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  1. News - Hong Kong

    All eyes on Hong Kong as Art Basel hits city, bringing tourism boost with it

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... not just for the art world, but for the city's tourism efforts. The Tourism Board is promoting the Asian outpost of the world's largest contemporary art fair as the centrepiece ... such as the National Arts Council and the Singapore Tourism Board actively co-operate to generate a creative buzz. Art critic John Batten says an art fair can draw the attention of outsiders and also takes ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com The book went viral and the movie could be a hit: 'Due West' lifts the lid on Hong Kong men seeking sex and solace in a Guangdong factory town Down and dirty in Dongguan A clutch of scantily clad young women ...

  3. Tourism Board withholds fuel for Rockit's takeoff

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong's only outdoor music festival, Rockit, takes off again today but it's not getting much help from the Tourism Board. Despite its three-day duration and line-up of international and local stars, the board's highlights calendar does not include Rockit - because it only promotes events with 'greatest tourism appeal'. The board's website ...

  4. Tourism guides threaten to strike

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Government urged to deal with issue of zero-fee packages Tour guides yesterday threatened to strike unless tourism authorities take action to end the controversy over so ... and decide whether we will go on strike,' said Wong Ka-hoi, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union committee. 'We do not want to interrupt Hong Kong's tourism ...

  5. Tourism authorities spurn dai pai dong

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Dai pai dong may serve up Hong Kong's unique flavour but tourism authorities seem concerned their poor hygiene might put off tourists. At a meeting of tourism, public health and hygiene officials to discuss the possible policy change to preserve Hong Kong's remaining 30 dai pai dong, assistant commissioner for tourism Winifred Chung Mak Suet-mui said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... tourism. Promoting culture was a secondary consideration. The plan for just one venue was expanded into a plan for an arts district. In 2001, the government said the project's objective ...

  7. Better ticketing needed for cultural tourists

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Government efforts to promote cultural tourism to pave the way for the West Kowloon Cultural District have been welcomed by the travel industry- but there are concerns about ... The Tourism Commission said the aim was to give the industry- especially 'front-line ambassadors' in hotels and travel agencies- a better idea of what the local arts scene had to offer. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    European art museums flock to Asia to exhibit- and attract donations

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the artist's post-Impressionist masterpieces to go on tour around China. "The interest in Asia is growing and there's growing tourism from China... [and] Asia. We are very keen to be part ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - Chinese tradition

    Saddle up for a bumpy Year of the Horse, warn Hong Kong geomancers

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 12:26pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... The city will celebrate the new year with a 23-minute long fireworks display on Saturday, which organisers say will display the word “win” in capital letters twice. In mainland China, tourism ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Directors need more city backing, film chief says

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... it can drive the development of other industries, bringing tourism and [increasing] local consumption. The filming location [of Life of Pi] has already become a new tourist destination." His ... and the designated new Tourism Board chairman, said the support did not necessarily mean cash. It is true that top directors won't have problems with fund raising, but support that facilitates ...




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