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New Hyatt Wailea Maui Hotel To Open For Beach Weddings In 2013

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Hawaii is to receive a new Hyatt-branded hotel after Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced that they will be opening the new Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa in Spring, 2012.

The new hotel will be located on Mokapu and Ulua Beach on the island of Maui, which is a hotspot for idyllic beach weddings, and Michael Stephens has been named as the General Manager.

Set upon 15 acres of land, the new Hyatt resort will take over the hotel that was once the Wailea Renaissance resort. This is the first Andaz-branded property to be built in Hawaii and the brand embraces local culture into its dcor, food and events.

The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa will have 325 rooms and suites, a lavish 15,000-quare-foot spa, and 12,000-square-feet of event and meeting space, making it the perfect venue for destination weddings of any size.

Mokapu and Ulua Beach has been a popular setting for romantic beach weddings for many years and the new resort is expected to attract many couples planning on getting married abroad in Hawaii in the near future.

All beaches in Hawaii are open to the public and Mokapu and Ulua Beach is likely to see an increase in visitors once the new hotel is open for destination weddings.

General Manager of Hawaiian Style Weddings, Jana Rothernberg, commented: I think this has been the ideal location for beach weddings on Maui. The location has been un-crowded since the closure of the Wailea Renaissance hotel. Being on the south end of the Island means ideal weather and beautiful sunsets. This will certainly change next year when the Andaz resort opens its doors.
Hawaii is a fantastic destination for island weddings thanks to its idyllic surroundings, a tropical climate and a variety of luxurious hotels and facilities that are available to the bride and groom and their guests.

Hawaiis five main islands Kauai, Maui, Oahu, the Big Island and Molokai – offer plenty of settings for romantic ceremonies such as white sandy beaches against the backdrop of the sparkling turquoise ocean, a wooden gazebo in fragrant tropical gardens, or under an arch that has been decorated with native colourful flowers.

Scabies Mites from Hotel Beddings

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Scabies happens to be one of the most discussed communicable parasites on the web. Loads of posting are dedicated to the subject and there are people who claim to receive the infestations from their hotel beddings. There is a myth that scabies is a disease confined to the poor countries, however it has to be realised that there are 300 million cases of scabies each year, out of which 1 million cases are reported from United States itself.

Scabies on humans is caused by parasites known as Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The adult female mite would burrow into the upper surface of the skin and deposit eggs. With this reproductive cycle under the skin, the infestation can cause itchiness and rash. The symptoms are known to appear about 2-6 weeks after the initial exposure and can appear sooner if the individual has been infected before. The condition is known to spread through direct skin contact, even if the infested individual does not show any symptoms.

As reported by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scabies could be passed on by prolonged skin contact, however in case of Norwegian scabies; the infestation could be passed by brief exposure to the bedding or the clothing of the infected individual. There have been cases where people have contracted scabies from the rooms of well-known motels. There are thousands of hits on the internet with the search term -Scabies from Hotels’. At the same time as direct skin transmission is the most prevalent mode, hotel beddings seem to be overlooked and highly under diagnosed.

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Spain Shows Off the Best of its Cuisine in Japan

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Spain exhibited traditional products decorated with beautifully-designed packaging for the sophisticated Japanese market at the Foodex fair.

Madrid, Spain, March 12, 2013 – Spain exhibited traditional products decorated with beautifully-designed packaging for the sophisticated Japanese market at the Foodex fair.

Foodex is the biggest and most important agrifoods fair in Asia. It is held in Tokyo (Japan), which is a very important market for Spanish products, so the Spanish delegation used the occasion to show off an enormous range of traditional foods, which it exhibited in spectacular fashion. The aim of this initiative is for exports to continue growing as they did in 2012, when they rose by 26%, earning 418 million in revenue.

Spain was represented at the fair by more than 100 companies, driven by the stagnation in consumer demand in Spain and the EU, which has led to -greater emphasis and bigger budgets being devoted to promotion in foreign markets-, according to representatives of the various companies taking part in the fair.

The event brought together exhibitors from 66 countries and was visited by over 75,000 company representatives, who had the chance to see the Spanish agrifood products on display at some of the largest stands at the fair and sample the country’s most traditional foods, given an innovative twist.

Some of the items vying to excite the Japanese palate included dried mushrooms, tomatoes and kiwi fruit. Paella and croquettes were wrapped in small cardboard packages like gifts, while frozen churros gave the flavour of a true Spanish breakfast. Another high point was the creative cuisine offered by Masdeu, from Catalonia, whose cone-shaped pastry bases and salmon mousse and chocolate pastries did not go unnoticed.

The list of products most frequently exported to Japan is headed by frozen meat products, which bring in 92 million, followed by olive oil (60 million), fresh fish (48 million) and wines with designation of origin (30 million), according to ICEX figures.

