Zora Lighting releases its new range of modern lighting fixtures in 2017

Zora Lighting manufactures and sells different designs of modern lighting appliances. They provide lighting solutions for office as well as residential places.

Contemporary lighting equipment has been in great demand in recent times. These designer lighting solutions are necessary for homes as well as offices. There are various companies that have been selling them online. The biggest advantage with online stores is that the buyers get enough options to select the lights that suit the interiors of their place. One of the companies that have been selling innovative lighting solutions through their website is Zora Lighting.

The company sells lighting and fixtures made by some of the famous brands like moooi lighting, Serge Mouille, Lindsey Adelman, Grossman, etc. Buying branded lighting products can be really expensive and it may not suit everyone’s budget. Zora Lighting makes sure that these products are sold at cost effectivce rates and the lighting solution meets everyone’s requirements. Buyers have the option to make comparisons and go through a proper research. They can even read the feedback provide by previous customers and make a smart purchase.

Zora Lighting releases its new range of modern lighting fixtures in 2017

Some of the products on the website are available at attractive discounts that range from 50% to 60%. Lindsey Adelman Chandelier is well known among the buyers and they come in different shapes and designs. Replica AG, Replica LIN and Replica AST are quite common products sold by this brand. There is a live chat feature available on the website that helps the buyers to contact the professionals. Though these products are being sold at cost effective rates but there is no compromise on the durability. These lighting products tend to be stylish and they come in handy for various purposes.

Bocci is well known for its pendants and they are sold in various shapes and colors. Some buyers have their own preference when it comes to a brand. They prefer a specific brand while getting lighting solutions for their home or office. Bocci pendant is suitable for a residential place and it can also used for different parties as well. While designing homes many architects and designers like to go through innovative lighting solutions that can help them get good buyers. Before presenting the home to a buyer the architect or the house owner should also focus on the lighting and fixture used in the home. The professionals at Zora Lighting make sure that the end customer gets the product that he needs and there is no compromise on the quality front.

About Zora Lighting:

Zora Lighting is a US based firm that has been involved in manufacturing and selling designer lights all around the world. They have been in this field for a long time and their products include lights sold by some of the famous brands. Their range of products include floor lamps, wall lamp, ceiling lamp, pendant lamp and much more. In order to know more about the firm one can visit the website mentioned above.

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Phone: 1-717-916-5505
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Website: http://www.zoralighting.com

Chinese Learning App Available to Learn Chinese with a Native Chinese Tutor in a Fun & Professional Manner

Chinessy is a mobile app for learning Mandarin Chinese with a native Chinese tutor, available on Google Play and Apple iTune store.

Learning Chinese is fun and simple with the Chinessy mobile app. With this mobile application, one can learn the language in a professional, but flexible manner.  The app allows practicing Mandarin Chinese with a native Chinese tutor and the app is available for both Android and iOS users.

Developed by Voice of China Technology Limited, the Chinessy mobile app allows students to practice Chinese with a tutor anytime and for any duration they want. One can practice Chinese 15 mins, 30 mins or any duration without a long-term commitment. This flexible practicing methodology allows students to learn Chinese in their free time and at their own pace. Unlike other mobile applications and Mandarin language classes, Chinessy ensures anytime or all-time availability of a Chinese tutor for a student to sharpen his/her Chinese language skills.

Chinese Learning App Available to Learn Chinese with a Native Chinese Tutor in a Fun & Professional Manner

According to the spokesperson of the company, this learn mandarin app promotes flexible and on-demand tutoring that suits the requirements of the busy business executives and professionals. Whenever they get the free time they can start the app to practice Chinese with a professional tutor. The spokesperson maintains that one can develop a proficiency in basic Chinese in just one week using the app. One can easily develop the vocabulary to speak Chinese for work, business or travel purposes.

The benefit of this Chinese learning app is that it is available 24/7. One can open the app at any time and start the practice session in seconds. There are professional Chinese tutors who are available anytime someone opens the application. These experienced teachers work one-to-one with students and offer their instant help to clear any doubt. They provide customized lessons to address the specific issues of a student. Moreover, the teachers review the progress of their students on a regular basis and offer the progress report for a student to evaluate his/her Chinese language proficiency.

One can try the Chinessy mobile app for free and download it from: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chinessy.chinessy

Chinese Learning App Available to Learn Chinese with a Native Chinese Tutor in a Fun & Professional Manner

About Chinessy

Chinessy is a mobile app developed by Voice of China Technology Limited that helps people practice Mandarin Chinese with a native Chinese tutor. The app allows Flexible Tutoring, and no long-term commitment is needed from students. One can open the app in their free time and can start learning Chinese. It is fun & professional, and is available on both Google Play and Apple iTune Store. One can try it now FOR FREE!

