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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Optra’s Development of OptraSCAN(TM), a Cost-effective Precision Analytical Platform for the Digital Pathology Market

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-Optra is one of the few Digital Pathology system vendors that provides a complete solution required for the effective implementation of an automated digital pathology workflow
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the Digital Pathology market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OptraSCANTM (Optra) with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. OptraSCAN has emerged a top contender in the digital pathology and telepathology market with its easy-to-use, high-quality, cloud-enabled, touchscreen-based digital pathology system with a cost around a fifth of competing systems, with a complimentary small footprint scanner and On-Demand solutions. Optra’s flagship system, OptraSCAN™, is a suite of digital pathology and telepathology solutions. It seamlessly integrates with its image management system to deliver outstanding connectivity, image reporting, case creation, and storage within the cloud.

OptraSCAN
OptraSCAN
Optra’s innovative solutions for digital collaboration and cloud-enablement comprise the OptraSCAN™, a cloud-enabled whole slide scanner, and its fully cloud-enabled integrated software and data management modules, CLOUDPathTM, Optra TELEPathTM, Optra ASSAYS™ and Optra IMAGEPath™. Together, these modules form a complete suite for transitioning from conventional microscopy to digital pathology.

“A fine-tuned combination of a strategic pricing model and technology innovation has helped Optra enable users to adopt an automated workflow that involves remote consultation, image management and analysis,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Divyaa Ravishankar.

“The need of the market and the goal of OptraSCAN’s On-Demand model, is to eliminate the barriers to digital pathology adoption. Providing traditional microscopy users access to cost effective digital pathology with a convenient workflow, will increase penetration in the market and ultimately improve patient care on a global scale,” said OptraSCAN CEO Abhi Gholap.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies, which significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of new products and applications. The award lauds the high R&D spend towards innovation, its relevance to the industry, and the positive impact on brand perception.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About OptraSCAN

OptraSCANTM (www.optrascan.com) for research-use-only, is the first On-Demand Digital Pathology system to provide a comprehensive, affordable Digital Pathology solution. OptraSCAN serves as a perfect tool for the transition from conventional microscopy to Digital Pathology for the effective acquisition of Whole Slide images, storage, viewing, analysis, sharing and management of digital slides and associated metadata. Focused on delivering fully integrated Digital Pathology solutions that maximize quality, efficiency and throughput of its customer’s pathology lab (at minimized cost), paired with a complimentary small-footprint Whole Slide Image viewer—OptraSCAN facilitates a complete Whole Slide Image solution system via an On-Demand pay-per-use program. Follow Optra on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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July 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm

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Man versus Machine Reaches Symbiotic State; Eye Tracking and Gesture Applications to Revolutionize Patient Care

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OYSTER BAY, New York /PRNewswire/ — Gesture, eye tracking, and proximity sensor technologies will mark the next stage of innovation in machine design, finds ABI Research. A broader and more competitive ecosystem spurred by smartphone and tablet sensor integration—forecast to hit close to $5 billion in 2016—will create massive opportunities in automotive, consumer electronics, and healthcare. Healthcare, in particular, shows the largest, untapped opportunity for eye tracking and gesture applications in patient care.

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“The same way that touchscreens eclipsed the PC mouse, gesture and eye tracking sensors will transform the way people interact with machines, systems, and their environment,” says Jeff Orr, Research Director for ABI Research. “Healthcare professionals are relying on these sensors to move away from subjective patient observations and toward more quantifiable and measurable prognoses, revolutionizing patient care.”

Eye tracking sensors can help detect concussions and head trauma, identify autism in children before they are speaking, and enable vision therapy programs for early childhood learning challenges to retrain the learned aspects of vision. Similarly, gesture sensors are translating sign language into speech, providing doctors a means to manipulate imaging hands-free during surgical procedures, and providing a natural means to navigate through virtual experiences.

Both established and startup companies are involved in the human-machine interface revolution. Sensor innovation is stemming from Hillcrest Labs, NXP, and Synaptics, among others. Atheer, Bluemint Labs, eyeSight, Google, Intel, Leap Motion, Microsoft, Nod Labs, RightEye, and Tobii Group also all recently announced creative gesture, proximity, and eye tracking solutions.

“Healthcare is only one industry poised to benefit from reinventing the user interface,” adds Orr. “The larger competitive ecosystem for perceptual sensors is forging opportunities in consumer appliances, autonomous driving, musical instruments, gaming, retail, and even hazardous locations.”

