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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. Rise in HK tourists perks up Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The number of Hong Kong tourists heading to Japan jumped 41 per cent year on year last month- the biggest increase since Japan's nuclear crisis after last ... from South Korea was 35 per cent down year on year, although visits from the mainland and Taiwan, also influenced by the holiday, were up 40 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively. 'The ...

  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. Three HK tourists killed in Guangdong bus crash

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Three Hong Kong tourists were killed and two others injured when a coach they were travelling in ploughed into a toppled truck in Guangdong. Details of the accident, which happened on Friday during the 'golden week' holidays to celebrate National Day, were revealed by Hong Kong China News Agency yesterday. Four mainland citizens were also injured. One of them ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Bus crash tourists are airlifted home to HK

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Five tourists from Hong Kong who were injured in a bus crash on the mainland were airlifted back to the city last night. The victims mostly suffered broken bones when the coach carrying 28 tourists from Hong Kong plunged off a three-lane highway in Shandong province. Officials from tour organiser Wing On Travel said the coach crashed down a two-metre embankment ...

  8. Bus crash has a lesson for tourists and tourism

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to charities, the highest level of giving per person in the world. Mainland officials frequently pay tribute to our city's contributions to appeals for relief following natural disasters. ... that killed 14 Hong Kong tourists nearly four months ago. As our report today says, the survivors and the families of the dead and injured say they have received little or no help from the tour ...

  9. Row grows over warning to tourists

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... officials have begun pointing fingers at each other in a growing row over why foreign tourists were warned about the looming tsunami threat but Malaysian beachgoers were not. Every one of the 65 ... a senior aide said. After a briefing by officials, the prime minister toured fishing villages and other affected areas and visited a relief centre set up on the mainland for those who were forced ...

  10. 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 ...




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