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  1. News - Hong Kong

    All eyes on Hong Kong as Art Basel hits city, bringing tourism boost with it

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Hong Kong's newest arts fair may reflect the cultural and economic value of art, but also a globalisation of culture that can stifle artistic expression Drawing a line between art and money Follow @SCMP_News As the curtain goes up on the first Hong Kong excursion of the Art Basel international art show today, it will become the focal point ...

  2. Foreign travel boards urge access to statistics

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Representatives of foreign tourism boards in Hong Kong have urged the government to provide statistics on local citizens' travel destinations to help them better promote ... such statistics. We need such statistics and we have raised the issue with the Hong Kong Tourism Board as well,' Ms Liu said. 'We are also asking the Airport Authority whether such statistics ...

  3. Arts groups to team up with travel agents to woo visitors

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the promotion of cultural tourism. Hong Kong Dance Company, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre will take part in student tours organised by EGL Tours. Keith Kwok Siu-hung, EGL ... and shopping in Hong Kong,' Mr Chan said. 'But at the same time, we are very careful as we do not want to be turned into a profit generator for travel agents.' Tsang Kam-sing, Hong Kong ...

  4. Tourism authorities spurn dai pai dong

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Dai pai dong may serve up Hong Kong's unique flavour but tourism authorities seem concerned their poor hygiene might put off tourists. At a meeting of tourism, public health and hygiene officials to discuss the possible policy change to preserve Hong Kong's remaining 30 dai pai dong, assistant commissioner for tourism Winifred Chung Mak Suet-mui said ...

  5. Hong Kong plays second fiddle to Macau?

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... as ideal holiday destinations. 3. Instead of competing, some tourism professionals say Hong Kong and Macau should work together to promote their role as gateways to China and attract more tourists. Do you agree with that view? What can governments do? The links below contain information about the tourism industries in Hong Kong and Macau Hong Kong Tourism Board: ...

  6. Tourism guides threaten to strike

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and decide whether we will go on strike,' said Wong Ka-hoi, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union committee. 'We do not want to interrupt Hong Kong's tourism ... 'The government has already had a meeting with the Travel Industry Council, Hong Kong Tourism Board and Consumer Council,' a commission spokeswoman said. 'We will also be in touch ...

  7. Flak flies over Chan's vision of freedom

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Raymond Li, Vivienne Chow

    ... need 'control' and that too much freedom can lead to 'chaos'. In Hong Kong, the Tourism Board came under pressure to remove him as the city's tourism ambassador, while University of Hong Kong students condemned him as 'ill-fitted to represent Hong Kong in future'. On the mainland, 20 scholars issued an open letter attacking Chan for his remarks ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Artists hail Hong Kong debut at Liverpool Biennial

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Reproducing "Hong Kong- Live it, Love i t!" questions the construction of a city's image through his 108-painting representation of a classic tourism promotion clip by the Hong Kong ... HK debut in biennialis just the start The local art community hopes that Hong Kong's official debut at this year's Liverpool Biennial will push the government to help bring ...

  9. Jackie Chan rejects two sites offered

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said yesterday. Mr Tien urged the government to take up the matter because the conservation of the historic houses ... the tourism board had understood Chan's desire to keep the historic houses in Hong Kong and his hope for government support. He said the government would study the viability of the proposal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    HK museums to start global publicity campaign in Liverpool

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... images from a Hong Kong Tourism Board video in Reproducing "Hong Kong- Live it, Love it!". Chow also made a video based on the paintings. Next month, he will be running against Ma ... Government museums hope to boost their global standing and raise local artists' profiles by participating in more global arts events abroad. Hong Kong's drive for global exposure begins ...




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