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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCKS

    Relaxed travel rules spark rally in shares of HK retailers

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Relaxed travel rules spark rally in retailers The share prices of Hong Kong retailers surged yesterday on expectations that eased regulations ... Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Chongqing and Guangzhou could apply for travel permits to Hong Kong and abroad without having to go back to their hometowns. The Shenzhen authorities said on Friday ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Plan to lift travel restrictions to Hong Kong needs address concerns

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Open door plan needs rethink Hong Kong people have rightly expressed concerns over the possible influx of more mainland tourists in the wake of the lifting of travel ... population can across the border any time. Admittedly, our economy has been given a shot in the arm since mainlanders were allowed to come in 2003 as solo travellers. From luxurious handbags, ...

  3. Business - Money - RESULTS

    China Travel upbeat despite profit dip

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com China Travel upbeat despite profit dip Travel agency and hotel operator China Travel International Investment is upbeat on the long-term outlook ... "China will become the largest economy in the next 10 years and will have one billion people living in urban areas by 2030," Xu Muhan, executive director of China Travel, said yesterday. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Network to slash travel time

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and urban rail services, as well as air travel, creating a network that promises to dramatically shorten travelling time between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Shenzhen, which already has four ... cities in Guangdong by 2015, Zhang said. It would also have rail links to the northern and southern Guangzhou high-speed rail stations, forging connections between air travel and high-speed rail, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Travellers targeted in smuggling war

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam in Shenzhen fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland travellers who cross the borders with Hong Kong and Macau more than once a day will forfeit their duty-free quota and their luggage ... only a few high-value items which they say are for self-use and as such are exempt from duty. Guangdong customs officials say all travellers entering or leaving mainland customs checkpoints ...

  8. Travellers may have to pay for third runway

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The construction of a HK$136 billion third runway at Chek Lap Kok is poised to hit the pockets of travellers, as the Airport Authority says ... development, welcomed Exco's endorsement, and said it was normal for airlines to pass costs on to travellers. Joe Ng Cho-hin, vice-chairman of the Board of Airline Representatives, said he hoped ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. China Travel axes spin-off of hotel operations

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com China Travel International Investment Hong Kong has aborted a proposed spin-off of its hotel operations and acquisition of a mainland project because of market ... and the proposed acquisition,' said Wang Shuaiting, chairman of China Travel, in a filing to the stock exchange after the market closed yesterday. In July, the company said it was considering ...




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