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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    Shoppers' paradise on Hainan Island gives Hong Kong a run for its money

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:14am by He Huifeng

    ... paradise that is taking on HK He Huiying, a 27-year-old white-collar worker from Guangzhou, enjoyed the perfect vacation last month in Sanya on Hainan Island, where she whiled away the hours ... for China's duty-free industry, after the central government introduced a policy allowing tourists to buy up to 5,000 yuan worth of goods duty free on the island. The cap was later raised to 8,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1608458/shoppers-paradise-hainan-island-gives-hong-kong-run-its-money
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Lantau group looks to court mainland China tourists

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com The alliance of businesses wants to develop the island to help divert visitors from overcrowded areas, but its plan has been met with scepticism Lantau group keen to woo mainland shoppers A business alliance's proposal to develop Lantau Island into a commercial zone to divert tourists from overcrowded districts has sparked heated debate. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1187800/lantau-group-looks-court-mainland-china-tourists
  3. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists bypass Hong Kong in favour of Taiwan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Island sees 70 per cent increase in arrivals over National Day break amid Occupy protests in HK Mainland tourists flock to Taiwan Taiwan has enjoyed a surge in visitors from the mainland, boosting the island's tourism industry and the airlines that serve it, under the shadow of the street protests in Hong Kong. The number of mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1615294/mainland-chinese-tourists-bypass-hong-kong-favour-taiwan
  4. 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

    ... roof, after a similar project, planned for Lantau, was put on hold. The Peak Galleria is asking the Town Planning Board to relax height and area restrictions so it can install the attraction, ... centre by about four metres. Last year, plans by cable car operator Ngong Ping 360 to set up two sets of 300-metre cross-valley parallel zip lines in northern Lantau with foreign operator Flying ...

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

    CY Leung hints at new controls on Hong Kong’s growing tourism numbers

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 05:08pm by Tony Cheung

    ... yesterday after taking a boat trip to inspect progress on an artificial island being built near Lantau for border checkpoints on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Leung said the government would consider building hotels and shopping malls on a commercial site at the airport and the artificial island. He said this could alleviate pressure on existing shopping areas and commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464737/government-exploring-ways-control-citys-tourism-growth-says-chief
  6. News - World - TOURISM

    Great white sharks draw tourists to Cape Cod in Massachusetts despite fears

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... 1975 thriller Jaws, in which one of the predators terrorises a small island, the sharks that have been spotted in growing numbers are stirring more curiosity than fear in the US state- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557265/great-white-sharks-draw-tourists-cape-cod-massachusetts-despite-fears
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong's first Gran Fondo cycling race to be launched in October

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... and 20 kilometres. Tourism Board executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon said two routes are being considered, one going from Hong Kong Island through the Western Harbour Tunnel to Kowloon side, and another from Central via the Island Eastern Corridor to Tseung Kwan O. A professional organiser has been appointed for the event and sponsors have been approached, but details such as traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430664/hong-kongs-first-gran-fondo-cycling-race-be-launched-october
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Border malls make shopping easy for mainlanders, industry chief says

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:46pm

    ... they would not flood places such as Mong Kok or Causeway Bay at the same time.” Lantau Island could host some of the facilities, he said. Last month, the Tourism Board said total visitor numbers last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409609/border-malls-make-shopping-easy-mainlanders-industry-chief-says
  9. 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

    ... with trips including a tram tour, a junk boat ride and visits to The Peak, the Big Buddha in Lantau, Stanley and Sai Kung, among others. Now, the Tourism Board has invited Osmann to take pictures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517973/russian-photographers-follow-me-project-leads-him-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Royal Caribbean shows faith in Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with new sailings

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Amy Nip

    ... five and seven-night round-trip cruises from the city. As well as Taiwan, some of the cruises will reach Japan's southern island of Okinawa, Xiamen in mainland China and Jeju, South Korea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528167/royal-caribbean-shows-faith-kai-tak-cruise-terminal-new-sailings

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