ParkCloud Brings Sata Azores Airlines Partnership Into Land

first_imgOne of Portugal’s leading airlines, Sata Azores Airlines, is the latest international carrier to choose ParkCloud to market its parking services online for its global network of passengers. As the European leader in its field with in excess of 22 airline collaborations, ParkCloud is well situated in the market to support Sata Azores Airlines’ ancillary product expansion, with its extensive car park inventory currently spanning 42 countries worldwide. Affiliated exclusively via newly developed co-branded site https://sataazores.parkcloud.com, airline passengers will be able to browse and book a range of parking products to complement their flight booking at 295 car parks in 41 locations across Europe, Canada and the US. Customers will also be able to compare individual car park features, prices and consumer reviews via the platform’s intuitive search engine capabilities. In addition to the expertise ParkCloud employs to boost the visibility of its partners’ parking offers, the reservation specialist also provides customer service support, enabling fluidity at every stage for a growing network of customers looking for simple yet reliable online booking services. ParkCloud’s Brand Partnership Manager, Nicola Pilling, said: “With intelligent travel solutions advancing all the time, collaborations such as our recent agreement with Sata Azores Airlines demonstrate how likeminded companies are planning for flexibility in terms of the availability and reach of desired services. “Helping to bring the itineraries of passengers full-circle dovetails perfectly with ParkCloud’s ongoing commitment to streamlining the parking process in order to create a more personalised approach to the overall travel experience.” Centrally situated from headquarters in São Sebastião, Ponta Delgada, Sata Azores Airlines also operates nine domestic routes throughout the Azores, as well as flying internationally. To find out more about ParkCloud, please visit www.parkcloud.com.  About  ParkCloud ParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days. When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event. ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid. Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 42 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most. This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide. Winner of Queen’s Award for International Tradehttp://www.parkcloud.com About SATA Azores AirlinesWith more than seventy-five years of experience, SATA Group has a modern and functional structure, adjusted to the challenges of an extremely demanding and competitive sector. Its fleet is divided between its two airlines. SATA Air Açores flies 37-seat Bombardier Q200 and 80-seat Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, while Azores Airlines flies 165-seat A320-200, 186-seat A321neo aircraft, operating flights to mainland Portugal and islands, Europe, the United States, and Canada.SATA Group’s five companies are involved in air transport, tourism promotion, airfield management, and ground-handling services for all airlines landing on the Azorean soil. The company’s growth strategy that contains the mission of taking the Azores to the World and the World to the Azores endures.last_img read more

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Stock markets slide after latest European Central Bank stimulus plans

TORONTO – Fresh moves by the European Central Bank on its stimulus plans left traders feeling underwhelmed on Thursday and helped pull down North American stock markets.Toronto’s S&P/TSX index closed the session down 139.15 points at 13,324.67, while the Canadian dollar rose 0.06 of a cent at 74.97 cents U.S.The ECB announced a reduction in one of its key interest rates as part of an attempt to stimulate lending, but the bank’s cut on commercial bank deposits to negative 0.3 per cent, from the previous 0.2 per cent, was widely received as disappointing.The announcement caused the euro to jump three per cent against the dollar — a large move.Meanwhile in the United States, the Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen delivered more comments to solidify expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike later this month.“The ECB not doing a huge amount today kind of clears the runway for the Fed to do a liftoff for interest rates later this month,” said Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at CMC Markets Canada.“The way Yellen has been talking this week … they’re going to give it serious consideration.”On Wall Street, the Dow Jones plunged 252.01 points at 17,477.67, the broader S&P 500 index declined 29.89 points to 2,049.62 and the Nasdaq lost 85.70 points to 5,037.53.European stocks also had one of their worst days in months. Germany’s DAX plunged 3.6 per cent, its biggest drop since September. France’s CAC-40 index lost 3.6 per cent and the U.K.’s FTSE lost 2.3 per cent.In commodities, the February gold contract rose $7.40 to US$1,061.20 an ounce, helping make the TSX gold sector one of the sole gainers of the session, rising 1.8 per cent.The energy sector dropped nearly 0.1 per cent as the January crude contract settled $1.14 higher at US$41.08 per barrel and the January contract for natural gas was ahead 1.6 cents at US$2.18.Canada’s six biggest banks finished reporting their latest financial results on Thursday, wrapping up another blockbuster period of results. Overall, the banks posted an 11.4 per cent increase in profits to $8.61 billion, despite concerns that a sluggish domestic economy could slow momentum.The TSX financial sector dropped 1.2 per cent.On Friday, the latest data on the U.S. jobs market is forecast to show 200,000 new jobs created in November, according to economists.Canada will issue its November labour force survey, which is expected to show a drop of 30,000 jobs as the oil sector continues to make sweeping cuts to improve results and temporary employment from the federal election winds down.— with files from The Associated Press.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the energy sector dropped nearly one per cent. by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 8:14 am MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 4:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stock markets slide after latest European Central Bank stimulus plans read more

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