Dive changes the game for Roblox developers

Elad Levy, headshot of CEO and founder of Dive

Elad Levy, CEO and founder of Dive

Custom, deep insight metaverse analytics now operational as part of Dive’s game-changing analytics platform and service

NEW YORK, US, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the first time, Roblox game developers can analyse their data with customised cross-platform connections and LiveOps support through the Dive platform. Gaining this kind of deep insight into the metaverse is a unique proposition that Dive is currently the first analytics platform to deliver, proving invaluable for the performance of Roblox games and pioneering for the rest of the analytics market. Having the unique ability to determine data pain points and value will take Roblox games to the next level and with Dive’s custom analytics, innovative game developers can invest in their future.

Data analytics within games provides the backbone of longevity. Data helps to elevate games, keeping them relevant and modern, ensuring the audience is continuously playing and iterating, making micro-changes to refresh and re-engage. This, alongside the innate ability to optimise for seasonal trends and events, is what will now extend Roblox games’ anticipated shelf life. Analysing data points, and reiterating the game based on the results, is crucial to longevity and success, and the demand for customised and deep insight amongst the Roblox developer community is high.

Recent figures show that the Roblox platform now nets over 40 million daily active users, with many playing over two hours a day. With such a high DAU database, it’s imperative that developers can and do optimise their data. For developers, Roblox as a platform opens the doors to an active, unique audience that is hungry for innovation and new methods to engage. This provides the perfect opportunity for highly specific game analytics, more so than ever before. At the heart of this, understanding your player base, retaining and growing your audience and truly setting your game above the rest is down to analysing what you have, and making it better.

For Roblox developers, custom analytics through Dive will provide invaluable insight into their games and help them lead the charge into developing the metaverse. Roblox’s platform offers unrivalled engagement and appetite for innovation, and its mission focuses on supporting players and encouraging them to imagine and create.

Elad Levy, the CEO of Dive says “The demand for data analytics and insight in games is high and even higher within Roblox games. As the metaverse develops, games will live and die based on the depths of their insight and own knowledge of how their players engage. Dive is uniquely positioned to provide specific, custom and tailored insight into games not previously serviced by any form of bespoke analytics. It’s no longer two dimensional – games must look inward in order to serve their players best.”

Dive is a unique analytics platform, combining an expert bespoke data team with a practical hands-on approach, offering limitless tailored and customisation possibilities. Traditional platforms like PC and Mobile are supported, however, Dive also provides support to more innovative platforms like Roblox, Minecraft and NFT games, with the same high level of unique bespoke data analysis and customisation. LiveOps features like segmentation and A/B testing are also available for all platforms that Dive works across, including the Roblox platform. The elite Dive platform, coupled with the expert data teams and custom analytics all combine to support and encourage data-driven games.

Dive, recently integrated with Roblox games, is the first analytics platform in the industry to provide deep metaverse insight, pioneering data analytics for the future. Dive allows developers to focus on what they do best: creating games and furthering their mission to grow and reiterate for success. Dive is available now for use across Roblox and all other innovative platforms.

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About Dive

Dive (http://dive.games) takes the complicated data problem from game developers and offers a custom-made solution to collect, validate and maximise its potential for improving their game economy and LiveOps. A company created by game industry veterans, who know the interlaced strands of game data management, the Dive platform is crafted and tailored to each client’s unique needs, combining a dedicated data expert team with advanced technology and integration tools. Dive’s solution can adapt and grow to always suit a game's ever-changing needs and runs on a wide variety of platforms and technologies including mobile, web, PC, Roblox, NFT & Blockchain and Minecraft to name just a few.

Dive was founded in 2019, has a growing team of 20, and is running on nearly 60 games around the globe.

About Elad Levy

Elad Levy is the Founder & CEO at Dive where he oversees the execution of the company’s vision to become a leader in custom analytics and LiveOps for insight and growth in the games industry. A 20-year veteran of the games industry and a seasoned entrepreneur, Mr. Levy previously co-founded Pacific Interactive and the category-defining game in the social casino space, “House of Fun,” acquired by Playtika, Ltd. in 2014. Following the acquisition, Mr. Levy joined the executive team at Playtika, leveraging the platform to scale “House of Fun” and playing an instrumental role in the eventual acquisition of Playtika by Giant Interactive, and then CIE (Caesars Interactive Entertainment) in 2016.

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Witches of Halloween Resurrect Spooky Season Spirit

The Witches of Halloween logo, followed by the words: 2021 Collection

Find everything you need for a beguiling Halloween in Witches of Halloween’s 2021 Collection.

A 54.5cm witch figurine by Mark Roberts.

Witch figurines by Mark Roberts celebrate the whimsy of the season and come in small (30cm tall approx) and large (50cm tall approx).

Two pumpkin table pieces. One resembles a vampire and the other, Frankenstein's monster.

Pumpkin table pieces by Katherine’s Collection have more personality than your average gourd! This gruesome twosome take after their monstrous idols.

Melbourne holiday retailer’s 2021 collection breathes new life into Halloween with the latest scare-worthy products.

It’s a real triumph of the Halloween spirit. We want to do everything we can to help our community create an unforgettable Halloween.”

