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By Oleg K. Temple, November 2019.

From 17th to the 30th of October, a delegation of Latvian entrepreneurs attended the Seminar on Tourism Management for Developing Countries in China. The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and organised by the Commercial Training Centre of the Department of Commerce of Hainan Province. The purpose of the conference, which brought together over 40 participants from 14 countries, was to introduce China to the world and facilitate networking among the participants.

Hangzhou—China's Priceless Pearl

By Oleg K. Temple, November 2019.

Discovering Hangzhou

The seventh day of our tour saw us briefly drop anchor in amazing Hangzhou—the bustling ‘Silicon Valley’ of China. With its stable climate and lush parks, sprawling over 68% of its area, 杭州 (Hangzhou) has also become called the Garden City. Throughout its history, the town also proved to be a safe haven from extreme weather conditions and natural disasters. An old saying goes: 上有天堂, 下有苏杭 “Heaven above, 苏州 (Suzhou) and Hangzhou below”, in other words, these cities are paradise on Earth. The cities were loved by many Western explorers including Marco Polo who remarked in his memoirs that Suzhou is "the city of the earth" and Hangzhou is "the city of heaven". Marco Polo has been widely used in the city’s branding and it is no surprise that Hangzhou introduced itself as "Paradise on Earth" while hosting the 2016 G20 summit.

China—Reality Versus Outdated Preconceptions

By Oleg K. Temple, November 2019.

What comes to mind when you think about China? What is your first go-to thought? The Great Wall? Kung Fu? Pandas and tigers? Overpopulation? The Communist Party? Let me know in the comments below. My personal knee-jerk association used to be: overpopulation. I just returned home after a conference in China on tourism management, where I was part of a delegation representing Latvia. So today, following an extensive tour of some of China’s largest cities, the word I would associate with China the most is progress. Progress on an unprecedented scale.


A World First: China Roars into the Future Launching 5G Networks

By Oleg K. Temple, November 2019. 

On October 31st, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom revealed their 5G packaged deals. And right off the bat, the value proved to be jaw-dropping: Unicom’s entry-level plan, for example (see image), kicks off from just 129 CNY/month (about 16.3 Euro/month) and is capped at 30Gb of data streaming at 500Mbps and 500 minutes of talk time. The very next day, on November 1st, 5G commercial networks were rolled out in most major cities across China. 5G will empower users with streaming speeds well over 10X faster than 4G Sina Technology reported.

The ETIAS and Who Will Need It When Traveling to Europe?

By Shalini M, added August 2019


ETIAS is the short form of European Travel Information and Authorization System, which is a full- fledged electronic system that allows and also keeps track of the visitors of other countries who do not require a visa for entering into the Schengen Zone. The legal procedures needed to pass ETIAS started in 2016 and the system will most likely be in place by the year 2021.

5 Best Locations in Tuscany

By Carolee Duckworth, added July 2019

Why is Tuscany on almost everyone's bucket list? What is it about wandering around from hill town to hill town in Tuscany, passing through vast stretches of lush vineyards, that has such universal appeal? Why would you want to visit this idyllic part of the world yourself? And where should you go first in your wanderings?

5 Key Things You Need to Know While Photographing Corporate Events

By Sonali Bose Sengupta, added July 2018

Corporate event photography can be a daunting task, especially when people are networking and don't want to be disturbed. Corporate events can be of various types - from conferences, and sales events to receptions and parties. The challenge lies in compelling coverage as poor coverage not only harms the brand identity but leads to poor networking too. While there are different ways to photograph corporate events, hiring professional event coverage services can help to get the job done professionally and flawlessly.

How to Solve 7 Major Problems An Artist Faces

By Julie Rekha, added June 2017

Starting out not long ago as a visual artist, I found it to be creatively very fulfilling. There were many artistic discoveries that helped me find my true self and when it came to my network, some people were supportive and some were not comfortable acknowledging it. A friend once told me, that because art evokes feelings and deep imagination, it can affect those who are not ready to be expressive. So be ready to take criticism and rejection as part of the process.

