World’s Best for Travel, Domino’s on Uber Eats, Barbie on Candy Crush | This Week on PR Newswire

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Weekly Press Release Roundup - August 2023 Issue of Travel + Leisure

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To help journalists stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a recap of some major stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

Travel + Leisure Announces Winners of 2023 World’s Best Awards Revealing the Top Cities, Islands, Hotels, Cruise Lines and More

August 2023 Issue of Travel + Leisure

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Spanning 122 category lists, this year’s survey results yielded many surprises, including a new airline claiming the #1 spot for Best International Airline for the first time in 28 years and a new winner in the Best Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line category. Two categories were introduced this year, Best Luxury Villa Rental Companies and Best Trains, to reflect changes in the way we travel now.

Lightly Fantastic: Truly Hard Seltzer Defies Gravity and Expectations With ‘Zero Gravity Bar’

Drinkers will experience the light, fun, and refreshing flavors of Truly while they sip, float and flip at 32,000 feet in the same zero gravity environment utilized by astronauts.

Deloitte: Back-to-School Spending Expected to Decline as Inflation Takes its Toll

The overall back-to-school market is expected to decrease to $31.2 billion; spending on clothing is down 14% year-over-year, and technology is down 13% in favor of school supplies (up 20% year-over-year).

Domino’s® Introduces a New Way to Order Using Uber Eats Marketplace

Domino's on Uber Eats Marketplace.

Source: PRNewsfoto/Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

The initial U.S. rollout of the agreement will begin this fall in four pilot markets, with ordering on the Uber Eats and Postmates apps anticipated to be enabled across the country by the end of 2023.

Royal Caribbean Group Transforms Waste Management in the Cruise Industry, Helping Protect the Oceans

The cruise company’s newest ships will convert waste to energy on board, expand on its Green Hubs program, and use technology to take a bite out of food waste.

Mission Accomplished: Canoo Delivers Crew Transportation Vehicles to NASA for Artemis Missions

Canoo Crew Transportation Vehicles for NASA

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“We are thrilled to be a part of the Artemis missions and to deliver NASA’s first zero-emission built for mission crew transportation vehicles,” says Tony Aquila, Chairman and CEO, Canoo.

Express Scripts Adds Three Biosimilars to Largest Formulary to Promote Competition and Advance Affordability, Choices for Patients

Express Scripts will include Cyltezo and both Sandoz products (Hyrimoz and unbranded adalimumab-adaz) – inflammatory disease biosimilars with competitive net costs – as preferred products on the National Preferred Formulary alongside HUMIRA.

Sean “Diddy” Combs Officially Launches Empower Global, a Curated Online Marketplace for Black Businesses

The platform provides Black businesses a broader audience reach and empowers consumers to shop the best Black-owned brands in beauty, fashion, art and lifestyle.

United Debuts Wireless Charging Onboard

United debuts wireless charging onboard

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The new United First® seat – which also features vegan leather upholstery, 13-inch seatback screens and 18-inch tray tables, Bluetooth connectivity, privacy screens and an ergonomist-designed cushion – debuts on its first 737 this month, and customers will continue to see it rollout this summer.

TSA stopped 3,251 firearms at airport checkpoints nationwide during the first half of 2023

From January 1 to June 30, an average of 18 firearms were confiscated per day, 92% of which were loaded. TSA reminds travelers that those who wish to travel with a firearm must ensure that it is properly packed in checked luggage, declared at the airline ticket counter, and must contact their airline for additional policies. Offenders may be fined up to $14,950, rescinded of their TSA PreCheck eligibility, require enhanced screening, or even arrested.

Shutterstock Expands Partnership with OpenAI, Signs New Six-Year Agreement to Provide High-Quality Training Data

As part of this expanded collaboration, OpenAI has secured a license for access to additional Shutterstock training data including Shutterstock’s image, video and music libraries and associated metadata. Shutterstock also gains priority access to the latest OpenAI technology and will continue to leverage DALL·E’s groundbreaking generative text-to-image capabilities directly into the platform.

BARBIE® and Candy Crush Saga Team Up for the Ultimate Pink-tastic Partnership, Creating a One-of-a-Kind Fantasy World for Players

Candy Crush Saga with Barbie

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Join the candified versions of talent from the film, including Barbie, as she begins her journey to the Real World through the Candy Kingdom. On their journey, players will embark on BARBIE Quests during the Winding Road Tour and collect limited-edition purple “B” candies to win rewards.

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Can’t-Miss Earnings

In addition to these popular releases, several must-read earnings reports crossed the wire this week, including the quarterly results for Conagra Brands and Delta Air Lines.

Catch up on all the latest earnings reports here.

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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