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  1. Travel firm to pay $4.5m to crash trio

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A judge yesterday ordered a travel agency to pay $4.5 million in compensation to three people injured in a bus accident in Guangdong three years ago. Pang Mei-ling, 43, Cheung ... people were killed and 27 were injured. The three plaintiffs filed a claim totalling $5.3 million against Keropy Travel Limited, organiser of the tour, in the Court of First Instance. In his ...

  2. Operator injured as crane crashes down on clubhouse and pool

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Cheung Chi-fai A crane collapsed on to the clubhouse of Tai Po's luxury Beverly Hills housing estate yesterday afternoon, injuring the crane operator. Seven people were also trapped in a clubhouse lift, which broke down when the crane ...

  3. Continental to offer daily HK-Tokyo service

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis Continental Airlines will launch daily non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Tokyo from October 31. The flights are the first in Hong Kong since the US carrier merged with United Airlines last year to form United Continental Holdings. The se ...

  4. Cathay waives fees for travellers diverted by alerts

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific has introduced a system for refunding passengers whose flights have been affected by the government's outbound travel alerts. From today, passengers travelling on their own will be able to rebook or reroute for free, or obtain a full refund, if their destination is the subject of a black or red travel alert. In the case of a less severe alert, a HK$250 ...

  5. Big deal

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edited by Nick Walton Continental Airlines has a special fare to New York to celebrate eight years of the non-stop daily service. The HK$4,888 fare is valid until March 12, for travel ... service between Hong Kong and New York. To book, call your travel agent or Continental Reservations at 3198 5777 ...

  6. High-speed rail travel halted by rain

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... apparently due to rain. A knock-on effect saw hold-ups of up to two hours affecting more than a dozen services, just as the Lunar New Year travel rush was reaching full swing and following a year ... in travelling by high-speed rail.'' A statement on Shanghai Railway Bureau's website blamed the technical problems on the weather. 'The influence of rainy and misty weather reduced ...

  7. Travel firm denied final appeal over bus crash

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The travel company being held liable for a bus crash in Taiwan in which five Hong Kong people were killed has been refused permission to take its case to the Court of Final Appeal. Kwan Kin Travel Services in November lost an appeal against a finding that it had failed in its duty of care towards clients who were killed or injured in the October 18, 2004, crash. ...

  8. MTR says Shenzhen travellers at fault

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Fiona.tam@scmp.com The MTR Corporation subsidiary that operates Shenzhen's subway network blames passengers for frequent breakdowns of automatic doors and malfunctioning escalators, and says delays by the trains' manufacturers- and not ...

  9. Fatal Voyage

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mariners have explained that the belief a captain must remain with his ship to the end belongs more to legend than law. Cruise fans will note with interest that travelling by boat is almost twice ...

  10. See a doctor, unwell travellers told

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday urged anyone who felt unwell after travelling to the region, especially Germany, to get a medical check-up to ensure they were not infected with a mutated bacteria strain that had killed ... that were all a result of travel to Europe. Chow said E coli was now the most serious food contamination issue for Hong Kong. 'I believe that the E coli infection is more serious than the DEHP ...




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