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Club Med Confirm Continuing Strong Bookings for Their Bali Beachside Resort

Club Med confirm strong bookings ahead of the May to July peak dry months season.

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Between fields of rice paddies and temples, the Club Med Bali Resort is a sanctuary for families and friends on the shores of Nusa Dua. With masses of space to unwind, contemporary design inspired by local culture, an adults-only Zen Pool overlooking a lush field of palm trees, a holiday to Club Med Bali rejuvenates body and spirit.

There are so many things to do at the resort from visiting the floating restaurant with delectable al fresco dining, exploring the nearby temples or be pampered in the Spa by MANDARA. Plus, embrace the spirt of local culture with Balinese cooking lessons and evening shows. Club Med Bali holiday packages have never been so blissful!

Little ones are well catered for and can fly on the trapeze or play about in the splash pool with new friends in a safe environment.

It is no wonder Bali is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. Towering coconut palms and long, sandy beaches under the warm tropical sun. Tourists love Bali for the rich cultural and spiritual history they can explore, with fragrant foods, temples and traditional festivals which explains the strong tourism numbers in recent years.

Emma Cayeux, spokesperson for Club Med said, “Bookings are strong for different times of year with surfers wanting to catch the best waves between April & October, and chasers of culture booking to attend the Nyepi Festival in March or the Galungan Festival in February” She went on to say, “Bali has something for everyone and our kids club activities make it a truly great all-inclusive family holiday resort.”

About Club Med

Club Med is the worldwide leader in upscale Premium All-Inclusive holidays. Guests have the freedom to enjoy the wide variety of services and activities that our Resorts offer, be it on their own or with others.

The extraordinary Club Med experience includes accommodation with refined comfort, all gourmet meals, all-day bar and snacking, a wide selection of sports and leisure, night entertainment and parties, as well as children’s clubs for all ages. Guests get to enjoy true quality time with their loved ones knowing that everything is safe and taken care of.

With over 67 resorts located all over the world, vacationers may look forward to spending a truly unforgettable holiday at exotic locations!

For more information on all inclusive resorts Thailand and other international locations, please visit the Club Med website https://www.clubmed.com.au

Media Contact 

Emma Cayeux

Company Name:  Club Med

Company Address: 227 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW Australia 2000

Phone: 1800 258 263

 

USGFX Anticipates A Rise In Forex Trading As Chinese Stock Market Volatility Continues

The continued Volatility in the Chinese stock market has triggered a rise in interest from investors who are looking to invest in other markets such as the foreign exchange market. 
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The Shanghai Composite Index has been volatile and at one stage dropped more than 30% from its June 12 peak, representing a loss of more than $3.25 trillion to the Chinese stock market.

USG, an Australian foreign exchange brokerage based in Sydney, said that the stock market decline in China has created much anxiety and uncertainty around the world in recent months and many investors are looking to invest more in other markets.

USGFX Chief Executive Officer, Shay Zakhaim, in a statement today said “unlike the stock market, where investors can only profit when the price of their stock increases, with the forex market, investors can profit whether currencies appreciate or depreciate. One of the fundamental differences between the stock market and the forex market is that with the forex market, traders can either long or short their positions and stand to profit from both appreciating and deprecating currencies”

There are also other key differences between the two markets that make the foreign exchange market look attractive to investors and traders.

No central exchange – The foreign exchange market has no central exchange and is commonly referred to as Over the Counter exchange.  Traders can enter and exit trades from anywhere in the world on their computer or mobile device.  All that is required is an internet connection and a trading platform.

Leverage – The foreign exchange markets offer leverage at a significantly higher level than the stock markets.  Some foreign exchange brokers can offer leverage of up to 1:500.  However, this can be a double-edged sword because whilst traders stand to make significant profits if the trade goes their way, significant losses can also occur if the trade does not go in the direction intended.

To learn more about how to trade the foreign exchange market successfully, USGFX offer a coaching program to provide a structured understanding of forex trading.

About USGFX
USGFX is a regulated Australian Forex Broker and holds an Australian Financial Services License. With the company head-quartered in Sydney, clients of USG are able to access the markets to trade major and exotic FX Currency Pairs, CFDs, indices and commodities.

