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2014-09-15 08:32:59

Rapid Deployment of eStandby in the Region Now Helps More than 100 Properties in the UAE, Including Danat's Distinctive Hotels, Maximize Premium Inventory LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As occupancies continue to improve worldwide, Danat Hotels & Resorts (www.danathotels.com) is deploying Nor1's eStandby upselling product to help its upscale hotel portfolio realize thousands of dollars in upselling revenue each week, as travelers increasingly seize the opportunity to...

2014-09-15 08:27:07

Site Pays Users for Custom Maps that Help Others Explore Neighborhoods Surrounding Events SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HallStreet.com, a powerful events-driven social travel planning site, today launched new map-based and events-driven features that let business travelers, tourists and day-trippers visually plan their stays around festivals, trade shows, weddings and other events both public and private in addition to hotels, restaurants, and other local services. To enable...

2014-09-15 08:26:52

TravelClick Channel Management Provides Hotels with Connections to Traditional and Mobile OTAs NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, has announced a partnership with roomlia, a streamlined, design-driven mobile app offering two-way connections for instant hotel-bookings. The mobile travel agent is the newest addition to TravelClick's Channel Management solution that connects...

2014-09-15 08:26:49

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic international restaurant chain, Johnny Rockets, today announced their Route 66 concept, comprised of four innovative prototypes to serve American families at home and on the road. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145918 Established in 1926 as one of America's original highways, Route 66 became the major path for those who migrated west, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road...

2014-09-15 08:25:36

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roomlia, the next-generation mobile hotel booking app created by former Expedia executives Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson which launched to critical praise on iOS in August, is now available for download on Android. With this announcement the roomlia app is now available to 94% of US smartphone users. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145829 Designed by hospitality and digital experts who are both passionate about travel and...

2014-09-15 08:23:32

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - In accordance with Listing Rule 3.13.1, Newcrest Mining Limited advises that its Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.30am (AEST) on Friday, 31 October 2014, in the Grand Ballroom, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel, 65 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. A copy of the release may be found at www.newcrest.com.au and on www.sedar.com. SOURCE Newcrest Mining Limited

2014-09-15 08:22:43

HerbalGram cover article addresses impacts of environmental variation on botanical quality and activity AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chemistry, taste, and health effects of tea can vary with changes in climate, says a new article published by the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC). Recent research by Selena Ahmed, PhD, on climate change and its effects on the phytochemical compounds in tea (Camellia sinensis) is part of an extensive study...

2014-09-14 23:02:07

A regional tour of over 40 family farms in Western NC takes place Sept 20&21. At Living Web Farms, participants will see traditional mountain agricultural techniques, learn cooking and farming skills, and can even enjoy a 4-course meal. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 Jeremy Griste prefers to do everything by hand. He’s the farm manager at the Mills River Educational Farm, a property overseen by Living Web Farms. The mission of Living Web Farms, a non-profit organization,...

2014-09-14 23:00:11

The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C. DISI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) invited a group of professional chefs and grassroot families to prepare a feast at the Western Food Production Laboratory of PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management on 4 September, making use of unwanted food collected from local wet markets the day before. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 This event allowed the participants to rehearse cooking for the opening event of...

2014-09-13 23:02:36

A leading choice for planners and a trailblazer in the hotel industry, the ‘Original Boutique Hotel’ increases conversions and revenue with direct website bookings for groups Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 Groupize Solutions, the leading online group booking platform for hotels, resorts, and large chains, proudly partners with The Lenox Hotel Boston to enable direct website group bookings using the Groupize Group Booking Engine (GBE). Currently in use by over 7,000 hotels, the...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

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...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Khaki Campbell
2014-09-08 12:05:02

The khaki Campbell duck, also known as the Campbell duck, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England by Mrs. Adah Campbell during the early nineteenth century. The development of this breed began when Campbell bought and Indian runner duck of an unknown type and bred them with the domestic Rouen duck and the wild Mallard. The result was known as the Campbell duck and it could lay a large amount of eggs. This breed was introduced to public breeders in 1898, but Campbell wanted...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'