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Stetson hat maker’s Florida home opens for ‘Christmas Spectacular!’

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ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 1886 Victorian mansion of famed hat maker John B. Stetson is now open for its “Christmas Spectacular!” tours through January 15, 2015. Named “Florida’s most popular attraction” by Trip Advisor, the Mansion’s Christmas decorations are considered the most lavish display inside any private Florida home.

Florida’s first luxury estate and most historic home has been fully renovated, updated and decorated. Guided tours are offered three times daily and last a little over an hour. Reservations are required for all tours and can be booked for free online at StetsonMansion.com.

Tours cost $25 plus tax. Parking is free. The Stetson Mansion is located near Orlando at 1031 Camphor Lane, Deland, FL 32720.

Daily 10:30, 1:30, 5:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Book online. $25 +tax. Free parking.

Stetson Mansion is located at: 1031 Camphor Lane Deland, FL 32720.

More information and photos: http://www.StetsonMansion.com/ .

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stetsonmansiontours .

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Potential Car Accident Prompts New Product Launch

Automotive Tissue Valet

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arlene Mathews, registered nurse and owner of Care Dynamics, Inc., not only learned from a near car accident, but took it to the next level and launched a new product – the “Automotive Tissue Valet.”

The Automotive Tissue Valet holds a standard-to-large sized box of tissues and can be placed within easy reach of the driver or passengers, so that no one should ever have to take their eyes off the road to wipe a runny nose or clean up a spill again.

“After my too-close-for-comfort car accident, I contacted a designer to lay out the specifics of my idea,” Mathews says. “Things are moving along. I applied for a patent and trademark, secured a manufacturer, and the Automotive Tissue Valet is now available for purchase from amazon.com or amjico.com.”

The Automotive Tissue Valet surrounds the tissue box in a nylon fabric case with an adjustable strap. This strap attaches around the headrest post of the passenger seat for easy reach.

So far, Mathews reports that user feedback is positive.

“After all, who hasn’t tried to drive with one hand while reaching to the floor of the passenger seat or into the back seat to find a tissue for that all important nose wipe? Once people realize the problem this simple idea solves, anyone with a nose, a motor vehicle and unreachable tissue box will appreciate its convenience,” she says.

Mathews hopes that this new product will solve an age-old problem and reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road.

More information or to order online: http://amjico.com/ .

Available on Amazon at: http://amzn.com/B005KLCW5A .

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A Dozen DeLand Merchants Collaborate for the 2014 Stetson Mansion ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Nov. 15 through Jan. 15

Christmas Spectacular

DELAND, Fla., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dozen local DeLand elves have contributed to the holiday celebration of “Florida’s Most Popular Attraction” this year. Trip Advisor gave the Stetson Mansion the singular designation in May. Florida’s first luxury estate and most historic home has become an over-the-top experience for the lovers of Christmas tours for the last 4 years, between Nov. 15 – Jan. 15, 2015.

Thomas Edison was a friend of Stetson. “Of course Stetson had the first Christmas tree lights,” says owner JT Thompson. “I can show you where they were plugged in!” The 1886 Mansion has taken a queue from the Victorians who started most of our modern Christmas traditions, but it has stepped it up a notch.

This year there will be a frozen room that looks like fresh snow has fallen inside the Mansion. “Four Seasons Christmas Trees flocked everything they could get their hands on to create the effect,” said owner Michael Solari.

After a guest travels though the frozen forest, they arrive at Mrs. Clause’s workroom. Almost everything you see has been made out of fabric, hand quilted by the customers and employees of the Quilt Shop of Deland. Artistic embellishments have been provided by Somewhere in Time Antiques, Art Studio 308, Habitat for Humanity and The Old Sewing Machine Man.

“The generosity for everyone to loan the Mansion fabulous props just shows you how a community can work together,” said photographer Edson Pacheco.

“Is there any place else in Florida that pulls together like Deland?” That is the question on the table. What makes this Christmas display so special is that it is unabashedly about Christmas. Live products enhance that homey feeling. Magnolia Company has provided fresh Magnolia garland and Jason Schley has installed authentic Bonsai’s for the Japanese Christmas surprise in the kitchen.

“Michael lived in Japan when he was 15 and I wanted to bring back some fond memories for him,” said JT Thompson. “Are we giving too much away? Not really, it is impossible to grasp what goes on here unless you see it for yourself.”

Since this is the Stetson Mansion no tour would be complete without a Stetson room. A tree with Stetson hats, buckles and boots near an autographed guitar by Johnny Cash courtesy of the Brickhouse and Byte restaurants complete the scene. Then on to the Schoolhouse dotted with festive wreaths by local designer Linda Pelletier. Her wreaths are for sale and are a popular score for the smart set.

If you are not satiated from all the decorations in the Stetson Mansion you can sample the state’s best Key Lime Pie at Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie Shoppe, taste yummy Stetson Bourbon Balls at Sweet Things or feast on ribs at Brickhouse. You can get your fill one way or the other in DeLand!

Tours are offered 3-4 times daily from Nov. 15, 2014 to Jan. 15, 2015. $25+tax. Free parking. Reservations Are Required for all tours at this private estate.

Info and free online booking at http://www.StetsonMansion.com/ .

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stetsonmansiontours .

VIDEO (FOX 35 TV Orlando): http://www.myfoxorlando.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9559991 .

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More than a Dozen to Perform at Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival’s SUMMER ARTS STAGE

John Yost Drum Circle

CHICAGO, Ill., July 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival boasts two stages for entertainment, The Main Stage and The Summer Arts Stage offering something wonderful for everyone to see, hear and enjoy.

New for this year’s festival is a promotion calling all those with the name “Jeff” or have “Jeff” in their name to get into the festival free with a companion on Friday, July 25th-only by presenting proper identification. The festival also is enticing fest-goers with a special Groupon offer.

“We have something going on at the festival at all times for people to experience,” said Cyd Smillie, Festival Steering Committee member and Arts Alive Chicago Founder and President. “We have so many opportunities for families and friends to enjoy all types of artists all weekend long and we encourage them to participate.”

Back by popular demand is John Yosts’ Drum Circle where everyone gets a chance to play an instrument and be a part of the rhythmic beat with Saturday and Sunday performances. Those interested can decorate their own drum to play and take home.

On Sunday, July 27 from 3-4 p.m., Aerial Dance Chicago will unveil a new spinning hoop piece with aerial fabric and trapeze artists. Following the performance, there will be an opportunity for audience members to experience aerial dance and acrobatic dance hands-on. Open to all ages.

C3 PhotoART Fest II will present 50 juried art show works of art. Fest-goers are invited to vote on their “People’s Choice” and award the artists at the show.

Musicians like Ryan Wilkins, Yoko & the Oh No’s, Zydeco Voodoo and more will create quite a buzz with their soulful music and grooves.

The festival’s Summer Arts Stage includes:
* Friday, July 25, 2014 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Field Daze | Aunteaks | Yoko & The Oh No’s

* Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Noon to 11 p.m.
Ryan Wilkins | Zydeco Voodoo | The Revelettes | John Yost Drum Circle | Tommy Tuesday | Little Egypt | Manz Media Show | More than a dozen Fringe Fest company performers

* Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Noon to 10 p.m.
Mary Macaroni | El Musical Que Planton | John Yost Drum Circle | Kathy Greenholdt & Paul Coady | Jose Cornier Trio

Jeff Fest Main Stage headliner bands include:

Friday, July 25: Shape-Shifter a Chicagoland band covering 80s, 90s and Classic Rock.

Saturday, July 26: The Bad Examples, an indie alternative pop-rock group formed by songwriter, acoustic guitarist, and vocalist Ralph Covert.

Sunday, July 27: Brushville one of the hottest rockin’ country bands, winner of the 2012 Battle for the Saddle and known to have shared the stage with the biggest names in country music.

How do I get to Jefferson Park?
Jefferson Memorial Park is located at 4822 N. Long Avenue, just west of Milwaukee Avenue. Fest-goers are encouraged to take public transportation, as the Jefferson Park Metra and CTA Blue Line transportation hub is just a block from the festival grounds. Plenty of bike racks also will be available.

Jeff Fest is presented by 45th Ward Alderman Arena, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District along with media partner 93.1 WXRT Chicago.

The event is chaired by Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce Board members who volunteer their time for this community event. Proceeds from the festival support local student scholarships and Jefferson Park business-focused events. To date, 25 scholarships have been awarded to local students. Four student scholarships will be presented on Saturday, July 26 at 4 p.m.

Road closures: Linder Avenue will be blocked off between Higgins and Lawrence Avenue for the three-day festivities.

The fee for admission is $7 per person, or $5 before 5 o’clock. Children ages 12 and under are Free. Outside food, coolers and liquor are not permitted. Festival hours are Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 26 from Noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 27 from Noon to 10 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome.

For more information, go to http://jefffest.org/ .

Be sure you are the first to hear of announcements and plans for Jeff Fest and follow @JeffFestChicago on Twitter and Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Fest-Arts-Music-Festival/96599731822 .

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*PHOTO Caption: Chicago Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival. Back by popular demand is John Yosts’ Drum Circle where everyone gets a chance to play an instrument and be a part of the rhythmic beat with Saturday and Sunday performances.

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Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Announces Musical Lineup: Headliners include The Bad Examples, Shape Shifter and Brushville

Shape Shifter

CHICAGO, Ill., July 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival takes place on the grounds of Chicago’s Jefferson Memorial Park with two stages, a designated Kid’s Zone, art to purchase, a juried photo art competition, craft beer from sponsors Lagunitas Brewing and Lake Effect Brewery, in addition to a family-picnic area to enjoy local food favorites like Gale Street Inn, and more.

Jeff Fest is presented by 45th Ward Alderman Arena, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District along with media partner 93.1 WXRT Chicago.

“After this long winter, we’re all looking to enjoy the great outdoors and this neighborhood festival is perfect to bring your lawn chair, relax in the park, and listen to some great local and national bands,” said 45th Ward Alderman, John Arena. “This festival is meant for the whole community to enjoy. It’s designed for families and friends to gather. It’s simply a great way to spend an afternoon and stay for a while.”

Thanks to media partner, 93.1 WXRT Chicago, the three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music festival offers music ranging from soul, classic rock, country and more.

