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Hong Kong Tourist Association


Free tourists from shopping traps

We cannot allow our tourist industry to be poisoned by a few dishonest people.

Some guides take tourists to shops and keep them there until they buy something.

Monday, 12 September, 2011, 12:00am

Unique wooden trams will stay in service

The Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA) shares the views expressed by a number of your readers in these columns about the upgrading of Hong Kong's trams. The trams are a unique and important symbol of Hong Kong's heritage and one of our most popular visitor attractions.

13 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Visitor numbers rise as hub role awareness grows

Hong Kong saw 1.16 million visitors last month, a 15.8 per cent rise year on year, according to the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA). Increasing awareness of Hong Kong's competitive edge in serving as Asia's transport hub boosted arrivals, the HKTA said.

30 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Signs for visitors and commuters

In the letter headlined, 'Help tourists' (South China Morning Post, July 15), M Milne asks if anything is being done to improve signage along the Mid-Levels escalator.

28 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Tourists fill stands

About half of the spectators at this year's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens were overseas visitors, a survey by the Hong Kong Tourist Association has revealed.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Help tourists

I live near the top of the Mid-Levels escalator and time and again I see tourists emerging from the escalator on to Conduit Road scrutinising their maps and looking puzzled; no doubt thinking that they have reached the Peak.

I usually direct them to the left along Conduit Road where at least they can descend back to Central via the zoo or the botanical gardens.

15 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Taking incidents very seriously

I refer to the letter from Stephen Ho headlined, 'Unethical business claims unwary tourist' (South China Morning Post, May 20). Such malpractices by retailers are a major concern for the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA), and I should like to take this opportunity to clarify what the HKTA can and cannot do in handling complaints.

3 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Tourism association to scrap membership system

The Hong Kong Tourist Association will be revamped next year to become more representative and renamed the Hong Kong Tourist Board.

Expenditure on the 43-year-old body will be cut by two per cent this year and its membership system phased out.

The association has more than 1,500 tourism-related enterprises as members.

24 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

No leaflets at terminal

I appreciate the Hong Kong Tourist Association's (HKTA) reply (South China Morning Post, February 10), to my letter to these columns on January 29.

6 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Revamp good as a holiday for HKTA

BY the end of this month, there is likely to be a new figure at the head of the Hong Kong Tourist Association.

The appointment is sitting on Tung Chee-hwa's desk. As many a frustrated civil servant can testify, it often takes ages to secure the Chief Executive's approval.

5 Mar 2000 - 12:00am