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TGI Fridays #Showcases Industry's #Best In 23rd #Annual #World #Bartender #Championship

TGI Fridays #Showcases Industry's #Best In 23rd #Annual #World #Bartender #Championship

TGI Fridays will host the 23(rd) annual World Bartender Championship (WBC) Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:00 p.m. at House of Blues Dallas. Widely acknowledged among bartenders as the toughest international bartending competition, 12 finalists from across the globe will go head to head for the coveted title.

25/02/2014 11:30

#Budweiser Unveils Rise As One #Global #Marketing Campaign For 2014 #FIFA World Cup Brazil(TM)

With anticipation growing across the globe for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil(TM), Budweiser today proudly revealed Rise As One, the brand's global creative campaign on behalf of its sponsorship of the upcoming tournament.

23/02/2014 15:21

Choice Hotels To Launch Verified Online Reviews

Choice Hotels International,launched an online system, Verified Reviews, for This new functionality provides consumers with an added layer of authenticity regarding reviews of Choice Hotels properties. Unlike other review sites, guests posting reviews on will be asked to provide their booking confirmation number to verify their stay at the hotel, and thereby provide potential guests with information from real guests in order to help them make their booking decision.

23/02/2014 14:51

Organizations Plan to Educate and Train More Workers, Create Skilled Workforce

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) joined 20 other business organizations yesterday to share plans to ensure students and workers have the knowledge and skills they need to work in the modern economy. Convened by ACT Foundation and the Business Roundtable, the National Network of Business and Industry Associations is coordinating cross-sector efforts to close the "skills gap."

23/02/2014 14:35

United Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia

United Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia

Six-times-weekly Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights begin October 2014

23/02/2014 13:32

Virgin America New First Class Food Service

Virgin America Introduces Posh New First Class Food Service: New Menu Offers Linen Table Service, A Cocktail Hors d'Oeuvres Course And A Custom Created Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Flavor Designed For Virgin Flyers

Travelers to Help Select New Signature Virgin America Ice Cream by Casting Their Vote via Twitter for One of Three Custom Flavors Created by the Cult-Favorite San Francisco Ice Cream Makers

23/02/2014 13:19

National Restaurant Association Announces All-Star Chef Line-up for 2014 World Culinary Showcase

World-class celebrity chefs dish out their tips and tricks to showcase their culinary talents at the World Culinary Showcase at this year's 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® and the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at NRA Show® (IWSB). Guest attendees will have the opportunity to learn from acclaimed chefs such as Maxime Bilet, co-author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking; Top Chef Masters contestants Rick Bayless, David Burke, Graham Elliot, and Art Smith; Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern, as well as Food Network stars Claire Robinson, Robert Irvine, Marc Forgione; and more.

23/02/2014 13:02

LOT Allows Passengers To Use PEDs In Flight

LOT Polish Airlines is allowing passengers to use their personal electronic devices (PED) on board LOT's aircraft in flight mode beginning Feb. 17, 2014.

The Barbados Island Inclusive Offer Returns For Guests To Experience The Island

In honor of Valentine's Day, Barbados is offering a "gift of love" to travelers with the return of the wildly successful Barbados Island Inclusive offer for those looking to book their dream Caribbean getaway. Whether planning a quintessential island escape to master Barbados' art of fine living or to discover the rich cultural heritage of the island, guests can use free spending money for a variety of island experiences! With many more hotels, attractions, activities and restaurants to try, this exciting offer is available for travel May 1 - December 19, 2014 inclusive but trips must be booked from February 14 - March 31, 2014. 

13/02/2014 17:02

Dunkin' Donuts Presents Sweet Promotions To Celebrate Valentine's Day

Dunkin' Donuts' special Twitter sweepstakes asks fans to tweet Valentine's Day messages for the chance to win mGifts and personalized videos for their sweethearts

13/02/2014 16:47

On The Border® To Celebrate National Margarita Day with $1 Margaritas

What to drink on National Margarita Day is pretty easy. On The Border, the industry's leader and renowned expert of the beloved cocktail just made where to drink Margaritas even easier.

13/02/2014 16:28

The 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is Refreshed and Now Accepting Entries

Calling home cooks across the country--it's time to put on your apron and get cooking. Your creativity in the kitchen could land you a spot to compete for $1 million in dough in the newly updated 47(th) Pillsbury Bake-Off(®) Contest.

