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Naked Hub Partners With Just Co In Launching Co-working Space

Naked Hub is known for its co-working space business and is based in Shanghai. In a recent announcement made by the company, they have decided to merge with JustCo, a company that is based in Singapore. The partnership between these two big names when it comes to the co-working space sector has lead to the creation of the biggest premium operator in all of Asia. While there are many co working space in Bangkok and other cities in Asia, this partnership has prompted a competition against the leading company in the co-working space industry which is the WeWork.

Naked Hub which is working hand in hand with a hospitality brand called Naked Group and together they have 20 co-working locations scattered in three countries – Vietnam, China and Hong Kong. WeWork, on the other hand, has 12 co-working locations that are found all over the northern part of Asia.

As a result of the merging between JustCo and Naked Hub, they are planning to have a total of 41 co-working spaces before 2017 ends. They are targeting to put up co-working spaces in countries located in the southeastern part of Asia including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Jakarta. According to an estimate by Naked Hub, the venture will bring the company a total of $100 million in earnings along with the co-working spaces they have up and running for 2017.

Naked Group is aiming to have a total of 194 co-working spaces when 2020 hits as disclosed by its founder and chief executive officer, Grant Horsfield.

Horsfield said that when it comes to co-working spaces in Southeast Asia, JustCo is the leading operator while Naked Group works best in the north. Through the partnership, they will be able to create the largest premium co-working space in all of Asia.

There are already a number of competitions in the market which is evident with the existence of co working space in Bangkok and other major cities in Asia thus the company recognizes that they must do everything in order to run with the times. For now, the two companies will be operating while carrying their own brands and eventually JustCowilbe slowly changed to Naked Hub.

Bangkok As The Cheapest Among Global Tourist Destinations

When it comes to choosing a global travel destination in a tourism survey, the first city that comes to the mind of travellers is Bangkok. This is not surprising because Bangkok ranks first among the cheapest destinations all over the world. Anyone who is looking at a long haul holiday in an urban setting will choose Bangkok not only because of affordability but it has everything that a traveller looks for.

In a survey made by the British Post Office, Bangkok was rated as the best value from 10 cities that were included in the list. The total basket price is less than £317 per month. Accommodations are very cheap at less than £100. Guesthouses are pleasing for the wandering travellers. The result of the survey is good news for those who earn tourism revenue but if you are honest, is the achievement worth celebrating?

The cheap prices that foreign visitors to Thailand enjoy come at the expense of taxpayers. The money paid by the Thais to the government goes to infrastructure, electricity, water and other essential services. The taxes ensure that the cost living is very affordable for overseas visitors. Several million people arrive at the airport every year and while their spending contributes to the economy, they make traffic worse in the city.

The results of the UK survey are bound to bring in more tourists to the country, extend their stay and spend more money. Foreigners certainly want to stay longer because can enjoy their vacation for less. Tourism is the source of income of many local businesses and tourism authorities are promoting Bangkok as a cheap destination, however; it is also important to pay more attention to visitors that can afford the more luxurious tourist amenities. Businesses have to earn and the tourism advertisements must encourage visitors to spend more and stay longer to improve the economy.

Special deals and seasonal rates are offered by trendy hotel in Sukhumvit for both business and leisure travellers. The location of the hotel is very convenient for executives and businessmen because it is located in the heart of the city. For the leisure traveller, entertainment and shopping destinations are within comfortable walking distance away.

Global Industry Analysis Of The Yacht Charter Market

Future Market Insights expects that over the next decade, affluent consumers in the developed markets will continue to adapt boating and sailing vacations to sustain the demand for yacht charter. One of the most sought after trends will be the cooperation between online yacht charter service providers and leading airline companies.

Young travellers are more inclined towards sailing holidays and this is driving the demand for yacht charters. Yacht charter providers must make it easy and convenient for young travellers to search for sailing vacations by being accessible through mobile. Providers must also provide discounts when large yachts are booked by a group of families or friends.

