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VIDEO Watch Wilmingtons Spectacular Fireworks Display

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover Monday night’s Fun on the Fourth activities.Watch Opening Ceremony remarks from Fourth of July Committee Chair Scott Garrant, concert from the Reading Community Concert Band (sponsored by Analog Devices), and highlights of the Spectacular Fireworks display. (Fast forward to the last 5 minutes for the fireworks.)—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/9/1/e/1/9/e/91e19e3b-8ca6-4e08-9f28-01bdb5d241021530647116.805%2B35429815.848%40castus4-wilmington%2B15306523311530649069156449.vod.720p.Fun%20on%20the%204th%20Concert%20%26%20Fireworks%20Spectacular_%20July%202nd%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—The Wilmington Police Department’s Facebook page live-streamed the entire fireworks display, which can be seen below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect At This Year’s Fun On The Fourth (VIDEO)In “Videos”VIDEO: Watch ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”VIDEO: Wilmington Fun On The Fourth HighlightsIn “Videos”last_img read more

What Houstonians Want To See In A Regional Transit System

first_img Share Listen 00:00 /01:06 Xcenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 4 At a meeting at Moody Park, people hovered around display boards to learn about MetroNext. That’s the transit agency’s plan for addressing the region’s population growth.Officials say they want to circle back on some of the projects voters approved in 2003 as part of the Metro Solutions initiative.  Many of those projects, like a commuter rail system,  have yet to be completed.One of the people at the Moody Park meeting was Kevin Hoffman, who’s active in the Lindale Park neighborhood. He says he likes the convenience of the light rail line and wishes he could take it all the way to the airport.“As we make that journey on to the airport, the next logical place would be to continue it on to Kingwood,” adds Hoffman.  “That’s not that much further up the line.”And Hoffman says a commuter rail system would be a lot more convenient  for people who currently rely on the park-and-ride buses. A train would allow for a lot more flexibility.“If they needed to come into the office for just a few hours they could get on a train and take that train back into their neighborhoods,” explains Hoffman. Also at the meeting was Heights resident Katie Atkiss who thinks more dedicated bus lanes would help. She told us about a recent trip between Montrose and the Heights that took about 40 minutes.  “So I think it would be really great there,” says Atkiss.Metro is holding public meetings on the plan through the middle of August. Officials say at some point they’ll have to ask voters for more bonding authority to fund the selected projects.last_img read more

Hot topics covered at World Travel Market London 2016

first_imgTags: Trend Watch, WTM LONDON — World Travel Market London 2016, which had been revamped this year as a three-day event from Nov. 7-9, has ended on a high note with an estimated 50,000 in attendance. Over the course of three days, attendees facilitated travel industry contracts that were estimated to exceed US$4 billion, and learned about and discussed current hot topics in the travel industry. Here’s a roundup:SecurityThe UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit is one of the highest-profile sessions of the entire event. Now in its tenth year, this year’s Summit called on the industry and governments to work together to help destinations cope with the threat of terrorist, which UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai described as “forces of darkness.”Mohamed Yehia Rashed Tourism Minister Egypt assured delegates that his country has the technology and security measures in place to protect tourists and urged for standard security measures to be introduced globally. Vinod Zutshi, Secretary of Tourism in the government of India – WTM London’s Official Premier Partner – said countries needed to be more responsible when issuing travel advisories as perception of safety in destinations is a key factor.Zutshi’s call was echoed by Fritz Joussen, Chief Executive TUI Group, who noted people’s perceptions often compound the problems of terrorism. “The probability of being killed by a terrorist is lower than having car accident on the way to the airport,” he said.BrexitBrexit remained a common theme across the seminar program, as the UK and global travel industry await the actual terms of the country’s withdrawal from the European Union. Aviation expert John Strickland told the Forecast Forum about a possible issue arising over flying rights if the UK is not part of the EU Open Skies agreement.In a separate session, two senior airline bosses – Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, and Emirates president Tim Clark – suggested that airline alliances could become a thing of the past.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“I would question if [alliances] are around 10 years from now,” said Walsh, while Clark described the oneworld, Star Alliance and Skyteam concepts as “anachronistic”.Social Media & TechnologyOn Day Two of WTM London, a compelling presentation from Facebook executive Neasa Costin outlined consumer behavior and brand differentiation. “Travel has very positive headspace for the end user so markets don’t have to try very hard. An image of a beautiful beach will do the job for you but if you take away the logo, you would not be able to distinguish one brand from another,” she said.Costin highlighted Creative Shop, a part of Facebook that is trying to help companies change this through emotional resonance. She noted that from January to June, there had been 63 million hashtags about holidays with “real excitement and high emotion” around travel, but that markets are not trying to be distinctive or original.“It’s very transactional in approach. At WTM London, you can see companies investing massively in promotion but when you translate that to digital, there is zero investment,” she added. Costin pointed to companies like Airbnb, which are doing the right things in terms of brand building and changing consumer behaviour.Facebook is also investing in new technologies such as augmented reality, voice recognition and immersive video to stay on top of trends. Established companies shared how they are embracing digital technologies such as chatbots and virtual reality.The impact of these emerging channels to market is being increasingly felt by the hotel industry, which is having to adopt digital practices across the stages of booking and staying in a hotel. Daniel Wishnia, digital marketing consult, GCH Hotels, said that hotels have an opportunity to capture guests on their websites through better pricing, video and images.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from Ottawa“Customers expect you to be everywhere, on multi-devices,” he said. “They won’t wait for more than three seconds, they want you to be there to assist them.”Wellness TravelThe robust US$3.7 trillion global wellness economy was in the spotlight during the WTM London Wellness Travel Symposium. The wellness tourism sector accounts for $563 billion of that, and is growing nearly twice as fast as overall tourism.Delegates heard from several destinations about the importance of partnerships between the public and private sectors when developing wellness tourism. Case studies included India, ‘the land of yoga’, and Iceland’s Blue Lagoon.In the UK, spa towns such as Bath and Buxton are seeing a revival, while Wales is planning a £ 200 million lakeside development called the Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village.Women in TravelThe Women in Travel Meetup urged travel firms to consider the needs of women aged over 50 in their marketing and recruitment strategies.“Over-50s are very different to what they were a few decades ago. They’re very cool people and we need to think about them differently,” said Rachel O’Reilly, Kuoni UK head of communications.The speakers also noted a rise in older women forging new careers, and debate chair Sylvia Weiler, Sojern’s Vice President of Audience, Strategy & Development, said: “I have many friends in their 40s who have started new careers. People are taking risks and I think that comes with maturity and confidence.”For more trends revealed at WTM London 2016, look for the Nov. 17 issue of Travelweek. To subscribe, click here. Travelweek Group Posted by Hot topics covered at World Travel Market London 2016 Thursday, November 10, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more