The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-05-30T09:11:51Z Kelray Heating supplies heating solution beneath Auckland Harbour Bridge 2017-05-30T09:11:51Z kelray-heating-supplies-heating-solution-beneath-auckland-harbour-bridge Kelray outdoor heating has been approached by AJ Hackett Bungee to supply outdoor heating products for their bungee jumping facility located underneath Auckland's Harbour Bridge.  The company was chosen as the contractor for this assignment as, AJ Hackett Bungee needed an outdoor heating solution that could handle the challenging weather conditions present beneath the Harbour Bridge.  As the sole NZ producer of outdoor heaters that use 316 marine grade steel, Kelray was the lone supplier whose heaters would be able to tolerate the strong, heavily-salted westerly winds present beneath the bridge.  Co-director of Kelray, Kelvin Davis explains how their range of heaters was the best option for the often harsh environment.   “The job posed some obvious hurdles that would have proved rather challenging for many radiant heater suppliers in to get past.” Because of a number of regulations surrounding the Harbour Bridge, Kelray’s installation team were prevented from drilling into the bridge to install their infrared heaters. Kelray were able to get around this issue by designing custom made struts that safely support each heater. “Most of the outdoor heating product found in NZ are manufactured overseas. So custom design alterations are very expensive and really not worthwhile when orders are small.” “Our capacity to remain flexible - make changes to our heaters to fit specific circumstances, and produce an economical heating solution made us the perfect candidate for this job”. The best DreamTrips holidays to chase summertime fun this winter 2017-05-23T23:02:28Z the-best-dreamtrips-holidays-to-chase-summertime-fun-this-winter SYDNEY, May 24, 2017 – Over the Australian winter, family, couple and single travellers alike will be packing their swim suits and donning sun their hats for winter getaways with a difference on a range of Australian and international DreamTrips holidays, offered by of international travel membership company, WorldVentures.   For over half of us living down-under, the 'winter blues' can affect mood and behaviour. 63% of Australians admit to 'feeling more down' during the cooler months and 45% say they are more 'irritated' during winter(1). Unsurprisingly, Queenslanders experience the winter blues the least, with only 38% admitting to a decline in mood(1).   Whether escaping the cold this winter involves a trip locally to one of Australia's more warmer climates, or heading overseas for some summertime fun, DreamTrips are specially curated to present travellers with packaged holidays that deliver on new life experiences, social engagement and fun. In addition, an in-destinations support person is available on every DreamTrip holiday to ensure holiday enjoyment is had by all.   "Thousands of Australian travellers will be chasing the summer sun on DreamTrips holidays this year," said Anthony Fitzgerald, General Manager, Asia Pacific, WorldVentures.   "Part of the appeal of DreamTrips holidays is the curated holiday experiences. All the tours, sights and special inclusions for every DreamTrip holiday are carefully researched to ensure they deliver enjoyment for every individual in the group, and also offer enough free time for travellers to explore on their own."   "The cooler weather makes getting motivated to do the leg-work for the best value holiday just that little bit harder. DreamTrips are the fuss-free option for Aussies to start enjoying a winter getaway sooner."  Australian DreamTripsWith winter temperatures in Queensland and Perth said to range from the early to mid-20 degrees Celsius, it's no wonder more Aussies are choosing staycations over winter to discover more of their own backyard. For Australian winter getaways, DreamTrips has you covered.Picturesque Perth & the Pinnacles2-5 June 20173 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au3400/perth-westernaustralia-australia Venture to Western Australia and explore The Pinnacles, one of the state's best kept secrets. Travel out of the city and up the coastline to scenic Nambung National Park and along the way, enjoy the scenery as you pass through Joondalup city and the countryside. At the Nambung National Park, walk the trail to the lookout and view the thousands of limestone, pillar-like structures known as The Pinnacles and learn more about this desert park, including native wildlife and plants at the interpretive Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre. The whole family will be entertained on the trip back to Perth with a stop in the town of Cervantes where you will take to the sand dunes — some of the largest in Western Australia — in a 4-wheel drive vehicle! The more adventurous can even try sandboarding down the dunes.Gold Coast Adventures20-25 June 20175 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au9816/goldcoast-queensland-australia Indulge in sun, surf and sand when you visit Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast on this Australian DreamTrip. Surfers Paradise is a haven for beach lovers from around the world, thanks to its sandy shorelines, invitingly warm waters and walkways dotted with eateries and nightclubs. Take an exhilarating jet-boat ride along the scenic Broadwater estuary and then head to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to wander through open animal enclosures, feed kangaroos and get up close to koalas. See the bird show that features an Australian pelican and colourful parrots, or tour the sanctuary on a miniature train. Also enjoy a full-day visit to Wet'n'Wild and Warner Bros. Movie World® which offers the world's 1st "Arkham Asylum"- a themed ride that gives you a thrilling 360-degree virtual reality experience.  