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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

    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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. Tourism needs to strike right balance

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With tourism one of the world's fastest growing industries, no one wants to miss out. For decades, it has been an economic lifeline for Hong Kong's retail, hotel, transport ... the scheme should the local economy take a turn for the worse. Historically, Hong Kong's tourism thrives on openness and hospitality. There is no reason why we should not open our door ...

  6. Philippines launches tourism drive

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the country's department of tourism. The new global branding campaign, under the slogan 'It's more fun in the Philippines', promotes the country as a destination for diving, honeymoons, and cultural and natural tourism. Maria Jorda-apo, director for North America and Asia Pacific of the department, travelled to Hong Kong yesterday to introduce the campaign to the tourism sector. She ...

  7. Fakes scandal expected to slash tour numbers

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... that a diamond pendant and watch sold to members of a mainland tour group were fakes. 'The real danger is the impact on inbound tourism from Southeast Asia once the media there starts reporting ... by the council will be publicised on the China National Tourism Association website starting this month. Last May, 1,045,744 mainland tourists visited Hong Kong, of whom 473,611 travelled independently ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...




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