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  1. 'Bus auntie' proves to be no turn-off

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... holiday. More mainlanders arrived during the holiday week this year, with arrivals up 21 per cent to 662,248 compared to last year, the Tourism Board said. Arrivals on National Day on October ... visitors,' Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said. Meanwhile, the Travel Industry Council board has accepted a number of proposals to revamp the sector. The main one involves introducing ...

  2. Swede speeds to provisional pole as he targets team hat-trick

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Swede Marcus Ericsson was first off the block as he led the way to grab provisional pole position in the Formula Three race as the 56th Macau Grand Prix got underway in earnest yesterday. Ericsson, who is driving for the TOM's team, who ...

  3. Mainland move a mistake, says champ

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Macau Priaulx urges organisers to keep faith with Macau Reigning world champion Andy Priaulx has called for Macau to continue being part of the FIA World Touring Car Championship calendar after 2009 as the prospect has been raised it could ...

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    Galaxy benefits from woes hitting Macau casino rivals Sands and Wynn

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Macau gaming firms Sands and Wynn troubled by USprobes and lawsuits Galaxy benefitsas woes hit rivals For casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, what happens in Macau does not always stay in Macau as US courts probe his operations in the world's big ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Beds & betting

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... from sectors such as aviation, and brand and tourist destination management to produce a report with the aim of building Macau into a "world centre of tourism and leisure". Says MGTO ...

  6. No room for more visitors, Leung says

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has echoed concerns by Beijing's tourism chief over Hong Kong's ability to accommodate more visitors, dampening ... statement reflected the concerns of Shao Qiwei, director of the National Tourism Administration, at a meeting with tourism industry veterans last week, where Shao questioned whether Hong Kong's ...

  7. Beijing travel curbs, swine flu blamed for Macau visitor slump

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The number of mainlanders visiting Macau independently last month fell by half from a year ago, a drop officials attribute to Beijing's travel policies and the swine flu scare. A total of 791,394 mainland residents visited the city in May, ...

  8. Change in policy sees 33 shut out by Macau

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... after they had arrived by ferries from Hong Kong. Under the new policy, a separate travel permit is now required for mainlanders to enter the gambling city. The tourism industry fears the policy ... to Hong Kong. They must now apply for a separate visa before they travel. Hong Kong Tourism Board figures show that 1.36 million mainland visitors travelled to Macau via Hong Kong in the first ...

  9. Mainland tourists have spent $9m in HK since solo travel scheme began: reports

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a new wharf. The government would welcome proposals for appropriate locations outside east and west Kowloon, he said. The Tourism Board has already announced measures to deal with the influx ...

  10. Island life

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From November 8 to the 16, the usually laid-back Macau will become a racing mecca. Head over for the first weekend and stay for the second. If you think Macau is too small to keep you entertained for a week, think again Day one (November 8) Visiting Macau ...




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