The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-28T23:44:28Z Justin Ferguson Property Specialists rebrands to Ferguson Property Agents in 2017 2017-03-28T23:44:28Z justin-ferguson-property-specialists-rebrands-to-ferguson-property-agents-in-2017 Cammeray property experts, Justin Ferguson Property Specialists are proud to unveil their new name and look for 2017. The agency founded by Justin Ferguson in 1998 will now be know as Ferguson Property Agents. The rebrand will see the team grow in their soon to be renovated premises at 514 Miller Street, Cammeray. The new company logo is modern and precise, just like the service the agency offers. In addition to the new name and new look, Ferguson Property Agents will continue to grow their I Love Cammeray community social media pages and will also be one of the sponsors of Norths Rugby Club Juniors. About Ferguson Property Agents: Ferguson Property Agents pride themselves on achieving outstanding results. Their proven history of delivering record prices for residential and commercial properties ranges from individual vendors to government authorities and project developers. Justin Ferguson established the high profile office in 1998. It is strategically located in Cammeray Village. Today, it is the dominating agency in Cammeray, with a large sales team and a substantial property management portfolio. Their longevity in the market means they have strong support throughout our neighbouring suburbs: Northbridge, Crows Nest and North Sydney. For further information go to: www.fergusonproperty.com.au Autumn Property Trends with Cameron Nicholls 2017-03-27T01:03:22Z autumn-property-trends-with-cameron-nicholls From record-breaking temperatures to all time high rainfalls, the shift from summer to autumn has certainly been quick! With a new season brings a change in the property market as well as an opportunity to maximise the cooler weather and end of day light savings. In order to make the most of what autumn has to offer, Cameron suggests: Clean your windows: With the recent downfalls Sydney has experienced this is even more important. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make! Introduce autumn colours and hues: Throws, cushions and even lightweight curtains are a great way to give a home an instant lift and won’t break the budget. Twilight opens: The autumn sky sets the scene for ambient twilight property showings. Turn the end of daylight savings into a positive. Update the exterior: Trim all trees back, clear the leaves out of the gutters and make sure your property looks low maintenance, even if that isn’t the case! Create an outdoor dinning room: Use pavers to create a dedicated outdoor dining space, this time of year it’s slightly cooler and there are less insects to battle. Present an outdoor room to potential buyers before winter hits. About Nicholls & Co Estate Agents: Nicholls & Co is a boutique modern agency focused on the person first and foremost and then the property. They do not work with clients, they work with people. Through personal attention and connecting with people on a deeper level they are able to comprehensively understand how best to deliver the results desired. For further information go to: www.nichollsandco.com.au 7 Ways to Create Quirky and Fun Kids’ Rooms 2017-03-20T01:18:17Z 7-ways-to-create-quirky-and-fun-kids-rooms These days there is no end to the cool, quirky and fun style parents can inject into their kids’ rooms. Designer and DIY parents alike are keen to add magic to their little ones’ special spaces and these hot trends are sure to inspire. To stay on trend with the latest kids’ room trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips: 1. Neon Colour Pops – Neon is back! We love the fun way in which neon accents can add zing to any kids’ space. But beware! Use in moderation to avoid overpowering the room. 2. Shared Spaces – Space is at a premium these days and whether you have decided your little ones should share for that reason, or merely for the fun that sharing with your sibling can offer, shared spaces don’t have to be rigid in design. 3. Geometric Patterns – The geometric trend isn’t going anywhere! We love how these bold graphic prints and patterns are becoming a classic look but also add a playful but ordered style to the space. They can easily be adapted to any gender and also suit-shared spaces. Removable wallpaper is a great way to add some geometrics! 4. Monochrome – Monochrome is the new neutral! This palette is cool and edgy while also remaining classic in style. Using bold prints, beloved icons, like our friend Miffy or Nordic/wilderness influences, make this trend perfect for nurseries to teen rooms. 5. Outside In – The spirit of adventure is strong for little people, so it is only natural they love spaces that reflect this. The use of versatile wallpapers makes it easy to create a magical space. Bold wallpapers can be limited to one wall so it doesn’t overwhelm the room. 6. Playhouse Beds – Forget dollhouses! We love playhouses and cubby beds almost as much as kids do! No matter if it’s for sleeping or as a reading nook, playhouse beds are fun for any child. We love the DIY version of this teepee bed by blogger and mummy Sarah of Hello Bowsers. 