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  1. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the floor?' asked a concierge at a swank Los Angeles hotel. Tony Liu has a possible answer. Born in Shanghai, partly raised in Hong Kong and a top tourism professional, the founder of the large ... and they do whatever they feel like.' The executive director of the Hong Kong Hotels Association, James Lu Shien-hwai, likens the present behaviour of Chinese travellers with that of Japanese ...

  2. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Baffsky shudders. The chairman of Accor Asia Pacific, in Hong Kong last week to announce the opening of 10 new hotels in China, is an advocate of sustainable tourism. That's not a meaningless ... Tourism is big business for Hong Kong, as nobody needs reminding. It directly provides 130,000 jobs. It's a vital cog in our economy; in 2002 tourists spent $77.4 billion, according to Hong ...

  3. February's Hong Kong visitor numbers a record

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... month last year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said. It was the highest number of visitors ever for February, the board said. In January 1.75 million visitors arrived. Visitor numbers in the first ... Kelvin Chan The number of visitors to Hong Kong in February was up 3.3 per cent from the year before, reaching a new record for the month, thanks to a recovery in long-haul travel ...

  4. Tourism chief defends focus on mainland

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Selina Chow says HK must be ready for individual travellers The chairwoman of the Tourism Board yesterday sought to justify Hong Kong's focus on mainland visitors- ... million for tourism promotion. Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said yesterday that half the money would be spent on promoting Hong Kong on the mainland. The rest ...

  5. Tourism chiefs show off hidden charms to lure back Japanese

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of Hong Kong on a four-day trip organised by the Tourism Board. The idea behind the trip was to improve visitor arrivals from Japan after they took a dive during the Sars outbreak last year. ... buffet meals,' he said. Apart from the tour, Tourism Board executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah said a 13-episode television special called Finding New Hong Kong was showing on TV Tokyo. ...

  6. HK tourist arrivals at record levels

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tourist arrivals in Hong Kong passed the 10-million mark for the first six months of the year, up 68.3 per cent on the same period last year. Releasing the figures yesterday, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said it was the first time the 10-million mark had been reached in the first half of a year. In June, 1.6 million visitors arrived. Among the arrivals, 5.6 ...

  7. No rest assured for tourism industry

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of experienced workers from the rest of the Hong Kong tourism industry,' says the former head of the department of hotel and tourism management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. ... And the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education campuses tend to produce supervisory staff. What hoteliers, restaurateurs and other tourism and travel operators are crying out for are the frontline ...

  8. Mainland tourism boom may open air links

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... at the Economist Asia-Pacific Aviation Management Roundtable in Hong Kong, said that for every 1 million tourists to China, 2,500 jobs were created and they brought US$100 million in benefits to the local ... Nations has often floated the idea of an Asian aviation bloc- proposals have not gone beyond rhetoric. But the promise of growing tourism to and from the mainland may be the catalyst for spurring ...

  9. Tourism campaign has yet to flower

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... of CitySeen's companions was handed a small yellow plastic flowerpot holding a green plastic flower. The words 'A Hospitable Hong Kong' were emblazoned on the flower, along with the Tourism Commission's logo. Curious, we called the commission to find out more. A spokeswoman told us it was all part of a scheme to promote an image of Hong Kong as a hospitable place by getting young ...

  10. Tourism soars to near pre-Sars level

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Economic recovery and growing consumer confidence have resulted in a busier summer for the tourism industry, with 8.06 million people leaving Hong Kong last month. The figure represents a 20 per cent increase compared with 6.7 million in the same month last year. The number of outbound travellers to the mainland last month was about 6.36 million, which grew year on year ...




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