – DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has introduced a new and unique early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade. The DHL Global Trade Barometer is based on large amounts of logistics data that are evaluated with the help of artificial intelligence. […]

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3 Jan, 2018

New Research shows how “Mental Load” Impacts Working Mothers both at Home and Work

WATERTOWN, Mass., 18 December 2017,  (BUSINESS WIRE)–A new study released today shows that even as women catch up to men as family earners and actually outpace them in academic achievement, they continue to bear a disproportionate portion of household and family responsibilities. According to the study, women who are primary breadwinners are doing more at home […]

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3 Jan, 2018

Waste Management Publishes 2017 Sustainability Report

HOUSTON, 13 December 2017, (BUSINESS WIRE)–Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which provides updated data to supplement the company’s full 2016 report, “Leading Change, Reinvigorating the Spirit of Environmental Stewardship.” The report updates progress on the company’s 2020 Sustainability Goals, Key Performance Indicators and recent awards received. “Waste Management has, for […]

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3 Jan, 2018

Student Team from India wins Xylem Water Prize

RYE BROOK, N.Y., 18 December 2017, (BUSINESS WIRE)–Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, congratulates the national team of India, winners of the Xylem Water Prize 2017, awarded at the 14th annual International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). The theme of this year’s IJSO […]

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3 Jan, 2018

New World Bank-Financed Project to Boost Tourism in Uttar Pradesh, India

WASHINGTON DC, 20 December 2017 (World Bank media release): A $40 million project, to India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh (UP), was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors today to increase tourism-related benefits for local communities. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is one of India’s biggest cultural and tourist destinations, home to some of […]

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15 Dec, 2017

Are travel & tourism advertisers unwittingly funding fake news?

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In new research, the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) concludes that big brand marketers are reluctant players in the world of online misinformation, or fake news. Nearly 50 percent of marketers do not know where their ads are running, due to programmatic advertising (or […]

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15 Dec, 2017

4G mobile networks now cover nearly 100% of Australian population: Report

12 December 2017 (ACMA media release) – The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) Communications Report for 2016-17 shows that Australians are downloading, consuming and creating more content than ever before, with more than 3.1 million terabytes downloaded in the June 2017 quarter alone. The majority of the data was downloaded over fixed line broadband, […]

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15 Dec, 2017

ASEAN integration boosting Malaysian SMEs, including tourism companies

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 December 2017, (Bernama) — The small and medium enterprises (SME) sector in Malaysia remain buoyant, with participants of the SME100 survey registering a 14.54 percent growth in revenue and a 6.93 percent growth in profit. This contrasts sharply with the GDP growth projection of 5.2 percent for the country as a whole. […]

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9 Oct, 2017

Islamic University, Bank launch credit card

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 (Bernama) — AmBank Islamic Berhad (AmBank Islamic) and International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) yesterday launched the AmBank Islamic – IIUM Credit Card at the IIUM campus in Gombak. Under this programme, AmBank Islamic cardholders can convert their AmBonus Points into cash contribution towards the IIUM Endowment Fund from a minimum […]

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13 Sep, 2017

Hotel chains rated highly in America’s Most Trustworthy Brands Survey

SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 12, 2017 — Amazon is America’s most trustworthy brand following by Marriott, Microsoft, Hilton and Southwest Airlines. Hotels and electronics are the country’s most trusted brand categories while auto insurers and mobile communications rank lowest on the public trust spectrum. Those are the findings of a first-ever national survey and peer […]

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2 Sep, 2017

First Command survey: Financial concerns prompting U.S. military families to rein in vacations

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 30, 2017 – Anxiety over the future of defense spending and the economy are prompting many of America’s career military families to rein in their summer vacation plans. First Command’s annual survey on summer vacation spending reveals that 84 percent of middle-class military families (commissioned officers and senior NCOs in pay […]

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1 Sep, 2017

Shanghai to host Asia’s leading musical instruments fair, Oct 11-14

SHANGHAI, Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Music China, known as one of the most reputable musical instruments fairs in the world, will be held on October 11-14, 2017 in Shanghai New International Expo Center. Launched in 2002, jointly organized by China Music Instrument Association (CMIA), Shanghai Intex Exhibition, and Messe Frankfurt, Music China now is […]

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31 Aug, 2017

Africa visitor arrivals projected at 18 mln in 2017, driven by digitalisation, niche tourism

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug 30 (Bernama-BUSINESS WIRE) — Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed today the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa are projected to grow by 6.5 percent in 2017, to […]

