Travel alert! Victim of pickpocketing: Never again with the Truly Innovations Everyday Carry Shirt

The concept came from consulting with those in the everyday carry community who wanted an alternative clothing option specifically designed for their everyday items.”

— David Bowers, Founder & Owner

FRANKLIN, TN, USA, December 14, 2018 / — When you’re traveling for business or leisure, there are certain things you wouldn’t leave home without – your wallet, smartphone, passport, airline or train tickets – maybe even a small reading light, a pair of reading glasses or a phone charger. Those who travel often are at increased risk of being victims of petty crimes like pickpocketing. Tourists and locals alike should be wary of threats to personal space and safety during their commute, whether locally or abroad.

The loss of personal effects and credentials might seem relatively minor, but it can cause serious disruption to your vacation or business trip. In some cases, such thefts can result in confidential information falling into the wrong hands.

David Bowers, a U.S. veteran and former U.S. Department of State security officer, is the founder of Truly Innovations, headquartered in of Franklin, TN. Bowers and his team have developed a solution to keep you and your everyday carry items safe: The Truly Innovations Everyday Carry Shirt.

Truly Innovations has created an entire product line for those seeking a blend of concealment, comfort, accessibility and safety for those everyday carry items we don’t leave home without.

The Everyday Carry Shirt is a more comfortable and concealed option for carrying items such as knives, multitools, flashlights, or even a small handgun. It’s the most versatile everyday carry and anti-pickpocketing shirt on the market.

“The concept came from consulting with those in the everyday carry community who wanted an alternative clothing option specifically designed for their everyday items that would be comfortable and would keep their items accessible – yet wouldn’t scream ‘tactical’,” said Bowers.

Bowers specializes in global security issues and is an advocate for personal security and situational awareness. He noted, “During our market analysis, we found that many people want clothing that blends into their business and casual wardrobe without having to dress around their everyday carry items, use backpacks or shoulder bags or overload their pant pockets. We found that very few clothing options exist today for everyday carry gear, and we’re left having to adapt with traditional apparel. The product was constructed primarily with concealment and comfort in mind and offers tactical function without tactical style.”

The Everyday Carry Shirt, offered in a variety of styles, appears to be a normal button-up shirt on the outside but is constructed with a sewn in, lightweight, patent-pending mesh vest, that includes dual left and right padded pockets that are positioned like shoulder holsters. The front shirt panel includes traditional buttons with two faux buttons for quick and easy access to the pockets.

The pockets are accessible through Velcro flaps for quick access and are connected at the center of the chest with an adjustable connector. In addition to concealment, comfort was paramount in the design. The “game changer” for this product is the pair of adjustable positioning straps, which allow the user to customize and position the vest pockets in the underarm-torso cavity area that best fits the user’s body type. The product is not a one-size-fits-all and was designed for ultimate comfort while sitting or standing.

The Everyday Carry Shirt is available for order on the web at Truly Innovations maintains an active social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even YouTube.

David Bowers, Founder & Owner
1 (800) 506-6901
1650 Murfreesboro Rd, Box 7B
Franklin, TN 37067


David Bowers
Truly Innovations
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Next generation of travelers uses new technologies to their timesaving advantage

MILWAUKEE, WI, USA, December 13, 2018 / — Why are so many people booking their vacations last minute? Is it all those great last-minute travel deals flooding our inboxes? Or today’s millennial travelers who are more comfortable with the technology that allows them to quickly and easily plan and book flights, hotels, rental cars and event tickets? The answer, according to research, is both.

Nearly two billion vacations were taken last year, according to the U.S. Travel Association. While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of these travelers plan and book their trips a month or more in advance, a new study from advertising agency Hoffman York (HY) reveals that nearly half are doing so at the last minute. HY surveyed 888 people who took at least one overnight trip over 50 miles away for leisure purposes in the last 12 months.

Among travelers, 44 percent are planning and booking their leisure trips two weeks or less prior to their departure, with more than half agreeing that they can be swayed by last-minute deals, and 64 percent choosing to book their trips through online travel agencies.

What else defines this new-age traveler and what makes them different than other travelers? Hoffman York, an agency that specializes in travel and tourism marketing, got to the bottom of this potential travel trend.

