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InvestorBrandNetwork (IBN) Recaps 2020 Milestones, Outlines 2021 Initiatives

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”), an innovative corporate communications agency and diversified content distributor, today announces via an InvestorWire Global Release translated into 12 languages to 56 countries a recap of its milestones in 2020 and provides an overview of its plans for 2021.

For more details, view the full-length announcement in English: https://IBN.fm/2020Recap

Emerging in the communications arena with its first brand in 2006, IBN has recorded sustained and transformative growth. Today, IBN boasts a portfolio of 50+ brands with a collective social media audience that includes millions of followers. IBN’s proven track record serving 500+ client partners highlights its unparalleled value proposition for both public and private companies, bolstered by its expansive network of 5,000+ key syndication partners.

Throughout 2020, IBN continued expansion of its audiences and syndication network while helping a growing list of client partners navigate unparalleled challenges. The most notable areas of growth include:

  • Podcasts Solutions for Executives and IR Firms – As of today, IBN has produced and distributed more than 485+ episodes to numerous podcast directories such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Stitcher.
  • Distribution of Audio Press Releases and Interviews – All told, IBN launched six new podcast channels in 2020. In 2021, IBN will launch The Bell2Bell Podcast, your primary destination for informative updates and exclusive interviews with executives operating in fast-moving industries.
  • More Virtual Investor Events – IBN seamlessly transitioned from live event coverage to virtual event coverage as conferences were taken digital during the pandemic. IBN covered a full calendar of virtual investor events in 2020, providing additional reach to both public and private companies participating in these shows.
  • Apple TV, Roku and 90+ Additional OTT Networks – IBN’s syndication network was expanded to feature popular streaming media channels in 2020, including popular Over The Top (OTT) Media Solutions Platforms such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
  • Additional Brands – With specialized brands for specific audiences, IBN has achieved tremendous engagement rates. In 2020, IBN announced the launch of new brands targeting fast-moving sectors filled with promising companies, such as PsychedelicNewsWireMiningNewsWire, and BioMedWire.
  • Launched InvestorWire – IBN’s new press release wire service, InvestorWire, provides a full complement of wire service offerings alongside exclusive benefits such as press release enhancement, follow-up coverage via InvestorNewsBreaks and white-glove distribution services.

To learn more about IBN’s 15+ year history, scroll through the visual timeline: https://IBN.fm/TimeLine

About InvestorBrandNetwork

The InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”) consists of financial brands introduced to the investment public over the course of 15+ years. With IBN, we have amassed a collective audience of millions of social media followers. These distinctive investor brands aim to fulfill the unique needs of a growing base of client partners. IBN will continue to expand our branded network of highly influential properties, leveraging the knowledge and energy of specialized teams of experts to serve our increasingly diversified list of clients.

For more information on IBN, visit https://www.InvestorBrandNetwork.com

Please see full terms of use and disclaimers on the InvestorBrandNetwork website applicable to all content provided by IBN, wherever published or re-published: https://IBN.fm/Disclaimer

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Vista Global Companies Record Strong Growth in Membership and Market Share Across All Key Markets in 2020


Flexible and adaptable business model, and global service offerings critical to robust 2020 performance and driving confidence into the start of 2021

  • 29% increase in new VistaJet Program subscription memberships — the fastest rate since the Company’s foundation  with its Members increasingly requiring guaranteed access to flights 24/7 with its global platform.
  • A record-breaking year for VistaJet’s On Demand services with an acceleration in bookings of 15%.
  • Surge in new XO Members — membership up 240% in 2020.
  • Leading the industry’s digital transformation.
  • The Group’s business model showcases its resilience and maintains very strong cash generation.
  • Vista Global’s positive momentum continues into 2021.
  • Pioneering sustainability in private aviation — leading the industry to transform and drastically reduce carbon footprint, even during complex times.

