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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    High hopes for strongman Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi as Egyptian tourism falters

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... the economy. Tourism revenues, already hurt by the 2011 uprising that overthrew long-time president Hosni Mubarak, plunged from US$12.5 billion in 2010 to US$5.8 billion last year. Sisi's support campaign in Sharm el-Sheikh is coordinated by a former intelligence officer who now works in tourism. His daughter, hotel manager Gina el-Gafy, works the phone to organise a pro-Sisi rally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519045/high-hopes-strongman-abdel-fattah-el-sisi-egyptian-tourism-falters
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ECOLOGY

    Seashells lost from beaches because of tourism, but tourists not at fault

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post A study found crucial shells were disappearing from a Spanish beach, but it didn't blame theft Tourism, but not tourists, blamed for seashell loss You might think ... tourism had increased in the area by 300 per cent. Even though other factors might play a role in the shells' decline, it is hard not to think that human behaviour is to blame for the decline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1514378/seashells-lost-beaches-because-tourism-tourists-not-fault
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Build eco-tourism resort on Lamma, not tower blocks: conservationists

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Conservationists want green-themed proposal to replace plans to double island's population Eco-tourism resort urged instead of Lamma project Conservationists opposed to the government's development plans for Lamma are proposing that an eco-tourism theme park be built instead of a residential compound that will almost double the population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510723/conservationists-urge-eco-tourism-resort-replace-planned-lamma
  4. Lifestyle - Travel

    France learns to speak ‘touriste’ as it looks for economy boost

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 04:13pm by AP

    ... surly waiters and superior shopkeepers. But we also love to love it: more people visit France than any other country in the world. The problem is that in France we don’t value jobs in tourism. We conflate services with servitude But now, after years of casually riding a reputation for stunning monuments and world-class food, the French are starting to talk about tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1287697/france-learns-speak-touriste-it-looks-economy-boost
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Government urged to consider impact of surging tourism on Hong Kong

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Amy Nip

    ... research shows. A report on the study, which examined the impact of the individual visit scheme, also urges the government to consider the social impact of tourism. Shops selling clothes, shoes ... facilities," the report says. The report cites a European Commission study which recommended that "social carrying capacity", which measures the level of tourism that will not be resented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506926/government-urged-consider-social-impact-visitors
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Why tourism is sending city down the pan

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Why tourism is sending city down the pan In many societies a couple seen letting their toddler urinate in public after struggling to find a toilet might expect a little sympathy. Certainly ... numbers to hit 70 million in three years and 100 million in a decade, with mainlanders making up the bulk of the influx. Hui believes this rapid growth in tourism has caused Hongkongers to develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1505172/why-tourism-sending-city-down-pan
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protect Hong Kong tourism from the stigma of bad manners

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:06pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang's mainland holiday convinced her of the need to keep tourism in HK civilised- and that means no peeing in public, for a start Manners matter When the story ... why we're so angry over the urinating toddler. We like tourism. We want to protect it. We don't want urinating toddlers to get woven into the fabric of Hong Kong tourism. Kelly Yang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1499786/protect-hong-kong-tourism-stigma-bad-manners
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong needs new attractions, says tourism chief

    Posted May 08th 2013, 03:38pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong should look into expanding the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event and organising a large-scale cycling competition to attract more tourists, the new Tourism Board chairman said. Peter Lam Kin-ngok, who took up the position last month, said in a Commercial Radio interview on Wednesday morning that the city would have to find new attractions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232991/hong-kong-needs-new-attractions-says-tourism-chief
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... on tourism front line Hong Kong's tourism industry may be in the midst of an unprecedented boom, but frontline workers aren't sharing in the benefits- with store staff set sales targets ... of the Eating Establishment Employees General Union, said tourism and weddings had been the biggest drivers of growth in the catering sector in recent years. "In busy districts, up to 70 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489963/tourism-front-line-low-paid-shop-staff-set-hk1-million-monthly-sales
  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:26am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com A US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights, writes Jamie Carter Ahead of the curve The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against ... schemes," Poynter says. World View isn't the only company planning on getting ahead of the curve. Spain's Zero2Infinity has also unveiled a tourism concept called Bloon, a helium-filled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1486060/us-firm-taking-space-tourism-luxurious-new-heights

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