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Sail Into The Season of Love and Friendship with Norwegian Cruise Line

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Travel Expert and Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, Colleen McDaniel, teamed up with Norwegian Cruise Line on a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss top cruise destinations, tips for planning, and much more. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/uPu9vc9Oo8c Love is in the air, and this February it's all about reconnecting with those we cherish most. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your romantic partner, or Galentine’s Day, the celebration of female friendships founded by the legendary, but fictional Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, with the heroines in your life, February is a reminder of the extraordinary connections with friends, family and partners. There’s no better way to reconnect with the important people in your life than by disconnecting from the whirlwind of daily responsibilities and embarking on a new journey together. Cruises provide the perfect setting for couples seeking a romantic escape, where they can indulge in exquisite restaurants, multiple bars and lounges, relaxing spa treatments, and adult-only areas for the ultimate dreamy getaway. Couples looking to splurge on their vacation can stay in The Haven by Norwegian®, NCL’s ship-within-a-ship luxury, keycard access only complex with a private restaurant, bar, lounge, 24-hour butler, and concierge service. The Haven offers couples a truly private experience when they want to be alone, as well as easy access to all of the excitement and attractions of the rest of the ship. And for those looking to celebrate their friendships – cruises are a great way to nurture those cherished connections and maximize the time spent with those most important. Finally, cruising is an easy way to explore popular destinations like Europe and Hawaii. NCL offers a great variety of immersive European itineraries visiting multiple countries in one voyage with few sea days and an average of 10.5 hours in port that allows for guests to bond and indulge in culturally rich destinations. In 2024, NCL will have 10 ships in the region, including the newest ships, Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, offering couples and groups of girlfriends an array of itineraries sailing through the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Greek Isles. NCL is also the only cruise line to offer exclusive seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruises —one of the most sought-after voyages featuring nearly 100 hours of port time. The award-winning sailing visits the idyllic islands of Oahu, The Big Island; as well as two overnight stays in Maui and Kauai making it the perfect way to honeymoon with your partner or the most photo-worthy trip with your girls. Visit ncl.com to learn more about available itineraries and the best deals to start planning your ultimate vacation at sea. About Colleen McDaniel Colleen McDaniel is Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise resource. She considers cruising to be a true passion, having traveled the world by water – from Alaska, the Caribbean and Hawaii, to Europe’s rivers, Antarctica and Africa – on ships of all shapes and sizes. She’s regularly quoted as a cruise expert in media outlets across the country, including outlets like The Associated Press, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX Business, CNBC, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure and Skift. Cruise Critic is the world’s largest cruise reviews and information site, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers -- from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 50M+ opinions, reviews & photos and hosts the world's largest online cruise community. Cruise Critic is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc. About Norwegian Cruise Line As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 57 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 19 contemporary ships sail to 450 of the world's most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company's private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, club balcony suites, and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company's ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the NCL Newsroom and follow Norwegian Cruise Line on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter @CruiseNorwegian. Norwegian Cruise Line is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH). To learn more, visit www.nclhltd.com. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 12, 2024 12:39 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Crypto Analysis Platform yPredict Completes All 8 Rounds of Presale Successfully, Expands Team to Accelerate Growth

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yPredict, an AI-powered crypto analysis platform, today announced it has completed all its presale rounds to develop its platform further. The additional capital will support yPredict's continued growth as it evolves into a fully-fledged asset analysis platform. "We are thrilled to complete this last presale round, which demonstrates strong investor confidence in our vision," said Raj Sharma, CEO of yPredict. "These funds will enable us to accelerate the development of our AI-driven platform as we scale our capabilities to empower crypto & stocks investors with actionable, data-backed insights." With the presale complete, yPredict is expanding its team by hiring for several key roles, including Product Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Technical Stock Chart Analysis Content Writer, and Crypto Content Writer. These hires will be instrumental as yPredict cements itself as an industry-leading crypto analysis solution. yPredict leverages advanced AI and machine learning to analyze financial market data and identify profitable trading and investment opportunities. The platform delivers personalized, easy-to-understand analytics to help traders of all skill levels make smarter investment decisions. "We are at the forefront of leveraging AI to democratize access to sophisticated crypto market analysis. Our technology enables anyone, not just seasoned professionals, to trade with confidence," continued Raj Sharma. "With our strong funding base and expanded team, we are poised to take yPredict to new heights in 2024 and beyond." For more information on yPredict and its AI-powered crypto investing platform, visit ypredict.ai. About yPredict yPredict provides AI-powered crypto market analysis platform designed to uncover predictive insights and enable high-probability trading. Built by a team of AI and finance experts, yPredict helps crypto investors of all experience levels make smarter trading decisions through advanced analytics and machine learning. The company is based in Wilmington, DE. Contact Details yPredict Ankit Singh +1 302-597-6768 team@ypredict.ai Company Website https://ypredict.ai/

