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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should expand facilities to deal with surge in visitor arrivals

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... who find Hong Kong is already overrun by tourists, in particular those from the mainland, they have every right to be concerned. Whether there is still room to take in more visitors is open ... mainlanders have been allowed to travel to the city under the individual visitor scheme that was set up in 2003. From jewellery stores and high-end restaurants to toiletries and infant milk formula, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Ocean Park teams up with mainland operator in hopes of drawing more visitors

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Theme park teams up with mainland operator to explore how to reach out to more people Ocean Park dives deep to draw visitors Ocean Park has extended its cooperation with the mainland's biggest marine park operator for another three years, to explore how to reach out to more visitors and to share research into aquarium animals. The two sides would ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's not be duped by fake economic argument for no limits on mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:29pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says the facts don't support vested interests' warning of an economic collapse if we try to curb mainland visitor numbers Fear and fiction It is never easy to write about the politically charged issue of mainland visitors. I hesitate every time I do it for fear of being accused of discrimination or, worse still, of being anti-China. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must find a way to resolve dilemma of mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:54pm by Bernard Chan

    ... economy slowed in the second quarter of the year. Analysts say a marked drop in mainland visitors' spending on luxury goods is part of the reason. Representatives of the retail sector have ... at the impact of the individual visit scheme, which has allowed far more mainlanders to visit Hong Kong since 2003. The intentions behind boosting mainland visitor numbers were good, and the initiative ...

  5. Business - China Business - GAMING

    Surge in Macau visitors unlikely to boost gaming take, analysts say

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:34pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Gaming hub sees 17pc rise in mainland tourists during National Day break as protests hit HK Macau casinos unlikely to gain from visitor surge The number of mainland visitors to Macau over the week-long National Day holiday surged 17 per cent year on year as tourists avoided Hong Kong due to Occupy Central protests that paralysed parts of the city. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Visitor arrivals on National Day slip more than 7pc as Occupy protests bite

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by Amy Nip, Kathy Gao, SAMUEL CHAN AND CHRIS LAU

    ... Amy Nip, Kathy Gao,Samuel Chan and Chris Lau Drop in mainland arrivals less severe, but shop owners report sales down by as much as 70pc Visitor numbers on National Day decline by 7pc ... for mainland visitors, of just under 2 per cent, to 157,212. Even so, that figure stood in stark contrast to last year, when visitors from the mainland rose 60 per cent from the previous year, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:18pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says discouraging mainland visitors constitutes trade protectionism and discrimination, which could damage Hong Kong's economy and its international standing ... views on whether to lower traveller numbers amid concerns that the rapid influx of mainland visitors has exceeded the city's handling capacity. It isn't in our nature to deny people ...

  8. Business - Economy - HONG KONG RETAIL

    Mainlanders use technology to plan Hong Kong shopping forays

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 02:42pm by Stephen Quinn

    ... to return. These details emerged at a seminar that research company Nielsen organised on Thursday to mark the release of its 2012 Mainland Chinese Visitors Study . The seminar had the catchy title, "Tapping the big spenders: Capitalising on the huge potential and wallets of mainland visitors". The number of mainland Chinese arriving in Hong Kong each year is already more than four times ...

  9. Business - Economy - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Hong Kong’s tourism policy should meet needs of visitors and residents

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:41am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Better policies and attracting tourists from other countries will help offset influx of mainlanders City's tourism should meet needs of visitors and residents The outlook ... to visit the city. Figures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board showed the growth rate in overnight visitor arrivals from the mainland declined for the third consecutive month in June. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic groups propose arrival tax of up to HK$100 to curb mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of mainland visitors. But the idea drew a hostile reaction from the tourist industry, which said it would damage the city's image, and a Beijing-friendly lawmaker who said it was a rather ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Suggestion by democratic groups to charge visitors up to HK$100 is rejected by the tourism trade and labelled ‘brutal’ by one lawmaker ‘Tax them at border ...




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