Articles tagged “hong kong”

Airlines Resume Flights to Hong Kong Following Powerful Typhoon

Airlines Resume Flights to Hong Kong Following Powerful Typhoon

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

With extreme weather events like typhoons, it can be difficult to predict how much disruption they will cause. In this case, it looks like it will be a good few days before operations at Hong Kong International Airport are back to normal.

1 day ago

Major Flight Disruptions Reported as Deadly Typhoon Nears Hong Kong

Major Flight Disruptions Reported as Deadly Typhoon Nears Hong Kong

Yuji Nakamura and Kurumi Mori, Bloomberg

When the world's most powerful storm is bearing down, airlines have no choice but to suspend operations. It's a drill that has become all too common across the globe.

3 days ago

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

Bloomberg

United got cute by symbolizing China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with their currencies — as in New Taiwan Dollar — instead of the country names themselves. Give United credit for trying, but the airline will likely give in.

3 weeks ago

China-Based Niccolo Hotels Is Giving Iconic Luxury Brands a Run for Their Money

China-Based Niccolo Hotels Is Giving Iconic Luxury Brands a Run for Their Money

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

The posh style of The Murray in Hong Kong is an example of why the hotel industry is buzzing about fast-rising China-based brand Niccolo Hotels. Established brands like Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, and Shangri-La should watch out.

2 months ago

WeChat to Smooth China’s Border Process for Travelers Between Hong Kong and Mainland

WeChat to Smooth China’s Border Process for Travelers Between Hong Kong and Mainland

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

When people pass between Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China, they have to present border documents, called permits. A new feature on the popular WeChat app could replace the need for the documents someday, according to a proposal. Here's hoping.

3 months ago

China Pushes Back on U.S. Chiding Over Its Order for Airlines

China Pushes Back on U.S. Chiding Over Its Order for Airlines

Bloomberg

The U.S. went there — yes, a George Orwell jab at China's order that airlines should not refer to Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as countries. The trade war gamesmanship is never boring.

4 months ago

CEO of WeChat Parent Backs Mobile Travel Docs to Ease Cross-Border Trips

CEO of WeChat Parent Backs Mobile Travel Docs to Ease Cross-Border Trips

Bloomberg

WeChat is headquartered close to Hong Kong so Tencent Chairman Ma Huateng advocates an electronic ID system and other measures that would enhance the integration of Hong Kong with China for the purposes of trade, commerce, employment and travel. Many in Hong Kong would rather be less-integrated and more independent.

7 months ago

Hong Kong Disney Is Losing Chinese Tourists as Macau Surges

Hong Kong Disney Is Losing Chinese Tourists as Macau Surges

Daniela Wei , Bloomberg

Hong Kong Disneyland is facing greater competition both from Macau, which is improving its family offerings, and from Shanghai Disney Resort. Disney and the Hong Kong government are spending $1.4 billion on an expansion to the theme park, which should attract more visitors.

7 months ago

A Chinese Blockchain Firm Wants to Get Into the Hotel Business

A Chinese Blockchain Firm Wants to Get Into the Hotel Business

Vinicy Chan, Bloomberg

The more interesting question out of all of this is what this acquisition could mean for the integration or application of blockchain technology in the hospitality space.

8 months ago

Hong Kong Is Top City for International Visitors Despite China Tensions

Hong Kong Is Top City for International Visitors Despite China Tensions

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Hong Kong has the benefit of being located next to mainland China, the world's largest outbound travel market. But Greece and Italy, benefiting from turmoil in Tunisia and Egypt, are among the more interesting findings, especially since Greece and Italy were already having trouble managing tourism growth.

10 months ago

Hong Kong Luxury Shopping Gets Updated as Travelers Venture Elsewhere

Hong Kong Luxury Shopping Gets Updated as Travelers Venture Elsewhere

Daniela Wei and Frederik Balfour, Bloomberg

Hong Kong tourism is forecast to decline this year, copying last year's drop. As mainland Chinese seek new destinations like Japan, retail sales in Hong Kong have fallen for two years. Retailers need to adjust course to counter the tourism decline.

11 months ago

Hong Kong Airlines Wants to Disrupt Cathay Pacific on Trans-Pacific Routes

Hong Kong Airlines Wants to Disrupt Cathay Pacific on Trans-Pacific Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

We think the last thing the Hong Kong-North America market needs is more capacity. This seems like a shaky idea. But remember, Hong Kong Airlines is controlled by HNA Group, a giant conglomerate with deep pockets. You can't count it out.

12 months ago