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  1. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The soaring number of visitors from the mainland is a boost to tourism - perhaps too much so. The proposal to use public housing as lodging for mainland tourists is just one example of creative adaptation. Share your ideas about the good and bad news as barriers come down to individual travel from across the border. Write to us. ...

  2. Mainland 'No1 for holidays by 2020'

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in the world by 2020, according to the World Tourism Organisation. It will attract 130 million international arrivals a year and capture an 8 per cent share of the world's tourism market. The rosy ... this,' Mr Frangialli told Premier Wen Jiabao and nearly 1,000 delegates. 'But according to projections, China will become the world's No1 tourism destination in 2020, overtaking my own ...

  3. Tourist attraction

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... based on 2000-2003 figures. Now, to turn Japan into a tourist magnet, officials have launched the first national tourism campaign. The two-billion yen (HK$129 million) Visit Japan Campaign ... is almost to double the number of visitors, to 10 million, by 2010. How can that be achieved? Tourism administrators are working hard to make a trip to Japan less costly. For example, ...

  4. Kivotos Clubhotel

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alice Whately

    ... Alice Whately Where? Overlooking Ornos Bay on Mykonos, an island in the Greek Cyclades. The party island? Offering a cool combo of culture and clubbing, Mykonos was also the starkly beautiful setting for Shirley Valentine, Mike Leigh's escapist fanta ...

  5. Australia the preferred tourist destination for Chinese

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The country is rated ahead of the US and France, with security cited as an issue Australia has emerged as the top destination Chinese tourists want to visit, surpassing Europe and the United States. The country's burgeoning res ...

  6. In avoiding tricksters, don't sacrifice kindness

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for help. Far better to give the public information about the Hong Kong Tourism Board's service counters- found at a number of the city's major tourist spots- and an easy-to-remember ... direction, the infrastructure may need to be improved. Should the existing Tourism Board counters be supplemented by more counters, kiosks or staff acting as streetside tourism ambassadors ...

  7. Tourism Board sets new quality standards

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Traders told they must follow stricter rules to be backed under new scheme Shops and restaurants must meet new standards in order to gain the Hong Kong Tourism Board's seal of approval. Outlets displaying the board's logo must provide 'clear and sufficient product information' to customers under changes to the Quality Tourism Services Scheme ...

  8. Travel council calls for HK tourism ambassador

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... A global travel council has suggested Hong Kong appoint someone at cabinet level to represent the tourism industry. It said Hong Kong was the ninth-fastest-growing tourism economy in the world. The World Travel and Tourism Council report, 'The Impact of Travel and Tourism on Jobs and the Economy in China and Hong Kong', also praised the government's marketing drive ...

  9. Experts tell forum East Asia must unite for tourism push

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Joseph Lo

    ... to buffet the industry, delegates were told. At yesterday's Boao Forum-sponsored conference aimed at revitalising regional tourism, travel experts and government delegates called for governments to work together to co-ordinate regional tourism. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Philippine Secretary of Tourism, said the one benefit ...

  10. Girls win trip with tourism proposal

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE HONG KONG HAS always been renowned as a paradise for shoppers and diners, but how about eco-tourists? At a recent international tourism conference in Germany, two Hong Kong ... Public School in Tin Hau, won a five-day trip to Germany for their case study of Hoi Ha Wan marine park as a sustainable tourism feature of Hong Kong. The pair attended the Global Tourism ...




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