— Jason McIntyre, Owner, Witches of Halloween

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Witches of Halloween has brought Melbourne’s enthusiasm for the spooky season back to life, thanks to its 2021 collection. Featuring enchanting brand collectibles, wicked inflatables, and outré outdoor décor, this year’s collection has everything a ‘fang-tastic’ Halloween demands. Discover this year’s products, along with all the Witches’ decorating tips, on their Halloween blog.

Fans of the spooktacular holiday have said that they’re relying on it to lift spirits made melancholy by Melbourne’s sixth lockdown. “It’s a real triumph of the Halloween spirit,” Jason McIntyre, CEO of parent company The Christmas Elves Group, explained. “Several of our customers have told us that they’re not letting Covid-19 ruin their Halloween again. They’ve decided to decorate and celebrate safely, and we want to do everything we can to help them create an unforgettable Halloween.”

Concoct a otherworldly celebration like no other and brew up mischievous hocus pocus when you:
–treat yourself or that ‘spectral’ someone to figurines, table pieces, and accessories from Mark Roberts, Katherine’s Collection, Lemax Spooky Town, and more world-famous brands
–fall under the spell of Funko Pop! adorable Halloween versions of your favourite characters from Disney, Marvel, Dreamworks, and all your favourite pop culture purveyors
–festoon frightfully – both indoors and out – with traditional decorations, inflatables, decals, and animatronic pieces that light up, move, and make scary sounds
–fancy dress the entire family in costumes both cute and creepy
–tackle a new tradition and trim a hauntingly charming Halloween tree
–build a ‘boo-tiful’ haunted house full of witches, ghosts, vampires, and other ghastly creatures around every corner and hanging from the ceiling.

October 31 is fast approaching, but there’s still time to shop for the big night and decorate days in advance. Witches of Halloween offers click and collect so that shoppers don’t have to wait for yet another delayed delivery.

About Witches of Halloween: For over five years, Witches of Halloween has helped Melburnians concoct whimsically magical Halloweens. A visit to their Preston and Ferntree Gully stores (open all year long) will inspire you to create terrifyingly terrific spooky celebrations. The Australian-owned Christmas Elves Group of companies comprises Witches of Halloween, Christmas Elves, Easter Town, and Baby’s First. Each brand has representation in both bricks-and-mortar and online shops.

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Galaxy Press announces its partnership with Gazelle Book Services in the United Kingdom

Galaxy Press announces its partnership with  Gazelle Book Services in the United Kingdom to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works.

Galaxy Press announces its partnership with Gazelle Book Services in the United Kingdom

Galaxy Press announces its partnership with Gazelle Book Services Ltd. in the United Kingdom to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works.

Gazelle Book Services have recently started distributing the fiction works of bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard published by Galaxy Press.”

— Marvin Blagden, Managing Director of Gazelle Book Services

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Galaxy Press is pleased to announce its partnership with Gazelle Book Services Ltd. in the United Kingdom to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works.

John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press, from his office in Los Angeles, California stated “We created Galaxy Press in 2002 to oversee the publication and distribution of Mr. Hubbard’s works…we look forward to making Mr. Hubbard’s works available throughout the United Kingdom with our newly created relationship with Gazelle Book Services.”

Marvin Blagden, Managing Director of Gazelle Book Services, announced to UK booksellers that “Gazelle Book Services have recently started distributing the fiction works of bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard published by Galaxy Press.” He went on to note, “'Battlefield Earth' is a world-renowned and revered science fiction classic, and with the new 'Dune' movie out soon, sci-fi fans, as I most certainly am, will be looking for their next read.”

Since its initial release in 1982, Battlefield Earth was a London Times bestseller and has sold over 4 million copies. The latest edition has expanded content including an author interview that was published in the Rocky Mountain News shortly after the book’s initial release, and a Discussion Guide.

The MD added regarding the new line of titles, “Writers of the Future is an annual anthology of winning stories from the international L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Contest. Each volume debuts the winners of the year and a glimpse of tomorrow’s best-selling authors.” In fact, two winners from the UK are featured in the newly releasing "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36" and "Volume 37," J.L. George from Pontypool, Torfaen, UK and Dan Watson from Reading, Berkshire, UK.

The Writers of the Future Writing Contest, now in its 38th year, was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

The past winners and finalists of the Writing Contest have written over 1,800 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

The 370 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

Marvin Blagden in making his announcement to UK booksellers offered, “If any booksellers would like to receive a reading copy of either Battlefield Earth or Writers of the Future Volume 37, please let us know.”

For more information about L. Ron Hubbard titles, visit www.galaxypress.com/l-ron-hubbard-books/

For more information about Gazelle Book Services and the titles distributed, visit www.gazellebookservices.co.uk

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Kids Unite Across the Country to Give Back and Create the Change®

Kids everywhere can give back and be part of Project Giving Kids’ week-long movement to build community and connection

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Project Giving Kids (PGK) connects youth across the country to fun, simple and meaningful ways to serve their communities. PGK is challenging kids and teens from all 50 states to join PGK’s Create the Change® Challenge 2021 November 1st through 7th to discover the magic of making a difference together and doing good in the world.

