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  1. Banning private birth tourism will only damage Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Leung Chun-ying wants to ban mainland mothers from giving birth in Hong Kong's private hospitals. He really hasn't thought this one through. On Monday, the incoming chief executive said he would forbid mainland mothers who were not m ...

  2. Hainan aims to be a medical tourism hub

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Matt Ho, Zhuang Pinghui and Fiona Tam Hainan, the southernmost province looking to be the 'Hawaii of the East', has set its sights on becoming a medical tourism hub, bolstered ... tourism resort by 2015,' he said. Hospital 301 in western Beijing is an elite facility that has treated top communist leaders including the late Deng Xiaoping, former president Jiang Zemin ...

  3. Tsang vows to curb mainland birth tourism

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In response to tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun's query as to whether a reinterpretation of the Basic Law would be sought, Tsang said: 'I believe the measures we are taking ...

  4. Travel industry needs to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to city officials, who have touted tourism as one of the pillars of the city's future economic development- with an eye on 1.3 billion increasingly mobile and affluent mainlanders. The reality is that, despite the billions lavished on competing attractions like Ocean Park, Disneyland, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride and so on, tourism in Hong Kong remains indelibly associated ...

  5. We must put our own tourism house in order

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourists did not harm Hong Kong's image, or if the government had not nominated tourism as one of the pillar industries of our economic development. It is the local tourism industry that has ... us that the government must step in. Mainlanders are of core importance to our tourism strategy. Officials have promised a complete review of the industry, including the option of setting up ...

  6. Consign bad tourism publicity to history

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tourist industry, which depends heavily on Hong Kong's reputation as a destination for mainland travellers, has to accept some responsibility for tarnishing the city's reputation in recent times. It is also open to criticism for lack of swif ...

  7. Tourism industry has to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by this kind of behaviour, increasing pressure on the government and our tourism industry leaders to counter this message. The Travel Industry Council response is to hand out stickers and other ... is depending on tourism to help drive future economic development. But surely the industry must get the message about the need to put its own house in order. Tours are being underpriced to meet ...

  8. Taiwan eases curbs on tourism by individuals

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... as soon as next month. The latest plan- a further step towards opening Taiwan to individual mainland tourists- is expected to generate NT$11.3 billion (HK$2.7 billion) in extra tourism revenue. At a meeting last week, departments including the Mainland Affairs Council, the Tourism Bureau and the Interior Ministry discussed the plan to allow mainland tourists to travel to Taiwan individually ...

  9. A nation transformed by 30 years of tourism

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

    ... million 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 ...

  10. HK tourism industry undeterred by Taiwan's upgrade

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Dennis Eng Hong Kong's tourism industry representatives put on a brave face yesterday, saying the city could remain a prime destination for mainland ... committee, said he did not believe Hong Kong's tourism would suffer as a result of the moves. 'Detailed documentation is required for mainlanders travelling to Taiwan, making it restrictive ...




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