Online booking manager – Charter Bus Connect http://www.charterbusconnect.com/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 21:23:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T194406.989-138x136.png Online booking manager – Charter Bus Connect http://www.charterbusconnect.com/ 32 32 The market for online booking platforms is booming around the world: Airbnb, Booking Holdings, Expedia Group https://www.charterbusconnect.com/the-market-for-online-booking-platforms-is-booming-around-the-world-airbnb-booking-holdings-expedia-group/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:50:36 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/the-market-for-online-booking-platforms-is-booming-around-the-world-airbnb-booking-holdings-expedia-group/ This press release was originally distributed by SBWire New Jersey, USA – (SBWIRE) – 08/09/2022 – The latest published study of the Global Online Booking Platform Market by AMA Research assesses the market size, trend and forecast to 2027. Online Booking Platforms Market research covers significant research data and evidence to be a handy resource […]]]>

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New Jersey, USA – (SBWIRE) – 08/09/2022 – The latest published study of the Global Online Booking Platform Market by AMA Research assesses the market size, trend and forecast to 2027. Online Booking Platforms Market research covers significant research data and evidence to be a handy resource document for managers, analysts, industry experts, and other key people to have a study ready to access and self-analyzed to help understand market trends, growth drivers, upcoming opportunities and challenges and about competitors.

Key players in this report include:
Airbnb Inc. (USA), Booking Holdings Inc. (USA), FCM Travel Solutions (Australia), eDreams ODIGEO (Europe), Expedia Group Inc. (USA), Hostelworld.com Ltd. (Dublin), MakeMyTrip Ltd (India), Thomas Cook Ltd. (India), Trip.com Group Ltd. (China), TripAdvisor LLC (USA), Trawex (India), Cleantrip (UAE),

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Definition:
Appointment scheduling software, also known as appointment scheduling software, is a tool that allows businesses or professionals to manage appointments or reservations. This platform offers booking services such as accommodation, travel, guest stay reviews, vehicle rental, and more. People are using various online booking platforms more than other apps due to pandemic situations.

Market factors:
– A growing number of Internet users
– Growth of the tourism industry associated with increasing use of the Internet and smartphones

Market trend:
– Customers are embracing new trends in payment methods due to growing popularity in the market

Market opportunities:
– The growing penetration of the Internet and smartphones

The Global Online Booking Platforms Market segments and market data breakdown are illustrated below:
by type (mobile, PC, tablet), application (SMB, enterprise), type (cloud-based, on-premise)

The Global Online Booking Platforms Market report highlights insights regarding current and future industry trends, growth patterns, as well as offers business strategies to help stakeholders to make decisions that can help ensure the trajectory of earnings over the forecast years.

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Geographically, the detailed analysis of consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of the following regions:
– The Middle East and Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Egypt, etc.)
– North America (United States, Mexico and Canada)
– South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, etc.)
– Europe (Turkey, Spain, Turkey, Netherlands Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia UK, Italy, France, etc.)
– Asia-Pacific (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Australia).

Report objectives
– -To carefully analyze and forecast the Online Booking Platforms market size by value and volume.
– -Estimating the market shares of the main segments of online booking platforms
– – To present the Online Booking Platform market development in different parts of the world.
– -Analyze and study the micro markets in terms of their contributions to the Online Booking Platform market, their prospects, and individual growth trends.
– -Offer accurate and useful details on the factors affecting the growth of Online Booking Platforms
– -To provide a meticulous assessment of crucial business strategies employed by leading companies operating in the Online Booking Platform market, which include research and development, collaborations, agreements, partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, new developments and product launches.

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Main highlights of the table of contents:
Market research coverage on online booking platforms:
– It includes major manufacturers, emerging player’s growth story and major business segments of Online Booking Platform market, years considered and research objectives. Further, segmentation based on product type, application, and technology.
– Executive Summary of Online Booking Platforms Market: It gives a summary of the overall studies, growth rate, available market, competitive landscape, market drivers, trends, and issues, together with macroscopic indicators.
– Online Booking Platforms Market Production by Region Online Booking Platforms Market profile of manufacturers-players is studied based on SWOT, their products, production, value, financials and other vital factors.
– Key points covered in the Online Booking Platforms Market report:
– Overview, Definition and Classification of Online Booking Platforms Market Drivers and Barriers
– Online booking platform market competition by manufacturers
– Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the online booking platform market
– Online Booking Platform Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2021-2027)
– Online Booking Platform Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2021-2027)
– Online booking platforms production, revenue (value), price trend by type {payment gateway, merchant account, subscription management,}
– Online Booking Platform Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis Online Booking Platform Manufacturing Cost Analysis, Industry/Supply Chain Analysis, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers, Marketing
– Strategy by major manufacturers/players, standardization of connected distributors/traders, regulatory and collaborative initiatives, industry roadmap and analysis of value chain market effect factors.

