Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Donald Meyer, Dana Gardner, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

A Look Back at the Major Events of 2012

LONDON, December 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Reflect on the major events of the past year and plan ahead for 2013 with the leading luxury holiday provider Sovereign Luxury Travel

2012 was an eventful year for plenty of reasons, particularly for Brits who had several reasons to be proud of their country, the stage for some amazing sporting history. Sport wasn't the only thing that put the UK in the spotlight, the Queen's golden Jubilee brought people together from across the country to celebrate not just the Monarch but also the heritage and culture of the sovereign state.

The London Olympics was without doubt the major talking point of 2012, and a huge success for Britain, its athletes finishing 3rd in the medals table with an impressive tally. New stars such as Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins and Jessica Ennis were made, famed for their sporting success and infectious personalities, but when it comes to gold medal-winning holidays, Sovereign surely wins 1st place.

Just like Britain's heroes, Lanzarote is a firm favourite with warm, reliable weather, resorts perfect for families, and a unique lunar landscape. The Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel is the ideal place to relax, and a great base from which to explore the island. Stay here with Sovereign for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis from just £3,195 per family of four, saving up to £1409 per family. This includes a £150 Sale Event Discount, a free child place and €100 resort credit, all exclusive to Sovereign customers, as well as an early booking discount and an online booking discount. Flights depart from Manchester on 25 August 2013.

The U.S presidential election was arguably the major world event of 2012, having repercussions for people across the globe. After much campaigning, Barrack Obama won a second term, having edged the election by the narrowest of margins. Wherever Sovereign customers elect to go in 2013 however, they can be sure of an indulgent experience.

One of the finest examples of a hotel offering the ultimate indulgence is the five-star Annabelle Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus. This property is set amongst lush, tropical gardens and overlooks a charming fishing harbour, creating a quaint, authentic atmosphere. Stay here for seven nights on a full board basis with Sovereign from just £639 per person, saving up to £1044 per couple; this great offer includes a £150 Sale Event Discount, and €50 Spa credit per booking when staying in a sea view room, both exclusive to Sovereign customers. Also receive a complimentary upgrade from bed and breakfast to full board and an online booking discount. Flights depart from London Gatwick on 04 March 2013.

Gadgets are big news these days, and there are few things that create more buzz than the launch of a major new Apple Product. In 2012, gadget lovers were treated to two high profile launches; the new iPad Mini, and the iPhone 5. The latter in particular was met with critical and commercial acclaim and had eager consumers queuing for hours to get their hands on one. Get familiar with your new 2012 Gadgets while relaxing in a Sovereign hotel.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana boasts great facilities to help families stay entertained or blissfully relaxed. This sumptuous property boasts its own golf course, spa, the largest casino in the country, and for kids; three swimming pools with slides, an Xbox in the room, and a minibar filled with treats (Family Level Suites only). Stay here with Sovereign for seven nights on an all-inclusive basis from just £4,045per family of 3, saving up to £1,685 per family, this offer includes free child accommodation and a £150 Sale Event Discount exclusive to Sovereign, as well as $1500 Resort Credit, a 10% discount, and an online booking discount. Flights depart from London Gatwick on 26 February 2013.

Sovereign would like to wish all its customers, past, present and future a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2013 filled with unforgettable luxury holiday experiences. For more on these great offers, as well as all the other destinations and hotels offered by Sovereign, visit http://www.sovereign.com or call a travel expert on 0844 415 1984.


SOURCE Hayes and Jarvis Travel Limited T/ATUI Specialist Holidays

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
18th Cloud Expo, taking place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 develope...
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
"What we see what happens when you have a completely networked society and the potential to now drive the value creation and the collaboration and the ecosystems that are possible when you start to be able to connect people and industries together in ways that have never been possible before," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP of Marketing Enterprise & Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.