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DAYLIGHT STUDIO

Daylight Studio stands out as the future of fashion. Daylight is a fully equipped 13,000 square foot rental studio located in the vibrant Hudson Yards district. For twenty years it has been hosting photo and video shoots, seminars, castings, workshops, fashion shows, green screen rentals and virtual events.

Over the past year, Daylight has been working to bring you the future of fashion: virtual fashion show. Thanks to advanced technologies such as CGI, AI and Unreal Engine, the virtual fashion show halves your production time and inspires innovation beyond the catwalk.

Daylight’s Virtual Fashion Show package includes venue, runway, models, hair and make-up, photo shoot, video shoot, social media announcement, and buyer’s list.

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Escape-by-Pod Hottest 2021 Travel Trend

The escape by pod, or traveling with pandemic-vetted friends and family, is one of the hottest trends in vacation travel in this time of Covid. The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort is poised to accommodate the growing demand for full ranch buyouts on this private family estate in a remote and recreationally rich wilderness region of British Columbia.

The estate announces a 2021 June-October season buy-out invitation at $15,000 USD per night for pods of 12 adults. Multi-generational family groups of up to 20 members can be accommodated. This includes access to luxury Canadian hand-crafted log homes, services of a master chef and private activity guides, plus an open bar and the capability to accommodate and arrange for private aircraft.

To help take any worries or uncertainty out of booking for 2021, the offering comes with a client-friendly purchase policy that asks for a 25 percent deposit with balance due 90 days prior to arrival. However, guests will receive a full refund if the Canadian border is closed at time of travel. Full refunds minus a $500 per person fee will be available for cancellations 61 or more days prior to the arrival date. However, there will be no refunds for cancellations 60 days or less prior to arrival date if it is for any reason other than border closure.

Host Phil Huston, founder and owner, assures that all precautions and protocols that have evolved throughout the pandemic will be practiced here to help secure the well-being of guests and staff alike. They operated successfully and safely in 2020 with the assistance of Iridia Medical who made the necessary adjustments to ensure sanitation and guest safety. With a capacity of just 12 guests and their remote, secluded location, this is expected to be a destination in high demand for 2021 travel.

Phil and his wife, Anne Huston, are extending their take on luxury living in the wilderness for the 14th season this year. For them the luxury of The Chilko Experience is about friendly hospitality, complete privacy and wholesome fun in the wilderness. For 20 years Huston has been in a unique position to observe the benefits to friends and families of bonding with nature and each other. “There is a magic to witness in that process that never gets old,” said Huston.

This is British Columbia’s “last frontier”. Phil Huston came upon it almost by accident while backpacking BC over 40 years ago, and he never forgot it. Only a thousand hearty residents inhabit its 32 Million acres equating to one resident per every 50 square miles. This road less region supports 17 unique ecosystems. Mountains, glaciers, rushing rivers and alpine lakes take center stage. So do nature and its healing powers. Here, brown bears, cougars, wolves, mountain goats, eagles and salmon call the Chilcotin home.

Carved from the wilds, this-off-the-grid estate consists of six custom log and timber frame luxury accommodations which were designed and constructed by HGTV’s Timber Kings. Today these one and two-bedroom, artisan-crafted dwellings continue to delight visitors whom their hosts welcome like family to this exclusive estate. Each unique home shares common features: oversized windows for maximum natural light, stone floors, hand-beveled denim (blue toned pine) ceilings, steel roofs, all tastefully furnished with antiques. Anne Huston, a long-time antique dealer, has adorned these classic homes with many of her own collectibles. See: https://thechilkoexperience.com/log-homes/

Throughout the early June through mid-October season activities include, among others, fly fishing, kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding and four-wheeling in the never-ending forests of pine, splashed by the vivid turquoise and icy blues of the world-famous Chilko Lake.

Staff include expert guides who make sure that on a daily basis each guest fulfills a dream activity. A professional resident chef will delight you daily with their hearty, home-grown fare, and a masseuse and yoga instructor are also in residence for those in search of an invigorating natural wellness experience.

The Chilko Experience serves only British Columbia-sourced wines, many from Okanagan Valley vintners. Taking center stage in the world of wines, Okanagan is the new star to watch.  Many of its over 300 wineries have won international awards.

The geographic features of the wilderness surrounding The Chilko Experience are dominated by Chilko Lake and its out-flowing Chilko River.  The lake is the largest alpine lake in North America and its shores are completely uninhabited, making it one of the most striking and unspoiled landscapes in British Columbia today. As the locals like to ponder: Why go to Lake Louise when you can have Chilko Lake all to yourself?

