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  1. Lifestyle - Travel - ECONOMY

    Tourism landscape continues to evolve

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Josephine Bond Record number of visitors, predominantly from Asia, generate increase of 18 per cent in revenue compared with 2010, writesJosephine Bond Tourism landscape continues ... management. Other major contributors to growth include tourism, which has made unprecedented strides in recent years. Last year saw a record 13.2 million visitors, a 13 per cent increase on 2010. ...

  2. Benefit of tourism doesn't add up

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Tourism accounted for 6.2 per cent of Hong Kong's economy in 2010, according to official figures. South China Morning Post,June 20 I looked and I looked and I just ... to March. There was a difficulty, however, with the figure I found. It was negative. According to the official figures, tourism detracted from the size of our economy. Here is how it happened. When ...

  3. Oman on map for tourism

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Muscat, the capital of Oman, was recently declared the 'Arab Tourism Capital' for 2012 by the Arab Tourism Ministers' Council. The country, officially the Sultanate of Oman, ... ancient forts, mosques and traditional markets called souks. It is also one of the most developed, stable and liberal countries in the Arab world. According to the World Travel and Tourism ...

  4. Island taps tourism potential

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tourism market. Not so long ago, Taiwan was often referred to in travel publications as 'Asia's best-kept secret'. The situation is changing fast. In the past three years, tourism arrivals have increased 58 per cent. Last year, the number of visitors reached more than 6 million for the first time. New tourism facilities are springing up all across the island. The changing ...

  5. Tourism reform: money well spent

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reputation is under threat from bad publicity over the frequent abuse of mainland tour groups. Despite the tourism industry's repeated reforms the quality of its services still leaves a lot ... three years is too slow. A quicker timetable is definitely needed. Meanwhile, the industry has to shape up and avoid abusive practices like forced shopping. Tourism is one of Hong Kong's ...

  6. HK can learn from Irish who voted in referendum to end 'citizenship tourism'

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 'citizenship tourism'. With effect from 2005, a baby born in Ireland is only entitled to citizenship if at least one of his parents is Irish or has lived in Ireland legally for three years. ...

  7. Tourism industry's problems can be solved only by a statutory body

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Currently the Travel Industry Council shoulders responsibility for self-regulating the tourism industry. However, the incidents involving forced shopping and clashes between tour guides ... so badly. The tourism industry is a vital source of income for Hong Kong and self-regulation is not working. The government must play a more prominent role. The council has been criticised ...

  8. Tourism sector revamp must change mindset

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A stroll around a shopping mall in popular parts of our city, such as Causeway Bay or Tsim Sha Tsui, provides clear evidence that mainland tourists are becoming increasingly important to Hong Kong businesses. They are to be seen everywhere, whether it is ...

  9. Tourism industry has to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by this kind of behaviour, increasing pressure on the government and our tourism industry leaders to counter this message. The Travel Industry Council response is to hand out stickers and other ... is depending on tourism to help drive future economic development. But surely the industry must get the message about the need to put its own house in order. Tours are being underpriced to meet ...

  10. Sydney out in the cold in new Outback tourism push

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... the past year; China, by comparison, has averaged 5 per cent growth over the past decade. Local reaction has been swift, urgent and emotional. Apart from sacking the boss of the state tourism body, ... Jackman. Tourism Australia's most recent promotional campaign featured a bikini-clad model and the tag line: 'Where the bloody hell are you?' Many people felt the commercials ...




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