Participants can join this annual event as an individual or family, or as a school, team or community group, by participating in one of four virtual volunteer service sessions or by registering for the DIY Create the Change® Challenge and selecting a service activity of their own choosing. PGK is providing recommended project ideas and connections to benefiting nonprofit organizations to all who register. Each activity ties to one of ten specific cause areas, including causes like animal welfare, social justice, and the environment.

Organizations benefiting from these activities include Meals on Wheels, Ronald McDonald House chapters, animal shelters and more. All activities are free and are open to youth of all ages across the United States, with opportunities to tailor projects to their local communities. To learn more and register for the event, please visit www.projectgivingkids.org.

Project Giving Kids (PGK) facilitates pathways for young volunteers to build empathy and a more compassionate world by making it easier for kids, teens, and families to engage in volunteer service. Through its easy-to-navigate website, lesson plans and educational resources, as well as its annual Create the Change® event, PGK helps youth volunteers understand the importance of service and connect directly with vetted nonprofit partners.

“During Create the Change® Week, one of the projects was to make origami hearts with little notes attached for children in the hospital. My dad works at a local children’s hospital, so he took the hearts to the hospital for me. He said the children were excited about them and that made me happy to know that I was bringing smiles to those children’s faces.” – Caroline D., age 12, Create the Change® 2020 participant

Create the Change® is an annual fun-filled community service event for youth and families in which kids and teens complete hands-on service activities for nonprofits in order to serve populations in need. Create the Change® brings the PGK platform to life, providing dozens of ways to volunteer with PGK’s network of nonprofit partners and benefiting thousands through the activities conducted by volunteers throughout the event.

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Haunted Attractions Go from 5-Star Reviews to Legendary Status in United States

America Haunts Names America's Legendary Haunted Attractions

America Haunts Names America’s Legendary Haunted Attractions

NETHERWORLD in Atlanta is the Most Legendary Haunted Attraction in the U.S.

NETHERWORLD in Atlanta is the Most Legendary Haunted Attraction in the U.S.

Erebus in the Detroit area is honored as a Legendary Haunted Attraction.

Erebus in the Detroit area is honored as a Legendary Haunted Attraction.

Beast in Kansas City makes the most Legendary Haunt list in America

Beast in Kansas City makes the most Legendary Haunt list in America

Dent in Cincinnati is one of the most Legendary Haunted Attractions in the U.S.

Dent in Cincinnati is one of the most Legendary Haunted Attractions in the U.S.

America Haunts names the Top Five Legendary Haunts

These titans of terror started with transformative concepts fueled by innovation, grit, and a litany of best practices.”

— America Haunts

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In this era of spectacular movie special effects and videogame realism, it is a feat into itself to create an attraction with an immersive experience – one where visitors eye-witness fright. However, the premiere haunted attraction association, America Haunts, named five mega haunts that have transcended the five-star review and into a legendary realm. The legendary haunts in the United States include Netherworld – Atlanta, operating 25 years; Erebus – Detroit, 22 years; Beast – Kansas City, 31 years; Dent – Cincinnati, celebrating 25 years; and Darkness – St. Louis, 28 years.

Collectively their 130 years of haunting experience, plus the other premiere haunted attractions within America Haunts, offers a consortium of haunt businesses that have the formula for what it takes to excel in the scary world of haunting. These legendary haunts have taken decades to create a fully immersive experience packed with the unexpected and rationally impossible encounters lasting for approximately one hour per experience. Their endurance in the industry speaks to their ingenuity and ability to stay ahead of trends to make the experience as relevant and scary today as generations ago.

These titans of terror started with transformative concepts fueled by innovation, grit, and a litany of best practices. Each fearlessly invested in technology from laser triggers to projection mapping, holograms, custom sets and costumes, and much more to convincingly create the realistic, frightful-fantasy environment.

1. NETHERWORLD https://www.fearworld.com – The immense talent developing custom props, animatronics, and costumes ensures this 10-acre complex turned haunted attraction and fright museum will never get old. The original themes every season coupled with constant innovations in scaring and entertaining customers keeps raising the bar on professional haunting.

2. Erebus https://hauntedpontiac.com – With their four-floors of fright and half-mile labyrinth, the creativity of this haunted attraction is a provoking mix of horror, psychological scaring, and realism. Visitors go from aliens and scientific experiments to witnessing the making of meat pies, but they’ll need to escape before becoming an ingredient.

3. Beast https://www.kcbeast.com – The fear of being lost is embedded in this haunt through its open-format design pioneered at this haunt. Visitors experience time travel from medieval times, to Jack the Ripper’s London and into the Werewolf Forest. Escaping this haunt can take over an hour and includes a four-story slide or jumping out a two-story window.

4. Dent Schoolhouse https://frightsite.com – What is scarier than the unimaginable? Dent transformed an old schoolhouse with a violent past into an attraction that does what haunts are supposed to do. In this haunt’s quarter-century, the stages of fright, adrenaline rush, and euphoria are like no other.

