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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Message from Xi to Hong Kong: think of national interest

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... of the central government's policy initiatives that benefit the city. Local NPC deputies and a political analyst said Li's comment referred to some of the 36 economic, financial, tourism ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese influx prompts Macau to mull visitor cap

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the worst crowding, tourism officials have now launched a campaign to lure visitors to lesser-known attractions on the island. A city think tank, the Macau Policy Research Office, is also assessing ... their fluctuating room rates as early as possible, to help tourists plan their trips. The tourism chief refused to comment on whether she thought Macau should limit tourist numbers. She estimated that, ...

  3. News - China - MACAU

    Macau sees only 0.3pc rise in visitors but record gaming revenue

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... by 6.6 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively. Fernandes blamed the stagnant global economy for the mild growth. "Tourism is very much affected by economic conditions … Given the situation of last year's global economy, I believe this is the main reason we did not enjoy a big increase in terms of tourism," she said. But the tourist office's prime goal was to attract ...

  4. News - China - TOURISM

    Budget travellers squeezed in Macau

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, listed as an objective "to encourage the construction of economical hotels" to make the city a world centre of tourism and leisure. The Macau Government ... River Delta Development Outline positioned Macau as a world centre of tourism and leisure. The Macau Hoteliers and Innkeepers Association said the occupancy rate of guesthouses was only 60 per ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Forget handouts, Macau needs social spending and diversification

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... advised in the 12th five-year plan a transformation into an international tourism and entertainment destination and a service centre for Portuguese-speaking countries, but there has been little ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Incheon plans entertainment hub to rival Macau

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... 'EIGHTCITY' aims to unseat Macau South Korea's Incheon city aims to transform a small fishing island off the country's west coast into a hub of tourism, shopping and gambling to rival Macau. ... halls in its Yongyu-Muui district. Incheon hopes the tourism complex will lure middle- and upper-class tourists from China, who are spending more on leisure and travel, as well as tourists from ...

  7. Business - China Business - GAMING

    Sands gaming group to stake US$2.5 billion more on Macau

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Research, expected tourism to Macau to continue to grow this year, "which is important in the context of even more new supply in Macau". ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Beds & betting

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... from sectors such as aviation, and brand and tourist destination management to produce a report with the aim of building Macau into a "world centre of tourism and leisure". Says MGTO ...


    Economic development plan for Zhuhai's Hengqin Island doubted

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... on developing business services, the financial industry, cultural innovation, tourism, scientific research, hi-tech industries, traditional Chinese medicine and health care, with talent and investment ... manufacturing, tourism and the financial industry- looked too similar to those of other experimental zones. However, Dr Fang Zhou, assistant chief research officer at the Hong Kong-based One Country Two ...

  10. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Macau Open wins sponsorship from the Venetian

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the company's bid to promote Macau as a major tourism city. "Through our association with great sporting events, we will continue to provide quality entertainment and sporting extravaganzas in Macau for everyone's enjoyment, but more importantly, it will promote Macau as a world centre of tourism and leisure," Tracy said. Organisers have confirmed that two-time winner Zhang ...




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