Dubai, January 22, 2020: Vista Global, the private aviation group founded by Thomas Flohr, provides a 2021 market update and overview of its companies’ 2020 performance and core strategic priorities, showcasing a positive outlook against a challenging global backdrop.

During 2020, the Group’s VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, saw an increase of 29% globally in new subscription memberships year-on-year, with Europe accounting for 43% of new Members, North America 25%, Asia 18% and the Middle East 10%. It was also a record year for VistaJet’s On Demand services, with bookings growing substantially at +15% year-on-year. The Company expects to see a continuation in this extraordinary explosion in demand from both corporate and first-time fliers wanting to conduct travel safely and without delays across the globe.

VistaJet is rapidly accelerating its growth in market share across all major markets. Global flight levels during 2020 remained healthy, despite the challenging and uncertain conditions around the world. Figures show that Europe registered the greatest number of flights, accounting for 46% of total flights, and North America 26%. In Asia, strong demand was recorded for flights in and out of China, which accounted for 28% of flights across the Asian region, and the UAE accounted for 34% of flights across the Middle East.

XO, the Group’s leading On Demand technology platform, recorded a surge in new client memberships of more than 3x in 2020, with each depositing an average of $100k deposit, guaranteeing future flying. The Company also recorded record flight hours in 2020, up 6% year-on-year.

This surge in customer demand and XO’s superior product offerings clearly cement its leadership position within the On Demand charter market. By delivering a best-in-class digitally native user experience, XO is set to continue to grow significantly in the coming years, servicing both large enterprises and individual consumers.

Following XO’s launch of a light jet fleet in November 2020, increasing its dedicated aircraft by 30%, the operator of the aircraft saw extraordinary growth, with the number of flights up 39% in December alone.

Vista Global is confident of further significant subscription membership growth. The Group’s highly generative cash model and the prudent financial decisions made through 2020 have resulted in a robust liquidity position, with broad access to capital, to be able to support its growth plans.

Thomas Flohr_Founder & Chairman_Vista Global

The pandemic has demonstrated the clear demand for business aviation as a safer and more reliable alternative to commercial flying. Supporting passengers and their businesses with a global infrastructure during 2021 will be paramount as customers are increasingly requiring maximum safety and guaranteed access to travel services across the globe. VistaJet’s commitment to guaranteeing 24/7 availability and flexibility to fliers anywhere, anytime via its floating fleet has been a core differentiator throughout the pandemic and clearly drove customers’ preference, while XO’s technology platform provides instant booking solutions and opened access to the jet market in an unprecedented way.

Thomas Flohr, Vista Global Founder and Chairman, said: “We are entering 2021 with optimism and grounded positivity following the unprecedented events of 2020.  It is a pivotal and exciting time in our sector and I am extremely aware of the critical, growing role private aviation will play as part of the global economy for years to come.

Ensuring the complete safety and security of passengers and Vista Global team members remains of paramount importance. There is growing confidence across corporate Members from all the major regions and the asset-light provision of global mobility will be critical to seizing new opportunities to fuel recovery.

VistaJet Global 6000

I am immensely proud that over the last 17 years the Vista Global group was able to build a truly global infrastructure and the market leading technology platform to serve our clients anywhere, anytime. The team has created the ultimate resilience in such an incredibly challenging year — our ability to adapt, change, discover and offer new solutions to our clients is what makes us the best business aviation provider in the world.”

Clients are increasingly demanding digital solutions in the modern economy. Vista Global’s proprietary technology gives it a significant advantage in the industry, creating superior client value and elevated end-to-end experience.

VistaJet is pioneering innovative solutions across its subscription membership offerings and global fleet. In response to the seismic changes in market and customer demands, the Company has taken the opportunity to expand its global services to its growing membership base and increase the experience for all clients. In October 2020, VistaJet launched its Dynamic Corporate Membership, offering a full suite of flexible travel solutions for businesses and executives around the world with minimum commitment.

