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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    City agrees quick immigration deal with Germany

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... automated immigration clearance system at airports, beginning next month. Germans will be able to use the Hong Kong e-Channel system from November, Hong Kong Immigration said in announcing the agreement yesterday. The deal is expected to cut immigration processing times for visitors from 60 seconds to 30 seconds, said Corrado Chow, assistant director of information systems for Hong ...

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    US passports, visas face delays worldwide as system crashes

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com US passports, visas face delays as system crashes A major computer glitch has crashed the United States' global system for processing passports and visas, ... problem with the processing system was worldwide and "not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category". He would not say how many people might be affected ...

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    Cyber queue-jumper snapped up HK$100 Cathay tickets while 150,000 waited in line

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by DANNY LEE

    ... in Cathay's online ticket system. He asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals. Cathay has pledged to investigate, but the buyer's revelations will fuel claims of unfairness after tens ... wanted by "playing around" with the system after the website told him there were no flights left to New York on his chosen date. "It's weird because the software was smart ...

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    Hot spots: Portrait Firenze

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Divia Harilela

    ... tested" by the hotel team. The Bluetooth and speaker system (apparently a personal request from the group's chief executive) connects wirelessly with any device. You can even stream movies ...

  5. News - World - TRAVEL

    Airlines on alert for ashclouds if Iceland volcano erupts

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AFP

    ... volcanic system. "We meet twice a day, but the earthquake activity still comes in waves. There do not seem to be any changes, but it is still very powerful," Vidir Reynisson, department ...

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    'I'm waiting...' Woman launches countdown website to track delays in British passport office

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 08:54pm by DANNY LEE

    ... delivery system." Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) is handling 343,890 domestic and overseas passport applications, according to the latest official figures. The British government blames its backlog on a summer surge in applications for new passports. Delays escalated after a switch from a locally based passport-issuing system at the British consulate to one based ...

  7. News - China - TRAVEL

    Visa glitch leaves US family stuck in Guangzhou with adopted babies

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by WASHPOST

    ... Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), which keeps all the background-check records on individuals seeking US visas, started having outage issues on July 19, creating a backlog. The system went back ... up their babies' visas. But with the system down, the visas could not be printed. Judy Winger, director of adoptions for CCAI, said her team had been in constant contact ...

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    Hot spots: Trump Soho, New York

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:52pm by NICK WALTON

    ... windows keeps the paparazzi at bay and leads guests into an intimate library; Koi Soho, a signature Japanese restaurant; and a panel of lifts that transport guests to and from the hotel's 47 ...

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    The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... however, the road has made life easier: from Jomsom it used to cost 17 Nepalese rupees (HK$1.30) for every kilo to be transported by mule; nowadays trucks transport the same amount for seven ...

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    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... the Strawberry Park Resort (from HK$3,090), The Lakehouse (from HK$3,890) or the Cameron Highlands Resort (above; also HK$3,890). Road transport between the capital and the Highlands is offered at about ...




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