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  1. Mainland tourists drive the market

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... tourists who arrived with money to spend, giving a significant boost to the hotel, restaurant and retail sectors. Mainland visitors accounted for 53.8 per cent of all tourist arrivals last year, ... their trips. Despite Hong Kong's many tourist attractions, most mainlanders came here first and foremost to shop, Mr Chu said. '[They buy] medicinal products they know they can trust, ...

  2. Retailers need more than cash-flashing mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen craig.stephen@scmp.com The dizzy chronicle of Hong Kong's retail revival at the hands of free-spending mainland tourists is being updated almost daily- first spending ... sales-tax-free regime means luxury consumer goods represent a good bargain for mainland tourists. But this tax-efficient shopping is narrowly focused. Other businesses such as food retailing, department ...

  3. Eastern Europe woos mainland tourists, investors at travel expo

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng With more Chinese growing rich and private enterprises flourishing, Eastern Europe is looking forward to a rise in mainland tourists and investors. 'We are seeing more ... Krasnodar Krai region on the Black Sea is also vying for revenue from mainland tourists, although mainlanders have so far shown most interest in setting up businesses and joint ventures there. ...

  4. Mainland tourists spend less in HK

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Although more than 164,000 tourists from the mainland have visited Hong Kong during the first three days of the National Day holiday, a tourism industry leader says their individual spending is likely to be down. Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents chairman Michael Wu Siu-ieng said while total spending by tourists from the mainland may rise compared with last year ...

  5. Solo mainland tourists up a third on last year

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng About 151,000 more mainland tourists visited Hong Kong under the individual travel scheme from April 30 to May 4, a rise of about one-third compared with last year's Labour Day holiday, the tourism board said yesterday. Total mainland visitor numbers during the break rose about 7 per cent to 262,000 tourists. Clara Chong Ming-wah, the board's executive ...

  6. Upgrades key to more mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Industry says immigration, transport and hotel facilities need to be improved The mainland's more than 50 per cent share of Hong Kong's tourist arrivals is unlikely ... is the single biggest source of inbound tourists for Hong Kong. It accounted for about 22 per cent of the city's total arrivals in 1997, rising to 56.1 per cent in 2004. Mainland visitors made up ...

  7. Mainland tourists keep sales buoyant

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Shoppers spent $15.6 billion this April, the data shows. Announcing the figures, the government said there had been a rise in the number of high-spending mainland tourists and an increase in local ... the board,' said Mr Yu, whose association has 500 members with 5,000 stores. Indeed, sales of products favoured by mainland visitors shot up in April. The government said sales of jewellery, watches, ...

  8. Television advertisers splash out in appeals to mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Television advertising is on the rebound, as firms splash out on commercials in a bid to attract an influx of individual mainland tourists to Hong Kong. Media monitoring firm Admango said ... Admango director Jennifer Ma said advertising which targeted individual travellers from the mainland had led to a recovery in the industry. 'TV is a means of mass media,' Ms Ma said. ...

  9. Mainland tourists boost retail sector

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Rental prices may rise 5 per cent this year as malls get spruced up by their owners The big appetite of individual mainland tourists for bags, shoes, watches and jewellery has lifted ... of mainland shoppers, recently signed a leasing agreement to take up a 4,000 square-foot shop in Hunghom, which will become the group's largest store. On Monday, Midland Realty said Bank of China ...

  10. Mainland tourist arrivals help raise advertising data

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk The influx of mainland tourists boosted Hong Kong's advertising expenditure in the three months to September by 15 per cent from last year. Media monitoring house Admango ... their spending to lure mainland shoppers, said Admango director Jennifer Ma. Television advertising spending accounted for 41.4 per cent of total expenditure, compared with 40.59 per cent a year ago. ...




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