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  1. Tourism Board to seek new sponsors

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... widening the net for future sponsors of the extravaganza. The Tourism Board vowed to seek sponsors through newspaper advertisements and secure sponsorships earlier in order to avoid a repeat ... new events are on the Tourism Board's agenda. The upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations will see a large feast of traditional poon choi, featuring big bowls of Chinese gourmet delicacies, ...

  2. Arrivals indicate scam fallout over, says tourism chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... 10th anniversary. The total number of visitors during the period increased by 6 per cent to roughly 330,000, Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said. Last year, July arrivals totalled 2,185,610, of whom 1,196,987 were from the mainland. Mr Tien said he believed the results reflect a normalisation in tourism growth following intense negative publicity in April about ...

  3. Ambitious tourism targets put in doubt

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... the tourism chief said yesterday. 'Currently, we have no figure about Disneyland tourists, but if it is much less than the expectations, plus the delay of the opening of Ngong Ping 360, our goal... will definitely be influenced, I believe,' Tourism Board executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah said. Disneyland does not give attendance figures but park chiefs have said lagging ...

  4. Lack of dock space may stifle tourism, cruise boss says

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Lack of docking space for cruise liners could prevent Hong Kong from benefiting fully from an expected boom in cruise travel in Asia, an industry leader says. Royal Caribbean International president Adam Goldstein said the cruise travel marke ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Week ahead

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Week ahead Today Central Rat Race Fund-raising event featuring teams of creatively costumed participants navigating various obstacles while racing to the finish line; proceeds to Mindset. Oct 14, from 9am, Chater Rd, Cen ...

  6. The city's theme parks are world-class: study

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Ocean Park is still the top theme park in Hong Kong, according to a global theme park ranking. The 2011 Theme Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report by Themed Entertainment Association and Aecom ranked Hong Kong no 5 in Asia and no 1 ...

  7. Old Hong Kong in new attraction

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Ocean Park visitors will get the chance to travel back in time to Hong Kong between the 1950s and 1970s. During its 35th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, the park announced a new attraction called 'Old Hong Kong' will open in March ...

  8. Family fun in HK?

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Tourism Board has suggested repackaging our city as a family destination. With Ocean Park and the Wetland Park, among others, already ideal attractions, is there anything more Hong Kong can do? Share your views: write to us ...

  9. New Christmas 'trees' taking root in city

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... a spokesman said. 'We have been using traditional Christmas trees for some years already and want to be special this time.' Asked what it thought of the 'trees', the tourism board, ... A film featuring cartoon characters of local stars Sandra Ng Kwun-yu and Louis Koo Tin-lok will be used to promote Hong Kong overseas. The tourism board is spending HK$24 million this winter ...

  10. Disneyland falling short of attendance target, boss admits

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... are slated to open next month, in time for the peak holiday season. Tourism Board chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee described the opening of the theme park as 'the watershed of tourism development of Hong Kong' despite the problems it has faced. 'Tourism investment over the years has been [led] by Disneyland. Even Ocean Park is gearing up for the competition,' she ...




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