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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism boss James Tien in warning over Shenzhen entry permit influx

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Olga Wong

    ... permit influx Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun says a change of rules which would give 4.1 million non-permanent citizens of Shenzhen easier access to Hong Kong should be postponed. He ... of the Travel Industry Council, said: "As a global tourism hub, Hong Kong should welcome visitors from anywhere." Fellow board member Ko Chi-sum asked of Tien: "Did he say that because ...

  2. Six may throw hats in the ring for Legco tourism seat

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sustainable, we should diversify the tourist base in Hong Kong,' he said. The tourism functional constituency comprises the airline, travel agency and hotel sectors. There are more than 1,100 ... Yao-chung, executive director of the TIC. Tung, who was defeated by Tse in the 2008 poll, said he wouldn't run. William Chan Kit, general manager of distribution and planning at Hong Kong ...

  3. Caution urged over tourism fund

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to Hong Kong following the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2003. Addressing concerns by Democrat Fred Li Wah-ming and other lawmakers at a Legislative Council economic development ... fears it will lead to a repeat of the HarbourFest fiasco. The Mega Events Fund, a tourism-boosting initiative proposed by the financial secretary in his budget speech last month, will allocate ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Concessions tipped to boost tourism

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung

    ... Dennis Eng and Gary Cheung The tourism industry expects a boost in arrivals from the mainland and less cutthroat competition as a result of Hong Kong travel agents being allowed to set up ... It is the first time outbound mainland tourism has been opened to non-mainland firms. Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai said the potential market for mainland travel to Hong Kong was huge. 'An average ...

  6. Outgoing tourism chief stirs rumours

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Outgoing Tourism Board chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee said yesterday that a member of the Liberal Party to which she belongs would be better suited to take over the post but offered no further insight into her successor. 'The work of the HKTB is without doubt economy-related. So if the chairman has know-how in this area, it will be beneficial to the development ...

  7. Tourism gauntlet thrown down

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... unions, registered for the labour sector yesterday. His opponents are the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions' Wong Kwok-hing and Kwok Chi-kin, as well as Li Fung-ying of the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions. Meanwhile, Lillian Wong Sin-yin, the dean of hotel, service and tourism at the Institute of Vocational Training, completed her registration yesterday ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Talk English speakers into visiting Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft If crafting words into warm invitations to potential tourists sounds enjoyable, both you and the city can benefit from this job. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) ... to visit Hong Kong. This will mean working on press releases, speeches and fact sheets used to publicise the board's programmes and activities, including its global marketing campaign and mega ...

  10. Tourism revenue may be down by 70pc

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... been cancelled. In Hong Kong, more than 200 mainland-bound tours had been cancelled due to bad weather. Joseph Tung Yiu-chung, executive director of the city's Travel Industry Council, said on a radio programme yesterday that no reports had been made about Hong Kong tourists facing difficulties caused by extreme weather. Trips to tourist attractions in the worst-hit areas, ...




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