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Sunwing helps vacationers escape the winter cold with its popular Let It Snow sale
TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The start of winter is just around the corner and weather experts are predicting a cold and snowy season this year. Canadian travellers can trade in the bitter cold and snow for sun and sand with Sunwing’s Let it Snow sale. Vacationers who book by December 21 can save up to $2,000 per couple on all inclusive winter vacation packages to top-rated resorts across Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean. With savings this big on the tour operator’s most popular resorts, these deals won’t last long; sun-seekers will want to book early to secure their winter escape. On top of these unprecedented savings, Canadians that book with Sunwing will find that they can Vacation Better this winter or give the perfect last-minute holiday gift of a vacation with the Let It Snow sale. Vacationers can also enjoy plenty of exclusive perks such as Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, unlimited specialty dining, discounted spa treatments and more, depending on their selected resort. Travellers can escape the cold and save if they act quickly and book Grand Sunset Princess All Suites and Spa Resort in Riviera Maya during this time-limited promotion. This five-star resort offers spacious suites with swim-out options, 12 sparkling pools and elegant spa facilities featuring traditional Mayan Baths. Another popular resort included in this sale is Riu Bambu, set on the coveted shores of Punta Cana. Guests can look forward to dining at five specialty restaurants, exclusive complimentary access to Splash Water Park, regular pool parties, complimentary kids clubs and more. A perennial family-favourite resort included in this promotion is Royalton White Sands in Montego Bay. This leading Jamaican resort offers upscale accommodations and fun for all ages at the on-site water park that includes a pirate-themed splash park for tots. Guests will also appreciate the daily land and water sports program, nightly entertainment and supervised kids club. All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. For more information or to book, visit or contact your travel agent. About Sunwing The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the top leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. * Service may be unavailable on select flights For all media enquiries, please contact: Rachel GoldrickSenior Corporate Communications ManagerSunwing Vacations1-800-387-5602 | A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 14, 2018, 8:00 pm
Dave & Buster’s Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.15 Per Share
DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAY), ("Dave & Buster's" or "the Company"), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on January 10, 2019 to shareholders of record on December 26, 2018. About Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 120 venues in North America that combine entertainment and dining and offer customers the opportunity to "Eat Drink Play and Watch," all in one location. Dave & Buster's offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. Dave & Buster's currently has stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Forward-Looking Statements The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by our level of indebtedness, general business and economic conditions, the impact of competition, the seasonality of the Company's business, adverse weather conditions, future commodity prices, guest and employee complaints and litigation, fuel and utility costs, labor costs and availability, changes in consumer and corporate spending, changes in demographic trends, changes in governmental regulations, unfavorable publicity, our ability to open new stores, and acts of God. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements, and the Company therefore cautions you against relying on such forward-looking statements. Dave & Buster's intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this release and does not undertake to update or revise them as more appropriate information becomes available, except as required by law. For Investor Relations Inquiries:Arvind Bhatia, CFADave & Buster’s Entertainment, 
Posted on December 14, 2018, 1:30 pm
Hyatt Ziva & Hyatt Zilara Voted Top Hotel Chain In Mexico For the Second Year In a Row
Playa Hotels & Resorts’ All-Inclusive Hyatt Brands, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara, Selected As “The Best Hotel Chain In Mexico” - 2018 Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice AwardsNEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, “Playa”), the owner and operator of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, was honored this evening at the 16th annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards Gala in New York City. For the second year in a row, Travel Weekly’s dedicated audience of global travel professionals has selected Playa’s all-ages Hyatt Ziva and adults-only Hyatt Zilara brands as the “Best Hotel Chain in Mexico.” “We are honored to receive this highly coveted award for the second year in a row. Playa’s strategy of partnering with the preeminent globally recognized brands, to bring innovative design and Playa’s legendary Service from the Heart ® to guests in the most popular beach destinations in the Mexico and the Caribbean, continues to yield results,” said Kevin Froemming, Playa’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “We are excited to continue our growth along-side these dynamic and industry-leading brands as the construction of our all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara resorts in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic are on-schedule for Q4 2019 grand openings,” added Froemming. The Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice award winners represent the best in travel.  These prestigious awards are presented annually to top industry suppliers who lead the way in both product and service. For more information on Playa Hotels & Resorts and Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara all-inclusive resorts, visit or contact your preferred travel advisor. About Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. Playa is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in popular vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 21 resorts (7,769 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In Mexico, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen, Hilton Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. In Jamaica, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort and Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. In the Dominican Republic, Playa owns and manages Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Family Resort and Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Adult Resort. Playa also owns four resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party and Playa manages the Sanctuary Cap Cana, in the Dominican Republic. Media Contact: Playa Hotels & Resorts Laura Lopez 212.228.1500
Posted on December 14, 2018, 1:59 am
Grand Memories Punta Cana and Grand Memories Splash Resorts open in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing is pleased to announce that two new resorts, Grand Memories Splash and Grand Memories Punta Cana, officially opened their doors last month in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. These two new properties replaced the former award-winning Memories Splash and feature renovated rooms, upgraded amenities and the high-quality service that Grand Memories Resorts are known for. Home to one of the largest resort water parks in the Caribbean, Grand Memories Splash is the perfect getaway for kids or kids at heart. Guests can enjoy unlimited access to the water park’s wave pool, seven slides and splash pad for younger kids.  The upgraded property also offers a range of accommodations with modern amenities, including the option to upgrade to Diamond Club™ for dedicated room locations close to the water park, preferential reservations at à la carte restaurants, access to exclusive resort areas and more. Dining options at the resort are varied with a range of cuisine choices including fresh seafood at Under the Sea and authentic Mexican dishes at Mexican Cantina. Grand Memories Punta Cana offers a more refined and sophisticated ambiance with modern facilities, stylish rooms and amenities that cater to travellers’ unique vacation needs. Guests can relax by the laidback pool complex with brand-new sun loungers and Bali beds, visit the modern arcade and sports bar and enjoy unlimited access to the on-site Splash Water Park. In the evenings, adults can test out their luck at the casino next door at Royalton Punta Cana before retiring to spacious suites with modern décor. Guests at either property can also head to the nearby white-sand beach at Royalton Punta Cana, just a short walk or a free shuttle ride away, where they can try out a range of complimentary non-motorized water sports from the pristine white-sand beach and receive access to luxurious amenities, the beachside Grazie Italian Trattoria, Score Sports Bar & Lounge, XS Disco Bar and Sands Beach Bar. Guests can also participate in daily Royalton Fit classes, work out in the fitness centre or indulge in a treatment at the Royal Spa. All Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. Ten adults travelling together can receive special prices, added values and reduced deposits. For more information on group vacations click here. For more information or to book, visit or contact your travel agent. About Sunwing The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the top leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. *Service may be unavailable on select flights For all media enquires, please contact: Rachel GoldrickSenior Corporate Communications ManagerSunwing Vacations1-800-387-5602 | A photo accompanying this announcement is available at: 
Posted on December 13, 2018, 9:15 pm
Cherokee Global Brands Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results
Third Quarter Highlights versus Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter: Revenues decreased from $7.8 million to $5.8 millionSG&A expenses decreased from $6.2 million to $3.2 millionAdjusted EBITDA increased from $1.6 million to $2.6 millionNet income from continuing operations of $0.1 million versus a loss of $2.4 million Third Quarter Highlights versus Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter: Revenues decreased from $7.1 million to $5.8 millionSG&A expenses decreased from $4.0 million to $3.2 millionAdjusted EBITDA decreased from $3.1 to $2.6 millionNet income from continuing operations of $0.1 million versus a loss of $9.1 million Nine Month Highlights versus the prior year: Revenues decreased from $22.5 million to $18.3 millionSG&A expenses decreased from $18.5 million to $11.6 millionAdjusted EBITDA increased from $4.0 million to $6.7 million Net loss from continuing operations of $11.7 million versus $10.7 million SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cherokee Global Brands (NASDAQ: CHKE), a global brand marketing platform that manages a growing portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands, today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended November 3, 2018.  Revenues decreased for the third quarter as the Company continues to transition from its DTR licenses to new wholesale licensing partners in the United States. This was partially offset by revenues from the Company’s new product development and design agreement.  The Company has worked to restructure and rightsize its business operations, resulting in a $3.0 million, or 48% reduction in  selling, general and administrative expenses for the quarter.  Revenue generated from the Company’s Hi-Tec brand portfolio grew $1.6 million to $8.6 milllion for the nine-month period, an increase of 22% compared to the first nine months of the prior year. “This has been a very productive year for the company.  Although it’s early, our licensees and retail partners are seeing a significant revenue opportunity for the Hi-Tec portfolio of brands as they introduce new categories into new distribution channels on a global scale,” said Henry Stupp, chief executive officer.  “Further, our more efficient structure is focused on maximizing the value we can deliver on brands we own, brands we create and brands we develop for new partners, which taps into the capabilities of our product design and development platform.” Mr. Stupp added, “Looking to the remainder of fiscal 2019 and beyond, we intend to expand the reach of our brand portfolio through category growth, new territories, new design partnerships and new licensees.  