5. Darkness https://www.thedarkness.com – Took Hollywood-quality special effects and created a massive Scare Park to frighten visitors beyond their expectations. This haunt sheds light on entertainment year-round with a dark-themes, including escape rooms, a pinball arcade, haunt gift store, and mini-golf options.

About America Haunts
America Haunts is the national association of premier haunted attractions dedicated to excellence in fear-based, sensory entertainment. Their collective visitors exceed more than a million people frightened annually. America Haunts’ members are recognized for their longevity in the industry, driven by professionalism, technical expertise, innovation, and a penchant to generate screams for fun and excitement. https://www.americahaunts.com/

Stacey McBride
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Two paintings by British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings bring a combined $662,500 at Andrew Jones Auctions

Oil on canvas painting by Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1878-1959), titled The Kilkenny Horse Fair ($500,000).

Oil on canvas painting by Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1878-1959), titled The Kilkenny Horse Fair, 10 inches by 24 inches ($500,000).

Oil on canvas painting by Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1878-1959), titled Making a Polo Ground at Princemere, ($162,500).

Oil on canvas painting by Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1878-1959), titled Making a Polo Ground at Princemere, 25 ¼ inches by 30 ¼ inches ($162,500).

Chinese porcelain brush pot, Transitional / Kangxi period, 7 inches tall ($40,000).

Chinese blue and white porcelain brush pot, probably Transitional / Kangxi period, 7 inches tall ($40,000).

Oil on canvas painting by Jean Gabriel Domergue (French, 1889-1962), titled Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol (1919) ($35,000).

Oil on canvas painting by Jean Gabriel Domergue (French, 1889-1962), titled Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol (1919), 25 ½ inches by 21 inches ($35,000).

Pair of George III sterling silver wine coolers (London, 1798), 8 inches tall, weighing of 99 oz. troy ($37,500).

Pair of George III sterling silver wine coolers (London, 1798), 8 inches tall, with an approximate total weight of 99 oz. troy ($37,500).

They were the top lots in the online-only ‘White Glove’ auction of the collection of Lady Victoria White held October 10. The sale grossed nearly $1.8 million.

The auction was a chronology of the cultivation of Lady White’s tastes and passions with remarkable works in many genres and periods. It's best described as English country house meets California chic”

— Andrew Jones

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fine art, Chinese porcelain and fine silver were standout highlights in the online-only ‘White Glove’ auction of the collection of Lady Victoria White held October 10th by Andrew Jones Auctions. A pair of paintings by the acclaimed British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings sold for a combined $662,500 in a sale that grossed nearly $1.8 million.

All prices quoted in this report are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

The oil on canvas by Munnings (1878-1959), titled The Kilkenny Horse Fair (1922), measuring 20 inches by 24 inches, sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $200,000-$300,000 to knock down for $500,000; while another oil on canvas, titled Making a Polo Ground at Princemere, 25 ¼ inches by 30 ¼ inches, changed hands for $162,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000.

On the other end of the artistic spectrum, a unique screen print by Andy Warhol titled $(1): one plate, (1982) realized $93,750; two large scale lithographs from Robert Longo’s Men in the Cities series, titled Ellen (1999) and Joseph (2000) sold for $62,500 and $52,500 respectively; and Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol (1919), by Jean Gabriel Domergue, hit $35,000.

“The reception the Lady Victoria White collection garnered was enthusiastic and far reaching,” said Andrew Jones, President and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “The auction was a chronology of the cultivation of Lady White’s tastes and passions, with remarkable works in many genres and periods. It is best described as English country house meets California chic.”

Blue and white porcelain stole the day in the Chinese works of art section with a Transitional / Kangxi brush pot, formerly in the collection of Arne Schlesch, realizing $40,000, and an elegant sleeve vase making $25,000. Fine decorative arts saw a pair of George III sterling silver wine coolers from 1798, bearing the arms of Drummond of Perthshire, Scotland, achieved $37,500.

A bronze model of a cowboy before his horse titled The Makings by Mahonri Mackintosh Young gaveled for $22,500, while a striking modernist brass mask of a woman by Franz Hagenauer knocked down for $21,250. The porcelain and glassware, furniture, books and garden furniture by Brown Jordan, Michael Taylor and Rose Tarlow gave eager buyers a well-rounded selection.

Andrew Jones Auctions will host Part I of a series of auctions for the John Nelson collection on October 24th. This string of sales will be a celebration of the unerring eye of John Nelson, a man considered by many to be a design and antiques institution for over fifty years—as well as the man behind the eponymous John Nelson Antiques on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The John Nelson collection features Chinese porcelain, paintings, French decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, Grand Tour objects and furniture from all over Europe. Of course, mirrors and chandeliers, two of Mr. Nelson’s passions, will also be included in the sale. “John Nelson was not only a client, but he was also a close personal friend for years,” Mr. Jones pointed out.

Part 1 of the John Nelson collection will include a magnificent pair of Italian carved marble life size dogs (estimate: $20,000-$30,00) that will greet clients at the front door during the preview, guarding over a treasure trove of art and antiques, including a monumental pair of Irish George II giltwood mirrors formerly in the collection of William Myron Keck (estimate: $10,000-$15,000).

