Chinese visitors to New Zealand dropped during a peak holiday period this year, while visitors from other countries increased. The number of visitor arrivals from China was 50,900 in February, down 18,000 from the same time in 2018 - and it's due to fewer arrivals during the Chinese New Year period. New Zealand-China rift: Is it really that bad? What Chinese President Xi Jinping thinks of New Zealand China-New Zealand Year of Tourism officially opened at Te Papa Stats NZ released data that showed total visitor arrivals to New Zealand in February this year were 417,900, down 5,500 compared with the same month in 2018. Visitor numbers from countries other than China rose, however, with an increased amount of arrivals from countries such as South Korea, Australia and Taiwan. Visitor number changes South Korea - up 1,800 United Kingdom - down 1,700 Australia - up 1,200 Taiwan - up 1,200 The Chinese New Year is a peak holiday season for travellers from China. And while the number of … [Read more...] about Chinese visitors to New Zealand drop during peak Chinese New Year period
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After losing an incredible two stone inside 12 weeks, Josie Gibson is certainly entitled to show herself off to the world. The 2010 Big Brother winner has revealed her stunning three-month weight loss. The 34-year-old piled on the pound towards the end of 2018, reaching 16 stone after giving birth to her son Reggie last year. But she wasn't paying lip service to the New Year, New Me mantra - and her fans are loving her slimline new look as she blogged her second big re-invention on Instagram. She has spoken about her post-birth diet and blamed carbo-loading caused her a weighty problem. Instagram Josie now feels on top of the world and said using the trusted method of pinning pictures to her mind helped win the battle. It's not the first time she has slimmed down after becoming fed up with her figure. She told Celebrity Secrets magazine: "I lost about two stone on the programme in just 12 weeks, and I feel so much better about myself. "I put on about four-and-a-half stone while … [Read more...] about Josie Gibson reveals incredible new look after New Year weight loss
ON March 21, hundreds of thousands of people across the world welcomed in the Persian New Year and celebrated the first day of spring in a festival called “Nowruz” or “Navroz”. Several countries mark this day as a national holiday. Here’s the lowdown on this exciting traditional celebration. What is Nowruz? Nowruz, or Navroz, is the Persian New Year and the traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. The day is believed to promote peace, solidarity, reconciliation and neighbourliness, and is designed to be filled with good food, new clothes and quality time with loved ones. The festival is observed in Middle Eastern, and Central and South Asian communities. The traditions associated with it date back around 3,500 years ago. Navroz was officially registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009 and is celebrated on March 21, the day of the equinox. How do people prepare for Nowruz? In the weeks leading up to … [Read more...] about Happy Nowruz 2018! How is the Persian New Year celebrated and what’s Haft-Seen?
The local real estate market has entered a new year of development on all its major segments, as investors plan to deliver industrial, retail and office spaces with a cumulated area of 1.2 million square meters, a new market record. In comparison, new spaces of around 850,000 square meters were delivered in 2018, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. The positive evolution of the development activity comes from the sustained demand from tenants over the last three to four years, as pre-leasing contracts have been signed for more than half of the new spaces that will be delivered this year. The total retail stock exceeded 3.7 million square meters at the end of 2018, almost similar to the office one, while the industrial & logistics stock was of around 3.5 million square meters. It is expected that circa 600,000 square meters of industrial and logistics space, over 400,000 square meters of office space and 200,000 square meters of retail space will be … [Read more...] about Report: 1.2 million sqm of industrial, retail and office spaces to be delivered in 2019, setting a new yearly record
Birmingham & Black Country 8 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-47170179 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The rain may have been lashing down, but the streets of Birmingham were awash with colour as the city's … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year festivities start in city