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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    More than half of Chinese public in favour of keeping Golden Week

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 01:52pm by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com More than half of people are in favour of a new public holiday plan to keep the Golden Week beginning on National Day on October 1, according to surveys conducted by the State Council’s office in charge of national holidays and major web portals China News Service and Sina.com. Nearly two-thirds (around 11,000) of the 17,000 who voted in a China ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mystery deepens over giant Hong Kong ferris wheel overlooking harbour

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

    ... the Post an exclusive interview "under the condition that the article will be subject to our review and final approval before publication". The Post rejected the company's offer. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    CY Leung hints at new controls on Hong Kong’s growing tourism numbers

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 05:08pm by Tony Cheung

    ... under the individual visit scheme. The influx has boosted the retail, catering and property sectors in the city, but has annoyed residents by causing congestion on public transport ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... it "absurd". "The central government has not even sanctioned places such as Xinjiang or Tibet," Tien said, referring to ethnically restive regions. Hong Thai Travel Services director Jason ...

  5. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Guizhou to make 'fresh canned air' to boost tourism after Xi Jinping comments

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 12:09pm by Amy Li

    ... on a promotion trip in Beijing this month. The news of Guizhou's canned air plan received a lukewarm reaction on Weibo, China's twitter-like service on Friday.  "We want fresh air, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hotel availability 'not a factor' in summit move

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

    ... are not booked yet, as it's still months away." Lu added that the association had been working with the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau on accommodation arrangements, and that he ...

  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Sanya sunbather strips nude in violation of ban, claiming health benefits

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 12:10pm by WU NAN

    ... was taken after numerous tourists had filed complaints against nudists on public beaches. After Sun was released, he told reporters he violated the rules because he had needed to sunbathe as therapy ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... government officials criticised a protest on Sunday against mainland visitors, saying it tarnished the city’s image. The board’s chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok said he could understood public ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Disneyland seeks HK$809m loan from government for third hotel

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by Amy Nip

    ... and estimated impact on visitor numbers, and by extension the local economy. "The loan involves public money, so we have to ensure the park can repay it," Yiu said. "More importantly, ...

  10. 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

    ... the city's image. Board chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok said he understood public frustration over disruption caused by tourists. "It is not optimal that all tourists go to the same place like ...




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