The Opening of Hotel NEO Puri Indah Jakarta

Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately-owned and independent hotel management group

Archipelago International

Hotel NEO Puri Indah Jakarta

Hotel NEO Puri Indah Jakarta

Archipelago International continues the expansion of its innovative and highly popular Hotel NEO brand with the opening of Hotel NEO Puri Indah in Jakarta.

Our latest addition is a great fit in the vibrant Puri Indah neighborhood with its many attractions and shopping options nearby. Stay tuned for more future NEOs opening near you.”

— John Flood

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, June 30, 2020 / — Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately-owned and independent hotel management group, continues the supersonic expansion of its innovative and highly popular Hotel NEO brand with the opening of the new Hotel NEO Puri Indah in Jakarta. This marks the 25th Archipelago hotel in the capital alone.

The new NEO comes with 96 open-space, uncluttered guest rooms, each featuring LED TVs with international & local channels, workstations with universal outlets, a mini-fridge, tea-coffee makers and ensuite bathrooms. A casual restaurant and a swanky rooftop lounge with live music add to the exciting offerings, while business travelers will appreciate the two modern meeting rooms that can be combined into one.

‘NEO is probably one of the most misunderstood hotel brands in the market, which in itself is a key unique selling point. While this may sound contradictory, it’s pretty simple: The brand is purposely ‘mispositioned’ within the typical hotel classification, making it an attractive choice near both ends of the price spectrum. What’s more, it is a ‘modernistic’ hotel, a place with a modern and futuristic narrative. A visionary, imaginative brand, that creates curiosity and dreams. One NEO trademark is the convenient and popular location and with that in mind, our latest addition is a great fit in the vibrant Puri Indah neighborhood with its many attractions and shopping options nearby. Stay tuned for more future NEOs opening near you.’ says John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago International.


About Archipelago International
Archipelago International operates Indonesia's largest portfolio of over 150 hotels with a further 50+ currently under development across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. With 20,000 rooms in more than 60 destinations, the Group's high-end to budget brands include ASTON, The Alana, Collection by ASTON, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, NEO, favehotels and Nomad.

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Have you ever really talked to Identical Twins without Comparing them?

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Mac & Madi Children’s Stories light-hearted messages will teach everyone that twins are individuals even though they appear to be carbon copies of each other.

Linda, an identical twin, knows all too well about the bond and the challenges of being a twin. She was inspired to write twin books that are fun and focus on individuality.”

— Big Little Press

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 / — Twins, Mac & Madi Children’s Stories light-hearted messages will teach everyone that twins are individuals even though they appear to be carbon copies of each other. Children’s book author Linda Herron releases Mac & Madi’s Vacation: About Identical Twins’ Exciting Trip to the Shore! She debuted these now beloved twin characters in early 2019 with her first in the series, Mac & Madi’s Surprise: A Very Different Twins Birthday!

In Mac and Madi’s latest adventure, Herron illustrates the connections that the twins form with people they encounter on their trip to the shore. These kinds of exchanges are a unique part of daily life for identical twins, as people see two individuals who appear to be a carbon copy of each other. As an identical twin herself, Herron is all too familiar with the sometimes silly questions that people tend to blurt out, so she uses this fun vacation adventure to feature the light-hearted message that twins are individuals. Rather than confining twins to roles that compel them to be identical in all aspects, she wants to inspire twins to grow individually, just like all other siblings. Readers will follow along as Mac and Madi navigate common twin questions while having fun at the shore.

Mac & Madi’s Vacation captivate readers as the girls navigate the sometimes-surprising obstacles in their lives as young identical twins. When Mac and Madi set out on their vacation journey, they meet a variety of friendly vacationers who are very curious and have lots of common twin questions for the two girls. Later, however, they also meet an older, wiser woman who is interested in each of them and their individual responses. This connection teaches the others how to communicate more thoughtfully with identical twins, and the girls’ responses are powerful, revealing, and expressive as each of them offers an exuberant answer that allows her own personality to shine.

The book has been reviewed by Barbara Klein, Ph.D., a psychologist who is known for her research on the development of twin identity. Klein observes, “I was so delighted to read about Mac and Madi’s summer vacation and how these twins handled all the questions from the vacationers about being twins. Outsiders or onlookers need to understand that these so-called innocent questions can be hurtful to twins who naturally measure themselves against each other already. Part of growing up as a twin involves developing your individuality and sense that it is good to be different from your twin."

For additional information about the Twins, Mac & Madi series, contact

About the author: Born and raised in Rhode Island, Linda Herron knows firsthand what it is like to grow up as an identical twin. In fact, the most wonderful part of her childhood was spending time with her best friend and twin sister.

