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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ocean Park record dispels fears of Disney challenge

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... on Ocean Park's performance, saying the two parks had their own identities and could complement each other to boost tourism in Hong Kong. Ocean Park recorded its 4,030,001st visitor yesterday, ...

  3. Unions not expecting great boost to tourism

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Olympics equestrian events in Hong Kong may not provide the tourism industry with as great a boost as the 10th anniversary of the handover last year, the Federation of Trade Unions said yesterday. Lai Ting-chi, a member of a cross-sector tourism committee set up by the federation, said the hotel and catering sector's high expectations for the equestrian events ...

  4. Cepa to relax visa rules for mainlanders

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Anita Lam Mainland tourists planning to visit Taiwan and Hong Kong will be able to travel to the two destinations with a single permit in new measures under the free-trade pact between Hong Kong and the mainland. Hong Kong's tourism industry is one of the biggest winners in the latest phase of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement that will also ...

  5. Illegal guides 'stealing business'

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

    ... chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourist Guides Association, said the Tourism Commission and Travel Industry Council were alerted two years ago about the practice of unlicensed mainland tour guides operating in Hong Kong, but the complaints were not addressed. 'These illegal guides are only supposed to bring the mainland tour groups across the border before referring them to local guides, ...

  6. Tour firms ready to sue Disney for losses

    Posted Feb 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng, Vivienne Chow

    ... do not have the choice of buying fixed-date tickets even if we are willing to pay more.' Ms Liang vowed to bring the matter to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Ann's Travel Agency, ... agencies have warned of legal action against Hong Kong Disneyland for losses and damage to their reputation caused by a ticketing system they say is flawed. They spoke out as the Lantau theme park ...

  7. Business - China Business - SURVEYS

    Brain drain fears as 3 in 10 want to quit Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:56am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Declining faith in city, heavy workloads and high property prices to blame for exodus, poll finds Brain drain fears as 3 in 10 want to quit HK Hong Kong could ... such as mainland China and Singapore. However, more than 20 per cent of those with operations in mainland China said they were considering coming back to Hong Kong. Three in 10 respondents, mostly from ...

  8. Brand HK rated top in the world- bar one

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... during the second quarter. These included the Olympic torch relay and relief efforts for Sichuan. Hong Kong Institute of Marketing chairman Li Kam-cheong said branding was important in tourism ... Anita Lam Hong Kong, which brands itself as Asia's world city, has been ranked second on a global branding index of 192 locations compiled by an American consultancy firm- just pipped ...

  9. No more fare rises on ferries- for now

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... compared with the same period last year. Last year alone the three licensed ferry operators carried more than 16.8 million Hong Kong passengers to the gambling and tourism haven, a rise of 18 per ... that the government does not subsidise public transport. Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry, the operator of two other outlying island ferry lines- Central to Peng Chau and Central to Yung Shue Wan on Lamma- also ...

  10. Funding plan for link draws cautious welcome

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An academic and experts have welcomed the new financing model for the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge. But one observer said the project had come too late to provide the same kind of advantages Hong Kong would have enjoyed if consensus had been reached a decade earlier. Veteran China-watcher Johnny Lau Yui-siu said under the current division of construction costs, it was obvious ...




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