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  1. Voyage of discovery and adventure for all

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... vessels that deliver more to the affluent traveller,' said Steve Odell, Asia-Pacific senior vice-president at Silversea Cruises. 'The value-for-money proposition of cruising is a key factor driving the success of the industry. Guests unpack once, and cruise ships carry them in comfort and style to several destinations in one voyage. Ease of travel, comfort, variety, safety ...

  2. Travelling a bumpy road

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

    ... Nov 15-18, 2009 US President Barack Obama visits China and invites President Hu Jintao for a return visit Dec China accused by the US-led developed countries of blocking a more ambitious deal at the Copenhagen climate-change summit Jan 13, 2010 Search gia ...

  3. Region's well-travelled economist

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... 150 articles published over the past three years. Although married with six daughters he came out to Hong Kong on his own because he knew the job would involve a lot of travelling. In the past three years Roach has travelled 1.2 million miles, which makes him the most widely-travelled Morgan Stanley employee by several hundred thousand miles. He reckons he would typically spend about ...

  4. WHO subject to more checks before issuing travel warnings

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The World Health Organisation will not be able to issue edicts on travel restrictions to virus-infected countries as readily as it did during the 2003 Sars outbreak, its director ... checks and balances' on future considerations relating to travel advisories. During the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, Hong Kong came to a standstill and its economy ...

  5. Travel agent saw potential in tea leaves

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Road trading route. While the managing director of Blue Sky Travel was figuring out how Iran could appeal to her clients back in Hong Kong, particularly with so many differences between ... working on a plan to let her tour groups experience Iran. 'Before I went to Iran, I knew nothing about this country,' said Ms Ng, who went to Iran with a delegation of travel agents ...

  6. Tourists in dark over travel permits

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of Dongguan International Travel Services, welcomed the relaxation of travel restrictions. His company has designed various packages for solo travellers. 'Many people have been to Hong Kong ... from Guangdong travellers,' Mr Lu said. 'The bookings should be coming in mid-August. The climax should be at National Day golden week holiday in October.' He said they would ...

  7. Las Vegas bets on more travellers from mainland

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... representative on the mainland, said travellers could attend conventions, shop and see shows as an alternative to gaming. 'We are not promoting this industry in China. We have many other industries, ... considers China our future business partner. There is considerable pent-up demand for travel to Las Vegas,' said Cam Usher, director of international sales for the Las Vegas Convention ...

  8. Too many downsides to this air services pact

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The signing of a liberal air services deal has a tendency to generate buzz and excitement in the airline industries affected. Witness the number of American carriers lining up to claim new rights granted under an agreement signed between the US and China ...

  9. Forced tour group shopping unlikely to go away in a hurry

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... species. In Hong Kong, many are herded around by coach on a tight schedule of shopping and sightseeing in organised tours that are too cheap to provide adequate income to the travel agents, tour ... shopping. In 2007, for example, it was reported that a local travel agency, Pegasus International Travel, forced more than 70 mainland tourists, who were on a four-day tour from Shenzhen to Hong ...

  10. Tourists banned from Tibet ahead of holiday

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing and Choi Chi-yuk China has again stopped issuing travel permits for foreign tourists to Tibet and has ordered close scrutiny of tourists already there as security ... the anniversary. Although tourists who have already obtained the travel permits would be allowed to stay in Tibet, tourism operators were told to keep a close eye on visitors, as they would be held ...




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