Thursday, January 20, 2005

Free Long Distance Calls at Hotels in Canada for CPSA Members

Free Long Distance Calls at Hotels in Canada for CPSA Members

InnVest REIT Hotels offers CPSA members 30 minutes of free long distance calls in North America along with preferred rates at over 130 hotels in Canada.

Toronto, ON (Vocus) September 15, 2010

The Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) has signed an exclusive deal with InnVest REIT Hotels providing its members with 30 minutes of free long distance calls per day anywhere in North America, in addition to their preferred rates at over 130 hotels in Canada. Hotel bookings made between September 14, 2010 and December 31, 2011 are eligible for this ‘Keep INN Touch’ bonus offer along with other valuable amenities such as free local calls, high-speed Internet and complimentary breakfast at most locations.

“We’re excited to offer CPSA members these additional savings,” says Linda Jamieson, vice president, sales and marketing at InnVest REIT Hotels. “We know that customers looking for business travel hotels will take advantage of this offer and use the 30 free minutes to connect with friends and family when they’re on the road or to make business calls to avoid incurring additional charges on their private or company cell phones.”

Guests can choose from top hotel brands such as Best Western, Comfort, Delta, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Les Suites, Quality, Radisson, Staybridge Suites and Travelodge and should request the “CPSA preferred rate” when booking. From, Chilliwack, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland, InnVest’s hotels in Canada are located in most major cities and outlying areas across the country. All hotel reservations can be made online through the brand websites or by calling the hotels directly. CPSA membership cards must be presented upon check-in. Full promotion details and a list of participating hotels are available at InnVest REIT hotels.

“Guests may also access hotel listing information on CPSA’s Blackberry Smart Phone application, BTSidekick, when they’re on the road,” says Jamieson. “It is a free application that identifies your current location, shows you the closest hotels, pulls up maps and even generates driving directions. This should help make business travel as easy and stress free as possible for our CPSA customers.”

CPSA is an organization representing 30,000 business travelers from the sales and marketing professions.

About InnVest REIT Hotels
The InnVest REIT Hotels portfolio includes over 140 hotels in Canada from many respected brand names in the hospitality industry. InnVest has hotels conveniently located in or close to most major cities, airports, conference centres, universities and tourist attractions. In partnership with Westmont Hospitality Group, one of the largest hotel operators and managers, InnVest’s portfolio includes both full and limited service hotels and is one of the most versatile hotel companies in Canada.
For more information visit http://www. InnVestREIThotels. com.
© 2010 InnVest REIT Hotels. All rights reserved.

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ChoicePoint's VitalChek Signs Applicant Authentication Agreement with 100th Government Agency

ChoicePoint's VitalChek Signs Applicant Authentication Agreement with 100th Government Agency

VitalChek Network Inc. a ChoicePoint® company and America's leading source for government-issued birth certificates and other vital records, has signed its 100th government agreement with the Larimer County Health Department in Fort Collins, CO., to provide ChoicePoint's ProCheck and ProID® knowledge-based authentication products.

Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) January 4, 2008

VitalChek Network Inc. (vitalchek. com), a ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) company and America's leading source for government-issued birth certificates and other vital records, has signed its 100th government agreement with the Larimer County Health Department in Fort Collins, Colo., to provide ChoicePoint's ProCheck and ProID knowledge-based authentication products. The products will assist in efforts to reduce identity theft for birth certificate or other vital record requests. In addition, Larimer County also will use express certificate services offered through VitalChek.

"ProCheck and ProID helps to ensure that your personal information is protected," said Billy Burn, VitalChek vice president of sales. "Customers may safely and conveniently order vital records online 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

"We have been increasing the requirements for identification to protect our customers from identity theft," said Ron Hyman, state registrar of vital events for the State of Colorado. "Some of our customers are in situations where they have lost documents due to fire and storms and need to re-establish their identities, and VitalChek allows them to do that."

VitalChek's state-of-the-art applicant verification methods make it safe and convenient to order official copies of vital documents, including birth and death certificates (http://www. vitalchek. com/agency_locator. aspx? EventType=Death), and marriage (http://www. vitalchek. com/agency_locator. aspx? EventType=Marriage) and divorce records (http://www. vitalchek. com/agency_locator. aspx? EventType=Divorce) via the Internet. The ProCheck service verifies the actual existence of a person trying to place an order and helps spot fraudulent identities, while ProID generates an interactive verification quiz that ensures that the person placing an order is whom they claim to be.

Larimer County is the 100th government agency to use VitalChek authentication services. Other agencies using VitalChek authentication services include Virginia Vital Records, New Mexico Vital Records, Colorado Department of Health and Cook County Vital Records, which provides birth certificates for the city of Chicago.