Because Linda recognizes the unique bond—and the unique challenges—that being a twin entails, she was inspired to create a series of children’s stories about being an identical twin. Her latest book is Mac & Madi's Vacation: About Identical Twins Surprising Trip to the Shore!

When she isn’t writing children’s books, Linda spends much of her time writing business articles and blogs. As a Financial expert, she provides strategic advising that transforms businesses by boosting profitability. Her financial expertise has been featured on media outlets including American Express, LendingTree, and Daily Business News, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bryant University.

Today, Linda lives in California and enjoys the sunny, seventy-five-degree weather every day. Though her twin still lives in Rhode Island, they visit each other to spend time together.

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“The Cradle Of Civilization”, region is home to 400M+ residents; is a political and cultural hotbed, and travel and tourism industry at over $80B annually.

This powerful geo-domain brand name is a game changer for a company that desires to be the dominant digital portal for all things related to The Middle East.”

— Fred Mercaldo

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 / — Geocentric Media, Inc. today announces the exclusive representation of one of the most important and massive geographical regions in the world. Home to Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Oman, Palestine, Cypress, Bahrain and more, The Middle East offers a massive opportunity for the right owner to develop a digital portal and cover all relevant information in this important region.

Fred Mercaldo, CEO of Geocentric Media, Inc states: “Our company specializes only in pure geographical domain brands, and we are certain that is one of the most recognizable, credible, memorable, trusted, authority recognition and brandable names in the world. Natural direct type-in traffic, combined with a high level of organic rankings, will ensure the new owner of this incredible name will enjoy dominant market share for everything pertaining to the Middle East, while at the same time, not having the financial burden of constant monthly SEO spend. Whether the new owner desires to focus on the political climate and news delivery and current events, or take advantage of the $80B annual tourist opportunities, having the credibility of this name as your digital brand is the obvious choice for the right organization. This powerful geo-domain brand name is a game changer for a company that desires to be the dominant digital portal for all things related to The Middle East."

While Mercaldo firmly believes this is a $1M+++ domain name, the owner is motivated to sell this name to the right party, and bids in the mid to high six figures will be considered. To inquire, please communicate directly with Mercaldo at

About Geocentric Media, Inc.
Geocentric Media, Inc is the largest broker in the domain world that deals exclusively in geo branded domain names. Current projects include the largest City(.)com US portfolio ever assembled and offered that includes such brand like,,,,,, and 17 others (see the entire list at along with other mid-sized markets such as and Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Geocentric Media has over 17 years experience in the development, monetization, and brokering of geo-domain names.

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Tour Guide Matthew Muller New Orleans Explains the Benefits of Taking Tours While Traveling

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Tour guide Matthew Muller explains the many safety and adventure benefits of taking tours while traveling. 

NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, June 29, 2020 / —
Many travelers think they need to explore destinations on their own to receive an authentic experience. However, experienced tour guides like Matthew Muller argue that couldn't be farther from the truth. The correct tour can greatly enhance your travel experience, and Matthew Muller from New Orleans recently explained why.

"The first and most obvious benefit of taking a tour is safety," Matthew Muller of New Orleans said. "Experienced tour guides know the exact places where tourists are welcome and areas where they not be."

Matthew Muller of New Orleans explained that most popular travel destinations are safer than some tourists expect. Although, its's the smaller hassles, like scams and petty theft, that can put a sour taste in any travelers' mouth. Matthew Muller stated that an experienced guide knows the local scams and dangers and steers attendees away from them. 

Expert tour guides like Matthew Muller also take all of the stress away from your travel planning experience. Leave the meal planning, timing, and transportation up to them, and simply enjoy the ride. Similarly, Matthew Muller native of New Orleans explained that being able to take a passenger seat means you view far more than the road along the journey. Those who explore via guided tour typically see more of the route between the starting point and the destination. 

Another point Matthew stressed is that traveling via tour saves travelers time. Many times, that means hours or even days are saved. Tour guides know exactly where to go, and they don't require you to travel long hours via public transportation. By hopping aboard a tour-company-owned vehicle, you skip slow bus or train rides and enjoy the knowledgeable commentary provided by the guide. You also don't run the risk of getting lost and backtracking. Anyone who has time constraints while traveling can benefit greatly from taking a tour. 

Matthew Muller explained that one of the greatest benefits of taking tours is experiencing new cultures. Qualified tour guides understand the local culture and how to respect that culture while giving travelers authentic cultural experiences. 

