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  1. Australia means business

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... maintained with an A$8.1 billion (HK$58.3 billion) investment in infrastructure, including renovations and new accommodation, venues, convention centres and incentive experiences. Tourism Australia ... established our Business Events Australia Brand: 'Take Your Thinking to a Whole New Place',' says Faline Lin, Tourism Australia's business events development manager for north ...

  2. Tourists turn to safer destinations

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and beach holiday,' says Jo Jo Chan, general manager of Wing On Travel Service, one of Hong Kong's largest tour operators. The latest blow to Thailand's tourism industry came ... collaborated with the Tourism of Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways to launch promotional eating tours to Bangkok in an effort to revive tourism. 'Special hotel rates and promotional tours ...

  3. Tourism sector continues to drive growth

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Malaysia than just beaches. The tourism industry in Malaysia ranks as the second highest foreign exchange earner. As far as results go, promoting its tourism industry has been one of the country's success stories. In celebrating Malaysia's 53 years of nationhood, its tourism industry deserves recognition for its contributions in terms of income generation, infrastructure ...

  4. Country aims to be the perfect host

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... going forward is corporate meetings and incentive travel,' says Johnny Nee, regional general manager, north Asia, at Tourism Australia. 'Incentive travel is the key strategy. We help ... love to visit. 'More companies are now sending employees to a nice place. And that's where we come in, to help them organise the incentive travel,' Nee says. He says Tourism ...

  5. Bangkok still popular despite travel warning

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Another 11 tour groups, comprising more than 100 people, are leaving for Bangkok today amid strong demand for travel to the popular destination despite a government warning about personal safety. Hong Thai Travel Services general manager Susann ...

  6. notes from the dorm

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Jeffrey Yim

    ... Jeffrey Yim Ki-him, Colchester Royal Grammar School Studying in Britain has many advantages. One of them is that you can visit many world-renowned historic sites. And we visited one of them- Cambridge- on a recent weekend early in the morning. This town o ...

  7. 'Bus auntie' proves to be no turn-off

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... holiday. More mainlanders arrived during the holiday week this year, with arrivals up 21 per cent to 662,248 compared to last year, the Tourism Board said. Arrivals on National Day on October ... visitors,' Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said. Meanwhile, the Travel Industry Council board has accepted a number of proposals to revamp the sector. The main one involves introducing ...

  8. Out of this world

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... a show from space that was broadcast on television and online and featured performances by celebrities including Bono and Salma Hayek. Space hotels have also jumped on the space-tourism ... The brainchild of billionaire Robert Bigelow, founder of the Budget Suites hotel chain, the Sundancer is a breakthrough in the private space tourism with a stay in the hotel- which revolves around ...

  9. Travel industry needs to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to city officials, who have touted tourism as one of the pillars of the city's future economic development- with an eye on 1.3 billion increasingly mobile and affluent mainlanders. The reality is that, despite the billions lavished on competing attractions like Ocean Park, Disneyland, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride and so on, tourism in Hong Kong remains indelibly associated ...

  10. Theme park promises to be out of this world

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... property-tourism project. Covering four million square metres, the project will also include housing, hotels and retail areas. Hainan Aerospace has been appointed to start pre-development work, ... approved the development of Hainan for international tourism, with hopes of making it a popular holiday destination by 2020. Won't cost the moon The space theme park is expected to open ...




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