XO will continue to enhance its position as the industry’s leader for On Demand flight solutions, focusing on global expansion to mature and future growth markets. To further support client demand, the Company plans to launch a series of new products, upgrades to its dedicated fleet as well as dedicated shuttle routes across 2021.

The launch of VistaJet Private World, the global program for private travel, offers Members complete privacy and safety at all stages of their journey through a fully integrated travel platform with leading partners around the globe.

XO App

Additionally, VistaJet is driving forward the sustainability agenda within the private aviation sector. Urging for greater acceleration for all operators and industry players, the Company is advocating everyone’s responsibility to transform the business aviation landscape for higher sustainability. By partnering with SkyNRG, the global leader for sustainable aviation fuel — a new type of fuel capable of reducing a flight’s carbon emissions by up to 85% — and reaffirming its Sustainability in Aviation pledges, VistaJet is taking major steps in aiding the transition towards a sustainable future.

Vista Global continues to support governments and medical organizations fighting the very real challenges of COVID-19 around the world. The Community Support program has made its entire global network, infrastructure and technology available to ensure safe passage worldwide for critical travel.

– Ends –

Note to Editors:

Statements in this release are based solely upon information available as of the date of this release, are not a comprehensive statement of the Group’s financial results or positions as of or for the 2020 full year, and have not been audited, reviewed, or compiled by an independent registered accounting firm. Thus, the financial information in this release is preliminary, unaudited and subject to revision upon completion of the Group’s closing and audit processes. The Group assumes no obligation to update any information contained herein, save for any information required to be disclosed by law.

Vista Global | press@vistaglobal.com

About Vista Global Holding
Vista Global Holding is the world’s first private aviation ecosystem. A global group headquartered at the DIFC in Dubai, Vista Global integrates a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-light services to cover all key aspects of business aviation: guaranteed and On Demand global flight coverage; aircraft leasing and finance; and cutting-edge aviation technology. The group’s mission is to lead the change to provide customers with the most advanced flying services and the very best value, anytime, anywhere around the world. Vista Global’s knowledge and understanding of all facets of the industry deliver the best end-to-end offering and technology to any business aviation customer, through its VistaJet and XO branded services.

Vista Global Holding Limited (“Vista Global”) does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are performed by FAA-licensed/DOT-registered EASA or U.S. certified Vista Global group direct air carriers and/or partner operators. Vista Global holds a non-controlling minority stake in XOJET Aviation LLC.



Olivia Newton-John & Daughter Chloe Lattanzi to Release “Window in the Wall” – an Anthem to Unify & Heal – on Greenhill Records Friday, January 22, 2021

Green Hill Productions


LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Four-time Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John and her daughter, singer/songwriter Chloe Lattanzi will release their new duet, “Window in the Wall,” an anthem aimed to unify and heal during these unprecedented times in the world, on Green Hill Productions a subsidiary of Primary Wave, Friday, January 22, 2021.

“I’ve always enjoyed singing duets more than singing on my own and when I first heard this song, I knew immediately that I wanted to sing it with my daughter Chloe,” says Newton-John. “The lyrics and melody really resonated with me and I hoped Chloe would feel the same way – and luckily she did!”

Produced by six-time Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, “Window in the Wall” is not the first time this mother/daughter team has hit the recording studio. Their debut single, “You Have to Believe,” a remake of Newton-John’s #1 single “Magic” from Xanadu, with additional lyrics by Lattanzi, was released in 2015 and reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Play Chart.

“There is always something special about singing with my daughter,” adds Newton-John. “She not only has a gorgeous voice, she’s an amazing musician with tremendous instincts as a singer.”

As the world is in the midst of so much chaos and turbulence, Newton-John and Lattanzi really connected with the song and its message of hope, love and understanding:

Has this world forgotten how to love?
Are we blinded by the hate we let inside?
No one giving in or giving up
The lines are drawn and there’s no compromise
This isn’t who we are
It’s time for us to start…
Looking for a window in the wall
Maybe we can see the other side
And find we’re not so different after all
Looking for a window in the wall

“When my mom played the song for me I knew I wanted to record it, not only because it was with my mom but, I felt the lyrics and message might help people see things from another perspective,” says Lattanzi. “We are all part of the same human race and if we listen to each other, respect each other and love each other – for both our likenesses and our differences – we might just understand each other a lot more.”

