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  1. Celebrity FARES

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... in this world,' says Wu, now a full-time travel writer who visited Thailand more than 150 times before he moved there two years ago. The Strange and Supernatural Tour was established after Wu appeared ... the country delve into its paranormal. Even Wu sounds a bit uneasy about a project he says is a 'gimmick' by tour operator Hong Thai Travel. 'It's all about [the company] ...

  2. Firms aim to better manage expenses

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tsang Shuk Wa

    ... Tsang Shuk Wa Small to medium-sized firms are being urged to draw up travel policies and use corporate card payment systems to help better manage their business travel expenditure. After salaries, business travel is the second-largest category of controllable corporate expenses. Paul Robin, group event director at Business Travel Expo, says a travel policy can provide information ...

  3. China visa shock for Britons, Americans

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma, Simon Parry

    ... through the official China Travel Service in Hong Kong- more than double what most other applicants pay. The agency, which takes a commission on visa fees, is charging Britons $1,340 ... she said would make Hong Kong's 50,000 American expatriates less likely to travel across the border. 'The impact, as you would expect, will be to dampen the enthusiasm of someone who ...

  4. E-ticketing plan set for takeoff on the mainland

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo An electronic ticketing scheme for air travel is set to be launched on the mainland in the next few months. The scheme would be set up by the mainland branch of the International ... have saved 1 billion yuan last year if the plan had been in place. Under e-ticketing, travellers receive a confirmation code when they buy seats on flights, rather than a traditional ticket. ...


    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Tinja Tsang

    ... www.shangri-la.com). One-stop shop: Europe's budget air-travel market has boomed in recent years, led by RyanAir and EasyJet, and newcomers such as bmibaby, MyTravelLite, Volareweb, Basiq Air, HLX ... five to six hours to transfer between airports. Value added: This year's top-value hotels, according to Travel + Leisure magazine: 1. The Peninsula, Bangkok 2. Mount Kenya Safari Club, ...

  6. China growth boosts Cargolux

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor China's booming economy and the strong euro helped Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines International register strong growth last year. The Sars outbreak- while wreaking havoc in other sectors- proved a blessing in disguise for all-cargo ...

  7. Little room to move

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... For travel companies trying to offer competitive packages to lure mainland tourists, the supply of rooms at the rate they want to pay is dwindling, as tourist arrivals from the mainland grow. Popular ... Alan Chan, of the Travel Industry Council, said the shortage of budget rooms may have been a factor behind the holiday camp booking. 'During the high season, it is a problem to get ...

  8. US visa-free entry still a distant hope

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... concerns. Mr Brizzee said that even for qualified countries, students, exchange travellers and business visitors still needed visas. He was speaking during a meet-the-media session for US Department ... as a top priority for the US Department of Homeland Security as they enhance security for US citizens and visitors while facilitating legitimate travel and trade across our borders,' Mr Mocny ...

  9. Carriers circle troubled rivals

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook While bankruptcies among US airlines will not orphan dozens of half-built Airbus or Boeing airliners, they will inject fleets of aircraft, many in good condition, into a tight market. This is good news for expanding airlines but bad news for aircraft lessors bruised by a few dismal years. However, with travel on the up, new orders and lease rates will not mark ...

  10. Marco Polo in hunt for talent

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Teresa Leung

    ... Rise in tourism means higher turnover in the service industry, writes Teresa Leung AS TOURISM has picked up again, players in the hospitality sector, aiming for a bigger share of the market, are fighting for qualified employees who want to serve. The Marc ...




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