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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong wins right to host 2016 International Mathematical Olympiad

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com HK out to add value by hosting 'maths Olympics' Hong Kong has won the bidding to host the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in 2016. ... previous missed chances to make the city an attractive venue for international events. Last weekend, when pollution levels approached the worst ever recorded in Hong Kong, the government snubbed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1192536/hong-kong-wins-right-host-2016-international-mathematical-olympiad
  2. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    China Travel International profit up 107pc on sale of online travel agency

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on the mainland and in Hong Kong and Macau rising 28 per cent to HK$304 million. Barring any unforeseeable negative situations, the group continues to hold a prudently optimistic view Jiang Yan, China Travel International Investment Profit from its non-core power generation operations rose 2 per cent to HK$151 million. “In the first half of 2014, the results of our five hotels in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578330/china-travel-international-profit-107pc-sale-online-travel-agency
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong's first Gran Fondo cycling race to be launched in October

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... athletes and amateurs will be launched in the city in October. The first Gran Fondo Hong Kong will have three categories- professional, semi-professional and amateur- covering distances of 60, 40 and 20 kilometres. Tourism Board executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon said two routes are being considered, one going from Hong Kong Island through the Western Harbour Tunnel to Kowloon side, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430664/hong-kongs-first-gran-fondo-cycling-race-be-launched-october
  4. 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

    ... Jessie Lau and Amy Nip More cases of tourists attacking guides Holidaymakers in Hong Kong who attack their tour guides could be barred from the city, the Immigration Department said ... words rather than violence to settle disputes. "There are many ways to settle their dissatisfaction or complaints instead of breaking the law in Hong Kong," William Fung Pak-ho, ...

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

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... Ernest Kao and Amy Nip The city's poorest families are being squeezed out of a space to live in 20,000 beds that no one should sleep in Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mystery deepens over giant Hong Kong ferris wheel overlooking harbour

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Amy Nip

    ... International- backed by Balram Chainrai, the former owner of Portsmouth Football Club- joined the race to build the wheel. Looking beyond Hong Kong, wheels around the world are competing ... wheel revolution A plan for a giant sightseeing ferris wheel to be built overlooking Hong Kong's harbour is shrouded in secrecy, even though a patch of land has been allocated on which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465974/mystery-deepens-over-delay-ferris-wheel-year-after-contract-awarded
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... funny and sustainable sensory attraction to overlook Hong Kong's most famous views of Victoria Harbour from the top level", Greenheart, parent firm of Flightlinez, says ... Fox got entangled in objections from government advisers and green groups. "After further study and discussion, the founders of Flying Fox decided to put the Hong Kong project on hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... attracted the ire of some Hongkongers, mainland visitors enjoyed their trips to Hong Kong last year more than in the year before, a new study shows. And they were not alone, according to Polytechnic ... transport links and high-end shops and would expect the same in Hong Kong, he said. The language barrier could also be a problem. Mainlanders, meanwhile, were likely to stay in cheap hotels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Yen for a cheap trip to Japan could cost more

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Amy Nip

    ... dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, Hongkongers will find it is actually more expensive to visit Japan this autumn. The exchange rate of yen to Hong Kong dollar, at 100 yen to HK$7.27 ... agencies said. Wing On Travel deputy general manager Simon Ma Sai-man said that group tours to Japan would be 5 to 10 per cent more expensive than last year. "Hong Kong tourists wanting to see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589607/yen-cheap-trip-japan-could-cost-more
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... on accommodation-booking websites, and the tourists were unwilling to return to Hong Kong as prosecution witnesses, she said. The December 29 blaze at Continental Mansion sparked an outcry from residents ... premises. The bureau also suggests raising the maximum fine from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000, and jail from two years to three. Both Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners executive director Michael Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses

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