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  1. News - World - ETHICS

    Switzerland sees ‘suicide tourism’ numbers double over four years

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swiss 'suicide tourism' cases double The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicides doubled over four years, according to a study ... provoked heated debate in Switzerland. In 2011, voters in Zurich rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and "suicide tourism". A year later, the nation voted against tightening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578601/switzerland-sees-suicide-tourism-numbers-double-over-four-years
  2. News - Asia - AVIATION

    More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore China alone plans to build over 100 in the next 10 years as middle classes spread their wings Rush to build airports in Asiaas tourism booms Faced ... region's tourism sector. Airlines have responded by setting up several new budget carriers and flying new routes- but many airports are unable to cope, forcing governments to either expand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562931/more-350-new-airports-planned-across-asia-pacific-tourism-booms
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Rooms at Disneyland’s third hotel to cost HK$2,000-3,000 per night

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 06:29pm

    ... be given, said Deputy Commissioner for Tourism Rosanna Law Shuk-pui. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434193/rooms-disneylands-third-hotel-cost-hk2000-3000-night
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... … occupying certain parts of Bangkok, tourism numbers began to drop quite quickly," General Chamber of Commerce chairman Pang Yiu-kai said. But the civil disobedience movement rejected comparison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561449/business-chambers-liken-occupy-central-thai-political-protests
  5. News - China - FILM

    Chinese tourism firm threatens to sue Transformers 4 over 'missing' location credits

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Chongqing tourism group says failure to show its logo 'confused some audiences about where the scenes were shot' A scenic Chinese location where scenes ... placement complaint was made by the Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group, which operates the Wulong Scenic Area in southwest China. It marks the second dispute the movie has faced in the world’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548675/chinese-tourism-firm-threatens-sue-transformers-4-over-missing-location
  6. News - Hong Kong

    How do we solve the tourism puzzle?

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... the tourism puzzle? On a recent, rainy weekday, the owner of a jade shop in Causeway Bay sat alone in her store. While business was brisk at Bowrington Road wet market next door, few shoppers gave ... tourists and sparked a debate about how the scheme can be reformed to reduce the social impact of tourism without hitting the economy. While retailers, landlords and hoteliers have welcomed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541964/how-do-we-solve-tourism-puzzle
  7. News - Asia - TOURISM

    Singapore launches tourism campaign in China after hit by MH370 mystery and Thai crisis

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... in China to market itself as a standalone tourism destination, officials said yesterday, after a drop in Chinese arrivals to neighbouring countries also affected the city state. The Straits Times reported yesterday that Singapore's tourism sector was being hurt by Chinese travellers' reluctance to visit Malaysia due to the ongoing flight MH370 mystery, and Thailand because of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539571/singapore-launches-campaign-encourage-chinese-tourism-after-hit-mh370
  8. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Surge in tourism endangers Antarctic environment, study warns

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Antarctic scientists warned yesterday that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent was threatening its fragile environment and called for better protection. Tourist numbers have exploded from less than 5,000 in 199 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535697/surge-tourism-endangers-antarctic-environment-study-warns
  9. Lifestyle - Travel

    France learns to speak ‘touriste’ as it looks for economy boost

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 04:13pm by AP

    ... surly waiters and superior shopkeepers. But we also love to love it: more people visit France than any other country in the world. The problem is that in France we don’t value jobs in tourism. We conflate services with servitude But now, after years of casually riding a reputation for stunning monuments and world-class food, the French are starting to talk about tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1287697/france-learns-speak-touriste-it-looks-economy-boost
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong needs new attractions, says tourism chief

    Posted May 08th 2013, 03:38pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong should look into expanding the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event and organising a large-scale cycling competition to attract more tourists, the new Tourism Board chairman said. Peter Lam Kin-ngok, who took up the position last month, said in a Commercial Radio interview on Wednesday morning that the city would have to find new attractions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232991/hong-kong-needs-new-attractions-says-tourism-chief

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