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  1. Like the film 'Australia', tourism adverts fail to draw the crowds

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... arrived as Mr Lee, assistant finance manager. He departed as Lee Ming.' Mr Lee and his unnamed love interest are the type of Asian visitors - young, affluent and adventurous - that Tourism ... tale. If the tourism industry hoped for a Luhrmann-led revival similar to the mania for New Zealand that followed Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, they have been sorely misled. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664188/film-australia-tourism-adverts-fail-draw-crowds
  2. Tourism expected to peak after Games have ended

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Officials admit number of regular visitors has dropped Mainland tourism chiefs said yesterday that the number of tourists visiting Beijing would peak after ... in the capital, suggesting that Beijing's expected Olympics tourism bonanza might fail to materialise. 'According to the experience of previous Olympic cities, the peak tourism period in host ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648880/tourism-expected-peak-after-games-have-ended
  3. Games not a winner for hotels, tourism

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang The overall occupancy of hotels in Beijing since August 7, one day before the opening of the Olympics, was lower than a year ago, meaning the Games' effect on tourism has fallen well short of expectations. All star-graded hotels, except the five-star ones, saw declining occupancy in the past two weeks compared with the same period last year, according to tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649934/games-not-winner-hotels-tourism
  4. Tsunami fails to sink tourism outlook

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu in Macau Travel association predicts double-digit growth for the sector across Asia The December 26 tsunami might have bruised the tourism industry in 11 Indian Ocean countries in the short term, but the Asian region would nevertheless see robust tourism growth this year, industry officials heard in Macau yesterday. Peter de Jong, president and chief executive of the Pacific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497055/tsunami-fails-sink-tourism-outlook
  5. Tourism chief seeks relaxation of visa rule

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Indonesia's tourism chief said yesterday he was urging Chinese officials to relax visa restrictions in four cities, so that people from Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming and Guangzhou would find it easier to visit his country. 'Many Chinese want to visit, but they still have visa difficulties,' said Jero Wacik, Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497219/tourism-chief-seeks-relaxation-visa-rule
  6. Andaman reefs survive, but tourism is in peril

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... tourists. But the service was halted in the wake of the tsunami. They will now begin with the next tourist season in October. 'Tourism has tremendous potential in the Andamans, and the future ... more tourists from abroad. Ten 'eco-friendly' resorts will be opened and fewer restrictions imposed on tourists. 'Tourism has to be one of the main employers here,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496864/andaman-reefs-survive-tourism-peril
  7. Manila 'not engaging in vulture tourism'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Manila's tourism secretary Joseph Ace Durano denied suggestions the government was exploiting the tragedy that befell rival Asian tourist spots to divert clientele to Manila. 'There is no need for vulture tourism. There is really enough traffic out there for everyone. 'Historically... this is really the peak months of our beach destinations.' He said he had no information about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485569/manila-not-engaging-vulture-tourism
  8. Thai Open moves to Phuket in bid to revive tourism

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Chuah Choo Chiang

    ... years, will defend his title. The Tourism Authority of Thailand has also agreed to increase its support towards the event in joint efforts to restore Phuket's reputation as a holiday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486345/thai-open-moves-phuket-bid-revive-tourism
  9. Tourism hit but Phuket is 'open for business'

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of the island is open for business and unaffected by the tsunami. Much of the island's economy relies on tourism but tour guides, transport companies, shops, restaurants and hotels have been ... Phuket or buy the properties they were intending to buy because Phuket needs tourism and it needs jobs.' Reconstruction and cleaning work is proceeding rapidly. Patong Beach, which looked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484649/tourism-hit-phuket-open-business
  10. Travel counters off to a poor start in tsunami aftermath

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... they can take some loss of business and still be profitable. WTTC rating- who cares? The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has updated its Competitiveness Monitor. Hong Kong ranks in only ... 'Openness' includes visa requirements, how much a country is open to tourism, trade, and taxes on international trade. 'Social' includes data on newspapers, computers, televisions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489787/travel-counters-poor-start-tsunami-aftermath

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