Diamonds La Gemma dellEst to host World Travel Awards Africa Indian Ocean

first_img Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 Recommended for you Related Items:Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Planhotel Hospitality Group, world travel awards, Zanzibar Sandals Resorts International Honored At Annual World Travel Awards Sandals Resorts win top prizes at World Travel Awards Gala in Exuma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, November 25th, 2015 – World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania, has been selected to host the Africa & India Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.Set to take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, the dazzling red-carpet ceremony will welcome hospitality leaders and luminaries from across the regions.Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, located on the north-western shores of magical Zanzibar, is set within stupendous exotic tropical gardens. The enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly resort has a total of 138 rooms, all with a private terrace and the majority with sea views.WTA President Graham Cooke said: “Our Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony will be the first stage on our 2016 Grand Tour and it will be a pleasure to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania, for the first time.“Zanzibar is famed and predominantly seen as a beach destination – with crystal clear warm cobalt-blue seas all year round and pure white sandy beaches. However, there’s far more to offer the discerning traveller.“From diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, deep sea fishing and many other aquatic experiences, as well as the often forgotten cultural experiences on offer.“WTA will showcase all this and more when we visit early next year.”WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.Commenting on the decision Andrew Cook, General Manager, Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est said: “Hosting the WTA Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 at Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est in Zanzibar is one of the proudest moments in the resort’s history.“It is also an opportunity and endorsement for all in Zanzibar to showcase our offerings and reaffirm our country as a fast developing tourism destination in the world.“We not only aim to showcase and educate our guests on ourDiamonds resorts but also with our authentic cultural interactions with the warm and vibrant local ethnic communities.“Zanzibar is a progressive nation, bursting with local enthusiasm, talent and creativity.”Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est is part of the Planhotel Hospitality Group.Founded in 1997 in Lugano, the group has been operating in the tourism sector for over 18 years as a leading hotel management company for resorts and hotels in the Indian Ocean.Planhotel is renowned worldwide for its unique combination of local tradition and Italian style in both its design and guest services, without forgetting its exemplary all inclusive formula.WTA Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.For more information on the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 head over to the official website.last_img read more

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EReaders

first_imgIn his 2009 predictions to FOLIO:, Bob Sacks, president and publisher of Precision Media Group, said that this would be “the year that e-paper finally got the respect and understanding it deserves. The introduction in early 2009 of the Plastic Logic full sized, touch screen, e-reader will be the forerunner of this recognition.”While in the past e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader have been primarily focused on book publishing, Hearst Corporation recently announced that it will debut a magazine e-reader later this year.The first American magazine publisher to directly tap the digital reader market, Hearst is encouraging others to license technology so that they, too, can deliver digital content. Hearst is looking at a design better suited for reading magazines and newspapers than the book-focused Kindle. Those close to Hearst’s e-reader project say that the device is light, with a large screen to make digital reading as comfortable as the print products, at 8.5×11 inches versus the Kindle’s six-inch screen. Mountain View, California-based Plastic Logic also has plans to launch a new electronic reading device in 2010, and through a partnership with digital vendor Zinio will provide magazine content.It’s been suggested that, if successful, an e-reader could someday replace print magazines and save of approximately 50 percent of the expense involved by cutting paper, printing and delivery costs. e-reader digital screens also save power by displaying changeable text and images.On Esquire’s blog, editor-in-chief David Granger wrote that he is hopeful that new electronic reading devices would save not only the suffering newspaper and magazine industries, but reintroduce people to the pleasures of reading in general: “As electronic readers improve, as they add graphics and design and, eventually, color, even more people will opt for the more sustained, contemplative experiences more often.”VITAL STATS: If successful, an e-reader could someday replace print magazines with savings of approximately 50 percent for paper, printing and delivery costs.last_img read more

