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  1. 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 ...

  2. Mainland tourist numbers down by 80 per cent during protest

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The number of mainland tour groups coming to Hong Kong around the time of Thursday's protest will be down by nearly 80 per cent, tour operators say. Charles Ng kwong-wai, ... of between 400 and 500 groups. However, between 500 and 600 groups- each comprising 25 to 35 people- are due to arrive on Saturday and Sunday. Some mainland tour agencies have reportedly been told ...

  3. Six cities in Guangdong join solo tourist list

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... for mainland tourists are relaxed for six cities in Guangdong from tomorrow. They will join a list of 10 mainland cities which are already part of the individual visit scheme. Making the announcement ... mainland tourists have visited Hong Kong under the scheme since July, spending more than $3.5 billion. The scheme will be open to all residents in Guangdong from May 1. Travel Industry Council ...

  4. Tourists flock to city for a glimpse of their future

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Disneyland opens. 'About 70 per cent of mainland tourists going to Hong Kong will come to Shenzhen first,' Mr Chi said. 'We are confident our travel industry will continue to enjoy ... it to become a special economic zone. 'Nobody would ever have thought of coming to Shenzhen as a tourist at that time. We had nothing to promote or recommend to people from other cities,' ...

  5. Boom in mainland visitors to HK

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong on individual travel permits rose by nearly 30 per cent to more than 7.5 million in the first 11 months of last year, ... G2000 and U2, said he was surprised by the figures, which surpassed those for mainland tourists to Macau. 'A 30 per cent increase, that's quite surprising since we all have ...

  6. Wealthy mainlanders don't travel afar

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are among the most popular destinations for wealthy mainland tourists, who remain less interested in Europe and North ... Research polled 300 affluent travellers at Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou airports in February to find out more about the travel habits of affluent mainlanders. The firm defines affluent consumers ...

  7. A left turn in the law would steer mainland tycoons in our direction

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The restriction is in stark contrast with government efforts to put out the welcome mat to wealthy tourists and investors from the mainland. Although Hong Kong was handed back to China more than 10 years ... Enoch Yiu The government wants to encourage more mainland millionaires to travel to Hong Kong to shop and invest in stocks. Trouble is, they have to travel here with the hoi polloi instead ...

  8. Property model can save mainland railways

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... The more than four trillion yuan (HK$4.58 trillion) in spending boosted the mainland's gross domestic product but at the cost of a mountain of debt that continues to pile up, especially over ... to diversify financing channels such as attracting trust firms and insurers to invest in the railway. Some economists have warned that if the mainland's infrastructure debt rises to unsustainable ...

  9. 28 Hong Kong residents on mainland tour hurt in road accident

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... the tour group had been involved in an accident on the mainland. The injured were transferred to ambulances at the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint at 10.30pm. The bus driver, believed to be a mainland ... requested a report from CTS on the the cause of yesterday's accident. He said mainland officials had done a lot to improve road safety following a spate of major traffic accidents involving ...

  10. Macau won't let in HK, mainland cars using delta bridge

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu If a long-discussed bridge across the Pearl River Delta is built, Macau will not let vehicles from Hong Kong or the mainland use its roads, a Macau transport official has said. ... be minimal. He said buses using the bridge would be able to bring in droves of tourists. 'I can't see any big impact [on Macau's economy] if private cars are kept out,' Dr Fong ...




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