SOURCE: The Amergence Group

The Amergence Group

August 20, 2010 16:14 ET

Amergence Subsidiary, PanPacific International, Announces the PanPacific Travel Network

The Interactive, Internet-Based, Full-Color, Electronic Concierge Service Provides Hotel Visitors With Free Access and Information to Hundreds of Attractions and Opportunities Throughout China; $200,000(US) in Monthly Advertising Revenue Is Expected to Flow From the Touch-Screen Monitors Once the Initial 100 Kiosks Are Placed in Shanghai

PHOENIX, AZ and HONG KONG--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) -  The Amergence Group (PINKSHEETS: AMNG), announced today that its subsidiary, PanPacific International, will launch the "PanPacific Travel Network" -- an interactive, electronic concierge service for hotels and busy public areas throughout China. The information kiosks are designed to provide consumers with an up-to-date "gateway" of local attractions and discount information on goods and services offered throughout the area. 

"According to the WTO, in 2020, China will become the largest tourist country and the fourth largest for overseas travel. In terms of total outbound travel spending, China is currently ranked fifth and is expected to be the fastest growing in the world from 2006 to 2015, jumping into the number two slot for total travel spending by 2015," according to Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_China). This tremendous growth spurt in Chinese tourism led to a proportional explosive growth rate in new hotel construction. This phenomenon further increased the need to deliver valuable, up-to-date, location-specific information to hotel guests.

PanPacific International's solution provides each hotel with an interactive, internet-managed, full-color kiosk that delivers a fast, convenient, and low-cost way to provide guests with a free-access information gateway to hundreds of commercial values throughout the region, all offered in a broad range of languages and currency equivalents. When the kiosks are placed in qualifying locations, revenue derived from advertisers is shared with the hotel.

PanPacific president, Jack Martin, has slated an initial rollout target of 100 units during its first 90 days in Shanghai -- home to over 350 qualified hotel-prospects. Each machine is projected to generate $16,600(HK) or $2,000(US) per month in advertiser revenue. Once the first 100 stand-alone, color, touch screen display kiosks are placed and fully utilized in Shanghai, they are projected to create monthly revenue of US$200,000 (HK$1,500,000). Location contracts come with a standard 5 year term. Upon the successful rollout in Shanghai, the company plans to expand its network operations to Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu.

With management expertise and offices around the globe, The Amergence Group is uniquely positioned to introduce bold, edgy, or disruptive businesses to the world. With Amergence's assistance, each successful, well-run subsidiary can transform itself into its own individual fully-reporting public company.

ABOUT THE AMERGENCE GROUP

The Amergence Group (PINKSHEETS: AMNG) provides valuable advice and support to new businesses with its goal of accelerating their intended plans to introduce edgy, disruptive, and/or innovative technologies to the world market. The Company's 8-year-old Tranzbyte division continues to focus on the development and marketing of its innovative group of optical media enhancement technologies worldwide such as FLASHAlbum, a technology which enables distributors of optic disc media (CDs and DVDs) to combine the best features of both on one USB flash drive.

ABOUT PANPACIFIC INTERNATIONAL, INC.

PanPacific International (www.yespanpacific.com) became The Amergence Group's first "Spin-Out" subsidiary. Headed by Mr. John T. "Jack" Martin, its chief executive, the company is charged with seeking out edgy and/or disruptive businesses in Hong Kong and the surrounding areas and incorporating them within PanPacific International. PanPacific is located at: 1702 Chinachem Tower, 34-37 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.

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Contact Information

  • Company and Contact:
    Peter H. Jacobs
    Managing Director
    md@amergencegroup.com
    14220 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 139
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480) 443-1600

    John T. Martin
    Chief Executive Officer
    jtm@yespanpacific.com
    PanPacific International, Inc.
    1702 Chinachem Tower
    34-37 Connaught Road Central
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.