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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Forced shopping' tours of Hong Kong back as mainland organisers find loophole

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Danny Mok and Eddie Lee

    ... between shops and pressured to make purchases- in October. Michael Wu Siu-ieng, chairman of the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, said the undercover report suggested tour organisers had found ... the ban on free or cheap tours, organisers accepted a "travel voucher" costing 200 yuan (HK$251) as payment for a tour valued at 4,000 yuan. CCTV journalists were then shown joining ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mystery deepens over giant Hong Kong ferris wheel overlooking harbour

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Amy Nip

    ... from Britain put in a joint proposal with the Hall Organisation to the Hong Kong government about building a transportable, 60-metre high, 42-cabin Ferris wheel facing Victoria Harbour. Great ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... made-in-China products!" The organisers, a radical anti-Beijing group called The Faculty of Orchid Gardening, said the purpose of yesterday's event was to "liberate Causeway Bay" ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Loving welcome for mainland Chinese tourists in Causeway Bay

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Amy Nip

    ... the government to improve infrastructure and build attractions." Yesterday's event was the third organised by the group to "welcome visitors"- it held one in Tsim Sha Tsui and one ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hotel availability 'not a factor' in summit move

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Tony Cheung and Stuart Lau

    ... plans to rally activists to block streets. Occupy organiser Dr Chan Kin-man said Beijing should not make such a switch just to avoid embarrassment. "Giving us genuine universal suffrage ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong's first Gran Fondo cycling race to be launched in October

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... and another from Central via the Island Eastern Corridor to Tseung Kwan O. A professional organiser has been appointed for the event and sponsors have been approached, but details such as traffic ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Fast action by tour organisers keeps Hong Kong tourists out of Egypt danger zone

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Fast action keeps HK tourists out of danger zone Hong Kong's travel agents acted weeks before their counterparts around the world, suspending all organised group tours to Egypt at the beginning of last month. As the situation in Cairo deteriorated sharply last week, governments around the world advised visitors to stay in their hotels ...

  8. News - Asia - TOURISM

    South Korea woos rich Chinese 'youke' with VIP privileges

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:19am by DARREN WEE

    ... or be a platinum card holder, high-ranking central government official or celebrity. Applicants will be screened by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korea Tourism Organisation and banks. ...

  9. News - China - TOURISM

    Air pollution and Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign hit China's tourism trades

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:26am by MANDY ZUO

    ... on these sectors as removing foam from a hotpot," Wu said. The World Tourism Organisation said in April that China was the biggest spender on international travel, with Chinese making 83 million trips ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists stuck at border after Taiwan visas refused

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:22pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Jennifer Ngo

    ... of 41 were still at Lok Ma Chau after they refused the offer of cash compensation to return to Jilin from the people who organised their tour. The Shenzhen travel agency responsible for handling ... Industry Council director Joseph Tung Yao-chung. The tourists said the tour was organised by Infinitus, a direct sales health-food company and a subsidiary of the Lee Kum Kee Health Products Group, ...




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