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  1. 10-year plan to turn Hainan into tourism hub

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the southern Chinese island into an international tourism hub. The plan calls for well over 100 billion yuan (HK$114 billion) to be spent on infrastructure and a sixfold increase in the province's tourism revenue to 124 billion yuan by 2020. Analysts expressed concern that even with the tsunami of funds heading towards the island, the plan might fail to meet its ambitious targets. The storm ...

  2. Security official vows tight watch on tourism

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Josephine Ma

    ... to the city this year. Bai Jingfu, Deputy Minister of Public Security, also announced a delay in the timetable for launching new tourism initiatives in the two special administrative regions. He said ... a warning to organised-crime syndicates looking to exploit the new tourism regulations. '[Mainland] criminals who break the law [in Hong Kong] will not be able to escape the fate of Cheung ...

  3. US visa call centre shut down in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Closure over 'illegal operations' leaves many mainland applicants in limbo Shanghai police have shut down a call centre used by the United States to take appointments for visa applications for allegedly 'conducting ...

  4. Mainlanders were not warned off HK, official says

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao A June 4 warning by the mainland's top tourism regulator did not ask mainlanders not to go to Hong Kong but only alerted them to watch out for cheap tours and to reject forced shopping, an official with the China National Tourism Administration said. 'The warning was issued after a tourist from Hunan province, Chen Youming, died during a shopping dispute ...

  5. Tourists banned from Tibet ahead of holiday

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is stepped up in sensitive areas in the run-up to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic on October 1. The arrangements were relayed to tourism operators by the autonomous region's tourism bureau at a meeting on Sunday night. They were effective immediately and would be in force until, tentatively, October 8, industry insiders said yesterday. The move comes ...

  6. Tang vows to push through cross-border projects

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... plan. Tang said they would push for the plan- which calls for closer regional co-operation on infrastructure, tourism and finance- to be included in the national 12th Five-Year Plan. On tourism ... combining the Octopus and Shenzhen Tong smart cards on one card- would be launched in a year's time. Economic boost Tourism is one of the sectors where closer co-operation has helped Hong Kong ...

  7. Cross-strait conundrums

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... with Hong Kong officials on a quasi-official basis last Monday. Hong Kong's requests concerned a plan to upgrade the Tourism Board office in Taipei, and launching a multi-function office ... finance minister, Lin Chen-kuo, and Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun may help illustrate some of the different ways of thinking. Lin, chairman of the Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic ...

  8. Emirates begin to recover after global turmoil

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... on energy-based industries, while Dubai is renowned for its commercial and financial services, and tourism, logistics and trading. Dubai's oil and gas sector plays a lesser part in its economy. ... and tourism. To achieve this, the government has invested a massive amount of capital in infrastructure projects in a bid to make the country a tourism, business and financial centre. Tourism in Dubai ...

  9. Cruise terminal bidders 'start level'

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... in Hong Kong in October next year if work continued to progress smoothly. The minister in charge of tourism affairs made the remarks amid criticism that Hong Kong was lagging behind rival cities in the region to compete for tourists with world-class facilities. Speaking at a media gathering yesterday, Mr Ip rejected claims that the government was dragging its feet on efforts to boost tourism ...

  10. Hainan to lure mainland tourists with duty-free shopping

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... such trips per year. If Hainan implements such a policy, it will be the first province to do so. 'It's going to be a new strategy that will boost tourism in Hainan,' Luo said. He ... Mainlanders made up 96 per cent of the island's tourists. Tourism revenue surged 20.7 per cent year-on-year to 22.9 billion yuan.There were no plans to raise the cap on the amount tourists could ...




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