13/02/2014 16:09

Cristal Cruises News

From Ibiza to Skagen, Crystal Cruises is expanding its repertoire of ultra-luxury European cruises with nine maiden calls.

Souverain Restakes Claim As Leader In North Coast Cabernet

Souverain wines will hit shelves this month with a bold new look, impactful positioning that highlights a legacy in North Coast Cabernet led by Winemaker Ed Killian and a regained focus to grow a long respected and historic Sonoma County-based brand. 

Yannis Karmis to lead Sabre's Global Corporate Solutions group


Global technology provider, Sabre (, today announced that Yannis Karmis will lead the newly formed Global Corporate Solutions group at Sabre Travel Network, where he will oversee corporate travel solutions such as GetThere, which provides technology to corporations through its innovative online and mobile booking tools; TruTrip, which will allow business travel buyers to easily capture travel activity across booking sources; TripCase Corporate mobile app and other areas of the business that support corporate travel.

World-Renowned Australian Chef Mark Best Joins Holland America Line's Prestigious Culinary Council

Holland America Line announced the addition of Australian Chef Mark Best as the newest member of the line's esteemed Culinary Council. Celebrated as one of the most innovative chefs in the world today, Best was welcomed to the group at an event on ms Amsterdam during the ship's call in Sydney, Australia, while sailing on its 115-day Grand World Voyage.

11/02/2014 13:00

Energy Drinks Contain About Half The Caffeine Of Similarly-Sized Coffeehouse Coffee

The following is being released by the American Beverage Association:

Contrary to what you might have heard, the vast majority of energy drinks consumed in the United States - including Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar, AMP, Full Throttle and NOS - have similar or lower levels of caffeine than home-brewed coffee which many Americans enjoy on a daily basis. And many contain about half the caffeine of a similarly-sized coffeehouse coffee.

11/02/2014 12:04
Source: prnewswire

DIAGEO Launches Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company To Share Rare Spirits

From Tennessee to Kentucky to Ireland, stories of old whiskies forgotten in the back of rickhouses and warehouses drift among distillers the world over. From lunch breaks to happy hours, their debates over which whiskey would taste best has become the stuff of legend. To offer resolution and introduce a new line of rare spirits to a growing base of whiskey aficionados, DIAGEO (NYSE: DEO) today announced the official start of the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company. 

11/02/2014 10:20

Wingstop Names Flynn Dekker Chief Marketing Officer

Wingstop Names Flynn Dekker Chief Marketing Officer


Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. today announced the appointment of Flynn Dekker as its Chief Marketing Officer to oversee the brand positioning, marketing strategy and advertising execution for the chain's 600+ domestic and international locations.

11/02/2014 08:22

GetThere now offers airline content from India

GetThere now offers airline content from India

GetThere now offers airline content from IndiGetThere, a Sabre Travel Network brand, now has access to several low cost carriers in India, providing corporate customers even more options when booking flights. 

11/02/2014 07:51

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Bring the Sweet Taste of Texas to the Midwest

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The growers of Wonderful® Pistachios, POM Wonderful® and most recently, Wonderful(TM) Halos(TM), are making winter sweet for families in the Midwest with new Wonderful(TM) Sweet Scarletts(TM) Texas Red Grapefruits. Grown, packed and shipped by Paramount Citrus, North America's largest citrus grower, the premium red grapefruits are available now through April in select Midwest cities, including Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis and more. 

11/02/2014 05:10

Impact of Natural Disasters on the Tourism Industry

Tourism has always been regarded as the impetus that brings in new business opportunities and economic development for a region. As an industry, there are several factors that have an impact on tourism both positively and negatively. One such aspect is the natural disasters and climate changes that occur in a place unexpectedly. 

Message in a bottle

Sending message in a bottle -  does it sound romantic? Unfortunately, there is no romance in it. In fact, there is no common sense to it as it refers to the pollution from plastics that is threatening our seas and oceans today. 

Impact of Circus in the Tourism Industry

Circus has always fascinated people because it is a unique form of 'live' entertainment. It is believed to have had its origins in the Roman Empire where the first ever circus company called Circus Maximus was formed. After the fall of the Roman Empire, there was no defined circus company and there were only small wandering groups that traveled from one place to another to showcase their skills. The circus industry was revived during the 18th century by a Briton named Philip Astley, who is often regarded as the 'Father of Modern Circus.' Since then, circus companies have flourished in different parts of Europe and it spread to other parts of the world such as Asia, Russia and the Americas.

26/01/2014 11:31