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  1. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:31am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... mulling restraints on inbound tourism from the mainland- have been as spineless as they are likely to be ineffective. For most Hong Kong people, [the mainland’s rise] is the best thing that has ... increase in visitors to Hong Kong between 2003 and last year, and a threefold increase to Macau. But the impact on other regional tourism destinations is equally remarkable: mainland visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1535439/channel-mainland-tourism-dont-shut-it
  2. News - Hong Kong

    How do we solve the tourism puzzle?

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... The final decision rests with the central government, which has indicated it is open to changing the scheme. Some analysts say Hong Kong must define a clear-cut, sustainable model for tourism ... said the city would only draw the maximum benefit from tourism if it developed more attractions unique to Hong Kong, like Ocean Park, or night markets in Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541964/how-do-we-solve-tourism-puzzle
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Thailand's deeply divided society can teach Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:26am by Bernard Chan

    ... The overseas press criticise military rule, while most of the Bangkok middle class strongly support it. Compared to Thailand, Hong Kong is not as badly divided as it seems. Economically, much of our ... "referendum" and signature campaign of Occupy Central and the Alliance for Peace and Democracy respectively. Compared with Thailand, we have a fairly cohesive society. Hong Kong is luckier than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1558039/what-thailands-deeply-divided-society-can-teach-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong should capitalise on mainland tourism growth, says Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 08:27pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Monday Hong Kong should think of ways to expand its tourism facilities to capitalise on the growth of mainland ... noticed that the increase of tourists in recent years might have negatively affected life in certain Hong Kong districts, despite tourism’s boost to the city’s economy. “As we recognise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1310998/hong-kong-should-capitalise-mainland-tourism-growth-says-leung-chun
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong benefits from stricter tourism law

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it as a positive change, the industry feared it would make business difficult. As a popular destination for mainland travellers, Hong Kong is inevitably affected. The impact was felt as soon as the new ... thanks to an influx of solo tourists. Given the enormous potential arising from the mainland market, there is much to be gained by offering quality tour services. Hong Kong is not alone in tuning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1328145/hong-kong-benefits-stricter-tourism-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists get fresh ways to sample Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Fresh ways for visitors to get a taste of the city Tourists tired of shopping till they drop in Hong Kong will soon be offered some unconventional ... to a world heritage site. They are among fresh packages to be put together by tour agencies and co-funded by the Tourism Board. Board executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon said yesterday that seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138166/tourists-get-fresh-ways-sample-hk
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Organisers forced to cancel Hong Kong Sixes once again

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:09am by Alvin Sallay

    ... laid the blame squarely on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission-run MEF, which over the past two years has knocked back at least three separate applications for millions of dollars in funding. ... scrapped once again The fear of "jeopardising the financial health of Hong Kong cricket" has forced organisers of the Hong Kong Sixes to cancel the tournament for the second year running. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1556469/organisers-forced-cancel-hong-kong-sixes-once-again
  8. Lifestyle - Travel

    Work scheme gives overseas youngsters a chance to experience Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Mark Sharp, JOHN KANG

    ... the working holiday scheme also enhances bilateral co-operation and promotes tourism and development between Hong Kong and our partner countries," the department says. According to department ... Mark Sharp and John Kang Youngsters from overseas are making the most of an opportunity to experience life in Hong Kong for a year under a working holiday scheme,write Mark Sharp and John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1558289/work-scheme-gives-overseas-youngsters-chance-experience-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Number of people trying to smuggle weapons through Hong Kong airport triples

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Lana Lam

    ... In 2011, there were 860 crimes. The latest figures have sparked renewed concerns about the standards of aviation security at Hong Kong International Airport which suffered last year when Sidney ... reported last year from 10 in 2012. The figures were released yesterday in response to questions from tourism-sector lawmaker Yiu Si-wing, following recent reports that airport security staff had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550592/security-questioned-crime-rises-chek-lap-kok-airport
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Exhibition celebrates ink painters from Hong Kong and Shenzhen

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:11am by LINDA WANG

    ... Chau-tung have shared one common passion: to develop the traditional art form among their peers and promote it to a wider audience. The upcoming "Ink of Two Cities- Shenzhen & Hong Kong ... on artists. While Shenzhen, a migrant city, has a diverse Chinese population, Hong Kong has a big international community. Artists from the two cities have very different takes on urban life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1554593/exhibition-celebrates-ink-painters-hong-kong-and-shenzhen

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