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Tabby Buy Now Pay Later #Dubai Fintech Gets Debt Financing for Expansion - Bloomberg

A Dubai-based buy-now, pay-later company secured one of the largest debt facilities for a fintech startup in the Middle East and North Africa.Underscoring the growing interest from international investors in the regional fintech sector, Silicon Valley-based Partners for Growth will provide $50 million in debt financing to tabby to help expand its business. The size of the facility may increase as the company becomes larger over time, according to a statement. “tabby is one of the faste...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Australia, San Francisco, Adidas, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Ikea, Silicon Valley, Arbor Ventures, Tamara, Mena, North Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hambrecht Quist


The EU has lifted restrictions for all US travelers, whether they're vaccinated against COVID, or not

European tourists outside the Louvre in Paris. Francois Mori/AP Photo American travelers can start taking European vacations again, whether they're vaccinated or not. The European Council said Friday that member states should "gradually lift the travel restrictions." The list will be reviewed every two weeks, and will be updated as needed, the council said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Union has officially lifted all bans against American travelers.In a...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, News, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Cnn, Tourism, Louvre, Reuters, European Council, Speed desk, Paris Francois Mori, Deutsche Welle France s Agence France Presse, Alexandra Ma Sophia Ankel


The EU plans to lift restrictions for all US travelers, reports say

European tourists outside the Louvre in Paris, France. Francois Mori/AP Photo American travelers could start taking European vacations again soon. EU states agreed Wednesday to allow nonessential travel from the US, European media reported. Reuters reported that the change could take place in the coming days. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Union plans to drop all bans against American travelers, multiple reports say.EU member states agreed Wednesday to lift C...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, News, France, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Tourism, European Commission, Louvre, Reuters, Alexandra Ma, Travelers, Paris France, Deutsche Welle


Hong Kong Tourism Board Launches New “Hong Kong Convention Ambassador” Program To Revitalize The City’s MICE Industry

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched the “Hong Kong Convention Ambassador” program with more than 100 distinguished leaders of business and professional bodies in Hong Kong to help revitalize Hong Kong’s MICE industry, after a turbulent and challenging 2020.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong Tourism Board HKTB


What to Do When Exploring the Hong Kong Tea Scene

Visiting Hong Kong is one of the best ways to take your tea traveling experience to a whole new level. The post What to Do When Exploring the Hong Kong Tea Scene appeared first on T Ching.
Tags: Travel, Tea, Hong Kong, Chinese Tea, Tea Travel, Tea Tourism, China Tourism, Hong Kong Tea, Hong Kong Tea Scene


Taiwan was named the best place to live for expats. Here's what 7 expats said about living abroad on the tiny East Asian island during the pandemic.

Until a few weeks ago, life in Taiwan during the pandemic has been "like COVID didn't exist," one expat said. Jia Chun Fàn / EyeEm Taiwan was ranked the best place for expats to live in a recent survey from Internations. Insider spoke to seven expats in Taiwan about what it's been like living there, both before and during the pandemic. Expats love the affordable healthcare and "underrated" local activities like eating at night markets and hiking through gorges. See more stories on ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Maryland, China, Germany, Singapore, US, International, Trends, Nike, Taiwan, Thailand, Munich


#AbuDhabi fiscal strength will stay resilient to pandemic risks | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Abu Dhabi fiscal strength will stay resilient to pandemic risks | ZAWYA MENA Edition The strength of the government's balance sheet, a very high per capita income, vast hydrocarbon reserves and superior infrastructure will support the credit profile of Abu Dhabi, said Moody’s Investors Service.In addition, domestic politics are stable and the UAE (UAE, Aa2 stable) has good relations with the international community, the ratings agency noted in its annual credit analysis.“A very high per capita...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, GCC, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Moody, ADIA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Moody 's Investors Service, UAE UAE, Thaddeus Best


