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  1. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator will create toxic ash with poisonous emissions

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... beauty; the reclamation and operations will not adversely affect the globally endangered finless porpoise; and, the incinerator will even benefit local tourism. To those of us living on Cheung ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Hah! Now, you may protest that an airport brings us vast social benefits in such things as tourism and the vanity of being able to call ourselves a transport hub and we cannot possibly set ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax, Occupy Central won't end the world as we know it

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:16pm by Keane Shum

    ... and comprehensive that the Hong Kong Tourism Board tells visitors, "Once you've arrived, you never have to come back down to earth." It's not an exaggeration: visitors to Hong Kong need ... they congregate at places that are all accessible by an MTR exit or, naturally, an elevated walkway. Tourism, we have been warned, will also suffer, but I have never seen a single tourist keeping off ...

  4. News - Asia - GAY RIGHTS

    Draft marriage law hangs over Nepal's LGBT community ahead of rights parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... on LGBT rights, which scrapped all discriminatory laws. In the following years Nepal championed homosexual rights- from tourism campaigns promoting the Himalayan nation as an LGBT-friendly ...

  5. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Tourist bus with 40 aboard plunges into Tibetan valley

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Angela Meng, Minnie Chan

    ... and authorities have been pushing to develop tourism in the area. In the January to April period, the region saw more than 830,000 tourists, an increase of more than 23 per cent from last year, the regional tourism bureau has reported. However, mountain roads in Tibet can be extremely dangerous, particularly in wet weather, when roads are slippery and visibility is poor. The staff said ...

  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 ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... tourism boards with much usable material, the books do offer an interesting historical perspective. Published in hardback, each 96-page volume is available for about HK$65 from amazon.co.uk. ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Yerevan, Armenia

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Tim Pile

    ... uncomfortable and neither speaks to the other." Tourism in Armenia is in its infancy and finding out which sightseeing bus goes where, and on which day, is bewildering, so I opt for a DIY approach. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears Agencies may have to change their practice of charging extra service fees for tours because it may breach the competition law. At present, travellers on group tours pay a fee before dep ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Collectors preference for library wines means more on the shelves in the future

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Robin Lynam

    ... with developed wine tourism, visiting cellar door outlets is a good way of acquiring library wines. Most wineries keep a limited number of bottles of old vintages for entertainment purposes, historic ...




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