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Tissue Products and Sustainability in the Spotlight at Tissue World Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona, 18-21 March 2013

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BARCELONA, Spain/PRNewswire/ —
Tissue World

Tissue World conference

Fira Barcelona
World’s largest conference for tissue products business, will feature panel discussion between Retailers, Environmental groups, Paper companies and Market researchers covering sustainability issues and these indispensable products. Technology suppliers include Ahold, IKEA, Lidl, WWF, Sofidel and SCA.
To see the full Program of Speakers in Barcelona, please click here.
To register to attend the conference click here.
Tradeshow will feature nearly 150 companies that supply the tissue products making business, all through the supply chain from raw materials through papermaking and converting, to final customers and consumers.
Attendance at the tradeshow is free of charge for all tissue industry professionals.
To register to visit the Tradeshow of Vendors click here.
The conference will be held under the theme of:
Evolution? or Revolution? — The Next Steps in Sustainable Tissue Making.
Among the speakers will be:
Luigi Lazzareschi, the dynamic CEO of the Italian Sofidel Group, Europe’s second-largest tissue group and a very influential supplier in the private label business
Mats Berencreutz, the number two Executive at SCA, producers of the Tork brandand the world’s second largest tissue company
Emmanuelle Neyroumande, Pulp and Paper Strategy Manager, of the respected environmental group WWF International, France
Three giant, global retailers will also have a high profile at the meeting and be adding their unique insights to the discussion:
Florian Schutze, Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Lidl, Germany
Annemiek Schop, Quality Manager – Non Food, Ahold Europe, Netherlands
Thomas Bergmark, Senior Advisor & former Sustainability Manager, IKEA Group, Sweden
In addition, a very timely presentation entitled “Trends in Consumer Behavior: Do They Buy Sustainability?” will be presented by Richard Herbert , Global Business Insight and Development Director, Europanel, UK
About Tissue World
The Tissue World show, which started in Nice, France, in 1993, is the BIG ONE in the Tissue World series and is supported by two somewhat smaller regional events. These are Tissue World Asia in Shanghai targeting the Asian market and Tissue World Americas in Miami focusing mainly on the North and South America markets. Tissue World is clearly the leading global event series covering soft hygienic tissue products.
The unique combination of the high-level Senior Management panels, the very targeted, hands-on Technical Sessions and Workshops, and the giant Trade Show featuring essentially all of the world’s suppliers to the tissue business, make Tissue World a ‘must-attend’ event for all tissue professionals.
Tissue paper products, which include indispensable items such as toilet paper, household paper towels, facial tissues and table napkins, make up an enormous global business amounting to an estimated $80 billion a year of total trade. Total global volume of tissue paper produced grows quite steadily at about 4% each year.
With sustainability issues playing a dramatically increasingly role all through the tissue supply chain, spanning Retailing and Distribution, Purchasing, Transport, Packaging, Converting, Papermaking, Fiber, Energy, Chemical and Water Supply, Sustainability, Technology and Environment are all gaining attention. Tissue managers are therefore looking for ways to manage them. Indeed, the most progressive retailing and tissue making companies are already acting on the opportunities these challenges offer.
Today, Technology is playing a crucial role and advancing rapidly to squeeze more production and quality out of the resources used, including the key raw materials Fiber, Energy and Water.
At Tissue World in Barcelona, visitors to the tradeshow and attendees to the conferences will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about these challenges and possible solutions. Visitors will include tissue makers and converters from over 85 countries throughout the world, as well as numerous investors who are thinking about entering the expanding tissue products business.
Anyone who is concerned about Sustainability and Tissue Products, and wants to help shape their strategy for this critical area in the future, should come to Barcelona for all or some of the events taking place during 18-21 March 2013 at the world’s largest event for the tissue business, Tissue World.
For more information and insight, go to http://www.tissueworld.cominfo@tissueworld.com
Media Contact:
Ivan Ferrari
Phone: +65-6592-0886
Email: Ivan.Ferrari@ubm.com
Source: Tissue World – UBM

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January 25, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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FXDD Europe Launches FXDD Options Trader