Also sold will be a Louis XV style gilt bronze parquetry bureau plat (estimate: $7,000-$9,000), an 18th century German Baroque marquetry bureau cabinet (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), a 19th century Continental scagliola inset gilt bronze mounted mahogany center table (estimate: $2,000-$4,000), and Grand Tour bronze figures, an athlete and Spinario (each estimate: $4,000-$6,000).

A favorite of John’s is an elegant Baltic gilt bronze and cut-glass chandelier (estimate: $15,000-$20,000) and a charming Louis XV style gilt bronze boar form mantel clock (estimate: $3,000-$5,000). Fine art will be led by a captivating scene of the preparation of Noah’s Ark, featuring many exotic beasts done in the manner of Jakob Bogdani (1658-1724) (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
A spokesperson for John Nelson Antiques commented, “The choice of which auction house to handle John’s estate was relatively easy. We have worked with Andrew Jones for nearly twenty years and his professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail have been invaluable to our business. He has been a trusted colleague and a good friend. We are delighted to be working with Andrew in bringing the nearly sixty years of John Nelson’s life’s work to the auction world.”

Internet bidding will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Absentee bids will also be accepted. Safe, physically distanced previews will be held by appointment only at the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery, located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. To schedule a preview appointment, call (213) 748-8008.
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century.

The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from the antiquity to today.

To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and Part 1 of the John Nelson collection slated for October 24th, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently. They can be reached by phone at (213) 748-8008, or via email at info@andrewjonesauctions.com.

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Planning A Group Travel With Less Budget

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Everyone loves traveling. Everyone loves the feeling of visiting new places, experiencing different cultures, and taking pictures that serve as memory keepers. But traveling also involves spending money on transport, meals, accommodation, entertainment, and even souvenirs. According to statistics, the average vacation cost per person is $1,573. Spending this much when traveling solo or as a couple might be fine, but for a group trip, it can be quite expensive and defeats the money-saving advantage of group travel.

Many people long to experience travel group vacations but can’t do so because of lack of funds. So, if you are planning a group trip with friends or people you met on travel websites, follow the tips listed below to have a budget-friendly group adventurous travel. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it!

– Go Off-Season
There is a certain excitement that comes with traveling during festive or peak tourist seasons of the year. You get to experience more fun, adventures and generally have a good time. But traveling during peak tourist seasons also comes with lots of expenses. So, the best way to avoid spending much is by traveling during the off-season.
During off-seasons, travel expenses like flight tickets, meals, accommodation, and entertainment activities are cheaper. You also get to have a more authentic experience as there are fewer crowds, less pushing, shorter lines, and more surprising adventures to join. So, yeah – traveling off-season comes with tons of benefits.

– Look For Bargains
When planning a group trip, be sure to look for bargains, discounts, or even loyalty programs that reduce costs. So, when booking hotel rooms or flight tickets, don’t readily accept the quoted rates and prices. Shop around different websites, compare prices, and go the ones that fit the travel budget. Even better, search for voucher codes or speak to the hotel sales team and ask for discounts. Some hotels and even entertainment centers give discounts if you book through their websites or in advance. If the hotel price is too much for the group, consider renting an apartment. Signing up for membership booking sites can also get you good deals but be sure to read the terms and conditions – as some only offer discounts on specific days or seasons.

– Visit Less Popular Places
Visiting popular tourist destinations comes with excitement and more cash spending. So, instead of going to these well-known places and spending too much, consider going to less-popular places that offer similar experiences but at cheaper prices.
There are many duplicates of every popular tourist destination around the world. So, if the group cannot afford a trip to the Maldives, other options to consider are Fiji Islands or the Gili Islands in Indonesia. Vienna in Austria or Prague in the Czech Republic is also a good alternative to visiting Paris. Most times, the difference between popular and less known places is just the hype or name branding. And who knows – the group might even love the second choice more than the other over-hyped places.

– Choose Cheaper Transport Options
Transportation costs do not automatically end when people get to their hotel or preferred destination. It continues until the trip ends as everybody will love to go sightseeing and explore places. And the bigger the group, the more expensive transportation gets. So, go for cheaper in-city transport options to reduce cost. If renting a mini-van or SUV (based on the number of people traveling) is cheaper than using public transport throughout the trip, then go for that. But if using public transport is more cost-effective, then use that too. It makes no sense to use two taxis or cars when everybody can use public transport and save money while staying together. Also, before going to a place, do the necessary research to know all the available transport options.

– Seek Professional Help
Got stuck? Or is planning the group travel becoming overwhelming and daunting? Then don’t be afraid to get professional help. Hiring a local travel agent or vacation planner is a good way to avoid the stress that comes with planning a group trip. They put everything in order and also ensure the group travel goes smoothly. Plus, they could also get more discounts or cheaper prices for flight and hotel booking, which reduces travel expenses.

– Have Extra Cash
While there is a budget for the group travel, it wouldn’t hurt to go on the trip with extra cash. Emergencies or unexpected situations might come up, and having extra money will save the day.

Use these tips to plan your budget-friendly group travel and also visit www.212TravelBuddy.com for more information.

