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  1. Australia means business

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Asia. 'It focuses on business event markets. For north Asia, we are focusing on incentive business on the mainland, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan markets. 'We find ... maintained with an A$8.1 billion (HK$58.3 billion) investment in infrastructure, including renovations and new accommodation, venues, convention centres and incentive experiences. Tourism Australia ...

  2. Tourists turn to safer destinations

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and beach holiday,' says Jo Jo Chan, general manager of Wing On Travel Service, one of Hong Kong's largest tour operators. The latest blow to Thailand's tourism industry came ... travel warnings alerting people to be cautious and stay vigilant when visiting the country. In Hong Kong, all package tours to Bangkok were cancelled in mid-March after the government issued ...

  3. Tourism students learn on the job

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tourism Board and members of the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council. Students helped arrange transport during the Olympic equestrian competition in 2008 and the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in 2005, says Dennis Wong, senior lecturer in the department of hotel, service and tourism studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) (HKIVE), which has 600 ...

  4. 18 events apply to tourism fund

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The initiative to further promote Hong Kong as the events capital of Asia came six years after controversy and finger-pointing surrounded the HK$100 million HarbourFest concerts in the aftermath ... Dennis Eng The organisers of 18 arts, cultural and sporting events have applied for government subsidies in the third round of financing from the Mega Events Fund, a tourism ...

  5. Bangkok still popular despite travel warning

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the situation in Bangkok did not appeared to have worsened, tour itineraries would be adjusted if any planned visits were affected by protests, she said. Members of the Hong Kong Travel Industry ... after being suspended since March 11. But the government has not lowered or dropped its red outbound travel alert on Bangkok since March 10. A red alert means people in Hong Kong planning ...

  6. Country aims to be the perfect host

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up 3 per cent, by end last year. Hong Kong visitor-arrivals were up 9 per cent in the same period and Korean arrivals were down 17 per cent. Keeping this target market in mind Tourism ... and other functions attended by hundreds of people. Nee says as head of the north Asia market, he is pushing for more business from the mainland, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, where large companies ...

  7. How HK's tourism success story can offer lesson to the world

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The new head of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation will push for Hong Kong to have a greater say in promoting tourism as a key economic driver around the world when he meets Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen today. 'We consider Hong Kong a success story in tourism by all aspects,' Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the organisation, said. ...

  8. Tourism fears over customs tax rules

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The impact on Hong Kong would be huge if the mainland customs adheres strictly to its tax rules on charging duty on items bought by cross-border visitors and mainland residents, the Hong Kong Tourism Board's chief said yesterday. 'We would like to liaise with the customs department at Shenzhen about the tax rule because it referred to the rule recently ...

  9. Tourism industry watchdog urged to expel repeat offenders

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... unlicensed and was using the permit of another guide with the same surname. In Hong Kong, tour companies must be members of the council, which is the industry watchdog, to do business. 'They ... Dennis Eng The Travel Industry Council has been urged to consider expelling agencies that repeatedly break the rules. Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun made the call yesterday ...

  10. Save the tourism industry

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is a famous tourist destination. But recent scandals in the tourism industry have undermined Hong Kong's reputation. A tourist suffered a heart attack due to an argument ... for your letter, Stella. The bad reputation of Hong Kong's tourism industry led to the mainland issuing a travel advisory warning to would-be tourists. This is a very serious issue. Usually ...




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