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  1. Mainland tourists getting fleeced on trips Down Under

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... famous strand. As mainland tourists become increasingly visible in Australia, and with their numbers expected to swell, the sport of ripping them off has spread as well. Just as the tales ... they are being duped. Their tours are pre-paid in China and they don't really have any contact with mainstream Australian tour operators.' Since 2000, the number of mainland tourists visiting ...

  2. Disney campaign to lure mainland tourists

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in an effort to make Mickey Mouse a household name and boost flagging attendances at its Hong Kong theme park. Potential visitors from the mainland will also be told that Hong Kong Disneyland will not impose peak season charges during the Lunar New Year holidays. Featured in the mainland campaign- capitalising on the fact that next lunar year is the Year of the Mouse- will be a Mickey Mouse ...

  3. Four options to end abuse of tourists

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... invited comments on whether it should introduce a separate licence for tour agencies receiving mainland tourists- the victims in a series of high-profile abuse cases. Tour guides have been accused of berating and abusing mainlanders, particularly for refusing to spend money in shops. The consultation will run until July 15 and reform proposals will be announced late this year. The council would ...

  4. Tourist sector offenders to be named, shamed

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on the details it will include on its website. 'The inclusion of these complaints by the China National Tourism Association on its website means that tourists and travel agents on the mainland ... on April 17. At the centre of the latest mainland tourist shopping scandal is a HK$9,800 diamond pendant purchased from Expo Global in Hung Hom and a HK$16,000 Seculus-brand watch bought from ...

  5. Shops must give tourists refunds up to 6 months

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... tough stance against shops comes amid growing concerns that constant negative publicity in Hong Kong and on the mainland over the past two weeks about tourist scams will cause lasting damage ... the date of purchase under tough measures formulated by the Travel Industry Council to crack down on tourist shopping scams. Also, retailers will not be allowed to change their company names within ...

  6. Fake-goods row spurs travel body to tighten protection for tourists

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Travel Industry Council is to tighten rules on agents to offer better protection for tourists after a row in which retailers have been accused of selling fake goods. But it said reducing the problem would take some time. Council chairman Ronnie Ho Pak-ting said yesterday that mainland tourism to the city had boomed in recent years and with it occasional complaints ...

  7. HK tourist arrivals at record levels

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to previous years in which arrivals normally showed stronger growth in the second half. Apart from a huge surge of mainland tourists, the board also said there had been a revival in major long-haul ... Cheung Chi-fai Tourist arrivals in Hong Kong passed the 10-million mark for the first six months of the year, up 68.3 per cent on the same period last year. Releasing the figures ...

  8. By 2030, tourists visiting HK may reach 70 million

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The number of visitors arriving in Hong Kong could increase almost sevenfold, to 70 million a year, by 2030, with two-thirds coming from the mainland, the Hong Kong ... The Hong Kong government has estimated that the number of mainland arrivals next year will reach 10 million following the relaxation of travel restrictions last June. The study predicts ...

  9. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The soaring number of visitors from the mainland is a boost to tourism - perhaps too much so. The proposal to use public housing as lodging for mainland tourists is just one example of creative adaptation. Share your ideas about the good and bad news as barriers come down to individual travel from across the border. Write to us. ...

  10. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... at the mainland’s largest cinema chain, as more people flock to the nation’s movie theatres. Wanda Cinemas said on its website it earned 390 million yuan (HK$491 million) in revenue last year from popcorn, ... pocketed by movie theatres alone,” said Huang. Although under strict censorship, the mainland’s movie industry is booming, attracting 504 million movie viewers in the first ten months of last year. ...




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