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革命性社交網絡平台 UMEGO 一站式社交活動體驗 無盡體驗 盡在指尖 享盡無窮歡樂 滿滿幸福感

UMEGO – 是一個 21 世紀不可多得的革命性社交網絡手機應用程式



手機應用程式 UMEGO 今天正式於 Google Play 及 Apple App Store 推出,結合了交友、約會及活動體驗於一身,為香港用家帶來嶄新的「一站式」社交體驗,更將人與人之間的距離拉近、改變社交模式,從線上轉移到線下,重新建立現實生活中的社交網絡。

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在新冠肺炎疫情影響下,香港人的社交活動受到社交距離措施的掣肘,越來越難結識新朋友,亦因此越來越多人轉用手機應用程式作為交友途徑。今天正式於 Google Play 及 Apple App Store 推出的手機應用程式 UMEGO,結合了交友、約會及活動體驗於一身,正好能為香港用家帶來嶄新的「一站式」社交體驗。UMEGO為用戶提供不同體驗與活動,是一個於 21 世紀中不可多得的革命性社交網絡手機應用程式;不僅為用戶節省網上聊天時間,更將人與人之間的距離拉近、改變社交模式,從線上轉移到線下,重新建立現實生活中的社交網絡。

前往 www.umego.io 了解更多、註冊成為會員並享受獨家精彩優惠。

6 個不同體驗活動類別 拉近人與人之間之間的距離
有別於市面上其他社交網絡手機應用程式,UMEGO 為用戶提供了包括 美酒佳餚、娛樂生活、戶外歷奇、美容與健康、手作藝術、運動健身 的 6 個不同體驗活動類別。用戶除了可以使用「滑動配對」功能外,亦可與其他會員交流並分享他們的喜好、日常生活、價值觀等等。一起享受有趣且快樂的體驗之餘,還能創造充滿意義又難忘的美好時光,向「靈魂伴侶」 展示最真實的一面及攝人的魅力。

獨家「活動計劃」功能 獨一無二專屬體驗
透過 UMEGO 獨家的「活動計劃」功能,用戶能簡單快捷地創建不同活動,無分晝夜、室內或室外,為自己安排獨一無二的專屬體驗。用戶亦可參考UMEGO的活動建議,作出修改及規劃屬於自己的行程,或瀏覽其他會員的活動建議並參與其中。UMEGO 絕對是用戶編排完美約會時不可或缺的好幫手!

UMEGO Premium 會籍
UMEGO 可供免費下載及使用。此外,用戶也可以透過訂閱 Premium 會籍享用所有會員尊享服務:
• 首 100 位訂閱者 可免費獲得 6 個月 Premium 會籍
• 於 UMEGO 手機應用程式及網站以半價購買體驗卷
• 每月一張自選Premium會員免費體驗券
• 同時發佈多個社交建議
• 匿名發佈社交建議
• 撤銷最近一次「喜歡」或「不了」
• 隱藏個人資料
• 零廣告
現在註冊即可獲得 3 個月免費 Premium 會籍及每月免費換領自選Premium會員體驗券一張,價值高達港幣 $500。

無盡體驗 盡在指尖
在 UMEGO,用戶能找到一系列從美酒佳餚、娛樂生活到戶外歷奇等等的精彩優惠。Happy Friday 的晚上,不如就到淺水灣的笑酤和味炭燒享受二人前日本美食加清酒任飲時段,品嚐一頓精緻的日本料理之餘,亦是一個慶祝及愉快暢飲的好選擇。

想和新相識的朋友好好放鬆身心,可以到位於銅鑼灣或尖沙咀的 Queen's Beauty and Spa 享受二人難忘保加利亞玫瑰熱水療,與好友一起忘卻繁囂、消除壓力,回復身心平衡。或是與靈魂伴侶到觀塘參與由經驗豐富的烹飪導師教導的私人法國料理烹飪工作坊,學習製作最受歡迎的正宗法國料理,來場有趣的約會。

用戶更可以邀請心儀對象到長沙灣參加由「黑暗中對話」(Dialogue in the Dark)舉辦的黑暗中出雙入對,在一片漆黑中和暗戀對象探索前行,用視覺以外的感官去摸索「未見」的神秘時刻,拉近二人距離。

UMEGO 上所有體驗券均有三年有效期,用戶可無條件更換所有未經使用的體驗券及禮品卡, 並且不會收取任何額外費用或手續費。

UMEGO 創辦人 Loréna Marchelina 說道:「我在西班牙南部出生和長大,後來移居愛沙尼亞。2018年在深圳讀書的時候,發現很難結識到新朋友,亦找不到任何人跟我一起探索及認識當地文化。我深信科技可以打破人與人之間的隔膜、拉近距離;UMEGO 是我和團隊的心血結晶,也是所有手機用家未來不可缺少的應用程式。」

根據香港大學於 2017 年進行的一項調查發現,在約兩百萬名單身香港人中,大部分都希望能夠透過社交網絡工具建立長久的友誼及發展忠誠的關係,亦正因此,兩位創辦人創辦人Loréna 與 Timo 決定以香港作為 UMEGO 全球首個推出地點。Loréna 續說:「我真的希望 UMEGO 能為每個香港人開拓一條與其他人連結的新途徑,並成功找到他們的靈魂伴侶。」

