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  1. Business - Money

    Cruising tips – and a chilly welcome for Kai Tak passengers

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:59pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com The new cruise liner terminal is now finally up and running at Kai Tak. A few ships have used it, but once passengers get over the disappointment ... of imagination to work out that disembarking passengers would need taxis or minibuses to get them the considerable distance from Kai Tak to anywhere else in Hong Kong. How difficult can ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    QE II for Kai Tak?

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:26am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Many people hope it will come to Hong Kong, and be berthed at Kai Tak’s new cruise terminal. The beautiful liner would be a stunning addition to the Hong Kong skyline and it can only be hoped ... ownership after its conversion to a hotel. At least that’s what’s been published. But now we have the mystery Chinese buyer. Watch this space. Smart money’s on a berth in Kai Tak ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Government overstates cruise terminal benefits by 25 times

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland With only 16 ships due to call at the new Kai Tak facility in its first 11 months, the contribution to the local economy comes to only HK$27m Cruise terminal ... of the extra tourist spending attributable to the Kai Tak cruise terminal in the first year of its operation will not be HK$1 billion as the government claims, or even HK$250 million ...

  4. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Developers rush for Kai Tak sites

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... interest in the sites as they have a sea view and are close to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal," he said. Despite the flats being limited to Hong Kong people only, the prices may only be 5 per cent ... Developers rush for Kai Tak sites Two residential sites in Kai Tak attracted an overwhelming response of 29 bids from developers yesterday despite the proposed developments only being available ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    When do we declare the cruise terminal a white elephant?

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:33am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Looking more closely at the schedule for dockings at our spanking new cruise terminal, we can see why Commissioner for Tourism Philip Yung was so keen on setting up an Asia ... a first when two liners are scheduled to call at the same time. You could easily be forgiven for thinking the facility was part of the Fantasy Kai Tak competition being organised by the Energizing ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Global cruise liners target China market

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by AP

    ... in cultivating repeat travel.   Hong Kong christened a new US$1.2 billion cruise terminal last year, but the Norman Foster-designed facility has so far been infrequently used.  Visitors have criticised the terminal, built at the end of the old Kai Tak airport’s runway jutting into the harbour, for being hard to access by bus or taxi.  China’s “lack of infrastructure is the biggest impediment ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... that the government has chosen to commemorate its latest white elephant by using a picture of it to adorn the cover of the latest year book, Hong Kong 2013. We are of course referring to the Kai Tak Cruise ... Departures as "the Rolls-Royce of cruise terminals". Just what Hong Kong needs.   What price change? The debate over whether or not Hong Kong should change its listing rules to accommodate ...

  8. Business - China Business - LEISURE

    Cruise industry sets sail for Asia's growth

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... million cruise liner Diamond Princess would make four visits to the Kai Tak cruise terminal between October and April 2014. Princess Cruises will deploy its 1,990-passenger Sun Princess to Asia ... and Kaohsiung. Lee said the corporation, which was formed recently to take over the operation of Taiwan's leading ports, was "planning to change some of the cargo terminals into cruise ...

  9. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    QE2 liner may return to Hong Kong as a floating hotel

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... and Tourism Board, together with their counterparts in Singapore. Worldwide Flight Services, one of the members of the consortium which will operate and manage the Kai Tak cruise terminal, has been ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    HSBC goes for cooler image at the Sevens this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 12:53am by Howard Winn

    ... last June and next month. But as Yung told Legco last year: "The start is never easy. We hope that with effort, usage of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal will be bigger and confidence ... attention.   Lifebelt for cruise terminal We see that Commissioner for Tourism Philip Yung has announced something called an Asia Cruise Fund while attending the Cruise Shipping Miami conference ...




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