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All-New Platform Gives Traders Access to Options on More Than 20 Currency Pairs
VALETTA, Malta /PRNewswire/ — FXDD Europe, a leader in Forex trading and investor education, announced today the launch of its new options trading platform, FXDD Options Trader. Available now, FXDD Options Trader offers options on more than 20 currency pairs with streaming prices from top-tier liquidity providers. The cutting-edge platform, powered by FXBridge Technologies, creates an ideal solution for individual traders, as well as institutions interested in trading options or offering options to their retail clients.
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“FXDD Options Trader is our latest platform, giving clients further access to customizable risk management strategies to approach the Forex market in diverse and innovative new ways,” said John Corbett, director of marketing at FXDD. “This continues our tradition at FXDD of providing a broad array of leading trading technologies that enable clients to execute their strategies in the most efficient way possible.”
Matched with the powerful StrategyOptimizer™ modeling tool, FXDD Options Trader allows clients to automatically enter their expected market move and determine a strategy with an optimal risk/reward ratio. The multi-functional platform also includes a completely customizable interface, direct trading from charts for spot FX and options, comprehensive reporting, order and risk management and extensive portfolio analytics.
“Our partnership with FXDD Europe reflects our commitment to bring fully-integrated spot and options trading technology to retail currency traders across the globe,” commented James Freidman, chief operating officer of FXBridge. “In the first three months of our initial pilot, we processed over US $2 billion in notional volume. This popularity far exceeded our expectations, proving there is tremendous demand for a multibank spot and options trading platform supported by a global Forex leader.”
Available free to FXDD Europe clients, FXDD Options Trader is available for both PC and Mac users. The software is currently available in English and the company plans to introduce additional languages based on demand in the near future.
A minimum deposit of $5,000 gives clients full access to FXDD Options Trader and provides the following features:
Spot FX and FX Options available on one platform
Built-In StrategyOptimizer™
Option Calculator with full “greeks” analysis
Integrated Risk and Strategy Simulator to customize strategies and manage risk
Fully-customizable interface
Web-based platform available
FXDD Options Trader currently offers options on 22 currency pairs, including:
AUD/CAD
AUD/JPY
AUD/NZD
AUD/USD
CAD/JPY
CHF/JPY
EUR/AUD
EUR/CAD
EUR/CHF
EUR/ GBP
EUR/JPY
EUR/USD
GBP/CHF
GBP/JPY
GBP/USD
NZD/USD
USD/CAD
USD/CHF
USD/HKD
USD/JPY
USD/SGD
USD/TRY
To get started with FXDD Options Trader, FXDD Europe clients can open a live or demo account online using the following link: http://www.fxdd.com/mt/en/201/options-trader/
StrategyOptimizer™ is a registered trademark of FX Bridge Technologies Corp.
About FXDD Europe
FXDD Europe (www.global.fxdd.com), a Foreign Exchange Dealer licensed as a Category 3 in terms of the Investment Services Act by the Malta Financial Services Authority, is headquartered in Valletta, Malta. FXDD Europe is a leader in online Forex trading and education, dedicated to providing superior customer service, powerful trading technology, and reliable streaming liquidity. FXDD Europe provides services to individual and institutional traders, hedge funds, commercial entities, brokerage firms and money managers around the world. FXDD Europe offers 24-hour Forex trading by way of its trading platforms, which include: MetaTrader, PowerTrader, Mirror Trader, FXDD Swordfish and FXDD Options Trader. FXDD Europe provides competitive interbank pricing, no-interest accounts, and fully-automated execution. FXDD Europe offers 200:1 leverage, as well as competitive spreads.
Follow FXDD and FXDD Europe on Twitter at twitter.com/fxdd and on Facebook at facebook.com/FXDDForex.
Source: FXDD Europe

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January 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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See the Greatest Ever Munch Exhibition in Oslo in 2013!

