News: Government

UK MPs call for Viagogo boycott and changes to ticket scalping laws

A UK Parliamentary committee has taken the highly unusual step of urging consumers to boycott the ticket resale firm Viagogo, criticising Google for promoting the website and calling for a…

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Mar 20, 2019 Entertainment / Government / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

Hong Kong Government awards contract for Kai Tak Sports Park development

The Hong Kong Government has announced that its long-awaited HK$30 billion (US$3.8 billion) sports complex planned for the site of the former Kai Tak airport will be designed, built and run…

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Dec 28, 2018 Design / Government / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Significant growth predicted for tourism on China’s Hainan Island

Stakeholders from Hainan’s tourism industry have reacted positively to recent measures announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping that support the opening up of China’s tropical…

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May 10, 2018 Golf / Government / Marketing / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Chinese Government looks to slow theme park development boom

With more than 60 theme parks under development across the nation, the Chinese Government is looking to slow the pace of theme park development. As of the end of 2015, China had 59 theme…

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Apr 13, 2018 Attractions / Finance / Government / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Hong Kong Government moves to tackle ticket scalpers

Following fan outrage over inflated secondary ticket sales at recent events, Hong Kong Government Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has advised that she is looking to crack down on…

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Apr 12, 2018 Events / Government / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

Tourism to generate 2.4 million new jobs in Indonesia

Newly released data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that the tourism industry is set to generate 2.4 million new jobs in Indonesia in the coming years. Speaking at…

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Feb 3, 2018 Environment / Government / Marketing / Tourism /

 
 

Shanghai Municipality to build eight new professional sports stadia by 2035

The municipal government of the Chinese city of Shanghai has unveiled plans to construct at least eight new venues for professional sport in the city by 2035. The Yutang Sports website…

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Jan 12, 2018 ByNigel Benton Entertainment / Government / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Indian Government looks to privatise major stadia

The Indian Government is looking to privatise stadia owned and managed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to boost its visitor experience. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Cabinet Minister…

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Dec 22, 2017 Government / Sport / Surfaces / Venues /

 
 

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