Admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes yesterday freed a dry cargo ship that had been under arrest since Christmas Day in a dispute over a charter hire agreement involving more than US$1.2 million.Saturday, 14 January, 2012, 12:00am
Hong Kong travellers face higher fees and new charges from travel agents as more airlines move to eliminate agent commissions, the Travel Industry Council has warned.
Service fees will vary but can be as high as 8 per cent of the ticket price, said Larry Lo Fai-wah, a director of the council which regulates the trade.15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
A businessman yesterday pleaded guilty in District Court to two counts of arms dealing without a licence for shipping 2,493 stun guns via Hong Kong to Andorra. He Honglu, 42, who owns a trading firm, admitted he shipped the guns in July 2008 from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, then had FedEx ship them to the small country between Spain and France.23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Media consultant Wendy Chiang was checking the website of the Urbtix ticketing service a few months ago when she came across a listing titled 'Pop Concert'. It had all the basic details - time, date, venue and ticket price - except the most important piece of information: the name of the singer.21 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) retreated yesterday following a plunge in forward freight contract rates, as shipping companies concluded the rally in the bulk shipping market was unsustainable.
The forward rate of the benchmark for the third quarter dropped 37 per cent to US$38,000 per day yesterday from US$60,000 three days ago.6 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
A disqualified driver who led police on a wild chase along the Tolo Highway at speeds of up to 130km/h was jailed for two years yesterday.
So Po-fuk, 28, was also disqualified from driving for another three years.11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
More than 100 travel agencies have applied for a temporary injunction against a new charge levied by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Under the charge, from April 1 passengers booking air tickets through a travel agency have to pay a HK$250 fee if any change of travel schedule or voiding of plane tickets is not made on the day the tickets are booked.21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
HK agents to switch fully to online issue by end of next year
Paper airline tickets will become a thing of the past by the end of next year when Hong Kong travel agents switch over fully to e-tickets.
Of the 4.8 million tickets issued last year, more than half were e-tickets. Up to 70 per cent of tickets issued so far this year were electronic.24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Paper air tickets are going to be phased out by the end of next year when Hong Kong travel agents will issue only electronic e-tickets, which can be sent to you by e-mail. What do you think of this move? Share your views24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Outbound travellers will need to pay at least $30 more when they buy airline tickets from travel agencies next month. The Travel Industry Council said yesterday its members would charge the fee for collecting surcharges and taxes.20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am