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  1. Mainlanders make April record for HK tourism

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Kelvin Chan

    ... in visitors from the mainland. And there was more good news yesterday, with a report saying the mainland's three northeastern provinces want to join the solo traveller scheme, which has spurred the southward flow of tourists. The Hong Kong Tourism Board said 1.74 million people visited Hong Kong in April, 330,000 more than ever before in that month, and three times the number who came last ...

  2. 20,000 jobs for HK in tourist-flats HOS plan

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Ownership Scheme flats in Hong Kong into apartments for visiting mainland tourists. The proposal would create 20,000 jobs, ease the pressure on the Housing Authority to dispose of empty flats ... strong network, we will implement the plan across the country and that will greatly enlarge the pool of mainland tourists to Hong Kong,' he said. 'Now Hong Kong is probably only looking ...

  3. Competition hots up for mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They wanted the business that mainland tourists can bring but were concerned about an increase in illegal immigration. In the end, the right decision was made. The benefits clearly outweigh the risks. ... for mainlanders. The new arrangements will mean that mainland tourists will be able to visit the European countries concerned as part of a private tour group. Previously visitors needed either a business ...

  4. Solo mainland tourists fall short of estimates

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The first batch of about 290 individual mainland tourists allowed into Taiwan arrived on the island a year ago yesterday as part of a scheme designed to boost tourism. Original estimates said Taiwan would be able to reap an extra NT$9 billion (HK$2.3 billion) to NT$15 billion a year in tourist revenue if 500 to 1,000 mainland ...

  5. There's much more to mainlanders than nouveau riche and impolite tourists

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this title: one is the nouveau riche who are flowing into the city's luxury shops, spending thousands of yuan without thinking, and the other is the impolite mainland tourists who always speak ... As a master's student who has lived in Hong Kong for half a year and come to the city several times before that as a tourist, I sometimes feel embarrassed and uncomfortable being ...

  6. Blame negligent officials, not mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of thousands of mainland tourists who flocked here during the holidays. What really hurts is the fight for maternity beds in Hong Kong, which will get worse during this Year of the Dragon when more ... the confrontation between locals and mainland visitors over a child eating on the MTR sparked an angry response from a Beijing scholar. He called Hongkongers 'dogs', and that in turn triggered ...

  7. Solo mainland tourist numbers disappoint

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Wang Tsung-wei, a cab driver in Taipei, has yet to give a ride to a single mainland tourist, despite expectations of a surge of visitors after a ban on individual travellers was lifted on June 28. 'The government said our business would increase when it allowed solo mainland tourists to visit, but where are they?' Wang ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Taiwan to double mainland tourist quota for May holiday

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Taiwan will temporarily double its daily quota for mainland tourists to meet rising demand during the Labour Day holiday next month. The island will also extend the length ... as the number of mainland tourists was expected to surge during the three-day May Day weekend. The daily limits would be reduced to 3,000 in June. He said surplus cross-straits tourist quotas from past ...

  10. Travel industry needs to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong portrayed on television to millions of mainlanders last week in a reality video clip. Our travel and tourist industry leaders have been aware of such examples of offensive ... for not doing so and duped with fakes. Soon after, the media aired allegations of the sale of fake jewellery to mainland tourists. In May, an elderly mainland tourist died of a heart attack after ...




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