Oil firm OQ to develop #Oman green fuels project with consortium | Reuters

Oil firm OQ to develop Oman green fuels project with consortium | Reuters A consortium including Oman's state-owned oil firm OQ will develop a renewable energy project in the Gulf state capable of producing millions of tonnes of zero-carbon green hydrogen per year, the developers said on Tuesday.At full capacity the project will consist of 25 gigawatts of renewable solar and wind energy to produce the hydrogen.So-called green hydrogen, created by splitting water into its two components using e...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Kuwait Investment Authority, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EnerTech, NEOM, InterContinental Energy


Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc

A Qantas Airbus A380. TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters The steep drop in travel caused some airlines to move up retirement dates for aging aircraft. Older aircraft are on the chopping block as airlines turn to newer ones like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly vanishing due to their size and cost to operate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties.As Boeing and Airbus continue to ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Texas, London, News, Air Travel, Australia, California, Washington, Singapore, Air Canada, Planes


HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 30 April 2021

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 30 April 2021 : Singapore and Hong Kong Inaugurates Travel Bubble Officially
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Singapore


Tourism In Technicolour

Cartoons might just hold the key to attracting an important new niche in the tourism market, according to a pioneering recent study by Dr Mimi Li and Mr Yuhao Chen of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and their co-authors. With society's increasing emphasis on family togetherness and bonding, especially through leisure activities, more families are travelling together than ever before. How can destination marketing be targeted to mee...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, China, Mimi Li, School of Hotel, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Technicolour, Yuhao Chen


PolyU School Of Hotel And Tourism Management To Host Smart Tourism In The Greater Bay Area Forum

Organised by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in collaboration with its Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre, School of Tourism Management (STM) of Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) and Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM), the Smart Tourism in the Greater Bay Area Forum will take place in Hong Kong on 21 May 2021.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, School of Hotel, Hong Kong Polytechnic University PolyU, PolyU School of Hotel, Greater Bay Area Forum, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies IFTM


Royal Caribbean is building the new world's largest cruise ship - see the Wonder of the Sea

The Wonder of the Seas. Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean's upcoming Wonder of the Seas will be the world's largest cruise ship. The ship will begin sailing from Shanghai and Hong Kong beginning March 2022. Take a look at the ship, which is under construction in France and will have eight "neighborhoods" once completed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Royal Caribbean's new Wonder of the Seas cruise ship will begin sailing from China in March ...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, France, China, Trends, Shanghai, Cruising, Usa Today, Royal Caribbean, Central Park, Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, Pandemic


Oil drops from one-mth highs on demand fears as virus surges in India | Reuters

Oil drops from one-mth highs on demand fears as virus surges in India | ReutersCrude futures settled lower on Tuesday, pulling back from one-month highs, on fears that India, the world's third-biggest oil importer, may impose restrictions as coronavirus infections and deaths surge to record highs.Oil prices have risen steadily this year on anticipation that demand would recover, but while the United States and China are rebounding, numerous other countries are not. read more"Unless major progres...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, China, India, Narendra Modi, United States, Philippines, Libya, Reuters, Associates, India Pakistan, Jim Ritterbusch, Hariga, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ritterbusch, COVID


I got a tour of Citi's new wealth hub in Singapore for high-net-worth clients, a 30,000-square-foot space with 'garden pods' for meetings. Look inside.

The space features "garden pods" for meetings. Katie Warren/Insider I toured Citi's new wealth hub in Singapore for its high-net-worth clients. It was designed to cater to clients with assets starting at 250,000 Singapore dollars, or about $186,000. It felt more like an upscale lounge than a bank. It was full of trees, a free café, and "garden pods" for meetings. See more stories on Insider's business page. Global investment bank Citi has opened a 30,000-square-foot wealth hub...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Global, International, Trends, Wealth, Features, On The Road, Orchard Road, Citi, Lavazza, SG, Knight Frank, HNWI, New York London Shanghai


Viking: Grand Voyages & Extended Journeys

CLICK TO VIEW CATALOG Viking: Grand Voyages Viking’s Grand Voyages and Extended Journeys range from 22 to 93 days. Some combine two or more cruise itineraries; others are special sailings that may only happen once during the year. One thing is for sure, we are seeing our clients book longer journeys for post-Covid travel. Before we get started, you should know that Viking is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines. To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please CLICK HERE. O...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, London, Featured, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Sydney, Arctic, Antarctica, Athens, Tokyo, Viking River Cruises, Bangkok, Viking, Bucharest


Are Residents The New Tourism Ambassadors?