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IPL 2019 Mumbai Indians preview and SWOT analysis Rohit to turn hitman

first_img Mumbai Indians with their IPL trophyIANSMumbai has the world’s best death bowler in their ranks in Jasprit Bumrah and this time, he will have Malinga for company. The Sri Lankan has made a comeback to limited overs cricket for his nation and his looking fit. The master and apprentice can team up to completely choke out the opposition in the final overs.   WeaknessesThe team lacks a quality spinner. Mayank Markande started well last season but soon the batsmen figured him out and he was rendered ineffective. The franchise did not address this issue in the auctions which may worry them on pitches like the ones in Delhi and Chennai. The other spin bowling option is Anukul Roy but given the abundance of all-rounders already present, the 20-year-old will find it difficult to get a game. There are a few players seemingly past their prime in the squad. If they are not performing well, it will be difficult to include them in the team and asking seasoned campaigners like Malinga, Yuvraj or Pollard to sit on the bench might be a challenge. Read: Predicted playing XIsOpportunities A team of Mumbai Indians’ pedigree will always be gunning for the championship. This IPL affords them the opportunity to race ahead of CSK and become the most successful team in the history of the competition. The team certainly has the firepower to do so and if the players can play up to potential, they can go very deep in the tournament. Rohit Sharma has not been in great form of late and thus he can go back to opening the batting to get in scoring touch ahead of the World Cup. For Hardik Pandya, it is the time to get back into prime fitness and also score some runs with the bat apart from honing his death bowling skills.  Threats If the big guns like Yuvraj and Pollard do not fire, it will be extremely difficult to ask them to sit out given their reputation and achievements. This may affect the morale of the team which is not ideal for a tournament such as the IPL where games come thick and fast.  Mumbai Indians had a poor season in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League and will be extremely eager to return to their usual ways by securing a top-four finish. They, along with, Chennai Super Kings are the only teams to have won the IPL on three separate occasions. The franchise made some interesting buys in the auction as they bought back the services of Lasith Malinga and has also added Yuvraj Singh to their squad. They have also added to their wicketkeeping option by roping in Quinton de Kock. Here’s taking a look at Mumbai India’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Strengths Mumbai Indians has one of the strongest batting lineups in the tournament and it is packed from top to bottom. At the top, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock will accompany Rohit Sharma while the middle order has Kieron Pollard, the Pandya brothers and Yuvraj Singh. They have a strong finisher in Ben Cutting. Close File photo of Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya.IANSThe travelling schedule in the IPL is pretty hectic and given the stakes of all the investors, the top players are expected to play every game. This is not ideal for someone like Hardik Pandya who has been facing problems with his back. Especially with the World Cup drawing near, he has to balance his workload, else India might face a problem with the team’s balance in the quadrennial event.  Mumbai Indians are favorites for IPL 2018 glory IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/0:44Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Squad Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Evin Lewis, Quinton de Kock (WK), Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singhlast_img read more

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A bridal affair

first_imgA store recently launched its heritage bridal collection at a star property in central Delhi. The fash frat attended the fashion show over high tea. We saw Narendra Kumar, Poonam Bhagat, publisher Archana Pillai, Kavita Bhartia, Aki Narula, Fleur Xavier, Deepika Jindal and Anisha Munjal among others. Take a looklast_img

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Mamata to legalise hawking govt to issue free trade licences

first_img“We are the first state government in the country which has decided to legalise hawking. This will ensure you are not evicted by anybody. We have formulated a policy for the hawkers. We are the first in the country to start the process of registering vendors and hawkers,” Banerjee said after a meeting  with  hawkers. Banerjee said the process of registration will begin on July 15 and continue for three months, and dedicated counters will be set up for the process.”The process of verifying the applications will be carried outfirst. Once, verified, you will be given a registration certificate and free trade licence. But this facility is available only for the existing hawkers,” announcedBanerjee. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe whole process will be monitored by a committee comprising the KMC, the state Government and the police.  The Chief Minister also urged the hawkers not to encroach on the shop keepers or inconvenience pedestrians. About 5000 licensed shopkeepers—on strike in the New market area–have been contending that it was becoming difficult for them to stay in business as hawkers, apart from competing with cheaper goods, block shop facades preventing the entry of shoppers in the market.last_img read more

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10 Questions You Need Answered Before Signing With an SEO Firm

