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  1. Two sides to 2009

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PROS Cheaper electricity for 560,000 Hong Kong Island residents, after Hongkong Electric cuts tariff by 5.9 per cent. Old Age Allowance increased to HK$1,000. More benefits go to banking, tourism, accounting and 14 more service industries when they enter the mainland market under new Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement reached in July. Longer visits for Taiwanese tourists who ...

  2. Animal attraction

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people to use green energy,' Angel says. She also highlights the increasing popularity of eco-tourism on the mainland as more foreigners seek destinations beyond the most popular landmarks. ... Sichuan's leading eco-tourism site, Jiuzhaigou, used to be a 13- or 14-hour drive, but now attracts millions of visitors since Songpan airport was built. And the state works hard to reduce ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... beautiful blue skies again and this can give a boost to our tourist industry. This is very important given that we need tourism to help our economy to recover. For these reasons, the full smoking ...

  4. Police brace for nearly 500,000 revellers

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Jardines' Midnight Gun salute or gathered in Times Square. The Tourism Board expects crowds to gather at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui and along both sides of Victoria Harbour to watch ...

  5. No more fare rises on ferries- for now

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... compared with the same period last year. Last year alone the three licensed ferry operators carried more than 16.8 million Hong Kong passengers to the gambling and tourism haven, a rise of 18 per ...

  6. Promote delta 'gold coast area', study urges

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the report said, adding that a trip to the area could be very attractive to tourists. The Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau governments should join hands to realise the area's tourism potential, the study recommended, adding that a cross-border authority and special fund could be set up to plan, develop and promote tourism in the area. 'Such a gold coast area should make use ...

  7. Planners have grand designs for delta cities

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... links and even a new 'gold coast' tourism zone. The 'Planning Study on the Co-ordinated Development of the Greater Pearl River Delta Township', conducted by Hong Kong's ... industry, would make the delta a leading high-end industrial hub. Macau and Zhuhai, with their strong tourism industry, would form a key part of the tourism zone and lead development ...

  8. Harrah's chief says Macau still a winner

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to incorporate medical tourism or theme parks. 'That's something we think that Caesars over time could play a role in.' Harrah's, the world's largest gaming company by revenue ...

  9. Visitors to HK on the rise, but growth falls short of target

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The number of visitors to Hong Kong this year fell short of the Tourism Board's target, the board chairman said yesterday. While the number of mainland visitors was still ... lived in Shenzhen would be allowed to apply for Hong Kong visas through the individual visitor scheme without returning to their home provinces. The new measure was welcomed by the tourism ...

  10. Travellers left to fend for themselves in airport chaos

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... to hand over the key and code for their baggage locks. 'I am not happy [about this],' he said. He said he would file a complaint with the Tourism Board about the poor arrangement. ...




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