App-Ads.Txt Released for Public Comment by IAB Tech Lab as Next Step to Fight Digital Advertising Inventory Fraud

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The IAB Technology Laboratory today released app-ads.txt specification
in beta, the much-awaited app guidance that can increase the pool of
authorized digital advertising inventory while reducing fraud. Available
for public comment through February 4, 2019, app-ads.txt is an extension
of the original ads.txt standard that provides a mechanism for content
owners to declare who is authorized to sell their inventory. With demand
side platforms (DSPs), it allows buyers to confidently purchase through
approved seller accounts. App-ads.txt applies this ads.txt functionality
to ad transactions in mobile apps, as well as over-the-top (OTT) video
apps.

In addition, app-ads.txt can help identify and block instances of
unauthorized developer impersonation. The specification details how to
get an app developer’s website URL from the app listing page within an
app store, which should have minimal implementation burden for any app
store. Publishing authorizations in an app-ads.txt file on the
developer’s website will create a centralized online resource that the
developer independently controls. As a beta specification, this can be
implemented now and then app stores can also adopt a standardized way to
making this information available.

The IAB Tech Lab encourages adoption of this beta specification for
publishers and app stores, as minimal changes are expected. Not only is
this specification based on one already in use, it incorporates feedback
provided from proposed
mobile app-focused solution strategies released in July 2018
.

“The beta release of app-ads.txt addresses an important gap in
eradicating fraudulent inventory,” said Dennis Buchheim, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, IAB Tech Lab. “While it took longer than
expected to define a reliable, scalable approach to specifying file
locations for mobile apps, the solution will not only support ads.txt
but will also support other supply chain safety initiatives, such as
ads.cert.”

“Fraud lives in the shadows. When the industry works together to create
and adopt transparent systems for checks and balances, fraud via
counterfeiting is more difficult to pull off,” said Neal Richter, CTO,
Rakuten Marketing, and co-chair of the IAB Tech Lab’s OpenRTB Working
Group. “App-ads.txt is another step in the right direction to reduce
counterfeit app inventory and the reach of bad actors.”

“App-ads.txt is an essential step in eliminating the scourge of fraud
from the advertising industry,” said Ian Trider, Director, RTB Platform
Operations, Centro. “To help the IAB drive adoption, Centro will begin
enforcing the specification in Q1 2019, where our platform will bid only
on supply paths authorized by participating app publishers via
app-ads.txt.”

“Expanding ads.txt to mobile app inventory is a great move forward for
the industry,” said Per Bjorke, Senior Product Manager, Google Ad
Traffic Quality. “It promises to increase transparency in the apps
ecosystem, adds a new layer of protection for advertisers, and helps ad
dollars flow to the right developers.”

To review the new spec, go to https://iabtechlab.com/ads-txt.
Anyone interested can join the IAB Tech Lab OpenRTB Working Group to
engage with this initiative before the spec is out of beta. Any comments
or questions can be directed to openmedia@iabtechlab.com
and will be distributed to the working group for review.

About IAB Technology Laboratory

The IAB Technology Laboratory (Tech Lab) is a non-profit consortium that
develops and provides technical standards, software, and services to
drive the growth of an effective and sustainable global digital media
ecosystem that benefits consumers. Comprised of digital publishers, ad
technology firms, agencies, marketers, and other member companies, IAB
Tech Lab focuses on improving the digital advertising supply chain,
measurement, and consumer experiences, while promoting responsible use
of data. Its work includes the OpenRTB real-time bidding protocol,
ads.txt anti-fraud specification, Open Measurement SDK for viewability
and verification, VAST video specification, and DigiTrust identity
service. Board members include AppNexus, ExtremeReach, Google, GroupM,
Hearst Digital Media, Index Exchange, Integral Ad Science, LinkedIn,
MediaMath, Microsoft, Oath, Oracle’s Moat, Pandora, PubMatic, Quantcast,
Rakuten Marketing, Telaria, The Trade Desk, and Yahoo! Japan.
Established in 2014, the IAB Tech Lab is headquartered in New York City
with staff in San Francisco, Seattle, and London. Learn more at https://www.iabtechlab.com.