The motor yacht segment will continue to dominate the market with over 78% share in 2026 and will account for revenues amounting to $690 million by the end of the forecast period. Meanwhile, the sailing yacht segment is identified to grow at a higher rate during the decade. The main factors that consumers will take into account in yacht charter will be posh interior design and comfort. However, charter providers must not overlook the importance of eco-friendly and fuel efficient yachts.

On the basis of yacht type, the medium yacht segment (30m to 50m) will continue with its dominance with over 60% market value share in 2026. The trend will be followed by the small size yacht segment of up to 30m. Through 2026, the large yacht segment which is over 50m will continue to gain limited traction. Large and medium yacht charters will be preferred for group holidays with booking discounts while families and couples are expected to charter the small and medium yachts for their sailing vacations.

In terms of region, Europe will continue to dominate the market with about 70% share of the total revenues in 2026.  A close second is North America. The Middle East yacht charter market is expected to demonstrate a higher CAGR over the assessed period.

On the other hand, sailing is not exclusive to the affluent because Far Away Yachting offers sailing vacations for the most affordable prices. Sailing vacations are guaranteed as fun and exciting experiences that are different from the traditional entertainment offered in a hotel resort.

4 Perfect Occasions For Giving Away Promotional Merchandise

You can practically hand out promotional merchandise to your prospects at any given time. However, there are particular times when giving away promo items would be more effective and would achieve more impact to your marketing endeavours. Here are some of those occasions.

Trade fairs and social events

Trade fairs and community events are usually attended by a lot of people and when there are more people, you have greater opportunity to showcase your brand and let your prospects know of your brands availability in the market. You can give away simple yet useful items for the occasion such as foldable fans with your logo on it or you can also give out hand towels, pens or even umbrella if your budget can accommodate it. You can also sponsor one of the events and have your promotional merchandise as a prize for mini games.

During business events

Another perfect timing for giving away promo items is during your store’s anniversary or during the opening of a new store branch. Giving away promotional materials is your way of thanking your customers for their continued patronage and the item will serve as a simple reminder of how you value your customers in your business. You can give away calendars for the first 100 customers or you can also give away ref magnets, tee shirts or umbrellas and similar items.

Conference and seminars

The good thing about seminars and conferences is that they are participated by specific group of people such as young professionals, people from the business sectors, mothers or parents, teachers, doctors and any other groups. If your targets are among the participants, it would then be the perfect time to popularize your brand by giving away promotional items that your targets will appreciate such as pens, notepads, tote bags, folders and similar items.

During holidays

Christmas and long holidays are the perfect time to give away promotional merchandise due to the season’s meaning. Give out special branded items such as paper weights, wrist watch for high end customers, wall clocks, tee shirts, mugs and other special items.

Tips To Find Reliable Residential Electrician In Perth

If you have a residence or a commercial establishment, you can expect to need a residential electrician in Perth every now and then to fix your electrical issues. When you need one, it would be right to know where you can find a reliable electrician who will provide your electrical requirements. Here are some tips.

Local electrical company

One of the best sources of professional electricians is companies for electrical services. You can check on different websites to find qualified and licensed electricians in your area. It would be best to request for a senior electrician for major installations, new builds and critical repairs.

Local or neighbourhood contractors

You can also ask around from friends or neighbours for qualified electricians that they may know of. The good thing about community electricians is that you can be sure that his reputation is known in the area and you can easily find feedback from around the neighbourhood. The rates may also be lower compared to company electricians. Contractors forresidential electrician in Perthgenerally have extensive background working in the industry and this is something you need for better project results. The only thing about independent electricians is that you may need to verify if they have undergone formal trainings since they bank on experience for their expertise. Nevertheless, ask for a valid license to ensure that you are dealing with a qualified electrical contractor.

Yellow pages and newspapers

The local newspapers and yellow pages are also excellent sources of information when you need to hire a reliable electrician. You can check the classified ads of your newspaper for information such as the electrician’s contact details. The downside of these types of sources is that the information is limited. There is no customer feedback on the sources unlikeonline sources.  Make sure that you are looking at an updated yellow pages or print ads when you are looking for a residential electrician in Perth. Some service providers may no longer be available when you contact them since yellow pages are released on a yearly basis.

