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  1. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Dandong denies halt to North Korea tourism, cargo traffic reported normal

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 06:59am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler North Korea 163.com* Cross-border cargo traffic is reported to be normal. Southern Metropolis Daily* Border-town Dandong's tourism bureau denies official suspension  of tour groups to North Korea, says April is "low season." Global Times* Editorial: North Korea is going too far. The Guardian The stand-off at the 38th parallel is "about oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1211967/china-news-round-dandong-denies-halt-north-korea-tourism-cargo-traffic
  2. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Chinese developers widen appeal of projects through tourism

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com To secure sites at cheaper prices, mainland builders are adding tourism element to their developments such as resorts and theme parks Developers widen appeal of projects Mainland developers are promising tourism-related components in their projects as a way to acquire buildings sites at a cheaper price. In recent months, developers such as Shimao Group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1040077/chinese-developers-widen-appeal-projects-through-tourism
  3. News - China

    Free toilets, Wi-fi to lure tourists back to historic Fenghuang after entry fee

    Posted May 01st 2013, 11:04am by Patrick Boehler

    ... that the number of tourists had fallen by half. On Tuesday, a hostel owner told China Central Television that although his hostel had been fully booked in March, he had no reservations for May 1. Tourism is the most important source of revenue for residents of Fenghuang. Last year, tourism generated 5.3 billion yuan in income for the city, according government figures. In 2010, tourism accounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1227367/free-toilets-wi-fi-lure-tourists-back-historic-fenghuang-after-entry-fee
  4. Business - Companies

    Australian retailers reach out to Chinese shoppers

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 01:49pm by AFP

    ... tourists. As Sydney gears up to host one of the world’s biggest Chinese New Year celebrations, officials are working to help struggling retailers use the key tourism event to set their cash ... of tourism operators, business owners and hospitality specialists gather to learn more about what Chinese tourists might want, are about giving retailers the skills to cater to their needs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1145996/australian-retailers-reach-out-chinese-shoppers
  5. A nation transformed by 30 years of tourism

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sight-seeing trips, 3.9 per cent of the year's total, spending about 14.1 billion yuan (HK$16 billion), or 6 per cent of the total domestic tourism spending that year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Last year, mainlanders made 1.61 billion journeys across the country, three times the number in 1994. Over the same period, revenue from domestic tourism rose from 102.35 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661250/nation-transformed-30-years-tourism
  6. Tourism, air deal to be sealed today

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Cross-strait teams settle all discussions Beijing and Taiwan will formally seal today much-anticipated deals to launch weekend direct cross-strait chartered flights and to open the island to mainland tourists, with negotiators set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641357/tourism-air-deal-be-sealed-today
  7. Olympic flame torches tourism as Everest climbs banned

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... pays upwards of US$5,000 to the tour companies alone to help them tackle the world's highest mountain. A week ago, Nepal's tourism minister, Prithvi Subba Gurung, announced ... Nepal's tourism industry, as travellers with itineraries to visit first Kathmandu and then Lhasa have had their permits to cross the border into China cancelled. 'Many of them have pre-paid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630818/olympic-flame-torches-tourism-everest-climbs-banned
  8. China closer to becoming world's top tourism drawcard

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Graham Keeley

    ... destination was underscored this month by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), based in Madrid, when it said the country had the fastest rising number of visitors in the world. John Kester, UNWTO chief of market intelligence, was upbeat about the prospects of tourism for the Middle Kingdom. 'There is no doubt that by 2020 about 130 million will go there every year,' he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582392/china-closer-becoming-worlds-top-tourism-drawcard
  9. Sun Yat-sen trail reopens with high hopes for tourism

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong After a year of work mostly funded by the Tourism Commission, the 3.3km Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail through Central and Western District has been renovated. The HK$4 million ... we have launched a joint promotion with the Tourism Commission, in which the commission will provide a tour service for tourists to visit both Dr Sun's museum and the trail.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600285/sun-yat-sen-trail-reopens-high-hopes-tourism
  10. Sex scandal highlights dark side of tourism

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exponentially in recent years - keeping pace with the growth of the national economy and the tourism sector. The dark side of the trade includes organised crime, exploitation, and the spread of diseases ... by those who work in the tourism industry. Japan and South Korea are already major sources of inbound tourism for China, and arrivals from throughout the region will surely increase as the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429583/sex-scandal-highlights-dark-side-tourism

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