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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Suspects in Thai tourist beach murders retract confessions

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Reuters

    ... suffered severe head wounds and Witheridge had been raped. The gruesome murders have dented tourism, which generates almost 10 per cent of gross domestic product, at a time when Thailand is still ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Emergency rule declared in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after bomb kills 30 troops

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 06:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... and soldiers since Mursi's overthrow to avenge a bloody police crackdown on his supporters. The attacks have dealt a further blow to a tourism industry already reeling after a 2011 uprising ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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