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  1. Tourism for today

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Tourism brochures advertising Asian countries often feature young dancers wearing traditional costumes and musicians playing native instruments. Countries such as Malaysia ... these areas provide a rich source of alternative travel experience for people who are fed up with mass tourism offerings,' said Dr Harris. A trip to a Himalayan village in Nepal in 2003 made him ...

  2. Cost cuts

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The cash-strapped Tourism Board may drop next summer's shopping festival. Given the importance to the city of visitors from the mainland and abroad, would this cancellation be a false economy? Write to us. ...

  3. 12.6pc rise in arrivals ends fears over scams

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Dennis Eng

    ... above 2.2 million, a 12.6 per cent jump on May of last year, the Tourism Board said yesterday. This came as the government has proposed laws to make it easier for consumers to sue unscrupulous ... But Mr Tien warned the government not to make compliance with the proposed changes too onerous for small- and medium-sized businesses. Watchful eye The Tourism Board has joined a crackdown ...

  4. New evidence to be called in Tourism Board row

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam New evidence will be called from fresh witnesses before a clash between former top officials of the Tourism Board is laid to rest. Lawmakers in the public accounts committee want ... Current Tourism Board executive director Anthony Lau Chon-hon said the board is now seeking legal opinion as to whether it could lodge a claim against Ms Chong over the insurance premium, ...

  5. Tourism Board seeks less cash for promotions

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Tourism Board will probably not need as much additional government funding for promotions in the next financial year as it has in the past, board chairman James Tien ... and promotion of the Quality Tourism Services scheme. Some HK$70 million was left over from the Discover Hong Kong campaign and was carried over to the current financial year. The government did ...

  6. Concern over Tibet tourism boom

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... - making it the No1 tourism destination on the mainland, and raising fears about the preservation of its unique culture and ecology. A woman from Shanghai who arrived in Lhasa by train on Thursday ... to 2.8 million people. Tibetan tourism authorities are expecting to receive more than 3.8 million tourists this year, more than the total number of tourists from 1980 to 2000. Tourism experts ...

  7. High tide in tourism

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... The development of hotels, casinos and other industry-related projects means that the hospitality and tourism industry will continue to thrive, and that means plenty of job opportunities. A World Travel and Tourism Council Accenture study (September 2006) valued the industry globally at almost US$6.5trillion. According to the study, by 2016 tourism and hospitality will generate ...

  8. Saving the golden goose of tourism

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... James Tien A great deal has been made in recent months about the potential threat Macau poses to Hong Kong's tourism industry. As chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, let me make ... pleased to see back in 2003. We should not forget it was tourism that, in the dark days of 2003, turned our economic fortunes around. There is an obvious danger in taking its benefits for granted, ...

  9. Tourism chiefs hope to join forces

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Mutual co-operation and collaboration will be on the agenda when members of the Hong Kong Tourism Board meet their Macau counterparts at the end of next month. They will explore ... of convention and meeting space. Despite fears that the pace of tourism infrastructure development in Macau will boost its appeal as a top destination for corporate meetings and conferences, Mr Lau said ...

  10. Tourism is top choice

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jobs in the tourism sector are the most appealing to secondary students, a survey has revealed. Conducted in February by San Hilton Education Association, the survey was completed by 1,000 ... looking strong, students have a rosy view of the tourism industry. 'The enthusiasm and interest students show in theme parks has everything to do with the rebound in tourist numbers. ...




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