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Company Name: Chinessy
Contact Person: Vickey
Email: vickey@chinessy.com
Phone: 86-755-26922513
Country: China
Website: http://www.chinessy.com

The Printed Blog Releases the Ultimate Outdoor Basketball Shoe Buying Guide

The Printed Blog has released their Ultimate Outdoor Basketball Shoe Buying Guide, a thoughtful and detailed look at some of the best outdoor basketball shoes around, with the aim of helping every enthusiast and sneakerhead find the ultimate outdoor basketball shoe.

The Printed Blog takes everything you wanted to know about a shoe and breaks it down into short-but-sweet descriptions to give you the quick and dirty info that you need to know about the outdoor basketball shoe of your dreams. They wax lyrical about shoe tread, high tech material and advanced foot-cushioning technology, giving you points of reference for all of the most important details on each shoe.

When asked about their reviewing methodology, The Printed Blog Staff had this to say: “We just love sneakers. We’re very big about reviewing the products that we love, because otherwise it’s just not fun. We want to share our passion with others while helping them make an informed purchasing decision, which was the ultimate motivation behind the Ultimate Outdoor Basketball Shoe Buying Guide, which we at The Printed Blog consider our magnum opus to date.”

The staff at The Printed Blog has taken a deep look at some of the most popular basketball sneaker brands: adidas, Nike, Under Armour and more. They tried on each shoe they reviewed to come up with their firsthand experiences as well as their ultimate recommendation.

“Not every guy gets to go into work and try out and critique some of the best basketball shoes of today,” one staffer said. “I think I’ve learned a lot myself about what makes a great shoe, and I think with this buying guide, we’ve been able to pass along some of that hard-won knowledge.”

The Printed Blog Staff even played basketball in their outdoor basketball shoes as a mark of their dedication to getting their reviews just right.

When asked what makes the best outdoor basketball shoe, the team had this to say: “The best basketball shoe has to not only look fierce, it has to be a powerhouse on the court. Top-quality performance is a must to even be considered for the number one spot in our roundup. We take basketball and sneakers both very seriously, so playability is a crucial characteristic to have to even make it onto our list, period.”

Check out The Printed Blog to find out which shoe got the top spot.

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Contact Person: Dominic Kane
Email: admin@theprintedblog.com
Phone: 501.2230121
Country: United States
Website: http://www.theprintedblog.com

ITI Ltd Chooses Infor to Facilitate GST Compliance and Speedier Decision Support System

 

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that ITI Ltd (itiltd-india.com), the country’s first central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) in the field of telecommunications, will deploy the latest version of Infor LN along with Infor ION and Infor Ming.le™ for enhanced GST compliance and a speedier decision support system. This will help improve overall organizational collaboration, further to ITI’s business decision of consolidating the database of all its units in their Data Center located in Bengaluru.

The system is expected to Go Live in September 2017, and ITI will consider cloud adoption in the long-term. E Tag, a Bengaluru-based firm, is the implementing partner.

ITI chose to upgrade to Infor LN, an ERP solution that delivers agility and fast time-to-value, to provide a comprehensive and transparent centralized architecture with the data and application available at the ITI Data Center, Bengaluru. This next-generation suite of applications comprises Infor solutions such as Infor ION, Infor Ming.le™, Infor BI, Infor Document Management, Infor EAM and Infor XM. A big advantage of this upgrade is doing away with the need to load any specific application at the user premises, leading to hassle-free management of the system.

With the upgrade to Infor LN, ITI seeks to address functions and challenges such as the duplication of data due to distributed environment, unified financial reporting, streamlining and standardization of business process and the optimization of resources.

„ITI is on the path of revival and is executing ambitious projects at its various units across India: PSLV project, MLLN & Smart Card at Palakkad plant, Encryptors, Mux and SAAS based projects at Bangalore plant, G-Pon, SMPS.HDPE and Li-Ion battery at Rae Bareli plant, Low power BTS at Mankapur plant and Solar power panels at Naini plant. All these projects will be monitored centrally at our Corporate Office using ERP. The database will be centrally located at Bangalore Data Center and thus ITI achieves the ‚integrity & speed’ of data access. We always wanted a single instance of data for the entire company with a single click enabling consolidated view on key issues,” said Shri K. Alagesan, Director Production & Marketing, ITI. „This requirement is achieved by this tool.”

