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  1. No to monkey business

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Eva Woo and Bill Savadove There is one souvenir Formula 1 fans won't be able to take home this year: a stuffed monkey sitting in a race car, a design suggested by a Chinese company but rejected by F1 organisers. 'They told us we couldn't se ...

  2. Mainland tourism boom may open air links

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Nations has often floated the idea of an Asian aviation bloc- proposals have not gone beyond rhetoric. But the promise of growing tourism to and from the mainland may be the catalyst for spurring ... outbound tourism source, according to World Tourism Organisation estimates. Last year, there were 20 million outbound mainland tourists, a 25 per cent rise from 2002. Of those, nearly 1.5 million ...

  3. Tourism soars to near pre-Sars level

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Economic recovery and growing consumer confidence have resulted in a busier summer for the tourism industry, with 8.06 million people leaving Hong Kong last month. The figure represents a 20 per cent increase compared with 6.7 million in the same month last year. The number of outbound travellers to the mainland last month was about 6.36 million, which grew year on year ...

  4. HK tourist arrivals at record levels

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tourist arrivals in Hong Kong passed the 10-million mark for the first six months of the year, up 68.3 per cent on the same period last year. Releasing the figures yesterday, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said it was the first time the 10-million mark had been reached in the first half of a year. In June, 1.6 million visitors arrived. Among the arrivals, 5.6 ...

  5. Tour boss recalls happy days of 'friendship travel'

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jon Campbell

    ... the mainland's tourism industry. How did you find yourself in the tourism industry? I worked at the Beijing Review, an English magazine with overseas distribution, from the mid-1960s until the late 1970s. I was a typist, a proof-reader and then a translator... I also drove a tractor in Henan and Hebei. In the late 1970s, China decided to focus on the tourism industry, and I was sent to CNTA ...

  6. Holidays abroad and hunger in the countryside

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic indicators have already been reported, so here we will focus on a few of the newly released figures. First, tourism, in which China is about to have a major world impact. Visits by foreigners plummeted last year, as did foreign-exchange earnings from tourism, thanks to Sars. Altogether, there were 91 million tourist visits in 2003, of which 80 million were by people from Hong ...

  7. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... phenomenon. But it is a heated subject at tourism conferences. Tourism professionals are keen to welcome the anticipated tidal wave of mainland tourism. On the other hand, the manager of a luxury ... on the floor?' asked a concierge at a swank Los Angeles hotel. Tony Liu has a possible answer. Born in Shanghai, partly raised in Hong Kong and a top tourism professional, the founder of the large ...

  8. Tourism gears for boom times

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis, Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Chris Davis and Michael Taylor Quality training on offer to help hotels and related services cope with expected massive rise in numbers THE GROWTH OF TOURISM counts as one of the most remarkable economic and social phenomena of the last century. The World Tourism Organisation forecasts that by 2020 China will be receiving 137 million international tourists a year, ...

  9. Stirring tourist industry puts out big welcome mat

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor CHINA'S TOURIST arrivals have been growing steadily following the country's opening to the world in 1979. According to figures provided by the World Tourism ... picking up again after the World Health Organisation lifted its ban in July last year. Lee Kam-hon, professor of marketing and director of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Chinese ...

  10. Record tourism figures for April

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong had its best April ever for tourism, with 1.74 million visitors. Most came from the mainland, and three more provinces want to join the solo traveller scheme. Full report- A4 ...




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