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Hilton Grand Vacations, Japan Airlines Announce an Expanded Partnership

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Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced a comprehensive plan to develop new programs and services that capitalize on HGVs vacation ownership and JALs Hawaii flight experience. These premium brands will work together to grow travel between Japan and Hawaii, as well as broaden options for enhanced vacation experiences in Hawaii.

The expanded relationship between HGV “ a leading vacation ownership company with a strong global presence and resorts in both Hawaii and Japan “ and JAL “ an international airline “ is expected to provide an elevated experience for travelers. This collaboration is in response to the increasing needs of Japanese travelers seeking memorable vacation experiences in Hawaii.

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, more than 1.5 million Japanese visitors traveled to the Hawaiian Islands in 2018, making Hawaii one of the leading vacation destinations among Japanese travelers. Specifically, HGV-related travelers from Japan represented 8 percent and 16 percent of arrivals in Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii, respectively.

We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Japan Airlines, says Jeff Bernier, senior vice president, sales and marketing “ Asia. Through our collaborative efforts, we can further grow the Japan to Hawaii market and offer our owners and our guests enhanced vacation experiences, which can create lasting memories.

Highlights of the collaboration include:

  • Joint program development (anticipated to launch in April 2019) to provide current and prospective HGV members vacation products that come with a JAL flight and provide JAL customers with programs to experience HGVs vacation lifestyle through its property portfolio.
  • Development of a Flight Ownership Program to offer a variety of status services for HGV members. This would be the first program of its kind to launch in Japan.

This relationship also builds upon JALs new concept, Style Yourself “ JAL Hawaii, which leverages insights obtained during the companys 65 years of experience serving customers between Japan and Hawaii. This concept helps travelers customize their own enhanced vacations in Hawaii, while focusing on nature, health and lifestyle.

HGV has nine vacation-ownership properties in Hawaii, with two newly announced development projects underway. The company delivers vacation experiences to more than 305,000 members globally and more than 61,000 members in Asia. HGV is considered an industry innovator and operates a portfolio of high-quality, shared-ownership properties in highly desired vacation and urban destinations.

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Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as will, anticipates, believes, expects plans and intends indicate a forward-looking statement, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different.

About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, HGV develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club and The Hilton Club, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 305,000 club members. For more information, visit https://www.hgv.com and www.hiltongrandvacations.com.

Lauren George
407-613-8431
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HKGSEO Provides Free Website SEO Analysis and Consulting Services

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – The COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for nearly a year. The sharp fall in the street traffic has been affecting core shopping districts everywhere. In addition, under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the ” Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme subsidy. Increasing number of large and medium-sized enterprises have turned to the online market, setting up websites and opening online shops, in an effort to open up online sales channels to recover some of their businesses during the epidemic.

 

As many companies are not familiar with website technology, website optimization and SEO promotion are often ignored. In fact, SEO is one of the highest ROI of many online marketing channels and it is worthy of a long-term investment.

 

HKGSEO has performed SEO for more than 500 enterprises, with the SEO process bringing considerable traffic and sales to the companies. Leveraging on their years of experience, they now provide free website analysis (worth HK$2,000) for all content types. Here are some website analysis projects HKGSEO has engaged in:

 

CMS Web Content Management System

 

We recommend using the most popular CMS in the market to build a website. Well-known CMS such as WordPress, Wix, Shopline, and Shopify will make it easier to manage web content and make the website easier to crawl and index by search engines.

 

HKGSEO hence cautions against web design companies that use their own CMS. Generally speaking, these websites are not SEO friendly. For example, they might have undesirable attributes such as duplicate page titles, dynamic URLs, or category pages that cannot update new content, etc. These attributes are disadvantageous to implementing SEO plans, which ultimately leads to the redesigning of the entire website, resulting in a much higher cost.

 

SSL Website Security Certificate

 

If your website does not have an SSL certificate (HTTPS) installed, it will be marked as an insecure website by the browser, which will adversely affect the credibility and conversion rate. SSL should be installed immediately to protect customer information, especially for e-commerce websites. There are some free SSLs available on the market, such as Let’s Encrypt, with paid premium certificates recommendation by online shops.

 

Mobile Version of The Website

 

The latest personal computer and Internet penetration survey published by the Census and Statistics Department shows that more than 5.97 million people in Hong Kong have mobile phones, and 99.7% of the users access the Internet on smartphones, higher than those connected to computers or other devices. Besides, Google has launched the Mobile-First Indexing mobile version of content priority indexing. If your website does not have a mobile version, the ranking will be poor and a lot of traffic will be lost.

 

Website Loading Speed

 

According to research, more than 68% of viewers will leave a website when it takes more than 3 seconds to open. The main reason for the slow loading is the use of shared hosting or non-local hosting. Switching to local hosting, SSD or CDN can effectively improve the loading speed.

 

Website Content

 

Is the website content of high quality? Does it answer the questions of potential consumers? To build up the content, some corporate websites have piled up keywords, and some have published blog articles regularly. However the content of the articles is sometimes plagiarized from news media. Plagiarism makes search engines recognize the overall website quality as low, which will in turn affect the ranking.

