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Thailand As The Land Of Thousand 7-11’s

In the heart of Bangkok is Sathorn hotel that offers the best benefits for a business or leisure traveler. The hotel is ideally located to meet every need and convenience. Aside from ease of access to various tourist destinations and entertainment venues, the hotel is near the commercial district that has seen a phenomenal growth over the recent years in spite of different challenges.

For the past 20 years, tourists continue to visit Thailand through the bombings, floods, coups, political upheavals and a few unsolved murders. Tourist arrivals at the airports continue to grow even if many people predict that the good days of tourism will be finally over. Many have also made fearless forecasts that the number of tourist arrivals will soon plateau but right now everyone is asking when?

The currencies of many Asian nations are strengthening against the US dollar and Asians have the money to travel and spend a holiday. Asians are travelling to the Land of Smiles and spending their monies on hotels, entertainment venues and tourist destinations. The good days are not over because tourists continue to flock to Bangkok, Phuket and the surrounding islands.

Years ago Thailand was known as the Land of Thousand Smiles but right now it is more proper to call the country as the Land of Thousand 7/11’s. Those who start business in Thailand prefer a convenience store or a tour provider because their success is very obvious. Anything that caters to tourists is bound to succeed particularly hotels, bed & breakfasts, apartments and inns including restaurants and bars.

China continues to be the major source for tourists. Inbound tourist arrivals up to the end of August this year are estimated at more than 3 million or up by 8.6% year-on-year. Based on the current numbers, tourism officials are confident that tourist arrivals will exceed their expectations this year.

On the other hand, in spite of the continuing increase in tourist arrivals, hotels must not rest on their laurels. Like Sathorn hotel, all other hotels in Thailand must offer the best when it comes to amenities and facilities. Guests want more perks, more discounts and more special offers aside from comfort and convenience.

Index Shows Increase On Rent Pricing Across England And Wales

Current demand for rentable properties, not the least of which is the demand of workers for rent in London flat, led to an noted increase in rent in 9 out of the 10 regions across England and Wales, hitting a national average of £904, according to the latest index.

Regions across the country are seeing such an increase in demand as tenant numbers rise, that supplies are unable to keep up, leading to an increase in rent, primarily concentrated in the East of England and the North West, as per the data from Your Move’s buy to let index.

Both regions saw their monthly rent increase by 3.2% in the 12 months preceding the August of 2017, to £876 and £631 for the East and North West, respectively. The South East wasn’t trailing that far behind with a 3% increase, bringing that area’s average to £882 per month.

The South West region was the only region to have recorded a decrease in rent prices, with the average rent in the area having dropped by 2.7% from the preceding year at £667. However, the North East still holds the lowest prices at £540 per month.

The capital continues to honour its reputation for expensive rent, with the highest average rents, clocking in at £1,282 per calendar month, varying based on location. This was a 1.5% increase from last year’s numbers.

On a monthly basis, rent levels were fairly level for all regions, with the South West, Yorkshire and The Humber recording the highest growth in one month at .4%, between July and August.

Landlords and investors in the North East region enjoyed the highest returns in the country, with yields averaging at 5% during August, in comparison with the capital’s 3.2%, the lowest. This number has also managed to remain steady throughout the time of 2017.

According to Richard Waind, Your Move’s Director,  yields are experiencing a bit of a slow down, in spite of rising rents, due to a reduction in tenant enquiries following Brexit, which then led to a decrease in EU migration.

He states, however, that the August-September range is when activity is at it’s highest, and this, combined with the slow, but steady increase in new listings following the recent tax changes that affected landlords throughout the country meant that rent prices could continue to increase in the following months.

Struggling To Figure Out Which Type Of Service Your Car Needs? Look No Further!

It can be argued that a process by which a car is serviced is one of the most important things that a buyer of a car should know. After all it is his/her car that is being serviced. This process consists of five steps that can ensure that the car is in top condition. In Australia, these services generally consist of a top to bottom checking of the individual components of the car. In Brisbane particularly, the process involves everything from checking and topping up all the oils and fluids, right up to changing the tyres in Brisbane, on a regular basis. Given below is a shortened version of the entire process.