網站 : www.umego.io
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/UmegoHK
Instagram : https://instagram.com/umego_hong_kong

UMEGO 和 www.umego.io 是亞洲首個結合社交與獨特約會體驗功能的手機應用程式及網站。集結交友、約會及活動體驗於一身的 UMEGO 給予用戶嶄新的社交體驗,亦是兩位創辦人及其團隊的心血結晶。UMEGO旨於將人與人之間的距離拉近、改變社交模式,從線上轉移到線下,重新建立現實生活中的社交網絡。UMEGO 為用戶提供各式各樣的社交活動建議的同時,亦準備多種不同的獨家優惠,讓大家能與擁有共同興趣的朋友一同體驗活動、豐富社交和生活圈子;助用戶脫離舒適圈、擺脫網上虛擬生活,在現實生活中尋找真實的友誼及浪漫故事。

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UMEGO — Revolution of Networking: A Push for Boundless Experiences and Happiness Enjoy Experiences at The Fingertips

UMEGO – A pioneering social networking platform in the 21st century

Japanese Gourmet Plus Sake Free Flow Night at Shoku in Repulse Bay

Private French Cooking Workshop in Kwun Tong

UMEGO, a revolutionary three-in-one mobile app that integrates dating, social events, and experiences, is now available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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People in Hong Kong find it more challenging to make new friends amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the social-distancing guidelines that limited social activities. UMEGO, a revolutionary three-in-one mobile app that integrates dating, social events, and experiences, is now available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. UMEGO is a pioneering social networking platform in the 21st century – a networking app with additional features like experiences and activities. Not only saving time on messaging, but it is also creating more opportunities for face-to-face connections.

To discover more, go to www.umego.io and sign up for exclusive offers!

Six Communities, Better Connectivity
Setting itself apart from all other networking apps in the market, UMEGO enables users the flexibility to explore among six different communities – Food & Drink; Entertainment Lifestyle; Outdoor & Adventures; Beauty & Wellness; Arts & Crafts; Sports.

In addition to the swipe-and-match feature, users can also share and mingle with each other about their hobbies, everyday life, values, and so on. Going on dates will no longer be simply for fun but for meaningful and precious moments to cherish. Users can now connect with their soulmates, and enthrall them with their ingenuity and charisma!

Talk The Walk
With the exclusionary activity planning function, UMEGO allows users to quickly build and construct their own experiences – indoors or outdoors, day or night – with only a few clicks! Users can also look at UMEGO's activity recommendations, modify and plan their own itineraries, or browse and engage in activity proposals created by other users. Users can now design their impeccable first date and social gatherings all at their fingertips with UMEGO.

Premium Membership
UMEGO is free to download and use; however, Premium Members will have access to all of the app's premium features, which include:

• 6 months of FREE Premium Membership for the first 100 subscribers
• 50% off vouchers on UMEGO's app and website
• One free Premium Members' voucher per month
• Incorporate multiple proposals at a time
• Post anonymously
• Undo last "Like" or "Nope"
• Hide profile
• Zero ads

Users can now download UMEGO and create a profile to receive a three-month free Premium Membership with one free Premium Members' voucher of their choice each month, which is worth up to $500!

Don't Miss Out
On UMEGO, users will be able to find a plethora of amazing deals ranging from dining to performances to an array of entertainment experiences. Having trouble deciding on the perfect restaurant or bar? How about a Japanese Gourmet Plus Sake Free Flow Night at Shoku? Enjoy exquisite Japanese cuisine and unlimited drinks. A great spot to celebrate or unwind after a long day!

Still pondering where to spend the weekend with the new pal? What about an Unforgettable Bulgaria Hot Rose Spa with the best friend to restore balance and rejuvenate while juggling in the busy world at Queen's Beauty and Spa? Or learn to make a few new favorites and authentic French dishes with the guidance of an experienced and professional culinary master in this Private French Cooking Workshop in Kwun Tong?

It always sounds exciting to walk with one’s crush in the pitch dark – an intimate way to know each other better in such mystifying moments, uncovering the unseen and stimulating senses other than sight. Make sure to invite a special someone to the Bring Someone with Love in the Dark experience by Dialogue in the Dark.

ALL vouchers on UMEGO have a 3-year validity. Users can always exchange unused vouchers or gift cards for other experiences at no extra cost.

First Global Checkpoint: Hong Kong
Founder of UMEGO, Loréna Marchelina, said, "Born and raised in the south of Spain, I then relocated to Estonia. I decided to study in Shenzhen in 2018, where I noticed it was difficult to meet new friends, maintain meaningful relationships, or explore the city. I believe technology can break the ice; if not, tie the knots between people. UMEGO is the brainchild for myself and all mobile phone users' tomorrow."

Most of the approximately two million single HongKongers aspire to develop long-term friendships and committed relationships with social networking tools. That is why Loréna and Timo, founders of UMEGO, have named Hong Kong as their first checkpoint of its global footprint. "I really hope that every single HongKongers can pave a new way to connect with others and meet their soulmates," Loréna said further.

