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  1. Travel agency linked to vice racket

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A travel agency allegedly helped book rooms at four-star hotels for mainland prostitutes, including illegal immigrants, as part of a vice racket. Police broke up the operation yesterday. They believe it is the first time a travel agency in Hong Kong has been involved in such activities. A gang arranged for the women to provide sex at the hotels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992690/travel-agency-linked-vice-racket
  2. Crisis brings us closer, says Shenzhen mayor

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The effort by Shenzhen and Hong Kong to overcome the financial crisis would strengthen the partnership between the cities, Shenzhen's mayor said in Beijing yesterday. Xu Zongheng said the flow of people and cash between the two cities wo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672650/crisis-brings-us-closer-says-shenzhen-mayor
  3. Survey aims to assess huge changes in travel behaviour

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their needs. Officials say the city has undergone massive change since the last time such a survey was done in 2002. 'Due to the changes in social economies and infrastructure construction, travel ... will be asked to provide a complete picture of their household's travel behaviour, including that of any children and elderly at home. Questions will cover travel details for the 24 hours prior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977166/survey-aims-assess-huge-changes-travel-behaviour
  4. Blind traveller 'barred from boarding flight'

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phyllis Tsang The blind community has expressed outrage after a visually impaired man said he was denied access to a flight from Hong Kong despite being a seasoned traveller. Zhu Min, 35, ... people are not allowed to travel alone,' Zhu said, adding that he had never experienced such problems when flying alone before. 'The airline staff were not really offering help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966336/blind-traveller-barred-boarding-flight
  5. Rights groups issue mainland travel alerts over suppression

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Beijing and Shanghai have been tarred with black travel warnings- not by the government, but by human rights groups over China's crackdowns on freedom of speech. Five ... Group- yesterday distributed leaflets urging travellers to avoid the mainland because of the suppression of dissidents and activists. The groups issued black alerts, the highest level- signalling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965697/rights-groups-issue-mainland-travel-alerts-over-suppression
  6. Travellers arrested at Macau airport on drug charges

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Two women who flew in from Malaysia were arrested at Macau airport on suspicion of trafficking drugs they had swallowed. According to Macau media, the two women were sisters. They allegedly swallowed a total of 645 grams of heroin that had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967174/travellers-arrested-macau-airport-drug-charges
  7. Railway stations braced as peak travel period begins

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Ministry of Railways is expecting more than 200 million passengers to take trains home during the Lunar New Year holiday, as the mainland enters the peak travel period ... security, and more than 300 armed police officers were sent to Guangzhou Railway Station last month in anticipation of the travel peak. In addition, 350 volunteers, mostly high school and university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705477/railway-stations-braced-peak-travel-period-begins
  8. Travel agents bundle tours with insurance

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Four travel agencies were found selling package tours and travel insurance as a bundled product, the Consumer Council said. Miramar Travel, Kwan Kin Tours, Sig Holiday and Smart Holiday had bundled the tours and insurance, depriving consumers of choice, it found. Two of the agencies made it compulsory to buy the travel insurance even though customers had their own. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686969/travel-agents-bundle-tours-insurance
  9. Half-fare travel on MTR for the disabled possible by end of year

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam About 11,000 disabled commuters may be able to enjoy half fares on the city's railways before the end of this year after fighting for the cause for nearly a decade. But they would still have to await amendments to the Disability Discriminat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680983/half-fare-travel-mtr-disabled-possible-end-year
  10. High cost of holiday travel hits migrants

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Only 20m cheap train tickets for 140m people travelling from the Pearl River Delta Wang Liping is desperate to go home to reunite with her two daughters for the Lunar New Year, ... reunions twice a year since coming to work in Guangdong province seven years ago. But the high cost of travel during holidays had kept her apart from her two daughters in Huaihua, about 1,200km ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624060/high-cost-holiday-travel-hits-migrants

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