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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for troubled Mega Events Fund to be put out of its misery

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Time to end this fund's mega-debacle Tourism officials who help oversee the troubled Mega Events Fund must think we are pretty stupid. It transpires ... the advice to return unused money did not mean shutting down the fund. The fund operates under the Tourism Commission overseen by the bureau. "Our interpretation is that [the ICAC] only advised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512268/time-troubled-mega-events-fund-be-put-out-its-misery
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    One-dimensional thinking afflicts Hong Kong's budget

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by Alex Lo

    ... competitiveness, they inevitably cite tourism and information technology like magical chants, as the panacea to all our economic ills. You have a perfect example of that in finance chief John Tsang ... tensions than expanding tourism- read mainland tourism- or creating an IT industry we never had and have no idea how to develop? But the way Tsang the fiscal hawk talked about it, you almost think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435882/one-dimensional-thinking-afflicts-hong-kongs-budget
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Mega Events Fund lacks bang for its buck

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Mega Events Fund lacks bang for its buck When the head of a government body admits its operations need to be reviewed, you know something is seriously wrong. So after the government auditor released a scathing report on the Tourism Commission's Mega Events Fund, Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, the fund's chief, grudgingly acknowledged a review was now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1492277/hong-kongs-mega-events-fund-lacks-bang-its-buck
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Tricky choice for would-be tourists

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:59am by Hari Kumar

    ... Yesterday it had three countries on its black list, warning people to avoid all travel to Syria, Egypt and the Philippines. The message is clear to all. That's why the Philippines tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1400970/tricky-choice-would-be-tourists
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If CY Leung is forced to quit, what then?

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... cross-strait tourism. What's easier to demand? If you don't like something, throw it away. That's how children behave, because they care nothing about the consequences and only want ... replaces him. The "brainwashing" national and moral education? It started with Tung and worked out under Tsang. Mainlandisation or expanding mainland tourism? It was Tung's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1303469/if-cy-leung-forced-quit-what-then
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Triad roughing up of Michael Bay does wonders for city's image

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:52am by Alex Lo

    ... crew in the making of yet another mind-numbing, deafness-inducing Transformers movie for the cinematically challenged! Perhaps they were only trying to do the world a favour. Tourism Board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1334869/triad-roughing-michael-bay-does-wonders-citys-image
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong must stand up to Egypt over probe into balloon crash

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... wants our tourism business; it also needs Beijing's diplomatic support and foreign aid. We are not completely without leverage over Egypt. Leung Chun-ying should call in the consul-general and demand an explanation, or better, insist on Hong Kong's right to take part in the probe under international protocols. If Egyptian authorities think they can restore tourism as if nothing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1185782/hong-kong-must-stand-egypt-over-probe-balloon-crash
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    In mega fund's eyes, public takes a back seat

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to entertain their clients, friends and cousins- and travel agent. Even the Tourism Commission, the fund's overlord, gets 4,000 tickets. This is promoting Hong Kong all right … as the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1157781/mega-funds-eyes-public-takes-back-seat
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    HK needs to embrace its role in region

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... leeway to manage its own external relations, which means it is able to engage the region on economic, trade, security, tourism and cultural affairs, among others. It has been clear for some years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1018769/hk-needs-embrace-its-role-region

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