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  1. Long list of don'ts for solo visitors

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and don'ts being issued to solo mainland tourists in Taiwan. To prevent this new class of mainland tourists- who are not part of group tours- from 'getting into trouble' during their brief visits to the island, Taiwanese authorities have issued 11 taboos for them to observe. The restrictions, issued after Taiwan lifted its ban on visits by solo mainland tourists late last month, ...

  2. Building bridges

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Measures that have or will be adopted by Ma Ying-jeou's government to improve cross-strait ties Senior officials can visit mainland on case-by-case basis Mainland tourists can use credit cards in Taiwan by end of August Mainland tourists can convert yuan into new Taiwan dollars by end of next month Taiwanese funds to be invested in mainland shares before end of this month ...

  3. Mainland official wants more tourism to Taiwan

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A senior mainland official has called for further cross-strait tourism co-operation, as the first batch of mainland tourists leaves Taiwan following their landmark ... yesterday following an eight-day visit. Mr Shao led a 31-member delegation to Taiwan along with 662 mainland tourists and 60 journalists last Friday. They became the first group of mainlanders ...

  4. Opening the gates

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... help promote tourism in Taiwan. I anticipate much better business after the mainland tourists arrive Lin Yen-hsueh, duty-free store employee The tourism deal will benefit Taiwan economically, but I don't think the effects will show in the short term. If the authorities are able to create a good impression for the tourists, more mainlanders will want to visit Taiwan Bentham Hung, management ...

  5. Thousands expected to rush for 600 places on first Taiwan tour

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam in Guangzhou Tens of thousands of mainland tourists are expected to compete for 600 places on the first direct tour to Taiwan, set to depart next month. Travel agencies may start ... About 5,000 mainland tourists enter Taiwan every month on indirect tours- going first to a foreign country, usually Thailand or the Philippines- so that they can qualify for a visa to visit ...

  6. HK consumer confidence rising, survey shows

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... six months include food inflation and job security. Retail sales grew 17 per cent year on year in the quarter, the survey found. The influx of 7.9 million mainland tourists was one of the main drivers of this growth. Rust said there were two main types of mainland tourists- day tourists who mostly come across from Guangdong, and those who on average spend three nights in the city. ...

  7. Tourists to France set to double

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai The number of mainland tourists to France would double in two years as the result of a new accord with the European Union, French officials said yesterday. But they warned they remained vigilant against illegal immigrants. Competition is intensifying between European countries to attract free-spending mainland tourists, with Germany having stolen a march ...

  8. Beijing upgrades travel to Taiwan

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai and Danny Mok The mainland's ties with Taiwan received a significant boost yesterday as Beijing announced individual tourists and more direct flights would ... of Fujian province to visit Taiwan's outlying islands Quemoy, Matsu and Penghu as individual tourists. In earlier talks with Beijing, Taipei had proposed that up to 500 mainlanders a day ...

  9. Tourist held over theft of medal

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese police said yesterday that their mainland counterparts had arrested an elderly tourist from Heilongjiang province accused ... nationalist forces to Taiwan after their defeat by the communists in 1949. Quemoy has become a popular destination for mainland tourists due to its location less 2 kilometres from Xiamen. Taiwanese ...

  10. Mind your manners, party tells travellers

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been increasing complaints of mainlanders spitting and engaging in unruly behaviour. An increasing number of tourists are heading farther afield as more countries and regions open up ... outbound mainland tourists about 'civilised behaviour'. 'These brochures were soon snapped up after being put at major exit ports and outbound travel agencies,' senior ...




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