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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mystery deepens over giant Hong Kong ferris wheel overlooking harbour

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Amy Nip

    ... wheel revolution A plan for a giant sightseeing ferris wheel to be built overlooking Hong Kong's harbour is shrouded in secrecy, even though a patch of land has been allocated on which ... the eaermarked site behind Central Ferry Piers 9 and 10, reading 'Hong Kong Observation Wheel', which include the sponsor's name Swiss AEX. Swiss AEX, which is recorded in the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465974/mystery-deepens-over-delay-ferris-wheel-year-after-contract-awarded
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    CY Leung hints at new controls on Hong Kong’s growing tourism numbers

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 05:08pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Zhang Dejiang, Beijing's official in charge of Hong Kong affairs, urged the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and the National Tourism Administration to work with Hong ... cities to visit Hong Kong without joining tour groups. Last year, the number of visitors rose 11.7 per cent to 54 million. They included 41 million from the mainland- with more than half arriving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464737/government-exploring-ways-control-citys-tourism-growth-says-chief
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Forced shopping' tours of Hong Kong back as mainland organisers find loophole

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Danny Mok and Eddie Lee

    ... by state broadcaster CCTV. The mainland banned such tours to Hong Kong and Macau- in which visitors receive free or cheap hotel stays and transport but spend most of their time being shuttled between shops and pressured to make purchases- in October. Michael Wu Siu-ieng, chairman of the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, said the undercover report suggested tour organisers had found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462831/forced-shopping-back-tour-firms-find-loophole-mainland-rules
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Anti-mainlander protests prompted officials to confer with Exco member Hong Kong travel alert ‘considered’ It crossed the minds of mainland officials to issue a travel alert against Hong Kong in the wake of local protests that targeted visitors from across the border, a Beijing loyalist revealed yesterday. Executive councillor Cheng Yiu-tong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452645/mainland-officials-considered-hong-kong-travel-alert-says-executive
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... on tourism front line Hong Kong's tourism industry may be in the midst of an unprecedented boom, but frontline workers aren't sharing in the benefits- with store staff set sales targets ... contributed 4.5 per cent of the city's gross domestic product and offered over 230,000 jobs, including about 40 per cent of retail jobs. Although the report concluded that Hong Kong could cope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489963/tourism-front-line-low-paid-shop-staff-set-hk1-million-monthly-sales
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong's first Gran Fondo cycling race to be launched in October

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... athletes and amateurs will be launched in the city in October. The first Gran Fondo Hong Kong will have three categories- professional, semi-professional and amateur- covering distances of 60, 40 and 20 kilometres. Tourism Board executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon said two routes are being considered, one going from Hong Kong Island through the Western Harbour Tunnel to Kowloon side, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430664/hong-kongs-first-gran-fondo-cycling-race-be-launched-october
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourist numbers projected to continue growing, but at a slightly slower rate than last year, as city is urged to plan ahead Hong Kong will see about 59 million ... are related to tourism. We need to find a balance.” Facing a growing influx of visitors – projected by the government to reach 100 million a year in 2023 – it is necessary for Hong Kong to plan ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430215/tourism-board-expects-59-million-visitors-hong-kong-45-million-mainland
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen closes loophole on mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... millions of its migrant residents easier access to Hong Kong would be put on hold until Hong Kong had examined its capacity to receive more visitors. ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen shuts loophole on solo visitors to HK Shenzhen has closed an apparent loophole involving mainland tourists travelling to Hong Kong, by requiring those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124185/shenzhen-closes-loophole-mainland-visitors-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists become tailors in scheme to revive Hong Kong’s ailing industry

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 11:02am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Tourists will receive masterclasses in bow-tie making as part of a new scheme aimed at reviving Hong Kong’s tailoring industry. They will receive expert tips, ... also helps to rehabilitate drug users and provide work for the mentally disabled. “We hope to help revive the tailoring business in Hong Kong,” said Sonia Chan She-wan, chief executive officer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1419775/tourists-become-tailors-scheme-revive-hong-kongs-ailing-industry
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... blared through the streets of Causeway Bay yesterday as dozens of people dressed in Red Guard uniforms staged a tongue-in-cheek protest against the influx of mainland visitors to Hong Kong ... by urging the visitors to "be patriotic" and return to the mainland for their shopping. "Coming to Hong Kong to buy foreign goods is treachery," group chairman Barry Ma shouted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450190/patriotic-protest-leaves-mainland-chinese-visitors-bemused

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