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Letters to the Editor, February 23, 2013

The government is sending out conflicting signals. On the one hand, we face a shortage of everything: we compete for hospital beds, milk powder, school places, housing, and even when we die, we compete for a place for our ashes.

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013, 2:31am 2 comments

Trade law to protect tourists from crooked travel agencies

The revised Trade Descriptions Ordinance, which is expected to be passed before June, will include the tourism industry, the Consumer Council's chief executive Gilly Wong Fung-han said.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

Call for supervision of tourism firms after mainland tourists sleep on bus

The call went out yesterday for stricter oversight of travel agencies after members of a mainland tour group spent a night on their coach and then were abandoned by their guides. The demand for action, from a union representing workers in the tourism industry, came as tour members spoke of their ordeal, with one describing it "like falling from heaven to hell".

15 Feb 2013 - 4:01am 3 comments

Modern travel: the best ways to get a discount

Travel brochures, once a common sight, are now likelier to be found in a museum than a living room.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:28am

Sky is the limit for global ticket firms

Beijing's decision to break the monopoly of state-controlled TravelSky Technology in online air ticket sales has put foreign players in a dogfight for the robust and thriving market.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:03am

Gathering momentum

The popularity of online agents has changed the way business is done in the travel industry.

While the Hong Kong market has been dominated by international and regional players, such as Zuji, Priceline, Flight Centre and Webjet, the city also has its home-grown online agents.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Online sales agents in demand as travel booms

Shanice Tang Ho-yan (right), web production and creative manager at ZUJI Hong Kong, thinks that with the growth of the internet and mobile device users, the demand for online travel agents will increase exponentially in the coming years.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong soccer fans give World Cup package deals the red card

Package bookings for this summer's soccer World Cup in South Africa have fallen sharply but travel agencies are still hopeful of a late surge.

With less than 100 days before the big kick-off, Hong Tai Travel Services has only received a paltry 10 bookings. Deputy general manager Daniel Chan Kin-pang said: 'Four years ago, we had over 200 bookings.'

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Prospects remain clouded with the mainland outbound travel market off-limits to overseas investors

It is still unclear when the mainland will open the outbound travel market to overseas players.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Boom in outbound travel over Easter break

Growing trend of last-minute bookings leaves travel agents battling to cope

The travel industry has seen a boom in outbound travel for the coming Easter holiday, with one travel agent reporting a 10 per cent increase in bookings and the Immigration Department predicting a 7.6 per cent increase in cross-border traffic.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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