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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Holidaymakers who attack their tour guides may be barred from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Jessie Lau, Amy Nip

    ... or complaining to the Tourism Commission. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577875/hong-kong-sees-more-cases-tourists-attacking-their-guides
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Amy Nip

    ... executive director, Joseph Tung Yao-chung, said yesterday that it may have to withdraw the guidance. "We met with the Competition Commission on Monday and were told the service charge ... everything into a single tour charge. Tour escorts may also see changes. Some agencies are starting to pay fixed salaries and getting rid of commissions. Lam Yat-ho, vice-chairman of the local tour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568553/tour-fees-may-change-amid-price-fixing-fears
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:25pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... commissions on purchases made, "unless prior consensus is reached" with group members. The council is now working with the Shenzhen Tourism Bureau on details of a new verification procedure, ... Tung said. "But in the long run, mainland tourists need to be educated on why they should not take petty advantages, thinking they can travel for free to Hong Kong only for the price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Annual tourists to Hong Kong could rise to 70 million in three years, commission says

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm by AMY NIP AND THOMAS CHAN

    ... of Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay. A Tourism Commission spokesman said it was difficult to assess capacity scientifically. Accommodation could lag behind the increase. Hotel rooms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407779/visitor-numbers-can-rise-70m-three-years-commission-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mega Events Fund chairman to be reappointed despite watchdog's criticisms

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:39am by Tanna Chong, Phila Siu

    ... Tanna Chong and Phila Siu New term at Mega Events Fund for Jeffrey Lam despite heavy criticism from Audit Commission Fund criticised, but chairman to stay The chairman of a tourism fund ... Fund after the expiry of his term on Sunday. The HK$250 million fund, managed by the Tourism Commission, was criticised by the Audit Commission in April for overstating turnouts at events ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530331/mega-events-fund-chairman-be-reappointed-despite-watchdogs-criticisms
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cover-up or negligence? Lawmakers probe handling of HK$250m Mega Events Fund

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Tanna Chong

    ... at a Legco Finance Committee meeting in 2012, chose not to mention that the Independent Commission Against Corruption had suggested two years earlier that the fund hand back all unused funds ... of the Civic Party. "[This] was either intentional or serious negligence." The hearing follows an Audit Commission report released last month that criticised the use and monitoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1514542/cover-or-negligence-lawmakers-probe-handling-hk250m-mega-events-fund
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Think tank tells Beijing number of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong could be cut

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:57pm by Gary Cheung

    ... sought input from members of the Commission on Strategic Development over the possibility of a 20 per cent cut in the 40 million mainlanders visiting Hong Kong every year. Leung later played down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521256/thinktank-tells-beijing-number-mainlanders-visiting-hong-kong-could
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Any cuts should be run past industry'

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Amy Nip

    ... Or will the sector cut one-fifth of the jobs?" he asked. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Monday sought opinions, at a meeting of the Commission on Strategic Development, on a 20 per cent reduction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520653/any-cuts-should-be-run-past-industry
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Government urged to consider impact of surging tourism on Hong Kong

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Amy Nip

    ... facilities," the report says. The report cites a European Commission study which recommended that "social carrying capacity", which measures the level of tourism that will not be resented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506926/government-urged-consider-social-impact-visitors
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Low basic pay and high sales targets criticised by trade union, which says cost-cutting bosses make it hard for store staff to earn commission Hard life for staff ... of as much as HK$1 million per month before they can earn commission, a unionist says. Store owners looking to cut costs in the face of rising rents are boosting the targets salespeople must hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489963/tourism-front-line-low-paid-shop-staff-set-hk1-million-monthly-sales

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