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  1. New hotels to fight for big spenders

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Seasons' 396-room hotel and 519-unit serviced-apartment complex above Hong Kong rail station. The openings, just before the peak tourism season, will be the first new supply of luxury hotel rooms ... for Hong Kong, government forecasts say. Last year was a bumper year for tourism, with about 21 million visitors, including about 11 million from the mainland, according to the Hong Kong Tourism ...

  2. Hoteliers looking forward to a very good year

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to this year, further rejuvenating the sector and boosting rates close to the peaks set in 1996. One milestone driving tourism is the imminent acquisition of Hong Kong permanent residency by United ... rising slightly and rates rising significantly more.' According to the Hong Kong Tourism Board's latest statistics, December arrivals hit a record 2.08 million, 16.3 per cent higher ...

  3. Ritz-Carlton builds up for top-end tourist trade

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to it.' Mr Lettenbichler, also chairman of the Hong Kong Hotel Association, was more optimistic than the Hong Kong Tourism Board's forecast of the potential growth in visitor numbers. ... Denise Tsang Hotel operator says surging mainland traffic can support a second luxury property for the group in Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton's decision to open its second hotel in Hong Kong ...

  4. Export growth seen halving to 8pc

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... cent of Hong Kong's total trade between January and October, consumed largely semi-processed goods, raw materials and machinery, he said. 'The catastrophe hit tourism mainly and left ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong companies are anticipating a slowdown next year as a result of belt-tightening in their major markets Hong Kong's export growth, which has been racing at a 16 ...

  5. Mandarin optimistic after surge in room occupancy rates

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The sharp recovery in Hong Kong's tourism industry last year saw five-star hotelier Mandarin Oriental International enjoy its best business since 2000, and the momentum is expected to continue this year, according to chief executive Edouard Ettedgui. The strong performance in Hong Kong helped the Singapore-based group's net profit jump nearly fivefold to US$27.8 ...

  6. Cautious optimism over jobs

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... visiting Hong Kong. She added that the Disneyland theme park on Lantau, to be opened in September, would create about 10,000 jobs. Given strong job demand for accountants and tourism ... Denise Tsang Caution has been voiced over city employment prospects by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management even though jobless numbers have hit their lowest level ...

  7. CNAC hopes recovery in its earnings will continue

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... talks with Swire Pacific and Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Airways about a possible cross-shareholding alliance and the sale of CNAC's associate, Dragonair. 'The impetus of a thriving tourism industry in Greater China is anticipated to persist with the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland expected [in the autumn] and a prospering gaming sector in Macau,' CNAC chairman ...

  8. HK to put best egg tarts and cantopop forward

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Cantopop singers, celebrities, egg tarts and milk tea will be promoted as Hong Kong's hallmark consumer products in an unprecedented trade show in Beijing next month designed to spur the slowing economies of both cities. Lowering entry barriers to the domestic consumer market, Beijing for the first time will host an eight-day show featuring about 300 Hong Kong ...

  9. Building bridges

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... crucial to the future of Hong Kong's tourism; that is the Disneyland theme park, Macau's development of gambling and tourism businesses and the industrialisation of Guangdong,' Mr ... A web of rail and roads will serve key industrialised and trade regions such as Guangzhou, Foshan, Macau, Shunde, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Asia's financial hub Hong Kong ...

  10. Four Seasons Hotels places late bet on Macau

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... It is on schedule to open a 1,000-room hotel and serviced apartment complex in Hong Kong in September, followed by a 325-room hotel in Beijing next year. Four Seasons' attempt to break into the Macau market comes as the liberalisation of its gaming industry is attracting an influx of tourism-related investment by overseas casino operators, Hong Kong property developers and institutional ...




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