The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-20T05:54:05Z EnduroShield exhibits at the HD Expo, Las Vegas 2019-05-20T05:54:05Z enduroshield-exhibits-at-the-hd-expo-las-vegas HD Expo - a Hospitality Design Event Las Vegas, May 15 – 17, 2019 EnduroShield - Booth 5877     HD Expo is the leading tradeshow and conference for the hospitality design community in North America, bringing together designers, owner/operators, brand executives, architects, purchasers, and manufacturers for three days of inspiration, accredited education and exceptional networking.   EnduroShield is excited to be exhibiting at this leading US hospitality event, as a global innovator of glass protection and easy clean surfaces.   Glass is a stylish feature of hotels and resorts providing clear views, clean lines and a modern contemporary look. From sleek glass shower screens, to glass balcony railings and pool glass, glass is an important design aspect of contemporary hotels and resorts.     Applying the EnduroShield glass protective coating transforms all glass into an easy clean surface, keeping glass surfaces sparkling, and reducing cleaning time by up to 90%. This improves guest experience and reduces room turnaround time. It also protects property investment, keeping glass surfaces looking new during the average life of a bathroom fit-out.    “I’ve had EnduroShield applied to a major San Francisco Hotel after experiencing the significant benefits it provides on showers in other locations I have managed. It’s a no-brainer on glass showers,” said Terrance Francis, Drake Hotels California.   EnduroShield is the trusted partner of leading hotels and resorts in 6 continents around the world, reducing the cost of cleaning and decreasing maintenance costs.  Suitable for new or existing properties, glass can be treated by the EnduroShield team of professional applicators, or pre-applied in-factory.   Call our team to discuss how EnduroShield can benefit your business +1 805 617 4609.     PCT Global LLC PO Box 20274 Santa Barbara CA 93120 USA Winter Wonderlights Returns To Light Up Sovereign Hill In 2019 2019-05-16T02:16:09Z winter-wonderlights-returns-to-light-up-sovereign-hill-in-2019 During the day visitors can enjoy fun-filled pantomimes and theatre performances, join in Christmas themed arts and crafts, stock up on traditional Christmas decorations, sample our delicious, limited edition Winter Wonderlights lemon meringue drops, and try to catch the cheeky Gingerbread man.  Faux snow will fall at regular intervals over the Victorian-style buildings and the smell of Christmas treats will fill the air as visitors are swept up in the excitement of a special European-style Christmas.   By night, listen to live music, dance in the faux snowfalls and watch on as Sovereign Hill is transformed with an incredible new light projection show.   More than 95,000 visitors enjoyed the three-week event in 2018, and with large crowds expected again this year Wonderlight-goers are encouraged to pre-book at to avoid missing out, with tickets now on sale.   Winter Wonderlights At A Glance - More than 15kms of fairy lights will add a magical touch to Sovereign Hill’s gardens, including a NEW light tunnel. - Find Sir Ginger getting up to mischief on Main Street. - Watch flames erupt from the Sovereign Hill chimney. - Dance in the faux snow. - Let the European street market tempt you. - Over 25 buildings will come alive with large-scale light projections, the largest light projection spectacle ever staged in one site anywhere in Australia. The Winter Wonderlights will commence each evening as the sun sets.   When:      Saturday 29 June – Sunday 21 July 2019 from 10am daily. The ‘Winter Wonderlights’ show will start each evening after 5.45pm. Where:     Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, 3350
 Cost:         General admission:
Adults $62.00,
Children (5-15) $27.80, Concession ($49.70), Family ($157.00) and Single Family ($112.00).   Visitors coming to experience Winter Wonderlights this year can also book tickets to see Sovereign Hill’s new sound and light show Aura, which will run each evening following the Winter Wonderlights show.  Set under the stars, and featuring hundreds of stunning projections to create an immersive storytelling experience, Aura is the perfect compliment to the Winter Wonderlights show.   