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  1. Tourism sector veteran says he got things done quietly

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... he wants to retire just as quietly. 'Not everyone likes to be a leader and take a high profile,' said Mr Young, who has held the tourism functional constituency since 1991. Unlike ... to the city's tourism policy, which had seen visitor numbers rise every year. One reason he had decided not to defend his seat was because party colleague Joseph Tung Yao-chung, who is executive ...

  2. Security official vows tight watch on tourism

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Josephine Ma

    ... to the city this year. Bai Jingfu, Deputy Minister of Public Security, also announced a delay in the timetable for launching new tourism initiatives in the two special administrative regions. He said ... a warning to organised-crime syndicates looking to exploit the new tourism regulations. '[Mainland] criminals who break the law [in Hong Kong] will not be able to escape the fate of Cheung ...

  3. Public views on border tax will be heard: Henry Tang

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... meeting yesterday that the party would not support the bill's passage because the levy would harm tourism. Party chairman and Executive Councillor Tsang Yok-sing said it had told Mr Tang that in light of the expected rise in mainland tourism due to the relaxation of travel curbs the tax should be dropped since it would clash with the policy to encourage tourism. 'Is the extra $1 ...

  4. Shop owners asked to sign 'no-layoffs charter'

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... as too long a period might frighten away potential signatories. The proposal was welcomed by the Quality Tourism Services Association, whose members are mainly retailers, restaurants and other ... successful. He said the government should consider asking the central government to enlarge the individual traveller scheme, to allow more mainland visitors to Hong Kong. Tourism Board chairman ...

  5. Lesson in Legco survival for the class of 2008

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... meetings usually last until 10pm. I must start getting fit to cope.' Both Mr Wong and tourism sector legislator-elect Paul Tse Wai-chun said it was just like school days. 'Nobody ...

  6. Plan for new coalition snubbed by several independents

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... who had so far agreed to join were Paul Tse Wai-chun, the newly elected lawmaker representing the tourism sector; former security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee; and unionist Li Fung-ying. Those ...

  7. Lunar New Year arrivals boosted by mainlanders

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The number of mainland travellers visiting Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holidays rose 5.1 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Tourism Board. But the number of visitors from overseas dropped by 13.4 per cent when compared to the week-long Lunar New Year holiday period in February last year. Figures from the board show ...

  8. I will act as a bridge to the public: Selina Chow

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... a promotional trip in her capacity as chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mrs Chow said she would help the government in its policy-making and act as a bridge between it and the public. 'I ...

  9. Tsang is told to ignore airy-fairy policies

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... should look at our strengths, such as building up Hong Kong as a tourism and logistics centre,' Mrs Law said. She hoped Mr Tsang could do better than former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, ...

  10. Conceptual shock and awe at Hong Kong showcase

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the display was actually intended to showcase was Hong Kong's 'five bright spots'- financial services, commerce, logistics, creative technology and tourism. According to Trade ...




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