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  1. February's Hong Kong visitor numbers a record

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... month last year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said. It was the highest number of visitors ever for February, the board said. In January 1.75 million visitors arrived. Visitor numbers in the first ... Kelvin Chan The number of visitors to Hong Kong in February was up 3.3 per cent from the year before, reaching a new record for the month, thanks to a recovery in long-haul travel ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MANILA SHOOTINGS

    Manila bus survivor Yik Siu-ling regains her smile

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... hijacked a tour bus in Rizal Park and later murdered seven Hong Kong tourists and their guide before he was killed in a bungled rescue operation. Speaking ahead of the second anniversary ...

  3. Tourism's road to recovery nears end

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Passenger traffic at Chek Lap Kok airport is virtually back to normal, with September numbers reaching more than 95 per cent of pre-Sars levels. And tourist arrivals last month were the best ever recorded for September - 1.47 million. The figure represent ...

  4. Tourism board turns a corner

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Hong Kong Tourism Board's image of extravagance is fading, says newly reappointed chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who is planning to turn some popular projects ... and filled with a lot of ups and downs. He had to handle the damage to Hong Kong's reputation as a tourism destination after a CCTV report in 2007 alleged that a diamond pendant and a watch sold ...

  5. US, EU uncertainty may hit tourism

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Dennis Eng and Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong may record fewer visitors year on year amid an uncertain economic outlook in the key US and EU tourist markets, Tourism Board chairman James Tien ... the slight decrease in our visitor numbers throughout October, November and December as a trend, Hong Kong would be doing quite well this year if the number of arrivals at least matches last ...

  6. Tourism chiefs wary in face of bird flu

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tourism chiefs want a clearer picture to emerge on the spread of the bird flu virus before devoting resources to promote the 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year campaign to short-haul markets. 'There is growing concern about avian flu but we are more concerned about where it happens around the world,' Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah ...

  7. Ugly side of 'beauty package' tourism

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Lilian Goh

    ... for cosmetic surgery and engaged a former Miss Hong Kong as its ambassador. Other operators are offering increasingly popular tours to areas such as Thailand for low-cost cosmetic surgery of all types. ... consultations before surgery. They have to understand the potential side effects very well,' she said. A council member of the Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, ...

  8. Tourism industry rebounds after Sars

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The tourism industry in Hong Kong is steadily recovering from the Sars outbreak, as arrivals exceeded 720,000 last month, according to the latest figures released by the Tourism Board. ... stood at 34 per cent last month, while higher-tariff hotels fared slightly better. Many four-star hotels reported they were fully booked in the past week. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Exhibition ...

  9. Financial impact of Sars limited to tourism

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and the consequent drop in visitor spending would have a pronounced impact on economic growth. At the same time you may have noticed that Hong Kong people also cut back on travel abroad during Sars. Just ... way it works in the calculation of GDP figures is the exact reverse. Rather than include what visitors spend in Hong Kong, the final figures exclude it. And, rather than exclude what residents ...

  10. Outside tourism, Sars caused little damage

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Then we turn to the consideration that the impact of tourism on our economy is a net impact. It is what visitors spend here less what Hong Kong residents spend on trips abroad. We shall assume that the decline in spending by Hong Kong visitors abroad in the second quarter was also roughly proportional to the decline in the numbers of trips they made. I do not hear any great objection ...




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