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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

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Massive mall on Hainan is drawing away from city mainlanders keen to snap up luxury goods at duty-free prices while enjoying beach holiday The shoppers' ... Kong as the No 1 spot for legions of mainland shoppers with an insatiable appetite for luxury goods. The biggest mall of its kind in the world, covering a gross floor area of 120,000 square ...

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

    Mainlanders spend 20,000 yuan on each shopping spree abroad, poll finds

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by MANDY ZUO

    ... trips in the coming five years. Chinese have become key shapers of the global luxury goods market, with top-end shops in cities like Paris and New York hiring Putonghua-speaking staff in a bid ... agency Caissa, said: "Foreign shop owners call the Chinese tourists 'the purple air [meaning good luck] coming from the east'." More than 3,100 people took part in the online ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586194/mainlanders-spend-20000-yuan-each-shopping-spree-abroad-poll-finds
  3. News - World - TOURISM

    California adapting to rising tide of tourists from China- now 1.8m a year

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... and San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. They also enjoy trying American foods- steak is the big favourite- and taking advantage of cheaper prices to buy many designer goods. "It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581352/california-adapting-rising-tide-tourists-china-now-18m-year
  4. Business - Money - TOURISM

    Mainland shoppers divided by different tastes for luxury

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

    ... visitors to Hong Kong is that they can purchase models of luxury items that aren't yet available in the mainland, Rust said. For instance, sought-after electronic goods such as the iPhone5 ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Chinese seasoned travellers most likely to buy premier brands in the city, while novice buyers seek mass luxury brands, according to survey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1048999/mainland-shoppers-divided-different-tastes-luxury
  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

    ... and preferences of travellers from a range of countries, said Professor Haiyan Song of the university's School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Japanese and Korean tourists were used to good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOURISM

    Plateauing of mainland China visitor numbers hits Hong Kong hotels

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:28pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Magnificent Estates says business is not as good as public thinks, with bookings at its properties down sharply during the Labour Day holiday Hotels hit ... 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Government urged to consider impact of surging tourism on Hong Kong

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

    ... a lot on personal care," she said, adding that a "wave" of Korean products was also a factor. Demand from mainland tourists had meanwhile shifted from luxury gifts to personal items, such as clothes and household goods, Fung added.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506926/government-urged-consider-social-impact-visitors
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... on Monday. "A cap of 52 trips will have little impact, only stopping some parallel-goods traders from coming," said Michael Tien Puk-sun of the New People's Party, in reference to traders who buy goods in Hong Kong for resale across the border. But he said the move could be an important first step in limiting visitor numbers. The stock market reacted calmly to the report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542005/cap-shenzhen-visitors-wont-have-big-impact
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise lines riding a wave of popularity in sea travel

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com More luxury ships and round-the-world packages offered to satisfy growing demand in China Cruise lines riding a wave of popularity in sea travel Cruise lines are stepping up their presence in China- including Hong Kong- seeking to tap into fast-growing cruise tourism in the region. Royal Caribbean Cruises will base four vessels at China ports next year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537159/cruise-lines-riding-wave-popularity-sea-travel
  10. 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

    ... or non-existent taxes were the main draw for mainland shoppers, he said. "On the mainland, there is a 17 per cent value-added tax and import taxes for imported goods. In Hong Kong, there are no import taxes on goods except tobacco, strong liquor and cosmetics." There is no sales tax in the city. Only if there was a similar tax exemption in Qianhai would mainland tourists go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden

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