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Tourism in Hong Kong

Overseas passengers return to Kai Tak with official opening of HK$8.2b cruise terminal

Built at a cost of HK$8.2 billion, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal finally welcomed its first visitors yesterday after years of planning and construction. Carrying more than 3,000 passengers and making her maiden voyage to Hong Kong, the 310-metre, 15-deck Mariner of the Seas would have been too big to berth at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 6:19am 1 comment

Passengers praise 'magnificent' Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on opening day

The Mariner of the Seas, on its maiden visit to Hong Kong, was the first cruise ship to dock at the Kai Tak cruise terminal - which its passengers described as "magnificent".

13 Jun 2013 - 3:06am 1 comment

Hong Kong's tourist trade hits troubled times as hiring gets harder

The tourism industry in Hong Kong has a problem - young people are just not drawn to it. Now, some of the biggest names in the city, which can pull in customers by the millions, are behind a recruitment drive.

3 Jun 2013 - 7:14am

Making local Hong Kong a main tourist attraction

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.

22 May 2013 - 2:53am

Lu Ping: Too many Chinese mainlanders being allowed into Hong Kong

In a pre-recorded interview with RTHK, Lu blamed the influx on the individual visit scheme, which he said was "too open".

10 May 2013 - 9:52am 11 comments

Seven bids for Ocean Park hotel site

The revised tender for a hotel at Ocean Park, which could be worth HK$3.2 billion, has attracted seven bids, in contrast to its debut two years ago when it was withdrawn for lack of interest.

9 May 2013 - 5:45am

Hoteliers' anger at steep rises in property rates

The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners has demanded an explanation from the Rating and Valuation Department, saying the rises will add to pressure on the industry, especially after a sluggish "golden week" holiday.

8 May 2013 - 5:46am

Tourists demand payout for short wait

Members of a mainland tour group demanded 3,000 yuan compensation each and an extra three nights' stay from a Hong Kong tour agency, saying they lost about an hour waiting for a coach.

2 May 2013 - 6:16am 5 comments

Is it time to scrap National Day fireworks for good?

The government's decision to cancel the National Day fireworks has alarmed some in the tourism trade while also sparking a debate over whether the display should ever take place again.

1 May 2013 - 7:54am 2 comments

Local character 'key to keeping Hong Kong's allure'

Hong Kong is losing its edge in attracting mainland shoppers as the city's local character fades from its prime shopping districts, a property consultant warns.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am