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  1. A 'golden week' with fewer tourist grumbles

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... complaints have declined gradually since June,' he said, referring to an investigative report by China Central Television on how mainland tourists were misled into buying fake jewellery ... week compared with last year, mainly because of mainland tourists. 'They bought more expensive goods this year, perhaps it's because the mainland's economy improved,' he ...

  2. Mainland tourists drive the market

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... tourists who arrived with money to spend, giving a significant boost to the hotel, restaurant and retail sectors. Mainland visitors accounted for 53.8 per cent of all tourist arrivals last year, ... their trips. Despite Hong Kong's many tourist attractions, most mainlanders came here first and foremost to shop, Mr Chu said. '[They buy] medicinal products they know they can trust, ...

  3. Buyer beware is a phrase made for these tourists

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the first time, mainland punters can try their luck in a market still being seen as offering relatively attractive valuations. Tours are being organised by China Travel Service to take would-be mainland investors to the local bourse and to attend investment seminars. They are another unmistakeable sign that market bubbles are brewing on both sides of the border. The first tour from ...

  4. Plans to woo mainland tourists

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Hong Kong Tourism Board will step up promotions in northern mainland provinces to maintain tourist numbers here in response to Beijing's plans to cut 'golden week' holidays. Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said yesterday he was concerned that changes to national holidays might decrease numbers of northern tourists to Hong Kong. While the proposed ...

  5. Monastery monkey bites mainland tourist

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Clifford Lo and Fox Yi Hu A wild monkey bit a mainland worshipper after failing to snatch her handbag yesterday as she was walking up to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin. The attack took place at the slope off Pai Tau Street at about 3pm when the 66-year-old was with several other mainland tourists. The monkey first tried to snatch the woman's handbag. As she ...

  6. Watchdog to prepare list of standard prices of goods for mainland tourists

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Consumer Council plans to provide mainland tourists with reference prices for popular products such as watches, electronics, gold and Chinese delicacies in time for the mainland ... retailers targeting mainland tour groups with fake or overpriced goods have highlighted the urgent need to better inform and educate the legions of tourists. Much of the effort by the government ...

  7. Mainland tourists getting fleeced on trips Down Under

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... famous strand. As mainland tourists become increasingly visible in Australia, and with their numbers expected to swell, the sport of ripping them off has spread as well. Just as the tales ... they are being duped. Their tours are pre-paid in China and they don't really have any contact with mainstream Australian tour operators.' Since 2000, the number of mainland tourists visiting ...

  8. Disney campaign to lure mainland tourists

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in an effort to make Mickey Mouse a household name and boost flagging attendances at its Hong Kong theme park. Potential visitors from the mainland will also be told that Hong Kong Disneyland will not impose peak season charges during the Lunar New Year holidays. Featured in the mainland campaign- capitalising on the fact that next lunar year is the Year of the Mouse- will be a Mickey Mouse ...

  9. Upgrades key to more mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Industry says immigration, transport and hotel facilities need to be improved The mainland's more than 50 per cent share of Hong Kong's tourist arrivals is unlikely ... is the single biggest source of inbound tourists for Hong Kong. It accounted for about 22 per cent of the city's total arrivals in 1997, rising to 56.1 per cent in 2004. Mainland visitors made up ...

  10. Tourist figures surprise official

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai A senior official from the mainland's tourism watchdog said yesterday he was half-surprised by the solid increase in the number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong during ... surprised because the mainland had such an enormous population of potential tourists wanting to visit Hong Kong. 'I saw from TV that Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun sent ...




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