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Answers to key questions
– How feasible is the online booking platform market for long-term investment?
– What are the factors influencing the demand for online booking platforms in the near future?
– What is the impact analysis of various factors on the growth of the global Online Booking Platforms market?
– What are the recent regional market trends and how successful are they?

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Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen debuts this week at Harrah’s in San Diego https://www.charterbusconnect.com/gordon-ramsay-hells-kitchen-debuts-this-week-at-harrahs-in-san-diego/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 15:57:04 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/gordon-ramsay-hells-kitchen-debuts-this-week-at-harrahs-in-san-diego/ FUNNER, CA – Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen – the restaurant made famous by the celebrity chef’s reality TV show – is set to open its first location in California on Friday in Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner/Valley Center. And bookings seem to be going fast since going live in mid-July. A quick scan of […]]]>

FUNNER, CA – Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen – the restaurant made famous by the celebrity chef’s reality TV show – is set to open its first location in California on Friday in Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner/Valley Center.

And bookings seem to be going fast since going live in mid-July. A quick scan of OpenTable, the restaurant’s online reservation service, shows the next available seats are in September.

Michelin-starred chef Ramsay’s restaurant, known for its strict cooking rules and temperamental outbursts, will offer many of its dishes featured on the TV show, including Beef Wellington, Pan-Seared Scallops, Crispy-Skinned Salmon and Cheddar Pudding. sticky caramel.

Wagyu meatballs, Mishima Reserve rib eye, Jidori chicken cutlets, vegetarian and vegan options such as truffle risotto, quinoa salad and golden beet salad, as well as the prix fixe menu of Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen with wine pairings will also be available.

Cocktails carry on the “hellish” theme with signature sips such as Gordon’s Notes, The Pitchfork, Fear and Loathing and Meet Your Maker.

“Whether you’re an avid epicurean, wine lover, or just a fan of the famous show, this restaurant is sure to please everyone,” said General Manager Sarah Ertmann.

The 332-seat restaurant follows the TV show’s design decor of red and blue flames, and features a show kitchen, lounge, two private dining rooms, and two chef’s tables.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests near and far to experience the legendary Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen experience,” said Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Tribe, owner of the resort. “It was an honor to work side by side with Chef Ramsay and his team to bring this restaurant to life.”

Ramsay’s restaurant empire includes two other Hell’s Kitchens – at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

The new Harrah’s restaurant in the San Diego area will be open for dinner daily from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be booked here via OpenTable.

Harrah’s Resort, with hotel and casino, is 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center.

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Revolut adds new crypto on the road to super app status https://www.charterbusconnect.com/revolut-adds-new-crypto-on-the-road-to-super-app-status/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:24:58 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/revolut-adds-new-crypto-on-the-road-to-super-app-status/ British fintech Revolution has released 22 new cryptocurrencies available for its customers in the European Union and the United Kingdom. Like AltFi reported The Thursday (August 4) release brings the total number of tokens available through Revolut to over 40 and marks the third major addition of cryptocurrencies for sale since bitcoin was first allowed […]]]>

British fintech Revolution has released 22 new cryptocurrencies available for its customers in the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Like AltFi reported The Thursday (August 4) release brings the total number of tokens available through Revolut to over 40 and marks the third major addition of cryptocurrencies for sale since bitcoin was first allowed to be purchased five years ago.

Learn more: Revolut celebrates 7 years with 20 million customers

Among the new tokens are ApeCoin and Sandbox. The former is the cryptocurrency launched in March by the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT series, and the latter is among the largest Ethereum blockchain-based metaverses, according to the report. The Request payment protocol and the Ethereum Classic blockchain development platform have also been added.

“We’ve given our offering a big boost while giving people more control over their finances and giving them secure access to new tools and services built in crypto,” said Emil Urmanshin, Chief Crypto Officer at Revolution.

The report notes that cryptocurrency has played a crucial role in Revolut’s efforts to become a financial super app.

Last month, Revolut marked its seventh year in business with three milestones: 20 million customers, 250 million monthly transactions and a workforce of over 5,000 people worldwide.