What does it mean to be a last-minute traveler?

HY defined last-minute traveler (LMT) as a person who books transportation, lodging and event tickets for an overnight leisure trip within 0-14 days of their vacation. How long are their trips? According to the research, the average last-minute traveler spends two to three days on their trip while one in five last-minute travelers are taking trips that are five days or longer. On the contrary, most non-LMTs stay 5 or more days (44 percent).

Last-minute traveler demographics

The last-minute traveler is younger—40 percent are under 35 compared to 32 percent of non-last-minute travelers. Notably younger, 42 percent of LMTs make $50,000 or less, annually. LMTs often have children (41 percent) in the home versus 32 percent of non-LMTs.

How they book

Though the last-minute traveler is defined as someone who books within two weeks of departure, survey results show that most LMTs are actually booking within one week of their vacation. When planning and booking, 58 percent of transportation, 59 percent of lodging and 78 percent of event tickets are purchased within one week of the LMT’s departure.

What’s more, 64 percent of flights and 30 percent of hotels are booked using an online travel agency (OTA) such as Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline. Non-LMT’s use an OTA for 30 percent of flights and 25 percent of hotel bookings. Non-LMTs are more likely to book directly through an airline (46 percent compared to 24 percent of LMTs) and directly through a hotel (42 percent compared to 30 percent of LMTs).

How they get there and where they stay

Primarily, last-minute travelers use their personal vehicle (74 percent of LMTs compared to 67 percent non-LMTs). The second most popular mode of transportation for LMTs is flying (36 percent)*. Significantly more non-LMTs are flying at 57 percent.

The research showed that 67 percent of LMTs stay in hotels compared to 76 percent of non-LMTs. Many LMTs (43 percent) also stay with friends or family, compared to 34 percent of non-LMTs.

Their destinations

On average, a last-minute traveler’s destination is 580 miles from their home. A non-last-minute traveler’s destination is nearly 900 miles. As for where they are going, 42 percent of last-minute travelers vacation in cities and 31 percent visit somewhere outdoors (lake, beach, state or national park). For non-LMTs, 38 percent visit a city and 27 percent visit the outdoors. During their trips, 58 percent of last-minute travelers visit friends or family, 21 percent seek an outdoor adventure, 22 visit a historic attraction and 16 percent attend an amusement park. As for non-LMTs 48 percent visit friends or family, 25 percent seek an outdoor adventure, 32 percent visit a historic attraction and 17 percent attend an amusement park.

“Today’s new generation of last-minute travelers represents a significant segment of the overall leisure traveler population,” said Angie Buchanan, VP, Account Supervisor for Hoffman York. “How they book, where they’re going and how they go about the travel process is different from traditional vacation planners. It’s important for today’s travel and hospitality marketers to understand how and when to reach them and why they need to make the booking process fast and easy.”

To receive Hoffman York’s full last-minute traveler study, including how to use the insights to effectively market to last-minute travelers, click here:

Sharon Boeldt
Hoffman York
+1 414-225-9520
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Uzakrota Travel Summit took place at Hilton Bosphorus Istanbul

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One of the biggest travel summits in the region took place in Istanbul on 12.12.2018 in Hilton Bosphorus Convention Center.

I'm very happy to see that tourism technology and tourism marketing sector is becoming more mature every year in the region. Investors showed great interest in the summit which is great news of summer”

— Duygu Akalın

ISTANBUL, SARIYER, TüRKIYE, December 13, 2018 / — One of the biggest travel summits in the region took place in Istanbul on 12.12.2018 in Hilton Bosphorus Convention Center. Uzakrota Travel Summit, which is one of the most effective 10 tourism events in the world according to Bidroom, hosted more than 2500 peoplde from all over the world. The event aims to create awareness on travel technology and travel marketing across the region. This year event is sponsored by Amadeus, Emirates Airline, Tourism Korea, GoGlobal, and Atlasglobal.

