Wing on Travel

Ctrip books itself some solid gains

Ctrip.com International, the mainland's leading online travel services provider, expects to gain further market share this year after it recorded solid gains in the quarter to March.

Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, 12:00am

Sydney-bound 'tourists' arrested over drug Ice

Police have swooped on a suspected drug trafficking gang who tried to use the cover of an organised tour group to smuggle HK$5 million of the party drug Ice from Hong Kong to Sydney.

Five people were arrested at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday and the methamphetamine was seized from secret compartments inside luggage.

29 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

Hong Kong tour group safe after fleeing building

A tour group of 20 Hong Kong people was in Christchurch when the earthquake struck, but all were unhurt.

Members of the Wing On Travel tour were having lunch at a restaurant in the downtown area of Christchurch when they felt the building shake.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Bus driver was speeding, say injured tourists

A Hong Kong tourist who suffered a broken pelvis when a tour bus crashed in Shandong at the weekend says the driver was going too fast and weaving across the road before the incident.

'We asked [the driver] to slow down but he did not seem to bother,' she said. 'He kept driving very fast, and I felt the coach start to zigzag. Shortly afterwards, it crashed.'

7 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

'Dream tour' to enjoy

Travelling around the world is the stuff of dreams. First brought into the imagination by Marco Polo, the idea was then refined by fictional character Phileas Fogg, who inspired documentary filmmaker Michael Palin to do the same more than a century later.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Tour guides learn to the follow right route

Anyone taking a package tour has certain expectations. Near the top of the list is that the guide or escort will have the know-how and personal skills to ensure everything related to accommodation, meals and sightseeing excursions run like clockwork, and that an easygoing sense of camaraderie exists within the group.

20 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Wing On Travel strikes HK$412.6m train deal

Firm to buy 72pc equity in luxury travel operator

Travel services provider Wing On Travel (Holdings) has struck a HK$412.6 million deal to buy a majority stake in a company with the right to operate luxury trains between Beijing and travel destinations Lhasa and Lijiang.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Tsunami tested travel agent's crisis strategy

Being prepared is the key - lessons that Wing On learnt in one emergency served it well during another

WHEN SARS HIT in 2003, travel and tourism firm Wing On Travel learnt an important lesson in being prepared.

16 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Wing On Travel stock rallies on $1b injection

Wing On Travel (Holdings) will receive a $1 billion injection from a pool of investors that includes units of Hutchison Whampoa and China Strategic Holdings for expansion and debt reduction.

Its share price yesterday rose 21.12 per cent to close at 86 cents.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Other winners in the category

Wing On Travel Established in 1964 and listed in 1997, Wing On Travel organises special interest tours as options to generic tour itineraries.

Hotel Concourse A 430-room hotel in Mongkok.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

No regrets after more than 25 years of 'fun'

Barry Chan has been recognised as one of Wing On Travel's best consultants; all in a day's work

I HAVE BEEN interested in travel since university. I did freelance jobs as a tour leader during the summer holidays. In 1989, when I graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, I secured a job with Wing On Travel, my employer since then.

5 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Tour group stranded at Korean resort

A Hong Kong tour group was stranded for three days in South Korea because of bad weather.

The 36-member tour left for Cheju, a popular resort in the south of the country, on February 4.

They were scheduled to fly home from Cheju via Seoul on Tuesday.

11 Feb 2000 - 12:00am