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  1. Tourism project on Lantau to go to tender

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The government has abandoned plans to award a HK$68 million tourism development project at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island to the MTR Corporation without tender, after objections from legislators. The project, which consists mainly of a 1.52-hectare public piazza with a Chinese garden and lotus ponds, will now be put up for public tender, with the Architectural Services ...

  2. Tourism upturn lifts rail traffic

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The MTRC's urban lines fare slightly better but the airport system cools The economic upturn and a revival in tourism helped drive MTR Corp's (MTRC) passenger numbers on its urban underground railway up 0.7 per cent last month. The number of passengers on its five urban lines rose to 69.12 million last month, but the Airport Express railway saw ...

  3. We must work with Macau to lure more tourists, say officials

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh, Chester Yung and Zoe Mak Increased co-operation with Macau tourism authorities is being sought by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Travel Industry Council in an effort to boost ... 'Tourists can come to Hong Kong to shop, eat, visit Disneyland... and then off to Macau to gamble,' Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said during a radio programme yesterday. ...

  4. Hong Kong's top attractions

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau HONG KONG youngsters feel that Ocean Park and Victoria Harbour are the most significant Hong Kong landmarks. Seeking the opinions of young people from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou, the Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Ko ...

  5. Australian firm running cable car getting 'very raw deal' from government

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Skyrail-ITM, the company being blamed for the accident at Ngong Ping 360, came to Hong Kong with a stellar reputation as one of Australia's leading tourism operators. ... and international tourism awards, was awarded a 20-year contract to manage the attraction after the MTR Corp won the 30-year build-operate-transfer franchise in 2002. Despite a delay in its opening, ...

  6. Minister blasts cable car firm over failures

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... reputation as a tourist hub. Such incidents could also hit the development of tourism on Lantau, which was a cause advocated by chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen when he was financial secretary. The 2004 Lantau Development plan was put together to turn the island into a world-class tourism hub, with the cable car as one of its major elements. Travel Industry Council chairman ...

  7. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... on Lamma beaches... no, we're not referring to the drunks on the weekend. 5 Concern over foreclosed Mong Kok budget hotel damaging our tourism reputation... luckily, the Ngong Ping 360 cable ...

  8. Cross-border car influx will ride roughshod over city's pedestrians

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tunnels and detours, and more roadside air and noise pollution. Mainland vehicles, not mainlanders, are the true locusts unleashed on Hong Kong. Vehicle-based tourism is an invasive pest ...

  9. Cable car puts our reputation at stake

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Few tourism attractions have experienced as much trouble as the Tung Chung cable car. The latest incident saw hundreds of passengers stranded in mid-air for nearly two hours in near freezing temperatures. This is unacceptable. What should have been a pleasantly memorable experience became an ordeal for those involved and it has damaged our city's reputation as a tourist ...

  10. Cable car and Ocean Park in discount deal

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... they visit the other. The tourism sector legislator said the promotion, which runs for three months from Monday- when the cable car reopens after a six-month suspension- could cause more problems ... a special commission on each pass sold, causing managers of other attractions to question why they should join a scheme which reduced their earnings but increased the Disney park's. Tourism ...




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