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  1. Comment - Letters

    Diversification would strengthen economy and benefit residents

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... its preoccupation with the tourist industry. Tourism drives up the prices of goods, property and land, but it contributes little to the lives of the majority of residents. Rents in Mong Kok ... for mainlanders will also fade. Finance and tourism, two major industries in Hong Kong, are both easily affected by economic conditions. This dependence is potentially dangerous, as it makes the city ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Low yen makes Japan the No 1 destination for Hongkongers

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:36am by Amy Nip

    ... Thanks to further yen depreciation and more tax exemptions, Japan is again Hongkongers' number one destination in Asia to see the changing seasons. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Kai Tak transport woes make it a whine festival

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... because of the Occupy protests. Some 180,000 visitors had passed through the gates by last night- beating the total of 140,000 for the event last year, the Tourism Board said. But distributor Bill ...

  4. Existing strong ties get a boost

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:53pm

    ... of agreements on bilateral co-operation in energy, agriculture, trade and culture. The Chinese leader, who also met King Willem-Alexander, identified further areas such as hi-tech, finance and tourism ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Online rogues tarnish reputation of Hong Kong's travel industry

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the complex had similar experiences. In the competitive world of tourism, reputation is everything. Online reviews and complaints, however minor or irrelevant they may seem, could become pivotal for customers looking for reference and advice. The last thing Hong Kong wants is negative tourism publicity by word of mouth. ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Creative young entrepreneurs help revitalise ageing Sham Shui Po district

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 05:57pm by Elaine Yau

    ... to transform an ageing district into glossy landmarks as the Hong Kong government has been doing. "The government doesn't promote Sham Shui Po to visitors, but it has a lot of tourism ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVAL

    Winemakers hope personal touch will change tastes

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by Amy Nip

    ... tasting instead of just buying," said Stephan Delaux, Bordeaux deputy-maire and president of Bordeaux Tourism. "It's to create a relationship between consumers ... said. Over 22,300 people passed through the gates as the festival started on Thursday- up 70 per cent on opening day last year, the Tourism Board said. By 9pm yesterday, the crowd had swelled ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong well placed to further develop cruise ship business

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:14am

    ... of the cruise business as an engine of tourism growth has long been recognised. In 2012 the industry estimated that its economic output in America and Europe added up to nearly US$93 billion. Given Hong ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Fake it to make it

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 10:27pm by GDN

    ... that the move is in line with local governments relying heavily on land-sale revenues to generate profit in recent years. "By moving locals out in the name of tourism, the land can be sold ... estates for tourism- including the Wang Family Grand Courtyard, in Lingshi county, Shanxi. An audacious figure whose legacy split public opinion, Geng is nevertheless widely regarded ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    Pilot killed as Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in desert during test flight

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 08:46am by AFP

    ... on SpaceShipTwo, which can carry six passengers. Two Hongkongers- a woman and a man in their late 30s- have signed up to another space tourism firm, Amsterdam-based SpaceExpedition Corp (SXC). ...




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