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  1. Travel council calls for HK tourism ambassador

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... A global travel council has suggested Hong Kong appoint someone at cabinet level to represent the tourism industry. It said Hong Kong was the ninth-fastest-growing tourism economy in the world. The World Travel and Tourism Council report, 'The Impact of Travel and Tourism on Jobs and the Economy in China and Hong Kong', also praised the government's marketing drive ...

  2. Harbour laser show back after typhoon repairs

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Kong Tourism Board spokesman Simon Clennell said the laser show, part of a series of post-Sars recovery events, was hugely popular with tourists and locals alike. The show was launched ... The Tourism Board's $4.7 million Strato Fantasia show resumed last night after a few days' break to repair damage sustained during last week's typhoon. The 20-metre sphere ...

  3. Former Hungarian leader's visit to boost trade links

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... co-operative relationship with China. We also want to attract investment from Hong Kong, mostly in logistics and financial services.' He added that Hungary was interested in promoting tourism ... Ravina Shamdasani Hong Kong and Hungary have taken a step closer towards developing trade and investment links after a visit by the former prime minister of the East European nation. Peter ...

  4. From TV weather girl to top of the political ladder

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... industry as head of the Hong Kong Tourism Board today. She first entered the Legislative Council in 1981 when she was given a seat by the colonial government and tasted her first electoral victory ... Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee has gone through ups and downs in her 28 years of public service that few other politicians can match, going from weather girl to a member of Hong Kong ...

  5. Industries slow to use Sars relief fund

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Hong Kong and the mainland, signed in June, coupled with relaxed travel restrictions on mainland visitors to Hong Kong, would benefit the catering, tourism and retail sectors. ... Less than 14 per cent of the $3.5 billion relief fund for those Hong Kong industries worst hit by Sars has been allocated. About 1,450 applications for the low-interest loans totalling ...

  6. Tung's team scores win in latest popularity poll

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Kong's economic recovery with Cepa [Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement], plus Beijing's support for Hong Kong's tourism industry also played a part,' Dr Wong said, referring ... a significant rise in their popularity this month after a slump in ratings following last month's massive outpouring of discontent. A poll of about 800 people by the Hong Kong Institute ...

  7. New arrivals shopping flat out ... for property

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in luxury flats, the relaxation on travel restrictions for tourism was bringing a new type of buyer to Hong Kong. 'The trend of buying cheap, secondhand flats only emerged two weeks ago. Our ... Where once they might have bought watches and jewellery, cheap flats and shops appear to be topping the must-have list of mainland residents visiting Hong Kong on an individual basis. ...

  8. 'Holistic strategy' envisages Lantau as a world wonder

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... conservation, education, eco-tourism and sustainable development into 'a model resource for sustainable development in Hong Kong'. 'Lantau is a dramatic island with majestic peaks, steep ... on the island. 'Lantau has 63- nearly 60 per cent- of the total of 110 dragonfly species found in Hong Kong. This compares to 40 for the whole of the UK.' Called ark-eden, with biblical roots ...

  9. Quota restrictions lifted on HK films

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Ravina Shamdasani, Vivienne Chow

    ... Chloe Lai, Vivienne Chow and Ravina Shamdasani Benefits for 10 sectors, but accountants feel disappointed Restrictions on the number of Hong Kong films in the mainland market ... market access had been granted to these 10 industries in the previous two stages of Cepa, the arrangements unveiled yesterday means they will face fewer restrictions. While the Hong Kong General ...

  10. Disney is urged to reduce park's capacity

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Dennis Eng and Ravina Shamdasani Hong Kong Disneyland is still on a learning curve but has taken stock of the problems that left many fans and families complaining about long waiting times ... holiday. Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association chairman Paul Leung Yiu-lam suggested measures to ensure that not all park patrons eat lunch during the peak period of 12 noon to 2pm. He said some ...




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