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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

    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
  6. 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
  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

    Hong Kong travellers warned to avoid protests as martial law declared in Thailand

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:24am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Travel alert remains at amber; visitors also advised to stay away from crowds Hong Kong travellers in Thailand have been reminded to stay away from protests ... on flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok in the event that Hongkongers need to leave the country. “We will closely monitor the situation, and will release any new information as soon as possible,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516091/hong-kong-travellers-warned-avoid-protests-martial-law-declared
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... Limiting Shenzhen residents to an average of one visit to Hong Kong per week would only serve to test the waters for a cap on mainland visitor numbers rather than having a big impact in itself, lawmakers said yesterday. They were responding to unconfirmed reports that a limit of 52 trips per year on holders of multiple-entry permits had been raised at a meeting between Hong Kong officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542005/cap-shenzhen-visitors-wont-have-big-impact
  10. 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

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