Engagement Rings In Melbourne

A lawsuit was filed by a Canberra man versus his former fiancée disputing the failure of returning the gifts and engagement ring he gave before the break up. Why would he ever give engagement rings in Melbourne when he was unsure of the relationship.

The ACATheard the couplewere betrothed in April after meeting in Melbourne in an escorted event.

The couple and their relatives agreed to marry them both so an engagement party was organized in May, where gifts were given including a ring.

However, the couple then experienced issues in their relationship and had it ended five months later. The Canberra man is selfish to have asked the engagement rings in Melbourne to be returned.

The reason for the break up was partly due to the Canberra man’s decision not to relocate in Melbourne, and that he didn’t inspect wedding venues with the woman.”

Once the betrothal failed, the man asked her ex-fiancée to return everything he gave her and the family including the engagement ring and other gifts.

However, the woman didn’t heed the man’s request, which motivated him to file a lawsuit to ACAT to return the pecuniary costs. That man had bad manners for asking his ex-fiancée to return those engagement rings in Melbourne.

‘Deteriorating relationship’

Graeme Lunney, senior ACAT member said the couple were “two persons in a deteriorating relationship and unable to find a way to move on.”

“In my opinion, there was not a one-sided retraction by one party in breach of a prior promise, but an acceptance by two persons that their relationship had reached an ending.

It was the lack of evidence, which happened particularly in the ACT, that led Mr. Lunney to finally say that ACAT did not have the capacity to deal with the case.

He said any further attempts to recall the expenses of the gifts and engagement ring will have to be pursuedin Victoria.

“This is a mutual acceptance of both parties that is beyond repair,” Mr. Lunney said.

“In these events, the Tribunal had no power to resolve the disagreement.”The Canberra man should have thought several times before considering the betrothal and giving of engagement rings in Melbourne.

The Effect Of Phuket’s Hotel And Condo Act

If someone decides to tap into the investment offered by, it is completely legal for them to manage the hotel as if it were a condominium as long as they comply and meet all the requirement, regulations and the laws surrounding it.

Lately, there are a lot of controversy that were opened up because of the decision to shut down all condominiums that are operating like hotels without license and are not complying with the law. The very people who are complaining about the authorities’ lack of action are the same ones who reacted negatively after hearing about the crackdown of an obvious violation.

Confusion has been created between the distinction of condominiums and hotels and it can be greatly attributed to social media and the internet. Many people believe whatever they read online without researching further which is far too often the reason why common sense is ruled by rumors instead. All they need to know about operating a condominium like a hotel in a legal manner can be obtained from the authorities but many managers do not have the common sense to ask while some took a risk on their own choosing.

The Condominium act did not cover the use of hotels while the Hotel Act does not cover the fact regarding condominium being managed as a hotel. It is not prohibited at all for a condominium to be operated as a hotel just as long as it follows the logical process but it must start at the construction phase.

First, the condo must possess the legal environment consent which is usually a survey in the form of Environmental Impact Assessment. Upon planning the condominium, the developer and environmental consultant must take into consideration the fact that it will be used as a hotel later on. Careful planning is required when it comes to the health and safety, sewage, car parking and design of the lift.

If one chooses to invest in a condo at, it is important to ask the developer whether they have complied with the following rules and regulations before the condo is operated as a hotel in order to avoid legal misunderstandings.

Looking For Insurance: A Glance At CPA’s Operations

With the recent issues that have sprung up regarding CPA’s operations, people have begun to further question the legitimacy of the company’s  workings. The rest of the accountant insurance, thankfully remains somewhat unaffected by the recent news.

A clear contrast between CPA Australia and other accounting bodies is best seen by juxtaposing CPA Australia’s handling of professional indemnity insurance, with that of another provider, in this instance, Chartered Accountants ANZ.

When looking through accountant insurance options on either, one will be met with the basic information which gives the rundown of the insurance policy. This part is expected, and standard, as it is mandatory for all covered by the Australian government’s professional standards schemes, which reduces the legal liability of the providers.

