Hilton Worldwide Q4 Profit Tops View; Provides Rosy Guidance – Quick Facts

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) reported Wednesday net income for the fourth quarter was $ 224 million or $ 0.75 per share, sharply lower than $ 729 million or $ 2.27 per share in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted for special items, earnings were $ 0.79 per share, compared to $ 0.53 per share last year.
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10 of the best activity holidays worldwide: readers’ travel tips

Kayaking, cycling, running and hiking from the Andes to Iran … Our tipsters aren’t content with a book and deckchair

For climbing and scrambling with a twist head to Le Bourg-d’Oisans in the French Alps south-east of Grenoble. Stay in one of the many campsites (Le Château de Rochetaillée is excellent) before finding La Montagne Sports shop in town who will kit you out for €10 per day with everything you need for the area’s seven spectacular via ferrata routes. On another day, head an hour’s drive west to Alpes du Grand Serre and experience the thrill of scrambling, climbing and traversing along rock, over a raging river and coming out at the top into a beautiful alpine meadow with rosy cheeks and a spring in your tired step. If you enjoyed this, head next to Cascade de la Fare in Vaujany, just half an hour north of Le Bourg. This is a step up and includes two long bridges over a ravine and an ascent to a waterfall with sensational views.
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10 life-changing retreats worldwide: readers’ travel tips

In havens from Inverness to India, readers have discovered their better selves through yoga, meditation and writing courses

Dhanakosa, on the banks of beautiful Loch Voil, near Balquhidder in central Scotland, is truly a place to stop, breathe, unwind and take stock. Amid the glorious scenery, you eat delicious, healthy vegetarian meals (and can even take a recipe book home), do yoga, hill walk, learn to meditate or reinvigorate your practice and your life. It’s the perfect place to come if you just want some time out to reset yourself. I’ve come here for the weekend and for a week. They operate on the Buddhist principle of Dana or generosity. You pay the deposit of £75 (for a week) or £50 (weekend) and then from a suggested scale (from £285 to £445 for a week). It’s a magical place.
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PlayStation 4 Sales Exceed 91.6 Million Units Worldwide

The PlayStation 4, as of December 31, 2018, has officially sold more than 91.6 million units globally.

Announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the 2018 holiday season saw over 5.6 million PlayStation 4 units being sold, pushing the system to its new sales milestone.

As for the games, more than 50.7 million PS4 games were sold during the holiday season, bringing the worldwide total to over 876 million PS4 games sold since Sony’s latest console launched on November 15, 2013.

Marvel’s Spider-Man, which is PlayStation’s fastest-selling exclusive of all time, continued its success story through the holidays with sales reaching over 9 million units globally as of November 25, 2018.

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