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  1. Travel alert system comes under fire

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Adrian Wan

    ... Ng Yuk-hang, Ada Lee and Adrian Wan The government's travel alert system has been criticised for encouraging people to risk personal safety to continue with their travel plans. The travel warning for Fukushima, where engineers are fighting to avert a partial nuclear meltdown, is black, meaning all travel should be avoided. However, the alert is red for the rest of Japan. ...

  2. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and transfers. In the evenings, traditional Moroccan cuisine and light refreshments are served. Cold comforts Norwegian Cruise Line is offering travellers on the Norwegian Epic (www.epic.ncl.com) a novel ...

  3. Travellers warned about drinking water in areas affected by oil spill

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou The medical service provider International SOS has issued a health alert to people travelling in northwestern China, where a ruptured diesel pipeline is threatening drinking water in the country's second-longest river. The commercial medical agency warned travellers yesterday to stay alert when drinking water in areas affected by the oil spill. Last ...

  4. Travellers' checks

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Nicholas Walton Worldly wise The first internationally branded resorts on the Japanese island of Okinawa have opened and guests at the two InterContinental properties will have a wealth of local knowledge at their fingertips. The ANA InterContinental ...

  5. Excitement, souvenirs for first-day travellers

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... went and bought tickets immediately after they announced the tours. We were lucky. The tours were sold out in just two days.' Tianjin China International Travel Service (CITS) general ...

  6. travellers' checks

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of champagne, salads and local delicacies. Log on to www.mandarinoriental.com to discover more. Off the beaten tack Orion Cruises' 19-night Paths Less Travelled island cruise will depart from New ... Design-savvy boutique hotel Carbon has opened in Genk, Belgium, offering business travellers a modern, stylish home away from home. A member of Design Hotels, the establishment features plenty ...

  7. HK holidaymakers continue tours

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... according to the Travel Industry Council. Hong Thai Travel Services currently has one group of 25 people on a 25-day tour. The group is scheduled to return on Friday. Wing On Travel has four groups, or 114 people, in Russia. Another group will depart today. The government yesterday issued an amber outbound travel alert for Russia to reflect the health hazard posed to travellers from the smog ...

  8. Call for HK to upgrade warning after Japan raises alert level

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Hong Kong's travel warning for most of Japan remains at the second-highest level, though Japan has raised the alert level at the stricken nuclear plant from four ... meaning 'adjust travel plans' and 'avoid non-essential travel', to black, the top level, meaning 'avoid all travel'. They said the government should work better ...

  9. Radioactive cloud unlikely to reach Hong Kong

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

    ... of radiation monitoring. Edmund Leung Kwong-ho, chairman of the city's Energy Advisory Committee, said any pollutants that travelled far would be greatly diluted during the journey. 'Substances billowing out from a stack will normally have their concentration diluted by 30,000 times for every 5km they travel,' he told government officials. But Leung also said it was possible ...

  10. Japan, you're not alone

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... top-level black travel alert to three more Japanese prefectures after explosions at a nuclear plant deepened concerns of a meltdown. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan yesterday, with a force ...




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