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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2012 the U.S. travel and tourism industry generated nearly $ 1.5 trillion in economic output. This activity supported 7.8 million U.S. jobs, and accounted for seven percent of all U.S. exports. While the majority of activity in the industry is domestic, expenditures by international visitors in the United States generated nearly $ 166 billion in sales and a trade surplus of more than $ 47 billion. (1)
The need for travel agentsand the opportunities for them in the marketcontinues to grow. Only last week, for example, Airlines for America (A4A), a trade group of U.S. air carriers, predicted that travel in March and April of 2015 will increase about two percent, to an average of 2.2 million passengers a day. In its announcement, A4A attributed the increase in spring air travel to rising U.S. employment and personal incomes, an improving economy, the highest consumer sentiment in a decade, and the continued affordability of air travel. (2)
With increased opportunity, though, comes increased risk. The primary reason for this, says Payscout CEO Cleveland Brown, is that consumers are statistically more likely to dispute and charge back travel agency charges than other types of transactions, leading agencies to be placed in the same risk category as merchants selling adult products, escort and companion services, fortune telling, and sports forecasting or odds making. The risks are real, says Brown. As a sales agent for an airline, for example, an agency might be liable for the entire amount of an airline ticket if it were successfully disputed or were purchased with a stolen credit card. An additional layer of risk is the future deliverable of the product. A customer may purchase travel up to a year in advance, which leaves the transaction to chargeback exposure up to the time of travel and an additional six months to year after travel, if the consumer is not satisfied with the services.
This particular risk is likely to remain a part of the travel agency business for the foreseeable future. Until credit card acceptance rules are materially changed, say travel attorneys Norman Bluth and Mercedes Ozcan, travel agencies are at risk when a customer perpetrates a fraud. Given this reality, the best way to be protected against credit card fraud is to know your customer. A travel agency needs to obtain as much information as possible from its customers, and to respond to debit memos and chargebacks within a few days of receiving notice of such. (3)
Travel agents can help their clients avoid the danger of fraud while traveling, which helps build relationships and mutual trustand may reduce chargebacks. A recent USA Today feature on identity theft lists a number of tips agencies can provide their customers, such as avoiding free, insecure Wi-Fi networks; disabling a smart phones ability to automatically connect to hot spots; locking the phone with a password; using cash wherever possible; and avoiding street-corner ATMs. (4)
When working with its clients in the high-risk travel field, Payscout helps agencies spot possible risk patterns, take preventive measures, and protect their businesses while continuing to process payments smoothly. Payscouts goal is to enable its clients to remain competitive while taking advantage of the growth opportunities in their industry.
Travel, says Brown, is a thrivingand essentialindustry in the United States. However, it brings with it a number of issues about which industry participants must be very careful. As far as credit card processors are concerned, travel agencies are among the highest-risk merchants, which means new travel agencies have great difficulty opening a merchant account that enables them to handle credit card transactions. We strongly encourage merchants in this space to work with a merchant service provider who is experienced in managing risk.
As with any high-risk activity, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The most successful travel agencies, Brown notes, train their staff in the proper application of credit card acceptance best practices, and have them apply these practices on a consistent basis. While specific procedures will vary from agency to agency, at a minimum, agency management should be careful to set aside large-value bookings for fraud review, track and store key characteristics of all known fraud transactions, and carefully screen high-risk bookings, such as those in which the passenger and the cardholder have different names, or when the date of travel is less than six days after the date of purchase.
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Payscout Supports the Entrepreneurial Dream One Transaction at a Time.