“We are still a young company, but our growth over the past few years shows the growing demand for our products all over the world,” said co-founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky.

He added that the company’s journey has only just begun and that it plans to continue “pushing the boundaries of financial innovation” as it strives to develop a global super app.

See also: Revolut lets select customers earn rewards and learn more about crypto

Also in July, the company launched its Crypto Learn & Earn program, designed to teach users how to work with digital assets. Customers can learn about specific cryptocurrencies or the crypto frontier world and, in some cases, earn crypto.

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NEW PYMNTS SURVEY FINDS 3 IN 4 CONSUMERS HAVING HIGH DEMAND FOR SUPER APPS

About: Results from PYMNTS’ new study, “The Super App Shift: How Consumers Want To Save, Shop And Spend In The Connected Economy,” a collaboration with PayPal, analyzed responses from 9,904 consumers in Australia, Germany, UK and USA. and showed strong demand for one super multi-functional app rather than using dozens of individual apps.

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The missing key to connect with customers https://www.charterbusconnect.com/the-missing-key-to-connect-with-customers/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 18:52:03 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/the-missing-key-to-connect-with-customers/ It is particularly important to meet the needs of people who are generally underserved in the digital world. For example, people who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, neurodivergent or those with motor impairments. These people often face obstacles when an experience is not properly designed. Online travel is often convoluted […]]]>

It is particularly important to meet the needs of people who are generally underserved in the digital world. For example, people who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, neurodivergent or those with motor impairments. These people often face obstacles when an experience is not properly designed. Online travel is often convoluted experiences for people, and brands need to make sure their apps and websites don’t add additional complications.

Creating accessible user experiences will also soon become a regulatory requirement. This year, member states of the European Union are adopting the European Accessibility Act into their laws. It is expected that all online products and services will be accessible once the requirements come into effect in 2025.

So where do you start your accessibility journey? We spoke with four brands about how they think and build for accessibility and disability inclusion. Here’s what we learned.

PROCTOR & GAMBLE: ENHANCING ACCESSIBILITY WITH DISABLED EMPLOYEES

Advertising is powerful because it connects with people through storytelling. But what if someone misses key elements of this story? This question has led consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) to integrate audio description (a voiceover describing what is happening) in its video ads.

“The introduction of audio description stems from my personal experiences,” says Sam Latif, accessibility manager at P&G, who is blind. “I was in a meeting when a commercial for The Flash aired, but all I could hear was Queen’s song ‘Flash’. What I didn’t realize was that a dog was singing this song, because without an audio description, I couldn’t understand the humor in the ad.

The P&G team worked with the Royal National Institute for the Blind to find out how audio description is done and incorporated it into their advertisements. And they added audio descriptions to his 30-second YouTube spot for Fairy Non Bio Laundry for Sensitive Skin to include blind and visually impaired audiences.

But P&G didn’t stop there. In 2021, they launched the first Super Bowl commercial with audio description. It also conducted its first trial of adaptive audio description in the UK. This means applying audio description to TV commercials that don’t have enough natural gaps in the dialogue to provide a description. And, more recently, he added audio description to his YouTube channel.

“We don’t have all the answers yet, but we’re proud of the progress we’ve made,” says Latif. “Experiences like this have led to change, with audio description opening our advertising to millions more people around the world.”

JUST EAT TAKEAWAY: ENHANCING ACCESSIBILITY WITH DISABLED CUSTOMERS

Just Eat Takeaway conducts research directly with people with disabilities, from customers who are blind or visually impaired to people with non-visible disabilities, such as dyslexia. Its goal: to understand the direct experiences of users when using the delivery application and to create inclusive products.

“Observing people with access needs using our app has been a powerful enabler of change and awareness across the organization,” says Naoil Sbai, Global Research Team Lead at the company. “It helped us realize the impact that simple changes could have. And it made us rethink the way people interact with our app.”

This motivated the research team to identify optimization opportunities with the Android accessibility scanner. The automated tool reported key recommendations, such as increasing the size of touch targets, touch space around a navigation button.

Once this problem was known, it only took them a day to enlarge the touch targets. Something seemingly small – and a quick fix – can make all the difference to customers, especially those with limited dexterity. And, as a bonus, it allows anyone to quickly order their food on the go.

L’ORÉAL: BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH DESIGN GUIDELINES AND GOING EVEN FURTHER

L’Oréal thought about accessibility when creating its new website. “The first step towards accessibility is to understand the different types of disabilities and how they affect millions of people,” says François Cunche, director of the beauty company’s digital project.

