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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Restrict Shenzhen visitors to one trip per day, says lawmaker

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... during the Labour Day holidays. Some 388,070 mainlanders visited Hong Kong from May 1 to 3 – 1.6 per cent fewer than last year, when 394,000 visited. Travel Industry Council chairman Michael Wu ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Retail representative says limit of one trip per day is better for tourism in the long term as it would help put an end to recent protests Restrict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509931/restrict-shenzhen-visitors-one-trip-day-retail-industry-lawmaker
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel Industry Council to step up checks amid resurgence of ‘forced shopping’ tours

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:25pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... when it investigates complaints from mainland tourists, Tung said. Shenzhen tour firms now organise 90 per cent of mainland tour groups to Hong Kong, according to the council/ “But in the long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  3. News - Asia - TOURISM

    Singapore launches tourism campaign in China after hit by MH370 mystery and Thai crisis

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... between January and May, a 1.7 per cent drop from the year before, but Singaporean officials declined to link this directly to events in nearby countries. Out of a total 15.5 million visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539571/singapore-launches-campaign-encourage-chinese-tourism-after-hit-mh370
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... in a Chinese-language newspaper yesterday- in contrast to earlier claims that mainland visitor numbers could be cut by 20 per cent, which hit retail and property shares. Commerce minister Greg So Kam-leung met ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Lawmakers say one-trip-per-week limit would just be first step in limiting mainland tourists Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542005/cap-shenzhen-visitors-wont-have-big-impact
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen mall to sell Hong Kong products to cut number of mainland visitors

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JEANNY YU AND AMY NIP

    ... or non-existent taxes were the main draw for mainland shoppers, he said. "On the mainland, there is a 17 per cent value-added tax and import taxes for imported goods. In Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Any cuts should be run past industry'

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Amy Nip

    ... of retailers and property developers went down. The government says tourism offers 230,000 direct job opportunities- 40 per cent in retailing, 20 per cent in catering and 15 per cent in accommodation. ... Board chief Peter Lam Kin-ngok says. Lam said tourism created over 200,000 direct job opportunities. "Would cutting mainland tourist numbers by 20 per cent see incomes fall by one-fifth? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520653/any-cuts-should-be-run-past-industry
  7. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:31am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... prodigiously than here in Hong Kong. As China's gross domestic product has exploded 80-fold between 1978 and today, from US$188 billion to US$14.8 trillion, rising from less than 1 per cent of global GDP to almost 16 per cent today, no community has benefited more than Hong Kong. China's exports- a mere US$21 billion in 1978- have soared 200-fold to more than US$4 trillion, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1535439/channel-mainland-tourism-dont-shut-it
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Improvements' to Hong Kong multi-entry permits eyed, Greg So says after Beijing talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and Phoenix Kwong

    ... to five to eight a year under the multiple-entry permit scheme that now allows unlimited travel. Some people have suggested setting a limit on the number of trips allowed per day. So said details ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539236/improvements-hong-kong-multi-entry-permits-eyed-greg-so-says-after
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise lines riding a wave of popularity in sea travel

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Amy Nip

    ... have doubled to 800,000 in the last three years. It now has a market share of 40 per cent in the country and is expecting to expand its dominance in the business. Short cruise holidays spanning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537159/cruise-lines-riding-wave-popularity-sea-travel
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Miramar Group advises against cutting back on mainland visitors

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Peggy Sito

    ... handling capacity. Last month, a reduction of 20 per cent of visitors was mooted. Official figures showed that in 2012, visitors under the scheme spent HK$26.1 billion in Hong Kong- 1.3 per cent of gross domestic product- and created over 110,000 jobs, making up 3.1 per cent of total employment. Assuming a 20 per cent cut in mainland arrivals translates into a 20 per cent cut in visitor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530314/miramar-group-advises-against-cutting-back-mainland-visitors

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