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  1. Mainland tourists die in bus crash

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A tour bus carrying about 20 mainland tourists plunged into a ravine in the central Taiwanese county of Nantou yesterday, killing at least six people and injuring 14, police and news reports said. 'The mainland tourists were on their way to Taichung city when the bus skidded off the mountain road and plunged into the ravine more than 10 metres ...

  2. US seeks to attract mainland tourists

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and tourism, saying discussions have started on making the country an approved destination for mainland tourists. US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez also called for an 'open skies' ... to more mainland tourists, but was unable to give a timetable on concluding an agreement to make it happen. Washington will also launch an initiative to promote study in the US through a two-part ...

  3. Mainland tourist complaints skyrocket

    Posted Oct 11th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow and Celine Sun Complaints to the Travel Industry Council from mainland tourists are up 74 per cent this year, and despite the imposition of penalties on shops and tour guides ... received just two complaints from mainland package tourists, down from 20 last year. But it received 540 complaints up to mid-September, up from 347 in the same period last year and more than ...

  4. Mainland tourists' bad habits targeted

    Posted Sep 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing draws up lists for travellers to improve manners in lead-up to 2008 Games Mainland authorities have listed 20 bad habits of mainland tourists on the eve ... more mainland tourists can go abroad to a wider range of destinations. More than 30 million tourists travelled overseas last year, according to official figures. As more countries roll out ...

  5. Prices, ripoffs deter mainland tourists

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... profits shared from tourists' purchases in designated shops had become a major source of income for tour guides and travel agencies in recent years. But cutthroat competition on the mainland ... businesses. 'Local agencies are now paying the mainland agencies $300 to $1,000 for each tourist they bring them. But tour guides have to pay for this in advance- an amount which they may ...

  6. Hang Fung forecasts slump in mainland tourist spending

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... by mainland tourists. The Hong Kong-listed company, famous for creating a gold toilet which holds the record for the world's most expensive lavatory, plans to open only one store in Hong Kong ... and $4,000 a year ago. 'The first lot of individual travellers came from cities which are better-off, such as Shanghai. But as tourists start coming from other cities, we found their spending ...

  7. Three HK tourists die in mainland bus crash

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Three Hong Kong tourists on a visit to the mainland died yesterday when their bus crashed. Thirteen others were injured in the accident, which happened in Xingshan county, ... The circumstances of the crash were not known last night. 'As far as I know, the tour group was organised by a mainland travel agency and they were going for a 14- to 15-day tour in Hubei ...

  8. Tourists represent golden opportunity to watch sellers

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Shops selling luxury watches expect to strike gold during 'golden week' as mainlanders flock to buy name brands at prices up to 40 per cent lower than at home. Recent consumption tax changes on the mainland pushed the levy on luxury watches up 20 per cent this month. Retailers said watches priced between $50,000 and $150,000 have always been on mainland tourists ...

  9. Academic backs 'tourist mothers'

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... mainland mothers who gave birth in Hong Kong did not have prenatal checks. Hospitals in the city, and Guangdong, where most 'tourist mothers' come from, should exchange information. ... Ella Lee Hong Kong should capitalise on the rising trend of mainland mothers giving birth in the city as the phenomenon could slow the ageing of the population, a senior lecturer ...

  10. Little proof Falun Gong scares off tourists

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law, Stephenie Hui

    ... complaint was recorded in the past 18 months. 'We received one complaint on our visitor hotline last year- a mainland tourist said the Falun Gong disturbed her enjoyment of The Peak. There were ... because of the rights of freedom of religion. They don't cause much of a nuisance.' Mainland tourist Mr Fong, 29, said: 'It may affect China's image. I wonder whether ...




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