The scalability, relevance and strategic plans that have been established for our brands are leading us to be a more profitable and responsive global brand management company.” Revenues Revenues were $5.8 million in the third quarter, a decrease of $2.0 million, or 25%, from $7.8 million in the prior year.  The year-over-year decline largely reflects the transition of the Company’s Tony Hawk, Cherokee, and the Liz Lange brands in the U.S. from a direct-to-retail (“DTR”) model to new wholesale licensing partners.  Revenues in the prior year quarter includes $2.4 million from non-renewed licenses and Flip Flop Shops, which was divested in June 2018.  These declines were partially offset by revenues from the Company’s new multi-year product development and design agreement in China.  Revenues from relationships that existed in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 increased $0.4 million, or 8%, year over year. Revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2019 were $18.3 million, compared to $22.5 million in the prior year, a decrease of $4.2 million, or 19%.  Non-renewed licenses and Flip Flop Shops represented $8.0 million of revenues in the first nine months of the prior year.  These declines were partially offset by revenue increases for the Cherokee and Hi-Tec portfolio of brands along with revenues from the new product development and design agreement.  Revenues from relationships that existed in the first nine months of the year increased $3.8 million, or 26%. Operating and Nonoperating ExpensesSelling, general and administrative expenses, which comprise the Company’s normal operating expenses, were $3.2 million, compared to $6.2 million in the third quarter of the prior year. The $3.0 million, or 48% year-over-year decrease, reflects reduced spending for payroll, professional fees, general operating costs and the elimination of temporary employees following the completion of the Hi-Tec integration.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first nine months of fiscal 2019 decreased $6.9 million, or 37%, to $11.6 million from $18.5 million in the prior year. During the second quarter of this fiscal year, the Company incurred several one-time charges that affected its results for the first nine months of fiscal 2019.  Restructuring charges and business acquisition and integration costs totaled $5.9 million, and the refinancing of the Company’s previous credit facility resulted in $4.0 of non-cash and cash charges.  These costs were partially offset by a $0.5 million gain on the sale of assets.   Profitability MeasuresOperating income for the third quarter was $2.1 million, compared to an operating loss of $1.5 million in the third quarter of the prior year. The operating loss during the nine months of fiscal 2019 was $0.5 million, compared to a loss of $5.0 million in the first nine months of the prior year. Net income from continuing operations was $0.1 million, or zero cents per diluted share in the third quarter of the current year, as compared to a net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.17 per diluted share in the prior year.  The net loss from continuing operations for the first nine months of fiscal 2019 was $11.7 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $10.7 million, or $0.81 per diluted share in the prior year.   Adjusted EBITDA increased $1.1 million, or 68% to $2.6 million for the third quarter, compared to $1.6 million in the prior year.  This improvement was due to the year-over-year decline in selling, general and administrative expenses.  Adjusted EBITDA during the first nine months of fiscal 2019 increased $2.8 million, or 69% to $6.7 million, compared to $4.0 million in the first nine months of the prior year. Balance SheetAt November 3, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $2.0 million, compared to $3.2 million at February 3, 2018.  Outstanding borrowings under the Company’s term loan and subordinated promissory notes totaled $50.0 at November 3, 2018, net of debt issuance costs, with $0.8 million reflected as a current obligation.  At February 3, 2018, all of the Company’s long-term debt of $46.1 million was classified as a current obligation. Fiscal 2019 Outlook The Company is narrowing its guidance for the fiscal year ending February 2, 2019 as follows: Revenues are anticipated to be in the range of $25.0 to $26.0 millionAdjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $9.0 to $10.0 millionSG&A is expected to approximate $16.0 million Conference CallThe Company will host a conference call today at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. To participate in the call, please dial (877) 407-0784 (U.S.) or (201) 689-8560 (international). The earnings call will also be broadcast over the Internet and can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at  For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available through Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 8:59 p.m. PT / 11:59 p.m. ET.  To access the replay, dial (844) 512-2921 (U.S.) or (412) 317-6671 (international) and use conference ID: 13685469. About Cherokee Inc. Cherokee is a global brand marketing platform that manages a growing portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands including Cherokee®, Carole Little®, Tony Hawk® Signature Apparel and Hawk Brands®, Liz Lange®, Everyday California®, Sideout®, Hi-Tec®, Magnum®, 50 Peaks® and Interceptor®, across multiple consumer product categories and retail tiers around the world. The Company currently maintains license agreements with leading retailers and manufacturers that span approximately 80 countries, with distribution across 20,000+ retail locations and multiple ecommerce platforms. Safe Harbor Statement This news release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Cherokee Global Brands. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, express or implied statements regarding: the Company’s forecasted operating results for fiscal year 2019; the Company’s expectations regarding its new and existing license agreements and the performance of its licensees thereunder; the Company’s ability to sustain necessary liquidity and grow its business; and anticipated market developments and opportunities. A forward-looking statement is neither a prediction nor a guarantee of future events or circumstances and is based on currently available market, operating, financial and competitive information and assumptions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or projected, including, among others, risks that: the Company and its partners will not achieve the results anticipated in the statements made in this release; global economic conditions and the financial condition of the apparel and retail industry and/or adverse changes in licensee or consumer acceptance of products bearing the Company’s brands may lead to reduced royalties; the ability and/or commitment of the Company’s licensees to design, manufacture and market Cherokee®, Hi-Tec®, Magnum®, 50 Peaks®, Interceptor®, Carole Little®, Tony Hawk® and Hawk Brands®, Liz Lange®, Everyday California® and Sideout® branded products could cause our results to differ from our anticipations; the Company’s dependence on a select group of licensees for most of the Company’s revenues makes us susceptible to changes in those organizations; and the Company’s dependence on its key management personnel could leave us exposed to disruption on any termination of service. A more detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties are described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed on April 19, 2018, its periodic reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, and subsequent filings with the SEC the Company makes from time to time. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Company’s guidance is based on current plans and expectations and is subject to a number of known and unknown uncertainties and risks, including those set forth under the Company’s safe harbor statement. This forecast is made as of the date of this release, and Company undertakes no obligation to update or amend this guidance whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Certain of the information set forth herein, including Adjusted EBITDA, may be considered non-GAAP financial measures. Cherokee believes this information is useful to investors as a measure of profitability, because it helps us compare our performance on a consistent basis by removing from our operating results the impact of our capital structure, the effect of operating in different tax jurisdictions, the impact of our asset base, which can differ depending on the book value of assets and the accounting methods used to compute depreciation and amortization, and the cost of acquiring or disposing of businesses and restructuring our operations.  In addition, the company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in evaluating the company’s operating performance and cash flow. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in compliance with GAAP, and non-GAAP financial measures as reported by the company may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies. A reconciliation of net loss from continuing operations as reported in our consolidated statements of operations is reconciled to Adjusted EBITDA in tabular form later in this release under the heading “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Data“.   Investor Contact:Cherokee Global BrandsSteve Brink, CFO818-908-9868 Addo Investor RelationsLaura Bainbridge/Patricia Nir310-829-5400 CHEROKEE INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(UNAUDITED)(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)   November 3,  February 3,   2018  2018 Assets        Current assets:        Cash and cash equivalents $2,045  $3,174 Accounts receivable, net  6,233   9,805 Other receivables  406   472 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  940   1,258 Current assets of discontinued operations  —   1,868 Total current assets  9,624   16,577 Property and equipment, net  690   1,090 Intangible assets, net  64,869   69,548 Goodwill  16,252   16,352 Accrued revenue and other assets  1,360   30 Total assets $92,794  $103,597 Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        Current liabilities:        Accounts payable $6,421  $7,205 Other current liabilities  5,618   7,370 Current portion of long term debt  800   46,105 Deferred revenue—current  2,004   2,229 Current liabilities of discontinued operations  —   1,103 Total current liabilities  14,843   64,012 Long term liabilities:        Long-term debt  49,163   — Deferred income taxes  11,630   10,466 Other liabilities  2,990   5,004 Total liabilities  78,626   79,482 Commitments and Contingencies (Note 9)        Stockholders’ Equity:        Preferred stock, $.02 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued  —   — Common stock, $.02 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, shares issued  14,223,037 (November 3, 2018) and 13,997,200 (February 3, 2018)  284   280 Additional paid-in capital  75,882   74,377 Accumulated deficit  (61,998)  (50,542)Total stockholders’ equity  14,168   24,115 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $92,794  $103,597  CHEROKEE INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(UNAUDITED)(In thousands, except per share amounts)  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended  November 3,  October 28,  November 3,  October 28,  2018  2017  2018  2017 Revenues$5,842  $7,796  $18,317  $22,481 Operating expenses:               Selling, general and administrative expenses 3,234   6,245   11,577   18,496 Stock-based compensation 241   1,250   666   2,344 Business acquisition and integration costs —   1,503   307   5,325 Restructuring charges —   —   5,615   128 Gain on sale of assets 25   —   (546)  — Depreciation and amortization 292   347   1,223   1,138 Total operating expenses 3,792   9,345   18,842   27,431 Operating income (loss) 2,050   (1,549)  (525)  (4,950)Other income (expense):               Interest expense (1,910)  (1,706)  (6,007)  (4,829)Other income (expense), net 14   (24)  (3,219)  (256)Total other expense, net (1,896)  (1,730)  (9,226)  (5,085)Income (loss) from continuing operations before  income taxes 154   (3,279)  (9,751)  (10,035)Provision (benefit) for income taxes 91   (889)  1,980   665 Net income (loss) from continuing operations 63   (2,390)  (11,731)  (10,700)Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes —   (130)  -   296 Net income (loss)$63  $(2,520) $(11,731) $(10,404)Net loss per share:               Basic loss per share from continuing operations$0.00  $(0.17) $(0.83) $(0.81)Diluted loss per share from continuing operations$0.00  $(0.17) $(0.83) $(0.81)Basic (loss) earnings from discontinued operations per  share$—  $(0.01) $-  $0.02 Diluted (loss) earnings from discontinued operations  per share$—  $(0.01) $-  $
Posted on December 13, 2018, 9:05 pm