For more information on USGFX and the Foreign Exchange services offered please visit the website.

Media Contact

Justin Pooni
USGFX
G03, 135 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 1395

News Corp CEO Julian Clarke to retire

News Corp Australia CEO Julian Clarke will retire at the end of the year, replaced by COO Peter Tonagh.

 

News Corp Australia chief executive Julian Clarke will step down at the end of the year, after just two years in the role.

Mr Clarke came out of retirement for the job following the abrupt departure of then-chief executive Kim Williams.

News Corp announced in a tweet that the company’s chief operating officer Peter Tonagh had been appointed to replace Mr Clarke.

Meanwhile, APN News and Media Chief executive Michael Miller is joining News Corp Australia as executive chairman.

He will step down from APN on September 1 and the media group has appointed the head of its radio operations, Ciaran Davis, as his replacement.

News Corp’s global chief executive Robert Thomson said the changes were part of the company’s plans to expand its presence in Asia.

‘Our clear plan is to use Australia as a base for a significant expansion of our presence in Asia, while ensuring that our traditional businesses in Australia are developed to their full potential,’ he said in a statement.

‘Whether in broadcasting or the powerful platform that is print or in digital classifieds, we have a team that will vigorously pursue growth and strive to inculcate the sense of social purpose that has always been the cornerstone of the News Corp culture.’

He also paid tribute to Mr Clarke.

‘We must all recognise the genuinely extraordinary work of Julian Clarke, who has helped to fortify the foundations for our future, and done so with dignity, creativity and integrity,’ he said.

‘Julian’s contribution to the company and to Australia will echo for many, many years to come.’

The moves come as News Corp announced it would cut jobs and close bureaus at its subsidiary Dow Jones, which owns the Wall Street Journal.

News Corp reported a seven per cent slide in earnings in its most recent quarterly results due chiefly to weakness in its core news and information division, where earnings slumped 23 per cent.

It also comes amid a major shakeup in Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

Mr Murdoch, 84, has installed sons Lachlan and James at the top of 21st Century Fox, which was split from News Corp in 2013.

James has been appointed chief executive of Fox, while Lachlan has been appointed co-executive chairman alongside his father.

Lachlan is already working with his father as co-executive chairman of News Corp.

APN CEO Michael Miller resigns

APN News and Media CEO Michael Miller has resigned and will rejoin News Corp Australia.

 

Michael Miller has resigned as CEO of APN News and Media and will rejoin News Corp Australia as Executive Chairman.

He will be replaced as CEO by the head of APN’s radio operations Ciaran Davis from September 1.

It comes as News Corp CEO Julian Clarke announced his retirement at the end of the year.

See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/

GOING EXPERT – A NEW WAY FOR TRAVEL

Going Expert have just launched their new website connecting travellers with been-there travel agents. They don’t sell travel and don’t compare prices, they put the Traveller in touch with Travel Agents who have been to that destination.

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Going.Expert is a new travel platform allowing travellers to connect with travel agents who have actually been to the destination they are planning a trip to. This gives the traveller the booking experience and dollar savings of an industry expert with the destinational local knowledge of a seasoned traveller.

Last year (7/2015-6/16), outbound travel departures by Australian residents reached 9.6 million, with 60% of those being for a holiday. The majority of those traveller holidays (77%) were between 2 weeks and 2 months. That’s a lot of travellers and a lot of holidays, many to London. Given the proliferation of online booking platforms, it is interesting to note that almost 53% booked with a travel agent, a growth of 4.3% from the previous year.

There has been a definite downturn in using an online booking platform since 2010 due to traveller frustration brought on by lack of planning flexibility, definite lack of local knowledge and wasted hours, if not days spent researching. The online booking platforms are aggregating available flight, hotel and packaged holiday data from multiple sources; they aren’t planning a vacation for the individual.

In-line with the decrease in booking directly online is an increase of booking through a travel agent. By booking with a travel agent, travellers are realising that all of the planning work is being done for them, and the travel agent has the efficient booking systems at hand to find the right deal at the right time, saving them valuable time and money.

