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  1. Tied up in tangle of visa red tape

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Hong Kong residents. 'I asked to go in to talk to an official but he would not allow me into the building,' said the 41-year-old English teacher, who maintains she was told to travel ... the restrictions prevent foreign executives making vital unscheduled visits to factories in the Pearl River Delta. Travel agents in Hong Kong first raised the alarm about changes to the visa rules early ...

  2. Love shacks

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alice Whately

    ... the coast of Zanzibar, is rated by Conde Nast Traveller magazine as one of the three most romantic hotels in the world. Each of the 10 secluded cottages spills onto a heart-shaped swathe of sand, ...

  3. Travel agencies slash prices for package tours

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... As Japan continues to battle its nuclear crisis, a Hong Kong travel company is rolling out cut-price tours. Travellers are being offered five-day tours to Kyushu, Osaka and Hokkaido ... tours in a week's time. Hong Thai Travel Services and Wing On Travel do not plan to offer discounted tours. Wing On assistant general manager Simon Ma Sai-man said the number of people ...

  4. HK extends black travel warning to 3 more regions

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Martin Wong, Simpson Cheung

    ... Martin Wong, Adrian Wan and Simpson Cheung The Hong Kong government last night extended the black travel warning to three more regions of Japan surrounding Fukushima. The highest travel warning means people should avoid all travel to Miyagi, Ibaraki and Iwate, as well as Fukushima. The red travel warning- which advises against non-essential travel- is in force for the rest ...

  5. Travel alert system comes under fire

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Adrian Wan

    ... Ng Yuk-hang, Ada Lee and Adrian Wan The government's travel alert system has been criticised for encouraging people to risk personal safety to continue with their travel plans. The travel warning for Fukushima, where engineers are fighting to avert a partial nuclear meltdown, is black, meaning all travel should be avoided. However, the alert is red for the rest of Japan. ...

  6. Hong Kong travellers battle chaotic scenes to get back home

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Lana Lam

    ... Danny Mok in Tokyo, Amy Nip and Lana Lam Hong Kong travellers in Japan when the quake struck told yesterday how they battled through chaotic scenes in an attempt to get home. They spoke as the government warned people not to travel anywhere near tsunami-hit Fukushima prefecture amid nuclear radiation fears. One group of 13 Hong Kong tourists were understood to have been in Sendai- ...

  7. Forced by quake to return home early, young travellers seek help on visas from consulate

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'I am desperate to return to Japan. For me, the decision to come back was not a personal choice; I had to because the red travel warning worried my family so much. I have responsibilities ... travel warnings. 'I never worried about my safety,' she said. 'It was not chaotic because everyone in Japan has the same spirit and everybody binds together, so everything ...

  8. Black alert is more than just a travel warning

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Hours after the deaths in Manila, Hong Kong issued a black travel alert for the Philippines, warning people to avoid all travel to the country. The move- and Friday's decision to take Russia off the amber travel alert list days ahead of a visit to Moscow by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen- came after legislators suggested using the travel alert system ...

  9. New bureau urged in travel row

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng, Maggie Tam and Chris Ip Measures to sort out the scandal-hit travel industry should not just focus on misconduct of tour guides, says a Travel Industry Council director. Leung ... are blamed for the practice which has led to ill-treatment of some visitors. Lau said the government had not ruled out legislation to regulate tour guides and a Travel Industry Council task force has ...

  10. Have TT skills, will travel

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung For the Hung family, there's nothing better than travelling the world taking part in table tennis competitions. William Hung Wah-tak, 14, is a member of the Hong Kong ... opportunities to play at international level. They really want to represent Hong Kong in overseas tournaments, but they are way too young to travel alone.' So Josephine quit her job two years ago ...




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