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31 Aug, 2017

Business jet company launches app to promote one-way and empty leg flights

LONDON, Aug 30 (Bernama-GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VistaJet, global aviation company, has launched VistaJet Direct, an app-based digital membership offering priority access to VistaJet’s one-way and empty leg flights at preferential rates. VistaJet sets another milestone of what the future of private travel will look like, becoming the only company in its sector to offer a […]

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31 Aug, 2017

New Atlanta Stadium installs waterless urinals, saving annual water bill by $230,000

VISTA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 29, 2017— The new home for the Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes Benz Stadium, has just opened in Atlanta and has already been called the most environmentally responsible sports venue ever built. The stadium was first planned in 2007. Since then, there has been much more focus on green and sustainability issues. As a […]

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29 Aug, 2017

Grants help Australian researchers and SMEs go global

Canberra, 17 August 2017, (Ministry of Industry News) –Eighteen Australian researchers and 11 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) will share in $1.4 million in government grants to meet and collaborate with global partners to progress their ideas.  The grants, under the Global Connections Fund,  will provide seed funding to help viable Australian projects to grow in scope and […]

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29 Aug, 2017

Malaysia wins bid to host World Congress of Surgery 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 August 2017,  (Bernama) — The International Society of Surgery (ISS) has announced that Malaysia will play host to the 49th World Congress of Surgery (WCS) in 2021. The announcement was made by ISS at the 47th WCS General Assembly, which is currently being held in Basel, Switzerland. The Malaysian delegations to this […]

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29 Aug, 2017

Anzac Portal brings Australia’s war history to life

Australia, 17 August 2017, (DVA News) — Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Mr Dan Tehan today encouraged Australians to visit the Anzac Portal website after a recent renovation. The Anzac Portal website at http://www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au/ aims to promote awareness of Australia’s wartime history. Mr Tehan said the portal now contained information and educational resources spanning campaigns from […]

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29 Aug, 2017

Malaysian E-sports academy kicks off with a Dota 2 Training Bootcamp

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 August 2017, (Bernama) — The Academy of Esports (AOES), Iskandar Malaysia’s first Esports education institute, was officially opened for registration from aspiring gamers and game enthusiasts; taking the future of Esports in Malaysia a step higher. During at an event at Makespace, Kuala Lumpur, AOES offers certification-level education and is powered by […]

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29 Aug, 2017

12 global cities slated to participate in Asia’s biggest Smart City event

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia Aug 28 (Bernama) — Barcelona and Selangor have come together to collaborate on the Selangor Smart City & Future Commerce Convention 2017. The convention from 7 – 9 September at Setia City Convention Centre is set to be the first of its kind in the region to explore how smart, digital & […]

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26 Aug, 2017

Chinese tourists can now use Alipay in all 242 Starbucks across Malaysia

HANGZHOU, China, Aug 25 (Bernama-GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”, “Ant”), is now available for Mainland Chinese tourists at all 242 Starbucks branches across Malaysia. Chinese tourists can find a nearest Starbucks through the in-app Discovery platform, and pay for their […]

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26 Aug, 2017

New platform launched in Malaysia as a “One Stop Centre” for holistic tourism services

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) — TW Global Connections Sdn Bhd, also known as “Tours Wealth”, a uniquely positioned entity in the Tourism Industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 22 Associate companies along with a Distributorship Agreement with Forest City, Johor; confirming collaboration of joint related Tourism activities benefitting Malaysia and ASEAN. […]

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24 Aug, 2017

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Uncovers U.S. Passport Holders More Likely to Be Content with Their Lives

MCLEAN, Va., 17 August 2017, (BUSINESS WIRE)–Approximately 41 percent of Americans have a valid U.S. passport,1 and it turns out, that’s a good thing. Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton (NYSE: HLT), has uncovered that Americans with passports are more likely to be content with their lives than those who do not […]

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17 Aug, 2017

New Analytics Product Helps Airbnb Hosts Compete with Hotels

DENVER, 16 August 2017, (PRNewswire) — Leading provider of vacation rental data AirDNA has released a cutting-edge market intelligence product to help professionalize the Airbnb host community. Market Minder displays key hospitality metrics for every Airbnb rental worldwide, enabling hosts to compete on the same level as hotel executives. In a simple, interactive dashboard complete […]

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10 Aug, 2017

JetBlue Partners with Gladly to “put Humanity back into Air Travel”

SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK, 8 August 2017, (BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) and Gladly, a modern customer service platform, today announced a partnership that will enable travelers to have one continuous conversation with JetBlue’s customer support team across multiple communication channels. Gladly’s people-centered approach empowers companies like JetBlue to humanize the customer service experience by treating […]

