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  1. Mainland influx will cause holiday chaos, warns DAB

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The government has been warned of serious confusion when tens of thousands of mainland tourists troop across the border during the national day holidays in October. The warning came after ... Kong-wah said the government had yet to come up with long-term plans to cope with the influx of mainlanders after opening its borders to individual travellers. He said civilian staff would ...

  2. Further Cepa initiatives unveiled

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Hong Kong. Mainland tourists currently travel in package tours under a quota system. The mainland authorities have already agreed to allow individual travel for people from four cities ... Individual tourists from Beijing and Shanghai are to be allowed to visit Hong Kong, in another attempt by the central government to boost tourism in the city. Tung Chee-hwa yesterday ...

  3. 'Golden week' flights set to soar

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... average. The government says the extra flights are needed to cope with the expected increase in individual mainland tourists and Hong Kong people travelling overseas. The Civil Aviation Department yesterday said eight airlines had requested an additional 88 scheduled and charter flights between today and October 7. Of the additional flights, 65 per cent will operate to and from mainland ...

  4. Minister sees two-thirds more hotel rooms by 2008

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... fears that Hong Kong could not cope with the influx of mainland tourists, for whom entry requirements are being progressively relaxed. So far, residents from eight Guangdong cities have been ... Stephen Ip releases the 70,000 figure to show HK can cope with mainland influx Within five years, Hong Kong will have more than 70,000 hotel rooms - a two-thirds increase on the number ...

  5. Don't be Scrooges, bosses are urged

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... consider the party's suggestion to launch a Las Vegas-style casino on Lantau Island catering to mainland tourists. Mr Tang said: 'I think this [casino] would have positive impact ... Tsang Chun-wah said an investment guide would be published this week to help attract more mainland firms to Hong Kong. This will be the first time the Hong Kong government has worked ...

  6. Tang sees budget deficit shrinking

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Kelvin Chan

    ... economic rebound following the Sars crisis, and the benefits of greater mainland tourist arrivals, Mr Tang nevertheless cautioned that the budget deficit for 2003-04 looked likely to exceed ...

  7. District councillors latest to make trip across the border

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Members of Kwun Tong District Council yesterday visited Guangdong for the first time, in another sign of improving dialogue with the mainland authorities. The visit ... Tong District Council chairman Chan Chung-bun said that it was the first time he and his colleagues had been to the mainland in an official capacity. Democrat councillor Danny Chin Ching-man ...

  8. Premier says the economy will bounce back from Sars

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The premier has warned that the economic impact of Sars will continue to be felt on the mainland for some time to come. Speaking to Hong Kong officials and dignitaries at Government House ... and commerce experienced 'big downturns'' soon after the outbreak of Sars. Inbound tourist numbers dropped 30 per cent in April and 31 per cent last month while foreign exchange earnings ...



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