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  1. Lawmakers urge more support for local tourism

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Lawmakers yesterday called on the government to take urgent action to revive the fortunes of the local tourism industry, calling for the introduction of indemnity insurance ... of service provided by tour guides. 'The recent strong arrival numbers may make the tourism industry look great but it's actually weak,' Mr Lam said. Total arrivals in the first four ...

  2. Help for small businesses and tourism applauded

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprises. To promote tourism, the 3 per cent hotel tax paid by guests will be waived. The financial secretary said this would enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong's hotel industry ... international exhibitions and the launching of overseas promotions, with the aim of attracting high-value-added business travellers to the city. Howard Young, the legislator representing the tourism ...

  3. Bus crash has a lesson for tourists and tourism

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people are among the most generous in the world to those in crisis. A memorable example of this followed the Asian tsunami of December 2004, when we donated $1.11 billion to charities, the highest level of giving per person in the world. Mainlan ...

  4. Sales tax concern

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators worry that a sales tax would hurt the tourism and retail sectors and the middle class, and have urged Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen to be cautious about introducing it in Hong Kong. What's your view? Write to us. ...

  5. Hospitality

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Compiled by Michael Taylor Master of Science in Tourism and Travel Management/Executive of Business Administration, University of Nottingham/U21 Global Comprises six diploma subjects- organisational behaviour, finance, marketing management and strategic management plus two electives- from U21 Global and six MSc subjects in tourism and travel management plus a dissertation from ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hospital responding to public concern over the increasing number of mainland pregnant women flocking to the city, straining its medical services. Hong Kong National Tourism Day makes debut The mainland celebrates its first National Tourism Day tomorrow. Many tourist spots, including country parks and museums, are waiving entrance fees, and hotels are offering special discounts. ...

  7. Beijing's 'gifts' seen as mixed bag for HK

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to boost economic and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the mainland in six major aspects ranging from financial services to tourism. Some of the measures have been telegraphed to the markets ... dollars, which is less than one day's turnover of the local stock market.' In contrast, some of the non-financial measures had a warmer response. For tourism, Beijing proposed relaxing ...

  8. The birth of Hong Kong cool

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trends are not always easy to spot for people who are too close to the action. Outsiders have no such difficulty, though, being able in an instant to assess that which is cool, chic and stylish. It may therefore come as a surprise that Hong Kong, a city we think of first and foremost as being about finance, commerce and trade with a healthy dollop of tourism, is increasingly being ...

  9. UnionPay bank cards to get online go-ahead

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... It is hoped the scheme will be extended to ticket bookings for local events online through the Urbtix and Hong Kong Ticketing websites, outgoing tourism commissioner Au King-chi said. No timetable ... and allowing advance bookings to various performances and popular concerts in Hong Kong with China UnionPay bank cards could help boost the city's tourism, she said. A source familiar ...

  10. Bright spots in the gloom

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... noting its status as 'a truly global city with a burgeoning asset and wealth management sector'. The city-state also continues to experience strong immigration and tourism growth. ... is robust because of high domestic consumption, fuelled in part by tourism- and more than half of the experts chose 'buy' for the retail sector. Sydney stability, offering 'some ...




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