Saturday, 20 December 2014

‘Panic Saturday’ to witness record retail sales during Christmas in UK

Christmas and New YearUK shoppers are expected to spend £1.2bn on the last Saturday before Christmas. Researchers are calling it “Panic Saturday”. Some 13m consumers will be shopping for gifts and groceries, said the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).
Consumer analyst Sue Hayward said: “People are starting to get a little more money in their pockets. We are seeing things like petrol and food prices slightly down.
“It is important for the retailers that they entice people into spending this money rather than obviously paying off their mortgage which may be the sensible option.”


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Alstom to supply fleet maintenance for Östgötatrafiken and Västtrafik commuter and regional trains

AlstomAlstom has been awarded a 9 year maintenance contract with SJ for Västtrafik´s commuter and regional trains, with start in December 2015, and a 10 year maintenance contract with Arriva for Östgötatrafiken´s commuter trains, with start in June 2015.

Alstom will be responsible for maintenance of 63 electrical multiple units from Västtrafik, where of 22 Coradia Nordic manufactured by Alstom . The trains will operate lines in the Gothenburg region and produce approximately 6 Mkm per year.


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Denver International Airport Shops and Restaurants to Give Away 100,000 Gifts

Airport ShopsRetail shop and restaurant owners at Denver International Airport (DIA) will give away 100,000 gifts to travelers this holiday season as a thank you for shopping at the airport locations.


DIA visitors who spend a one-day total of $20 or more at any single or combined retailer or restaurant in the airport can present their receipts at one of four giant gift boxes located on level 6 of the Jeppesen Terminal and in the centers of the A, B and C concourses to draw a gift from a holiday bag stuffed by more than 140 DIA concessionaires.


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Hartford Has It: National Indian Education Association Selects Connecticut Convention Center to Host Annual Convention

download (2)The National Indian Education Association selected Hartford as the host city for its 2018 Annual Convention & Trade Show. More than 1,200 delegates along with more than 100 exhibitors will spend three days in Connecticut experiencing its history and culture. NIEA will meet at the Connecticut Convention Center in mid-October 2018.


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Tips for Savoring Your Journey through Denver International Airport This Holiday Season

Denver International Airport CEO Kim DayDenver International Airport (DIA) is expecting high passenger volume during the week of Christmas. The trend for the past couple of years has shown an average of one million passengers traveling through the airport from Tuesday through Monday of the holiday week.


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easyJet launches Aberdeen to Geneva service

Aberdeen AirporteasyJet, Scotland’s largest airline, this weekend launched services from Aberdeen to Geneva. It is easyJet’s third route from Aberdeen alongside London Gatwick and London Luton.

The new route, which departed on Saturday 13th December, provides the only direct scheduled service from Aberdeen and will operate once per week on Saturdays throughout the winter.


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Adoptive and Foster Children Treated to a Holiday Party at Denver International Airport

Treated to a Holiday PartyFor the 13th consecutive year, today Denver International Airport’s (DIA) airlines, concessionaires, contractors, consultants and employees hosted a holiday party for 50 children who currently are in foster care or receive support from Denver Human Services (DHS). Denver City Council President Chris Herndon, Councilwoman Debbie Ortega, DHS Executive Director Penny May, Denver Division Fire Chief Angela Cook and DIA senior staff joined at-risk foster youth, foster families and volunteers from the airport community for the holiday celebration.


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European tourism market for Seychelles needs more demand, visibility and consumer promotions

1234There is a need for the European market to create more demand, become more visible, and to upscale consumer promotions.
This is the strategy that the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Director for Europe, Bernadette Willemin, said at the end of her presentation at the end-of-year marketing meeting held at Savoy Resort and Spa this week.
Mrs. Willemin’s presentation gave details on the state of business for the European market, challenges, and the strategies which will be used in the coming year.


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Twelve participants outdo each other in ‘AirAsia’s Great 13th Anniversary Challenge’ to win a year of free flights!

AirAsiaThe highly anticipated ‘AirAsia’s Great 13th Anniversary Challenge’ took place today at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, where 12 chosen participants did their best to outdo each other, with the mission to win one year’s worth of free seats with AirAsia.

Flagged off by AirAsia Berhad CEO Aireen Omar, participants will be sitting through 13 hours on an AirAsia mock-up seat and battle unpredictable weather conditions and body fatigue while being put through various challenges, testing their knowledge on AirAsia’s wide range of products and services.


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Allegiant Doubles Service from CVG to Orlando and Southwest Florida

AllegiantAllegiant today announces further expansion from CVG with increased flights to Florida. Beginning in May, existing services to Orlando and Southwest Florida will be doubled. The additions will replace recent reductions made by other carriers to these two markets, providing local travelers continued convenient flight options for Florida vacation travel.


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Arik Air launches Arik Explorer

Arik AirArik Explorer, which was launched in Lagos on Friday as a subsidiary of Arik Air, offers travel package at two levels: ‘Premium’ and ‘Affordable’. The offering will be for both outbound and inbound travel from Lagos and other destinations serviced by Arik Air. Varieties of Packages can be tailored to suit the needs of the airline’s guests.


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Fly to Bangkok with AirAsia for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 Final!

Air AsiaAirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline, presents Malaysian national football fans with a stylish arrival in Bangkok for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 Final match between Malaysia and Thailand on 17 December 2014.

Flight AK 882, bound for Bangkok-Don Mueang from Kuala Lumpur at 11.45am, will be serviced by the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the Harimau Muda livery, as a mark of honour and tribute to the Malaysian national team.


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Alliance Air introduces its first ATR 72-600

Alliance AirAir India’s fully-owned regional Subsidiary Airline Allied Services Limited under Brand Name “Alliance Air” today introduced its first newest ATR 72-600 aircraft into its fleet. The aircraft, leased from Singapore-based leasing firm Avation, is the first out of five that the airline will receive until July next year. This brand new ATR 76-600 is configured with 70-seats, and will bring additional capacity to passengers flying on the regional network of the airline across the country. Thanks to their new “Armonia cabin”, the ATR 72-600s will also propose to passengers the highest and most modern standards of comfort.


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Allegiant Doubles Service from CVG to Orlando and Southwest Floridahing Well charity project

Allegiant AirAllegiant today announces further expansion from CVG with increased flights to Florida. Beginning in May, existing services to Orlando and Southwest Florida will be doubled. The additions will replace recent reductions made by other carriers to these two markets, providing local travelers continued convenient flight options for Florida vacation travel.


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