Play and Relax on Whitehaven Beach25-29 June 20174 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au4779/hamiltonisland-queensland-australia Experience the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this DreamTrip to Hamilton Island, Australia. Board a luxury catamaran and cruise in air-conditioned comfort through the scenic Whitsunday Islands en route to Whitehaven Beach. At this world-famous destination, you can join in family-friendly beach activities, simply relax on the sand and go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea. After finding your perfect spot on the beach, take in the magnificent scenery while enjoying a picnic lunch. For more breathtaking views, you can set out on a forested hike to the lookout at Tongue Point, just across Hill Inlet at Whitehaven’s northern end — marvel at the unbeatable panorama of the inlet and beach, and the peaks of surrounding islands. As part of this DreamTrip you will also receive two free days to explore Hamilton Island at your own pace and to take advantage of the hotel’s numerous complimentary water sports, including windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and more.Overseas DreamTripsWith the price of flights more attractive than ever before, having an overseas holiday is well within reach this winter. DreamTrips has a range of getaways around the globe ideally suited for families, couples and singles.  Sail by Yacht in Eilat, Israel4 Nights27-30 July 2017https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1707il0215/eilat-southerndistrict-israel This DreamTrip is based in the resort city of Eilat, located on the southernmost tip of Israel at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba. The luxurious trip includes sailing yacht excursion on the sunlit Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, which offers unforgettable views of the beaches that boarder Jordan and Saudi Arabia. With Eilat averaging 360 sunny days per year, this is one of the most beautiful yet unknown coastal destinations the world has to offer.  Sunset Sail in Santorini, Greece5 Nights29 July – 3 Augusthttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1707gr2591/santoriniisland-southaegean-greece Summer dreaming doesn’t get better than sailing through Santoini aboard a catamaran. With this DreamTrip, enjoy a dip in the Aegean Sea, then, channel your inner sommelier on a scenic and educational private excursion to 3 vineyards, where you will sample different varieties of classic Greek wine and learn how they’re created.  Cool Off with Water Park Fun in Thailand22-26 June 20174 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706th3857/pattaya-thailand Escape to sunny Pattaya, Thailand, on a family-friendly DreamTrip filled with unforgettable memories. Celebrate your favourite animated characters at Cartoon Network™ Amazone Waterpark. An abundance of diverse activities will keep everyone in the family entertained. Thrill-seekers will love Omniverse Zone with Ben 10-inspired water slides. Kids of all ages can ride and slide at Cartoonival that features stars such as The Powerpuff Girls. If you need a break from the action, grab an inner tube and unwind on the lazy river or take in a live show where characters come to life in song and dance. Spend a morning at the recently renovated pool at your hotel, complete with a man-made beach, Jacuzzis, a kids’ play area and a swim-up bar. It’s the perfect opportunity to create lasting friendships with your fellow DreamTrippers with a variety of exciting recreational activities, including water polo and banana-boat racing.  Family Fun in Hong Kong7-10 June 20173 Nightshttps://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706hk5225/hongkong-hongkong Enjoy time at Ocean Park, Hong Kong’s maritime-themed amusement park during this DreamTrip holiday. Enjoy unlimited rides all day and spend time at popular attractions such as the Rev Booster, the Hair Raiser at Thrill Mountain or the Sea Jelly Spectacular at Marine World. Young children will enjoy the slower-paced rides, playground and activities at Whiskers Harbour. The whole family will love Symbio, the park’s spectacular, nightly light-and-water show. Get the most out of your DreamTrip and visit Hong Kong’s highlights on your own during ample leisure time. ENDS  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.   Sources: (1) http://www.viw.com.au/index.php/travel/3977-australian-winter-hibernation-habits-revealedFor more information, please contact: Maria Crema Closer Communications E: maria@closer.com.auRachael Blasina Closer Communications E: rachael@closer.com.au   MODE serves up innovative design for new Tennis Centre in Darwin 2017-05-22T04:34:15Z mode-serves-up-innovative-design-for-new-tennis-centre-in-darwin Site works began on the $16.7 million Marrara Tennis Centre last week, which will see an all-inclusive complex delivered that caters for local and international players with disability accessing the complex. Local architecture design studio, MODE was commissioned to design this start-of-the-art tennis facility in August 2016, a project funded by the Northern Territory Government to stimulate the economy and sporting tourism in the area. Striving for a modern design that promotes community accessibility and meets international court standards to further generate prospects for Marrara in hosting elite tournaments, was fundamental to MODE’s master planning. MODE’s Darwin Studio Manager, Jenny Culgan said “It’s about achieving community opportunity and inclusion through design on an international scale.” “Methodology behind our design work is about so much more than the tangible end product, but rather how the Tennis Centre can bring people together through events and ensuring that the facility can cater for large-scale attendance and players with a disability,” said Ms Culgan. Architectural plans will complement a seamless flow of spectators and players visiting the centre, between the club house, courts and other facilities planned for the complex. Flexibility in seating will accommodate 500 on a day-to-day basis and up to 4000 for major tournaments. This comes in addition to a 200 seated function room in the club house, significantly enhancing the limited facilities of this kind in Darwin currently. Project managers AECOM, along with builder Halikos Group, join MODE on the project as the local team. Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said “Once completed the Tennis Centre is expected to bring an economic benefit of nearly $4 million annually through new events.” “Having an international standard tennis facility accessible to local players of all abilities will help better their skills, encourage more people to participate in the sport and attract national and international competitions to Darwin,” Ms Moss said. Facilities will include a new club house, administration offices, function rooms, café and bar, other multi-purpose rooms, 15 international standard tennis courts, as well as, a multipurpose court and six hotshot courts for junior development. ---End--- Additional Project Details: • MODE has provided expertise on architectural planning, interior design, landscape architecture and graphics. • Master planning includes integrated landscape design with the layout of the courts to complement the natural falls on site. • Signature sunken show court with shade canopies, broadcasting capabilities and allows for maximum spectator viewing from the clubhouse. About Mode:  MODE is a multidisciplinary design business with ten studios throughout Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam employing over 140 talented designers and technicians in architecture, urban design, master planning, interior design, landscape architecture and graphic design. With global capabilities driven by strong international alliances, MODE has a proven track record of successfully delivering projects across a range of specialist sectors. MODE is at the forefront of research and consideration for how projects are understood, owned and received within communities and how projects can be optimised through collaborative efforts. Our business embodies a history of commitment to relationships with staff, partners, collaborators and our communities. See more at: www.modedesigncorp.com  Leading location-based social intelligence company hires former Cisco exec 2017-03-03T00:00:00Z 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. Cairns Beats Global Destinations As Number One Choice for Aussie Travel Club Members 2017-02-28T02:42:04Z 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 Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T02:20:13Z 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. Aussie app DoTalk breaks down language barriers instantly: First FREE messaging app provides real-time and accurate translation of up to 90 languages 2017-02-09T23:25:43Z aussie-app-dotalk-breaks-down-language-barriers-instantly-first-free-messaging-app-provides-real-time-and-accurate-translation-of-up-to-90-languages Aussie app DoTalk breaks down language barriers instantly  First FREE messaging app provides real-time and accurate translation of up to 90 languages  Sydney, Australia – February 10, 2017 – DoTalk, the first free, instant, voice- activated translation chat app has officially launched today. Invented locally in Cairns, Australia, DoTalk breaks down all barriers to communication, with the ability to rapidly translate chats in words and voice, in up to 90 different languages. Created with accessibility in mind, DoTalk is available across all iOS and Android Smartphones and any Internet connected devices.   DoTalk’s proprietary technology enables users to simultaneously engage in cross-language communications easily and more accurately than any other messaging app available, with six different translation APIs and speech recognition tools combining to provide the most accurate translations possible.   Users have the option to message either via text or a ‘hold & talk’ microphone, and can also conduct group chat with up to 10 people in multiple languages in real time. The interface is intuitive, with inviting contacts and adding language and accent being a simple process.   “Our goal with DoTalk was to create a free, fun and easy-to-use app which provides an open forum for people to easily connect and communicate, regardless of language barriers or location and without delay,” says Aussie founder, Reno Nicastro.   “With applications across everyday life, from business to travel, dating and everything in between, now nothing will be lost in translation. We live in a truly global economy so DoTalk has benefits for absolutely everyone.”   “Whether you are travelling, booking a cab or hotel overseas, want to communicate with international relatives, someone exotic you’ve met online, as the modern-day pen pal, or you just want to learn another language – DoTalk is the tool to connect you to people regardless of where they are or what language they speak.”   The language industry is big business, with the worldwide language services market growing at an annual rate of 5.52% according to The Common Sense Advisory, 2016 Report. The size of the overall global language industry in 2016 was estimated at $40 Billion (USD), with estimates of up to $45 Billion by 2020.    Already trialled extensively in beta testing, DoTalk has registered users from a wide range of countries and languages, with English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French and Indonesian proving the most commonly used in the app.   Nicastro and his team are focused on continuous development within the app, and will utilise user feedback to add more features and functionality over time that will further enable broader industry applications including regional/global conference calls, customer service, education, media and customer engagement.   “As the market continues on a growth trajectory, we believe we have assembled an exceptional team and that we have the best messaging app platform in the market. We are currently working on DoTalk Premium applications that will run with the current DoTalk Realtime Translation Technology Engine, and "DoTalk Team" for Business. DoTalk Premium will break down language barriers by providing real-time communications tools to get the job done.”   “As a nation of travellers and world-beaters in business, it is only appropriate then that this app was conceived in Australia, and believe DoTalk will only further facilitate our ability to take on the world!”, Nicastro added.  Features DoTalk provides a fully integrated chat app service that includes the following features:   Real time translation of 90 different languages through the app or Internet enabled device Instant voice translation for 50+ languages Voice to text dictation Group chat including simultaneous translation in conference Private messaging Send and receive files Search and add friends 256 Bit encryption/MP4 file storage Instant sync across devices  Images and availability Please download images from the following link: DoTalk images. DoTalk can be accessed via web at DoTalk or downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.   