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  1. Misconceptions about the region to cost tourism

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton Travellers' misconceptions are likely to cost tourism billions this year, according to a new survey. Nearly one in five, 18 per cent, of respondents identified ... that are holding back growth in Asian tourism. Fears of a repeat of the freak wave still cast a shadow, with 35 per cent less likely to visit Asia because of tsunami. The fearful were frequently ...

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    USA favourite destination for big spending Chinese travellers

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 01:46pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... billion (HK$791 billion) on international tourism in 2012, 40 per cent up on 2011, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation. This is down to the Chinese getting richer, the government allowing more of them to travel and more overseas countries grating them easier or visa-free access. They are also now the world’s largest outbound tourism market, according to the China Tourism ...

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    Christina O – a fitting ambassador for Greece

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:12pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... option be for the Onassis Foundation or the Greek Shipowners’ Association to buy it back and use it to travel the world promoting Greek heritage, culture, exports and tourism? ...

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    Corfu blog 'utter tripe'

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 10:09am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... scruffy. Greece as a country is skint. But if your economy depends on tourism, how hard is it to tidy up?    Ann.fenton@scmp.com ...

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    Burberry holds steady, LV sags

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 05:17pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... cent last year. Retail tourism also kept their Euroland sales afloat, even if only at breakeven point, compared to last year. The irony of all this is that these two brands, Burberry with its ...

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    QE II for Kai Tak?

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:26am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... entertainment and theme parks and a shopping centre to outbling Dubai Mall, now the world's largest and tackiest.. The China move is also seen as an indicator of the mainland’s fast-growing tourism ...

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    HSBC takes Sevens "banking holiday"

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 03:38pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... changed now. It was the financial secretary who said on Monday that the Sevens really captured the spirit of Hong Kong. Not anyone connected with sport or tourism. Main sponsors HSBC and Cathay ...

  8. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: MYANMAR

    Glittering prize

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Thailand, Bangladesh and western China, where infrastructure and human capital is in place.   The development of Myanmar's infrastructure is a priority. Telecom, tourism and agriculture offer ... greenfield telecommunication market left in Asia. Myanmar's tourism industry also offers investment opportunities as the country receives less than half-a-million arrivals per year compared ...

  9. Mystery lingers over cancellation of Hainan's premier golf event

    Posted Oct 17th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... executive Louis Martin said that having to call off the Haikou Open-Hainan Airlines Cup, was a 'huge disappointment'. Aimed at boosting the island's golf tourism, the event- intended ... it was a bad decision- considerable money and time had gone into this.' Meanwhile, North Hainan is seeing dramatic growth in golf tourism from South Korea. There are 10 courses within an hour ...

  10. Asia on a winner as rush for casino riches heats up

    Posted Jan 16th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... revenues of US$13 billion this year, with a margin of error of 10 per cent. 'The main driver for year-on-year growth has been the continued increase in the creation of new tourism value ... enhancing the tourism market potential,' the report added, predicting that Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan would continue to research casino liberalisation and legalisation this year ...




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