Sigma Systems首次进入2018年11月的Gartner配置、价格和报价应用套件魔力象限

多伦多–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(美国商业资讯)–目录驱动软件的全球领导者Sigma
Systems今天宣布,它已获得的Gartner认可并首次被纳入其2018年11月的配置、价格和报价(CPQ)应用套件魔力象限。

我们认为Sigma
Systems进入魔力象限反映了本公司对通信服务提供商(CSP)的独特服务专长,也说明我们得到了众多全球大型CSP的支持。这些CSP依赖Sigma软件更快地创建、销售和交付新的数字产品和服务,并获得更多利润。

一个明显的事实是,许多公司正在将战略重点放在转变他们对客户的销售方式上,特别是那些向商业客户销售的公司。CPQ是改变销售体验的关键推动因素,也是通信行业快速发展的必要条件。

Sigma Systems首席执行官Tim Spencer评论道:

“数字服务提供商在通信、高科技和媒体领域面临着如何创造、销售和交付新产品和新服务的重大挑战,Sigma是帮助他们解决这些挑战的领导者。我们认为,我们在配置、价格和报价应用套件魔力象限中的位置证明了我们的专长,也说明我们有能力帮助服务提供商在面向新老客户销售和管理服务时克服通信行业所固有的独特复杂性。服务提供商在寻求转变其销售体验时,如果需要通信行业特定的CPQ,则Sigma
CPQ应成为任何RFP或评估流程的主要考虑对象。”

对于希望以不同方式创建、销售和交付的服务提供商,我们建议您查看我们屡获殊荣的Create-Sell-Deliver软件产品组合,并免费下载Gartner魔力象限——配置、价格和报价应用套件

有关Sigma
Systems
Sigma
CPQ
的更多信息,以及获取Next
Done NowTM
,请访问www.sigma-systems.com或发送电子邮件至info@sigma-systems.com与我们联系。

Gartner,配置、价格和报价应用套件魔力象限,Christina Klock | Mark Lewis | Melissa
Hilbert,2018年11月5日。

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关于Sigma Systems(sigma-systems.com或Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma
Systems是为通信、媒体和高科技公司提供目录驱动软件解决方案的全球领导者。其屡获殊荣的产品为40个国家的80多家客户提供服务。该公司的产品组合涵盖企业级目录、配置价格报价(CPQ)、订单管理、供应服务、洞见产品和组合库存产品,同时提供一系列核心服务,包括专业服务、云服务和托管服务。Sigma利用敏捷方法为其客户实施B/OSS产品。Sigma在北美、南美、欧洲和亚太区设有办事处,在全球拥有技术和集成合作伙伴。

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Sigma Systems首次進入2018年11月的Gartner配置、價格和報價應用軟體套裝魔力象限

多倫多–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(美國商業資訊)–目錄驅動軟體的全球領導者Sigma
Systems今天宣佈,它已獲得的Gartner認可並首次被納入其2018年11月的配置、價格和報價(CPQ)應用軟體套裝魔力象限。

我們認為Sigma
Systems進入魔力象限反映了本公司對通訊服務提供者(CSP)的獨特服務專長,也說明我們得到眾多全球大型CSP的支持。這些CSP依賴Sigma軟體來加速創建、銷售和提供新的數位產品和服務,並獲得更多利潤。

很明顯的,許多公司正在將策略重點放在改變他們對客戶的銷售方式上,特別是那些對商業客戶銷售的公司。CPQ是改變銷售體驗的關鍵推動因素,也是通訊產業快速發展的必要條件。

Sigma Systems執行長Tim Spencer評論道:

「數位服務提供者在通訊、高科技和媒體領域面臨如何創造、銷售和提供新產品和新服務的重大挑戰,Sigma是幫助他們解決這些挑戰的領導者。我們認為,我們在配置、價格和報價應用軟體套裝魔力象限中的位置證明了我們的專長,說明我們有能力協助服務提供者在針對新老客戶銷售和管理服務時克服通訊產業所固有的獨特複雜性。服務提供者在尋求改變其銷售體驗時,如果需要通訊產業特定的CPQ,則Sigma
CPQ應成為任何RFP或評估流程的主要考量。」

對於希望以不同方式創建、銷售和交付的服務提供者,我們建議您查看我們屢獲殊榮的Create-Sell-Deliver軟體產品組合,並免費下載Gartner魔力象限——配置、價格和報價應用軟體套裝

