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  1. Self-regulation can work for tourism, minister says

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Self-regulation should not be dismissed as an option as the city grapples with how to regulate the tourism industry, says Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, secretary for commerce ... of the tourism sector, said: 'The Tourism Board spends more than HK$600 million promoting tourism. 'But if the product itself- the way we manage the industry- is problematic, what ...

  2. Tourism industry in need of a fresh start

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tourism industry is an example of the maxim that the market leads, the government facilitates. The government has invested in attractions like Disneyland, Ocean Park, the Lantau cable car and now the West Kowloon arts hub. This has helped the industry to market Hong Kong to potential visitors. The city- and tourism firms- have benefited directly from the public investment. ...

  3. Vice-premier urges tour guides to improve

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the past few weeks. Wang told a symposium attended by tourism officials in Beijing that as the sector was a pillar industry for the country's economy, it was crucial to straighten out ... As guides play a key role in the tourism industry, Wang pledged to continue improving the quality of their work through training in the areas of professional skills and ethics, as well as response ...

  4. Tourism sector continues to drive growth

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Malaysia than just beaches. The tourism industry in Malaysia ranks as the second highest foreign exchange earner. As far as results go, promoting its tourism industry has been one of the country's success stories. In celebrating Malaysia's 53 years of nationhood, its tourism industry deserves recognition for its contributions in terms of income generation, infrastructure ...

  5. Country aims to be the perfect host

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... going forward is corporate meetings and incentive travel,' says Johnny Nee, regional general manager, north Asia, at Tourism Australia. 'Incentive travel is the key strategy. We help ... love to visit. 'More companies are now sending employees to a nice place. And that's where we come in, to help them organise the incentive travel,' Nee says. He says Tourism ...

  6. Bangkok still popular despite travel warning

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Another 11 tour groups, comprising more than 100 people, are leaving for Bangkok today amid strong demand for travel to the popular destination despite a government warning about personal safety. Hong Thai Travel Services general manager Susann ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Expo plan to boost visitors As the number of visitors falls amid the global financial crisis, the Tourism Board says it will strengthen its promotion of conventions and exhibitions. It said it would encourage large overseas corporations to hold annual meetings and conventions in the city, which in turn would help to boost tourism. In the past two month the number of long-haul ...

  8. Tourism for today

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Tourism brochures advertising Asian countries often feature young dancers wearing traditional costumes and musicians playing native instruments. Countries such as Malaysia ... these areas provide a rich source of alternative travel experience for people who are fed up with mass tourism offerings,' said Dr Harris. A trip to a Himalayan village in Nepal in 2003 made him ...

  9. Mainland tourism boom may open air links

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Nations has often floated the idea of an Asian aviation bloc- proposals have not gone beyond rhetoric. But the promise of growing tourism to and from the mainland may be the catalyst for spurring ... outbound tourism source, according to World Tourism Organisation estimates. Last year, there were 20 million outbound mainland tourists, a 25 per cent rise from 2002. Of those, nearly 1.5 million ...

  10. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The soaring number of visitors from the mainland is a boost to tourism - perhaps too much so. The proposal to use public housing as lodging for mainland tourists is just one example of creative adaptation. Share your ideas about the good and bad news as barriers come down to individual travel from across the border. Write to us. ...




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