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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:25pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Unscrupulous mainland travel firms now using fake tourists to bully tour groups into spending in shops after receiving cheap or free accommodation ... and often unlicensed mainland agencies were increasingly using a new tactic to get around the law. "It's no longer the tour guide who forces [tourists] to shop. Now it is often someone who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  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

    '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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Restrict Shenzhen visitors to one trip per day, says lawmaker

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... the government many times whether we can try the ‘single visit’ [model],” Fang said on TVB yesterday. Residents in the northern New Territories have complained about mainland tourists and parallel-goods ... Shenzhen visitors: lawmaker The lawmaker representing the city’s retail industry has backed calls for a restriction on mainland visitors. Vincent Fang Kang, from the pro-business Liberal Party, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509931/restrict-shenzhen-visitors-one-trip-day-retail-industry-lawmaker
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Chinese tourists give Hong Kong thumbs down in ratings drop

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Accommodation and immigration facilities scored the least with this group but visitors from other countries gave HK top marks Mainland tourists find city ... management. Accommodation was a particularly worrying aspect, as the "Tourist Satisfaction Index", published yesterday, found its rating among mainlanders dropping last year to a new low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201264/mainland-tourists-find-city-wanting
  10. 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

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