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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong retailers advised to target smaller mainland cities

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Target smaller mainland cities for trade, shops told Hong Kong retailers have been encouraged to use online social media to lure more visitors from the mainland's second- and third-tier cities. The advice is taken from th ...

  2. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Chinese developers widen appeal of projects through tourism

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com To secure sites at cheaper prices, mainland builders are adding tourism element to their developments such as resorts and theme parks Developers widen appeal of projects Mainland developers are promising tourism-related components in their projects as a way to acquire buildings sites at a cheaper price. In recent months, developers such as Shimao Group, ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Australia: tourism industry struggles as mining booms

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Alison Rourke Australia has become a victim of its own success as its strong dollar takes a toll on tourism and exports, writes Alison Rourke Beyond the boom In the Bowen Basin coalfields, ... says. Strong economic fundamentals and the mining boom have pushed the Australian dollar to sustained highs, hurting industries such as tourism. Five years ago £1 bought you A$2.50; today ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - APP OF THE WEEK

    App of the week

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Katie McGregor

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com A guide for all walks of life Enjoy Hiking Free Rating 9/10 Just like the app, hiking in Hong Kong is free and there are few better things for your body and mind. Besides the benefits of a slow, steady calorie burn and a ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board finds co-sponsor for New Year fireworks

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 01:15pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com One year after being abandoned by sponsors of the city’s major New Year’s fireworks display, tourism officials have found a co-sponsor for this year’s countdown show. The Hong Kong Tourism Board signed a deal on Thursday with New World Development to help fund the fireworks on December 31. “We want to assure people that this event will go ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Boarding on Beach Road

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Gillian Rhys

    ... As Raffles Hotel celebrates its 125th anniversary, Gillian Rhys speaks to guests for whom the venerable Singapore property holds special memories Boarding on It is one of the most famous hotels in the world but when Raffles in Singapore opened for busines ...

  7. News - China

    Beijing to offer three-day visa-free stay in 2013 to boost tourism

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:18pm by Staff Reporter

    ... director with Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development. The current number of foreign visitors to Beijing is 5 million per year. The number is expected to double in three years after ... as a transfer hub for more passengers, Xu said. Beijing will develop tourism products targeting visitors who will stay two or three days in the city, and build new tax-free shops in the airport ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MANILA SHOOTINGS

    Manila bus survivor Yik Siu-ling regains her smile

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Yik Siu-ling is regaining her confidence since a facelift, though she has more surgeries but now realises there are others in worse situations living happily Bus survivor regains her smile Two years on from the horro ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New independent tourism authority needed now

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New tourism authority needed Despite the billions invested in attractions such as Ocean Park, Disneyland and the Ngong Ping cable car, tourism in Hong Kong remains indelibly ... and Japan, and now the biggest market of all- mainland tourists. It is, therefore, disappointing that "forced shopping" has re-emerged as a stain on our cross-border tourism image. Mainland ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese outbound tourism growing rapidly

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The culture of tourism services across the globe is changing, influenced by the rapid rise in mainlanders who travel abroad Chinese travellers take on the world ... head of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Asia-Pacific programme. Xu said he believed mainland Chinese would become the biggest force in global tourism within three years. "My gut ...




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