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TripAdvisor Presents Travellers’ Choice Wine Destinations

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TripAdvisor Presents Travellers’ Choice Wine Destinations
2012/10/19 11:12

Millions of Travelers Worldwide Help Identify Top Spots for Wine Getaways in the World

SINGAPORE, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor( )(TM), the world’s largest travel site*, has announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice(R) Wine Destinations awards. Thirty-two spots across the world were honoured, based on millions of valuable traveller reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.

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Award winners were determined based on their popularity as wine destinations, taking into account travellers’ reviews and opinions for local wineries, restaurants, attractions and accommodations.

“We’re excited to put a spotlight on some of the best wine regions around the globe,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travellers planning a fall harvest getaway can discover amazing vineyards, restaurants and tours at these world-class destinations.”

Travellers’ Choice Wine Destinations – World:

— Tuscany, Italy( )
— Sonoma County, California( )
— Hunter Valley, Australia( )
— Stellenbosch, South Africa( )
— Province of Mendoza, Argentina( )

For the complete list of 2012 Travellers’ Choice Wine Destinations winners including U.S., Europe and South Pacific, go to

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor(TM)is the world’s largest travel site,* enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 60 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 75 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under ). TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 74 millionunique monthly visitors.** TripAdvisor, Inc.’s travel media brands include,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, July 2012

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, July 2012

(C)2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.


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October 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

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Air Canada Cargo Selects OAG Cargo’s AFRA for Their eRate Channel

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LONDON, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — OAG Cargo is pleased to announce that AFRA has become one of Air Canada Cargo’s eRate publishing and distribution channels across its America network. The introduction coincides with the beginning of the autumn and winter rate distribution which will now enable AFRA subscribers to have access to Air Canada Cargo’s rates.

AFRA is the leading online rate distribution and management application; an efficient tool that radically reduces the need for forwarders to call and negotiate individual shipment rates. Over 9,700 users – representing 418 member airlines, 149 GSAs and more than 220 freight forwarding companies – access AFRA in an operational environment on a daily basis.

Commenting on the co-operation with Air Canada, Mr Stephen Baggett, Director Sales, Americas added: “AFRA is a complete software solution for airlines looking for an efficient way to distribute their rates and contribute to improved yield management. We are delighted that Air Canada has chosen us to take the next step towards utilising electronic business transactions with their business partners. OAG Cargo supports IATA’s eFreight initiative to drive business efficiencies and cost savings within the global cargo transport chain and AFRA is the leading tool to achieve this aim.”

AFRA has recently been optimised and enhanced. The application now benefits from a fresh new look, easy to use navigation and numerous usability improvements that will help airlines manage their rates and forwarders secure the best rates for their customers. Among other new features, AFRA can now capture spot prices and search for previous spot prices. It also supports both Special Handling Codes and Special Commodity Rates.

Notes to Editors

About OAG Cargo |

OAG Cargo is part of the UBM Aviation group, specialists in the supply of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events for the global aviation industry.
The company provides business critical information/communication to the aviation cargo marketplace and related industries by engaging with the air cargo community, applying its understanding and adapting to the dynamics of the industry.
The company operates from regional offices in Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States and has a network of local representatives around the world.

About Air Canada |

Air Canada is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. trans-border market and in the international market to and from Canada.
Together with its regional partner, Air Canada Express, Air Canada serves over 33 million customers annually and provides direct passenger services to over 170 destinations on five continents.
Air Canada’s cargo services division, Air Canada Cargo, is Canada’s largest provider of air cargo services and provides direct cargo services to over 150 Canadian and international destinations, and has sales representation in over 50 countries.
Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.

OAG Cargo UK Press Office
Phone: +44(0)844-822-1658
Mobile: +44(0)7739-461-061

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October 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

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Turkey to Join the Eurail Global & Eurail Select Pass