Some of the interesting highlights from the summit:
Andy Owen Jones from BD4 Travel: Can Artifical Intelligence be a cure to the problems of tourism marketing?
Pınar Aykaç from How should influencers and brands cooperate?
Tor Leelo from Whizar AI-Based Air Booking Management Platforms
Fazal Bahardeen founder of Crescent Rating & Halal Trip: Muslim Travel Market: Shaping the future of travel

"I'm very happy to see that tourism technology and tourism marketing sector is becoming more mature every year in the region. Investors showed great interest in the summit which is great news for summer season" said Duygu Akalın, founder of which is location and video based travel blog. is designed to serve travelers via its high-quality content as well as short informative videos pinned on the world map. This way, Vovidi aims to provide its followers with easy to consume and informative content.

For additional information contact:
Name: Duygu Akalın

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Jive Aces to Perform Live at Winter Wonderland

Downtown Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland is hosting the Jive Aces on its closing night, December 21st. Winter Wonderland is open every day from 6:00pm to 9:00pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 13, 2018 / — On Winter Wonderland’s closing night, December 21st, the United Kingdom’s Jive Aces will bring holiday cheer to Downtown Clearwater with a concert performance for all to enjoy. There is no cost to attend. Winter Wonderland is located on the corner of Drew Street and N. Fort Harrison Avenue, in downtown Clearwater and is sponsored by the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) and the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

The Jive Aces are a 6-piece swing band, formed in the UK in 1989. They have performed in over 30 countries and have been recognized as one of the top swing bands in the world. In 2012, they were finalists of Britain’s Got Talent and have received many accolades and awards for their music.

The Jive Aces’ performance is in addition to the usual Winter Wonderland activities that include: decorating cookie with Mrs. Claus, visiting with Santa and his elves, petting baby animals, riding ponies and the Winter Wonderland train, sliding down the 20-foot slide, jumping in Winter Wonderland’s bouncy house and spinning on the human gyroscope.

“We love it when the Jive Aces come to Winter Wonderland,” said Clemence Chevrot, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “When they performed at last year’s closing night, the over 1,000 guests were swinging and jiving.”

Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 6:00pm to 9:00pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Though admission is free, there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop.

For more information about Winter Wonderland or the Clearwater Community Volunteers, please visit or call the CCV Center at (727) 316-5309.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the Gay Travel Awards Are Here!

2018 Gay Travel Awards Nominations Revealed

The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBT travel and tourism by identifying select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, superb customer service, and hospitality excellence.”

— Charlie Rounds, Editor of

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 / — The 2018 Gay Travel Awards finalists were revealed today! This year 150 nominees have been selected from across 25 categories. To see the full list of nominees, visit the official web page at

"The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBT travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, superb customer service, and hospitality excellence," said Charlie Rounds, Editor of

Voting is open through December 24, 2018.

About the Gay Travel Awards:
The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire and challenge other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness as well as to constantly improve their amenities and service levels.
For more information on the awards, please visit

GayTravel connects the LGBT community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs, and restaurants throughout the world. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming, and curated recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable. Wherever the journey ends it begins with!

For additional information, visit or call (800) GAY-TRAVEL or follow @GayTravel on Facebook and Twitter, @GayTravelInsta on Instagram.

Victoria Prisco
800-GAY-TRAVEL X 709
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Euforia LIVE Event with Rolando Diaz and Seth Simmons

Rolando Diaz and Seth Simmons, Artist's in Residence for the DALLAS International Film Festival

Photography by Tim Valis

Live art performance with composer pianist Seth Simmons and international acclaimed artist Rolando Diaz.

DALLAS, TX, USA, December 13, 2018 / — The Euforia performance is a culmination of art and music. Composer pianist Seth Simmons plays his original compositions while Cuban American artist Rolando Diaz creates an original oil on canvas. Euforia has performed nationally and internationally: Bass Hall, Ft Worth, ATT Plaza, Dallas, Waldorf Astoria, NY, San Juan, Puerto Rico…etc.

Let music and art take you to a dream like place of romance.

Everyone is invited to attend the event at Opening Bell Coffee located at 1409 S Lamar St in Dallas, Texas. The event tickets can be purchased by going to the link at the bottom or paying $20 per person at the door.

Time & Location
Dec 15, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX, USA

For Tickets
About The Artist

James O’Conner
Radah Media Agency
+1 703-672-8258
email us here

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mycloud Hospitality Platform Scoops Express IT award in Recognition of Superb Cloud Solution

Express IT’s Cloud Solutions Runner Up Award

Express IT by Union Minister

Hotel Management Software

Express IT has honoured the mycloud hospitality platform from Prologic First with its Cloud Solutions Runner Up Award.

