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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beware of travellers carrying umbrellas on planes

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 05:37am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Travellers from Beijing to Hong Kong over the weekend were puzzled when passing through security at Beijing Airport to be asked repeatedly if they were carrying umbrellas in their hand luggage. Now we know that some airlines do not allow umbrellas on board unless they are of the folding type. But we have never heard of anyone being asked if they are carrying a folding ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Online rogues tarnish reputation of Hong Kong's travel industry

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Online rogues hurt travel trade Overseas travel has never been easier. From buying air tickets to reserving hotel rooms, everything can be done online nowadays. The mushrooming of websites with one-stop services and price comparisons for different travel products testifies to the growing popularity and reliability of online booking. But the do-it-yourself ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Wanda in leisure drive with travel buy

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:20pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Wanda's purchase of a Zhejiang travel agent could mark the start of a buying binge in the travel space, which could ultimately end with a Hong Kong or China IPO for its travel unit. Wanda Group is already one of China's leading commercial property owners, and now it's taking aim at the fast-growing travel sector with word that it's purchased ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Travel manners will come in time First-time overseas travel can be daunting, particularly if it is to a place with an unfamiliar culture. Explosive mainland Chinese tourism ... that the etiquette of travel is mostly learned from experience rather than being taught. While there is no excuse for bad manners, there has to be understanding on both sides. As Chinese travel ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reciprocal deal on visas a win-win for China and US

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... business travellers and tourists to the US were valid for only one year. The new arrangement puts the Chinese passport on level footing with Hong Kong's. Economically, this will be a mutually ... US$85 billion a year and supporting up to 440,000 US jobs. That explains why the US saw no problem in opening the door wider for Chinese travellers. Similarly, China is expected to benefit from ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Chinese passport holders gain from US visa deal

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com China will stay more united to its people by making its passport more travel-friendly Mainlanders gain from US visa deal US President Barack Obama, whose ... to five years, my parents were flying to the US to visit me. It is their first trip to the country and has come about after at least three years of discussion on when we should travel to the US ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, November 22, 2014

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by PROD

    ... and smashed a window. HONG KONG Three student leaders at the heart of the Occupy protests are demanding the Hong Kong government explain why their travel documents were invalidated hours before ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Limit private cars that are occupying too many Hong Kong roads

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 11:48am by EDWIN LAU

    ... travelling at 8km/h emits on average 39.5g/km of NOx and 0.57g/km of PM10- particle pollution less than 10 micrometres in diameter. But if the same bus travels at 40km/h, it emits only 16.7g/km of NOx and 0.2g/km of PM10. So a bus travelling slowly during rush hour would emit 136 per cent more NOx and 185 per cent more PM10. Statistics from the Transport Department last year reveal ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A peaceful exit is the only option for Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are understandably frustrated. They are entitled to ask why their home return permits- the travel document for Hongkongers to visit the mainland- were invalided by the authorities shortly before boarding. ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 22, 2014

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing's stance Three student leaders of the Occupy movement who planned to travel to Beijing, where they wanted to meet some of China's leaders, had their travel documents invalidated. ...




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