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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... provider influenced my decision- cost was a factor but not the biggest one," says Hinds, who declined to give his real name. Medical tourism is a US$100 billion industry and growing, according to the Medical Tourism Association. Once enticed by the prospect of combining discounted health care with a holiday, medical tourists are now being lured abroad by the quality and broad range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1574197/treatments-fly-asia-top-destination-medical-tourism
  2. 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
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ECOLOGY

    Seashells lost from beaches because of tourism, but tourists not at fault

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post A study found crucial shells were disappearing from a Spanish beach, but it didn't blame theft Tourism, but not tourists, blamed for seashell loss You might think ... tourism had increased in the area by 300 per cent. Even though other factors might play a role in the shells' decline, it is hard not to think that human behaviour is to blame for the decline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1514378/seashells-lost-beaches-because-tourism-tourists-not-fault
  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:26am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com A US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights, writes Jamie Carter Ahead of the curve The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against ... schemes," Poynter says. World View isn't the only company planning on getting ahead of the curve. Spain's Zero2Infinity has also unveiled a tourism concept called Bloon, a helium-filled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1486060/us-firm-taking-space-tourism-luxurious-new-heights
  5. Lifestyle - ETIQUETTE

    Stop being so rude! Etiquette coaching on the rise in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:42pm by Mark Sharp

    ... in the eye, or look awkward." With Hong Kong's economy reliant on financial services and the tourism and hospitality industries, minding your employees' manners also makes good business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1593168/social-graces-corporate-warriors
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Rock climbers lured to the karsts of Getu village

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by JON BUTTERS

    ... Tourism development has now made it easy to navigate through certain sections via winding steps and elevated walkways. The most interesting venture is a little farther out. A two-hour hike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1589278/rock-climbers-lured-karsts-getu-village
  7. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Medical tourism antidote to slump Winnie checked into a cosy Taipei clinic one recent afternoon for a full facial rejuvenation – a few ... tourism industry – the number of mainland group visitors has slumped since the regulation came into force on October 1. Soon after Taiwan began to allow mainland tourists to visit the island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1366899/medical-cosmetic-tourism-taiwan-lures-high-end-mainland-chinese
  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by Annabel Jackson

    ... and the Tibetan food of the north around Zhongdian (Shangri-La) is straight from Tibet. Cornell Wu, from Kunming, who studied at IFT in Macau and is currently taking a master of tourism programme ... of the cooking of the ethnic minorities, particularly Dai and Hani, rapid tourism development is commoditising ethnic minority cultures, with ethnic restaurants often run by Han people rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1581442/just-what-exactly-yunnan-cuisine
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    DJ Steve Aoki has a lot of new projects on his plate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 10:53pm by LAT

    ... of dollars in tourism revenue tied to their bookings. Still, not everyone is enamoured of Aoki's stagecraft. In May, fellow producer-DJ Seth Troxler challenged Aoki in an invective-filled op-ed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1579148/dj-steve-aoki-has-lot-new-projects-his-plate
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    LGBT tourism: is HK missing out?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... such as the tourism board. Finally this year he had a breakthrough - a major hotel chain invited him to help conduct staff training at a few of their properties. His seminars cover marketing information about ... Tourism Board says: "As a cosmopolitan, pluralistic and open society, Hong Kong welcomes all visitors, without distinction of any kind, such as gender, sexual orientation, nationality, race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1220730/lgbt-tourism-hk-missing-out

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