“Olivia and Chloe do a masterful job in delivering this special song with a genuine sincerity,” says Blake Davis, General Manager of Green Hill Productions. “I think it will not only strike a chord with Olivia and Chloe fans but touch a wide array of people who need to hear a message like this right now.”

Written by Tom Paden, Eddie Kilgallon and Tajci Cameron, “Window in the Wall,” will be available on Green Hill Productions, Friday, January 22, 2021, on all digital music platforms. For additional information, follow Olivia and Chloe on social media:

Video link: https://lnk.to/WindowInTheWall

Olivia Newton-John
Instagram: TheRealONJ
Twitter: @OliviaNJ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olivianewtonjohn

Chloe Lattanzi
Instagram: @ChloeLattanziOfficial
Twitter: @ChloeLattanzi

Dawn Kamerling
The Press House

About Green Hill:
Green Hill Productions, a subsidiary of Primary Wave Music, is a boutique record label currently celebrating 25 years of creating top-quality lifestyle music for every mood. With over 500 titles in its diverse catalog, Green Hill covers an amazing variety of genres and targeted themes including jazz, New Age, Celtic, Christmas, chillout, bluegrass, Cajun, easy listening, nature, piano, romance, relaxation, oldies, beach, western, world, patriotic, big band, classic crooners, and many others. In addition, Green Hill produces recordings on such performers as David Arkenstone, Beegie Adair, Jim Brickman, Jack Jezzro, Luke McMaster, and more.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2cd12e30-a6cd-4fb5-a3fa-1166a1121252


InvestorBrandNetwork (IBN) สรุปเหตุการณ์สำคัญในปี 2020 สรุปโครงการริเริ่มของปี 2021

นิวยอร์ก, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ผ่าน InvestorWire — InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”) บริษัทตัวแทนด้านการสื่อสารองค์กรอันทันสมัยและผู้จัดจำหน่ายเนื้อหาที่หลากหลาย วันนี้ได้ประกาศผ่าน InvestorWire Global Release ที่แปลเป็น 12 ภาษาไปยัง 56 ประเทศสำหรับการสรุปเหตุการณ์สำคัญในปี 2020 และให้ภาพรวมของแผนสำหรับปี 2021

สำหรับรายละเอียดเพิ่มเติม โปรดดูประกาศภาษาอังกฤษฉบับเต็ม: https://IBN.fm/2020Recap

IBN เกิดขึ้นในเวทีการสื่อสารโดยมีแบรนด์แรกในปี 2006 ซึ่งมีการเติบโตที่ติดอันดับและยั่งยืน ปัจจุบัน IBN มีผลิตภัณฑ์มากกว่า 50 แบรนด์ที่มีผู้ชมโซเชียลมีเดียซึ่งรวมถึงผู้ติดตามหลายล้านคน ผลงานของ IBN ที่ได้รับการพิสูจน์ซึ่งให้บริการ พันธมิตรลูกค้ามากกว่า 500 รายแสดงให้เห็นถึงการนำเสนอคุณค่าที่ไม่มีใครเทียบได้สำหรับทั้งบริษัทภาครัฐและเอกชน โดยได้รับการสนับสนุนจากเครือข่ายขนาดใหญ่ของพันธมิตรที่สำคัญมากกว่า 5,000 ราย

ตลอดปี 2020 IBN ยังขยายกลุ่มผู้ชมและเครือข่ายอย่างต่อเนื่อง พร้อมกับช่วยให้พันธมิตรลูกค้าที่เพิ่มขึ้นสามารถรับมือกับความท้าทายที่ไม่มีใครเทียบได้ จุดสำคัญที่สุดของการเติบโต ได้แก่:

