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  1. 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 and Taiwan. After two days in Hong Kong, the majority of them departed for Taiwan on Friday, but 170 were left in limbo because their Taiwanese visas had not been issued. Last night a hard-core group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387626/mainland-chinese-tourists-stuck-border-after-taiwan-visas-refused
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Consumers fume at misleading listings for Hong Kong's hotels

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Consumers fume at misleading hotel ads The internet has become the tool of choice for most people planning a visit to Hong Kong to reserve their accommodation, ... July to August, the Home Affairs Department conducted a public consultation on changing the law, which included a proposal to issue separate hotel and guest house licenses. It also proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625286/consumers-fume-misleading-listings-city-hotels
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese group tours to Hong Kong up 90pc despite mass protests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... National Tourism Administration denied issuing any directive banning tours to Hong Kong, saying it had only advised agencies to "be careful" given the situation. The dramatic increase ... of mainland group tours to Hong Kong has almost doubled despite the Occupy Central protests that are affecting business and transport. From October 1 to 22, an average of 380 groups visited the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623342/mainland-chinese-group-tours-hong-kong-90pc-despite-mass-protests
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Last tourists in visa storm accept compensation and go home

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to require local agencies to verify that tourists travelling to third destinations via Hong Kong have the required visas before they arrive. The company is a subsidiary of the Lee Kum Kee Health ... of 480 from Jilin province on a two-week trip to Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taiwan. After two days in Hong Kong, most left for Taiwan on Friday, but 170 were left in limbo because their Taiwanese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388610/last-tourists-visa-storm-accept-compensation-and-go-home
  5. 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

    ... a meeting with mainland officials. However, the meeting reached no conclusions on the issue, he said. There have been reports Hong Kong intends to restrict visits by Shenzhen permanent residents ... numbers could reach 100 million by 2023, a big majority of them from the mainland. Rising visitor numbers have led to protests in Hong Kong about overcrowding on the streets and public transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539236/improvements-hong-kong-multi-entry-permits-eyed-greg-so-says-after
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOURISM

    Plateauing of mainland China visitor numbers hits Hong Kong hotels

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

    ... headwinds in Asia's economy overall, the US and European economic recovery bodes well for the health of corporate demand in Hong Kong, although weak activity in the finance industry is likely ... actually, the business is not as good as the public thinks." Figures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board show that overnight visitor arrivals grew 8 per cent to 25.66 million last year. The growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1510525/plateauing-mainland-visitor-numbers-hits-hong-kong-hotels
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Forced shopping' tours of Hong Kong back as mainland organisers find loophole

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Danny Mok and Eddie Lee

    ... by state broadcaster CCTV. The mainland banned such tours to Hong Kong and Macau- in which visitors receive free or cheap hotel stays and transport but spend most of their time being shuttled between shops and pressured to make purchases- in October. Michael Wu Siu-ieng, chairman of the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, said the undercover report suggested tour organisers had found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462831/forced-shopping-back-tour-firms-find-loophole-mainland-rules
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Anti-mainlander protests prompted officials to confer with Exco member Hong Kong travel alert ‘considered’ It crossed the minds of mainland officials to issue a travel alert against Hong Kong in the wake of local protests that targeted visitors from across the border, a Beijing loyalist revealed yesterday. Executive councillor Cheng Yiu-tong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452645/mainland-officials-considered-hong-kong-travel-alert-says-executive
  9. 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 ... Tung said. This would require all Shenzhen tour firms organising tour groups to Hong Kong to register their company e-mail addresses for liaison with authorities on both sides of the border. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong tourists in protest-hit Bangkok 'safe', travel council says

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:05pm by DANNY LEE

    ... to meet the situation” and make the “necessary arrangements” if the situation worsened, Tung said. The council put the number of affected Hong Kong tour groups in Bangkok at 31, comprising about ... that traffic was the biggest issue faced by the tour groups, as some parts of Bangkok were rendered inaccessible by the protests. Since the 2011 Thai floods, Thailand has remained on the Security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1367106/hk-tourists-protest-hit-bangkok-safe-travel-council-says

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