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10 Aug, 2017

U.S. News & World Report Reveals 2017-18 Best Travel Rewards Programs

WASHINGTON, 9 August 2017, (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hotels, Best Cruise Lines and Best Vacations, today announced the 2017-18 Best Travel Rewards Programs. The annual rankings identify 26 hotel and airline loyalty programs with the most rewarding perks for everyday travelers. Marriott Rewards ranks No. 1 in Best Hotel […]

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10 Aug, 2017

XE.com Global Payments Report: Top Reasons People Transfer the US$ around the World

SAN FRANCISCO, 8 August 2017, (BUSINESS WIRE)–XE.com, part of Euronet Worldwide, Inc., (NASDAQ: EEFT) one of the world’s largest global payments companies, today announced findings from its global payments report based on U.S. dollar transactions that shows when, where, and for what reasons U.S. residents transfer money around the world. “Now is a great time […]

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10 Aug, 2017

ComPsych Wellness Report 2017: High Rate of Employees Taking Medication for Chronic Conditions

CHICAGO, 7 August 2017, (BUSINESS WIRE)–ComPsych today released its yearly aggregate report of health assessments across its book of business, including data from hundreds of thousands of employees of all ages, occupations, regions and industries. The report provides a snapshot of employee physical and emotional health as well as guidance for employers on how to […]

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10 Aug, 2017

Last chance to enroll for unique Farm Tourism Course in the Philippines

Manila — Farm tourism is a fast-growing branch of sustainable tourism that offers additional and significant income for farmers and local communities. It offers tourists a respite from the city by going back to the simple, healthy and down-to-earth lifestyle of the countryside. This course aims to provide the basics of setting up your own […]

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9 Aug, 2017

Entries for 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Now Open

Japan, Tokyo, 1 August 2017, (Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet) –The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions — Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. […]

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9 Aug, 2017

Interbrand Releases First-Ever Best Asia Brands Study: Engage to Grow

SINGAPORE, 1 Aug 2017, (Bernama-Business Wire)–For the first time, Interbrand has carried out a comprehensive analysis of the best brands in Asia. The 2017 study compiles insights from Best Japan Brands, Best China Brands, Best Korea Brands and Best India Brands, while delving into how brands are growing within Australia and the markets of Southeast […]

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5 Aug, 2017

The “Cooler Lumpur” Festival of Ideas returns for its fifth instalment 17-20 August

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 (Bernama) — Southeast Asia’s first and only festival of ideas, The Cooler Lumpur Festival, will be returning with its fifth edition – Notes from the Future – at its home ground Publika, Solaris Dutamas from 17 to 20 August 2017. The KL-centric festival that adopts specific themes each year, aims to […]

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3 Aug, 2017

Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa Brings Luxury Stays to Thailand’s Nostalgic Seaside Destination

Thailand, Bangkok, 1 August 2017 — Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa is fast becoming a favoured family vacation choice for domestic and international travellers looking to combine a modern luxury escape with engaging multigenerational activities and in a classic beachside setting. The 196-key resort offers luxury, quality and convenience in abundance with a fresh, […]

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1 Aug, 2017

Thai conglomerate to invest US$311 million in Maldives’ first multi-island resort

Republic of Maldives, Male, 31 July 2017, (PRNewswire) — Mr. Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism, joined Chairman of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, Mr. Chutinant Bhirombhakdi; Director, Chairman of Executive Committee, Mr. Chayanin Debhakam, D.B.A; Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Naris Cheyklin; and the company’s Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Thiti Thongbenjamas, at an official groundbreaking ceremony […]

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1 Aug, 2017

Traveloka raises nearly US$500 million to tap potential of Southeast Asia travel market

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 31 July 2017,(PRNewswire) — Traveloka announced today that the company has raised approximately $500 million through investments from global online travel leader Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), East Ventures, Hillhouse Capital Group, JD.com and Sequoia Capital within the last year. The investment by Expedia, Inc. will deepen the existing partnership in hotel supply, allowing Traveloka to provide even greater selection […]

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27 Jul, 2017

UK 20-something fashion designer details harsh reality of modern dating in chatty, real-life memoir

LONDON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Remember the story about the girl kissing a frog and how the frog turned into a charming Prince? Well, this is it, except for the turning into a charming Prince part. In her hilarious debut novel, Katie Miller writes candidly about the dating life of a twentysomething single girl and […]

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27 Jul, 2017

Welk Resorts Files Suit Against Timeshare Exit Team For Alleged “Racketeering Scheme”

