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  1. Oman on map for tourism

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Muscat, the capital of Oman, was recently declared the 'Arab Tourism Capital' for 2012 by the Arab Tourism Ministers' Council. The country, officially the Sultanate of Oman, ... ancient forts, mosques and traditional markets called souks. It is also one of the most developed, stable and liberal countries in the Arab world. According to the World Travel and Tourism ...

  2. Tourism and heritage do not have to be in conflict

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the local community and fund alternative means of supplying water. Tourism and preservation of heritage do not have to be in conflict. With proper management, the spirit of Angkor Wat can be brought ...

  3. HK tourism industry hit by Bangkok unrest

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger The city's tourism industry is losing millions of dollars each day as civil strife in Bangkok turns a favourite destination for Hong Kong holidaymakers into an off-limits zone. Joseph Tung Yao-chung, the executive director of the Travel Industry Council, said even during off-peak seasons there was on average between 20 and 30 tour groups leaving ...

  4. Unfazed by attacks, Tourism Board pushes India links

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite last week's terrorist attack on Mumbai, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has voiced confidence in the potential of the Indian financial capital as a source of business travellers to Hong Kong. The board last week launched Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) offices in Mumbai and the Indian capital New Delhi, stressing in both cities that it was committed ...

  5. Seven tourism officials cancel trip to Taiwan

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Seven mainland tourism officials have cancelled a trip to Taiwan after the physical attack on a senior mainland cross-strait official by pro-independence protesters during his visit to the island's southern city of Tainan. The Taiwan Strait Sightseeing and Tours Association had received notice that the deputy directors of tourism bureaus in seven provinces ...

  6. Tourism offers hope for Mekong's rare dolphins

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... to help craft a tourism development plan to save the last of the Mekong River's dolphins by turning a 200km stretch of the river into a leading eco-tourism destination. 'The Mekong River dolphin is a treasure we must protect. It is the second tourism icon of Cambodia, after Angkor Wat,' said Thok Sokhum, the Cambodian tourism official overseeing the development of what ...

  7. HK eyes tourism boost in Russia and Middle East

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Call to spur visitors to the city Hong Kong should have greater representation in the Middle East and Russia to better exploit the growing potential of these emerging markets as important sources of tourist arrivals to the city, the chairman of the Tourism Board said. The number of tourist arrivals from oil-rich countries in the Middle East as well as Russia has recorded ...

  8. Tourism hopes high, but accommodation is at a premium

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... the once-isolated developing country can cope with a continuing surge in foreign visitors remains another question. The World Travel and Tourism Council projects Vietnam will post the world's ... a little [bribe] money and go away,' said a Hanoi tour operator. While such corruption woes are endemic to Vietnamese society, another tourism worker said the sector's biggest problems ...

  9. Where is Dennis?

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Young Post mascot Dennis is travelling around the world this summer. Be the first to guess where he is, and discuss your favourite travel destinations with YP readers. Go to yp.scmp.com > Over to You > YP forum to post your answer. Each week, for th ...

  10. Buggy bites

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Robby Nimmo Novelist and satirist Peter De Vries once wrote: 'A mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.' He forgot to include the period where parents take to the streets with a pram. These days, s ...




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