"Traveling via tour is also another major way travelers meet fellow travelers," Matthew Muller, from New Orleans explained. "Anyone whose traveling solo or simply wants to interact with other travelers from around the globe should join a tour. Many times, people who meet on our tours become lifelong friends and travel buddies."

Matthew Muller added that travelers often gain important travel insight from the people they meet on tours. They may learn about another interesting excursion in the same town or another destination they visit in the future. A guided tour is an ideal way to explore in a safe, friendly, informative, and fully adventurous environment. 

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Elizabeth Giuliani Describes Hiking Trolltunga and the Beauty of Western Norway

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Avid traveler Elizabeth Giuliani describes hiking Troltunga with her son and the beauty of Western Norway.

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, USA, June 29, 2020 / — Western Norway is a unique part of the world, famed for its postcard-worthy fjords and Alpine mountains that look as though they've sprouted out of the sea. Avid traveler Elizabeth Giuliani, from Sarasota, FL ventured to this unforgettable part of the world with her son nearly one year ago.

During this adventure, Elizabeth Giuliani and her son Giovanni adventured on the guided trek to Troltunga. This is one of Western Norway's most popular hiking adventures, leading roughly 1,200 meters above sea level to some of the most jaw-dropping views in all of Europe and arguably the world. The hike takes six hours in each direction to complete, totaling up to 12 hours of hiking. Elizabeth Giuliani explained that the hike is most ideally enjoyed as an overnight adventure, so hikers can experience the sunset and sunrise amongst the gorgeous Troltunga terrain.

It's a hike Elizabeth Giuliani and Giovanni would recommend to anyone. Giuliani stated that the two opted for a fully guided hike, which took all of the stress out of planning and ensured they wouldn't miss any iconic stops along the way. Elizabeth Giuliani described that the guides had everything arranged as they reach their campsite. Arriving exhausted, a great weight was lifted knowing they did not have to assemble tents, build a bonfire, and cook dinner or breakfast the next morning. The campsite was located at the top of Troltunga, which Elizabeth Giuliani explained must be one of the most stunning campsites in the world.

Elizabeth Giuliani described a bit more about her and her son's Western Norway adventure, apart from the Troltunga trek, for those who are interested in visiting this part of the world. She explained that visitors will want at least a couple of full days to explore the city of Bergen alone. Other notable sites Elizabeth Giuliani suggested visiting are the famed Majestic Fjords Route. She stated this is another adventure that's best enjoyed with a guide, as they can direct visitors to all of the most iconic sites along the way, including the Tvindefossen waterfall and the deepest and longest fjord in Norway, Sognefjord.

Elizabeth Giuliani remarked on other notable sites she and her son Giovani enjoyed on their Western Norway adventure. These included Sognefjellet and the Skywalk, Geiranger Fjord, the Leon Skylift, and the countless small towns they noticed along the way. Elizabeth Giuliani explained that it wasn't necessarily the iconic sites that made their trip complete, many of the lesser-known villages, waterfalls, and lookouts showed just how beautiful the scenery and the culture of Western Norway really is.

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Taste Canada Awards Announce the 2020 Shortlist

English Books Shortlist

French Language Books Shortlist

2020 Shortlist Hosts

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 29, 2020 / — In a year where cookbooks have taken centre stage in the homes of Canadians across the country, it has never been more important to promote the incredible authors that share their recipes and traditions with our great nation. Can we count on you to share the love?

“Now, more than ever, people are cooking at home and taking culinary adventures in their very own kitchens. This is a tremendous opportunity to wave our Canadian flags in celebration of our talented Canadian authors and their outstanding cookbooks,” says Karen Baxter, Executive Director, Taste Canada.

Cookbooks remain a very large industry in Canada. Did you know that in 2019, according to BookNet, the total units of print books sold in Canada in the “cooking” subject category amounted to at least 1.6 million, for a total value of $38 million? Shout it from every kitchen across the country, Canadians love cookbooks!

Each year, Taste Canada presents awards to some of the best food and beverage authors in both official languages. The jury is comprised of volunteers from Canada’s culinary profession appointed by an independent selection committee.

Now in its 23rd year, the Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada ( announced the shortlist of cookbooks competing for a coveted culinary writing award as well as the virtual gala hosts. Eighty-six cookbooks entered the competition, featuring authors from 7 provinces. The shortlist narrowed the competition to 5 entries per category, featuring authors from 6 provinces.


