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  1. Tourism chiefs hope to join forces

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Mutual co-operation and collaboration will be on the agenda when members of the Hong Kong Tourism Board meet their Macau counterparts at the end of next month. They will explore ... of convention and meeting space. Despite fears that the pace of tourism infrastructure development in Macau will boost its appeal as a top destination for corporate meetings and conferences, Mr Lau said ...

  2. Shenzhen official seeks a tourism corridor

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... in financial services and tourism. Mr Chen said three Hong Kong banks had applied to open branches in Shenzhen after the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa). Eight banks from Hong Kong already have offices in Shenzhen. He also called for further co-operation between Hong Kong and the delta in tourism, and the construction of border-crossing facilities. 'We hope ...

  3. Tourism hits a new high with 2 million visitors in August

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael The record figure provides a perfect backdrop for World Travel Congress Hong Kong has been offered a new tourism slogan: 'Hong Kong: See It, Sell It'. Authorities yesterday revealed tourism figures had hit a record high with more than 2 million visitors last month. A total of 14 million visitors had been recorded in the first eight months of the year, said ...

  4. Doctorate for hotel sector

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... Annabel Walker The increasing number of annual visitors to Hong Kong's many attractions leaves no doubt about the importance of tourism to Hong Kong's economy. In the past two years, the increase in tourism expenditure associated with inbound tourism exceeded projections by HK$10billion, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board, while family and business arrivals saw ...

  5. Sketch of hill rape suspect released

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police release a sketch of the man accused of beating and raping two British tourists at Tai Mo Shan on Sunday, as the police commissioner warns the incident might harm tourism in Hong Kong if not solved quickly. Full report - C1 ...

  6. Hong Kong's ace of space

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan The New Territories accounts for about half of Hong Kong's population, but the region comprises almost 90 per cent of the city's total area. As Hong Kong becomes ever-more cramped, it is not surprising for people to turn to a ...

  7. Service career on a platter

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Opportunities are plentiful as the industry continues to boom in Macau and Hong Kong, writes Elizabeth Turner IF A CAREER in tourism or hospitality is your calling, there are plenty ... available. Hotel rooms are expected to increase by 6,347 in the next three years. And Hong Kong individuals can tap into the job opportunities offered by Macau's booming gaming and tourism ...

  8. Shanghai removing obstacles for residents who want to visit HK

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... scheme. The Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission said yesterday it was working to make exit and entry permits the only documents needed by Shanghai residents to visit Hong Kong. ... to extend the stay for another seven days if they apply for and receive a double-entry approval, but they must leave Hong Kong and re-enter. Wang Huimin, a researcher focusing on tourism economics ...

  9. Rich pickings

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... tourism. The museum that sits on the original site of the opium bonfire, and the nearby Wenyuan Fort, scene of one of the most famous battles that followed in the Opium Wars, are already drawing ... of others like them in Guangdong, are determined to make it happen. Tourism is being held out to them as a way they can finally join in the country's headlong rush to riches. So far, ...

  10. Effective action needed in the war on fakes

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a highly contentious idea. The mere mention of it is a reminder that the stakes are high. Tourism is a mainstay of our service economy, bringing in billions of dollars a year, much of it through ... more. In that regard, the Tourism Board issued some sobering figures this week. The number of mainland visitors, including tour groups, dropped by between 8 and 9 per cent in the first 10 days ...




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