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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - China - TRAVEL

    Stop eating noodles and don't litter: Xi Jinping urges China's tourists abroad to clean up their act

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Tourism Academy. Chinese have become the world's biggest spenders on overseas tourism, spending more than US$128 billion last year. According to a tourist market survey, the Maldives is among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594941/president-xi-jinping-urges-chinese-tourists-set-better-example-abroad
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... tourism' Proposed changes to hostel licensing laws threaten the survival of Hong Kong's guest houses and will affect tourism in the city, guest-house operators say. In a special meeting ... the role of guest houses in developing the tourism industry before introducing a policy that has the potential to affect the market, they said. The government began reviewing the laws governing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  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 - Asia

    Bridge on the River Kwai will rise again as Sri Lankan tourist draw

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... on tourism. But in a bid to soften the blow, the electricity board has said it will pay for the reconstruction of a new wooden bridge, built on the original's foundations, to attract fans ... Lanka's 37-year ethnic conflict came to an end in 2009, tourism has been growing, with 1.2 million foreigners expected to visit this year. Tourism chiefs say the rebuilt bridge, along with a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582467/bridge-river-kwai-will-rise-again-sri-lankan-tourist-draw
  9. News - China - AVIATION

    Chinese tourist hub Sanya wants to reclaim land for new airport projects

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Sanya needs new aviation hub to cope with rising tourism, a state media report says, and proposal follows huge similar scheme in Dalian Resort mulls new airport ... construction department was quoted as saying. Phoenix airport was built two decades ago and only had one runway, the report said. It has been overburdened by the increase in tourism to Hainan since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593841/chinese-tourist-hub-sanya-wants-reclaimed-land-build-more-airports
  10. News - China - WAR GAMES

    Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in ‘China attack’ war games

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:54pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of increasing tourism and trade links. He was re-elected in 2012. But Beijing still refuses to renounce its use of force against Taiwan should the island declare formal independence. Taiwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593763/taiwanese-fighter-jets-land-highway-china-attack-war-games

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