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  1. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Row led to fatal fire; suspect freed but denied passport; pupils craving for culture

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:11am by Staff Reporter

    ... medical bills, saying it cost him much more to treat his injuries. Tourism guide published The English version of an official tour guide Discovering Sichuan was published on Friday, Sichuan Daily reports. The book, complied by the tourism and transport authorities, lists 100 top tourist destinations in the province. Most of the sites were close to Sichuan's network of expressways. ...

  2. Travel agents on danger-trip alert

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Caution urged over countries affected by terrorism, crime China's tourism watchdog has cautioned travel agents about organising tours to countries hit by terrorism or to destinations where Chinese have been targets of robberies or abuse. Malaysia and Switzerland are two destinations on the China National Tourism Administration's watch list after recent reports ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Expo plan to boost visitors As the number of visitors falls amid the global financial crisis, the Tourism Board says it will strengthen its promotion of conventions and exhibitions. It said it would encourage large overseas corporations to hold annual meetings and conventions in the city, which in turn would help to boost tourism. In the past two month the number of long-haul ...

  4. Government caught napping over hotel saga

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more tourists than any other destination in East Asia. The tourism sector is important to the economy, bringing in HK$40.5 billion last year. Yet months after the debacles over zero-fee tours and mainland visitors being taken advantage of by unscrupulous shops, there has been another embarrassment. Tourism Commissioner Au King-chi said after an emergency meeting yesterday contingency plans ...

  5. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The soaring number of visitors from the mainland is a boost to tourism - perhaps too much so. The proposal to use public housing as lodging for mainland tourists is just one example of creative adaptation. Share your ideas about the good and bad news as barriers come down to individual travel from across the border. Write to us. ...

  6. Tourism Board has money to burn, but little to show for it

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Former Tourism Board executive director, Clara Chong Ming-wah, has finally returned the premium for the portion of the insurance benefits to which she was not entitled, a sum ... a lot of improvement from the new management of the Tourism Board. But improved governance is not enough. What we must do is find a realistic role for a statutory body that spends more than ...

  7. Put off

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The global economic slowdown and rising fuel prices are deterring long-haul visitors from coming to Hong Kong. What, if anything, can the Tourism Board do to persuade these people to visit our city? Write to us. ...

  8. In brief

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rise in Visitor numbers Visitor arrivals in April rose 11.9 per cent, compared with the same month last year, to 1.94 million, the Tourism Board says. There were 7.41 million arrivals in the first four months of the year, 11.1 per cent higher than the same period last year. ...

  9. Tourism legislator should take fight for clean air to the streets

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Paul Tse Wai-chun, the Legislative Council representative for tourism, was asked about the effect of recent record street-level pollution on tourism, he responded that the government was doing its best to remedy the situation. Really? When we can no longer take our tourists to Mong Kok to visit the street markets, because the pollution levels are so high there, we have ...

  10. Yangtze delta cities offer tourism coupons

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang in Shanghai Cities in the once booming Yangtze River Delta manufacturing hub are taking their own steps to beat the economic slump by offering tourism coupons, mainland media ... in Shanghai. Visitors will be able to use the coupons to pay for food, accommodation and entry fees to tourism spots. The campaign will also be expanded to other cities including Harbin and Changchun ...




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