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  1. Wish you were here

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... bank balance, I wish I had a streak of salesperson in me. This is probably why the Hong Kong Tourism Board has not come knocking for advice. Anyway, despite my debility, I dropped by the board's website and noticed with fascination that Hong Kong is a great place to do a little shopping, eat a little food, drink a little drink and- during this '2006 Discover Hong Kong ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Trade law to protect tourists from crooked travel agencies

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... There will be fewer tourism scandals in the city, after the revision of a law against unscrupulous and misleading sales practices is passed, the Consumer Council says. The revised Trade Descriptions Ordinance, which is expected to be passed before June, will include the tourism industry, the council's chief executive Gilly Wong Fung-han said yesterday. The news comes after recent incidents ...

  3. No room for more visitors, Leung says

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has echoed concerns by Beijing's tourism chief over Hong Kong's ability to accommodate more visitors, dampening ... statement reflected the concerns of Shao Qiwei, director of the National Tourism Administration, at a meeting with tourism industry veterans last week, where Shao questioned whether Hong Kong ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Mainland visitors up 30pc despite fears of scams

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to nearly 900,000. The Hong Kong Tourism Board received 15 complaints from tourists- nine were shopping-related, of which six involved product quality. A CCTV report on the mainland last month of shopping scams in Hong Kong and reports of so-called 'zero-fee' tour groups being forced to shop to generate commission for guides and tour companies had raised fears ...

  6. City sees its best year for visitors

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Scarlett Chiang The number of visitor arrivals in Hong Kong this year is likely to jump 10 per cent to a better-than-expected 28 million from a year ago, making 2007 the city's most successful year for tourism, travel industry experts said. The strong results will comfortably top the Hong Kong Tourism Board's target of 26.4 million for this year and mark ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Passengers praise 'magnificent' Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on opening day

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 09:26pm by Amy Nip, Phila Siu

    ... a splash at venues across the city, one of the world's biggest cruise liners was making bigger waves. The Mariner of the Seas, on its maiden visit to Hong Kong, was the first cruise ship ... a shopping budget but would buy whatever he and his wife wanted. He also signed up for a package tour of Hong Kong Island and was looking forward to it. Meanwhile, Chris Harrison, 53, from Australia, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA DISASTER

    Is it time to scrap National Day fireworks for good?

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Simpson Cheung

    ... with the industry. "It is not necessary to cancel the fireworks," she said. "We can observe a minute of silence before celebrations." Ricky Tse, chairman of the Hong Kong Inbound Tour ... Amy Nip and Simpson Cheung Some want National Day fireworks axed for good The government's decision to cancel the National Day fireworks has alarmed some in the tourism trade while ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists demand payout for short wait

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... 3,000 yuan compensation each and an extra three nights' stay from a Hong Kong tour agency, saying they lost about an hour waiting for a coach. The demand from the 11-person group came after ... settlement with the tourists. The group, from Liaoning province, Hunan province and Xian city, paid 3,000 yuan (HK$3,700) each to join the five-day tour to Hong Kong and Macau. The row blew up after ...

  10. Record number of arrivals in November

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Visitor arrivals in Hong Kong continued to soar last month, when 1.95 million people travelled to the city- a record for November. Releasing the latest figures yesterday, the Tourism Board said last month's figure had topped the previous record, made last year, by 15.8 per cent. 'In total, Hong Kong welcomed 19.7 million [visitors] in the first 11 months ...




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