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  1. News - Hong Kong - MANILA SHOOTINGS

    Manila bus survivor Yik Siu-ling regains her smile

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Yik Siu-ling is regaining her confidence since a facelift, though she has more surgeries but now realises there are others in worse situations living happily Bus survivor regains her smile Two years on from the horro ...

  2. Tourism board turns a corner

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Hong Kong Tourism Board's image of extravagance is fading, says newly reappointed chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who is planning to turn some popular projects into annual events. 'My friends might be showing their support, but they said to me: 'James, you are doing quite well these days [and] the Tourism Board has improved a lot',' Tien ...

  3. US, EU uncertainty may hit tourism

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Dennis Eng and Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong may record fewer visitors year on year amid an uncertain economic outlook in the key US and EU tourist markets, Tourism Board chairman James Tien ... year's 29.5 million total.' Natural disasters, political turmoil, high oil prices, the Beijing Olympics as well as the current global economic troubles all took a heavy toll on the tourism ...

  4. Tourism set for return to glory days

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Rugby World Cup and the lifting of Sars travel advisories have boosted visitor arrivals, with many from China Inbound tourism is on the rebound in Australia and record numbers of visitors ... of visitor numbers. Australia has been ranked the No1 holiday destination for travellers from Beijing and Shanghai. Hong Kong, too, is earmarked as 'a key market' for Australian tourism ...

  5. Tourism industry rebounds after Sars

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The tourism industry in Hong Kong is steadily recovering from the Sars outbreak, as arrivals exceeded 720,000 last month, according to the latest figures released by the Tourism Board. ... will continue to boost tourist figures. We will film the soccer teams' tour around the tourist attractions and we shall use them as promotional material,' he said. Grace Lee, the Tourism ...

  6. Outside tourism, Sars caused little damage

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Preliminary figures for July already point that way. The impact on the tourism business, the one that really counts here, was a three-month affair covering the second quarter, with visitor arrivals ... at the time. So let us concentrate on the tourism business. The second assumption is that the decline in total spending by visitors was roughly proportional to the decline in their numbers. I hear ...

  7. Tourism chiefs wary in face of bird flu

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tourism chiefs want a clearer picture to emerge on the spread of the bird flu virus before devoting resources to promote the 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year campaign to short-haul markets. 'There is growing concern about avian flu but we are more concerned about where it happens around the world,' Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah ...

  8. Financial impact of Sars limited to tourism

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in 2001. No one of course is given detailed insight on the might-have-been but here is a stab at it: the figures clearly show that the impact of Sars was concentrated on tourism. Trade in goods ...

  9. Ugly side of 'beauty package' tourism

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh and Dennis Eng Consumer Council and plastic surgeons say overseas treatments could be risky People interested in improving their looks have been warned by the Consumer Council and plastic surgeons about the potential risks of joining cosmetic s ...

  10. Tourism's road to recovery nears end

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Passenger traffic at Chek Lap Kok airport is virtually back to normal, with September numbers reaching more than 95 per cent of pre-Sars levels. And tourist arrivals last month were the best ever recorded for September - 1.47 million. The figure represent ...




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