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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Expand Hong Kong's tourism appeal beyond the mainland market

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY LAM

    ... of tourism and what it offers visitors, as it grapples with the dilemma of how to balance the economic benefits brought by the rising numbers of mainland tourists with the strain of accommodating them. Tourism is one of the city's pillar industries, and mainland visitors have been its major driver over the past decade. The industry and related businesses contributed 15.2 per cent ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Making local Hong Kong a main tourist attraction

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Making local HK a main attraction The need to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive tourism market is universal. The emergence of new attractions and destinations means ... there, done that". Most tourists are unlikely to visit the same place twice unless there are new attractions and experiences. Credit goes to the Tourism Board for offering something less ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Individual visit scheme to Hong Kong 'shouldn't be expanded', says tourism chief

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourism chief wants cap on visitor scheme No more mainland cities should be added to the individual visit scheme until Hong Kong has the infrastructure to cope with them, the tourism chief and a former Legislative Council president said yesterday. Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun and Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, a member of the Standing Committee ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    City needs a statutory tourism authority more than ever

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in tourism infrastructure, the industry in Hong Kong is still about shopping. A reputation for fair dealing established through generations of tourists must now be upheld with the biggest market ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Ignore tourism's absurd economic boasts

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The tourism industry's claim that it supports a huge slice of GDP would be laughable if it didn't drain so much money out of the public purse Ignore tourism's absurd economic boasts To maintain Hong Kong's reputation as a world-class destination, a vigorous review into how we can enhance and develop the city's transport network ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Passengers praise 'magnificent' Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on opening day

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 09:26pm by Amy Nip, Phila Siu

    ... The Mariner of the Seas, on its maiden visit to Hong Kong, was the first cruise ship to dock at the Kai Tak cruise terminal- which its passengers described as "magnificent". ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong's tourist trade hits troubled times as hiring gets harder

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Perceptions of poor career path, lack of foreign workers mean local attractions struggle for staff Tourist trade cannot get enough staff The tourism industry ... director of sales and marketing at Ocean Park, said there were now about 250,000 people directly in the tourism industry, in such businesses as hotels, retail stores, attractions and food outlets. ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    How Lantau can ease the strain of tourist influx

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Lantau's special role in easing the city's tourism burden The influx of tourists during the Lunar New Year once again put Hong Kong's receiving capacity (particularly ... to achieve a win-win situation, with a bigger slice of the pie for Hong Kong. The alliance proposes that Lantau be positioned as a new tourism and Mice (meetings, incentives, conventions ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Dealing with tourist influx requires joined-up thinking

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by B. C. LO

    ... This requires adopting a more co-ordinated approach to promoting the city overseas. The problem faced by Lantau tourism operators brings this to the fore. Currently, a visitor wishing to go to Hong Kong ... infrastructure remains unused. To help tourism, the government needs to be more flexible and consider introducing pilot schemes to encourage tender submissions. With improved connectivity among ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Overseas passengers return to Kai Tak with official opening of HK$8.2b cruise terminal

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... of the past, passengers' luggage is returning to the area as it once again becomes a centre for transport and tourism. Built at a cost of HK$8.2 billion, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal finally ... of the Seas would have been too big to berth at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. The government is pinning its hopes on the cruise terminal to boost tourism and help revitalise the eastern end ...




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