February 11, 2024 05:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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HIBBETT X JORDAN RELEASE SECOND ‘CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF’ EPISODE FEATURING FLAG FOOTBALLER, AJA JOHNSON

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Hibbett, Inc., (NASDAQ:HIBB), an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,158 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores nationwide, today announced the release of the newest Cleared For Takeoff, an uplifting digital series created in partnership with Jordan Brand to amplify stories of young athletes who are winning both in sport and in life. Fans can watch the new episode when it launches here and on the Hibbett YouTube channel beginning on Saturday, February 10 th at 12pm Central. The newest Cleared ForTakeoff episode is an exhilarating compilation of moments spent with south-side Chicago native, female flag footballer, dancer/choreographer, model, actor, sneaker enthusiast and Jordan Women’s Collective alumni, Aja Johnson. A talented artist and athlete, Johnson has been breaking barriers both on stage, in television, as a dance teacher and on the field playing with a successful co-ed flag football league in Chicago. Johnson met with the Cleared For Takeoff crew during a photoshoot in her hometown of Chicago, where she talked about how her determination and being a strong female, has led her to success on and off the field. “What I love about playing coed flag football is that I get to train with people that played in the NFL and played college ball. I’m getting like first-hand top-notch training and discipline in the sport and seeing my progress over the years,” said Aja Johnson. “I think one of the most important aspects of being an athlete is being a team player, it’s what makes you excel in a sport.” “ Cleared for Takeoff has been a hit with the sneaker community, since its debut last December, and we’re thrilled to release our second episode featuring flag footballer, Aja Johnson,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “Our commitment to community involvement remains at the forefront of our projects and for this episode, we had the privilege of hosting a local high school female flag football team from Las Vegas, for an engaging event at Hibbett filled with tons of surprises. We are grateful to our partners at Jordan for helping us bring this series to life as we aim to spotlight the stories of people like Aja, who prove that girls can accomplish anything.” To mark Super Bowl weekend and the Jordan Flight Path experience, the Cleared For Takeoff crew headed to Las Vegas to capture an engaging celebration with 30 female varsity flag football players from the Bishop Gorman High School Gaels. The private event took place at the Sahara Hibbett store in Las Vegas and included a surprise appearance and meaningful conversation with NFL Linebacker, Devin White of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Aja Johnson. During the energizing event, the women were treated to full Jordan looks, professional make-up, custom jerseys branded with Team Johnson and Team White, media training, a photoshoot and $500 gift cards with a private shopping experience, courtesy of Hibbett and Jordan. Johnson continued, “I would like the next generation of female football players to really believe in themselves and trust themselves, trust their talents. Whatever desires and dreams you have, it’s your duty to follow them.” Continuing the celebration, Jordan Brand designed an exclusive ‘takeover’ of the Hibbett store located at 4620 West Sahara Ave in Las Vegas, featuring the exclusive Jordan Flight Path. The elevated branding and merchandise backdrop featured athlete signage and new product, bringing the entire Flight Path experience to life for the public. Fans can look forward to more Cleared For Takeoff episodes coming later in 2024. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1,158 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and X. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

February 10, 2024 06:19 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Bumble’s 2024 Dating Trends

