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  1. City boosted by visitors' spending over rugby weekend

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com It isn't just rugby fans who have reason to cheer the Sevens: the annual sporting extravaganza is also a boon to the hospitality and tourism ... of the election while the visitors watched live rugby matches on the television. 'To be honest, I didn't know what the Sevens was until they [visitors] told me ... To me, today just means a good ...

  2. Sevens organisers stand on own feet

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If any evidence were needed that the Rugby Sevens is a Hong Kong institution, it is to be found in the reaction to consecutive ticket price rises of 15 and 20 per cent. Fans taken aback ... get their hands on tickets supposedly reserved for local public sale. Like the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, they can expect to be insulated against resistance to their inflated prices, ...

  3. Sevens spenders take city by storm

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Rugby fans from across the world are set to inject $200m into the hospitality sector The Sevens are predicted to pump a record $200 million into Hong Kong's hospitality ... of hotel bills and air fares. 'Spending by the rugby fans, players and supporters over the Sevens is close to double what other visitors look to spend during the same time frame,' ...

  4. Sevens tickets go up to HK$1,500

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay and John Carney Hong Kong Rugby Sevens fans will have to fork out HK$1,500 for a ticket to next year's event - an increase of HK$250 or 20 per cent. The Hong Kong Rugby ... growth of 10 to 15 per cent. The sevens is our only major source of revenue and all the money we make is ploughed back into the community,' HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said. 'We want ...

  5. Art imitates corporate life as boxes go all out to add a splash of colour

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... in the box of Deutsche Bank as her famous portrait graced the walls. Only, in true rugby sevens irreverence, she was sporting a Maori tribal tattoo, as seen on many a female New Zealand supporter ... Compiled by Robby Nimmo The Sevens is about creativity in more ways than one. This is expressed by the players, not to mention the South Stand dress-up troops. But perhaps nowhere is it so ...

  6. Rise in local interest in an 'expatriate' event

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... Diana Danyi Regarded primarily as the expat event in Hong Kong, the Rugby Sevens has seen an increase in attendance of local Chinese people- especially among the white collar corporate sector. 'Though there is a good mix of professionals at the Sevens, we've seen local attendance rise dramatically over the past 10 years,' said Sheel Kohli, head of corporate ...

  7. Sailors' haunt aims to go up in world

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In 2009, it received a record 55,000 visitors and 55 ships moored at Fenwick Pier itself. The number 'far exceeds those arriving from overseas for the Rugby Sevens', it said, highlighting the economic benefits. The Sevens attracted 21,391 overseas visitors last year, according to a spectator survey conducted by the Tourism Board. The non-profit organisation, which was set up more than ...

  8. Time to mix business with pleasure

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... Sevens 2007, which kicks off today and ends on Sunday, is known for being three days of unadulterated drinking, eating and partying, with a little bit of rugby on the side. But it is no secret ... the best example of this is Hong Kong's most famous Rugby Sevens fan, the 'Pie Man', Martin Hollis, who used to be a forex trader from London. Mr Hollis, who said that, ...

  9. Sporting events a winner for sponsors

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Corporate backing has many benefits but it isn't cheap, writes Andy Cheng With the city in Rugby Sevens frenzy, sponsors are anxiously gauging how well their money has been spent. ... a week before the rugby tournament. 'The financial community in Asia-Pacific and Europe is populated with a large number of rugby fans. The Sevens provide a good hospitality linkage to our ...

  10. Sevens action cools markets while ladies brighten for whitening

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk Trading volumes on the stock market dwindled last Friday as investors made their way towards the World Cup Sevens rugby at Hong Kong stadium. Even Central's legal offices ... Kong, the official imaging partner to the Sevens, provided digital photography booths for picture-happy fans. Lighthouse, a digital signage and video-panel maker, installed ...




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