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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Taiwan to tackle resentment caused by influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... council spokeswoman Wu Mei-hung said yesterday. Taiwan will soon increase its quota for mainland tourists travelling in groups to 5,000 from 4,000 a day, while the quota for individual tourists will double to 2,000 a day. Mainland tourists made some 2.6 million trips to Taiwan last year, up 45 per cent from 2011, says the Taipei-based Taiwan Strait Tourism Association. While they have ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists forced to shop for fake products

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... He Huifeng and Johnny Tam A mainland tourist tells of being steered into buildings and pressured to buy fake products Visitors locked in stores 'til they buy Kou Qian, ... "There were several counters selling diamonds and jewellery, of unknown brands, but costing thousands, even tens of thousands, of Hong Kong dollars. The room was full of mainland tourists ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Amid reports of stranded tourists, hotel boss finds plenty of vacancies

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong and Joshua But

    ... occupancy rate is not at bursting point, a trade association said said on Thursday in reaction to this week's headlines about stranded mainland tourists. Michael Li Hon-shing, executive director of the Federation of Hotel Owners, said mainland tourists preferred to stay in affordable, three-star hotels, which led to a bottleneck in that market bracket. "Some people say ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Call for supervision of tourism firms after mainland tourists sleep on bus

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... was accused of taking over responsibility for the tourists at a low rate from its mainland partners and then ending the tour before it was supposed to finish. Tour members slept in their coach ... aimed at mainland tourists. Wong has not been available since the row erupted. The council's rules ban tour agencies from outsourcing group tours to third parties. One member of the group ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Robberies of cashed-up Chinese tourists rise steeply in Paris

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Mainlanders' preference for carrying large amounts of cash makes them easy targets Robbers target Chinese in Paris A sharp increase in robberies of Chinese tourists in Paris has prompted calls for the French government to step up security and for shoppers to use credit cards instead of carrying large amounts of cash. The number of reports ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong feels strain of influx from mainland China

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Johnny Tam, Jolie Ho and John Carney

    ... mainland A rapid jump in mainland arrivals has stretched hotel and tourism facilities to the limit, with Ocean Park suspending ticket sales two days in a row and a group of tourists who refused ... allowed from the mainland market of 1.3 billion. Immigration Department figures show that inbound mainland tourists in the first three days of the Year of the Snake numbered more than 380,000, ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan restaurant serves leftovers to mainland tour groups

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 02:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao A restaurant in Taiwan may face a hefty fine from the government after it was found serving leftover food to mainland tourist groups, the Taipei-based United Daily News reported ... and warned tourists to be more aware of what they eat. Mainland broadcaster China Central Television aired a news segment on CCTV-4 on Wednesday with the headline “Taitung black-hearted restaurant ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Clip of couple allowing child to defecate on Hong Kong train goes viral

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 03:44pm by Ernest Kao

    ... on Tuesday. “Even my pets know where to use the toilet,” one person commented on the post. Last week, the mainland blogosphere was up in arms after a photo surfaced of a group of western tourists ... couple had strong mainland accents and were carrying luggage and a baby stroller with them. The man claimed to be from Hong Kong. Other passengers could be heard in the background demanding the couple get ...




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