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  1. Lifestyle - Travel

    A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:37pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com A year after opening, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal remains little used. While operators are upbeat, sceptics wonder if it will catch on enough to justify the investment, writes Darren Wee When Queen Mary 2, the world's largest ocean liner, called at the newly operational Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in April, more than 2,000 passengers disembarked. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Royal Caribbean shows faith in Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with new sailings

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Amy Nip

    ... Tak terminal One year on from its "soft opening", one of the companies that runs the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is showing its faith in the HK$8.2 billion development by doubling ... Caribbean Cruises, joined Shun Tak Holdings and Worldwide Flight Services to set up Worldwide Cruise Terminals to manage Kai Tak. On top of the extra Hong Kong sailings, the subsidiary will increase ...

  3. Cruise terminal at Kai Tak will bring thousands of new jobs

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With reference to Tom Holland's Monitor column ('New Kai Tak terminal cruising towards losses', May 13), I would like to clarify some of the figures quoted regarding cruise ... of the new cruise terminal facilities and appropriate market strategies, the economic benefits to be brought by the cruise industry are estimated to range from HK$1.5 billion to HK$2.6 billion per ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Kai Tak Cruise Terminal's rough and ready take-off

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com New terminal is functionally ready but not in the best form to welcome first travellers next week Kai Tak's rough and ready take-off A week before the HK$8.2 billion Kai Tak Cruise Terminal welcomes its first vessel, it is largely functional but not quite ready to face the world. The immigration counters, connecting bridges, waiting halls and one ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Kai Tak Cruise Terminal opens doors to public

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Kai Tak terminal opens doors to the public The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal will open to visitors today, as it hosts the city's first Cruise Holiday Expo featuring the world's most luxurious and exotic cruises as well as trips leaving from the new terminal. The terminal, at the end of the former Kai Tak Airport runway, received its first cruise vessel in March. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Beijing move for expanded cruise 'will boost Kai Tak Terminal'

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Korea before returning home, Beijing authorities say. The move will bolster the ambition of Hong Kong, which recently opened the modern Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, to be a home port for cruises ... the Kai Tak terminal a home port for cruise lines. Under the new arrangement, mainlanders are allowed to join the cruises as part of a tour group but not as individual travellers, the China ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Passengers praise 'magnificent' Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on opening day

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 09:26pm by Amy Nip, Phila Siu

    ... Amy Nip and Phila Siu Cruise passengers delighted by their reception as sparkling Kai Tak facility opens for business Two thumbs up for new terminal On a day that dragon boats made ... to dock at the Kai Tak cruise terminal- which its passengers described as "magnificent". As the jumbo-sized vessel berthed at a strip of land that once saw jumbo jets coming and going ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Overseas passengers return to Kai Tak with official opening of HK$8.2b cruise terminal

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... of the past, passengers' luggage is returning to the area as it once again becomes a centre for transport and tourism . Built at a cost of HK$8.2 billion, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal finally ... The government announces plans to build a cruise terminal on the runway at the former Kai Tak airport 2007 Tenders invited for a single operator to design, build and operate the terminal. Both tender ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hold government to its green pledge for Kai Tak cruise terminal

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau says with just months to go before the Kai Tak cruise terminal opens, the government must honour its pledge to reduce ship emissions Fuel for action Very few people realise that the new Kai Tak cruise terminal will have a big impact on the air quality of the neighbouring districts. When the government of the day first sought legislators' approval ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Predicted economic benefits of Kai Tak cruise terminal grossly inflated

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip and Keith Wallis

    ... Amy Nip and Keith Wallis Tourists visiting Kai Tak hub will generate just a quarter of official estimate of HK$1b in first year Predicted cruise terminal benefits highly optimistic ... Services, a partner in the consortium that will run the Kai Tak terminal, said he was disappointed in the number of ship calls. Cruise companies were not confident the terminal would open ...




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