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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong needs new attractions, says tourism chief

    Posted May 08th 2013, 03:38pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong should look into expanding the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event and organising a large-scale cycling competition to attract more tourists, the new Tourism Board chairman said. Peter Lam Kin-ngok, who took up the position last month, said in a Commercial Radio interview on Wednesday morning that the city would have to find new attractions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232991/hong-kong-needs-new-attractions-says-tourism-chief
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel trade points to abuse of tour licences

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong and Amy Nip

    ... Pak-kung, head the Hong Kong Tourism Coalition. But the tours are in fact controlled by the mainland parties. According to Ricky Tse, head of the Hong Kong Inbound Tours Association, visitors who ... the threat of losing their licences was not a big deterrent for crooked operators. "The rules are only hurting those who follow them," he said. Meanwhile, according to Acting Tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1151213/travel-trade-points-abuse-tour-licences
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Weak yen and Australian dollar driving outbound tourism growth

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Outbound revenue is up 16pc as weaker currencies lure more Hongkongers abroad Overseas bargains fuel travel growth Outbound tourism has seen its strongest growth this year since 2010, as weakening foreign currencies prompt Hongkongers to head abroad for bargains. According to the Travel Industry Council, revenue from outbound tourism in the first 11 months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388446/weak-yen-and-australian-dollar-driving-outbound-tourism-growth
  4. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Rough guide to a better world: Responsible tourism is taking off across the region

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:25pm

    ... Tourism Awards, Tessa Chan talks to five organisations which are making a difference across Asia 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking, Nepal – Runner-up, People’s Choice Who Working together with Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN), 3 Sisters aims to help women in rural parts of the country through adventure tourism. They combine practical skill-based training programmes with employment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1384147/rough-guide-better-world-responsible-tourism-taking-across-region
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Violent Thailand unrest deals blow to tourism industry

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... their toll on the kingdom’s tourism sector, with hundreds of thousands of travellers staying away. Dozens of countries have issued travel warnings related to the mass street demonstrations against ... said, declining to give his name. Tourism likely to bounce back Asia-wide, tourist industry recoveries from high-profile shocks- such as SARS outbreaks, the Japanese tsunami and the Philippine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381204/violent-thailand-unrest-deals-blow-tourism-industry
  6. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Medical tourism antidote to slump Winnie checked into a cosy Taipei clinic one recent afternoon for a full facial rejuvenation – a few ... tourism industry – the number of mainland group visitors has slumped since the regulation came into force on October 1. Soon after Taiwan began to allow mainland tourists to visit the island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1366899/medical-cosmetic-tourism-taiwan-lures-high-end-mainland-chinese
  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong tourism must move to next level

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... Time for tourism to move beyond the individual visit idea Since its launch in 2003, the individual visit scheme has brought about a boost to Hong Kong's economy. Led by tourism ... its tourist reception capacity. To optimise and sustain tourism development, the city should plan beyond the short-term economic benefits of the Individual Visit Scheme and multi-entry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1363746/hong-kong-tourism-must-move-next-level
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Mexico is aiming for stronger business and tourism links with Hong Kong, says consul general

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:01am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Mexicowants to make most of a 'turning point' in relations with city this year by improving its business and tourism links, consul general says HK set ... little margin and scope because everything is so concentrated on the US." Tourism will form a key part of that shift. "In a few years, our strategy is to have China and Hong Kong being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1352150/mexico-aiming-stronger-business-and-tourism-links-hong-kong-says
  9. News - China - ECONOMY

    'Beautiful China' tourism pitch gets lost in the smog

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:21am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing 'Beautiful China' tourism message lost in the smog Forget all the headlines about eye-watering pollution in Beijing and Shanghai- the Middle Kingdom's latest tourism slogan invites visitors to "Beautiful China". Adorning buses and trains in cities such as London, the marketing effort has been derided as inept at a time when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1338299/beautiful-china-tourism-pitch-gets-lost-smog
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hit TV series boosts Halloween tourism in real-life Sleepy Hollow

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 09:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sleepy Hollow, New York Hit TV series boosts Halloween tourism in real-life Sleepy Hollow In the real village of Sleepy Hollow, where the tour guides say ... Halloween events, but the Fox show has really added to that." On the local tourism website, "every time there's a show, the hits spike, and we're at three times more than last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1342003/hit-tv-series-boosts-halloween-tourism-real-life-sleepy-hollow

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