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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

    ... red maple leaves have to compete with locals for hotel rooms," he said. "The depreciation of the yen makes Japanese people reluctant to travel abroad. As they increase domestic ... also went up in July. Ma said that more people were asking for information on tours to Japan following the yen's depreciation, but he expected the number who would actually end up going ...

  2. News - World - TOURISM

    California adapting to rising tide of tourists from China- now 1.8m a year

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... a local office. "But it is cutthroat," he said. At first, tours from China included mostly older people- many of whom had saved up for years- but now many middle-aged parents brought ... Disney California Adventure with his wife, mother-in-law and 11-year-old son. He had paid US$20,000 for the family's first US trip. One stop Zhang planned to make with his son ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Allan Zeman says he’s being forced out of top job at Ocean Park

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 06:26pm by Phila Siu

    ... because I hadn't discussed it with the government beforehand." Zeman, who made his name establishing the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district, said he was sure the government knew he wanted to continue in the post he had occupied for 11 years. He will be succeeded by his deputy, Leo Kung Lin-cheng, on Monday. Kung, deputy chairman since 2003, is a banker and serves on several public ...

  4. 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

    ... to have attacked a woman guide in Hung Hom. He was charged with common assault and will appear in Kowloon City Court today. The Immigration Department has called on visitors to the city to use ... the violence … and request more police officers be stationed at main shopping centres," he said. The council will write to shops and tour agencies, asking them to report any incidents ...

  5. 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 the Federation of Hotel Owners, agreed. He added that the group's estimate that there were 2,000 unlicensed guest houses across the city may be too little. "If you take into account those doing home stays and holiday houses, there would be more," he said. Besides guest houses in urban areas, the government should also put effort into prosecuting village houses that are turned ...

  6. 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

    ... transport links and high-end shops and would expect the same in Hong Kong, he said. The language barrier could also be a problem. Mainlanders, meanwhile, were likely to stay in cheap hotels ... to fight for democracy. "It's about image," he said, adding that any negative perception projected in the media would have an impact on tourists' attitudes to the city.   ...

  7. News - World - TOURISM

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

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

    ... to go to sea. "I mean, truthfully, we've probably grown about 500 per cent in terms of the sale of our shark apparel," he said. The T-shirts, hoodies, hats, belts, dog collars and other accessories bear the iconic, torpedo-shaped image of great whites and sell for between US$10 and US$45. He said his store brought in thousands of dollars in merchandise sales. A study ...

  8. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com No room for error at new airport When it opens next month, the airport in Hechi in southern Guangxi province should prove a nail-biting landing for arriving passengers. Dozens of hilltops were levelled to clear way for the 850-million yuan (HK$1.06 billion) airport, built 677 metres above sea level. There is a single terminal and one runway extending ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

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

    ... joins the tour group as a tourist who exerts pressure on others to shop," he said. The unlicensed agencies have little concern for the mainland law against the practice, he said. "Such ... of getting scolded when they don't shop," he added.   ...

  10. 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 ...




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