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Showcasing various programs for learning Korean culture, such as Hanbok, Korean Dishes, literature, traditional music, and K-Pop.

2022 Moving Sejong Culture Academy

Center Vietnam King Sejong Institute held a Korean food class as 'Moving Sejong Culture Acadmey' at HUTECH (Ho Chi Minh University of Technology)

SEOUL, South Korea - January 11, 2023 - (Newswire.com)

The King Sejong Institute Foundation ("Foundation") announced the successful operation of the "Sejong Culture Academy," which provides high-quality Korean culture learning programs at 41 King Sejong Institutes in 22 countries in 2022.

Participants can learn Korean culture more systematically from highly renowned experts in each field by participating in the "Sejong Culture Academy" project hosted by the Foundation since 2016. Taught in-person until 2019, it briefly transitioned to contactless learning due to the global spread of COVID-19 but returned to in-person learning this year. The "Sejong Culture Academy" covers various topics from traditional culture, such as Gukak (Korean traditional music), Samulnori (Korean percussion music), and Hanji (Korean paper) Craft, to popular culture, such as K-Pop and K-Beauty. The classes are held 1-2 times a week, lasting 90-120 minutes each.

This year's "Sejong Culture Academy" showcased Korean culture learning programs in 19 areas, attracting more than 3,000 participants. Especially, the Center Vietnam King Sejong Academy operated the "Moving Sejong Culture Academy" to provide opportunities for local university students and Korean faculty or even middle and high school students to learn Korean culture.

Furthermore, the Foundation developed the "Sejong Culture Academy" general curriculum so that it can be operated more systematically in 2020. An advanced curriculum where students can systematically learn Korean Dishes, Traditional Plays, K-Style, and K-Pop in the field will also be developed.

"I can feel the increased demand for various aspects of Korean culture in many countries from the 'Sejong Culture Academy' thanks to the popularity of K-Wave content. I will systematically continue the 'Sejong Culture Academy' project so that foreign learners can understand Korean culture in depth," Chairman Lee Hae-young vowed.

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Original Source: King Sejong Institute Foundation's Sejong Culture Academy Showcased Korean Culture Classes in 22 Countries
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Willie's Pflugerville is the 19th Willie's in Texas, as well as the seventh location featuring a full bar

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - January 10, 2023 - (Newswire.com)

Willie's Grill & Icehouse will officially begin serving its signature Texas comfort food in Pflugerville, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. The anticipated Pflugerville outpost is the 19th in the state for the Texas-based, Texas-grown brand, as well as the seventh location to feature an expansive full bar. The addition underscores Willie's reign as the region's top family-friendly haven, where a renowned scratch Texas kitchen and casual icehouse vibes offer wholesome fun for parents and kids.

Located at 19200 Colorado Sand Drive in Pflugerville, Willie's Pflugerville is defined by the same mouthwatering menus, sprawling open-air patio spaces, and genuine friendliness that have endeared the brand to families for almost three decades. Retractable glass garage doors facilitate easy movement between outdoors and Willie's colorfully decorated interior, rooted in vintage-inspired nods to the Texas icehouse tradition. Outside, games, 18 massive flat-screen TVs, and ample seating beckon, providing plenty of room for relaxing, watching a game, and reconnecting with family over classic dishes always made from scratch, served with inspired craft cocktails, local brews, and more.

Willie's steadfast commitment to the community remains an anchor at Willie's Pflugerville as well. First up: substantial donations to Pflugerville Independent School District and the Pflugerville Police Department's non-profit organization, L.E.A.P. Details will be announced soon. In addition to ongoing philanthropic efforts, Willie's presence in Pflugerville has also created more than 100 local jobs. Willie's actively promotes and hires from within, believing every position has the potential for long-term career growth.   

The Willie's Pflugerville menu features what's made Willie's famous, including burgers so stacked with Texas housemade fixings that they nearly topple over, plus chicken fried steaks that are crispy outside, hot and tender inside, and almost spilling off the plate. Beloved options include Willie's Favorites: The Icehouse Willie, a half-pound beef burger smothered with cheese, bacon, and mushrooms; the Catfish & Shrimp Combo, featuring battered and fried catfish and shrimp, served with fries and cool coleslaw, plus cocktail and tartar sauces and lemon wedges on the side; and Chicken Tenders, hand-breaded and served with fries, with the option to spike the tenders' flavor profile by tossing them in buffalo, BBQ, garlic parmesan, or honey garlic sauces. 

"Pflugerville is the perfect next home for Willie's. We pride ourselves on our dedication to the public and Pflugerville epitomizes what it means to support your community and neighbors," said Greg Lippert, CEO of Willie's Restaurants. "We are so excited to join the Pflugerville community and to bring our delicious menu and bar items to the region." 

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Rachel Austin
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Hoteliers also award company second place in the People's Choice Awards

LONDON - January 10, 2023 - (Newswire.com)

OTA Insight, the global leader in cloud-based hospitality commercial intelligence, has today been named the winner in three categories in the prestigious 2023 Hotel Tech Report Awards, for the third year running. During the most competitive year in HotelTechAwards history, the company was awarded first place in the following categories:

  • Rate Insight (Best Rate Shopping & Market Intelligence)
  • Parity Insight (Best Hotel Rate Parity)
  • Revenue Insight (Best Business Intelligence)

Each year, The Hotel Tech Report also recognizes the Top 10 most customer-centric global companies, with the People's Choice Award. This award category is based on real customer data, and is used to select best-in-class products and companies, who have balanced strong growth with a focus on customer-centricity. This year, OTA Insight ranked 2nd out of more than 150 hotel tech companies globally in the People's Choice competition.

"We're honored to be recognized by our customers and partners as one of the best commercial platforms in the industry. Winning three product categories for the third consecutive year is truly a testament to the hard work, passion and relentless dedication of our whole team," said Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO of OTA Insight. "We're really proud to offer a suite of innovative products and best-in-class service to over 60,000 hoteliers worldwide, helping our customers grow their top-line revenue."

"OTA Insight has created a rare breed of product that serves both independent hotels as well as large enterprises," said Jordan Hollander, CEO of HotelTechReport. "Across the spectrum hoteliers rave that the platform makes their jobs dramatically easier providing high quality data and cutting edge features in an easy to use interface. The fact that OTA Insight has 923 verified reviews on HotelTechReport.com that rate the platform 96% is a testament to the quality of the products and the teams behind those products."

The HotelTechAwards are often referred to as "the Grammys of Hotel Tech" and winners have been selected from more than 200 of the top technology products around the world. The HotelTechAwards are the industry's only data-driven awards platform with winners determined not by a handful of judges or popularity votes but by product reviews from a global community of verified hotel technology users across more than 120 countries.

Contact Information:
Adam Swart
Global Head of Brand
[email protected]

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Original Source: OTA Insight Named Winner of 3 2023 HotelTechReport Awards, for 3rd Consecutive Year