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How To Save On Projects With Aluminium Alloy 

Aluminium is one of the commonly used materials in various industries. This is the reason why aluminium alloy remains in demand in the market today. If you are working in an industry that largely uses aluminium for its projects, it would be best to look for a supplier where you would constantly purchase the material for faster and more economical transactions. Here are some tips for you to find a credible aluminium source while saving money on the process.

Buy from manufacturers

If you would do a price comparison, you would notice that aluminium prices vary from one supplier to another. To get the material at a lower price, buy direct from a manufacturer instead from a supplier.  Local distributors would naturally add mark-up from the original price to gain profit out of the sales.

Do a price comparison

Before you take the plunge and purchase your needed supplies of aluminium alloy from a manufacturer, make it a point to check from other manufacturers and even from local suppliers to do a price comparison. Visit the websites of different distributors and manufacturers in your area and find out how you can save from them. Check for discount items and promos or you can also check if there are offers such as free shipping because this is how you can save more money.

Ask for cost estimates

You can also save money when buying aluminium products by asking for cost estimates from at least three to five distributors in your area. You can also do this with your other needed project supplies. You can also save money if you would place your ordersina single manufacture. This way, you can negotiate for a lower price.

Buy more items

Another trick to save money on aluminium alloy is to buy higher quantities instead of buying partial number of supplies. When you buy more items, a manufacturer may offer free delivery especially if you expressed that you would be a regular customer. Provide the manufacturer a list of your needed materials then negotiate for discounts from the total amount.


Hotels Listed For Sale In Phuket And Sukhumvit

One of the main advantages of hotels in the Sukhumvit area is that tourists are more likely to book a hotel near Terminal 21 which is one of the most well-known shopping centre in the area. This is good news for investors because the Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit is currently for sale. For investors who are planning to enter the Phuket market, the Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & spa is also being listed for sale. These two hotels can be negotiated through an international tender process that will be handled by Hotels & Hospitality Group of JLL.

The current manager of Four Points by Sheration Bangkok Sukhumvit is the Marriott International. It has 268 rooms in a total land area of around 900 square wah or 3,600 square meters. The hotel is located in a prime spot in Sukhumvit Soi 15.

The manager of Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa is the AccorHotels. The hotel was remodelled and was launched in 2014. The total land area is around 12 rai or 18,610 square meters which is located at the northern part of the Karon Beach. The resort is family friendly and has 224 rooms available with key features such as water slide, kids club, swimming pools and an extensive spa.

According to JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group Asia’s international director handling investment sales, Mike Batchelor, the country has good infrastructure system as of the moment but the tourism industry continues to flourish because of reputation and strategic location. This is the reason why it remains to be the most widely visited country by holiday goers.

These factors remain to be the reason why they are receiving a lot of investors but they have been subjected to the same issue which is the fight to get assets that are worth investing especially in big cities like Phuket and Bangkok.

This is why they are confident that they will attract a lot of investors with the sales of the two hotels managed by two well-known hotel management companies in the world. Investors will be either grabbing a hotel near Terminal 21 or one that is located at one of the best beaches in Thailand.


Atlanta Event Management Software Startup Gets Massive Equity Investment

The Atlanta-based software firm Gather, specializing in conference and events management startup, has reportedly managed to successfully secured a strategic investment from a private equity firm based in Austin, Texas. The equity investment will help the firm in performing its role to help restaurants and venues across the Georgia capital manage and grow their events.

The aforementioned investment was made by Vista Equity Partners, an Austin-based private equity firm, which has a history of investing in software and technology focused businesses across the country. The firm was founded in 2000, and currently has Robert F. Smith as CEO.

Gather has remained tight-lipped about the investment; refusing to reveal any details about it, but, there have been reports from third parties giving insight to the transaction. According to Axios Media, the investment totals in at about $55 million, and that Vista Equity also went and took out the conference and events management startup firm’s early investors in the process.

The investment is set to help Gather continue their current growth, and is expected to, at least, double the company’s current workforce as the company moves into the next year, which is estimated to be somewhere in the 50+ region.

Gather’s claim to fame is its cloud-based conference and events management software which is designed to help businesses and venues across Atlanta, Georgia manage and grow their event programs into new, viable revenue sources via improving sales, and streamlining the workflow, starting from the initial inquiry for the event planning, up to the day-of execution and payments.

According to Gather’s CEO, Nicholas Miller, the company’s formation came due the hospitality industry’s increasing use of technology to streamline operations, with many restaurants and venues taking note of event programs, which he says accounts for around 20% to 30% of revenue, as the most lucrative aspect to optimize.

He says that, for the venues that hire it, Gather acts as the Customer Relationship Management and workflow platform, so they can do everything needed for their private events business aspect, as well as streamlining the typical event planning process.

Prior to this large investment, Gather raised $3 million this year, which was preceded by a $2.5M investment from Storm Ventures and Ludlow Ventures.


