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  1. Ambitious tourism targets put in doubt

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... the tourism chief said yesterday. 'Currently, we have no figure about Disneyland tourists, but if it is much less than the expectations, plus the delay of the opening of Ngong Ping 360, our goal... will definitely be influenced, I believe,' Tourism Board executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah said. Disneyland does not give attendance figures but park chiefs have said lagging ...

  2. Tourism plans will destroy heritage: residents

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan More developments are being planned in Tai O to promote tourism, but some residents and a green group criticised the construction as excessive. The government is planning to build an entrance plaza near the Lantau fishing village and a new bus terminus nearby. A new waterfront promenade and a recreational park are also proposed near Tai O Creek, with a large car ...

  3. Developing Lantau a delicate task

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last year's record 5.9 million to 11 million by 2022, its strategy is to support and profit from developing tourism on Lantau Island. That is a wise course for the government ... Despite these assets, the government has had a haphazard approach to developing tourism. The potential afforded by beaches, wetlands and hiking and camping remains largely untapped. Instead, ...

  4. Business visitors lured to Lantau

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master- the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau ... and cultural activities, and are finding them on Lantau. 'Long-haul visitors love cultural activities and nature,' said James Tien Pei-chun, chairman of the Tourism Board, which is promoting ...

  5. Cultural festivals must be preserved

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance has been an obscurity in Hong Kong, a once-yearly Hakka festival little known outside its community despite 130 years of history. But its listing, along with three other local festivals, as a national intangible cultural her ...

  6. Big players push Lantau as Pearl Delta hub

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Better transport and 'repositioning' could transform Lantau from a backwater into a tourism and convention hub, it was argued yesterday. Representatives ... the forum, said that despite government plans to develop Lantau into a tourism centre, Tung Chung still only had half the residential population that the authorities had aimed for. There were also ...

  7. Greens see red over development plans in revised Lantau blueprint

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government yesterday unveiled a revised plan for Lantau's development that puts emphasis on conservation, recreation and green tourism but still includes heavy ... the conflict between development and conservation. Peter Li Siu-man, public affairs manager of the Conservancy Association, said: 'Green tourism is different from eco-tourism. The government ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as planning to cope with growth in demand for transport facilities. Tourism envoys appointed A total of 219 students have been appointed tourism envoys under the Young Ambassador Scheme, co-organised by the Tourism Commission and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. From October, they will be stationed at tourist attractions including The Peak, the Star Ferry and the Lantau cable car at weekends ...

  9. Disneyland has failed to make mark, poll finds

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Mainlanders and Taiwanese have voted Ocean Park as the top entertainment destination, but Disneyland has not even been shortlisted in the category, a poll has found. The two-month poll of mainland visitors was conducted in December by marketing c ...

  10. Briefs

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with on case by case basis. The authority would consider how widespread the derivative work was and how much damage it caused to the copyright holder. 'Golden week' visits rise 17pc, Tourism Board says The Immigration Department said 2.57 million visitors came into Hong Kong and 2.55 left for holidays during the seven-day National Day 'golden week' holiday. The Tourism ...




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