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  1. 10-year plan to turn Hainan into tourism hub

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the southern Chinese island into an international tourism hub. The plan calls for well over 100 billion yuan (HK$114 billion) to be spent on infrastructure and a sixfold increase in the province's tourism revenue to 124 billion yuan by 2020. Analysts expressed concern that even with the tsunami of funds heading towards the island, the plan might fail to meet its ambitious targets. The storm ...

  2. Lion City shakes off prickly image in bid to boost tourism

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A US$1.46 billion scheme for tourism growth is bearing fruit in Singapore. In recent years the city state has shed its prickly image, launching casinos, theme parks, heritage ... to help achieve the government's target of US$21.9 billion in annual tourism receipts by 2015. 'We are well poised to take off. This is only the beginning of our journey to become ...

  3. Tourism stocks welcome relaxation of travel rules

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... missing out on more opportunities like yesterday's rally in tourism-related shares. Retail and travel-related stocks climbed as much as 10 per cent yesterday after the government said ... tourists. 'With wealthier tourists and more traffic to Hong Kong, there will be a re-rating of retail and tourism-related stocks,' UOB Kay Hian Hong Kong director Steven Leung Wai-yuen ...

  4. Tourism rebound lifts Shangri-La occupancy

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Fuzhou Hotel group will invest US$1b over the next few years to double its mainland presence Shangri-La Asia, the region's largest luxury hotelier, says its mainland hotels performed strongly in the first quarter. Buoyant tourism numbers lifted first-quarter average occupancy at the group's 19 hotels by at least seven percentage points from a year ...

  5. The Regent to return as tourism rebounds

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to Hong Kong next year in a move to restore its presence amid a sharp rebound in the tourism sector. Paul Kirwin, the Asia-Pacific head of the Regent brand owner- Carlson Hotels Worldwide- said ... number of overseas hoteliers moving into Hong Kong and China's tourism sector. InterContinental Hotels Group said yesterday that it had signed 25 hotel management contracts in Asia Pacific ...

  6. Guoman focuses on China in plans for 50 new hotels

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said it would target the less competitive four-star segment on the mainland as tourism booms. 'We believe China's four-star hotel sector has less competition,' Nijhawan said, ... hotels the company operates in Britain. Its first hotel outside Britain, Guoman Hotel Shanghai, opened recently. The rising affluence of mainlanders has been a huge spur to tourism in the past ...

  7. Venue soars to new heights

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... of challenges ahead and the implications of the mainland-led global tourism growth. The Global Travel and Tourism Summit, from May 25-27, opens at the Great Hall of the People. Most other events, which will feature keynote speakers from the industry, will be held at the Beijing International Hotel Conference Centre. Organised by the World Travel & Tourism Council, whose membership comprises some ...

  8. HK aims to strengthen its ties with Taichung

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... as tourism, trade, cultural exchanges and city management. 'We, the Hong Kong government, treasure our relationship with Taiwan very much,' Mr Lam said. 'We hope through all ... and friendly basis. But this time, it's open and more on official ground.' Mr Hu, who was also in Hong Kong to promote tourism in the Taiwanese city, said the island and Hong Kong could ...

  9. Spa industry lures players

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... in the Asia-Pacific region. The move comes on the back of a growing recognition of the market's potential and the government's push to build Hong Kong as a tourism hub. A spokeswoman for the Tourism ... boutique hotel at the top of its hill, offering spa facilities similar to the Banyan Tree. The idea is part of a tourism plan the park will submit to Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen ...

  10. Cruise terminal bidders 'start level'

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... in Hong Kong in October next year if work continued to progress smoothly. The minister in charge of tourism affairs made the remarks amid criticism that Hong Kong was lagging behind rival cities in the region to compete for tourists with world-class facilities. Speaking at a media gathering yesterday, Mr Ip rejected claims that the government was dragging its feet on efforts to boost tourism ...




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