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  1. Prion Island

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to go there again. And I don't want anyone else to go there either. To all who may be curious, I'll say simply and bluntly: travel anywhere you like- but not, please, to Prion Island. ... increased almost exponentially in recent years. Plutocrat travellers, long since dissatisfied with Ibiza or Phuket, finding little that is new in Timbuctu, and wanting bragging rights for having ...

  2. Long-haul travellers

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tern, enjoys summer weather all year long- by travelling from pole to pole. The Arctic tern breeds in the Arctic Circle in June and July. When the cold weather starts in September, the bird flies south. It travels all the way to the Antarctic and arrives just in time for summer there. There are several routes Arctic terns like to take. Some fly along the coasts of North and South ...

  3. End row over carbon scheme, E.U. urged

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over the European debt crisis, it is reasonable for the airlines to review their order books in response to the softening in travel demand,' the official said. Mainland carriers need ...

  4. Black mark for flawed travel alert system

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What does it take for the government to warn against travel to a particular country? Japan has an overheated nuclear reactor from which dangerous levels of radioactive material have been ... to life and limb. Japan has been put in the second category of red alert, 'significant threat', which means avoiding non-essential travel. It has got Bahrain, Lebanon and Tunisia, ...

  5. The real cost of travel

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... instead of taking a bus or train, air travel is often an indulgence. And it is our luxuries and over-consumption that has led to our present climate change problem. Cameron is available to speak ...

  6. Mainland airlines plan court action over EU emissions trading scheme

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines plan to file a lawsuit to challenge the EU's emissions trading scheme that fines airlines for exceeding emission quotas on all European flights from next year. Flag carrier Air China and the China ...

  7. Rescued lemur travels to Britain

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak A rare lemur has begun a new life in Britain after spending a year in Hong Kong when it was found running around an industrial building in Sham Shui Po. The South China Morning Post reported earlier that the seven-year-old, fat-tailed dwarf lemur, ...

  8. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The two articles about the rapid growth of private aviation in Hong Kong and on the mainland are alarming ('Mainland fuels boom in HK executive jet travel' and 'Private jet travel set to take off on revised rules', September 4). Local and mainland aviation authorities are making the same mistakes as the US and Europe by permitting these environmentally ...

  9. Ecology must be part of tourism planning, UN travel envoy says

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the deputy head of the United Nations' travel body told the Boao Forum. Geoffrey Lipman, assistant secretary general of the World Tourism Organisation, said yesterday tourism had tremendous ... domestic tourism market and is predicted to become the biggest market for inbound and outbound travellers by 2020. Mr Lipman praised the government's proactive approach to planning ...

  10. Travel advice seen as 'reminder' on HK air

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Responding to an Australian travel warning over Hong Kong's air pollution, the environment chief says the city needs to work 'doubly hard' to clean up its air. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said yesterday that Hong Kong placed high emphasis on improving its air quality. On the Australian warning, he said: 'We take the travel advice ...




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