Posts Tagged ‘ Hong Kong ’

Weekly holiday review – 2nd October 2020

Oct 2nd, 2020 | By

Poland and Turkey are now off-limits. But Scottish residents won’t have to quarantine on return from the Azores and Madeira

What is a long-haul flight like?

May 15th, 2020 | By
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She tells a simple story and compelling but one which we might have to face if we might have to face if we decide to travel long-haul.

When a reputation gets dented

Sep 11th, 2019 | By

Last Sunday, Paul Chan, the Financial Secretary for Hong Kong wrote that visitor numbers in August were down by 40% compared to the same time last year.

How many international visitors do our cities see?

Dec 11th, 2018 | By

The top five cities were Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Singapore and Macao with Paris coming 6th, Dubai in 7th position, New York in 8th, Kuala Lumpur in 9th and the Chinese city of Shenzen in 10th.

How long will we remember?

Sep 17th, 2018 | By

How long will it take international visitors to forget this unusual spasm of bad weather and once again put any of these destination on the list of future holidays?

Killing a few hours in Hong Kong

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

With many international flights to the Far East connecting through Hong Kong what do you do if you have a few hours to kill or an overnight layover in Hong Kong?

Saturday snippets: 25th November 2017

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

Tax rises (here and in Greece) Christmas markets and the Northern Lights all go to make up some of the smaller news stories of the week.

Where the experts holiday: Peter Vella, Director UK & Ireland at the Malta Tourism Authority

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By

Peter Vella is the director UK & Ireland at the Malta Tourism Authority and holds a dual nationality with Malta and the UK. Here he shares his favourite destinations and forthcoming trips with Just About Travel readers and reveals why you should visit Malta

What’s hot: January 2017

Jan 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now

Hong Kong this month

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By
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Today is the beginning of the very first Hong Kong Great November Feast.

Where the experts holiday: Nick Wandering, travelholic

Aug 5th, 2016 | By

Travel blogger, Nick Morris, shares his travel highs and lows

Saturday Snippets: 27th June 2015

Jun 27th, 2015 | By

It’s Armed Forces Day today and Glastonbury and the Festival of Speed are on as well. Adrian avoids all of these to discuss the smaller stories of the week!

Buy those boots

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By

Footwear’s not frivolous if you walk through life in it

Win a luxury trip to Hong Kong

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
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Who wouldn’t want a free holiday in Hong Kong? Here’s your chance.

Invasion of the giant pandas

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Two of the strangest sights for a while come from Hong Kong. To highlight the plight of the giant panda, 1600 papier-mâché pandas from recycled materials to invade Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival

May 25th, 2014 | By

In Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Tuen Ng Festival (2 June) is only a week away.

Saturday snippets: 10th May 2014

May 10th, 2014 | By

In a busy week, Adrian covers eleven stories that you might not have read about includingb a new Charlie Chaplin museum, pálinka tasting in Budapest and dragon boat racing in Macau.

Year of the Horse

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

Chinese New Year is upon us – this year it being the Year of the Horse.

There will be celebrations in most of our cities where there are strong Chinese communities but in the Fare East the celebrations will be much larger. Take just two popular destinations, Hong Kong and Taiwan for example.

Where the experts holiday: top British climber, Leo Holding

Jan 26th, 2014 | By

Leo Holding – aka Britain’s best climber – talks travel

Recycling plastic bottles

Sep 20th, 2013 | By

I tend to just put my plastic bottles out for the recycling collection on a Monday morning. In Hong Kong they have a different approach. They turn them into sculpture.

Hong Kong hints

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

Modern skyscrapers, colonial buildings, traditional temples and a fabulous food scene combine to help make Hong Kong one of the most exciting cities in the world. Hong Kong resident, Evelyn Wong, guides us around

Where the experts holiday: Jose Pizarro

Jan 11th, 2013 | By

World renowned chef, Jose Pizarro – aka the ‘godfather of Spanish cuisine’ – talks travel

Five things to do in Hainan

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

What was once hailed as the ‘gate of hell’ is now known as China’s tropical gem. CD Traveller gives you the lowdown on five things to do in the ‘Hawaii of the east’

Where the experts holiday: Jennie So, VP of marketing at Orange Hotels

May 30th, 2011 | By

Orange Hotel’s VP of Marketing on Mexico, Kenya and the other side of Kowloon

What’s hot: April

Apr 1st, 2011 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Hong Kong hits new heights with the opening of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong while London looks to welcome an influx of passengers ahead of the Royal Wedding on April 29

Where the experts holiday: Nguyen Minh Tuan (Johnny)

Mar 5th, 2011 | By

Nguyen Minh Tuan, The Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa’s marketing & communications manager, tells CD Traveller why he loves Hong Kong, wants to travel to China and Bali and believes that Vietnam is on the up

Escape Expensive: Holiday Abroad

Jan 1st, 2011 | By

The online travel agency, On the Beach, has conducted a survey amongst its website users (so they aren’t representative of the population as a whole or even just of online users) and has come up with some figures that should worry the British domestic travel industry. 96% of all responders said that they will spend their summer holidays abroad in 2011 and the two most frequently given reasons were the weather and that British hotels were too expensive. 70% said that a holiday in the UK was more expensive than going abroad.

Disney Reaches Shanghai

Nov 4th, 2009 | By

The announcement that a new Disneyworld would be built in Shanghai in China shows once again how tourism can be created from nothing. The last Disneyworld was opened in Hong Kong on reclaimed land in 2005. From that “nothing,” developed a resort that has seen over 15 million people visit it. It all shows that you don’t need scenery, history, beaches or sunshine to attract visitors. A good idea and imagination does just as well. It has taken a long while for Disney to get permission, ten
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