Commercial Furniture Direct: Durable Options for the Hospitality Industry 2019-05-09T01:39:38Z commercial-furniture-direct-durable-options-for-the-hospitality-industry The furnishings in restaurants of any type represent a major expenditure and owners want to keep the items long as possible. Hospitality furniture doesn’t have to be worn out to be replaced and Commercial Furniture Direct makes it easy and cost effective. The type of furniture in a restaurant tells customers a variety of information. People form opinions about the food, prices, service, cleanliness, culture and typical clientele based on appearances. Even if the furniture is fairly new, it could be sending an unintentional message to potential customers that reflect negatively on the type of consumers that the owner wants to attract. The hospitality furniture at Commercial Furniture Direct is designed for durability. The company offers tables, chairs and stools, and complete dining sets. Accessories encompassing scatter cushions, fire pits, beanbag chairs and pod chairs are also available to create an inviting atmosphere. Styles are available in classic and retro to sleekly modern and take their cues from the most coveted designs from around the world. The commercial furniture is constructed of wood, metal, offered in multiple colors, and in upholstered selections. The hospitality furniture can be mixed and matched in any combination to create ambiance that’s unique to the individual establishment. Commercial Furniture Direct also offers outdoor hospitality furniture for eateries that offer outdoor dining options from decks and patios to balconies. Selections include umbrellas and hanging chairs, lounges, hammocks, umbrellas, benches, and fire pits that enable establishments to offer more services and stay open later. There are many reasons to change out restaurant furniture. The existing furnishings may be getting old, showing signs of wear, or need to be updated for the times. Those in the hospitality business may want to reflect a different ambiance, new ownership, or a new business direction and dynamic. No matter what the need, Commercial Furniture Direct has options to meet the demands of professionals operating cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops to pop-up eateries, bars and cafeterias. With the company’s hospitality furniture, business owners can change out, update or completely alter their look with quality furnishings at affordable prices. About Commercial Furniture Direct Commercial Furniture Direct is a 100 percent family owned Australian business. We are passionate about living and entertaining. We believe in our products. We understand that furnishing a café or restaurant is about more than acquiring objects – it’s about enjoying the good life with food, wine and friends. It’s about making the most of the best company. We do our bit to make this experience all that it can be by specializing in high quality items that offer the finest in comfort, style, durability and convenience. Connect with the company on Instagram. Media Contact Commercial Furniture Direct Phone: 03 8742 2931 Address: Shop 4,283 Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 Website: Synology Host Solutions Exhibition alongside Computex, 2019 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z synology-host-solutions-exhibition-alongside-computex-2019 Data lies at the core of every industry transformation. Synology provides a wide array of solutions to ensure business continuity. Join us to explore the data life cycle and discover infinite possibilities of file access, storage, and backup. Synology will be hosting its own Solution Exhibition alongside Computex 2019 and you're invited! Join Synology at their new HQ in Taiwan! Date: 29th May 2019 - 31st May 2019 Time: 10am - 6pm Venue: Synology HQ - TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park (1F, No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220) 8-minute walk from the Far Eastern Hospital MRT station (Exit 3) For more information: If of interest and for RSVP, please contact: Shazana Roseli at, John Wanna at or Stacey Toskas at +61 029415 4528 Concerns from CWA of NSW that looming election stalling drought assistance commitments 2019-05-07T21:30:16Z concerns-from-cwa-of-nsw-that-looming-election-stalling-drought-assistance-commitments Hi The Country Women's Association (CWA) of NSW's State Conference continues in Albury today after delegates yesterday overwhelmingly endorsed a motion that calls for a firm and ongoing commitment to drought assistance from the country's major political parties. The association is also concerned the looming Federal Election is stalling the release of more information on initiatives announced in the Federal Budget, and announced by the Federal Government last week. "Major issues, such as drought, should be treated with a bipartisan approach and all major parties should have a firm position for action on drought so money and support gets to where it’s needed without delay," CWA of NSW State President Annette Turner said. “It’s too important to play politics with and must be treated with the urgency it deserves. The fact the government is in ‘caretaker mode’ should make no difference. In drought-stricken areas, every single day bites. Unlike politicians, we can’t ask our farmers to wait a few weeks, while there is a potential changing of the guard.” Attached and below is a media release on the urgency motion. For further information or interview requests please let me know. Kind regards, Kylie Galbraith Seftons Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 0411 480 208 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEDIA