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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Businesses count the cost of decision to block extra Shenzhen visitors

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Fiona Tam, JOLIE HO

    ... an additional HK$1 billion turnover for the industry," Wong said. Mainland visitors spent HK$5 billion on food last year, 5 per cent of the catering industry's overall turnover. Per capita spending by mainland visitors on food dropped from about HK$1,000 in 2003 to HK$200, he said, reflecting changes in consumption patterns. "People would rather shop than dine," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031817/businesses-count-cost-decision-block-extra-shenzhen-visitors
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    C.Y. Leung says HK will control number of visitors from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that will allow millions more mainlanders to pay multiple visits. "On the one hand we will control the number of people coming in," Leung said. "At the same time we will also step up ... strain on infrastructure. Green Sense protested outside the Immigration Department yesterday, demanding controls on the number of visitors crossing the border. The Democratic Party will protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1024873/cy-leung-says-hk-will-control-number-visitors-shenzhen
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland visitor plan must benefit all

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial New visitor plan must benefit all Hong Kong can temporarily heave a sigh of relief after the mainland authorities put on hold their plans to relax travel restrictions ... not have any control over the number of mainland visitors. Although growing integration is an irreversible trend after reunification, the controversy underlines the need for more liaison. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1037188/new-mainland-visitor-plan-must-benefit-all
  4. Visitors from mainland bemoan city 'filled with the stink of money'

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of 'a sin city' in mainland visitors' minds,' they said. The letter was sent to the Chief Executive's Office. A Good Friendship manager refused to comment on the complaint. ... Celine Sun A retired mainland economics professor and his wife were taught a 'lesson' during their two-day visit to Hong Kong when they were forced into shops and forbidden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623728/visitors-mainland-bemoan-city-filled-stink-money
  5. Complaints over shops may put off mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Top official urges HK to take action The city risks alienating millions of mainland visitors if complaints about shopping are not adequately dealt with, Li Gang, deputy director ... said. Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun reiterated that the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday next month, a traditional peak time for mainland visitors, might be hurt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587722/complaints-over-shops-may-put-mainland-visitors
  6. Higher HK hotel rates not deterring mainland visitors

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JASMINE WANG Updated at 7.09pm: Higher hotel rates during Chinese New Year and Labour Day?golden week? holidays had not reduced the number of mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong, ... of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong,? Mr Ip told the Legislative Council. This year Hong Kong received 562,000 mainland visitors during the Chinese New Year holiday. This was an increase of 20 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549070/higher-hk-hotel-rates-not-deterring-mainland-visitors
  7. Mainland visitors in reform talks

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung A team of leading mainland legal experts will meet Hong Kong scholars on Sunday to gauge their views on constitutional reform. The experts, including Wang ... they arrive today as part of a mainland delegation studying Hong Kong affairs. Zhu Yucheng, director of the State Council's Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, will head the group of six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455687/mainland-visitors-reform-talks
  8. Asian and mainland visitors key to tourism

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visitors, especially visitors from mainland China, represent to Hong Kong tourism,' said Visa International country manager for Hong Kong and Macau Prudence Chan Bik-wah. 'Our findings show that visitors from the mainland spent around $1 billion with Visa cards in Hong Kong [last year], and were the fourth highest spender group, up from the 12th place in 1999.' Though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479812/asian-and-mainland-visitors-key-tourism
  9. No-kill policy good news for visitors

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland, I've never been afraid of mainland police either. Just as with insane mainland drivers, I work under this principle: They never kill foreigners. Sure, I've had my fair share of run-ins with the law on the mainland. In 1997 I was working for Norway's TV 2 channel and we set up a camera on a Shanghai pavement to interview people about the Hong Kong handover. The two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003498/no-kill-policy-good-news-visitors
  10. Record 34m visitors now expected for this year

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... by individuals, not just tour groups. 'Mainland visitors no longer travel to Hong Kong only during peak travel seasons and festive holidays, they also come for consumer-related visits over ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong received a record high of more than 26 million visitors in the first three quarters of this year, and the year's total is now expected to surpass the original ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728279/record-34m-visitors-now-expected-year

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