There are generally two types of car services. There is the minor car service and the major car service. The minor car service is generally undertaken once every 10000 to 15000 kilometres, and the major service is undertaken after every 35000 to 40000 kilometres. Hence it is generally considered a rule of thumb that after every two minor car services, the car is taken for a major service. The minor car service generally includes checking the oilsand fluids of the car such as the brake fluids and the air conditioning fluids. It also checks that the battery is at its finest, and checks some mechanical components such as the transmission and steering. Finally, the car’s tyres are also checked along with the windscreen wipers.

The major car service includes a few more checks which includes a safety inspection, engine checks and a repacking of the wheel bearings. Also during this service, the tyres can be swapped for the other types of tyres in Brisbane, depending on the weather. For the winter season, studded wheels may be preferred, and for the summer, smooth noiseless tires are preferred.

The difference in price point is not too great. The minor car services will cost at least $140, but the major car service depends on the brand of the car and the specifications of the type of service. As for the duration of the servicing, the minor service can be done in as fast as one and a half hours, whereas the major service can take an entire business day.

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.

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.

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.

Linkedin Lead Generation: Streamlining The Process

In simple terms of a marketing-minded person, when we say lead generation, it’s basically the process of initiating consumers to be interested into certain products or services that can be availed from a specific business establishment. It’s like inviting your potential consumers into buying or availing your products by the means of using leads. Now, what are leads? Leads can be extracted from various resources. For example, marketers send personal referrals to prospects. Another way of extracting leads is the use of advertisements especially during big events such as conferences and expos. Generally speaking, employing the use of lead generation is simply about advertising your business but there are also non-paid methods in which you can generate interests from consumers such as organic search engine results or personal referrals from previous clients. Nowadays, LinkedIn has been an alternative sources from which professional marketers all over the globe are getting their leads. With the recent introduction of the LinkedIn lead generation forms, the process of gathering has been furthermore streamlined which can be beneficial for marketers and businesses alike.

With the LinkedIn lead generation forms now active, it eliminates of the major problems most marketers face in gathering leads: relying on users to fill up the contact forms- which is harder to be completed when you are using your smartphones. With the said forms, users can just auto-fill the application form with the information that is saved in their LinkedIn profiles and then submit the form instantly. This is helpful for both users and marketers alike because users won’t have to spend time manually inputting the needed information into the form before submitting them. Like it or not, it’s always better if the data can be inputted automatically because some of us are just lazy to type. For marketers on the other hand, it eliminates their waiting period for users to fill up the forms and they can produce more leads now because the information is coming in at a faster rate. And since it’s LinkedIn, marketers can be assured that the information they will be receiving will be more accurate than what they will get from other website where users can fill up form by inputting false or even partial information.

Hiring Commercial Cleaners At An Affordable Price – Working In A Stress-Free Environment

Are you one of those people who easily gets frustrated when because of messy and untidy workplace? Have you ever felt like wanting to do the cleaning yourself just to remove the added stress that your messy workspace brings but with the demand of your job, you just cannot face it? Well, here is a good news. You can now hire professional commercial cleaners to do the job for you! No, it is not necessarily expensive and yes, it is a guaranteed quality service. Sounds like a sweet deal, right?

Business establishments are one of the busiest places on Earth. If you are a business owner or even an office staff, your office is practically your second home. With so many people spending hours of work in that place, it is necessary to take good care of it. Cleaning and maintaining a tidy and neat workspace seems like the ideal thing to do. However, most of the time, this is not the case. With the demand and stress of the job, workers just find it hard to carve enough time out of their schedules to clean their workspaces. This is actually unhealthy. Different studies say that a messy working environment adds stress to people, thus making them ineffective and inefficient. The production arte of the employees even decreases because of this stress.

At present, many companies are now offering cleaning services to different business establishments. There are even companies on commercial cleaners in Gold Coast, Queensland who offer an affordable but quality service that would undeniably satisfy the client. These companies are founded on trust and they believe that clients deserve the best services that they offer. Their agents are expert professionals who are trained to complete their tasks efficiently. They are selected individuals who are good at what they do and are responsible and reliable agents. As a business establishment themselves, these cleaning companies aim to build long-term customer relationships. Their reputation is as good as their last project. Thus, they do their best to give their client what they deserve – a clean and healthy working environment at a very affordable price.