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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists forced to shop for fake products

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... He Huifeng and Johnny Tam A mainland tourist tells of being steered into buildings and pressured to buy fake products Visitors locked in stores 'til they buy Kou Qian, ... "There were several counters selling diamonds and jewellery, of unknown brands, but costing thousands, even tens of thousands, of Hong Kong dollars. The room was full of mainland tourists ...

  2. News - China

    Tourists to mainland hotspots leave massive litter problem

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Mainland tourists have dirty weekend Popular mainland tourist destinations, such as Tiananmen Square and public beaches on Hainan, reported a sharp ... report blamed the enormous rubbish increase on good weather and the proximity of the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, which attracted more tourists than usual. Meanwhile, more than ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia ready to cash in on tourist boom from China

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... and kangaroos- mainland Chinese tourists are getting smarter about what they get for their yuan and Australians are not shy about putting their hands in the global tourism till. "Mainland China ... of Australia's allure. "This year, we will have more than 600,000 [mainland] Chinese visitors spending more than A$4 billion and [tourist numbers are] growing at a rate of between 15 and 20 per cent ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    'Tough task' to set limit on tourists to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... it will be extremely difficult for the government to determine the maximum number of tourists Hong Kong can accommodate, as officials try to calm public anger at the influx of mainland visitors. Last month ... arrives in Hong Kong, passes through the immigration, leaves Hong Kong to go to, say, Macau, or mainland China, returns to Hong Kong and passes through immigration again. This same visitor would ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists lift Hong Kong arrivals numbers

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Mainlanders lift arrivals numbers Tourist arrivals this year far exceeded the Tourism Board's predictions, hitting 46 million by the middle of last month, thanks to a 24 per cent increase in mainland visitors, the board said yesterday. From January to mid-December, the number of visitors rose 16 per cent over the same period last year, board ...

  6. News - China

    Britain looks to Chinese tourists for Christmas cheer

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 06:10pm by AFP

    ... Chinese market is poor compared to several competitors in mainland Europe including France, which welcomed nearly a million tourists from China last year. “We know that our European rivals do much better than us,” Yates admitted. “We really want to break the Chinese market.” The complex British visa system is frequently blamed for the shortfall. While Chinese tourists can visit 26 European ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's stop aiming at Leung and let him do his job

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by NK LAU

    ... of mainland tourists to this pillar is also undeniable. But as always, too much of a good thing will deteriorate into a nuisance at some point. The economic value of tourism is now on a relentless ... rising, there is no incentive- in fact, no room- to diversify into other trades. Like me at the checkpoint, Hong Kong is stuck in the swell of mainland tourists, and there seems to be no way out ...

  8. Business - Companies - CASINOS

    Private equity house Permira sells Galaxy stake at shares' peak

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in 2007. Macau's casino sector has profited from the rising middle-class and affluent mainland visitors in recent years. Casino revenues have jumped more than five times that of Las Vegas primarily because of mainland tourists. But the slowdown of the mainland economy has cast doubt on the gaming industry. Casino stocks went into a tailspin after disappointing revenues in September. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    20pc rise in mainland tourists expected after change in permit rules

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, LAURA ZHOU, Alice Yan, Amy Nip

    ... He Huifeng, Laura Zhou, Alice Yan and Amy Nip Travel agencies expect influx; number eligible to apply for easier permits could exceed 20m 20pc rise in mainland tourists expected after change in rules Travel agencies on the mainland expect a 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers after a change in permit rules which will allow non-permanent residents of six cities easier ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENTRY PERMITS

    Hong Kong task force set up to assess impact of multi-entry permit tourists

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by KC NG, Amy Nip

    ... authorities to set up a mechanism to ensure border checkpoints and tourist hot spots are not overwhelmed. "The central government agrees that when making it easier for mainland visitors to travel ... Ng Kang-chung and Amy Nip Chief executive sets up team to monitor effects of new rules that will see millions more visitors from mainland, with quota system a possibility Task forceto ...




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