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  1. 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. ...

  2. Business - Companies - CASINOS

    Singapore casinos in war of words over shrinking pool of high-rollers

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 06:06am by Reuters

    ... mainland customers, but the number of visitors from the mainland was down 30 per cent to 871,000 in the first half of this year, according to Singapore's tourism board. Last month, Las Vegas ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hopes of revival for dying trade of street hawking in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and tourism or the local economy, then you should grow [the practice of hawking]."   Hawking has been an economic lifeline for generations of workers. It has allowed poor and often uneducated ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Bangkok Airways's US$401m IPO almost two times oversubscribed

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Bangkok Airways IPO defies tourism slump The US$401 million initial public offering of Thai full-service carrier Bangkok Airways was almost two times oversubscribed ... of the global economy, analysts said. It rebounded 0.5 per cent yesterday, in line with regional markets. Thailand's tourism industry is only slowly recovering from the impact of months ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Tanzania denies report of ivory binge by Chinese officials amid Xi Jinping visit

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:30am by AFP

    ... sharing intelligence reports which had enabled numerous interceptions of ivory destined for China from Tanzania. Tanzania's tourism minister, Lazaro Nyalandu, said: "China is doing a lot ...

  7. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Row led to fatal fire; suspect freed but denied passport; pupils craving for culture

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:11am by Staff Reporter

    ... medical bills, saying it cost him much more to treat his injuries. Tourism guide published The English version of an official tour guide Discovering Sichuan was published on Friday, Sichuan Daily reports. The book, complied by the tourism and transport authorities, lists 100 top tourist destinations in the province. Most of the sites were close to Sichuan's network of expressways. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese group tours to Hong Kong up 90pc despite mass protests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... per day- up 90 per cent from the same time last year, Travel Industry Council data shows. That jump in numbers contrasted sharply with the grim picture painted by the tourism trade, which ... National Tourism Administration denied issuing any directive banning tours to Hong Kong, saying it had only advised agencies to "be careful" given the situation. The dramatic increase ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Longer visas a boon for Chinese investors in the US

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:55am by Angela Meng

    ... the new visas would boost investment and tourism and conserve consulate resources. But there was also a higher risk of visa abuse. "Before, travellers were assessed, especially regarding ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Consumers fume at misleading listings for Hong Kong's hotels

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Amy Nip

    ... practices for all of last year, when the total number of complaints reached 117. Tourism is a robust part of the city's economy, with more than 54 million people visiting last year and spending an estimated HK$343.1 billion, according to the Tourism Commission. That was fuelled largely by visitors from the mainland, who made up 75 per cent of total visitors. But the annual growth in mainland ...




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