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  1. Hometown looks to Mao to take the helm of tourism revival

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to help revive an economy sinking fast? Well, try Maoism, or at least Mao lookalikes, to revive tourism. Each year, millions of fans visit Shaoshan, the hometown of Mao Zedong, in Hunan, as a tourist shrine to the late Great Helmsman. They have been a boon for the town and the province as well. But the numbers have been dwindling. In a bid to revive faltering tourism, local authorities ...

  2. Bright stars shine at the Tourism Board

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo An expatriate Post colleague who spoke some Cantonese called the Tourism Board the other day to find out about harbour tours. An intriguing conversation ensured with a PR officer who spoke excellent English. Tourism Board: 'You can call the tour operators directly. One is Water Tours. The other one, I don't know what it is in English.' Post: ...

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    Triad roughing up of Michael Bay does wonders for city's image

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:52am by Alex Lo

    ... crew in the making of yet another mind-numbing, deafness-inducing Transformers movie for the cinematically challenged! Perhaps they were only trying to do the world a favour. Tourism Board ...

  4. Filthy hot tourist guide for taipei

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo We are just wondering what kind of impression Taiwanese tourism authorities are trying to convey with this intriguing handout (pictured). Travellers arriving at Taipei airport are helpfully handed this map of the city on which the cover features the highly appetising pop singer Vivian, It is available in English, Chinese and Japanese. Vivian is also wearing a tightly fitted ...

  5. Golden week expected to lack its usual lustre

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Service industry leaders have already said they do not expect any rise in visitors primarily because mainland tourists are waiting for the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland in September. Tourism ... the Immigration Department, and other consumer, tourism and service groups for 'golden week'. An additional 209 immigration officers will be deployed to speed up processing visitors at border ...

  6. Ex-agony aunt analyses Shanghai Disney affair

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to analyse for her radio listeners. She was speaking offstage while her beau, Paul Tse Wai-chun (couple pictured), the eccentric lawmaker who represents tourism, was taking part in RTHK's City ...

  7. Taiwan travel chief eyes oar-some role

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung, who used to round on Chung Hwa's officials for engaging in any activities besides tourism, will approve this time. ...

  8. That's what I call a pair of world-class hubs

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Finally, a viable world-class-hub project- turn Hong Kong into a nudist paradise! Body Arts Association president Simon Cheung wants to set up camp in Sai Kung, not only for association members, but to create a tourist hub. 'Of all service and tourist industries affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks [in the US], nudist tourism was the first to recover,' he ...

  9. Quotes of The Week

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... marketing campaign- dubbed by a blogger as 'Avoid dirty locals: stay at a Langham hotel'- to promote business by satirising locals has angered the tourism trade and prompted critical ...

  10. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to official bodies he sits on, including the Commission on Strategic Development, Tourism Strategy Group, Urban Renewal Authority and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority He always has a sense ...




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