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OSLO, Norway /PRNewswire/ —
This year is the 150th anniversary of Edvard Munch’s birth. Munch (1863-1944) is one of modernism’s pioneers. The anniversary year will be celebrated with the largest ever Munch exhibition in Oslo, as well as a range of cultural events in Norway and other countries to celebrate Munch and his art.
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“Events are now finally starting,” says Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director of the Munch Museum. “We shall first and foremost celebrate Edvard Munch, but we also want to increase knowledge, curiosity and enthusiasm for his life and art locally, nationally and internationally.”
The highlight of the celebration will be the “Munch 150” anniversary exhibition, which will be on display in Oslo at the National Gallery and Munch Museum from 2 June to 13 October 2013. With over 250 works, “Munch 150” will be the most comprehensive presentation of Munch’s art ever to be displayed. The exhibition includes a large number of the artist’s foremost works, as well as lesser-known works, from both public and private collections.
In addition, the anniversary programme offers a rich selection of exhibitions, research conferences, film productions, concerts, theatrical productions, walks in the artist’s footsteps, book releases and dedicated events for children and young people.
One of Munch’s key works, “Self-portrait with cigarette”, is also being sent on tour. This unique travelling exhibition, “Munch on Tour”, will visit a total of seven exhibition sites in Norway.
“We hope that the anniversary will make Edvard Munch’s art even more accessible, and strengthen awareness of his great significance and position within our international cultural heritage,” says Audun Eckhoff, Director of the National Museum.
The anniversary has been jointly arranged by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and the Munch Museum, in collaboration with a number of private and public organisations.
http://www.munch150.no
MUNCH 150
The Munch anniversary comprises a total of 120 projects within Norway and across the world
Officially opened on 23 January by H.M King Harald V, patron of Munch 150
The “Munch on Tour” exhibition features one of Munch’s main works, sent on tour from the north to south of Norway
Anniversary exhibition in Oslo from 2 June to 13 October in both the National Gallery and the Munch Museum
Four films, 18 books, theatrical productions, concerts, conferences and more
Jean-Yves Gallardo, Director of Communications, National Museum, jyg@nasjonalmuseet.no.
Source: Nasjonalmuseet (The National Museum, Norway)

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January 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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Museum Dr. Guislain and Janssen R&D Issue 2013 Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award Global Call for Nominations

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GHENT, Belgium /PRNewswire/ — Today, Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, Belgium, with support from Janssen Research & Development, LLC (“Janssen”), announced they have issued a global call for nominations for the 2013 Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award. The award honors an individual, project or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. Nominations can be submitted at http://www.drguislainaward.org, and will be accepted until March 10, 2013. A $50,000 cash prize will be awarded to the individual or group receiving the award, which must be used toward further work to reduce societal stigma about mental health and disorders of the brain.
The Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award honors Dr. Joseph Guislain (1797-1860), a driven activist for patients with mental illness and the first Belgian psychiatrist to provide scientifically based treatment for these individuals. As a passionate advocate for those with mental illness, Dr. Guislain worked tirelessly to stand up for the rights of patients and help improve their social position. Museum Dr. Guislain and Janssen jointly sponsor the award, with funding provided by Janssen. Both organizations have a rich heritage and long-standing involvement in the field of mental illness research, treatment and education.
“Museum Dr. Guislain is delighted to honor the memory of Dr. Guislain through continued sponsorship and presentation of this global award,” said Brother Rene Stockman, general manager of the Museum Dr. Guislain. “We seek to acknowledge Dr. Guislain’s legacy and demonstrate the continuing need to educate the general public on harmful effects of social exclusion faced by many with mental illness by recognizing the important contributions of individuals and organizations that have helped to reduce the stigma associated with these illnesses.”
In 2012, Bagus Utomo was presented with the award. Utomo is an Indonesian man who was motivated by his brother’s mental illness to help other struggling families find resources to fight stigma associated with schizophrenia. He founded the organization Komunitas Peduli Skizofrenia Indonesia (Indonesia Community Care for Schizophrenia), or KPSI. His advocacy has improved the accessibility of information on mental health and contributed to increased public acceptance that these conditions are medical and awareness of the damaging effects of stigma – making a tangible impact on patients living with schizophrenia and other mental health conditions in Indonesia.
“Janssen is proud to sponsor and support the presentation of the Dr. Guislain ‘Breaking the Chains of Stigma’ Award. Our involvement reflects our more than 50-year commitment to helping find solutions for patients with mental illness and diseases of the brain, and is an important component of our global Healthy Minds Program,” said Husseini K. Manji, MD, Global Therapeutic Area Head for Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development, LLC. “Our hope is that, in collaborating with the Museum Dr. Guislain on this global award, we continue to fight stigmas still faced by patients, and applaud efforts of individuals or groups who have contributed to that fight.”
Janssen has a legacy of, and ongoing commitment to, advancing neuroscience research. This legacy and commitment dates back to the work of Dr. Paul Janssen (1926-2003). “Dr. Paul” is known as one of the 20th century’s most gifted and passionate physicians and pharmaceutical researchers. To honor his legacy, Janssen supports the mental health community and various advocacy organizations and projects. In 2011, Janssen launched Healthy Minds, a comprehensive initiative that aims to encourage collaboration among biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and public-sector partners to accelerate the discovery of new therapeutic solutions for diseases and disorders of the brain.
The winning individual, project or organization will be determined by the end of May by an independent selection committee international mental health advocates and renowned authorities in the field, and honored at a ceremony on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2013.
About the Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award
Individuals, organizations or projects from around the world that have made an exceptional contribution in dealing with, or promoting the awareness of, mental health care are eligible to receive the Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award. The Award is given to an individual(s), organization or project that:
has made an exceptional contribution to mental healthcare in the broadest sense on a cultural and/or social level;
has provided a genuine contribution to decreasing stigma around mental health conditions;
has promoted attention for mental health care;
and has done all this with passion, creativity and innovation.
About Museum Dr. Guislain
The Museum Dr. Guislain was founded in 1986 in Ghent, Belgium, and its exhibits address the history of psychiatry in a permanent collection and through a series of half-yearly changing thematic exhibitions. The Museum features an array of psychiatric photographs, two centuries of comprehensive archives and an extensive library chronicling the history of psychiatry. Comprehensively, the Museum seeks to educate the public and rectify the misunderstandings and prejudice associated with treatment for mental illness. The Museum Dr. Guislain attracts 65,000 visitors each year.
About Dr. Joseph Guislain
Dr. Joseph Guislain (1797-1860) was a driven activist for patients with mental illness and the first Belgian psychiatrist to provide scientifically-based treatment for these individuals. As a passionate advocate for those with mental illness, Dr. Guislain worked tirelessly to stand up for the rights of patients and help improve their social position. He lectured and published extensively about mental illness and enjoyed considerable recognition by his contemporaries.
For more information about the Dr. Guislain Award, please visit http://www.drguislainaward.org.
Contact:
Patrick Allegaert
Museum Dr. Guislain
+32 9 216 35 95
allegaert.patrick@gmail.com
Source: Museum Dr. Guislain

