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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia

    Nagoya-Tokyo maglev trains will float faster than a speeding bullet

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by KYODO

    ... is estimated at 9 trillion yen (about HK$650 billion). JR Tokai filed the application in August with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, which is monitoring the safety measures ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Tung Chung hotel site tender draws warm response

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:26am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... response reflected the limited new supply of hotel sites and indicated developers' confidence in the sector. Tung Chung had the potential as a regional shopping and tourism node that attracted ...

  4. 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 ...

  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 ...

  6. News - World - Ebola

    St Lucia and Colombia bar entry to travellers from Ebola-hit countries

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... that lands on our doorstep, any crisis of that kind", Anthony said. He said an outbreak of the virus would be devastating for the country of 200,000 people, where tourism accounted for more than ...

  7. News - China - GOLDEN WEEK

    Millions of holidaymakers inch their way home as 'golden week' winds up

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:07am by Angela Meng

    ... days of the week-long holiday, which ends today, Xinhua reported citing the China National Tourism Administration and city authorities. Major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, ... more than last year. The tourism administration's figures were supported the by transport ministry's statistics: 450 million people travelled by car while 10.2 million travelled ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Wine and Dine Festival to move to Kai Tak due to Occupy Central protests

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by AMY NIP AND DANNY LEE

    ... Amy Nip and Danny Lee Wine fair moves, waives entrance fee The Tourism Board will waive the entrance fee to its annual wine festival as it relocates from Central to Kai Tak because ... "We will cut their rent by 40 per cent," the board's executive director, Anthony Lau Chun-hon, said. Although public transportation to Kai Tak is limited, the tourism body ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi MPs finally approve key security ministers amid Islamic State advance

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... and Iraq's long-serving foreign minister, was named minister of finance, having previously been voted in as deputy prime minister. Shiite lawmaker Adel Fahd al-Shirshab was named tourism minister, ...

  10. 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 ...




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