Local people may be the best ambassadors for tourism in their home towns and cities, according to Ph.D. graduates Dr Philipp Wassler and Dr Liang Wang, and Dr Kam Hung of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Building a brand for a destination is an effective way of attracting tourists, but destination marketers rarely consider the needs of residents - the biggest and potentially most influential group of stakeholders in any destination...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, School of Hotel, Kam Hung, Liang Wang, Philipp Wassler, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Building


Vaccine passports: Can they save travel? Should they?

The launch of China's International Travel Health Certificate on March 8 was music to the ears of frequent travelers like Victor, a 30-year-old financier based in Hong Kong. "I'm healthy, I'm protected and I'm also safe to be around," he said. "I want to be able to travel freely around the world like before."
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Victor, China s International Travel Health Certificate


The 10 most valuable passports money can buy if you want access to a country that handled the COVID-19 pandemic effectively

New Zealand, which has been lauded for its pandemic response, ranked second overall. Xinhua/Guo Lei via Getty Images The ultrawealthy have been buying up second passports during the pandemic. A new report ranks the countries with citizenship-by-investment programs that have handled COVID-19 most effectively. Canada, New Zealand, and Australia topped the list. See more stories on Insider's business page. The wealthy have been snapping up second passports during the coronavirus pande...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, London, Australia, Washington, Singapore, US, Trends, Features, Rome, Austria, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland


HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 19 March 2021

VinGroup Launches "All-in-One" VND66 Billion Resort Development in Phuc Quoc, Vietnam, Legoland Discovery Centre Hong Kong Officially Opened on 6 March 2021, Australia to Aid Tourism Through 800,000 Half Priced Domestic Flights, Seychelles to Fully Open Borders From 25 March 2021.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Australia, Seychelles, HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter Week


Jet-Leasing Mega-Deal Could Herald Consolidation Wave in Sector - Bloomberg

Jet-Leasing Mega-Deal Could Herald Consolidation Wave in Sector - Bloomberg AerCap Holdings NV’s $30 billion deal to buy General Electric Co.’s plane-leasing arm is spurring talk of further consolidation in the sector just as air travel is poised to begin a slow recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.The transaction could be followed by more mergers and acquisitions, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Cowen Inc.’s Helane Becker said its valuation should give investors comfort around book ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Aer Lingus, Bloomberg, General Electric Co, Cheng, AerCap, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Helane Becker, Goshawk Aviation, FLY Leasing Ltd, Bloomberg AerCap Holdings NV, JPMorgan Chase Co Cowen Inc, Colm Barrington


HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 5 March 2021

Resorts World Genting Invests More Than USD800 Million in New Theme Park, Bali Will be The First to Open for Tourism with New ‘Green Zones’, Taiwan to Reopen for Business Travel to Selected Countries on 1 March 2021, Hong Kong Introduces HKD934 Million Tourism Stimulus.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Taiwan, HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter Week, New Theme Park Bali, Reopen for Business Travel


Dash Living Collaborates With Ovolo Hotels To Launch Two New Generation Of Serviced Rental Solutions In Hong Kong

Dash Living, Asia's pre-eminent serviced living community in Hong Kong and Singapore, today announced the launch of two major new Hong Kong projects in Aberdeen and Sheung Wan in collaboration with designer hotel group Ovolo. The two additions to the portfolio demonstrate how Dash Living is developing new multi-property partnerships in the region and how Ovolo Group is adapting to new market conditions.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Aberdeen, Sheung Wan, Ovolo Group


