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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Sasa vs Stanley Park: Can Vancouver stay true to itself as Chinese tourism booms?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 08:41am by Ian Young

    ... passengers are just as likely to be affluent young families with children, or independent travellers. The guest profile for O’Neil’s 32-year-old business and Vancouver’s tourism industry as a whole ... Australians and Britons to become the most prolific non-US foreign visitors to the city (whose proximity to the US border ensures Americans will retain top spot for the foreseeable future). Tourism ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:06pm by Franklin Koo

    ... bounced back, in part because officials sought assistance from the mainland to boost the local tourism industry.  Today, while Hong Kong has benefited economically from mainland support, most ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protect Hong Kong tourism from the stigma of bad manners

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:06pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang's mainland holiday convinced her of the need to keep tourism in HK civilised- and that means no peeing in public, for a start Manners matter When the story ... why we're so angry over the urinating toddler. We like tourism. We want to protect it. We don't want urinating toddlers to get woven into the fabric of Hong Kong tourism. Kelly Yang ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong's stark choice: gradual integration or slow decay

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... are from the mainland. The downtrend in retail sales is likely to continue. Hong Kong firms have underperformed for months amid perceived threats in key sectors, including retail, tourism ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elitist election system plays right into hands of tycoons

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:42pm by MICHAEL PASKEWITZ

    ... the Election Committee- on which the nominating committee is to be based- consists of business and industry sectors, including real estate, financial services, tourism, and even those groups ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 20, 2014

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... affected by the unrest. It appears to me that tourists have continued with their travel plans. Anyone considering cancelling holidays in Thailand should think carefully before doing so. The tourism ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:51am by STAFF

    ... finance and tourism.   Asylum seekers' hearing starts in Australia Australia's High Court starts a two-day hearing in Canberra into the case of 157 Tamil asylum seekers who were detained ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must create jobs to inspire its frustrated youth

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:19pm by EDWARD TSE, SUNNY CHENG

    ... this issue. The strategy so far has been to continue on the same track: favouring incumbent big businesses; encouraging mainland tourism; propping up the property market and fortifying our place as a financial centre. Yet jobs in tourism and retail are often low paying, without real upward mobility. In property, the money goes to the developers, who share little of the wealth. In finance, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Michael DeGolyer explains the anaconda strategy

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Howard Winn

    ... Kong. They have been a source of inconvenience to Hongkongers, but also a considerable source of revenue for the tourism and related industries. The advantage of this approach, he says, ...




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