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2014-09-25 23:04:34

Wyndham to Sponsor the Awards Gala Celebrating Group Travel on November 11, 2014 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 “At Wyndham Hotel Group, we understand that group travel covers much more than just citywide conventions and lavish corporate events, and we take pride in offering hotels to thousands of different groups around the world, from small sports teams to social clubs, start-up companies and beyond,” said Ross Hosking, Executive Vice...

2014-09-25 23:03:30

21-page eBook and webinar by Groupize Solutions provides insights to engage planners, increase conversions, boost staff productivity and reduce costs with direct website bookings. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 2014 Groupize Solutions, the leading online group booking platform for hotels, resorts, and large chains, today announced the release of a free eBook, “The Smart Hoteliers Guide to Maximizing Small Group eBusiness.” Featuring actionable tips and recommendations for...

2014-09-25 23:00:48

Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton Maine has appointed Lauren O’Reilly to the key leadership position of Snowsports School Director. Bridgton ME, (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton Maine has appointed Lauren O’Reilly to the key leadership position of Snowsports School Director. O’Reilly has an extensive background in the ski industry. Having been the Technical Director and Jr. Program Manager at Attitash Bear Peak Resort she was active as a corporate...

2014-09-25 20:20:33

The Queen Mary's General Manager and other dignitaries will recognize the ship's eight decades of public life by making an important announcement about a future ship initiative and sharing a remarkable replica cake with all who attend. LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queen Mary celebrates her 80th Anniversary with a 600-pound replica cake sculpted to such detail that it shows the rivets on her hull. Created by celebrity baker and master pastry chef Jose...

2014-09-25 16:29:03

Social rankings from customer experience expert reveal the country's best-performing hotels -- as well as the hidden gems travelers might be missing PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Hyatt, Omni and Outrigger are the American hotels currently providing the best guest experiences, according to a report released today by Medallia® (www.medallia.com), the provider of SaaS Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions that help 8 of the world's 10 largest hotel groups...

2014-09-25 16:24:58

Developer of bio-sensing technology for wearables, puts real-time heart rate monitor, calorie counter and Bluetooth® 4.0 / ANT+(TM) connectivity into a Lazer Genesis helmet TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeBEAM, a developer of bio-sensing technology, today launched the LifeBEAM Helmet, the world's first "smart" cycling helmet. The second iteration of a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, the LifeBEAM Helmet has been re-engineered to offer aerospace-grade...

2014-09-25 16:24:43

Fifth Avenue hotel offers free face painting and complimentary parking during Comic-Con NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cartoon and comic strip lovers, video game enthusiasts and fans of anime, novels, movies and TV will all collide at the 2014 New York Comic-Con, and the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue wants to give convention travelers more reasons to get in on the action. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140925/148330 Courtyard New York...

2014-09-25 16:21:32

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is gaining popularity in Minnesota ALBERT LEA, Minn., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A local Albert Lea dealership has noticed a large increase in hype surrounding the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf. The Golf, which has been Volkswagens top selling for over 40-years now, has undergone serious changes for the 2015 model year that have everyone talking. The iconic Volkswagen Golf has been reimagined from bumper-to-bumper. They managed to make it bigger, while...

2014-09-25 16:21:07

"Experience Electric" at Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, Sunday, Sept. 28 OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Experience Electric - The Better Ride" campaign will offer free test drives of some of the newest electric cars on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sonoma's Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival at Sonoma Plaza. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132756 The electric vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive event will feature the BMW i3s, Chevy...

2014-09-25 12:31:27

SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fall of 2015, adventurers in the San Fernando Valley can gear up for their outdoor outings at a new REI store. The nearly 30,000 square foot, two-story REI will be located at the Village at Westfield Topanga. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120306/SF65403LOGO The store will offer the top brands of outdoor gear and apparel for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel. In addition, REI Topanga's...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

Slender Tree Frog, Litoria adelaidensis
2014-10-01 08:59:02

The Slender Tree Frog (Litoria adelaidensis) is a tree frog that is endemic to southwestern Australia. It has a very slender build, a thin and flat body with a flat and pointed snout. The dorsal surface is seen in a variety of colors, from completely brown or green, to brown with green patches. The flanks of the body have a dark brown or black stripe, which runs through the eye to the nostril; the line is much narrower between the nostril and the eye. The ventral surface is white, and the...

Mountain Stream Tree Frog, Litoria barringtonensis
2014-09-25 09:47:45

The Mountain Stream Tree Frog (Litoria barringtonensis) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to highland areas of NSW, Australia extending from the Myall Lakes region, north to around Dorrigo National Park and west to Barrington Tops National Park. This frog is a rather small tree frog measuring to about 45 millimeters in length. It is a light green to dark olive green in color on the dorsal surface and occasionally brown morphs are encountered. The thighs are a mango-yellow color and...

Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Bonin Wood Pigeon, Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and cats that were introduced. This pigeon was of medium-size, with an average length of 45...

Rouen Duck
2014-09-08 20:09:22

The Rouen duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in France during the nineteenth century. Although it had been developed earlier than the nineteenth century in France, it did not become the modern breed until it was brought to England. The original duck was similar to a mallard in appearance, but selective breeding increased its size and changed its coloration. It was mostly used as a table bird, although it could produce eggs for the egg market. The Rouen breed was eventually...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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