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  1. News - World - TOURISM

    Backlash in Barcelona against tourist invasion

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... naked visitors cavorting in the streets, residents of one seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona are fighting back, complaining that the Spanish city has fallen victim to its own tourism success. ... of the finest spots in the city when Barcelona was renovated for the 1992 Olympic Games. But it has kept its local character, with the same deeply rooted community living in small houses. Now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586685/backlash-barcelona-against-tourist-invasion
  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainlanders spend 20,000 yuan on each shopping spree abroad, poll finds

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by MANDY ZUO

    ... (HK$25,000) on each trip abroad, most of it on shopping, a survey has found. Japanese and South Korean cities, including Sapporo and Seoul, are the most visited of 50 top cities, according ... Tourism Administration, told the Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit, where the findings were presented yesterday. The forum is held by the World Tourism Cities Federation, an organisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586194/mainlanders-spend-20000-yuan-each-shopping-spree-abroad-poll-finds
  3. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    China Travel International profit up 107pc on sale of online travel agency

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... revenue was down 4 per cent to HK$96 million. Jiang said the “fundamentals of the group’s overall business remained steady and healthy”, despite a complex economic environment. “Barring any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578330/china-travel-international-profit-107pc-sale-online-travel-agency
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Holidaymakers who attack their tour guides may be barred from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Jessie Lau, Amy Nip

    ... Jessie Lau and Amy Nip More cases of tourists attacking guides Holidaymakers in Hong Kong who attack their tour guides could be barred from the city, the Immigration Department said ... to have attacked a woman guide in Hung Hom. He was charged with common assault and will appear in Kowloon City Court today. The Immigration Department has called on visitors to the city to use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577875/hong-kong-sees-more-cases-tourists-attacking-their-guides
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... Ernest Kao and Amy Nip The city's poorest families are being squeezed out of a space to live in 20,000 beds that no one should sleep in Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has found. The study comes after a fire in a North Point building filled with guest houses left 25 injured in December. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com New idea for thrill seekers … down the line A shopping centre and leisure complex on The Peak is seeking permission to build the city's first zip line on its roof, after a similar project, planned for Lantau, was put on hold. The Peak Galleria is asking the Town Planning Board to relax height and area restrictions so it can install the attraction, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Study shows tourists, including much-maligned mainlanders, are enjoying trips to city more Visitors happy- whatever locals think of them While their presence has ... to 73.97, second only to the 74.32 recorded in 2009. Mainlanders were most satisfied with the city's transport network followed by attractions and retail, with hotels rated last. Overall, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    First drop in number of mainland visitors to Tuen Ng festival in three years

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Amy Nip and Jessie Lau

    ... Same-day visitors spent HK$2,721. Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong was against introducing controls on tourist numbers. Doing so would not offer a long-term solution to the city's overcrowding problem, he said. However, he added that the city needed "balanced development", asking: "Is it healthy for 80 per cent of shops on the street to be jewellery chains?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526129/first-drop-number-mainland-visitors-tuen-ng-festival-three-years
  9. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... Hechi is located in northwestern Guangxi on the southern end of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, which is home to about four million people. The city sits amid several mountain ranges, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549198/new-airport-guangxi-mountains-offers-nail-biting-landings
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Amy Nip and Jennifer Ngo Proposed law changes will plug guest-house licensing loopholes and give government more power to crack down on illegal accommodation Move to tighten the rules on hostels The city is considering plugging a loophole in the law that has seen about 200 guest houses licensed by the government, even though they are in buildings that do not allow temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses

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