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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    China tourist attractions raise fees ahead of holiday, sparking outrage

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Many mainland tourist sites have increased their ticket prices ahead of the Labour Day holiday, with one going as far as doubling it Attractions raise fees, sparking backlash At least 12 national tourist attractions have raised their ticket prices ahead of next month's Labour Day holiday, with some prices even doubling, sparking a public ...

  2. Plans to woo mainland tourists

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Hong Kong Tourism Board will step up promotions in northern mainland provinces to maintain tourist numbers here in response to Beijing's plans to cut 'golden week' holidays. Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said yesterday he was concerned that changes to national holidays might decrease numbers of northern tourists to Hong Kong. While the proposed ...

  3. U.S. to cut red tape for tourists

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... applications for the rapidly swelling ranks of tourists from mainland China and Brazil and the waiving of the requirement of a visa for visitors from Taiwan. Obama announced the initiatives on Thursday ... that close to 50 million mainland tourists travelled abroad in 2009 and 56.5 million in 2010, but only slightly over 1 per cent of them travelled to the US. Tao Wenzhao, a researcher at the Institute ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How rudeness was once a survival strategy

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by ZHOU XUN

    ... in 2014, would not welcome Chinese tourists. This shocked and angered many Chinese on the mainland and overseas and Gillier was labelled a racist. There were, however, a few divergent voices criticising the Chinese tourists themselves as being tasteless, noisy, rude and pushy. Happy Snail, a blogger on the mainland, pointed out that his countrymen often ignore warnings and try to take ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong identity caught between political reality and insecurity

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by APRIL ZHANG

    ... of helplessness about their shrinking superiority over mainlanders. Protests against Dolce & Gabbana were about mainland tourists having more privileges than locals. Protests against pregnant ... both "colonised" by mainland China and "invaded" by mainlanders, whether they be tourists, mothers-to-be or drivers. However, they cannot eradicate their ethnic Chinese ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Haphazard integration is bad for Hong Kong, and the mainland too

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID LUI

    ... generate economic benefits to people in Hong Kong. As some have pointed out, the arrival of mainland tourists has helped to stabilise and grow our economy post 2003. Without them to offset ... unlike the arrival of massive numbers of mainland tourists. So let's look at some of the problems posed. First, people from the mainland and those in Hong Kong have distinctly different ...

  7. Tourists hit the road

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's travel market continues to develop at a rapid rate, with more hotels and tour operators offering novel ways to explore the mainland's natural and manmade wonders. ... or the option of a fully customised adventure. There are also options for tourists who prefer the comfort of a fully closed vehicle. On the Road in China (www.ontheroadinchina.com), which is based ...

  8. China's tourists big spenders now

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com It used to be the Japanese and Americans who would vie for the best photo opportunity beneath the Eiffel Tower or at the Pyramids. Now mainlanders have become one of the world's most ubiquitous- and cash-laden- tourists. Chinese luxury travellers are blipping onto everyone's radar screen. A recent survey has found nine in 10 ...

  9. China still a cheap destination, say overseas tourists

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Overseas tourists in Beijing brushed off news of the stronger yuan, saying they would spend as usual, although researchers warned higher prices are only a matter of time. David ... dollar. The small exchange rate change will not influence my spending plans to buy souvenirs for my friends and myself,' Ms Stead said. But a staff member at a leading mainland travel agency ...

  10. Tourist site offers glimpse of nuclear age's secrets

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Qinghai research base that propelled the mainland into the nuclear age has formally opened to tourists, state media said yesterday. Visitors to the site of Nuclear City ... centre, had already attracted countless tourists since 2003, Xinhua said. Andrei Chang, a Hong Kong-based military expert, said that the lab did not hold any special attraction for him. 'I am ...




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