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  1. Pollution clouds future of Hong Kong tourism

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A poll of tour guides by Friends of the Earth revealed that visitors to Hong Kong complained about air pollution ('Bad air spells threat to tourism', SCMP, March 20). Some visitors said they were unlikely to return. In the long term, this will hurt tourism. But it's hard to find a solution. There are fewer factories in Hong Kong now, but we can't stop ...

  2. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they promise. The reason is money. In the scramble to get market share, some mainland travel agencies offer free tours in Hong Kong. These are snapped up eagerly by naive players; unsophisticated ... of the Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association, says most agents no longer put their parties on free tours. Wong Wai-wing, chairman of the Association of Registered Tour Co-ordinators, says the free ...

  3. Tourism boost for HK

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Two local students presented their ideas about the development of cultural tourism in Hong Kong in front of an international audience in Germany. Organised by the Global Travel ... of Cultural Tourism Development in Hong Kong', their proposal traced the origins of the city's cultural development. It introduced unique cultural attractions and outlined what ...

  4. New exhibitors join the party

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (ITE). Argentina highlights tango tours as an attraction. According to Argentina's Consul-General Ricardo Forrester, about 300 Hong Kong people went to Catamarca in northwestern Argentina ... square metres. The resort includes a spa and wellness centre, a gaming centre and a lagoon modelled on Venice. Exhibitors are optimistic about the market potential of China and Hong Kong. Mr ...

  5. Lack of dock space may stifle tourism, cruise boss says

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Lack of docking space for cruise liners could prevent Hong Kong from benefiting fully from an expected boom in cruise travel in Asia, an industry leader says. Royal Caribbean ... of the biggest cruise companies in the world. The government says Hong Kong's cruise market demand rose by 55 per cent last year. But Mr Goldstein voiced concerns that although the administration ...

  6. Eco-tourism could be boosted

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council chairman Joseph Tung Yao-chung said the planned move could help Hong Kong further develop its potential in eco-tourism. About 70 per cent of the land in closed border areas is expected ... this was an opportunity to develop eco-tourism for Hong Kong people. 'Eco-tourism is probably not for visitors from all origins- for example, mainland tourists are probably not as interested- but we can make ...

  7. Concessions tipped to boost tourism

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung

    ... Dennis Eng and Gary Cheung The tourism industry expects a boost in arrivals from the mainland and less cutthroat competition as a result of Hong Kong travel agents being allowed to set up ... It is the first time outbound mainland tourism has been opened to non-mainland firms. Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai said the potential market for mainland travel to Hong Kong was huge. 'An average ...

  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair A new chairman will be dictating policies at the Hong Kong Tourism Board next March. Powerbrokers in the immense travel and tourism industry are already scanning potential ... as she was appointed in 2000 moves began to transform the somewhat clumsy and clubby membership-based Hong Kong Tourism Association into a slick new marketing board run by 20 appointed members. ...

  9. Ambitious tourism targets put in doubt

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to be postponed. Hong Kong has seen continuous growth in inbound tourism in recent years. Official statistics show visitor arrivals last year passed the 23 million mark, a 7.1 per cent increase ... Celine Sun Delays in opening the Lantau cable car and doubts over Disneyland attendances could mean Hong Kong falls short of its ambitious goal of attracting 27 million tourists this year, ...

  10. Talk English speakers into visiting Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft If crafting words into warm invitations to potential tourists sounds enjoyable, both you and the city can benefit from this job. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) ... to visit Hong Kong. This will mean working on press releases, speeches and fact sheets used to publicise the board's programmes and activities, including its global marketing campaign and mega ...




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