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  1. Tourism chief expects fewer visitors

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun warned yesterday that this year's visitor arrival estimate of just over 29 million could prove to be too optimistic given the impact of the global economic downturn. The board will start reviewing its forecasts on a quarterly basis this year to account for economic developments. 'I do worry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670648/tourism-chief-expects-fewer-visitors
  2. Tourism scheme aims to employ jobless migrants

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A citizen leisure scheme to stimulate tourism spending is expected to create more junior positions in the service sector for millions of laid-off migrant workers when it rolls ... Meanwhile, many white-collar workers who could previously have afforded domestic tourism are unwilling to travel, as they are forced to cut spending and shorten their annual leave. The authorities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673475/tourism-scheme-aims-employ-jobless-migrants
  3. Shenzhen official seeks a tourism corridor

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... in financial services and tourism. Mr Chen said three Hong Kong banks had applied to open branches in Shenzhen after the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa). Eight banks from Hong Kong already have offices in Shenzhen. He also called for further co-operation between Hong Kong and the delta in tourism, and the construction of border-crossing facilities. 'We hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431485/shenzhen-official-seeks-tourism-corridor
  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Xi Jinping passed up chance to meet Leung Chun-ying in Guangdong

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Tammy Tam

    ... Hong Kong lives by its service industries. Our financial, legal, tourism and related sectors have made the city - a place without natural resources - a unique and prosperous metropolis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1106884/xi-jinping-passed-chance-meet-leung-chun-ying-guangdong
  5. Rich pickings

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... tourism. The museum that sits on the original site of the opium bonfire, and the nearby Wenyuan Fort, scene of one of the most famous battles that followed in the Opium Wars, are already drawing ... of others like them in Guangdong, are determined to make it happen. Tourism is being held out to them as a way they can finally join in the country's headlong rush to riches. So far, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476412/rich-pickings
  6. Hong Kong's islets remain untouched due to physical constraints on development

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... islands in an area of 1,600 square metres. Yet only a small number have ever been inhabited or used for tourism, public facilities or other government purposes. Despite the policy introduced ... residents to name and develop 100 islands off the coast of Zhuhai for commercial use, including property development, tourism, animal breeding, port development or the storing of explosives. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663493/hong-kongs-islets-remain-untouched-due-physical-constraints-development
  7. 'Metropolis' urged for Lantau

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the potential to become a new 'metropolis', a commercial-tourism hub in the Pearl River Delta and the powerhouse of Hong Kong's future development. He said the alliance would conduct ... Authority, on which tourism, transport and lands officials would sit together to make decisions about the vision and master plan for Lantau in Hong Kong's future. He said Leung had promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000338/metropolis-urged-lantau
  8. Wealthy mainlanders don't travel afar

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are among the most popular destinations for wealthy mainland tourists, who remain less interested in Europe and North America, a survey shows. China is expected to overtake Japan as the second-largest tourism market in 2013- and to surpass the United States as the biggest travel market by 2025. CAP Strategic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002021/wealthy-mainlanders-dont-travel-afar
  9. Tourists flock to city for a glimpse of their future

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said Shenzhen Tourism Administration head Chi Xiongbiao. Today Shenzhen is the one of the most popular holiday destinations on the mainland, with more than 55 million domestic and foreign travellers visiting last year. The revenue generated by tourism exceeded 38 billion yuan, about 6.1 per cent of the national total. 'During the Lunar New Year this year alone, the revenue of our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513260/tourists-flock-city-glimpse-their-future
  10. Guangdong to get 40b yuan infrastructure boost

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... directly under Sasac and headquartered in Macau. The company will invest in several areas, including the Hengqin Island development zone, logistics, tourism and hotels. Separately, China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005744/guangdong-get-40b-yuan-infrastructure-boost

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