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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Tourism industry's problems can be solved only by a statutory body

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Currently the Travel Industry Council shoulders responsibility for self-regulating the tourism industry. However, the incidents involving forced shopping and clashes between tour guides ... so badly. The tourism industry is a vital source of income for Hong Kong and self-regulation is not working. The government must play a more prominent role. The council has been criticised ...

  4. Save the tourism industry

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is a famous tourist destination. But recent scandals in the tourism industry have undermined Hong Kong's reputation. A tourist suffered a heart attack due to an argument ... for your letter, Stella. The bad reputation of Hong Kong's tourism industry led to the mainland issuing a travel advisory warning to would-be tourists. This is a very serious issue. Usually ...

  5. Eco-tourism warrior

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Ken Ching See-ho is founder and director of the Eco-education and Resources Centre, an organisation aimed at promoting eco-tourism in Hong Kong. He is also director of EcoTour ... tourism? It's definitely not about tourists. Eco-tourism encompasses issues such as souvenir development, waste control and hotel management. But the most important aspect is education. We ...

  6. How HK's tourism success story can offer lesson to the world

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The new head of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation will push for Hong Kong to have a greater say in promoting tourism as a key economic driver around the world when he meets Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen today. 'We consider Hong Kong a success story in tourism by all aspects,' Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the organisation, said. ...

  7. James Tien to stay on as tourism chief

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng James Tien Pei-chun will remain as chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board for another three years after being reappointed by the government for a second term. Tien, who had expressed to the government his desire to remain as head of the board, will now serve until March 31, 2013. 'Under the leadership of Mr Tien, the HKTB has helped to sustain tourism development ...

  8. Tourism chiefs expect 1.6pc drop in arrivals

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng HK likely to see fewer visitors spending less on shorter stays Tourism chiefs expect half a million fewer visitors to Hong Kong this year than in 2008. They forecast just over ... countries, the Hong Kong Tourism Board says. Visitors are also likely to spend slightly less time- and money- in the city, it says. The board's forecasts come after a year in which visitor ...

  9. HK's tourism chief escapes attack by hours

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong tourism chief James Tien Pei-chun checked out of Mumbai's luxury Taj Mahal Palace hotel hours before armed militants stormed the building. Mr Tien and three other members of the Tourism Board had been staying at the hotel while they gave presentations on Hong Kong. 'First of all, I deeply regret that these terrorist attacks have taken place, ...

  10. Tourism Board urged to review marketing plan

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Tourism Board has been urged to review its marketing strategies, with the Director of Audit doubting the effectiveness of a number of heavily subsidised events that failed ... on every German visitor, who spent an average of HK$4,600 a night in Hong Kong- about the same as their mainland counterparts. Germany comprises less than 1 per cent of Hong Kong's tourism ...




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