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  1. Room at the inn for sector's growth

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui Although the recent economic storm has prompted many companies to trim their meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) budgets, every cloud has a silver lining. It seems the market is being swamped with new hotels and package p ...

  2. Rewarding venues for key employees

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Imagine your team of top performers, cocktails in hand, beside an ultramarine pool watching a water ballet as night falls. From there, the group moves on to a delicious buffet dinner to celebrate its success and raise a glass or two. The ...

  3. The upper hand

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... Tessa Chan 'I'VE ALWAYS been interested in the 'lifestyle' aspect of design, and how a design can transpose something which is originally a two-dimensional drawing, into something that creates a three-dimensional experience. However, i ...

  4. Travel agents won't cut prices if levy suspended

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Even though the Travel Industry Compensation Fund Management Board suggested yesterday that travel agents' contributions to the fund be suspended, agents are unlikely to cut tour prices. In a public consultation document released yesterday, the board suggested that travel agents should stop paying the levy whenever the fund's balance exceeded HK$500 ...

  5. Airlines increase freight rates as demand rises

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and other airlines have raised freight rates 10 to 15 per cent after a rebound in demand as dwindling inventories force United States and European retailers to order goods to fill their em ...

  6. Visa snags force mainlanders to miss historic Taiwan cruise

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... was not uniform across the mainland. 'For example, if a couple wants to travel together to Hong Kong for a cruise, and the wife is from Xiamen and the husband is from Qingdao, the visa procedures may ... and Keelung marks the first time mainland tour groups have travelled to the island on cruise ships from Hong Kong. In April, Beijing relaxed travel restrictions, allowing mainland tour groups to visit ...

  7. Voyage of discovery and adventure for all

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... vessels that deliver more to the affluent traveller,' said Steve Odell, Asia-Pacific senior vice-president at Silversea Cruises. 'The value-for-money proposition of cruising is a key factor driving the success of the industry. Guests unpack once, and cruise ships carry them in comfort and style to several destinations in one voyage. Ease of travel, comfort, variety, safety ...

  8. Venue of choice

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui The InterContinental Shenzhen has brought luxury hospitality services to Shenzhen since 2006. The eight-storey building remains the venue of choice for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions events. The hotel is ideal for large-sca ...

  9. Dragonair captain grounded after turbulence rocks flight

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A Dragonair captain has been removed from flying duties after the Airbus he was piloting was thrown around amid severe turbulence during a flight from Hong Kong to Bangalore. The Airbus A330, carrying 231 passengers and 13 crew members, was ro ...

  10. Agents' tour fare levy may be halved

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung A public consultation is to be launched on a proposal to halve temporarily the 0.3 per cent tour fare levy on travel agents, a source in the industry says. 'There are some voices in the market, such as from travel agents, that [say] there is no need to keep the [Travel Industry Compensation] Fund rolling ... given that it has accumulated about HK$540 million ...




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