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  1. Mandarin Oriental- a new attraction for visitors to Prague

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since the formation of the Czech Republic in 1993 and its subsequent membership of the European Union, the city of Prague has been a hot spot for tourists and investors. A new activity to add to a visitor's itinerary is a visit to the Mandarin Oriental, Prague, especially for those with an interest in architecture. The 99-room hotel, which opens on September 12, ...

  2. New attractions serve to entice more visitors

    Posted Nov 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Visitor numbers to the revamped Peak Tower have increased since its soft opening in September and the developer hopes the new attractions will continue to draw more visitors and prolong ... Market, designed to resemble traditional Hong Kong markets such as Ladder Street and the Ladies Market and reflect the tower as a miniature of Hong Kong as a so-called shopping paradise. ...

  3. Visitor numbers up but cloud on horizon

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in opening the Lantau cable car attraction and the performance of Hong Kong Disneyland. Last year Hong Kong had a record 23 million visitors. Last month, which should have seen the launch ... the individual visitor scheme, which allows residents of eligible provinces to travel to Hong Kong without joining official tour groups. Other markets performing strongly included Italy, up 10 per cent, ...

  4. Peak Tower revamp may see visitor figures hit new heights

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the HK$100 million facelift of the tower to attract more visitors to The Peak but said he would stick to the Tourism Board's total visitor estimate of 27 million for this year. Seven million ... to 500 people and has already attracted keen interest for corporate bookings and private functions, said Martyn Sawyer, group general manager of properties and clubs for Hongkong and Shanghai ...

  5. Expectations riding high for new Lantau attraction

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Norma Connolly

    ... The Sunday Morning Post had a sneak preview yesterday of the cable cars. The line can transport more than 1,900 people at a time to and from Hong Kong's latest tourist attraction, Ngong Ping ... million visitors were expected in the first year of operation. He believes the cable car ride and village will become a 'must-see Hong Kong icon'. At Ngong Ping village, not far from ...

  6. Hugh Zimmern

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... School at Rome before returning home. Today, he is one of five partners at the 132-year-old Hong Kong firm. What was there to build in 1874? Leigh & Orange had a hand in constructing many of Hong Kong's imposing colonial buildings and places of worship, some of which it maintains today through restoration projects for the government and private enterprise. The firm's ...

  7. Summer opening for cable car in doubt

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Fion Li and Patsy Moy No guarantee on Ngong Ping 360 starting before September Operators of the Ngong Ping 360 tourist attraction were unable to give any guarantees yesterday ... a spokeswoman for the company said. Responding to visitors' safety concerns, Mr Calderwood said the operator had upgraded the telephone system and improved crowd control at Ngong Ping. According ...

  8. Aberdeen district revamp aims to put heritage on the map

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li Hong Kong is famous for its delicious cuisine, bargain shopping and scenic views but few visitors plan an itinerary that takes in the city's historical sites and cultural ... will be opening new attractions and improving existing ones,' Ms Cheng said. 'People have high expectations of service standards in Hong Kong and we are also competing with other countries ...

  9. A dark day for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shame on you, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Shame on you, Hong Kong. Tuesday night's 'Lights Out' campaign should have been a resounding success, but it looked like few companies ... Tuesday night should have been a strong and powerful message to the power companies, major air polluters, the Hong Kong government and the mainland that we will not put up with this any longer. ...

  10. Less-than-golden week points to need for new attractions

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visitors, but its attractiveness will inevitably drop once people have been here. And while fewer visitors are coming to Hong Kong, a higher-than-expected number of holidaymakers are signing up ... forecast that about 420,000 mainlanders would visit Hong Kong, Immigration Department data shows that golden week attracted only about 286,000 mainlanders over six days, compared to 295,000 last ...




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