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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    UN report shows Chinese now the world's biggest-spending tourists

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 06:03pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the top spenders Americans and Germans, the top spenders on overseas travel for years, were overtaken by mainlanders last year, according to a United Nations report released in Madrid on Thursday. ... that year, spending US$72.6 billion on overseas travel, behind the table-topping Germans, who spent US$85.9 billion, and the Americans, who outlayed US$78.7 billion. That all turned changed last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1207801/un-report-shows-chinese-now-worlds-biggest-spending-tourists
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    North Korea attracts end-of-term tours for Hong Kong students

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... opportunity but also a travel experience that cannot be likened to lying on a beach in Thailand. People still tended to react with shock on learning one could actually visit the country, the spokesman ... that the traveller must follow: no photos of the military or of rural areas; no wandering away from the tour group; and no leaving the hotel alone at night. The organisers prefer to remain anonymous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1240908/north-korea-attracts-end-term-tours
  3. Back-to-work traffic better than expected

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Beijing's traffic was not as clogged as expected yesterday, the first workday during the Olympics, although some sections of major city roads were congested during both morning and evening rush hours. The real-time traffic map on the Beijing T ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648724/back-work-traffic-better-expected
  4. Travel company seeks group director of sales

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft People with wanderlust and extensive travel industry experience can apply for an exciting sales role with a destination management company. Since 1996, Destination Asia has specialised in Indochina, and now has full service operations in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos. The travel company, which is owned by its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582636/travel-company-seeks-group-director-sales
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Chinese tourists are shaping world's retail and travel sectors

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by LOUISA CHEANG

    ... Louisa Cheang Louisa Cheang says Chinese are shaping world's retail and travel sectors Time to roll out the red carpet for tourist yuan Global retailers and travel companies are vying ... for global retailers as the Chinese have different motivations for travelling overseas compared to Europeans and Americans. Market researches indicate that shopping far surpasses sightseeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1226073/how-chinese-tourists-are-shaping-worlds-retail-and-travel
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travellers left high and dry as Smart Holiday closes

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Travellers left high and dry as agency closes Travel agency Smart Holiday closed its branches across the city yesterday after its licence was cancelled, leaving 1,900 travellers out of pocket. Some 169 tours - and a total of HK$3 million in fees - are affected by the closure, a spokeswoman for the agency said. She advised customers to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1123285/travellers-left-high-and-dry-smart-holiday-closes
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Forbearance for rude mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Forbearance for rude travellers Global tourism is being driven by mainland visitors, their numbers surging annually by double-digit percentages. Chinese are expected ... province smashing an airport check-in counter in a fit of rage, the internet is awash with postings of how poorly behaved mainlanders can be when travelling. Discussion mirrors our long-running ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1187272/forbearance-rude-mainland-chinese-travellers
  8. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Graphic 'travel blog' adds to India's tourism woes

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 06:07pm by Ernest Kao

    ... river appeared in the Chinese blogosphere. A travel blog on Sina entitled “Went to democratic India for a holiday, spat my way back home” went viral over the week and featured a series of gruesome photos ... I have been to, some say worse than both Pakistan and Bangladesh. It was beyond the scope of my imagination,” the travel blog read. The blog was forwarded on Sina Weibo more than 120,200 times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1194694/graphic-travel-blog-adds-indias-tourism-woes
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel agency suspended for stranding mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 02:44pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit and Amy Nip The tourism watchdog on Thursday suspended operations of the travel agency that left mainland tourists stranded, without hotel rooms, during last week’s Lunar New Year holiday. 3A Holidays had its membership in the Travel Industry Council (TIC) suspended after the agency’s boss three times failed to appear at council meetings to explain at least four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1155399/travel-agency-suspended-stranding-mainland-tourists
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel agency's licence may be revoked if it doesn't explain fiasco

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... to explain why mainland visitors were left stranded without hotel rooms over the Lunar New Year holiday or be suspended by the Travel Industry Council. It is the first time the watchdog has issued ... disciplinary committee would then decide on whether its membership should be revoked permanently. The Travel Agents Registry, the government body that issues licences to travel agencies, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154212/travel-agencys-licence-may-be-revoked-if-it-doesnt-explain-fiasco

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