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  1. Taiwan pledges to improve tourist safety after Beijing shows concern

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has vowed to improve tourism safety after a senior mainland official expressed concern over the rising number of accidents involving mainland tourists. 'With so many mainland tourists visiting Taiwan every year, their safety is an issue of concern for both sides of the Taiwan Strait and we will step up efforts to improve tourism safety,' ...

  2. Taiwan under pressure over safety for tourists

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei With more mainland tourists set to visit Taiwan in the next few months, Taiwanese authorities have come under pressure to improve the safety of tourist facilities after Wednesday's train accident in which five people were killed. Five mainland tourists- two from Shangdong, two from Sichuan and one from Guangdong- died when carriages overturned after ...

  3. Fallen tree halts Peak Tram service

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The Peak Tram service was suspended for seven hours until 2pm yesterday after a tree near the May Road station fell on the tramway when strong winds from Tropical Storm Neoguri hit the city. Passengers at the Central terminal had to use the Citybus route 15 service. A mainland tourist at the terminal said the service suspension was understandable. Some Peak Tower ...

  4. Rowdy tourists take shine off Golden Week

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... affected many students, who would have normally reached home within 10 minutes. The behaviour of some mainland tourists doesn't help either. When last Monday's accident was just clearing ... internships are likely to encounter unruly mainland tourists. Perhaps witnessing the behaviour of tourists during Golden Week provides lessons for aspiring hospitality professionals. Executives ...

  5. Mainlanders go home after railway crash

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung More than 30 mainlanders- injured tourists and some relatives of those who died in an accident on a scenic railway in southern Taiwan last month- returned home yesterday. They were the first family members and tourists from the tour group to leave Taiwan following the Alishan train accident that killed five mainlanders and injured 84, along with 29 other people, ...

  6. 34 hurt as Taiwanese tour bus overturns

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... group arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday and was scheduled to leave on Monday. The Taiwanese government began allowing mainland tourists to visit the island in July 2008. By the end of last year, more than three million had taken trips to Taiwan. But the number of mainland tourists killed in road accidents has risen as visitor numbers have soared. Twenty passengers, all from Guangdong ...

  7. Five mainlanders injured in Thailand

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Vivian Cui

    ... Vivian Cui China's embassy in Bangkok said yesterday that five mainland tourists were injured when the tsunami struck southern Thailand, but none suffered life-threatening injuries. ... island, mainland media reported. Two passenger flights yesterday brought 270 tourists from Phuket to Shanghai. They were the first mainland travellers to return from the disaster area. Twenty-one ...

  8. Relief as mainlanders arrive home

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Ninety-five Beijing tourists stranded in Phuket arrived home on a charter flight yesterday to be greeted by kisses and hugs from relatives. Another 120 returned to Shanghai on a second charter flight and a further 100 tourists will be flown to the city today. Pan Guangxue, an attache at the Chinese embassy in Bangkok, said 483 mainland tourists had left Thailand ...

  9. City Digest

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... year, March 31. The fiscal reserve stood at HK$593.7 billion on August 31. Mainland tourist's death probed The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the death of a mainland tourist ...

  10. Relatives hold ritual for train-crash victims

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The bereaved families of five mainland tourists killed in a train accident in southern Taiwan last week recited Buddhist sutras to comfort their souls during ... asked that the Taiwanese authorities allow them to ship the bodies back to the mainland for burial, officials from the Travel Agent Association of the Republic of China, Taiwan, said. ...




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