Tourist Attraction

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

Paul Pei, President of Hong Kong Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 7:14am

Making local Hong Kong a main tourist attraction

The Tourism Board is offering some less conventional tourist attractions. Photo: Bloomberg

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

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.

13 May 2013 - 1:52am

China tourist attractions raise fees ahead of holiday, sparking outrage

China tourist attractions raise fees ahead of holiday, sparking outrage

At least 12 national tourist attractions have raised their ticket prices ahead of next month's Labour Day holiday, with some prices even doubling, sparking a public backlash.

19 Apr 2013 - 4:30am 1 comment