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  1. Agents urge intensified effort to promote exhibition tourism

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong travel agents are urging the government to take an active role in developing exhibition tourism as hundreds of thousands of travellers have been attracted to recent ... the possibilities of special arrangements for tourists, which are difficult without the Hong Kong Tourism Board acting as a mediator. 'Lots of mainland and overseas travellers have taken an interest ...

  2. Tourism chiefs hope to lure more winter visitors

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Tourism chiefs are trying to bring in more short-haul visitors during the winter months, amid fears of a large-scale bird flu outbreak in the spring. Banking on the quick response of the short-haul market, the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting attractions including the WinterFest, shopping festivals and theme parks. 'The short-haul market is quick to respond, compared ...

  3. Ticket sales poor on the mainland

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Ticket sales for Disneyland are poor on the mainland, with visitors put off by the prospect of long queues in the park and high hotel rates, travel agents say. None of the peak days are full, with the online ticket booking system showing tickets ...

  4. Tour firms offer Disney thrills without a price tag to match

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The opening of Disneyland is poised to attract thousands of mainland and local tourists, but travel agents believe many will avoid expensive accommodation and entrance fees. Leung Chui-han, spokesman for the inbound Chinese visitor department of ...

  5. Night sight

    Posted Nov 22nd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The Cultural Centre and the Museum of Art are lit by $4 million in special effects as part of the Symphony of Lights tourism promotion. They and the Hong Kong Coliseum are the first buildings on the Kowloon side of the harbour to join the sound and lighting show, initiated by the Tourism Commission last year. The spectacle has involved 20 buildings on Hong Kong ...

  6. Talks on a park for Shanghai under way

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Talks on opening a Disneyland in Shanghai are under way but no plans and agreements have been reached, the entertainment giant's chairman said yesterday. George Mitchell said China was the greatest potential market for the Disney group.  ...

  7. Map to guide people out of shopping malls

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... on Sustainable Tourism, with sponsorship from the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation and Kowloon Motor Bus. It is the latest in a series of moves by tourism chiefs to promote Hong Kong as an eco-tourism destination as well as a world city and shoppers' paradise. Eco-tourism Awareness Group chairman David Man Tai-wai said it was time residents joined tourists in more healthy leisure pursuits. ...

  8. New panel on cultural hub begins to take shape

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Rafael Hui Si-yan, will comprise three subcommittees chaired by Executive Council members. The culture and tourism subcommittee would be headed by Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, the museum ... Zuni Icosahedron founder Danny Yung Ning-tsun and Spring-Time Production chief executive officer Clifton Ko Chi-sum have accepted invitations to sit on the culture and tourism subcommittee. Mr ...

  9. Local flavour urged to lure visitors to West Kowloon

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... the tourism sector says. Michael Wu Siu-ieng, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, said street performances in open spaces would be insufficient. This is contrary to views ... group for tourism and performing arts facilities for the West Kowloon project. The group, with Hong Kong Tourism Board chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee as its convenor, forms part ...

  10. Wetland park seen promoting HK as leading eco-destination

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... part in a rehearsal next week for the opening of the park, which features a 10,000 square metre visitor centre and 60-hectare outdoor area. Commissioner for Tourism Au King-chi said yesterday ... almost doubled during the holiday period. Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, urged the government to speed up approval of hotel expansion and construction ...




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