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  1. Comment - Blogs - Rugby

    Better late than never for our tourism chiefs

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 07:49pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com “See you at the Sevens” has taken on a whole new meaning for Hong Kong Tourism Board officials, who are now bending over backwards trying to please ... of a pilgrim nearing journey’s end. In this case the altar is the one to Mammon for the Sevens brings wealth to many in this city. Last year, for the first time, the tourism board released figures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1191674/better-late-never-our-tourism-chiefs
  2. Sport - Other Sport - INSIDE INCHEON WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    Inside Incheon: Hosting the Games is a financial strain for most cities in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... under-used. But new Incheon mayor, Yoo Jeong-bok, is confident the massive cost- although a tenth of what China spent on the Guangzhou Games four years ago- can be offset by dividends from tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1593350/inside-incheon-hosting-games-financial-strain-most-cities-asia
  3. Sport - Other Sport

    2020 Olympic Games crucial for future of Japan

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... the Japanese economy by an estimated three trillion yen (HK$228 billion) as building and tourism-related stimulus power growth, with about half the bonanza enjoyed by Tokyo. The 1964 Games were also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1558413/2020-olympic-games-crucial-future-japan
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Organisers forced to cancel Hong Kong Sixes once again

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:09am by Alvin Sallay

    ... laid the blame squarely on the Hong Kong Tourism Commission-run MEF, which over the past two years has knocked back at least three separate applications for millions of dollars in funding. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1556469/organisers-forced-cancel-hong-kong-sixes-once-again
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong takes centre stage as first in new 'F1 series' for swimmers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:59pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... else like it Doug Woodring "A series like this, in Hong Kong, opens up a whole new level of competition and tourism," Woodring said. "This is like the start of a new F1 circuit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1551386/hong-kong-takes-centre-stage-first-new-f1-series-swimmers
  6. Sport - Hong Kong

    HKCA's wishes for twin use of vacant land near Disney are rejected

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 08:41pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for a short-term tenancy to use the site as a cricket ground and as a venue for an international polo tournament. "For months we have been trying to obtain support from the Tourism Board for a Hong ... Tourism Board before they considered agreeing to this 'temporary land usage'. You would think support for any international tournament would be automatic, but after three months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1379188/hkcas-wishes-twin-use-vacant-land-near-disney-are-rejected
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Wisdom comes at a price

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 10:03pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... of Russian Tourism in China". Unforeseen difficulties encountered in that exercise led to a shortfall of HK$15 million and the dispensing by Cheung of many rolls of bank notes. In his capacity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1537803/wallace-cheung-new-boss-south-china-believes-his-experience-and-past
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens chief unveils plan for new Central fan festival

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:13pm by SCMP reporter

    ... with the city’s tourism authority to stage a six-day festival of rugby and music in the week leading up to next month’s Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. The HKRFU-funded outdoor entertainment initiative is being supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and will be held at the new 36,000-square-metre Central Harbourfront site from Tuesday, March 25 to Sunday, March 30. The event will run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1442048/hong-kong-sevens-chief-unveils-plan-new-central-fan-festival
  9. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    A marathon with a patriotic beat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... runners is in keeping with the North's ongoing effort to earn cash revenue by boosting tourism, usually with group tours to major arts performances or attractions the North wants to show off. Tourism agencies that specialise in North Korea said they were surprised by the large number of entries they received, but noted most were from tourists who primarily wanted to take advantage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1480972/marathon-patriotic-beat
  10. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL

    World Cup fans will have to dig deep as prices soar in Brazil

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... particularly in the country's tourism gateway Rio, which this month is one of the hosts for the Confederations Cup and in July welcomes Pope Francis for a major Catholic youth festival. Famous for its annual carnival and spectacular beaches, Rio is now the world's third most expensive city when it comes to hotels, according to a recent Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) study. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1261571/world-cup-fans-will-have-dig-deep-prices-soar-brazil

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