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  1. Author to show India gems of Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong is neglecting India as a great source of tourism, a popular Indian writer says. Former Hong Kong-based investment banker and now top-selling novelist ... Bhagat is now based in India but is back in the Hong Kong at the invitation of the Tourism Board to shoot a television programme on the city's less-known attractions. During the production, ...

  2. Tourism and related sectors get wage boost

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as well,' he adds. One of the hottest sectors that saw the most growth was tourism and related industries. Bennett says this growth is not likely to stop anytime soon. The other main Hong Kong ... Billy Clarke About 75 per cent of people working in Hong Kong (see chart below) received a salary increase from January to May this year, according to a global survey of more than 3,200 ...

  3. Tourism industry in need of a fresh start

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... car and now the West Kowloon arts hub. This has helped the industry to market Hong Kong to potential visitors. The city- and tourism firms- have benefited directly from the public investment. ... Kong's good reputation and for disciplining firms and individuals whose actions or omissions bring it into disrepute. The self-regulatory body is the Travel Industry Council, on which tourism ...

  4. Tourism reform: money well spent

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... three years is too slow. A quicker timetable is definitely needed. Meanwhile, the industry has to shape up and avoid abusive practices like forced shopping. Tourism is one of Hong Kong ... Hong Kong prides itself as a wonderful travel destination that offers world-class tourist attractions, a wide range of international cuisine and value-for-money shopping. But this fine ...

  5. Vice-premier urges tour guides to improve

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the past few weeks. Wang told a symposium attended by tourism officials in Beijing that as the sector was a pillar industry for the country's economy, it was crucial to straighten out and streamline the market to help safeguard tourists' legal interests, according to Xinhua. The meeting followed a string of controversial incidents, such as the quarrels and scuffles between a Hong ...

  6. Self-regulation can work for tourism, minister says

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... is there to promote?' Meanwhile, the number of visitors to Hong Kong in January rose to about 3.6 million- up 21.5 per cent on the same time last year, the Tourism Board announced. The board said the growth ... Adrian Wan Self-regulation should not be dismissed as an option as the city grapples with how to regulate the tourism industry, says Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, secretary for commerce ...

  7. Tourism Board expects 40m visitors this year, a rise of 10pc

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... in mainland visitors, Tien said the currency also helped to boost tourism. 'The depreciation of the Hong Kong dollar against major currencies, such as the Japanese yen, also helps in attracting ... Hong Kong WinterFest staged in Statue Square. The city's tourism sales figures for last year also paint a rosy picture, with overnight visitors' spending per capita increasing 16 per ...

  8. Tourism sector revamp must change mindset

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong businesses. They are to be seen everywhere, whether it is splashing out on luxury products, tucking into the delights to be found in our restaurants, or simply experiencing the Hong ... Hong Kong offers them an enjoyable experience and leaves them with happy memories. We cannot afford to have them finding they have been cheated, mistreated, or forced to participate in shopping ...

  9. Novel boost for tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mukul Munish The Hong Kong Tourism Board is making a concerted effort to get cash-rich Indians to visit Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong Tourism Board statistics, the number of Indian ... that with a greater number of flights between India and Hong Kong, tourism from both sides should increase in the coming year. Muthu Arunachalam, chairman of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, says ...

  10. Tourism industry's problems can be solved only by a statutory body

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... so badly. The tourism industry is a vital source of income for Hong Kong and self-regulation is not working. The government must play a more prominent role. The council has been criticised ... be given the power to set a minimum charge for inbound tours and a salary for guides. Tourism is one of Hong Kong's key industries and the government has a responsibility to ensure that a high ...




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