OlderWorld Travel Awards honours hospitality leaders in Asia The opening marks the second Renaissance hotel in the city. “As China’s most successful economic zone and a driving force of the Greater Bay Area of southern China, Shenzhen is an important destination for both business and leisure travellers,” said Henry Lee, president, Greater China, Marriott International. “Renaissance Shenzhen Bay is the latest addition to Marriott International’s expanding portfolio of 15 hotels across nine distinctive brands in Shenzhen. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Marriott has welcomed the opening of Renaissance Shenzhen Bay Hotel in Nanshan, an affluent district to the south-west of Shenzhen. The area is home to Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park, among the largest technology headquarters in the country.- Advertisement – Guests can also stay active during their stay with a dip in the spacious 25-meter indoor heated swimming pool offering spectacular views of Shenzhen Bay area, or workout at the fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre.“Shenzhen is on the forefront of global technological innovation and Nanshan is the emerging epicentre of high-tech companies, which attracts both international and domestic travellers for business and leisure,” said Chris Shum, complex general manager for Renaissance Shenzhen Bay and Courtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Bay. “We look forward to welcoming our guests to discover the unexpected experiences in one of the best neighbourhoods in Shenzhen, as well as curating a relaxing and comfortable stay for them through our design-led spaces and excellent F&B outlets.” NewerRed Sea Development awards US$2bn in contracts “This opening strengthens our presence in this fast-growing city, meeting the demand for business travellers and MICE clients while also connecting leisure travellers with wonderful new discoveries in Shenzhen through the Renaissance brand.”Renaissance Shenzhen Bay is conveniently situated at the core of the action at Shenzhen High Tech Park, a short 35-minute drive to Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and 15 minutes from the Shenzhen Bay Border Crossing connecting nearby Hong Kong. The hotel features 293 stylish rooms and suites offering views of Shenzhen Bay and the surrounding neighbourhood.- Advertisement –
Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli held a working meeting with the leaders of the Zadar County, the City of Zadar and their Tourist Boards at the Tourist Information Center in Zadar.Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli pointed out the problem of the workforce in tourism and emphasized that we urgently need to educate the best possible staff, and use winter for education. “There will be a fierce match next year. We have good players but we will need a lot of money. You asked me a lot about the residence unit, we will have to invest twice as much compared to this year to keep this year’s resultCappelli pointed out, he writes local.vecernji.hrReferring to other topics of conversation, the Minister stated that one of them was the support that would go to connecting with the sea with joint advertising. “By connecting the two coasts, the Italian and Zadar and the surrounding area, we would make a step forward in air transport, we have invested 30 million kuna this year, now we will 60 million kuna”Said Cappelli and added that Croatia is currently growing by 5-6 percent, both overnight stays and tourist stays this year.”The law on catering services, which is now in the second reading in the Parliament, will be recategorized. Many have complained about this because we have about 20.000 facilities registered in the 70s, a large part of them have not been recategorized, and they have three stars. We will go into these facilities, recategorize them and get a fairer picture of how much of that gray market there was. There will be no new employments in the inspectorates, but only changes from a certain part of the administration that will go to the inspection services. We should definitely work harder and better because Croatia is losing some of its money in this gray market. Croatia will have 12 billion in tourism revenues this year, about 10 percent more than last year, but there is still room for growth ”Concluded the Minister.For a successful season, in addition to tourist promotion, the safety of the destination is equally important. So far, we have had 14 million tourists in Croatia, more than 70 million overnight stays, so it can be said that this is a successful season in terms of security, according to the relevant ministry.
Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, says Jamaica’s re-election to the influential Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will facilitate the country’s expansion into the shipping industry.“I feel reinvigorated because it’s important for us to be on the top list of countries in the maritime industry,” he told JIS News.Minister Henry pointed out that the expansion of the Panama Canal has made the movement of larger ships into Jamaican waters possible, noting that this is an important step towards the country becoming a logistics centre.He said the re-lection was timely, as the Government was serious about developing Jamaica’s maritime industry to facilitate critically important investment milestones, which the country, through the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, intends to achieve.Jamaica secured a place on the Council, following its successful election at the 30th Session of the IMO’s General Assembly held at its headquarters in London on December 1.Jamaica received 120 of the 159 valid votes cast in the highly competitive elections to join 19 other member States that were elected to Category ‘C’ of the Council for the 2018-2020 biennium.The Council is the executive arm of the IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the organisation. Category ‘C’ comprises 20 States that have special interest in maritime transport or navigation, and whose election to the Council will ensure the representation of all major geographic regions of the world.Jamaica’s membership in Category ‘C’ enhances the country’s capacity and that of the region to contribute to major policy decisions, rule-making and the development of standards. Minister Henry pointed out that the expansion of the Panama Canal has made the movement of larger ships into Jamaican waters possible, noting that this was an important step towards the country becoming a logistics centre. Transport and Mining Minister Hon. Mike Henry says Jamaica’s re-election to the influential Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will facilitate the country’s expansion into the shipping industry. He said the re-lection was timely, as the Government was serious about developing Jamaica’s maritime industry to facilitate critically important investment milestones, which the country, through the Maritime Authority of Jamaica intends to achieve. Story Highlights