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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429810/air-services-deal-running-turbulence
  2. Visits cleared for 140,000 travellers from Guangdong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo, Niki Law

    ... Luring Shanghai and Beijing residents is the next step, say industry members An estimated 180,000 people in Guangdong have applied for individual permits to visit Hong Kong since travel ... but said it would take time to build a similarly strong level of interest among Beijing and Shanghai residents. Residents from these two cities were allowed to travel to the city individually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426638/visits-cleared-140000-travellers-guangdong
  3. Individual travel to start with non-core Guangdong cities

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... By starting with these areas, local officials would have time to boost customs and immigration infrastructure to deal with the higher tourist traffic. There is expected to be a huge increase in travel to Hong Kong once all of Guangdong is opened up to individual travellers. 'We may open up to all of Guangdong sooner than July 2004 depending on how the situation develops. The Immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420188/individual-travel-start-non-core-guangdong-cities
  4. HK-UK air service talks to resume

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Talks on air services between Hong Kong and Britain have been scheduled for late November, after a meeting set for late last month was postponed at the request of the British government. Industry sources said the talks on a new air services deal were now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430025/hk-uk-air-service-talks-resume
  5. UK flights pact still up in the air

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The first day of air services talks between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom went according to script yesterday, industry sources said, and it was still not clear whether agreement could be reached. The two governments are holding the two days o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435997/uk-flights-pact-still-air
  6. Cash limit lifted for mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... HK welcomes news travellers will be able to take US$5,000 out of the country The central government has eased restrictions on the amount of cash mainland tourists are allowed to take with them out of the country, just in time for next week's launch of individual travel to Hong Kong from Shanghai and Beijing. In an announcement last night, the State Administration of Foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426351/cash-limit-lifted-mainland-tourists
  7. Expert puts Sars impact on tourism at $280b

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Joseph Lo, Kelvin Chan

    ... to rebuild China's image. Speaking on the role government plays in revitalising Asian tourism, the professor believed travel within the provinces could recover to the pre-Sars level by the week-long National Day holiday in October, while travel between provinces would have to wait until next May's Labour Day break. He was more pessimistic on the issue of international travellers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421726/expert-puts-sars-impact-tourism-280b
  8. United Airlines gives post-Sars campaign a lift

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... as it celebrated 20 years of operations in the city. '[Air travel] is important in helping Hong Kong remain a premier business centre and travel destination. The goal of [our promotion] is to drive ... and Tourism Board chairwoman, welcomed the decision. She said that despite a strong recovery in the short-haul travel market, visitor numbers from the US last month were still down 42 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426059/united-airlines-gives-post-sars-campaign-lift
  9. Border ready for National Day rush

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Joseph Lo, Stella Lee

    ... the impact of the recently relaxed immigration policy for mainland travellers with Liao Hui, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. 'Dr Liao was very concerned about Hong ... the National Day holidays - known as the 'golden week' holidays - to oversee the flow of travellers. Mr Lee said the leave and training courses for 335 officers would be suspended so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428433/border-ready-national-day-rush
  10. 2,000 stranded at Chek Lap Kok in flights shutdown

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... With airlines grounded, passengers complain about a lack of information and not being offered accommodation Typhoon Dujuan wreaked havoc on the travel plans of thousands of people at Chek Lap Kok yesterday, with airlines cancelling most flights by late afternoon. As many as 2,000 travellers were stranded at the airport, complaining of long queues and difficulty in finding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426774/2000-stranded-chek-lap-kok-flights-shutdown

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