TODAY: China’s masterplan, Croatia fast becoming Europe’s top film hotspot and EAME news.
What does China’s infrastructure masterplan mean for Asia?
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will do more than just build better trade links between China and Asia, it will also transform cities in China and those along the BRI routes – from China’s Chengdu and Xi’an to Colombo’s Financial City in Sri Lanka and further afield in Southeast Asia through improved infrastructure and foreign investment in new real estate projects.
To make the plan a reality, China is spending around $150 billion a year on infrastructure developments in countries that link Asia with Europe via the old Silk Road. It’s a move that China believes will start 'a new era of globalization.'
MAMMA MIA! Croatia fast becoming Europe’s top film location hotspot.
Croatia’s policy of encouraging the filming of blockbuster shows on its shores is paying off, with several high-profile films choosing the eastern Mediterranean destination as a backdrop – including the next James Bond movie and the Mamma Mia sequel. The country has implemented a favourable taxes policy to encourage production companies to film in the country – following the huge success of Game of Thrones, which is part-filmed on location in Croatia.
CapitaLand opens first integrated development in Indonesia.
CapitaLand progresses with S$220 million first integrated development and acquires prime serviced residence in Jakarta CBD, strengthens lead as Indonesia’s largest serviced residence operator with new management contract in Bali.
News from around the EAME region.
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Europe, Middle East & African region: Curio Collection makes its UK debut, Isrotel opens its in Jerusalem, a Hyatt Centric resort for Turkey and more...
Four Mobile SEO Tactics for Hoteliers.
With paid Google ads taking up a large proportion of 'above the fold' space on desktop and all of what is immediately visible on mobile, having a high ranking on search engine results pages (SERPs), is more important than ever.
The Charm of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
If there is one vacation destination in Southeast Asia that should be included on your travel list, Kota Kinabalu is the place., Kota Kinabalu or KK as it is fondly called is one of Malaysia’s flourishing cities.
This place has a lot to offer if you desire an exceptional vacation experience at a reasonable travel budget. There is an abundance of Kota Kinabalu attractions that will certainly fascinate you and make you wish you had traveled here sooner.
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