有關Sigma
Systems
Sigma
CPQ
的更多資訊,以及獲取Next Done NowTM,請造訪www.sigma-systems.com或寄送電子郵件至info@sigma-systems.com與我們聯絡。

Gartner,配置、價格和報價應用軟體套裝魔力象限,Christina Klock | Mark Lewis | Melissa
Hilbert,2018年11月5日。

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關於Sigma Systems(sigma-systems.com或Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma
Systems是為通訊、媒體和高科技公司提供目錄驅動軟體解決方案的全球領導者。其屢獲殊榮的產品為40個國家的80多家客戶提供服務。該公司的產品組合涵蓋企業級目錄、配置價格報價(CPQ)、訂單管理、供應服務、洞見產品和組合庫存產品,同時提供一系列核心服務,包括專業服務、雲端服務和託管服務。Sigma利用敏捷方法為其客戶導入B/OSS產品。Sigma在北美、南美、歐洲和亞太區設有辦事處,在全球擁有科技和整合合作夥伴。

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Accenture Interactive Completes Acquisition of Kolle Rebbe

HAMBURG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has completed its acquisition of Kolle
Rebbe
, one of Germany’s leading creative agencies, known for its
digital-first approach. The Hamburg-based agency will become part
of Accenture
Interactive
and strengthen its ability to create and deliver
integrated brand experiences for clients in Germany and across other
geographies.

The acquisition, previously
announced
on November 2. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

Founded in 1994, Kolle Rebbe creates cross-channel advertising campaigns
and digital content for brands such as Audi, DAZN, Netflix and TUI
Cruises. Trade publication WV
ranked Kolle Rebbe the seventh largest independent agency in Germany by
revenue, while Horizont
ranked Kolle Rebbe #4 in its list of the most creative agencies in
Germany in 2018. The agency employs approximately 300 artists,
designers, digital designers, technologists, concept engineers and
copywriters at its Hamburg headquarters.

Anatoly Roytman, Accenture Interactive’s Europe, Africa and Latin
America lead, commented: “Today, we completed a significant and exciting
addition to our culture of cultures and strengthened our credentials as
an experience agency. With the addition of Kolle Rebbe to the Accenture
Interactive team, we will greatly strengthen our ability to create,
build and run the greatest customer experiences for our clients in
Germany.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network —
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With approximately 459,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the
world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their
customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through our
connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, we
create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. Accenture
Interactive is ranked the world’s largest digital agency in the latest
Ad Age Agency Report, for the third year in a row. To learn more,
follow us @accentureACTIVE and
visit www.accentureinteractive.com.

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1-Day Course: Effective Technical Writing & Editing (London, United Kingdom – February 15, 2019)

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Effective
Technical Writing Editing”
conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s
offering.

Expert advice on how to write and edit scientific and medical texts,
technical documents and those documents needed for regulatory submission

This interactive course will provide a practical guide to the
foundations of effective technical writing and editing. With a
combination of lectures, hands-on exercises and text review sessions,
this course will enable you to improve your writing and editing skills,
and apply them to your role in the workplace.

Key benefits of attending:

  • Gain practical tips to improve your writing and editing skills
  • Ensure you consider logic, text flow and wordiness, as well as accuracy
  • Learn how to improve readability – be kind to your reader
  • Discuss techniques for tables, graphs and flow charts

Agenda

Introduction and welcome

Overview of writing and editing – substantive and technical
aspects, for example:

  • Considering logic, text flow and wordiness, as well as accuracy
  • Looking at details, such as language editing, reference style,
    abbreviations and acronyms
  • Preparing a clear message for the intended reader

Punctuation specifics

Why punctuate?

  • Punctuation marks including:
  • Paired punctuation marks
  • Serial commas
  • Bulleted lists
  • Apostrophes

Lunch

Further improving readability – being kind to your reader, for
example:

  • Rewriting texts for maximum effectiveness
  • Improving tables, graphs and flow charts

Final checks including proofreading

Why this is more than just a spell check

The practicalities

Writing tips and tools

  • Software
  • Checklists
  • Style guides
  • Systematic checks

Working with co-authors and editors, reviewers and other team
members

  • Upfront decisions
  • Giving feedback effectively

Final discussion

Close of meeting

Practical hands-on exercises and text review sessions will take
place throughout the day

For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w375rz/1day_course?w=4

H.I.G. Capital Invests in Wellness Hotel in Germany

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity
investment firm with over €26 billion of equity capital under
management, announced today that one of its affiliates has recently
completed an investment in BollAnts Spa im Park, a 105-room wellness
hotel resort in Bad Sobernheim, Germany. BollAnts Spa im Park is one
of the leading wellness resorts in Germany and has earned many awards
including, most recently, the prestigious Tatler award for one of the
best spas in the world (2018). Terms were not disclosed.