Press Contact: Marca Espana Media Relations Marca Espana Serrano Galvache, 26 28033 Madrid, Espana. 512-212-1139

Indulging In Kata Beach Paradise

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Endless Excursions and Discoveries

As for the beach itself, Kata Beach offers over many miles long of powder-soft sand and spacious land that never has a problem when it comes to crowd control thanks to its exclusivity and sheer largeness. All the amenities and facilities you need for daily life or emergencies (from hospitals to shopping malls) are just twenty minutes away from you. What’s more, you have lots of options to choose from in terms of activities, and they include such favorites as banana boating, snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, or even sipping a cocktail on the nearest beach chair. When you’re at Kata Beach, you won’t be able to help yourself in marveling at the many wonderful pursuits and attractions that await you.

For example, travelers can visit the Kata Noi area near the fun-filled Reggae Bar in order to see the most beautiful sunset you’ll ever witness. You also have the option to stay at the southernmost part of the beach, because it’s the most secluded and peaceful part of the area. If you want to add a bit of social interaction in your daily Kata Beach routine, then go straight to the Oasis Spring Tapas Bar because it features everything you need in order to have a good time: live music, a crowd of partygoers, and the finest alcoholic beverages available. Meanwhile, Kata Beach’s Night Bazaar is the perfect place for nighttime shenanigans thanks to its go-go bars and other related establishments.

Kata Beach Relaxation Options

Kata Beach shopping areas are located inland, and they offer a myriad of products, mementos, and souvenirs for you to enjoy. There’s a Bikini Shop that provides the latest swimwear and beach accessory fashions, and there’s also the Smile Gallery that showcases the best modern art oil paintings by local artists. Kata Road also features Nike and Adidas Outlets for all those sportswear enthusiasts. Other great places to visit are the Marine Cottage that serves Thai seafood, the Dino Bar and Restaurant, the Dino Park Mini-Golf Course, and the Royal Jewels of Thailand jewelry shop.

Another must-visit dining location is the Bluefin Tavern that’s located on the Thai Na Road. It has marvelous Texan-Mexican fusion dishes as well as a terrace that offers a panoramic view of the beach. If you’d rather relax and unwind in luxury, then you can always patronize the many massage parlors or spas found in this vacation venue. If you’re more of a sporty vacationer, then have a ball at the south end of the beach, where there’s always some sort of beach volleyball or soccer game occurring. To wit, Kata Beach is the place to be if you want a great balance between excitement and relaxation when it comes to your vacation needs.

Andaman island tour packages – Enjoy every moment of life

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Andaman is beautiful island and a beautiful travel destination. It is one of the seven union territories of India and most visited destination in India. Being a small group of islands, still it is unspoiled and unexplored. It is a heaven for honeymoon lovers as well as nature lovers. This island is famous due to beautiful beaches blue lagoons, exciting wildlife and fun-filled excursions. Andaman is also known to be the native place of many tribal groups. Not only from India, travelers come here from entire world to see the beauty of nature. Since this is a famous travel destination, various types of Andaman Island Tour Packages are offered by travel companies and travel agents. If you are looking for Andaman Tour Packages make sure that you are dealing with the best one. The beauty of Andaman can be explored through tour packages. These tour packages are offered throughout the year because the Season is favorable throughout the year. The main attractions during the tour to this island are Cellular Jail, Chatnam Saw Mill, Gandhi Park, Ross Island, Nicobar Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Forest Museum, Mini Zoo, Science Center, Samdudrika Fisheries museum and water sports complex. Marine park, jogger’s park and then on to Sagarika Emporium are also the places to visit. The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park gives a marvelous view of coral reefs, deep-sea animals and mangrove forests. Along with these places and natural beauty, tourists can also enjoy here adventures; sports and water activities like island Camping, Trekking, Beach Tours, Scuba Diving Creek Safari and many more. The Andaman Island is also famous for having beautiful beaches Corbyn’s cove beach, Radhanagar beach, Elephant beach, Red Skin Island beach and Vijaynagar beach. These beaches are very beautiful for deep blue magnificent water serenity as well as calm environment. There are many tour packages offered by Andaman tour and travel agents are family packages, honeymoon tour packages, and packages for meeting and conferences. A good tour package includes hotel accommodation, breakfast and car and taxi rental services to visit all famous places during tour. Hence if you are going to book tour and travel package for Andaman visit then try to choose that package which give facilities of all these things and enjoy the travel. Each and every moment of Andaman Tourism is full with fun and adventures. White sandy beaches circled with coconut trees give a beautiful look to this island. Hence visit Andaman through various tour packages and explore beauty of this island.

