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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... approval should be revoked. "Onshore disposal would be a far better option environmentally and for the tourism and fishing industries. However, the problems of increased shipping and export ...

  2. 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- ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Action needed on red tides

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be blowing on-shore. The costs to tourism and the fishing industry can be substantial- in 1998, 80 per cent of Hong Kong's fish farm stocks were wiped out while more than two tonnes of fish ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul State tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists In a move to limit access to the internet, North Korea allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active only for the duration of their visit, tourism sources say. Unlike North Koreans, foreigners visiting the isolated country can browse social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter freely, using the Koryolink ...

  5. News - Asia

    Bridge on the River Kwai will rise again as Sri Lankan tourist draw

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... on tourism. But in a bid to soften the blow, the electricity board has said it will pay for the reconstruction of a new wooden bridge, built on the original's foundations, to attract fans ... Lanka's 37-year ethnic conflict came to an end in 2009, tourism has been growing, with 1.2 million foreigners expected to visit this year. Tourism chiefs say the rebuilt bridge, along with a new ...

  6. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Banyan Tree: home of middle-class luxe

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by TIFFANY AP

    ... process where can we save on labour and yet be innovative and deliver a unique experience." One way to innovate is through what Ho calls "rainbow tourism"- a more diverse workforce to cater to the increasingly multicultural range of guests. "If you look at it historically, modern tourism isn't very old, only about 150 to 200 years. Modern tourism started when ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WAGES

    Household incomes decline in second quarter

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... conspicuous consumption. Retail sales have shown year-on-year declines for the past six months. Given the growing importance of industries such as tourism, retail and related sectors to GDP, ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST: ANALYSIS

    No clear winner in Gaza conflict, though Israel and Hamas claim victory

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:21pm by AP

    ... soldiers- the economy has been set back, the tourism season destroyed, its people rattled for 50 days and its global standing pummelled by images of devastation in Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by Annabel Jackson

    ... and the Tibetan food of the north around Zhongdian (Shangri-La) is straight from Tibet. Cornell Wu, from Kunming, who studied at IFT in Macau and is currently taking a master of tourism programme ... of the cooking of the ethnic minorities, particularly Dai and Hani, rapid tourism development is commoditising ethnic minority cultures, with ethnic restaurants often run by Han people rather than ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Hainan Airlines profit down 25.35pc

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:03am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... tourism routes, so it has always had a higher load factor," she said. Li said the carrier had also been hit less by the national anti-graft campaign, which had eroded the Big Three's ...




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