Mantra launches worlds first Pokemon Go friendly hotels

first_imgMantra Group launches world first Pokemon Go Friendly HotelsMantra Group launches world first Pokemon Go Friendly HotelsToday Mantra Group launched the world’s first Pokemon Go-friendly hotels in Sydney and Melbourne, encouraging fans to ‘Pokestop By Our Bar’ with free Pokemon Go Lures to increase their chances of catching one of the virtual pocket monsters.Gamers can Pokestop by Mantra 2 Bond Street in Sydney from 3pm every Friday during July to receive a free bowl of fries with any drink purchase.Melburnian Pokemon Go catchers can also cash in on happy hour drinks at Mantra on Little Bourke, Melbourne from 3pm every Friday during July.Since Pokemon Go – a game based on augmented reality where players  use their smartphone camera to walk around the street finding and catching Pokemon – launched just over a week ago, it already has more daily active users than Twitter and, according to Similarweb, one in five Australian Android users have the game installed on their device.Mantra Group Executive Director Marketing and Digital Matt Granfield said the free Pokemon Go Lures will encourage the spawning of valuable in-game creatures at two of the Group’s tech savvy city properties.“Our mantra is ‘knowing what matters’ to people, and it’s pretty clear from the popularity of the game that playing Pokemon Go matters to millions of people all over the globe,” Matt said.“We’re always keen to find new and innovative ways of making our hotels great places to stay, so helping our guests catch a few extra Pokemon during their stay was a no-brainer.”Pokemon have also invaded the property pages of Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney and Mantra on Little Bourke, Melbourne. Mantra GroupAbout Mantra GroupMantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200. With 125+ properties and more than 20,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the largest Australian-based hotelier. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats: www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.auSource = Mantra Grouplast_img read more

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Alzheimers Research UK backs call for worldwide action plans to tackle dementia

first_img Source:http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/ May 24 2018Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling for governments worldwide to develop and implement action plans for tackling dementia.The recommendation, which comes during Dementia Action Week, is made in a report from Alzheimer’s Disease International that examines progress towards the World Health Organization’s global action plan for dementia. The plan, published last year, includes a global target to double the output of dementia research by 2025.Related StoriesDementia patients hospitalized and involved in transitional care at higher ratesMetformin use linked to lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetesCalling on global community to prevent dementia by preventing strokeThe report finds that 27 WHO Member States have a national plan for dementia in place, with 28 in development – against a target for 75% of the 194 Member States to have a plan in place by 2025.Dr Matthew Norton, Director of Policy and Strategy at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:”Today’s report underlines the gravity of the global challenge posed by dementia and the urgent action needed to tackle this devastating condition. It’s nearly five years since the world’s health leaders set an ambition to find a new treatment by 2025, and in that time, dementia has become the leading cause of death in the UK.While there have been welcome increases in funding, investment in dementia research still lags behind other health conditions in the UK and globally. We now understand more than ever about the diseases that cause dementia, but to translate that understanding into life-changing treatments, our scientists need the backing of governments across the world.The UK is leading the way in this effort, and initiatives like the UK Dementia Research Institute are prime examples of the collaborative approach that’s needed to defeat dementia.But with just one dementia researcher for every four working on cancer, we cannot be complacent. Dementia must be a priority for governments worldwide if we’re to bring about the treatments, preventions and improved diagnosis that will transform the lives of millions.”last_img read more

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