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Organiser of Chinese wedding tours to France arrested over embezzlement

A 50-year-old woman has been arrested in Tours, a picturesque medieval town in France's Loire Valley, on charges of embezzlement for her efforts to bring Chinese wedding tourists to the city.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Police in Canada frustrated by Chinese package tour escapees

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said foul play is not suspected in any of the four cases of missing mainland tourists under investigation. However, police have been obliged to mount costly, time-consuming and so far fruitless searches for the apparent escapee tourists.

6 Mar 2013 - 3:10am

Culture vultures swoop

Travel agents are rolling out a variety of itineraries to tap into the fast-growing segment of study tours.

Demand has increased for study tours, particularly those to experience different cultures.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Hospital Authority to pay after admitting negligence

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bargain tours to Japan up for grabs

For those not put off by strong aftershocks and a red travel alert, bargain tours to Japan will be on offer from next Saturday.

EGL Tours and Package Tour will be the only agencies in town to restart tours to Japan this month. They will skip northeast Japan and Tokyo and target southern destinations and Hokkaido.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Easter tours cancelled

Some local travel agencies have cancelled tours to all parts of Japan for the Easter holiday.

The cancellations from April 16 to the end of the month will affect 3,300 holidaymakers and cost the tourism industry more than HK$3 million.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Bickering continues over refunds for tours to Japan

Tours to Japan from Hong Kong have been cancelled, but insurance companies have been slow to refund holidaymakers in full.

That is because the tours were scratched when the government issued only a red alert for outbound travel to all of Japan, said Joseph Tung Yao-chung, executive director of the Travel Industry Council

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Surge in cost of Lunar New Year tour packages

Prices for Lunar New Year package tours have in some cases more than doubled, the Travel Industry Council says.

The council compared the fees of all outgoing tours between February 15 and 23 last year with February 5 to 12 this year.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Boom in summer study trips to mainland

More travel agencies have jumped in to tap the booming market for summer study tours to the mainland, with some abandoning formerly lucrative European and American routes this year.

Apart from growing interest in Putonghua classes, agencies said parents were finding the lower tour fees of study tours on the mainland attractive.

21 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Travel firms warned to check fire safety

The Travel Industry Council yesterday wrote to its tour operators warning them to pay extra attention to safety measures for study tours to the mainland.

Joseph Tung Yao-chung, the council's executive director, said the letter urged agencies to inform tour members about matters such as looking out for emergency exits and fire escapes in hotels where they were scheduled to stay.

16 Jul 2002 - 12:00am