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  1. Solution to birth tourism promised

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Guangdong governor Zhu Xiaodan has assured Hongkongers a solution will be found to the problem of large numbers of mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong, but he would not provide details. Meanwhile, human rights lawyer ...

  2. Tsang vows to curb mainland birth tourism

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In response to tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun's query as to whether a reinterpretation of the Basic Law would be sought, Tsang said: 'I believe the measures we are taking ...

  3. Novel boost for tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mukul Munish The Hong Kong Tourism Board is making a concerted effort to get cash-rich Indians to visit Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong Tourism Board statistics, the number of Indian tourists fell by 4.5 per cent in the first half of the year compared with the same time last year. This, according to a Tourism Board spokeswoman, was because visitors from India were more ...

  4. Help for small businesses and tourism applauded

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprises. To promote tourism, the 3 per cent hotel tax paid by guests will be waived. The financial secretary said this would enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong's hotel industry ... international exhibitions and the launching of overseas promotions, with the aim of attracting high-value-added business travellers to the city. Howard Young, the legislator representing the tourism ...

  5. Youth hostel plan starts

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau The government will help NGOs to provide hostels for single youths, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his policy address. The idea aims to help working-age young people to move away from home as they set out on their own. In his addr ...

  6. Let patients stay longer, doctors say

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the Hong Kong government could encourage and promote medical tourism, to a meeting of the Legislative Council health services panel later this year. ...

  7. Maritime museum has high hopes for new home

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The city's maritime museum expects to welcome 200,000 visitors per year to its new harbourfront home in Central when it opens in January, a five-fold increase on the attendance at its present home in Stanley. The privately ...

  8. Donald Tsang's 'Santa Claus' legacy

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... more than in 2008- was accounted for by the four existing pillar industries- financial services, tourism, professional services, and trading and logistics. Tourism grew the most, with its share ... down from 10.2 per cent two years ago. Li, however, is sceptical that tourism is the best bet for Hong Kong's development into a knowledge-based society. Tourists came and spent, ...

  9. Alive and kicking

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... A day after a storm deflated the hot-air balloon featured at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Victoria Park, the Tourism Board continues its tireless mission of promoting the city to the rest of the world. Last night it gathered two Hong Kong heavyweights - Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and tourism ambassador Jackie Chan (below) - to kick off its global advertising campaign, ...

  10. Voyage of discovery

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be officiated by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, Shao Qiwei. The ITE & MICE Expos co-locate for a seventh year, showcasing leisure and MICE/corporate travel. The 650 exhibitors attending, 80 per cent of which are from abroad, include tourism boards, hotels, resorts, attractions, convention centres, travel agents, cruises, airlines ...




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