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  1. Sustainability slow to take root

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau With fleets of jets ferrying passengers around the globe and hotels doing all they can to ensure the comfort of tourists, the hospitality and tourism industry generates tremendous amounts of greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming. A green trend has spread among international hospitality and tourism professionals as calls mount from environmentalists ...

  2. Long-haul visits 'to see recovery from March'

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Travel agents say they expect the number of long-haul visitors to get back to normal gradually from March next year, although the Hong Kong Tourism Board is more conservative ... States plummeted more than a year ago. According to Tourism Board figures, long-haul visitor arrivals last month fell one-tenth year on year. The decline had narrowed compared to a year-on-year ...

  3. Advert makes tourists feel they have to go

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott A urinal full of what looks like excrement is not the sort of image you expect to see in a tourism brochure, especially in the section that promotes dining attractions. But there it is- a full-page advertisement on page 10 of the current edition of the Tourism Board's official 'visitor's kit'. The advertisement is for Modern Toilet- part of a franchise ...

  4. Swede speeds to provisional pole as he targets team hat-trick

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Swede Marcus Ericsson was first off the block as he led the way to grab provisional pole position in the Formula Three race as the 56th Macau Grand Prix got underway in earnest yesterday. Ericsson, who is driving for the TOM's team, who ...

  5. high flying

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters For a vacation that's truly out of this world, a two-hour trip into orbit aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (SS2), launching from New Mexico in the southwest United States, will costs US$200,000. The trip can be booked via Miramar ...

  6. Lottery swindlers used Tourism Board logo to con overseas dupes

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A lottery scam that targeted Chinese in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore by using brochures with the logo of the Hong Kong Tourism Board has been broken up after police ... are from Australia and the other is from Singapore,' a police officer said. Police seized about 1,700 copies of a brochure similar to a Tourism Board design. Officers said they were printed ...

  7. Tourism authority lays on free trail tours

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Guided tours of the MacLehose Trail will be available free every Saturday this month, as part of the Tourism Board's 'great outdoors Hong Kong' campaign. Tourists can join hikes at the board's visitor centres, but residents will have to sign up through travel agent Explore More, contactable on 3575 9239. The tours are expected to attract groups ...

  8. PolyU's hotel and tourism school ranks second in the world

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Polytechnic University's school of hotel and tourism management now ranks second in the world and its director is confident it is closing in on the top spot. The latest World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programmes, to be released in the November issue of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, rank universities based ...

  9. Tourism Board criticised for reacting too slowly

    Posted Jun 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee The Tourism Board was criticised yesterday for acting too slowly in offering help to tourists injured in Monday's acid attack in Mong Kok, while one of the victims lost ... the incident, hoping they would 'do something' to save the image of Hong Kong tourism. But the board told Asia-Pacific Travel to 'send something' to indicate what the tourists were ...

  10. Easing of visa rules in Shenzhen next month set to boost tourism

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... or 12 months. With the scheme to be launched 10 days before Christmas, Wu expects significant benefits for Hong Kong's tourism and hospitality sectors. 'I expect 90 per cent of them ... as the average mainlander, Wu said. The Tourism Commission and Hong Kong Tourism Board said they hoped the scheme could be implemented as soon as possible. The board said it would promote Hong ...




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