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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs leadership to help its people cope with rising tourism

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... We need leadership to help our city cope with madding crowd It is obvious to everyone that, indeed, there are far too many visitors coming to Hong Kong from the mainland. Our once well-ordered and clean city is showing enormous signs of wear and tear. The ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Increase in tourism can help heal Sino-Japan rift

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tourism can heal Sino-Japan rift The actions of politicians and the media have stirred nationalist sentiment and ill-feeling between China and Japan. If the rhetoric ... A better indication of Chinese and Japanese perceptions can be gauged from tourism figures. Japan's nationalising of three of the disputed Diaoyu islands in September 2012 chilled ties ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    We must limit tourist numbers to save local culture

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to limit tourist numbers to preserve the local way of life Businesses in the tourism and retail industry profess that we need more tourists for our economy. These interest groups also say that no countries in the world would turn away tourists or put a cap on numbers. There are many forms of tourism. Tourists visit Paris to see its art and museums, Hawaii ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Land-hungry tourism a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Tourism boosters exaggerate its contribution to city's economy, with the sector probably a net loser when all factors are considered Land-hungry tourism a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong [Secretary for Development Paul] Chan called for a thorough review of the development of the tourism industry. "Where should it stand among other ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 13, 2014

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... Salkeld, The Peak   Shoppers must buy into city's heritage, too In recent decades, Hong Kong's tourism has flourished, but has become largely dependent on the shopping malls instead of the local culture and heritage. Our tourism is largely retail- based: tourists mainly visit shopping destinations instead of locations that show the city's unique culture and heritage; ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and 11am on weekends, adults and children can rent one of the bicycles at two stations on the cycling path. The authority is working with the BiciLine Eco-Tourism Social Enterprise, under the Tung ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong tourism must move to next level

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... Time for tourism to move beyond the individual visit idea Since its launch in 2003, the individual visit scheme has brought about a boost to Hong Kong's economy. Led by tourism ... its tourist reception capacity. To optimise and sustain tourism development, the city should plan beyond the short-term economic benefits of the Individual Visit Scheme and multi-entry ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 10, 2014

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... hindrance to China's ambitions. Dr Joseph Y.S. Ting, Brisbane, Australia   Tourism fails to accentuate the positive I read with interest the letter by Clive Noffke ("Net benefit of tourism must match impact", March 14), which says tourism contributes a miserly 1 per cent positive effect to Hong Kong's GDP, not the 4.5 per cent claimed by the government. I would go ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mainland China and Hong Kong must work together to deal with crush of visitors

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Work together to ease the crush Tourism is of crucial importance to Hong Kong's economy, yet the growing love-hate relationship with visitors from the mainland would ... officials should jointly look into the issue of tourism. This would be a wise move; while tourism is a matter for Hong Kong, it is mainland rules that determine who can visit our city and how often. ...




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