H.I.G. Realty continues to add to its sizeable holdings of real estate
assets across Europe, consisting of both equity as well as debt
investments, with a particular focus on its target market of value-added
small/midcap opportunities.

Riccardo Dallolio, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Europe Realty
Partners in London, commented: “The German real estate market represents
a key part of our European value-add strategy and we continue to
actively look at opportunities in the small/midcap sector across the
capital structure.”

Sanjoy Chattopadhyay, Managing Director at H.I.G. Europe Realty Partners
in London, added: “The transaction demonstrates our ability to leverage
our strong network and track record to acquire high-quality assets with
significant value-add potential. The fundamentals of the German wellness
industry are attractive, and we look forward to pursuing further similar
investments.”

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets
investment firm with over €26 billion of equity capital under
management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston,
Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as
well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid,
Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes
in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized
companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/value-added
approach:

1. H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations
and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming
manufacturing and service businesses.

2. H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt
financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary
(direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G.
is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of
vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.

3. H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which
can benefit from improved asset management practices.

Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than
300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than
100 companies with combined sales in excess of €28 billion. For more
information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.

* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and
affiliates.

Global Travel Retail Market Report 2016-2018 & 2026: Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global
Travel Retail Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional
Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and
Forecasts, 2018 To 2026”
report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s
offering.

The global market for travel retail was at US$ 63.59 Bn in 2017, growing
at a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Significant development of the travel tourism sector, along with
medical tourism, raised the demand for travel retail services.
Especially in the Asia Pacific region, the introduction of democratic
airlines for traveling and budget airlines have contributed to the
growing number of travelers. According to statistics from Airports
Council International, the region witnessed significant increase in the
travelers in 2017 as compared to 2016; increase in the traveler’s growth
rate was substantially higher than world average.

The emerging middle class in the new markets is one of the main driving
factor for increasing demand for travel retail. The emerging middle
class in many of the countries in the region is a major factor resulting
the increasing number of travelers in the developing countries is. As
travel becoming more accessible, consumers have shown a great desire for
it, and filling the seats of airlines.

More prominently due to increasing number of middle class population,
China is the largest source of outbound tourists. In 2016, China
followed by Russia represented approximately 29% of total tax-free
spending worldwide. Retail benefits, a good selection of shopping malls,
famous international brand stores and desire to buy products at a better
price are some of the major factors considered by the middle class
customers during travel retail shopping.

In 2017, Asia Pacific dominated the travel retail market in terms of
value. China, India and Japan are the prime markets for travel retail in
Asia Pacific accounting for significant share of total regional revenue.
Asia-Pacific is growing at the fastest rate owing to improving standard
of living, rise in disposable income, and development of the tourism
industry.

Furthermore, owing to stronger base of luxury brands, Europe is one of
the prominent travel retail markets across the globe. The region holds
headquarters of some of the biggest apparels and cosmetics brands,
namely, HM from Sweden and LVMH from France, which hold a substantial
share in the luxury a perfumes, apparels and cosmetics sector, thus
making Europe the second largest travel retail market. Europe’s market
accounts for major share of the travel retail sector as region has
headquarters of most of the luxury brands. Wealthy tourists from the
Middle East, China, and the U.S. contribute considerably towards the
growth of the European travel retail market.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Report Scope and Description

1.2 Research Scope

1.3 Research Methodology

1.4 Market Segmentation

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Travel Retail Market

2.1.1 Global Travel Retail Market, by Product Category, 2017 (US$ Bn)

2.1.2 Global Travel Retail Market, by Sales Channel, 2017 (US$ Bn)

2.1.3 Global Travel Retail Market, by Geography, 2017 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Market Dynamics

