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  1. Like the film 'Australia', tourism adverts fail to draw the crowds

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... fantasy' that deliberately suppresses Australia's sordid past and its wicked treatment of Aborigines. The film will be released in Hong Kong next month. 'Whichever adman came up ... and evocative, their message - that a holiday in Australia will give spiritual nourishment to stressed-out city types from Hong Kong - is as impenetrable as a desert sandstorm. They argue ...

  2. Tourism hit but Phuket is 'open for business'

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... centres to transport foreign embassy staff, relatives of the missing, aid workers and journalists. Tour operator Malika Rutthapatham of Malika Tours, who relied on Hong Kong tourists for at least ... Two of the inquiries were from Hong Kong people. 'Business is fine,' said Nick Anthony, who lived in Hong Kong for 11 years before falling in love with Phuket and moving ...

  3. Manila 'not engaging in vulture tourism'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... but officials deny they are exploiting the tragedy. Philippine Airlines flights from Hong Kong to the central Philippine islands of Cebu and Boracay are fully booked until the Lunar New Year. Upscale ... Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Pakistan increased during the last two weeks indicating that many travellers who ...

  4. Andaman reefs survive, but tourism is in peril

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in South Andaman If divers from the Hong Kong Underwater Club had gone as scheduled on March 25 for a week's holiday in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, they would have ... originated in nearby Sumatra. But the impact of the tsunami was felt in other ways, putting on hold a pioneering effort to open up the barely explored islands to East Asian travellers. The Hong Kong ...

  5. Arrivals from mainland fuel surge in Hong Kong visitors

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... and almost double the number in 2002- before mainlanders were allowed to visit Hong Kong outside tour groups. However, releasing the figures yesterday, the Tourism Board said mainlanders' ... direct ferry services at the Hong Kong International Airport to Pearl River Delta cities. The board's executive director, Clara Chong Ming-wah, said it would continue to maintain a balanced ...

  6. Record number of arrivals in November

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Visitor arrivals in Hong Kong continued to soar last month, when 1.95 million people travelled to the city- a record for November. Releasing the latest figures yesterday, the Tourism Board said last month's figure had topped the previous record, made last year, by 15.8 per cent. 'In total, Hong Kong welcomed 19.7 million [visitors] in the first 11 months ...

  7. Travel counters off to a poor start in tsunami aftermath

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... they can take some loss of business and still be profitable. WTTC rating- who cares? The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has updated its Competitiveness Monitor. Hong Kong ranks in only ... the maximum 10 points. A score of 9.51 or better qualified for the description 'Paradise on Earth'. Hong Kong, along with Singapore, achieved the highest score in the Asia Pacific (9.25). ...

  8. Mainland investors fund US projects to get green cards

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... for a planned tour of the wine country, causing Lau to skip her visit home to Hong Kong for the Lunar New Year. 'Some people see China as a golden egg,' Lau said. 'I see China ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Community entitled to Disneyland details

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The eagerly awaited launch of Hong Kong's Disneyland is now only a few months away. Our city's bid to establish the top tourist destination in Asia is about to be put ... potential congestion at the border. Answers to these questions should be provided so that Hong Kong people can feel confident that all will go well when the big day arrives. There are considerable ...




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