Travel + Leisure magazine's "Style and Culture" edition hit the newsstands this week. The issue covers destinations and events that span the artistic spectrum around the globe. The deputy editor of Travel + Leisure, Laura Begley, flipped through the pages with The New York Sun. Why the focus on arts and culture? Our readers have many passions, and we want to explore those passions. A cultural experience can make a destination memorable and special, whether it's architecture, museums, opera, or the theater. Travelers want to be able to say they walked across a bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, not just what hotel they stayed at. And it's not just about high culture either. When I went to see a movie in India, I witnessed how people celebrate the movies there; they were all dressed up and the films are four hours long. What destinations made the issue and why? We cover the major cities, but we're known for covering emerging destinations, such as the art scenes in Mumbai or Qatar. We … [Read more...] about In the Glossies: Travel Leisure’s ‘Style and Culture’ Issue
- Completes Refinancing of all 2018 Debt Maturities with Attractive Long-Term Interest Rates -- Declares 2018 Third Quarter Dividend of $0.63 per Common Share -- Establishes 2018 Third Quarter and Revises Full Year Guidance - /EIN News/ -- WYOMISSING, Pa., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI) (the “Company”), the first gaming-focused real estate investment trust (“REIT”) in North America, today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. Financial Highlights Three Months Ended June 30, (in millions, except per share data) 2018Actual 2018Guidance (1) 2017 Actual Total Revenue $ 254.2 $ 254.2 $ 243.4 Net Income $ 92.0 $ 105.8 $ 96.3 Funds From Operations (2) $ 116.9 $ 130.5 $ 121.4 Adjusted Funds From Operations (3) $ 169.2 $ 169.7 $ 167.8 Adjusted EBITDA (4) $ 225.1 $ 224.4 $ 222.2 Net income, per diluted common share $ 0.43 $ 0.49 $ … [Read more...] about Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results
JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries, today announced that one of its Indian subsidiaries has signed agreements to acquire Mumbai based Mercury Travels and Delhi based Leisure Corp for a cumulative amount of approximately $14.2 million, with the goal of creating a new Travel Division to focus on a niche segment of the travel market. The new Travel Exchange named Mercury - An EbixCash Luxury initiative, will focus on the luxury, events and sports related traveler and will be led by the Leisure Corp Founder Naveen Kundu. The Mercury Exchange will have the following three tightly integrated components – Mercury Travel’s entire corporate, leisure & adventure related travel business with the exception of its Forex business Leisure Corp’s entire sports and events related travel … [Read more...] about Ebix Acquires Two Leading Travel Companies – Mercury Travels and Leisure Corp, to Launch Niche Luxury Travel Brand
/EIN News/ -- ELIZABETH, N.J., Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial pool equipment and industrial flow control products, today announced it has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement to acquire Paramount Leisure Industries, Inc. The transaction is expected to close during the month of August. Known in the industry as Paramount Pool & Spa Systems, the company has a strong heritage and reputation for high quality, innovative and state-of-the-art pool products. Current CEO Lewis “Buzz” Ghiz has built on the foundations of the company started by his father George back in 1964 to create a world class business synonymous with service, quality and innovation. Recognized as one of the world’s leading in-floor cleaning system manufacturers, Paramount has diversified into alternate sanitizer technology, energy efficient white goods, lighting and other products which optimize … [Read more...] about Hayward Industries, Inc. Acquires Paramount Leisure Industries, Inc.
Global Outdoor Inflated Leisure Products Market 2023The global outdoor inflated leisure products market is anticipated to reach values of around $7 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 12% by 2023. The above ground pool & spas dominates the majority of the market share”— Adrian, Sr AnalystCHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, August 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The market research report by Arizton provides in-depth market analysis and segmental analysis of the global outdoor inflated leisure products market by product type, category, distribution channel, and geography. Water inflatable products constitute around 3/4th of the total share and increasing construction of new swimming pools across emerging markets will have a positive impact on the global market. The growing popularity of luxury camping or glamping across the UK and Germany will contribute to the rising demand for innovative products in the market. The global outdoor inflated leisure products market is … [Read more...] about Outdoor Inflated Leisure Products Market Outlook, Market Size, Share, Trends, Drivers and Growth 2023