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  1. News - China

    Chinese outbound tourism growing rapidly

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The culture of tourism services across the globe is changing, influenced by the rapid rise in mainlanders who travel abroad Chinese travellers take on the world ... head of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Asia-Pacific programme. Xu said he believed mainland Chinese would become the biggest force in global tourism within three years. "My gut ...

  2. Lifestyle - Travel - ECONOMY

    Tourism landscape continues to evolve

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Josephine Bond Record number of visitors, predominantly from Asia, generate increase of 18 per cent in revenue compared with 2010, writesJosephine Bond Tourism landscape continues ... management. Other major contributors to growth include tourism, which has made unprecedented strides in recent years. Last year saw a record 13.2 million visitors, a 13 per cent increase on 2010. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Benefit of tourism doesn't add up

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Tourism accounted for 6.2 per cent of Hong Kong's economy in 2010, according to official figures. South China Morning Post,June 20 I looked and I looked and I just ... to March. There was a difficulty, however, with the figure I found. It was negative. According to the official figures, tourism detracted from the size of our economy. Here is how it happened. When ...

  5. Mega fund proposals to put priority on tourism

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Council's economic development panel. Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Tourism Andrew Wong Ho-yuen said more Chinese-style cultural activities were expected from fund applicants. ...

  6. Tourism Board to seek new sponsors

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... widening the net for future sponsors of the extravaganza. The Tourism Board vowed to seek sponsors through newspaper advertisements and secure sponsorships earlier in order to avoid a repeat ... new events are on the Tourism Board's agenda. The upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations will see a large feast of traditional poon choi, featuring big bowls of Chinese gourmet delicacies, ...

  7. Coast clear for tourism

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the mainland's tourism development, with emphasis shifting from being merely a sightseeing destination to one engaging visitors in leisure and sports activities to enrich the quality of life and achieve ... centre for water sports. Qingdao hosted the sailing events of the Summer Olympics in 2008. It plans to transform tourism into a pillar industry, contributing 6 per cent of the city's gross ...

  8. Shimao considers tourism property listing

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li Shimao Property Holdings says it has made preliminary inquiries with the stock exchange on the possibility of spinning off its hotel, tourism and leisure property business ... yuan (HK$11.95 billion) from the proposed separate listing, which could be applied to funding its hotel and tourism property projects. 'The intention of listing comes at a boom time ...

  9. Tourism drive launched

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan Boosting tourism is a major goal of the Binhai New Area. Making the Binhai Tourism Area a top destination for local and overseas visitors is one of the top-10 priorities for this year. The Binhai New Area, which has surpassed Shanghai's Pudong in terms of gross domestic product, aims to receive 1 million visitors a year, with tourism spending expected to reach 70 ...

  10. Tourism and related sectors get wage boost

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as well,' he adds. One of the hottest sectors that saw the most growth was tourism and related industries. Bennett says this growth is not likely to stop anytime soon. The other main Hong Kong ...




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