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  1. Taiwan to double mainland tourist quota for May holiday

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Taiwan will temporarily double its daily quota for mainland tourists to meet rising demand during the Labour Day holiday next month. The island will also extend the length ... as the number of mainland tourists was expected to surge during the three-day May Day weekend. The daily limits would be reduced to 3,000 in June. He said surplus cross-straits tourist quotas from past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677536/taiwan-double-mainland-tourist-quota-may-holiday
  2. Tokyo's shopping districts see an increasing number of mainland tourists as Japan eases travel restrictions

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... government eased regulations on Chinese tourists, the latest gradual relaxation in visa rules that saw the number of mainlanders visiting Japan hit a record one million last year. That figure ... the tourism minister, said after meeting his Chinese counterpart last month. Tourist visas were first granted to mainlanders in 2000, and only then if they travelled in tightly organised tour groups. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698237/tokyos-shopping-districts-see-increasing-number-mainland-tourists-japan-eases-travel
  3. Taiwan eases curbs on tourism by individuals

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan will allow individual mainland tourists who have worked in Hong Kong or Macau for at least a year to visit the island, and the scheme is expected to start as soon as next month. The latest plan- a further step towards opening Taiwan to individual mainland tourists- is expected to generate NT$11.3 billion (HK$2.7 billion) in extra tourism revenue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687706/taiwan-eases-curbs-tourism-individuals
  4. Two dead, Hongkonger hurt in Thai crash

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two mainland tourists died yesterday in a boating accident off the Thai resort city of Pattaya in which a Hong Kong woman was slightly injured. Police said 14 other members of a tour group from Hubei province were injured when a speedboat carrying them to shore from Koh Lan collided shortly after noon with an outbound speedboat. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700103/two-dead-hongkonger-hurt-thai-crash
  5. Sometimes you have to feel for PR reps

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Considering how mainland tourists are a lifeline for Disneyland, ending their ticket discounts is really biting the hand that feeds it. Mainland and overseas tourists visiting ... spokeswoman said it just looked like discrimination but it really was not. Tourists from the mainland or overseas used to pay HK$295 instead of HK$350 on weekdays. But since most mainland visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669918/sometimes-you-have-feel-pr-reps
  6. In Brief

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tourist hit by bus A 54-year-old mainland tourist was knocked unconscious when hit by a bus at the junction of Chatham Road South and Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, at about 10.15am. A passenger- a 42-year-old Hong Kong man- was also injured. Both were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. The tourist was in a serious condition. Day for the elderly Senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697865/brief
  7. Out and about

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... On Street, in Tsuen Wan. Yes, you read the address correctly. But who goes there? The answer: mainland tourists. More than half of Hong Kong's visitor arrivals these days are from the mainland, a growing- and, according to some analysts, dangerously unbalanced- proportion. If, for some reason, mainland tourists suddenly stopped coming to the city, the economic fallout would be enormous. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697626/out-and-about
  8. HK a winner in Taiwan cruise plan

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A few major ports on the mainland could be picked for a trial version of a policy to allow mainland tourists to travel in groups to Taiwan on Hong Kong-based cruise liners, the mainland's tourism chief has said. At the moment, mainland tourists are allowed to sail from Hong Kong to Singapore and Vietnam on Hong Kong-based cruisers. Shao Qiwei, director of the China National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677434/hk-winner-taiwan-cruise-plan
  9. Disney price rise surprises visitors

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it did not make sense. He said he might opt for Ocean Park next time. Mainland tourist Zhang Bo, who visited the park with his wife and child, said the price rise would leave a bad impression on tourists. 'Since they're building a Disneyland in Shanghai in 2010, it will be more convenient for mainland tourists to go there... Hong Kong Disneyland should set its fees lower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669484/disney-price-rise-surprises-visitors
  10. Local brokers train sights on Japanese tourists

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... traded for Japanese based in Hong Kong, many local brokers are now gearing up to target the Japanese tourist market, hoping for the same high reward they have received from stock-hungry mainland tourists. Large numbers of mainland tourists have opened stock-trading accounts while visiting Hong Kong over the past few years. They then trade over the internet when they return home. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687052/local-brokers-train-sights-japanese-tourists

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