The festival’s Main Stage headliner bands include:

- Friday, July 25: Shape-Shifter, a Chicagoland band covering 80s, 90s and Classic Rock.

- Saturday, July 26: The Bad Examples, an indie alternative pop-rock group formed by songwriter, acoustic guitarist, and vocalist Ralph Covert.

- Sunday, July 27: Brushville, one of the hottest rockin’ country bands, winner of the 2012 Battle for the Saddle and known to have shared the stage with the biggest names in country music.

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Music on two stages:

* Friday, July 25, 2014 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Field Daze / According to Sarah / Aunteaks / Yoko & The Oh No’s / Shape Shifter

* Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Noon to 11 p.m.
The Boxers / Ryan Wilkins / Diego Sol & The Metronomes / Zydeco Voodoo / Draft Week / The Revelettes / John Yost Drum Circle / Tom Schraeder & His Ego / Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra / Bad Examples

* Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Noon to 10 p.m.
Lane Tech Jazz Band / Mary Macaroni / Poochamungas / Jenny Rockis Trio / Four Star Brass Band / John Yost Drum Circle / Kathy Greenholdt & Paul Coady / Jose Cornier Trio / BRUSHVILLE

Jefferson Memorial Park is located at 4822 N. Long Avenue, just west of Milwaukee Avenue. Fest-goers are encouraged to take public transportation, as the Jefferson Park Metra and CTA Blue Line transportation hub is just a block from the festival grounds. Plenty of bike racks also will be available.

The event is chaired by Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce Board members who volunteer their time for this community event. Proceeds from the festival support local student scholarships and Jefferson Park business-focused events. To date, 25 scholarships have been awarded to local students.

Road closures: Linder Avenue will be blocked off between Higgins and Lawrence Avenue for the three-day festivities.

The fee for admission is $7 per person, or $5 before 5 o’clock. Children ages 12 and under are Free. Coolers and liquor are not permitted. Festival hours are Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 26 from Noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 27 from Noon to 10 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome.

For more information, go to http://jefffest.org/ .

Be sure you are the first to hear of announcements and plans for Jeff Fest and follow @JeffFestChicago on Twitter and Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Fest-Arts-Music-Festival/96599731822 .

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Win a Free Private Wine Tasting and Overnight Stay at the Kief-Joshua Vineyards Summer Concert Series

Jeordie

TUCSON, Ariz., May 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards asks: With Arizona’s temperatures rocking a sweltering 100 plus degrees in the valleys, why not visit the state’s Southern Wine Growing Region and jam out to a cool 85 degrees?

Kief-Joshua Vineyards is once again hosting a summer concert series from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Musicians will be singing on the patio every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

“This summer we will be featuring several different music genres,” states winemaker and host Kief Manning. “We are really happy with the line up. There will be blues, jazz, rock, country, a Grateful Dead Tribute Band and more.”

Guest who attend the concert are eligible to wine prizes. Each month, the vineyard will hold a raffle for a private educational wine class for 8 people, valued at $200. The fun-filled tasting will focus on Wine Tasting 101, with a special treat of teaching people how to pull aromas out of wine, along with a winery tour.

As an added bonus, Rancho Milagro B & B will be giving away four gift certificates offering one free nights stay with one night purchased, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast.

The more concerts you attend, the better your odds! Chef Stephen will also be here selling sandwiches and other goodies.

FEATURED MUSICANS INCLUDE:
May 24: Jacob Acosta (Acoustic solo/singer);
May 31: Top Dead Center (Grateful Dead Tribute band);
June 07: Grams & Kreiger (Blues trio);
June 14: Amo solo performance (Piano Jazz);
June 21: The Usual Suspects (Blues, Jazz);
June 28: Bryan Dean Trio (Blues trio);
July 05: Blaine Long (Folk Rock);
July 12: Chris Jamison (Folk Rock);
July 19: Garcia Brothers Band (Blues trio);
July 26: Buzz and the Soul Senders;
August 02: Jeordie (Daughter of Melanie “I got a brand new pair of rollerskates”);
August 09: Reno del Mar (Flamenco guitar trio);
August 16: Angel Diamond and Band;
August 23: Magdelena Bash Harvest Festival;
August 30: The Sundowners.

On August 23, we will kick it up a notch with our annual Magdelena Bash Harvest Festival, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured musicians will be Andy Hersey singing from 11 to 2 and the Dry River Yacht Club from 2-5.

There is no charge to attend the concert. The cost for wine tasting is $8 with a souvenir glass or $5 if you bring a glass. For more information, visit http://www.kj-vineyards.com/ or call 520-455-5582.

DIRECTIONS:
From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #281 — Rte 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83 until you come to Elgin Road (mile marker 28) and turn left. Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7 miles on your left.

From Sierra Vista: I 90 to Rte 82 West, turn left on Upper Elgin Rd., the winery is 1 mile past the bridge on the right.

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* Photo Caption: Jeordie, Daughter of the 60′s Pop Star Melanie (“I Got A Brand New Pair of Rollerskate”), her guitarist Chad and Country Singer Andy Hersey Perform at The Winery.

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Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Music Festival Set for April 12 and 13, 2014 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

Kief Manning TUCSON, Ariz., March 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s original and only American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 21 Arizona Wineries in one location, on April 12 and 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great wine, food vendors, a professional chili two-day cook-off and live music.

“We are once again bringing together winemakers from all across Arizona,” states winemaker and host Kief Manning. “This year we want to celebrate that on October 26, 1984 the Sonoita/Elgin Wine Growing Region was granted AVA status, making it one of oldest federal government granted viticulture areas in the United States.”

The non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) will host a professional two-day professional Chili cook-off, and cooks from as far as Texas will be here competing for a spot in the national challenge. Guests can taste the chili and join in the People’s Choice, with proceeds benefitting the Mountain Empire Rotary Club, who plans to erect a playground in the area with the proceeds.

Domingo De Grazie will be playing on Saturday, with AmoSphere headlining on Sunday.

FEATURED WINERIES INCLUDE:

From Verde Valley: Arizona Stronghold, Alcantara, Burning Tree Cellars, Page Spring and Cellar 433.

From Willcox Wine Country: Keeling Schaefer, Golden Rule, Coronado, Carlson Creek, Zarpara, Gallifant Cellar, Sand-Reckoner and Lawrence Dunham.

From Phoenix: Su Vino.

From Sonoita: Charron, Callaghan, Village of Elgin, Flying Leap, Lightning Ridge Cellars Sonoita Vineyards and Kief-Joshua Vineyards.

The cost of $20 per person includes 12 wine tastings and a souvenir glass. Guests who return on Sunday with their ticket stubs and festival glasses will receive tasting discounts.

Gates will open at 10 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit http://www.kj-vineyards.com/ or call 520-455-5582.

People’s Choice Chili Cook-off at SE AZ Wine Fest:
Do you make awesome chili? If so, please enter the People’s Choice Chili Cook-off on April 12 or 13. The cost of $5 can earn you an awesome prize. Plus Kief-Joshua Vineyards will also present the winner with a Free Educational Wine Class for 8 in their Private Tasting Room valued at $200. The proceeds will help the Sonoita/Patagonia Mountain Empire Rotary Club build a playground for the community.

Can’t cook? No problem. For just $5 you can taste and vote on People’s Choice. Plus taste the chili made by professional members of the Chili Appreciation Society International.

For more information or to register, please contact Susan at 520-455-4713 susanscott15@msn.com or Leslie at 520-455-5546 Kramerlaw@earthlink.net.

From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #281 – Rte 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83 until you come to Elgin Road (mile marker 28) and turn left. Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7 miles on your left.

From Sierra Vista: I 90 to Rte 82 West, turn left on Upper Elgin Rd., the winery is 1 mile past the bridge on the right.

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* Photo Caption: Winemaker Kief Manning with sister, Carly.

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Makro Productions releases Flight Map app, provides travelers with on-board, personal flight tracker

Flight Map app PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Makro Productions today announced the release of Flight Map, a unique Android app that gives air travelers the ability to personally track their flights in real-time, just like the flight tracking programs offered by airlines on some long-distance flights.

“The difference is that you are holding the tracker in your own hand, on your own device, and you can use it on any flight, whether the airline is offering its own flight tracker or not,” said Makro Productions President Marko Haulis. “This is great for those who love flight trackers but find themselves on flights that do not offer the feature.

“Even on a flight where an airline is offering a flight tracker, ‘Flight Map’ is still quite useful, offering you the flexibility and convenience of a personal flight tracker. Say you are watching a movie and you want to check your flight status. With ‘Flight Map’ you won’t have to interrupt your video. You can just refer to your Android device.”

Because the application relies on a database of airports and flight paths downloaded onto one’s device, and the tracking is done via GPS satellites, Flight Map does not require an Internet or data connection to function. That means it can operate in the “Airplane Mode” common to modern smartphones, and not violate rules against mobile phone use during a flight.

Flight Map’s features include:
* Realtime position of the plane on the map;
* Zoomable world map not dependent on a connection to the Internet;
* Works when your phone is in Airplane Mode, so it can be used anytime while in flight;
* Database of world airports;
* Estimated Time to Destination and Time to Arrival, depending on the plane type and position;
* Multi-language (currently English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Czech).

“Flight Map” can be purchased and downloaded from the Amazon Appstore for Android at http://amzn.com/B00HM57FRC or the Google Play store at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=marko.android.flightmap .

More information and screenshots from the application are available at http://haulis.com/ .

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Las Vegas Urban Limo Offers New Transfer Option for Travelers

Urban Limo LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business visitors to Las Vegas now have another resource for elegant yet economical shuttle traveling from the airport, with the recent announcement of a new transfer service by Las Vegas Urban Limo. The company has provided notice on its website that its Las Vegas airport limo service will provide convenient transfers, in five different packages ranging from sedan pickup, SUV, traditional limousine, to reserved bus depending on the size and nature of the party needing a lift to the hotel and casino strip.

The service outlines many reasons why taking a limo from Las Vegas airport is superior to taking a cab, or common bus or car.

“Our Las Vegas limousine airport service is chauffeured so you do not have to worry about traffic or where to park. If you have an important meeting straight from the airport, an airport limo service is a big advantage,” says Sheila Lawrence of Urban Limo.

She notes the lack of complications involved with arriving by limo if reserved in advance: “First, you arrive relaxed and in comfort. Second, you do not have to wait in line while waiting for a ride. Third, you arrive to your destination with plenty of time to spare to prepare for your meeting.”

