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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Many Asian tourists cancel trips to Africa over Ebola outbreak fears

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... said yesterday that, to prevent the spread of Ebola, it was banning travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the country, apart from its own citizens. Ebola, ... in Nigeria. There are no known cases outside of this epicentre, but many tourists were afraid to travel anywhere on the continent, tour operators said. Most cancellations are from Asia, but visitors ...

  2. News - World - ETHICS

    Switzerland sees ‘suicide tourism’ numbers double over four years

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swiss 'suicide tourism' cases double The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicides doubled over four years, according to a study ... killing" is also legal in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and some areas of the United States, but remains illegal in many countries, pushing some to travel abroad where they can be helped ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by Adam Nebbs

    ... of its inaugural Asia Around-the-World cruise, so named because it will be customised for travellers from the Greater China region. Scheduled to depart Shanghai on March 1 next year, ... the full itinerary. Deal of the week TLX Travel is selling a package to Siem Reap, near Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, that includes a free third night at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap (above). Available ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel firms urged to embrace smartphones to hold off mainland rival

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 06:21pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Offering smartphone bookings is the way forward, academic says, as competition hots up Travel agents urged to go mobile Hong Kong’s travel agencies must embrace the smartphone revolution if they want to compete, one academic says, after China’s leading online travel agency launched a mobile app for Hong Kong travellers. Dr Dan Wang, an expert ...

  5. Infographics - Sport - World cup 2014

    INFOGRAPHIC: The road to the Maracana- travel paths to the final for each team at the World Cup

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:58am by Cedric Sam

    ... Cedric Sam Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and not since the 1994 Fifa World Cup in the United States will teams have had to travel such long distances between matches. Use our visualisation to evaluate the magnitude of travelling that squads will have to complete if they make it to the final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. Link to the full-time interactive ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Long wait for UK passport renewal disrupting business travel plans

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Long wait for UK passport disrupting business travel plans As a long-time British resident of Hong Kong, my experiences and exasperation with the UK passport office and its new rules are similar to R. H. T. Rogers (" Long wait for new passport unacceptable ", June 2). Because of my business, I travel to mainland China at least twice a month and visit other Asian ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Travellers see flights cancelled in Beijing as heavy rains batter city

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 01:26pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... cancelled. Cathay has not yet confirmed the cancellations on its website. Some flights solely operated by Dragonair and other carriers, however, departed as scheduled this morning. Travellers heading ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... at crystalcruises.com then book locally through Miramar Express on 3960 0388, or by e-mail at mecruises@miramarexpress.hk. Deal of the week A couple of dozen hotels are offered with Tiglion Travel's latest ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Travel warning for British expats living in Hong Kong over passport ‘mess’

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:36am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Applications are taking as long as three months to process, due to London's new policy of issuing all travel documents from Liverpool Passport snag angers city's Brits British passport holders in Hong Kong have been warned not to make any plans to leave if they are waiting for a replacement travel document. British nationals and holders of British ...

  10. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Tourist trap

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:27am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... February 2011 in June this year translates to a virtual collapse in travel service exports- which is basically shopping by mainlanders. It fell 11.5 per cent in the second quarter from 10.2 per ...




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