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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism boss James Tien in warning over Shenzhen entry permit influx

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Olga Wong

    ... Amy Nip and Olga Wong Tourism boss calls for relaxation of rules for millions of Shenzhen residents to be delayed, saying it will lead to a rise in illegal workers Warning over entry permit influx Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun says a change of rules which would give 4.1 million non-permanent citizens of Shenzhen easier access to Hong Kong should be postponed. He ...

  2. Six may throw hats in the ring for Legco tourism seat

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com At least six people are contemplating running for the tourism functional constituency in September's Legislative Council election to replace Paul ... sustainable, we should diversify the tourist base in Hong Kong,' he said. The tourism functional constituency comprises the airline, travel agency and hotel sectors. There are more than 1,100 ...

  3. Caution urged over tourism fund

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... fears it will lead to a repeat of the HarbourFest fiasco. The Mega Events Fund, a tourism-boosting initiative proposed by the financial secretary in his budget speech last month, will allocate ... of how the funds are spent must be available for government inspection. The Tourism Commission would monitor the process. ...

  4. Harbour activist eyes tourism seat

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Harbour activist Paul Zimmerman has emerged as a possible candidate for the tourism constituency in the Legco elections in September. The convenor of the lobby group Designing ... Howard Young, is from the Liberal Party, and the Tourism Board is chaired by party chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who succeeded party vice-chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee. Travel Industry ...

  5. Tourism revenue may be down by 70pc

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Tour industry earnings from Lunar New Year holidays are expected to be 70 per cent down on forecasts because of the recent winter storms, which wreaked havoc on travellers' schedules, state media reported. The National Tourism Bureau said about 10,000 tours had been cancelled nationwide since the adverse weather hit the mainland early last month, Xinhua ...

  6. Tien set to head tourism body

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Hong Kong Tourism Board after Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wins an expected second term in Sunday's chief executive election. Two sources familiar with the situation said the government had ... the chairmanship. Mr Fang also sits on the Tourism Board. However, the sources said the government finally decided to invite Mr Tien instead of Mr Fang to head the board after negotiations, and in return ...

  7. Concessions tipped to boost tourism

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung

    ... Dennis Eng and Gary Cheung The tourism industry expects a boost in arrivals from the mainland and less cutthroat competition as a result of Hong Kong travel agents being allowed to set up ... It is the first time outbound mainland tourism has been opened to non-mainland firms. Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai said the potential market for mainland travel to Hong Kong was huge. 'An average ...

  8. Outgoing tourism chief stirs rumours

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Outgoing Tourism Board chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee said yesterday that a member of the Liberal Party to which she belongs would be better suited to take over the post but offered no further insight into her successor. 'The work of the HKTB is without doubt economy-related. So if the chairman has know-how in this area, it will be beneficial to the development ...

  9. It's time to leave tourism board, says Selina Chow

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Dikky Sinn and Ambrose Leung Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee yesterday denied that her decision to leave the Tourism Board next year after serving for six years as chairwoman was related to recent criticism of the agency's spending. 'The Tourism Board has always been very open and transparent about it its work,' said Mrs Chow, who is also an executive councillor ...

  10. Tourism gauntlet thrown down

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Tourism industry election candidate Freddy Yip Hing-ning yesterday threw down the gauntlet to rival Howard Young, saying he had the sector's long-time representative ... said to me that the competition in the tourism sector should be made more intense,' he said. 'They also want someone who has first-hand experience in travel agencies ...




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