Thursday, February 25, 2010

HolidayIQ Adds Travel Photo Printing On Merchandise

HolidayIQ Adds Travel Photo Printing On Merchandise

This Valentine's Day, give a gift with your favourite travel photo printed on it, on HolidayIQ. India's leading travel information website HolidayIQ. com now provides its users an option to print travel photos on interesting products.

Bangalore, India (PRWEB) February 11, 2008

This Valentine's Day, give a gift with your favourite travel photo printed on it, on HolidayIQ. India's leading travel information website HolidayIQ. com now provides its users an option to print travel photos on interesting products.

HolidayIQ has a repository of thousands of attractive travel photos contributed by its hundred-thousand-member community. Now, the site provides more value to its users with a feature to print these photos on useful merchandise.

HolidayIQ, which recently made headlines for its hotel review sharing arrangement with Google, has now tied up with Myntra. com for printing travel photos on T-shirts, mugs, mouse pad, key chain and other such products. This offering was developed in response to the need expressed by its users for a way of showcasing their contributions beyond the website. Users can select a photo and the products on which to print the photo; the selected photo gets printed along with an acknowledgement of the contributor. The order is then shipped to the user.

Myntra. com is a Bangalore based company founded in 2006. Myntra's aim is to create a marketplace where people can design and find unique gifts. With no end to products that can be custom made, Myntra sees unlimited opportunity in this space. Their vision is to continuously innovate and expand the offerings that customers can customize. 

"With changing lifestyles, there is a rapidly growing market for personalized gifts and merchandise", observes Hari Nair, CEO of HolidayIQ. "Travellers can now have photos, contributed by either themselves or others, printed on gift items. What better gift than one that carries your signature in the form of a photo of your memorable holiday? Or an eye-catching photo from one of the many professional travel photographers who are part of HolidayIQ's community?"

Click here to see one of HolidayIQ's pages with the photo printing feature. (http://www. holidayiq. com/destinations/photos/Shimla-Photos. html)

It has been a hectic year at HolidayIQ. Many new features have been added, content increased manifold and many new alliances formed in the last one year. The Times of India Group's investment in HolidayIQ, launch of XChange - a Question & Answer Forum for travelers, and the 5 millionth visit to the site were some of the significant milestones during the period. The company sources say there is more to come - travel videos, even more content and more alliances.
With unbiased reviews from actual travellers, HolidayIQ is the most trusted advisor on holidays for Indians. HolidayIQ's repository of over 280 destinations and over 7500 accommodation options makes it the most comprehensive source of information for travel and holiday planning for the Indian traveller.

Visit www. holidayiq. com for information on Destinations, Hotels, Resorts, Home-stays and other accommodation options in India.


Weight Loss Surgery Leader Hospital Angeles Offers $7,500 All-Inclusive Medical Travel Holiday Program for New Device-Free Gastric Plication Procedure

Weight Loss Surgery Leader Hospital Angeles Offers $7,500 All-Inclusive Medical Travel Holiday Program for New Device-Free Gastric Plication Procedure

Hospital Angeles Tijuana, just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, adds the new restrictive weight loss surgery procedure Gastric Plication to its annual holiday bariatric specials, when demand for obesity surgery is typically highest.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010

Hospital Angeles has expanded its internationally well-regarded weight loss surgery program to include a $7,500 Gastric Plication all-inclusive medical travel special. The hospital is also offering a $5,000 LAP-BAND program. Patients must schedule gastric plication or LAP-BAND by January 31st 2011, and have the procedure by March 1, 2011, to receive the special pricing.

Gastric Plication is a new restrictive weight loss surgery procedure that involves no devices or stomach resection (restriction is accomplished with the use of non-absorbable suturing) while offering patients faster, more intense weight loss than is observed with gastric banding. In September 2010 Dr. Lopez Corvala, gastroenterologist surgeon at Hospital Angeles Tijuana, presented findings from more than 100 gastric plication findings at the 15th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).

Dr. Lopez-Corvala reported his findings about the gastric plication procedure support earlier clinical data reported at the Euro-Mediterranean & Middle East laparoscopic meeting. SFCE-MMESA held in Bordeaux-France November 13-15, 200, as well as the Bariatric Times (Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication: An Alternative Restrictive Bariatric Procedure, May 2010).

The gastric plication (which means 'to pleat') procedure is generating excitement among bariatric surgeons because it is less invasive (than RNY bypass, defined by the National Institutes of Health as the current gold standard for obesity surgery) and features minimal risk of acute or late complications, while providing patients with weight loss that comes sooner and is more intense than restrictive gastric banding. Weight loss results reported by patients mirror weight loss patterns for patients of the RNY gastric bypass, a more invasive procedure with greater risk of complication.

The gastric plication procedure requires about 60 minutes of operating time and 24-48 hours of recovery. Patients are required to have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higher to qualify.

Hospital Angeles Tijuana has become a preferred destination for weight loss surgery among international patients since opening in 2006, in part because its state-of-the-art facilities are located just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego. Patients of the Angeles Health International weight loss surgery medical travel program receive free round-trip transport from San Diego International airport as part of their all-inclusive price.

Hospital Angeles Tijuana is part of the largest private hospital network in Mexico; the showpiece gated medical complex features hospital with 116 private rooms and suites, 12 operating suites, 8 ICU units, and 24x7 English-speaking surgeon, nurse and on-site international patient concierge availability, as well as the offices of more than 130 board-certified specialists.

Dr. Lopez Corvala is the President of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery and an internationally recognized professor of bariatrics and a regular presenter at bariatric conferences, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Conference on Extreme Bariatric Surgery held in February 2010. He has held four gastric plicaiton surgical training sessions at Hospital Angeles Tijuana in 2010; seven additional sessions are planned for 2011.

A recent spate diet pills has failed to receive FDA approval, which limits options for the increasing overweight Americans, making weight loss surgery, particularly noninvasive options such as gastric banding and gastric plication, will continue to become more of a frontline option rather than a last resort.

The bariatric surgery team at Hospital Angeles has performed more than 7,000 weight loss surgeries on patients from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Patients can inquire about their qualification for gastric plication or LAP-BAND surgery by contacting the international patient department at Hospital Angeles 866.668.9263. Adolescent candidates are accepted but must meet special requirements including strong parental involvement and commitment. Hospital Angeles gastric plication and LAP-BAND medical travel packages include travel concierge services and medical shuttle transport for all patients.

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