The company differentiates its limo operation from many competitors in the area by emphasizing the simplicity of its transfer service and a range of formats, and maintains each one to be fast, reliable and efficient. Las Vegas Urban Limo reports that at present, it offers a choice of airport pickup, hiring the limo at Las Vegas airport, sedan service to and from the airport, airport to hotel transfer, limo from Las Vegas airport to Bellagio, and limo service from the airport to the strip.

Prices currently range between roughly $44 and $145 for one of the transport packages, and the company advises its double stretch limo from Las Vegas airport ($95) as being its most popular option. Amenities for each of these include the inclusion of the airport security fee, bottled water, and exceptional customer service.

More information: http://lasvegasurbanlimo.com/airport_limo_service-limo-service-las-vegas .

The staff’s customary “meet and greet” of visitors at baggage claim begins their high-quality luxury experience, and continues as their luggage is picked up for them and stored in the vehicle. The firm even helps keep track of flight delays and wait for your arrival, which it says helps further differentiated from rival limo companies serving Las Vegas travelers. Learn more about the company at: http://lasvegasurbanlimo.com/ .

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Adventure Destinations Across the Nation Gear Up for Seasonal Hiring in Partnership with Cool Works

Adventure Employment GARDINER, Mont., Jan. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cool Works (www.CoolWorks.com), the premier online board for seasonal jobs in great places, announced today that hiring for the 2014 summer has officially started. For job seekers interested in a summer adventure, Cool Works offers thousands of job openings in national parks, guest ranches, resorts and other adventure destinations across the nation.

“For someone with an open mind and an adventurous spirit, thousands of summer jobs are available in incredible locations. Employers are recruiting and now is the time to apply,” shares Patty Ceglio, Director of Operations for Cool Works. “At Cool Works, job seekers will find a great, free resource to research, find and apply for positions tailored to their dreams.”

Launched in 1995, CoolWorks.com has built the largest online network of adventure destination employers in the country. The Cool Works employer network allows job seekers to research, compare and apply for positions with more than 500 of these niche employers, all in one place. Cool Works also hosts a social network for job seekers where they may discuss potential employers, ask questions, or even catch a ride to an upcoming job.

“High unemployment rates have led to increasing competition for entry-level positions in urban centers,” says Richard Grena, HR Manager at Mount Rainier. “Jobs listed on CoolWorks.com offer students, new graduates or the ‘Older and Bolder’ crowd a chance to take advantage of their freedom and enjoy sensational experiences, all while building in-demand job skills.”

In addition to building valuable work experience, most positions available on Cool Works offer significant perks such as on-site room and board, and do not require personal transportation. Employers also offer employees the opportunity to participate in horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, fishing or other activities available on-site or in the local area.

Full-time, permanent jobs are also listed on CoolWorks.com and include everything from culinary positions to professional services.

“CoolWorks.com caters to the explorer, both young and old, and offers something for everyone, regardless of experience or skill level,” says CoolWorks.com Founder, Bill Berg. “We know that a summer job in a great place can open up a person’s worldview and change lives. That’s why we’re so passionate about what we do.”

To check out the jobs in great places available through Cool Works, visit http://www.CoolWorks.com/ .

Employers interested in listing positions through Cool Works may submit an online request at http://www.coolworks.com/about/contact-us.html or call 406-848-2380.

About Cool Works:

CoolWorks.com has been central to the summer job and seasonal job market niche since 1995. True to the company’s mantra, the Cool Works(R) “home office” is located on the Yellowstone River just outside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. The CoolWorks.com site serves a dedicated core of job seekers who use Cool Works to actively seek job opportunities in great places such as national parks, various resorts, ranches, camps, ski resorts, and jobs on the water.

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Tomorrow is Treasure Island Day: Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale shares common thread with Spanish warship buried on Assateague Island

La Galga Spanish Galleon KITTY HAWK, N.C., Nov. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Maritima Press’ John Amrhein, author of the award winning book “Treasure Island: The Untold Story” (ISBN 978-0983084303), reminds everyone that November 13 is “Treasure Island Day,” and among the many locations which played a role in a true story of buried treasure that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson is Assateague Island.

Assateague Island, famous for wild ponies and a legendary Spanish galleon, is now linked to a tale of buried treasure. In fact, that treasure is the most famous treasure in the world thanks to Robert Louis Stevenson.

On August 18, 1750, seven Spanish ships cleared Havana Cuba for Spain. A week out they encountered a hurricane forcing the disable fleet into the north bound Gulf Stream wrecking the fleet along the North Carolina and Virginia coast.

The galleon, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, arrived at Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina, dismasted with no rudder. She was towed to safety inside the inlet and anchored in Teach’s Hole where Blackbeard had been killed in 1718. Captain Juan Manual Bonilla made the fatal mistake of hiring Owen Lloyd and his one-legged brother from Hampton Roads to rescue his million dollar cargo. On October 20, they sailed away with over a hundred chests of silver. John Lloyd was captured immediately but Owen made it to Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands where he buried most of his booty on November 13, 1750. Exactly one hundred years later, Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850. He would write his classic tale of fiction about returning to that island.

The 1750 fleet inspired another children’s literary classic. At Assateague Island, the escorting galleon, La Galga, ran ashore on September 5, 1750. Her captain and crew made it safely to shore from the wreck on a raft and with help from the local Indians. Unfortunately, two chests of silver were lost off the raft, but the real treasure that was left was not gold or silver but a pervasive legend.

In 1946, Marguerite Henry heard the story of the wild ponies on Assateague and that they had come from a wrecked Spanish galleon. The shipwreck she had heard about was La Galga although the popular legend did not recall a name of the ship or date of the wreck. The event had been remembered for centuries by the locals of Chincoteague and the surrounding area. Some locals even recalled the exact location of the forgotten inlet which contains the buried shipwreck. That knowledge aided maritime historian, John Amrhein, Jr., in his search and discovery of the remains of La Galga in 1983 within the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Marguerite Henry’s book, Misty of Chincoteague, published in 1947, made the horses world famous and today they are an integral part of the economy and culture of the Eastern Shore.

The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will soon issue its long overdue Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) which establishes a fifteen year preservation plan for not only wildlife but cultural resources and public use. It has been indicated that La Galga will be included in the conservation plan, an important step towards her inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

November 13 is Treasure Island Day. This event promotes the many places involved in the story of the real Treasure Island and recognizes their role in the making of this true life drama. From Ocracoke, North Carolina, and Hampton Roads, Virginia, down to the Caribbean Islands of Tortola, Norman Island, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, Anguilla, cross the Atlantic to Cadiz, Spain, Greenwich, England, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Flintshire, Wales, back again to Scituate, Massachusetts, and Carmel, California, each played a unique role. And last, but far from the least, is Assateague Island, which holds the last remnant of this truly historic fleet. Two classics in children’s literature are tied to the former warship buried beneath Assateague. For more, visit Treasure-Island-Day.com and read John Amrhein’s award winning book “Treasure Island: The Untold Story.”

More information: http://www.treasure-island-day.com/ .

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John Amrhein
New Maritima Press
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* Photo Caption: La Galga, Assateague’s Legendary Spanish Galleon.

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New Way of Living: Serviced Apartments in Business Metropolises

Enjoy a new way of living in a serviced apartment, including high comfort and services adapted to individual needs. Serviced apartments are becoming more and more popluar, especially in bigger cities.

New Way of Living: Serviced Apartments in Business Metropolises
City Apartments Frankfurt

Completely furnished apartments with individual furnishings are getting more and more popular, not only amongst business travelers. Additional services ensure the desired high comfort. The niche market of renting serviced apartments is growing and expanding in popular business destinations.
Furnished apartments offer travelers during their stay in a foreign city a home away from home, without expensive and time-consuming setting up or delivery of furniture – everything they need to do, is to move in. Completely equipped apartments, with high class furnishings and exclusive design address especially an international clientele. The niche market of renting fully furnished serviced apartments is growing first of all in big cities. Apartments in combination with additional services offer guests the high comfort of a hotel, whereby they can enjoy privacy and independency at the same time.
The concept of renting serviced apartments for short and long term rentals has been established successfully in Vienna by viennaresidence | business rental apartments . Together with its partners the agency was able to set up an exclusive selection of high class furnished apartments, spread over the whole city of Vienna. The main target groups are business travelers as well as diplomats, who are moving to Vienna for a week up to a year or longer. No matter for what reason guests are coming to Vienna, the viennaresidence apartments offer a home to feel comfortable, like home away from home.
Due to the growing popularity of such serviced apartments in bigger cities, viennaresidence founded World Wide Residence | business rental apartments with the goal, to extend the successful concept to other destinations. In doing so the first city is Frankfurt am Main, where the agency rents right now eighteen modern furnished business apartments to an international clientele under the name of City Apartments Frankfurt .
Frankfurt am Main has developed to one of the most important centers of the world and as a popular city for expats, there are many business travelers around. One reason is amongst others the perfect geographical location, middle in the heart of Europe, with excellent public transport system.
It is not for nothing that Frankfurt is often called “Mainhattan” or “Bankfurt” and in the German metropolis numerous big companies come together in a landscape full of futuristic sky scrapers. Although the city is one of the most important financial centers of Europe, it has also other qualities than those of a business center with the significant Frankfurter stock exchange or the well-known trade fair location. Those qualities include for example high class and trendy restaurants and bars, important museums, sights and historic buildings as well as green areas close to or in the city, that are perfect for relaxation from a stressful day or the busy city. The parks and recreational areas fulfill the charm of Frankfurt am Main.
Due to the reputation of Frankfurt as the “most American city in Europe” one might think, that it is wide spread and big, whereas it”s quite the opposite as it is compact and not too big. You can walk through the city easily and also the public transport system is really good and makes it easy to explore the metropolis on the Main River. The modern, cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Rhein-Main region combines both business and cultural aspects and has developed to a city with high living quality.
For World Wide Residence is the destination Frankfurt a new, exciting project, where they rent serviced business apartments to an international clientele, for both short or long term stays in the German city.

viennaresidence | business rental apartments offers a selection on exclusive furnished Business and Luxury Apartments in Vienna. The apartments are adapted for short as well as long term rentals and offer an ambience to feel comfortable.