When she learned how visually impaired and cognitively impaired customers use the website, she set out to raise awareness within the company. It has adopted the industry standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to enhance the website experience. And it has partnered with an agency that specializes in this topic to help implement the guidelines across the company.

With the basic foundations in place, the product team went a step further by adding additional features. For example, they now offer accessibility controls in the website navigation menu, so users can select settings according to their needs.

The first feature is the high contrast mode. This removes background images and allows users to view the site with high white-on-black contrast, making it easier to read and focus on content.

The team also added an option to disable animations to reveal a static header image on the page instead. This can help people with vestibular disorders, for whom movement can cause dizziness, headaches and nausea.

“After several tests and user surveys, all the results are very positive and encourage us to go further,” continues Cunche. “With knowledge comes responsibility, and only then can we create a better digital experience, for everyone.”

BOOKING.COM: ENHANCING ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH INTERNAL PARTNERSHIPS

Booking.com is a large and complex organization, with many teams working on different elements of the digital travel agency app. As different people, codes, and designs power the app, some features don’t always behave as they should.

For example, during testing, the accessibility team found that some navigation tabs didn’t work well with screen readers, software that reads visual information from the screen aloud. In some cases, the screen reader was reading the wrong tab. A person wishing to access the “Car Rental” section might accidentally be directed to the “Taxis” page.

The Accessibility team has partnered with the Design Systems team to update components (the building blocks of an application) so that accessibility features, such as reader support screen, are integrated from the start.

“If we use accessible components by default, we can innovate and be agile, without having to focus on working well all the time, every time,” says Parham Doustdar, Head of Engineering and Head of Accessibility from Booking.com. Doustdar has been blind since birth and is an expert at navigating websites and apps with screen readers. This accessibility problem was therefore very familiar to him.

However, this work did not completely resolve the issue, as some legacy components were not reflecting the changes. The team partnered with another group in their organization to update the technology so accessibility changes could be adopted across the app. Now, as pages are created and updated, anyone working on the app automatically uses accessibility-enabled components.

“It doesn’t matter how accessible your components are if no one is using them,” Doustdar continues. “You should leverage existing initiatives, where possible, and partner with other teams to increase adoption.”

PUTTING ACCESSIBILITY INTO PRACTICE

Here are some final tips to help you improve accessibility.

  • Make accessibility a priority throughout the organization. Get buy-in from your leadership and proactively look for where an experience may be excluding people.
  • Co-design with employees with disabilities and customers with accessibility needs. People with disabilities are your experts. No one knows their experience better than them, so leverage their knowledge.
  • Create accessible and disability-inclusive marketing with Google’s new accessible marketing playbook.

And, most importantly, know that people’s diverse needs continue to evolve, so you’re never done creating more accessible user experiences. The most important thing is to start.

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Kingdom Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh Unveiled, Saudi Arabia https://www.charterbusconnect.com/kingdom-suite-at-four-seasons-hotel-riyadh-unveiled-saudi-arabia/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:40:36 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/kingdom-suite-at-four-seasons-hotel-riyadh-unveiled-saudi-arabia/ Renovation work on the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at the Kingdom Center in Saudi Arabia was completed after approximately 18 months in the making. Following the completion of this work, the hotel unveiled Kingdom Suite, sa “Signature Suite”. These new duplex suites extend from the 48th to the 50th floor of the hotel building. The […]]]>

Renovation work on the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at the Kingdom Center in Saudi Arabia was completed after approximately 18 months in the making. Following the completion of this work, the hotel unveiled Kingdom Suite, sa “Signature Suite”. These new duplex suites extend from the 48th to the 50th floor of the hotel building.

The suite guarantees unobstructed city views and 330 square meters of palatial space for guests. In its main living space, the suite houses an impressive contemporary ceiling pendant.

Additional Features of the Kingdom Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

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Moreover, the Kingdom Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh features a 146-inch modular TV screen. The screen includes 16 Samsung LEDs. Further allowing customers to enjoy their favorite movies. The suite’s design features soft blue tones and rust features. Moreover, it includes Saudi art objects selected by Alwaleed Philanthropies.

Also Read: 501-unit residential villa project launched in Tabouk City, Saudi Arabia

In addition to an elegant touch of luxury, the Kingdom Suite offers guests dedicated butler service, upon reservation. Therefore, customers will receive personalized services as well as attention to all requests.

