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  1. 18 events apply to tourism fund

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The organisers of 18 arts, cultural and sporting events have applied for government subsidies in the third round of financing from the Mega Events Fund, a tourism-boosting initiative announced by the financial secretary in his budget speech last year. Assistant commissioner for tourism Vincent Fung Hao-yin was coy about the nature of the projects, but said the vetting ...

  2. Tourism rebound glosses over net deficit

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... have thought it time to call in the boys in white coats. Call them in for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, then. It has just announced that visitor arrivals last month came to 1.64 million. ... in the plunge, steeper in the climb back up, too. But let us not sing the entire Tourism Board refrain here. The industry likes to emphasise the importance of tourism by making much of the fact ...

  3. Education gets liftfrom new Cepa rules

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong international schools will be allowed to set up in the as-yet undeveloped new economic zones of Qianhai in Shenzhen and Hengqin in Zhuhai. The measure is one of 43, intended to boost trade and foster cross-border co-oper ...

  4. Hong Kong's ace of space

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan The New Territories accounts for about half of Hong Kong's population, but the region comprises almost 90 per cent of the city's total area. As Hong Kong becomes ever-more cramped, it is not surprising for people to turn to a ...

  5. New design

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The flying dragon logo that promotes the city could be scrapped under a 'Brand Hong Kong' review. Do you support this rethink and what ideas would you have for its replacement? Write to us ...

  6. Asia's World City 'needs new identity'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... and innovation, but we tend to focus on Hong Kong's financial strengths, tourism and being a hub for international companies.' Mr Lau added that, on an international scale, the 'Brand Hong Kong' logo, which features a stylised dragon, struggles to define a clear image. 'Sometimes the dragon logo is used in association with trade delegations, other times with tourism ...

  7. Group pushes for new 'Brand HK' publicity drive

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A revitalised publicity campaign should be launched to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the handover to strengthen Hong Kong's image as an international city, a focus group on trade and business suggested yesterday. As part of the go ...

  8. Our expensive envoys

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and quasi-governmental overseas offices to promote trade, investment and tourism. These come under the umbrella of the Trade and Industry Department and the semi-governmental Tourism Board and Trade Development ... the local economy was sluggish, InvestHK was set up with eight promotion units to lure investors. Meanwhile, the Tourism Board has 14 overseas offices. These all perform similar functions to boost ...

  9. Votes sought for best-liked faces

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The public are invited to vote for their three favourite Hong Kong faces via www.facesofhongkong.com until July 18. The 60 faces are of people who contributed to the photo mosaic project the Faces of Hong Kong. The campaign, launched at the ...

  10. Beijing Enterprises refocuses

    Posted Jul 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Chan, Eric Ng

    ... Elaine Chan and Eric Ng Red chip plans to move from tourism and concentrate on core operations Red chip Beijing Enterprises Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed investment arm of the capital's municipal government, is planning a retreat from the increasingly competitive tourism sector to focus on its core business operations. Deputy chairman Zhang Honghai said the company would ...




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