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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    Road trips to North Korea to be offered from Dandong border city next month

    Posted May 01st 2014, 07:18pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com New package 'will have more destinations' than road trip offered to Rason in Jilin province, official says The Chinese border city of Dandong ... not that many people choose to drive there because the application and cross-border process is quite complicated. And they can only go to Rason," a female employee from Comfort Travel Service ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Limit border crossings to one return trip a day for Shenzhen residents, says Liberal

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... to limit border crossings His younger brother was dismissed as "selfish" by state media for suggesting a cap on tourist numbers in Hong Kong, but that has not stopped Liberal Party leader ... banned from making more than one return trip across the border a day, instead of being allowed to make unlimited trips on their multiple-entry permits. The legislator and former Tourism Board ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... to traders who buy goods in Hong Kong for resale across the border. But he said the move could be an important first step in limiting visitor numbers. The stock market reacted calmly to the report ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Improvements' to Hong Kong multi-entry permits eyed, Greg So says after Beijing talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and Phoenix Kwong

    ... "Improvement measures" to the multiple-entry scheme for residents of the border city were under discussion, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung said following ... be banned from making more than one return trip across the border a day. Zeng, from Guangdong, who visits Hong Kong every week to shop and eat, said limiting her visits might cause inconvenience ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Border malls make shopping easy for mainlanders, industry chief says

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:46pm

    ... Stuart Lau and Samuel Chan Call for convenient facilities emerges as immigration prepares to launch fast auto-clearance channels for visitors from across the border More shopping centres are needed near the border and along railway lines to cope with an additional tens of millions of tourists expected in the coming years, an industry leader says. Official estimates show the city may ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen mall to sell Hong Kong products to cut number of mainland visitors

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JEANNY YU AND AMY NIP

    ... the legal system across the border," he said. President of the Federation of Hong Kong Brands Chao Chen-kuo supported the idea of a Hong Kong mall in Qianhai, but said it would be important ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists stuck at border after Taiwan visas refused

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:22pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Jennifer Ngo

    ... an angry group of tourists refusing to leave the Lok Ma Chau border crossing. The travellers were part of a 480-strong tour group from Jilin province on a two-week trip to Guangzhou, Hong Kong ... being put on buses to the border at Chek Lap Kok airport on Friday night, the angry tourists refused to cross the border when they got to the Lok Ma Chau Public Transport Interchange. Some ...

  8. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:31am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell The vitriol against mainland tourists is ugly and misplaced, given that HK has benefited the most from the explosion of wealth across the border Case for tolerance I think I am not alone in being embarrassed and not a little ashamed by the strident, hysterical and xenophobic tone of much of the recent debate over mainland tourists in Hong Kong. I have over ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Restrict Shenzhen visitors to one trip per day, says lawmaker

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... wants Shenzhen permanent residents banned from making more than one return trip across the border a day. He hopes the move will alleviate residents’ discontent and put an end to recent protests ... are eligible to apply for multiple-entry permits, which allow them to make unlimited trips across the border every day. “Some places in Hong Kong [have become] very crowded, so we have asked ...

  10. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    Accor to build one-third of its new China hotels in tourist spots

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by BLOOM

    ... border, a beach resort on tropical Hainan island and a central Chinese forest park among its 128 mainland hotels. That will help it capitalise on domestic tourist trips that are forecast to grow ...




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