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  1. Shanghai to HK, via 11 hours in Macau

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dragonair paid cash to disgruntled passengers as compensation for being stuck on a plane for almost half a day longer than expected on what was scheduled as a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong. More than 40 passengers, dissatisfied at ...

  2. Tour abandoned in shopping row

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... What was supposed to be a leisurely tour of Hong Kong and Macau turned into a nightmare for four tourists from Henan province in the latest example of why the combination of mainland tour groups and shopping in Hong Kong is not necessarily a winning formu ...

  3. 9.4pc drop in visitors to trade fairs

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong attracted about 551,000 fewer visitors to its trade fairs and conventions last year compared to 2007, a better-than-expected decline, the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association's annual survey has found. Visitors to trade shows in many other markets suffered drops of between 10 per cent and 25 per cent, it said. Hong Kong's 9.4 per ...

  4. Decision on renminbi transactions welcomed

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Maria Chan The decision to allow companies in Hong Kong and on the mainland to settle cross-border transactions in mainland currency will further the city's bid to become a regional yuan clearing centre, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. It would bolster the city's banks and trading firms, he said. Despite the lack of concrete details, Mr ...

  5. Foreign firms keen on HK

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong is on course to assist 250 foreign companies to set up or expand operations in the city this year despite an increasingly difficult economic environment, InvestHK director-general Mike Rowse said. 'If the US economy is weak or has negative growth, then the world economy is going to be affected. Even if China is growing at 8 per cent or 9 per cent, ...

  6. Tourism Board may miss this year's target as arrivals dip

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Tourism Board may miss its target of 30.4 million visitors this year after about 80,000 fewer arrivals were recorded last month amid a worsening global economic outlook, executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon warned. This would not be the first time the board had failed to achieve its full-year target. In 2006, 25.25 million visitors came to Hong Kong, below ...

  7. Tourism revenue may be down by 70pc

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Tour industry earnings from Lunar New Year holidays are expected to be 70 per cent down on forecasts because of the recent winter storms, which wreaked havoc on travellers' schedules, state media reported. The National Tourism Bureau said about 10,000 tours had been cancelled nationwide since the adverse weather hit the mainland early last month, Xinhua ...

  8. Visitors tipped to exceed 30m

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tourism chiefs are predicting another bumper year for visitors to Hong Kong, despite rising competition and the recent global stock market decline. Visitor numbers will rise 8 per cent, to 30.43 million, from last year's record 28.17 million and they will spend HK$152.7 billion, up 10.7 per cent from last year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board predicts. ...

  9. Casinos help Macau reduce tourism gap

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The number of visitors to Macau increased by nearly 23 per cent last year to more than 27 million, narrowing the gap with Hong Kong, which attracted a record 28 million arrivals. Macau is trying to repackage itself as an international destination with Las ...

  10. Push for HK-Macau visa

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The government will continue to push for a single-exit system that lets mainlanders visit both Hong Kong and Macau on the same trip, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said. The government favoured multiple-destination itineraries, Mr Cheung said in response to a Legislative Council motion about Hong Kong-Macau tourism co-operation. Mainlanders ...




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