Kontakt:
viennaresidence | business rental apartments
Daniela Göschl
Mariahilferstrasse 124/10
1070 Wien
+43 1 307 2222
press@viennaresidence.com
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Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Announces Three-day Musical Lineup with Dot Dot Dot, Magic Box, and Michael McDermott Band

Chicago live musicCHICAGO, Ill., May 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival is pleased to announce its three-day musical lineup and headliners including Dot Dot Dot, Magic Box and the Michael McDermott Band. Jefferson Memorial Park’s lush green lawn and ball fields transform into a giant backyard for all to enjoy over the course of the three-day festival from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Located in Jefferson Park on Chicago’s Northwest side, Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival has become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated neighborhood music festivals of the summer.

“This year’s Jeff Fest Arts & Musical Festival there will be something for everyone and it’s worth grabbing your lawn chair, relaxing at the park, and listening to some great local and national bands,” said 45th Ward Alderman, John Arena. “This festival is meant for the whole community to enjoy. It’s designed for families and friends to gather. It’s simply a great way to spend an afternoon.”

Thanks to media partner, 93.1 WXRT Chicago, the three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival offers music ranging from soul, alternative rock, folk rock to techno pop. The festivals headlining band for Friday includes Dot Dot Dot. The Chicago-based “energized pop-rock” quintet, Dot Dot Dot, is a rare breed. This band is building a fan base across the country and making a mark on the music industry on its own terms. By performing both cover songs and original music, the group explores every aspect of two distinct scenes. The cover show consists of fun hits from the ’80s through today, and the original show hosts catchy songs from the group’s own growing catalog. Setting no boundaries-and a fearless desire to play music full-time-keeps this band moving forward.

Saturday’s headliner includes Magic Box. Ed Anderson and Scott Tipping have been making music and mayhem together since the late ’90s. Ed moved on to found roots rock trio Backyard Tire Fire in 2001. Scott went on to become a mainstay of the Chicago music scene, playing and touring with bands like Backyard Tire Fire, The Mighty Blue Kings, Peter Himmelman, and Cornmeal. Today, Magic Box, along Chicago musical heavy-weights Steve Gillis (Filter), Scott Stevenson (Robbie Fulks, Dick Smith), and Matt Thompson (The Mighty Blue Kings, Frisbie), stay true to their rock-and-roll tradition while transitioning into a more dynamic, harmony-oriented sound. Most of their new EP has been featured on WXRT’s Local Anesthetic.

Sunday’s headliner includes Rock Ridge Music Recording Artist, Michael McDermott. McDermott is a singer and songwriter, performer and storyteller to the depths of his soul. He has an uncanny ability to communicate and connect with fans by way of universal truths through his own personal experiences. His 2012 release, Hit Me Back, represents a new chapter in his career as McDermott is a father, a philanthropic entrepreneur, and has experienced the loss of an adored parent. All are major life changes which have found achingly honest expression in his songs.

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Main Stage Band Schedule:
Friday, July 26, 2013 (6 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
The Locals
Hank & Cupcake
Dot Dot Dot

Saturday, July 27, 2013 (1:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
The Wishing Well
Luna Blu
The Root Cause
Pat Smillie Band
Voodoo Kings
Magic Box

Sunday, July 27, 2013 (12:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Poochamungas
Chicago Tribute Anthology
Dirty Dan & The Cool Rockin Daddies
Michael McDermott Band

Directions:
Jefferson Memorial Park is located at 4822 N. Long Avenue, just west of Milwaukee Avenue. Fest-goers are encouraged to take public transportation, as the Jefferson Park Metra and CTA Blue Line are just a block from the festival grounds. Plenty of bike racks also will be available. Free parking will be marked and available in area parking lots.

Road closures: Linder Avenue will be blocked off between Higgins and Lawrence Avenue for the three-day festivities.

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival fee for admission is $7 per person, or $5 before 5 o’clock. Children ages 12 and under are Free. Coolers and liquor are not permitted. Festival hours are Friday, July 26th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 27th from Noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 28th from Noon to 10 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome.

For more information, go to http://JeffFest.org/ . Be sure you are the first to hear of announcements and plans for Jeff Fest and follow @JeffFestChicago on Twitter and Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Fest-Arts-Music-Festival/96599731822 ).

The Festival is presented by 45th Ward Alderman Arena, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District along with media partner 93.1 WXRT Chicago.

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Vienna is a Top Destination for Expats

Vienna is the top destination for expats – high living quality and diversity make Austria’s capital popular

Vienna is a Top Destination for Expats
Wien

Vienna won some awards as the city with the best quality of life and attracts more and more international experts and executives. A safe environment, modern infrastructure and good health care are attractive for expatriates and turn Vienna into a world metropolis. But where are business travelers, who come for a specific time to Vienna, to be accommodated? Instead of a hotel room, in an exlusive Serviced Apartment , for example.

Vienna is a multifaceted city, which combines opposites – on the one hand a cultural center with numerous museums and imperial palaces, as well as culinary hotspot with the traditional Viennese coffee house culture and local specialities, on the other hand a popular destination for company headquarters of international companies and a desired destination for many business travelers. A vibrant metropolis on the beautiful, blue Danube, which combination of history, culture, style and modernity is unique.

The company Mercer from New York ranked Vienna for the fourth consecutive year as the city with the best living quality. The “Global Liveability Report” from Economist Intelligence Unit Vienna emerged as the second best city in the world from 140 participating cities. On top is Melbourne and on the third place is Vancouver. Factors such as political stability and health to education and recreation have been considered in the ranking. Melbourne, Vienna and Vancouver are therefore chosen as the world’s best cities for expats.

Since Vienna attracts more business travelers, the demand for appropriate temporary accommodations increases. A hotel room, which can be very expensive in the long run and also impersonal, doesn’t offer a suitable solution for many expats. A popular alternative is a rented serviced apartment – those apartments are fully furnished and equipped with all kitchen utensils, washing machine, bed linen as well as towels, TV and internet access. A serviced apartment allows expats in Vienna an independent lifestyle, but gives you a place to relax too – at the same time they don’t have to give up comfort or services.
Moe Mahmoodian, the CEO of viennaresidence | business rental apartments , one of Austria’s leading serviced apartments rental agencies, knows about the needs of business travelers: “Our goal is to offer our guests a friendly, service-orientated support during their stay, so that they can relax and feel comfortable when coming home after a long and stressful working day.” The most popular residential area is the historic first district, Inner City, who is also the most expensive one. Thus the location is an important decision factor as well as the connection to public transport. So, the districts within the Gürtel are popular amongst business travelers.

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viennaresidence | business rental apartments offers a selection on exclusive furnished Business and Luxury Apartments in Vienna. The apartments are adapted for short as well as long term rentals and offer an ambience to feel comfortable.

Kontakt:
viennaresidence | business rental apartments
Daniela Göschl
Mariahilferstrasse 124/10
1070 Wien
+43 1 307 2222
press@viennaresidence.com
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What the STR Report is to Revenue, TrustYou Comp Index is to Reputation

Hotels See How They Measure Up – Number of Reviews, Overall Score, Management Responses, Positive vs. Negative – All in One Report, Platform-By-Platform Comparison on TripAdvisor, Expedia, Yelp!, Google+ and more

Most hoteliers consider the STR report a bible when it comes to measuring the comp set on ADR, occupancy and other revenue-related data. There´s no denying that revenue and reputation go hand in hand. With the increasing importance and volume of online reviews comes a new way to benchmark against the competition on reputation: the TrustYou Comp Index. Online reputation management (ORM) market leader for the travel industry, TrustYou, has unveiled a new portion of its tool that will show hotels how they stack up against its competitive set on the reputation front – up to 10 other properties that they can identify – with the number of reviews, overall score, management response rate, positive vs. negative comments and more. This new reporting functionality will show properties how they are doing versus those they compete with, platform-by-platform across all relevant sites in the market, including TripAdvisor, Expedia, Yelp!, Google+ and more. Hoteliers can access this data in the tool itself on the dashboard and also pull reports.

“We have seen time and time again that reviews drive revenue and have the data to support this,” said Ben Jost, CEO and co-founder of TrustYou. “Taking a closer look at how a hotel is doing in the review space, not is a silo but vis-à-vis its competitors in a side-by-side comparison, can inform a strategy to help ranking and positioning. The TrustYou Comp Index helps to pinpoint areas for opportunity on sites that hotels might not be focusing on. Taking an aggressive, focused approach on improving reputation will drive revenue. A hotel not maximizing its reputation potential is leaving revenue on the table.”

The tie to revenue and reputation is clear; here´s a look at what some of the TrustYou Comp Index measures and how it translates:

Overall Score: Hotels with a TrustScore higher than 90 have shown an increase of about 10.5% in ADR when the TrustScore increases by 1%. Hotels with a TrustScore lower than 90 have shown an increase of about 4.6% in ADR when the TrustScore increases by 1%.

Management Response Rate: Responding to reviews, whether positive or negative, has resulted in a 6% higher score.

Number of Reviews: For every additional 30 reviews a hotel”s score improves an average of 5%.

Bottom Line: More positive reviews = higher rankings = higher ADR.

Note: TrustScore ranks how a hotel does overall across all online comments/opinions/reviews.

The TrustYou solutions extend far beyond monitoring; its holistic approach to include increasing reviews, distribution of content and marketing reputation is extremely valuable for individual properties, hotel brands, destinations, OTAs and virtually every segment of the industry. TrustYou has a philosophy of the review space overall and how it relates to driving revenue and impacting bottom line results. Its Reputation Machine focuses on this philosophy: the 360-degree approach to the ORM space and driving revenue. Hoteliers can attend a free Webinar and register here: http://marketing.trustyou.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/4951/p/p-0019/t/page/fm/1

Since 2008, TrustYou has set the standard for reputation management with solutions for hospitality-industry businesses to analyze online reviews, tweets and posts across the social web, to gather trusted reviews directly from its customers, and to use the authentic conversations to successfully market online reputations.
TrustYou´s monitoring dashboards capture sentiment and opinions from millions of comments in one easy-to-view place from sources like Tripadvisor, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Yelp and more across 23 different languages. In addition, TrustYou provides free online customer satisfaction surveys and marketing tools for all hotels. TrustYou’s international team hails from 23 countries and speaks more than 20 different languages. The company already has more than 12,000 customers in 60 countries and monitors over 400,000 hotels, provide an extensive base for competitive analysis. TrustYou´s clients include individual hotels, independent boutique chains, destinations and major global brands such as Accor, Marriott, Starwood, Hard Rock Cafes and Best Western Hotels. The company´s partnerships span an impressive variety of organizations; from tech companies like Google, Trust and Micros, to destination-specific alignment with Germany and Switzerland to develop the countries´ official star-rating systems for hotels. TrustYou´s headquarters are in Dallas, USA and Munich, Germany, with further representatives in the U.K., the Netherlands, France, Central Europe, Asia and Australia. To learn more about TrustYou visit www.trustyou.com.