These findings are from ABI Research’s Eye Tracking, Gestures and Proximity Sensor Applications (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1022551-eye-tracking-gestures-and-proximity-applic/) and Human-Machine Interfaces (https://www.abiresearch.com/webinars/human-machine-interface/) webinar. This report is part of the company’s Wearables & Devices sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/wearables-devices/), which includes research, data, and analyst insights.

About ABI Research

ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company’s global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit http://www.abiresearch.com.

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July 13, 2016 at 5:43 pm

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42Q Announces GAMP 5 and Part 11 Compliance for Cloud-Based Manufacturing Execution System

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SAN JOSE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — 42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced that the company’s products are Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP 5) and Part 11 compliant. GAMP 5 is the current methodology established by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and sets forth the best practice approach for validations within the medical industry. 42Q’s MES solution was recently assessed for compliance with GAMP standards by Excellis Health Solutions, LLC.

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud MES solution, with unique on-demand pricing that eliminates capital expenditure and other upfront costs. 42Q has been used as the MES core for many years in medical manufacturing facilities producing both high volume medical devices, along with highly complex diagnostic imaging equipment. Today, 42Q is deployed in twenty medical manufacturing facilities having International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485 certification, and eight facilities having Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration for Class 1, 2 or 3 medical products.

During a FDA audit, the ability to produce correct, clear and verifiable quality records in a timely manner is essential. GAMP 5 represents a general medical industry alignment regarding the use of a risk-based approach to qualification and validation for automated systems and new equipment. Compared with previous versions, GAMP 5 provides additional focus on risk control and quality management. Validation efforts must be independent of other product risk assessments and instead investigate the impact of automation and software systems on patient safety, product quality and data integrity.

“42Q’s leadership in cloud based MES is strengthened for medical product manufacturers by our confirmed compliance with GAMP 5 and Part 11. 42Q customers in the medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries can be confident that their quality systems meet the latest standards for electronic device history records,” said Bob Eulau, CEO of 42Q. “The combination of Cloud-Based MES and Part 11 compliance accelerates manufacturer’s ability to rapidly implement robust solutions in a challenging regulatory environment.”

In March 2016, a GAMP assessment was conducted by Excellis Health Solutions to determine the compliance of 42Q’s cloud MES with GAMP 5 methodology. “We evaluated 42Q’s MES and found it to be fully compliant with GAMP 5 requirements,” said Karan Narang, executive vice president at Excellis Health Solutions. “Moreover, we assessed 42Q operating as the MES at a large medical manufacturer, and found the performance and implementation to be robust in terms of quality management, product lifecycle management, product test and documentation management.”

“Process validation is a key part of the quality system for medical device manufacturers, and validation of manufacturing software and automated systems has become essential. Complying with regulatory requirements is important to obtain premarket approvals for new and modified medical devices,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q.

About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of cloud MES solutions, implemented in over 50 manufacturing facilities. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems deployed across a broad range of vertical markets. 42Q is a business unit of Sanmina Corporation. For more information on 42Q, please visit http://42-q.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Excellis Health Solutions
“Excellis Health Solutions is a privately held management and technology consulting firm providing services to Fortune 2000 companies. Excellis offers a wide variety of services related to GMP compliance including validation, audits and FDA remediation. In addition to this Excellis provides a multitude of other services ranging from strategy to delivery of large programs for the life sciences industry. For more details contact Lindsey Babe at lsk@excellishealth.com”

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July 13, 2016 at 5:37 pm

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COMAC Gets Largest Commercial Order from CALC

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— ARJ21 Aircraft Sets to Fly into International Skies
HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Limited (“COMAC”), Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited (“FPAM”) and China Aircraft Leasing Limited (“CALC”), entered into a tripartite cooperative framework agreement in relation to acquisition of ARJ21 Aircraft (subject to further negotiation to enter into a formal binding agreement)at the Farnborough International Air Show in United Kingdom. CALC will acquire 60 ARJ21-700 series aircraft (including a confirmed order of 30 ARJ21-700 aircraft and an option to purchase 30 ARJ21 series aircraft) from COMAC. The list price of the 60 ARJ21-700 series aircraft is approximately US$2.3 billion. This is the largest scale single commercial order of ARJ21-700 aircraft for COMAC since it began its commercial operations. CALC will act as an aircraft lessor to provide value-added leasing solutions to an Indonesian-based airline, which FPAM intends to invest in, in building a pure- ARJ21 fleet.