The lake’s horizon is adorned with the majestic snow-capped Coastal Mountains that stretch north into Yukon territory and southerly, morphing into the Cascade Range from British Columbia into Washington and Oregon. Bears, wolves and bald eagles are abundant here, especially from mid-September through October when runs of up to a million salmon attract one of the highest concentrations of Grizzly bears in North America, not to mention hundreds of eagles that soar overhead, scouring for scraps.

“Perhaps even more impressive than artisan log castles and pristine wilderness is the heart of The Chilko Experience – our world-renowned hospitality,” explains Huston. “Sincere, unpretentious and warm are some of the words we hear. Our guests tell us that we are masters in the art of hosting. Real hands-on, laugh-your-tail-off fun is what we do. Boots on the ground, paddles in the water, fish on the line, sights seen by few – that’s what the Chilko Experience is all about.”

Huston goes on to say, “One could not conceive of a more desirable antidote to our current woes than this intimate, untamed adventure.  When guests ask for the address of the resort, they get an unusual answer.  We are 30 miles off the power grid, 40 miles to the post office and 200 miles to the grocery store but at night you can reach up and touch the stars.”

For additional details please see https://thechilkoexperience.com/. Call toll free 1.888.865.7136 or email phil@chilkoexperience.com.

About The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort
The estate is a charter member of The Austin Collection and a member of the Mantis Collection, Villas of Distinction and the Chilko Operators Association. It was also included in the 2018 Chad Clark Certified 25™. This is a collection of the most unique, authentic and singular travel experiences to be had throughout the world.

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Top 4 Ways 3D Printing is Transforming the Automobile Industry 

The automotive sector is booming, and various technologies are playing a significant role. However, with the emerging economic as well as environmental concerns, the industry is back on the drawing board to rethink the way it functions. There’re several tactics to enhance manufacturing without compromising quality. Cutting down on coast as well as wastage is what the industry is aiming. Among these significant technologies, there’s one that stands out, and it’s 3D printing. Here are some fascinating ways on how 3D printing is transforming the car industry

  • Fast and cheap prototyping 

3D technology has opened an avenue for fast as well as low-cost prototyping. With this technology at hand, one can mold and set up specialized machines to make brand new car parts. One can easily use a single 3D printer to come up with various prototypes ranging from steering wheels to car breaks, among others.

One also stands a chance to benefit from making lighter as well as durable parts within the shortest time possible.

  • Customization 

Any person in the car business would like to be unique. That’s why various exotic car rental looks for cars with customized elements. They seek this path to ensure their clients get the best of the car renting business. 3D printing is quite promising among car owners as they can get what they want from car manufacturers. They can get large spare parts made by the use of 3D printing. High-end car manufacturers use this technology to customize cars for their clients.

  • Improve supply chain management 

Coming up with the final product isn’t easy. Thousands of components play a crucial role in building one car. Different suppliers from across the globe perform their part, thus the need for the supply chain management. With a long chain, the cost of making a car skyrockets, which ultimately affects the final price. However, with 3D printing, manufacturers can now have their spare parts digitally! They can produce them on demand, thus avoiding excess production.

  • Restore vintage car models 

3D printing is playing a critical role in transforming the future of the car industry.  However, people can’t move forward before looking where they came from first. 3D printing is one technology that’s used to revive historical milestones by restoring vintage cars. The process is more straightforward said than done. As the major challenge faced is unavailability of the right original equipment manufacturer part in case an accident occurs.

Original drawings can be hard to find, and some are prohibitive. Nonetheless, 3D printing is changing the state of events, and people can easily enjoy old vehicles.  

3D printing also saves on the cost of restoring a vintage car while eliminating guesswork or reverse engineering.  The technology can quickly scan and record each bump, curve, deviation, and deliver the most significant result while comparing to traditional methods. The idea has made 3D printing popular in attracting vintage car collectors as well as car museums.

3D technology is changing the car industry landscape. Many exotic car rental owners are embracing this technology to add customized cars into their fleet of vehicles. The result is ensuring their clients have the best car renting experience.  

The Royal Portfolio Announces The Farmstead At Royal Malewane

The Royal Portfolio has announced that the The Farmstead, an exclusive new safari lodge at Royal Malewane – The Royal Portfolio’s iconic first property – in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park will open May 1, 2019.

Following the recently refurbishment of the existing Royal Malewane safari lodge, construction is now underway at The Farmstead, just a 12-minute drive south of the existing lodge. Liz Biden, owner of The Royal Portfolio who has designed and decorated all the interiors within the collection, has already acquired much of the eclectic furniture and original art for the new lodge. Commenting on the unique style, Liz Biden said, “Expect light oak, tin rooves, wrought iron and gentle hues of blue and white with royal blue, indigo and turquoise patterns adorning the fabrics of comfy sofas on wide verandas.”

