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  1. Mainland tourist complaints climbing

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Travel agents are steering mainland tourists to shops that sell overpriced goods, in an effort to make up for unrealistic tour prices charged by mainland agencies, according to the Consumer Council. This has led to a 37 per cent increase in complaints about the practice from mainland tourists. The council received 980 complaints last year, including 788 by members of group ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Three HK tourists die in mainland bus crash

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Three Hong Kong tourists on a visit to the mainland died yesterday when their bus crashed. Thirteen others were injured in the accident, which happened in Xingshan county, ... The circumstances of the crash were not known last night. 'As far as I know, the tour group was organised by a mainland travel agency and they were going for a 14- to 15-day tour in Hubei ...

  4. Islands to become tourist zone

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could raise public awareness on the mainland of the islands' sovereignty. 'Surely there'll be mainland tourists going there as long as authorities open up the islands, despite ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland authorities said holidaymakers would be allowed to travel to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea by end of this year, in a plan ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 2 tourists return upset after bus deaths

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two of the 21 tourists who escaped injury when a runaway tour bus killed three Hongkongers near Beijing on Thursday cut short their five-day sightseeing ... guide,' the spokeswoman said. The remaining tourists will return to Hong Kong tonight. The three victims were crushed under the empty 52-seat bus in the car park of a restaurant near ...

  7. Runaway bus kills 3 HK tourists at Great Wall

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo and Teddy Ng in Beijing Three Hong Kong tourists were killed by a runaway tour bus in a car park near the Great Wall yesterday as the teenage daughter of one victim looked ... Twenty-one other members of the Hong Thai Travel Services tour group escaped injury when the empty 52-seat bus rolled 50 metres down a slope and trapped the victims. A tour guide and a mainland ...

  8. You get what you pay for, Beijing tells tourists

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The mainland's top tourism official has called on travellers to 'spend rationally' when they visit Hong Kong, and warned them they should expect to get only ... to help curb coerced shopping. 'We have to state clearly that we will implement various measures to strengthen regulation,' Shao said. 'Tourists should spend rationally. Tourism ...

  9. Shoo-in for tourist gamble

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow Forget the Peak, forget Ocean Park. Now even shopping may come second on mainland tourists' 'to do' list. It seems the big draw is to head off to the races. ... illegal on the mainland, it makes perfect sense to take the tourists to where the action is. So the board has conjured up a new tour, the awkwardly titled 'Equine Delight Tour', which ...

  10. Delta untapped market for US tourists

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... the incoming president of the 2,000-member American Society of Travel Agents, said Hong Kong's success in attracting US tourists was a lesson for the southern mainland 'Hong Kong has studied ... Peter Michael Mainland must learn from HK how to draw Americans, says travel lobby head Tourism officials in the Pearl River Delta should follow the lead of Hong Kong in reaching out ...




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