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Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, recently released its annual dating trends for 2024. The popular dating app garnered insights from more than 25,000 singles on Bumble around the world to identify trends that will define dating and relationships in the year to come. Recently, Bumble’s Sex and Relationships Expert, Shan Boodram, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the trends and share tips on dating in 2024. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/tA1Q2D6PV6A Heading into 2024, there is an air of optimism and clarity for the ‘year of self’ as Bumble’s research shows that more than half (57%) of women surveyed are going into the new year with a clear view of what they want from their romantic lives. According to Bumble, this year will bring about: 1. Betterment Burnout: In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in ‘self-optimization’ which has led the majority of singles (55%) to feel pressure to constantly look for ways to better themselves, leaving 1 in 4 (24%) feeling unworthy of a partner. Looking ahead to 2024, singles are rebelling against the constant self-improvement with more than 2 in 3 women surveyed (68%) taking active steps to be happier with who they are here and now. 2. Timeline Decline: People, especially women, continue to feel a constant pressure to follow traditional relationship timelines. But in 2024, women are choosing to actively build their own path, with 1 in 3 (31%) women saying they are no longer focused on adhering to traditional timelines and milestones such as dating>marriage>kids. 3. Gen(erational)-Blend Romance: This year, people are doubling down on casting a wider net, age included. For 2 in 3 (63%) people, age is not a defining factor when dating with more than half (59%) of women saying they are now more open to dating someone younger than them. Below are some tips for those looking to kickstart their dating journey in 2024: ● Create a “to feel” list rather than a “to be/to have” list. Focusing on things you want a partner “to be” or “to have” like a specific height or a specific career can lead to a match that isn’t necessarily the kind, lasting connection you’re looking for. Instead, think about what you would put on your “To feel” list: ‘I want to feel safe, I want to feel respected, I want to feel protected.’ Creating this list can help you find and understand what is most important to you beyond physical attributes. ● Date smarter, not harder. In a recent Bumble survey, 1 in 4 U.S. daters shared that they feel short on time and want to make dating as efficient as possible. If you’re finding it hard to prioritize dating with your busy schedule - you’re not alone! Bumble’s data also shows that Monday between 7:00-8:00 pm is the most popular day and time on Bumble in the US. Capitalize on Bumble’s peak Monday time by using features that help you find more relevant potential partners, faster, like Bumble’s Advanced Filters feature, which allows you to filter for various values and lifestyle choices. ● Choose quality over quantity. Dating doesn’t have to be a numbers game. In fact, more than half (52%) of women recently surveyed about dating in 2024 said they are focusing on quality of dates over quantity. For more information, download the Bumble app via the App Store or Google Play. About Shan Boodram Shan Boodram is a certified sex educator, dating coach and intimacy expert. Boodram is host of the top podcast, "Lovers and Friends," the best-selling author of “The Game of Desire,” resident expert on Netflix's “Too Hot to Handle,” and host of The Marriage Pact on the Roku Channel. She is an ambassador for AIDS Healthcare Foundation and WomensHealth.gov, and a member of the American Sexual Health Association. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. About Bumble Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, was founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble connects people across dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble For Friends) and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). Bumble is built on the importance of equitable relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. The app is built with a focus on kindness, respect, and equality – and the community plays an important part in that. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and strives to provide them with an experience free from hate, aggression, or bullying. The app is free to download and is widely available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the web. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 09, 2024 11:42 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hammer & Nails Celebrates 2023 Achievements and Unveils Ambitious Plans for 2024 Expansion