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Using Clay Pot Cooker For Healthy Cooking

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Are you looking for a new and healthy method of cooking? Try the clay pot cooking method. This is an old cooking method which has been used for centuries from China, Thailand and Vietnam to South East Asia and Indian subcontinent. There are many benefits of cooking food with this method.Food, when cooked in closed-lid clay pot cooker, is full of rich flavor and taste. Not only is the food tasty, it is also healthy when cooked in a clay pot. Clay is a porous material and when it is soaked in cold water and later heated, it allows for evaporation of steam from the pores. When it is used again and again, the porous surface of the clay pot develops a flavor that gets added to the dishs flavor. The clay pot is available in two types, glazed and unglazed. Unglazed clay pots produce more amount of steam from their pores than glazed ones, thus help to tenderize meats and overall browning of food. In clay pot, the method of cooking is just like steaming. Only a little amount of liquid and fat are required for cooking, and all the important vitamins and other nutrients are preserved in the food even after cooking. In todays world, where a large percentage of the people are health-conscious, this method of cooking is the best, because very less fat is used for cooking. Many types of dishes can be cooked in the pot made of clay, starting from soups, stews, noodles, porridge to sea food, meat, rice and desserts. With uncovered clay pot, one can also grill or fry vegetables, rice, meats etc. This is because clay is an organic material which is safe to use with any type of food. It raises no issues as caused with some other types of cookers. If you use a clay pot cooker with care, it will give no problems in its lifetime. When buying clay pot cookers, it is very important that you select the quality, size and type carefully. Crock pot slow cooker parts, such as clay pot lids and clay pot sets etc. are also available in all stores which sell clay pot slow cookers. If you have lost one part of your cooker, you can also buy that part only. There is no need to buy the cooker. Just mention the serial number of the product and make an order for a particular part. Clay pot provides really an amazing cooking experience! For more information about clay pots and healthy cooking, please browse through www.vitaclaychef.com

The Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Chef

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Most people live a hectic lifestyle, rushing to and from work, taking care of a family, and balancing errands with some semblance of a social life. Somewhere in the middle of all this chaos you need to find time to eat. Since most people are so busy focusing on other aspects of our lives, the food they eat is usually chosen because of its convenience, not its healthfulness. I suggest that in order to live a healthier, happier life we need to place more emphasis on choosing better food, and there is one surefire way to ensure that we get a healthy meal, no matter how busy our day: a personal chef.

Personal chefs are individuals you hire to create personalized meals for you and your family. These meals can be shoehorned into a diet you are currently participating in or simply be created with your health in mind. Regardless of why you hire a personal chef, the benefits are numerous. Included here are a few of the biggest benefits that come from hiring your own personal chef in Boston.

The first benefit you will see when you hire your own personal chef is a health advantage. You will no longer need to rely on fast food to get you through the day; you can look forward to your meals knowing that they have been prepared by hand to meet your specific dietary needs. A personal chef is there to create food based on your ideals, which means health can, and should, be tantamount.

The second benefit you will see when you hire one of these professionals is that you will actually have time to complete more in your day because you are not constantly stopping to prepare your meals. The fact that they are being prepared for you saves you at least two hours per day; meaning those two hours can be spent running errands or spending time with your family.

The third benefit that comes from hiring your very own chef is purely psychological: you will know that your food is already prepared so you will have one less thing to worry about. In this day and age where everyone is rushing back and forth, there is always something to worry about. Why not give yourself one less thing to fret over by simply hiring a professional to take care of your cooking?

Hiring a personal chef is almost a no-brainer. If you can afford their very reasonable fees, you will start to see just how beneficial these services can be. You will eat healthier, feel better, and have more time to accomplish daily tasks. Sounds like a pretty wise investment to me!

Packaging Types For Food Products

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In many states, especially in the South, food production and manufacturing is one of the top industries driving the economy. The United States is a huge supplier of the world’s food and as such spends a lot of time shipping food from state to state or country to country. As better and faster methods of shipping have developed, better and more secure packaging options have also become available. Because food must be protected from physical, chemical, and biological contact, the shipping of food products requires special attention.

Most food packaging comes in specific standard packaging types. One of these is called aseptic processing. This type of packaging might be used to ship and store fruit juice, gravy, or liquid whole eggs. The goal of aseptic processing is to transport sterile foods in a sterile package that maintains the quality and sterility of the product. Plastic trays are another type of food packaging. This type of packaging is usually used to ship things like meat, poultry, and fish. You probably see them every time you go to the grocery store and walk past the meat section. The most common type of packaging is obviously a box. There are many different shapes and sizes from cereal boxes to boxes of soda to boxes of tissue. Cans are another very common type of packaging. Cans are great for food that will be stored for long periods of time because they are air tight and extremely protective. Flexible packaging, things like bagged salads and frozen vegetables, is another type of protective packaging.

