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  1. Asian hotels menu aims for taste

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... and Asia - and every room service bell in between, 42,000 people responded. Stonham took his data to Insight Guides, hoping to produce a 'succulent' book that would inspire travel, rather ... engineer created a logarithm to narrow the list to the hotels attracting the most recommendations or the highest scores. Stonham's chief editor, John Chan, and travel writer Ed Peters checked ...

  2. Americans count cost of higher price for China visas

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The price of Chinese visas for US citizens has gone up by 30 per cent in response to last October's price increase for Chinese people seeking US visas. Fees for work, study, travel ... the United States raised theirs. The prices are just about equal now.' A US Embassy spokesman in Beijing said he 'could not provide any reaction'. Reactions from travellers ...

  3. Hotels to keep the lid on prices

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... to concerns expressed by the government about hotel room shortages, given the expected surge in mainland tourists following the relaxation of restrictions on individual travellers. Mr Li agreed ...

  4. Shanghai hotel sells off rooms- and rents them back

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai A state-owned hotel in Shanghai has come up with a novel way of raising money: sell off its rooms separately to individual investors and then lease them back, offering guaranteed annual returns as high as 7 per cent. The 350- ...

  5. Room rate warning to hotel owners

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan yesterday warned hotel owners against raising their room rates too much during the October 'golden week' holiday, saying it would be like 'killing the goose that laid the gol ...

  6. Air services deal running into turbulence

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... British Midland Airways has stepped up its opposition to a new air services deal between Hong Kong and Britain as the pact would give Cathay Pacific Airways transatlantic rights from London's Heathrow airport - something that British Midland has been ...

  7. Air Macau eyes cargo services to Nanjing

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Air Macau is looking to enhance cargo flow between Taiwan and the mainland by launching services to Nanjing in the autumn. An official from Nanjing Lukou International Airport said it had been in talks with the carrier about launching a freighter service. ...

  8. Airlines will profit from listening to customers

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the current official fares has had government endorsement for months and will likely be executed soon after the hearings. Even if it is not the full price deregulation that airlines and travellers ... however, are largely ignored and travel agents work with airlines to provide deep discounts, sparking destructive cycles of price competition that have put most domestic airlines in a precarious ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New world launches four harbour cruises New World First Travel last week launched HK Dragon Cruise- four harbour cruises that cost between $220 and $250 and last between 90 minutes and two hours. The cruises provide bar tenders and cabin staff and include entertainment, such as traditional Chinese performances, bands and magic shows. ...

  10. CHECK IN

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Tinja Tsang

    ... and inward travel must take place within four days. Call Brian at Window Discovery Tours on 2366 7830 for details and reservations. Making a recovery: Until December 31, The Royal Seminyak hotel ...




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