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  1. Disney in holiday swing but visitors are in short supply

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, May Chan

    ... May Chan and Agnes Lam Capacity is not tested as the theme park marks festival weekend Hong Kong Disneyland suffered a shortage of holiday visitors yesterday as the theme park celebrated ... control measures would operate at the park. But a spokeswoman for Hong Kong Disneyland said demand was not huge yesterday and there had been no need to adjust or lower the capacity to control ...

  2. More tourists, but fewer big spenders

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam 660,000 holiday visitors forecast despite uncertainty Hong Kong received a record 21.8 million visitors last year, a rise of 40 per cent from 2003. Tourism officials announcing the figures yesterday said there would be further growth in the next 12 months. Spending by tourists also rose last year, but the Hong Kong Tourism Board said the average spending of each visitor ...

  3. GST a turn-off for tourists, say travel experts

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... in the first five months of this year, a 15 per cent rise from last year. Speaking after a function at Ocean Park yesterday, Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah urged ... Chow Liang Shuk-yee, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, said not only the tourist and retail industries, but all service industries would be affected by a GST. Under the government ...

  4. No Fakes scheme violators may be named

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... by the department in 1998. Its principal members are the Record Merchants' Association, the Retail Management Association, the General Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Board, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Electrical Appliances Merchants' Association, the General Chamber of Pharmacy, the Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry and the Travel Industry Council. Recommendations from the eight ...

  5. Cable car closed indefinitely

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Vivienne Chow

    ... Agnes Lam and Vivienne Chow The Ngong Ping 360 cable car service will be suspended indefinitely to allow for repairs on a rescue carrier. The news came as a second blow to Hong Kong ... and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Kong-wah said the operator should explain why the announcement was made so late. 'We can understand that it might take time to do repair work and solve ...

  6. Let business use heliport: lawmakers

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Lawmakers called yesterday for commercial helicopters, not just government craft, to be allowed to use the heliport at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. They unanimously passed a motion proposed by tourism sector legislator Howard Young that also urged the government to provide a permanent commercial heliport on Hong Kong Island, providing it involved ...

  7. Our temple no threat to others: Shaolin abbot

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Setting up a Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong would not be a commercial threat to other Buddhist temples in the city, the head of the Henan monastery said yesterday. Abbot Shi Yongxin said the temple was still waiting for approval for its land application to build a HK$420 million base in the city. 'The Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong would not pose any ...

  8. Cautious approach on border tourism

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... straddles the border, with the Hong Kong and mainland sections divided at the famed Chung Ying Street. If the plan went ahead, Mr Lee said support would be needed from other departments to widen ... Agnes Lam With the government considering opening up part of the divided Shataukok border village to tourism, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong has warned that a plan to develop ...

  9. 2009 Games will bring rich rewards, says sports chief

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong's sports chief has urged enterprises to seize business opportunities generated by the 2009 East Asian Games. 'The Games can help upgrade the standard of our ... Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia and Guam will be taking part in the games. Asked if Hong Kong's sports development would benefit from the new immigration scheme aimed at quality ...

  10. Watchdog struggles to clean up travel industry

    Posted Oct 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Vivienne Chow

    ... agencies that press their guides to meet shopping quotas. 'The trend of Hong Kong travel agents to 'buy a mainland tour' from a mainland agent is very unhealthy, ... time but it should not be tolerated as it will ruin the reputation of Hong Kong,' she said. Paul Leung Yiu-lam, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, said ...




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