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  1. Tourism industry rubs it hands, but fears voiced over park's financial prospects

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai The dreams of Shanghai's tourism sector came true yesterday following formal approval of the city's plans to build a Disney theme park. The massive project, to be built near Pudong Airport in the southeastern outskirts of the city, is expected to provide a major boost to the city's tourism appeal. Industry figures yesterday played down fears ...

  2. Shanghai tourism hit hard by recession

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... in the first half of the year. Li Bincheng, director of the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration's international tourism promotion department, said the number of overseas visitors- including ... major mainland cities in the first half year on year, which slumped to about 20 million people, figures from the National Tourism Administration showed. Beijing recorded a drop of 2.3 per cent, ...

  3. Tourism Board 'misled Legco to obtain funds'

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Tourism Board has been accused of misleading the Legislative Council three years ago to obtain funding approval by exaggerating the target number of visitors to its centres in two mainland cities. But the board's former executive director, Clara Chong Ming-wah, said the figure of 1 million visitors served by its two tourist information and service centres ...

  4. HK and rival Shanghai join forces to promote tourism

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission Dao Shuming said there were many potential benefits for the two cities in terms of cross-promotions and the sharing of ideas. ... and Hong Kong Shared promotions Shared statistics and discussion on large-scale tourism festivals and events ...

  5. Hotel owes us $1.7m, say travel agents

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... to register hotel operators. A Tourism Commission spokeswoman declined to comment because police were handling the case. ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - HOSPITALITY

    Hotel reviews: Fairmont Singapore and Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 03:39pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... Jason Y Ng Here’s a little known fact: Four Seasons and Fairmont, two of the world’s largest luxury hotel chains, are both Canadian-owned. Headquartered in Toronto, the Fairmont group boasts an impressive collection of historic hotels across the globe. Wi ...

  7. Shanghai Disney 'wins approval'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The proposed Shanghai Disney resort had received long-awaited blessing from the central government ahead of a final deal between the entertainment giant and the Shanghai municipal government, sources said. The National Development a ...

  8. Business and pleasure

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... last year, Hangzhou is coming into its own as a business-leisure destination. China's growing incentive travel market has meant that the focus has shifted from a strictly tourism emphasis towards not only sightseeing, but also meetings, exhibitions and leisure services. The Hangzhou Tourism Commission has established a Hangzhou MICE group, which will promote the city among ...

  9. Ground-breaking ceremony set for Shanghai Disney

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the Administrative Commission of Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone and the Shanghai Shendi Group. The commission is a municipal government body established in November to oversee construction of the park and its connected tourism zone, and Shendi is Disney's local partner in the joint venture. The invitation does not specify the purpose of the event, but states that 'a large ...

  10. HK to bar Shanghai shopping tour groups

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Inbound Tour Operators Association will ban shopping tours from Shanghai for 10 days next month to protest against the practice of subsidising the cost of mainland budget trips by forcing customers to shop in Hong Kong. If that does not wor ...




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