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  1. Business - Economy

    Dubai to expand airport at cost of US$32 billion

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... additional business which Dubai expects to attract through its role as a travel and tourism hub. Dubai officials have not said how they will fund the project. Dubai lacks the big oil resources of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588136/dubai-expand-airport-cost-us32-billion
  2. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX and Boeing wait on funding decision from Nasa for space taxis

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Bloomberg

    ... tourism while the space agency focuses on distant trips to Mars or asteroids. Boeing's proposed CST-100 capsule received US$480 million under Nasa funding awarded in 2012, compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590324/spacex-and-boeing-wait-funding-decision-nasa-space-taxis
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Curbs on mainland tourist numbers may backfire on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... of protest from members representing the retail sector. The following day, news of this possible cut led the shares of publicly listed companies seen to have benefited the most from mainland tourism ... economy, some might think. The retail, tourism and hotel industries quickly reacted by petitioning the authorities against any cut, citing the importance of mainland tourism to gross domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574242/curbs-mainland-tourist-numbers-may-backfire-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Tradition or tourist spectacle? Safeguarding Hong Kong's culture comes at a price

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... help bring visitors and money. But overexposure can commercialise a tradition, turning it into tourism spectacle and severing its ties to the local community. "Community life ... community and paid HK$354,000 to help put on last year's Cheung Chau bun festival. But the growth of creative industries and cultural tourism can lead to commercialisation, which worries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587371/popularity-cheung-chau-bun-festival-shows-price-be-paid-preserving
  5. Lifestyle - ETIQUETTE

    Stop being so rude! Etiquette coaching on the rise in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:42pm by Mark Sharp

    ... in the eye, or look awkward." With Hong Kong's economy reliant on financial services and the tourism and hospitality industries, minding your employees' manners also makes good business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1593168/social-graces-corporate-warriors
  6. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Taiwan, Beijing to resume free-trade pact talks after long delay due to fierce protests

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Beijing-friendly Kuomintang party came to power dedicated to strengthening trade and tourism links. He was re-elected in 2012. In June 2010 they signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, a pact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587415/taiwan-and-beijing-resume-talks-free-trade-pact-stalled-fierce-protests
  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs leadership to help its people cope with rising tourism

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... We need leadership to help our city cope with madding crowd It is obvious to everyone that, indeed, there are far too many visitors coming to Hong Kong from the mainland. Our once well-ordered and clean city is showing enormous signs of wear and tear. The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1436574/hong-kong-needs-leadership-help-its-people-cope-rising-tourism
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430215/tourism-board-expects-59-million-visitors-hong-kong-45-million-mainland
  9. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434332/tourism-bid-seduce-village-dragged-park
  10. 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," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432764/indonesia-teaching-manta-ray-tourism-mantra-quest-save-fish

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