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  1. 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 ... quarter. 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. ...

  2. Staff queried tourism boss' controversial health cover

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Costly medical insurance for the former executive director of the Tourism Board and her family - which the Audit Commission criticised in a report last month - is understood ... was approved by the financial secretary in March 2004 on the Tourism Commission's advice. Her contract had a clause stating her salary would be reviewed every year. The audit commissioner found ...

  3. Hotel and tourism unit opens doors

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Master of Science (MSc) in Hotel and Tourism Management offered by Polytechnic University gives students the chance to connect with relevant professionals in the industry in problem ... and tourism industry. The course develops leadership skills and enhances career prospects in the hotel and tourism industry. The programme offers a unique blend of academic challenges in an applied ...

  4. Henry needs more than a dabble in tourism subsidies to lift jobs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'A boost for the tourism industry can provide a large number of low-skilled workers with job opportunities and alleviate our unemployment problem. We estimate that, during the period from 2000 to 2003 alone, tourism has created around 25,000 new jobs in Hong Kong.' Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen Budget speech LET US START by putting two ...

  5. Tourism, logistics 'key' to job creation

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Continued investment in the tourism and logistics sectors is the answer to Hong Kong's unemployment problems, the finance chief says. But Henry Tang would not predict how ... 'Why don't you do something?' But we can't change reality,' he said. However, investment in tourism and logistics would help create jobs in the catering, hotel and transport ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Neil Gough CHAMBER BOSS SENDS AN UNWELCOME CHILL THROUGH THE SALARIED RANKS Despite a bull market and strong company earnings, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is cautioning employers against issuing across-the-board pay raises in the coming ...

  7. Phone docs

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A telemedical centre may be introduced in Hong Kong, providing 24-hour telephone health care. Would you be happy to get medical advice on the phone, rather than visiting a doctors' surgery? Write to us. ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... elderly fear plan will raise medicine costs Elderly people are worried they will not be able to afford necessary medicines if the government goes ahead with plans to make patients buy their own medication, according to a survey of 960 residents of seniors ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The study found about a quarter of employees would face wage cuts. Bilingual tourism journal A bilingual journal, China Tourism Research, will be launched at the First China Tourism Forum at Hong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong workers face positive yet cautious job outlook in fourth quarter

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... The employment outlook in Taiwan is the most optimistic among all the places polled, with net employment at 34 per cent. The outlook report says the feel-good factor is fuelled by a thriving tourism ...




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