 

Websites and online shops are platforms that promote businesses. An optimized website will reward twice the results with half the effort of both online and offline marketing campaigns combined.

 

Please log onto www.hkgseo.com, fill in the website, email and contact number, and our network promotion experts will reply within one working day and arrange a free SEO analysis and consultation.

 

About HKGSEO

HKGSEO focuses on website SEO services. It is founded and operated by former Google employees. The company is based in Hong Kong and has branches in Shenzhen, Singapore and Australia. It is committed to providing affordable, one-stop digital marketing solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Digital marketing solutions include: SEO, SEM, social media promotion and web design, etc.

 

Website (Chinese):www.hkgseo.com

Website (English):www.hkgdigital.com

Email:[email protected]

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN to explore Mega-Tsunami

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10 years after: First-hand footage, insights, eyewitness reports

 

TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the 24-hour international English-language TV channel from Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, will show an exclusive 2-part series on the devastating tsunami which shocked the world.

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On March 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm, an M9 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan triggered a huge tsunami, flooding 650 km of coastline, destroying many cities and towns and claiming the lives of over 18,000 victims. With footage filmed at the centre of the disaster, the documentary “3/11 – The Tsunami” will give a first-hand look into people’s experiences on that day and the hardships they were faced in the aftermath.

 

The footage filmed in 2011 and 2012 by NHK and eyewitnesses in the disaster-hit areas have been collected and edited together in chronological order to convey the impact of this unprecedented disaster, which crushed buildings and cars and led to nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

 

Episode 1 focuses on the first three days while episode 2 covers the first year after the disaster. The series also serves as a valuable lesson: In the event of a powerful tsunami, what action can be taken to survive?

 

“3/11 – The Tsunami” on NHK WORLD-JAPAN

Episode 1: The First 3 Days

January 9th 1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 15th 20:00 (UTC)

Episode 2: The First Year

January 16th 1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 22nd 20:00 (UTC)

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/worldprime/20210109/3016087/

About NHK WORLD-JAPAN

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts six TV channels including 4K and 8K along with three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD-JAPAN (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in 18 languages.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN reaches over 380 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video-on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website give viewers access to NHK WORLD-JAPAN anywhere and anytime. You can also connect with our programs through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centred programming, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit https://nhk.jp/world

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NEFIN in Partnership with Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary (HKBTS) Embrace Carbon Neutrality for a Green Campus

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316 Solar Panels Built on 6 Rooftops of HKBTS Campus Buildings

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – NEFIN, a leading solar developer and investor in carbon neutrality solutions in Asia, is pleased to announce the implementation of four holistic solar PV systems in the main campus of Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary (HKBTS), one of the established seminaries in Hong Kong.  The four solar PV systems cover six rooftops in the campus.

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“It is our pleasure and honour to work with HKBTS to transform their extensive building rooftops into highly-effective solar energy generating fields. Despite social unrest and the outbreak of COVID-19, the project was brought seamlessly to completion.  The NEFIN-HKBTS partnership is exemplary of the flexibility, expertise and operational skills of NEFIN as well as the trust that HKBTS has in us.We are proud to share this piece of positive news to kick off 2021.” said Clara Kwan, COO of NEFIN Group.

The 316 solar PV panels installed can generate approximately 152,559 kWh annually, offsetting 78 tons CO2 emission per year. The scale of this installation would be equivalent to planting 1,297 trees for the earth.

“A Green and Glossy Gospel: God’s creative love is extended to all God’s creations, calling God’s followers to bear the responsibilities for nature and to testify to the reconciliation and peace of the universe.” commented by President Cho of HKBTS.

“NEFIN has successfully completed several projects around Asia in 2020, amidst the challenges of the pandemic. One of the NEFIN’s beliefs is that the effort to achieve carbon neutrality should not be halted as a result of current temporary setbacks. With another challenging year ahead, enterprises should be prepared for future climate challenges, which may be sooner or least expected, like the COVID19 pandemic,” commented Mr. Glenn Lim, CEO of NEFIN.

About HKBTS

Established in 1951, the HKBTS was founded on Baptist heritage. The objective of the Seminary is to cultivate servant leadership in those called by God to serve the churches in face of social and global challenges. In addition to the Ministerial Preparation Program and Graduate School, the Seminary offers Distance Education Program, Lay Leadership Training Program, Pastoral Continuing Education Program, and Music and Art Education Program. For further information, visit www.hkbts.edu.hk.


About NEFIN Group


NEFIN Group is a regional renowned solar developer with bespoke experience in solar system deployment and a committed partner to organisations that aim to achieve carbon neutrality. Founded by a core management team of DuPont Solar Business, legal experts, and investment bankers, NEFIN Group has collectively delivered over 300MW of utility-scale, commercial, and industrial rooftop solar systems regionally. The group offers consulting services such as due diligence, feasibility studies, and lender-technical advice on top of project development, system design, engineering, and asset management. NEFIN Group also offers flexible financing options to partners who opt for zero investment. Please refer to NEFIN’s website www.nefinco.com  for more information.

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