COMAC, FPAM and CALC entered into a tripartite cooperative framework agreement
COMAC, FPAM and CALC entered into a tripartite cooperative framework agreement
The first batch of aircraft of this bulk purchase will be delivered in the next one to two years, and the remaining aircraft of the confirmed order will be delivered in succession in the next five years. As such, FPAM’s Indonesian airline is expected to become the first foreign airline which operates a fleet consisting solely of ARJ21-700 aircraft, leading China’s first home-grown passenger jet to enter into the Southeast Asian market. In addition, COMAC will establish an all-rounded services network in Indonesia, providing technical support, on-going maintenance and customer services for the ARJ21 Aircraft.

“Friedmann Pacific, CALC and COMAC are here today to sign a cooperative framework agreement with historical significance. It sets to create a positive and long-term impact on aviation development in Asia Pacific and globally, and on the implementation of the nations’ Belt and Road Initiatives,” Mr. He Dongfeng, General Manager of COMAC, commented while giving a speech during the signing ceremony, “Friedmann Pacific has been focusing on aviation investment over the years, and has built up a wealth of experience and solid strength in the areas of aircraft leasing, airport investment and operations, aircraft disassembly, and airline operations. CALC is a specialist of aircraft leasing possessing an elite team and global financing capabilities. The three parties share the same industry background, belief in win-win approach and long-term vision. I believe the cooperation will be crowned with success through our joint efforts.”

Mr. Mike Poon, Chairman of FPAM noted, “All of us at Friedmann Pacific are aviation-passionate, and with our innovators’ DNA, we seek to discover and develop opportunities that will shape the future of aviation in China and beyond. We are the first-mover in a number of segments in the aviation industry, and successfully built a globalised value chain of aircraft leasing, airport investment and operation, aircraft disassembly and airline operations. We are deeply honoured to participate in the historic mission of facilitating national aircraft to fly overseas. We would like to express our sincere gratitude towards COMAC, as they have total faith in our vision, at the same time recognising the experiences and unique advantages that we gained in the global aviation value chain. Combined with our efficient business model, it is believed that we can facilitate the success of national aircraft in the international market.”

During the past years, FPAM has been evaluating how to enhance the global profile of China-made aircraft. Having considered different market landscapes and business specifications, FPAM eventually decided on acquiring an airline in Indonesia, building a fleet of ARJ21 aircraft and focusing on its operation. The aim is to gain international recognitions through user experience, and to realise efficiency through the established operation plans of the Indonesian airline.

Mr. Poon continued, “The ARJ21-700 aircraft is a medium-to-short haul aircraft with the best operation efficiency in its type. Therefore, FPAM has chosen Indonesia, an island country, as the first overseas market to operate a fleet solely with ARJ21 aircraft. In the last year, the operation team and I have spent a lot of time on preparation work in Indonesia, getting ready for eventual national aircraft exports.”

The operations team of FPAM works very closely with all the counterparts in Indonesia and China, mobilises the most suitable resources available in the aviation sector on the ground, and conducts thoughtful deliberation of the marketing strategy of the ARJ21 Aircraft, with the key and ultimate objective to launch the commercial operations of ARJ21-700 aircraft in the international market.

Ms. Winnie Liu, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer of CALC, commented, “This time we came to tentative agreement with COMAC over a large order of 60 ARJ21-700 series aircraft, which fully reflects our confidence in turning China-made jetliners into a part of CALC’s quality aviation assets. Diversifying our fleet portfolio, meanwhile, would allow us to provide leasing solutions to airlines with more flexibility, further raising our ability in capturing the huge potential in growing the regional aviation marketplace.” Using the Southeast Asian market as an example, after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations opens up their airspace, a lot of the international routes are now within a 2-hour range. Thus, the ARJ21 series provides another reliable option for the operators.

“CALC is in full support of the development of the national aircraft. In 2012, we have already ordered 20 C919 China-made aircraft from COMAC, and this agreement will further consolidate our bilateral strategic partnership. CALC has been actively pursuing overseas market opportunities, which is consistent with our strategy of sustainable development, as well as in line with the nations’ Belt and Road Initiative. Benefitting from the national policy of export financial support, combined with our existing diversified financing channels, we are able to acquire aviation assets with high potentials at relatively low costs.”

CALC’s current portfolio consists of 70 current generation Airbus and Boeing aircraft with 103 airbus orders to be delivered and its fleet is expected to expand to 173 aircraft by 2022. Its leasing business has been expanded over Asia and to the major European markets in which customers include top tier airlines and regional operators. It is adopting a clear strategic plan, including active fleet expansion, aircraft models enrichment, coupled with establishing partnership with newly established airlines, exploring overseas financing channels and opening up innovative finance alternatives, in order to support its globalization strategy and sustainable development.

About Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) is a state-owned limited liability company, which is formed with the approval of the State Council and jointly invested by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council, Shanghai Guo Sheng (Group) Co., Ltd., Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHALCO), Baosteel Group Corporation, and Sinochem Corporation. COMAC was held on May 11th, 2008, and headquartered in Shanghai. Mr. Jin Zhuanglong serves as Chairman and Secretary of the Party Committee of COMAC, and Mr. He Dongfeng as General Manager.

COMAC functions as the main vehicle in implementing large passenger aircraft programs in China. It is also mandated with the overall planning of developing trunk liner and regional jet programs and realising the industrialisation of civil aircraft in China. COMAC is engaged in the research, manufacture and flight tests of civil aircraft and related products, as well as marketing, servicing, leasing and operations of civil aircraft. The company has nine member organisations: Design, Research and Development Center of COMAC (Shanghai Aircraft Design & Research Institute), Manufacturing and Final Assembly Center of COMAC(Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co Ltd.), Customer Service Center of COMAC (Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd. ), Beijing Research Center of COMAC (Beijing Aeronautical Science & Technology Research Institute), Civil Aircraft Flight Test Center of COMAC, Capability & Supporting Center of COMAC (Shanghai Aviation Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd.), News Center of COMAC (Shanghai Commercial Aircraft Magazine Co., Ltd.), COMAC Sichuan Branch, and COMAC America Corporation. COMAC also has its Beijing Office, U.S. Office and European Office in Beijing, Los Angeles and Paris respectively, while setting up a Financial Service Center in Shanghai. COMAC is a shareholder of Chengdu Airlines Co., Ltd. and SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

COMAC is formed and operated according to the standards of modern enterprise system, and adopts an “airframer-suppliers” model, focusing on aircraft design, final assembly and manufacture of aircraft, marketing and customer service, acquisition of certification, and supplier management. COMAC adheres to the principle of “development with Chinese characteristics” and attaches great importance to technological progress and self-reliant advancement in the process of marketing, integration, industrialisation and globalisation. The company endeavours to manufacture large passenger aircraft that are safer, more cost-effective, comfortable and environment-friendly and is determined to allow Chinese-invented, large passenger aircraft soaring through the blue skies in the near future.

For more information, please visit http://www.comac.cc/

About Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited

Established by Mike Poon in 2000, Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited (“FPAM”) is a Hong Kong-based investment firm specialising in airport and other aviation industry-related projects around the world. It aims at driving capital flow across borders and building connectivity between the regional, national and global economics through its investments in the global aviation value-chain. Over the years, FPAM’s investment has been extended to major sectors of the aviation value chain, including aircraft leasing, airport investments and operations, aircraft disassembly and airlines operations.

FPAM is a first mover of overseas airport acquisition. In 2015, FPAM teamed up with Shandong Hi-Speed Group to acquire 49.99% stake of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, the largest airport in Southwestern France. The transaction was the first airport privatisation project in France, which was also marked as the first ever overseas airport acquisition by a Chinese consortium. It has been voted “Deal of the Year 2015” at the audience poll at Global Airport Development Conference 2015, the world’s leading airport development and financing event. In April 2016, FPAM teamed up with China Everbright Limited to acquire Tirana International Airport, becoming the franchised operator of the capital airport of Albania.

In 2016, FPAM decided to invest to an Indonesian airline, planning to service with a fleet made up of solely Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC)-made aircraft. The team is currently under careful consideration regarding its operation strategy, aiming to provide a solid business and safety foundation for the fleet.

FPAM is the founding shareholder of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (“CALC”). The two parties are jointly developing China’s first aircraft disassembly centre, with an objective to transform the centre into a leading aircraft disassembly base in the world, so as to support the long-term development of China aviation industry.

For more information, please visit http://www.fpam.com.hk

About China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (“CALC”; Stock Code: 1848.HK) is the largest independent aircraft operating lessor in China, in terms of new aircraft import under lease each year. With its professional team possessing extensive international aviation market experience and its globalised sources of financing, the Group has developed into a full value-chain aircraft solution provider. In addition to aircraft operating lease, financial lease and sales and leaseback, CALC provides customers with aircraft full-life solutions, covering fleet planning consultation, structured financing, fleet replacement package deal, third party aircraft resale as well as aircraft disassemble. The Group is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Harbin, China; Labuan, Malaysia; Toulouse, France and Dublin, Ireland.

Listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 11 July 2014, CALC is the first aircraft lessor listed in Asia. CALC is currently a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Global Composite Index, the Hang Seng Composite Index and MSCI China Small Cap index. CALC was named “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” 2015 by Global Transport Finance, for its expertise in delivering outstanding services and providing effective financing solutions to a diverse range of customers.

To learn more about CALC, please visit http://www.calc.com.hk

Christy Wong
Phone Number: 852-3759 8453
Email: christywong@calc.com.hk

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July 13, 2016 at 5:32 pm

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China Post Group and Lazada Group Ink Strategic Agreement to Enhance Cross-border Logistics Solutions

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SINGAPORE, /PRNewswire/ — China Post Group, China’s state-owned postal service provider, and Lazada Group, the leading online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia, have signed a strategic agreement to enhance cross-border logistics solutions for Chinese sellers on the Lazada platform.

The areas of collaboration include enhancing current delivery options for merchants selling small and light items, and developing financial solutions such as micro-credit loans and online payment options for logistics fees. Both organizations have also expressed interest to collaborate with cross-border warehousing solutions, logistics-related education and training, and seller on-boarding in the longer term.

“Lazada is committed to deliver a best-in-class online selling experience to our partners and a comprehensive, reliable and competitively priced logistics solution is a key element to achieve this. We are pleased to partner with China Post which, with its strong postal network in Southeast Asia and expertise in postal services, will be a vital partner as Lazada attracts more brands and merchants to bring a wider product assortment to consumers in the region,” said Maximilian Bittner, CEO of Lazada Group.

“China Post’s logistics business has been growing rapidly with the rise of the eCommerce industry. Today, we are the main postal service provider for cross-border sellers in China. As Southeast Asia becomes the next growth market for eCommerce, we see an opportunity to do more for postal deliveries to the region,” said Zhang Ronglin, Vice President of China Post. “Through our partnership with Lazada – the leading eCommerce platform in the region with an established logistics infrastructure – we will improve our existing cross-border delivery services, and build a reliable, end-to-end logistics solution for both of our customers.”

ABOUT LAZADA GROUP

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and free returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and merchants a marketplace solution with simple and direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries through one retail channel.

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July 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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Deccan Odyssey Rolls Out its Companion Offer

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MUMBAI, India /PRNewswire/ —

Deccan Odyssey, the award-winning luxury train operated by Cox & Kings, the outsourced partner of The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), in India has announced an exclusive Companion Offerfor the new set of journeys commencing October 2016. One can nowbook a cabin and avail 25% discount for his/her companion.

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Deccan Odyssey will embark on its unique journeys from October 2016. The offer is applicable on bookings made from 16th June to 31st August 2016. The special offer has been exclusively rolled out for NRIs, OCI card holders, Indian/Foreigners overseas (including the Gulf & Far East). The train has been refurbished to reflect the changing needs of the new age traveler.

In addition to the companion discount, couples can avail of a relaxing spa session for 30 minutes absolutely free at ‘Ayush’- the luxurious spa. There is more to the offer; passengers can also treat themselves to a complimentary wine/beer at the well-stocked bar on board the Deccan Odyssey.

The train stands out for its superlative service combined with world-class amenities. The journeys offer a glimpse of Incredible India with stops at destinations that have historical significance and diverse cultural offering. Each journey on the Deccan Odyssey is an exploration of India’s diversity and the discovery of timeless traditions.

Click here to know more about the departure details for an eight-day and seven-night journey.

Itineraries:

– Maharashtra Splendor

– Hidden Treasures of Gujarat

– Indian Odyssey

– Indian Sojourn

– Jewels of the Deccan

– Maharashtra Wild trail

For more information visit our website http://www.thedeccanodyssey.com and for bookings email us ontrains@deccanodyssey.in

About Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey is one of the most sought-after luxury trains in India. The train has 21 coaches, out of which 12 are passenger cars that can accommodate 8 people per coach (10 passenger/deluxe Cars, 4 coupes per coach – 2 Presidential Suite Cars, 2 coupes per coach), 1 Conference/Entertainment Car, 2 Dining Cars, 2 Generator Cars with Luggage Store, 2 Staff Cars, 1 Spa Car, 1 Bar Car. The capacity of the train is 88 passengers.

In 2015, Deccan Odyssey won a string of awards and amongst them are the World Travel Awards for Asia’sleading luxury train and The India Travel Awards for the Best luxury train in India.

For more details contact: thomasct@coxandkings.com

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July 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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