Payscout is a global merchant service provider (MSP) and payment service provider (PSP) with tier-one bank sponsorships in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Serving small to medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprise companies alike, Payscout offers payment processing solutions for brick-and-mortar and eCommerce transactions. The company has earned acclaim as a new-generation provider of merchant banking services, specializing in online/eCommerce retailers with a predominant proportion of card-not-present (CNP) transactions; and it is one of the few providers to deliver a true global payment solution that encompasses all merchant risk verticals. Customers can access Payscouts credit card processing services via a state-of-the-art, web-based user portal and through direct interactions with highly trained experts. In addition to supporting thousands of clients across a multitude of industries and all 50 states, Payscout maintains global partnerships with VISA USA, Bank of America Merchant Services, VISA Europe, VISA Latin America, VISA Asia Pacific, MasterCard Worldwide, China Union Pay, Deutsche Bank, First Data and Payscout Brazil. Payscout was recognized as one of Americas fastest-growing privately held companies in 2014, ranking #2,416 on Inc. magazines Inc. 5000 list. Within the financial services industry, Payscout placed #140 nationally and #24 in California. For more information, visit http://www.payscout.com.
1. U.S. Department of Commerce, Industry Snapshots, 2013.
2. Dallas Morning News, March 11, 2015
3. What to do about the costly problem of charge back fraud, Travel Market Report, September 26, 2013. travelmarketreport.com/articles/What-to-Do-About-the-Costly-Problem-of-Chargeback-Fraud
4. USA Today, May 15, 2014. usatoday.com/story/travel/2014/05/15/identity-theft/9091065/
(PRWEB) March 20, 2015
Since GameTime Owner and CEO Mike Abecassis took over GameWorks in Miami back in 2010, he has been maintaining and updating the Family Entertainment Center, but now recognizes the need to take his FEC to a whole new level with a new design concept that is certain to catch the attention of a more broad and larger clientele.
GameTime at Sunset Place has historically done very well, but business has slowly declined as it has become less exciting and not as new, says CEO Michael Abecassis. Really, the entire center will be new to any guest who hasnt been there for a while and should have a great impact once completed.
With high-end modern materials and furnishings, GameTime Miami will be transformed to reveal over $ 1 Million in upgrades throughout the center. This will include a new Restaurant that will accommodate larger parties, outdoor seating, a new audio visual experience, new banquet space, remodeled Sports bars and upstairs billiard lounge, new restrooms and more advanced systems throughout their mega-arcade that holds over 120 of the latest and greatest video games, simulators and redemption machines.
A new GameTime, coming soon to Ft. Myers, will follow the lead on this new design concept and will be the 3rd flagship (joining Miami and Tampa), of the GameTime brand and the 7th FEC to date.
The unveiling of this new design concept will take place late April at GameTime Miami, located in The Shops at Sunset Place. Stay connected by joining their Fun Club at http://www.gametimeplayers.com and get social with #GTplayers @GTplayers and Facebook.com/GTplayers
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San Jose, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2015
Follow us on LinkedIn Submarine optical fiber cables are undersea cables used for carrying data across interconnected networks between continents. All of the modern cables make use of optical fiber technology for carrying digital data. The growing data transmission workloads placed by high-performance computers, servers and network storage systems is helping spur growth in the market. The worlds increasing dependence on uninterrupted data connectivity and the subsequent increase in demand for greater bandwidth is enhancing the need for fiber optic interconnectivity to support this rise in data traffic. Presently, most of the transoceanic Internet traffic is transmitted through submarine cables, given the high level of efficiency achieved in transmission through submarine cables, as against using satellites. At present, submarine optical cables transmit 100% of the international Internet traffic, and more than 95% of the worlds combined data and voice traffic.
Significant advances in optical transmission technology are driving the demand for data and video transmission, thereby necessitating the deployment of additional submarine cables. Most of the new projects are aimed primarily at addressing the needs of emerging and underserved markets. The Greenfield SAPL cable between linking Hawaii and South America, as well as the Arctic Fibre projects are a few examples of submarine cable projects targeting underserved regions. On the other hand, upgrade projects on several existing cable routes are also being taken up to keep pace with the escalating demand for bandwidth. Between 2008 and 2014, about US$ 12 billion was invested in new projects with most of the funds spent on increasing coverage, expanding networks and improving quality of services. Also, about 160 new projects with a combined value of more than US$ 20 billion are in proposal or construction phase for the year 2015 and beyond. Growth in the coming years will also be driven by the development and ongoing transition towards cost-effective 100G transmission technology, from the earlier 10G transmission technology.
