FairPoint Communications launches wholesale E-Line services for Vermont, NH, Maine

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications has announced its release of Carrier Ethernet products specifically designed for the wholesale market.FairPoint’s E-Line service is now available to its wholesale customers who are authorized to provide services in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. FairPoint has made its new E-Line services of Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) possible by significantly investing in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring these and other broadband services to northern New England. FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high-capacity network ‘ called VantagePoint(SM) ‘ offers its wholesale customers a better, faster way to connect to their customers.”Offered on our state-of-the-art VantagePoint(SM) network, FairPoint’s Carrier Ethernet services bring unparalleled reliability and service,” said Michelle Hymson, assistant vice president of wholesale services. “Coupled with service availability in hundreds of its central offices, FairPoint’s reach far surpasses other wholesale providers in northern New England.”FairPoint encourages its wholesale customers to contact their account team to review E-Line services and its other high-bandwidth solutions or visit www.FairPoint.com/wholesale(link is external) for more information.About FairPoint CommunicationsFairPoint Communications, Inc., (NASDAQCM: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com(link is external)) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(SM), FairPoint’s resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection. The VantagePoint(SM) network supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com(link is external). You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (www.twitter.com/myfairpoint(link is external)) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/myfairpoint(link is external)).SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Leading hoteliers in the black: Plava Laguna, Maistra and Valamar Riviera in the first six months achieved growth by all indicators

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of June, 6,4 million arrivals (+ 12%) and 25,4 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. (+ 10%). Out of that, foreign tourists realized 5,5 million arrivals (+ 12%) and 22,2 million overnight stays (+ 10%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 10% and in overnight stays by 11%.During the six months, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (7,4 million), while in the Split-Dalmatia County 4,5 million overnight stays were realized, ie 4,3 million overnight stays in Kvarner. They are followed by Zadar and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties with 2,6 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin county with 1,4 million overnight stays, Zagreb with 1 million overnight stays and Lika-Senj county with 681.000 overnight stays. At the national level, during the first six months, most overnight stays came from Germany (5,1 million), Austria (2,3 million), Slovenia (2,3 million), the United Kingdom (1,4 million) and Poland (1,3). , 9,2 million), and looking at the accommodation segment, most overnight stays were realized in hotels (6,5 million) and in household facilities (4,6 million) and camps (XNUMX million). Top destinations in the first six months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Zagreb, Poreč, Split, Umag, Medulin, Mali Lošinj, Zadar and Tar.In line with the growth of arrivals and overnight stays, our leading hoteliers, Maistra, Plava Laguna and Valamar Riviera, also achieved excellent results. Blue Lagoon  in the year of the largest capital investment in recent history, in the first six months it shifted the plan by 2 percent. U the first six months Blue Lagoon realized 836 thousand overnight stays in hotels and apartments which is 2,7% above the planned, ie 548 thousand overnight stays in camps, which is 26,3% above the plan. Considering all types of accommodation capacities, Plava Laguna realized 2018 million overnight stays in the first six months of 1.38, which is increase compared to the plan by 10% and 2% above last year’s values ​​by analyzing comparable accommodation capacities. Based on the reasoned physical filling, Plava Laguna generated HRK 324,8 million in operating revenues in the observed half-year period, which is last year’s achievement. “Given the derived capital projects whose effects will intensify in the next,  for the tourism industry, in the most significant quarter Plava Laguna expects growth of all operational indicators compared to the previous year”, They say from the Blue Lagoon.  By the way, with the beginning of the season in 2018, Plava laguna completed the largest investments in its facilities so far, in the total amount of almost HRK 487 million.Maistra achieves 13% night growthMaistra achieved 13 percent more overnight stays than in the first half of 2017 and eight percent higher sales of accommodation capacities, with an increase in the average price of five percent. Operating income from regular operations is also 13 percent higher. The tourist part of the Adris Group is intensively investing in the renovation and increasing the quality of existing products, Adris points out, adding that the construction of the Park Hotel is underway, and significant investments in camps have continued. “For the most part, investments are made in the supporting infrastructure and raising the quality of the common contents of the camps. The result of these investments is a nine percent increase in the number of occupied units in the camps, with an average price increase of 11 percent. ” They pointed out from Adris and added that the current booking is 11 percent better compared to last year, and confirms the positive growth trends in the number of overnight stays, with an increase in the average price.By the way, Maistra’s total investments in 2018 are estimated at more than HRK 500 million. It is also important to point out that the demanding process of business integration of HUP dd into the tourism part of the Group has begun with the aim of using operational synergies and economies of scale. The formation of a unique business system is a prerequisite for the creation of a leading national tourism company positioned in three growing and internationally recognizable destinations – Rovinj, Dubrovnik and Zagreb.Valamar Riviera achieved growth by all indicators In the first six months of this year, Valamar Riviera achieved exceptional growth by all indicators. In the first half of the year, Valamar’s total revenues amounted to HRK 648 million, which is 13% more than the revenues generated in the same period last year. “Double-digit revenue growth is primarily the result of a 9% increase in overnight stays and an average price increase of 5%. Efficiency improved and operating profit (EBITDA) grew 17% in the first six months, or faster than revenue. “They point out from Valamar Riviera and add that the growth of business in the pre-season continued for the fourth consecutive year and for the first time more than 2 million overnight stays were realized in the first six months of the year. This season, too, Valamar successfully implemented a strong investment cycle worth more than HRK 700 million, and the Supervisory Boards of Valamar Riviera and Imperial gave prior approval for the investment cycle in 2019 in the total amount of HRK 752 million. Valamar is in the process of successful privatization and an offer to take over the shares of Hotel Makarska, in which they acquired 2018% of the shares of Makarska hoteliers by July 55,45. Also, the restructuring plan for the bankrupt Helios Faros is being considered, for which Valamar Riviera and PBZ Croatia osiguranje for the management of pension funds have jointly submitted an offer for investment and recapitalization.Last week, Valamar Riviera announced the acquisition of the Petersbühel 4 * hotel in Obertauern, Austria, the first step in the internationalization of business as one of the key strategic development goals in the coming period. RELATED NEWS:BLUE LAGOON OPENED RESORT PARK IN POREČVALAMAR RIVIERA CELEBRATES 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATIONS AND CEREMONIALLY OPENED A NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING IN POREČlast_img read more

Why Sales Conversations are All About Momentum

first_imgBuyer-seller connectivity has steadily increased over the years, as technology has fueled the relationship’s growth. At this current stage, a buyer can push the sales conversation all the way to the brink of a sale. They have a wealth of information about companies, their products and their company strategies all within their immediate reach.Ardath Albee, a sales strategy expert and purveyor of thought leadership on a number of sales-related topics, writes that salespeople need to start decreasing the gap between what they know and what buyers want to discuss.Understanding what the buyer is looking for, says Albee, is going to be critical in turning sales conversations into closed deals. In other words, conversations must create constant momentum. Otherwise, the sales process will stall.For more on improving sales conversations and buyer experiences, read the full article by Albee.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more