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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. 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 ...

  3. Less-than-golden week points to need for new attractions

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

    ... year. Hong Kong's tourism-related industries have benefited greatly since the launch of the individual visitor scheme on the mainland, with these visitors considered the remedy ... Kong Tourism Board should focus on tackling these problems. Moreover, although Hong Kong is renowned as a shopping paradise, more historical sites and places of interest should be maintained ...

  4. Wish you were here

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... bank balance, I wish I had a streak of salesperson in me. This is probably why the Hong Kong Tourism Board has not come knocking for advice. Anyway, despite my debility, I dropped by the board's website and noticed with fascination that Hong Kong is a great place to do a little shopping, eat a little food, drink a little drink and- during this '2006 Discover Hong Kong ...

  5. Disneyland has failed to make mark, poll finds

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... poll of mainland visitors was conducted in December by marketing company Just Events, along with the Hong Kong Association of China Travel Organisations, the Chamber of Hong Kong Computer ... Island including the Big Buddha, a Chinese village and the Ngong Ping 360 cable car project. A detailed breakdown on the votes in the 'PRC Provinces Tourists' My Best Hong Kong ...

  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. Local flavour urged to lure visitors to West Kowloon

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... the tourism sector says. Michael Wu Siu-ieng, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, said street performances in open spaces would be insufficient. This is contrary to views ... group for tourism and performing arts facilities for the West Kowloon project. The group, with Hong Kong Tourism Board chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee as its convenor, forms part ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Prices, ripoffs deter mainland tourists

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Anita Lam and Dennis Eng Hong Kong's tourism industry has seen business drop by around a fifth during the Labour Day 'golden week', with high hotel prices and unscrupulous business tactics turning mainland visitors away. Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association chairman Paul Leung Yiu-lam said the number of mainland tour groups had dropped by nearly 20 per cent compared ...

  10. Wetland park seen promoting HK as leading eco-destination

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... almost doubled during the holiday period. Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, urged the government to speed up approval of hotel expansion and construction ... May Chan The $520 million Hong Kong Wetland Park will open this month, with hopes that it will attract 500,000 visitors in its first year and position the city as a world-class ecotourism ...




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