So the traveller is certainly doing the right thing booking through a travel agent, tapping into their wealth of experience, but how does the traveller find a travel agent who knows the local knowledge of the destination really well, in order to maximize the destination experience for the traveller.

“If you want to pick up a quick inflexible, impersonal packaged holiday then go ahead and use the online booking platforms, and pray that nothing goes wrong during your trip. But if you want a holiday that will be memorable for every last organised detail, and have someone to back you up even when you’re away, then you better use a travel agent who has been there”, says Mr Rogan Carroll, creator of a new connection tool for travellers. “That’s where Going.Expert works for the traveller.”

By connecting with a Travel Agent through Going Expert the traveller is getting the local knowledge of a travel specialist, someone who has actually been there. They know the restaurants, the culture, the tours, where to go, and where not to go, they will probably even know which side of the hotel to stay on.

GoingExpert was developed by Mr Carroll out of frustration from wasting hours and days researching a holiday, then getting frustrated even more when sitting with travel agents who refer to a brochure on their rack, or research online information to find out about the destination while sitting there with them. Travellers are time poor these days and want instant results and they want the real “been-there” knowledge on the destination they are travelling to.

“This is not a platform for someone who just needs a flight or hotel, there are plenty of aggregators doing that, this site is for the Traveller who wants to get the most out of their trip. If you want to turn your trip from a good holiday to a memorable lifetime experience, then use www.Going.Expert ,” explains the CEO and Founder of this new and unique travel platform.

Going Expert doesn’t sell travel and doesn’t compare prices, they put the Traveller in touch with Travel Agents who have been to that destination. And it’s not putting them in-touch with the travel agency office either, this is about one-to-one connections with the actual travel agent who has been there. Backing up the database are destination travel agents currently covering 102 countries, including the United Kingdon and growing daily, ready for travellers to match with.

So for the traveller, know where they are going, and are ready to book with someone who knows the destination intimately then visit www.Going.Expert and find a travel agent who has “been-there”. Going Expert is Free to use with no annoying backend advertising – just a pure tool to connect the traveller with the travel agent who knows all about the destination(s) being travelled to.

About Going Expert

GoingExpert is a Travel platform serving the needs of international travellers. Going.Expert connects Travellers with “been-there” Travel Agents; maximizing their travel experience by using a travel agent who has real local knowledge and extensive insights of a number of travel destinations.

Media Contact:

Mr Rogan Carroll

Company Name:  Going Expert

Email:  travel@going.expert

Phone: +61 (02) 8310 4065

 

 

Sydney City Tours

Your Sydney Guide Now Offers Private Sydney Tours

Scott Ricketts is the founder of Your Sydney Guide and is both an enthusiastic adventure guide and accredited IATG Sydney Tour Guide.

He launched the boutique guided tour business in Sydney to deliver visitors with a unique experience  and for local residents to enjoy some of the many delights the region has to offer but not yet seen for them selves.

Personally Guided Sydney City Tours

Scott is well known for his passion for adventure and travel and has seen him taking several guided tours into the deep powder snow of Hokkaido, Japan. He has also taken tours and traveled himself extensively through the UK, The Pacific, as well as many parts of Asia, North America and Europe. So he is well versed on what visitors to Australia are expecting in Sydney City Tours

The close proximity to Sydney makes the Blue Mountains an ideal day trip from Sydney that visitors can do and rave about.  The distance and highway drive allows a relatively short drive time which gives a full day of enjoying the delights of the region.

Your Sydney Guide staff can personally create the perfect day to suit any group or location that may be of individual interest to a small party. The small size of groups that the transport caters for allows the tours to be tailor made to take in the wonderful sights of Sydney’s regions. You are guaranteed friendly service and an attentive style to ensure a great experience is had by all.

When booking a trip, guests can log their interests and requests via email. This will ensure they are included in the Sydney day trip experience.  ‘Blue Mountain’  Guests enjoy this process and can create a day of what is recommended  as well as their special winery or iconic location to be included, in what will be for many a once in a lifetime visit to the region.

