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  1. Birth tourism ban makes a nonsense of government plans

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland I am not sure about mainland mums flooding into Hong Kong's maternity wards. But the invective certainly flooded into my e-mail inbox yesterday after I suggested that incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying has not fully thought out his proposed ban on mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong's private hospitals. To judge from some of the more immoderate ...

  2. Tien set to head tourism body

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Hong Kong Tourism Board after Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wins an expected second term in Sunday's chief executive election. Two sources familiar with the situation said the government had ... The Tourism Board, a government-subsidised body, was founded in April 2001. It spends more than HK$100 million each year to market and promote Hong Kong as a destination worldwide. However, critics ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Harbour activist eyes tourism seat

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Harbour activist Paul Zimmerman has emerged as a possible candidate for the tourism constituency in the Legco elections in September. The convenor of the lobby group Designing Hong Kong said yesterday he was 'actively considering' running for the seat, representing an industry that has traditionally been led by Liberal Party figures. Its current lawmaker, ...

  5. Government gifts make tourism sector a Liberal Party fiefdom

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appointed the Hong Kong Tourism Board's new chairman. And Ma Lik, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said immediately after the poll that his ... Wan The outgoing chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee thought it was a good idea that another member of the Liberal Party be appointed to the position after she ...

  6. Inject our own magic

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk Hong Kong Disneyland has apparently fallen short of people's expectations- the three-year-old theme park has drawn just 14.5 million visitors so far ... that most mainlanders, who account for 30 per cent to 40 per cent of the park's visitors, have not been exposed to the Disney culture since childhood. The present Hong Kong Disneyland is far ...

  7. Trade-off for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourism, it will mean that Hong Kong organisations give up their independence (such as football and Olympic committees), and that Hong Kong taxpayers accept the cost of integration (such ... Elsie Tu ('Wary of political motivation', January 31) says that Hong Kong democrats are virtually commandos who have taken hold of the mainstream media. Zhou Nan and Tsang ...

  8. Mainland tourists have spent $9m in HK since solo travel scheme began: reports

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 6.36pm: Mainland tourists have spent $9 billion in Hong Kong since the introduction of the solo travel scheme last July, the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said on Wednesday. Speaking in the Legislative Council Budget debate, Mr Ip said 1.65 million mainland visitors had come to Hong Kong under the individual visit scheme ...

  9. Hong Kong bids for WTO meeting

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Hosting the huge event could cost taxpayers $300 million Hong Kong has applied to the World Trade Organisation to host its sixth ministerial meeting at the end of next year or early ... the administration will have to earmark $250 million to $300 million to host the event. That would cover the cost of facilities, security and logistics. The WTO will consider the Hong Kong bid during its ...

  10. Hong Kong to bask in warmer Strait ties

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of co-operation in areas such as tourism, arts and culture, the environment, and heritage conservation. And, given its unique status, culture and systems, Hong Kong will be in a strong position to forge ... in May, ties between Hong Kong and Taiwan are also warming up. It will be history in the making today when Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing sets foot on the island, becoming the first ...




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