The Future of Colorado Adventure is Female
Innovative women and female offerings forge a positive imprint on the Colorado tourism landscape.COLORADO , Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Throughout Colorado, female makers and shakers create valuable travel experiences for visitors staking a claim in industries as varied as fly fishing and skiing to craft spirits and soul-restoring retreats. The Colorado Classic is shifting gears with an exclusive, women’s only race, August 22-25, 2019 - The Colorado Classic announced this week that it will become the only UCI women’s standalone stage race in the Western Hemisphere—fulfilling its mission to create a socially impactful world-class race. Events and retreats solely catered to women held throughout the year: Chicks Climbing and Skiing, Year Round, Ridgway - ‘Chicks’ offers courses for women taught exclusively by female instructors and covers a range of topics including avalanche rescue, backcountry skills, ice and rock climbing, skiing and more. Discover Your Inner Cowgirl, June and September, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Loveland - This five-day ladies-only retreat offers a restorative getaway with a unique balance of activities. Find Your Inner Cowgirl Through Body, Mind, Equine, May 9-12, 2019, C Lazy U Ranch, Granby- This three-day all-inclusive women’s retreat focuses on how to use yoga and yogic practices to improve horsemanship from ground to saddle. Ladies Day Out!, April through September, Sacred Rides, Boulder - Guided by local professionals, these cycling trips offer women the chance to experience Boulder’s array of mountain bike trails. Leave the Boys Behind, Year Round, Aspen Alpine Guides, Aspen - This woman-led guide service feels more like a community and it explores backcountry adventure trips through skiing, backpacking, road biking and more. Ski with a Living Legend: Wendy Fisher, January through March, Crested Butte - Extreme skiing pioneer, Wendy Fisher, hosts special clinics designed to help skiers find their next level of “fearless.” These Boots are Made for Wading, June 21-23, 2019, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs - This three-day women's only fly fishing retreat serves as an introduction to the sport, and for those who are already acquainted, a space to perfect their form. Timber to Table Guide Service, Seasonal, Hotchkiss - This hunting guide service offers guided experiences specific to women who want to hunt for the first time. Women Afield, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Seasonal, Statewide - Women Afield provides seminars and clinics for women to learn the basics of hunting, angling and shooting sports in a comfortable, female-friendly environment. Women’s Winter Ski, Snowshoe and Yoga Wonderfest, Jan. 26, 2019, Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby- Women’s Quest, owned and operated by world champion triathlete Colleen Cannon, will be hosting a two-day cross-country ski and snowshoe retreat slopeside in wintery Snow Mountain Ranch. Meet some of the leading ladies of experiences in Colorado: Anne Dowling, Ridge Street Wine/Breckenridge Cheese and Chocolates, Breckenridge - This shop and tasting room was founded in 2000 by former U.S. Ski Team member turned sommelier, Anne Dowling. Annelise Loevlie, Icelantic Skis, Golden - Currently, Lovelie is CEO of Golden-based Icelantic Skis. All of Icelantic's products are handmade with pride in the U.S. Dana Rodriguez, Work & Class and Super Mega Bien, Denver - Featuring a unique blend of American and Latin flavors, the James Beard Award semifinalist Dana Rodriguez got her start in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher and moved up the ranks co-founding and owning Work & Class and Super Mega Bien. Dori DeJong, Platte River Fort, Greeley - Platte River Fort is a woman-owned and operated agritourism destination and can accommodate up to 37 guests in its variety of bedrooms. Adventurous visitors can also stay the night in their comfortable yurts set along the river or in an upscale covered wagon. Elke Bergeron, By Elke, Boulder - Bergeron owns a leather goods studio off of Pearl Street, where she makes every item from scratch using vintage and leather materials, resulting in one-of-a-kind boho chic handbags and accessories. Jen Brill, Silverton Mountain, Silverton - Jen Brill and her husband, Aaron, opened the first ski area in the U.S. to cater exclusively to expert skiers and boarders. Silverton also hosts several women’s ski clinics and special weekends. Dr. Kim Langmaid, Walking Mountains Science Center, Vail – Langmaid is the Founder and VP of Sustainability at Walking Mountains Science Center, which inspires environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. Loren Matthews, Elevation 5003 Distillery, Fort Collins - Matthews is the owner/distiller at Elevation 5003, a small batch distillery focusing on innovative, hand-crafted spirits and the environmentally empowered processes. Shae Whitney, DRAM Apothecary, Salida - Shae Whitney is the co-founder of two dynamic Colorado businesses. DRAM Apothecary offers offerings bitters, syrups and ready-to-drink beverages. The Poor Farm offers overnight lodging for up to 12 people in the newly renovated historic farmhouse. ### CONTACT: Abby Leeper Communications Manager Colorado Tourism Office Phone: (720) 662-4049 E-Mail:
Posted on December 13, 2018, 8:23 pm
Sunwing celebrates first flights of the season from Mont-Joli Regional Airport
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing celebrated their return to Mont-Joli Regional Airport today for a second consecutive season. Weekly flight services to the popular vacation destinations of Cancun and Punta Cana will depart every Thursday until April 11, 2019, inclusive. Sam Char, Executive Director for Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec, commented on the news, “We are pleased to be returning to Mont-Joli Regional Airport for the 2018-2019 season. Last year’s flight program was extremely well received and we’re looking forward to another busy winter taking our customers in the lower St. Lawrence regions to two of our most popular destinations.” President of the Inter-municipal Board of Mont-Joli Regional Airport, Chantale Lavoie, commented on the news, “The positive response locally to Sunwing’s second season in Mont-Joli encourages us in our efforts to continue to provide Mont-Joli Regional Airport with even more destinations and services.” Vacationers taking advantage of the new flight services can experience some of the tour operator’s latest resorts. Opening in early 2019, Royalton Cancun Resort & Spa provides All-In Luxury® vacations on the sparkling white-sand shores of Cancun. Guests can relax by the adults only rooftop pool or explore Cancun’s vibrant Hotel Zone nearby. Located on a pristine stretch of Playa Mujeres beach, recently opened Riu Dunamar benefits from its own Splash Water World water park together with complimentary water sports, kids program and nightly entertainment. Vacationers visiting Punta Cana can stay at Grand Memories Punta Cana, newly re-opened after extensive renovations. The resort is located just a short walk from famous Bavaro Beach and includes unlimited access to the on-site water park, one of the largest resort water parks in the Caribbean. All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. For more information or to book, visit or contact your travel agent. About Sunwing The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the top leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. * Service may be unavailable on select flights For all media enquiries, please contact: Rachel GoldrickSenior Corporate Communications ManagerSunwing Vacations1-800-387-5602 | A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 13, 2018, 7:55 pm
Rehabilitation is Possible with Criminon, Inmates Claim
CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Florida chapter of Criminon, an international non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating criminals through a secular education program based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, held its last graduation for 2018 on December 8th at the Manatee County Correctional Institution. Twenty-four inmates completed the first in the series of Criminon courses, The Way to Happiness, a non-religious, non-political, commonsense guide to better living. The graduation marked the seventh graduation this year and capped a total of 1,445 inmates helped in the 120 Florida prisons where the program is being delivered through correspondence courses and on-site delivery. At the Everglades Correctional Institution graduation in August, over one hundred guests saw 20 inmates receive their Criminon certificates for the completion of a course. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room when the inmates shared their experiences and life-changing successes. One example was “Billy”, who was imprisoned in 1991 for first degree murder and who lived a miserable life in his prison cell until 2014 where he started in the Criminon correspondence courses. The program, he said, changed his life forever, “I can honestly say that if Criminon was delivered every day to inmates, everything would be much better and that would be it! … Rehabilitation is possible!” With the Florida Department of Corrections using only 3.5% of its budget on educational programs and an increasing inmate population of over 96,000, Criminon is filling an important gap in actually rehabilitating offenders. Through free correspondence courses that any inmate can do, even “lifers” like Billy have new hope. “It’s all about helping them regain their self-respect,” stated Francisco Leyton, the Executive Director of Criminon Florida. “Criminon’s educational programs are pivotal in stopping the revolving door of criminality.” Criminon’s motto is taken from The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard in which he writes, “There is no person alive who cannot make a new beginning.” Besides The Way to Happiness, the Criminon Program also provides the following courses: Learning Improvement Course; Truth About Drugs; Personal Integrity; How to Handle Suppression; How to Handle Conditions in Life; Parenting Skills; and Understanding and Overcoming Addiction. For more information, call 727-467-6963 for Criminon Florida, headquartered at 45 North Fort Harrison, downtown Clearwater. Criminon Florida is open to the public from 10 am to 10 pm daily with interactive displays outlining Criminon’s 50-year history, a seminar room, a conference room and offices for volunteers. Relatives of inmates can have their relatives request the program sending a letter to PO Box 2396 at Clearwater, FL, 33757-9804. About Criminon: Criminon is an international non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating criminals through a secular educational program based on the works of made by Author, Humanitarian and Philanthropist L. Ron Hubbard who once said: “A criminal career always begins at the moment when the criminal-to-be loses his self-respect”. And that is what Criminon addresses with its program. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Church of Scientology, Criminon has gotten 23,000 inmates through the program in 23 different countries across the globe. For more information contact: For More InformationContact: Francisco LeytonCriminon  A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 13, 2018, 7:00 pm
ClubLife Management Signs On Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida
Private Lifestyle Club Offers Premier Golf, Tennis, Fitness, and Dining ExperiencesDALLAS, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ClubLife Management – a full-service management division, sponsored by ClubCorp, dedicated to private clubs, premier resort and daily fee golf courses and city clubs – announces the addition of Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida, to its portfolio. Spanning more than 250 acres of manicured grounds, Boca Lago Country Club features 50 acres of scenic lakes and tropical landscaping with an abundance of natural wildlife. “This is a new chapter for the club and ideal time to bring in ClubLife Management,” said Steven Danza, Owner of Boca Lago Country Club.  “Their expertise and tools to enhance the member experience, along with their robust reciprocity program, bring additional and valuable new benefits to members.  I look forward to working with the team at ClubLife Management to make Boca Lago the premier private club in the market.” “We are excited that Boca Lago has chosen ClubLife Management to oversee club operations, especially at such a momentous time in the history of the club,” said Doug Hellman, Senior Vice President, ClubLife Management.  “The renovated golf course offers a strategically challenging, yet fun round of golf for all skill levels and, with major renovations to the clubhouse complex nearly complete as we come on board, our team is excited to leverage our significant network infrastructure and resources to help the club deliver an entirely new and enhanced experience to Boca Lago members.” Boca Lago currently is undergoing a $3.6-million renovation of the clubhouse, set to be complete by year-end, that will bring upgraded ala carte and banquet dining and social areas – including an all-new outdoor poolside patio, with tiki bar and casual dining. In addition, the 27-hole golf experience at Boca Lago, recently reconfigured and renovated under the direction of Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design, Inc. and golf course superintendent George Redshaw, GCSAA, includes redesigned greens, repositioned bunkering in the fairways and around the green complexes, and reshaped and rearranged teeing grounds.  The golf course was completely re-grassed offering uncompromised playing conditions tee-to-green. Boca Lago Country Club also offers a renowned tennis complex with 16 Har-Tru courts, four hard surface courts and lighted courts for evening play.  Additionally, the tennis clubhouse includes a pool, jacuzzi, pro shop, Center Court café and locker rooms.  Aquatics center, fitness center, upscale and casual dining plus a variety of family friendly and social activities round out the myriad of club offerings.  The club also features elegant private event spaces that can accommodate up to 250. About ClubLife ManagementClubLife Management, an affiliate of ClubCorp, provides full-service management to private clubs, premier resort and daily-fee golf courses, and city clubs. Services, with a hands-on focus and a dedicated team of senior executives, include access to ClubCorp's supplier purchasing power, leading technology platform and cutting-edge digital marketing. In addition, members can enjoy access to a worldwide network of over 300+ Country Clubs, City and Stadium Clubs. To request services or find out more about ClubLife Management, visit About ClubCorp Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs and city business clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members, with approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); Capital Club Beijing; and The Metropolitan in Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ClubCorp. Contact:Patty
Posted on December 13, 2018, 6:58 pm
Kids Pledge to Be Drug-Free During the Holiday Season
CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- December 1st, The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida Chapter distributed the Truth About Drugs to parents and had the children pledge to be Drug-Free as part of the Holiday Season cheer at the chapter’s headquarters in downtown Clearwater. Over 100 people enjoyed the event and over 50 kids signed the pledge. “Alcohol and other drugs actually become quite a problem during the Holiday Season,” said Julieta Santagostino the President of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida Chapter, “and we want to make sure that kids stay safe during this time.” The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida Chapter held a Holiday event with Christmas music, hot chocolate and holiday cheer inviting in families to learn the dangers of drugs and encouraging children to take the Drug-Free Pledge. The Foundation has 14 booklets covering different drugs of concern including the Truth About Alcohol, which the Foundation encourages people to read and stay safe during the Holidays. If anyone would like free copies of any of the booklets or would like more information, they can visit the Foundation for Drug Free World information center at 41 N. Fort Harrison Ave, or call them at (727) 467-6962. They can also be reached by email at Foundation for a Drug-Free World The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about drugs, so they can make the right decision to live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor More Information Contact:Julieta Santagostinodrugfreeworldflorida@gmail.com727-475-6541 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 13, 2018, 6:38 pm
Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center to Host Special Christmas Buffet
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center is proudly hosting a special holiday buffet in their premier event facility, the Hanover Grande Ballroom, this Christmas, December 25th, 2018, from 11AM – 3PM. Guests are invited to focus on loved ones and avoid the holiday hassle by indulging in a lavish meal expertly prepared and presented by a professional catering team in a cheerful setting. The festive holiday buffet will begin with delectable soups, a sweet breakfast baked goods display, and a robust salad bar complete with imported and domestic cheeses. Seafood lovers will rejoice at the sight of the cold seafood display overflowing with cocktail shrimp, crab salad and smoked salmon. An elegant carving station attended by a talented professional will be serving freshly sliced top round of beef and slow roasted garlic pork loin, presented with the appropriate accompaniments. In addition, a carefully executed entrée display will consist of pan seared chicken carbonara, horseradish encrusted salmon with a lemon beurre blanc, and mushroom ravioli in a parmesan chive sauce. Each of these crave-worthy items and more will be perfectly paired with traditional holiday trimmings, such as cornbread stuffing, loaded cauliflower casserole and roasted garlic Yukon potatoes. The holiday buffet concludes with a delicious assortment of pies, cakes, petit fours, cookies, and brownies.  New to this year’s festivities are Lehigh Valley Hotel’s latest editions to their celebrated culinary team, including Executive Chef, Phillip Cerminara and Sous Chef, Axell Esquivell.  Chef Cerminara joins the property from The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he performed as the Executive Sous Chef. With over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he is the perfect addition to Lehigh Valley Hotel’s creative culinary staff. Chef Esquivell brings his exceptional culinary skills enhanced by his Spanish heritage to add a new flair to the menus at the property, which is proud to continue evolving to meet the ever-changing tastes of the Lehigh Valley. For a full menu and pricing details, please visit All seating times are for 1.5 hours. Reservations can be made by calling (610) 866-5800. About the Hanover Grande BallroomLehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center’s Hanover Grande Ballroom is the ideal space for weddings, corporate events, celebrations, or gatherings of any kind. Occasions of all sizes are easily accommodated with unlimited seating options. Equipped with a private entrance, built-in bar, and brilliant lighting, the ballroom provides an element of sophistication for any event. Audio and visual services are also available when needed. About Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference CenterThe Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center welcomes business travelers and vacationers alike. Whether visiting Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, the property is conveniently situated in the heart of businesses, attractions, and universities. Additionally, it’s only minutes away from Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). Accommodations and amenities are top of the line. All rooms include a complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking, while a fitness center and large outdoor pool are also available onsite. Guests can visit the Foundry Restaurant & Pub or the Bar With No Name, or simply order from room service. The Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center an emphasis on high standards for quality and personalization to ensure each and every guest enjoys their stay. CONTACT: Jim DiCara                                                                  TEL: 610-866-5800 ext. 5017EMAIL:
Posted on December 13, 2018, 5:58 pm
ChefsFeed Acquires Feastly, Bridging Digital Media and In Real Life (IRL) Experiences to Further Engage Consumers, Empower Experts and Elevate Brands
San Francisco, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Credible Inc., parent company of ChefsFeed, the only expert-powered food media company, announced it has acquired Feastly, a marketplace platform for food and dining experiences ranging from pop-up dinners to cooking classes to private dining. Together they will create the only media company that can deliver high-quality content combined with in real life (IRL) activations and experiences at scale, furthering Credible Inc.'s mission to engage consumers, empower experts and elevate brands. Terms of the deal are not disclosed. Feastly's addition to the Credible Inc. portfolio will offer its growing digital audience across web, mobile, social, and OTT, access to unique one-of-a-kind food experiences, and the ability to engage with the acclaimed chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers they follow on ChefsFeed. In the coming months, consumers can expect expanded availability of culinary experiences, including cooking classes, pop-up dinners, and private dining. Chefs and other notable food and beverage experts will see an expanded inventory of marketplace opportunities ranging from paid media campaigns and the ability to manage and market their own ticketed experiences for consumers, to more paid brand partnership opportunities. "Food is the global language at the heart of celebrations, gatherings, travel, and so much more. The ChefsFeed audience is made up of diners who seek out meaningful connections to food through our unique stories, videos, and restaurant guides that serve as their inside connection to all things culinary,” says Rich Maggiotto, Credible’s CEO. "With Feastly, we’re elevating their online-offline experiences and offering new ways to immerse themselves into amazing culinary experiences." Over 1,000 food and beverage professionals are already marketing, managing and monetizing their personal brands through events on Feastly's platform where more than 200,000 meals have been served in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, and New York in the past 48 months. By combining with ChefsFeed's Expert Offer Marketplace, where its influencer network of 3,500 notable culinary all-stars are already discovering unique paid media opportunities, Credible will expand on its long-standing mission to empower experts and artisans. "Feastly was conceived as a scalable technology and market-making platform to remove chefs' barriers to entry. We wanted to empower chefs to do what they love, when they want, and with improved economics. The Feastly platform allows them to experiment and explore possibilities outside of the pressures and confines of the traditional restaurant model, while making an income," says Noah Karesh, founder of Feastly. "Combining with ChefsFeed is an ideal evolution of our vision. It has grown to become the industry's voice and has created new opportunities for experts to create brand-sponsored revenue streams." Added Maggiotto: "The meshing of experiential marketing and digital media is on the rise across industries, but few have done it at scale. Together, ChefsFeed and Feastly have the ability to create a marketplace and platform that will enable brands, chefs, and other food and beverage influencers to create, manage, and market events en masse – rolling out in dozens, or even hundreds, of cities of the world, all at the same time." From SXSW to The Color Factory, there has been a surge across all industries to bring products and services to life in innovative ways. In 2018, brands like Chefwear, Topo Chico, Whole Foods Market, Staub, Hess Wines, and numerous tourism boards, partnered with ChefsFeed to combine real-life activations with authentic branded content into a successful formula. The addition of Feastly accelerates the ChefsFeed Expert Offer Marketplace’s ability to connect a proven expert ambassador to partner brands they deem worthy, in a cost-effective way, at scale. For more information about ChefsFeed visit #### About Credible, Inc. As the only consumer media platform powered by experts, Credible provides access to industry-leading talent, coupled with award-winning production and premium distribution at scale. ChefsFeed, their flagship culinary category, introduces millions of people—across mobile, web, social, and OTT—to a new way of discovering food experiences, destinations, and products based on expert recommendations from top chefs. Credible is expanding its international footprint and adding complementary categories, fueled by experts who inspire in their respective fields. About ChefsFeed ChefsFeed publishes expert-powered media you can trust, with the attitude and authenticity you crave. We work with thousands of the best food and beverage professionals to bring you exclusive videos and stories, and provide a new way to discover where to eat and drink based on their expert recommendations. Download our apps, visit our website, follow us on social media, or watch us on our OTT channels. For more information, visit and follow ChefsFeed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. About Feastly Feastly is building the next generation culinary and dining platform to empower chefs with a more flexible, faster, and better paid career path than has ever been available before. The Feastly platform empowers chefs with the tools to market, manage and monetize their culinary brand and host culinary experiences. Through the marketplace, diners and clients can discover and book seats at these shared culinary experiences and join the table of exceptional chefs from around the globe. Feastly currently operates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, and New York. For more information visit and follow Feastly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. CONTACT: Lyman Agency