English-Language Books / Les livres langue anglaise

Culinary Narratives

Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui, Douglas & McIntyre, Madeira Park
Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide by Emma Biggs and Steven Biggs, Storey Publishing (Thomas Allen & Son), Markham
Island Craft: Your Guide to the Breweries of Vancouver Island by Jon Stott, TouchWood Editions, Victoria
Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food by Lenore Newman, ECW Press, Toronto
Pepper: A Guide to the World's Favourite Spice by Joe Barth, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD

General Cookbooks

Duchess at Home by Giselle Courteau, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Gather: A Dirty Apron Cookbook by David Robertson and Kerry Gold, Figure 1 Publishing, Vancouver
Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer, Penguin Canada, Toronto
Let Me Feed You by Rosie Daykin, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Olive + Gourmando The Cookbook by Dyan Solomon, Ko Média, Montréal

Regional/Cultural Cookbooks

Burdock & Co by Andrea Carlson, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Cedar and Salt: Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field, and Sea by DL Acken and Emily Lycopolus, TouchWood Editions, Victoria
Coconut Lagoon: Recipes from a South Indian Kitchen by Joe Thottungal and Anne DesBrisay, Figure 1 Publishing, Vancouver
Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen by Kim Thúy, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador by Jeremy Charles, Phaidon, New York, NY

Single-Subject Cookbooks

Dirty Food: sticky, saucy, gooey, crumbly, messy, shareable food by Julie Van Rosendaal, Author/Dinner with Julie, Calgary
Living High Off the Hog by Michael Olson, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Modern Lunch by Allison Day, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Oven to Table: Over 100 One-Pot and One-Pan Recipes for Your Sheet Pan, Skillet, Dutch Oven, and More by Jan Scott, Penguin Canada, Toronto
Vegetables First by Ricardo Larrivée, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver

Health and Special Diet Cookbooks

Eat More Plants: Over 100 Anti-Inflammatory, Plant-Based Recipes for Vibrant Living by Desiree Nielsen, Penguin Canada, Toronto
Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
Sprout Right Family Food: Good Nutrition and Over 130 Simple Recipes for Baby, Toddler, and the Whole Family by Lianne Phillipson, Penguin Canada, Toronto
The Living Kitchen by Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman, Appetite by Random House, Vancouver
The Long Table Cook Book, Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health by Amy Symington, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver

Les livres langue française / French-Language Books

Les narrations culinaires

L'avenir est dans le champ par Marie-Claude Lortie et Jean-Martin Fortier, Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal
Le goût de la bière fermière – De la tradition à l’innovation locale et écoresponsable par Martin Thibault, Druide, Montréal
Lexique français-anglais de la cuisine et de la restauration par Diana Bruno, Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique [CCDMD], Montréal
Mieux conserver ses aliments pour moins gaspiller par Anne-Marie Desbiens, Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal
Oui, tout est permis par Hubert Cormier, Éditions la Semaine, Montréal

Livres de cuisine générale

Fiesta santé. Mes recettes et trucs pour commencer à bouger et être débordante d’énergie par Alexandra Diaz, Éditions De L'Homme, Montréal
Olive + Gourmando : Le livre de recettes par Dyan Soloman, KO Éditions, Montréal
Soupers rapides par Geneviève O’Gleman, Groupe Sogides/Éditions De L'Homme, Montréal
Survivre en appart par Rosalie Lessard, Éditions De L'Homme, Montréal
Végé gourmand par Linda Montpetit, Modus Vivendi, Montréal

Livres de cuisine régionale et culturelle

Ancora! par Maria Di Domenico, Auteur, Québec
Défi des p'tits chefs – les recettes, Volume 3 par Béatrice Savoie-Frenette, Éditions Cardinal, Montréal
FORÊT Identifier, cueillir, cuisiner par Ariane Paré Le Gal et Gérald Le Gal, Les Éditions Cardinal, Montréal
Saveurs d'Acadie cuisine traditionnelle et d'aujourd'hui par Anne Godin et Amélie Poirier, Éditions LGO (La Grande Ourse limitée), Moncton
Tables véganes – Menus d'ici et d'ailleurs par Élise Desaulniers et Patricia Martin, Trécarré, Montréal

Livres de cuisine sujet unique

Cuisine de pêche par Stéphane Modat, Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal
Déjeuners protéinés par Hubert Cormier, Éditions la Semaine, Montréal
Food Prep pour repas improvisés par Jessika Langlois, Modus Vivendi, Montréal
L'apéro au Québec cocktails locaux et de saison par Maxime Coubès et Rose Simard, KO Éditions, Montréal
Parcours sucré par Patrice Demers, Les Éditions La Presse, Montréal