7. Designer Furniture – When it comes to selecting furniture for any part of your home, well designed and functional is a must, so buying for your child’s room is no exception. For a long time kids’ bedroom furniture was limited to one or the other. Pioneers like Lilly and Lolly changed that and Incy Interiors has both beautiful and long-lasting pieces. For further information please go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au New Real Techniques Diamond Sponge 2017-03-13T22:50:46Z new-real-techniques-diamond-sponge The hugely popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ adds its first sponge to the collection – introducing the Miracle Diamond Sponge. Designed by internationally renowned professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers, Sam and Nic Chapman, the new sponge offers precision application when blending shadow. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, says, “We’re pleased to announce this gorgeous new sponge is now available in Australia! The Bold Metals Collection has been popular since launching in July 2015, and we expect this sponge will be loved just as much! The marble swirl pattern is very on-trend, too.” The multi-faceted Miracle Diamond Sponge is designed to work with multiple products on different areas of your face. No two sponges are alike – each has its own unique swirl design. How to use the new Miracle Diamond Sponge: TOP: Buff and blend out makeup for a flawless finish LARGER FLAT SIDES: Function as a wedge to apply makeup to larger areas like the forehead and cheeks SMALLER FLAT SIDES: Great for precision contouring around the eyes, mouth and brow bone POINTED TIP: Covers small imperfections Use the sponge damp for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders. For best results and hygiene, it is recommended to replace the sponge every 1 – 3 months. The new Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ Miracle Diamond Sponge is available now for an RRP of $24.99 at Priceline and online at www.realtechniques.com.au. Oracle Hospitality Research Identifies Drivers for Consumer Loyalty and Impact of Technology on Hotel and Restaurant Guest Experience 2017-03-13T22:49:27Z oracle-hospitality-research-identifies-drivers-for-consumer-loyalty-and-impact-of-technology-on-hotel-and-restaurant-guest-experience Sydney, Australia (March 14, 2017) – Oracle have announced the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying the consumer drivers for loyalty in the food and beverage and hotel industries and the impact of technology in curating a unique hotel guest experience. Insights from both studies highlight a global demand for loyalty programs in the hospitality industry and the critical role of technology to inspire hotel staff to create memorable guest experiences. Identifying Consumer Drivers for Loyalty Loyalty programs are a critical driver of repeat business for both the food and beverage and hotel industries with their ability to identify consumer habits, demographics and personalisation opportunities. With these insights the hospitality industry can more effectively create frictionless experiences that encourage repeat engagement. To better understand what makes loyalty programs most effective Oracle Hospitality recently conducted a survey of 6,500 global food and beverage consumers and 8,000 hotel travelers represented by the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Australia, U.K., Germany, France and Japan. Recipe for Engagement: Essential Ingredients for a Restaurant Loyalty Program Key insights from the research for the food and beverage industry include:  - Consumers around the world want to join loyalty programs. In the U.S., 65 percent of consumers are already members of one or more food and beverage programs. Even in Japan, where the lowest percentage of consumers were already members of a program from our survey, nearly one-third belonged to a loyalty program. - Plastic loyalty cards remain the preferred loyalty tool with mobile applications gaining popularity. At 62 percent overall, plastic swipe cards were the most preferred method across all generations. At a 56 percent preference, Millennials wanted to use apps for loyalty programs and 50 percent of Gen Xers also agreed that apps are a preferable method.  - Perceived personal savings drive loyalty. Money off of every purchase (71 percent) and free products (63 percent) were the top two most attractive rewards to consumers.  “Loyalty programs provide restaurant operators with the opportunity to reward guests for repeat business, to create a marketing database for personalised promotions, and to guide the strategy for future programs ensuring their relevancy,” said Christopher Adams, VP Sales F&B APAC, Oracle Hospitality. “Oracle Hospitality has a differentiated offering that leverages best-in-class, cloud POS with an integrated gift and loyalty solution and cloud analytics suite that minimises the creation of disparate data silos which can create false perspectives of guest engagement.” What Do Consumers Want from a Hotel Loyalty Program? Key insights from the research for the hotel industry include:  - Hoteliers still have a chance to create long-term relationships. Among all survey participants, 58.7 percent reported that they do not belong to a hotel loyalty program. A mere 3.2 percent stated that they belong to five or more.  - Loyalty initiatives are “sticky” and encourage repeat stays. Globally a pattern of repeat business was evident among respondents, ranging from 33.6 percent of Australians to 53.8 percent of Mexicans who said they often stay in hotels that offer loyalty programs.  - Consumers want control over how they redeem rewards. Globally a majority of consumers identified that they are interested in being able to choose how they redeem their rewards (61 percent) and 57 percent are interested or very interested in being able to customise their hotel guest experience (room choice, newspaper, late check out, etc.). Creating the Coveted Hotel Guest Experience Oracle Hospitality also polled more than 2,700 travellers from the U.S., U.K., France and Germany to better understand technology’s impact on the hotel-guest experience and gain insight into how technology investments can be a differentiator for winning consumer business. The study also adds perspectives of hoteliers, both chains and independents, to shed light on their technological pursuits and gauge alignment with consumer expectations.  Key insights from the study highlight opportunities to engage guests prior to and during their hotel stay: ·      Nearly two-thirds of U.S. guests said it was “very or extremely important” for hotels to continue investing in technology to enhance the guest experience. ·      Ninety-four percent of business travelers and 80 percent of leisure travellers value the ability to use their smartphones to request service and message hotel staff. ·      Guests are comfortable sharing with hoteliers a fair amount of personal information: 71 percent would share information about food preferences/allergies and 64 percent would share their entertainment preferences. ·      Sixty-two percent of guests used non-hotel sources such as the Internet for dinner reservations and activity recommendations, bypassing the concierge from whom guests say they would prefer to get such assistance. The full findings of the report can be accessed here: https://go.oracle.com/LP=45265?elqCampaignId=83800 and point to a critical opportunity for hoteliers. Once travellers arrive in the lobby, their notion of a memorable experience can be shaped entirely by the deeds and words of hotel staff which can be informed and augmented by technology investments.  “Rather than worry that greater reliance on technology will erode the human aspect of hospitality, hoteliers need to embrace it for what it can be – an invaluable tool to better understand their guests and orchestrate stays that they will long remember,” said Christopher Adams, VP Sales F&B APAC, Oracle Hospitality. “Technology can address the industry’s dual challenge of operating efficiently at scale and simultaneously providing individualised service.”  For more information contact Anna Rodanski, Marketing Manager, Oracle Hospitality: +61 410 382 330 | anna.rodanski@oracle.com ENDS New 1000 Hour Instant Brows: Eyebrow Mascara 2017-03-13T05:10:41Z new-1000-hour-instant-brows-eyebrow-mascara 1000 Hour is excited to announce the launch of their brush-on tinted eyebrow mascara. Now you can create beautiful brows in an instant! Enhance your beauty with brows that frame your face and define your eyes. 1000 Hour Instant Brows provides buildable, long-wearing colour. The coloured gel tints the brows to provide a natural, even and comfortable hold, whilst the buildable colour boosts brow depth. The light gel base tames and sets eyebrows for naturally full and defined arches. It is easily applied with the mascara wand without the clumping and flaking. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International says, “Brows can make or break an entire makeup look. Bold brows are very on-trend right now; and I don’t think we’re going to see them disappear anytime soon! Brow products are now an essential for beauty enthusiasts right through to the professional makeup artist. “There was so much demand for this product to be developed. It’s so convenient to be able to pull the wand out of your bag for a quick and easy application. Plus, the Clear is fantastic to groom and set even if you already tint your brows.” adds Erica. 1000 Hour Instant Brows application steps: Choose the 1000 Hour Eyebrow Mascara that best matches your natural brow/hair colour Apply using light upward and outward strokes to define the shape Gently blend with the tip to the outer edge to form an arch To remove simply use cleanser or makeup remover 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available in four shades: black/dark brown, medium brown, light brown/blonde and clear. 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available now for a RRP of $9.99 at Priceline and online at www.1000hour.com.au How to find the right property stylist for your home 2017-03-08T03:59:04Z how-to-find-the-right-property-stylist-for-your-home Not all property stylists are the same. Cameron Nicholls, Founder and Principal of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents provides his tips to match-make the right property to the stylist. Engage more than one – It’s better to have at least two or more who have different styles and looks. Let them work their magic – You don’t need to be there, they are the experts so let them do what they do best. Remember you can use existing items – Stylists can work with existing furniture and simply add some sparkle, colour and freshen up. Make sure there is and