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  1. Does tourism bring more damage than economic benefits?

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Melody Cheung, Charmain Li Melody Cheung, 16, St Paul's Secondary School While tourism generates millions of dollars in revenue, many seem to forget the harm it causes. For example, ... America's reefs. In developing countries, the rapid expansion of tourism isn't always accompanied by effective conservation efforts. Once ecosystems or structures are damaged, it will take ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of the tourist hordes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH BECKER

    ... industrial complexes. While few noticed, travel and tourism grew into a giant business sector and the world's largest employer- beating out health care, education and retail. At least one out of every 11 people works in the industry, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Tourism contributes at least US$6.5 trillion to the world economy every year. Since the 2008 recession, ...

  3. Hainan ramps up projects to boost tourism

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Hainan yesterday signed deals for projects worth 17 billion yuan (HK$21billion) as part of the island's continuing efforts to fashion itself as an international tourist spot. Dubbed China's Hawaii for its tropical weather and clean air, the southern province has received extensive support from the central government to develop its tourism ...

  4. Does tourism bring more damage than economic benefits?

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie, Ronald Ling

    ... Matthew Murchie, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Matthew Murchie, 15, St Joseph's College There's no doubt that tourism brings economic progress. However, it causes so much damage ... developed over hundreds of years. But tourism has become such a big business that some of these traditions have been destroyed. Take Buddhist monasteries, for example. They are no longer quiet ...

  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. Tourism legislator should take fight for clean air to the streets

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Paul Tse Wai-chun, the Legislative Council representative for tourism, was asked about the effect of recent record street-level pollution on tourism, he responded that the government was doing its best to remedy the situation. Really? When we can no longer take our tourists to Mong Kok to visit the street markets, because the pollution levels are so high there, we have ...

  7. Ecology must be part of tourism planning, UN travel envoy says

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The mainland needs to embed ecological issues into tourism development at the planning stage to ensure the industry plays its part in creating a 'green economy', the deputy head of the United Nations' travel body told the Boao Forum. Geoffrey Lipman, assistant secretary general of the World Tourism Organisation, said yesterday tourism had tremendous ...

  8. Concern over Tibet tourism boom

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... - making it the No1 tourism destination on the mainland, and raising fears about the preservation of its unique culture and ecology. A woman from Shanghai who arrived in Lhasa by train on Thursday ... to 2.8 million people. Tibetan tourism authorities are expecting to receive more than 3.8 million tourists this year, more than the total number of tourists from 1980 to 2000. Tourism experts ...

  9. Early settlement spot could be developed for tourism

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government wants to develop Lau Fau Shan, the site of some of Hong Kong's earliest settlements, into a tourism and recreation spot. The Planning Department yesterday ... ponds. The wetlands are mainly mature mangroves in Tsim Bei Tsui, providing an attractive habitat for birds. To promote eco-tourism, the study will explore the possibility of developing cycle ...

  10. Indian state plans tsunami-tourism

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Areas of the tsunami-wrecked coast of Tamil Nadu in southern India could be preserved under a tourism ministry plan to create memorials to the communities washed ... among many fishing communities who refuse to return fearing another catastrophe. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Ministry has earmarked some of those deserted areas where some fishermen's homes ...




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