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  1. News - World - TOURISM

    Backlash in Barcelona against tourist invasion

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... with a population of 1.6 million. "This tourism model based on unlimited growth is unsustainable," said Lluis Rabell, president of a neighbourhood association. "It seriously alters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586685/backlash-barcelona-against-tourist-invasion
  2. News - World - TOURISM

    Great white sharks draw tourists to Cape Cod in Massachusetts despite fears

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are everywhere, Jaws has been playing in local cinemas and boats are taking more tourists out to see the huge seal population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557265/great-white-sharks-draw-tourists-cape-cod-massachusetts-despite-fears
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise lines riding a wave of popularity in sea travel

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Amy Nip

    ... momentum. "[Cruising] has worked in Singapore, why not in Hong Kong? I see more potential in Hong Kong," he said pointing to the city's population of seven million and greater numbers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537159/cruise-lines-riding-wave-popularity-sea-travel
  4. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Think Hong Kong is crowded? Labour Day tourists flock to China's hotspots

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:55pm by Chris Luo

    ... authority. The popular tourism city of Xian, home of the Terracotta Warriors, catered to a staggering 3.8 million visitors- nearly half of its population- during the holiday. In the prosperous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1504207/think-hong-kong-crowded-labour-day-tourists-flock-chinas-hotspots
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Government urged to consider impact of surging tourism on Hong Kong

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Amy Nip

    ... by the local population, should be taken into consideration when assessing a city's tourism capacity. Cosmetics and personal-care shops increased from 90 to 1,440 from 2004 to last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506926/government-urged-consider-social-impact-visitors
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    An arrivals tax would hit locals too, says CY Leung

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:55pm by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... Hongkongers, too. He did not elaborate. However, a member of a government committee studying population policy argued a tax could be a "smart move". "Mainlanders and foreign visitors ... capacity to accommodate travellers. Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, a University of Hong Kong demographics expert and member of the steering committee on population policy, said the idea of a tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426041/cy-leung-dismisses-arrival-tax-proposal-unfeasible
  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Over 100,000 mainland Chinese tourists squeeze onto tiny Gulangyu

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... between 4pm on Sunday and 4pm on Monday, the China National Tourism Administration said. That is more than five times the island's population. The island had received over 66,000 visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420605/225-million-chinese-tourists-expected-travel-during-lunar-new-year
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Annual tourists to Hong Kong could rise to 70 million in three years, commission says

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm by AMY NIP AND THOMAS CHAN

    ... contrast to how the citizens feel," Tam, of the Population Policy Concern Group, said. "I just waited for six MTR trains at Admiralty station before I could get on one." He criticised the report for failing to include a survey of the local population's views. "The streets are full of shops selling cosmetics, electronics, gold jewellery and pharmacies," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407779/visitor-numbers-can-rise-70m-three-years-commission-says
  9. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Golden Week a ‘golden mess’ for Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:28pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... population has moved to Europe and Japan to shop, but for gambling Macau is the best destination close to China.” He also expects a continuing increase in the gambling industry in Macau. Song also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1326555/golden-week-golden-mess-chinese-tourists
  10. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    More Chinese say g'day to Australia

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... population," said Richard Evans, managing director of BridgeClimb, the company that operates the tour. At least 150,000 people from mainland China and across Asia are projected to descend on Sydney, Australia's most populous city, during the New Year's Eve and Lunar New Year period. Last month the city held workshops for local retail, hospitality and tourism businesses on how to prepare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1113855/more-chinese-say-gday-australia

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