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Making the planet a bit more Lonely

Lonely Planet, the travel bible for backpackers across the globe, is to triple its publications on the mainland in the next five years, at a time when outbound tourism is approaching 100 million a year.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 3:11am

Mainland passengers come to blows on flight to Shanghai

Two groups of mainland passengers brawled on an international flight from Saipan to Shanghai last Friday in the second such incident in a week.

Friday's brawl reportedly erupted when two Chinese men fought for a seat on Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8648, which left Saipan at 6.10am.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:45am 1 comment

Relaxed travel rules spark rally in shares of HK retailers

The share prices of Hong Kong retailers surged yesterday on expectations that eased regulations for mainlanders visiting the city would bring more shoppers from across the border.

Cosmetics retailers, department store operators, and high-end jewellery and watch sellers, which may benefit from the new policy, rose up to 7 per cent despite a 0.41 per cent fall in the Hang Seng Index.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Asia's top airlines should keep from charging for ancillary services

How long can Asia's leading airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines, resist the lucrative lure of "unbundling" their services and charging separately for each item?

22 Aug 2012 - 4:21am

Time for Hong Kong to reclaim the streets

Over the past 30 years, the harbour has shrunk, towers have soared and towns have been raised from mudflats in the New Territories.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:56am

Top 10 boutique beach getaways in the world

LONDON (Reuters) - From glam coastal getaways to private island escapes, boutique travel advisers Mr & Mrs Smith have rounded some of up the best beach breaks around the world. Swimming fans, surfers and poolside posers will find much to like in this top 10. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

18 Aug 2012 - 11:53am

First-half profit slump for Hong Kong Airlines

High fuel prices and a loss-making London-Hong Kong route helped halve first-half net profit at Hong Kong Airlines, the carrier backed by the mainland's HNA Group.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:54am

More tour agents bundling travel insurance in package deals

More tour agencies are bundling travel insurance policies with their packages, depriving tourists of their right to choose their own policies, the Consumer Council said yesterday.

The watchdog's staff, posing as customers, visited 20 agencies to gather information.

16 Aug 2012 - 9:44am