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  1. Mainland visitors keep it legal

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... While police records showed that three out of 10,000 mainland visitors were arrested for other offences before the relaxed policy was introduced, a spokesman said yesterday they did not have ... of this year, about 2,000 mainland visitors were found working illegally in Hong Kong, while another 4,500 were arrested for working as prostitutes. Of the total, 5 per cent were repeat offenders who ...

  2. Jockey Club betting on mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Jockey Club is targeting mainland visitors, hoping their betting flutters at the track will make up for any negative impact soccer gambling has on horse racing. The club's chief ... would focus on promoting both soccer and horse-race betting to mainland visitors, whose numbers are rising steeply following the government's decision to allow them to visit Hong Kong ...

  3. Mainland visitors intend to splash out in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... at Synovate, adding that the average monthly household income for mainland visitors is 8,700 yuan, compared with the nationwide average of 3,000 yuan. Synovate surveyed 2,000 people in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai, 500 mainland visitors in Hong Kong and 500 Hong Kong residents for its research. Since the summer, the central government has allowed residents of Guangdong, Shanghai ...

  4. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The soaring number of visitors from the mainland is a boost to tourism - perhaps too much so. The proposal to use public housing as lodging for mainland tourists is just one example of creative adaptation. Share your ideas about the good and bad news as barriers come down to individual travel from across the border. Write to us. ...

  5. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the border and pointing the finger at mainlanders as a source of disease is not constructive. We should remove the log from our own eye first. Many of the mainland visitors are 23-35 years old, ... I refer to the letter 'Border restrictions' (August 19). William Eisenberg echoes the concerns of some Hong Kong Chinese about an increased inflow of mainland residents. While ...

  6. MTR sets sights on mainland visitors

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland cities. The rail operator estimates 60 per cent of mainland visitors use the MTR. About 280,000 mainland tourists are expected to arrive in Hong Kong during the National Day holiday week. ... The MTR Corporation is going after the mainland tourist dollar by promoting its train services and malls at the border and at mainland visa counters. And this month it will make its train ...

  7. Mainland visitors don't live up to expectations

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... mainland visitors to Hong Kong stays in a hotel, he said. ... For all the hype about individual mainland travellers boosting tourism in Hong Kong, the city's hotels are still less full than a year ago - and charging much less than before Sars ...

  8. Giordano expects mainland visitors to bolster income

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... benefit most from the increasing numbers of mainland visitors. He described Cepa 'as one of the best things to happen in Hong Kong for the past 100 years'. Giordano, which operates 1,300 ... 'The [retail] outlook is extremely positive. It [Cepa] will not only improve our sales but also give us more flexibility for future expansion in the mainland due to the elimination ...

  9. Complaints by mainland visitors double

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Mainland tourists filed a total of 133 complaints to the Travel Industry Council in the first half of this year - a twofold increase compared with the same period last year. Most ... But he feared that individual mainland tourists coming into Hong Kong may not be as aware of their consumer rights as travellers had been when they crossed the border as part of an organised ...

  10. Market yourselves to mainland visitors, medics tell colleagues

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's doctors are being urged to market their services to individual travellers from the mainland. Union Hospital is the first private Hong Kong hospital to have launched special surgery packages for mainland tourists since curbs on them visiting the city as individuals were relaxed in July. Although operations can cost from a few thousand to tens of thousands ...




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