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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong travel agencies for mainland tourists may face tighter controls

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Thomas Chan Tighter financial controls on agents bringing in mainland visitors join reform of travel trade regulations and introduction of new authority Revamp aims to keep agents in line Travel agencies organising inbound tours from the mainland will bear the brunt of proposed reforms under which a new watchdog will be formed with the main task of tightening ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... Dinah Gardner Isolated, remote and largely unexplored, the Nepalese Kingdom of Mustang is now open to pilgrims and tourists alike, writes Dinah Gardner. Pictures by Koon Ming Tang The high ... with family farms. Children play hopscotch on a sun-dappled stretch of courtyard, North Face-clad tourists peep round corners snapping photos, while a calf with camel-long eyelashes wanders ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... between 2005 and 2012, to show that a full understanding of the mainland cannot be gleaned from the eastern megacities alone. The title, derived from a proverb which emphasised how central ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong's tiny Ping Chau offers a rugged island getaway without the tourists

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:24pm by Martin Williams

    ... Text and photos: Martin Williams Ping Chau, a tiny, rugged island in the far northeast of Hong Kong, offers a peaceful respite from the bustle of the city Idyll wonder UNWIND ON THE EAST COAST The ferry arrives at a pier on the sheltered east coast. Look ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Christopher Dewolf, Bernice Chan, DARREN WEE

    ... Text: Christopher Dewolf, Bernice Chan, Darren Wee There's something for everyone in Macau. Here's three ways to get the best out of the city YOU OLD CHARMER The past decade has transformed Macau from sleepy backwater into the gambling capital of the world, with an accompanying onslaught of tourist-trap kitsch. But there is a real city beyond the baize and slot machines, one ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Escape plan: Tips for a quick getaway

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by MARISSA CARRUTHERS

    ... locals, expats often know the best spots and usually prefer to steer clear of the tourist trail. Expatsblog.com is a good place to start. 5. Be Organised If you're adamant on visiting the restaurant that has a string of great reviews, book ahead because you're unlikely to be the only tourist planning on giving it a go that night. 6. App Happy The digital age has made travelling ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Well healed: the sights and scars of Sarajevo

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Tim Pile

    ... inability to halt the hostilities. Tourists tend to tiptoe around Sarajevo's traumatic past even though many locals are willing to talk about their experiences. Irina gave birth to her second ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm by Simon Parry

    ... gets a few thousand tourists a year. It's unspoilt and enigmatic and brimming with colour and people genuinely interested to see you. Isn't a luxury spa resort a bit incongruous in such a spiritual country? It is a bit. But when you've got tourists spending a minimum of US$250 a day, they're entitled to expect a bit of pampering. So Dhensa, which opened in March, offers ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Adam Nebbs

    ... and Chengdu- the first time any airline has flown from the US to a mainland city other than Beijing or Shanghai. The first flight, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, left San Francisco on June 9, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    European tourists ready to be taken for a ride on China roller-coaster tour

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Sixty roller-coaster fans are expecting plenty of twists and turns on their 17-day tour of China European tourists ready to be taken for a ride A group of 60 thrill-seekers from Europe are flying to Hong Kong and the mainland to ride 100 different roller coasters in 17 days in the first tour of its kind. The enthusiasts from the European Coaster Club will begin ...




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