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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... on accommodation-booking websites, and the tourists were unwilling to return to Hong Kong as prosecution witnesses, she said. The December 29 blaze at Continental Mansion sparked an outcry from residents ... premises. The bureau also suggests raising the maximum fine from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000, and jail from two years to three. Both Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners executive director Michael Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses
  3. 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

    ... products = fewer tourists A shopping centre selling Hong Kong products will be set up in Shenzhen's new economic zone of Qianhai by the end of this year in an effort to ease the pressure on Hong Kong from hordes of mainland shoppers. The Qianhai Authority announced this yesterday amid demands from Hong Kong residents for the government to limit the number of mainland visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - TOURISM

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

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

    ... that keeps the sharks coming. Harbourmasters have issued warnings, but- unlike the sharks in the movies- the great whites are not seen generally as a threat to swimmers. Among the entrepreneurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557265/great-white-sharks-draw-tourists-cape-cod-massachusetts-despite-fears
  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Australia most desired destination for Chinese tourists

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

    ... year, the United States, Hong Kong and Thailand were the top three destinations for mainlanders. Hotels.com 's regional director, Katherine Cole, said Australia's main drawcards ... that Chinese outbound trips, excluding Hong Kong and Macau, would reach 60 million this year, from 53 million last year, and swell to 77 million by 2016. The mainland's biggest online travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555040/australia-most-desired-destination-chinese-tourists
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Think tank tells Beijing number of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong could be cut

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:57pm by Gary Cheung

    ... government have suggested cutting the number of mainland tourists to Hong Kong. "We agree there have been too many individual travellers visiting Hong Kong in recent years, causing various kinds of inconvenience for Hong Kong residents," said a researcher whose team had submitted a report on the subject to the top leadership. "We note that mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521256/thinktank-tells-beijing-number-mainlanders-visiting-hong-kong-could
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Follow Me to a million Instagram fans: Photographer and girlfriend bring project to Hong Kong

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 07:23pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in Hong Kong," he said. "There are skyscrapers, high-density buildings, junk boats and rooftop bars." Osmann, who arrived on Monday for a five-day tour, has had a packed schedule, ... of Hong Kong for his project to help promote the city. It is his second time in Hong Kong. But aside from the Tourism Board's arrangements for them, they also visited Choi Hung Estate, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517973/russian-photographers-follow-me-project-leads-him-hong-kong

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