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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taiwan emerges as new playground for mainland China tourists

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Kong without joining tour groups in 2003, the number of visitors to the city has risen steadily and spiked at 41 million last year. But a recent university poll shows about two-thirds of Hong ... be quietly emerging as a substitute tourism destination for mainland visitors, particularly as the fascination for Hong Kong seems to be waning as discontent rises in the city over the influx ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong wins right to host 2016 International Mathematical Olympiad

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com HK out to add value by hosting 'maths Olympics' Hong Kong has won the bidding to host the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in 2016. ... equivalent to the Nobel Prize. The IMO Hong Kong Committee was founded in 1986. Tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun said he believed it was time Hong Kong staged the elite event. "It shows ...

  4. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Golden Week a ‘golden mess’ for Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:28pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Haiyan Song of Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s school of hotel and tourism management. “Every year, it creates problems. This year, we had overcrowding as an issue in particular.” Numbers ... in the UK. The increasing amount of Chinese tourists has encouraged sales staff abroad to learn Chinese and design advertisement posters in Chinese as well. In Hong Kong, mainland travellers spend ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    An arrivals tax would hit locals too, says CY Leung

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:55pm by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... capacity to accommodate travellers. Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, a University of Hong Kong demographics expert and member of the steering committee on population policy, said the idea of a tax ... coming to Hong Kong have offered a bracing effect to Hong Kong's tourism and economy," Leung said. "They have created massive job opportunities. This is why we should ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    C.Y. Leung says HK will control number of visitors from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be amended before any new controls were introduced, he said. University of Hong Kong associate law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting said Hong Kong was entitled by law to impose immigration controls ... Amy Nip and Olga Wong As protests gain momentum, Leung seeks to allay fears that border city's relaxed travel permit rules will see Hong Kong swamped CONTROLS PLEDGEOVER ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Inspectors check in first so you can have a nice stay

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

    ... Guide- and rated the Hong Kong hotels in 2008. The book, which is akin to an extended version of the restaurant-oriented Michelin guide, assesses hotels, restaurants and spas based on a five-star ... to oppose any unfavourable score, says Qu. "Some very famous Hong Kong hotels did not meet the high score," he recalls. So to reconfirm the first inspector's rating, the company sent ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Chinese tourists give Hong Kong thumbs down in ratings drop

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... wanting Mainlanders are growing less satisfied with Hong Kong as a holiday destination, according to an annual index compiled by Polytechnic University's school of hotel and tourism ... and Taiwanese and Macanese visitors were the two groups least happy with Hong Kong in terms of tourism, although both groups gave Hong Kong a higher score than in 2011. American visitors were the most ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel firms urged to embrace smartphones to hold off mainland rival

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 06:21pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Offering smartphone bookings is the way forward, academic says, as competition hots up Travel agents urged to go mobile Hong Kong’s travel agencies must embrace the smartphone revolution if they want to compete, one academic says, after China’s leading online travel agency launched a mobile app for Hong Kong travellers. Dr Dan Wang, an expert ...

  10. 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, ... outlawing any guest houses being run in buildings that banned commercial activities. In 2000, Li's federation had suggested employing the internationally recognised star-rating system in Hong ...




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