Accommodations at The Farmstead will include three Luxury Farm Suites and The Farmhouse – a four-bedroom villa offering private services including a dedicated chef, butler, housekeeper, safari vehicle, ranger and tracker. The main lodge area will have a double spa treatment room, a gym, fire pit and vast deck where guests can relax and take meals while watching the abundant wildlife visiting the adjacent waterhole.

The Farmstead will offer the same exceptional safari experience with Africa’s most qualified guiding team as well as the same flawless service and cuisine that guests have come to expect for more than 20 years at Royal Malewane. Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, drinks, game drives and bush walks.

The Farmstead tells an important story of community enhancement in Africa. Royal Malewane agreed to a long lease of the land from the local Moletele community, paying a monthly rental to the community as well as a share of revenue as additional income. At the end of the long lease all buildings and the land will revert to the community with the option to work with The Royal Portfolio in perpetuity. Throughout the lease, The Royal Portfolio will employ members of the local community and train them to the highest Royal Portfolio standards while also involving the local community in conservation efforts to preserve the region’s precious wildlife.

EagleRider and Harley-Davidson Alliance

EagleRider, the world’s largest motorcycle rental and travel company, and Harley-Davidson continue to make major strides in the strategic alliance between the two brands – activating more than 120 Harley-Davidson® dealerships as rental locations throughout the United States.

“After rounding the corner of an incredible first year, we are thrilled that our partnership with Harley-Davidson continues to produce great results for our industry,” said Chris McIntyre, CEO and Co-founder of EagleRider. “Our companies have been consistently delivering exciting rides for consumers through the largest connected network of motorcycle rental locations in the U.S. We look forward to bringing more dealerships on-board as our network expands.” With the large scope of rental locations, riders can begin and end their two-wheeled adventures almost anywhere in the United States.  The 150+ new locations give riders from around the world additional access to America’s most popular tourist destinations and motorcycle routes like the iconic Route 66 and Pacific Coast Highway.

Both companies are committed to helping travelers explore America in the most authentic way possible, on an iconic Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Every EagleRider/Harley-Davidson location can set riders up with guided tours, daily rentals and Club EagleRider membership opportunities.

rough the alliance, which was announced in May 2017, EagleRider exclusively offers current model year Harley-Davidson® motorcycles for its Touring and Large Cruiser motorcycle rental segments, equipped with Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Harley-Davidson works exclusively with EagleRider to provide rental, travel and tour experiences from its U.S dealership network.

Additionally, EagleRider launched an all-new program earlier this year for qualified dealers to purchase pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles from EagleRider’s expansive fleet. The EagleRider Dealer Exchange, known as ERDX, is a convenient and cost-effective way for dealerships to expand their pre-owned bike offerings from a trusted source. In June, EagleRider expanded its online platform by launching the mobile application so buyers of pre-owned bikes can purchase inventory from any place at any time directly from their mobile device at value pricing.

TURO GO

Rent any car you want, wherever you want it, from our nationwide community of local car owners, or make extra money renting out your car.

The company is introducing Turo Go, an exciting new feature to book and unlock cars instantly via the Turo app. Starting Tuesday, June 12th Turo is opening up an early-access waitlist for hosts to sign up to get Turo Go devices installed in their cars this fall.

Guests will be able to book cars on demand via the Turo app and unlock/lock the car automatically, without having to arrange key pick-up & drop-off. Host will now have the ability to share their cars even when they may not be available for an in-person key handoff – All thanks to the power of technology.

  • Announcing Turo Go, a new feature to book and unlock instantly cars via the Turo app.
  • Turo is enlisting hosts who would like to receive early access to Turo Go’s remote access hardware and software solution. (IT IS OPTIONAL)
  • Turo Go officially launches to both sides of the marketplace this fall.
  • Turo Go reduces friction on both sides of the marketplace.

◦ Guests can book cars on demand via the Turo app and unlock & lock the car automatically, without having to arrange key pick-up & drop-off.

◦ Hosts can more easily share their cars on Turo and make their cars even more available. With Turo Go, hosts can share their cars even when they may not be available for an in-person key handoff.

Why are we introducing Turo Go? Our community is leading the way.

◦ Hosts are already sharing their connected cars on Turo: over 17,000 vehicles in our marketplace already offer remote access to facilitate Turo trips.

◦ Hosts are already making their cars available on-demand: over 20% of Turo hosts accept bookings with just one hour advance notice (currently the minimum option available).