extension option – Just incase the auction or campaign doesn’t run to plan you need a buffer. Have options – Budget and premium stylists and or packages. “You wouldn’t wear Dior to the rugby so make sure you find the appropriate match when it comes to presenting a property,” says Nicholls. www.nichollsandco.com.au Decadent Bathrooms – DIY tips that won’t break the bank! 2017-03-06T02:49:26Z decadent-bathrooms-diy-tips-that-won-t-break-the-bank Bathrooms are no longer merely functional spaces lacking personality! Introducing the new 2017 bathroom, where we are spending more and more time on beauty application, personal care, detoxing and de-stressing. To stay on trend with the latest bathroom trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips. Justine’s top 9 DIY tips for decadent bathrooms that won’t break the bank: Tap Ware Feature – Make a statement! Consider matt black, gold or rose gold tap ware for an on-trend statement feature. Upsized Tiles – Use large floor tiles and repeat the floor tiling as a feature wall to create a modern and glamorous look bathroom. Gloss Away – Choose a darker colour or gloss finish for your floor or feature tile to create a luxurious feeling. Neutral Palette – Opt for a neutral palette so your bathroom won’t date quickly. Floating Design – The “floating” design element is popular with vanities now and it a great way to create the illusion of space. Oversized Mirror – An easy and affordable way to enhance the sense of scale and space in the bathroom. Natural Material – Introducing natural material like marble will always give your bathroom and upmarket and glamorous feeling. Metallic Accessories – Scented candles, gold bowls for soaps and beautiful hanging feature lighting pendants give a glam pop. Accent Colours – Introduce accent colours with bath towels and flowers to help add decadence to the bathroom. For further tips and information go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? 2017-03-05T19:00:59Z can-sharks-be-taught-not-to-attack-humans Shark Attack Training Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? Shark Shield, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent technology, is challenging the status quo by posting the question ‘Can sharks be taught not to attack humans?’ at the upcoming International Surfing Symposium. Held on Monday, 13th and Tuesday 14th March on the Gold Coast Australia, Shark Shield Managing Director Lindsay Lyon will pose the question as part of a panel discussion with some of the world’s leading shark experts. “In psychology, classical conditioning is best known from the experiments by Ivan Pavlov where a stimulus was presented and then the dog was given food, after a few repetitions when the stimulus was presented the dog would salivate without food,” Lindsay says. “CSRIO scientists have noted that tracked sharks often follow the same route annually stopping at the same beaches along the way, literally to the day. Could the longer-term use of proven electrical deterrents on surfboards over time generate a conditional response in sharks? “If a shark’s electrical receptors spasm uncontrollably from the FREEDOM+ Surf electrical deterrent every time it swims by a surf break, will it stop swimming by that particular break. Can electrical deterrents be used to teach sharks to avoid humans?” Lyon hypothesizes. In 2016 the UWA Ocean’s Institute released the third independent scientific research paper proving Shark Shield as the only device that effectively turns sharks away. This peer-reviewed paper showed adventure sport participants can significantly remove risk in activities like diving, spearfishing, kayaking and surfing. In reviewing the UWA research, The Australian Geographic magazine wrote “Great White Shark deterrent almost 100% effective.” In 2012, Dr Charlie Huveneers from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Flinders University tested the effectiveness of Shark Shield. Part of this independent scientific testing used a seal decoy off the coast of South Africa, with white sharks consistently aborting shark attack charges on a seal decoy with the Shark Shield device turned on. Dr Vic Peddemors, a renowned shark scientist who has been working with sharks since 1987, was also involved in statistical testing of Shark Shield’s effectiveness back in 2003 in South Africa on white sharks. During this testing it was shown that by using a Shark Shield the probability of an attack was reduced from 0.70 to 0.08 with no sharks taking the bait during testing. Choice Magazine, an independent leading Australian Consumer Research organization, published their own review of shark deterrents in January 2016 confirming Shark Shield as the only deterrent with scientific evidence of its effectiveness. “Shark Shield’s effectiveness is as proven as Pavlovian theory, the theory of teaching sharks has significant merit and it’s now a case of working with the scientific community and governments to test it, and in the process make a difference to improving local economies and tourism without sacrificing human or marine life,” added Lyon. Click here to see an animated video demonstrating how the FREEDOM+ Surf creates a protective electrical field which is proven to turn sharks away. