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  1. Taxi hygiene blitz puts Indian tourism on road to riches

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... restaurants and taxi stands as a guarantee of quality,' said Amitabh Kant, a joint secretary with the Tourism Ministry. It's an idea popular in other parts of Asia, including in Hong Kong ... image in the world. The objective of the makeover is to attract more foreign tourists. Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhury says the aim is to attract 15 million visitors a year by 2010, instead ...

  2. Hong Kong Disneyland

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I've heard Disneyland has many exciting rides. Yes, Space Mountain has a great ride that takes you through outer space. I bet that makes your head spin. I'd like to see the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Prince Philip wakes Princess Aurora with a true ...

  3. Tourism Board costs stir concern

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Lawmakers are demanding greater scrutiny of the Hong Kong Tourism Board's accounts and operations amid growing concerns that taxpayers are funding an overpaid ... scheme would generate an estimated $10.4 billion in additional tourist spending, or a return of more than 22 times. About $400 million of the funding is earmarked for the 2006 Discover Hong Kong ...

  4. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They flushed the scheme down their famous $38 million gold toilet, saying they attracted 5,000 visitors a day and did not need QTS. I tend to agree with their opinion. The Hong Kong Tourism ... boasts the most expensive loo in the universe, was disbarred when 40 customers complained they had been harassed by staff and prevented from leaving the shop. The Hong Kong Tourism Board for once ...

  5. Tourism drives explosion in retail outlets

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... and Celine stores have opened. British-based shoe designer Jimmy Choo has opened his first Hong Kong store there. American designer Michael Kors and British department store Harvey Nichols will also ...

  6. Tourism authorities spurn dai pai dong

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Dai pai dong may serve up Hong Kong's unique flavour but tourism authorities seem concerned their poor hygiene might put off tourists. At a meeting of tourism, public health and hygiene officials to discuss the possible policy change to preserve Hong Kong's remaining 30 dai pai dong, assistant commissioner for tourism Winifred Chung Mak Suet-mui said they were ...

  7. Ocean Park makeover vital, says tourism chief

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Ocean Park can coexist with Hong Kong Disneyland but will need the large-scale makeover proposed by its management, the Tourism Board chairwoman said yesterday. However, Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee said she hoped tourists would not only focus on Hong Kong's theme parks. Mrs Chow made the remarks as she was appointed for another two-year term. She told Metro Radio ...

  8. Doubters question tourism plan for Wong Chuk Hang

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... a taskforce to review tourism-type developments on the south side of Hong Kong Island but it had not decided if it would offer loans for the Ocean Park project. Chinachem is the only developer to have ... to the area is part of the government's attempt to transform Wong Chuk Hang and Aberdeen into a tourism destination, sparking a wave of redevelopment. However, some property analysts fear ...

  9. 'Islands Odyssey' proposed to promote green tourism

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Tourism Commission has proposed sprucing up islands and piers in the northeast New Territories to provide ecotourists with an 'Islands Odyssey' lasting six ... tourism, it says the tour would be split equally between time on the water and ashore. Starting at Ma Lui Shui public pier in Tolo Harbour near the Chinese University, it would include two country ...

  10. Tourism lifts media sector

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Hong Kong's media industry has regained its growth momentum thanks to a surge in tourism, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The accounting firm's Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2005-2009 report says that Hong Kong's media sector experienced 10 per cent growth last year and that this year it is expected to be worth US$4.1 ...




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