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  1. Tourism industry worried about too few hotels to cope with mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.51pm: The tourism industry says there are not enough hotels to cope with the increasing number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong, legislator Abraham Shek lai-him ... complaints from members of the tourism industry that there are insufficient three-star hotel rooms to meet the demand of an increasing number of mainland tourists.' Mr Shek, who represents ...

  2. Taiwan orders mainland visitors to monitor health

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has ordered visitors from the mainland to monitor their health after arrival in an effort to stem the risk of bird flu. Beginning today, anyone coming from the mainland is required to record temperature checks in the morning and at night for 10 days, said Hou Sheng-mou, director-general of the Health Department. 'This measure includes those entering ...

  3. Card data stolen from visitors to mainland

    Posted Dec 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Hong Kong visitors to the mainland who used credit cards to pay hotel bills in Shanghai and Beijing in September have had their card data stolen and used to make fraudulent ... for customers,' he added. David Lam Yim-nam, deputy chief executive of the Bank of China (HK), said his bank had also changed cards for certain customers due to problem transactions on the mainland. He ...

  4. Health tips for visitors to mainland

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy and Donald Asprey Health officials are preparing an advisory for travellers to the mainland as part of measures against bird flu, it was disclosed yesterday. Since the start ... Kong is very slim,' Dr Chow said, but warned of the possible spread of the bird flu virus to Hong Kong from the mainland and neighbouring countries. 'Besides taking measures within ...

  5. Arrivals from mainland fuel surge in Hong Kong visitors

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Fuelled by surging arrivals from the mainland, visitor numbers rebounded strongly last year from the twin effects of Sars and the economic woes of recent years. Total arrivals shot up 40 per cent over Sars-plagued 2003 to 21.8 million, more than a third higher than the 16.57 million in 2002. Mainland arrivals leapt to 12.25 million last year, 45 per cent up on 2003 ...

  6. Surge in mainland individual visitors

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo 127,000 arrive in HK over the past week under solo travellers' scheme The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong as independent travellers for the Lunar New Year holiday has jumped 76 per cent over the same period last year. Of 259,000 mainland visitors recorded from Friday last week to Thursday this week, 127,000 came through the Individual Travellers ...

  7. Mainland visitor who worked as cabbie jailed for 3 months

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo A mainland traveller who triggered concerns about taxi licensing loopholes after being caught operating a cab was jailed yesterday for three months for breaching his conditions ... a liar after he claimed in his earlier statements that he meant to operate the taxi only to drive for his mainland friend- identified only as a Ms Wang- when she visited Hong Kong. 'The ...

  8. Visitor protests?

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How should pro-democracy lawmakers regard the advice to 'communicate' with mainland officials when all legislative councillors visit Guangdong later this month? Should they avoid radical actions? Write to us ...

  9. HK greets rising number of visitors

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... visitor arrivals increased 11 per cent - 22 per cent if the mainland and Macau are excluded. Cathay Pacific Airways ferried 17 per cent more passengers during the period while seat occupancy ... than the other way round. At first glance, visitor arrival results look good. But has the mainland visitors market reached a peak? Mainland visitor arrivals actually fell by 5 per cent ...

  10. Lifting ban would bring more visitors

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Travel to Taiwan could soon be made dramatically easier for mainland holidaymakers with Beijing's proposal yesterday to lift a five-decade-old ban on visits ... mainlanders since the Kuomintang fled to the island in 1949. An invitation from someone in Taiwan has been a prerequisite, while visa approval by the mainland authorities takes more than two weeks. ...




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