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  1. Tourism industry worried about too few hotels to cope with mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.51pm: The tourism industry says there are not enough hotels to cope with the increasing number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong, legislator Abraham Shek lai-him ... complaints from members of the tourism industry that there are insufficient three-star hotel rooms to meet the demand of an increasing number of mainland tourists.' Mr Shek, who represents ...

  2. Mainland visitors tipped to take a breather

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year. Last week's Lunar New Year holiday saw the number of mainland visitors grow 3 to 4 per cent from last year, although the number of foreign visitors for the holiday was down by 2 to 3 per cent. The number of mainland tour groups rose 1.5 per cent. 'We are concerned about the slight drop in foreign visitors,' Tung said. 'We have to pay attention ...

  3. Mainland visitor numbers rise thanks to marketing

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan Dubai has seen strong growth in the number of visitors from the mainland with the number of hotel guests growing 42 per cent to 152,100 last year and a further 57 per cent ... of its guests were from the mainland. Hong Kong is a more established market for Dubai, although the number of hotel guests from the city was little changed last year at 20,200, and a 22 per cent ...

  4. Mainland fair visitors shop up a storm

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... received 217,000 non-local exhibition visitors, with 34 per cent from the mainland, up from 20 per cent in 2006. While retailers may rejoice at this ever-larger proportion of mainlanders, hotel ... ranged from HK$7,900 to HK$8,300. 'Mainland visitors are heavily biased to retail spending,' KPMG's Thomas Stanley said. Meanwhile, the five-year-old venue's market share ...

  5. Business - Companies - ELECTRONICS

    Mainland shoppers boost sales of Philips' lifestyle products in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... music player docking stations, and coffee makers. "Chinese visitors are buying up a lot of our products, like shavers, which they can carry back to the mainland," said Vaartjes, who ... A total of 31.6 million mainland tourists visited Hong Kong in the first eight months this year, the study said. Each visitor spent an average of HK$8,200, the same as last year. In the first ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Spending by mainland visitors surges

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by mainland visitors in Hong Kong at $4,810 per tourist visit, up 52 per cent since the last survey in August last year. The consultancy estimates that mainland visitors will spend $58 billion ... of that in China,' he said. Mainland visitors tend to go for medium to high-end consumer goods, especially cosmetics, clothing, electronic products, watches and gold. 'There is a certain snob value ...

  9. Boom in mainland visitors to HK

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong on individual travel permits rose by nearly 30 per cent to more than 7.5 million in the first 11 months of last year, ... G2000 and U2, said he was surprised by the figures, which surpassed those for mainland tourists to Macau. 'A 30 per cent increase, that's quite surprising since we all have ...

  10. Mainland visitors expected to surge 32pc

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... mainland visitors would account for 31.8 per cent of the total increase in tourists this year. The number of mainland visitors is expected to grow by 31.7 per cent to 11.2 million. About 70 per ... possibly increase the number of non-mainland visitors by 32 per cent, to 9.3 million this year. 'The world economy is expected to grow by 4.1 per cent. There will also be economic recovery ...




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