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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must find a way to resolve dilemma of mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:54pm by Bernard Chan

    ... was widely welcomed when Hong Kong was recovering from an outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome. However, total mainland tourist or shopper arrivals have increased hugely since, helping ... economy slowed in the second quarter of the year. Analysts say a marked drop in mainland visitors' spending on luxury goods is part of the reason. Representatives of the retail sector have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578370/hong-kong-must-find-way-resolve-dilemma-mainland-visitor-numbers
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Curbs on mainland tourist numbers may backfire on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... on the relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong, whether the quota for individual mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong should be cut by 20 per cent. The suggestion immediately triggered howls ... to drop by 3 to 4 per cent. For those local people long annoyed by congestion on MTR trains swelled by mainland tourists, or the displacement of popular cha chaan teng by luxury retailers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574242/curbs-mainland-tourist-numbers-may-backfire-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It's a familiar pattern the world over: in Hong Kong, mainland tourists have been criticised for letting their children urinate in public; in Egypt, for defacing ancient monuments; ... SCMP Editorial Travel manners will come in time First-time overseas travel can be daunting, particularly if it is to a place with an unfamiliar culture. Explosive mainland Chinese tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1597604/chinese-will-develop-better-travel-etiquette-time
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Study shows tourists, including much-maligned mainlanders, are enjoying trips to city more Visitors happy- whatever locals think of them While their presence has ... and South Korea were least satisfied. Researchers questioned tourists from the mainland, the Americas, Australasia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan and Korea and asked questions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  5. News - China - TRAVEL

    Stop eating noodles and don't litter: Xi Jinping urges China's tourists abroad to clean up their act

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com President jokes on official trip to the Maldives that mainlanders should set good example abroad by not littering or damaging environment Behave yourselves abroad, Xi urges Chinese tourists President Xi Jinping has chided Chinese tourists, saying that they should behave themselves better when travelling abroad. Xi's light-hearted comments came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594941/president-xi-jinping-urges-chinese-tourists-set-better-example-abroad
  6. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Post, is typical of the mid- and-high-end mainland tourists that Taiwanese tour providers are targeting to cushion the drastic impact that a new travel law implemented on the mainland has had on their business. The law, the first introduced by the mainland to address such issues as tourist safety, unfair competition and “forced shopping”, has certainly taken a rapid and heavy toll on Taiwan’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1366899/medical-cosmetic-tourism-taiwan-lures-high-end-mainland-chinese
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tourists need manners reminder

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tourists need a gentle reminder The huge influx of mainland tourists has given rise to conflict over their impact on our shopping neighbourhoods. But if there is one issue ... and practices to deter it. Now, however, the boot is on the other foot. Three times last week tour guides were attacked, following a case last month in which a court fined a tourist HK$1,500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580682/tourists-need-gentle-reminder-about-good-manners
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scrapping multiple-entry permits would allow Hong Kong to breathe again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:32pm by Albert Cheng

    ... hailing the water quality and low entrance fees of the public swimming pools in Hong Kong. As a result, the amenities are now attracting mainland families eager for a splash. Similar tourist ... numbers of mainland visitors to come to Hong Kong do not seem to resonate with the general public. First implemented in 2003, the scheme was hailed as a panacea for our ailing economy in the wake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578502/scrapping-multiple-entry-permits-would-allow-hong-kong-breathe-again
  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's economy does not rely on mainland tourists, says financial secretary

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Finance chief rejects as 'inconsistent with the facts' suggestion HK is too reliant on tourists Mainland visitor claim exaggerated, says Tsang ... over-reliant on mainland tourist dollars. "Solo visitors [from the mainland, under the individual visit scheme] definitely contribute a smaller part of this number. Whether or not this figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533469/mainland-chinese-visitor-claim-exaggerated-says-john-tsang
  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 07:18pm by Johnny Tam

    ... cent from 3.3 per cent if there was a 20 per cent cut in mainland tourists, but the economy would pick up gradually due to its flexibility. He said real GDP growth in 2016 would be 3.4 per cent ... Hongkongers expressed widespread discontent over mainland tourists flooding the city. About 40 million mainlanders visit Hong Kong each year, but that figure is projected to hit 100 million by 2020, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530931/economic-impact-reducing-mainland-tourist-numbers-hong-kong-only

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