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Ecotourism

Namibian greens, tour firms say filming of Mad Max damaged desert

Namibian environmental groups and tourism companies expressed fury about a film crew's alleged destruction of sensitive areas in the world's oldest desert while shooting Mad Max: Fury Road.

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 3:13am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

What's being said on Facebook about hopes that the HK marathon can become one of the best in the world, growth of eco-tours in HK, and claims by Japan's premier Shinzo Abe that China is teaching anti-Japanese sentiments in its schools.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:55am

Eco tours show visitors the natural hot spots of Hong Kong

It is one of eight eco-tours on Hong Kong and Lamma islands from which nature lovers can now choose in order to explore some of the city's rarest wildlife and most spectacular scenery.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Does tourism bring more damage than economic benefits?

Melody Cheung, 16, St Paul's Secondary School

While tourism generates millions of dollars in revenue, many seem to forget the harm it causes. For example, a record 130,000 tourists visit the Forbidden City in Beijing every day, much higher than the ideal capacity of 30,000. The packed crowds, and their litter, may cause serious damage to the ancient structure.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Take trains and cut emissions, Hokkaido tells HK visitors

Solo Hong Kong travellers should try to use more rail services and help Hokkaido reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a Japanese official said.

The call came amid an emerging trend of more individuals using rental cars on their holidays in Japan.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Log on to the next wave in tourism

WITH THE REGION'S hospitality and tourism industry expected to expand significantly over the next decade, many professionals in the sector are taking online courses to open doors to faster career advancement and a range of new job opportunities.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Protecting species cuts poverty: study

Saving pandas, gorillas or tigers is not just about protecting an endangered species from extinction, but also about reducing poverty and improving the lives of local communities, according to a report released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Strike a balance for man and nature in buffer zone

The dense development of Hong Kong has taken a greater toll on nature than in most other cities. Few are left who would remember an abundance of natural flora and fauna and a thriving biodiversity. Sadly, as man has moved in, nature has moved out.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

The grass isn't always greener

It sounds like the perfect way for conscientious travellers to conserve the planet while on holiday, but ecotourism is big business and comprises a forest of contradictions.

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Perfect package for touring hypochondriacs

You'd have to have sneaking suspicions about a holiday package that has a 'special offer' like one in a recent advertisement.

17 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

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