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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Tourism Down Under is up and over

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Tourism Down Under is up and over The number of Hong Kong and mainland tourists heading to Australia hit record highs in the 12 months to June, new figures show. ... to Australia with more than one million every year, mainland Chinese tourists outspend them, bringing in about A$5.3 billion annually. The mainland is also Australia's fastest growing tourism ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Australia aims to draw more Chinese tourists to wine and dine Down Under

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Amy Nip

    ... of Tourism Australia's marketing campaign this autumn, says its managing director John O'Sullivan. The catch-and-cook concept has become popular among Hong Kong tourists, who are particularly interested in seafood. The freshness and variety of Australian food is a big draw for repeat visitors, according to the tourism promotion body. "On the mainland, intention to travel ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Tribal pursuit

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by TOM CARTER

    ... dourly swathed in solid black. The Gujarati government has encouraged local tribes to open up their villages to tourism, to improve their economies. They lead us into their homes, simple clay ... the girls on the tourism bureau's posters and postcards. "Those are not real Dhaneta Jat," our driver says, on the journey back to Bhuj, of the pretty postcard girls. "You have ...

  4. News - World - TRAVEL

    International tourism numbers surge to 1.1b in 2013

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid International tourism numbers surge to 1.1b International tourism numbers jumped to nearly 1.1 billion last year in defiance of global economic troubles, ... in 2012- increased their expenditure by 28 per cent in the first nine months of 2013. The rise in tourism coincided with sluggish economic growth worldwide and unrest in top destinations ...

  5. News - China - TRAVEL

    Stop eating noodles and don't litter: Xi Jinping urges China's tourists abroad to clean up their act

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Tourism Academy. Chinese have become the world's biggest spenders on overseas tourism, spending more than US$128 billion last year. According to a tourist market survey, the Maldives is among ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Blackpool

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 10:09pm

    ... Britain’s most popular seaside resort may have a dark side but, for a nine-year-old more used to bucolic Lantau, Blackpool is a place of wonder. Words and pictures by Tim Pile Fun fare “It doesn’t get better than Blackpool,” exclaims a breathless schoolboy in a commercial currently airing on British television. It’s an ambitious claim but one that tourism chiefs in Tahiti ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Adam Nebbs

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Winter wander The Kulm Hotel, in St Moritz, will later this year be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Switzerland's winter tourism industry. Prior to 1864, tourists- most of them British- had spent their summers in Switzerland and passed their winters on the French and Italian rivieras (which closed down for the summer, the season ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Protesting cruise ship passengers not bullies, says lawmaker Ann Chiang

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 01:24pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Protesting passengers not bullies, says lawmaker Passengers involved in a sit-in on a cruise ship were not "bullies", a lawmaker who joined the protests said amid criticism that they caused unnecessary delays. "They ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Rock climbers lured to the karsts of Getu village

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by JON BUTTERS

    ... Tourism development has now made it easy to navigate through certain sections via winding steps and elevated walkways. The most interesting venture is a little farther out. A two-hour hike ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm

    ... be everyone’s idea of fun. Responsibletravel.com has just added a section to its website titled “Elephants in tourism right or wrong?”, where visitors can find plenty of material on the ethics of elephants in the tourism industry. If, after reading through it, you feel that the King’s Cup is still for you, full details of the event and some package deals available through sponsor Anantara ...




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