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January 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

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EF Education First and Erasmus Student Network Launch the World’s Premier Global Internship

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ZURICH, Switzerland/PRNewswire/ — Today, EF Education First, the world’s largest private education company, launched its 4th annual Global Intern competition in partnership with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Students from around the globe will compete for the world’s premier global internship, a paid position sending the winner to three world-class destinations: EF’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland; one of EF’s 50+ offices anywhere in the world; and ESN’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. This highly sought 6-month position will provide international work experience needed to stand out in today’s competitive job market.
To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58674-EF-Education-Erasmus-launch-global-internship
Since 2010, the Global Intern competition has become EF’s most ambitious recruiting campaign, yielding up to 20,000 applicants from more than 150 countries each year. An international panel of EF and ESN judges will select this year’s winner based on the candidate’s CV and personal video. “We’re looking for candidates who embody the values of EF and who demonstrate open-mindedness, curiosity about the world and an adventurous spirit,” said Iris Hormann, president of EF Language Courses Abroad. “Our Global Intern will not only take their career to the next level but build an international network for life.”
Last year’s winner, Maria Chiara Muglia of Italy, impressed the competition jury with her sleek submission video and her graduate thesis on sound branding. She was a perfect fit for EF’s marketing department, where she worked on a video project that sent her on a road-trip to 8 of EF’s North American schools, EF’s Zurich headquarters and EF’s office in Bangalore, India.
Students can follow in Maria’s footsteps by applying online at http://www.ef.com/globalintern on or before 31 March 2013. Applicants to the global position will be considered for internships with EF in their home countries.
About EF Education First
Established in 1965 with the mission to “break down barriers in language, culture, and geography”, EF Education First (EF) is the world’s leading international education company. EF (www.ef.com) has helped millions of students learn a new language and travel abroad. With a network of 400 schools and offices worldwide, EF specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degrees, and cultural exchange programs. EF is the Official Language Supplier of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014 and has published the groundbreaking English Proficiency Index (www.ef.com/epi) that measures the English ability of adults in different countries across the world.
Source: EF Education First Ltd

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January 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

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Handheld Launches New Version of its Algiz XRW Ultra-Rugged Notebook with Performance Improvements

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LIDKOPING, Sweden/PRNewswire/ —
Handheld Group, a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, today announced the launch of the new version of its highly popular Algiz XRW rugged notebook. The updated Algiz XRW is considerably faster than its predecessor, and has twice the amount of RAM.
To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58678-Handheld-launches-updated-notebook