Aim for it Signature Suite

The senior general manager of the Four Seasons hotel commented on the Kingdom Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh project. Guenter Gebhard said the design of the Kingdom suite aims to interact with customers’ senses. Additionally, he continued, the design of the suite also aims to create eloquent visual narratives that guests will remember long after their stay.

Guenter Gebhard concluded by saying that the Signature Suite prioritizes providing guests with the ultimate in luxury. Additionally, it aims to provide customers with the opportunity to take time to connect with family and/or friends along with timely experiences.

In addition to the Kingdom Suite, the Penthouse Suite is a highly anticipated addition to the Four Seasons portfolio.

If you have any remark or more information about this article, please let us know in the comments section below.

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Analyzing an Outstanding Webinar – FE News https://www.charterbusconnect.com/analyzing-an-outstanding-webinar-fe-news/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:53:41 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/analyzing-an-outstanding-webinar-fe-news/ This webinar will use an in-depth review and analysis of Level 1 Inspection Reports, to show a clear picture of trends, patterns and themes within the exceptional layout. Our analysis will show the national inspection landscape, the primary wording used in the top-rated provision, and how vendors can prove excellence or elevate the game to […]]]>

This webinar will use an in-depth review and analysis of Level 1 Inspection Reports, to show a clear picture of trends, patterns and themes within the exceptional layout. Our analysis will show the national inspection landscape, the primary wording used in the top-rated provision, and how vendors can prove excellence or elevate the game to Outstanding. With behind-the-scenes insight into many of these inspections, background details can provide clarity around the features detailed in the reports.

For assistance with booking, please contact [email protected]

Speaker – Kerry Boffey and Peter Staceys

Kerry is the CEO of the Adult Learning Improvement Network (ALIN). She has held leadership positions in ITPs and has held interim leadership positions for colleges and specialty colleges. As a former Ofsted inspector, with 18 years’ experience, Kerry has worked across the UK and on international projects, managing teams and suppliers on very challenging inspections due to their complexity . This deep understanding of inspection, along with concerns about a lack of effective supplier preparation, was the driving force behind the Fellowship of Inspection Nominees (FIN), which Kerry founded in 2018. FIN membership includes all types of suppliers, Kerry and his support the team and reinforce the role of the candidate in the preparation of the inspections of Ofsted. This is a national network that raises the profile and importance of a well-trained and highly effective candidate. Kerry works closely with vendors offering superior learnings, develops leadership teams and advises on governance.

Peter has worked as a full time inspector and inspection manager for post 16 education and training for over 15 years. More recently, Peter has worked as a business and quality improvement consultant for universities, colleges, independent learning providers, local authorities and the offending learning sector. It also contributes to the work of national and international organizations on all aspects of leadership and management to ensure that high levels of performance are demonstrated and can withstand rigorous external scrutiny. Prior to becoming an inspector, Peter was an advanced practitioner teacher and lecturer before rising to leadership positions in several post-16 regional and national institutions. Peter has worked with a number of national certification bodies on program design and quality control and is a speaker at national industry best practice events. Peter is considered a leading figure in the design and management of apprenticeship programs.

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The Great British Dog Walk comes to Heaton Park https://www.charterbusconnect.com/the-great-british-dog-walk-comes-to-heaton-park/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/the-great-british-dog-walk-comes-to-heaton-park/ Hundreds of dog walkers and their furry friends will take part in the Great British Dog Walk in September. This is the first time the event has taken place at Heaton Park and organizers hope it will raise support and money for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity. Carina Hummel, chief executive of Specsavers […]]]>

Hundreds of dog walkers and their furry friends will take part in the Great British Dog Walk in September.

This is the first time the event has taken place at Heaton Park and organizers hope it will raise support and money for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity.

Carina Hummel, chief executive of Specsavers Audiology, which supports the Great British Dog Walk, said: ‘It’s a great way for people to have fun, exercise, meet like-minded people and perhaps most importantly, to meet lots of cute dogs. while supporting a good cause.

It costs around £40,000 to fully train and support a hearing dog, which then alerts deaf children and adults to important life-saving sounds.

They also help provide great company and companionship.

Carina said: ‘If every person who walked the Great British Dog Walk raised just £10 above the cost of their event ticket, the charity could train another dog entirely to alert deaf people to sounds important and vital that they would otherwise miss.

“We are very proud of our involvement in the Great British Dog Walk and the fact that it is helping to transform the lives of deaf people. We look forward to the march in Heaton Park and hope that many people from the area will show their support.
On the day there will be two walking options, 3km or 5km, so walkers can choose what is best for them and their dogs.