Kontakt
TrustYou GmbH
Benjamin Jost
Agnes-Pockels-Bogen
80992 München
+49-89-54802925
trustyou@recompr.de
http://www.trustyou.com

Pressekontakt:
ReComPR GmbH
Thomas Rentschler
Herderplatz 5
55124 Mainz
06131-216320
tr@recompr.de
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iSayHello Communicator Pro App – Your ideal travel companion!

***EASTER PRICE REDUCTION***

iSayHello Communicator Pro App - Your ideal travel companion!

The iSayHello Communicator is a must for any vacation! The App contains an offline travel dictionary in 13 languages and 11 lessons, comprising the most important words, phrases and short sentences. These are spoken by natives and guarantee an accurate pronounciation, whether it´s in Spanish, Russian or Chinese!

The Communicator functions as a simultaneous translator between two languages. The two little iSayHello monsters enable voice communication in over 50 different languages! Never be misunderstood again – you´re ready for your next holiday!

On the occasion of upcoming Easter we start a 10 days price reduction of our iSayHello Communicator Pro from today, 22nd March!

The App is available in the
iTunes Store and Google Play Store for only 3,99$ !

Get it now and have fun!

The iSayHello Team wishes you a Happy Easter!

iSayHello Website

Der Admovi Verlag entwickelt unter dem Label “Prosonsoft” Lernsoftware und Lehrmaterialien für Deutsch als Fremdsprache und Grundbildung für Erwachsene und Jugendliche. Mit iSayHello gibt es das erste Reise App in mehr als 100 Sprachkombinationen.

Kontakt:
Admovi GmbH
Monika Jiang
Genshagener Straße 18 D
14974 Ludwigsfelde
+49 15143237996
m.jiang@isayhello.info
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u2nite: a great year in review.

Successful year for the newcomer u2nite.

u2nite: a great year in review.

Since the new gay dating app u2nite went online in March 2012, the userbase has been growing rapidly ever since. According to the developer team Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG, their expectations were greatly exceeded. Today, the app is used in over 96 countries, especially in the US, where the user- and fanbase is growing rapidly.

By updating their app continuously, the developers are working on improving the easy functionality of the gay dating app u2nite. This is why it is extremely easy to get used to the app and use all the features intuitively, With a one-time-payment of only 5,99EUR, u2nite offers the full functionality without having to pay monthly fees and extra costs. With the new update for the iPhone 5, u2nite rearranged the photo setup and added a new feature “unlimited photo upload”, making it more comfortable and easy to upload one”s favorite photos. To prevent hacking and stalking – which is what users are most worried about – u2nite keeps improving new safety measures.

Due to these efforts, Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG is convinced to keep gaining more and more users, expanding, overtaking the gay dating market, and becoming the number one in Gay Dating Apps in the years to come.

Die Wildtrolls Ltd & Co. KG ist ein Hersteller von Smartphone-Applikationen im Bereich der sozialen Netzwerke. Das Unternehmen wurde im Januar 2011 gegründet und hat seinen Hauptsitz in England und eine Niederlassung in Deutschland. Das erste Produkt ist die Dating-App u2nite.

Kontakt
Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG, c/o deed communication agency
Vage
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@u2nite.com
http://www.wildtrolls.com

Pressekontakt:
deed communication agency
Herr Vage
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@deed-muc.com
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Media Advisory: You Are Invited: Permanent History?

History of the United States of AmericaFELICITY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Appropriately on Washington’s Birthday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the first and only preview for the press of the 100-foot granite “History of the United States of America” monument.

Ambassador Jean-Marie Daillet of France, former representative to NATO, will be among a few foreign guests. Jay Stokes, President of the United States Parachute Association and parachute instructor for the SEALs will bring the U.S. flag by parachute at 11 a.m. PST. A USMC color guard will start the brief festivities.

There will be no speeches, only a 15 minute question and answer session with the founder and editor, followed by a rustic collation.

Among logical questions:

Monuments have a finite end, yet history goes on. How has the museum coped with this matter?

We are part of our era and culture. Is the past represented objectively? Will these summaries prove valid in one hundred years; 500; 1,000?

The museum logo includes the words “Literacy for Millennia®.” Direct mind-to-computer communication is already experimental. What is the future of literacy?

WHEN:
For the media, on Friday, February 22, 2013, 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the press preview of the 100-foot granite “History of the United States of America” monument. You are cordially invited to attend.

The formal Dedication of the monument will take place with pomp and circumstance on Washington’s next birthday Saturday, February 22, 2014. The President has been invited; hence there will be a speech or two.

WHERE:
The Museum of History in Granite is located at Center of the World Plaza, Felicity, CA 92283-7777. Directions: www.historyingranite.org.

About The Museum Of History In Granite:
The museum does not advertise and is not yet well known. It has been praised in writing by a Supreme Court Justice, the President of an Ivy League University, two Commandants of the Marine Corps and among other notables, the founder of Vanguard.

As part of some school programs, visiting students select a subject of interest, usually from the “History of Humanity” monuments, and then take tracings of sentences for a school essay. This fulfills an educational aim of the museum: “The purest form of education may be a self-directed search for knowledge. The Museum, in summarizing vast subjects, provokes and encourages such efforts.”

While focused on history, the museum has inadvertently also become an art museum with over 450 etchings in granite.

For information: Ms. Lee 760-572-0100 and www.historyingranite.org.

- Photo Caption: Angle view of engraved panels “as we work.”

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The changing travel society – Now girls start travelling for free

Girls and Women travel for free. Mens pay the travel expenses. The social network reaches the travel market. How the social network hype influence the travel market.

The changing travel society - Now girls start travelling for free
Travelgirls24.com

The way and art of travel is in continuous changing. In 2013 the worlwide hype about social communities lead to a new way of travelling together. The social community networks reached the travel market. A lot of people are constantly on business trips or travel the world around for private holiday trips. But the majority of all this travelling people are gents and they travel alone.
Of course a lot of them are lookin for a travel partner e.g. another business women or mostly nice open minded smart beautiful girls. But the problem for all this traveller… How to find this women or girls who want to travel with them?

Now there is a new social travel dating community, http://www.travelgirls24.com which connects successful gents with girls who like to travel. The special feature of this platform. All girls travel 100% for free as all the gents pay the travel expenses for them. Travelgirls24 is a mix of facebook, twitter, social communities and an online travel dating site.

The drain to find a travel partner is very simple. As in every social community the first step is to register for free. Then members can browse the other registered members profiles and once they found a member which they want to travel with, they can send a message or a trip invitation. A facebook style activity stream shows news and posts from other members, new photo uploads, new registered members, etc.

This new possibilities which are offered from online travel dating portals like www.travelgirls24.com to find fast and easy the desired travel partner are expected to change the whole travel market as the demand for single travels will decrease.

More information about travelling together and how to find a travel companion fast and easy can be found on http://www.travelgirls24.com

Travelgirls24, is an internationally operating company which is focused on developing, finding and providing high end professional services and products mainly in travel and dating related business!

Kontakt
Travelgirls24.com
Ivana Olejko
Level 4 42 Khyber Pass Rd
1023 Grafton
+64 9-353 4710
info@travelgirls24.com
http://www.travelgirls24.com

Pressekontakt:
Travelgirls24
Ivana Olejko
Level 4 42 Khyber Pass Rd
1023 Grafton
+64 9-353 4710
info@travelgirls24.com
http://www.travelgirls24.com


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Travelgirls24.com launches his new web site!

Travelgirls24.com – All Girls travel for free! New and existing members can now use our new updated Site with lot of new features.

Travelgirls24.com launches his new web site!

Travelgirls24.com started the new web site http://www.travelgirls24.com with lots of new features and new design! For those who don´t know us:

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ONLINE DATING SOCIAL COMMUNITY SITES?

We are an elite private community which connects successful people with girls who like to travel. All Girls travel for Free!

The mission of Travelgirls24.com is to become the leading online social network travel dating site. But what makes us different from other related sites and similar services? There are many different user features. Our members can interact in a Facebook Style environment. We are constantly develop our site features to provide our members the latest and contemporary communication possibilities e.g. Mobile APP, Chat, Instant Messenger, Video Chat, Speed Dating and many many more! We provide our Members: Blogs, Matchmaking Tools, Comprehensive Photo Albums and a powerful Facebook-style activity stream, displaying updates on the members statuses and activity items. Members can easy follow and comment other users activity and many many more features. We provide a Trip Proposal Tool – The fastest and safest way to find a Travelgirl or a Noble Gent. To give our members a real high end community all Travelgirls which are registered with us must verify their real pictures and profiles. Hookers will be deleted. All this ensures a safe private social network travel dating community!

Everybody can join/test our community and find a Travelmate. The registration both for men and women is free! Travel to exotic new places and experience new cultures with an attractive and lovely person by your side. We started Travelgirls24.com to meet the wishes of so many Travelgirls and the desire of so many Noble Gents by connecting the people who have the money to travel and the beautiful, amazing and open minded Travelgirls who don´t have the financial resources to do so.

Life is a journey, not a destination. Register now for free at http://www.travelgirls24.com

How it works?

1ST STEP: REGISTER YOURSELF 100% FREE AS A TRAVELGIRL OR A NOBLE GENT

The Sign Up Process is Quick and Easy

There are 2 easy steps to register on Travelgirls24.com. Simply select your membership type as a “TRAVELGIRL”or a “NOBLE GENT” and enter your email address. You must be at least 18 years old to use the website. After confirming your registration through our activation email, just fill out a short profile and upload at least one photo of yourself. That´s all. You can then start to find a Travel Mate.