Livres de cuisineé et diète particulière

Comptoir végan par Gabrielle Cossette et Aurélie Lacroix, Parfum d'encre, Montréal
Les bonnes choses : cuisine végane au fil du jour par Eline Bonnin, Éditions De L'Homme, Montréal
Loounie cuisine par Caroline Huard, KO Éditions, Montréal
Mes grands classiques véganes – 100 nouvelles recettes véganes inspirées des classiques par Jean-Philippe Cyr, Les Éditions Cardinal, Montréal
Savoir quoi manger – TDAH par Elisabeth Cerquiera, Modus Vivendi, Montréal


The Taste Canada Awards shortlist announcement was delivered by Susanne Mikler and Chef Martin Juneau, renowned culinary icons.


Susanne Mikler is the co-founder of LC Liaison College I Culinary Arts, a facility that trains gourmet chefs in 10 campuses located throughout Southern Ontario and was recently ranked as the fourth best culinary arts school in the world by the Chef2Chef Culinary Portal.
A dynamic and visionary entrepreneur and a natural leader, Susanne is a graduate of Seneca College (Travel and Tourism Diploma Program) and attended the University of Waterloo (Undergraduate Program in Arts and Social Work).

In addition to her current duties as VP of Corporate Affairs for Liaison College, Susanne is past chair of the Board of Women in Food Industry Management. Committed to improving the culinary arts in Canada by mentoring chefs and chefs-in-training as well as someone who is generous with recognition and appreciation for her teams, she was nominated for an RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur in the Bell Trailblazer category (2006).

Susanne has also served as Ontario Director with the Canadian Chef Educators Association, chaired the Guelph Region chapter of Cuisine Canada, held positions with both the Ontario and National Association of Career Colleges and been a member of the National Accreditation Commission, among other roles.

She currently sits as a much-esteemed Director on the Taste Canada’s Board.


Co-owner of Pastaga, vins nature & restaurant (ranked 5th best new restaurant in Canada by EnRoute in 2012) and named best Canadian chef in 2011 during the Gold Medal Plates competition, Martin Juneau became known to the general public in as a judge of culinary reality TV Et que ça saute!, broadcast on V in 2011 and 2012. His inventive, eclectic and unpretentious cuisine is one of the most creative in the province. Very attached to Quebec's culinary traditions, he was the perfect person to lead Les Prix Juneau in 2014, where he traveled the roads of Quebec in search of the best recipes.

Since 2015, his plate has been full! We only have to think of Monsieur Crémeux, dairy bar (also a food truck), Le Petit Coin, a neighborhood grocery store, or even the Cul-Sec wine store, all located on Beaubien Street. Without forgetting the cafeteria-sandwich shop-co-working space, Tricot Principal, in the mile-ex, as well as Pastaga Boutique, located in the food court of the Rockland Center.

After 2 years at the helm of programs The Zeste menus by Martin Juneau and The Tag BBQ on the Zeste channel, Martin co-hosted Meilleur que le chef at Canal Vie, with Dany St-Pierre, as well as produced, developed and animated the Amuse-Bouches web-series with his wife Valérie Roberts.

His cooking career started in 1998 and led him to work at Lumière in Vancouver, at the Auberge de la Charme in Burgundy as well as in the most beautiful tables of Montreal: Le Club des Pins, Les Caprices by Nicolas, La Bastide, and Derrière les Fagots, before opening his first restaurant La Montée de Lait in 2005.

You can follow him on Instagram @martin_juneau and Martin Juneau on Facebook.

About Taste Canada

A champion of Canadian cookbooks, Taste Canada inspires and encourages readers at home and abroad to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from a Canadian perspective. Taste Canada brings together Canadian food and beverage writers, publishers, chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, industry, post-secondary culinary colleges, media and cookbook fans, recognizing that food connects us all.
Taste Canada is a not-for-profit organization and remains sustainable due to the generous support and sponsorship received from industry partners.

Since 1998, Taste Canada has presented awards to the best Canadian food writers. The awards ceremony is going virtual this year, taking place on October 25, 2020. Additional information can be found at

Interviews with Karen Baxter, Executive Director, Taste Canada, or any of the authors on our shortlist can be facilitated. Contact Steven Hellmann, Taste Canada Publicist, at with any requests.

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COVID FREE Barbados opens its borders for tourists

Barbados Villas are the perfect vacation solution. Clients can continue to socially distance while at the same time, enjoy a bit of Paradise”

— Alexandra Baradi

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, IRELAND, June 29, 2020 / — Bajan Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that not only is Barbados now COVID-19 free, but Barbados will also be officially open to tourists on July 12th. This announcement coincides with the resumption of commercial flights from Canada, The United States and Great Britain.