RELEASE Concerns that looming election stalling drought assistance commitments The Country Women’s Association of NSW is urgently seeking assurances from both sides of politics on an ongoing commitment to drought assistance following concerns the upcoming Federal Election has thrown a shadow of uncertainty over future aid schemes for drought-stricken areas of the state. It follows an announcement last week by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on new re-stocking and re-planting loans of up to $200,000 for farm businesses, part of a $500 million package that includes the establishment of a specific “Regional Investment Corporation” for the loans, once conditions improve. The package also includes funding for more rural financial counsellors. The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW at its State Conference in Albury yesterday, prior to a visit to the conference by Mr Morrison, expressed concerns that now the Government is in ‘caretaker mode’ pending the federal election, there is no further information available around the announcement and that the federal Opposition has not yet indicated its intention to support the scheme should it win the May 18 ballot. “As it stands the Opposition has even expressed some hesitation at the issuing of concessional loans, which means if we have a change of government, we may not see the program get off the ground at all,” said Annette Turner, CWA of NSW State President. “We are calling for all major political parties to state their support for this scheme. Major issues, such as drought, should be treated with a bipartisan approach and all major parties should have a firm position for action on drought so money and support gets to where it’s needed without delay. “It’s too important to play politics with and must be treated with the urgency it deserves. The fact the government is in ‘caretaker mode’ should make no difference. In drought-stricken areas, every single day bites. Unlike politicians, we can’t ask our farmers to wait a few weeks, while there is a potential changing of the guard.” The motion of urgency, which was unanimously carried by delegates, included a call for consideration of grants for farmers, as well as loans, Mrs Turner saying that while they welcomed concessional loans, they wanted the major parties to look further into grants, where appropriate. The motion encompassed the need for more information on the budget announcement of $5 million for the Country Women’s Association of Australia to assist with the ongoing allocation of drought assistance grants, along with a call for the streamlining and simplification of the Farm Household Allowance scheme, in the wake of ongoing complaints from applicants about the excessive ‘red tape’ around the scheme. “We have publicly applauded the Government for the funding for the CWA of Australia. And as we have proven, drought funding is in very good hands with the CWA, with the state associations efficiently, and at no cost, getting every dollar to where it is needed. However, we need all parties to confirm ongoing support for this. If there is a change of Government we need to know that all parties support this important work,” Mrs Turner said. Several other urgency motions around water security for regional communities are also due to be discussed by delegates today, including one relating to the inadequate quality of town water in many regional areas and the need for greater transparency on decision-making under the Murray Darling Basin Plan, particularly relating to the allocation of water and the balance between social, economic and environmental factors in water management. 10 last-minute Mother's Day gifts that last the test of time 2019-05-07T00:56:21Z 11-last-minute-mother-s-day-gifts-that-last-the-test-of-time Last year, Australians spent $733 million on Mother’s Day gifts with that figure expected to rise in 2019. However, research shows many of these Mother’s Day purchases do not have a lasting impact. Jackie Babbage from the global online gifting site Gifting Owl said her company was about to change all that.    ” it's really common to send mum a bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day. But this year we want people to think outside the box and try a fun activity with their mum.” “These days we are so busy that we tend to leave things to the last minute - especially when it comes to choosing a gift,” Ms Babbage said. “Rushed decisions can often lead to buying something that won’t stand the test of time. “That’s where we come in. Gifting Owl is the world’s largest adventure and experience gifting platform making last-minute gift buying a breeze. “Better still, adventure experiences create happy memories that last forever. “We’ve selected some of our favourite experience gifts from around the world for Mother’s Day gift hunters that have either run out of ideas or a run out of time.” Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience, Sydney Australia, $179 Special Class B in Smart Thai Cookery School in Ao Nang, Krabi Thailand, $72 Full day Private Waree Raksa Hot Spring Spa, Krabi Thailand, $117 Champagne and Seafood Brunch, Melbourne Australia, $89 Springbrook & Tamborine Rainforest Tour, Brisbane Australia, $159 Spirit of The Red Sand (Theater Show), Brisbane Australia, $120 Downtown Lip Smacking Tour, Clark County USA, $177 Irie Blue Hole & Horseback Ride & Swim Adventure Tour, Ocho Rios Jamaica, $204 Tandem Skydive at 14,000 ft, Sydney Australia, $275 Wineglass Bay Day Tour, Glamorgan Spring Bay Australia, $140 Gifting Owl vouchers are valid for three years from the date of purchase and are fully transferrable across the Gifting Owl range. Luxury tiny house…a unique experience! 2019-05-05T03:11:33Z luxury-tiny-house-a-unique-experience At around just 42m2 in size, the living spaces of Silverleaf Cottage include a loft bedroom, lounge and kitchen area with granite benchtops and timber floorboards, and a luxurious bathroom with a spacious natural limestone shower and vintage leadlight features. The steeply pitched roof is natural slate and the board and batten siding forms an exterior that flexes naturally and allows air circulation while complying with modern requirements. The ceiling soars to over 6 metres high, and every aspect throughout Silverleaf Cottage has been designed to create a sense of even greater space within the existing architectural lines, using pattern and pitch, form and texture. Candlelight chandeliers and silvered pressed metal ceilings add to the ambience while Rococo revival furniture with its elaborate curves and scroll motifs inspired by nature and highlighted with silver, reflects the style popular in 18th century France. A bespoke cast iron spiral staircase winds up to the sleeping loft where an arched casement window frames views over the gardens and into surrounding trees, enchanting at night with exterior lighting. For those who wish to experience this unique accommodation, luxury embossed linen and bathrobes are supplied along with bathroom amenities and light snacks. For extra indulgence, Hot Springs Bath House packages are also available. Accommodates 2 people. Curiously original. Whimsical design detail.  Book a night and live the ‘Tiny House’ experience for yourself! From $290-$330/n. Check it out at: Or call: 0412 165590 Global Gifting Site Tackles Mother’s Day waste 2019-05-01T03:50:45Z global-gifting-site-tackles-mother-s-day-waste Social media has become a daily staple in almost everyone’s life. So, it comes as no surprise that a perfectly wrapped gift topped with a bow is considered Insta-worthy. The pretty packaging, however, lasts only minutes before being torn apart and tossed aside. Australians use over 150,000 km of wrapping paper during Christmas alone - enough to wrap almost 4 times around the Earth’s equator. This Mother’s Day, kids of all ages have the chance to make a difference by opting to gift an experience to their mum instead of buying a product that adds to the waste problem. Jackie Babbage, Co-Founder Gifting Owl, the world’s largest online adventure gifting platform said waste can be avoided by choosing clean gift alternatives. “Consumers are becoming more and more aware of their environmental footprint and we are here to offer them a more sustainable gift giving option,” Ms Babbage said. “Children of all ages want to give their mum a gift they’ll remember and treasure forever and those memories are most likely to come from an actual adventure or experience she‘s had. “We call it guilt-free gifting. “In making sustainable gift choices both the gift giver and recipient gain a real sense of pleasure from the whole gifting process because they’re not contributing to waste.   “Depending on the experience, your mum will make new connections to places, people and cultures. “If the kids join in on the experience, the family bonding that happens along the way is an added bonus.” According to Psychological Science, spending money on experiences provides more enduring happiness. Australians collectively spent around $11 billion a year as of 2018 on gifts in which they received over 20 million unwanted gifts. This creates a waste trail that expands indefinitely over the years. Operating exclusively online, Gifting Owl enables its customers to purchase experiences as gifts from any part of the world, regardless of the occasion with all vouchers valid for three years from the date of purchase. Ms Babbage said there were multiple environmental advantages to purchasing Gifting Owl experiences. “All gift vouchers are fully transferrable across the range of our experiences, which reduces the gift giver’s risk of spending money on a voucher that will never be used,” Ms Babbage said. “All vouchers are delivered electronically, eliminating the need for a physical piece of paper to redeem the gift.   “These benefits drastically reduce the potential for both financial and landfill waste.” ENDS   Media Contact: Jackie Babbage 0407179895 or END NOTES National Storage The Atlantic ‘School pressure, family life, digital identity, increased expectations’: the reason Girl Guides exists today 2019-04-30T22:43:54Z school-pressure-family-life-digital-identity-increased-expectations-the-reason-girl-guides-exists-today Girl Guides NSW & ACT will focus on the role Guiding plays in supporting young girls navigate school pressures, family life, digital identity and raised expectations with the launch of a new campaign called A Place To Grow to coincide with May - Girl Guides Month. This vital piece of communication to young girls, their families and thousands of active and potential volunteers, will highlight the diverse experiences on offer and its relevance for the young girls of today. Sarah Neill, State Commissioner said that Girl Guides provides a place for young people to feel secure. “We come together over a variety of activities, build confidence and resilience which makes our young people better able to cope with their lives. “We encourage our girls to build life skills, and have the freedom to be adventurous, learn strong communication skills, laugh, and make life-long friendships,” said Commissioner Neill. Ella Ezergailis, aged 12, was inspired to join Girl Guides after hearing her mother’s stories of Guiding and wanted her share of adventure and fun. In 2018, Ella became the youngest Girl Guide to take part in ‘Girl Takeover Parliament’ event, in which she watched Question Time in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. Disgusted by the behaviour, Ella wrote a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling him so. “I decided to write to the Prime Minister and ask him to change the culture in Parliament House. I told him he should visit my school to learn how to behave respectfully. “My letter was shared around the world on social media and was reported by news outlets. “Girl Guides has given me the confidence to do such a thing, however the result made me feel that a 12-year-old girl’s voice was important, and girls do have the power to change the world,” said Ella. Now in its 99th year, Girl Guides in NSW & ACT has 7,400 members across 540 Units. Comissioner Neill said recent research revealed that 90% of girls joined the organisation before the age of 11 and stayed because it provided the perfect antidote to the complex and pressured lives of young people. “Our research showed that young girls join for the things they need most at this stage of their lives: fun, meeting friends outside of school and developing new skills. “Parents said they wanted their daughters to join to help them build their confidence, meet new friends and have a community orientation to their life. “Our programs offer a connection to experiences and community that schools and busy families can’t. “We have large scale events and the traditional jamboree, but mostly girls choose their own activities to complete, from creative pursuits to sailing, coding to cooking, orientation to fundraising,” said Commissioner Neill. A Place To Grow will use the 540 Units of Girl Guides NSW & ACT, to promote the stories of resilience, confidence building and friendship it encourages, through social media, local press, local events such as school fetes and Girl Guides own Come and Try nights. Helen White, CEO said, the grass-roots approach is what Girl Guides excel at. “Over 1,000,000 Australians are or have been a Girl Guide. We work at the local level, in communities and across regions supporting and empowering the women of tomorrow. “There is a resurgence of interest in Girl Guides, as young people and their families look at ways to combat the pressures of busy and digital lives. We’re all about supporting someone to find their own path, to build resilience, and life skills to take them wherever they wish,” said Ms White. However, is Girl Guides still relevant for the girls of today? Ella says that it is. “Girl Guides is even more relevant to young people growing up with a digital life. “Girl Guides teaches you how to interact socially, be a responsible citizen, how to deal with emergency situations and gives you the courage to accept challenges. “I even went on camp for a week without my phone, and I survived.” More information: Knightsbridge Pizzeria devours an Epson Mono EcoTank solution 2019-04-30T22:42:45Z knightsbridge-pizzeria-devours-an-epson-mono-ecotank-solution Knightsbridge Pizzeria is a busy local business based in Castle Hill, Sydney. As with many small businesses, especially restaurants, the local custom is often as much work as the admin. With this in mind the company recently went out to find a new printing solution and came back with an Epson Mono ET-M1120 EcoTank printer.   Knightsbridge Pizzeria’s Jake Anka explained his decision to use an Epson Mono EcoTank printer, “I print documents on a regular basis, whether it be end of day, end of month or quarter reports, stock order forms and other business-related material. I have used Epson products before, and was satisfied with the quality of product so a Mono EcoTank with all its cost savings was a no brainer.”   