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for locating food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Used by professionals, such as navies around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind, while supporting the conservation of sharks. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield. www.sharkshield.com.au For further information or to set up and interview with Lindsay Lyon from Shark Shield, please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au Leading location-based social intelligence company hires former Cisco exec 2017-03-02T23:00:00Z leading-location-based-social-intelligence-company-hires-former-cisco-exec Sydney, Australia – 3 March 2017: Local Measure, the leading location-based social intelligence platform, has hired Peter Hughes as VP Strategic Alliances.   Hughes fills a new position in the technology company, one that represents the level of maturity the company has reached as it looks to grow its strategic partnerships.   Local Measure’s CEO and Founder, Jonathan Barouch, commented, “Local Measure’s platform integrations have developed significantly in the last six months, making this the right time for the company to develop and capitalise on its partnership and channel strategy.”   “We’re delighted that Peter is bringing his deep experience in technology sales and channel management to the company. As Local Measure continues to focus on its global routes to market, having the right strategic practitioners in place is essential.”   Local Measure’s platform partners include Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Hughes will be tasked with managing all channel partners, developing the reseller relationships and building strategic alliances.   Hughes brings valuable experience from his 16 years at Cisco. His most recent role at Cisco was Global Director of Sales, where he managed a team across APJ, EMEAR and the US to establish new routes and channels to market for Cisco’s cloud software as a service (SaaS) collaboration product Cisco Spark. Previously Hughes led the APJ Collaboration team and prior to that the ANZ Collaboration team.   Hughes said, “The intersection of mobile, social and digital customer experience is now a boardroom discussion and Local Measure is uniquely positioned in its capabilities to help businesses develop customer engagement. I intend to continue to develop the existing alliances that Local Measure has, and to work with Jonathan and the team to create more opportunities at this junction between technology and customer engagement.”   Headquartered in Australia, with offices in Singapore, Dubai, London, Miami and Los Angeles, Local Measure has proprietary technology that allows brands and businesses to deliver exceptional service to their customers, engage with them in real-time to resolve service issues, and acquire the rights to use user-generated content.   - ENDS - About Local Measure Local Measure is the leading customer intelligence platform in the tourism and hospitality sectors. Local Measure’s clients include many of the world’s largest tourism and hospitality brands. The company merges local content, social media and mobile technology to provide customers with live access to operationalise customer data, rich content and analytics at a local level. For more information about Local Measure, visit our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.   Read more about Local Measure’s integration with Cisco Spark and Cisco Meraki. New Lifefactory Baby Collection 2017-02-28T02:52:43Z new-lifefactory-baby-collection VGM International is pleased to announce a beautiful new range of colours to join the Lifefactory Baby Collection. Loved globally by celebrities, bloggers and social influencers, Lifefactory glass bottles are responsibly made with healthy materials, authentic heritage and durability by design – perfect for infant feeding. Mikaela Barratt, Marketing Manager at VGM International says, “Lifefactory baby bottles have been designed to take your baby from cradle to table, with interchangeable lids that will accompany your baby’s growth every step of the way! In fact, Lifefactory was founded as a baby bottle company by a Pediatric Feeding Specialist with over 17 years of hospital experience and an award- winning integrative designer. Both of them combined smart design, years of pediatric experience and quality materials to deliver products that not only beautiful but safe and practical too. “Lifefactory products are made from the finest materials available: virgin glass (no impurities) and teats are all made in France and the medical-grade silicone sleeves are made in the U.S.” adds Mikaela. Environmentally friendly and easy to clean (you can see inside and know your bottle is clean!) Lifefactory bottles have been designed to be dishwasher safe with no narrow openings. The best part is that glass requires no liner (aluminum), uses no harmful chemicals (plastic) and has no taste transfer (stainless steel). Each piece is BPA/BPS-free, phthalate-free and FDA approved! Lifefactory’s bottles don’t only offer a beautiful array of colours, but they also provide a comfortable, non-slip gripping surface to improve durability and protection from life’s occasional bumps. As they are made from medical-grade silicone, they are absolutely safe to gnaw on! Baby Bottles available in the Lifefactory Baby Collection: 120ml Baby Bottle with Stage 1 Teat (0-3 months) – RRP $34.95 250ml Baby Bottle