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  1. Stubborn drivers won't bow to proposed rush-hour road tax

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... but a sophisticated, user-pays system based on the type of vehicle and time of travel. A similar system, which tracks vehicles via GPS units, will come into force in the Netherlands by 2011. Professor Hensher ... using uncongested roads at non-peak times would incur no additional charge. 'Having it calculated by time of day encourages people to travel at different times of the day,' he said. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Australia defends inclusion of air pollution in new travel warning

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rosanne Barrett The Australian government has defended its decision to cite air pollution in Hong Kong in a new travel warning. It said a change to its travel advice for the city, ... levels were recorded. Yesterday, a spokesman for the department said the change to the travel advice brought it in line with 'similarly affected' places and used the Hong Kong ...

  7. Travel congress upbeat on prospects

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... it follows a top-level forum yesterday between senior mainland, Hong Kong and American travel officials on tourism in the pan-Pearl River Delta. The forum was part of the four-day World Travel Congress taking place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 2,000 travel professionals from the American Society of Travel Agents are attending. Despite thick smog in much of the city, ...

  8. City's air is bad for you, Australians told

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rosanne Barrett The Australian government has cited Hong Kong's air pollution as a potential health issue, in a new travel warning to its citizens. Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs issued the updated travel advice on Monday, which is sent to all subscribers and posted on its Smartraveller website. It comes amid the ongoing debate over how air pollution ...

  9. Under a cloud

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... travel and the production and import of food and goods are not counted. These exclusions hide the true size of our carbon footprint. How much climate pollution do we really cause? The simple ... international air travel, and domestic travel (between Hong Kong and the rest of China) is conveniently added to China's total emissions rather than to Hong Kong's. International rules also ...

  10. Budget can power the city's green revolution

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as Asia's green transport hub by reducing emissions from air and sea travel. Officials should consider lowering anchorage charges for vessels entering Hong Kong waters if they use low-sulphur fuel. For air travel, airlines adopting the 'continuous descent approach' (a technique to reduce emissions, noise pollution and fuel consumption), and reduce the amount of aircraft waste, ...




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