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Over 15 Million Users Register for FC2ID

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LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FC2, Inc. (http://fc2.com/) has announced that the number of users who have registered for an FC2ID, which allows users to use a variety of web services provided by the company from a single account, reached 15 million in May 2012, since the inception of FC2ID’s in February 2005.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2009/12/03/20091203591671.jpg )

What is an FC2ID?

FC2ID is an account which allows users to use a great number of FC2, Inc. web services including FC2 Blog, FC2 Video and FC2 Website with a single ID.

Since its beginning 7 years and 3 months ago, FC2ID accounts are now available in 12 languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, French, Spanish, German, Indonesian, Portuguese and Russian) and have reached a total of 15 million registered users.

Certain key services such as FC2 Blog and FC2 Video etc. have experienced a steady stream of registrations, and with the multilingualization of such services in 2008 into languages besides the original Japanese, the ratio of registering users from outside Japan continues to grow.

FC2 is also looking at penetrating the market, with its wide variety of services, even further through the development of a new Free WiFi service.

FC2 Site Data

Total Page Views: App. 11 Billion / Month
(Surveyed by FC2, Inc., May 2012)

About FC2, Inc.

FC2, Inc. is a global company that produces a variety of web services. Beginning with Japanese, these services are also made available in multiple languages. The company is based in Nevada, USA, and was established in 1999. FC2 is continually working towards improving its services for users.

FC2, Inc.
Current Address: 101 Convention Center Dr.Suite 700 Las Vegas, NV 89109

URL: http://fc2.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/fc2staff
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blog.fc2

Contact:

Takuma Kishi
Tel: +1-310-414-9626
Email: global@fc2.us

SOURCE FC2, Inc.

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May 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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How Far Would Brits Go Low-Cost?

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SINGAPORE, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

Survey reveals almost three quarters of travellers would be happy to fly long haul with no frills

A study conducted by leading global travel search site Skyscanner( http://www.skyscanner.com ) reveals 74% of travellers would be willing to sacrifice the extras received with traditional airlines in order to travel long haul (more than four hours) with a budget carrier.

The survey of more than 1800 travellers found that of those willing to fly long haul low cost, 48% would forfeit their personal space and endure limited legroom for anything up to nine hours in order to reach their destination, while nearly one in three (30%) would be willing to sit out a bum breaking 10-hour flight (equivalent of a flight from Singapore to London). However 22% would only endure the basic levels of comfort offered by budget airlines for a relatively modest flying time of four to six hours.

The study also questioned travellers on the “extras” they would most need in order to persuade them to fly long haul low cost.

With most low cost airlines offering an average seat pitch of just 29 inches, this survey reveals that size really does matter with more than a third (35%) of travellers requiring an extra two inches of legroom in order to travel long haul with a no-frills airlines, and would prioritise legroom over in-flight entertainment (14%) or even in flight food and refreshments (9%) for the duration of the long haul journey. 18% wanted free hold baggage included.

Sam Baldwin, Travel Editor at Skyscanner said; “The results of this survey show there is a definite demand for low cost airlines to operate long haul routes – it appears people are more than happy to surrender some level of comfort in order to satisfy their taste for travel, as long as the price is right. In recent years, low cost airlines have started to introduce more mid haul routes, so it is not unfeasible that long haul routes could be next to be added.”

About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a leading travel search site providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, as well as hotels and car hire.

SOURCE﹛Skyscanner

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May 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

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Country Inns & Suites by Carlson(SM) Offers up to 35,000 Free Nights in the Global SO GO! (Stay One, Get One) Event

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NEW DELHI, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the launch of the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) SO GO! (Stay One, Get One) event, enabling travelers to stay one night and earn another. The first 35,000 people to register for SO GO! will be eligible to receive 44,000 bonus Gold Points®, enough for a free night at any Country Inns & Suites hotel worldwide.

“We want to thank our loyal guests around the world and also recognize the one-year anniversary of Club Carlson(SM), our global hotel rewards program,” said Heather Passe, vice president, Marketing, Loyalty and E-commerce. “With SO GO! our guests will earn a free night to use whenever they wish and experience the caring, consistent and comfortable hospitality that Country Inns & Suites is known for.”

