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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... interesting passages are those which cover Palmeiro's travels in India and China, and describe his efforts to evangelise the Indians, Africans, Chinese and Japanese. How far to adapt the faith ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1569123/book-review-visitor-liam-matthew-brockey
  2. Early approval for travel agent

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The Chinese government has approved the first wholly owned foreign-invested travel agency in China, 2.5 years before it had to, but imposed strict limits on its business, the winning applicant said yesterday. A Jalpak official said it had received approval from the China National Travel Bureau (CNTA) to set up the Japan Airlines International Travel Agency (China), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422385/early-approval-travel-agent
  3. Travel boom triggers cash flood

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of the population- will travel during the seven-day national holiday that began on Monday while tens of thousands will go abroad, taking advantage of the larger foreign currency allowance that came ... China Eastern is adding 113 flights, including 'red-eye' flights leaving after midnight with price reductions of up to 40 per cent. Travel agents are telling people going abroad, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547465/travel-boom-triggers-cash-flood
  4. Super-rich lap up trappings of wealth ahead of family

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... yuan, including 177 with more than 100 million. Asked for their favourite hobby, 28 per cent said travel, 22 per cent swimming and 12 per cent golf, while spending time with their wives ... Their favourite European airline was Lufthansa, with Air China No1 at home and Singapore Airlines the top in Asia. 'New-found wealth and mobility means that travel- and in particular international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/532482/super-rich-lap-trappings-wealth-ahead-family
  5. Rude awakening

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in fake products, a sum which stunned the travel industry in China. The French Finance Ministry said nearly 10 per cent of goods in global trade were fake, costing the country 30,000 jobs a year. Chinese visitors are among the main suspects. At Charles de Gaulle Airport, police officers meet Chinese travellers as soon as they leave the plane, and anyone suspicious has their baggage opened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548000/rude-awakening
  6. Chinese turning into top buyers of luxury goods

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... travellers will grow 20 per cent a year until 2008 and 10 per cent from then until 2015. Ten per cent of luxury goods were sold to Chinese travellers abroad, including in Hong Kong, while 2 per cent were sold within the mainland. In Europe, the average Chinese traveller spent Euro550 ($5,525), the report estimated, about the same as Japanese tourists spend. By comparison, the average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500286/chinese-turning-top-buyers-luxury-goods
  7. Shanghai Jews and the Chinese Schindler

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... series of circumstances for Jews to reach the city. First, although most countries in the world refused to accept Jewish refugees, China did not require visas or travel documents. Secondly, ... received visas from Sugihara, then consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, enabling them to travel through Soviet Russia to Shanghai. He (left), Chinese consul in Vienna from 1938-1941, also issued thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551522/shanghai-jews-and-chinese-schindler
  8. Pricey maglev rides may not float

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... railway, bus or taxi. 'Its only use is as a tourist attraction, for people who want to travel on a magnetic train,' said one Shanghai travel agent. 'It is too expensive for those who regularly use the airport, especially if you are travelling with luggage, young children or old people. Why not use a taxi?' The Huabao spokesman said there was no plan to extend the line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421057/pricey-maglev-rides-may-not-float
  9. Pudong to double capacity by 2015 as throughput soars

    Posted Jan 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Shanghai plans to expand two terminals after traveller volume rises 15pc to 41m Passenger volume at Shanghai's two airports last year grew by more than ... The SAA has ambitious plans to transform Pudong into one of the biggest travel hubs in the Asia-Pacific region, with 30 per cent to 40 per cent of passengers transferring to other flights, up from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/531282/pudong-double-capacity-2015-throughput-soars
  10. Spending sprees

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... street. Crystal Lu, a Shanghai woman who works in a multinational company and is travelling in a large tour group, wants to buy Clarks shoes but cannot because of the crush of her compatriots. ... Shanghainese spent more than any other Chinese. While Japanese travellers still rank first in total spending, Chinese have overtaken them in the amount they spend on shopping. The most popular items ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511428/spending-sprees

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