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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm

    ... be everyone’s idea of fun. Responsibletravel.com has just added a section to its website titled “Elephants in tourism right or wrong?”, where visitors can find plenty of material on the ethics of elephants in the tourism industry. If, after reading through it, you feel that the King’s Cup is still for you, full details of the event and some package deals available through sponsor Anantara ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572818/travellers-checks
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must find a way to resolve dilemma of mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:54pm by Bernard Chan

    ... in retail rents have led to the closure or relocation of many shops serving locals. Some observers are sceptical of tourism's economic benefits. According to the Legco paper, the individual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578370/hong-kong-must-find-way-resolve-dilemma-mainland-visitor-numbers
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556745/mega-events-fund-helps-city-deal-fierce-competition
  4. News - Asia - PALAU

    Palau to preserve 'pristine environment' by banning commercial fishing, promoting tourism

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 03:54pm by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... Associated Press at the United Nations Pacific island nation to prohibit commercial fishing in favour of snorkeling, scuba and shark spotting citing environmental concerns and the effects of global warming The president of Palau declared on Tuesday that h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1421430/palau-preserve-pristine-environment-banning-commercial-fishing-promoting
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax, Occupy Central won't end the world as we know it

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:16pm by Keane Shum

    ... and comprehensive that the Hong Kong Tourism Board tells visitors, "Once you've arrived, you never have to come back down to earth." It's not an exaggeration: visitors to Hong Kong need ... they congregate at places that are all accessible by an MTR exit or, naturally, an elevated walkway. Tourism, we have been warned, will also suffer, but I have never seen a single tourist keeping off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1571404/relax-occupy-central-wont-end-world-we-know-it
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Pakistan waging proxy war in Kashmir, Narendra Modi says on visit to region

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Press Information Bureau reported. Modi, a hardline Hindu nationalist, also pledged to build new roads and develop tourism in the restive Muslim-majority state, where poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572367/pakistan-waging-proxy-war-kashmir-narendra-modi-says-visit-region
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Waiting times at Hong Kong theme parks rise as tourism increases

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Amy Nip

    ... saw their annual attendance figures exceed six million in 2012, but both had yet to reach their maximum capacity, a government assessment of Hong Kong's tourism capacity concluded. ... two hours, last year they could visit an average of 1.75 attractions in an hour. Dr Sam Kim, associate professor in Polytechnic University's school of hotel and tourism management, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1413797/waiting-times-hong-kong-theme-parks-rise-tourism-increases
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1561364/talking-points
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Land-hungry tourism a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Tourism boosters exaggerate its contribution to city's economy, with the sector probably a net loser when all factors are considered Land-hungry tourism a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong [Secretary for Development Paul] Chan called for a thorough review of the development of the tourism industry. "Where should it stand among other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1411277/land-hungry-tourism-pillar-short-changes-hong-kong
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1573816/bank-korea-cuts-benchmark-interest-rate

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