Air Canada – twice per week on Thursday and Sundays
British Airways from London Gatwick – Commence flights July
Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick – Commence flights July 18th
Jet Blue from JFK New York – Commence flights July 25th
American Airlines from Miami – Expected to commence on August 1st

The Prime Minister announced that there is no requirement for quarantine and there are no curfews in place on Barbados. Guests will, however, be required to present a COVID-19 negative RT-PCR (swab) test no more than 72 hours old on arrival at immigration. In addition, there is a new embarkation card with specific health questions. These two steps have been put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors and local Bajans.

Barbados’s leading villa rental company Exceptional Villas are taking bookings and already experiencing a significant uplift in demand for the summer and high season, which occurs each year between November and April. In line with other Caribbean Islands open for business, Barbados is experiencing a 200% increase in year on year bookings and enquiries. There is a pent-up latent demand for safe, secure and flexible tourist destinations, and Barbados is one of those.

Barbados is one of the safest places in the world right now to go on vacation. Barbados together with some of its Caribbean neighbours such as St Barts, Anguilla, The British Virgin Islands, Saint Kitts, Nevis, St Lucia and The Grenadines are completely COVID-19 free.

According to CEO and Owner of Exceptional Villas, “Barbados Villas are the perfect vacation solution. Click Here for More Information. Clients can continue to socially distance while at the same time, enjoy a bit of Paradise”. The extra space and amenities in a villa together with the fact that all of the Barbados Vacation Rentals have introduced enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols mean that villas are the perfect safe oasis option.

Barbados is one of the most accessible islands to reach from both Great Britain and North American with direct flights from many cities such as London, New York, Toronto, Miami and Atlanta. Barbados is stunningly beautiful and is home to some of the world’s best beaches with soft white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Partner this with an incredible selection of five stars Barbados Vacation Rentals, the best shopping in the Caribbean, an excellent selection of oceanfront restaurants, interesting history and an authentic Caribbean culture ensures Barbados is a winning formula for the perfect COVID-19 free vacation.


Exceptional Villas is a luxury villa rental company featuring only the best hand-picked and personally inspected properties in the world. The company has clients from all over the world. Exceptional Villas have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This service includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and providing complimentary concierge service. This service includes organizing all aspects of the client’s vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports, and pre-arrival stocking. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and have a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customized service they offer. The company operates two other brands; Villas Barbados and Dream Ireland, which are designated rental brands for Barbados and Ireland.
For more information visit or call + 353 64 66 41170 or toll-free from the US and Canada 1 800 245 5109 and UK 0845 528 4197

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IADA Chair Notes Preowned Aircraft Markets Are 'Improving Dramatically'

IADA dealers note that light jets, like this CitationJet, have only dropped in price by about 10 percent during the pandemic and economic fallout. This jet is listed exclusively by CFS Jets at

IADA dealers note that light jets, like this CitationJet, have only dropped in price by about 10 percent during the pandemic and economic fallout. This jet is listed exclusively by CFS Jets at

Paul Kirby

Paul Kirby

With No Large Price Drops

By and large, things are improving and improving pretty dramatically.”

— IADA Chairman Paul Kirby, EVP of QS Partners in Boulder, Colo.

BOULDER, COLO., U.S., June 29, 2020 / — Recently, the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) held a members-only webinar to review where the preowned aircraft sales industry is amid the economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic. Subject experts from IADA member ranks discussed where the industry is and where it is heading.

"By and large, things are improving and improving pretty dramatically," said IADA Chairman Paul Kirby, the executive vice president of QS Partners in Boulder, Colo. "May is generally better than April, and…we all anticipate June to even be significantly better than May. And so, the trends are all in the right direction."

"The end of the travel restrictions, the end of the lockdowns, it's all had the positive effect that we all hoped for," he said. As far as aircraft sales prices are concerned, Kirby noted, "Generally speaking, those have been thoughtful, strategic price reductions that haven't been completely out of whack and haven't cratered any one specific market."

He added, "For the first time we've heard a sentiment from a couple of different buyers…saying, 'I'm afraid I've missed the bottom.' And I don't know if they're right or not. I hope they are."

IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling, in Boise, Idaho, reinforced that message: "In talking with a number of the dealers around the country this past week, everybody talked about two, three, four (deals). I mean I talked to different dealers and five claim they're trying to close right now. So, I'm expecting our June numbers to really jump, and I'll be really anxious to see the chart next month…because it appears as though the recovery is coming back at really high speed."

