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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must manage mainland visitor flood before a bust-up occurs

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says we must find more sensible ways to cope with the flood of mainland visitors before a bust-up does us real harm Fit to burst Another fire has been put ... to political correctness by pretending that sticking band-aids on every flare-up will defuse the bomb. But it just delays the explosion. If estimates are correct, mainland visitors to Hong Kong ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese influx prompts Macau to mull visitor cap

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Mainlanders flocking to the city and crowding its attractions prompt experts to mull a visitor cap, despite the revenue such tourists bring Macau suffers from overload of mainlanders Many of Macau's tourist attractions are buckling under the weight of overcrowding by mainland visitors- a scenario many Hongkongers know only too well. To curb ...

  3. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    'Don't cap visitors, build more shops', retailers urge

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong Retail Management Association urges the government to ignore calls to restrict the numbers of mainland shoppers 'Don't cap visitors, build more shops', retailers urge Retailers have told the government to build more shops rather than restrain the number of mainland visitors, who are continuing to fuel growth ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - Mainland Chinese

    Hongkongers still ‘negative’ about mainland visitors, HKU poll shows

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong HKU poll shows that nearly a third of Hongkongers have 'negative feelings' for mainlanders Negative feelings in Hong Kong towards mainland ... cent of Hong Kong people have “negative” feelings for people from mainland China. The same survey in May put the figure at 35.6 per cent, meaning the average figure for this year ...

  5. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Golden week visitors add insurance to the shopping list

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... project authorities had made no announcement about the insurance sector, so the government needed to continue lobbying on its behalf. Mainland visitors load up on life cover ... powder, cosmetic products and luxury flats, it seems life insurance policies are now on the shopping list of cashed-up mainland tourists when they visit Hong Kong for the golden week holiday. ...

  6. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Jump in mainland visitors boosts price of gaming stocks

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... Paul Soh paul.soh@scmp.com Investors push up prices of casino shares after 36pc more mainland visitors holiday in Macau Surge in tourist numbers boosts gaming chips Macau gaming stocks typically rebound as the Lunar New Year approaches, in expectation of mainland visitors flocking to the city's casinos over the holiday period. This year, visitor arrivals did not disappoint, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Stop driving Chinese visitors away, tourism chief warns

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Stuart Lau

    ... billion last year, up 16.5 per cent. Overnight visitor numbers also increased, by 6.5 per cent. And this growth was being driven by mainland tourists. Of the 48 million arrivals, 70 per cent, or 34 million, were from the mainland- up 24 per cent from 2011. Of those, 66 per cent were solo travellers. The Tourism Board was among those behind the solo visitor scheme for mainland ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen closes loophole on mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen shuts loophole on solo visitors to HK Shenzhen has closed an apparent loophole involving mainland tourists travelling to Hong Kong, by requiring those ... (HK$61.50) to obtain a fake group-travel certificate from travel agents at the border. More than 100 mainland tourists who tried to use fake group-travel certificates were stopped at the border ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong could learn to be more gracious towards mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by LAU PAK CHUEN

    ... Lau Pak Chuen Lau Pak Chuen says education campaigns can go far to ease friction with mainland visitors HK could do with some lessons in politeness, too The individual visit scheme ... of mainland visitors in recent years has fuelled conflict. The scheme undoubtedly contributes to our economic development, so it's vital for the government to resolve what is causing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Number of visitors to Hong Kong rises 11pc to record hit 54m

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:17am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourism Board says Hong Kong is still a top travel destination, with visits from mainland groups growing and more individual tourists Number of city visitors rises ... year. And, according to statistics from the first nine months of this year, average spending per visitor is about HK$8,000. The surge in mainland visitors continues, with an 18 per cent increase ...




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