For more information and interview opportunities, please contact:   Rebecca Blasina                                                     David Wolf Closer Communications                                          Closer Communicationsrebecca@closer.com.au                                         david@closer.com.au 0420 805 567                                                          0411 111 787  About DoTalk One world. One Language. Chat to anyone, anytime, anywhere, in 90 languages. DoTalk changes communication around the globe by removing the language barrier and allowing you to chat and translate your messages in real-time. DoTalk can also be used as an ordinary chat between friends in the same language. Social customer intelligence provider Local Measure helps hotels and tourism brands build loyalty during guest visits 2017-01-23T23:30:00Z social-customer-intelligence-provider-local-measure-helps-hotels-and-tourism-brands-build-loyalty-during-guest-visits-1 Sydney and Los Angeles – January 24, 2017 – Tourism brands continue to wrestle with the challenge of guest loyalty and repeat visits amid third party disruption and increasingly fragmented customer relationships. Sydney-based Local Measure has raised AU$4.5 million in funding to continue to assist hotels and tourism businesses address this challenge, build loyalty and secure positive reviews while guests are still on their property.   The Company’s geo-location social intelligence product arms front-line staff with unique real-time information to help them surprise and delight guests, detect and help resolve guest problems and negative reviews before they impact a property’s reputation or performance, as well as providing data back to the brand to build loyalty among customers across the brand, and at multiple properties, in real-time.   Local Measure is in place in hotels, theme parks and tourism businesses in more than 380 cities worldwide, and expects to grow to more than 1,000 hotels in the U.S. alone this year. Current clients include AccorHotels, Hardrock, Qantas and Club Med. Local Measure has realised more than 150 per cent year on year growth in revenues from the hotel sector. The Company recently won the prestigious Emerging Innovator Award at the 2016 Phocuswright travel technology conference in Los Angeles. “Customer loyalty is seen as a ‘holy grail’ for hotels and tourism brands, yet to date the industry has generally been unable to capture the data and preferences, in real-time, that customers share during their journey, missing an incredible opportunity to drive loyalty,” said Jonathan Barouch, founder and CEO. “Our technology leverages the growth of social media to provide a new and powerful tool for hoteliers and tourism asset managers, who finally have a way to use social intelligence to positively impact guest experiences. Local Measure’s location-based technology is tailor-made for hotels and tourism brands, providing end-to-end product features to promote gathering accurate, real-time intelligence. It is fully automated, easy to integrate, and low cost – helping hotels connect and engage with guests and deliver a fully personalised guest experience at scale.”   “We are pleased to announce the completion of this capital raise and look forward to another year of substantial growth for Local Measure.” Participants in the AU$4.5M round included private investors, funds and private equity firms in the Asia Pacific region. Local Measure has raised AU$15M to date.   The Company’s Board of Advisors includes executives from SAP, Google and Salesforce. Alan Moss, a Local Measure Advisory Board member who is VP Sales & Operations, Google, said, “I’m delighted to be associated with Local Measure, whose social media intelligence platform is already the foundation of a fast growing, sustainable business. With tremendous growth potential in the U.S. and among hotel brands worldwide, the company will scale even more quickly in 2017, and I look forward to continued good news in the weeks ahead.”   Local Measure will be opening a sales and account management office in Dubai in January followed by an office in Los Angeles later this quarter, adding to existing local offices in Sydney, Singapore, London and Miami.   For more on the results the Company has generated for many of the world’s leading hotel brands, visit https://www.localmeasure.com/resources/case-studies/solution/accor-pacific.  About Local Measure Headquartered in Australia with offices in Europe, Asia and the United States, 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, leisure, hospitality and shopping centre 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.  Media contacts Corrie McLeod/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communicationslocalmeasure@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 ### Shitbox Rally 2017 forms strategic partnership with Bingle 2016-12-18T22:00:00Z shitbox-rally-2017-forms-strategic-partnership-with-bingle-1 Monday 19th December 2016: Box Rallies is excited to announce Bingle as a major sponsor of Shitbox Rally 2017. The leading car insurer will also be supporting the rally with free third party property damage insurance.   Starting in Adelaide on Saturday 27 May 2017, 450 participants will take to the Australian outback in cars worth less than $1,000 all to raise much-needed funds for the critical cancer research initiatives of Cancer Council Australia. Shitbox Rally now in its eighth year was founded by James Freeman in 2010. Each year, the rally challenges teams to explore some of the most remote regions in Australia. In 2017, the rally will embark on an arduous 3,800km seven-day road adventure from Adelaide to Cairns via the Oodnadatta Track and Plenty Highway. “The rally teams already cover numerous costs and devote so much of their own time in preparing for the rally and fundraising,” says Alison Connolly, Bingle’s Executive Manager, “Bingle believes in making everything ‘as simple as it sounds’ so as part of our sponsorship we’re proud to be making things simpler by providing free Third Party Property Damage Insurance to the rally teams.” Box Rallies Founder James Freeman welcomes Bingle’s support to the rally. “For years I have thought that an insurance company would be an ideal sponsor for the rally, so I am thrilled Bingle have come on board for 2017.  