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Costa to introduce 2 more Chinese cruise ships

Costa Cruises will launch two more ships developed particularly for the Chinese market, following the placement of a significant order by its parent company, Carnival Corporation.


The deal will see Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri develop 2 4,200-passenger ships for Costa, which will be provided in 2019 and 2020. Along with the Costa ships, Carnival has ordered 2 vessels for Princess Cruises and one for P&O Australia.


We enjoy continuing our enduring strategic collaboration with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, stated Costa s CEO, Michael Thamm. This new order will permit us to continue considerably build the Chinese cruise market, which will become the second largest in the world at the end of the decade. Find more info on

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Asia-Pacific Report: Training a new generation of Asia-competent Canadians

A few weeks back, throughout a panel discussion in between Canadian and Japanese officials in Vancouver, Miklos Dietz told the event that Canadians, specifically those in B.C., have to concentrate on developing Asia competencies at a young age to cultivate a brand-new generation of leaders.


The director of speaking with group McKinsey and Company had touched on a vital talking point of current efforts to improve Canadians capability to contend for business in Asia a need to increase the level of knowledge and understanding among the Canadian public, focusing on academic exchanges.
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Hong Kong, Taiwan team up to target US tourists

Hong Kong and Taiwan have actually joined forces to attract more tourists to visit both locations in the exact same trip.


The tourism boards of the 2 locations, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB), have actually formed a new partnership that will target the US outgoing market, with the objective of drawing in more American leisure tourists to Hong Kong and Taiwan.


The United States is the largest long-haul visitor source market for both Hong Kong and Taiwan, and these trans-Pacific ties are being boosted by a series of brand-new air travels between the United States and both Hong Kong and Taiwan. Presently there are more than 200 weekly flight connections in between the United States and Taiwan/Hong Kong, and this is expected to increase 6.5 % in 2016.

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