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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Geo-political tension threatens South China Sea cruise market: experts

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... shockwave hits cruises Military and political tensions in the South China Sea are threatening the development of Asia's burgeoning cruise holiday market, shipping and travel experts say. Dr Liu ... for Asia for Royal Caribbean Cruises, said Beijing had relaxed travel restrictions, but for the "foreseeable future we can't make the best use of the government permits", especially ...

  2. Take Philippines off black travel alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Security Bureau's website says its outbound travel alert system aims to help people better understand the level of risk or threat to personal safety in the 85 countries most popular with Hong Kong travellers. What sets the Philippines apart in this service, accessible on the bureau's website, is that it is lumped in with Syria as a no-go area for Hong Kong ...

  3. Executives seek job, will travel

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Human resources executives working in Asia often flag talent retention as an area of concern, and findings from the latest MRI China Group (MRIC) survey underline why. The results show that a significant percentage of professionals and prospec ...

  4. Mainlanders boon to travel and hospitality industry

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Billy Clarke Despite a subtle sense of apprehension regarding the economic situation in Europe and the United States, things are looking up for those in the travel and hospitality industry. A recent survey by TMS Asia-Pacific has found that travel and hospitality executives in Hong Kong boast the highest average salaries in the region. This was the second year in a row ...

  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 ...

  6. Travel alert system fails tourists stuck in Egypt

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the region through live updates. But throughout this whole period, the Hong Kong government maintained that there was only one country to which Hong Kong residents should avoid all travel: the Philippines. Bouazizi's desperate act went unnoticed, while our officials continued to think it a good idea to maintain a black travel alert as political retribution in the wake of the Manila ...

  7. Needless Philippine travel alert only adds to dangers

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shocked and confused. Amidst the fear and sorrow, a black travel alert, the highest-level warning, was issued against visiting the Philippines, meaning all journeys should be avoided, while ... threat against Hongkongers. The longer the Hong Kong government maintains its black travel alert, the more it appears to be political retribution to gain capital with an angry public. One month ...

  8. Travel industry cleans house, and city's image

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong travel and tourism industry has finally made an official proposal that would target commission-based tours by paying tour guides a stable salary. For years, we have read ... was devalued. The Travel Industry Council has now handed in a report to the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau after a special task force looked at ways to reform the operation of tours in Hong ...

  9. Russia's fires hit HK travellers

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... and returned to Hong Kong yesterday, said both outdoor areas and those indoors in Moscow had been affected by the smoke. Her tour guide handed out face masks to her and other travellers. 'We ... Travel Industry Council's executive director, said there were about six tour groups in Russia now and their itineraries were not affected. ...

  10. Spending for travel tops saving for a rainy day

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

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong consumers are more than twice as willing as others in Asia to save money for travel but are less willing than others to save for a rainy day, a poll has shown. ... personal travel and investment. It also ranks dining and entertainment, fashion and accessories and personal travel as the three most popular areas of spending. The findings show that Hong Kong ...




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