VitalChek Network Inc., a ChoicePoint Company, is America's first online remote ordering service for life's important documents. For almost 20 years, VitalChek has provided an affordable, easy and reliable way to obtain official government vital records as an official service provider for more than 600 government agencies throughout the United States and U. S. Territories, safely delivering millions of important documents every year. VitalChek is the preferred source for online birth certificates (http://www. vitalchek. com/agency_locator. aspx? EventType=Birth) for congressional offices, passport acceptance agencies, travel agencies, major airlines and cruise lines, post offices, school administrators, tour operators, department of defense and military recruiters, sports organizations, hospitals, public health agencies and courts and social services agencies. Additional information is available at vitalchek. com.

About ChoicePoint:
ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) provides businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations with technology, software, information and marketing services to help manage economic and physical risks as well as identify business opportunities. Consumers have free access to the reports we create at ChoiceTrust. com. Learn what we do to protect consumer privacy by visiting PrivacyatChoicePoint. com and, for more information on our company, go to ChoicePoint. com.

ChoicePoint, ProCheck and ProID are registered trademarks of ChoicePoint Asset Company.

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Travel Scanner, el mejor compañero de viaje

Travel Scanner, el mejor compañero de viaje.

TUCANO presenta un escáner USB ultra ligero y de dimensiones compactas.

España. (PRWEB) January 12, 2006

TUCANO, fabricante italiano de maletines, accesorios y periféricos para portátiles, continúa siendo fiel a su apuesta por presentar productos basados en los últimos avances en concepto de movilidad e innovación. Por ello, acaba de presentar Travel Scanner, un nuevo periférico diseñado especialmente para usuarios de portátiles, tanto PC como Mac, que se perfila como una perfecta alternativa tanto en prestaciones como en funcionalidad.

La principal característica del nuevo escáner de TUCANO es su tamaño, ya que presenta unas dimensiones ultra reducidas -292x52x40mm y 340 gr. de peso - que permiten un transporte fácil, incluso en el mismo maletín del portátil. Pero el tamaño no afecta a su resolución, ya que el Travel Scanner presenta un sensor de imagen CMOS-Color y alcanza los 600 x 1200 dpi a 48 bits, unos valores que otorgan una buena calidad a los documentos escaneados.

En cuanto a sus posibilidades, permite un área de escaneado de documentos con tamaños desde tarjetas de presentación hasta A4, con una velocidad de 3 páginas por minuto en blanco y negro y 1 página por minuto en color.

Aparte de estas prestaciones, el Travel Scanner incluye conexión USB 2.0 y permite su utilización si necesidad de cable de corriente, un hecho que le convierte en un producto especialmente útil para usuarios de portátiles y en una solución que ahora mucho tiempo para gestionar la información con un coste muy efectivo.

Además del cable USB, este nuevo escáner se presenta con CD-ROM de instalación, manual en varios idiomas, papel de calibración, papel de limpieza, funda para fotos y bolsa de viaje.

Por último, el escáner de TUCANO incluye un completo paquete de software para trabajar de un modo rápido y efectivo. Con el fin de que sea un producto válido para cualquier entorno, el escáner también está disponible para usuarios de Mac, en una versión especial que incluye un software específico para ellos, compuesto por las aplicaciones Reader 5.0 Sprint, para textos en OCR, y Presto Page Manager, para la gestión y almacenamiento de las imágenes.

Para más información, contactar con:

TUCANO ESPAÑA

Tel.: 91 648 73 21

Www. tucano. com

LV= Research Reveals Brits Carry on Camping this Summer

LV= Research Reveals Brits Carry on Camping this Summer

LV= research reveals camping holidays are due to experience an unprecedented surge in popularity this summer as cost conscious Brits tighten their belts.

Croydon, UK (PRWEB) May 23, 2009

LV= research reveals camping holidays are experiencing an unprecedented surge in popularity this summer as Brits tighten their belts and seek out cheaper breaks.

The results from travel insurer, LV= (http://www. lv. com/ (http://www. lv. com/)), found that nearly twice as many Brits (30%) are considering a camping or caravanning holiday this year compared to those who took one last year (17%).

Research amongst campsites (Camping and Caravanning Club Mar09) also found that advanced bookings are up 27% year-on-year as campers rush to book their patch of grass. Across the country the most popular beauty spots include Cornwall (15% of planned camping trips), the Lake District (12%) and Devon (11%).

