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  1. 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

    ... Jessie Lau and Amy Nip More cases of tourists attacking guides Holidaymakers in Hong Kong who attack their tour guides could be barred from the city, the Immigration Department said ... words rather than violence to settle disputes. "There are many ways to settle their dissatisfaction or complaints instead of breaking the law in Hong Kong," William Fung Pak-ho, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577875/hong-kong-sees-more-cases-tourists-attacking-their-guides
  2. 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

    ... Ernest Kao and Amy Nip The city's poorest families are being squeezed out of a space to live in 20,000 beds that no one should sleep in Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... funny and sustainable sensory attraction to overlook Hong Kong's most famous views of Victoria Harbour from the top level", Greenheart, parent firm of Flightlinez, says ... Fox got entangled in objections from government advisers and green groups. "After further study and discussion, the founders of Flying Fox decided to put the Hong Kong project on hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  4. 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
  5. 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

    ... attracted the ire of some Hongkongers, mainland visitors enjoyed their trips to Hong Kong last year more than in the year before, a new study shows. And they were not alone, according to Polytechnic ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  6. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    China Travel International profit up 107pc on sale of online travel agency

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on the mainland and in Hong Kong and Macau rising 28 per cent to HK$304 million. Barring any unforeseeable negative situations, the group continues to hold a prudently optimistic view Jiang Yan, China Travel International Investment Profit from its non-core power generation operations rose 2 per cent to HK$151 million. “In the first half of 2014, the results of our five hotels in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578330/china-travel-international-profit-107pc-sale-online-travel-agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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

    ... 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears

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

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears Agencies may have to change their practice of charging extra service fees for tours because it may breach the competition law. At present, travellers on group tours pay a fee before dep ...

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

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