Website : www.umego.io
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/UmegoHK
Instagram : https://instagram.com/umego_hong_kong

UMEGO and www.umego.io is the first-ever networking mobile application and website in the Asian metropolis that features a unique dating experience and facilitates users' gathering. The brainchild of the founders and their team, UMEGO is a pioneering three-in-one dating-social gathering-experiences mobile application. Transforming online social experiences and reconnecting with people in real life is the purpose of UMEGO. It offers copious socializing ideas and recommendations, as well as exclusive privileges for users to meet up with folks of shared interests and live a more vibrant social life. Provide a resort for users to step out of their virtual comfort zone, pursue friendship and romance in reality.

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Delayed by the pandemic, Rocky Mount, N.C., resident finally gets her trip to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC, USA, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Valeria “Eddye” Myers doesn’t answer phone calls if she isn’t certain who is on the other end, and as she waited in a long line at the bank on May 11, 2020, in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a strange number came across her phone.

She sent the caller to voicemail. If it’s a real person and it’s important, they’ll leave a message, Myers thought.

Before the Rocky Mount, North Carolina, resident reached the bank teller, a completely unexpected message came through.

The message was from Janean Flowe, an advertising and marketing representative with AAA Carolinas, who told Myers she had won a two-night trip to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, tickets to world-famous Brookgreen Gardens and a special piece of beach artwork.

Myers immediately returned the call – she had entered the contest a couple of months ago, after all – but was the caller serious? Was she really the winner of a vacation trip to the beach?

Yes, Flowe confirmed, Myers was, indeed, the winner, and the announcement of her win was published in the May-June 2020 issue of AAA’s Go Magazine, the sponsor of the Hammock Coast vacation getaway.

Myers could hardly contain her excitement.

“I’m calling everyone I know who gets AAA and they can’t find their magazine, so I had to wait until I got home,” she recalled. “Sure enough, I open up the magazine and there is my name.”

The 73-year-old Myers had won her first sweepstakes, but she was worried about the emerging pandemic and wondered if she would be happy to delay her visit to the Hammock Coast, a pristine collection of six coastal communities – Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, southern Garden City, Georgetown and Andrews – in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The Hammock Coast is perfectly situated south of Myrtle Beach and north of Charleston.

“Eddye and I spoke, and, because it was in the very early weeks of the pandemic, she asked if she could delay the trip,” said Mark A. Stevens, director of tourism development for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. “Of course, I said yes. I wanted Eddye to enjoy her vacation at the best time for her!”

Tourism along South Carolina’s Hammock Coast ended up experiencing an increase in tourism during 2020 and 2021, despite the pandemic. With most of its accommodations being vacation rentals — private homes and condos, all safely distanced from crowds — the Hammock Coast had just what vacationers wanted. And miles of clean, pristine beaches to boot.

For Myers, she delayed her trip for nearly 18 months — until September 2021. With an extra year to plan, Myers was able to coordinate with three friends who would accompany her to enjoy her good fortune.

Shelley Dandanell of Wilson, North Carolina, has been Myers’ best friend for 50 years, and for years, she has taken an annual trip with Janet Bean of Maine and Phyliss Giles of Easley, South Carolina, friends from their days as students at Wesleyan College.

The trip with her college friends typically rotates between their home states. The next junket was scheduled for Maine, but Myers had other ideas.

“I said, ‘Girls, we are going to the beach,’” she recalled.

On Sept. 21, 2021, the quartet fulfilled that goal, arriving in the Litchfield Beach community of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, greeted by Stevens and other members of the Chamber of Commerce staff.

The four friends were treated to an oceanfront condo at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and free tickets to Brookgreen Gardens, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year as one of America’s premier sculpture gardens. Chamber staff members also provided each of the women with Hammock Coast T-shirts.

For two days, Myers and her friends enjoyed their stay at Litchfield Beach, which has been proclaimed by Tripadvisor as one of the best beaches in America.

The highlight of their vacation, however, was provided by Mother Nature, no less.

“Setting out on the balcony one night, there was a thunderstorm out over the ocean,” Myers recalled in a telephone conversation about what she and her friends will most remember. “We were watching the lightning flash behind the clouds and enjoying an incredible light show facing the beach.

“The morning after the storm, we did an early morning walk on the beach!”

That natural beauty, even when it’s far off the coast, is what makes the Hammock Coast special. The Atlantic Ocean taps the edges of the region’s acclaimed beaches and has been attracting vacationers for more than 200 years. The Hammock Coast is also home to salt and fresh water marshes and myriad rivers perfect for kayaking and fishing; Huntington Beach State Park, one of the most popular state parks in the nation and a Mecca for campers; rich American history highlighted in five museums and 66 Historic Register properties in the City of Georgetown; a scenic bylaw in the picturesque Plantersville community; and all topped off with some of the best dining options anywhere in the South.

Indeed, Myers said, she and her friends will have to return to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast for a longer visit.

“We had a marvelous time,” she said. “We enjoyed our trip immensely. The accommodations were especially nice and comfortable, but I’d tell people to plan wisely because there is so much to see on the Hammock Coast!”

Chris King
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