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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... Ernest Kao and Lo Wei Demonstrators dressed as Red Guards urge mainlanders to spend their cash at home 'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland visitors bemused Revolutionary music blared through the streets of Causeway Bay yesterday as dozens of people dressed in Red Guard uniforms staged a tongue-in-cheek protest against the influx of mainland visitors to Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450190/patriotic-protest-leaves-mainland-chinese-visitors-bemused
  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Over 100,000 mainland Chinese tourists squeeze onto tiny Gulangyu

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Notes from a small island: there's not much room left More than 100,000 tourists squeezed onto tiny Gulangyu, an island off the coast off Fujian province, in one 24-hour period as mainlanders made the most of the Lunar New Year holiday, albeit it with the least amount of elbow room. A massive 100,500 tourists boarded ferries to Gulangyu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420605/225-million-chinese-tourists-expected-travel-during-lunar-new-year
  3. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Riding the new wave of solo Chinese travellers

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Younger, well-heeled tourists from the mainland are abandoning the group tour and increasingly striking out on their own overseas holidays Riding the new wave of solo Chinese travellers A new breed of younger, internet-savvy Chinese tourists is emerging, and their spending power is being targeted around the globe, industry players say. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1159227/riding-new-wave-solo-chinese-travellers
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    An arrivals tax would hit locals too, says CY Leung

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:55pm by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... executive also said the proposal, floated by politicians as a way of curbing the influx of mainland tourists, was not feasible as the government could not tax non-locals without taxing returning ... Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong Government can't tax mainlanders without taxing Hongkongers, says chief executive as he rebuffs plan to charge mainlanders an entry fee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426041/cy-leung-dismisses-arrival-tax-proposal-unfeasible
  5. News - China - TOURISM

    Rise in Chinese tours to Antarctica causes alarm

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by WU NAN

    .... Zhang Yifan, a freelance travel writer, joined a tour of 200 mainland tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday last year that counted many businessmen among the passengers. Depending on the length of the tour, an all-expenses-paid, one-week to two-week trip costs between 100,000 yuan and 500,000 yuan. "I don't think mainland tourists behaved differently compared with those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1419467/rise-chinese-tours-antarctica-causes-alarm
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourist numbers projected to continue growing, but at a slightly slower rate than last year, as city is urged to plan ahead Hong Kong will see about 59 million ... of visitors from the mainland is expected to increase 10.8 per cent to 45.1 million; 60 per cent of those are projected to be same-day visitors. Last year arrivals from the mainland surged 16.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430215/tourism-board-expects-59-million-visitors-hong-kong-45-million-mainland
  7. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Chinese tourists set to ditch Hong Kong for wider world

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com City's position as top travel spot under threat as mainlanders start looking at trips beyond Asia Mainland tourists set to ditch HK for wider world Hong Kong may lose its position as the top choice for outbound mainland tourists within a decade as they seek broader travel experiences, a recent report by Boston Consulting Group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1374892/chinese-tourists-set-ditch-hong-kong-wider-world
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Loving welcome for mainland Chinese tourists in Causeway Bay

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Loving welcome for mainlanders It may not have been music to the ears of the city's resident shoppers, but pro-government group Voice of Loving Hong Kong ... and blast music- to welcome mainland visitors. It was the third such event in response to two rallies in the past two weeks aimed at doing exactly the opposite. But there were complaints from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438236/loving-welcome-mainland-chinese-tourists-causeway-bay
  9. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan Taiwan's once-quiet travel industry is embracing a steady increase in tourist arrivals from the mainland, but faces new strains from the growing ... on the mainland put Taiwan on alert, and it stepped up screening of mainland arrivals at airports. "Of course, we have the hope that the number [of tourists] can be higher," said Lin Yen-mei, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1215457/mainland-chinese-travel-boom-mixed-blessing-taiwan
  10. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taipei to allow more mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... opened only to certain well-off mainland cities to discourage visa overstays on the relatively wealthy island. Mainland group tourists still outnumber independent ones. Arrivals totalled 2.58 ... dependent on local or other Asian tourists now see mainlanders. "The ones who come will introduce us to their friends," said Yan Ju-yu, a co-owner of the seven-room, aboriginal-themed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1216276/taipei-allow-more-mainland-chinese-travellers

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