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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... visitors this year, an increase of 8.6 per cent from last year, the Tourism Board estimates. That would be slower than the year-on-year growth rate of 11.7 per cent last year. The number ... are related to tourism. We need to find a balance.” Facing a growing influx of visitors – projected by the government to reach 100 million a year in 2023 – it is necessary for Hong Kong to plan ahead ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Tourism bid to seduce village dragged into park

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Tourism bid to seduce village dragged into park New sites for stargazing and camping will turn scenic Tai Long Sai Wan into an eco-tourism destination, ... as an eco-tourism destination and the participation of villagers will be essential," said Franco Ng Kwok-yan, senior country parks officer for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Bank of Korea cuts benchmark interest rate

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... decades, darkening the public mood and hurting tourism-related industries. Bank of Korea governor Lee Ju-yeol declined to respond to questions on whether he felt pressured from outside. "There ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Mega Events Fund helps city deal with fierce competition

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... In addition, the Tourism Commission cross-checks the post-event reports and conducts random inspections of individual income/expenditure items. Financial sanctions were imposed on 10 events which ... up during a time of financial difficulties and commented on the fund's continuation as the economic situation had changed. Another member of that committee said the Tourism Commission ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Indonesia teaching the manta ray tourism mantra in quest to save fish

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 08:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta World's largest sanctuary for rays starts spreading message they are worth more alive than dead Indonesia's manta tourism mantra Indonesia is now ... soup and their gill rakers are dried for use in Chinese medicine. Government officials were said to be surprised the tourism value is so high. "That's a very powerful argument," ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by STAFF

    ... officials of their ICT firms will meet annually. Abe is also scheduled to visit Trinidad and Tobago before returning to Tokyo on August 4.   PolyU puts spotlight on tourism and services The School of Hotel and Tourism Management of Polytechnic University will today release its indexes on tourist satisfaction and tourism service quality in Hong Kong. Launched in 2009, the PolyU tourist ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Raffles Hainan

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm

    ... at Raffles in the early part of the 20th century by head bartender Ngiam Tong Boon, who was, in a neat example of history come full circle, from Hainan. Why Hainan? Government authorities and tourism ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT: ANALYSIS

    With bus attack, Egypt’s Islamists may be targeting tourism

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:24pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Cairo Islamists may be targeting tourism, key to economy, to cripple regime Is bus attack a turn in Egypt fight? An explosion that ripped through a bus carrying ... tourism industry. The military-appointed cabinet has pinned its legitimacy on a return to stability and economic revival after three years of turmoil that began with the Arab spring uprising. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Increase in tourism can help heal Sino-Japan rift

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tourism can heal Sino-Japan rift The actions of politicians and the media have stirred nationalist sentiment and ill-feeling between China and Japan. If the rhetoric ... A better indication of Chinese and Japanese perceptions can be gauged from tourism figures. Japan's nationalising of three of the disputed Diaoyu islands in September 2012 chilled ties ...




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