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  1. Bigger and better

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sanya, the top resort destination on the mainland, is accelerating tourism development with the central government's blessing as part of the 'Hainan International Tourism Island' initiative. ...

  2. Birth tourism ban makes a nonsense of government plans

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... If the government is now to ban birth tourism, babies born to mainland mothers will have to be excluded from official population forecasts entirely, which will reduce the city's birth rate by around 40 ... family reunions in the future. So if C. Y.'s ban on birth tourism goes ahead, it looks highly likely that the forecasts on which government policies are based overstate the population ...

  3. Plan to push red tourism a non-starter, writer says

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... David Eimer Beijing has proclaimed this year as the year of red tourism. Earlier this year, the National Tourism Administration selected the Long March, the epic, year-long retreat ... March's route. Jocelyn's experiences have left him unconvinced about the viability of red tourism. 'There's a lot of stuff about it in the papers, but I don't see a lot ...

  4. Tourism conquers the great divide

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com National Day also marks the split between the mainland and Taiwan, but 62 years later the divide between Beijing and Taipei is shrinking thanks to tourists and students. Setting the scene for improved cross ...

  5. Tourism industry looks forward to solo visitors

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's tourism industry has reacted positively to the planned opening of the island to visits by individual mainland tourist from ... a slice of the lucrative market. Tourism operators in Kaohsiung are ready to offer hotel room discounts of up to 50 per cent for individual mainland tourists, and the city government said it had ...

  6. Desire for reform of tourism regulation

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Nearly half the 521 respondents to a Democratic Party survey want the government to set up a department to regulate the tourism industry, now the job of self-regulator the Travel Industry Council. Another 32 per cent would like a statutory body to take up the role. The government earlier announced it would launch a consultation in April. Tourism Commissioner Philip Yung ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Giant panda pair expected to boost Taiwan tourism

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... issue, both sides have agreed to exchange rare animals, with Taipei sending a pair of Formosan sika deer and a pair of Formosan goats to the mainland. Mr Hau was upbeat over the tourism impact ... would not only spur tourism but mark improvement in cross-strait relations. 'They represent a further step in cross-strait rapprochement.' Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, whose names together ...

  9. Seven tourism officials cancel trip to Taiwan

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Seven mainland tourism officials have cancelled a trip to Taiwan after the physical attack on a senior mainland cross-strait official by pro-independence protesters during his visit to the island's southern city of Tainan. The Taiwan Strait Sightseeing and Tours Association had received notice that the deputy directors of tourism bureaus in seven provinces ...

  10. Harbour activist eyes tourism seat

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Harbour activist Paul Zimmerman has emerged as a possible candidate for the tourism constituency in the Legco elections in September. The convenor of the lobby group Designing ... Howard Young, is from the Liberal Party, and the Tourism Board is chaired by party chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who succeeded party vice-chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee. Travel Industry ...




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