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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Yen for a cheap trip to Japan could cost more

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Travel agents say increase in cost of hotels and transportation will absorb exchange rate gains Yen for a cheap trip to Japan could cost more Although the yen has dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, Hongkongers will find it is actually more expensive to visit Japan this autumn. The exchange rate of yen to Hong Kong dollar, at 100 yen to HK$7.27 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589607/yen-cheap-trip-japan-could-cost-more
  2. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 05:41pm by Chris Luo

    ... between Hongkongers and mainlanders which has given way to simmering anti-mainland sentiment in Hong Kong. While some Hong Kong residents have labelled mainland tourists as having “uncivilised behaviour”, mainlanders have in turn accused Hongkongers of being “discriminating” and “patronising”. In the past months the city has seen several anti-mainlander protests held in crowded shopping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1494356/hongkongers-clash-mainland-parents-after-allow-two-year-old
  3. 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 ... and spend most of their money in shops. The number of tourists from the mainland has increased exponentially in recent years, alarming many Hongkongers who see their behaviour as uncouth ...

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

    ... on changing multi-visit scheme The authorities in Beijing had "noted the views" of Hongkongers about the flood of visitors from Shenzhen, the commerce minister said yesterday after talks. ... of the "improvement measures" would be announced when the parties had reached a consensus. "Hongkongers and the [tourism] sector have recently expressed their views and suggestions ...

    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

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

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

    ... and crowded areas after the country’s army declared martial law in the early hours of Tuesday. The travel alert for Hongkongers remains at amber – the lowest of the three-level alert system. The executive director of the Travel Industry Council, Joseph Tung Yao-chung, said that about 500 Hongkongers in more than 20 tour groups are in Thailand at the moment. About seven to eight groups, ...

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

    Hit TV shows driving rise in visits to South Korea

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Patsy Moy

    ... holidays this year. Besides Hongkongers' seemingly insatiable appetite for Korean television series- including the latest hit My Love From the Star- political instability in Thailand is also ... to a 20 per cent rise on last year in the number of Hongkongers holidaying in Korea, Tung said. Japan and Taiwan will see a similar rise in visitor numbers, he said. The projection is backed up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523355/hit-tv-shows-driving-rise-visits-south-korea
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Toddler-gate': protesters target minister's home with mock defecation

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Johnny Tam, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in a Mong Kok street. The protest was a response to a suggestion by So following the incident that Hongkongers "make allowances" for mainlanders. So later clarified his remarks saying he meant to ask Hongkongers to show respect and help educate mainlanders. The actions of the toddler's parents sparked a furore after footage taken by a Hongkonger went viral. While many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504452/toddler-gate-protesters-target-ministers-home-mock-defecation
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    How to behave in Hong Kong: Xinhua publishes tip list for mainlanders

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... incident- a video of which was posted online last month- but it is clear Xinhua did not feel the need to tell mainlanders not to urinate in public. "Hongkongers have a strong sense of self- ... of explanations. These included cultural differences and the fact Hong Kong is a crowded city. Where Xinhua advised people to refrain from yelling at others from afar, it explained that Hongkongers usually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508770/xinhua-publishes-tips-etiquette-mainlanders-visiting-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hongkongers may get electronic entry to South Korea

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Hongkongers may get electronic entry to S Korea Hong Kong residents will soon be granted easier entry to South Korea, following a deal signed by the Hong Kong and South Korean immigration authorities yesterday. At a ceremony in the International Financial Centre, the heads of the Hong Kong Immigration Department and the Korea Immigration Service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1293161/hongkongers-may-get-electronic-entry-south-korea
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Government urged to consider impact of surging tourism on Hong Kong

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Sau-yim, general manager of Sun Hung Kai Properties' leasing department, said both tourist and local demand had sparked the cosmetics boom. "Hongkongers are under big pressure and focus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506926/government-urged-consider-social-impact-visitors

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