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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. Fakes scandal expected to slash tour numbers

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

    ... that a diamond pendant and watch sold to members of a mainland tour group were fakes. 'The real danger is the impact on inbound tourism from Southeast Asia once the media there starts reporting ... by the council will be publicised on the China National Tourism Association website starting this month. Last May, 1,045,744 mainland tourists visited Hong Kong, of whom 473,611 travelled independently ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Take aim against tourism scams: New Forum

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... director of New Forum. The concern group wants the government to consider forming a tourism 'police' force of about 50 to 100 members trained to tackle tourist scams. It also wants the Tourism Board to monitor inbound tourism, citing its own survey, which raised doubts about the Travel Industry Council's effectiveness. ...

  7. 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 ... 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 that Commissioner ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Tourism board hit for lavish staff spending

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam, Ambrose Leung and Eva Wu Pay levels 25pc above market: audit The Tourism Board has come under fire from the Director of Audit for its lavish spending- prompting criticism ... of overspending on entertainment- including one occasion when HK$26,187 was spent on alcohol. The Tourism Board has been previously criticised for overspending on promotional events and for ineffective ...

  10. 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, ...




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