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  1. Taxi hygiene blitz puts Indian tourism on road to riches

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... image in the world. The objective of the makeover is to attract more foreign tourists. Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhury says the aim is to attract 15 million visitors a year by 2010, instead ... with mineral water, tissues and a prominently displayed 'charter of customer rights'. Their behaviour will be in accordance with an ancient Sanskrit phrase that the Tourism Ministry has ...

  2. Liquid facets

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by C.B. Liddell

    ... Yoshio Taniguchi's seemingly simple designs breathe life into the stuffy world of museums. He reveals the sources of his inspiration to C.B. Liddell YOSHIO TANIGUCHI is the kind of architect who calls a spade a bloody shovel. Forget mystic notions of ...

  3. Travel agents on danger-trip alert

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Caution urged over countries affected by terrorism, crime China's tourism watchdog has cautioned travel agents about organising tours to countries hit by terrorism or to destinations where Chinese have been targets of robberies or abuse. Malaysia and Switzerland are two destinations on the China National Tourism Administration's watch list after recent reports ...

  4. Officials deny falsifying holiday statistics

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Tourism officials yesterday rejected allegations they had falsified figures to show a boom during the just-ended 'golden week' holiday. Responding to claims by state media and academics, a spokesman for the State Administration of Tourism said there was no exaggeration of the national statistics jointly released by his administration and the State Bureau ...

  5. In brief

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rise in Visitor numbers Visitor arrivals in April rose 11.9 per cent, compared with the same month last year, to 1.94 million, the Tourism Board says. There were 7.41 million arrivals in the first four months of the year, 11.1 per cent higher than the same period last year. ...

  6. Gold shop bold as brass over tarnished image

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... increase the floor space of the 110,000 sq ft Gold Tourism Exhibition Hall by up to 20,000 sq ft later in the year. The shop was struck off the Quality Tourism Services Scheme on December 1 after ... Technology, said the company wanted to enlarge the shop to ease the cramped conditions. He was unconcerned about not having a stamp of approval from the Tourism Board and would not appeal against ...

  7. Growing affluence driving the urge to travel

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... and Air Sahara, meanwhile, are offering budget fares that will push travel even further. Domestic tourism is also growing. The average hotel occupancy rate in India has been about 85 per cent this year, despite higher tariffs than last year. While corporate travellers make up the bulk, the tourism industry expects more leisure tourists in the coming months. As more budget hotels open, ...

  8. New hands at the helm of travel industry club

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'But I'm conscious my business background is a bit unusual for a Skal Club president,' she says, adding that she will speak for all facets of the travel and tourism industry. She ... to courses at technical colleges or universities. This year, Skal Hong Kong will spend $250,000 to help send future tourism industry professionals, ranging from trainee chefs to university-level ...

  9. Tickets to Disney opening still online

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Most of the 12,000 tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland's opening on September 12 remained unsold after online sales started yesterday. So far, there are no sold-out dates in the park's first three months of operation. The park's webs ...

  10. Tourism authorities spurn dai pai dong

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Dai pai dong may serve up Hong Kong's unique flavour but tourism authorities seem concerned their poor hygiene might put off tourists. At a meeting of tourism, public health and hygiene officials to discuss the possible policy change to preserve Hong Kong's remaining 30 dai pai dong, assistant commissioner for tourism Winifred Chung Mak Suet-mui said they were ...




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