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  1. Weather - Hong Kong

    Anger at closure of Book Fair

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam and Michael Au Exhibitors at the annual Book Fair accused organisers of overreacting to Typhoon Vicente in shutting down the fair early and costing them a lot of money. ... of visitors. 'We have been doing a lot of promotions,' Wan said. 'If the fair reopens, we plan to cut 20 per cent off remedial tuition books and try our best to recover from ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    25 dead in China and chaos at Hong Kong airport in wake of Typhoon Usagi

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:42am by Phila Siu, Tanna Chong, He Huifeng

    ... (@JohnSaeki) September 23, 2013 The airline urged passengers without confirmed bookings or whose flights had been cancelled not to go to the airport, saying "the chance of securing a seat ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Passengers at Chek Lap Kok frustrated as airlines slowly begin to clear backlog

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 01:12pm by Phila Siu and Candy Chan

    ... bookings are advised not to proceed to the airport. The probability of securing a seat on standby remains very poor. Passengers are also encouraged to defer non-essential travel on 23 September ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong quickly returns to normal after storm warnings cancelled

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 08:55am by Staff Reporters

    ... to be flight delays and cancellations, Cathay said. It urged passengers with bookings to check their flight status online and local transport conditions before departing for the airport, and advises passengers to leave for the airport at least 3 hours before their departure time. For passengers without a booking, the airline says they need not come to the airport as the chances of getting a seat ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing airport grounds flights over thunderstorms

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 11:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the airport due to air traffic control as a result of adverse weather. They advised customers to check their flight status before departure and to enter contact details on their online booking ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    One dead, thousands flee as Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 03:31pm by AFP, Olivia Rosenman, Stuart Lau

    ... Hai-tao, an official in Jiaosi, a popular tourist destination in Yilan. “The typhoon has also caused some damage to tourism as more than 90 per cent bookings for this weekend have been cancelled.” ...

  7. News - World - FIJI

    Fiji scrambles to evacuate tourists as monster storm Evan nears

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... was paramount," said Fiji Tourism and Hotel Association managing director Dixon Seeto, but with most flights booked the holidaymakers had little chance of getting out before the storm. Fiji's main ...

  8. News - World - HURRICANE SANDY

    Wall St shuttered as storm hobbles New York

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 07:57am by Reuters in New York

    ... originally prepared to open for business on Monday with limited staffing after a mass transit shutdown in New York, booking hotel rooms for key employees and leaning on offices in other cities. ...

  9. Weather - Hong Kong

    Tropical storm brings heat and haze

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Women yesterday used fans and took shelter under umbrellas in a desperate attempt to ameliorate the furnace-like conditions. In Wan Chai, book lovers wilted in the heat as they joined the snaking queue to get into the book fair. A wall of white haze over Victoria Harbour appeared to separate Hong Kong Island from Tsim Sha Tsui as visibility dropped as low as 2.7 kilometres ...

  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc in US, kills 40

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... ultimately reach US$20 billion, only half of that insured. "This will be one for the record books," said John Miksad, senior vice-president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison, ...




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