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  1. Wealthy mainlanders don't travel afar

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... America, a survey shows. China is expected to overtake Japan as the second-largest tourism market in 2013- and to surpass the United States as the biggest travel market by 2025. CAP Strategic Research polled 300 affluent travellers at Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou airports in February to find out more about the travel habits of affluent mainlanders. The firm defines affluent consumers ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Asia-Pacific drives FedEx sales growth

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... But trade with the region cannot make up for early retirement costs Asia-Pacific continued to record the strongest sales growth for Federal Express (FedEx) last quarter but it could not compensate for substantial one-off costs which drove global net profi ...

  4. Happy travellers think train is just the ticket

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Goodbye to smelly old buses, carsickness and traffic jams; hello to modern trains. The new Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway has cut travel times in the Pearl River ... and fares have been halved. Travellers can sit back and relax on the ride from Guangzhou to Zhongshan, Zhuhai or Jiangmen. The brand new compartment offers quite a bit of comfort: consistent ...

  5. Caution confines torch's travels to the homeland

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... when the flame travelled 50,000 kilometres through 13 countries and 23 cities in Asia. The decision came after difficulties marred the international leg of the torch relay of the Beijing ...

  6. Railway stations braced as peak travel period begins

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Ministry of Railways is expecting more than 200 million passengers to take trains home during the Lunar New Year holiday, as the mainland enters the peak travel period ... security, and more than 300 armed police officers were sent to Guangzhou Railway Station last month in anticipation of the travel peak. In addition, 350 volunteers, mostly high school and university ...

  7. Proposal to relax delta travel restrictions

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu and Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau have agreed in principle that travel restrictions should be eased to allow more mainlanders to visit the two special administrative ... and Macau. This can... enhance the flow of people in the region.' Guangdong has a population of about 95 million. The Hong Kong travel industry estimates the proposal would lead to a 10 per cent ...

  8. Stranded travellers urged to stay put

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... for their tickets by noon yesterday, frustrated by the bad weather and long waits at the station. But the crowds of stymied travellers also increased rapidly in Guangzhou yesterday, 10 days before the Lunar ...

  9. Guangdong opens office for its travellers

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Guangdong has set up an office to provide assistance to residents travelling overseas after the number of foreign trips made by locals surged 40 per cent last year. The Foreign Affairs Security Office was set up last month to deal with calls for help made by Guangdong people working or travelling in other countries, office director Ouyang Jiangxuan said yesterday. ...

  10. Stranded travellers won't give up

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai 300,000 at Guangzhou railway station determined to make it home to families Tens of thousands of passengers stranded at Guangzhou railway station in cold, rainy weather are willing to wait until the last minute for trains home for the Lunar New ...




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