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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:34pm by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... segment for North Korean tourism, are also affected, some tour agents based in Dandong said on Thursday. "We received a notice today [that the closure] starts tomorrow [Friday]. We're ... Tourism Administration told the Post last year that 237,400 Chinese travelled to North Korea in 2012, 22.5 per cent more than in 2011. A North Korean tourism official has claimed in previous ...

  2. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal blames 'cheap tourists' for falling victim to deadly snowstorm

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by GUARDIAN, KYODO

    ... to] walk to [the nearest road] and rescued six others whose injuries meant they were not in condition to walk," a Nepalese Army spokesman said. Nepal's Tourism Ministry spokesman ...

  3. News - China - TERROR CRACKDOWN

    Amid security crackdown, Xinjiang weighs cash incentive to revive tourism

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:53pm by Andrea Chen, Reuters

    ... Xinjiang may pay tourists to visit Officials in Xinjiang are considering offering each tourist 500 yuan (HK$630) as part of an effort to revive the region's flagging tourism industry, state ... during the winter, but since the deadly knife attack in Kunming in March, many have postponed their tour to Xinjiang," the region's tourism chief, Inam Nesirdin, was quoted as saying. ...

  4. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Google’s Street View offers a rare peek into Bhutan

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Google to undertake a Street View project that could showcase some its natural treasures for internet users. "Most governments love Street View because it promotes tourism- they are drawn ...

  5. Business - China Business - ENTERTAINMENT

    Universal Studios to open theme park in Beijing

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:45am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Universal Studios and partner Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Company have received the go-ahead from authorities to develop a US$3.3 billion theme park in the capital. The Beijing ... and Beijing were at the heart of the northeast developments, while the Pearl River Delta region and Hainan were supporting rapid tourism growth in the southeast. Aecom said theme and amusement parks ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Australia aims to draw more Chinese tourists to wine and dine Down Under

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Amy Nip

    ... of Tourism Australia's marketing campaign this autumn, says its managing director John O'Sullivan. The catch-and-cook concept has become popular among Hong Kong tourists, who are particularly interested in seafood. The freshness and variety of Australian food is a big draw for repeat visitors, according to the tourism promotion body. "On the mainland, intention to travel ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    3 historic temples added to list of declared monuments

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Vivienne Chow

    ... status as a monument will raise the profile of the city's cultural heritage. "In this way, more Hong Kong people will know about this temple and our tradition. The Tourism Board can ...

  8. Australia means business

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... maintained with an A$8.1 billion (HK$58.3 billion) investment in infrastructure, including renovations and new accommodation, venues, convention centres and incentive experiences. Tourism Australia ... established our Business Events Australia Brand: 'Take Your Thinking to a Whole New Place',' says Faline Lin, Tourism Australia's business events development manager for north ...

  9. News - China

    Ambitious nationwide plan to develop sports industry- and get people fit

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:20pm

    ... particularly in areas such as sporting events, overseas sports tourism and venue management, where their strengths are clear,” Liu Fumin, director of finance at the General Administration of Sport told ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - GAMING

    Landing International chairman gambles on tourism plan in Jeju

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:07am by Sandy Li

    ... on tourism plan in Jeju Mainland developer Yang Zhihui plans to turn Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development into a gaming and entertainment operator after betting a fortune on building ... The Landing-Genting project will be Jeju's largest tourism resort, featuring luxury hotels, a shopping centre, a theme park, villas and flats, as well as gaming entertainment and other leisure ...




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