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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    UN report shows Chinese now the world's biggest-spending tourists

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 06:03pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... China ranked just seventh in terms of international tourism expenditure in 2005, but by 2011 had leapfrogged Italy, Japan, France and Britain. However, the Chinese were still in third spot ... Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) attributed the rapid growth of China's spending on overseas travel to the appreciation of the yuan and the country's rapid economic development, which had ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    North Korea attracts end-of-term tours for Hong Kong students

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Students skip beaches and head for N Korea It's not the first place you'd think would be on the list of end-of-term destinations to let off steam after a hard year of study, but North Korea is proving a big pull ...

  3. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Chinese-American backpacker tours China without a penny

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Born in China, a 33-year-old American returns to his homeland to learn about its people and places without the distraction of money Penniless wanderer gains rich experience Having spent much of the past decade roaming the globe as a backpacker, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sichuan tourism chiefs bank on province's recovery plan

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tourism chiefs in earthquake-hit Sichuan are determined to get the province back on its feet again. A three-year plan has been announced by provincial tourism officials to ensure it continues to attract business travellers, with Chengdu playing a crucial role. Central to the Sichuan capital's meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) business ...

  6. Smaller developers acquire old buildings to ride tourism boom

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas to transform them into hotels and tap into the growing tourism market, say analysts. The strong interest among smaller players in the hospitality sector is likely to be sustained despite ... hotels,' said William Cheng Kai-man, the chairman of Magnificent Estates. Seven hotels with fewer than 100 rooms opened last year, up from four in 2006, figures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Top travel websites offer unlicensed rooms

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, STEPHY SHI, Jing Guo

    ... Amy Nip, Stephy Shi and Jing Guo Unlicensed guest houses are listed for rental without names and addresses on TripAdvisor and other leading sites, Post probe reveals TOP TRAVEL WEBSITES OFFER ILLEGAL ROOMS Popular travel websites are offering online booki ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Guest house' in Causeway Bay cagey about location

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, STEPHY SHI, Jing Guo

    ... Amy Nip, Stephy Shi and Jing Guo 'Guest house' that is listed on TripAdvisor is easily booked- just don't ask where it is No room at this inn, wherever it may be Unlicensed guest houses are touting for business on popular travel websites- b ...

  9. Back-to-work traffic better than expected

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Beijing's traffic was not as clogged as expected yesterday, the first workday during the Olympics, although some sections of major city roads were congested during both morning and evening rush hours. The real-time traffic map on the Beijing T ...

  10. Travel company seeks group director of sales

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft People with wanderlust and extensive travel industry experience can apply for an exciting sales role with a destination management company. Since 1996, Destination Asia has specialised in Indochina, and now has full service operations ...




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