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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - China - TOURISM

    China tourist attractions raise fees ahead of holiday, sparking outrage

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... ethic-minority populations. The fee resulted in a protest by local shop owners last week, and at least 650,000 internet users have participated in an online campaign to boycott trips to the town. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1217824/china-tourist-attractions-raise-fees-ahead-holiday-sparking-outrage
  6. 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
  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese influx prompts Macau to mull visitor cap

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... residents of some mainland cities to travel to Macau individually, instead of in tour groups. About 1.3 million people - more than double Macau's population of 580,000 - visited the city during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1189367/mainland-chinese-influx-prompts-macau-mull-visitor-cap
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    More visitors, more fish deaths at Ocean Park

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... glass panels were also more numerous: their population rose 68 per cent from 6,667 to 11,233 during the year. Correspondingly, the number of deaths also rose, by 113 per cent, from 572 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1098352/more-visitors-more-fish-deaths-ocean-park
  9. Business - Money - TOURISM

    Mainland shoppers divided by different tastes for luxury

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... visitors to Hong Kong annually is more than four times the city's population, and visitor arrivals have been growing by about 23 per cent a year. Most of their expenditure is on shopping. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1048999/mainland-shoppers-divided-different-tastes-luxury
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong doesn't have the capacity to allow more visitors, says green advocate

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... travellers." A study commissioned by the European Commission says social carrying capacity can be defined as the level of tourism that will not be resented by the local population, affect their sense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031823/hong-kong-doesnt-have-capacity-allow-more-visitors-says-green

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