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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    Chinese tourists smash up resort office after bugs fail to appear in fireflies display

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:53pm by Mimi Lau

    ... in Xiaoshan was announced before the holiday, many internet said it would be cruel to bring 30,000 fireflies on a 10-hour journey from a Jiangxi farm to Xiaoshan Lake. Some said releasing the bugs ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    More than half of Chinese public in favour of keeping Golden Week

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 01:52pm by Raymond Li

    ... festival. More than 43,000 internet users took part in a similar survey on Sina.com, the No 1 news portal on the Chinese mainland, with more than 50 per cent (21,000) voting for the public holidays ...

  3. News - China - TOURISM

    Henan zoo under fire for trying to pass off dog as African lion

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... been a trend reported on the mainland before. But the bogus animals in the Luohe zoo drew denunciations across the internet yesterday. A blogger joked that this publicity might actually bring ...

  4. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    Ctrip likely to gain more business from stronger Qunar platform

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Offerings from Ctrip and rival online packaged tour providers Tuniu.com and 17u.com are featured most frequently. In a report published on Monday, Alicia Yap, Barclays' head of China internet ...

  5. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Shoppers hit Hong Kong early before tour prices rise

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... in shops, and last year a video of an agent berating tourists for not spending enough went viral on the internet. "The new purpose is to really look at the outbound market and make sure ...

  6. News - China - TOURISM

    Foreign Ministry calls on Chinese to behave while overseas after Egyptian graffiti fiasco

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... that he would need to find out if the Egyptian government had raised the matter with the Chinese government. An internet user recently tracked down the Nanjing teenager who wrote "Ding Jinhao ...

  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Dining on herbs and mud, China's ultra-rich discover Switzerland

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 03:26pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Chinese client five years ago and recalls how over the years, the Chinese have continued to surprise him. His first Chinese client, "the owner of a very large internet search engine, ...

  8. News - China - TOURISM

    China tourist attractions raise fees ahead of holiday, sparking outrage

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... 1. "Why are the national parks overseas all free of charge while in our country the entrance fee could be as high as 258 yuan?" one internet user wrote on the 163.com web portal. ... ethic-minority populations. The fee resulted in a protest by local shop owners last week, and at least 650,000 internet users have participated in an online campaign to boycott trips to the town. ...

  9. Business - Money - TOURISM

    Mainland shoppers divided by different tastes for luxury

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... visitors are influenced heavily by word of mouth. Some 76 per cent of the respondents said that they seek advice either from friends or from the internet before they go abroad, compared with 36 per cent in past surveys. Rust attributed the strong word-of-mouth influence to the high number of internet users on the mainland. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Forced shopping in Hong Kong makes a return on cheap tour packages

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Amy Nip

    ... authorities have again received complaints of tourists being forced to buy goods in assigned stores- with them locked inside- during their trips to Hong Kong. Internet users in Shanghai, Shenzhen, ... Tourism Administration about the extremely cheap group tours offered online. Regulators can trace the travel agencies named in the internet offers," Wu said. There was a list of agencies ...




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