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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENTRY PERMITS

    Hong Kong task force set up to assess impact of multi-entry permit tourists

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by KC NG, Amy Nip

    ... authorities to set up a mechanism to ensure border checkpoints and tourist hot spots are not overwhelmed. "The central government agrees that when making it easier for mainland visitors to travel ... Ng Kang-chung and Amy Nip Chief executive sets up team to monitor effects of new rules that will see millions more visitors from mainland, with quota system a possibility Task forceto ...

  2. Mainland tourists being taken for a ride

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of opportunities to see the real Hong Kong with its wide range of attractions. Yet, tour companies remain who still seem to think that mainland tourists are somehow different, less worldly or demanding ... but if further proof is required, a survey by the tourism authority on the mainland can provide it. According to the survey, the most common complaint received by mainland tourists to Hong Kong involves ...

  3. Diary of an undercover mainland tourist in HK

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo It was 9am, the busiest part of the day at the Huanggang border crossing into Hong Kong. Mainland tourists were being gathered and hustled along to enter the city renowned ... at the starting point, Guangzhou. Mainland tourists cannot join a Hong Kong agency's tour directly; they must join a tour organised by a mainland agency, which subcontracts it to a Hong Kong company. ...

  4. China Telecom portal links HK businesses to mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... not frequented by mainland tourists. An estimated 150 million frequent visitors from the mainland will come to Hong Kong in the next five years, spending HK$200 billion on accommodation, entertainment and shopping. The number of non-tour-group tourists from the mainland has been increasing 16 per cent annually since they were allowed to travel to Hong Kong as individuals in 2003. Last year, mainland ...

  5. Buyer beware is a phrase made for these tourists

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the first time, mainland punters can try their luck in a market still being seen as offering relatively attractive valuations. Tours are being organised by China Travel Service to take would-be mainland investors to the local bourse and to attend investment seminars. They are another unmistakeable sign that market bubbles are brewing on both sides of the border. The first tour from ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Watchdog to prepare list of standard prices of goods for mainland tourists

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Consumer Council plans to provide mainland tourists with reference prices for popular products such as watches, electronics, gold and Chinese delicacies in time for the mainland ... retailers targeting mainland tour groups with fake or overpriced goods have highlighted the urgent need to better inform and educate the legions of tourists. Much of the effort by the government ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Mainland tourist arrivals to hit 10m

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The gradual relaxation of travel policy restrictions for Guangdong residents will prompt a huge surge in visitors Mainland tourist arrivals will hit 10 million a year when all ... for residents in the three days after the scheme was launched. Mainland tourists were previously allowed to visit Hong Kong as part of tour groups. Under the new policy, each Guangdong traveller ...

  10. Early date for mainland tourists

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... agreement signed between Hong Kong and the central government, the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong has learned. The news also appeared in mainland media on Saturday shortly after President Hu Jintao pledged the mainland would quicken liberalisation promised in the free-trade arrangement in areas such as telecommunications, tourism and financial services. 'This will be a direct ...




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