Shri S. Gopu, CMD, ITI is buoyant about the company’s present dynamic plans and future projects. He says,”ITI is executing some prestigious projects of national importance like BharatNet and NFS. ITI also has forayed in to state-of-the-art projects such as IoT, Smart City, Aadhar authentication, Mobile wallet, 3D-printing, etc. Towards this multifaceted approach, decision-making has to be quick and based on current state of execution and latest data. ERP is a tool towards this end.”

„We are proud to partner with ITI, a pioneer in the field of telecommunications equipment manufacturing. Whether it be helping with GST compliance or engaging the company’s millennial workforce, Infor is poised to provide ITI with the highest levels of support to ensure the business is well-equipped to use the new system and to quickly reap the full benefits of the technology upgrade,” said Ashish Dass, Vice President & Managing Director, South Asian Subcontinent, Infor.

Infor LN
A comprehensive ERP solution that provides a consolidated view of complex global operations from design to delivery, including manufacturing, supply chain management, and after-market services.

About Infor

Infor (infor.com) builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 15,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress.

Ten Peaks Coffee Company Files Restated Financial Statements and MD&A for the Year Ended December 31, 2016; Changes Affect Statement of Cash Flows Only

Ten Peaks Coffee Company Files Restated Financial Statements and MD&A for the Year Ended December 31, 2016; Changes Affect Statement of Cash Flows Only

Ten Peaks Coffee Company Inc.

TSX : TPK

Ten Peaks Coffee Company Inc.

April 24, 2017 19:54 ET

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – April 24, 2017) – Ten Peaks Coffee Company Inc. („Ten Peaks” or the „Company”) (TSX:TPK) today announced that it has restated and re-filed with applicable Canadian securities regulators its audited consolidated financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) for the year ended December 31, 2016. Subsequent to issuing its 2016 consolidated financial statements on March 15, 2017, the Company determined that the unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments had been added in the calculation of cash from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital accounts, when it should have been subtracted. The correction results in a decrease in cash from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital accounts of $3.5 million, and a corresponding increase of $3.5 million in changes in non-cash working capital. The restatement only affects the consolidated statement of cash flows, and does not impact net cash generated from operating activities. Accordingly, there is no change to the Company’s consolidated statements of financial position, income, comprehensive income or changes in equity. The restatement does not change net income, earnings per share or EBITDA for the period.

The amended and restated consolidated financial statements and related MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2016 are available on the Company’s website and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Company Profile

Ten Peaks is a publicly traded company that owns all of the interests of the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc. (SWDCC), a premium green coffee decaffeinator located in Burnaby, BC. It also owns and operates Seaforth Supply Chain Solutions Inc. (Seaforth), a green coffee handling and storage business located in Metro Vancouver.

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Manulife announces global partnership with World Heart Federation

HONG KONG, CHINA–(Marketwired – Apr 24, 2017) – Today, Manulife (TSX: MFC) has announced the commencement of a new global partnership with the World Heart Federation (WHF) to bolster awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to increase CVD prevention efforts.

CVD is the leading cause of death around the world, with 17.5 million people dying from CVD, such as heart attack and stroke, in 2015 alone. Many premature deaths from CVD are preventable through lifestyle changes — like diet, exercise and nicotine use — and this new partnership will seek to raise awareness of these avenues to better heart health.

„Manulife sets out to help people achieve their dreams and aspirations. A healthy life is crucial in being able to reach those goals — which is why we believe Manulife has a substantial part to play in promoting good health and active living around the world,” said Roy Gori, President and CEO of Manulife Asia.

Through the course of the partnership, WHF and Manulife will work closely to make a meaningful impact on the health of both customers and communities.

Roy Gori said that the partnership had particular significance to Manulife staff and agents in Asia, with more than three quarters of CVD deaths occurring in low or middle-income nations.

„A lot of communities in Asia are struggling to combat heart attack and stroke within their health systems. More than almost anywhere else, it is vital that we communicate the importance of prevention and lifestyle change here in Asia,” Roy said.

„Like the WHF, Manulife has a vast and vibrant footprint in the region, and we believe we can leverage the good work of the WHF to drive up healthy heart awareness.”

„Our partnership with Manulife will help us continue to build the World Heart Day campaign and generate new awareness of cardiovascular disease,” said Vash Mungal-Singh, Interim CEO, World Heart Federation.

„Most of all, the partnership will aid in giving individuals the information and motivation they need to live longer, healthier lives.”

Manulife will be undertaking a range of activities throughout 2017 to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle throughout its markets, with a goal of tangibly improving the health of its customers, employees and communities.

This partnership is the latest outcome in Manulife’s ongoing commitment to promoting happy, healthy living. It follows the launch of Vitality in North America, ManulifeMOVE in parts of Asia and a series of marathon sponsorships around the world.