with Stage 2 Teat (3-6 months) – RRP $39.95 Teethers (2 pack) - $34.95 Available in a range of colours: Blanket, Cantalope, Lavender, Mint, Pink, Blueberry, Papaya, Royal Purple, Kale and Raspberry Baby Accessories are also available separately: Flat Cap (2 pack) – RRP $7.95 Teats (2 pack) – RRP $12.95 Sippy Lids (2 pack) – RRP $19.95 The Lifefactory Baby Collection is available now at Everten.com.au as well as local independent kitchenware and gift retailers. For further information, images or product requests, please contact the 360 PR team: Rachel King – P: 02 9571 4448 or 0423 833 814 E: rachel@360pr.com.au Cairns Beats Global Destinations As Number One Choice for Aussie Travel Club Members 2017-02-28T01:42:04Z cairns-beats-renowned-international-hotspots-to-take-out-destination-of-choice-for-travellers-2 Sydney, February 28, 2017 – Queensland is the destination hotspot for members of international travel membership company, WorldVentures, with Cairns rated the top holiday destination for those holidaying through the organisation's popular travel club, DreamTrips. According to the latest results of WorldVentures Australian Membership Survey for 2016, Cairns trumps other Australian and international locations as the global holiday destination of choice for Australian travellers(1) and proves extremely popular among global travel club members.   The survey revealed that the sunshine state is attracting a majority of Australian DreamTrips travellers, with Hamilton Island and the Gold Coast also listed in the top five preferred holiday locations.   These three Australian destinations bumped popular international holiday hubs such as Bali into fourth position for desired DreamTrips by Australian members.   "This indicates the growing appeal of 'staycations' for Australian travellers as they look to explore home soil," said Anthony Fitzgerald, General Manager, Asia Pacific, WorldVentures.   “Cairns hits the spot for our adventurous DreamTrippers, with its white-sand beaches, rainforests and coral reefs, so it is no wonder it continues to be the number one destination for Australian DreamTrips members. As a company, WorldVentures hopes to further strengthen our relationships with Cairns tourist operations into the future to continue fulfilling dreams of those wishing to explore the tropical city of Cairns,” he added.   To cater for growing interest in DreamTrips holidays by Australian members, WorldVentures opened their first Australian office in Homebush, Sydney in late 2016.   “As our membership grows, we continue to see thriving interest in Cairns from both our local and global membership base,” said Mr Fitzgerald. "We have over 500,000 members worldwide and we are on track to deliver some 250 DreamTrips coming in to Australia this year alone. This will represent vacations for thousands of members right here in Australia. After all, there is no place like home!"    The Cairns DreamTrips curated holiday package is an attractive offering for travellers. The Cairns DreamTrips includes a full-day cruise to Michaelmas Cay through the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling and ecological presentations conducted by Marine biologists. Accommodation is at the luxurious Hotel Pullman Cairns International, in its noteworthy location in the heart of the Cairns central business district which provides easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and other famous attractions. WorldVentures' success can be attributed to the team's ability to offer desirable itineraries that benefit the industry and its members alike.   Out of the global database of DreamTrips members travelling to Australian destinations, 25% were domestic travellers with the remaining 75% foreigners.   Last year saw 8.1 million international arrivals into Australia, spending $38.8 billion AUD, with each international traveller contributing an estimated $4,790 to the industry(1).   "With both international and domestic travellers flocking to Cairns, it is certainly still one of the most important hubs for Australia’s tourism industry, and WorldVentures through our DreamTrips holidays is pleased to be able to play a role in the tropical city’s continued success," Mr Fitzgerald commented.  About WorldVentures WorldVentures is an award-winning international lifestyle and travel membership company based in Texas, United States. Founded in 2005, WorldVentures sells memberships with perks to a diverse set of lifestyle products such as unique customized vacations known as DreamTrips, value-added dining experiences and deals at exquisite hotels at members’ only prices. With over half a million members globally and still counting, WorldVentures has presence in over 29 markets across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In Asia Pacific, offices are established in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. For more information, visit www.worldventures.com.   About DreamTrips DreamTrips is a travel club community where Members experience customised travel opportunities and valuable deals at selected restaurants, hotels, excursions and entertainment venues in destinations all over the world. The DreamTrips membership appeals to the unique mindset of the traveller who experiences the world through the DreamTrips community, with the idea that “the best way to experience the world is together.” www.dreamtrips.com.   