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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    'Beautiful China' tourism pitch gets lost in the smog

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:21am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing 'Beautiful China' tourism message lost in the smog Forget all the headlines about eye-watering pollution in Beijing and Shanghai- the Middle Kingdom's latest tourism slogan invites visitors to "Beautiful China". Adorning buses and trains in cities such as London, the marketing effort has been derided as inept at a time when ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Restaurants serving locals keep up sales amid drop in tourist spending

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Locals keep restaurants on the boil as tourism cools Restaurants have fared better than high-end retailers amid a reported decline in tourists' spending, an insider in the food and beverage business says. Strong local demand boosted the restaurant sector, saving it from the slide in sales experienced by luxury retail brands amid President Xi ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's economy does not rely on mainland tourists, says financial secretary

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... writing on his blog yesterday, said although tourism contributed significantly to the economy- some HK$80 billion, or 3.9 per cent of gross domestic product annually- the city was far from ... that the relationship was mutually beneficially and not about "who relies on whom". But he conceded any drop in the number of solo visitors from the mainland could have a bearing on tourism ...

  4. Lifestyle - Travel - ECONOMY

    Tourism landscape continues to evolve

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Josephine Bond Record number of visitors, predominantly from Asia, generate increase of 18 per cent in revenue compared with 2010, writesJosephine Bond Tourism landscape continues ... management. Other major contributors to growth include tourism, which has made unprecedented strides in recent years. Last year saw a record 13.2 million visitors, a 13 per cent increase on 2010. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 07:18pm by Johnny Tam

    ... the course of two years as "tourism only contributes to a small part of the city's economy". Kwan forecast that the expected gross domestic product for this year would drop to 1.4 per ... compared with the expected 3.7 per cent. "The cut will only affect one particular industry, not like the financial crisis in 2009 affecting all sectors," Kwan said. "And the tourism ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Outsized conglomerates weigh on Korea's growth

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by William Pesek

    ... to spur sectors like finance, education, health care and tourism. But I worry she's putting the cart before the proverbial horse. The real problem is the chaebol. With tentacles deep into any ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Military coup raises fears over Thailand's sick economy

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... of the economy and appointed the navy commander to oversee tourism. Experts say the last putsch, in 2006, showed that soldiers lacked the expertise to run the economy. "The military government ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong’s economic growth in first quarter slowest since 2012

    Posted May 16th 2014, 06:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... for the first time this year since 2008. Chan said that up until last month, arrivals were still seeing double-digit growth. "I hope there won't be a major slowdown in tourism," she said. ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reserve Bank of Australia raises Australian GDP and inflation forecasts

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... making it among the worst performing Group of 10 currencies, while easing pressure on industries like tourism and aiding the central bank's effort to rebalance the economy away from resource ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Tycoon Li Ka-shing downbeat over Hong Kong’s future

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:38pm by Peggy Sito

    ... jumped about 17 per cent to 40.8 million last year, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. In what seen as an unusual move, Li repeatedly expressed sadness about recent happenings in the city. ...




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