Stewart Travel Joins Uniglobe Network in the U.K.

Business Travel News | July 30, 2019

Stewart Travel Joins Uniglobe Network in the U.K.
Stewart Travel based in Glasgow, Scotland, and founded more than 30 years ago has joined Vancouver-based Uniglobe Travels network. Uniglobe especially intends to leverage the travel management companys expertise in servicing the travel needs of shipping, offshore and marine security industries, Uniglobe founder and CEO Gary Charlwood said. In this month alone, two Middle East agencies and one French agency have joined Uniglobe.

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ETF Industry Leader Kevin Kelly Launches New Business, Introduces Cutting-Edge Suite of ETFs

Kelly ETFs | January 17, 2022

Kelly ETFs, a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) issuer that seeks to bring forward-looking and disruptive investment products to market, officially launches. The firm’s first round of innovative ETFs also began trading, including: The Kelly CRISPR & Gene Editing Technology ETF (Nasdaq: XDNA). XDNA is designed to capitalize on the next generation of healthcare by investing in companies disrupting the genomic and life science industries. The fund seeks to track the Strategic CRISPR & Gene Editing Technology Index, which measures the performance of developed market companies that specialize in DNA modification systems and technologies. The subsectors of this fund include CRISPR & Gene Editing Technology, Gene Editing Development Solutions and Gene Editing Sequencing Solutions. The Kelly Hotel & Lodging Sector ETF (NYSE Arca: HOTL). The lodging ecosystem includes many specialized players, and by seeking to track the Strategic Hotel & Lodging Sector Index, HOTL offers exposure to companies focused on hotel and lodging management and operations, lodging platform services, timeshare properties and real estate throughout the developed world. The hotel and lodging sector acts as an effective economic barometer as it uniquely captures both leisure and business spending across various income levels. The Kelly Residential & Apartment Real Estate ETF (NYSE Arca: RESI). RESI aims to track the Strategic Residential & Apartment Real Estate Sector Index, which targets the entire residential and multifamily real estate industry by giving investors access to companies specializing in single-family residential homes, apartment buildings, student housing and manufactured homes. “At Kelly ETFs, we believe investors deserve access to strategies handcrafted with a deep and nuanced understanding of the forces driving the trends and transformations happening every day,We are particularly excited about the promising innovation occurring in CRISPR and gene editing technology. Scientific understanding of DNA is significantly more advanced today than even a few years ago and we’re thrilled to be in on the ground floor.” -Kevin Kelly, Founder and CEO of Kelly ETFs. Kevin Kelly is an established ETF expert with nearly two decades of financial industry experience. He also serves as the CEO of Kelly Benchmark Indexes, the index provider and sponsor of the SRVR and INDS ETFs. In regard to residential real estate, historically low housing supply comes at a time when household growth – the primary driver of housing demand – is strong and accelerating,” noted Krista Kelly, who will oversee the firm’s operations and distribution. “Meanwhile, the hotel and lodging sector is seeing favorable market conditions as business spending is set to increase over the next several years. Kelly Intelligence is the adviser and index provider for these funds. To learn more about Kelly ETFs and its product suite, please visit KellyETFs.com. About Kelly ETFs Kelly ETFs strives to create disruptive exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer investors the opportunity to capture highly liquid, pure-play exposure to the best-in-class companies identified in each emerging theme or sector, regardless of geographical location. Based in Denver, the team is committed to building investment products with exposure to the world’s most transformative companies and industries. For more information, visit KellyETFs.com.Residential and Apartment Real Estate Companies Investing Risk. Real estate is highly sensitive to general and local economic conditions and developments. The U.S. real estate market may, in the future, experience and has, in the past, experienced a decline in value, with certain regions experiencing significant losses in property values. Many real estate companies, including REITs, utilize leverage (and some may be highly leveraged), which increases investment risk and the risk normally associated with debt financing, and could potentially increase the Fund’s volatility and losses.Hotel and Lodging Industry Risk Companies in the hotels, resorts sub-industry may be affected by unique supply and demand factors that do not apply to other sub-industries. Weak economic conditions in some parts of the world, changes in oil prices and currency values, political instability in some areas, and the uncertainty over how long any of these conditions could continue may have a negative impact on the lodging industry. DNA Modification Technology Company Risk. DNA modification technology companies face intense competition, and products and services with a potentially short product life. These companies will generally require large amounts of capital expenditures on research and development, with no guarantee that the product or service would be successful. They may be heavily dependent on intellectual property rights. The laws related to these rights can vary and there is no guarantee that a company will be able to successfully protect their intellectual property rights. These companies, like other health care companies, are subject to various government and regulatory oversight that could hamper or impede their operations.

