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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. Mega fund proposals to put priority on tourism

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Non-profit organisations are likely to be offered money from a multimillion-dollar government fund to stage events aimed at bringing tourists to Hong Kong ... the bierfest, Thailand has the songkran festival and Brazil the carnival. What does Hong Kong have, actually?' The scope of events eligible for subsidies would widen, with applications to hold beer ...

  3. How HK's tourism success story can offer lesson to the world

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The new head of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation will push for Hong Kong to have a greater say in promoting tourism as a key economic driver around the world when he meets Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen today. 'We consider Hong Kong a success story in tourism by all aspects,' Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the organisation, said. ...

  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 ...

  5. HK's tourism chief escapes attack by hours

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong tourism chief James Tien Pei-chun checked out of Mumbai's luxury Taj Mahal Palace hotel hours before armed militants stormed the building. Mr Tien and three other members of the Tourism Board had been staying at the hotel while they gave presentations on Hong Kong. 'First of all, I deeply regret that these terrorist attacks have taken place, ...

  6. Save the tourism industry

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is a famous tourist destination. But recent scandals in the tourism industry have undermined Hong Kong's reputation. A tourist suffered a heart attack due to an argument ... for your letter, Stella. The bad reputation of Hong Kong's tourism industry led to the mainland issuing a travel advisory warning to would-be tourists. This is a very serious issue. Usually ...

  7. Eco-tourism warrior

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Ken Ching See-ho is founder and director of the Eco-education and Resources Centre, an organisation aimed at promoting eco-tourism in Hong Kong. He is also director of EcoTour ... day tour that any tour operator can arrange. We had to explain to people the importance of protecting the beautiful ecology in Hong Kong. How do you see eco-tourism developing in Hong Kong ...

  8. A golden opportunity for boosting tourism

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

    ... The solid gold statue unveiled in Hunghom yesterday stands as an extravagant monument to the rebound in Hong Kong's tourism industry. It also symbolises the form much of that recovery ... designs and stricter quality controls in Hong Kong make the market particularly appealing to visitors from the mainland. It is one example of the benefits enjoyed by parts of the retail sector ...

  9. Eco-tourism could be boosted

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council chairman Joseph Tung Yao-chung said the planned move could help Hong Kong further develop its potential in eco-tourism. About 70 per cent of the land in closed border areas is expected ... this was an opportunity to develop eco-tourism for Hong Kong people. 'Eco-tourism is probably not for visitors from all origins- for example, mainland tourists are probably not as interested- but we can make ...

  10. Tourism rebound glosses over net deficit

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... have thought it time to call in the boys in white coats. Call them in for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, then. It has just announced that visitor arrivals last month came to 1.64 million. ... by Hong Kong residents travelling abroad has been greater for the past six years and we are therefore still in net deficit on tourism. This deficit would look even greater if we include the $1 ...




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