The Membership Types

TRAVELGIRL: If you are a smart, beautiful, amazing, intelligent and interesting person who speaks at least English and wants to travel for free, then signup as a “TRAVELGIRL”. A typical Travelgirl is strong open minded and love to travel, but has not the money to do so. That´s the reason why a Travelgirl is looking for Noble Gent members who are willing to pay for her to travel together or who want to visit her Home Country and pay for her to show and describe them everything there. As a Travelgirl the use off our complete web site is 100% free!

NOBLE GENT: If you are a person who is willing to spend money for Travelling and you are looking for somebody who want to travel with you, visit you or you want to visit then sign up as a “NOBLE GENT”. A typical Noble Gent is a decent person with good manners who is looking for a Travelgirl and who is willing to pay for all her travel expenses. Noble Gents can use our website for free. You only have to pay if you want to communicate with a Travelgirl.

2ND STEP: SEARCH, FIND AND COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER TRAVELGIRLS OR NOBLE GENT MEMBERS

Get automatic matches or Browse the member profiles

After your registration, depending on your profile information, you will automatically see what Members match your Expectations. You can also search the real members profiles worldwide by yourself, watch the facebook style real time activity stream or you may choose from a wide range to contact other members by messenger, email, chat, speed dating etc. A very powerful tool to get in touch with other members is to send them a Trip Proposal followed by a concrete Travel Invitation Gift in the form of a voucher for a hotel, Airline Ticket etc. A Trip Proposal to another member is the fastest, safest and most comfortable way to get in touch by not wasting any time and money!

Propose a Trip

Simple send a Trip Invitation (Trip Proposal) once you have found the person you are looking for. Trip Proposals are completely free, and a great way to get in first touch with a member once messaging is unlocked. When you send a Trip Proposal you will need to choose from one of three trip types:

LET´s TRAVEL: TRAVELGIRL and NOBLE GENT travel together.

VISIT YOU: TRAVELGIRL visit NOBLE GENT in his Hometown.

VISIT ME: NOBLE GENT visit TRAVELGIRL in her home town.

Planning and start at trip

Travelgirls can use all our site features and communicate with all other members 100% for free. Usually as a Noble Gent you will get a lot of Trip Proposals from different Travelgirls. Also as a Travelgirl you will get a lot of invitations from Noble Gents. Once a Noble Gent unlock the communication a trip can be planned in detail. Both Members can choose to skip a Trip Proposal and get in touch by sending a message, chat etc. However you like it we recommend Trip Proposals to avoid wasting time and money.

Once you agree upon a trip you can share all necessary information and communicate via our website to plan the details of the trip.

Important: At travelgirls24.com the noble gents will pay all the expenses of the travelling. Travelgirls travel 100% free!

More Infos and free membership at http://www.travelgirls24.com

Travelgirls24, is an internationally operating company which is focused on developing, finding and providing high end professional services and products mainly in travel and dating related business!

Kontakt:
Travelgirls24
Ivana Olejko
Level 4 42 Khyber Pass Rd
1023 Grafton
+64 9-353 4710
info@travelgirls24.com
http://www.travelgirls24.com


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iSayHello Communicator App- simultaneous translator for your smartphone!

A travel dictionary with simultaneous translator! Little monsters take over communication with the iSayHello Communicator App / For iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android devices.

**NOW 14 DAYS PRICE REDUCTION **

iSayHello Communicator App- simultaneous translator for your smartphone!
Our communicator translates simultaneously!

Who has not experienced something like this: you have arrived at your holiday spot, standing at the airport, your baggage is lost and nobody understands you. Or you´re trying to take a taxi to your hotel and the taxi driver looks at you- friendly, but confused.
Knowing and understanding foreign languages is not only helpful on vacation. For many people it´s still a reason not to spend their holiday in a foreign country.

The Admovi publisher has now extended its iSayHello travel dictionary app series with the “Communicator Pro”. With this new app, any language problems have been removed. The app contains the function of a simultaneous translator during a live conversation between two persons with different languages. Two little, cute monsters translate effortlessly, after the requested languages are chosen. However, this only works with internet access.

As it often lacks internet access, the iSayHello Communicator also comprises an offline travel dictionary. 13 languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, German, and also Japanese and Chinese, are available.

There are 11 lessons containing the most important phrases, which are recited by native speakers. Moreover, you can put your personal favorite words together to be able to learn your vocabulary even during a flight.

The app is available in the App Store (iOS), the Google Play Store and also the Samsung App Store (Android). Additionally there is a free-version “iSayHello Communicator Free” with limited features. On the iSayHello website you can also find a link to the iSayHello Communicator App Review on YouTube.

Our PRICE REDUCTION lasts only 14 days from now:

iOS and Android : 3,99$ ! Get it now and never be left speechless again!

Der Admovi Verlag entwickelt unter dem Label “Prosonsoft” Lernsoftware und Lehrmaterialien für Deutsch als Fremdsprache und Grundbildung für Erwachsene und Jugendliche. Mit iSayHello gibt es das erste Reise App in mehr als 100 Sprachkombinationen.

Kontakt:
Admovi GmbH
Monika Jiang
Genshagener Straße 18 D
14974 Ludwigsfelde
+49 15143237996
m.jiang@isayhello.info
http://www.isayhello.info


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HTML5 specialist, Panacoda, develops mobile travel guide for international publishing house, Hg2

New app for smartphones and tablets with information on top 50 global cities saves travelers money.

HTML5 specialist, Panacoda, develops mobile travel guide for international publishing house, Hg2
The newly developed cross-platform Hg2 app from Panacoda offers travelers a range of innovative features and city information.

Stuttgart, January 23, 2013 – A universal HTML5 app for smart travel with a hedonist twist: Panacoda has developed the cross-platform app, “Hg2 – A Hedonist’s guide to…”, for the international travel guide publisher. The mobile travel guide for smartphones and tablets was designed using the pioneering open source technology “The-M-Project”. It works on the principle of “buy once, use on all devices”. The app provides information on the world”s top city destinations and convinces users with intelligent features and an attractive design. The new 2.0 version has been available for download in the Apple App Store since December 2012. Android users can use the app as of February 2013, whilst Windows 8 Phone and BlackBerry users will gain access during the year”s second quarter.

Dominik Laubach, Panacoda CTO, explains: “We are delighted to win Hg2 with such a demanding target group. Clients of this caliber allow us to showcase our expertise in implementing innovative and intelligent features. The HTML5 foundations of our apps ensure that tablet and smartphone users of all operating systems are equally addressed.” Tremayne Carew Pole, founder and publisher of Hg2 adds, “Panacoda provides innovative technology and promotes the cross-platform usage behavior of our target audience”.

Save costs and many add-ons

Users have access to information to more than 50 cities and winter sports destinations around the world – including New York, London, Istanbul and Zermatt. The cities are offered individually or in a complete package. The first option is particularly interesting for those who only want to buy the mobile guide for individual cities.

With built-in shopping options for iOS (in-app purchase) and single-city apps for Android, users are able to individually select their favorite cities. The destination selection can be made either with an informative list or with an appealing image-based search. The feature “inspired search” can search for hotels, restaurants and locations of varying styles and tastes. The Hg2 app also features the most up-to-date content on hotels, attractions, cafes and bars. Other useful add-ons include a map of all locations, integrated emergency numbers for each city, a currency converter, social media integration (Facebook and Twitter) as well as a travel diary. Panacoda and Hg2 already work on more features.

The new Hg2 app is available for download in the Apple App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/hg2-a-hedonists-guide-to…/id583852181?mt=8

About Panacoda
Founded in Stuttgart, 2011, Panacoda (www.panacoda.com) develops powerful software tools, such as the mobile HTML5 framework “The-M-Project”, which globally structure and accelerate the development of mobile apps. The Stuttgart-based company serves medium-sized companies, agencies and publishers in the field of mobile web and cross-platform apps. The Panacoda team consists of app developers, IT professionals and business experts.

Kontakt:
Panacoda GmbH
Anne Bettina Jäger
Leitzstr. 45
70469 Stuttgart
+49 40 431 791 26
panacoda@cream-communication.com
http://www.panacoda.com

Pressekontakt:
CREAM COMMUNICATION
Anne Bettina Jäger
Neuer Wall 46
20354 Hamburg
040/431 791 26
contact@cream-communication.com
http://www.cream-communication.com


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GAY DATING APP FROM GERMANY IS CELEBRATING A HUGE SUCCESS IN THE USA AND ENGLAND

The Gay Dating-App u2nite convinces its users with an unbeatable price and unlimited functionality

GAY DATING APP FROM GERMANY IS CELEBRATING A HUGE SUCCESS IN THE USA AND ENGLAND
http://www.u2nite.com

Pay once and get unlimited functionality – the concept of the Dating-App u2nite by Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG convinced many users worldwide, especially in the US and England. No wonder, compared to other products on the market, u2nite has an unbeatable pirce of 4,99$ (no subscription) and unlimited dating functions.

The easy usability and interface, as well as safety measures, that protect your privacy, combined with a fun chat and a quick-date function are aspects that convinced many users, especially after the new and easier update. The app also allows unlimited photo uploads, which combined with the new interface, makes a very attractive and cool Datin-App.

But the developer team isn’t settling for this succces. They are constantly working on improving the app, at which the pirce will stay the same.
For more information: http://www.u2nite.com

The developer team

Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG is a manufacturer of smartphone applications in the field of social networks. The company was established in January 2011 and is located in England with a branch in Germany. U2nite is the first product.

PRESS CONTACT

Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG
Herr Moritz
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
+49 89 210288390
info@u2nite.com
http://www.wildtrolls.com

deed communication agency
Pr Deed
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
+49 89 210288390
info@deed-muc.com

http://www.deed-muc.com

Die Wildtrolls Ltd & Co. KG ist ein Hersteller von Smartphone-Applikationen im Bereich der sozialen Netzwerke. Das Unternehmen wurde im Januar 2011 gegründet und hat seinen Hauptsitz in England und eine Niederlassung in Deutschland. Das erste Produkt ist die Dating-App u2nite.

