Is Asia also our opportunity for tourism investment?

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first_imgWe recently wrote about current trends in tourism according to, which should be paid attention to. Richard Clarke, an analyst at Berstein Asset Management, then proposed one of these trends as an exceptional economic opportunity – namely, investing in tourism development within one of Asia’s most populous countries, China.Surprisingly, there is a shortage of hotels and similar accommodation units in the Asian market, while at the same time a mobile and affluent middle class is developing, fascinated by Western brands. Some of the biggest players present there, the giants Marriott, Hilton, Accor and IHG are already planning to expand to a total of 64% of the total market, and just today the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced that in cooperation with Vynn Capital, a company specializing in capital ventures in the early stages of implementation in the Southeast Asian market launched this strategically important partnership that should actively promote the tourism sector through the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation.The joint effort of Vynn Capital and the World Tourism Organization should create a framework and policy that would support technological start-ups, which recognize the possibility of developing the tourism sector of the region. Both sides will seek to motivate existing industries and actors such as hotels and gastronomic associations to adapt digital strategies, but also the private sector to technology investments. The role of Vynn Capital is to support tourism entrepreneurship and existing market players as a partner of the World Tourism Organization as the market turns to new technologies and innovations.”The World Tourism Organization is proud to partner with Vynn Capital to help us create real solutions for the much-needed digital transformation of tourism. Such partnerships are key in continuing to generate opportunities through tourism and to demonstrate that capital ventures are also crucial if we are to establish progressive sustainable development.”Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zur Pololikashvili.According to the UNWTO, the number of international visits in all regions has increased since the beginning of 2018, which continues last year’s strong trend. Significant growth is led by Asia and the Pacific, especially Southeast Asia with 10% and South Asia with 9% growth, which has already surpassed last year’s increase in international visits by 6%.”Tourism represents a great opportunity for Southeast Asia where we are witnessing the emergence of a strong middle class. Vynn Capital has recognized tourism as a key investment area and we will continue to work together with entrepreneurs and existing actors to promote the region’s tourism sector. We believe that technology organizations that focus on consumer mobility, such as Indonesia’s Travelio and Carsome, will continue to be the bearers of the economic benefits of tourism development. We have teamed up with the World Tourism Organization to raise a new generation of innovative tourism organizations in Southeast Asia. ”, said Victor Chua, one of the founders of Vynn Capital and president of the MVCA (Malaysia Venture Capital & Private Equity Association).It is certainly useful to follow the development of the situation…RELATED NEWS:CURRENT TRENDS IN TOURISM WHICH SHOULD BE ATTENTEDlast_img read more

Hickey, Trudo lead makeshift offensive line in spring practice

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first_img Published on March 26, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 While George McDonald’s new spread offense is at the forefront of Syracuse football this spring, the offensive line in front of it is mid-shuffle.Right guard Nick Robinson is out with a lower-body injury. Right tackle Ivan Foy is suspended from team activities due to academics. Center Macky MacPherson graduated.In their places is a five-man unit with only one starter, left tackle Sean Hickey, returning to the same position while left guard Rob Trudo is shifting under center.“I definitely think there’ll be some chemistry that Nick, Ivan and I will have to pick up on,” Trudo said, “but I don’t think it’ll be that detrimental because we’ve got all summer to work, all fall camp, before the start of the season.”Four days into the spring session, the makeshift line of Hickey, left guard Omari Palmer, Trudo, right guard Kyle Knapp and right tackle Michael Lasker Jr. has begun to gain a rhythm. Lasker played crucial snaps in Syracuse’s 34–31 bowl-clinching victory, while Palmer played primarily on the field-goal unit and Knapp was severely limited due to a head injury.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU head coach Scott Shafer said he likes the competitiveness of the unit, but with only two full-contact practices under their belts it’s hard to draw too many conclusions this early.“I think we need more reps,” Shafer said. “I’m anxious to watch the film from today because we’ve kind of put the whole install in now. There’s really nothing new on their plate, so it’ll be telling after we watch some film.”At the center of the change is Trudo. Coming to Syracuse three years ago, he learned the center position and took the majority of his repetitions there. But after he found a quicker route to the field at the guard position, he spent all of last season starting between Hickey and MacPherson.Now he’s back in the middle and working hard to get on the same page as quarterback Terrel Hunt.“Sometimes the snaps are here,” Hunt said, pointing toward his waist, “or sometimes my communication needs to be better. But I trust Rob. He’s been blocking for a few years. I trust Rob with my life.”On Trudo’s left is the 6-foot-2, 309-pound Palmer. Trudo and Hickey agreed he’s taken the starting role well after playing sparingly last season.On the other side of the line is Knapp, who went through a tumultuous freshman year after suffering a head injury in practice. While he did not practice Tuesday due to the flu, teammates agreed he’s taken to the guard position quickly.“He hates when he’s not on the field playing so it was hard on him (last year),” Trudo said. “I think he was anxious and eager to get out on the football field.“Then there’s Lasker, who filled in for Hickey against the Eagles and is easily the most prepared of the three new starters. Hickey said he’s confident enough in Lasker’s abilities to spend the majority of his time mentoring backups Jon Burton and Jamar McGloster.After Hickey went down in the second series against Pittsburgh on Nov. 23, Lasker was thrown into the mix and struggled. But one week later, with preparation as a starter, he improved dramatically against the Eagles. “Now we’re relying on him because of that experience and that learning that he went through last year,” Hickey said, “so we can focus our teaching on other players.”The new linemen in the rotation are improving by the day. But come fall when Robinson and Foy are expected to return, it will have to shuffle back.Still, Trudo and Hickey agreed that with the rate at which offensive linemen get injured, having a deep group prepared will be helpful next season.Said Trudo: “I think that’s more beneficial to the unit as a whole.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more