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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Tourists turn to safer destinations

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and beach holiday,' says Jo Jo Chan, general manager of Wing On Travel Service, one of Hong Kong's largest tour operators. The latest blow to Thailand's tourism industry came ... collaborated with the Tourism of Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways to launch promotional eating tours to Bangkok in an effort to revive tourism. 'Special hotel rates and promotional tours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709422/tourists-turn-safer-destinations
  6. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 19, 2014

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 07:17am

    ... The great disrupter’s new targets |Source: The Economist Tencent invests US$20m in US tourism site for overseas Chinese |Source: Tech in Asia Society China accused of using Ilham Tohti case to halt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1595826/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-19-2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tourists need manners reminder

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of her party for littering with a cigarette butt. Given the volume of cross-border tourism, publicity for such incidents can give mainlanders an undeserved reputation that does nothing to smooth social tensions arising from the pressure of tourism on the city's infrastructure. After all, our courts and law enforcers are all too familiar with visitors from other countries, often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580682/tourists-need-gentle-reminder-about-good-manners
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police hunt British man after backpackers murdered with hoe and left naked on beach

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:17pm by AFP

    ... is home to about 2,000 people and survives on tourism, had blockaded its piers to help police prevent the killers from escaping. An employee at the budget seaside resort where the victims were ... requesting anonymity. Koh Tao is popular with tourists but draws fewer travellers than the neighbouring Koh Phangnan, home to the hedonistic full moon party. Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593136/naked-bodies-two-murdered-british-tourists-found-thailand-beach

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