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  1. Tourism industry fears peak summer travel disruption

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The tourism industry wants Dragonair staff to rethink strike plans which would affect thousands of travellers during the peak summer season, and has called for contingency measures if a strike goes ahead. 'The impact will be huge because August is the peak travel season,' Joseph Tung Yao-chung, executive director of the Travel Industry Council, said. He ...

  2. HK tourism industry hit by Bangkok unrest

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger The city's tourism industry is losing millions of dollars each day as civil strife in Bangkok turns a favourite destination for Hong Kong holidaymakers into an off-limits zone. Joseph Tung Yao-chung, the executive director of the Travel Industry Council, said even during off-peak seasons there was on average between 20 and 30 tour groups leaving ...

  3. Tourism is top choice

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jobs in the tourism sector are the most appealing to secondary students, a survey has revealed. Conducted in February by San Hilton Education Association, the survey was completed by 1,000 ... looking strong, students have a rosy view of the tourism industry. 'The enthusiasm and interest students show in theme parks has everything to do with the rebound in tourist numbers. ...

  4. Thailand's turmoil rubs salt in wounds of HK travel sector

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... opting to leave the city on holiday. The Tourism Authority of Thailand said tourist arrivals from Hong Kong last year totalled 367,862, a 2.33 per cent decline compared to 2006. In 2006, Hong Kong visitors stayed in Thailand an average 4.82 days and spent an average US$127 each per day, which generated US$284 million in tourism income for the country. 'Thailand, especially ...

  5. Travel expo keeps on growing

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in today's opening is Commissioner for Tourism Philip Yung Wai-hung. Tourism officials from overseas are expected to be present at today's grand opening. The expo runs until Sunday. ... Overall, there are about 40 pavilions - the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE), and main official themes include, cruise, wellness and medical tourism, and the Hong Kong ...

  6. Preparing for take-off

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tourism from Hong Kong, the southern mainland and Taiwan, the airline has launched a package tour arm in Hong Kong, which will be managed locally by Aerowisatra, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia. Garuda Orient Holidays (GOH) is developing packages to various destinations in Indonesia. Adventure travel, cultural attractions, eco-tourism, the premium market and special interest are among ...

  7. Mainland tourists give HK a boost

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's economy depends on tourism to help create employment and boost the growth of other sectors. In 2008, tourism generated HK$43.8 billion, or 2.8 per cent of Hong Kong's ... being collected and will be available by the end of the year, says Amanda Fok, a statistician on industrial production and tourism at the Census and Statistics Department. Inbound tourism ...

  8. SIA adds another daily flight from HK

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... holiday. While the Singapore Tourism Board has yet to release visitor figures for last month, Lim was 'surprised passenger numbers kept up with last February's traffic figures' ... The growth in visitors this year followed large increases in traveller numbers last year. Singapore Tourism Board figures showed the number of visitors arriving from Hong Kong soared 30.4 per cent ...

  9. HK greets rising number of visitors

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Hong Kong's travel industry moved ahead at a healthy clip in the first quarter. Passengers using the airport increased 14 per cent in number over the same period last year. Total visitor arrivals increased 11 per cent - 22 per cent if the mainland an ...

  10. Riders of the storm

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... the next few years, the market for air travel and tourism in Asia is tipped to grow faster than anywhere else in the world. This phenomenal pace of growth will come largely on the back ... and its closely related tourism sector stand on shaky ground. Over the past two years, the airline and tourism industries have emerged from one near-catastrophic crisis, only to be plunged ...




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