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  1. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Welcome to Hong Kong! Enjoy the embrace of our warm hospitality. Witness our well-trained tourism professionals handle your needs and cater to your every desire. Try telling that to 200 ... seem to flourish with impunity. Is it beyond the wit of the Hong Kong Tourism Board or the Consumer Council to send a couple of people posing as mainland visitors down to the six known shops ...

  2. Tourism arrivals confirm rebound from Sars

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... For the first time since the outbreak, the number of visitors increases year on year Hong Kong's tourism industry is officially back, according to government officials. They said ... the same month last year, according to provisional figures released by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. It was the first time since March that monthly visitor arrivals had not shown a year-on-year ...

  3. Tourism does not live by bread alone, experts claim

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Hong Kong should establish its own cultural identity if it wants to lure not only foreign visitors but also Chinese travellers to its cultural attractions, arts and tourism experts have suggested. They also say that long-term strategy and promotional campaigns should be drafted to change people's deep-rooted perception that Hong Kong is only a place for shopping and dining. ...

  4. Tourism rebound glosses over net deficit

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... have thought it time to call in the boys in white coats. Call them in for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, then. It has just announced that visitor arrivals last month came to 1.64 million. ... by Hong Kong residents travelling abroad has been greater for the past six years and we are therefore still in net deficit on tourism. This deficit would look even greater if we include the $1 ...

  5. Tourism's road to recovery nears end

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Passenger traffic at Chek Lap Kok airport is virtually back to normal, with September numbers reaching more than 95 per cent of pre-Sars levels. And tourist arrivals last month were the best ever recorded for September - 1.47 million. The figure represent ...

  6. Shenzhen official seeks a tourism corridor

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... in financial services and tourism. Mr Chen said three Hong Kong banks had applied to open branches in Shenzhen after the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa). Eight banks from Hong Kong already have offices in Shenzhen. He also called for further co-operation between Hong Kong and the delta in tourism, and the construction of border-crossing facilities. 'We hope ...

  7. Tourism upturn lifts rail traffic

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... for an increase in passengers for the full year. An MTRC spokeswoman said the five urban rail lines serving Kowloon and Hong Kong Island saw some increase in patronage last month from the loosened restriction on mainland visitors to Hong Kong and the week-long National Day holiday. An analyst at a US brokerage said the MTRC would probably see passenger numbers on its urban lines drop 1 per cent ...

  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rate. But we do have villains and sharks. The Hong Kong Tourism Board should point out to travel agents worldwide that this site exists and advise them to tell customers who worry about coming ... A well-prepared tourist heads for Hong Kong. He's got his passport, credit cards and knows how to shout 'cheung yeah' (snatching!) when someone grabs his camera. ...

  9. Travel council calls for HK tourism ambassador

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... A global travel council has suggested Hong Kong appoint someone at cabinet level to represent the tourism industry. It said Hong Kong was the ninth-fastest-growing tourism economy in the world. The World Travel and Tourism Council report, 'The Impact of Travel and Tourism on Jobs and the Economy in China and Hong Kong', also praised the government's marketing drive ...

  10. Security official vows tight watch on tourism

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Josephine Ma

    ... a warning to organised-crime syndicates looking to exploit the new tourism regulations. '[Mainland] criminals who break the law [in Hong Kong] will not be able to escape the fate of Cheung ... One of the nation's top security officials pledged yesterday to step up co-operation with Hong Kong law enforcement agencies in preparation for the expected surge in mainland visitors ...




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