Hong Kong is famous for duty-free goods, with visitors spending up to 60 percent of their money on shopping. Probably no one has ever left empty-handed, but if time is short there are many malls selling international designer clothing and accessories, electronics, jewelry, antiques, home décor and more. These include gigantic Harbour City, with more than 450 outlets (cruise ships dock alongside it for a reason), and Central’s classy ifc mall.
For Chinese souvenirs and crafts ranging from artwork and porcelain to jade and Chinese-style jackets, good hunting grounds are the upscale Chinese Arts & Crafts stores; chic Shanghai Tang; the more pedestrian Yue Hwa Chinese Products department store; and Hong Kong markets including Stanley Market on Hong Kong Island’s south side, narrow Li Yuen Street East and West in Central and Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon.
Hollywood Road has long been the place to go for antiques, but Horizon Plaza, a huge warehouse in Aberdeen, has more than a dozen antiques shops, while both Christie’s and Sotheby’s hold antique and art auctions in Hong Kong.
In recent years, Hong Kong has also established itself as Asia’s foremost market for Chinese and international art. In addition to annual exhibitions like Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair in spring and Fine Art Asia in autumn, many internationally renowned galleries have set up shop. The greatest concentration is in Central’s historic Pedder Building, where Ben Brown Fine Arts, Gagosian Gallery, Hanart TZ Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries and Simon Lee Gallery have all found new homes.
All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Flanked by the ski resort-studded Balkan Mountains and situated directly downwind from the fragrant pine forests of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia’s gorgeous landscape and strategic location between Asia and Europe put it at a crossroads where business and pleasure intermingle effortlessly. In recent years Bulgaria’s capital city has ranked as one of the top 10 best places in the world for startup businesses, and the onslaught of new tax exemptions for businesses looking to invest in the country make it an attractive option for many corporations to begin operations within the city.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
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