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as ‚MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under ‚945’ in Hong Kong.

Madalena Energy Inc (MDLNF: OTCQX International) | Madalena Announces Sale of Point Loma Escrowed Common Shares

(All dollar figures are expressed in United States Dollars, unless otherwise noted)

CALGARY, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Madalena Energy Inc. („Madalena” or the „Company”) (TSXV: MVN and OTCQX: MDLNF) announces that pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement dated April 21, 2017 with an arms-length third party (the „Transaction”), the Company sold 4,683,611 escrowed common shares in Point Loma Resources Ltd. („Point Loma”) for gross cash proceeds of $0.8 million (CAD 1.1 million). These common shares were acquired by Madalena pursuant to the sale of the Company’s Canadian oil and gas assets in June 2016 and will be released from escrow in 20% increments in six month intervals commencing July 2017. Closing of the Transaction will take place in two equal tranches. The first tranche was completed on April 24, 2017 and the second tranche is expected to close on or about May 25, 2017.

The Company, as previously disclosed, has been experiencing liquidity challenges. Proceeds from the sale of these common shares do not resolve the liquidity challenges the Company is facing, however, the proceeds will provide assistance in continuing to manage the business.

About Madalena Energy

Madalena is an independent, Canadian headquartered, Argentine focused upstream oil and gas company with operations in four provinces of Argentina where it is primarily focused on the delineation of unconventional oil and gas resources. The Company is implementing horizontal drilling and completions technology to develop both its conventional and resource plays.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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U.S. Lumber Industry Applauds Commerce Department Finding of Massive Canadian Subsidies

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced a preliminary determination in response to a petition filed in November 2016 by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION).  The United States government ruling substantiates that Canada subsidizes softwood lumber production, distorting the U.S. softwood lumber market to the detriment of U.S. sawmills, their employees and communities. 

Under U.S. trade laws and its international trade agreements, the U.S. industry has a right to offsetting duties.  The Department of Commerce found the following rates of subsidization: Canfor, 20.26 percent; J.D. Irving, 3.02 percent; Resolute, 12.82 percent; Tolko, 19.50 percent; West Fraser, 24.12 percent; All other producers/exporters, 19.88 percent.

The Department of Commerce is still considering U.S. industry claims that Canadian lumber is also dumped in the U.S. market.  Dumping duties are added to countervailing duties imposed to offset subsidies.  A preliminary antidumping ruling is scheduled for June 23, 2017.

"Today's ruling confirms that Canadian lumber mills are subsidized by their government and benefit from timber pricing policies and other subsidies which harm U.S. manufacturers and workers," said Coalition Legal Chair Cameron Krauss, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs of family-owned Seneca Sawmill in Eugene, Oregon. 

"We appreciate today's actions by the Department of Commerce, which has examined massive amounts of evidence presented by the COALITION, the Canadian industry and the Canadian Federal and provincial governments.  The COALITION is hopeful that the duties imposed by today's decision will begin the process of creating a level playing field for the future and allow for U.S. manufacturers to make essential investments and expand the domestic lumber industry to its natural market and protect and grow the jobs that are so essential to our workers and our communities," added Krauss.

The COALITION is an ad hoc association composed of the U.S. Lumber Coalition, a number of domestic softwood lumber manufacturers in their individual capacity, timberland owners, and the Carpenters Industrial Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.  The petition was supported by producers accounting for nearly 70 percent of all softwood lumber produced in the United States (excluding companies that are related to Canadian producers).

About the U.S. Lumber Coalition  
The U.S. Lumber Coalition is an alliance of large and small lumber producers from around the country, joined by hundreds of thousands of their employees, and tens of thousands of woodland owners. The Coalition is united in opposition to Canada's unfair lumber‐trade practices, including the gross under‐ pricing of timber on government‐owned lands. For more information, please visit the Coalition's website at www.uslumbercoalition.org.

 

SOURCE The U.S. Lumber Coalition

IBM Experts Discuss Artificial Intelligence Augmenting Human Intelligence and Creativity at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival®

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, IBM (NYSE: IBM) experts and filmmakers will discuss how artificial intelligence can be applied across storytelling mediums such as film and video, web content, gaming, augmented reality and virtual reality to enhance human expertise and creativity.

Panel: How VR, Games and Artificial Intelligence Deepen Learning and Engagement 
Wednesday, April 26 from 11 a.m. - Noon
Studio 5 Lounge on 6th floor of The Hub, Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York, NY
Porter Stowell, serious gaming expert joins virtual reality creators Fred Volhuer and Gregoire Parain for a discussion on the intersection of healthcare, technology and artificial intelligence as it relates to their work. The VR creators will discuss with the IBM game design experts how Watson can be used within games like Minecraft to educate at-risk school students about infectious diseases by asking Watson questions in the game.