You may feel all alone in your career as an artist with so many competitions in the market and a product that is undervalued. But here are some of the challenges we face on a regularly basis and even for the professional who may be a lot more established, these are common problems.

What Is On-Page SEO And What Are On-Page SEO Techniques?

By Vivek Dubey, added May 2019

On Page SEO Techniques

On-Page SEO is the process of enhancing particular websites in series to get a position higher and produce more appropriate online traffic in search programs. On Web page pertains to both similarly the information and HTML source rule of a website that is usually enhanced, as in comparison to Off-Page SEO which includes to links and some other outbound signals. On-Page SEO Techniques has customized over the age groups, so it's essential to proceed to keep up with the latest On Webpage SEO. Here is the most up-to-date article about On Webpage SEO from the Wamp Infotech Weblog, and we choose our recommended resources to assist you together with your trip.

Introduction to HR Payroll System

By Jay Davis, added August 2019

The rapid growth in the technology sometimes bemoans us with its rate of rise on both Personal and technical fronts. There are large number of software present to help us in many ways and reduces our manual efforts.  These software not only provide the temporary solutions to our problems but also amaze us with how it is developed at original places.

PC Laptop Computers—Criteria for Choosing Laptop Computers

By Youssef Edward, added August 2019

Laptops today are becoming very necessary due to the highly mobile world. Many people today are seeking for information everywhere and every time when they are in business time or what other times. When buying laptops, many choices exist. This is due to the increasing number od producers. Also each producer provides the market with many specifications for laptops from the physical sense or the storage and processing capabilities sense.

7 Great Ways to Make Money From Home

By Michael A. Taylor, added April 2019

In the modern world, you no longer have to tolerate doing a job you hate or working for people you can't tolerate. A lot of people have discovered new ways of making money that don't require you to even leave your home. The following are some of the best ways to make money at home;

HOUSE I 2019 Expo — A Detailed Report (Part 2)

By Oleg K Temple, March 2019

Read part 1 of this article HERE

In part one of this article we explored the luxurious splendour of the Decco Centrs conglomerate, the heat pumps by NIBE that are, quite literally, saving the world we live in and the slick, indestructible fibre-cement roofing and facade products by Eternit Baltic. Let’s continue reviewing the interior design and construction companies from Latvia and her neighbours. As advertised, brace yourself for an encounter with grass-shredding robots, alternative energy gurus and Flemish lions! Don’t forget to share your experiences and thoughts in the comment section below.

HOUSE I 2019 Expo — A Detailed Report

By Oleg K Temple, March 2019

You could be forgiven for thinking that nowadays the vast majority of business is conducted between computers, in an endless stream of precise, albeit apathetic and impersonal data. However, a significant portion of deal-making still endures in the real world, as it requires a human handshake and that was evident at the HOUSE I 2019 Expo. You see, fancy website templates, however well-designed and engineered, are no substitute for the raw human passion and drive—qualities brought in spades to the exhibition hall by the participants. These intrepid sales warriors are the reason why the brick and mortar stores will always endure. And I do mean warriors. Even after long days on their feet, always answering the same questions, each expert we spoke with endeavoured to present their product in the best light, remained courteous and highly enthusiastic.

How to start a business: The 4 tenets of business ethos or how to build relationships when starting a business

By Oleg K Temple, November 2018

When researching how to start a business, etiquette is one of the fine details people tend to overlook. Etiquette is too often taken for granted and its importance underappreciated. Despite the fact that proper manners are a sign of a good upbringing and label the individual as a cultured member of society. After all, if you do not understand how business mannerisms work, you have no business being in business, right? First impressions are important, as is body-language. We all know that and yet we assume that we will always react correctly and respond flawlessly. However, etiquette is a learned skill like any other. It takes practice and a willing, supple frame of mind to assimilate good habits.

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