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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 ...

  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, ...

  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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. 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

    ... industries in Hong Kong". Should this serve as a wake-up call to our city? Hong Kong lives by its service industries. Our financial, legal, tourism and related sectors have made the city- ...

  8. Mainland tourist numbers down by 80 per cent during protest

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... by mainland tourism officials not to send tour groups from today to Friday because of the march. Shi Dongxiong, deputy general manager of Guangdong China Travel Service, said his company had received no official notice that tour groups should not be sent. Ta Kung Pao yesterday quoted an official with the Guangdong Tourism Administration as saying it had not ordered a ban. Joseph Tung Yao-chung, ...

  9. 241b yuan in deals inked at symposium

    Posted Jul 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... co-operation is the biggest advantage of Cepa. This is obviously seen in finance, logistics and particularly tourism.' Of the 473 projects, seven valued at 120.2 billion yuan were ... enterprises. The areas of co-operation include energy infrastructure, property and investment, tourism, agriculture, and environmental protection. Apart from the signing of agreements, a trade fair ...

  10. 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 ...




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