Where the difference in how both present their options then, lies mostly in the buying guides. CA ANZ has a comprehensive list, which goes so far as to compare 16 different insurance providers, plus an additional shortlist of seven brokers for the small practices. To top it all off, the buying guide contains a full, varied contact list of 26 insurance brokers.

In contrast, CPA has a comparison which only features its scheme, CPA Australia Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme, compared with one, generic ‘other insurers’ product. The end of the guide then presents the potential customer with only one contact, broker Fenton Green & Co. QBE is in charge of underwriting CPA’s product.

According to CPA’s official website, the company receives its revenue from member generated activity via the CPA Australia PI Insurance Scheme, which it then uses for administrative costs and educating its members.

Spokesman Stuart Dignam made a statement which stands out, saying that CPA Australia does, in fact, have a commercial relationship with QBE, but not with Fenton Green. Additionally, they refused to reveal information regarding the terms of their arrangement.

Mr. Dignam stated that the CPA’s goal was to offer the most appropriate insurance policy for their members and their clients, not necessarily the cheapest, due to that not guaranteeing the greatest coverage. According to him, the average annual cost for insurance for a small practice of $2 M is about $2000m which he says is inclusive of statutory charges.

CA ANZ has already stated that it did not have commercial agreements with any of the insurance companies or brokers, only with the insurer AON, which is a business partner of the CA body.

How To Prepare For Funerals With A Funeral Director In Sydney

You never know when a loved one would leave you for good and while it can be overwhelming to lose a loved one, it would be best to be ready for it. Preparedness in times of grief is important especially that there are just so many things you need to put in place for a smoother passing of a loved one. With everything that you need to process and accomplish, it would be beneficial if you hire a funeral director in Sydney who will assist you in times of loss and sorrow.

You can find a lot of funeral homes with trusted funeral directors in your area. These funeral directors can be easily contacted through the funeral homes but there are also those who work independently. When preparing for these things, ask the funeral home if they have an in-house funeral director or if there is one that they can recommend for you to contact.

They say death comes like a thief in the night and you don’t want to be caught off-guard when it comes knocking at your door. Contact a reliable funeral home in advance and have your arrangements ready before death claims a loved on. This way, you can focus on more important things because the minor details will be handled by a funeral director in Sydney. Some of the tasks of a funeral director involve taking the deceased from the area where the person died to your preferred funeral parlour for embalming and body preparation. The funeral director will also take care of the ceremonies such as eulogy at the church and at the cemetery. If the body will be cremated, part of the funeral director’s task is to follow the wishes of the family as to where the ashes will be scattered. The director will also send “thank you” cards to those who shared your grief.

To ensure that you will have a less cumbersome and painful experience during the passing of a loved one,arrange things with a reliable funeral director in Sydney.

Reasons To Purchase Health Insurance In Bangkok

You never know when you are going to need the benefits of a health insurance in Bangkok. Even if you say you are healthy at the moment, an accident or a medical examination can change all that. A sudden health condition can also change your health status in an instant. While you are not waiting or anticipating bad events, it is always good to be ready for any eventualities in life.

Having a health insurance is important as it can give you peace of mind and you don’t have to worry about accidents and or getting medical issuesbecause you have an insurance coverage to fall back on. When you do not have an insurance policy, you would be encumbered financially if ever you get into an accident and this could result to getting into financial debts.

The goal of having a health insurance in Bangkok is to keep you from paying medical bills during sickness or injury. It also prevents you from getting into deep financial issues with all the bills that needs to be covered during hospitalization. There are different types of health insurances. Choose one that is suitable to your lifestyle and your current health condition. If you have current health insurance coverage with your company, review it to determine if the provisions are suited to your needs. If you are not satisfied with the policy, you can get an additional policy to compensate the lacking provisions from your original health coverage. The usual health insurance coverage provided by most companies is not the pricey ones so you cannot expect them to be comprehensive. Familiarize with the coverage to ensure that you are covered thoroughly and you have everything that you could possibly need during medical emergencies or hospitalization.

When you purchase a health insurance in Bangkok, consider your medical history, the amount you paid for your past hospitalizations or your overall medical expenses including your current or past health issues. You should also take into consideration your life style and your risk of getting into accidents and even your occupational hazards.