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  1. Mainland visitors spur record arrivals

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dennis Ng A late surge in mainland visitors helped drive up the total number of arrivals last year to a record 29.59 million, up 0.3 per cent from 2008 despite the fallout of the financial meltdown. The Tourism Board recorded almost a million more mainland visitors last year at 17.69 million, or about 60 per cent of the total. But the number of long-haul visitors fell 6.1 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702820/mainland-visitors-spur-record-arrivals
  2. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The soaring number of visitors from the mainland is a boost to tourism - perhaps too much so. The proposal to use public housing as lodging for mainland tourists is just one example of creative adaptation. Share your ideas about the good and bad news as barriers come down to individual travel from across the border. Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424810/mainland-visitors
  3. 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
  4. Budget hospitality

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A leading player in the tourism industry has suggested Hong Kong do more to align cross-border tourism, including building more one- and two-star hotels to accommodate mainland visitors. Do you agree? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578030/budget-hospitality
  5. Monitor

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... from the mainland in collaboration with mainland agencies. It will amount by the end of next month to HK$1,000 per person for every mainland visitor on an organised tour. The idea ... be good but this is the wrong road to take. For starters, it eliminates competition from the tour market. All mainland visitors taken on tours in Hong Kong must pay HK$1,000 irrespective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588587/monitor
  6. Mainland arrivals up despite scams

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... cent at 20,996, according to Immigration Department data. Total arrivals rose 19.8 per cent to 576,752, meaning nearly two of every three visitors to the city this week were from the mainland ... unscrupulous shops and tour operators swindling mainland tourists would dent arrival numbers. The number of mainland visitors, including tour groups, fell by more than 8 per cent in the first 10 days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591604/mainland-arrivals-despite-scams
  7. Disneyland misses goal of 5.6m visitors

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Next year the park would focus its efforts on the young adult market, particularly in the southern mainland, he said. Mr Ernest highlighted the importance of courting mainland visitors, who ... more information on the classic Disney stories behind the attractions and the unique experience being offered to potential visitors from the mainland to enhance their understanding of what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576212/disneyland-misses-goal-56m-visitors
  8. Cost cuts

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The cash-strapped Tourism Board may drop next summer's shopping festival. Given the importance to the city of visitors from the mainland and abroad, would this cancellation be a false economy? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621335/cost-cuts
  9. Mainland tourists getting fleeced on trips Down Under

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of rip-offs in Hong Kong have been getting much attention, mainland visitors are also being cynically and systematically fleeced by unscrupulous tour operators in Australia. The tourism industry fears ... Australia on holiday has nearly trebled to more than 300,000. The mainland represents Australia's fastest-growing inbound tourism market, and ranks fifth for the number of visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598528/mainland-tourists-getting-fleeced-trips-down-under
  10. Disney's new man vows to draw crowds

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... focus on local customers and visitors from the mainland and Southeast Asia, as the calendar of public holidays in these markets was similar, he said. Halloween also offers marketing ... visitors. In its second year of operation last year, mainland visitors accounted for 40 per cent of the total 4.17 million. Playing down concerns that the newest Disney park was too small to keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650708/disneys-new-man-vows-draw-crowds

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