  • โซลูชันพอดคาสต์สำหรับผู้บริหารและบริษัท IR – ในปัจจุบัน IBN ได้ผลิตและเผยแพร่พอดคาสต์มากกว่า 485 ตอนไปยังไดเร็กทอรีพอดคาสต์จำนวนมาก เช่น Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio และ Stitcher
  • การกระจายข่าวประชาสัมพันธ์ทางเสียงและการสัมภาษณ์ – ตามที่ได้ประกาศไว้ IBN ได้เปิดตัวช่องพอดคาสต์ใหม่หกช่องในปี 2020 ในปี 2021 IBN จะเปิดตัว พอดคาสต์ Bell2Bell ซึ่งเป็นจุดหมายปลายทางหลักของคุณสำหรับการอัปเดตข้อมูลและการสัมภาษณ์พิเศษกับผู้บริหารที่ดำเนินงานในอุตสาหกรรมที่เคลื่อนที่อย่างรวดเร็ว
  • อีเว้นท์เสมือนจริงสำหรับนักลงทุนที่มากขึ้น – IBN ได้เปลี่ยนจากงานอีเว้นท์สดไปเป็นงานอีเว้นท์เสมือนจริงได้อย่างราบรื่น เนื่องจากการประชุมที่จัดในรูปแบบดิจิทัลระหว่างการระบาดของโรค IBN ได้จัดงานอีเว้นท์เสมือนจริงสำหรับนักลงทุนตลอดทั้งปี 2020 โดยให้การเข้าถึงเพิ่มเติมแก่บริษัททั้งภาครัฐและเอกชนที่เข้าร่วมในรายการเหล่านี้
  • Apple TV, Roku และเครือข่าย OTT มากกว่า 90 เครือข่าย – เครือข่ายของ IBN ถูกขยายให้มีช่องสื่อการสตรีมยอดนิยมในปี 2020 รวมถึง แพลตฟอร์มโซลูชันสื่อ Over The Top (OTT) ยอดนิยม เช่น Roku และ Amazon Fire TV
  • แบรนด์เพิ่มเติม – ด้วยแบรนด์เฉพาะสำหรับกลุ่มผู้ชมเฉพาะ ทำให้ IBN มีอัตราการมีส่วนร่วมที่สูงมาก ในปี 2020 IBN ได้ประกาศเปิดตัวแบรนด์ใหม่ที่กำหนดเป้าหมายไปยังภาคส่วนที่พัฒนาอย่างรวดเร็วซึ่งเต็มไปด้วยบริษัทที่มีอนาคต เช่น PsychedelicNewsWireMiningNewsWire และ BioMedWire
  • เปิดตัว InvestorWire – InvestorWire คือบริการสายข่าวประชาสัมพันธ์ใหม่ของ IBN ส่งมอบบริการสื่อที่สมบูรณ์แบบควบคู่ไปกับสิทธิประโยชน์พิเศษ เช่น การปรับปรุงข่าวประชาสัมพันธ์ การติดตามข่าวผ่าน InvestorNewsBreaks และบริการการจำหน่ายที่ใส่ใจเป็นพิเศษ

หากต้องการเรียนรู้เพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับประวัติที่ยาวนานกว่า 15 ปีของ IBN โปรดเลื่อนดูภาพไทม์ไลน์: https://IBN.fm/TimeLine

เกี่ยวกับ InvestorBrandNetwork

InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”) ประกอบด้วยแบรนด์ทางการเงินซึ่งเป็นที่รู้จักในหมู่นักลงทุนเป็นเวลานานกว่า 15 ปี ด้วย IBN เราได้รวบรวมกลุ่มผู้ชมสื่อสังคมออนไลน์นับล้านคนไว้ด้วยกัน แบรนด์นักลงทุนที่โดดเด่นเหล่านี้มีเป้าหมายเพื่อตอบสนองความต้องการเฉพาะของฐานพันธมิตรลูกค้าที่กำลังเติบโต IBN จะยังคงขยายเครือข่ายแบรนด์ที่มีอิทธิพลสูงของเราอย่างต่อเนื่อง โดยใช้ประโยชน์จากความรู้และพลังงานของทีมผู้เชี่ยวชาญเฉพาะทางเพื่อให้บริการกลุ่มลูกค้าที่หลากหลาย

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Great start to foiling smuggling in Perlis

Seizures from smuggling cases in Perlis increased sharply in the first three weeks of January compared to the same period last year, said state police chief Datuk Surina Saad.

