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  1. Taiwan opened to all mainland tourists amid warming ties

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Beijing is now allowing tourists from all parts of the mainland to visit Taiwan, in a move tipped to further boost the island's tourism industry amid warming cross-strait ties. Beginning yesterday, mainland tourists from four autonomous regions, including politically sensitive Tibet and Xinjiang, as well as Inner Mongolia and Ningxia, can join mainlanders ...

  2. Mainland tourists bear brunt of typhoon's fury in Taiwan

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, Mimi Lau

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Mimi Lau in Fujian Mainland tourists travelling in northeastern Taiwan were the biggest group of people affected by landslides and flash floods when Severe ... 'There were no signs of any passengers around, too,' Jiang said. Other mainland tourists, who were airlifted to safety, told local media they saw a green coach plunging off a cliff after ...

  3. China Telecom portal links HK businesses to mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... not frequented by mainland tourists. An estimated 150 million frequent visitors from the mainland will come to Hong Kong in the next five years, spending HK$200 billion on accommodation, entertainment and shopping. The number of non-tour-group tourists from the mainland has been increasing 16 per cent annually since they were allowed to travel to Hong Kong as individuals in 2003. Last year, mainland ...

  4. Mainland tourists in love with falling euro

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 8.26 yuan yesterday. Expecting it to drop further, Chen hasn't exchanged the rest of his money. Like Chen, many mainland tourists have decided to seize the chance and enjoy what may ... and economic recovery are contributing to the boom in outbound travel. Dun noted that many Chinese chose to stay at home in March and April- the season when mainland tourists usually go to Japan to see ...

  5. Mainland tourist's death sparks inquiry

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Paggie Leung

    ... Adrian Wan and Paggie Leung Police are investigating the death of a mainland tourist who died after arguing with a tour guide who allegedly refused to let him leave a jewellery shop. ... a Hong Kong woman had posed as a licensed guide using the tourist guide pass of a friend with the same surname. She led the tour group to the jewellery shop and later returned to the mainland ...

  6. Marriott bets on mainland tourist market with 90 hotels by 2015

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marriott Jr, chairman and chief executive of Marriott, told a briefing yesterday, adding that the mainland would become the world's busiest tourist destination in the coming 10 years. ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Marriott International said yesterday it aimed to have 90 hotels on the mainland by 2015- nearly double the current number- as it bets on rapid growth ...

  7. Mainland tourists give HK a boost

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is responsible for the biggest chunk of the value-added figure, thanks to increasing surges of visitors from the mainland. In 2008, visitors to Hong Kong totalled more than 29.5 million, 57 per cent of those were from the mainland, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. While total visitors only increased 0.3 per cent last year, numbers from the mainland jumped 6.5 per cent compared ...

  8. Mainland tourists 'more optimistic'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fewer people on the mainland are worried about the impact of economic uncertainty on their travel plans, according to a recent survey. Over half of the respondents in a survey by Visa ... their travel plans due to economic uncertainty compared with 78 per cent a year earlier. The mainland is poised to become the largest source of outbound travel to Asia-Pacific destinations over ...

  9. Taiwan to admit solo mainlanders

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Mainland tourists will be able to travel to Taiwan on their own from next year, in yet another sign of warming cross-strait ties. The plan, announced by Taiwanese ... in a landmark trade pact late last month. Mainland tourists have been able to visit the island since 2008 as a result of ground-breaking talks between the two former rivals, but only in tightly ...

  10. Travel to Japan just got easier

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Japan is opening its doors wider to mainland tourists by lowering the annual income requirement for individual visas from 250,000 yuan (HK$284,600) to 60,000 yuan ... of wealthy mainland tourists had exceeded that of their European counterparts and the Japanese government's new visa policy could potentially attract more than 400 million tourists from ...




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