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  1. Mainland visitors rise by a third this month

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong in the first half of this month increased by a third on figures for the same period last year. The increase came despite crowds of visitors flocking to the new Venetian Macao, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said. About 560,000 mainlanders came to Hong Kong from September 1-15, 32.9 per cent more than last year, while the total ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608552/mainland-visitors-rise-third-month
  2. Health-check tour packages offered to mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Union Hospital and Dragonair Holidays have jointly launched health check-plus-sightseeing packages for the first time to attract medical tourists from 10 mainland cities. ... Kai-yiu admitted that the prices of the packages were two to three times higher than mainland health-check plans. 'We hope to attract the mainlanders by our quality services. Also, they can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611982/health-check-tour-packages-offered-mainland-visitors
  3. Complaints over shops may put off mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Top official urges HK to take action The city risks alienating millions of mainland visitors if complaints about shopping are not adequately dealt with, Li Gang, deputy director ... said. Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun reiterated that the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday next month, a traditional peak time for mainland visitors, might be hurt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587722/complaints-over-shops-may-put-mainland-visitors
  4. Mainland visitors up 30pc despite fears of scams

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... that this year's 'golden week', which ran from April 28 to May 7, might see a fall-off in the number of mainland visitors, especially tour groups. The mainland crowds helped lift attendance ... Last year, daily attendance at the theme park during the weeklong mainland holiday hovered around 7,000, according to a source. This would mean an average of more than 11,000 visitors a day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592053/mainland-visitors-30pc-despite-fears-scams
  5. Mainland visitors choose to go it alone

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Agnes Lam and Dennis Eng Tourists shun group tours to avoid rip-offs Shopping-savvy mainland visitors are apparently wising up to recent tourist scams in Hong Kong and opting ... Residents of Beijing, Shanghai and many other major mainland cities can visit Hong Kong on their own. But visitors from less-developed regions must join official tour groups to travel to the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591197/mainland-visitors-choose-go-it-alone
  6. Mainland visitors enjoy city's diverse culture

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and the mainland's achievements. A group of 56 secondary and university students from different ethnic groups, including the Han, Miao and Tibetans, spent two days with Hong Kong families. The hosts ensured ... The Lins, who played host to two mainland girls, Wei Yarong and Wang Sha, said it was a memorable experience. 'The two girls, from Yunnan province, told my two children about their hometown. My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594239/mainland-visitors-enjoy-citys-diverse-culture
  7. Golden week visitors flock to HK

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Celine Sun, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Celine Sun, Ambrose Leung and Fox Yi Hu Tens of thousands of mainland visitors swarmed into Hong Kong yesterday, the first day of the National Day 'golden week' holiday. ... there, many mainland visitors still regard Hong Kong as their first choice between the two destinations. By midnight, Hong Kong had recorded 504,280 inbound visitors for the day, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609926/golden-week-visitors-flock-hk
  8. Macau 'not luring away HK's visitors'

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Development, Frederick Ma Si-hang. Mainland visitors accounted for 430,000 arrivals, up 25 per cent on last year. About 65 per cent of the mainland visitors - compared to 30 per cent last year - came ... Macau, with new luxury hotels and casinos opening there, many mainland visitors still regard Hong Kong as their first choice between the two destinations. Guangzhou resident Luo Xiuwen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610464/macau-not-luring-away-hks-visitors
  9. Levy for visitors in bid to stop scams

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... the entire travel trade is suffering too.' He warned tourism would be hit hard during next month's Labour Day 'golden week'; Mr Ng predicts only 70,000 mainland visitors will join ... have generated the most complaints from mainland visitors since a CCTV report 10 days ago exposed the risks of being conned in Hong Kong. The shop, which remained closed yesterday, has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588459/levy-visitors-bid-stop-scams
  10. Visitors and tour guides the casualties in industry price war

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai It seemed to be a perfect match. People from the mainland are the world's keenest overseas shoppers and Hong Kong is the jewel in Asia's retail crown. Last year, mainland tourists made 13.6 million trips to Hong Kong, representing nearly 40 per cent of their outward travel. Their spending in Hong Kong was about HK$60 billion, half of the city's tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591201/visitors-and-tour-guides-casualties-industry-price-war

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