They have the right attitude for what we do at Shitbox and they are very supportive to our philosophy around humor and challenges. Their tongue in cheek name works so well with ours and the support they are giving to the rally teams is greatly appreciated,” says Mr Freeman. To further support Shitbox Rally, Bingle is also entering its own rally team to get the full experience for themselves. Shitbox Rally has raised over $8.164 million to date since its inception in 2010. For further information or to support the cause with a donation, visit http://www.facebook.com/shitboxrally or www.shitboxrally.com.au.-ENDS-  ABOUT BOX RALLIESShitbox Rally is not a race but rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable: to drive cars worth $1,000 or less across Australia via some of its most arduous roads - all to raise money for cancer research. Shitbox Rally was founded in 2009 by James Freeman after both of his parents died from cancer within 12 months of each other as a way of raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer – a disease that now affects so many people. Over the last seven years, Shitbox Rally has raised over $8.164 million for cancer research, making the rally the largest independent fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.     The rally is a reward for all the fundraising the dedicated participants do to put into research for prevention and ultimately to help find a cure for cancer, and it’s a chance to meet like-minded people and see our vast and beautiful country in a totally unique way. To qualify to be in Shitbox Rally, supporters must have raised a minimum of $4,000. 2017 marks the eighth Shitbox Rally. Previous rally routes include 2016 Mackay to Hobart across Bass Strait, 2015 Canberra to Townsville via the Birdsville Track, 2014 Perth to Darwin via the Gibb River Road, 2013 Adelaide to Fremantle via Uluru, 2012 Melbourne to Cairns via Innamincka, 2011 Brisbane to Darwin via the Savannah Way and 2010 Sydney to Alice Springs via the Oodnadatta Track. For more details please visit www.shitboxrally.com.au. Overwhelmed by the tremendous success in its first international destination in New Zealand, Shitbox Rally NZ is returning in February 2017. To register for 2017 Shitbox Rally New Zealand, or to find out more information, visit www.shitboxrally.co.nz. An additional $2.01 million has also been raised for Cancer Council Australia over the past three years of Mystery Box Rally, a similar concept also created by James Freeman. Known as Shitbox Rally’s mad baby brother, Mystery Box is, as the name suggests, a mysterious adventure in mystery cars with a shorter distance and less days travelling. Unlike Shitbox Rally, each location is a mystery, adding to the excitement and adventure of the drive. For more information please visit www.mystery-box.com.au.  MEDIA CONTACT Holysmoke! Agency Amanda Fry P: 0418 262 282 E amanda@holysmokeagency.com.au;  For media Inquiries, please contact: Rob White External Relations Manager Insurance Suncorp 0411 881 887 Fez Travel Launches Turkey 2017 Brochure + Early Bird Special 2016-12-14T14:48:43Z fez-travel-launches-turkey-2017-brochure-early-bird-special The brochure is filled with an exciting collection of tours for 2017 including guaranteed departure escorted group tours of Turkey, Greece, Turkey & Greece combination tours, ANZAC Day tours, Gallipoli Battlefields tours, day tours, shore excursions and a range of tailor made itineraries designed to give independent travellers a head start on planning their trip to Turkey. Check our website for our exciting new new destinations, Balkans, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Morocco, Israel, Georgia , Armenia , Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan !!!! New Fez World brochure coming soon!!   Fez Travel’s guiding principle when designing its small group tour programs is to provide travellers with a genuine experience rather than just a holiday.  Fez Travel Managing Director Ekrem Usta explains:  “We want our guests to feel that they have had a genuine insight into the real Turkey & Greece when they visit, and we achieve this by carefully selecting the places we visit, the properties we stay in and expert guides who know the routes like the back of their hand and focus on showcasing culture just as much as we focus on showing the sights”. Early Booking Offers Fez Travel is offering two special early booking incentives. Travellers booking and paying in full for any escorted group tour by 31 January 2017 will save 20%.  Travellers who book and pay in full for any escorted s group tour by 31 March 2017 receive a 15% discount.  These savings are also available for bookings made through travel agents. For more information on the early bird specials check Fez Travel’s hot deals. An electronic version of the brochure is available here. For more information on Fez Travel’s huge Turkey 2017 program, visit the Fez Travel home page or email: sales@feztravel.com to speak to a destination expert.  To order a copy of the 2017 brochure email:  brochure@feztravel.com.  WorldVentures drops anchor in Australia 2016-12-09T05:22:16Z worldventures-drops-anchor-in-australia-western-sydney-chosen-as-site-of-first-office-and-training-centre-in-response-to-unprecedented-local-growth-1 Sydney, December 9, 2016– International travel membership company, WorldVentures, will this weekend unveil its new Australian headquarters in Western Sydney, its first local office that will help service a business that has experienced record membership take-up in Australia over the past 12 months. The facility will significantly increase its presence in the market, create local jobs and enable WorldVentures to facilitate more local, tailored DreamTrips holidays for its members, as well as provide space for the company’s growing workforce and professional development requirements.   WorldVentures has been growing at a phenomenal rate around the world, with this office and training centre an important part of its Australian growth plans. Globally, the company now has more than 500,000 members in over 28 countries. It has grown 581 per cent over the last three years alone and generated revenues of more than US$560m in 2015.   