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AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS

Technology’s Role in the Future of Air Travel

ExpertFlyer.com | December 21, 2020

Imagine experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime trip far and wide while never leaving your lounge or chipping in your seat on an overbooked trip in return for a future travel voucher, and being set up for the following trip out, before you even leave for the air terminal. These are only a few of instances of the innovation forward leaps that are supporting the new ordinary and propelling the eventual fate of air travel. Many numbers of these new technologies were created dependent on need since nothing says "need is the mother of innovation" like an overall pandemic. What's more, perhaps more noteworthy is the quickened rate wherein new innovations are being created. As carriers keep on improving the air quality on board their planes, new tech advancements and cycles are hoping to improve, or limit, how individuals are cooperating at the air terminal itself. Ongoing investigations have demonstrated that planes aren't generally the danger any more; notwithstanding, the actual cycle of experiencing the air terminal to your seat can be. ExpertFlyer found a couple of fascinating innovation arrangements it accepts will change the fate of air travel and how we explore through air terminals long after immunizations are in play and air go re-visitations of some type of schedule. A few creators and guardians of these advances imparted their inventive plans to ExpertFlyer, including D.J. Smith, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at The Glimpse Group, a designer of augmented reality innovation that is presently centered around aiding objective promoting associations create vivid travel encounters utilizing VR innovation. While seeing the world from the solace of your front room isn't excessively far off, Smith concedes work actually should be done before it's prepared for primetime.

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FEATURES AND ADVICE

Selina Opens Chicago Location On Magnificent Mile

Selina | September 20, 2021

Selina, the fast-growing hospitality and experiential brand targeting Millennial and Gen Z travelers, announces the grand opening of its newest location in Chicago's bustling Gold Coast neighborhood. Combining the comfort and style of a boutique hotel with the social experiences of a retreat or festival, Selina Chicago is curated for a new generation of globally fluid, economically conscious, and socially-minded travelers, locals, and remote workers. "Opening in Chicago marks a major milestone for Selina as we continue to grow our brand globally," said Rafael Museri, CEO & Co-Founder Selina. "We are looking forward to sharing our experiential lifestyle and Latin roots with major US cities like Chicago, and our planned location in Washington D.C." Centered around community, collaboration, diversity and culture, Selina Chicago marries the city's vibrant art scene with the brand's strong Latin roots. Outfitted with rich colors, gold accents, and a diverse collection of artwork, and upcycled furniture, Selina's newest location spans 16 floors in the heart of Chicago's iconic Magnificent Mile. Complete with 600 beds—a combination of community rooms, lofts, apartments, suites, and hybrid rooms—Selina also features a communal kitchen, library, cinema, wellness center, and full-service restaurant HOWM Cafe & Concept store. These public spaces are focused and fluid, designed to bring people together through social and collaborative moments. From a cafe that transitions into a performance center by night to a cinema that converts into a digital art gallery, Selina Chicago meets the needs of the community where they are, day or night. HOWM is a new food & beverage concept Selina is bringing to the United States. HOWM will serve a range of healthy juices and smoothies and a delicious coffee program from Chicago-based company Intelligentsia. Through a partnership with Chicago-based Ritual Zero Proof, the first American-made non-alcoholic spirit with the flavor and burn of liquor, minus the alcohol or calories, a slate of dynamic, wellness-minded beverages will be curated for HOWM Chicago. These classic virgin drinks feature fresh fruits and syrups that are refreshing and one-of-a-kind. The HOWM Cafe Bar will be offering nonalcoholic beers and mocktails, brunch with D.J.'s, record and art fairs, and all-day breakfast. This will be Selina's second HOWM brand, which opened in Selina Chelsea in N.Y. this month. The space will be a multifunctional bar, cafe, restaurant & concept store. The different spaces completely transform from day to night depending on the programming. From art exhibitions by local universities, fashion pop-ups, records fairs to open stage and comedy nights. The spaces can also have different programming happening simultaneously in the bar and main restaurant & retail space. About Selina Selina is one of the world's largest hospitality brands built to address the needs of Millennial and Gen Z travelers, blending beautifully-designed accommodation with coworking, recreation, wellness, and local experiences. Custom built for today's nomadic traveler, Selina provides guests with a global infrastructure to seamlessly travel and work abroad. Founded in 2015, each Selina property is designed in partnership with local artists, creators and tastemakers, breathing new life into existing buildings in interesting locations around the world – from urban cities to remote beaches and jungles.

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Low Battery or Exhausted Battery is the bane of every traveler's existence. Whether it is your camera, your phone or your music keeping things charged while traveling can be tough. This video covers a few things you should know about traveling and keeping your devices charged.