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13% happy to sleep with strangers on flights says Skyscanner

13% happy to sleep with strangers on flights says Skyscanner

Results from a poll by flight search engine Skyscanner show that air travellers are a friendly group of people...

(PRWEB) February 16, 2010

13% of people would be happy to share a Skycouch with a stranger they met in queue, according to the latest poll from flight comparison site Skyscanner.

The Skycouch, which has been developed by Air New Zealand, works by converting a row of three airline seats into a bed. It is being heralded as the first ‘lie-down economy bed’, and the first major improvement in economy class travel comfort in 20 years. Three seats must be purchased together, with the third seat offered at a discounted rate. Each of the seats has a cushion that folds up from beneath and arm rests all tuck away, creating a flat mattress that will allow two adults to stretch out.

The seats on relatively cheap flights (http://www. skyscanner. net/) in Economy class have always lacked severely in comfort compared to their Business class counterparts but with this new innovation the gap has been significantly bridged for long haul flights such as cheap flights to Sydney (http://www. skyscanner. net/flights-to/syd/cheap-flights-to-sydney-kingsford-smith-airport. html) from the UK.

73% of the people who voted in Skyscanner’s poll said that they would happily pay the extra for a Skycouch, of which 60.5% said they would only share with their partner. 25% said that they wouldn’t pay the extra and would rather save their money.

Nearly 500 people voted in the poll, and the overall results show that Air New Zealand’s innovation is a winner with long haul flyers and a lucrative move for the airline.

Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director said:

“We applaud Air New Zealand for making long haul flying more comfortable. We knew people would like the idea, but we were amazed that so many would be happy to share the Skycouch with a stranger they’d only just met at the airport. It could lead to new relationships blooming at twenty thousand feet, although Air New Zealand have stressed that Skycouches should not be used to join the ‘mile high’ club.”

About Skyscanner:

Skyscanner is a leading travel search site based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Skyscanner provides instant online comparison on flight prices, including flights to London (http://www. skyscanner. net/flights-to/lond/cheap-flights-to-london. html) for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well as car hire, hotel and holiday price comparison.

With Skyscanner, users can browse without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, and Skyscanner is available in 20 different languages including French, German and Spanish.


FashionSchoolReview. com Chases Down Canine Couture from Dog Fashion Designers

FashionSchoolReview. com Chases Down Canine Couture from Dog Fashion Designers

'Every dog has his day' as the saying goes, and at FashionSchoolReview. com, an interactive fashion education site, fashion conscious owners and their canine counterparts can now be ready to face whatever, or whoever, the day may bring. FashionSchoolReview. com, a top fashion education Web site that offers fashion education resources from around the world, takes a look at the trends in the booming industry of dog fashion.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 19, 2007

At FashionSchoolReview. com, columnist Trey Collamer reviews the latest trends in canine couture in her column "Doggie Design: Fashion Faux Paw," (http://www. fashionschoolreview. com/news/2007/03/fashion-faux-paw. html (http://www. fashionschoolreview. com/news/2007/03/fashion-faux-paw. html)). She aims to keep dog lovers and aspiring dog fashion designers current on what's hot and what's not. From schnauzers to sheep dogs to shih tzus, fashionistas from any breed can now fetch the latest 'must haves' from experts within in the industry itself, with the help of resources at FashionSchoolReview. com.

It's no secret that the pet fashion industry has seen a recent explosion, thanks to Hollywood's trendy elite like Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, and Britney Spears carrying canines as accessories. Recently, last season's canines have become this season's most-accessorized creature. No longer is the fashion dog collar the hottest thing in the dog design business. With everything from dog clothes, from a simple t-shirt to head-to-toe leather gear, to the latest dog designer accessory like the jaunty feathered hat, any fashion design career would be off to a good start in this burgeoning industry.

