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  1. New exhibitors join the party

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sustainable tourism in Brazil. Kazakhstan, which covers a vast area of northern and central Eurasia, is working with C&A Tour to stimulate interest in an eco-tour, which highlights the local ... the number to rise to 1 million. [That is] our long-term goal,' he said. According to Robert Vertes, the tourism attache of the Embassy of the Hungarian Republic in Beijing and representative ...

  2. Association seeks strategic group spokesman

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft A welcoming smile and strong business development skills are needed to bring tourism industry professionals together and act as the spokesman for their specialist group. The Quality Tourism Services Association is a trade association that provides a wide range of benefits to members to protect their interests and strengthen their service quality standards. ...

  3. Tourism boost for HK

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Two local students presented their ideas about the development of cultural tourism in Hong Kong in front of an international audience in Germany. Organised by the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership, the 2006 International Tourism Conference was held in Hamburg last month. Students from nine countries introduced their cultural attractions and traditions at the symposium. ...

  4. Space tourism paves way to exciting future

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to the article 'Take a trip to space' (Young Post, March 23). The article describes plans for the space tourism industry. By 2009, thousands of people ... The biggest drawback is that each trip will cost US$200,000. Most people would not be able to afford it. Despite these problems, I believe space tourism is set to take off! SAM LEUNG Tsuen Wan Public ...

  5. Tourism concepts that don't travel well

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Souvenirs from foreign tourism officials tend to give a first impression to people about their countries. At the launch of the Association of National Tourist Office Representatives this week, foreign travel board chiefs presented various gifts, no doubt hoping to make a good or at least politically correct impression about their countries. Some are mundane but others ...

  6. Chan to promote tourism

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Movie star Jackie Chan has been named the first Asia Pacific Tourism Ambassador by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The appointment was announced at the UNWTO ministerial conference on tourism policies held in Macau earlier this week. Chan will not only promote tourism but will also help fight poverty through the industry. As Chan is an honorary ...

  7. Eco-tourism could be boosted

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council chairman Joseph Tung Yao-chung said the planned move could help Hong Kong further develop its potential in eco-tourism. About 70 per cent of the land in closed border areas is expected ... this was an opportunity to develop eco-tourism for Hong Kong people. 'Eco-tourism is probably not for visitors from all origins- for example, mainland tourists are probably not as interested- but we can make ...

  8. While tourism lobby dines out on hype, Hongkongers get the crumbs

    Posted Nov 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Did they [Hong Kong tourism authorities] disclose that the length of tourists' visits was actually declining? Or that spending by visitors- whether overnight or one day- had remained flat or declined? Have they done any studies quantifying the economic value generated by tourism...?' Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, Political critic AND TO THINK I'd ...

  9. Experts call for push on 'green' tourism

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The government and private sector need to broaden and diversify Hong Kong's attractions to embrace 'green' tourism as part of an overall strategy to promote sustainable tourism, industry experts said yesterday. Addressing a tourism conference, they said the city's enduring image among overseas visitors as a shopping and dining destination ...

  10. All-out tourism drive set for next year

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... buses. During that first campaign by the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, much of the marketing emphasis was tilted towards the west. But times have changed. This year, people in Hong Kong, ... for Visit Malaysia Year 2007. With China now recognised as the biggest source of outbound travellers in the world, Tourism Malaysia is looking east. According to figures from the country's 9th ...




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