The entire Prologic First team is delighted to have received this prestigious Express IT Award. We strive constantly to ensure that Our cloud solution remains at the forefront of the industry.”

— Deepak Chauhan

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 / — Hot on the heels of the Smart SMB award it won in October 2018, the mycloud hospitality platform from Prologic First has once more been recognized as a result of its superb, cloud-based hotel management software. With nearly 500 entrants spread across the nine award categories, Prologic First beat off stiff competition to scoop Express IT's Cloud Solutions Runner-Up Award in November 2018. The Express IT award was presented by Union Minister of India for Electronics and Information Technology, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad. It adds to those that mycloud has already won from Finances Online, Software Suggest, and Smart SMB.

mycloud’s innovative hotel software is an all-in-one solution for those running establishments in the hospitality industry. The comprehensive system includes a vast array of functions, including guest-facing services, a web booking engine, front desk operations, an e-POS service, and a complete back-office.

mycloud provides a SaaS-based, integrated, fully automated solution that allows hotels to optimize revenues through enhanced operational management and smart metric reviews. With budget-friendly, tiered pricing, the system is suitable for small to mid-size hotels of all sizes, from single establishments to vast international chains. It allows those managing the business to control everything from guest sentiments, housekeeping and maintenance services to financial planning through a single, user-friendly interface. Hoteliers can automate distribution to OTAs, undertake multi-currency transactions and chain-wide review analysis, coordinate food and beverage expenditure and even glean intelligence on competitors' rates.

Prologic First Vice President – Cloud Services Deepak Chauhan explains,
“The entire Prologic First team is delighted to have received this prestigious Express IT Runner-Up Award. We strive constantly to ensure that our hospitality cloud solution – mycloud – remains at the forefront of the hospitality industry, updating and refining the system to ensure that it brings maximum value to the establishments that use it. I'm thrilled that this has once again been recognized with a prestigious industry award.”

One of mycloud's unique selling points is that it offers a single comprehensive platform, which helps hoteliers deal with one vendor, offering everything from guest services to taking a departmental trial balance. Another highly useful feature of mycloud is its unique chain-based capabilities. The system allows hotel chains to manage reservations across properties via CRS. It provides a comprehensive view of the guest journey across properties, along with central control of travel agents and companies. It complements these with reports to ensure that management gets a complete overview.
Easy to integrate and a joy to use, the multi-award winning mycloud hospitality system's comprehensive features are supporting businesses around the world to run their properties more efficiently and more cost-effectively.

mycloud is available to hospitality businesses in the UK, USA, UAE, Philippines, Thailand, India and Singapore. For further details, visit or email

Deepak Chauhan
Prologic First India Pvt. Ltd.
+1 415-390-5039
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Rally Aims to Set More Records for Women’s March 2019

Rally named by Women’s March organizers as an Official Partner.

We’re excited to partner with Rally, an experienced bus rideshare partner, to transport riders to the Women’s March.”

— Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 / — Rally, creators of the bus rideshare, set a global record by successfully transporting nearly 50,000 people to the first Women’s March on Washington.

Now, building on that success, Rally has been named by Women’s March organizers as an Official Partner.

“We are proud to have supported the success of the first Women’s March through our grassroots efforts, and a formal partnership enables us to work more closely together,” remarked Siheun Song, cofounder of NYC-based Rally. “The idea for Rally was born when we were trying to help people get to another political rally in DC. Mobilizing passionate and like-minded people is in our DNA, and so we are thrilled to get back to supporting such a powerful movement.”

“We’re excited to partner with Rally, an experienced bus rideshare partner, to transport riders to the Women’s March.” Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Director of Community Engagement, of Women’s March also stated.

Individual riders are able to book from over 500 cities on Rally’s site at Go to for general info about the non-profit organization and the January 19, 2019 rally.

