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  1. 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 ...

  2. Golden week expected to lack its usual lustre

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The May Day 'golden week' is likely to see an influx of 460,000 mainland tourists into Hong Kong, starting from Saturday. The Immigration Department forecast released ... Service industry leaders have already said they do not expect any rise in visitors primarily because mainland tourists are waiting for the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland in September. Tourism ...

  3. Reversal of fortunes

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... times have changed. Now we cross the border to buy cheap goods, while mainland tourists think nothing of lapping up $150,000 platinum gold Vertu Signature mobile phones, $20,000 Gucci bags ... but they are only for hoi polloi like us Honkies. Any self-respecting shopper from the mainland wouldn't be caught dead in those Shenzhen shops. Earlier reports cited big-spending tourists buying ...


    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to. We have an income per capita of US$24,000, compared with US$8,000 on the mainland and only slightly higher in Macau. But we are now relying on big-spending tourists from across the border ... For as long as I can remember, 'IIs' had meant illegal mainland immigrants working in Hong Kong. No longer. Now we have to be specific, because the phrase could mean Hongkongers ...

  5. Hometown looks to Mao to take the helm of tourism revival

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo China is the world's last hope against a global slowdown, but the latest economic data all looks grim. The mainland economy may be about to tank. So, what do you do ... as a tourist shrine to the late Great Helmsman. They have been a boon for the town and the province as well. But the numbers have been dwindling. In a bid to revive faltering tourism, local authorities ...


    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Kong's senior sales manager, William Kwok Tze-wai, who has been forced to cut prices at the Metro Town project in Tseung Kwan O-- 'Never mind that some mainland visitors have no manners. They are the paying customers and they are God' From a Wen Wei Po editorial, following complaints in the media that some tourists behave badly at Disneyland ...

  7. Our safari tourists in the political jungle

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... is about. It's a jungle out there; alas, these people behave like safari tourists. A case in point is the embarrassing threat that Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan ... the government is loath to commit. For one thing, it would probably involve mainland authorities, because it would have diplomatic implications. For another, it would provoke Lehman's US creditors ...

  8. Family hits out after ex-HK man dies in US custody

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... died a week later. Ng was born on the mainland but came to Hong Kong with his parents as a child. He was 17 when he flew to New York in 1992 on a valid tourist visa. After his visa expired, he ...



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