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  1. Spending by mainland visitors surges

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by mainland visitors in Hong Kong at $4,810 per tourist visit, up 52 per cent since the last survey in August last year. The consultancy estimates that mainland visitors will spend $58 billion ... of that in China,' he said. Mainland visitors tend to go for medium to high-end consumer goods, especially cosmetics, clothing, electronic products, watches and gold. 'There is a certain snob value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459589/spending-mainland-visitors-surges
  2. City braces for flood of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Authorities will assign extra staff to border crossings and beef up health checks to prepare for an expected deluge of visitors during the mainland's week-long May Day holiday next week. Mainland visitors are expected to flood into Hong Kong from Saturday, when one of the country's three annual week-long public holidays begins. Tourism Commissioner Eva ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453661/city-braces-flood-mainland-visitors
  3. Mainland visitors expected to surge 32pc

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... mainland visitors would account for 31.8 per cent of the total increase in tourists this year. The number of mainland visitors is expected to grow by 31.7 per cent to 11.2 million. About 70 per ... possibly increase the number of non-mainland visitors by 32 per cent, to 9.3 million this year. 'The world economy is expected to grow by 4.1 per cent. There will also be economic recovery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445709/mainland-visitors-expected-surge-32pc
  4. Mainland visitors revive Ocean Park

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tourist attraction considers new rides as easier visa rules lure solo mainlanders, estimated at 200,000 in past six months Visitor numbers at Ocean Park increased by 3 per ... of economic recovery and we can feel that within the park.' About 46 per cent of visitors to the park in the second half of the year were from the mainland, 5 per cent came from Southeast Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441185/mainland-visitors-revive-ocean-park
  5. Casinos proving an attractive draw for mainland visitors

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey The number of visitors from the mainland to Macau is getting close to overtaking the number from the mainland into Hong Kong. That will come as a shock to some working ... of this year, the number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong increased 59 per cent to close to nine million. Although the number of mainlanders visiting Macau is still smaller- it reached seven million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478162/casinos-proving-attractive-draw-mainland-visitors
  6. Mainland visitor jailed for $18,000 ritual fraud

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A mainland visitor who tricked a housewife into giving her $18,000 worth of goods by performing a 'blessing' for her unemployed son, was yesterday jailed for 20 months. Pan Meiqin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud. District Court Judge Chua Fi-lan said she did not believe Pan's claim that she committed the crime after spending all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450487/mainland-visitor-jailed-18000-ritual-fraud
  7. Big-spending mainland visitors all over the shops

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... individually, we will surely visit Hong Kong at least twice a year,' he said. The government said last month that each mainland visitor spends an average of $5,600. In Tsim Sha Tsui, Nanjing ... Carrie Chan Time is money- especially for the mainland tourists flocking to Hong Kong this week. Yesterday, businessman Chen Shiping spent $40,000 in less than two hours on the first day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/454330/big-spending-mainland-visitors-all-over-shops
  8. Mainland visitor leaves $150,000 in back of taxi

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A mainland visitor probably took one of the most expensive taxi rides in Hong Kong yesterday when he left his briefcase, containing $150,000 in cash and a Rolex watch, ... cash and property. Police are appealing to the taxi driver who picked up the mainlander, and any member of the public with information, to contact them on 2527 7177. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461589/mainland-visitor-leaves-150000-back-taxi
  9. Asian and mainland visitors key to tourism

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visitors, especially visitors from mainland China, represent to Hong Kong tourism,' said Visa International country manager for Hong Kong and Macau Prudence Chan Bik-wah. 'Our findings show that visitors from the mainland spent around $1 billion with Visa cards in Hong Kong [last year], and were the fourth highest spender group, up from the 12th place in 1999.' Though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479812/asian-and-mainland-visitors-key-tourism
  10. District targets mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Central's dining hub Lan Kwai Fong is hoping to attract more mainland tourists at the Labour Day holiday ahead. Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments, a food and beverage group with 16 restaurants, will stage a food festival from May 3 to May 9. About 20 per cent of the district's customers are mainland tourists. Group chairman Allan Zeman said business had grown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453772/district-targets-mainland-visitors

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