Your Sydney Guide also offers tailor made tour itineraries of the beautiful Sydney  coast that can be personalised to the interests of any group. Tours can be as relaxed or as adventurous as the group desires.

You can learn more about Your Sydney Guide and the Sydney City Tours offered by visiting the website here: http://www.yoursydneyguide.com.au

Media Contact Details:

Company Name: Your Sydney Guide
Owner: Mr Scott Ricketts
Address: 88A Gloucester Road Hurstville,
NSW Australia 2220
Phone:  +61 (02) 8916 6191

Your Mates Removals Founders Buy  Boomerang Box

The founders of Your Mates Removals have just paid an undisclosed sum for Boomerang Box adding this to their stable of removal related services.

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Buying flimsy, flat cardboard boxes that you need to fold into shape, tape the bottoms, tape the tops and the sides, then cut them open is a thing of the past.

Boomerang Box provides the alternative of renting stackable plastic moving boxes for secure and safe transportation. On completion of the move the boxes are simple collected by Boomerang Box, saving the hassle of dealing with torn and folded up boxes and tape.

Mr Laszlo Dobiasz, co-owner of Your Mates Removals said, “We are delighted with the acquisition of Boomerang Box as it’s great box products compliments our removal services business so well.”  He went on to say, ” We have used the boomerang Box boxes for many years now in our removal business and know firsthand the benefits of the box design and quality of their manufacture. When we became aware that the business was for sale we had no hesitation in making the acquisition.”

Boomerang Boxes are a significant advance  in removalists packing since moving began.  They’re super sturdy, ready-made, really cheap, very green, lidded plastic packing boxes that can be stacked up to 5 high and no packing tape is needed.

Mr Laszlo said, ” The unique box design gives significant advantages over its competitors. We know the advantages of Boomerang Box offer to those moving and to our own removals operation. With the marketing that we propose, the company’s boxes will soon be the ‘go to’ box for those on the move.”

About Boomerang Box
Boomerang Box is a ‘green’ company that helps reduce the amount of paper waste by providing interlocking plastic removalist Boxes right to the home or office. The packing boxes are rented and collected after the move. Customers only task is to label the boxes.

The team has a decade of experience behind them and came up with the recycling boxes and packing scheme after encountering thousands of frustrated clients. In doing so the company has saved thousands of tons of cardboard  from landfills.

To learn more about Boomerang Box and their packages visit here:  http://www.boomerangbox.com.au/moving_box_packages

CONTACT
Laszlo Dobiasz
Boomerang Box
1300 972 176

Product Pro Launches Range of Promotional Products

Sydney based on-line retailer Product Pro announced today its launch of its range of Promotional Products for the conference and event market.

Their website is now showcasing the comprehensive range of conference, sport and school range of promotional products offered with full printing options available on each.

Product Pro have a reputation of being at the leading edge of technology to communicate with their clients and their website visitors about special promotions and offers.

Mr James Ogden, sales manager of Product Pro made these comments when asked about the launch of the new range, “we did an in-depth survey of our existing client base to arrive at a range of promotional products which suited the array of individual client needs.” He went on to say, “We found that existing clients and website visitors have a broad range of customer interests and are from a wide Australian catchment, so the selection of products needed to accommodate the extensive range of needs and this was a prime consideration in his the final selection process.”

The new website promoting these products is mobile friendly to meet Google’s strict user experience requirements, is robust for ease of customers accessing it on all mobile and tablet devices.

Mr Ogden said, “ we have structured the new website as a one stop resource for conference organisers, schools as well as event organisers to view the latest promotional products, including conference pens, that can be printed with the event logo or corporate message.”

The new website is a reflection of the company’s commitment to staying abreast of the fast pace of changing technology and customer requirements.

They are pleased with user experience feedback already received on how comprehensive in product offering it is, from existing and new customers recently visiting the site since its launch.

For more information about Product Pro company, please visit the website: http://www.productpro.com.au/product-category/usbs

About Promotional Products

Promotional Products is a Sydney based Leading supplier of promotional USBs and other promotional type products for conferences, sporting or corporate events.