In addition to managing its local membership growth, the new Australian office will be responsible for planning and expanding membership benefits, which include the anticipated 250 DreamTrips (curated group holiday experiences) planned all around Australia in 2017 alone for its global membership base, a 400 per cent increase from just two years ago.   Such trips bring in tourists from around the world, contributing to inbound tourism and delivering tourists to key Australian destinations including Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Alice Springs and Margaret River to name a few. WorldVentures already enjoys strong relationships with key premium hotels and other suppliers that will only continue to grow with an expanded local presence.   As part of the expansion WorldVentures plans to hire new employees in customer service, administration, marketing and tourism, with 20 new hires anticipated over the next 12 months. Australian based travel experts will create even more Australian DreamTrips packages including local tours, hotels and unique experiences that will be available to both Australian and International members.   “Australia is one of our fastest growing markets globally and is a strong areas of focus for WorldVentures. Our new local headquarters opening is an important next step as we continue this exciting phase of growth,” said Kyle Lowe, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and International Expansion, WorldVentures, who is in Sydney for the opening.   “We continue to disrupt the International travel industry, empower everyday people to make a positive change to their lives, and offer our members compelling and unique travel experiences with our DreamTrips, and we couldn’t be more delighted that Australian consumers have embraced this concept so warmly,” he added.   “A WorldVentures office in Australia will help us to increase the number of Australian DreamTrips members will be able to enjoy, as well as better provide our local Independent Representatives with the support, mentorship and development that they require to build their businesses,” said Anthony Fitzgerald, General Manager, Asia Pacific, WorldVentures.   “We have been recognised over the last 12 months with three World Travel Awards for excellence in the global travel and tourism industry, and believe our investment in this local infrastructure will enable us to continue to build on an already successful offering,” he added.   The offices are located at Suite 2.03, 102 Bennelong Parkway, Sydney Olympic Park.   *Media are invited to speak with WorldVentures executives Kyle Lowe, Anthony Fitzgerald and Jon McKillip (President, Global Sales, WorldVentures) as part of the official office unveiling on Sunday, December 11, from 12-1.30pm. Alternatives days and times for interviews are also available.  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 nearly half a million members globally and still counting, WorldVentures has presence in over 28 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.  For more information David Wolf Closer Communicationsdavid@closer.com.au 0411 111 787 Short + Sweet: SNACKABLETV youth broadcast network for short-form content launches 2016-12-01T01:16:58Z short-sweet-snackabletv-youth-broadcast-network-for-short-form-content-launches Meet SNACKABLETV, a revolutionary digital youth network housing the best in bite-sized content. It’s an entirely new way for young people all over the world to access high quality short-form entertainment for FREE, without annoying advertisements or subscriptions. VIEW THE SIZZLE REEL Millennials are diverse, curious and engaged - so, SNACKABLETV is too. It does not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, creed or socio-economic status, only against beige content. SNACKABLETV launches with solid collaborations and partnerships as official Youth & Content Broadcaster for Sydney Festival, co-produced podcasts with the team from Melbourne’s Sans Pants Radio and short films produced by future creative superstars from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Offering something for everyone, SNACKABLETV plays host to content across seven channels; Culture, Film, Gaming, Music, Podcast, Style, and a dedicated hub for today’s news, events, and the best of the net; What’s Hot. Original series’ will feature respected members of the creative community including; street artist Scott Marsh; music journalist Danny Clayton; celebrity fashion stylist Mikey Ayoubi; mindfulness coach Kylie Ryan; comedians Rhys Nicholson and Robbie Armfield; musicians Client Liaison, Sleep Makes Waves and The Jezabels; and so much more incredible talent in front of and behind the lens. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. The network will lead the fight against ‘Digital Litter’, a result of too much access to poorly made content. Everything on SNACKABLETV is short, sharp, and captivating. It’s video that is never boring, always inspiring, with an added dose of learning for the socially aware, completely free of charge to the viewer. SNACKABLETV Co-founders Kate Edwards and Shae Constantine said today: “We are extremely proud to be launching Australia’s first short form broadcast network made especially for young people. “SNACKABLETV is purpose built as much for the consumer as it is for the creator – it’s a conduit between the two worlds. We identified a gap, in that there is so much good content out there and before now it hasn’t had a home or a chance to get to an audience who will appreciate it. “Our doors are wide open to young creatives and creators. We want to distribute the best short-form content the world has seen, and this is only possible with a truly robust digital platform to facilitate the relationship between creator and audience. That platform is SNACKABLETV.” Content is currently available online (mobile, tablet or desktop) via SNACKABLETV.tv The bar has been set high and SNACKABLETV is committed to pushing the boundaries in both the controversy and quality stakes. New content will be released on all channels across the network constantly. Stay tuned for updates on exciting co-productions and distribution partnerships. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. Interview and content requests contact The Lantern Group: Louisa Read +61 412 955 101 louisa@lanterngroup.com.au Fiona Gulin +61 487 992 333 fiona@lanterngroup.com.au CONNECT WITH SNACKABLETV FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM #snackableTV MEDIA MATERIALS DROPBOX Dreaming of a White Christmas? 2016-11-30T22:00:00Z dreaming-of-a-white-christmas With less than a month left until Santa makes his way down the chimney, there is still time to plan the perfect Christmas getaway. Let expert travellers Matt McMillan and Tim Farquhar, Directors of Eclipse Travel, help you plan the ultimate festive escape for your family.  For a White Christmas For an authentic White Christmas experience, Matt McMillan suggests travellers look to Norway or Finland, “Like many European countries, most Norwegian towns and cities offer Christmas fairs and markets that will help create the perfect mood for the festival season.”   “Tromsø in Northern Norway is voted as one of the best places on earth to spend Christmas and it’s only 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle,” McMillan says, “What’s better than celebrating Christmas whilst seeing the spectacular Northern Lights with your loved ones? There are a lot of cruise ships known to offer Northern Lights travel during the festive season. You just need to plan ahead.”   McMillan continues to explain, “If you’re taking the little ones with you, a visit to Santa’s office in the Finnish city of Lapland is a moment they will always cherish. Alternatively, head to Helsinki for the ultimate Northern Christmas ambiance – the city is breathtakingly beautiful when draped in white snow and lit by Christmas lights.”  For an Island Escape Christmas The Galapagos Islands are a stunning paradise where you can rub shoulders with a world full of unique wildlife. Blue-footed Boobies, Marine Iguanas, Whale Sharks, Galapagos Sea Lions, Flamingos and the signature Galapagos Giant Tortoise are all part of the experience to these unique islands.   “From black volcanic rocks and vast white sand, to lush green highlands and jewel-blue waters, the Galapagos Islands are filled with natural wonders and wildlife,” says Farquhar, “The wet season generally occurs between December and May where you can expect picture-perfect sunny days and blue skies combined with showers. It’s great for those who are looking to spend a warm Christmas at an off-the-beaten-track destination.”  For a Tribal Christmas Nowhere does diversity quite like South Africa. Home of the deserted Kalahari, the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-packed savannah….the list goes on.   South Africa is one of those rare destinations that has something for absolutely everyone. You can spot a great variety of native floral and fauna including the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. Or discover the country in the most luxurious way by exploring the pristine white beaches at Cape Point, visiting Cape Winelands for a romantic wine tasting tour, or hopping onto the world’s most famous mobile 5-star hotel Blue Train to spoil yourself with an around-the-clock personal butler service. The choices are limitless.   “With our excellent exchange rates at the moment, a South African getaway has become very affordable. It’s a great excuse to treat yourself with another bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon!” McMillan suggests.  For a Latin Christmas Palm-fringed beaches, delicious spicy cuisine, colonial architecture and vivid blue skies, Mexico is the place to be for an exotic getaway during the silly season.   For a cultural fix, there are plenty of top-class museums and galleries for you to unfold the fascinating history of this beautiful country.   “You can also find vibrant pop culture from the underground dance clubs and street art in Mexico City, as well as interesting handicrafts made by indigenous people,” Farquhar recommends.   “And of course, you can’t skip the stunning beaches with their crystal clear water. If you are into sea creatures, don’t forget to book a diving or snorkeling tour for a chance to get up close and personal with coral walls, canyons, turtles, tangs, eels and even hammerhead sharks!”   Whatever your Christmas dreams are, experience a wanderlust-worthy festive season this summer.  -ENDS-   Eclipse Travel is an Australian and New Zealand owned company that specialises in travel to incredible, unique and sometimes remote destinations. For more information about unique Christmas destinations, visit http://eclipsetravel.com.au  For media enquiries, contact: Holysmoke! Agency Yvonne Kong or Amanda Fry P: +61 406 055 470 E: yvonne@holysmokeagency.com or amanda@holysmokeagency.com Boomers go Skiing this Summer 2016-11-22T04:13:31Z boomers-go-ski-ing-this-summer Australians are living longer and plan to retire later in life, prompting a rise in S.K.I (Spend the Kids Inheritance) holidays that deliver on new life experiences, value for money and connection with others.   WorldVentures, which markets the travel membership club 'DreamTrips', has experienced a growth in membership in recent years, with more than 500,000 members across 29 countries taking up the club lifestyle to experience life fulfilment through travel.   SKIing is an acronym that has emerged to describe the trend of older travellers 'Spending the Kids Inheritance'. Baby boomers are voting with their feet and passports by deciding it’s time to enjoy the money that they worked so hard to save over a lifetime of toil.   Anthony Fitzgerald from WorldVentures, says that baby boomers are turning to travel clubs to live life and travel.   “We are seeing more and more retirees travelling, not only to see the world but also to enjoy the social experience that comes along with travel clubs.”   "It is clear that many baby boomers have adopted the SKI outlook on life and are taking action to complete their bucket lists in retirement. DreamTrips offer S.K.I travellers the chance to enjoy a social experience but also have the perfect balance of alone time."   53 per cent of WorldVentures' Australian members travel with their spouse and over 70 per cent, feel that DreamTrips offer a distinctive vacation that enriched their lifestyle, allows them to gain knowledge and create beautiful memories.   "The options are endless and by joining a travel club SKI travellers are more likely to take the holidays they've worked to enjoy."   "The DreamTrips for SKI travellers to tick off their bucket list definitely include a trip to Myanmar’s Treasures, sailing the Caribbean, walking with lions in Zimbabwe, staying in an Ice Hotel, or relaxing and healing in the Dead Sea," Mr Fitzgerald suggests.   An Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey last year revealed that Australians intend to retire later than ever, with 23 per cent of the persons aged 45 years and over intending to retire at the age of 70 years or over compared with only eight per cent in 2004-05.   The OECD Better Life Index also reports that life expectancy at birth in Australia stands at 82 years, only 12 years after the majorities intended retirement.   Judy Anderson, of the Mornington Peninsula (Mt Martha), says that travel has become a priority in her life and that travel companies are increasingly catering for matured aged travellers.   "I didn't travel much in my younger days as people do now, so I'm trying to catch up on all the places I want to visit and I want to live life to the fullest."   "Travelling with a group is important to me. And travelling outside of school holidays means that I can get better deals and also travel with others with similar life goals."   For the children of baby boomers, especially the Gen X and Y children who are struggling to establish a foothold in the property market or pay the kids’ school fees, the life of a SKIer is causing some consternation.   But for many like Dylan, whose mother was living alone for five years, the benefits of their parents choosing to SKI to lead happy and fulfilling lives can also be recognised.   "My mother just wanted more company than what our busy working schedules allowed. Travelling was a passion of hers, if she had the opportunity to join a travel club and meet new people she would have been over the moon,” Dylan explains.   ENDS  About WorldVentures WorldVentures is an award-winning international travel membership company based in Texas, United States. The company sells memberships with perks to a diverse set of lifestyle products such as unique customised 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 29 markets across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.worldventures.comMedia Contacts David Wolf Director Closer Communicationsdavid@closer.com.au 0411 111 787   OR   Rachael Blasina Account Coordinator Closer Communicationsrachael@closer.com.au 0428 073 703   Benwerrin Estates unveils Prestigious Mountain-Top Property 2016-11-21T22:30:00Z benwerrin-estates-unveils-prestigious-mountain-top-property Benwerrin Estates, specialist in luxury property management, is proud to unveil their new mountain-top property, Mountain Magic at Pacific Palms. Boasting 180° panoramic views of Wallis Lake and surrounding Pacific Ocean coastal beaches, Mountain Magic stands alone as the most unique property in the Myall Lakes area.    Situated on top of the mountain at Smiths Lake, this 1970’s iconic homestead is surrounded by 350 acres of lush rainforest with breathtaking views from every room in the house over Wallis Lake and Forster. It is a feast for the eyes and the soul, offering a complete disconnect from modern life in a natural wonderland setting.   “The property has recently undergone a major refurbishment to guarantee a satisfying and comfortable stay for every guest,” says Andrew Southwell, Director of Benwerrin Estates. “It’s everything you love about a 1970’s architectural gem with all the modern touches that life now affords, in a completely private and unique location. The entire property was designed to maximise what is an iconic and breathtaking view of the entire region.”   The refurbishment has seen an addition of new beds, furniture, art, Wi-Fi Internet, Foxtel, two large ultra HD Sony TVs, Sonos sound system throughout, automated lighting and an outdoor swim spa, positioning Mountain Magic as the most luxurious holiday home in the coastal town of Pacific Palms.   Boasting four bedrooms with 1200TC linen, a fully appointed kitchen and laundry, large living area, media nook, separate dining for up to 10 people and undercover parking for four vehicles, relax and unwind amongst the mountain tops of this extremely private home.   All four bedrooms have king size beds with two bedrooms being able to be split into two singles for a twin share option. The house also has a queen sofa bed in the media nook.   About 3.5 hours north of Sydney CBD, Myall Lakes National Park is home to one of the state’s largest coastal lake systems comprising of incredible waterways such as Wallis and Smiths Lakes. Get away from it all and indulge in canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, whale watching or just take a walk and be at one with nature. With over 40 kms of beaches at your doorstep including great swimming and surfing spots, there is something for everyone.   To celebrate the new availability of Mountain Magic, Benwerrin Estates is offering an exclusive introductory rate with a massive saving of up to $1,000* per stay for guests to experience this unique mountain-top property.  Mountain Magic at Pacific Palms Introductory Package 5-night luxurious staycation $9,000* per stay Save up to $1,000* per stay   Leave all the hustle and bustle in the city and escape to this mountain-top paradise in the picturesque Pacific Palms. Brace yourself for some epic beach hopping, get your phone ready for numerous Instagram-perfect moments amidst the lush surrounds of Myall Lakes National Park, or simply relax at the private swim spa before having a barbecue with your loved ones, all whilst enjoying the breathtaking sunset from the top of the mountain.   Take advantage of this one-time only launch rate offer and book your ultimate coastal getaway now from only $9,000* per stay. Price includes 5 nights of accommodation at Mountain Magic at Pacific Palms, undercover parking for four vehicles, and full use of all the property’s facilities including kitchen, laundry and the outdoor swim spa.   Offer available from now to 16 Dec 2016 for all bookings confirmed with 25% deposit unless sold out prior. Valid for stay until June 2017. *Terms and conditions apply.   Visit http://benwerrinestates.com.au    For media enquiries, contact: Holysmoke! Agency Amanda Fry or Yvonne Kong M: +61 418 262 282 E: amanda@holysmokeagency.com or yvonne@holysmokeagency.com