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  1. 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 ... 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 balloon designed to carry ...

  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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    About the bush: trekking through Tanzania

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Andrea Oschetti

    ... are healthy; they assess dangers realistically; they treat their elders with respect. Properly managed, tourism is bringing the Hadza the freedom and the dignity to fight for their land, to migrate ... wildlife as an uncertain surprise behind corners and not a deliverable of the tourism industry. I stand on a cliff of the rift valley looking out at the extreme environment of Lake Natron, the end ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Double feature: Venice and Ljubljana

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:45pm

    ... chosen to pair Venice with Ljubljana, in Slovenia, to see how tourism’s perennial overachiever compares with an underrated but up and coming alternative. The best time to explore the charismatic ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Marathon running is becoming popular on the mainland

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Jeanette Wang

    ... running races as a way to promote tourism and boost their image. Marathon routes are planned to showcase landmarks and scenery. Shenzhen hosted its first international marathon last December, ... about 100 million yuan (HK$127 million) annually in tourism for the city. The Xiamen event is one of four mainland marathons to have the "gold label" given by the International ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    The rise of medical tourism: buyer beware

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Medical tourism is booming, but patients should do their research before committing to procedures, writes Elaine Yau The global ward Hong Kong-based writer ... by market researcher Global Information of six regional hotspots for medical tourism - India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea - the industry in Asia is expected ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    The Seasons aims to train staff for the coming restaurant boom in Macau

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:23am

    ... and a professional barista teaches students how to make lattes, cappuccinos and espressos. Macau is also home to Educational Restaurant at the Institute for Tourism Studies at IFT. This emphasises Macanese ... of the faculty of hospitality and tourism management at the university, says casinos and hotels in Macau are keen on The Seasons' concept. "They are interested in what we are doing. They need ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art Dubai adds cultural dimension to emirates' image

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by Kavita Daswani

    ... known as a city of business, trade, tourism and transport, but it is fast becoming known also as a city of culture," says Carver. "Working together with the museums in Abu Dhabi ...




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