Posted on December 13, 2018, 5:00 pm
Hotel Equities Appointed to Manage Four Points by Sheraton in Bakersfield California
Atlanta, GA, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Atlanta-based hotel owner, operator and developer Hotel Equities (HE) announced its appointment as the management firm for the Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield. The 198-room hotel, located at 5101 California Avenue, is owned by Ovid Hospitality, LLC, an affiliate of H2H Asset Group. “We are thrilled to add the Four Points Bakersfield to our portfolio” said Greg Presley, VP of Business Development for Hotel Equities. “We look forward to adding maximum value for the ownership group as they continue to grow their portfolio”. Catering to the needs of today’s traveler, the Four Points hotel offers stylish comfort and popular extras including a 24-hour fitness center, whirlpool hot tub, outdoor swimming pool and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel also boasts nearly 7,000 square feet of event space for business functions, weddings and special events, along with the Bistro restaurant and bar, featuring culinary masterpieces complemented by exquisite wine selections. “Hotel Equities was the preffered choice to operate our Four Points,” stated Ajay Anand, managing partner for the hotel’s ownership group. “Their reputation in the industry as award-winning operators, combined with their team’s experience as hotel developers makes them uniquely fit for our current and future hospitality portfolio. We are confident their management will elevate guest satisfaction.” Situated in an ideal location for travelers, the hotel is in central Bakersfield, adjacent to the Kaiser Permanente Administrative offices and within walking distance to many nearby banks, commercial market place and restaurants. Within a short distance, you will find the Rahobank Arena, Fox Theatre, Downtown Bakersfield, Buck Owens Crystal Palace and the Park at Riverwalk. # # # About Hotel EquitiesHotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel ownership, management and development firm operating more than 110 hotels throughout North America. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as Founder and Chairman; Brad Rahinsky serves as President and CEO. For more information, visit Contacts:Sommer Shiver, Director of Communications, Hotel Equities, 678.578.4444, x 19Brad Rahinsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Equities, 678.578.4444, x 22 Joe Reardon, Chief Development Officer, Hotel Equities, 678.578.4444, x 23
Posted on December 13, 2018, 4:53 pm
It’s Time! MariVanna NYC Brings Christmas Magic and Holiday Cheer to Life through a Wide Selection of Chef-curated Menu and Dazzling Decor
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A true holiday magic, not to mention a mouthwatering selection of chef-curated menu, are waiting for you this December in MariVanna. This booming Flatiron restaurant unveils a true soul of Russian hospitality through a unique combination of comfort, tradition and authentic food.  Upon entering, guests will find themselves in a spectacular wonderland of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, dazzling lights and traditional holiday scents. Feels like Santa is coming to town! Is your Christmas wish ready? The concept of MariVanna has not changed since it opened in 2009. Filled with old charm and pleasant feeling of comfort, MariVanna is a “home away from home” and probably that is the main reason of the restaurant’s growing popularity. Upon entering, guests will be immediately transported to the Russian heartland, replete with homey furniture, elegant chandeliers, and most crucially, pitch-perfect renditions of the country’s culinary classics. While other upscale Russian restaurants alternately aspire to the imperial decadence of the Tsarist era or attempt to reconstitute the cuisine along avant-garde models favored by the zeitgeist, Mari Vanna embraces the classics that endured through Soviet times, serving up sizzling palettes of fried potatoes and mushrooms alongside meat cutlets, and pickles, followed by a slice of the classic Napoleon cake. It pairs excellently with an ice-cold shot of homemade infused vodka (be sure, there is a wide selection available!). According to General Manager, Boris Artemyev, “Our food is inspired by what our moms and grandmothers used to make. It’s home cooking, from the heart, as one does for one's own children and grandchildren.” And, just in time for holidays, this home-inspired restaurant readily embraces the tradition of Christmas festivities with multiple garlands and lights. Visit us at 41 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003 to enjoy the holiday magic with us! Contact: Boris Artemyev | | (212) 777-1955 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 13, 2018, 4:09 pm
TAP Air Portugal to Add a Third New U.S. Route for 2019: San Francisco Becomes TAP’s 8th North American, and Only West Coast, Gateway
-- TAP Also Announces “Free Web-Based Messaging” Onboard --SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TAP Air Portugal will fly five weekly nonstop round-trips, year-round, between San Francisco and Lisbon from June next year.  San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will become the airline’s eighth North American gateway and the only one on the west coast.  Last month TAP announced new routes to Lisbon from Chicago O’Hare and Washington-Dulles, also starting in June. The SFO flights will operate Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from June 10, departing SFO on at 4:10pm, and arriving in Lisbon at 11:25am the following morning.  Returning flights leave Lisbon at 10am, arriving into SFO at 2:40pm.  Economy fares from SFO to Lisbon start at just $380 one way, all-inclusive of taxes, or from $800 round-trip.“We’re excited to keep adding new cities from the USA to Portugal,” said David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue Airways and a major shareholder in TAP. “Despite being a 73-year old airline, this year TAP is one of the world’s top 10 fastest growing airlines.  As Portugal has become a more popular destination, US travelers have not only found out about Portugal but also about flying TAP beyond Lisbon to our 70+ destinations across Europe and Africa.” "We are proud that TAP Air Portugal has selected SFO for its growth plans on the United States West Coast," said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. "We share TAP Air Portugal's passion for making air travel an enjoyable experience, and travelers in the San Francisco Bay Area can look forward to an easy and economical new way to travel to Portugal and beyond." TAP is the launch carrier for the new A330-900neo aircraft with 21 planned for delivery in the next 18 months.  The A330neo is part of a larger 71 aircraft order, with TAP also set to take delivery of 19 A320neos, 17 A321neos, and 14 A321 Long Range jets.  The A330neo aircraft features state of the art personalized entertainment system and connectivity that allows for free text messaging for all passengers. TAP will be the first European airline to offer web-based messaging on long haul flights, free for all passengers. The A330neo will feature the new Airspace by Airbus cabin.  The economy cabin now comprises two categories: Economy and EconomyXtra. The configuration and design provide a roomier cabin, with more legroom, deeper seat recline, and new seat covers in shades of green and gray, or green and red in EconomyXtra.  The seat pitch in economy is 31 inches, while Xtra offers an additional three inches’ legroom, with 34 inches. In TAP’s Executive business class, TAP offers 34 new fully-flat reclining chairs that are more than six feet long when fully reclined.  Also, TAP has powered up its new business class chairs to include USB slots and individual electrical sockets, connections for headphones, individual reading lights, and more space, including more storage room. TAP’s Executive business class fares on both routes start at $1,531 one way, or $3,102 round-trip, for travel to Lisbon.  Business class one-way fares to TAP’s popular European destinations, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Rome, start from just $1,546 each way.   TAP introduced the Portugal Stopover program in 2016 to further attract the ‘beyond Lisbon’ guest.  Travelers to all of TAP’s European and African destinations can enjoy up to five nights in Lisbon or Porto along the way, for no extra airfare.  So, from SFO, travelers will be able to see Lisbon or Porto and their pick of 70 destinations throughout Europe and Africa with fares starting as low as $279 each way, from SFO to Madrid, Barcelona, Paris or Rome via Lisbon.The Portugal Stopover comprises a network of more than 150 partners who provide exclusive offers for Stopover customers for hotels discounts and complimentary experiences such as free entry to museums, dolphin watching in the River Sado and food tastings – even a free bottle of Portuguese wine in participating restaurants. Travelers can also enjoy a stopover in Lisbon or Porto even if their final destination is in Portugal, such as:  Faro (Algarve); Ponta Delgada or Terceira (the Azores); and Funchal or Porto Santo (Madeira). About TAP Air PortugalTAP is Portugal’s leading airline and a member of the global airline Star Alliance since 2005. Flying since 1945, TAP celebrated its 70th anniversary on March 14, 2015, before completing its privatization process later that year, now with the Atlantic Gateway Group as private shareholders. TAP’s network comprises 84 destinations in 34 countries worldwide. The airline currently operates around 2,500 weekly flights, with a modern fleet of 63 Airbus aircraft.  TAP Express, the airline’s regional arm, operates an additional 17 aircraft. With TAP’s privatization process, it has restructured its network, launched new fare products and is renewing its medium and long-haul fleet.  TAP has 53 Airbus neo aircraft on order and, by 2020, it’s long-haul fleet will either have been replaced with new aircraft or newly reconfigured aircraft.  TAP Express now operates a new fleet of 8 ATR 72 and 9 Embraer 190. TAP is one of Europe’s most awarded airlines.  Global Traveler (USA) named TAP as Best Airline in Europe from 2011 to 2016, and the World Travel Awards named TAP as both Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa and Europe’s Leading Airline to South America from 2014 – 2017. Previously TAP was awarded World’s Leading Airline to Africa, in 2011 and 2012, and World’s Leading Airline to South America from 2009 through 2012.  TAP’s Inflight Magazine, UP, received the World Travel Award as Europe’s Leading In-flight Magazine for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Media contact:Gareth Edmondson-JonesGEJ, Ink917 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 13, 2018, 3:00 pm
Summertime, and the Travel Is Easy: American Airlines Introduces 18 New Routes and Adds Seats to Paris and Madrid
