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  1. 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

    ... and Economic Development Andrew Wong Ho-yuen, said the graft-buster's view "had been taken into account". The ICAC's Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee in 2010 told ... have executed all advice offered by the ICAC," Wong told lawmakers. "Our suggestion to continue with the fund was based on other factors," he said, referring to brand-building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1514542/cover-or-negligence-lawmakers-probe-handling-hk250m-mega-events-fund
  2. 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

    ... travel agency workers earned 29 per cent more and store staff saw wages rise by 27 per cent. But median wages for all three sectors remained between HK$10,000 and HK$12,000. Wong Pit-man, head ...

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

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... Wong Chun-tat, who sits on a number of government advisory boards, said he believed Beijing remained supportive of the city's tourism industry.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452645/mainland-officials-considered-hong-kong-travel-alert-says-executive
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    An arrivals tax would hit locals too, says CY Leung

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:55pm by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong Government can't tax mainlanders without taxing Hongkongers, says chief executive as he rebuffs plan to charge mainlanders an entry fee An arrivals tax would hit locals too, Leung says Imposing a tax on non-Hongkongers arriving by land could prompt a tit-for-tat move by mainland authorities, Leung Chun-ying warned yesterday. The chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426041/cy-leung-dismisses-arrival-tax-proposal-unfeasible
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    3A travel agency loses licence after tourists left without a bed

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... with the Travel Agents Registry, Wong Wing-kin, the owner of 3A Holidays, said the registry had made the decision due to public interest. He apologised for the tourists' ordeal but said their accommodation had been the responsibility of the two Shenzhen tour companies they signed up with. Wong's lawyer, Andrew Lam Ping-cheung, said the travel agency was entitled to re-apply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1164237/3a-travel-agency-loses-licence-after-tourists-left-without-bed
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Historic Shek Kip Mei Estate to open its doors to backpackers

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Candy Chan

    ... the last minute to disclose the room rates for commercial reasons. But association chairman Michael Wong Yik-kam said the price "will be at least double the rates of the six other hostels also ... Chek Keng, Tai Mo Shan and Pak Sha O. Wong said the higher price at Mei Ho would be reasonable given its location, transport access and uniqueness. "Mei Ho has iconic status in the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1328797/historic-shek-kip-mei-estate-open-its-doors-backpackers
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Kai Tak cruise arrivals skip Kowloon to head straight for the sights

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... in the city. John Doyle from Scotland was one of them, taking a shuttle bus but aiming for The Peak. "It took me 20 minutes [to pass immigration checks] … it's good given that there are 2,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1332481/kai-tak-cruise-arrivals-skip-kowloon-head-straight-sights
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Fewer shoppers among flood of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong for 'golden week' holiday

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... year on the second day of the "golden week", according to drinks vendor Wong Yiu-wah, now in his fifth year doing business there. While big brands might be suffering from a loss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1323029/fewer-shoppers-among-flood-mainlanders-visiting-hong-kong-golden-week
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Fast action by tour organisers keeps Hong Kong tourists out of Egypt danger zone

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Fast action keeps HK tourists out of danger zone Hong Kong's travel agents acted weeks before their counterparts around the world, suspending all organised group tours to Egypt at the beginning of last month. As the situation in Cairo deteriorated sharply last week, governments around the world advised visitors to stay in their hotels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297452/fast-action-tour-organisers-keeps-hong-kong-tourists-out-egypt-danger
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel agency suspended for stranding mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 02:44pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... recent scandals involving mainland tourists. The TIC issued an ultimatum to the agency to attend Thursday morning’s meeting, but the firm’s proprietor, Wong Wing-kin, did not appear. A letter from the agency attempting to explain the incidents failed to answer crucial questions, the TIC said. Wong Wing-kin's daughter said on Thursday that her father was not feeling well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1155399/travel-agency-suspended-stranding-mainland-tourists

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