An edited and shortened version of the IADA webinar is available for public viewing at: The full webinar was viewed by more than 550 IADA members.

Experts panelists on the webinar included: President Joe Carfagna Jr. of Leading Edge Aviation Solutions in New Jersey, Founder Matt Bosco from Axis Jet in Sacramento, Calif., Owner Clay Healy of AIC Title Service in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Creator/Director Rollie Vincent of JETNET IQ in Dallas, Texas.

About IADA
IADA is a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago, promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry. IADA now offers the world's only accreditation program for dealer organizations and the only certification program for individual brokers.

Products and Services members are verified by the organization. The process delivers high standards of ethical business and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient and reliable marketplace.

For information on IADA go to For info about IADA's aircraft marketplace go to

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AviationManuals Develops Maintenance Manuals for BizAv Flight Departments

AviationManuals supports a client base that operates over 4,500 aircraft worldwide, including over 60 Fortune 100 company flight departments.

AviationManuals supports a client base that operates over 4,500 aircraft worldwide, including over 60 Fortune 100 company flight departments.

Process Begins with Completion of a Simple Questionnaire

A GMM is another valuable resource business aviation flight departments should consider having to help reinforce procedures, best practices and to assure an adherence to consistent standards.”

— AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier

WASHINGTON, D.C., US, June 29, 2020 / — AviationManuals, the leading provider of digital operations manuals, has launched a customized General Maintenance Manual developed specifically for Part 91 flight operations.

The company's General Maintenance Manual (GMM) is delivered with ARCdocs software and iPad app, and addresses procedures for maintenance leadership and shop floor personnel. Several flight departments have already incorporated the new offering into their operations.

"A GMM is another valuable resource business aviation flight departments should consider having to help reinforce procedures, best practices and to assure an adherence to consistent standards," said company CEO Mark Baier. "It helps flight departments from everything to staying on top of changing and complex operations, to helping with employee onboarding."

The GMM covers:
Roles and responsibilities
Personnel policies
Inspection programs
MEL management
Functional flight checks
Airworthiness directives
Tool calibration
Inventory control
Training and safety programs


AviationManuals' General Maintenance Manual for Part 91 operators is customizable for a wide-range of flight department sizes and can incorporate requirements tailored to individual operators. Getting started is as easy as filling out a simple form.

A GMM helps develop consistency among varying experience levels of maintenance professionals and provides procedures to help contract workers assimilate in an organization. Topics covered include inspection, maintenance, and work turnover procedures; MEL management and deferral procedures; safety programs; aircraft marshaling and towing; procedures to use an outside MRO or repair center; personnel policies for maintenance personnel; duty time limits; and integration into existing Safety Management Systems.

Clients Operate 4,500 Aircraft Around the World

AviationManuals supports a client base that operates over 4,500 aircraft worldwide, including over 60 Fortune 100 company flight departments. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, the company provides digital operations manuals with update services, as well as SMS software and iPad apps for fixed-wing, rotary-wing, drone operators, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals.

Products and services include SMS Software, Flight/Company/General Operations Manuals, International Operations/Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs), Emergency Response Plans (ERPs), FBO Manuals and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more info go to

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StrongLink erweitert um native LTFS-unterstützung für ein cross-plattform-datemanagement

StrongLink software logo, now with optional LTFS support.

StrongLink now with native LTFS support

StrongLink unterstützt ab sofort die richtlinienbasierte Datenverwaltung für alle Speichertypen, einschließlich Bandbibliotheken aller großen Anbieter.

PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 / — StrongBox Data Solutions, der führende Anbieter autonomer Datenverwaltungs- und Archivierungslösungen, gibt die Verfügbarkeit seiner StrongLink®-Hochleistungs-Daten- und Speicherressourcenverwaltungssoftware der zweiten Generation bekannt. Ausgestattet mit einer optionalen LTFS-Funktion unterstützt StrongLink® Bandbibliotheken aller Anbieter. Mit dieser neuen Funktion können IT-Manager ihre vorhandene Speicherinfrastruktur nahtlos erweitern und Bandspeicher richtlinienbasiert in einen plattformübergreifenden, globalen Namespace aufnehmen. Die Speicheroptionen umfassen sowohl Flash-, Festplatten- als auch Cloud-Storage.

