Ctrip.com International, the mainland's biggest online travel agency, is expected to post solid earnings for the quarter to December on the back of strong demand from outbound travellers and an increase in bookings made throuWednesday, 12 February, 2014, 3:03am
Travel agency Smart Holiday closed its branches across the city yesterday after its licence was cancelled, leaving 1,900 travellers out of pocket.9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment
As the travel market becomes more sophisticated, there is a growing demand for products targeted at experienced travellers, especially retirees.
In Hong Kong, luxury travel generally refers to premium trips with personalised itineraries.15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm
With so many options available to travellers, is there really any need for travel agents anymore?25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The Tourism Commission has ordered shareholders in a tour agency run by a high-profile travel industry figure to fulfil their promise to inject funds into the company after its mainland business partners accused it of failing to pay a HK$900,000 debt.1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Hongkongers like travelling and, despite the growth of online bookings, several regional travel agencies have set up shop in the city to tap into the potential of the retail market.
Flight Centre of Australia opened its first local retail shop near Central.
Called a Flight Centre superstore, the outlet combines two teams of leisure travel consultants.21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The number of inbound tour agencies found breaking the rules nearly doubled last year after a watchdog stepped up efforts to curb practices such as forced shopping.
The Travel Industry Council brought in 10 new rules for agencies and tour guides last February.20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Many travel-hungry Hongkongers want to flee as far as possible from the city during the Lunar New Year holiday, with cost no problem.
Employees who have Saturdays and Sundays off can enjoy a nine-day break - from January 21 to 29 - by applying for two days' annual leave on top of the three-day public holiday.5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong prides itself as a wonderful travel destination that offers world-class tourist attractions, a wide range of international cuisine and value-for-money shopping. But this fine reputation is under threat from bad publicity over the frequent abuse of mainland tour groups. Despite the tourism industry's repeated reforms the quality of its services still leaves a lot to be desired.28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Qunar.com, a mainland online travel information provider, plans to list in the United States next year to raise funds for future acquisitions and raise its profile among the mainland's growing numbers of leisure travellers.19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Tourists left in limbo when a travel agency folded were told yesterday they could either join another agency without paying extra charges or start reclaiming their tour fees.
Travellers had a confusing weekend after the closure of Ideal Holiday.16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
The Travel Industry Council reacted angrily yesterday after an agency that closed down on Saturday sought approval to reopen for business.
The council said Ideal Holiday was confusing customers, and could be breaking the law in addition to breaching the industry's code of practice if it accepted new clients.15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Holidaymakers booked on group tours that are cancelled due to emergencies will no longer be compensated for airfares and other travel costs, unless the transport operators agree to pay up.
This follows heavy losses suffered by Hong Kong travel agencies as a result of riots in Egypt. Major airlines refused to provide any refunds and tour operators lost HK$2 million.3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Working for the Membership Travel Services (MTS) of American Express (AmEx) is more of an adventure with plenty to learn each day. The department, which offers 24/7 exclusive concierge service all year round, is recruiting eight premium travel and lifestyle executives for their day and after-hours teams.3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
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 Council18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am