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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com No room for error at new airport When it opens next month, the airport in Hechi in southern Guangxi province should prove a nail-biting landing for arriving ... year. The airport will be a transit stop on the sole air route between Chongqing and Haikou in Hainan province. It might also add a flight from Guangzhou in the future, local media reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549198/new-airport-guangxi-mountains-offers-nail-biting-landings
  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

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Royal Caribbean to run four round-trip cruises from new HK$8.2b terminal this year- but facility remains empty more often than not Cruise firm puts faith in Kai ... Kong early in the new year. And Liu says mainland tourists are powering the growth of the cruise industry. Royal Caribbean received half a million passengers in Shanghai last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528167/royal-caribbean-shows-faith-kai-tak-cruise-terminal-new-sailings
  3. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    Accor to build one-third of its new China hotels in tourist spots

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by BLOOM

    ... year. "The oversupply can be chronic if things keep getting built, but if the supply even starts to moderate, demand will catch up," Issenberg said. The chain was also building six new ... to travel," Issenberg said. "That's been the big change. Even five years ago, it was all cities." The French hotel giant has already opened sites on ski slopes near the North Korean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1520113/accor-build-one-third-its-new-china-hotels-tourist-spots
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... The proposals were made in a public consultation launched by the Home Affairs Bureau yesterday to amend the 23-year-old Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance, after a fire in a North Point ... premises. The bureau also suggests raising the maximum fine from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000, and jail from two years to three. Both Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners executive director Michael Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... lawmakers said yesterday. They were responding to unconfirmed reports that a limit of 52 trips per year on holders of multiple-entry permits had been raised at a meeting between Hong Kong officials on Monday. "A cap of 52 trips will have little impact, only stopping some parallel-goods traders from coming," said Michael Tien Puk-sun of the New People's Party, in reference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542005/cap-shenzhen-visitors-wont-have-big-impact
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    First drop in number of mainland visitors to Tuen Ng festival in three years

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Amy Nip and Jessie Lau

    ... Amy Nip and Jessie Lau Festival attracts fewer mainland tourists The number of mainland tourists who visited Hong Kong during the Tuen Ng festival period fell this year for the first time in three years, according to the commerce minister. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung said yesterday there had been a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526129/first-drop-number-mainland-visitors-tuen-ng-festival-three-years
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise lines riding a wave of popularity in sea travel

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Amy Nip

    ... of the city from four to 21 next year. Costa plans to target long-haul travellers with round-the-world tours in 83 days for up to HK$390,000 a person for the most expensive package. Paul said the new ... It's particularly popular with our China customers. People are hungry for new experiences … going to two different destinations in five nights." In the next four years, the company which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537159/cruise-lines-riding-wave-popularity-sea-travel
  8. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taiwan emerges as new playground for mainland China tourists

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Chinese visitors to the island tripled last year after Taipei relaxed rules Taiwan new playground for mainland tourists Taiwan may ... in the coming year. This might make Taiwan a new playground for China's growing army of super-rich, replacing Hong Kong. Since Beijing began to allow people from 49 mainland cities to visit Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1504444/taiwan-emerges-new-playground-mainland-china-tourists
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen mall to sell Hong Kong products to cut number of mainland visitors

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JEANNY YU AND AMY NIP

    ... products = fewer tourists A shopping centre selling Hong Kong products will be set up in Shenzhen's new economic zone of Qianhai by the end of this year in an effort to ease the pressure ... to the city- a number that reached 40 million last year. "We are studying whether visitors, especially those from Shenzhen and other Pearl River Delta places who purely want to go shopping in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Allan Zeman says he’s being forced out of top job at Ocean Park

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 06:26pm by Phila Siu

    ... to continue in the post he had occupied for 11 years. He will be succeeded by his deputy, Leo Kung Lin-cheng, on Monday. Kung, deputy chairman since 2003, is a banker and serves on several public bodies. During Zeman's chairmanship, the number of visitors rose to 7.73 million last year from 2.95 million in 2003, while a HK$4 million deficit in 2003, the year Sars struck, was turned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538995/allan-zeman-reveals-anger-being-forced-out-ocean-park-chairman

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