Food packaging should have several important functions. First and the most basic, it should physically protect the food from damage as a result of shock, vibration, or temperature. It should also employ a method for containment, especially if the product has several different kinds of small items within the primary packaging. Food packaging should also offer some kind of barrier protection from dust, water vapor, oxygen, or whatever it is designed for. If the product is designed for a long shelf life, the barrier protection should ensure that the contents can be stored for that period of time while still retaining their freshness and safety. Something that also retains safety should be any of the security features of the package. Most food products are designed with some type of tamper resistant or tamper-evident feature to inform consumers when a product has been opened or tampered with.

The products that keep our food safe have been developed with careful research and trial and error. Thanks to these developments, you can rest assured that the food you bought at the store is safe and fresh.

The Top Benefits of Employing Online Ticketing System

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The internet era has drastically changed the way of marketing and selling products and services, particularly the simple and minute information based products and services, which are hardly seen before purchasing. As a result, the online market is expanding on an increasing rate which has also influenced the event industry, significantly.

Most people these days are opting for online tickets for any event, function, concerts or shows, by visiting the event organizer’s website. Being an event organizer, if you want to allow your potential attendees to buy tickets online, you can anticipate an increased ticket sale, more attendees, higher ROI, improved customer satisfaction and minimized cost. Let us have a look at the top most benefits offered by the online ticketing system:

Online system offers 24×7 access:

Even as creating a website is a great idea of advertising your company or organization, you are surely going to loss potential customers, if they are unable to buy tickets online, when they land up to your site. You must ensure that the online ticketing process is easily accessible, so that the viewers who are interested in your event can instantly purchase tickets of their choice. Taking your ticketing process online will offer better experience to your attendees, as they will no more have to wait further. Waiting long for buying tickets might change their mind and they might spend their money on other things or may even forget about it.

Get rid of additional service charges:

Within a manual ticketing system, both customers and event organizers have to spent major expenses, charged by the middlemen. But employing an online ticketing system, you can not only evade extra service charges, but also manage and control your ticket sale and pricing structure, accordingly. Thus, this will ultimately help in building up good and healthy relationships with your patrons.

Minimize workload and save time:

The online system saves your time greatly, which would otherwise be required in answering calls about event related queries. As the manual task of registration and payments gets automated, you can easily relax back and utilize your saved time in doing other productive works. Thus, interested attendees can register and make the payment within minutes, for booking tickets for their favorite show or concert.

Build patrons fidelity:

Most attendees expect that event page will display the updated information about the event as well the best prices and offers. By offering the best services, with informative contents and online ticket availability, you can build up a sense of loyalty.

The online ticketing system embedded with several beneficial features can serve you immensely and help in offering enhanced experience to your attendees.

Chinese Food Today

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VideoJug.com presents a short insight into the place of Chinese cuisine in western society today. It has become an increasingly popular take out food in the United States. As Americans become more aware of the need for lifestyle changes to fight problems such as obesity and heart disease, it is becoming a healthy ‘fast food’ alternative to unhealthy burgers and fries.

To most, it would certainly seem that Chinese food must be healthier than the typical “fast food” diet. While usually healthier than typical burgers and fries, a closer look shows that Chinese take out in America is typically not as healthy as the food found on the tables of the average Chinese family.

There are a couple of main reasons for this.

Chinese food in our American restaurants often has considerably more meat, often red meat, and is served in much bigger portion sizes here, than in China.
The food on the table of families in China would be found to have a much larger portion of vegetables than of meat. In fact, until the modernization of the past century, particularly in rural areas, meat would only have been consumed occasionally. However, some studies are beginning to show that modernization has brought with it in China, a higher consumption of meats and fats and so, an increase in certain conditions associated with overeating meat and/or fat.

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Food is also served differently in China which causes it to be a healthier dish. This difference has to do with portion size. The meals we order for take out at our local Chinese restaurant and take home to consume in a single serving are the size of shared main courses in China. Chinese food of this size would normally have been the shared dishes in the center of a communal table if served traditionally.
In China, each person at the table is given their own serving of rice or noodles but the main dishes, consisting mainly of bite sized vegetables and some meat, would be placed in the middle of the table and shared by all. In fact, each person at the table would have eaten straight from the serving dishes since they do not share our habit of obtaining personal portions of main dishes from the serving dishes and putting them on individual plates.

Understandably, some Americans do not consider this part of the traditional Chinese food ‘habit’ to be healthier, as all persons at the table would be placing used chopsticks into shared or communal containers of the main dishes. However, it could be argued that the benefits of healthier habits such as eating less meat and smaller portions far outweigh the risks of perhaps passing germs through placing used chopsticks into a communal dish. In any case, even “American-style” Chinese food is a healthier option than burgers and fries.

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