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UTRECHT, the Netherlands/PRNewswire/ —
Westbahn to Join Eurail Group GIE; SNCF to pull out of the Eurail Select Pass
Eurail Group G.I.E., the organization dedicated to the marketing and management of the Eurail Pass, today officially announced the following changes to the Eurail Pass product, taking effect January 1, 2013:
– Turkey will join the Eurail Global and Eurail Select Pass when TCDD, the Turkish railway company, becomes a Eurail Pass member on January 1, 2013. With Turkey ranked as the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world, visited by more than 31.5 million foreign tourist in 2011 (source:, Eurail Group GIE expects the country to become a very popular choice among Eurail Pass travelers as well.
Although Turkey is accessible by train from Bulgaria, travelers should be aware that construction work will affect some routes until the fall of 2013.
– Westbahn will be the first private railway company to join the Eurail Group railway community in January, offering Eurail Pass holders the opportunity to enjoy its high-speed services between Salzburg and Vienna. Westbahn, a December 2011 start-up enterprise, is offering hourly passenger train service between these two cities:
– SNCF, the French national railway company, has decided to withdraw its participation in the Eurail Select Pass as of January 2013. Nevertheless, the French network will still be accessible to customers who purchase the Eurail Global Pass (valid in 24 participating countries per Jan. 2013) or the Eurail Regional Pass (valid for travel in two bordering European countries).
Eurail Select Passes, including France, can still be purchased through December 31, 2012 from authorized sales agents (note that some agents may stop selling this pass around the 27th December). Select Pass holders, who purchase their passes before the end of the year, can rest assured that their passes will be valid on SNCF’s trains for their entire validity period in 2013; however, passes must be validated within six months of purchase.
“Even though SNCF will no longer participate in the Eurail Select Pass product, pass holders will still be able to reach Spain and Portugal by ferry via Italy, receiving a 20% discount from Grimaldi Lines,” says Ana Dias e Seixas, Eurail Group’s Marketing Director. “Furthermore, travelers will still be able to travel in France using a Eurail Regional Pass (2 country combination including France), which can be used in conjunction with a Eurail Select Pass to cover any other country combinations,” Dias e Seixas added.
For more information: Eurail Group corporate website and press room:
Source: Eurail Group G.I.E.

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October 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

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Ipswitch Launches WhatsUp Gold v16

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Expanded IT Management Software Offers Deepest Capabilities and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership on the Market
SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Ipswitch, Inc., developers of the WhatsUp Gold suite of IT Management solutions, today released version 16 (v16) of its software – the most powerful, robust and cost-effective performance monitoring software available in its class. WhatsUp Gold v16 comes loaded with unmatched out-of-the-box functionality, including comprehensive network, server and application monitoring, automated layer 2 discovery and mapping, advanced wireless infrastructure management and hardware and software asset reporting – all in a single, downloadable application.
WhatsUp Gold v16 removes the hassles, complexity and costs associated with enterprise-grade IT management. The software’s single pane of glass interface integrates all network, system and application management tools into one web-based console, providing administrators with a central hub for everything IT management, and a simple means to maintain a healthy, strong and secure IT infrastructure.
“There’s been a gaping hole in the IT management space for years. Small and mid-sized businesses had to depend on watered-down solutions, while Fortune 500s were burdened with the complexities of management platforms that took months to deploy and large staffs to manage,” said Ronnie Ray, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Ipswitch’s Network Management Division. “WhatsUp Gold v16 fills this gap with powerful and scalable enterprise-level functionality, minus the hassles and at a price that any size business can afford.”
No other vendor in the marketplace provides as much out-of-the-box functionality as WhatsUp Gold. New functionality offered at no additional cost in WhatsUp Gold v16 Premium Edition includes:
Wireless infrastructure management to monitor wireless bandwidth, track BYOD trends and stay vigilant against rogue devices.
Layer 2 discovery and mapping for visual insight into the connectivity between wired and wireless devices, immediate access to performance information directly from the map, and the ability to automatically set monitoring rules and dependencies that speeds up problem resolution.
Asset and inventory reporting to automatically discover, monitor and report on network and software assets and associated warranty information.
“Everything about WhatsUp Gold’s v16 breathes simplicity. The single Web console saves us valuable time by enabling our team to monitor our national network from one screen,” said Michael O’Quin, a Network Administrator at Pacific Retirement Services. “The core functionality is really impressive; we expect the wireless management and VMware monitoring capabilities to have a real impact on our operations.”
Backed by a distributed architecture, WhatsUp Gold v16 is completely scalable from the startup to the enterprise, capable of powering organizations with as little as 25 devices, or as many as 20,000. The device-based pricing model eliminates buyer confusion and saves companies money by ensuring that organizations only pay for what they need. The single-pane-of-glass interface dramatically reduces the costs associated with deploying multiple, high-maintenance solutions in a single environment.
Pricing for WhatsUp Gold v16 starts at $1595. A free 30-day trial is available to download from the WhatsUpGold website. The single-footprint download and easy installation will have IT managers up and running in minutes.
About the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc.
The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. is the force behind WhatsUp Gold, the integrated suite of IT management solutions. Over 100,000 networks – from SMBs to enterprises – depend on WhatsUp Gold for comprehensive network, system, application and log monitoring and management in both physical and virtual infrastructure environments. The latest version of WhatsUp Gold includes powerful wireless infrastructure management, automated Layer 2/3 discovery and comprehensive asset reporting – all delivered via one download, through a unified and customizable Web console.
After 20 years in business, Ipswitch continues to develop products that solve IT managers’ problems worldwide – with U.S. headquarters in Lexington, MA and offices in Atlanta and Augusta, GA and Madison, WI, as well as international offices in Netherlands and Japan.
To learn more about WhatsUp Gold, please visit:
Media Contact

Miyuki Washino

Source: The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc.

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October 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

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