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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Chinese tourism to Japan bounces back after diplomatic tensions

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:17pm by KYODO

    ... international flights at Tokyo's Haneda airport and more charter flights from Asian countries to regional airports in Japan, the Japan National Tourism Organisation said. Chinese visitor numbers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594822/chinese-tourism-japan-bounces-back-after-diplomatic-tensions
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Climate change, trade and tourism to top Xi Jinping's agenda in Maldives visit

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Bloomberg, Staff Reporter

    ... trade and tourism expected to be high on the agenda. "China will continue to pursue close cooperation with [the Maldives] on climate change, human rights and other issues," Xi said ... of diplomatic ties in 1972. Maritime economic cooperation and tourism would be high on Xi's agenda, while his counterpart, Abdulla Yameen, will push for talks on climate change, Xinhua cited Ye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592648/climate-change-trade-and-tourism-top-xi-jinpings-agenda-maldives-visit
  3. Business - Economy - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Hong Kong’s tourism policy should meet needs of visitors and residents

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:41am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Better policies and attracting tourists from other countries will help offset influx of mainlanders City's tourism should meet needs of visitors and residents The outlook ... to visit the city. Figures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board showed the growth rate in overnight visitor arrivals from the mainland declined for the third consecutive month in June. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1587688/hong-kongs-tourism-policy-should-meet-needs-visitors-and-residents
  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Numbers aren't everything: the Japanese way of handling tourism at Unesco world heritage site Kumano Kodo

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... repair volunteer three years ago. His work is among a number of initiatives aimed at shifting Kumano Kodo's focus from mere tourism to community-initiated heritage conservation. It has been ... overwhelming numbers of tourists coming to visit. But now, the city of Tanabe- the gateway to the historic trails- is turnign away from mass tourism and opting for "quality tourism" instead. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587384/numbers-arent-everything-japanese-way-handling-tourism-unesco-world
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Tourism Down Under is up and over

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Tourism Down Under is up and over The number of Hong Kong and mainland tourists heading to Australia hit record highs in the 12 months to June, new figures show. ... to Australia with more than one million every year, mainland Chinese tourists outspend them, bringing in about A$5.3 billion annually. The mainland is also Australia's fastest growing tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585372/tourism-down-under-and-over
  6. News - World - ETHIOPIA

    Churches rock: Ethiopia eyes tourism boost from underground places of worship

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... A "tourism master plan" for Ethiopia is being finalised to boost visitor numbers, which are growing by 10 per cent a year. Gezahegne, 22, an academic at Addis Ababa University, was making her ... sites," she said. "If the tourism bureau can advertise it, it can be a good source of income." The 11 Ethiopian Orthodox churches there have to be seen- and walked through- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583875/churches-rock-ethiopia-eyes-tourism-boost-underground-places-worship
  7. Business - China Business

    China to double spending on tourism sector

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing aims to double spending on the industry to spur economic growth Mainland tourism sector to get boost Beijing aims to double domestic spending on tourism by 2020 ... on exports and investment for growth. By 2020, the government is aiming for spending on domestic tourism to reach 5.5 trillion yuan (HK$6.9 trillion), more than double the 2013 figure of 2.6 trillion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1578689/china-double-spending-tourism-sector
  8. News - World - ETHICS

    Switzerland sees ‘suicide tourism’ numbers double over four years

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swiss 'suicide tourism' cases double The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicides doubled over four years, according to a study ... provoked heated debate in Switzerland. In 2011, voters in Zurich rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and "suicide tourism". A year later, the nation voted against tightening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578601/switzerland-sees-suicide-tourism-numbers-double-over-four-years
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Rooms at Disneyland’s third hotel to cost HK$2,000-3,000 per night

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 06:29pm

    ... be given, said Deputy Commissioner for Tourism Rosanna Law Shuk-pui. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434193/rooms-disneylands-third-hotel-cost-hk2000-3000-night
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... provider influenced my decision- cost was a factor but not the biggest one," says Hinds, who declined to give his real name. Medical tourism is a US$100 billion industry and growing, according to the Medical Tourism Association. Once enticed by the prospect of combining discounted health care with a holiday, medical tourists are now being lured abroad by the quality and broad range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1574197/treatments-fly-asia-top-destination-medical-tourism

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