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  1. There still must be room for safety

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... tighter checks on illegal guest houses, but embarrassingly found that a flat he owns had been converted into one by a tenant without his knowledge. For the safety of occupants, guest houses have ... of tourists, especially from the mainland, is driving the phenomenon. That pushes up hotel occupancy and room rates, which naturally leads to an entrepreneurial spirit and rules being bent or ignored. ...

  2. Occupancy at hotels exceeds 1996 peak

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Adrian Wan Hotel occupancy in Hong Kong reached 88 per cent last year, topping the peak of 86 per cent in 1996, hoteliers say. The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners expects occupancy rates this year to be similar and forecasts room prices to rise by 6 to 10 per cent, compared with 15 per cent last year. Michael Li Hon-sing, the federation's executive director, ...

  3. Tsunami-hit areas need visitors, not cash, say tourism groups

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Tourism associations from tsunami-hit countries say they need tourists more than donations to aid recovery. Hotel occupancy rates in southern Thailand and the Maldives have ... could take a year or more to recover, but other areas are open for tourism. In the Maldives, only about 20 out of some 80 hotels are closed.' He added that the World Health Organisation ...

  4. The human cost of high land premiums

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Association found. Meanwhile, the latest Health Department figures show Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City, which have some of the city's poorest neighbourhoods, have the city's highest incidence of tuberculosis. Health experts believe crowded conditions in old districts contribute to the spread of the disease. But this is made worse by the prevalence of cage homes ...

  5. Exodus by the rich a worrying trend

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... government, food and environmental safety, educational opportunity and decent health care. No country gets a perfect score on these counts. But China needs to tick more boxes if people it can ill ... education for their children, better health care and hopes for a better life in retirement, they include concerns about the security of their assets on the mainland, grey areas ...

  6. Quick take-up for new players

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... occupancy up, while Hong Kong in itself attracts a large number of expatriates,' he says. Early results are promising. The take-up of Oakwood's new, 24-unit building in Kennedy Road has ... of who constitutes an expatriate has changed,' Mathew says. He's also seen a big increase in solo women travellers, who have specific requirements. 'Women like to have safety ...

  7. HK?s freshwater fish industry discussed in Legco

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for details about freshwater fish safety. Dr Chow explained that although there is no law requiring health certificates for imported freshwater fish, the current law stipulated that all food sold ... JASMINE WANG Updated at 1.42pm: There was no law requiring imported freshwater fish into Hong Kong to be accompanied by health certificates, Health Secretary York Chow told the Legco ...

  8. HK most expensive city for office rents

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... DTZ. Strong demand and rent increases pushed the total occupancy cost of a workstation in Hong Kong to US$25,160 per square foot per annum, up 13 per cent year on year, DTZ said. 'Despite ... the top-25 most expensive markets globally by 2016,' said Woodford. Total occupancy cost is defined as the average total cost of leasing prime net usable space. Another survey by property ...

  9. Meltdown pushes HK down prosperity index

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... education; health; safety and security; governance; personal freedom; and social capital. Finland ranked first in the index, while Zimbabwe was last. Singapore, which was ahead of Hong Kong last year ... Japan in terms of entrepreneurship and innovation, 18th in the world for health, 11th for safety and security, sixth for governance, and 33rd for social capital, which refers to people's ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... into reality, which took determination and resilience, rather than just acquire knowledge at school. 27 samples fail Centre for Food Safety tests Twenty-seven food samples out of 10,700 tested were unsatisfactory, the Centre for Food Safety said. The bacterial count of a skimmed milk sample exceeded the legal limit, but none of the product had entered the market. A sample of turnip pudding- ...




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