Beginning today, travellers can register for SO GO! by going to SOGOCountry.com. The first 35,000 guests to register and stay at least one night at any Country Inns & Suites hotel, now through July 15, 2012, will earn 44,000 bonus Gold Points — enough points for a one-night stay at any Country Inns & Suites property. After the 35,000 spots are filled, guests who register for the promotion and complete a one-night stay at any Country Inns & Suites hotel by July 15, 2012, will earn 15,000 bonus Gold Points, enough for a free night at select hotels.

Country Inns & Suites offers caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality with a touch of home, and amenities that are particularly attractive for business travelers. The brand also offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, weekday papers, Be Our Guest hot breakfast, a Read It & Return Lending Library(SM) and fitness center access.

For more information about the promotion, as well as complete terms and conditions, visitSOGOCountry.com. Club Carlson is the global hotel rewards program from the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Guests who are not members can join for free during any stay at a Carlson Rezidor hotel or resort, during registration for the SO GO! (Stay One, Get One), or by visiting ClubCarlson.com. Club Carlson redefines hotel rewards with a collection of superior benefits and offers a faster way to a free night stay at any of the more than 1,000 participating hotels worldwide: Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM).

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group — born in early 2012 — is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson(SM), one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contacts:

Joanna Ong
Director
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+65-6511-9297 or +65-9172-3008
jong@carlsonrezidor.com

Kate O’Shea
AKA Asia
+65-6222-6136
kate@aka-asia.com

Joan Cronson or Ben Gardeen
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+1-763-212-1418 or +1-763-212-8129
jcronson@carlsonrezidor.com or bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com

Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

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May 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

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Radisson(R) and Radisson Blu Offer Up To 100,000 Free Nights as Part of Global Big Night Giveaway Event

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NEW DELHI, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today unveiled the Radisson® Big Night Giveaway, where the first 100,000 people to register for the offer will be eligible to receive 50,000 bonus Gold Points®, enough for a free night at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel worldwide.

“This year marks many global landmark achievements for the brand, including introducing Radisson Blu in the U.S., the conversion of 13 Radisson Edwardian Hotels in the United Kingdom to Radisson Blu and continuous growth in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and in Asia Pacific,” said Heather Passe, vice president, Marketing, Loyalty and E-commerce. “We are thrilled to launch a promotion that allows our guests to join the global event.”

Beginning today, travelers can register for the Big Night Giveaway by visitingRadissonBigNightGiveaway.com. The first 100,000 guests to register and stay at least one night at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel or resort by July 15, 2012, will earn 50,000 bonus Gold Points – enough points for a free stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel or resort worldwide. After the 100,000 spots are filled, guests who register for the promotion will earn 15,000 bonus Gold Points after completing a one-night stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel or resort by July 15, 2012.

Radisson is committed to providing vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality characterized by a unique Yes I Can!(SM) service culture. Radisson celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is expanding as one of the world’s most attractive, globally consistent, first-class, tiered brands with a range of World of Radisson features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee.

For more information about the promotion, as well as terms and conditions, visitRadissonBigNightGiveaway.com. Club Carlson(SM), celebrating its one-year anniversary, is the global hotel rewards program from the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Guests who are not members can join for free during any stay at a Carlson Rezidor hotel or resort, during registration for the Big Night Giveaway, or by visiting ClubCarlson.com. Club Carlson redefines hotel rewards with a collection of superior benefits and offers a faster way to a free night 2 stay at any of the more than 1,000 participating hotels worldwide: Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM).

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson(SM), one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contacts:

Joanna Ong
Director
Public Relations and Communications, Asia Pacific
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+65-9172-3008
jong@carlsonrezidor.com

Kate O’Shea
AKA Asia
+65-6222-6136
kate@aka-asia.com

Ben Gardeen
Carlson
+1-763-212-1418 or +1-763-212-8129
bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com

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May 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

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