Ovolo Hotels Announces New Policy To Use Only Cage-Free Eggs

Hong Kong-based Ovolo Hotels has announced a new policy to purchase only cage-free eggs for all of its global properties, which are located in Hong Kong and Australia, by the end of March. Even though the hospitality industry has been severely impacted by the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, Ovolo has remained committed to improving food safety and animal welfare in its supply chain.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Australia, Ovolo, COVID, Ovolo Hotels


Canada Launches Hong Kong Pathway that will Attract Recent Graduates and Skilled Workers with Faster Permanent Residency

  News release February 4, 2021—Ottawa —  The ties that bind Canada and Hong Kong run deep. The first Hong Kong residents arrived here over 150 years ago, contributing immensely to Canada’s economic, social and political life. Canada continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Hong Kong, and is deeply concerned about the new National Security Law and the deteriorating human rights situation there. Against this backdrop, in November 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Canada, Ottawa, Sar, IRCC, Government of Canada, Andy Rodriguez, Canada Today, Canada Hong Kong, Mendicino, PRRA, Hong Kong Pathway, Marco E L Mendicino, British National Overseas BN O, Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program


Hong Kong Poly analyses hotels’ sleep-management strategies from business and leisure perspectives

A good night's sleep is the most important service a hotel can offer its overnight guests, according to Dr Alice Hon and Dr Clare Fung of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Analysing hotels' sleep-management strategies from the perspective of both business and leisure travellers, the researchers show how hotels can best allocate their resources to optimise guests' sleep quality. Such strategies may offer hotels a unique source of com...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, School of Hotel, Hong Kong Poly, Alice Hon, Clare Fung, Polytechnic University Analysing


Life in hotel quarantine: 'I'm on day two. It's around day 11 things get difficult'

Ian Samson, originally from Edinburgh, describes his experience of Hong Kong’s strict isolation rules for travellersI have a pile of 20 bananas in my hotel room here in Hong Kong, a spin bike I’ve had delivered and some rapidly dying flowers that the hotel gave me on the first day as a morbid reminder of how little sunlight I would be getting for the next 21 days. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Scotland, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Edinburgh, Ian Samson, Coronavirus


Kuaishou Is Said to Draw BlackRock, #AbuDhabi to $6 Billion IPO - Bloomberg

Kuaishou Is Said to Draw BlackRock, Abu Dhabi to $6 Billion IPO - Bloomberg Kuaishou Technology, the Chinese short-video startup, has attracted BlackRock Inc. and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as cornerstone investors in its Hong Kong initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.Capital Group Cos. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board also committed to buy stock in the offering, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Kua...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Ipo, Singapore, Bloomberg, Blackrock, BlackRock Inc, Uber Technologies Inc, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Kuaishou, Temasek Holdings Pte, GIC Pte, Tiktok, Bytedance Ltd


Queensgate Investments Loses Ruling on Racism, Fraud Claims - Bloomberg

Queensgate Investments Loses Ruling on Racism, Fraud Claims - Bloomberg A private equity fund backed by families in Hong Kong and Qatar lost a bid to keep claims of fraud, racism and anti-Semitism away from public scrutiny.London-based Queensgate Investments LLP wanted to hold further court proceedings in private. But Judge James Tayler said the upcoming hearing should be in public, saying investors and others shouldn’t be prevented from learning about claims alleging financial misconduct.“It ma...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, London, Qatar, Tayler, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Queensgate Investments LLP, James Tayler, Jonathan Millet Queensgate


Winners of 2020 Hospitality Graduate Student Blog Competition Announced, Presented by the HFTP Foundation

An overview of the latest hotel cleaning technology advancements is the topic of the winning blog in a competition for graduate-level students. The competition was sponsored by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Foundation and held for students earning their HFTP-UH Global Masters Certificate, a program with candidates of the Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, a partnership between the CN Hilton College at the University of Houston, the School of...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Hilton College, Polytechnic University, HFTP Foundation



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