There will also be the option of a 10 a.m. mass start or a later, quieter start time depending on personal preference.

Christine, from Stockport, currently benefits from a hearing dog, she said: “My hearing dog Jessie, and my other dogs before her, have changed my life. Jessie is my ears, alerting me every day to important sounds I would normally miss, such as the alarm clock, oven timer, and in an emergency, the smoke detector.

“Jessie also gives me a lot of emotional support, helps me feel less isolated and when I’m outside she really breaks the ice because her burgundy jacket tells people I have hearing loss which helps me really.

“People are amazed at what Jessie does for me and I really can’t say how much easier my life is because of her. Everyone who walks the Great British Dog Walk will help Hearing Dogs for Deaf People train more hearing dogs that will change people’s lives, just like Jessie changed mine.”

Every dog ​​will get a free bandana and anyone raising over £50 will get a free gift.

Tickets cost £10 per adult, but children under 16 can go for free. There will be same-day registration, but booking online in advance is advised.

To register for the Great British Dog Walk at Heaton Park, click here.

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Yelp’s Q2 Economic Average Reveals Consumers Are Inflation at Record Rates, Report New ‘Inflation Shrink’ Experiences – https://www.charterbusconnect.com/yelps-q2-economic-average-reveals-consumers-are-inflation-at-record-rates-report-new-inflation-shrink-experiences/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 04:07:03 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/yelps-q2-economic-average-reveals-consumers-are-inflation-at-record-rates-report-new-inflation-shrink-experiences/ Amid inflation and rising gas prices, in the second quarter consumers seek fewer higher-priced companies and shift to electric vehicles In the first half of 2022, consumers are booking farther in advance than ever SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP), the company that connects people with great local businesses, today released second quarter 2022 data for […]]]>

Amid inflation and rising gas prices, in the second quarter consumers seek fewer higher-priced companies and shift to electric vehicles

In the first half of 2022, consumers are booking farther in advance than ever

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP), the company that connects people with great local businesses, today released second quarter 2022 data for the Yelp Economic Average (YEA) report. , a local economic strength benchmark in Q2 2022 YEA Report finds consumers are experiencing inflation at record rates, with review mentions of inflationary language up 28% from Q2 2021 and 33% compared to the same period in 2020.

For the first time, Yelp found that consumers were reporting shrinking experiences in reviews in Q2 2022. In response to rising gas prices, Yelp’s Q2 data also shows a nearly the number of searches for electric vehicles compared to Q2 2021. While fewer consumers were looking for more expensive businesses than at the start of 2022, according to Yelp data, people are still searching for more expensive businesses compared to the pre -pandemic. In the first half of 2022, they are also waiting longer than ever to get reservations at restaurants.

“Despite rising inflation, activity on Yelp suggests consumer spending remains strong as people search for more expensive businesses more frequently than before the pandemic,” said Pria Mudan, chief science officer. data at Yelp. “However, that doesn’t mean consumers and businesses aren’t feeling the pinch of inflation. We’ve seen reviews using inflation-related language at record highs, especially in the food, arts and entertainment, and travel categories. And for the first time, reviewers are describing shrinkage-related experiences where the size or quantity of merchandise is noticeably smaller, which is most referenced in restaurants serving more affordable fare.

Consumers report inflationary experiences at record rates

With inflation rising rapidly since 2021, consumers have especially experienced inflation at a rising pace in 2022, as mentions of inflationary language in Yelp reviews increased 7% in Q2 compared to Q1 this year. . Compared to Q2 2021, consumers are experiencing inflation the most in more casual restaurants (up 38%) and food businesses (up 36%), followed by arts and entertainment (up 33%). %), nightlife businesses (up 30%), event services (+22%) and hospitality and travel (+20%).

However, inflation has not been felt in the same way in the United States. In Q2 2022, 47 states (including Washington DC) saw an overall increase in inflation mentions in Yelp reviews compared to Q2 2021 – 35 states saw more than a 25% increase in inflation mentions . . Six of the top 10 states with the highest inflation experiences are in the Northeast, including Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Washington DC, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Consumer searches for higher-priced companies have fallen, but remain above pre-pandemic levels

In Q2 2022, the share of all searches on Yelp using the cheap “$” filter increased 7% from Q1 2022, while the share of the highest “$$$$” filter declined by 12%. While Q2 consumers generally search for lower priced businesses, compared to pre-pandemic levels (Q2 2019), consumers still searched for higher priced businesses more frequently in Q2 of this year. Searches on Yelp using the highest “$$$$” filter increased by 55% in Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2019, while use of the cheap “$” filter decreased by 24%. While searches for restaurants, food, travel, and hotels mirror a similar trend, searches for automotive services buck the trend.