first_imgJune 17, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Keeping up with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) best practices is a challenge for most businesses. Google always seems to have a major algorithm change on the horizon — not to mention the changes they make without telling anyone.Hiring a firm can be a valuable way to ensure your business stays on top of the SEO game but only if you find the right one. Here are 10 questions you should ask any SEO firm before signing on.1. What SEO services do you offer?SEO encompasses a lot of different tasks. You need to have a clear understanding of what the firm will be responsible for and what tasks are left for you. Which technical, off-page and on-page tasks are they prepared to handle? And since SEO, content marketing and PPC (Pay-Per-Click) are so interconnected, you might want to find a firm that’s set up to help you out with all three.Related: Here’s What Really Matters for SEO in 20162. Do you have case studies that demonstrate your work in action?Any SEO firm worth your time will have plenty of case studies and a portfolio of happy clients for you to look at. You should be able to see how some of their current clients are ranking well or at least significantly improving their rank. At the very least, they should be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of their own site in search results. If they lack this evidence, it’s a red flag.3. How exactly will you increase my organic traffic?This is an important question to ask, because there are a lot of ways to create temporary holes in rankings that aren’t sustainable long-term. Specifically, you’ll want to know whether or not the firm will follow Google’s best practices to safeguard you from penalties later on. A high quality firm should be able to provide you with a clear outline of their action plan to increase your organic traffic.4. What tools do you use?There are many tools SEO firms can use, including tools for keyword research, technical SEO tools like site crawlers and reporting tools. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what each tool is used for. Some tools, such as forum scrapers and link building tools, are often used for black hat SEO, but they can have some white hat purposes as well.5. What about link building?Link building is a touchy subject, because a lot has changed recently regarding how to optimize for this ranking factor. Unnatural backlinks from low quality sites can harm your SEO. Natural links from high authority domains can help. If the firm is taking on link building as part of their services, you should know how they’re going about it. In most cases, getting high authority links will require business clout, not the firm’s.Related: 6 Advanced Techniques for Link-Building as a Future SEO Strategy6. How often will you report your work?There are many key performance indicators you can monitor to see how your efforts are going. You’ll want to know how often the firm plans to report back to you about these SEO metrics. It’s worth noting that leading marketers tend to check their metrics more often than those lagging behind:7. How can I track the changes you make to my website?When you hire an SEO firm, you have no choice but to give them access to your website. That’s why it’s important to find a firm you can trust, and make sure they’re prepared to report on whatever changes they make to your site. They should keep a log of all changes made so that you can refer to it at any time if something goes wrong or if your SEO firm becomes unresponsive.8. What can you promise me if I use your services?If their answer to this question is disappointing, it should be. An SEO firm just trying to make a sale will happily tell you that they’ll get your site ranking number one for a certain keyword. But it’s just impossible to know that. No one knows how many ranking factors there are, when more will be introduced or when then next algorithm update will be. The firm shouldn’t be able to make any guarantees for SEO. If they do, it’s time to walk away.Related: 7 Red Flags Your SEO Firm Is Going to Rip You Off9. What is your payment structure?Does the firm charge per project, per hour, monthly? If they provided you with an outline of their SEO plan, you can ask for an estimated cost for the whole project as well. Also, keep in mind that anyone can call themselves an SEO expert. If you find a firm with seriously lower prices than the others, that might be a red flag in and of itself.10. Can you demonstrate my ROI from this investment?According to Hubspot, proving ROI is the biggest challenge inbound marketers face today.And since demonstrating ROI is key to unlocking a marketing budget, you can’t afford to have a question mark when it comes to your SEO firm. If their activity tracking and analytics are up to snuff, your SEO firm should be able to show you the exact payoff for your money spent.Know any other important questions you should ask an SEO firm before signing on? Share your suggestions by leaving a comment below.Images: Softloom, Hubspot Register Now » 5 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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These adventurous cats probably travel more than you do

first_img Travelweek Group Share These adventurous cats probably travel more than you do Tags: Animals, Instagram TOKYO — Cats are known for their independent streak, which often affords them the luxury of staying home alone or venturing on walks by themselves. But two gutsy felines have taken their independence up a notch by becoming a fearless travelling duo in the Far East.Daikichi and Fuku-Chan, two rescue cats in Japan, have become the latest Internet sensation for their incredible love of travel. As the travelling companions of their human, Daisuke Nagasawa, the faithful felines have visited all of Japan’s 47 prefectures over the course of eight years.The idea to take his cats along on his travels came to Nagasawa in 2011, when he first started travelling for work. He missed them so much (and vice versa) that he vowed to start bringing them along as his trusty sidekicks.Since then, the wanderlust trio has gained a huge following on Instagram, where Nagasawa documents their travels with adorable snaps. Daikichi and Fuku-Chan can be seen posing in front of cherry blossoms, visiting Mt. Fuji, being lugged around in backpacks, checking out waterfalls and seeing the sights in baby strollers.We can’t wait to see where their travels take them next!center_img Posted by Friday, May 3, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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