SAN DIEGO, 26 July 2017, BUSINESS WIRE –Welk Resorts, developer of family-friendly vacation resorts, has filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Reid Hein & Associates, operating as “Timeshare Exit Team,” and law firms in two states for allegedly operating a nationwide racketeering scheme to induce vacation owners to […]

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27 Jul, 2017

87% of Retailers to Increase Use of AI in Customer Engagement During Next 24 Months – Research study

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 26 July 2017, BUSINESS WIRE —Linc, the customer care automation platform that powers digital experiences to strengthen brand/shopper relationships, today announced the release of its new research study, How AI Technology Will Transform Customer Engagement. In partnership with BrandGarage, this study highlights the overwhelming emphasis retail executives are placing on automated platforms to improve […]

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21 Jul, 2017

U.S. Retailers Say Border Tax Would Shift Corporate Tax Burden to Consumers

WASHINGTON, 19 July 2017, BUSINESS WIRE–The National Retail Federation today urged Congress to reject a proposed border adjustment tax that would drive up the price of imported merchandise, saying the measure would force consumers to pay the cost of lowering taxes for large corporations. “The solution for reducing the corporate tax rate should not be […]

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21 Jul, 2017

Wisconsin Tourism Flushes Competition for First-Ever International Toilet Awards

MADISON, Wis., 19 July 2017, BUSINESS WIRE–The Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s award case is so clogged with trophies – nearly 100 amassed in the last six years alone – it may need to call in a plumber to make room for this latest award. Wisconsin was the only destination in North America to be honored […]

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17 Jul, 2017

Egencia survey – Business Travelers Expect to Manage Travel on All Devices

BELLEVUE, Washington, July 11, 2017, PRNewswire — Egencia®, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, announces results from its 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey* today, highlighting the increasing desire by business travelers for technology access and cross-device integration, along with greater productivity offerings, on the road. Instead of incentives such as […]

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15 May, 2017

Taiwan’s Startup Wogogo Launches Tour Guide Platform

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 12, 2017 – Taiwanese travel startup Wogogo has recently launched a tour guide platform, aiming to coordinate with local tourist guides to develop tours for travelers and serving them in a nice and simple way with exclusive and professional experiences, the company said on 12 May. Wogogo COO Muse Fang said the […]

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12 May, 2017

Volvo Group Innovation Summit May 16 to Focus on Transport in Smart Cities of the Future

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, May 9, 2017, (PRNewswire) – With a focus on ‘Smart cities – infrastructure and transport of the future’, Volvo Group will host its inaugural Innovation Summit in London on May 16, 2017. Moderated by Richard Westcott, the BBC’s transport correspondent, the event will gather leading people from government, major transport systems, industry bodies […]

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12 Apr, 2017

Applications open for Transparency Summer School on Integrity 2017, scholarships available

Calling all university students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35 who are eager to learn how to make a stand against corruption: apply now for the Transparency School on Integrity (TISI) 2017, taking place during 10-16 July, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Since 2010, the School on Integrity has welcomed over 700 students, […]

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23 Jan, 2017

Arabian Travel Mart launches 2017 exhibitor awards 

Dubai, 18 January 2017, (ATM Press Release) – Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 exhibitors will be pulling out all the stops to showcase their creative and business flair at this year’s event as organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, reprises its popular Best Stand Awards initiative for a third year running. Launched in 2015, the awards recognise […]

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23 Jan, 2017

2017 Metro Manila Tourism Forum to be held Feb 9-10

Manila — The 2017 Metro Manila Tourism Forum will be held on February 09-10, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City. This year, it commemorates the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in celebrating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. As such, the theme will be “ASEAN: Enhancing City Tourism […]

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18 Jan, 2017

Emirates introduces sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Dubai, UAE, 17 January 2017 – Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest […]

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5 Jan, 2017

Panasonic Demonstrates “Companion” Robot at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 04, 2017 – Panasonic Corporation of North America announced it has developed a “companion” robot with human-like movements and communication skills. The robot, developed as a proof of concept, debuts at the Panasonic booth (#12908) at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. “This test project builds on Panasonic’s innovations in robotics including battery […]

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16 Dec, 2016

Pattaya Welcomes First KLY Hotel Designed For The Mobile Millennial Traveller

Pattaya, 16 December 2016 (Delivering Asia Communications media release) – KLY Unique Pattaya, the flagship property for the new KLY Hotels brand, opened recently in the heart of Thailand’s popular resort city. The hotel is positioned to challenge Pattaya’s established hospitality scene with a new property specifically designed for today’s millennial travellers. Meaning “chill out” […]