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Hammer & Nails Grooming for Guys, a leading name in the men's grooming sector, is excited to highlight its significant accomplishments in 2023 and unveil ambitious plans for further expansion in 2024. During the last decade, there’s been a pivotal shift in how self-care for men is prioritized. According to data gathered by market insight company Statista this year, the global male grooming market is estimated to be worth about 115 billion dollars by 2028. Aaron Meyers, CEO of Hammer & Nails, states, "The modern man is craving a place that is just for them. A place that treats them with respect and helps them look and feel their best. They are tired of impersonal take-a-number chop shops. Hammer & Nails addresses this underserved market by offering flexible, budget-friendly membership options while delivering a luxury experience.” In September, Hammer & Nails achieved a significant milestone by opening its second shop in Connecticut. This strategic move placed the brand in the heart of the popular Darien Commons/Noroton Heights area, solidifying its regional presence. Florida also became a focal point for Hammer & Nails with the signing of strategic multi-unit expansion plans. This visionary move aims to establish new Hammer & Nails establishments in key Floridian markets, including Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, showcasing the brand's commitment to growth and excellence. The Lone Star State witnessed the debut of Hammer & Nails in San Antonio, Texas, as well, with the opening of its 29th U.S. location in December 2023. Elsewhere in the state is a significant strategic statewide expansion plan led by seasoned area developer Frank Muller. The plan includes enhancing the brand's presence in all major Texas cities. Rounding out the 2023 openings included new locations in South Reno, Nevada, and Lewis Center, Ohio. These remarkable achievements underscore the robust demand within the men's grooming sector, propelling Hammer & Nails into a rapid expansion phase. With over 70 licenses actively in development and 31 existing thriving locations nationwide, the brand continues to be a trendsetter in the industry. Looking ahead to 2024, Hammer & Nails is poised for further growth. New locations are set to open across the country and the brand expects to double in size again in 2024. Hammer & Nails is recognized for its commitment to excellence by industry publications. It has received recent accolades as a franchise business in the grooming sector by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 and Franchise Business Review's Top 200 Franchises. Hammer & Nails is a distinguished grooming destination dedicated to providing men with an exceptional grooming experience in an upscale environment. With a focus on quality, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Hammer & Nails has become synonymous with luxury in the grooming industry. Visit https://hammerandnailsgrooming.com/ to learn more. Contact Details Madison Baber +1 210-213-2426 madison@rprfirm.com Company Website https://hammerandnailsgrooming.com/

February 08, 2024 12:10 PM Eastern Standard Time

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First-Ever Risk Retention Group for the Cannabis Industry Launches with CLIC RRG

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Cornerstone Risk Solutions, a subsidiary of IMA Financial Group, today announced the launch of CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. (CLIC RRG), the first and only risk retention group designed specifically for the unique needs of the burgeoning cannabis industry. The member-owned insurance solution is now available to cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) nationwide. “We are very proud to announce the launch of CLIC Risk Retention Group. We are the first and only insurer in the cannabis space that is owned exclusively by its policyholders,” said Chris Payne, founder of CLIC RRG. “This allows us to offer risk management and profit-sharing opportunities that are unavailable anywhere else in the industry.” The product represents a significant step toward comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to the needs of CRBs across the United States. CLIC members gain access to general liability and product liability coverage from anywhere in the nation, which until now has been out of reach in this high-risk, heavily legislated sector. Tris Felix, Managing Director of Cornerstone Risk Solutions, highlighted the product’s significance: “A member-owned insurance solution is a game-changer for CRB owners whose growth has been historically limited by lack of liability coverage. CLIC RRG owners can build — and benefit from — products that meet the industry’s unique needs, leveling the playing field in a competitive and evolving industry.” As the cannabis industry continues to grow, Cornerstone and CLIC RRG are committed to assessing market responses and potentially introducing additional cannabis industry-specific insurance solutions. “Historically, CLIC RRG coverage lines have been profitable for carriers, yet restricted the policyholders,” said IMA Vice President and Cannabis National Practice Leader Michael Hennessey. “By coming together in a risk retention group, cannabis businesses set their own direction and claim their due benefit.” About Cornerstone Risk Solutions and IMA Financial Group Cornerstone Risk Solutions, a subsidiary of IMA Financial Group, specializes in providing innovative insurance and risk management solutions. IMA Financial Group, a North American insurance brokerage firm, is renowned for its commitment to protecting assets and making a difference in the lives of its clients, associates and communities. About CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. (CLIC RRG) CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. (CLIC RRG) is a private insurance company owned by and operated solely for the benefit of participants in the legalized cannabis industry. The company serves businesses and individuals involved in the sale, manufacture, cultivation, transportation and testing of legalized cannabis-based products. The company’s operations are controlled by policyholders who are licensees in the cannabis industry. Contact Details CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. Chris Payne +1 858-260-9000 chris@clicrrg.com IMA Financial Group Sean Hanft +1 203-313-3205 Sean.hanft@imacorp.com Center Reach Communications Alexandra Campbell alexandra@centerreachcommunication.com Company Website https://cornerstonerisksolutions.com/

February 08, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CIA WINE & BEVERAGE SUMMIT RETURNS TO NAPA