The EcoTank Mono range consists of two models, the ET-M1100 and ET-M1120, both of which come with some eye-watering cost saving stats and boast the latest in Epson inkjet printhead technology which enables them to print 6,000 pages in black at less than half a cent per page. Anka continued, “I chose the ET-1120 because for me, there’s nothing worse than having to run over to a shop every two months to buy toner - which I still don’t know the exact product code of. The Mono EcoTank printer was convenient in the sense that the ink lasts for a much longer period of time before it needs refilling.”   As with all EcoTank printers the ET-M1120 comes with two years’ worth of ink included in the box, a point very much welcomed by Anka.   He added, “The main selling point for me was definitely the ink longevity and the ease and low cost of use. I also really liked how compact the printer is, so it fits very neatly on my shelves, and seamlessly blends in with my office décor. The cost efficiencies are amazing though as the printer comes with 5,000 pages worth of ink included in the box and replacement ink bottles cost just $24.99 and that gives you another 6,000 pages of printed A4 documents.”   Knightsbridge Pizzeria’s mono EcoTank printer is used mainly in the restaurant’s home office taking care of all the business’ printing needs.    Anka explained, “As I mentioned it’s used in a very frequent capacity and I rely heavily on having a state-of-the-art printer. It’s also a very efficient printer. From set-up to day-to-day usage, it’s a great all-rounder. The printer definitely saves me time and money in the sense that pages come out clean and crisp, so no more pages end up in the bin because they’ve been nicked or crumpled, and I don’t have to constantly replace the toner cartridge due to my volume of printing. It’s also good for the environment which I really respect, no more toner cartridges in landfill, along with the packaging it came in.”  Jake Anka is clearly very happy with the printer choice he made as he concluded, “The ET-M1120 Mono EcoTank printer is great and its smart use of ink and ease of use are big plus points. I only print in black and white, so I’m comparing this to other laser printers and can tell you that the quality of the print is just so much better. The Mono EcoTank just makes my life easier in terms of getting my forms and summaries ready for the accountant. No more going back and forth working out what something says due to poor print quality or laser streaking either. I can focus more on the business now that I have a reliable, low cost printing system for the business.” NEW TASMANIAN LUXE STAY OPTION 2019-04-30T05:16:59Z new-tasmanian-luxe-stay-option Premium boutique country escape defines new level of hospitality and service in Richmond, SE Tasmania   Prospect House Private Hotel, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most elegant country house hotels, is now welcoming guests after new owners, John and Libby Pooley, invested more than $5m in refurbishing and upgrading the historic property they bought in 2017.   Built with convict labour in 1830 for James Kestell Buscombe, Prospect House is a fine example of a Georgian style country house. Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman describes it as an ‘iconic heritage asset.’   When the Pooleys bought Prospect House it had been used as a private home for more than five years and hadn’t undergone a significant renovation since the 1970s. It needed major remodelling and refurbishment to meet their vision for the property. John and Libby then incorporated an eclectic mix of furnishings and antiques from their private collection to give every space its own character.   ‘We’ve always loved restoring and renovating period properties. Prospect House was an ambitious project, but we’re delighted with what we’ve been able to achieve and are looking forward to sharing it with guests,’ says John.   Prospect House now has 12 guest suites, will accommodate up to 24 guests and, with a minimum staff to guest ratio of around 1:2, aims to attract guests looking for a luxurious experience with exceptional hospitality and service in a unique heritage location.   The restaurant at Prospect House celebrates the farmers and producers of Tasmania’s South East. Head Chef Kurstin Berriman’s menu focuses on seasonal and sustainable local produce, much of it sourced from nearby Coal River Valley. For example, the three-course dinner menu ($85) includes entrees such as Eel Escabeche or Westhaven Goats Cheese Pannacotta, main courses such as Rare Seared Wallaby Fillet or Crispy Skinned Line Caught Salmon, desserts such as Lemon Verbena Scented Mascarpone Tartlet or a Pyengana Cheddar cheese plate. Guests can enjoy fine Tasmanian wines, including a selection of cool climate Coal River Valley wines, and dine in the restaurant or under the stars.   