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  1. National leaders too busy for HK conference

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... City's first major post-Sars event focuses on reviving tourism Top mainland leaders will be absent from a tourism conference in Hong Kong today and tomorrow, the city's first ... Frangialli said Sars had hit Asian tourism far more seriously than the war on Iraq and last year's Bali bombings. The organiser decided to have the conference held in Hong Kong since the city ...

  2. Mainland tours cancelled 'due to hotel shortages'

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... out that since hotels could earn more from individual travellers, they reserved most of their rooms for these visitors. Both the Tourism Commission and the Hong Kong Tourism Board expressed ... Agencies claim there are not enough medium-priced rooms in Hong Kong A shortage of hotel rooms and high accommodation charges have forced many agencies to suspend tours from the mainland, ...

  3. Fireworks contest over the harbour set for October

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of Hong Kong. Tourism Commissioner Eva Cheng Yu-wah said the contest was aimed at overseas visitors and at mainland tourists looking for somewhere to visit during the 'golden week' ... of tourists.' She said Hong Kong had begun discussing with Guangdong authorities how to smooth the way for residents of the province to visit Hong Kong. Ms Cheng said the city's tourism industry ...

  4. Tourism and legal sectors applaud new Cepa pact

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Daniel Sin and Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Hong Kong's legal and tourism sectors welcomed measures that were announced yesterday to make it easier for them to do business on the mainland, ... nationals will be allowed to work as tour guides on the mainland, leading outbound tours to Hong Kong, Macau and elsewhere. Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said the measure ...

  5. Zhuhai's ocean park passes green test

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Strip, Hengqin is three times the size of Macau but has fewer than 7,000 residents. The place is well known for oyster breeding. Hong Kong's Ocean Park is spending about HK$5.5 billion to redevelop its facilities. A tourism expert in Hong Kong said he was not worried by the potential competition the new park could pose to Hong Kong's Ocean Park. Joseph Tung Yao-chung, executive ...

  6. Shenzhen to pilot plan for multiple-visit visa

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Shenzhen will be the pilot city for a special scheme allowing Guangdong residents to make multiple visits to Hong Kong. The scheme, which was proposed last week at a high-level conference in Hong Kong, is expected to start this year and is aimed at facilitating communication between people across the border and boosting Hong Kong's tourism industry. ...

  7. Hotel prices a matter of supply and demand, says official

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The Tourism Commissioner yesterday said there were still plenty of hotel rooms available for visitors wanting to come to Hong Kong during the 'golden week' holidays around ... said not everyone who wanted to come in October could visit Hong Kong for the price they wanted. Clara Chong Ming-wah, executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, said it would circulate ...

  8. Air passenger traffic edges back to pre-outbreak level

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Air traffic figures released yesterday showed that Hong Kong tourism is recovering quickly from the Sars outbreak. As Taiwan reinstated landing visa status for some Hong Kong residents yesterday the Travel Industry Council (TIC) said it was confident business was returning to normal. 'The Hong Kong International Airport is clearly emerging from the woods,' said Airport ...

  9. How green is their valley

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of eco-tourism, the application of eco-tourism in Hong Kong, the duties and skills of a tour guide, safety in the countryside, and the valley's ecology and history. The valley has also the best ... Valley in Sheung Shui are a far cry from the bustle of Hong Kong's corridors of power. But the peace and isolation of the rural setting hides its pivotal role in what is seen in some ...

  10. Talks on visa-free access to Japan gain momentum

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Kong if we had visa-free access.' Mr Tung expected that the Japanese tourism industry would receive at least 10 to 20 per cent more Hong Kong visitors every year with visa-free access. ... Talks between Hong Kong and Japan on granting visa-free status to Hong Kong passport holders have made some progress, the Japanese consulate-general said yesterday. Consul-general Jun ...




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