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  1. 20,000 jobs for HK in tourist-flats HOS plan

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Ownership Scheme flats in Hong Kong into apartments for visiting mainland tourists. The proposal would create 20,000 jobs, ease the pressure on the Housing Authority to dispose of empty flats ... strong network, we will implement the plan across the country and that will greatly enlarge the pool of mainland tourists to Hong Kong,' he said. 'Now Hong Kong is probably only looking ...

  2. Stockbrokers keen on mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of mainland tourists to Hong Kong, saying a revival in the flow of quasi-illicit funds, skirting mainland capital controls, provides a shot in the arm for the industry. Allowing individual travellers ... investors to sign up when visiting Hong Kong on tourist visits. 'Just like any other sector, the future development of the local brokerage industry relies on the mainland market. The more ...

  3. Jockey Club touts for mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... The Hong Kong Jockey Club hopes to expand its clientele to individual tourists from the mainland. The club's chief executive, Lawrence Wong Chi-kong, said yesterday that the club was interested in expanding its appeal to the mainland market to cater to the influx of mainland tourists. However, since the mainland has stringent controls on advertising, the club is finding it hard ...

  4. EU may soon issue tourist visas for mainlanders

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Mainlanders may soon be able to apply for tourist visas from the 15 European Union countries, but industry experts say they do not expect a dramatic increase in European tours. Officials from the China National Tourism Administration said yesterday they hoped that by year end, EU members would grant tourist visas to mainlanders. Most mainland visitors to Europe- between ...

  5. Cash limit lifted for mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... HK welcomes news travellers will be able to take US$5,000 out of the country The central government has eased restrictions on the amount of cash mainland tourists are allowed to take ... Exchange and the Customs and Excise Department said mainland tourists would be allowed to take US$5,000, or its equivalent in yuan or another foreign currency, out of the country when travelling ...

  6. Mainland tourist arrivals to hit 10m

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The gradual relaxation of travel policy restrictions for Guangdong residents will prompt a huge surge in visitors Mainland tourist arrivals will hit 10 million a year when all ... for residents in the three days after the scheme was launched. Mainland tourists were previously allowed to visit Hong Kong as part of tour groups. Under the new policy, each Guangdong traveller ...

  7. Online guide for mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Tourists from the mainland can soon check on the availability of Hong Kong hotel rooms and flights, and the conditions at border crossings - thanks to a one-stop internet information centre. Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said the service would help tourists avoid peak seasons. 'We hope to update the travel information daily so tourists ...

  8. Talks to focus on affordable medical care for mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Guangdong authorities are to hold talks with their Hong Kong counterparts on how solo mainland travellers can gain access to affordable medical care during visits to the city. Mainland health officials say that with the introduction of individual travel, the rising demand for medical services for mainland tourists in Hong Kong must be addressed. The deputy director-general ...

  9. Television advertisers splash out in appeals to mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Television advertising is on the rebound, as firms splash out on commercials in a bid to attract an influx of individual mainland tourists to Hong Kong. Media monitoring firm Admango said ... Admango director Jennifer Ma said advertising which targeted individual travellers from the mainland had led to a recovery in the industry. 'TV is a means of mass media,' Ms Ma said. ...

  10. More hotel rooms planned for mainland tourist influx

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Niki Law

    ... Commission, said yesterday that the relaxation of restrictions on travel to Hong Kong by Shanghai residents on September 1 would dramatically increase the number of mainland tourists visiting Hong ... in travellers from Guangdong, since the majority only stay for a day or spend the night in relatives' homes. Still, they point out that more hotels are being built. Mainland authorities had said ...




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