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  1. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... of the Year of the Horse. While fireworks have not caused a fatal accident in Hong Kong in recent years, the last Lunar New Year holiday saw tragedy in Hunan province, when a truck carrying fireworks ... horseshoes that will fill Victoria Harbour and ring in the Year of the Horse. Most fireworks used in Hong Kong are now made in Hunan. Getting the chemistry right is a precise business. The fireworks ...

  2. 5 great: Watches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... This style immediately stands out for its bright colour and cool design. The transparent watch face reveals its inner mechanisms, while a rectangular piece of plastic fastens on top with four large Swarovski crystals. Adesso watch (HK$6,190) by VaBene fro ...

  3. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the floor?' asked a concierge at a swank Los Angeles hotel. Tony Liu has a possible answer. Born in Shanghai, partly raised in Hong Kong and a top tourism professional, the founder of the large ... and they do whatever they feel like.' The executive director of the Hong Kong Hotels Association, James Lu Shien-hwai, likens the present behaviour of Chinese travellers with that of Japanese ...

  4. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they promise. The reason is money. In the scramble to get market share, some mainland travel agencies offer free tours in Hong Kong. These are snapped up eagerly by naive players; unsophisticated ... of the Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association, says most agents no longer put their parties on free tours. Wong Wai-wing, chairman of the Association of Registered Tour Co-ordinators, says the free ...

  5. Does Hong Kong Disneyland need expansion?

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Vincy Sun

    ... If the park became less attractive, it could have an impact on Hong Kong's vital tourism industry. It is important we do everything we can to boost tourism because of the financial crisis. ... to the business of Hong Kong Disneyland. As the Hong Kong government is one of the theme park's main stakeholders, how Disneyland performs matters to all of us, as we have invested a large amount ...

  6. Tourism industry in need of a fresh start

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... car and now the West Kowloon arts hub. This has helped the industry to market Hong Kong to potential visitors. The city- and tourism firms- have benefited directly from the public investment. ... Kong's good reputation and for disciplining firms and individuals whose actions or omissions bring it into disrepute. The self-regulatory body is the Travel Industry Council, on which tourism ...

  7. Hong Kong Disneyland

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I've heard Disneyland has many exciting rides. Yes, Space Mountain has a great ride that takes you through outer space. I bet that makes your head spin. I'd like to see the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Prince Philip wakes Princess Aurora with a true ...

  8. Vice-premier urges tour guides to improve

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the past few weeks. Wang told a symposium attended by tourism officials in Beijing that as the sector was a pillar industry for the country's economy, it was crucial to straighten out and streamline the market to help safeguard tourists' legal interests, according to Xinhua. The meeting followed a string of controversial incidents, such as the quarrels and scuffles between a Hong ...

  9. Self-regulation can work for tourism, minister says

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... is there to promote?' Meanwhile, the number of visitors to Hong Kong in January rose to about 3.6 million- up 21.5 per cent on the same time last year, the Tourism Board announced. The board said the growth ... Adrian Wan Self-regulation should not be dismissed as an option as the city grapples with how to regulate the tourism industry, says Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, secretary for commerce ...

  10. Bangkok still popular despite travel warning

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the situation in Bangkok did not appeared to have worsened, tour itineraries would be adjusted if any planned visits were affected by protests, she said. Members of the Hong Kong Travel Industry ... after being suspended since March 11. But the government has not lowered or dropped its red outbound travel alert on Bangkok since March 10. A red alert means people in Hong Kong planning ...




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