Now serving Kalispell, Montana, and Halifax, Nova ScotiaFORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines is opening up new options for summer travel with additional flights to more cities across the U.S. as well as two new flights to Europe. The 18 new routes start this summer and include a new destination: Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana (FCA), with service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The airline is also returning to Canada’s Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia (YHZ), with service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and LaGuardia Airport in New York (LGA). The world’s largest airline is also increasing summer service from DFW to two popular European cities next summer: Paris and Madrid. All flights will be available for sale Monday, Dec. 17. More domestic flights from hubs“With 18 new routes, we are committed to providing the most choices for our customers across the U.S. and a chance to see the world,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American. “Service to Kalispell, for example, offers an exciting destination for our customers to experience. It also introduces new opportunities for local Kalispell customers to connect across American’s vast network through LAX, ORD and DFW.” At the same time, the company is investing to provide a more consistent experience across regional and mainline fleets. American’s dual-class regional aircraft are equipped with first class seats, Wi-Fi, and free wireless entertainment, and work has already begun to provide access to power at every seat. More service from DFW American continues to grow its largest hub as it increases to 900 flights per day in the summer of 2019 by opening 15 new gates at the Terminal E satellite. American will add five new routes from DFW beginning in April with service to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) in California. In May, the airline will launch new daily service to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in South Carolina. Then, in June, in addition to Kalispell, American begins year-round service to Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Pennsylvania and daily seasonal service to California’s Wine Country via Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa. The airline will also add a second daily flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) starting June 6, providing more choices and connectivity for its customers and cargo, improving what is already the most robust service to those destinations from DFW. “The additional flights are scheduled to provide more flexibility in a traveler’s day with a later departure from DFW and from CDG, and, in the case of MAD, enable optimal connectivity to Iberia’s network from larger markets such as Sacramento, California (SMF); Reno, Nevada (RNO); and Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL),” said Raja. Customers flying to CDG and MAD from DFW can choose fully lie-flat business class seats featuring access to the Flagship Lounge and chef-designed meals, as well as a lumbar support pillow and duvet from sleep experts Casper. Or, they can opt for one of more than 20 Premium Economy seats featuring more width, legroom and adjustability; extendable foot and head rests; a chef-inspired meal; complimentary amenity kits and a Casper pillow and blanket. The additional CDG and MAD flights will be operated as part of the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) among American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Through the AJB, customers can seamlessly book and fly on nearly 150 trans-Atlantic flights to hundreds of destinations in North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Second daily flight to CDG and MAD, June 6–Oct. 27 (subject to change): DFW–CDG (Boeing 787-9)                                      DFW–MAD (Boeing 787-9)AA22 Departs DFW at 8:30 p.m.                                AA156 Departs DFW at 8:50 p.m.          Arrives CDG at 12:45 p.m.                                          Arrives MAD at 1:05 p.m. AA23 Departs CDG at 3:25 p.m.                                AA157 Departs MAD at 4:55 p.m.          Arrives DFW at 6:50p.m.                                            Arrives DFW at 8:20 p.m. New summer routes: From DFW Destination cityAircraftFlights beginFrequencySeasonSan Luis Obispo, California (SBP)E175April 2DailyYear-roundMyrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)E175May 3DailySummerKalispell, Montana (FCA)E175June 6DailySummerHarrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT)E175June 6DailyYear-roundSanta Rosa, California (STS)E175June 6DailySummer/Fall From DCA Destination cityAircraftFlights beginFrequencySeasonMelbourne, Florida (MLB)E175May 4Sat./Sun.Summer From LAX Destination cityAircraftFlights beginFrequencySeasonSanta Rosa, California (STS)E175May 3DailySummerKalispell, Montana (FCA)E175June 6DailySummer From LGA Destination cityAircraftFlights beginFrequencySeasonColumbia, South Carolina (CAE)E145May 3DailyYear-roundAsheville, North Carolina (AVL)E175May 4Sat./Sun.SummerDaytona Beach, Florida (DAB)E175May 4Sat./Sun.SummerJackson, Wyoming (JAC)A319June 8SaturdaySummerHalifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ)E175June 15SaturdaySummer From ORD Destination cityAircraftFlights beginFrequencySeasonManchester, New Hampshire (MHT)CRJ700June 6DailyYear-roundKalispell, Montana (FCA)E175June 6DailySummerDurango, Colorado (DRO)CRJ700June 8SaturdaySummer From PHL Destination cityAircraftFlights beginFrequencySeasonHalifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ)E175June 13DailySummer From PHX Destination cityAircraftFlights beginFrequencySeasonRaleigh, North Carolina (RDU)A320May 3DailyYear-round Also, as previously announced, American will inaugurate 28 new domestic and international routes from Dec. 19 to 22, on top of two international launches this week: MIA–Matecana International Airport (PEI) in Pereira, Columbia, and MIA–Argyle International Airport (SVD) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. About American Airlines Group American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Corporate 
Posted on December 13, 2018, 2:12 pm
Huazhu Group Limited Announces Cash Dividend
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huazhu Group Limited (Nasdaq: HTHT) (the "Company"), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of US$0.34 per ordinary share, or US$0.34 per American Depositary Share ("ADS”). Holders of the Company's ordinary shares or ADS at the close of trading on January 2, 2019 (U.S. Eastern Time) (the "Record Date") will be entitled to receive the cash dividend. Citibank, N.A., depositary bank for the Company's ADS program (the "ADS Depositary"), expects to pay out dividends to ADS holders on or around January 15, 2019. Dividends to be paid to the Company’s ADS holders through the ADS Depositary will be subject to the terms of the deposit agreement by and among the Company and the ADS Depositary, and the holders and beneficial owners of ADS issued thereunder, including the fees and expenses payable thereunder. The total amount of cash to be distributed for the dividend is expected to be approximately US$100.1 million. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had approximately US$662.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash. About Huazhu Group Limited Huazhu Group Limited is a leading hotel operator and franchisor in China. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had 4,055 hotels or 409,516 rooms in operation. With a primary focus on economy and midscale hotel segments, Huazhu’s brands include Hi Inn, Elan Hotel, HanTing Hotel, HanTing Premium Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Manxin Hotel, Joya Hotel, Crystal Orange Hotel, Orange Hotel Select, Orange Hotel and Blossom Hill. The Company also has the rights as master franchisee for Mercure, Ibis and Ibis Styles, and co-development rights for Grand Mercure and Novotel, in Pan-China region. The Company's business includes leased and owned, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease and ownership model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased or owned properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers it appoints and collects fees from franchisees. Under the franchise model, the Company provides training, reservation and support services to the franchised hotels and collects fees from franchisees but does not appoint on-site hotel managers. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. As of September 30, 2018, Huazhu Group operates 21 percent of its hotel rooms under lease and ownership model, 79 percent under manachise and franchise models. For more information, please visit the Company’s website: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company’s capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “forecast,” “project,” or “continue,” the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. Any or all of the Company’s forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, readers should consider various factors, including the anticipated growth strategies of the Company, the future results of operations and financial condition of the Company, the economic conditions of China, the regulatory environment in China, the Company’s ability to attract customers and leverage its brands, trends and competition in the lodging industry, the expected growth of the lodging market in China and other factors and risks outlined in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F and other filings. These factors may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In addition, new factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to the Company, which is subject to change. This release also contains statements or projections that are based upon information available to the public, as well as other information from sources which the Company believes to be reliable, but it is not guaranteed by the Company to be accurate, nor does the Company purport it to be complete. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by applicable law. Contact Information Investor Relations Tel: +86 (21) 6195 9561 Email:
Posted on December 13, 2018, 8:05 am
NexusTours increases its offer of destinations with the integration of Grenada, Tobago and Barbados to its NexusCube distribution platform
CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NexusTours continues to consolidate its presence as the most relevant DMC for the Caribbean destinations with the inclusion of Barbados, Tobago and Granada in their new NexusCube on-line distribution platform. From this 17th of December, it is possible to access in real time to the most complete transportation offer (shared, private and luxury from all airports and ports), a wide range of accommodation, all kinds of activities and the most complete customer service on each new destination. This way, these unique and attractive Caribbean destinations are incorporated into the value proposition of NexusTours, reinforcing their leadership as a distributor of tourism services in the region, and also its strategy and vocation as DMC, operating with own resources, and offering the same level of quality and standards of satisfaction with those that already have in the 18 countries and 51 destinations that are part of the extensive network of NexusTours offices. "With the beginning of this new stage of expansion, where we aim to reach 50 new countries in the next 3 years, we will definitively consolidate our leadership in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, extending it to the rest of the American continent in this first stage. In parallel, and without losing our DNA as DMC and Local Experts, we intend that NexusCube means for the sector a technological game changer in the distribution of tourism services, offering to our modern Travel Partners tools that allow them to increase their business and their reservations, offering our services in destination with immediate confirmation through our new channels: Travel Partner Portal: (TPP - available through a simple register. XML integrations with latest generation API´s with the reservation systems of any travel agency, OTA and Tour operator” Stresses and confirms President Destination Services, Ruben Gutierrez. ABOUT NEXUSTOURS We are the leading Destination Management Company in the region, with a presence in 18 countries and 51 destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America, transporting more than 2 million passengers per year. We are part of Sunwing Travel Group, and backed up by more than 20 years of experience, and with our NexusCube tourism services distribution platform is possible to access our modern fleet of own vehicles for transfers, excursion operations, car rental services, hotel reservation and activities. We have the most complete service program in destination, both in airports and through our Tour Desk and Hospitality Desks in hotels. Excellence in assistance and service are our greatest commitment; so we offer the most modern customer service channels 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through our Contact Center, website, Chat-On-Line service, and our App Connect2Nexus, where travelers can find all the necessary information and communicate for free with our team of professionals. In addition to the tour operators of our group, such as Sunwing Vacations, Signature Vacations and Vacation Express, we are honored to have the confidence of more than 500 first-class Tour Operators, leaders in their markets in Latin America, Mexico and Europe, among them, TUI Travel Group. For more general inquiries visit                                                          For any questions related to media please contact; Alejandra Martínez de Alva External Communications coordinator NexusTours  A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 12, 2018, 11:13 pm