She said even though the number of criminal cases decreased by six per cent, the seizure value reached RM3 million compared to about RM1.5 million in the first three months last year.

“Police seized various smuggled items including an attempt to smuggle ketum leaves to a neighbouring country,” she told reporters after inspecting roadblocks on the first day of the Movement Control Order (MCO) implementation across the state beginning today.

Surina said the seizures involved confiscations carried out by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) and state Customs Department

She also hoped smuggling and other criminal cases will reduce during the MCO.

Commenting on the roadblocks mounted in the state, Surina said 20 vehicles were told to turn back after failing to give valid reasons to the police at four locations in Tambun Tulang, Padang Besar, Kaki Bukit and Beseri.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Transition programme to ease students’ entry into following year – MOE

— A transition programme will be implemented this year to see students’ readiness and prepare them for entry into the following year, said Education director-general Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim.

She said the programme was formulated after school students were not able to undergo the proper learning session in schools last year due to the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

The 43-day transition programme involves all students in primary and secondary schools and is done according to the method deemed appropriate by the teachers involved, she said in a virtual press conference on the 2021 school operations today.

“Last year, they were in school for several days only. As the ministry is concerned over the differences in terms of communication and how the learning took place at home, taking into account the differences in access to learning, we have proposed this transition programme.

“If there is a learning gap among pre-school children entering Year One this year, how do we prepare them in terms of readiness for Year One,” she added.

On the implementation of home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) this year, Habibah said it would be thoroughly monitored to help teachers and schools improve the method from time to time.

“Previously, we only monitored how many teachers and student were involved in PdPR, but now we want to see in terms of the subjects taught and if teachers conduct PdPR online, how much time was taken for the sessions and the percentage of students’ attendance for each session,” she said.

Meanwhile, Habibah said on the first day of school on Jan 20, the attendance was encouraging recording 95 per cent, involving candidates who will be sitting for the 2020 major examinations.

The percentage was much higher compared to the reopening of schools in July last year during the Recovery MCO period which was about 91 to 92 per cent, she said.

On the educational television programme, TV Pendidikan, Habibah said it would run for nine hours daily, from Monday to Friday and would be broadcast on Okey TV, Astro and NTV7.

“We are also planning to increase the TV Pendidikan airtime to reach out to more students because more than 90 per cent of households in Malaysia have television so the access is definitely wider,” she said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Water supply disruption in four districts in Kelantan

— A total of 32,018 account holders in four districts in Kelantan are expected to experience water supply disruption from today until Jan 30, according to Air Kelantan Sdn Bhd (AKSB).

AKSB, in a statement today, said the districts involved are Machang with 16,000 accounts, Pasir Puteh (9,539), Kota Bharu Selatan (5,979) and Kota Bharu Timur (500).

It said the disruption was caused by leakage at the raw water supply pipeline in Kampung Pulai Chondong, Machang, yesterday and AKSB had to temporarily shut down the operation of Medan Telaga Sungai Bagan, involving the Merbau Chondong water treatment plant.

“AKSB is in careful planning to replace the water pipeline on a scheduled basis and we expect the work will take until Jan 30 to complete.

“However, it depends on the situation on the site and AKSB will update the status regularly,” the statement said.

Customers can call the hotline at 15777 or get in touch via WhatsApp at 019-5755777 or download the MyAKSB application for further enquiries.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency