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  1. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Towngas posts 2.96pc rise in net profit

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:12am by Eric Ng

    ... in gas sales volume from its largest profit contributor in piped gas distribution in Hong Kong. “Stable tourism and favourable overall local job conditions helped stimulate consumer spending,” ... tourism and favourable overall local job conditions helped stimulate consumer spending Lee Shau-kee, Towngas With the number of private residential properties completions this year expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1580740/towngas-posts-296pc-rise-net-profit
  2. 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
  3. News - World - TOURISM

    California adapting to rising tide of tourists from China- now 1.8m a year

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... their money. Chinese tourism to the US has soared since the nations agreed in 2007 to promote tourism. More than 1.8 million Chinese visited last year, a threefold rise in the past five years. By 2018, ... compared with virtually none a little more than five years ago. China was the only country where ATI, which originally focused on tourism from Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, had opened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581352/california-adapting-rising-tide-tourists-china-now-18m-year
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial HK must banish tourism rogues Reputation is everything when it comes to tourism. The local industry learned a painful lesson when it struggled to clear its name as a tourist ... they would get. Since the tourism law only targets compulsory shopping without prior agreement, such "subsidised-cum-shopping" tours may fall into a legal grey area. The revelation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466559/hong-kong-must-banish-tourism-rogues
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    CY Leung hints at new controls on Hong Kong’s growing tourism numbers

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 05:08pm by Tony Cheung

    ... influx Leung hints at curbs on tourism numbers Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hinted for the first time that his administration is considering controls on the number of tourists in Hong ... Zhang Dejiang, Beijing's official in charge of Hong Kong affairs, urged the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and the National Tourism Administration to work with Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464737/government-exploring-ways-control-citys-tourism-growth-says-chief
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hongkongers see few benefits from influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... are a few flying hours from China and have generally higher taxes than Hong Kong; with taxation, tourism revenue benefits a wider spectrum of people there. In low-tax Hong Kong, regardless of the high cost to society from inflation and overcrowding, retail tourism benefits mainly landlords, property developers and jewellery shops. Local neighbourhood shops and restaurants frequented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1570133/hongkongers-see-few-benefits-influx-mainland-tourists
  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Hainan Airlines profit down 25.35pc

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:03am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... tourism routes, so it has always had a higher load factor," she said. Li said the carrier had also been hit less by the national anti-graft campaign, which had eroded the Big Three's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581390/hainan-airlines-profit-down-6978pc
  8. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    China Travel International profit up 107pc on sale of online travel agency

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Tourism operator China Travel International Investment saw its first-half net profit rise 107 per cent year on year to HK$930 million due to an increase ... on Wednesday night that profit rose 18 per cent year on year to HK$455 million. The growth was mainly driven by its core tourism operation, with profit from its theme parks, resorts and hotels business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578330/china-travel-international-profit-107pc-sale-online-travel-agency
  9. News - Hong Kong - WAGES

    Household incomes decline in second quarter

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... conspicuous consumption. Retail sales have shown year-on-year declines for the past six months. Given the growing importance of industries such as tourism, retail and related sectors to GDP, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581621/household-incomes-decline-second-quarter
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Wanda Commercial changes name as it shifts focus to hotels

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:26am by Langi Chiang

    ... tourism and business travel, the company expects the hotel development business will grow over the years and become an important part of the group's operating activities." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1580755/wanda-commercial-changes-name-it-shifts-focus-hotels

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