Consumers are making their reservations further in advance than ever

In Q2, the average time from booking a reservation on Yelp to booking date was 3.3 days, a 14% increase from Q2 2021 and 40% more than before the pandemic ( Q2 2019). Emerging and growing cities saw the largest increase in the average time between booking a restaurant reservation and booking date in Q2 compared to the pre-pandemic period: Birmingham, AL; Jacksonville, Florida; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; High Point, North Carolina; Austin, TX and Nashville, TN.

The median wait time for restaurants on the Yelp Waitlist has also been longer this year. The median wait time for a table in Q2 2022 was 35 minutes; while the median wait time over the same period in 2021 and 2020 was 22 and 16 minutes, respectively.

Consumers are turning to electric vehicles in response to rising gas prices

Consumer searches for “electric vehicles” (EVs) increased 97% in Q2 2022 from a year earlier, and 175% from pre-pandemic Q2 2019. Additionally, searches for specific EV models increased 63% in Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2021, and up 118% compared to Q2 2019. Electric vehicle charging stations also saw a 23% increase % consumer interest in Q2 2022 vs. Q2 2021.

Read the full Q2 2022 YEA report, as well as previous YEA reports, at yelpeconomicaverage.com. Assets and images from the report can be found here. For more information and the latest Yelp business metrics, visit: https://www.yelp-press.com/company/fast-facts/default.aspx

Methodology

Review text mentions of inflation

We analyzed review text from 2020 to Q2 2022 to see how Yelp consumers reference inflation in reviews. These references to inflation may include phrases mentioning inflation itself or higher or rising prices in businesses. Review text phrase volume is normalized by the number of times per million words that phrases have appeared in reviews, and is calculated for each Yelp category and on a national and regional basis. Changes in endorsements are year-over-year unless otherwise noted. A minimum threshold of review endorsements has been implemented in almost every state to uncover the most notable inflation experiences.

Using the Price Range Filter

There are currently four pricing tiers ($, $$, $$$, and $$$$) on Yelp, and a business’s pricing tier is voted on by Yelp’s consumer users (business users cannot change these). information). Consumers can use the price range filter when searching for businesses on Yelp. The share of different price points used by consumers in Yelp search results indicates their general willingness to spend in different price ranges.

Advance reservation days and waiting times

We used information from Yelp Guest Manager’s reservation and waitlist services to analyze how far in advance consumers book and how long they wait to be seated. Advance booking days are given as monthly averages and waiting times are given as monthly medians.

Search text mentions of electric vehicles

For data on search mentions of electric vehicles, we measured the share of every million Yelp searches that contained phrases related to electric vehicles or specific models of electric vehicle manufacturers. For searches related to “electric vehicles”, we excluded searches related to charging stations in order to better observe the interest in the vehicles themselves.

Consumer interest

We measure consumer interest by looking at certain actions users take in relation to businesses on Yelp: such as viewing business pages or posting photos or reviews.

Changes in consumer interest in each category were measured by comparing year-over-year data from the second quarter of 2019-2022, focusing on each category’s share of all consumer actions in its root category.

About Yelp Inc.

Yelp Inc. (www.yelp.com) connects people to great local businesses. With unrivaled local business information, photos and review content, Yelp provides a one-stop local platform for consumers to discover, connect and transact with local businesses of all sizes by making it easier the quote request, the registration to a waiting list and the reservation. , appointment or purchase. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004.

contacts

Yelp Inc.

Julianne Rowe

press@yelp.com

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Summer airfares show signs of spike on inflation pressure https://www.charterbusconnect.com/summer-airfares-show-signs-of-spike-on-inflation-pressure/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 13:17:19 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/summer-airfares-show-signs-of-spike-on-inflation-pressure/ (Bloomberg) – Summer has been expensive with the cost of travel and just about everything else skyrocketing. Now consumers are reducing their flights. US airline bookings fell 2.8% in June compared to May, according to data collected by Adobe Analytics. Online spending for tickets fell 5.7% to $7.9 billion over the same period. One of […]]]>

(Bloomberg) – Summer has been expensive with the cost of travel and just about everything else skyrocketing. Now consumers are reducing their flights.