Situated within an easy stroll, bike ride or short drive from the historic village of Richmond, Prospect House guests have plenty to occupy and entertain them. Signature activities include cycling, tennis, golf and bird watching. Prospect House also has its own apiary, where a thriving bee community produces honey for the restaurant kitchen.   Prospect House is an ideal base for visitors wanting to explore the Coal River Valley wine region, the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site or Greater Hobart.   Accommodation at Prospect House starts from $350 per night including breakfast.   For more information visit:   ENDS   Image Link:   Be social: Insta: prospecthouseprivatehotel   For further information please contact: Tel 0415 290023   New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. This fast and fresh food phenomenon is coming to Australia 2019-04-23T09:28:57Z this-fast-and-fresh-food-phenomenon-is-coming-to-australia With over 130 stores worldwide, this fast and fresh food phenomenon is coming to Australia. Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe is opening 6 + stores in South East Queensland mid-2019 with more earmarked later in the year. Known for its fast and fresh philosophy, their modified Australian recipes will have an Australian twist. Founder, Mike Stimola said ‘We are excited to be able to bring our family business to Australia and especially Queensland. We have already commenced building our stores in Caboolture and Kallangur with others opening in Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast and Glass House Mountains shortly after.' Sandella’s Eat Right. Right Away menu items consist of made to order wraps, salads, panini sandwiches and pizzas with stores across USA, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Dubai. 'We have an improved and modified menu for the Australian market that we know, everyone will love'. In 1994 when Michael J. Stimola opened a small coffee and sandwich shop, he wanted its name to reflect the two most important women in his life - his wife, Sandy and his mum, Ellajane. The first Sandella's restaurant opened in the United States in Connecticut that year. Sandella's products stood out as healthy options that were fresh, fast and delicious. Find out more by visiting Nando’s streamlines Uber Eats with Redcat 2019-04-11T06:11:01Z redcat-rolls-out-automated-uber-eats-integration-at-nando-s Redcat today announced the next step in its strategy of providing full integration with online food delivery providers. Redcat has now added Uber Eats integration to its portfolio of software applications for hospitality businesses. Uber Eats has more than 20,000 restaurant partners on its platform in Australia and New Zealand and operates in 24 cities, covering two-thirds of the Australian population. The phenomenon of the Uber Eats app has generated enormous revenue opportunity for cafes, restaurants and QSRs. However, without integration the process of capturing orders can be time consuming. Redcat CEO Jeff Lamb said: “Our clients love having the additional orders that come from Uber Eats, but those extra orders came at the expense of efficiency. The manual process of physically entering orders into the restaurant’s point of sale system often result in costs to the business through staff time, order errors and reconciliation issues.” With the Redcat integration module, Uber Eats orders are received directly into the POS with no double handling, and are processed automatically as soon as they are received. Flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken restaurant brand, Nando’s, has been an early adopter of Redcat’s integrated Uber Eats option in over 150 restaurants across Australia. “We’re delighted by what we have helped Nando’s to achieve”, says Jeff.  “Integration is the key in hospitality systems - the more parts of the business you can connect, the more business benefits you can deliver. It’s the principle behind Redcat’s constant drive towards seamless integration throughout the supply chain. Today’s announcement with Nando’s is a great example of the very real difference integration makes to a business. We’ve launched Deliveroo and Uber Eats and will continue to work on new integrations that deliver value to our hospitality clients.” Find out more about the integration About Redcat Redcat is a specialist IT platform provider to the hospitality industry. Its Polygon suite of software application options and smartphone apps integrate to offer a complete hospitality IT platform. About Nando’s Nando’s is a fast casual dining brand that specialises in flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. Originating in South Africa in 1987, Nando’s now operates over 1,200 restaurants in 35 countries. Revolutionary TravelTech Companies Merge to Create Australasia’s Largest Online Marketplace for Camping, Caravanning and Road Trips 2019-04-09T13:36:43Z revolutionary-traveltech-companies-merge-to-create-australasia-s-largest-online-marketplace-for-camping-caravanning-and-road-trips SYDNEY, Australia – 9 April 2019 – TH2, a global joint venture of the world’s best travel, technology and recreational vehicle companies, today announced a merger of its Roadtrippers Australasia and CamperMate businesses with Australia’s leading outdoor tourism marketplaces, GoSeeAustralia and Outdoria. The deal, inked today, involves a cash and asset investment into the merged entity whereby TH2 becomes the largest shareholder with a 35 percent stake.   