InnSuites Hospitality Trust Declares a $0.01 Per Share Dividend
Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InnSuites Hospitality Trust (NYSE American: IHT) On December 6, 2018, the Board of Trustees of IHT announced a dividend of $0.01 per share payable on January 30, 2019 to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2019, continuing an uninterrupted 48-year history of annual dividends. Forward-Looking Statements With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements regarding the Trust’s review and exploration of potential strategic, operational and structural alternatives and expected associated costs and benefits are forward-looking. Actual developments and business decisions may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that could cause the Trust’s actual results and future actions to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements include the uncertain outcome, impact, effects and results of the Trust’s review of strategic, operational and structural alternatives, and the risks discussed in the Trust’s SEC filings. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance due to numerous risks and uncertainties such as local, national or international economic and business conditions, including, without limitation, conditions that may, or may continue to, affect public securities markets generally, the hospitality industry or the markets in which we operate or will operate; fluctuations in hotel occupancy rates; changes in room rental rates that may be charged by InnSuites Hotels in response to market rental rate changes or otherwise; seasonality of our business; our ability to sell any of our Hotels at market value, listed sale price or at all; interest rate fluctuations; changes in, or reinterpretations of governmental regulations; competition; availability of credit or other financing; our ability to meet, refinance or extend present and future debt service obligations; insufficient resources to pursue our current strategy; concentration of our investments in the InnSuites Hotels® brand; loss of membership contracts; the financial condition of franchises, brand membership companies and travel related companies; our ability to develop and maintain positive relations with “Best Western Plus” or “Best Western” and potential future franchises or brands; our ability to carry out our strategy, including our strategy regarding IBC Hotels; the Trust’s ability to remain listed on the NYSE American; effectiveness of the Trust’s software program; the need to periodically repair and renovate our Hotels at a cost at or in excess of our standard 4% reserve; our ability to cost effectively integrate any acquisitions with the Trust in a timely manner; increases in the cost of labor, energy, healthcare, insurance and other operating expenses as a result of changed or increased regulation or otherwise; terrorist attacks or other acts of war; outbreaks of communicable diseases attributed to our hotels or impacting the hotel industry in general; natural disasters, including adverse climate changes in the areas where we have or serve hotels; airline strikes; transportation and fuel price increases; adequacy of insurance coverage; data breaches or cybersecurity attacks; and other factors. Such uncertainties are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe our current expectations to be based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained. The Trust expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof, all of which are expressly qualified by the foregoing, other than as required by applicable law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:                                                            Marc Berg, Executive Vice President 602-944-1500 email:
Posted on December 12, 2018, 9:30 pm
ISRI’s 2018 Industry Yearbook Confirms Recycling’s Resilience in Year of Change
Publication is the what, where, how, and why of the recycling industryWashington, DC, Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of its seventh annual Recycling Industry Yearbook, providing the most up-to-date information and statistics about the U.S. recycling industry and global scrap marketplace. With a greater spotlight on the industry in the wake of rising trade protectionism around the globe, the publication provides the most comprehensive analysis of where the industry stands based on the most current data compared to previous years. It will also serves as a baseline for years to come based on the new global market realities.“The scrap marketplace has become increasingly global in recent decades and the United States is the largest exporter of recycled commodities in the world,” said ISRI Chief Economist Joe Pickard. “China’s rapid economic expansion was the most important driver of the swift expansion of the global scrap market, but market conditions in China are changing today given China’s rising domestic supply of scrap, investment in scrap processing, and import restrictions. But as we show in the 2018 Yearbook, scrap recyclers remain extremely responsive to changing market conditions and are focused on producing consistently high quality scrap commodities to meet consumer demands at home and abroad.”Statistical highlights from the Yearbook include: Preliminary data show exports of all scrap commodities from around the world were valued at approximately $105 billion in 2017.Exports of all scrap commodities from the United States increased to nearly 38 million tons valued at $17.9 billion last year.Exports of scrap commodities account for well over 25 percent of the industry’s economic activity.Overall, the U.S. scrap industry directly and indirectly supports 534,000 U.S. good-paying jobs, generating $117 billion in economic activity and $13.2 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.The U.S. scrap industry annually processes more than 130 million tons of scrap metal, paper, plastics, electronics textiles, glass, and rubber.The 130 million metric tons of commodities recycled in the U.S. last year saved the CO2 equivalent of 410 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equal to the energy use of more than 43 million homes for one year.Since 2000, net exports of U.S. scrap have made a positive contribution to our balance of trade amounting to more than $235 billion.Major export destinations for U.S. scrap last year included China ($5.6 billion), Canada ($2.1 billion), Mexico ($1.1 billion), Turkey ($1 billion); India ($923 million), Germany ($910 million), and South Korea ($778 million).Globally, approximately 900 million tons of recyclables were consumed by manufacturers around the world last year. In addition, the Yearbook breaks down data by commodity and provides historical information on production, recovery and consumption; scrap trade flows; and scrap prices indexes. ### The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs. Attachment 2018 Yearbook Cover CONTACT: Mark Carpenter Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (202) 662-8525
Posted on December 12, 2018, 9:12 pm
All Things Chocolate Recipe Contest to Debut at 2019 Zehnder’s Snowfest
FRANKENMUTH, Mich., Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zehnder’s Snowfest, Michigan’s premier snow and ice event returns January 23-28, 2019 in the Bavarian-themed village of Frankenmuth, MI. The festivities include world-class ice and snow competitive sculpting events and a full menu of activities and entertainment for the entire family. The icing on the cake in 2019 will be the new All Things Chocolate Recipe Contest. Amateur bakers are invited to participate in three contest categories: brownies, cakes and cookies. All recipes must be original and use Michigan’s Pioneer Sugar; chocolate must be the primary flavor in all categories. Contestants must be 18 years or older at the time of entry. There is a $5 non-refundable registration fee for each category entry.  All entries must be postmarked by January 4, 2019. Pioneer Big Chief Michigan Sugar is the event sponsor; supporting partners are Le Creuset®, WSGW 790 AM and WITL 100.7 FM. Over the years Snowfest has featured baking contests that garnered hundreds of entries from Michigan and neighboring states. “We think the new chocolate recipe contest will attract even more contestants, and the judging should be even sweeter,” said Zehnder’s Chairman and CEO Al Zehnder. On judging day visitors can sample food, win prizes and take home recipe books. Contestants chosen as semi-finalists must be present during the final contest and judging on January 23, 2019 with their prepared entry.  Judging criteria includes appearance, taste and overall impression. All recipes will become the property of Zehnder’s and sponsors, and will not be returned. A maximum of 15 semi-finalists for each category will be chosen. Recipe contest winners will receive prizes that include Le Creuset products, Pioneer Sugar, Nightingale pastry flour (milled in Frankenmuth), dinner at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth; the grand prize is an overnight excursion to Mackinac Island.            For the contest entry form, complete competition rules and Zehnder’s Snowfest information, go to The Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, 90 miles north of Detroit, is one of the state's top tourist destinations with more than 3 million visitors each year. Zehnder's of Frankenmuth owns and operates Zehnder's Restaurant and retail marketplace, Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark, and the 18-hole championship golf course, The Fortress. Learn more about Zehnder's at, or call 800-863-7999, for central reservations for dining, golf, meetings and lodging. Contact: Linda Kelly (800) 863-7999, ext. 415
Posted on December 12, 2018, 7:36 pm
Industry Luminary Jack Lucas to Retire
Justin Kobluk to lead WestCoast EntertainmentIRVINE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paciolan has announced the retirement of industry visionary Jack Lucas from WestCoast Entertainment. Justin Kobluk will assume the role of president at WestCoast Entertainment in January 2019.  Over his 40-year career in live entertainment, Jack Lucas grew TicketsWest and WestCoast Entertainment into true forces in the business. Lucas has received numerous industry accolades including the Patricia G. Spira Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Ticketing Association (INTIX), the Joseph J. Anzivino Award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and more. Lucas will continue to work as an advisor for WestCoast Entertainment, assisting during the transition and providing strategic advice and vision. Paciolan acquired WestCoast Entertainment and TicketsWest in October 2017, and the business has continued to grow with WestCoast Entertainment experiencing a more than 30 percent increase in Broadway series subscribership this year and TicketsWest signing the most new named clients in the history of the company. “We have been so honored to work with Jack, both as early partners and now as part of the Paciolan family,” said Kim Damron, Paciolan CEO. “In addition to being a fantastic leader, Jack has always had the best interest of the company at heart. He has ensured that WestCoast Entertainment and TicketsWest are set up for long-term success, and we look forward to continuing that success with Justin.” In 1987, Lucas took the helm of the ticketing company that would later evolve into TicketsWest. In 1995 Lucas also took the helm of WestCoast Entertainment, growing it into an independent presenter of national touring Broadway productions, concerts and other special events including the STCU Best of Broadway and National Geographic Live series in Spokane. Lucas says that what has meant the most to him has always been investing in people and building a healthy business that his staff and their families could depend on. “Jack has been an incredible mentor to so many in this business, myself included,” said Dusty Kurtz, president of TicketsWest.  “He has always strived to leave the industry and the people in it better than he found them. It has been a privilege to work alongside him and see him in action.” WestCoast Entertainment’s incoming president, Justin Kobluk, brings nearly 30 years of entertainment industry experience, most recently serving as Entertainment Director for the 4-Diamond Northern Quest Resort, one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Pacific Northwest. He has extensive experience with all sides of live events including touring, venue management, booking and promoting. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, concerts and live entertainment from around the world as well as some of the greatest venues and organizations around the Northwest. These include the Tacoma Dome, The Xfiniti Arena, The Clark County Event Center, the Seattle Supersonics and even the U.S. Olympic Committee.  “I look forward to watching WestCoast Entertainment thrive under Justin’s extremely capable leadership,” Lucas said. “We just finished doing the Broadway musical of Finding Neverland and there’s a great line in there: ‘There are no endings, just new beginnings.’ I am so grateful for the career I have had in this business and all the treasured relationships that have been built along the way. I don’t know if I could have asked for anything better.” About Paciolan  Paciolan, a Learfield company, is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions with over 38 years of experience serving more than 500 live entertainment organizations.  Paciolan enables the sale of more than 120 million tickets per year by powering over 125 college athletic programs, more than 100 professional sports and arenas organizations, 75 performing arts venues, and several regional ticketing partners who serve hundreds of venues. Learn more at Media Contacts:  Craig RicksAnne ParteeSr. Vice President of MarketingCorporate Marketing DirectorPaciolanPaciolan949.823.1636 (O)949.823.1648 (O) A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Posted on December 12, 2018, 6:00 pm
Cruise Ferry W.B.Yeats Delivered to Irish Continental Group plc
Irish Continental Group plc - Company Announcement Cruise Ferry W.B.Yeats Delivered to Irish Continental Group plc Irish Continental Group plc (“ICG”) is pleased to announce that the cruise ferry W.B.Yeats was delivered today to ICG at Flensburg, Germany. The W.B.Yeats was built by the German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG at a contract price of €144 million. The W.B.Yeats will accommodate 1,800 passengers, offering 440 spacious cabins including luxury suites. Deck space can accommodate 2,800 lane metres of freight (165 freight vehicles) plus an additional dedicated car deck with capacity for 300 passenger cars. The W.B.Yeats incorporates emissions scrubber technology (not included in the above contract price) and ballast water systems which meets current and known future environmental regulations and will deliver optimal fuel consumption while minimising related costs. The W.B.Yeats has been designed to best meet the operational seasonality of our Irish Ferries business. This flexibility in design includes the ability to service all of Irish Ferries existing routes between Ireland, France and Britain. The W.B.Yeats will also adhere to Ice Class specification which will allow for a wide geographic area of operation should opportunities arise. The W.B.Yeats will now undergo commissioning with Irish Ferries and is expected to commence services initially on the Dublin to Holyhead route in early January 2019 before switching to Dublin to France route in March 2019. Referring to the announcement Eamonn Rothwell, Chief Executive Officer, commented that; “This is the first of two new builds commissioned by ICG with a total contracted investment of €315 million. The second vessel is expected to be delivered during 2020. This investment will increase the tourism and freight capacity on the seamless connections from Ireland to the UK and Continent which are a vital part of Ireland’s tourism access and logistical chain. ICG looks forward to the expected significant operational and financial benefits following commencement of W.B.Yeats scheduled services in 2019.” 12 December 2018 END Enquiries:Investor                Eamonn Rothwell, CEO                  Tel +353 1 607 5628David Ledwidge, CFO                    Tel +353 1 607 5628 Media Nuala Buttner at Q4PR   Tel +353  4751444 nuala@q4pr.ieSarah Corr at Q4PR                          Tel +353 1 4751444
Posted on December 12, 2018, 5:10 pm
    GROUPE PARTOUCHE YEARLY TURNOVER 2018 UP BY +1.0% at € 410.8 M DESPITE A DECREASE OF - 2.9% during the 4TH QUARTER   Paris, 12th December 2018, 06:00 p.m.- Groupe Partouche, one of the European gaming leaders, published its  consolidated turnover for the fiscal year ended 31st October 2018 and for the 4th quarter 2018 (August - October). 4th quarter business activity impacted by lower attendance The 4th quarter turnover was down by - 2.9 % at € 99.6 M (- € 3 M) Over the period under review, Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) declined by - 3.6 % (- € 6.2 M) at € 166.3 M due to two trends: A decrease in France GGR of -5.0% (- € 7.4 M), including a reduction of table games at Cannes Casino (- € 3.6 M) and more globally impacted by a lower attendance;Over the same period, sports betting registered a strong growth in Belgium (+32.6%, i.e. + € 1M€) Net Gaming Revenue (NGR) reached € 75.7 M, with a decrease of - € 3.8 M (-4.8%). As a reminder, the Group benefited during the 4th quarter 2017 from a tax return for the Casino du Lac Meyrin, which cannot be renewed this year. Turnover excluding games reached € 24.7 M with a growth of 3.4% (+ € 0.8 M), mainly due to the Parisian restaurant « Laurent ». Growth in Yearly turnover +1% Groupe Partouche reached an annual turnover of € 410.8 M up by +1% (+ € 3.9 M), despite a decrease in the business activity during 2nd half-year (- € 2.0 M compared to 2nd HY 2017). The 2018 financial year ended with a stable GGR of € 638.7 M, benefiting on one hand from the significant growth of the sports betting GGR (+ € 5.7 M), but penalized on the other hand by - € 3.7 M due to the variation EUR / CHF exchange rate for the two Swiss casinos of Meyrin and Crans-Montana. The NGR also remained stable, impacted by the increase in the CSG (general social contribution Tax) as of the 1st January 2018 (- € 3.7 M), but favoured by the low rate of levy applied to sports betting that have experienced a strong growth. The decrease in business activity over the second half-year will automatically lead to a decrease in operating profitability over the period, a trend that started in the first half of the year. Events after the close of the fiscal year In continuation of its strategy of renovation and development of its establishments, Groupe Partouche transferred on 20th November 2018, the Pornic Casino to a new location, which has been a great success since it opened to the public, thanks to more adapted spaces and better accessibility (car parks) .   In addition, the Aix-en-Provence Casino is undergoing a major renovation, which started in September 2017 and is expected to be completed at the end of January 2019. Refurbishments in progress or to be carried on during 2019 concern La Roche-Posay, Royat, Hyères and Saint-Amand-les-Eaux Casinos.   Upcoming event: Yearly income at 31st October 2018: Wednesday 30th January 2019, after stock market close. Groupe Partouche was established in 1973 and has grown to become one of the market leaders in Europe in its business sector. Listed on the stock exchange, it operates casinos, hotels, restaurants, spas and golf courses. The Group operates 43 casinos and employs nearly 4,500 people. It is well known for innovating and testing the games of tomorrow, which allows it to be confident about its future, while aiming to strengthen its leading position and continue to enhance its profitability. Groupe Partouche was floated on the stock exchange in 1995, and is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B. ISIN : FR0000053548 - Reuters : PARP.PA - Bloomberg : PARP:FP FINANCIAL INFORMATION Groupe Partouche                                                                                            Phone : - Fax : Valérie  Fort, Chief Financial Officer                                                                        ANNEX 1 - First application of IFRIC 13 The implementation of a national customer loyalty program as of 1 November 2016 led the Group to recognize this program in accordance with IFRIC 13. The impact on the turnover was calculated on the aggregate activity for a first time at 30 April 2017 (- 1.774 K€) without a breakdown by quarter.   2 - Consolidated turnover   In €M 2018 2017 Variation 1st quarter   113,9*    109,8  3,7% 2nd quarter   97,5*    95,6*  1,9% 3rd quarter   99,9*    98,9*  1,0% 4th quarter   99,6*    102,6*  -2,9% Total Consolidated Turnover *   410,8    406,9  1,0% * after impact of the loyalty program   3 - Construction of turnover   3.1   4th quarter In €M 2018 2017 Variation Gross gaming revenue (GGR)   166,3    172,5  -3,6% Levies   90,6    93,0  -2,5% Net gaming revenue (NGR)   75,7    79,5  -4,8% Turnover excluding NGR   24,7    23,9  3,4% Loyalty program -0,8  -0,8  - Total Consolidated Turnover   99,6    102,6  -2,9%   3.2 In aggregate - 12 months In €M 2018 2017 Variation Gross gaming revenue (GGR)   638,7    638,8  0,0% Levies -318,1  -318,0  0,0% Net gaming revenue (NGR)   320,7    320,8  0,0% Turnover excluding NGR   93,3    89,5  4,3% Loyalty program -3,2  -3,4  - Total Consolidated Turnover   410,8    406,9  1,0%     4 - Breakdown of turnover by divisions   4.1 4th quarter In €M 2018 2017 Variation Casinos   90,1    94,4  -4,6% Hotels   2,7    3,1  -12,2% Other   6,9    5,1  35,5% Total consolidated turnover   99,6    102,6  -2,9%     4.2 in aggregate - 12 months In €M 2018 2017 Variation Casinos   375,3    379,1  -1,0% Hotels   9,0    9,8  -8,5% Other   26,5    17,9  47,7% Total consolidated turnover   410,8    406,9  1,0%   Attachment Groupe Partouche CA T4-2018 VAnglaise.pdf
Posted on December 12, 2018, 5:01 pm
Myrtle Beach, SC’s Top Airline Expands with More Nonstop Routes
MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myrtle Beach’s most traveled airline is growing again as Spirit Airlines adds three new nonstop routes!  Beginning May 2, 2019, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will add nonstop flights connecting Myrtle Beach to Indianapolis, Houston, and Kansas City just in time for a summer getaway.  Nonstop routes between Myrtle Beach and Indianapolis will operate three times weekly, while the routes to Houston and Kansas City will operate twice weekly. Spirit Airlines has a long history in Myrtle Beach, starting service at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in 1996 and growing ever since.  More than two decades later, Spirit is now the largest carrier at the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), with over half of all passengers flying on a Spirit flight.  The airline is now slated to serve 23 destinations from Myrtle Beach with their well-known affordable fares.  Between 2016 and 2019, the airline’s traffic in and out of Myrtle Beach International Airport is projected to grow by nearly 40 percent.  “Myrtle Beach is an incredibly successful destination for Spirit Airlines and as the airline grows it only makes sense that we would continue our growth there,” said Matt Klein, Spirit Airlines’ Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.  “Myrtle Beach has proven to be a highly desirable leisure destination, offering beautiful beaches and world-renowned golf courses.  Now even more of our guests can experience all of what the area has to offer.” “Today’s announcement by Spirit Airlines to add more nonstop air service options is fantastic news for Myrtle Beach, SC and our entire region,” said Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports for Horry County. “With this announcement of flights between Indianapolis, Houston, Kansas City and the Myrtle Beach International Airport, we welcome nonstop air service to our 50th market! When passengers travel they search for convenient and affordable flights. Now that you can fly from 50 different airports to Myrtle Beach, getting here has never been easier. Reaching the BIG 50 is a significant milestone, unmatched in the State of South Carolina, and we thank Spirit for its continued commitment to MYR and the entire Grand Strand.” Myrtle Beach (MYR) to/fromStarts:Frequency:Indianapolis, IN (IND)May 2, 20193x weeklyHouston, TX (IAH)May 3, 20192x weeklyKansas City, MO (MCI)May 4, 20192x weekly This latest expansion announcement comes just after Spirit announced it would be launching service in Indianapolis, Indiana, Austin, Texas, Jacksonville, Florida and Cali, Colombia, as well as expanding its Caribbean service throughout its network.  The airline is also in the process of installing state-of-the-art high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi to its entire fleet. About Spirit Airlines:  Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary Guest experience.  We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare.  This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – something we call À La Smarte.  We make it possible for our Guests to venture farther, travel more often, and discover more than ever before.  Our Fit Fleet™ is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S.  We operate more than 600 daily flights to 70 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve.  Come save with us at  At Spirit Airlines, we go.  We go for you. Contact: Derek Dombrowski (305) 916-6065
Posted on December 12, 2018, 3:00 pm

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