◦ Guests like on-demand/instant gratification: over two thirds of Turo trips are instantly booked.

Turo offers the most convenient booking options compared to traditional car rental and other car sharing options. Over two-thirds of Turo trips are instantly booked and 64% of hosts offer delivery directly to the guest. In addition, over 17,000 Turo cars offer remote access. Turo Go further enhances customer experience by empowering Turo guests to book and unlock cars instantly via the Turo app, and makes sharing your car even easier for hosts.

Turo is the world’s leading peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, and best-positioned to disrupt the $80 billion car rental industry

• Largest user base:

  • Over 6 million sign-ups
  • Quarter million listed vehicles
  • Most completed trips: Over 4.5 million trip days
  • Largest geographic footprint: 5500 cities, presence in 56+ countries
  • 205 million in funding raised, including a $104 Series D

Outdoorsy Expands 

Outdoorsy Expands to Canada – Bringing the RV Sharing Economy to Millions of Canadians

Outdoorsy and Aviva Canada team up to bring an RV peer-to-peer marketplace to Canadians coast to coast.

Outdoorsy, the largest and most-trusted RV rental marketplace, announces its launch to all Canadians today. Both RV owners and renters alike can now travel across Canada or the USA in motor-homes, camper-vans, travel trailers and adventure vehicles facilitated through the Outdoorsy platform.

Outdoorsy is widely recognized as the market leader in the sharing economy and known for its customer service, highest 5-star ratings & reviews, comprehensive insurance coverage, bank-level secure online payments and optional roadside assistance and GPS tracking.

The company is bringing that same commitment to Canada by opening offices and employing Canadians in customer service, marketing and bilingual sales positions.

“I’m a proud Canadian, born and bred. The company was started in my home in Vancouver Canada but scaled in the United States. We’re pumped to finally launch it with Aviva, the best insurance partner bringing insurance solutions to Canadians from coast to coast,” says Jen Young, Outdoorsy chief marketing officer. “This is an incredibly special homecoming for me.”

Aviva Canada has underwritten a $2 million third party liability insurance program in partnership with Outdoorsy and backed the company’s launch in Canada.

The partnership between Aviva and Outdoorsy introduces an insurance solution representing the height of innovation in the sharing economy. RV owners can now turn their parked RV into profit centers by earning extra income renting to other campers through Outdoorsy with insurance coverage included at no extra charge.

“We’re excited to team up with Outdoorsy because they are the most reputable and sustainable partner in this business, winning the hearts and minds of RV enthusiasts,” says Daniel Ignoto, Aviva Canada vice president of lifestyle personal insurance. “We’re both committed to building products that have long-term value for our customers and support the way they’d like to travel.”

“Outdoorsy’s Canadian RV insurance solution and dedicated Canadian support team provides the same quality experience that we are known for in the United States,” says Jeff Cavins, Outdoorsy CEO.

The Outdoorsy platform offers RV renters the opportunity to:

  • Easily search and book a broad variety of RVs personally cared for by their owners that suit a variety of tastes and needs
  • Communicate directly with owners who want to share their knowledge and often assist with advice and road trip itineraries
  • Save money and enjoy more frequent, unique vacations as RVing is a cost-effective way to travel
  • Travel fully insured and with peace of mind under an automatic insurance coverage

RV owners, on the other hand, can:

  • Earn up to $46,000 per year renting their RV(s)
  • List their RV for free through a simple step-by-step process
  • Handpick pre-qualified renters through profiles, ratings and reviews and remain in complete control of who rents
  • Set rates and availability and accept bookings they are comfortable with
  • Receive secure payments made directly into their bank account
  • Be part of a community of other knowledgeable RV owners

To list your RV, rent an RV or to find out more, please visit: ca.outdoorsy.com.

For more information about RV insurance coverage, please contact an Aviva broker or visit aviva.ca/RVsharing.​

 About Outdoorsy:
Outdoorsy is the largest and most trusted marketplace on the planet with hundreds of thousands of rental days, 1+ million message exchanges between RV owners and renters and a rapidly expanding global fleet of unique outdoor vehicles.  We’re mobilizing the 16 million idle RVs around the world, ensuring everyone has the access, choice and opportunity to safely enjoy outdoor recreational vehicle travel. We’re empowering RV owners to realize life-changing financial benefits. For more information, please visit www.outdoorsy.comca.outdoorsy.com.

 About Aviva Canada:
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to 2.9 million customers. As a subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and communities.

Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $8.5 million to over 280 charities and community groups nationwide. Aviva Canada, bringing over 300 years of good thinking and insurance solutions to Canadians from coast-to-coast.  

For more information, visit aviva.ca.