Kontakt:
Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG, c/o deed communication agency
Vage
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@u2nite.com
http://www.wildtrolls.com

Pressekontakt:
deed communication agency
Herr Vage
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@deed-muc.com
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Bierstube Celebrates Year Round Lobstoberfest with ‘German Four Play’ in Old City

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bierstube asks what better gift on the Feast of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) than to announce year round celebration of another red love, Lobstoberfest? Bierstube’s Lobstoberfest kicked off Oktoberfest serving over 200 pounds of fresh Maine Lobster in two days. This feast is now available every Sunday and includes a fresh 1 1/4 lb Lobster and vegetable for the value price of $14.99.

And don’t forget to enjoy German Four Play with your meal. Four of the highest rated German beers in the World offered in a 14oz serving for $4.99 every day. During “Vier” Happy Hour from 4:44 p.m. until 6:44 p.m. every day these four beers of Bitburger Pils, Weihenstephaner Lager, Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse and Kostritzer Schwarzbier are only $4 for a 14 oz treat.

So grab your favorite bib, warm up your grip for the claw cracker, make a reservation at the website www.mybierstube.com and think fresh buttery Lobster every Sunday at Bierstube Lobsterfest.

About Bierstube:
Philly’s Best Burgers, Brats and Beers? Fo Shizzle My Schnitzel Bierstube Does Them All to Perfection!

Bierstube Tsingtau is a vibrant interpretation of modern Germany. New German cuisine paired with timeless craft beers of Germany. Featuring the largest selection of German beers in the USA along with the best of other local and global beers for an amazing selection of 200-plus beers. The restaurant is located at 206 Market Street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia, one block from where a significant group of German immigrants arrived in America in the 1680s and three blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Bierstube Tsingtau is open 7 days a week, 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. Outdoor Biergarten is available on warmer days.

Bierstube Tsingtau, 206 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; 215-922-2958; Facebook and Twitter: @mybierstube. Website: http://www.myBierstube.com/ .

NEWS SOURCE: Bierstube Tsingtau :: This press release was issued on behalf of the news source by Send2Press(R) Newswire, a service of Neotrope(R). View all current news at the Send2Press for Journalists Portal: http://Send2PressNewswire.com/ .


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“Vienna International – International Vienna”

The city of Vienna is on course for success


Photo: dreafrei on flickr.com

The Vienna Tourist Board, as a member of the World Tourism Cities Federation, is a conference with a positive outlook that reflects well on the Austrian capital of Vienna. Even niche markets, such as the rental of serviced apartments are benefiting and growing as a result of tourism.

In September 2012 the founding event of the World Tourism Cities Federation was held in Beijing, where the representatives of 47 different destinations participated. The aim of this association is to positively promote tourist development through knowledge sharing and collaboration between member cities. Among the tourism metropolis is also the Vienna Tourist Board which considerate the membership as an opportunity to expand and strengthen its cooperation. In addition to Vienna, the members of the WTCF include Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Dubau, Shanghai, Beijing, and European cities such as Moscow, Berlin and Rome.[1]
Another important event organized by the Vienna Tourist Board, the City of Vienna and the Vienna tourism industry was the Tourism Conference in October 2012, which was titled “Vienna International – International Vienna?”. The focuses of the event were the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks with the international tourism destination of Vienna. On the premises of MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) in Vienna, the internationality of the Austrian capital was the topic of discussion. Vienna’s open-mindedness was highlighted as an important constitutive element.
The objectives of the Tourism Concept 2015 have already been partially achieved. The Vienna tourism industry has experienced successes already, for example, the industry ranks first with the Vienna card in the Europe-wide comparison. The ÖAMTC reviewed sixteen guest cards from all over Europe and Vienna emerged as the test winner. The guest card offers many benefits, such as discounts on museums, public transport and many other discounts that can be offered through participating partners. [2]
The concept of tourism makes an important contribution to the image imparted by Vienna as an international tourist destination. The focus placed on the following facets complete the image of Vienna: imperial heritage and historical monuments, music and cultural events, fine dining, an excellent urban infrastructure and a balance between urban and green space. A detailed list and description of the objectives can be found in the Concept of Tourism 2015.

Overnight stays grow after a record year in 2011 and during 2012 this unprecedented growth is likely to continue. Between January and August, 7.98 million overnight stays were registered, representing an increase of 7.5% over the previous year of 2011. There was a special increase in the number of guests coming from China, Brazil, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, The Congress of Vienna balance was more than positive. With the completion of the railway station in 2014, and the growth of the airport the international accessibility has improved. The economy will provide a boost to the Congress of Vienna. The opening of the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics is a positive development too for the city of Vienna.[3]
The favourable developments in the aforementioned areas have an impact on niche areas, such as the rental of serviced apartments for business travellers. The demand is rising steadily for studios and one-bedroom apartments. Additionally, the popularity of larger apartments with two bedrooms or more has grown substantially. This increase in growth of apartment rentals can be reported by the apartment rental agency, viennaresidence | business rental apartments. viennaresidence offers high quality furnished business and luxury apartments all over Vienna for both short and long stays. The niche market of serviced apartments is growing throughout Vienna.

The city of Vienna has been successful during 2012. It is likely that the city will continue to be successful and positive forecasts are hopeful that Vienna will have positive outcomes for the remainder of 2012. Also, forecasts for the years to come regarding Vienna’s tourism industry are optimistic that growth will continue.

[1] http://b2b.wien.info/de/presse/unternehmens-presse-info/2012/wtv-gruendet-wtcf-mit.
[2] http://b2b.wien.info/de/reisebranche/tk-2012/wtk-2012.
[3] http://b2b.wien.info/de, Tourismus-balance 2011.

Bildrechte: Photo: dreafrei on flickr.com

viennaresidence | business rental apartments offers a selection on exclusive furnished Business and Luxury Apartments in Vienna. The apartments are adapted for short as well as long term rentals and offer an ambience to feel comfortable.

Kontakt:
viennaresidence | business rental apartments
Daniela Göschl
Mariahilferstrasse 124/10
1070 Wien
+43 1 307 2222
press@viennaresidence.com
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Romantic Road all set to offer tourists a great 2013 German holiday experience

Romantic Road is the most popular holiday route in Germany, which has grown to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in this country.

Romantic Road all set to offer tourists a great 2013 German holiday experience
Romantic Road – The Charm of Medieval Germany

Starting from Würzburg going all the way to Füssen in the Allgäu, Romantic Road takes visitors through a stunningly scenic journey of over 400 kilometers. This is one of the most popular scenic routes in the country in existence for the past 60 years attracting thousands of visitors every year from across the world.

Though visitors can choose any mode of transport to enjoy this picturesque route, the best way to soak in the natural beauty and grandeur and to completely merge with the mesmeric surroundings on the Romantic Road is to travel by coach. Romantic Road coaches offering flexible hop-on, hop-off services are very comfortable and offer an experience you will find hard to forget.

Romantic Road offers tourists a wonderful opportunity of creating their own individual voyage of discovery with the help of hop-on -hop – off buses. Clarke, a tourist from Australia was ecstatic with the Romantic Road experience. He says “I have never experienced such natural beauty in my life. The entire trip was fun and entertaining and I discovered so many wonderful hamlets, towns and villages each one of them with a unique tradition, warmly welcoming visitors”.

For over half a century, German Romantic Road is known for its hospitality, culture and nature. The trip takes you right back to those fairy tale medieval towns transporting you back in time. On this unique and fascinating trip, you can experience a rich repository of European art, history and culture.

Romantic Road can be enjoyed on a cycle, on coaches or through self-drive tours. Self-drive tours include four overnight stays, city tour in Augsburg, Night Watchman Walk in Dinkelsbühl, city walk in Rothenburg and a tour of Hohenschwangau”s Neuschwanstein Castle. Visit http://www.romantic-road.com or http://www.touring-travel.eu for more information.

About Romantic Road

The website http://www.romantic-road.com provides a wealth of information on the fascinating and must-experience Romantic Road trip. The site is a rich resource that offers tourists a chance to enjoy this scenic route on coaches, through cycling tours and self-drive tours. Many different Romantic Road tourist packages are on offer and tourists can choose based on their interests. Some popular packages include the three castle tour, one day excursions to select destinations and so on.

The triad of nature, culture and hospitality has been the trade mark of the Romantic Road for over 50 years. Running from the River Main to the Alps, it is Germany”s best known and most popular tourist route. The name Romantic Road expresses what many guests from home and abroad feel on seeing medieval towns or the fairy-tale castle at Neuschwanstein: fascination and the sense of being transported back in time. From Würzburg to Füssen, the Romantic Road opens up a wealth of European history, art and culture to travellers.

Kontakt:
Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft GbR
Jürgen Wünschenmeyer
Segringer Straße 19
91550 Dinkelsbühl
+49 (0) 9851 551387
pr@romantic-road.com
http://www.romantic-road.com


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u2nite – a new gay mobile dating app is emerging!

Nowadays there’s a huge variety of dating apps to choose from, making it hard for users to decide which one to start dating with.

u2nite - a new gay mobile dating app is emerging!
http://www.u2nite.com

u2nite – a new gay mobile dating app is emerging!

Nowadays there’s a huge variety of dating apps to choose from, making it hard for users to decide which one to start dating with. While a new era of dating apps has begun, many producers decided to follow the lead of successful examples such as Grindr, by simply copying the features of the app and changing the name. Then there are companies that think differently, that take the idea and over think it, by completely changing the concept. They create something either by adding new features or by simplifying the app. U2nite chose to optimize the app, by simply making the app easier to use and more fun.

Registering is the first time you are confronted with the simplicity. Simply choose a nickname, date of birth, weight and height, fill out information about your personality and you’ve already reached the last step. Upload a photo of yourself and you’re good to go. After downloading the app, you can start dating within seconds. The navigation was also narrowed down to the essentials. By clicking the “dating”-heart you can find an overview of profiles in your proximity, which can be regulated by the user. The developers purposely made the distance a bit imprecise to prevent stalking and misuse.

Look first, then touch.

The map shows the exact position. The map-service will propose places, where the users can meet for the first time without commitment. If two users are in the same city, the service picks a known, public place like a cafe. This isn’t necessarily a community meeting place. The good reachability is an important factor of the search.

The developers of the u2nite gay dating app explicitly state this: “Meet at a neutral place. If you like each other, you may continue in your own fashion.” It is very helpful that u2nite developed a direction pin in their app, allowing the user to keep chatting with their date while on their way to meet them. This is extremely helpful for people that are new to a city.

