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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Investors favour online travel with Tujia funding

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:46am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young A new mega-funding by Tujia is the latest sign of overheating in the online travel space, with a wave of consolidation likely to follow in the next 2-3 years Online travel is quickly taking on a new cult-like status among investors, with word of a major new funding for vacation rental site Tujia. This latest fund-raising frenzy in online travel looks very similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1536728/investors-favor-online-travel-tujia-funding
  2. Comment - Letters

    Long wait for UK passport renewal disrupting business travel plans

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Long wait for UK passport disrupting business travel plans As a long-time British resident of Hong Kong, my experiences and exasperation with the UK passport office and its new rules are similar to R. H. T. Rogers (" Long wait for new passport unacceptable ", June 2). Because of my business, I travel to mainland China at least twice a month and visit other Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1525479/long-wait-uk-passport-renewal-disrupting-business-travel-plans
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Jockey Club to rethink plans for police station art operator

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 12:57am by Howard Winn

    ... and have him report to the director of CPS project, Euan Upston. The Jockey Club is expected to announce its revised plans shortly.   Smart travel planning You may be surprised to learn that the average Hong Kong traveller spends almost five hours researching online before buying a ticket. They also make an average 92 visits to 22 travel-related websites and apps before actually booking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1574511/jockey-club-rethink-plans-police-station-art-operator
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scrapping multiple-entry permits would allow Hong Kong to breathe again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:32pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the mainland. The vast majority travelled under the individual visit scheme, which enables residents of 49 major Chinese cities to come here as individual travellers instead of in tour groups ... on the economy. It was estimated that the economy could lose HK$40 billion a year and 10,000 jobs with such a cut to the individual travel scheme. Lam noted that the tourism industry, which includes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578502/scrapping-multiple-entry-permits-would-allow-hong-kong-breathe-again
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why no travel alert for mainland China with this grim toll?

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:42am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Travelling in mainland China is becoming more risky. In yesterday’s South China Morning Post, we read that six people were wounded in a knife attack at Guangzhou railway ... repeatedly drove his car onto the pavement. By the standards our Security Bureau applies,  this would have attracted some comment on its Outbound Travel Alert System, if not an alert of some kind. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1507055/why-no-travel-alert-mainland-china-grim-toll
  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Two radio hosts fired; two very different reactions

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:28am by Michael Chugani

    ... Our legislators are paid HK$87,450 a month, with a HK$16,000 allowance for entertainment and travelling, and many collect every cent. In return, they throw bananas at officials, march ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577150/two-radio-hosts-fired-two-very-different-reactions
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Government claims a third runway is needed because of convenience – in that case, put a price on it and let travellers vote with their feet Let the HK taxpayer off ... the issues. Here is an example: "Besides, it would be inconvenient and time-consuming if travellers had to use [Pearl River Delta] airports instead of our own airport in Hong Kong." I agree. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Curbs on mainland tourist numbers may backfire on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... six months of this year. The slowdown could be attributed to a number of reasons- the economic downturn on the mainland, the anti-corruption drive, the availability of more options for travel ... and discrimination sink into the hearts and minds of the mainlanders. Some might never want to come back. Relaxation of mainland travel arrangements were introduced in 2003 and again in April 2009 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574242/curbs-mainland-tourist-numbers-may-backfire-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a third runway, but one paid for by users

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Mike Rowse

    ... on behalf of their customers- travellers. That means higher ticket prices. My colleague Jake van der Kamp has done some provisional calculations in this area. Suffice to say, we should be thinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574263/hong-kong-needs-third-runway-one-paid-users
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by STAFF

    ... Sierra Leone and Nigeria. There is great concern that travellers may spread the disease. Hong Kong requires those who have travelled to West Africa to be tested if they develop a fever.   Japan ... The satellite has travelled more than six billion kilometres since its launch in March 2004. Rosetta will accompany the comet on a journey around the sun, and in November will drop a landing craft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567160/talking-points

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