LED Lights Helped Consumers In Logan To Save Money

Consumers who are paying public utility in Logan were able to save a lot of money because of the decision of the council to replace existing lights with LED lighting. LED lights such as 12v LED strip lighting consumes very little energy compared to other commercial light source.

The city recently made a decision to move ahead and conduct additional investigations regarding the use of LED for all the street lights.

A specific agreement was reached between officers and Energex which will give permission to use LED lights as long as it passes the standards by the Queensland Transport and Main Roads. These lights will be used in main roads where there are current developments as well as on council roads.

Basically, the public street lights that are found in the council roads of Logan City is owned by Energex while the council is paying for the entire lighting network including the maintenance, electricity, operations and capital repayments. Energex appointed Stanwell Energy to be the managing company on their behalf.

According to officers, every LED light that was installed in the new estates like the Yarrabilba has contributed to the savings worth $18 every month or equal to a saving of 60 cents every day. This includes the maintenance and power savings sector.

There were about a thousand LED lights that were used in Yarrabilba. In this case, the energy savings reaches up to 84,000 kilowatt hours annually. This resulted to a large deduction in costs allotted to operations and maintenance when compared to the standard lighting.

In a recent report that was submitted to the council, the savings for each light annually is $215 which means that the development in Yarrabilba, once finally done, has a probability to save about $250,000 due to the LED light installed.

The report also revealed that $6 million is spent annually in the operation and maintenance of the street lighting which was provided by Energex. With the use of LED lights such as 12v LED strip lighting, homeowners and businesses will be able to save a lot.


Pros And Cons Of Online Buying From Honda Dealers In UK

Buying from online Honda dealers in UK was made even more convenient with the availability of online sellers and shops which gives you more options and better shopping experience. Online shopping is one of the best benefits of modern technology. It allows you to get your needed products without having to go anywhere. Even motorbike can already be purchased online and delivered to where you are, sometimesfor free. However, buying bikes from online sources can also have its downsides although it also has its share of positive points. If you have not decided yet whether to buy Honda bike online or offline, take a look at these points to ponder.


  • Convenient shopping. Shopping online from the websites of Honda dealers in UK requires nothing but your computer and internet connection. With this two, you can already visit numerous online sellers and check on their products. You don’thave to spend for gas or exert effort to drive down to your nearest bike shop because you can obtain all the information that you need with a few clicks. You can also shop for bikes anytime and anywhere unlike offline shopping when you really have to allocate time to shop around.
  • More affordable. Online dealers do not spend much on overhead expenses and operation costs so they can offer their merchandise at a much lower costs.They can also offer better deals to attract more customers due to stiff competition.
  • Provides more information. Online dealers provide as many information as possible about theproducts they sell including product reviews.


  • No test-drive. One of the disadvantages of buying from online Honda dealers in UK is that you do not have the opportunity to do a test drive. You cannot test how easily you can manoeuvre the bike or how comfortable it is to use on the road.
  • Cannot personally check the unit. There are bikes that can only look great on photos but they are not actually what they seem in reality. You cannot personally check the electronics and other essential aspects of the bike.

Thailand As The Most Attractive Hotel Investment Destination In The World

Direct investments in the hotel sector of Thailand have reached at least 10.7 billion baht for the first half of 2017. According to JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, the investments include deals to buy 5 hotels located in Bangkok and Pattaya. JLL further expects that volume of full-year hotel investment in Thailand will reach more than 14 billion baht by the end of the year.

According to Mike Batchelor, the head of investment sales in Asia, direct investment is 11.45% more than the full year investment volume in 2016 that only generated 9.5 billion baht. Mr. Batchelor said that most of buyers were domestic and regional investors. The latest acquisitions were made by Carlton Hotel Group and Hotel 81 that are based in Singapore. This affirms the position of Thailand as one of the most attractive hotel investment destinations of the world.

Last June, JLL has facilitated Hotel 81’s acquisition of Premier Inn portfolio including two hotels that are located in Bangkok and Pattaya. The portfolio will mark the first venture of Hotel 81 into the Thai hospitality market. The two hotels that were acquired by Hotel 81 will be managed with Travel Lodge on its behalf. Hotel 81 is the largest hotel owner in Singapore and the portfolio is the first transaction they made. Whitbread, the seller, is also a large owner of hotels in the United Kingdom.

Last May, the Carlton Group of Singapore has acquired an unfinished hotel project situated in Bangkok for about 2.4 billion baht. If plans push through, the project will be completed in 2019. The 342-key hotel will be carrying the Carlton hotel brand. Carlton Group’s acquisition is the largest hotel deal that was publicly announced in Thailand. The deal has also managed to set a new benchmark price that no hotel of significant size has ever accomplished on the main Sukhumvit road.

If you are traveller in Thailand who is passionate about shopping, your best option is a hotel near Terminal 21 shopping complex. The hotel is ideal for both leisure and business travellers because of its proximity to the charms of Bangkok. You get more value from your money because of thehotel’s convenient location.


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