first_imgA birthday sweet treat  A free hot drinks promotion – buy 7 and get your next one free  High street bakery chain Greggs has relaunched its Greggs Rewards mobile payment app, which offers rewards and incentives to customers.The Greggs app is “improved and streamlined” compared to the last version, which launched in 2014. It offers incentives for customers, as well as making shopping across its 1,700 shops quicker and easier, without the need to carry a wallet or loyalty card.The app rewards include: Seasonal offers throughout the year exclusively for Greggs Rewards users center_img Prize draw – every month, five lucky people will win £50. The app also has a simplified registration process, meaning customers can now download and use it straight away without having to upload funds.Users can pay directly for purchases through a smartphone with PayPal, Apple Pay, by preloading money on to their account or with cash or a debit/credit card.Malcolm Copland, commercial director at Greggs, said: “We’ve listened carefully to what our customers want; an easy-to-use app that allows them to pay quickly and easily via a smartphone, along with exclusive offers to reward them for shopping with us.”Last week, Greggs reported like-for-like (LFL) sales were up 3.7% for the first 18 weeks of the year, which it credited to hot sandwiches and breakfasts. A free Greggs breakfast when you top up with £10 for the first time last_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! 49 Views   one comment Share Tweet Tourism Minister Hon. Ian DouglasDominica’s Tourism Minister Ian Douglas has announced that there is need for a review of the island’s Tourism Policy and Master Plan.The Tourism Policy is a projection on how tourism can contribute to Dominica’s social, economic and cultural needs for a four year period while the Tourism Master Plan outlines an operational plan for the development of tourism for the period 2005 – 2015. Mr. Douglas told a press conference last week that the Tourism Master Plan was developed before 2005 and in light of “some major global cataclysmic issues “ which have occurred there is critical need for a review of the plan.According to Douglas, these cataclysmic issues have severally affected the “source markets” such as the United States and Europe.He further explained; “When we created the master plan back in 2004/2005 we never anticipated that the world would have had to deal with that financial crisis”.The effect of that crisis is that several of these countries are facing bankruptcy therefore their citizens who would ordinarily visit the Caribbean on vacation are not able to do so.“The world financial crisis have caused countries, major source markets like the US and Europe to be cash strapped and so we hear Greece and Spain and these countries literally facing bankruptcy so if these countries are in that situation then their citizens really have less money to spend on a holiday cruise. If persons in the US are losing their homes then the last thing that they will think about is to buy a cruise or to go on a holiday and so all those issues have affected the plan.”Another factor which has impacted on the Tourism Master Plan is the collapse of the Matthieu Dam into the Layou River in July of 2011 which caused severe flooding in that area. The implementation of some plans; a Biopark in Layou, has been affected by the environmental impact of the flooding.The Ministry therefore has to therefore rethink and re-strategizing the tourism policy and master plan.“We have to rethink the master plan we have to re-strategize, we have to go back to the drawing board and that’s what we’ve been doing; looking at the master plan, reviewing the tourism policy in light of the present global challenges.”This review will include a critical assessment with a view to identifying the project areas which have been completed and those that are still outstanding and a determination will be made as to the manner in which the outstanding projects are carried forward.Mr. Douglas also noted that the Ministry will receive assistance from the European Union which he says has been one of their major partners.The review is expected to commence in the 4th quarter of the financial year.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Dominica to review its Tourism Policy and Master Plan by: – February 29, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more