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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Guest houses need tougher safety rules: hotel group head

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by Johnny Tam

    ... 'need tougher safety rules' Guest houses should not be located in private residential buildings, a hotel owners group said in its call for stricter licensing rules to protect budget travellers. The city should also tighten fire and building safety requirements to close legal loopholes that unscrupulous guest house operators might exploit, the group said. The regulations drew ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Australia most desired destination for Chinese tourists

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Nectar Gan

    ... for Chinese travellers were safety, food and heritage sites. It was also rated the most welcoming destination. Chinese tourists continued to be the leading duty-free shoppers last year- accounting ...

  3. 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

    ... of tourist districts such as Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, who said the abundance of guest houses in residential buildings was compromising their safety and convenience. The law currently allows the Office of the Licensing Authority to grant a guest-house licence as long as the applicant meets building structure and fire safety standards. The office does not need to look ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Three other ships called at Ha Long Bay as Costa Victoria skipped port, travel watchdog told

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 06:31pm by Amy Nip

    ... is not accurate to say Costa Victoria was refused entry into Ha Long Bay due to safety reasons," he said. In a previous statement, Costa said the decision not to enter the bay was made "in compliance with the instruction from local Vietnamese port authorities, for safety reasons", and it was a decision beyond the firm's control. The captain usually has the final say ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Illegal guest-house clampdown

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by FANNY WY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Penalties for unlicensed accommodation are too lenient, says lawmaker, who wants fines linked to profits in effort to boost safety and standards ... The moves are an attempt to stem an increase in the number of illegal guest houses in recent years, which has prompted concerns about safety and standards of accommodation. Running an unlicensed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong travel agencies change Thai itineraries after violent Bangkok clashes

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:02pm by DANNY LEE

    ... safety was the number one priority. “We have already told agents in Hong Kong and the receiving agents in Thailand to make sure the priority is the safety of tourists. Basically, right now, we ... the country or who are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people,” the Security Bureau website ...

  7. 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

    ... because of air pollution, food safety scandals and traffic congestion. Watch: A view of Beijing's smog from atop the Forbidden City "The inbound tourism market became stagnant and later ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Ngong Ping 360 says it's safe after report of 'rust' on cabins

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Marks on cabins pose no risk, says operator of Ngong Ping 360, as it seeks to allay public fears Cable car reassures its safety after 'rust' report Rust-like stains on the Ngong Ping 360 gondola lift's cabins are just dirt and will not endanger passengers' safety, its operator said yesterday. Ngong Ping 360 spoke out after ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    First Hong Kong travel agency cuts trips to Thailand

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 05:47pm by DANNY LEE

    ... exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people,” the Security Bureau website recommended yesterday. The Thai Tourism Authority Hong Kong director, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong tourists in protest-hit Bangkok 'safe', travel council says

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:05pm by DANNY LEE

    ... are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people,” the Security Bureau website said. The mounting pressure ...




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