The newly formed Outdoria Group will be the region’s largest, dedicated marketplace for outdoor tourism and adventure seekers. It will offer customers booking and planning services for camping holidays and experiences, as well as equipment sales ranging from campervans to RVs, mountain bikes to fishing gear.   It will also harness geofencing technologies to deliver app-based ‘planning- and booking-on-the-go’ functionality. This includes real-time weather forecasts, map and safety updates, as well as extensive travel tips and local points of interest to ensure customers have the ultimate outdoor travel experience.    Nick Baker, CEO of GoSeeAustralia and Outdoria, said this amalgamation of brands, platforms and marketplaces all specialising in camping and outdoor adventure experiences, is truly unique across the world.   The deal is also being applauded by local industry experts and associations such as the Caravan and Camping Industry Australia (CCIA) as a game-changer for Australian and New Zealand businesses within the outdoor travel and adventure market.   “The immediate access to the hundreds of thousands of new, qualified customers brought into Australia and New Zealand through the CamperMate and Roadtrippers Australasia communities offers a magnitude of growth to the Australian and New Zealand tourism sector. Set to benefit are camping grounds; caravan parks; glamping providers; caravan tour and activity operators; RV distributors; hobby and adventure retailers; restaurants – really any businesses who services the outdoor holiday and adventure markets,” said Mr. Baker.   Chairman of Jayco and founder of Outdoria, Gerry Ryan, said the merger combines every aspect of outdoor travel into an integrated experience for the customer.   “This means customers benefit from having one place to go when needing to plan, book, equip and then embark upon their outdoor adventures. Businesses benefit from listing on an Australian-based, majority Australian-owned, marketplace that offers all the benefits of an international OTA, without exorbitant booking fees being channelled off-shore, together with a deep understanding of the industry,” said Mr Ryan. Another differentiating feature of the Outdoria Group is its ability to help travellers along every step of their journey - from booking a campsite or cabin, to weather updates and road closures when travellers are off the grid, to offers and local attractions when passing through a town that can be pushed out to them in real-time. “Australia and New Zealand are some of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, particularly with outdoor and adventure enthusiasts who want to experience natural wonders and destinations less travelled. “All of this content, mapping and apps are designed not only to enable campers and caravaners to get out more, but to encourage new audiences both domestic and increasingly international to explore our country. We believe that escaping into the outdoors has a great impact on people’s lives both in connecting with nature and with each other. We want to help more people get out there,” said Mr. Baker.   “TH2 is delighted to be a part of delivering this integrated experience for customers,” said Danny Hest, CEO of TH2. “We found that the businesses were very complementary and bringing them together will create a unique set of features in camping and outdoor adventure experiences. By combining the member communities across TH2, its joint venture partners thl and Thor, Jayco, Discovery Parks, Marketplacer and CamperMate, the reach and revenue potential for the combined businesses is considerable.”   - ENDS – About Outdoria/GoSeeAustralia GoSeeAustralia (in collaboration with Outdoria) is a one stop marketplace for adventure planning, booking and equipping. Customers can research, plan, book and buy camping experiences, caravan park holidays, RV rentals, unique accommodation and outdoor adventure equipment via the marketplace or directly with the store or park.   About TH2 TH2 is a joint venture of Thor Industries, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles and Tourism Holdings, Ltd. (thl), the world's largest RV rental and sales operator. It serves to bring the full benefit of digital connectivity and the sharing economy to RV owners around the world. Focused on enhancing enjoyment and safety of RV enthusiasts, this innovative and comprehensive platform will improve every aspect of RV ownership. For more information, please see the company’s website at:   PR Contact: Nicole Gemmell, Mave (PR for Outdoria) M: +61 416 071 900 E:   # # #