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  1. Mainland tourist complaints climbing

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Travel agents are steering mainland tourists to shops that sell overpriced goods, in an effort to make up for unrealistic tour prices charged by mainland agencies, according to the Consumer Council. This has led to a 37 per cent increase in complaints about the practice from mainland tourists. The council received 980 complaints last year, including 788 by members of group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485007/mainland-tourist-complaints-climbing
  2. Eastern Europe woos mainland tourists, investors at travel expo

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng With more Chinese growing rich and private enterprises flourishing, Eastern Europe is looking forward to a rise in mainland tourists and investors. 'We are seeing more ... Krasnodar Krai region on the Black Sea is also vying for revenue from mainland tourists, although mainlanders have so far shown most interest in setting up businesses and joint ventures there. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503869/eastern-europe-woos-mainland-tourists-investors-travel-expo
  3. Solo mainland tourists up a third on last year

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng About 151,000 more mainland tourists visited Hong Kong under the individual travel scheme from April 30 to May 4, a rise of about one-third compared with last year's Labour Day holiday, the tourism board said yesterday. Total mainland visitor numbers during the break rose about 7 per cent to 262,000 tourists. Clara Chong Ming-wah, the board's executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499505/solo-mainland-tourists-third-last-year
  4. Mainland tourists boost April retail sales

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Hong Kong's retail sales leapt ahead in April, helped once again by mainland tourists and improving labour market conditions. Sales totalled a provisional $17 billion ... stronger than what we thought.' Items commonly sought by tourists were again big movers, with sales of jewellery, watches, clocks and valuable gifts rising 15.5 per cent by volume. Electronic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503652/mainland-tourists-boost-april-retail-sales
  5. Alleged thief freed after mainland tourist snubs case

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A man charged with pickpocketing walked free yesterday after the alleged victim, a mainland tourist, refused to return to Hong Kong to give evidence. District Court Judge Bernard ... was accused of stealing a wallet belonging to tourist Chen Jianmin outside Lippo Sun Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui on March 21 last year. The wallet contained $17,500 and 2,120 yuan in cash, a mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496355/alleged-thief-freed-after-mainland-tourist-snubs-case
  6. Mainlanders help boost record tourist numbers

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Boosted by the mainland's individual traveller scheme, Macau welcomed a record-breaking 16.67 million tourists last year, 40 per cent more than the 11.89 million ... to be Macau's main source of tourists this year. Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, director of the Macau Government Tourist Office, said marketing efforts would not only target mainland provinces and cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485297/mainlanders-help-boost-record-tourist-numbers
  7. Sri Lanka bounces back from tragedy to woo tourists from mainland

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Sri Lanka is planning to launch an aggressive promotion campaign in China this year as part of its tsunami recovery drive, the marketing director of the island's tourist board, Malraj Kiriella, said. The marketing efforts will coincide with Sri Lankan Airlines starting flights to Beijing in June, making the country much more accessible to mainlanders. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497054/sri-lanka-bounces-back-tragedy-woo-tourists-mainland
  8. In Brief

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourist robbery sparks message to malaysia China has urged the Malaysian government to ensure the security of tourist spots after a gang robbed 22 mainland tourists of their handbags and rucksacks at Batu Caves, in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, on Friday. An official with the Chinese embassy in Malaysia told the Malaysian government that safety was a pre-requisite for mainland tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510450/brief
  9. Taiwan to crack down on overstayers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Visitors from the mainland will come under closer scrutiny as the island opens up to tourists from across the strait Taiwan will step up its efforts to monitor mainland visitors to discourage overstayers as it prepares for the arrival of tourists from across the strait. The cabinet's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) approved a plan to tighten control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510663/taiwan-crack-down-overstayers
  10. Tour chiefs to visit Taiwan to clear the way for trips

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung A 64-member delegation from the National Tourism Administration will visit Taiwan this month on a 10-day trip, paving the way for mainland tourists to visit the island. ... tourists visiting Taiwan, the source said. Taiwan has decided to open its doors to mainland tourists and has authorised the Travel Agent Association to negotiate with mainland officials. Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519645/tour-chiefs-visit-taiwan-clear-way-trips

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