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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:25pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... commissions on purchases made, "unless prior consensus is reached" with group members. The council is now working with the Shenzhen Tourism Bureau on details of a new verification procedure, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... than seven million live on US$1.25 or less a day, as construction of new stadiums was put ahead of schools, hospitals and roads. Most economists agree that the benefits of increased tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552409/olympic-games-silver-lining-brazil-after-world-cup
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Now dig this: a new crop of organic farms and workshops

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Kylie Knott

    ... message since its inception in 1988. It set up the first organic farm in Hong Kong, and it hosts organic farming workshops, eco-tourism activities and slow food festivals. (producegreen.org.hk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1557426/new-crop-organic-farms-and-workshops
  4. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Plan could see mainland Chinese visitors using Taiwan as transit point

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 07:25pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Visitors could use island to travel to other countries, in boost for tourism Taiwan may act as transit hub for mainlanders Taiwan and the mainland are to hold talks on allowing mainland visitors to use Taiwan as a transit point to travel to other countries, a move that would significantly benefit the island's tourism sector. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540432/call-me-maybe-visiting-official-zhang-zhijun-sets-direct-link-between
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Weak yen and Australian dollar driving outbound tourism growth

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Outbound revenue is up 16pc as weaker currencies lure more Hongkongers abroad Overseas bargains fuel travel growth Outbound tourism has seen its strongest growth this year since 2010, as weakening foreign currencies prompt Hongkongers to head abroad for bargains. According to the Travel Industry Council, revenue from outbound tourism in the first 11 months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388446/weak-yen-and-australian-dollar-driving-outbound-tourism-growth
  6. Lifestyle - Travel

    Work scheme gives overseas youngsters a chance to experience Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Mark Sharp, JOHN KANG

    ... the working holiday scheme also enhances bilateral co-operation and promotes tourism and development between Hong Kong and our partner countries," the department says. According to department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1558289/work-scheme-gives-overseas-youngsters-chance-experience-hong-kong
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Bridgehead economy on Lantau could play key role in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 02:59pm by MARCOS CHAN

    ... that will facilitate business and tourism flows within the region. Headline statistics for the delta show that the western area trails the central and eastern zones in terms of economic development. ... In recent years the rapid growth of tourism in Hong Kong- particularly in the number of arrivals from the mainland- has strained the city's resources and stretched its handling capacity. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1533926/bridgehead-economy-lantau-could-play-key-role-pearl-river
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Rough guide to a better world: Responsible tourism is taking off across the region

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:25pm

    ... Tourism Awards, Tessa Chan talks to five organisations which are making a difference across Asia 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking, Nepal – Runner-up, People’s Choice Who Working together with Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN), 3 Sisters aims to help women in rural parts of the country through adventure tourism. They combine practical skill-based training programmes with employment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1384147/rough-guide-better-world-responsible-tourism-taking-across-region
  9. News - Asia - CRIME

    Gunmen kill policeman, kidnap another during attack on Malaysian diving resort

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:56am by AFP

    ... a security operation to track down the criminals," he said. Tan Kok Liang, vice-president of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents for inbound tourism, said the latest incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1553231/malaysian-killed-another-kidnapped-sabah
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Violent Thailand unrest deals blow to tourism industry

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... their toll on the kingdom’s tourism sector, with hundreds of thousands of travellers staying away. Dozens of countries have issued travel warnings related to the mass street demonstrations against ... said, declining to give his name. Tourism likely to bounce back Asia-wide, tourist industry recoveries from high-profile shocks- such as SARS outbreaks, the Japanese tsunami and the Philippine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381204/violent-thailand-unrest-deals-blow-tourism-industry

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