Asia Shines as a Destination for Ethical Tourism
The concept of social responsibility is mainstream and embedded into the collective consciousness. This is especially true for today’s millennial generation, but the awareness is not limited to this group. Before we decide to purchase a certain product or service, many of us will first want to know about its environmental impact, whether child labor was involved, if the provider exercises any corporate social responsibility, etc. We turn to social media or review sites to learn about the 'background' behind companies, drugs and consumer products.
60% of the world’s young people—750 million under the age of 25, live in the Asia-Pacific region. This is also where two-thirds of the world’s poor are concentrated. How can young people from impoverished Asian communities acquire the skills and education they need to become future leaders in an increasingly global world? How do they become a part of the prosperity that the Asia-Pacific region is enjoying today?
Asia’s hot tourism market is not only translating into increasing crowds of domestic and international travelers, it is also attracting healthy amounts of investment dollars. New airport construction and an increase in the number of low-cost airlines have made travel easy and affordable. As a result, more Asians are touring their own continent. The boost in internal tourism is good news for international tourists too, as many Asian cities are improving their facilities and services, and resorts are offering attractive package deals and using the most technologically-advanced guest service programs on the market.
Asian Food - An Artful Blend of Tradition and Modernit
Nothing about Asia is monolithic, especially not its food. A continent that covers thousands of miles from the Middle East, through India to Japan is home to many unique and independent cultures. Asian food is a reflection of the continent’s eternal commitment to its deep traditions and palate preferences, which have evolved over the centuries.
When people, especially those in the tech industry, think of China, what often comes to mind is this, either the country's astronomical growth over the past decade or the political environment that has created a very unique but hard to crack internet ecosystem. However, China’s influence on the development of the world spans centuries, well beyond these current topics of interest. Many of the most sophisticated mathematical, medical, scientific and construction applications have their origins in the ancient knowledge and teachings of the Chinese people. I've become curious about the history of China as I've started to spend more time learning the language and getting to know the people and culture.
Hong Kong to Host the 10th Anniversary Asia Contemporary Art Show
If you are an art lover who happens to be traveling to Asia this spring, be sure to visit the 10th anniversary edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, running March 17-20, 2017 at Conrad Hong Kong.
The Asia Contemporary Art Show takes place each year in the spring and fall, and is the premier event where Asian artists and art galleries showcase and sell their pieces. Hong Kong is the fourth largest art market in the world. Due to its duty-free and tax-free status, it is the perfect hub for artists, galleries, and art collectors. The show will feature over 3,000 original pieces of art in a wide variety of mediums, including oil painting, sculpture and photography, from the world’s best-known artists as well as from the newest and most promising talents.
Visit One of the Hottest Tourist Destinations in the World
It seems that almost everyone is on the move these days. Summertime spells vacation time for many people, especially families. International travel has become much more attractive now that everyone is digitally connected and can easily discover the best spots, prices, places to stay and eat, all through social media channels and online travel agencies.