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The new Algiz XRW is a slim, lightweight, compact and fully rugged notebook that delivers unprecedented performance in the field. Its 10.1-inch touchscreen display features MaxView technology, providing spectacular screen clarity and brightness in any outdoor condition, even direct sunlight. The Algiz XRW is one of the lightest and most compact rugged notebooks on the market, weighing in at a mere 1.6 kilograms, or 3.5 pounds.
New Algiz XRW features include:
A fast and powerful N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel® ATOM™ processor.
A larger 128 GB solid-state disk.
Twice the memory, with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.
Newly optimized integrated u-blox GPS for better field performance.
Added data security with TPM chipset
Improved wireless WAN with the optional Gobi™ 3000 technology.
“The new version of Algiz XRW is considerably faster and better-performing than earlier versions,” said Johan Hed, product manager at Handheld Group. “The new ATOM processor is very impressive – it’s powerful and almost twice as fast as its predecessors, yet energy-efficient with long battery life. In addition, we have increased the cache and RAM memory, improved the graphics capabilities, and we have optimized GPS performance to make the Algiz XRW the best in its class of mobile computing tools.”
The full-featured and lightweight Algiz XRW offers an array of mobile capabilities. It comes standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS – features many other products add on as extras – as well as a built-in 2-megapixel autofocus camera that allows video conferencing in the field.
Its keyboard and mouse touchpad are fully sealed and illuminated by two LED lights, and it carries an IP65 rating for protection against sand, dust and water. It passes MIL-STD-810G ruggedness testing, including drop tests from 1.2 meters, and can handle extreme temperatures from -20 C to 55 C.
The new Algiz XRW has a powerful N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel® ATOM™ processor, and it includes a 128 GB solid-state disk and 4 GB of RAM. It runs the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system just like any PC in an office, and is ready for Windows 8.
An optional 3G modem provides high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. The Algiz XRW is ready for Gobi 3000 technology, which means it’s possible to work on any choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world. The 57.6 Wh battery works up to eight hours on a single charge.
Like the rest of Handheld’s lineup of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers, Algiz XRW is specifically developed for use in tough environments in industries such as mining, geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, utilities, maintenance, military and security.
The new Algiz XRW is available for order immediately, with shipments starting at the end of February 2013. The price point remains unchanged.
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About Handheld
The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see Handheld Group.
Source: Handheld Group

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January 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

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SeatGuru Re-Launches Website to Make Air Travel Planning Easier than Ever

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The Airline Seat Map Authority Unveils New Site Design, Flight Shopping Functionality, and Updated iPhone App


SINGAPORE, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SeatGuru( http://www.seatguru.com )(R), the ultimate online guide to air travel, today revealed several site enhancements that further help flyers find the best seats and flights. The iconic colour-coded airline seat maps have been updated with a fresh look, a more intuitive layout, and additional content such as user submitted photos. Furthermore, travellers can now shop for flights and quickly identify itineraries that offer the best onboard experience with the new “Guru Factor” rating system.

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For more than 10 years, SeatGuru has been the leading resource for frequent flyers and savvy travellers looking for unbiased seat map information and advice along with details on aircraft amenities. The new site builds on that content and was designed with features to elevate the user experience including:

— Live Flight Shopping – Leveraging the powerful TripAdvisor flight comparison search engine, SeatGuru can now help travellers find the lowest available fares on hundreds of flights, and show those that score highest on seating comfort and onboard amenities.
— User Provided Photos – Flyers can now view photos of individual aircraft seats along with the associated commentary and amenity information, helping to avoid any unpleasant surprise once they board their flights. SeatGuru users also have the ability to easily upload their own seat photos.
— Featured User Comment – Along with SeatGuru’s existing advice and curated recommendations on seats, the site will also show selected comments from travellers on the new seat map pages to help travellers make an informed decision when choosing a seat.
— Improved navigation – SeatGuru has made it easier to look up the seat map for your flight with improved search functionality by route or flight number and better aircraft matching logic. Along with the ability to browse a directory or airlines and aircraft, the new site also makes it easier to quickly scan the seating details for every aircraft.
— Guru Factor – the new flight search tool includes the Guru Factor which offers detailed seat comfort and onboard amenity information along with a overall recommendation of either “Love it,” “Like it,” or “Live with it” for your flight itinerary. The Guru Factor is customized by each cabin class and is comprised of an overall comfort score based on the type of seat, seat pitch, width, and recline, in-flight entertainment options, onboard amenities, and TripAdvisor customer satisfaction ratings for airlines.

SeatGuru’s iPhone app will also carry the new seat map design and improved navigation. Travellers will have the ability to create a profile and easily submit comments and photos of their seat while on the go.

“The new SeatGuru will give millions of flyers even more useful insight to help them plan and have the best flight experience possible,” said Bryan Saltzburg, general manager of TripAdvisor Flights and SeatGuru. “Access to our comprehensive seat and airline amenity information, new flight shopping functionality, purchase options, and trustworthy advice from fellow travellers will be infinitely valuable for those planning their next flight.”