Panel: The Quest for AI and Creativity 
Wednesday, April 26 from 2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Studio 5 Lounge on 6th floor of The Hub, Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York, NY
IBM Fellow Dr. John Smith talks with virtual reality creator Kevin Cornish (Remember: Remember, TFF 2017) about organic integration of Artificial Intelligence in entertainment. Cornish is creator of the upcoming VR project 36Q, which uses AI in its interface to examine how a user can fall in love with someone using a simple set of questions. Dr. Smith is IBM Fellow and Manager of Multimedia and Vision at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He leads IBM's Research & Development on image and video analysis and understanding and led efforts to use IBM Watson cognitive platform for the first ever AI-created movie trailer for 20th Century Fox's horror flick, Morgan. Moderated by Loren Hammonds Tribeca Programmer, Film & Interactive. A sneak peek of the VR experience will also be available to demo in the lounge.

In addition, the Tribeca Film Festival and IBM are teaming up to present "Storytellers with Watson", a competition for creative builders across media and entertainment including Tribeca's alumni network to use IBM Watson's cognitive computing platform to create original stories. Details on the competition and submission process can be found here: https://ibm.biz/Bdizph  

About IBM Watson: Pioneering a New Era of Computing 
Watson represents a new era in computing called cognitive computing, where systems understand the world in a way more similar to humans: through senses, learning, and experience. Watson continuously learns from previous interactions, gaining in value and knowledge over time. With the help of Watson, organizations are harnessing the power of cognitive computing to transform industries, help professionals do their jobs better, and solve important challenges.

As part of IBM's strategy to accelerate the growth of cognitive computing, Watson is open to the world, allowing a growing community of developers, students, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to easily tap into the most advanced and diverse cognitive computing platform available today. Watson solutions are being built, used and deployed in more than 45 countries and across 20 different industries.

For more information on IBM Watson, visit: ibm.com/watson. Join the conversation at #ibmwatson.

Nancy Ngo
IBM Media Relations
nngo@us.ibm.com

 

SOURCE IBM

Cheapflights launches ‘EscEscape’ for those get-me-out-of-here moments

Global flight search and travel deals website, Cheapflights, has given ‘Esc’ keyboard keys everywhere a new lease of life with the launch of its innovative ‘EscEscape’ (pronounced ‘Escape Escape’) browser extension tool, putting a range of short getaway options just two-taps away from users.

Launching in Australia as well as New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and South Africa, ‘EscEscape’ is a free-to-install extension for Google Chrome users. When a user taps their ‘Esc’ key twice, a live flight search runs to find the cheapest, quickest and smartest return flights to nearby destinations. Results are pulled from Cheapflights’ own search engine API and the users’ nearest airport is detected as their departure point. The flight results open in a new browser tab and will be the cheapest option for a weekend break in the next eight weeks. The user is then free to go ahead and book if they like the look of what they see – if not, another ‘double tap’ of the ‘Esc’ key throws up a new option.

Andrew Shelton, Managing Director of Cheapflights said: “We want people to rediscover their ‘Esc’ key, and make it their shortcut to escaping for real – double tap quick.”

Initially, a choice of five destinations will be featured each day, selected at random from the top 200 searched-for holiday hot spots on the Cheapflights website and app, per market. For departures from Australia, popular getaway destinations within an eight-hour flight are displayed, such as Fiji.

“We can spend hours every day tapping away at a keyboard, dealing with dozens of unread emails, thinking it’s Thursday when it’s only Tuesday. According to our research, that’s enough to drive over half of us to search for flights when we’re at work.

“With ‘EscEscape’, we’ve made it that much easier to do. We want this neglected keyboard function to become the biggest and most important key people tap each day,” said Shelton.

This free extension is available from today at the Chrome Web Store. Go to www.cheapflights.com.au/escape. A version of the extension for Safari users is planned shortly.

ENDS

Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform dedicated to taking the complexity out of finding the best value flights through the application of innovative, intuitive technologies: Smart search. Made simple. It is now a market leader in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating over AU $4 billion (£2 billion) in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands in to numerous other territories. Over 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across 900,000 routes. The 10 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter received over 1.25 billion targeted emails during 2015, offering the best deals from over 120 travel businesses – for whom it has driven more than AU $80 million (£40 million) in revenue this year. Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes.

In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately‐owned online travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group.