3.2.1 Market Drivers

3.2.1.1 The Emerging Middle Class in The New Markets

3.2.1.2 The Boom in the Asia-Pacific Travel Retail Market

3.2.2 Market Challenges

3.2.2.1 High Operating Expenses

3.2.2.2 Stringent Regulations in Airport Retailing

3.2.3 Market Opportunities

3.2.3.1 Digitizing the Travel Retail

3.2.3.2 Increasing Demand From Emerging Economies

3.3 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2017

3.4 Market Positioning of Key Players, 2017

Chapter 4 Global Travel Retail Market, by Product Category

4.1 Overview

4.2 Perfumes and Cosmetics

4.3 Wines and Spirits

4.4 Fashion and Accessories

4.5 Tobacco Products

4.6 Watches and Jewellery

4.7 Electronics and Gifts

4.8 Confectionery and Fine Foods

Chapter 5 Global Travel Retail Market, by Sales Channel

5.1 Overview

5.2 Airport

5.3 Airlines

5.4 Ferries and Cruises

5.5 Other Shops and Sales

Chapter 6 Global Travel Retail Market, by Geography

Chapter 7 Company Profiles

  • Aer Rianta International
  • China Duty Free Group
  • DFASS Group
  • DFS Group
  • Dufry AG
  • Gebr. Heinemann SE Co. KG
  • King Power International Group
  • Lotte Group
  • Lagardre Group
  • The Naunace Group
  • The Shilla Duty Free

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kwqp7p/global_travel?w=4

Tru by Hilton Celebrates Rapid Growth to 50 Open Hotels With Tru Connections Event Featuring CONNECT 4® Tournament, Hosted by Lance Bass

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tru by Hilton, a
game-changing, hospitality industry leader from Hilton
(NYSE: HLT), celebrated its rapid growth to 50 newly constructed hotels
less than two years since first opening its doors. The brand marked this
milestone with the Tru Connections event, featuring a CONNECT 4
Tournament hosted by *NSYNC member and entertainer Lance Bass.

Tru by Hilton is continuing its momentum as the fastest hotel launch in
hospitality industry history. In addition to the nearly 50 hotels open
and operating today, the brand expects most of its pipeline of 300-plus
locations, totaling over 30,000 rooms, to open by 2021.

“Approaching a milestone of 50 open hotels at such a fast pace while
continuing to maintain a strong pipeline is a powerful testament to the
continued growth potential of this category-disrupting brand,” said
Alexandra Jaritz, global head, Tru by Hilton. “The Tru Connections event
celebrates our remarkable growth while encouraging even more connections
in our vibrant, energetic social spaces where guests want to be.”

Developed from the ground up using consumer and owner feedback, Tru by
Hilton is designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of travelers who share
a zest for life. The hotel’s reimagined public spaces have been designed
to allow guests to choose how they use the space and connect with their
fellow travelers, including an open lobby composed of four areas to
lounge, eat, work or play. Each Tru by Hilton provides a collection of
popular board games – which are making a comeback with younger
generations – providing a perfect way for guests to connect and relax.

To commemorate the brand’s unparalleled growth, celebrity Lance Bass
hosted the Tru Connections event at Tru
by Hilton Salt Lake City Airport
. Hotel guests, local residents and
members of Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake enjoyed friendly
CONNECT 4 competition in the property’s open-concept lobby. Tru by
Hilton and Hasbro provided more than 150 board games to Boys Girls
Clubs of Greater Salt Lake to encourage young people to make meaningful
connections.

The Tru Connections event marked the beginning of brand-wide partnership
between Tru by Hilton and Boys Girls Clubs of America to provide Club
teens with the foundation they need to prepare for future careers,
including those in hospitality. The partnership aligns with Hilton’s
corporate responsibility strategy, Travel
with Purpose
, and the goal to double the company’s social impact by
2030.

“Tru by Hilton is a fun brand with a lot of energy, and it’s clear how
the hotel lobby is helping create connections,” said Lance Bass. “Travel
for me is all about the people I meet along the way, so it was a
privilege to host the Tru Connections event to honor the connections
that Tru by Hilton is building among guests and their communities, like
their support of Boys Girls Clubs of America.”

