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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Yen for a cheap trip to Japan could cost more

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Travel agents say increase in cost of hotels and transportation will absorb exchange rate gains Yen for a cheap trip to Japan could cost more Although the yen has dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, Hongkongers will find it is actually more expensive to visit Japan this autumn. The exchange rate of yen to Hong Kong dollar, at 100 yen to HK$7.27 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... of 20,000 rooms was derived from the average local occupancy rate- 89 per cent- and the difference between supply and demand in licensed accommodation, which suggests the city falls short of 6.9 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... to 73.97, second only to the 74.32 recorded in 2009. Mainlanders were most satisfied with the city's transport network followed by attractions and retail, with hotels rated last. Overall, visitors rated attractions highest ahead of transport, which topped the 2012 ratings. But South Korean and Japanese visitors were less happy. Their satisfaction levels dropped in every area except ...

  4. News - China - TOURISM

    Australia most desired destination for Chinese tourists

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Nectar Gan

    ... for Chinese travellers were safety, food and heritage sites. It was also rated the most welcoming destination. Chinese tourists continued to be the leading duty-free shoppers last year- accounting ...

  5. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

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

    ... like Guilin, Xian or Lijiang. At present, the giant majority of mainland travellers target Hong Kong and Macau for their first overseas holiday, and the growth rate is awesome- a fivefold ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOURISM

    Chinese developers eye overseas hotel deals

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:12am by Daniel Ren

    ... fields. The Communist Party's anti-corruption drive and frugality campaign have also been blamed for contributing to a malaise in the domestic hotel market. Room rates at five-star hotels ...

  7. Business - Companies - TOURISM

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

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

    ... in tourist destinations as rising wealth leads to growing leisure travel and oversupply in cities depresses room tariffs. Domestic tourism on the mainland was "growing at a rate of knots", ... last year to US$129 billion, the agency said this month. Expansion by domestic and international companies on the mainland has slowed some hotel operators' ability to increase room rates ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Any cuts should be run past industry'

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Amy Nip

    ... rates and political instability- as well as mainland arrivals.   ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOURISM

    Plateauing of mainland China visitor numbers hits Hong Kong hotels

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:28pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... the average hotel occupancy rate stayed at 89 per cent, while the average room rate dropped 2.8 per cent. Results reported recently by some hotel operators show that although arrivals increased significantly, that had little impact on their business. The occupancy rate of five hotels owned by Regal Reit edged up to 90.2 per cent last year from 90 per cent in 2012, but the average room rate ...

  10. News - China - TOURISM

    Disney to receive an extra US$800 million investment for Shanghai theme park

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:42am by Daniel Ren, Amy Nip

    ... in travel and tourism," Disney chief executive officer Robert Iger said. Citing PhoCusWright, a research firm, Disney said China's travel market was expected to grow at an annualised rate ...




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