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For the first time in four years, the Culinary Institute of America’s Wine & Beverage Summit —a three-day gathering of the beverage industry’s best and brightest—returns to the CIA at Copia May 5-7. Featuring everything from immersive tastings to in-depth dialogue on the state of wine education, innovative career paths, and increasing both business savvy and financial fluency, the conference will welcome recognized wine experts and rising stars alike. It is ideal for junior and mid-level industry professionals looking to grow their knowledge and advance their careers. “We are thrilled to bring back this incredible event with a focus on professional development,” said Maryam Ahmed, consulting program director. “Attendees can expect a truly enriching experience. Unlike larger conferences where one-way presentations are the focus, this summit was deliberately crafted to be a smaller, more intimate gathering so attendees can interact directly with the presenters and each other during breakout sessions and receptions.” Among the esteemed beverage experts and presenters are: Emily Wines, certified master sommelier, and vice president of wine experience at Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant; Erik Segelbaum, founder and chief vinnovation officer at SOMLYAY, LLC; TJ Douglas, CEO and founder of the Drink Progressively Group; and Andrea Robinson, master sommelier, author, and consultant to Delta Airlines and Norwegian Cruise Line. The conference also serves as one of the residency sites for CIA Wine and Beverage Management master’s degree students, who will attend as part of their program. For more information or to view the full program schedule, visit ciabevpro.com. About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate, bachelor’s, and master's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.ciachef.edu. Contact Details Amanda Secor +1 845-451-1457 amanda.secor@culinary.edu

February 08, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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FuelRod Deploys Swappable Charging Program at Miami International Airport

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FuelRod, a leading provider of portable power solutions, announced today that Miami International (MIA) is the latest airport to deploy their innovative charging service with the installation of ten automated kiosks in select locations throughout the airport. By implementing the FuelRod program, the airport now provides the more than 50 million annual passengers with an environmentally friendly, portable option to power their devices—helping to eliminate “low power anxiety” and creating a more connected and less stressful traveling experience. FuelRod kiosks allow travelers to buy a kit with a fully charged FuelRod and all necessary cables to support any phone or pad. The rods may be recharged by the user or swapped for a fresh, fully charged replacement at any one of the many kiosk locations nationwide so travelers never need to worry about running out of power on the go. MIA is the newest addition to a rapidly growing list of more than fifty U.S. airports that have adopted the patented FuelRod two-way exchange mobile charging program, which includes major hubs such as Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL), John F. Kennedy (JFK), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Boston Logan (BOS), and Harry Reid Las Vegas (LAS). “We're thrilled to kick off 2024 with the installation of FuelRod kiosks at Miami International Airport,” said FuelRod COO Joe Yeagley. “This latest expansion to our kiosk network at MIA highlights our commitment to providing travelers with easily accessible and reliable power solutions. We believe that staying charged should be easy and convenient, and our continued focus on expanding our presence in airports reinforces this belief.” It is FuelRod’s hope that their collaboration with airports such as MIA will improve the overall quality of the traveling experience and allow passengers to focus on the matters that are most important to them. About FuelRod FuelRod is a California-based portable power solutions company and developer of the FuelRod kit—the first reusable, portable charging system that allows you to charge your mobile device on the go, and then recharge or swap for a fresh one. With a growing network of kiosks nationwide, FuelRod can keep your devices powered virtually anywhere you go. Learn more at www.fuel-rod.com. Contact Details FuelRod Claudio Frescas +1 423-914-9647 claudio@fuel-rod.com Company Website https://www.fuel-rod.com/

February 07, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Duetto Acquires Micerate; a Dynamic Pricing and Booking Engine for Meetings and Events