StrongLink® nutzt die Leistungsfähigkeit von Metadaten. Administratoren erhalten alle Informationen zur Automatisierung der Datenverwaltung für jeden Speichertyp in einem globalen Namespace. Die Benutzer greifen über eine Multi-Protokoll-Schnittstelle auf die Daten in den verwalteten Speichersystemen zu. Die parallellaufenden Datenverwaltung, wie Migrieren, Kopieren oder plattformübergreifendes Tiering beeinflussen den Benutzerzugriff nicht.

"StrongLink und die neue LTFS-Funktion bieten IT-Administratoren in großen, heterogenen Speicherumgebungen ein neues Maß an Kontrolle", sagte Floyd Christofferson, CEO von StrongBox Data Solutions. "Es wurde entwickelt, um Kunden neue Möglichkeiten für Data Intelligence zu geben. Mit dieser Intelligenz lassen sich Speicherressourcen automatisiert steuern – mittunabhängig davon, welche Speicherplattform ein Unternehmen heute bereits hat oder morgen erst hinzufügen wird."

StrongLink® LTFS ist der Nachfolger der StrongBox LTFS NAS-Archivplattform. Damit konnten Firmen über zwölf Jahre lang die Komplexität bandbasierter Archive verwalten und es für die Benutzer wie ein einfaches festplattenbasiertes NAS aussehen lassen. Mit der Einführung der LTFS-Funktion in der StrongLink®-Plattform der zweiten Generation wurde die Bandunterstützung auf ein neues Niveau in Bezug auf Leistung, Skalierbarkeit und plattformübergreifender Automatisierung gebracht. Mit StrongLink® LTFS können sogar vorhandene Bandbibliotheken partitioniert werden, um dateibasierte Workflows mittels benutzerdefinierter Richtlinien hinzuzufügen. Auf diese Weise lassen sich inaktive Daten automatisch auslagern und automatisiert Offlinekopien realisieren. Airgaps schützen Daten nicht nur vor Ransomware. Sie biete auch ein echtes, aktives Archiv auf dem jeweils kostengünstigsten Speichertyp.

Die StrongLink®-Software ist standardmäßig herstellerneutral und unterstützt die Bibliotheken aller großen Bandhersteller. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Systemen ist StrongLink® mit einer Funktion für Any-to-Any-Datenbewegung ausgestattet. StrongLink® ist nicht auf Stubs, Symlinks, Agenten oder andere proprietäre Hooks und Änderungen an Dateisystemen angewiesen. Somit kann StrongLink® auch Daten von Tier-0- oder Tier-1-Datenträgern direkt auf Band verschieben. Dateien müssen nicht in einem zusätzlichen Datenträgercache gespeichert werden. In Datenumgebungen mit mehreren Petabyte bedeutet dies erhebliche Einsparungen bei Infrastrukturkosten, Stromverbrauch und Rechenzentrumsfläche.

StrongLink® und die neue LTFS-Funktion sind auf Scale-out-Leistung ausgelegt und verfügen über eine selbstheilende Architektur einzelner oder mehrerer Knoten. Und im Gegensatz zu anderen Systemen sind die Lizenzkosten von StrongLink nicht an die Kapazität der verwalteten Daten gebunden. Die Kosten steigen im Laufe der Zeit nicht an, auch wenn das Datenvolumen der Kunden zwangsläufig steigt.

„Mit der Verwaltung verschiedener Speichersilos unterschiedlicher Protokolle in einem einzigen globalen Namespace behalten Kunden die vollständige Kontrolle über ihre Daten und ihren Speicher,“ bestätigt Marco Vögele von Cristie.Partners, die für den Vertrieb von StrongLink® in der DACH-Region verantwortlich zeichnen. „Das reduziert nicht nur die Komplexität oder senkt die Speicherkosten. Es hilft vor allem bei der Durchsetzung globaler Datenschutzrichtlinien.“

Über StrongBox Data Solutions
StrongBox Data Solutions (SBDS) ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von intelligenter Datenverwaltung und -archivierung und bedient seit 2008 die weltweit anspruchsvollsten Datenumgebungen. SBDS vereinfacht die Daten- und Speicherverwaltung. StrongLink® nutzt die Leistung aggregierter Metadaten und hilft Unternehmen, Ihre TCO zu senken. StrongLink® überblickt inkompatible Daten- und Speicherumgebungen und ermöglicht die globale Kontrolle über alle Daten auf jeder Storageplattform, einschließlich Flash-, Festplatten-, Band- und Cloud-Speicher. Weitere Informationen stehen auf der Website unter zur Verfügung.

Für den Vertrieb der StrongBox Data Solutions in der Region DACH ist Cristie.Partners verantwortlich.

Marco Vögele
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Source: EIN Presswire