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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong travellers warned to avoid protests as martial law declared in Thailand

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:24am by Ada Lee

    ... to crowded areas,” Tung said. Lai Tung-kwok, the secretary for security, said on Tuesday that for now the situation on the ground in Thailand remained normal, and that there is sufficient space ...

  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

    ... to earn commission, says Cheung Lai-ha, general secretary of the Retail, Commerce and Clothing Industries General Union. That leaves workers with just their very low basic salaries. Cheung's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Border malls make shopping easy for mainlanders, industry chief says

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:46pm

    ... on the figures, especially as some investments involve a longer period to yield returns,” he said. On the automated clearance system, Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said Guangdong province would start issuing smart-entry permit cards this quarter. Chips embedded in the cards would store the biometric information and Hong Kong entry permit of a mainland resident, Lai told the Legislative ...

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    Vietnam confirms barge sank at Ha Long Bay tourist site

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Ada Lee

    ... the boat sank, was expected in a few days. Some 300 passengers, including pro-establishment lawmaker Ann Chiang Lai-wan, staged a sit-in on the Costa Victoria on February 6 in protest against ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Passengers refuse to disembark after cruise liner skips one stop in Vietnam

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the passengers taking part in the protest was lawmaker Ann Chiang Lai-wan, who said that the visit to Ha Long Bay was the main reason for taking the cruise and not making it there was akin ...

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    Tourists become tailors in scheme to revive Hong Kong’s ailing industry

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 11:02am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Tourists will receive masterclasses in bow-tie making as part of a new scheme aimed at reviving Hong Kong’s tailoring industry. They will receive expert tips, insight and advice from veteran tailors and seamstresses at a Bonham Strand workshop in Lai Chi Kok as part of a new tour being advertised on the Tourism Board’s website. Turning the tourists ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on tourists would be unprecedented, says security chief

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the security chief says. "Of all the tourist cities in the world, I've never heard of any setting a cap on visitors," Lai Tung-kwok said yesterday. "Also, setting a clear-cut limit would not be an easy task." Lai was responding to a call for curbs after facilities were strained by an influx over Lunar New Year. The secretary for security also said limiting the number ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Seven bids for Ocean Park hotel site

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... to its debut two years ago when it was withdrawn for lack of interest. Bidders for the 495-room Ocean Hotel include Lai Sun Development, chaired by Peter Lam Kin-ngok, who is also head of the Tourism Board, and Sino Land. "We teamed up with a hotel operator to bid for the site," Lai Sun deputy chairman Chew Fook Aun said after the tender for the hotel, due to open in 2016, ...

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    Cruise ship tourists let down by Hong Kong visit

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lai Ming-hung, chairman of the Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern Group, said he took a taxi and arrived at the terminal at 7.20pm, but security guards informed him taxis were not allowed ... by a taxi driver for a journey she later learned should cost around HK$70. "It's very, very disgusting," she said. Lai suggested terminal staff could assist tourists taking taxis, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Stop driving Chinese visitors away, tourism chief warns

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Stuart Lau

    ... for the government to do away with these permits?" But Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok sidestepped the call. "Hong Kong has always been a city of tourism. We welcome people from all over the world," Lai said, adding that the government "understands" the limited capacity to accommodate tourists. Earlier yesterday, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So ...




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