According to the survey, amongst all UK adults, 30% are planning or considering a camping or caravanning trip this year, with the majority citing cost as the primary motivator for choosing this kind of holiday. On average, campers plan to spend £450 on their trip which equates to an estimated injection of £6.1 billion* into the UK tourist industry.

The research findings also highlight a surge in campers planning to turn their backs on organised campsites and pitch their tents wherever they like (27%). Getting off the beaten track is the major motive**, yet very few people (21%) know the UK laws around camping in the wild, and 13% wrongly believe they can camp wherever they like, whereas in fact they are likely to find themselves on the wrong side of the law. According to legislation in England and Wales there is no legal right for people to camp wherever they like and landowners have the right to move them on. However there are areas in the country where the practice is more accepted and anyone planning a trip should research where the best places are.

Emma Holyer, spokesperson for LV= travel insurance (http://www. lv. com/insurance/travel_insurance (http://www. lv. com/insurance/travel_insurance)), said: "Camping is a fantastic way to experience the great British countryside, and with a hot summer predicted it's set to be a bumper year for camping and UK holidays in general. However with camping sites full to bursting point, this could attract thieves who are looking for easy pickings. As well as taking sensible security steps such as locking the tent with a padlock, campers should ensure they have a travel insurance policy (http://www. lv. com/insurance/travel_insurance/policy_information (http://www. lv. com/insurance/travel_insurance/policy_information)) in place or extend their home insurance (http://www. lv. com/insurance/home_insurance (http://www. lv. com/insurance/home_insurance)) cover to include insurance (http://www. lv. com/insurance/ (http://www. lv. com/insurance/)) cover for possessions outside of the home."

Notes to Editors:
Research carried out by Opinium Research using an online poll of 3,237 British adults from 9th to 15th April 2009. Results have been weighted to be nationally representative.

  • UK adult population = 45,434,897, with 30% considering a camping holiday this year. Average planned spend by campers = £449 in total. This equates to a total of £6,120,080,581.
** 46% of wild campers stated 'getting off the beaten track' as their reason for eschewing campsites

About LV=
LV= is a registered trade mark of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) and a trading style of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies.

LV= employs over 3,800 people, serves around 3.2 million customers and members, and manages around £7 billion on their behalf. We are also the UK's largest friendly society (Association of Friendly Societies Key Statistics 2008, total net assets) and a leading mutual financial services provider. LVFS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority register number 110035. LVFS is a member of the ABI, AMI, AFS and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.

LV= PR contact:
Emma Holyer
Press Office
LV=
69 Park Lane
Croydon
CR9 1BG
0208 256 6714
Www. lv. com

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Wildland Firefighter Statue to be Unveiled at the Boise Airport on May 2nd, Honoring all Wildland Firefigthers

Wildland Firefighter Statue to be Unveiled at the Boise Airport on May 2nd, Honoring all Wildland Firefigthers

Boise, ID (PRWEB) April 14, 2005

An 8-1/2 ft. tall statue honoring wildland firefighters will be unveiled for its first public display in a special dedication ceremony 3 p. m., Monday, May 2 at the Boise Airport Terminal.

The 600-pound artwork was commissioned by the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, and was funded primarily through the financial donations of the National Wildfire Suppression Association. Sculptor Larry Nowlan created the statue in the likeness of the first Wildland Firefighter statue installed at the Wildland Firefighter Monument located at the National Interagency Fire Center compound in Boise.

Representing private fire service companies nationwide, the National Wildfire Suppression Association strongly supports the work of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and is committed to assisting their fallen and injured brothers and sisters and their families in the Wildland Firefighting community in times of need.

In its resting place inside the Boise Airport Terminal, the Wildland Firefighter statue will be displayed prominently, reminding those traveling through the busy airport hub of the commitment and sacrifice made by the many men and women during their wildland firefighting duty. The inaugural statue is the first of a number of replicas which will be installed in airports across the country. Airports in Reno, NV, San Francisco, CA and Albuquerque, NM have also expressed interest in hosting similar Wildland Firefighter commemorative statues.

The NWSA is committed to improving safety on the fireline and has developed a high-qualify training program for the private wildland fire services. NWSA is a non-profit (501(c)6 organization which represents over 250 companies with an aggregate of more than 10,000 employees nationwide.

Contact Information:

Debbie Miley

Telephone: (877) 676-NWSA (6972)

Email: info@nwsa. us,

Website: www. nwsa. us

Event: Wildland Firefighter Statue Unveiling & Dedication Ceremony

Location: Boise Airport Terminal, 3201 Airport Way, Boise, Idaho

Date: Monday, May 2, 2005

Time: 3 p. m.

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