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XL Fleet Partners with NFI’s ARBOC to Offer Hybrid Electric Bus Option

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:30pm

XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) (XL Fleet or the Company), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (TSX: NFI) (ARBOC), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the worlds leading independent global bus manufacturers, have announced a partnership to electrify ARBOC Freedom low floor buses with the XL Hybrid (XLH) electric propulsion system.

Key Points: 
  • XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) (XL Fleet or the Company), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (TSX: NFI) (ARBOC), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the worlds leading independent global bus manufacturers, have announced a partnership to electrify ARBOC Freedom low floor buses with the XL Hybrid (XLH) electric propulsion system.
  • ARBOC has sold 39 vehicles with the XL Hybrid system installed thus far in 2021.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210727005422/en/
    XL Fleet is partnering with NFIs ARBOC to offer hybrid electric bus options, similar to the one shown here, through ARBOCs North American dealer network.
  • The bus industry represents a substantial electrification opportunity for XL Fleet, and we are excited to gain access to a great new customer base by partnering with an accessible bus market leader like ARBOC, said Dimitri Kazarinoff, Chief Executive Officer of XL Fleet.

Mindful, VHT’s Airport Queuing App, Reduces Traveler Stress, Maximizes Efficiency at SEA

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 8:13am

This is a fantastic example of how VHT places the customer in control, and the survey results show that travelers really love it.

Key Points: 
  • This is a fantastic example of how VHT places the customer in control, and the survey results show that travelers really love it.
  • With pandemic restrictions lifting, travel booming, and airports struggling to hire workers, airport queues are getting longer and longer.
  • Additional quotes and all the published results can be seen on VHTs Customer Perception Report: Airport Virtual Queueing , which was released on July 26, 2021.
  • (Alternative: The traveler scans a QR code in the airport and follows the prompts to enter the virtual line.)

Kasada Secures Strategic Partnership With IFC to Support the Hospitality Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 8:30am

Kasada Capital Management (Kasada), the investment platform within Kasada Group dedicated to hospitality investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced that IFC will form a partnership with Kasada Hospitality Fund LP by providing senior loan financing to accelerate Kasadas strategy of building a strong and resilient hotel portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa.

Key Points: 
  • Kasada Capital Management (Kasada), the investment platform within Kasada Group dedicated to hospitality investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced that IFC will form a partnership with Kasada Hospitality Fund LP by providing senior loan financing to accelerate Kasadas strategy of building a strong and resilient hotel portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • IFC will extend up to US$160 million of debt funding to Kasada, backing its plan to support the hospitality sector and instil globally recognised ESG practices in its hotels.
  • IFC has established this strategic partnership with Kasada to help build a large-scale tourism platform and support the hospitality sector as it navigates the short- and long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Kasada Capital Management is an independent investment platform within the Kasada group, dedicated to hospitality investments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s Great Cruise Comeback Commences With First Sailing in 500 Days

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:15pm

MIAMI, July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (the “Company”) (NYSE: NCLH), a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today announced Norwegian Jade set sail from Athens as the first ship in the Company’s fleet to relaunch since cruises halted in March 2020. This voyage set sail with a fully vaccinated population onboard in addition to multiple layers of preventative protocols, including universal COVID-19 testing immediately prior to boarding, as part of the Company’s robust, science-backed SailSAFE™ health and safety program. To resume cruising in the safest way possible in the current public health environment, the Company has a consistent 100% vaccination policy* for all voyages across its three brands to protect its guests, crew and communities visited.

Key Points: 
  • We continue to see incredible pent-up demand for future cruise vacations and I look forward to welcoming our loyal guests back onboard.
  • The first cruise to commence in the United States is scheduled on August 7, 2021 aboard Norwegian Encore sailing to Alaska from Seattle.
  • About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. established its SailSAFE health and safety program in response to the unique challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic to protect guests, crew and communities visited.

Selina Advances Growth Strategy with Planned Expansion in Key Markets

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:56pm

These new locations will add approximately 2,000 beds to Selinas global network of living spaces for digital nomads and advance the companys strategy to scale in large urban markets.

Key Points: 
  • These new locations will add approximately 2,000 beds to Selinas global network of living spaces for digital nomads and advance the companys strategy to scale in large urban markets.
  • With the opening of its 70-bed Jerusalem Mountains and 545-bed Paros properties, Selina will operate four destinations in Israel and three in Greece.
  • Custom built for todays nomadic traveler, Selina provides guests with a global infrastructure to seamlessly travel and work abroad.
  • For further information on Selina, visit www.selina.com or check out @selina on Instagram or Facebook.

Panorama Travel Solutions Signs With National Association of REALTORS® to Provide Custom Travel Club Services for Its Members

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:42pm

Panorama Travel Solutions , the affinity travel technology service provider for Panorama , the worlds foremost membership travel business, announced today a new agreement with the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) to provide travel club services to the organizations 1.4 million members.

Key Points: 
  • Panorama Travel Solutions , the affinity travel technology service provider for Panorama , the worlds foremost membership travel business, announced today a new agreement with the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) to provide travel club services to the organizations 1.4 million members.
  • Panorama Travel Solutions this year began offering new travel club services to organizations through the delivery of a white-labeled, optimized booking engine; deeply discounted inventory at more than 600,000 hotels and resorts worldwide; and competitive pricing.
  • When collaborating with the team of travel and technology experts at Panorama Travel Solutions, organizations can create a customized travel club experience for their members, customers or employees, tailored for their brand.
  • The Panorama Travel Solutions travel club product is powered by Alliance Reservations Network , a Panorama company.

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Revises Date and Time for Second Quarter 2021 Conference Call

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the Company) today announced that due to the recent scheduling of another hospitality companys conference call during its prior-scheduled date and time, the Company has changed the date and time of its quarterly conference call to Friday, July 30, 2021, at 9:00 AM ET.

Key Points: 
  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the Company) today announced that due to the recent scheduling of another hospitality companys conference call during its prior-scheduled date and time, the Company has changed the date and time of its quarterly conference call to Friday, July 30, 2021, at 9:00 AM ET.
  • The Company will now report its financial and operating results for the second quarter on Thursday, July 29, 2021, after the market closes.
  • To participate in the conference call, please follow the steps listed below:
    Tell the operator that you are calling for Pebblebrook Hotel Trusts Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call;
    State your full name and company affiliation and you will be connected to the call.
  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and the largest owner of urban and resort lifestyle hotels in the United States.

Exelon Joins Electric Highway Coalition; Encourages EV Adoption

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:08pm

Protecting our future means ensuring electric vehicles are an affordable, accessible, and reliable transportation option for customers in the communities we serve, said Calvin Butler, CEO of Exelon Utilities.

Key Points: 
  • Protecting our future means ensuring electric vehicles are an affordable, accessible, and reliable transportation option for customers in the communities we serve, said Calvin Butler, CEO of Exelon Utilities.
  • Our partnership with the Electric Highway Coalition will help alleviate range anxiety by creating convenient, rapid charging stations that will give travelers in our communities the confidence to know they can rely on electric vehicles for long distance travel wherever they need to go.
  • In addition, Exelons utilities continue to actively work with stakeholders to promote the expansion of EV infrastructure and remove barriers to adoption.
  • Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.