Please find hi-res imagery via the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zwy5wk9bwzozcji/AAD-5vbcY_Zwcf27bzRROHKPa?dl=0  For more information David Wolf Closer Communications +61 (0)411 111 787david@closer.com.au   (1) International Tourism Snapshot September 2016 Media Release - 360 PR Turns 5 2017-02-22T02:33:12Z media-release-360-pr-turns-5 Australian PR Agency Turns 5: Celebrating 5 years of exceptional service & real results This month marks the 5th Birthday of Australian PR Agency, 360 PR. Born in Sydney, 360 PR is one of the leading boutique public relations agencies in Australia and has a history of working with some big name brands, including; Real Techniques, EcoTools, Bounce Natural Energy Balls and Shark Shield. Lisa Solomons, 360 PR Director says, “Over the past five years we have been building our portfolios across beauty, home & lifestyle, along with developing and nurturing our strong relationships with key media, influencers and brands alike. A big thanks goes to all of our clients, past and present… We are excited to celebrate this milestone and look forward to what the next five years bring!” Representing over 30 brands from start-ups to global leaders in their category, 360 PR pride themselves on providing customised strategies to each and every client. This approach combined with working closely with the CEO to warehouse teams has ensured they consistently deliver and provide clients with real results. Some key results over the past five years have included: Chemcorp International: Achieved over 750 pieces of coverage in 2016 across all key brands. VGM International: Achieved over 80,000,000 impressions and 150 pieces of coverage in 2016 across all key brands. New Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf: Managed event strategy, planning, execution to launch the new product. Achieved attendance and coverage across all major national TV networks. Vault Interiors: Achieved over 40 pieces of coverage within the first two months of being appointed the PR agency. ST&G’s Marvellous Map of Australia (UK based company): Launched new product in Australia on a small budget and achieved national and global coverage within two months of activity, including Daily Mail, BuzzFeed, Mashable, Domain, Lifehacker and all metropolitan newspapers and news sites. “In 2017 we have plans to grow the agency by securing a mass haircare and colour cosmetics brands as well as expanding our home category beyond kitchenware and move into furniture and accessories. We’re ready to take the leap with innovative brands and showcase the true value of PR,” adds Lisa. About 360 PR 360 PR is a boutique public relations agency that provides its clients with exceptional service, commitment to delivering real results and personal touch from start to finish. 360 PR focus on the strategy delivered and are also committed to delivering measurable results. With a can-do attitude, 360 PR treat brands as their own. www.360pr.com.au For further information or to enquire about our services, please contact: Rachel King | (02) 9571 4448 | 0434 820 542 | rachel@360pr.com.au Platinum Beauty Launches Makeup Collection 2017-02-21T22:00:00Z platinum-beauty-launches-makeup-collection The new Makeup Brush Collection by Platinum Beauty is now available in Australia exclusively through Woolworths. Designed by makeup artists with precision cut soft, synthetic bristles, the new Platinum makeup brushes balance control and comfort with two-toned handles in sleek silver and gun-metal grey. With a range of online tutorials by Oz Beauty Expert, Bonnie Gillies, there is a how-to video for each brush with detailed demonstrations – perfect for a beginner or the makeup enthusiast! The new makeup essentials from Platinum Beauty include: Base Blending – Shaped to gently blend foundation for a flawless finish. Apply using a buffing motion until blended. Use with liquids and cream foundations, or with powder to set target areas. RRP $14.99 Blush – Shaped to softly and precisely sweep across the cheek area for added colour and definition. Apply blush from the cheek in an upward motion. Use with powder blushes. RRP $18.99 Powder – Cut to sweep powder evenly across the surface of the skin. Use to gently set makeup and create a flawless skin finish. Lightly dust powder over makeup using a sweeping motion. RRP $19.99 Contour Eye – Tapered, dense bristles effortlessly add impact and definition to the eye crease. Apply using a sweeping side-to-side stoke along the eye crease. Use with powder or cream eye shadow. RRP $9.99 Eye Shadow – Full round shape for all over eye shadow shading, highlighting and blending. Apply to lid or crease and blend using a side-to-side motion. Use with powder eye shadow. RRP $9.99 Platinum Essential Collection – Features three must-have base makeup brushes and brush case. Includes Buffing Brush, Small Powder Brush and Contour Brush. RRP $29.99 Flawless & Precision Sponge Set – The Flawless teardrop sponge builds and blends foundation. Use the tip for concealing under the eye and around the nose. The Precision sponge creates contour on targeted areas. Use with liquid and cream foundations, primer and concealer. RRP $9.99 The new Platinum Makeup Brush Collection is exclusively available now at Woolworths. Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com.