Tour agencies

China's tourism law will benefit everyone

Visitors to the Palace Museum in Beijing can be assured their rights are protected under the new Tourism Law. Photo: Xinhua

China has finally passed a tourism law to regulate the industry and give tourists more protection. First raised in the 80s but shelved as travelling was still considered a novelty, the new law has been rightly hailed a milestone in that for the first time it gives tourists the right to complain and seek redress. The statute is much needed as the nation strives to cope with the boom in tourism.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 1:52am

Letters to the Editor, April 5, 2013

A taxi in San Francisco that runs on biodiesel. Photo: AFP

It is of great concern to note Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting's Occupy Central proposal, which advocates civil disobedience in case Beijing does not agree with the whims or insecurity of some political parties in Hong Kong.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:46am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 28, 2013

Moving stories from the marathon. Photo: Sam Tsang

We would like to point out that the article "Smog in Pearl Delta 'worse than Beijing'" misrepresented how air pollution in the Pearl River Delta should be understood. For those of us who study air quality in the delta, the air pollution there is not worse than that in Beijing.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:37am 4 comments

Tour agencies suspend balloon trips after Luxor tragedy

The bodies of victims in bags. All eight balloon operators in Luxor are understood to have suspended activities. Photo: Reuters

Some Hong Kong tour agencies have suspended hot-air balloon trips in Egypt and elsewhere after yesterday's fatal accident in Luxor, while others are reviewing their activities. Besides Kuoni, which organised the tour on which the nine Hongkongers died, EGL Tours has suspended balloon trips in destinations including Turkey and Australia. But EGL said it could not prevent individual holidaymakers from taking part in such activities at their own risk.

27 Feb 2013 - 7:59am