Hosts Jaipur Pink Panthers played out a highly entertaining 28-28 tie against Gujarat Fortunegiants in the 100th match of Pro Kabaddi League season seven here on Saturday.In the second match, UP Yoddha defeated Tamil Thalaivas 42-22 in a one-sided encounter.In the first match, both defences produced a masterclass in the match of the Jaipur leg in front of a packed audience at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium but the Pink Panthers will rue missing out on a win despite taking a healthy lead for the most part of the first half.Both teams started the match with aggressive defensive shapes. The raiders struggled to get a stranglehold of the match as the defenders kept putting in successful tackles.The Pink Panthers, boosted by the return of Vishal, looked slightly better, and the marginal difference in quality was all the Pink Panthers needed to inflict an All-Out on the Gujarat Fortunegiants in the 13th minute.The All-Out also opened a 6-point lead for the home side.Both sets of raiders continued to be below average post the All-Out with only Jaipur captain Deepak Niwas Hooda impressing in his raids as Gujarat coach Manpreet Singh looked distraught from sidelines.The first half ended 15-10 with Jaipur on top.Jaipur started the second half on the front foot with Vishal picking up a High 5 but the Gujarat defence picked their game up to halt the Jaipur dominance.The visitors picked up their All-Out in the 7th minute of the second half to cut short Jaipur’s lead to two points. The match continued to be played on the defence as both sets of defenders kept thwarting all the raiders who came their way.advertisementGujarat moved to a three-point lead with less than four minutes left in the match through a successful raid by Sachin and a tackle by Parvesh Bhainswal.But Vishal pulled out a successful Super Tackle to once again make it a one-point match in the dying minutes.Nitin Rawal pulled out another Super Tackle to level the points at 24-24 with under three minutes left to play.Gujarat must have felt like they had secured a tie when they successfully tackled Deepak Hooda but Jaipur’s Nitin Rawal produced yet another Super Tackle to give the Pink Panthers the lead.The Jaipur all-rounder secured his High 5 in the process but he was tackled in the final play of the match by Gujarat to end the match in a tie.Also Read | PKL 2019 highlights: Puneri Paltan beat Bengaluru Bulls, Telugu Titans and Patna Pirates settle for tie
Extraordinary Growth Surpasses Expectations for Avoya Travel Network Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – February 12, 2018 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative travel brands, celebrates January as the best month in company history with over $50 million in booked sales. Avoya’s 2018 growth is a result of the company’s latest innovative programs and strategies that are successfully reaching and connecting more travelers with Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ to plan more vacations than ever before. Avoya’s January 2018 sales represent over a 25 percent year-over-year increase over January 2017, which was previously Avoya’s best month ever. The booking increases continued to show strong growth in the ongoing trend of customers booking further out, with an increase in 20 percent for 2018 departures and over 50 percent for 2019 departures. In addition, January sales from Independent Agencies newly affiliated with the Avoya Network have doubled compared to last year. Avoya is poised to continue record sales through 2018 due to the company’s ongoing investment in technology, marketing, and support for Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network. “While Avoya Travel has continued to break year-over-year sales records, January 2018 was an extraordinary new milestone for us,” said Jeff Anderson, Executive Vice President of Avoya Travel. “Our sales increases indicate that the platform we’ve implemented is helping more Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network reach new levels of success for their businesses and we are optimistic that this momentum will continue through 2018 and beyond.” About Avoya TravelAvoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, and one of their largest sellers of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Cruise lines and travel partners recognize this, as Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more. Today, Avoya is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with support offices throughout the United States. Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.