Canines aren't the only ones that dog fashion designers have in mind. Coordinating outfits between pets and owners is becoming one of the hottest trends that designers are chasing this season. As Trey Collamer writes, "Today's adorned celebrity hounds have fueled the new surge in doggie fashion design" (http://www. fashionschoolreview. com/news/2007/03/fashion-faux-paw. html (http://www. fashionschoolreview. com/news/2007/03/fashion-faux-paw. html)). Thanks to the surge in this trend, dogs can now not only travel in a designer handbag but also opt to carry one of their own.

Last year, the American Pet Products Manufacturers' Association estimated that the pet industry raked in around $9.3 billion, with the largest financial gains stemming from luxury items like clothing. As FashionSchoolReview. com's "Fashion Faux Paw" points out, numbers like this have dog fashion designers sitting up and paying attention.

FashionSchoolReview. com is an interactive and informative fashion school Web site that helps users interested in fashion school find the right fit. Users can search for fashion schools around the world, get the latest fashion trends and access articles about the industry. FashionSchoolReview. com is the ideal source for anyone interested in fashion school.     


2011 Canadian e-Tourism Awards Announces Google as Title Sponsor of the March 9 Celebration in Toronto

2011 Canadian e-Tourism Awards Announces Google as Title Sponsor of the March 9 Celebration in Toronto

Nominations for the 2011 e-Tourism awards, sponsored by industry giant Google and designed for travel and tourism professionals utilizing the internet to promote travel to Canada, are now open

Toronto, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011

The Canadian e-Tourism Council, a national forum of Canadian tourism marketing executives specializing in online communications, and chaired by Rick Gaunt of Manitoba, is pleased to announce the 2nd Canadian e-Tourism Awards, an innovative awards program that recognizes individual travelers and tourism businesses for excellence in online communication supporting travel to Canada.

“We are extremely excited to have Google as the Title Sponsor for these awards,” said Carol Alderdice, Canadian e-Tourism Awards Chair.

The Canadian e-Tourism Council has a mandate to collaborate to leverage emerging media channels and web technologies in order to successfully promote Canada as a travel destination. E-Tourism awards council members represent provincial marketing organizations from around the country.

This awards program is not limited to business. This is the only awards program that recognizes individuals for telling their travel stories online. Many travelers share their stories, photos, and even videos about their travel experiences on the internet. This information is widely used and trusted by consumers in their travel research. We want to salute the most intriguing and exciting moments of travelers’ vacations and explorations in Canada.

Registration for the Canadian e-Tourism Awards is now open to individuals and businesses in a host of categories who feature, market or sell a Canadian destination, product, attraction or experience. Award criteria and applications are now available online at http://www. canadianetourismawards. com. The website was designed and is hosted by T4G Limited and will feature online nominations and voting by individuals and businesses online. Entries will be accepted for the tourism marketing awards until midnight EDT, January 30th, 2011.

The e-Tourism awards will be presented at a luncheon on March 9 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto as part of Canada’s leading online marketing conference, Online Revealed Canada, http://www. onlinerevealed. com. “Online Revealed Canada is honored to be hosting the 2nd Canadian e-Tourism Awards,” states Patricia Brusha, Co-Founder of Online Revealed Canada. “Google as Title Sponsor only reinforces the significant strides made in e-tourism marketing in Canada.”

The Canadian e-Tourism Awards will recognize individual travelers who create engaging online Canadian travel stories told through words, photos or video on social networks or individual websites and blogs and businesses that prove innovation, creativity and results in marketing Canadian travel experiences.

Unlike other tourism awards programs, nominations are free of charge and consumers can nominate and vote on all entries.

The judging will be done by the Canadian e-Tourism Council.

For more information or to nominate work, visit http://www. canadianetourismawards. com or contact Carol Alderdice (carol. alderdice(at)gnb. ca), the 2011 Chair of the Canadian e-Tourism Awards.

About the Canadian e-Tourism Awards
The Canadian e-Tourism Awards honour the best in Canadian travel experience articulation and information presence online, created by individuals and businesses around the world. Self-nominated and judged by the members of the Canadian e-Tourism Council, winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony, held during the Online Revealed conference, March 9, 2011.