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  1. Half a million mainland visitors to spend 'golden week' in HK

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The eight days centred on National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays will bring more than half a million mainland visitors into the city and more than HK$300 million from ... that between 520,000 and 550,000 mainland visitors were expected to come to Hong Kong during the holiday period, up seven to 10 per cent over last year. (Despite the global credit crunch, visitor ...

  2. Flow of mainland visitors continues

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... Mainlanders came to the city mainly for shopping, sightseeing and visiting relatives. Du Deyan, whose grandmother and uncle live in Hong Kong, spends her Lunar New Year holidays in the city every year. 'Hong Kong has a good atmosphere when celebrating the Lunar New Year. It is fun to be here,' she said. Many mainlanders came with their families to visit relatives in Hong Kong. ...

  3. Mainlanders shun HK as visitor numbers fall

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Nicola Li and Dennis Eng The number of mainland visitors this month has shrunk by about 10 per cent year on year, preliminary figures show, while total arrivals in the past four weeks fell some 14 per cent. These disappointing figures come as the Tourism Board refocuses summer holiday promotions for the mainland and key regional markets. Short-haul visitors dropped 18 per cent ...

  4. Mainlanders push number of March visitors up from last year

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong attracted about 168,500 more mainland visitors in March than a year ago, more than offsetting double-digit declines recorded in virtually every other market, Tourism Board data shows. The mainland's relatively healthy tourism performance helped raise total visitor numbers by 1.7 per cent in March to more than 2.44 million and by 1.8 per cent ...

  5. Influx of mainlanders boosts visitor arrivals in first quarter

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... yesterday. However, short-haul visitors- including those from the mainland and Southeast Asia- jumped 5.7 per cent. The surge was mainly due to the strong growth in mainland arrivals, which increased ... Pei-chun said it would allocate resources to target short-haul and mainland visitors. One of the initiatives is the Hong Kong Food and Wine Year that was launched yesterday. The board will spend ...

  6. Mainland visitors help lift retail sales by 7.4 per cent

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Shoes and supermarket goods topped people's shopping lists in January as the Lunar New Year holiday and an influx of mainland visitors helped lift retail sales by 7.4 per ... said efforts to promote inbound tourism from the mainland should help boost the retail trade amid the global downturn. The number of mainland visitors soared 31.3 per cent in January to over ...

  7. Mainland visitors boost shop receipts

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong's sales figures for December held up reasonably well. Substantial discounts and spending by mainland visitors helped to improve receipts slightly by 0.8 per cent ... tourism should render some support to the retail business,' the spokesman said. Retailers are increasingly dependent on mainland shoppers. There had been fears the trade would suffer during ...

  8. Computer fair pleases mainland buyers but not all sellers

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Mainland shoppers made up more than a tenth of the record-breaking 635,000 visitors who flocked to the four-day electronic gadget fair in Wan Chai, which ended yesterday. But some mainland exhibitors at the Convention and Exhibition Centre still came away unhappy. The Hong Kong Computer and Communications Festival, in its sixth year, reported visitor numbers up 30 ...

  9. City under fire for 'favouring foreigners'

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ..., Hong Kong and Macau residents through online application early this year,' he said. Mr Lu said it was impractical to make all attractions free to all mainland visitors because scenic spots ... Fiona Tam A city in Henan province famed for its World Heritage site has been criticised for discriminating against mainlanders by allowing foreigners in for free but not giving Chinese ...

  10. Focus on mainland shoppers criticised

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Local retailers have become too mainlander-oriented, resulting in a drop in shopping satisfaction for other overseas visitors, according to university research. A Polytechnic ... from 5.22 out of seven in the middle of last year to 5.18. But mainland visitors were more pleased with shops here than before, with their satisfaction level rising from 5.19 to 5.27. ...




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