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LANSING, Mich., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Advertising in the Chicago, Cleveland and Indianapolis markets during the 2004 warm weather season delivered an elevated return on investment (ROI) according to a recent study conducted by Longwoods International, a research firm specializing in advertising research and return on investment. Travel Michigan, the State's official agency for the promotion of tourism, today announced the findings of the study evaluating the impact of the Travel Michigan 2004 advertising campaign. According to the study, nearly one million visitors, who would not have traveled to Michigan otherwise, spent $163 million statewide as a direct result of the 2004 Travel Michigan advertising program. These additional visitors to the state assisted in funding 3,607 tourism related jobs. "We are pleased with the results of the study. This research has proven ... (more)

Affluent Regain Positive Outlook on Economy, Stocks and Personal Income, According to Affluent Market Tracking Study #9

MIAMI, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spring 2006 Affluent Market Tracking Study #9, issued today by The American Affluence Research Center (AARC) shows several positive changes in the 12-month economic outlook and spending plans of the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans, with indexes for current business conditions, future household income, and savings expectations all at record highs. The Fall 2005 report showed a neutral outlook among the affluent. This is the ninth in a continuing series of twice-yearly surveys by AARC of the 11 million affluent households that represent about h... (more)

Brand New Dining Options Landing at Nashville International Airport with New HMSHost Contract

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- HMSHost Corporation, a world leader in travel food, beverage and retail concessions has been awarded a contract to develop new food and beverage facilities at Nashville International Airport. The new contract, establishing HMSHost at the Nashville airport for the first time, carries a total term of 13 years with estimated revenues to exceed $182 million over the life of the contract. (Logo: ) "The Authority is extremely pleased to have HMSHost as one of the airport's strategic partners,"... (more)

Governor Rendell Says Economic Stimulus Programs Energizing PA's Economy

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that Pennsylvania is supporting two of its biggest industries, tourism and agriculture, as well as early stage companies, by investing nearly $5 million in projects located in 10 counties. "The commonwealth's economy continues to grow due, in part, to the strategic investments we are making in our communities and businesses," said Governor Rendell. "Investments like these keep our economy moving in the right direction. They not only create and retain jobs for the state's hardworking re... (more)

Continued Terrorist Threat Creates Boom in European Airport Security Equipment Market

LONDON, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The continued threat of terrorism is set to drive growth across the entire European airport security equipment market, especially given recent European Union legislation, which aims to impose standard security requirements across all member states. Europe has immense market potential: estimates for the period 2006-2010 indicate 20 new airports will be built and 36 existing ones will need to be upgraded. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( predicts that this market will see top-line growth in the region of 34... (more)