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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. Staff queried tourism boss' controversial health cover

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Costly medical insurance for the former executive director of the Tourism Board and her family - which the Audit Commission criticised in a report last month - is understood ... was approved by the financial secretary in March 2004 on the Tourism Commission's advice. Her contract had a clause stating her salary would be reviewed every year. The audit commissioner found ...

  5. Scrutiny of Tourism Board raised

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Government monitoring of the Tourism Board would be stepped up in the wake of the Director of Audit's criticisms of the board's lavish spending, the minister in charge of tourism said yesterday. The pledge came as the Legislative Council decided to look into the matter with a series of open hearings this month. Two days after the Director of Audit issued ...

  6. Clara Chong rejects claims of being a tourism spendthrift

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Tourism Board. Directing her comments at lawmaker Mandy Tam Heung-man, Ms Chong rejected the accusation and said the board had established measures to monitor its spending. Ms Tam had called her greedy for seeking an expensive medical plan for herself and her family members. 'If the word greedy affects my personal functions and the performance of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Doubts 'clarified' in tourism row

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A former human resources chief at the Hong Kong Tourism Board testified yesterday that she had dropped her concerns about an extravagant medical insurance plan for then executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah after being told that the chairman had agreed to it. Brenda Chan said she expressed her doubts about such a plan to Grace Lee Chan Ka-yan, who was her ...

  9. Tourism's ugly links to human trafficking

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... boats, construction sites, farms and in factories. Tourism is increasingly a vital economic driver and a valued source of employment in emerging economies. Thailand has over 11 million visitors annually. Tourism is Cambodia's second-largest source of employment, tipped shortly to become its No1 industry. Ambitious for the recognition and profit the tourist industry brings, ...

  10. Hotel and tourism unit opens doors

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Master of Science (MSc) in Hotel and Tourism Management offered by Polytechnic University gives students the chance to connect with relevant professionals in the industry in problem ... and tourism industry. The course develops leadership skills and enhances career prospects in the hotel and tourism industry. The programme offers a unique blend of academic challenges in an applied ...




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