US airline bookings fell 2.8% in June compared to May, according to data collected by Adobe Analytics. Online spending for tickets fell 5.7% to $7.9 billion over the same period.

One of the main culprits is rising ticket prices, which consumers have endured for months, said Vivek Pandya, principal analyst at Adobe’s Digital Insights. Although average airline prices fell 6.4% in June, they are still up considerably for the year and above pre-pandemic levels after holidaymakers went on a buying spree before the start of the summer season.

“We see consumers having to deal with inflation in many different areas, including fuel and food prices,” Pandya said in an interview. “They are now a little more reluctant to continue booking at this rate that they were booking earlier in the year.”

That means consumers looking for better deals on flights may have better luck in the coming months than they did in the spring. But the great rates available earlier in the pandemic aren’t expected to return anytime soon.

Air fares tracked by the US consumer price index fell 1.8% in June from May – although that was after double-digit gains in the previous three months. Business expense management platform TripActions also reported lower prices for domestic flights in the United States, with the seven-day moving average falling $70 from the peak in mid-May. They are still much higher than a year earlier.

Airlines had raised fares this year in part to take advantage of a surge in demand as people resumed travel in the wake of the pandemic. They also passed on higher fuel and wage costs. Firms projected confidence that bookings will remain strong through the end of this year, even as fears of a recession grow.

It’s important to remember that demand naturally starts to slow at this time of year, Delta Air Lines Inc. chief executive Ed Bastian said last week.

“We are now selling in the later part of summer, already early fall, which seasonally is a bit less demand than what we saw at the start of the spring and summer surge,” declared Bastian during a conference. call. “The pricing environment, it continues to be healthy.”

Some people whose summer fares have been “expressed” will be eager to book flights for the fall, Delta President Glen Hauenstein said.

Delta and other airlines have also had to refrain from scheduling more flights to reduce delays and cancellations as staff numbers are still constrained by Covid-19 cases and competition for new hires. Despite the surge in demand, an S&P 500 index of major US airline stocks has fallen 16% this year on fears the industry may be able to continue passing on rising costs to consumers.

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Keane has confirmed he will be riding Westover in the King George contest https://www.charterbusconnect.com/keane-has-confirmed-he-will-be-riding-westover-in-the-king-george-contest/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 13:12:23 +0000 https://www.charterbusconnect.com/keane-has-confirmed-he-will-be-riding-westover-in-the-king-george-contest/ Colin Keane will maintain his partnership with Westover at next week’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot. Ralph Beckett’s charge was ridden by Rob Hornby in his first two starts this year, winning the Classic Trial at Sandown before finishing an unlucky third in the Derby at Epsom. Hornby was replaced […]]]>

Colin Keane will maintain his partnership with Westover at next week’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot.

Ralph Beckett’s charge was ridden by Rob Hornby in his first two starts this year, winning the Classic Trial at Sandown before finishing an unlucky third in the Derby at Epsom.

Hornby was replaced by Keane for the Westover Irish Derby race, with reports citing the Irish champion track jockey’s experience of Curragh as the reason for his booking.

The duo duly made it home, hugely impressive seven-length winners of the Classic and Keane will keep the race in the showpiece of Ascot, for which Frankel’s son is the favorite in the absence of his Epsom conqueror , Desert Crown.

Jockey Colin Keane (left) and trainer Ralph Beckett (right) celebrate after Westover’s success at Curragh (Niall Carson/PA) (PA wire)

Westover is set to face Epsom Oaks second Emily Upjohn after her scheduled run at Irish Oaks was scuppered by travel issues and Juddmonte Owners Managing Director Barry Mahon is eagerly anticipating the challenge.

He told Racing TV: “We are very excited. We were in that position before the Irish Derby with (Oaks winner) on Tuesday was completed, so we’re used to surprises.

“We are very excited, the horse is in good shape. I spoke with Ralph this morning, he is very happy with himself and everything is going well for the next few days, he is ready to go to King George and Colin Keane will ride him.

He won on him on the last day, he is a triple champion jockey and we have a very close association with him

Mahon is happy that Keane can maintain the partnership.

He added: “(There is) no major thinking (behind the decision), he won over him on the last day, he is a three-time champion jockey and we have a very close association with him.

“He’s ridden two classic winners for us and we have a special deal with him that when his first servant Ger Lyons isn’t using him we can have his services and he’s available next weekend and Ger has him. kindly left to ride. , so he will stay on board.

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