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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. Air France halts cargo link from Baiyun to west

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Air France-KLM, Europe's largest airline, has halted its freighter operation linking Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Europe and the United States because of sluggish cargo volumes from the Pearl River Delta. The twice-weekly fr ...

  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. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Mainland air cargo volume tumbles 11.3pc

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Mainland air carriers suffered their worst drop of the year in cargo volume in November as consumers in the United States and Europe cut back on their spending on luxury goods. Airlines on the mainland carried 11.3 per cent less cargo in November compared ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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