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Archive for the ‘Sales & Marketing’ Category

OSHKOSH, WIS.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently unveiled a new website featuring OnePress Ironing Systems. The improved website is mobile friendly, simple to navigate, graphically appealing, content rich and search engine optimized, according to OnePress Marketing Communications Director Tari Martin.
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DALLAS—Committed to making the world a better place one trip at a time, Travelocity selected Courtney Vaudreuil, a local resident of Los Angeles, as the first of three travel award recipients for this year’s Travel for Good program. Courtney will receive an all-expense-paid voluntourism trip to Central America to assist and help improve the lives of animals in developing countries with World Vets. In addition, Travelocity will make a $10,000 donation directly to World Vets.
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TAMPA, FLA.—Go Green Planters, Inc. (GGP), a family operated nursery stock dealer, is collaborating with K9s for Warriors. The company is calling the program Plants for K9s. On behalf of K9s for Warriors, a leading nonprofit organization that rescues dogs to train them to be service dogs for veterans battling the effects of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury, GGP provides a lush tropical plant for each guestroom at no cost to the hotel. In consideration of this new amenity, guests are asked to contribute $1.00 to K9s for Warriors.
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TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes GreenEarth Cleaning as an advertising partner. The GreenEarth dry cleaning process uses liquid silicone in place of petrochemicals. Essentially liquified sand, silicone is non-hazardous and non-toxic to the environment. When released to the environment, it safely breaks down into the three natural elements it is made from: sand (SiO2) and trace amounts of water and carbon dioxide.
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OTTAWA, ON.—Green Key Global announced their inclusion in Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Affinity Program, an initiative designed to give back to the meeting and event industry through the MPI Foundation Education Endowment.
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—Travelers looking for allergy-friendly options need look no further than PURE Solutions’ new booking engine. PURE Solutions, a pioneer in the allergy travel movement, has launched a new booking engine that will allow visitors to search exclusively hypoallergenic hotels and to reserve a guestroom online through the company’s website.
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TROY, N.Y.—Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program has partnered with hotel booking website Bookdifferent.com to encourage travelers to stay in hotels that are certified by eco-labels as having environmentally friendly practices. The Netherlands-based not-for-profit booking site is the first in the world to indicate which hotels have obtained certification.
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LOS ANGELES—GLP Films (GLP), a hybrid film production and marketing company, and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), a leader in establishing and managing standards for sustainable tourism, have formalized a strategic partnership to showcase GSTC destinations at the forefront of sustainable development through a new storytelling initiative. GLP Films will produce compelling new film content celebrating GSTC destinations, with the aim to share these stories with the global travel community to promote sustainable destination development.
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SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—ESSIO has announced the expansion of its Spa Partnership Program by adding several leading spa accounts from across the country, including Burke Williams Day Spas in California, The Mandarin Oriental in Miami and Mokara Spa at the Omni Houston Hotel. ESSIO’s unique aromatherapy system infuses the shower water with USDA-certified organic essential oils.
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NASHVILLE, TENN.—The Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Franklin Cool Springs, a full-service hotel located 14 miles outside of Nashville, has recently upgraded 10 of its guestrooms to make them more comfortable for people with asthma and allergies. The rooms were installed by PURE Solutions, which provides allergy travel accommodations at nearly 300 hotels nationwide.
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