Kuoni wins Best Travel Team of the Year and Best

first_imgSource = Kuoni Leading travel specialist Kuoni won ‘Best Tour Operator of the Year’ and ‘Best Travel Team of the Year’ (a new award for 2012) at the TTG Travel Awards 2012, as voted for and shortlisted by 30,000 travel agents and a judging panel of industry experts. With stiff competition in the form of other shortlisted companies, Kuoni stepped up to the stage to be congratulated by celebrity guest host, actor and comedian, David Walliams and TTG Brand Director, Daniel Pearce.The red-carpet event was held at London’s prestigious Odeon West End theatre on Leicester Square. Celebrations continued at the exclusive after-show party in the Penthouse night club, Leicester Square with live music and stunning views of London’s skyline. Over 700 movers and shakers of the travel industry flooded Leicester Square, setting it alight with true Hollywood glitz and glamour for a show-stopping ceremony, including Kuoni UK Managing Director Derek Jones, National Sales Manager for Trade Amanda Darrington and National Sales Manager for Retail Helen Roberts.  Commenting on Kuoni’s win, Derek Jones, Kuoni UK MD said: “The TTG Awards ceremony was a spectacular evening of entertainment showcasing the best of the best in our industry. “We are delighted to have been voted best ‘Tour Operator of the Year’ and we are thrilled to have won their new award for best ‘Travel Team Agency of the Year’, in recognition of the outstanding hard work and commitment of everyone at Kuoni. “Kuoni has enjoyed considerable success in the past in both the Long Haul and Luxury Tour Operator categories but we have never before won in the Best Tour Operator section which includes all tour operators large and small. “I am so proud of the team’s achievements and to have been recognised by our industry peers with these accolades.”TTG Brand Director, Daniel Pearce added: “I’d personally like to congratulate Kuoni on winning ‘Tour Operator of the Year’ and ‘Travel Team Agency of the Year’ at the TTG Travel Awards 2012. With over 30,000 travel agent ratings and an esteemed panel of judges, our rigorous judging process makes winning these awards a huge achievement in the travel industry.”Judges for the awards include experts from trade bodies and leading travel companies and the Institute of Travel and Tourism, as well as leading figures from the worlds of commerce and retail.last_img read more

Darnell Docketts biggest game came on the NFLs b

first_imgDarnell Dockett’s biggest game came on the NFL’s brightest stage.Feb. 1, 2009: Super Bowl XLIIIThat night in Tampa Bay, Dockett sacked Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger three times, and harassed the passer for much of the night. In fact, Dockett was close to bringing Big Ben down a few other times — including on Pittsburgh’s game-winning drive. Just one more sack for No. 90 and, well, it’s possible the Cardinals would have been Super Bowl champions. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   center_img Oh well.At any rate, as Dockett is set to sign a one-day contract with the Cardinals Monday and then retire, this seemed like as good a time as any to take a look at his career, by the numbers.3Dockett was named to three Pro Bowls, earning the nod in 2007, 2009 and 2010.4A defensive lineman, Dockett still managed to intercept four passes. In fact, he tallied one interception in each of his first three seasons in the NFL.4 (part deux)Buoyed by his three-sack effort in Super Bowl XLIII, Dockett amassed four sacks in six career playoff games.7With 40.5 sacks as a Cardinal, Dockett ranks seventh on the all-time franchise list.9The defensive lineman forced nine fumbles in his career.11A third-round pick out of Florida State in 2004, Dockett spent every one of his NFL seasons with the Cardinals.12A total of 12 defensive linemen (six defensive ends, six defensive tackles) were taken ahead of Dockett, who went 64th overall, in the 2004 draft. Of those 12, just one player — Will Smith, who was chosen No. 18 overall — notched more career sacks than Dockett. 14Dockett recovered 14 fumbles in his career, including three in each of the 2008 and 2010 seasons. 156Dockett started 156 of the 158 games he played in. Though his Cardinals career ended with him recovering from a torn ACL, he was a fixture on the field having played in all 16 games in eight out of 10 seasons. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

China Sets New PlugIn Electric Car Sales Record In October 2018

first_imgOctober brings a huge record for the BAIC EC-Series, which the new version (with 30 kWh battery) priced at around $25,000 before subsidies went through the roof. 20,648 were sold last month (a new record for a plug-in model in a single month).New highs were set by BYD Tang (6,037) and BYD Yuan (5,803). Fourth and fifth place in October were taken by the Hawtai EV160 (5,736 – new record) and Chery eQ (5,547 – best result in 2018).Plug-in electric car sales in China – October 2018Source: EV Sales Blog Total sales are expected to exceed 1,000,000 this year.China has not only set a new all-time record for plug-in electric car sales in October, but beat the previous one from September by a huge margin of 14% or about 14,500.The total result is roughly 119,400 (up 85% year-over-year) at very high 5.8% market share (also a new record)!Taking into consideration sales of almost 751,000 during the first 10 months of 2018 (at average 3.6% market share), there is a big chance to exceed 1,000,000 in 2018 (sales in the last months of the year are usually the highest in China).More from China China’s New Rules Will Punish Automakers Who Don’t Meet Electric Quota Tesla Model 3 Performance Pricing Announced For China Source: Electric Vehicle News In October 2018 BYD Set 5th Straight Plug-In Electric Car Sales Record Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 20, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more