About Rally
Individuals get together on Rally’s platform to create on-demand bus trips to sporting events, concerts, festivals and more. Event-goers book rides at or the mobile app by finding their closest “Rally Point” (bus stop), or by requesting a new one. Rally’s algorithms dynamically connect people along a route to create an efficient bus trip, all automated with artificial intelligence. Rally has received reservations in over 3,500 cities across North America and recently became the Official Bus Rideshare partner of 7 NASCAR tracks and a NFL team. Rally’s new tagline is “let’s get there together.”

Peter Bray
+1 347-943-3417
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Rally and the Women’s March

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Driverless Cab Consumer Confidence Reaches 40 Percent


Billions of dollars is being spend on autonomous vehicle research, but would you ride in one?

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 / — Billions of dollars are being spend each year on autonomous vehicle research, but would you ride in one? To find out what people thought MOBOPINIONS asked people from all ages, regions and genders, across the USA, "Would you ride in a driverless taxi cab?”

The survey results showed that 40% overall would be willing to take driverless cabs, and among men the figure rises to 47% vs 32% for women. By age and region younger (aged 15-24) female respondents in the Northeast are the most adventurist with 56% willing to give automated cabs a go. For males the West region was strongest across all age groups from 18-64 with 52% saying they would ride a driverless cab.

The poll of 964 respondents, was conducted exclusively through Android 54% and IOS 46% mobile devices, within over 300 mobile apps, from November 29th 2018 to December 4th 2018. The survey has a margin of error of 4%.

MOBOPINIONS has established a reputation of consistently calling election results, including Brexit, UK General and US Presidential correctly. They use a unique technology based around a proprietary mobile survey research platform, that reaches over 1.8 billion monthly respondents, in 190 countries, within thousands of existing apps on smartphones and tablets. The platform enables survey researchers and brands to gain the opinions of their mobile audiences accurately, quickly, and efficiently, through a cost effective manner, that uses existing app based data.

Ivan Greenwald
+44 207-993-4677
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Source: EIN Presswire

Truffle Gift Set Makes an Elegant Culinary Statement at Christmas

Gourmet Living truffle gift set

Truffle Mill and Truffle Mill Refills

Gourmet Living's custom truffle mill and 2 refill bags makes a great gift for gourmands and foodies who expect a bit more in life.

Delight your culinary friends with the Gourmet Living truffle gift set that will put smiles on your friends throughout the year.”

— Sheila May, Owner of Gourmet Living

GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 / — Gourmet Living's truffle gift set of a custom acrylic grinder and two refill bags is an elegant Christmas gift for fellow gourmands and "foodies" looking for something special the year round.

Gourmet Living's truffle gift set was introduced earlier this year and has proved quite popular with the culinary crowd. With its colorful packaging, this gift of dried summer truffles brings home the sophisticated aroma of Italian truffles

The truffle mill and two 3-gram bags of truffle refills are currently offered on the Gourmet Living website at the special holiday promotional price of $39.50 (regularly $44.50). It is the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for discerning shoppers.

Tartufi scorzone or summer truffles are found in the foothills of Tuscany, Italy. These truffles are then dehydrated to prevent them from spoiling. Dispensing ground truffles from this custom grinder helps to preserve their distinctive aroma for many months.

White and black truffles are one of the great culinary delicacies in the world. Sadly, fresh truffles have a shelf life of around two weeks. Unless one happens to be in Italy or in France during the fall truffle season, you may find yourself out of luck. Preserved truffles allow you to enjoy this aromatic delicacy the year round.

Gourmet Living's owners discovered a small producer near Florence, Italy who source seasonal dried scorzone truffles for use in a custom truffle mill. The distinctive red and black packaging and labeling makes it an attractive gift for consumers.

Says co-owner Sheila May, "I love the convenience of our truffle mill which I use regularly on pasta, eggs, and even popcorn to kick up the taste profile. A little bit goes a long way with that distinctive truffle aroma."

Whether you plan to use truffles as an appetizer or as the highlight of the meal, Gourmet Living's truffle gift set is a welcome treat for fellow gourmands. Given its size, this truffle mill gift set is a manageable holiday or hostess gift.

For more information on truffles, please download Gourmet Living's FREE file for Frequently Asked Questions about Truffles. Be a smart shopper this holiday season.

Sheila May
Gourmet Living
+1 203-629-1530
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Source: EIN Presswire