Fajardo out of Gilas for Fiba Asia Cup due to injury

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo has officially begged off from joining Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon next week after suffering a strained calf in the late moments of San Miguel Beer’s victory over TNT KaTropa in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday.The reigning three-time MVP, through his mother team, had furnished Gilas coach Chot Reyes and PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa a copy of a medical report he obtained after the win over the Texters.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo is suffering from a strained right calf that would need at least a week to recover and after that, another week for therapy before it is evaluated again.The Fiba Asia will be played Aug. 8-20 and Fajardo is not taking chances because aggravating the injury would mean tearing it and being sidelined for a longer period of time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’By resting immediately, Fajardo will be available for the first stage of the World Cup Qualifying starting in November where the Filipinos will play home-and-away games in Chinese Taipei, Japan and Australia.Gilas sees action on Wednesday against China and will play games against Iraq and Qatar in the first round in Beirut. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PBA tweaks schedule to give way to 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Jucy wins role in Global Tourism Australia Campaign

first_imgJucy wins role in Global Tourism Australia CampaignJucy wins role in Global Tourism Australia CampaignA leading New Zealand travel company has landed a role in a multi-million dollar, global marketing campaign to bring more youth travellers to Australia.Accommodation and vehicle rental brand Jucy will feature in Tourism Australia’s latest global youth campaign, targeting young international travellers and working holiday makers in key European markets including the UK, Italy, Germany and France.Jucy CEO Tim Alpe says the company’s experience with millennial travellers, and the similarity of target market, was a key factor in Jucy’s selection by the Australian government agency.“The Jucy brand has a high level of visibility across popular youth travel destinations throughout Australia. Around 40 percent of our campervan customers in this market come from these four European markets and almost 60 percent are aged under 30.“Our knowledge in marketing to these travellers and working with social media influencers was an essential part of securing the contract,” says Alpe.Jucy will supply campervans for Tourism Australia’s digital news anchors and European influencers who will travel the country creating content to be used in the campaign.Their experience in the campervans in destinations including the Great Ocean Road, Gold Coast, Kangaroo Island, Red Centre and Tropical North Queensland, will feature in content posted across campaign channels such as Australia.com and Facebook.He says Jucy which operates a fleet of campervans in the Australian market is experiencing a growth rate of more than 100 percent in the last two years making it one of their fastest growing markets.“After 10 years of development, the Australian market is performing extremely well for us, in the past two years alone we have increased our fleet size by 60 percent and more than doubled the number of rental contracts to over 30,000 a year in the same time period,” he says.Alpe says youth is a key target group for markets like Australia and this is Tourism Australia’s first major marketing campaign to reach this group in three years.“Youth and Working Holiday Maker (WHM) travellers stay longer, spend more and disperse more widely throughout the country than most other target segments.”Alpe says the exposure from the international campaign will provide the brand with a significant lift in profile.“Jucy has grown to be a global brand with over 5,000 vehicles on the road as well as accommodation and cruise offerings. This campaign will be seen by millions of youth tourists from Western Europe which will help raise our profile internationally,” he says.Alpe says the campaign will have additional benefits for New Zealand as it will bring travellers to this part of the world.“Experience shows us that many of our Australian customers are also travelling to New Zealand, renting vehicles in both markets,” he saysSource = Jucylast_img read more