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  1. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists bypass Hong Kong in favour of Taiwan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Island sees 70 per cent increase in arrivals over National Day break amid Occupy protests in HK Mainland tourists flock to Taiwan Taiwan has enjoyed a surge in visitors from the mainland, boosting the island's tourism industry and the airlines that serve it, under the shadow of the street protests in Hong Kong. The number of mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1615294/mainland-chinese-tourists-bypass-hong-kong-favour-taiwan
  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Shoppers' paradise on Hainan Island gives Hong Kong a run for its money

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:14am by He Huifeng

    ... for China's duty-free industry, after the central government introduced a policy allowing tourists to buy up to 5,000 yuan worth of goods duty free on the island. The cap was later raised to 8,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1608458/shoppers-paradise-hainan-island-gives-hong-kong-run-its-money
  3. News - World - TOURISM

    Backlash in Barcelona against tourist invasion

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

    ... in a supermarket there. Local families soon took to the streets themselves in angry demonstrations, condemning a mass tourism industry that they say packs visitors into cheap, unregulated rental flats ...

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

    Mainlanders spend 20,000 yuan on each shopping spree abroad, poll finds

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by MANDY ZUO

    ... launched in China in 2012 to build cooperation in the industry. Mainlanders spent more than US$128 billion while taking more than 98 million cross-border trips last year, according to the China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586194/mainlanders-spend-20000-yuan-each-shopping-spree-abroad-poll-finds
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Holidaymakers who attack their tour guides may be barred from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Jessie Lau, Amy Nip

    ... the chance to visit Disneyland. Travel Industry Council chairman Michael Wu Siu-ieng said the council and a tour guide union would meet the Security Bureau today. "We want to condemn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577875/hong-kong-sees-more-cases-tourists-attacking-their-guides
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Any cuts should be run past industry'

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

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com 'Any cuts should be run past industry' The government should consult the tourism industry before deciding on a cut to mainland visitor numbers, Tourism Board chief Peter Lam Kin-ngok says. Lam said tourism created over 200,000 direct job opportunities. "Would cutting mainland tourist numbers by 20 per cent see incomes fall by one-fifth? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520653/any-cuts-should-be-run-past-industry
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Amy Nip

    ... a directive put out 10 years ago by the Travel Industry Council, recommending a maximum daily service fee for tour group members. It aimed to stop overcharging of tourists. But the council's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568553/tour-fees-may-change-amid-price-fixing-fears
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:25pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... but spend most of their time being shuttled between shops and pressured to make purchases. The Hong Kong Travel Industry Council has issued guidelines to tour agencies and licensed guides reminding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  9. 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

    ... arrangements to encourage the development of a finance industry in Qianhai, Wang did not spell out the tax arrangements for the shopping mall. Hong Kong legislator Felix Chung Kwok-pan said ... Kong, not milk formula." He suggested including catering and leisure facilities in the mall to showcase Hong Kong's service industries and ensure an all-round experience. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists become tailors in scheme to revive Hong Kong’s ailing industry

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 11:02am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Tourists will receive masterclasses in bow-tie making as part of a new scheme aimed at reviving Hong Kong’s tailoring industry. They will receive expert tips, ... into tailors is the latest challenge for the workshop, which opened two years ago as a social enterprise to help industry veterans. The workshop, which has about 20 veteran tailors and seamstresses, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1419775/tourists-become-tailors-scheme-revive-hong-kongs-ailing-industry

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