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  1. Hainan to lure mainland tourists with duty-free shopping

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... attract mainland tourists who wanted to buy imported goods. A cap would be placed, however- 5,000 yuan (HK$5,925) of duty-free goods per shopping trip- and each person would be limited to two ... Mainlanders made up 96 per cent of the island's tourists. Tourism revenue surged 20.7 per cent year-on-year to 22.9 billion yuan.There were no plans to raise the cap on the amount tourists could ...

  2. Mainlanders were not warned off HK, official says

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... the confidence of mainland tourists, he said. The CNTA would communicate with its Hong Kong counterparts when they visited Beijing in the near future. 'I believe these one or two incidents ... at mainland tourists on a shuttle bus, which circulated on the internet earlier this month, further eroded confidence. The Hong Kong Tourism Commission and the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council ...

  3. Tourists in dark over travel permits

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for a visitor permit. DAB lawmaker Chan Kam-lam urged both Hong Kong and mainland authorities to promote the new arrangements for obtaining a visa. Mr Chan also suggested that a pass similar to the home-return permit for Hong Kong residents be designed so that mainland visitors could come and go as they pleased. Under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between Hong Kong and the central ...

  4. Mainland treads softly on tragedy

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Lawrence Chung

    ... with the local authorities over the rescue mission and the aftermath of the accidents, in which two tour buses transporting mainland tourists were hit by rockslides while on the Suao-Hualien Highway ... by fully protecting the rights of mainland tourists and learn lessons from the accidents. Zhang also said she hoped the incident would not harm 'further development of cross-strait ...

  5. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourist destination in the world that accepts mainland tourists faces this risk, be it Sydney, Bangkok or San Francisco. Hygiene issues (and dietary predilections) are an issue on both sides ... I refer to the letter 'Border restrictions' (August 19). William Eisenberg echoes the concerns of some Hong Kong Chinese about an increased inflow of mainland residents. While ...

  6. Las Vegas bets on more travellers from mainland

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... such as conventions,' she said. Between 12,000 and 20,000 mainlanders visit Las Vegas a year, just a fraction of the city's 37 million tourists in 2004, but the number is expected to rise. 'Las Vegas ... by the city's tourism authority to the mainland, which ended yesterday, sought to promote industry trade shows instead of gaming and the other delights of the oasis in the Nevada desert. The mainland ...

  7. Unwelcome mainland visitors

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... with handcuffs were here as tourists, it should not be surprised to find that even low-level mainland officials treat Hong Kong as nothing more than a doormat. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based journalist ... Frank Ching Guangdong provincial security officials have told our Security Bureau, apparently with a straight face, that two mainland officers caught with a pair of handcuffs last month ...

  8. Forced tour group shopping unlikely to go away in a hurry

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on mainland tourists to spend lavishly overseas. Major retailers from Paris to Palo Alto, California, have Putonghua-speaking sales staff and shopping mall announcements are often multilingual, including Chinese. If the retailers are to be believed, mainland tourists are a godsend, snapping up pricey jewellery and cosmetics. Yet the mainland tour group appears to be an entirely different ...

  9. Cashing in on mainland losers

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concluded that nearly 50 per cent of mainland tourists visited the city to gamble. Based on the survey, and the fact that 9.5 million mainlanders visited Macau last year, the average daily number ... responds, voice trembling, as he pounds the counter with a fist. The customer is but one of about 50 mainlanders to visit pawnshop owner Liu Ying-chun at the Choi Chiu Jewellery and Watch Co., near ...

  10. Tourists banned from Tibet ahead of holiday

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing and Choi Chi-yuk China has again stopped issuing travel permits for foreign tourists to Tibet and has ordered close scrutiny of tourists already there as security ... the anniversary. Although tourists who have already obtained the travel permits would be allowed to stay in Tibet, tourism operators were told to keep a close eye on visitors, as they would be held ...




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