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    Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The book went viral and the movie could be a hit: 'Due West' lifts the lid on Hong Kong men seeking sex and solace in a Guangdong factory town A clutch of scantily clad young women sit giggling and striking sexy poses as their fancy two-tier sof ...

  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. 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. ...

  4. Easing of visa rules in Shenzhen next month set to boost tourism

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... or 12 months. With the scheme to be launched 10 days before Christmas, Wu expects significant benefits for Hong Kong's tourism and hospitality sectors. 'I expect 90 per cent of them ... as the average mainlander, Wu said. The Tourism Commission and Hong Kong Tourism Board said they hoped the scheme could be implemented as soon as possible. The board said it would promote Hong ...

  5. Tourism scheme aims to employ jobless migrants

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A citizen leisure scheme to stimulate tourism spending is expected to create more junior positions in the service sector for millions of laid-off migrant workers when it rolls ... Meanwhile, many white-collar workers who could previously have afforded domestic tourism are unwilling to travel, as they are forced to cut spending and shorten their annual leave. The authorities, ...

  6. 7m figure for untapped Shenzhen visitors too high, says tourism boss

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun has raised doubts over whether the number of Shenzhen visitors who would be eligible to visit Hong Kong under relaxed visa regulations is as high as the administration claims. The number of non-permanent Shenzhen residents visiting Hong Kong might be lower than the government's 7 million estimate, Mr Tien said. Many migrant ...

  7. Tourism's ugly links to human trafficking

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... boats, construction sites, farms and in factories. Tourism is increasingly a vital economic driver and a valued source of employment in emerging economies. Thailand has over 11 million visitors annually. Tourism is Cambodia's second-largest source of employment, tipped shortly to become its No1 industry. Ambitious for the recognition and profit the tourist industry brings, ...

  8. Women's groups oppose Arabs' mosque-approved sex tourism

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Mumbai hotels are full of Arab families from the Gulf who have left their water-parched countries to enjoy the monsoon rains in India. Mingled among them are Arabs with a different purpose for visiting the city- to have illegal ...

  9. Asia growing as gay tourist hotspot

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... care holidays offering dental work, Lasek or cosmetic surgery. With the gay tourism market in the United States alone valued at US$63 billion, according to tourism industry data from the US Department of Commerce, and Community Marketing, some markets such as Nepal are looking to cash in. Community Marketing is holding its first Asian Symposium on Gay and Lesbian tourism in Kathmandu ...

  10. Tourist magnet

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tourism sector backed the decision, announced in the budget, to waive the tax on hotel accommodation. Does this enhance our image as a duty-free haven and will it bring in more visitors? Write to us. ...




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