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  1. Mainlanders make April record for HK tourism

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Kelvin Chan

    ... in visitors from the mainland. And there was more good news yesterday, with a report saying the mainland's three northeastern provinces want to join the solo traveller scheme, which has spurred the southward flow of tourists. The Hong Kong Tourism Board said 1.74 million people visited Hong Kong in April, 330,000 more than ever before in that month, and three times the number who came last ...

  2. Competition hots up for mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They wanted the business that mainland tourists can bring but were concerned about an increase in illegal immigration. In the end, the right decision was made. The benefits clearly outweigh the risks. ... for mainlanders. The new arrangements will mean that mainland tourists will be able to visit the European countries concerned as part of a private tour group. Previously visitors needed either a business ...

  3. Mainland tourists lift Sa Sa earnings

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... confidence for the year ahead, saying the influx of mainland tourists was boosting Hong Kong's retail sector. Sales for the first quarter grew 50 per cent over the same period last year, when ... rules for individuals. All retailers have benefited from the influx of mainland tourists and the recovery of consumer confidence,' he said after the results announcement. Sa Sa generated 40 ...

  4. Mainland tourists spend less in HK

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Although more than 164,000 tourists from the mainland have visited Hong Kong during the first three days of the National Day holiday, a tourism industry leader says their individual spending is likely to be down. Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents chairman Michael Wu Siu-ieng said while total spending by tourists from the mainland may rise compared with last year ...

  5. Nevada poised to open mainland tourist office

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Nevada, seen by many gamblers as the holy land, is set to become the first US state to open a tourist office on the mainland. Pending approval, the office will open on June ... in Nevada. 'On average, a tourist from the mainland spends US$5,200 per person per trip,' said Bruce Bommarito, the executive director of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, adding ...

  6. Mainland tourists lift profits for Cafe de Coral

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in commemoration of its 35th anniversary. The total dividend will be 37.35 cents per share, achieving a payout ratio of 77 per cent. Chairman Michael Chan Yue-kwong counted the influx of mainland tourists ... of customers rose by 5,000 each day. 'When it comes to food, mainland tourists seek convenience and reasonable prices,' Mr Chan said. Oliver's Super Sandwiches, acquired by Cafe de Coral ...

  7. Mainland tourists add flats to shopping lists

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Wealthy mainland tourists snapped up four Hong Kong flats for more than $20 million yesterday, lending credence to developer claims that Chinese buyers are swelling local ... are among 20 tours of mainlanders being arranged by property agents and developers during the National Day holiday. Raymond Kwok Ying-lung, chief executive of Midland Realty's mainland ...

  8. Retailers need more than cash-flashing mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen craig.stephen@scmp.com The dizzy chronicle of Hong Kong's retail revival at the hands of free-spending mainland tourists is being updated almost daily- first spending ... sales-tax-free regime means luxury consumer goods represent a good bargain for mainland tourists. But this tax-efficient shopping is narrowly focused. Other businesses such as food retailing, department ...

  9. Mainland tourists have spent $9m in HK since solo travel scheme began: reports

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 6.36pm: Mainland tourists have spent $9 billion in Hong Kong since the introduction of the solo travel scheme last July, the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said on Wednesday. Speaking in the Legislative Council Budget debate, Mr Ip said 1.65 million mainland visitors had come to Hong Kong under the individual visit scheme ...

  10. Mainlander jailed for robbing tourists

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YIJI WANG Updated at 6.39pm: A 41-year-old mainland man was sentenced to five years and four months' imprisonment for robbery in the District Court on Wednesday. The man robbed the handbag of a 63-year-old Danish tourist, pushed her down a slope and then fled down Lugard Road, the Peak, on May 10. On June 1, he also snatched a handbag from a 30-year-old New Zealand tourist ...




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