For more information, please visit

Contact Info:

Name: Mr James Ogden

Organization: Conference Lanyards

 

Australians Alerted To Samsung Galaxy Note7 Recall

Sydney based phone repairer Fone Fix, in a communique to clients has alerted them to Samsung recalling all Galaxy Note7 phones due to them being prone to catching fire.

At a press conference in Seoul, Samsung confirmed that the company will recall in the order of one million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones that have been sold around the world. It is understood that 50,000 Galaxy Note7 devices were sold in Australia and Samsung is recalling all these units.

Korea’s Yonhap News, reporting from the press conference, noted that Samsung had received 35 reports of battery defects or fires at its service centres, and the company had determined that the phone’s battery cells caused the issue.

Mr Shaun Moffatt, Managing Director of Fone Fix said, “We have noticed that the latest generation of smart phones, while pushing the innovative technology envelope, have lead to us seeing a significant increase in unusual iphone repair  requests in recent months.” He went on to say, “Recent media reports of smart phones exploding and catching fire have alarmed people and its good to see Samsung taking this responsible approach to allay peoples fears.”

Details of the Galaxy Note7 phone recall will be released in coming days. Samsung will coordinate the Australian recall with the help of third-party retailers and its carrier partners who sold the phone to consumers. Carriers like Optus and Vodafone have already contacted customers to make them aware of the issue and eventual recall.

To learn more about Fone Fix, their services and the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones, visit the website here: http://www.fonefix.com.au/

About Fone Fix

Fone Fix Pty Ltd is a Sydney based Phone repairer and retailer of related accessories since 1993. They have two retail locations specialising in Smart Phone Repairs & Smart Phone Data Recovery. Typical repairs are completed in 30-60 minutes and include 6 month’s warranty on all workmanship and materials. Fone Fix are known in the industry for fast solutions for all Mobile Phone, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Mobile, Tablet or Laptop screen repair services.

Contact Info:
Name: Shaun Moffatt
Email: repairs@fonefix.com.au
Organization: Fone Fix
Address: Level 1, Suite 107, 250 Pitt St, Sydney, Australia
Phone: +61 (02) 9386 1951

 

Hiring of The Classic Tiffany Chair Still Popular For Sydney Conferences

Leading Sydney event hire company, The Party Hire Group, confirms the trend is continuing to grow for conference event planners hiring The Tiffany Chair for guests to sit on at corporate events they arrange.

The tiffany chair, also know as the Chivari chair, is the most elegant event chair available for hire. This chair is also the most sought after for weddings and engagement parties in Sydney. The Chivari chair can transform a conference setting, offering pure beauty and comfort. For those wanting a more modern look than the traditional white or gold tiffany chair hire, the clear tiffany chair, especially for corporate themed conferences is increasing in popularity.

The modern Tiffany chair look is very much in line with its original design crafted in 1855. They look extremely stylish, are very practical and exceptionally comfortable to sit on for long periods, as required for corporate and celebratory events.

Lavish events held across Sydney, and other cities of Australia, require large numbers of tables and chairs. Event organisers have been able to accommodate this by engaging specialist hire companies like The Hire Group that provide tiffany chair hire Sydney wide.

The Tiffany chair was designed in 1807 by Italian designer Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi. The designer lived in the town of Chiavari, on the northwestern Italian coast. Because of its design origins, the chair is also known as a Chiavari chair.

The chair was accepted as a great design then that became known as the tiffany chair and brought rise to many factories opening in Chiavari and surrounding towns. Today it is still seen as an elegant chair to suited to compliment regal events and is now manufactured globally.

To learn more about the White Tiffany Chair Hire Services of The Party Hire Group, including the popular white and gold tiffany chair hire visit the website www.partyhiregroup.com.au

Business Contact Details:

Address: Unit 1/26 Mcilwraith Street, Wetherill Park, NSW, Sydney 2164

Phone: 1300-33-99-81

http://www.thepartyhiregroup.com.au/tiffany-chair-options/

info@ThePartyHireGroup.com.au

Niche : Tiffany Chair Hire Sydney