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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial HK must banish tourism rogues Reputation is everything when it comes to tourism. The local industry learned a painful lesson when it struggled to clear its name as a tourist ... they would get. Since the tourism law only targets compulsory shopping without prior agreement, such "subsidised-cum-shopping" tours may fall into a legal grey area. The revelation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466559/hong-kong-must-banish-tourism-rogues
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Proposals a welcome step to closing illegal guest houses

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Illegal hotels must be closed The influx of visitors continues to put Hong Kong's tourism capacity to the test. With only 1,629 registered hotels and guest houses ... the proposed change may put some 200 premises out of business, it is the right thing to do to enhance safety and compliance. Given the importance of tourism in our economy, the reform deserves public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555506/proposals-welcome-step-closing-illegal-guest-houses
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong benefits from stricter tourism law

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tourism benefits from stricter law When the long-awaited tourism law was enacted by the mainland authorities early this year, it was always known the implications would be far reaching. The statute covers a wide range of issues, including package tour operations, safety standards, fee adjustments, and complaints and protection. While tourists hailed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1328145/hong-kong-benefits-stricter-tourism-law
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let the free market determine flow of tourists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let the market guide tourism Tourism from the mainland has become such a sensitive issue in Hong Kong that the merest hint of government intervention to curb growing numbers ... are replaced by those catering solely for tourists, and as streets and public transport become more crowded and rents in affected districts rise. Tourism has to be sustainable- the outcome ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523483/let-free-market-determine-flow-tourists
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mega Events Fund must be axed

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the fund, the Commerce and Economic Bureau and the Tourism Commission, bear the brunt of the criticism. That lawmakers have blasted the government for wasting taxpayers' money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553579/mega-events-fund-must-be-axed
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's tourism law will benefit everyone

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tourism law will benefit everyone China has finally passed a tourism law to regulate the industry and give tourists more protection. First raised in the 80s but shelved ... needed as the nation strives to cope with the boom in tourism. The protection for tourists can also help improve the country's image and strengthen its competitiveness in the global market. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1236226/chinas-tourism-law-will-benefit-everyone
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that leave them in debt bondage. And it is difficult to dismiss suspicions that some unsavoury people profit from organised sex tourism to Hong Kong and from sexual exploitation of heavily indebted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    City needs a statutory tourism authority more than ever

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in tourism infrastructure, the industry in Hong Kong is still about shopping. A reputation for fair dealing established through generations of tourists must now be upheld with the biggest market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151889/city-needs-statutory-tourism-authority-more-ever
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... railway lines, power stations, pharmaceuticals, software and tourism featured in discussions. Trade and investment will help ties, but the real shift will come only when the issues at the heart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1533494/wang-yis-pledge-settle-border-row-offers-chance-boost-sino
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Thai rivals must now hold talks and settle their differences

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... been cut from between 3.0 and 4.0 per cent to 1.5 and 2.5 per cent. Domestic activity and exports are sharply down, consumer confidence is at a 12-year low and the important tourism sector has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517467/thai-rivals-must-now-hold-talks-and-settle-their-differences

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