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  1. Tourism reputation hanging by a wire

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in our tourist industry, along with Disneyland and Ocean Park. Tourism is a pillar of Hong Kong's economy. The cable car complements the two theme parks with unrivalled views of some ...

  2. Experts call for push on 'green' tourism

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The government and private sector need to broaden and diversify Hong Kong's attractions to embrace 'green' tourism as part of an overall strategy to promote sustainable tourism, industry experts said yesterday. Addressing a tourism conference, they said the city's enduring image among overseas visitors as a shopping and dining destination ...

  3. Tourism plans will destroy heritage: residents

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan More developments are being planned in Tai O to promote tourism, but some residents and a green group criticised the construction as excessive. The government is planning to build an entrance plaza near the Lantau fishing village and a new bus terminus nearby. A new waterfront promenade and a recreational park are also proposed near Tai O Creek, with a large car ...

  4. Tourism project can boost Disco Bay's quality of life

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the buses that shuttles travellers between the airport and Discovery Bay is painted with a colourful floral design and a message welcoming visitors to the leafy, slow-paced Lantau Island enclave. But many residents pulled in the welcome mat very qu ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Zip-line attraction would be bad for Ngong Ping

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Zip-line plan would damage plateau's fragile ecosystem I would like to thank the Country and Marine Parks Board for summarily rejecting the plan by British operator Flying Fox to build an adventure attraction for the paying public within North Lantau ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should look to Lantau for development

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by the government in 2007, it envisages fully tapping the potential of infrastructure and available land for retail, convention facilities and tourism. The proposal that locating more shops there would take ...

  7. Developing Lantau a delicate task

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last year's record 5.9 million to 11 million by 2022, its strategy is to support and profit from developing tourism on Lantau Island. That is a wise course for the government ... Despite these assets, the government has had a haphazard approach to developing tourism. The potential afforded by beaches, wetlands and hiking and camping remains largely untapped. Instead, ...

  8. Business visitors lured to Lantau

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master- the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau ... and cultural activities, and are finding them on Lantau. 'Long-haul visitors love cultural activities and nature,' said James Tien Pei-chun, chairman of the Tourism Board, which is promoting ...

  9. Big players push Lantau as Pearl Delta hub

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Better transport and 'repositioning' could transform Lantau from a backwater into a tourism and convention hub, it was argued yesterday. Representatives ... the forum, said that despite government plans to develop Lantau into a tourism centre, Tung Chung still only had half the residential population that the authorities had aimed for. There were also ...

  10. October packed with festival choices

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and the mainland's 'golden week' holiday. October kicks off with the National Day week-long holidays, and tourism officials are expecting a boost to arrivals from the mainland with the opening ... for conventions and exhibitions,' a tourism board spokesman said. The city will showcase eight 'water-themed' giant lanterns based on the winning design of a competition organised ...




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