As stated by the new market research report on Submarine Optical Fiber Cables, developed markets across Europe and the United States are witnessing slower growth owing to market saturation and uncertain economic conditions. Growth opportunities in these markets will come primarily from upgrade or capacity enhancement projects. Future growth in the global market will be driven by increased broadband investments in developing markets across South Asia and Africa. With a CAGR of 4.5% over the analysis period, Africa represents the fastest growing submarine cable route. Growth in this route is led by the escalating demand for reliable connectivity and affordable broadband services.
Major players covered in the report include Alcatel-Lucent, Bezeq International Ltd., Cable & Wireless Communications Plc, Ciena Corporation, Emerald Networks Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Huawei Marine Networks Co. Limited, Infinera Corporation, Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd., NSW, NTT Communications Corporation, Global Cloud Xchange Limited, Pacnet Limited, Tata Communications Limited, TE SubCom, and Xtera Communications Inc., among others.
The research report titled Submarine Optical Fiber Cables: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections in Thousand Kilometers (Cumulative Installations) for major geographic markets such as Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia and Others.
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Los Angles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2015
As we continued adding new resources to our website, said Larry Jordan, President of Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc., We realized that we needed to totally redesign the interface to make it easier for editors to find the answers they need. With over 1,100 technical articles and more than 1,200 videos in our store and Video Training Library, there was so much information available that no one could sort through it easily enough. My goal during this redesign was to provide faster access to exactly the answers editors need, so they can get back to work as quickly as possible, as well as add new features that our previous website did not support.
Adapting to new ways of doing business and technology, the new LJA website offers a clean, modern design, easy-to-navigate functionality, and a content-rich site experience. In addition to the simplified cascading interface, the freshly renovated site invites visitors to discover more about Larrys background in education and production, explore the full library of his training tutorials, as well as browse a brand-new Online Store featuring all of LJAs wide range of training downloads, DVDs, webinars and more. Larrys Tip of the Day changes daily, and provides additional tips and tricks for the editing enthusiast. Also, the sites Workshop & Events section spotlights the companys various options for private/corporate training, including their brand-new on-line educational initiative, Learn With Larry, that allows students and educators around the world to invest in and customize their professional-caliber post-production training to improve their skills.
“Larry Jordans new website design is based on the philosophy of interaction design, said Patrick Charlier, Chief Designer for Beyond Web Interactive, the California-based web design firm which created the new website. During the planning and design process it was important to Larry that the team create a compelling experience for his users and students. The sites environment had to be easy to navigate, while implementing a clean and modern design sensibility. In order to add functionality to the design, the tech team used the most cutting edge technology to make the website seamless and fast to enhance the user experience even further.”
Larry Jordans vast network of friends and followers around the world will be pleased to see that the new website also provides complete social media integration, featuring direct links to LJAs Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, where company and product updates appear on a daily basis. Additional sections and interactive features are planned for further development, to ensure the new website continues to provide a fresh, versatile site experience.
This world-class redesign fully supports the direct, customer-focused service that we have been known for throughout the industry, said James Stevens, Director of Marketing for Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. But the goal of our renovated site is to provide an even greater accessible online resource for those looking to expand their editing training and minimize the time they spend searching for it. This new website represents a comprehensive brand refresh that is closely aligned with the companys strategic vision for maximizing efficiency and economy for their clients growing educational needs.
About Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide.
The company was founded by Larry Jordan, an internationally renowned digital media analyst, producer, director, consultant and Apple-Certified trainer specializing in Apple and Adobe training. Jordans Weekly Newsletter is read by creative professionals around the world and is available at https://larryjordan.com/newsletter-archives. Jordan is also executive producer and host of the weekly interactive internet radio show and video podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, providing everything you need to know about digital media, production, post-production and distribution (http://www.digitalproductionbuzz.com).