5$ one time – all features

Another advantage: The chat is direct without a time delay when sending messages to a profile. Messages that aren’t instantly read, are not lost. The chat history helps you continue the chat and remember what was discussed.

The security of the data was of extreme importance to the developers. The theft of data, which happened with Grindr this year, is prevented by the decentralized distribution of servers and profiles. The app is used by many users across the whole world. Especially areas like New York and California. The developers expect a similar success in Europe in the near future. However, the user would have to be willing to spend 4,99$. The developers: “You get the full array of features without artificial boundaries. This is an extremely cheap option, regarding that other apps demand 30$ a year for unlimited functionality.”

The developer team:

Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG is a manufacturer of smartphone applications in the field of social networks. The company was established in January 2011 and is located in England with a branch in Germany. U2nite is the first product.

Contact:
Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG, c/o deed communication agency
Michael Maier
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@u2nite.com
http://www.wildtrolls.com

Press contact:
deed communication agency
Herr Vage
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@deed-muc.com

http://www.deed-muc.com

Die Wildtrolls Ltd & Co. KG ist ein Hersteller von Smartphone-Applikationen im Bereich der sozialen Netzwerke. Das Unternehmen wurde im Januar 2011 gegründet und hat seinen Hauptsitz in England und eine Niederlassung in Deutschland. Das erste Produkt ist die Dating-App u2nite.

Kontakt:
Wildtrolls Ltd. & Co. KG, c/o deed communication agency
Vage
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@u2nite.com
http://www.wildtrolls.com

Pressekontakt:
deed communication agency
Herr Vage
Kolosseumstr. 1
80469 München
089 210 288 390
info@deed-muc.com
http://www.deed-muc.com


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John Waguespack Exhibits ‘New Works’ at 111 Minna Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having just been selected as one of nine artists nationwide to be showcased at Art Basel Miami in December 2012, in conjunction with Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, John Waguespack will exhibit his “New Works” at 111 Minna Gallery November 16, 2012 through January 26, 2013.

Opening Reception is November 16 from 5 p.m. until late. Register for the event at http://jwagart.eventbrite.com/ .

“We are very excited to feature Waguespack’s most recent creations as he prepares to represent San Francisco at Art Basel Miami – one of the world’s premier art events. At 111 Minna Gallery, we have created an ‘art salon’ that offers today’s collector a unique experience. Within our industrial space, art aficionados converge to view the cutting-edge work of local and international emerging artists in an interactive and spirited atmosphere that invites dialogue about the meaning of art in our culture,” explains Curator Micah LeBrun.

A firm believer that the creative spirit cannot be caged or limited, Waguespack follows his instincts and moods to create very distinct collections of art. “As an artist, I never want to stop experimenting. Every time I work on a piece, I want to either add something new or learn something. I think great art can be born in moments of madness, compulsion, and impulsiveness,” describes John. “I am excited to showcase works that have been created through this experimental process at 111 Minna Gallery. I feel 111 Minna patrons and collectors will appreciate the diversity in the works as well as the dynamic process by which each piece has come to life.”

What: Solo Exhibition: John Waguespack: “New Works.”
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Exhibition Dates: November 16, 2012 – January 26, 2013.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 5 p.m. – Late.

About “New Works”:
New Works represents the broad scope of Waguespack’s talent as an artist. Highlighting the exhibit is “Pause,” an ethereal portrait of Kate Moss looking toward heaven. The haunting portrait is interwoven with abstract layers of acrylic and oil crafted to give texture and dimension to this otherworldly piece.

Another standout is “Giant,” which combines the artist’s linear and deconstruction styles, to produce a powerful depiction of Hollywood icon James Dean in the movie, “Giant.” Waguespack takes a fine art approach to what might be produced digitally to emphasize the human hand in art, celebrating human creativity and imperfection, marked by the subtle lack of symmetry of the lines.

About John Waguespack:
From the rooftop of his home in San Francisco, Waguespack creates paintings, which often incorporate pop-art icons to address political issues of today and the ’70s. His cutting-edge work ranges from visual commentaries on important moments and movements in U.S. history to abstract expressionism, deconstruction, linear and pop surrealism. Waguespack has been featured on the cover of San Francisco’s 7×7 Magazine.

About 111 Minna Gallery:
Established in 1993 in downtown San Francisco, 111 Minna Gallery is in the business of art and leisure. The gallery showcases a unique blend of local and international artists, world class DJ’s, live performances, and film screenings in an elegantly urban and ever-changing 4,000-square-foot space. The gallery is open to the public nightly and on a rotating schedule for special events. For more information about 111 Minna Gallery contact art@111minnagallery.com or call (415) 974-1719.

Supporting Resources:
* John Waguespack Website www.jwagart.com .
* 111 Minna Gallery Website www.111minnagallery.com .
* Register for Opening Reception http://jwagart.eventbrite.com .

NOTE TO EDITORS: The public is invited to the Opening Night Reception for John Waguespack’s “New Works” exhibition at 111 Minna Gallery on November 16, 2012 from 5 p.m. until late.

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Touring Tours and Travel Emerges as a Major Romantic Road Coach Company

Romantic Road coach offers the ideal way of organising one’s own individual voyage of discovery along the Romantic Road.

Touring Tours and Travel Emerges as a Major Romantic Road Coach Company
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Romantic Road coach is the best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Romantic Road of Germany, and Touring Tours and Travel is fast becoming the number one company in tourism on this popular road. This historic road stretches for about 400 km and Touring Tours and Travel arranges for everything from travel meals to accommodation at reasonable rates.

The Romantic Road coach is a journey that is best enjoyed if the services are flexible. Travelers enjoy the services of Touring Tours and Travel because this company offers flexibility in their services through the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ feature that lets tourists get off at any spot they like. They can stroll around for as long as they want, and then get back on the coach.

Romantic Road coach takes tourists through many different places on the Romantic Road of Germany. Some places that it covers are Würzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, Augsburg, Pfaffenwinkel, and Neuschwanstein. It”s noteworthy that the German National Tourism Board has opened a worldwide questionnaire asking people to vote for the three must-see attractions from a list of 100 sites, and the Romantic Road members acquire six positions on this questionnaire: http://www.romantic-road.biz

Summer, a British tourist commented on the services of Touring Tours and Travels, “They provide absolutely best Romantic Road coach services. At first I thought that 400 km would be very tiring, but their Romantic Road coach was very comfortable and I enjoyed a relaxed journey.”

Thea, a tourist from Canada , expressed her views, “Don’t miss the Romantic Road, it”s the best thing on a trip to Germany. And the best way to enjoy this road is through a Romantic Road coach.”

The Romantic Road sees a lot of tourist influx, but still maintains its quiet and medieval glory. Most tourists to Germany make it a point to visit the Romantic Road. And a large part of visitors opt for services from Touring Tours and Travels, making it one of the leading Romantic Road coach companies.

For more information about bookings for Romantic Road coach tours, contact here: http://www.romantic-road-coach.com

The triad of nature, culture and hospitality has been the trade mark of the Romantic Road for over 50 years. Running from the River Main to the Alps, it is Germany”s best known and most popular tourist route. The name Romantic Road expresses what many guests from home and abroad feel on seeing medieval towns or the fairy-tale castle at Neuschwanstein: fascination and the sense of being transported back in time. From Würzburg to Füssen, the Romantic Road opens up a wealth of European history, art and culture to travellers.

Kontakt:
Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft GbR
Jürgen Wünschenmeyer
Segringer Straße 19
91550 Dinkelsbühl
+49 (0) 9851 551387
pr@romantic-road.com
http://www.romantic-road.com


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Romantic Road Members Bag Multiple Positions in the German National Tourism Board Questionnaire

Romantic Road members bagged six places among the top 100 tourism sites of Germany.

Romantic Road Members Bag Multiple Positions in the German National Tourism Board Questionnaire
Try our Romantic Road Coach Service for the Best Tourism in Germany

Germany – August 25, 2012. German National Tourism Board (DZT) has sponsored a worldwide questionnaire to determine the top 100 tourism sites of Germany. This questionnaire was opened on March 15, 2012 under their official website, www.germany.travel and allowed users to anonymously vote for their three favorite places in Germany. The members of the famous German Romantic Road bagged six places among these 100 places.

The Romantic Road takes tourists on a journey of about 400 km starting from Würzburg and ending at Füssen in the Allgäu. It is considered the grandfather of scenic routes in Germany, and is more than 60 years old. The Romantic Road is an attraction that brings visitors from all around the world.

There are many ways in which the Romantic Road can be traveled, but the best way to travel is by coach. For a comfortable travel, tourists mostly prefer a coach that offers flexible “hop-on, hop-off” services: http://www.romantic-road-coach.eu

Denise, a tourist, expressed her happiness on traveling through the Romantic Road, “I was extremely happy to see such scenic beauty. I never thought it could be so much fun. I booked my tour through Touring Tours and Travel and they took care of everything from the trip itself to meals and accommodation!”

The DZT official website was seeing a lot of participation from people around the world. With the fame and popularity of Romantic Road, it is not surprising that their members have been able to bag six positions on the questionnaire: Place 2 (Schloss Neuschwanstein), Place 17 (Wieskirche), Place 21 (UNESCO Welterbe, Residenz Würzburg), Place 26 (Altstadt von Rothenburg ob der Tauber), Place 50 (Romantische Straße), and Place 89 (Festung Marienberg Würzburg).

Thomas, a local resident was very happy about the questionnaire, “We are very happy about this questionnaire and taking part in it. I have marked my three favorite places, and incidentally they all fall on the Romantic Road. Romantic Road is like a mini Germany in itself. It”s totally beautiful”

For information about bookings for Romantic Road travel, contact here: http://www.romantic-road.com

The triad of nature, culture and hospitality has been the trade mark of the Romantic Road for over 50 years. Running from the River Main to the Alps, it is Germany”s best known and most popular tourist route. The name Romantic Road expresses what many guests from home and abroad feel on seeing medieval towns or the fairy-tale castle at Neuschwanstein: fascination and the sense of being transported back in time. From Würzburg to Füssen, the Romantic Road opens up a wealth of European history, art and culture to travellers.

Kontakt:
Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft GbR
Jürgen Wünschenmeyer
Segringer Straße 19
91550 Dinkelsbühl
+49 (0) 9851 551387
pr@romantic-road.com
http://www.romantic-road.com


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