The need to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive tourism market is universal. The emergence of new attractions and destinations means travellers are spoiled for choice. Inevitably, places that go an extra mile to offer something out-of-the-ordinary will win, while those staying still or without any special appeal will lose out.Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 2:53am
Diploma scores higher mark than A-levels19 Dec 2012 - 3:20am
For those with champagne tastes and a beer budget, this year's Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival has some treats in store.
For only HK$150 wine lovers will have the chance to savour the delights of the famed Chateau Mouton Rothschild red Bordeaux at the four-day event, which starts today.1 Nov 2012 - 3:45am
Paying for folly of misplaced tourism policy13 Oct 2012 - 3:53am 1 comment
The item "City gets ready for a run of pink" on yesterday stated, wrongly, that the idea for Hong Kong's LGBT festival Pink Season originally came from the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The tourism board has clarified that it was Hong Kong's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights group the Pink Alliance which first approached the board with the idea last year.30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am
Developers Henderson Land and Sun Hung Kai Properties have withdrawn sponsorship of New Year's Eve fireworks this year, but organisers say the show will go on.
'As far as I know it was a commercial decision,' said Cynthia Leung of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, which organises the event. 'We respect their decision, and will try to get the show running.'22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master - the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau Island to appeal to business travellers.14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Ex-Tourism Board chief faces insurance plan investigation
Clara Chong Ming-wah, the former Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director at the centre of a medical insurance plan controversy, is facing a police investigation after the government passed the case to the authorities yesterday.1 May 2008 - 12:00am
The statistics tell a tale of unrivalled tourism success. Hong Kong has seen its visitor numbers treble in a decade to the point where they now outnumber the city's own residents by four to one and, on the face of it, surpass the tourism achievements of London and New York.29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Tourism chiefs are predicting another bumper year for visitors to Hong Kong, despite rising competition and the recent global stock market decline.
Visitor numbers will rise 8 per cent, to 30.43 million, from last year's record 28.17 million and they will spend HK$152.7 billion, up 10.7 per cent from last year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board predicts.26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am