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Reputation Management

Travel Review: Combe House

Arabian horses roam the grounds of Combe House in southwest England.

Tall, flower-filled hedgerows wall us in on both sides as we drive down the narrow, winding country lane to Gittisham. The tiny village is barely more than a church and a few thatched cottages.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 10:07am

Beijing hotels stripped of their stars

More than 130 star-rated hotels in Beijing have been stripped of their stars after they failed a review of their service and quality standards conducted by the capital's tourism authority, the Beijing Tourism Development Committee.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

For HK youngsters, trust is the answer

Teenagers consider trust to be the most important aspect in a relationship, according to a survey.

The Church of United Brethren in Christ's social service division surveyed 3,207 students, aged 12 to 23, over the past two months on their perception of love. Forty per cent of respondents had dated before.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

What if a company was committing crimes against children ...

Suppose you discover that one of your co-workers has broken the law. And suppose that the particular crime you discover is directly related to their job. What would you do? If they're taking the odd box of staples home from the office then the answer is probably different than if they're raiding the company bank account.

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

What personality trait do you value most in a friend?

Joy Cheung, 16, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School

Support. It is really important, especially when I am going through bad times. The support of my friends encourages me. It makes me feel that someone is there for me, no matter what I am doing or what I am going through. It keeps me going.

Jessica Sham, 13, West Island School

5 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

100 years of grazing finest tables in world

Evolving from a guide written by Andre Michelin to promote tourism by car in France more than 100 years ago, the Michelin Guide has emerged as one of the world's most authoritative food and travel guides.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

New Beijing hotel needs a dynamic F&B director

A once-in-a-lifetime opening has arisen for a high flier in the world of food and beverage management who is seeking to put their signature on a world-class hotel.

A deluxe hotel being created in the heart of Beijing seeks a director of F&B.

17 May 2008 - 12:00am

Secrets of success

Property agent cites growing reputation and gaining trust of clients as the most satisfying achievement of her career

The booming property market in Hong Kong last year has been especially good for property agents.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Cheaper and better - the hoteliers' target

Cheaper accommodation will be available in Beijing than at Athens 2004, according to Bocog. 'We have prepared enough hotels, so prices are sure to be lower,' says Xiang Ping, vice-director of Bocog's services department.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Olympic Briefs

hotel rooms to be cheaper than athens

18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Written in the stars

Hotel rating systems are supposed to make it easier to assess what's on offer. Forget it: there is no simple way to navigate the galaxy of places to stay.

6 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Star treatment may ease Games bed crisis

Hotels without star ratings could be upgraded to meet the Beijing accommodation shortfall during the 2008 Olympic Games.

Municipal Tourism Bureau director Yu Changjiang told an international hotel industry forum yesterday that the city was considering various ways to cope with the shortage of beds during the Games.

11 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Most wanted

Your husband says he will be late home because of work; your girlfriend claims she couldn't be contacted all day because she was helping a suicidal friend. Are you tired of listening to excuses and being unsure whether or not to believe them? A new gadget called Truster may help.

27 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Lai See


They say some people are born to do the work they do. So it seems with one of our telecoms reporters. Her March 1 birthday corresponds with the market debut of one of the companies she covers -, which listed on that day four years ago.

26 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Up to half a million guests will be denied star treatment at the Olympics

Up to 500,000 visitors to the capital during the 2008 Olympics will have to find beds in non-star-graded accommodation as the city does not have enough rated hotels and hostels to deal with the expected influx of guests.

Non-star-rated hotels and hostels are generally cheap, but often have low safety and hygiene standards as well.

19 Mar 2004 - 12:00am