Holidays

Quantum Metric Survey Suggests 65% Uplift in Festive Gift Spending as Shoppers Strive for 2021 Christmas to Remember

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 8:00am

- Christmas more important post-lockdown: Two thirds British shoppers say this year's Christmas will be more emotional than pre-pandemic

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  • That's according to a new survey on 2021 holiday shopping behaviors from Quantum Metric , the pioneer in Continuous Product Design (CPD) that helps organisations build better digital products faster.
  • The results showed a direct correlation between emotion and increased festive spending.
  • In 2020, Quantum Metric was ranked 124 in the Inc 5000, a list of America's fastest-growing private companies.
  • For more information about Quantum Metric, visit www.quantummetric.com
    [1]Average planned UK Christmas gift spend in 2019 was 299 according to Statista: https://www.statista.com/statistics/786555/christmas-average-consumer-sp...

For families ready to reunite, Vrbo is giving away a vacation a day for a month

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 2:04pm

After months of missing family, friends and our favorite people, Vrbo is giving away a reunion vacation every day for an entire month.

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  • After months of missing family, friends and our favorite people, Vrbo is giving away a reunion vacation every day for an entire month.
  • Vrbo is giving away a reunion vacation every day for an entire month.
  • Vrbo vacation homes are the perfect spots for families and friends to reunite and reconnect with their loved ones.
  • To inspire families to get back together, Vrbo hand-selected a Trip Board full of family-approved vacation homes across the U.S.

Maui Vacation Rentals Roaring Back According to New RedAwning Market Report

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 5:00pm

According to the report, Maui is leading the way as the state recovers, with the highest amount of travelers, vacation rental bookings, and tourism dollars spent.

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  • According to the report, Maui is leading the way as the state recovers, with the highest amount of travelers, vacation rental bookings, and tourism dollars spent.
  • According to the report, while the overall demand for travel is down, the vacation rental occupancy rate in Maui is healthier than the hotel occupancy rate.
  • The timing has never been better to start renting out a vacation property in the Maui area, said RedAwnings CEO, Tim Choate.
  • RedAwning also operates exclusive vacation property booking websites, including RedAwning.com for travelers, and RedAwningTravelPro, which enables 20,000 travel agents to book vacation properties.

Paradise Found: Vacasa Releases 2021 Vacation Rental Search Report

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

Vacasas 2021 Vacation Rental Search Report , released today, dives deep into 12 months of data from Vacasa.com, narrowing down tens of millions of site visits and thousands of vacation home reservations to 15 key findings about browsing and booking habits that we believe will have a lasting impact on travel preferences.

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  • Vacasas 2021 Vacation Rental Search Report , released today, dives deep into 12 months of data from Vacasa.com, narrowing down tens of millions of site visits and thousands of vacation home reservations to 15 key findings about browsing and booking habits that we believe will have a lasting impact on travel preferences.
  • Heres a sneak peek at what we discovered:
    Squad goals: Family travel remains a popular choice, with 31% of guests who search by home size seeking out 2-bedroom homes.
  • Whether travelers are looking to book a weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime, Vacasa is the trusted partner for all things vacation rental.
  • Vacasa homeowners enjoy industry-leading financial returns on their vacation homes, delivered by the companys unmatched technology platform that adjusts rates in real time and ensures revenue is always maximized.

Alan Coler's newly released "Tell Me the Story: A Christmas Imagining" is an enjoyable comprehensive examination of the origin of Christmas

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 5:00am

MEADVILLE, Pa., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Tell Me the Story: A Christmas Imagining": an enjoyable Christmas tale.

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  • MEADVILLE, Pa., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Tell Me the Story: A Christmas Imagining": an enjoyable Christmas tale.
  • "Tell Me the Story: A Christmas Imagining" is the creation of published author Alan Coler and illustrator Brent Mackie.
  • It is his goal to get people to read the Bible using the imagination God gave each of us as they read.
  • For additional information or inquiries about "Tell Me the Story: A Christmas Imagining,", contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

Eastlink proudly presents special day of programming in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 3:00pm

"We are so pleased to share this meaningful and important programming in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day," saidDeborah Shaffner, CEO Eastlink.

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  • "We are so pleased to share this meaningful and important programming in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day," saidDeborah Shaffner, CEO Eastlink.
  • "Community is at the heart of everything we do here at Eastlink.
  • This special day of programming, produced by and for Indigenous Peoples, reflects and showcases Indigenous heritage, culture, language and people from across Canada.
  • Visit National Indigenous Peoples Day for a sneak peekand Eastlink Community TV for more details.

Here Comes the Fun… Hero Collector Launches the Beatles 2021 Advent Calendar!

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 1:38pm

NEW YORK, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate every day of the holiday season in true Fab Four fashion with this spectacular The Beatles Advent Calendar!

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  • NEW YORK, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate every day of the holiday season in true Fab Four fashion with this spectacular The Beatles Advent Calendar!
  • Designed to evoke some of The Beatles' most iconic artwork, this luxury box Advent calendar is presented in pop-art style with an eye-catching rainbow Beatles design.
  • The Beatles Advent Calendar is the perfect pre-Christmas gift for any music lover from there to here, a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • The Beatles Advent Calendar will be available from September 2021, but is available for pre-order now here: Herocollector.com/advent .

HSI Donates Dozens of Luxury Resort Vacations to Breast Cancer Survivor Foundation

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

"When we heard Cathy describe the work her organization does to support breast cancer survivors, we saw the importance of her mission and knew we had to get involved," said Bryan Rand, President of HSI and parent company Vacation Innovations.

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  • "When we heard Cathy describe the work her organization does to support breast cancer survivors, we saw the importance of her mission and knew we had to get involved," said Bryan Rand, President of HSI and parent company Vacation Innovations.
  • Send Me On Vacation provides emotional healing experiences for breast cancer survivors in a group vacation setting, using guided meditation alongside a focus on reviving the inner spirit of each participant.
  • The program is designed to provide recipients with adventure, exploration, and friendship in exciting destinations around the world.
  • "We believe vacations are truly transformative and are proud to help share that experience with these individuals when they need it most."

Vacation Home Sales Skyrocket as a Result of Pandemic

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

In 2020, the share of vacation home sales to total existing-home sales increased to 5.5% (5% in 2019).

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  • In 2020, the share of vacation home sales to total existing-home sales increased to 5.5% (5% in 2019).
  • Vacation home sales rose by 16.4%, outpacing the overall growth in existing-home sales of 5.6%.
  • From January to April 2021, the share of vacation home sales to total existing-home sales rose to 6.7%.
  • Vacation home sales jumped 57.2% year-over-year compared to the 20% year-over-year growth in total existing-home sales.

CEO Dawn Halfaker to be honored at Women Veteran AppreSHEation Day

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:36pm

To honor this historic legislation and the contributions of servicewomen, eleven states now recognize June 12th as Women Veterans Day.

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  • To honor this historic legislation and the contributions of servicewomen, eleven states now recognize June 12th as Women Veterans Day.
  • During the event, ten exceptional servicewomen will be presented with a commemorative brooch designed exclusively for female veterans by Ann Hand, 'The Nation's Jeweler.'
  • In honor of her dedication, service, and sacrifice to our nation, Dawn Halfaker, CEO, will be the Army officer veteran recipient of the brooch.
  • "I am truly honored to be recognized at the Women Veteran AppreSHEation Day event," said Dawn Halfaker.