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10 Oct, 2016

Herbalife survey: Millennials find physical activities difficult in the modern workplace

HONG KONG, Oct 6 (Bernama-BUSINESS WIRE) — Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey(1), showing that younger workers in Asia want to do more physical exercise while working, but they are finding it difficult to achieve this in the modern workplace. With the millennial generation […]

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29 Sep, 2016

New Study Reveals The Role of Job Control In Burnout

Montreal, Canada, 24 September 2016, PRWEB –Some employees thrive on structure and routine, and prefer to have the details of their roles and tasks clearly outlined. However, preferring to follow rather than lead doesn’t necessarily imply a lack of desire for autonomy. In fact, according to research from PsychTests, employees who lack job control at work […]

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29 Sep, 2016

Thomas Exchange Global Benefits from Post-Brexit Tourism Surge in London

London, UK, 26 September 2016, PRWEB UK –The situation is not entirely dire for the United Kingdom, following the monumental Brexit decision. While the decline in the value of the pound has made it more expensive for British citizens to leave, tourist arrivals in the UK have surged dramatically. Over 3 million additional tourists have […]

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21 Sep, 2016

Wake Up! One in Three Meeting Attendees are Falling Asleep

MCLEAN, Va. 07 September 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE)–With one in three attendees falling asleep or feeling drowsy during a meeting, and productivity for the average meeting dropping around 2 p.m., it’s clear that corporate meetings need a new agenda. Attendees around the world are desperate for a change – and meeting professionals are taking notice. According […]

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3 Sep, 2016

Survey: U.S. Businesses Overwhelmingly Concerned About Active Shooters, But Unprepared for Them

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 31, 2016 – Everbridge, a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running, and Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions, a provider of professional consulting services in the area of incident management, business continuity planning and exercise design, […]

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27 Jun, 2016

AHF: New Meningitis Outbreak Hits Gay Men in Los Angeles & OC

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 24, 2016 – Three years after a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis killed two Los Angeles gay men and a San Diego student, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials today issued a Department of Public Health (DPH) ‘Health Alert’ warning that a new outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease is once […]

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24 Jun, 2016

London Offers Greatest Opportunities for UK Women in Tech, New Study Reveals

LONDON, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –London’s tech community offers the greatest opportunities for British women in tech with 40 per cent of the entire country’s female tech workforce employed in the capital, according to research released during London Technology Week, and coinciding with Computer Weekly’s top 50 UK Women in Technology awards. The survey of […]

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22 Jun, 2016

HealthSparq’s First Health Care Shopping Trends Report Explores the People Behind the Data

PORTLAND, Ore., 21 June 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE)–HealthSparq, a company dedicated to empowering people to comparison shop for their health care, today released a first-of-its-kind 2015 Health Care Shopping Trends Report that explores what matters most to health care shoppers. The report used data from 237,000 people who pulled 523,000 cost estimates using HealthSparq’s cost estimator tools in […]

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22 Jun, 2016

Samsung Unveils Plan to spend $1.2 Billion on Research and Development of Internet of Things

WASHINGTON, 21 June 2016, Business Wire – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman & CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon unveiled today Samsung’s vision for ‘Human-Centered IoT,’ including a strategy to spend $1.2 billion over 4 years for U.S.-based Internet of Things (IoT) R&D and investments. This will be led by the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, Global Innovation Center […]

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15 Jun, 2016

Father’s Day Survey Reveals What U.S. Dads Want Most: A Vacation

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American dads have spoken, and what they most want for Father’s Day this year is: a vacation. According to new research from Ebates, the online cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten, loving children and spouses should be browsing for vacations and getaways, because Dad is hoping to get […]

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14 Jun, 2016

Tourico Holidays Sees Strong Growth in U.S. Hotel Bookings from Europe, Asia

NEW ORLEANS, 9 June 2016, (BUSINESS WIRE)–Tourico Holidays, a leading wholesale travel brokerage, today shared data revealing a significant increase in year-over-year hotel bookings into the United States from Europe and Asia – with 20 percent growth and 19 percent growth respectively. The jump in inbound hotel activity was due, in large part, to a […]

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4 May, 2016

Taiwan honoured at ATM for show of strength following recent earthquake

Dubai, 28 April 2016, (ATM Press Release) – Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region’s leading travel industry showcase, has named Taiwan as the recipient of the New Frontiers Recovery Award 2016 at a special presentation that was also broadcast on ARN radio on the final day of the annual event. “We wanted to recognise Taiwan not […]

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