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Duetto, a global leader in revenue management systems, proudly unveils the successful acquisition of Micerate, a leading provider of dynamic pricing and online booking tools tailored for meetings and event spaces. This strategic milestone underscores Duetto's unwavering dedication to dynamic revenue management solutions, with a heightened focus on the groups and events sector, solidifying its position as an industry leader adept at meeting the diverse needs of the hospitality landscape. Founded in Germany, Micerate brings a wealth of expertise, dedicated to delivering specialized solutions that elevate meeting space profitability and streamline booking efficiency for its valued clients. Key features of the Micerate platform: Strategic Revenue Optimization Dynamic pricing of event spaces empowers hoteliers to strategically map pricing and control capacities for hotel event and meeting space. The algorithm-based pricing isn't just about numbers; it's a sustainable boost to event and meeting space sales, ensuring Duetto customers stay ahead in a competitive market. Effortless Sales Empowerment Revolutionize the meeting and event space quoting process with an intuitive quote generator, making the creation of quotes and function sheets easier. Hoteliers can engage customers dynamically during the quote creation process, creating not just transactions, but meaningful connections that drive conversions. Tailored Online Event Sales Experience Hoteliers can elevate their online presence with a personalized meeting and event space booking engine, seamlessly integrated onto their brand site. This personalized tool not only maximizes event revenue but also champions efficiency, a dual focus that underscores Duetto's commitment across its entire product suite. Investment in revenue technology has continued to grow year on year with the 2024 Duetto annual trends and predictions report showing again that hotel technology spending continues to increase. 71.4% of those surveyed predict that hotel technology spend will continue to increase over the next three years, with the key focuses being on price automation and group optimization. In a triumphant year marked by resilience and growth, Duetto experienced robust expansion across key markets, with a noteworthy highlight being record-breaking growth in the Asia Pacific region. Duetto's unwavering commitment to innovation and providing cutting-edge solutions has solidified its position as a preferred partner for hotels and casinos worldwide, adding 200,000 hotel rooms to the platform in 2023 alone. Quotes: “Duetto is built on innovation, constantly staying ahead of the market to ensure our customers maintain a consistent competitive advantage. The addition of Micerate to our platform is incredibly important as it aligns seamlessly with our vision. Beyond dynamically pricing groups and events for increased revenue, Micerate introduces a sophisticated booking engine directly integrated into the hotel's brand site, streamlining operations and saving valuable time for meetings and event teams. Our customers seek three essential elements from Duetto: enhanced revenue generation, precise forecasting, and operational efficiencies – Micerate delivers on all fronts.” David Woolenberg, CEO, Duetto “This acquisition represents another milestone for Duetto, positioning us for continued growth in our sector. Our robust financial position, marked by steady revenue growth, profitability, and a strong balance sheet, provides us with a platform for sustained success in an ever-evolving market. This strategic move not only contributes to our inorganic growth but also underscores our confidence and capability to pursue further opportunities.” Vishal Save, CFO, Duetto “Micerate brings exceptional capabilities in managing and booking function space to the Duetto family. It complements and expands Duetto BlockBuster to comprehensively deliver a solution for groups, meetings, and events. Together, Duetto and Micerate empower sales and revenue teams with an unparalleled suite of tools, enhancing revenue and efficiency. This strategic integration enables the workflow collaboration, analytics, and visibility to drive alignment and execution between the Sales and Revenue Management functions for our customers while highlighting Duetto's deep commitment to delivering innovative best-in-class solutions for group management.” Darren Koch, CPO, Duetto “As someone who has dedicated their entire career to hospitality, this collaboration with Duetto marks an exciting next step. Joining forces with a global player that aligns with our values of ease-of-use and exceptional customer service is not just a strategic move; it's a testament to our shared vision for the industry. I am genuinely excited about the possibilities ahead, as we continue our journey of innovation and dedication to maximizing revenue for hotels.” Gerhard Wasem, Micerate About Duetto Duetto delivers a suite of SaaS cloud-native applications for hospitality businesses to optimize every booking opportunity for greater revenue impact. The unique combination of hospitality experience and technology leadership drives Duetto to look for innovative solutions to industry challenges. The software as a service platform allows hotels, casinos, and resorts to leverage real-time dynamic data sources and actionable insights into pricing and demand across the enterprise. More than 4,000 hotel and casino resort properties in more than 60 countries have partnered to use Duetto’s applications, which include GameChanger for pricing, ScoreBoard for intelligent reporting, and BlockBuster for contracted-business optimization. Duetto was named the world's #1 revenue management system in 2022, 2023, and 2024 in the HotelTechAwards. For more information, please visit https://www.duettocloud.com/ About Micerate Selling function spaces and banquet rooms more innovatively with efficient, revenue-optimized sales processes. Contact Details Katrina Wheeler katrina.wheeler@duettoresearch.com Company Website https://www.duettocloud.com/en-us/

February 07, 2024 08:08 AM Eastern Standard Time

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