Portfolio of Kimberly Johans

A collection of articles created during my stint as a journalist at The Macau Daily Times

Posts Tagged ‘Venetian Macao’

Cotaijet introduces overnight sailings to Hong Kong

Posted by Kimberly on August 1, 2008

By Kimberly Johans
Published in The Macau Daily Times
August 01, 2008 (289 words)

Cotai Waterjets (Macau) Limited yesterday announced an increase in their sailings to Hong Kong beginning today, with the company now offering overnight trips between the two SARs.
CotaiJet will add an additional six sails to it current 56 sailings between the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong and the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal in Macau.
Three of the sailings (12:00 am, 1:00 am, 2:00 am) will depart from Hong Kong to Taipa, while another three (1:00 am, 3:00 am, 5:00 am) will leave from Taipa to Hong Kong.
Stephen Weaver, Las Vegas Sands’ President for the Asian Region, believed that the expanded overnight CotaiJet ferry service will provide greater flexibility to visitors who come
to Macao for live entertainment, business and shopping at Macao’s new mega shopping centres
on Cotai Strip,” including the latest instalment, The Shoppes at Four Seasons.
A Venetian representative within corporate communications added that the numbers of sailings could be increased in the future, saying “we shall closely monitor demand and shall make adjustments accordingly.”
Asked whether the additional sailings could have an impact on those currently offered by First Ferry and Turbojet, they said they were “not in the position to comment on others’ behalf.”
Meanwhile, the fairs for the new sailings will be the same price as for the current night sailings and are scheduled at all times, not just when special events occur at the Venetian.
Finally, in response to whether Cotaijet would be increasing their ferries, the representative stated that “CotaiJet has enough vessels to service the new sailings. Our fact sheet also indicates the plan to put three more vessels into service later this year.”
Ferry schedules and fare information can be found on CotaiJet’s web site, http://www.cotaijet.com.mo.


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Helping Macau’s future leaders

Posted by Kimberly on February 27, 2008

By Kimberly Johans
Published in The Macau Daily Times
February 27, 2008 (572 words)

The expansion of Macau’s economy was being held up by the few who opposed the intake of foreign labour, suggested Dr Robert Kirby, in response to a question raised by a member of his seminar’s audience yesterday.
“I think it’s a shame a small minority are preventing the growth of the economy,” he said, adding that “the government is slowly pulling off the hand brake but it will take some time.”
Dr Kirby was part of a panel of experts providing information at a seminar that focussed on the topic of “bringing out the best in people – managing human capital.”
Hosted by the Institute For Tourism Studies (IFT) and in collaboration with Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, the seminars were held at the Venetian Macao, with the seminar preceding that of Dr. Kirby’s, titled “insights regarding the Macau consumer,” and given by Dr. Dioko, a Professor and Director of Research at the IFT.
Dr Kirby’s seminar focussed on six strategies to help bring out the best in people in the workplace and the importance for an organisation t have a clear vision or mission.
Some of the strategies covered topics ranging from recruitment, retention, development and learning from others. Read the rest of this entry »

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