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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong tourists are gradually returning to Manila

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... to the tragedy. The Philippines' Department of Tourism said Hong Kong accounted for 57,790 of the 2.14 million visitors from January to June, a rise of 2.36 per cent from the same period last year. In the first six months of 2010- before the August 23 incident- 71,867 visitors from Hong Kong were recorded. The tourism department noted that the number of visitors from mainland China to Manila rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021311/hong-kong-tourists-are-gradually-returning-manila
  2. Tourism reform: money well spent

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... three years is too slow. A quicker timetable is definitely needed. Meanwhile, the industry has to shape up and avoid abusive practices like forced shopping. Tourism is one of Hong Kong ... Hong Kong prides itself as a wonderful travel destination that offers world-class tourist attractions, a wide range of international cuisine and value-for-money shopping. But this fine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988663/tourism-reform-money-well-spent
  3. Tourism sector revamp must change mindset

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong businesses. They are to be seen everywhere, whether it is splashing out on luxury products, tucking into the delights to be found in our restaurants, or simply experiencing the Hong ... Hong Kong offers them an enjoyable experience and leaves them with happy memories. We cannot afford to have them finding they have been cheated, mistreated, or forced to participate in shopping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966993/tourism-sector-revamp-must-change-mindset
  4. Tourism industry's problems can be solved only by a statutory body

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... so badly. The tourism industry is a vital source of income for Hong Kong and self-regulation is not working. The government must play a more prominent role. The council has been criticised ... be given the power to set a minimum charge for inbound tours and a salary for guides. Tourism is one of Hong Kong's key industries and the government has a responsibility to ensure that a high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965904/tourism-industrys-problems-can-be-solved-only-statutory-body
  5. Benefit of tourism doesn't add up

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Tourism accounted for 6.2 per cent of Hong Kong's economy in 2010, according to official figures. South China Morning Post,June 20 I looked and I looked and I just ... in 2003 of the mainland individual visitor scheme brought a dramatic change in the tide. For the year to March, Hong Kong residents spent HK$117 billion abroad, from which we deduct the HK$228 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004551/benefit-tourism-doesnt-add
  6. Island taps tourism potential

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland residents living in Hong Kong. Since last November, visa restrictions have been relaxed and eligible residents will be granted approval within 12 working days. 'We encourage this group of mainland Chinese, who have high purchasing power, to tour Taiwan,' says Wang Chun-bao, director of Taiwan Visitors Association (Hong Kong). The scheme draws an enthusiastic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992850/island-taps-tourism-potential
  7. HK can learn from Irish who voted in referendum to end 'citizenship tourism'

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to reports on the influx of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong's private and public hospitals, and the resulting pressure on the health-care and education system. ... Unfortunately, Hong Kong people are not given the choice to change what is an extremely unfair and dangerous situation. It is unfair to mothers in the SAR who are unable to access what should be regarded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991306/hk-can-learn-irish-who-voted-referendum-end-citizenship-tourism
  8. Tourism industry has to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is vital for the local economy that Hong Kong maintains its reputation as a destination that offers mainland visitors enjoyable holidays and value for money. When our brand ... notorious- though far from an isolated incident of its kind- that there is no need to go into the details again. More important is the perception that the Hong Kong is still being damaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720644/tourism-industry-has-put-its-house-order
  9. Heritage first, then tourism

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the complex. The government has vowed to preserve the compound, saying it is an invaluable part of Hong Kong's heritage. Logically, one would expect the government to hold on to the property, ... on behalf of the public. If Hong Kong is to go down the path of sustainable development, we need more than new models for heritage projects- we need new institutions as guardian angels. Albert Lai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477868/heritage-first-then-tourism
  10. Unfazed by attacks, Tourism Board pushes India links

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite last week's terrorist attack on Mumbai, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has voiced confidence in the potential of the Indian financial capital as a source of business travellers to Hong Kong. The board last week launched Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) offices in Mumbai and the Indian capital New Delhi, stressing in both cities that it was committed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662119/unfazed-attacks-tourism-board-pushes-india-links

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