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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. Lai See

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... aliens could visit for 'military reconnaissance', 'scientific' research or 'tourism', The Daily Telegraph reports. In a 1995 briefing, a desk officer said ...

  4. Wealthy mainlanders don't travel afar

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are among the most popular destinations for wealthy mainland tourists, who remain less interested in Europe and North America, a survey shows. China is expected to overtake Japan as the second-largest tourism market in 2013- and to surpass the United States as the biggest travel market by 2025. CAP Strategic ...

  5. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and reservations, visit www.travelextravel.com.hk or call 2270 7600. Wadiya know The Tourism section on the Republic of Wadiya's website (www.republicofwadiya.com) is the place to go if you want to pay ...

  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. Garuda eyes mainland market

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But the share in the tourism market was low and had severely lagged growth in economic ties between the two nations, said Emirsyah Satar, president and chief executive of Garuda. The carrier has joined ...

  8. 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 Travel ...

  9. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... economy-class seats are located on the roomier upper deck. Flights operate every Thursday and Saturday, and flying time is about 10 hours. Coinciding with the change of planes, Tourism Fiji's Hong ...

  10. Pact increases flights to Taiwan

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... unchanged from the first 11 months of last year, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. ...




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