Tru by Hilton guests don’t have to sacrifice consistency or fun for an
affordable price. The brand’s innovative hotel experience focuses on the
amenities and experiences that matter most to guests, including
comfortable beds, smaller, more efficiently designed rooms with a mobile
desk, large bathrooms with premium bath amenities, top-rate in-room
entertainment, a complimentary build-your-own “Top It” breakfast bar
with healthy, sweet and savory items, a 2,880-square-foot lobby with
areas for guests to work, play games, eat and lounge, and a 24/7 “Eat.
Sip.” market with gourmet snacks and drinks. The hotel experience is
enabled by technology including mobile check-in, Digital Key, super-fast
free WiFi, remote printing, a social media wall, lobby tablets and
accessibility to outlets everywhere. Additionally, Tru by Hilton
properties offer fitness centers that leverage the latest fitness trends
including barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear.

Hi-res imagery from the Tru Connections event can be found here.

Learn more about Tru by Hilton at newsroom.hilton.com/trubyhilton
and www.trubyhilton.com.

CONNECT 4 is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. © 2018
Hasbro. All rights reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

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About Tru by Hilton

Tru by Hilton is a
game-changing hotel brand providing a simplified and spirited approach
that is grounded in value for business and leisure travelers. The brand
is modern and functional, offering social connectivity with reimagined
public spaces, including an open lobby comprised of four areas where
guests can work, play, lounge, and eat. Designed to appeal
cross-generationally, guests enjoy complimentary amenities, including a
free, build-your-own ‘Top It’ breakfast with both healthy and indulgent
items, coffee, and tea; smaller, more modern, and efficiently designed
guestrooms with a rolling desk and oversized windows for natural light;
a multifunctional fitness center; and fast WiFi. Premium snacks, light
meal options and single-serve wine and beer are available for purchase
at the 24/7 Eat. Sip. market. Hilton
Honors
members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels
have access to instant benefits. Learn more at www.trubyhilton.com
or newsroom.hilton.com/trubyhilton,
and connect with Tru by Hilton on Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube,
LinkedIn,
and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio
of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with
nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to
fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton
earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed
more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the
award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million
members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits,
including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and
Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for
more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook,
TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ:
HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating
the World’s Best Play Experiences.
 From toys and games to
television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers
a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands,
including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY
ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands.
Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark
Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great
storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making
the world a better place for children and their families through
corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on
the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and
has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere
Institute
 for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com,
and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro)
and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Samenvatting: H.I.G. Capital investeert in wellness hotel in Duitsland

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), een toonaangevende wereldwijde private
equity investeringsmaatschappij met meer dan €26 miljard aan eigen
vermogen onder beheer, kondigde vandaag aan dat een van haar filialen
onlangs een investering heeft gedaan in BollAnts Spa im Park, een
wellnesshotel met 105 kamers in Bad Sobernheim, Duitsland. BollAnts Spa
im Park is een van de toonaangevende wellness-resorts in Duitsland en
heeft vele prijzen in de wacht gesleept, waaronder de prestigieuze
Tatler award voor een van de beste spa’s ter wereld (2018). Bedragen
werden niet bekendgemaakt.

Deze bekendmaking is officieel geldend in de originele brontaal.
Vertalingen zijn slechts als leeshulp bedoeld en moeten worden
vergeleken met de tekst in de brontaal, die als enige rechtsgeldig is.

AerSale verwerft Avborne om MRO-mogelijkheden uit te breiden

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AerSale®, een wereldwijde leverancier van mid-life vliegtuigen, motoren,
gebruikt bruikbaar materiaal, en onderhoud, reparatie en revisie (MRO)
diensten, kondigde vandaag aan dat het
vliegtuigonderdelenreparatiespecialist Avborne heeft overgenomen.
Avborne is een gecertificeerde Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 145
reparatiewerkplaats in Miami, Florida, en een erkende leider in het
leveren van zeer technische en gespecialiseerde reparatiediensten voor
een breed scala aan commerciële en militaire vliegtuigsystemen,
waaronder hydraulische, pneumatische, elektronische en
landingsgestelcomponenten. Avborne’s formidabele in-house engineering
development team introduceert continu innovatieve kostenbesparende
reparatie- en revisie-regimes als een van de weinige component MRO’s die
vandaag opereren onder het gezag van een FAA Open Class Rating.