For more information, please visit SeatGuru’s re-launched site at http://www.SeatGuru.com, or download the mobile app for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android via http://www.SeatGuru.com/mobileapps.

About SeatGuru
SeatGuru (www.seatguru.com) is the Internet’s most comprehensive resource for airline information, incorporating 45,000+ flyer reviews on airline seats, services, and amenities, as well as providing useful travel trips. SeatGuru offers more than 700 airline seat maps covering nearly 100 airlines so that travelers can find the best seats before they fly. SeatGuru is part of TripAdvisor, Inc.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor(R) 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 daodao.com( http://www.daodao.com ). 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 million unique monthly visitors.** TripAdvisor, Inc.’s travel media brands include http://www.airfarewatchdog.com, http://www.bookingbuddy.com, http://www.cruisecritic.com, http://www.everytrail.com, http://www.familyvacationcritic.com, http://www.flipkey.com, http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk, http://www.holidaywatchdog.com, http://www.independenttraveler.com, http://www.onetime.com, http://www.seatguru.com, http://www.sniqueaway.com, http://www.smartertravel.com, http://www.tingo.com, http://www.travel-library.com, http://www.travelpod.com, http://www.virtualtourist.com, http://www.whereivebeen.com, and http://www.kuxun.cn.

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

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

(C)2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE﹛TripAdvisor

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January 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

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The Peninsula Hong Kong Set New Standards in Guest Room Technology

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Pioneering mobility technology gives guests control
HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — iBAHN, a global leader in IP platform-based systems and broadband technologies for hospitality, retail, enterprise and venues has completed the first phase of installation of their IPTV solution, ETVi, as part of The Peninsula Hong Kong’s landmark room renovation programme.

Mobile streaming of TV or movies is available via the in-room tablet or on the guests’ own mobile device.
The Peninsula Hong Kong’s guest room upgrade is setting new standards in hotel technology, and the addition of the latest ETVi feature, Mobile Streaming, cements The Peninsula Hotel’s commitment to luxury travel.
Shane Izaks, General Manager, Information Technology of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, said: “The Peninsula Hotels was looking for a guest entertainment and IPTV solution to integrate with our next generation guest room technology. iBAHN’s ETVi solution exceeded our technology criteria and this, combined with iBAHN’s high level of customer service and technical support, confirmed our IPTV partner choice.”
The ETVi installation provides guests at The Peninsula Hong Kong with control of in-room functions at their fingertips. Guests can control features such as mood lighting, air conditioning, curtain control, TV and radio stations with a simple swipe directly from their tablet. Hotel services such as valet, in-room dining menus and the new “PenCities” guides are also only a touch away on the tablet, with all functions available in five languages.
In addition, ETVi’s Mobile Streaming feature allows guests to stream TV or one of over 50 movies on their mobile device or the Peninsula-provided tablet located in each guest room.
Matt Mitchell, Managing Director iBAHN Asia Pacific, commented on the ETVi installation, “The Peninsula Hotels are renowned for the highest standards in hotel luxury as well as an innovative approach to guest room technology. We have worked closely with the Peninsula’s own Electronic Services Department to create a solution that was customised specifically for The Peninsula Hong Kong and also integrated with the hotels’ existing in room technology. I believe the result is the creation of a leading guest room technology solution in the region, if not the world.”
iBAHN has also installed wired and wireless broadband at The Peninsula Hong Kong to ensure seamless Internet coverage throughout the hotel.
The remaining guestrooms will be transformed and unveiled by Spring 2013.
To view a clip of The Peninsula Hong Kong’s guest room technology, including iBAHN’s Mobile Streaming & IPTV features, click here.
About iBAHN
iBAHN creates exceptional information and entertainment experiences for people on the move.
iBAHN is a partner with business owners in the hospitality, conference, food service and retail industries. We complement business strategy with managed services enabling connectivity, entertainment and information over a dedicated enterprise grade IP platform.
The iBAHN managed network operates in more than 50 countries across six continents delivering connectivity, information and entertainment to tablets, laptops, mobile phones and flat screens. Three million times a month, business owners, people on the move and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies rely on iBAHN solutions.
For more information, visit http://www.ibahn.com
About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
For further information:
Lara McLaren
iBAHN – Marketing Director, APAC
+61-410445272
lmclaren@ibahn.com
Source: iBAHN

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