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  1. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Jump in mainland visitors boosts price of gaming stocks

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... Paul Soh paul.soh@scmp.com Investors push up prices of casino shares after 36pc more mainland visitors holiday in Macau Surge in tourist numbers boosts gaming chips Macau gaming stocks ... and share prices duly went up. On Wednesday, 114,500 mainland visitors were estimated to have arrived in Macau, according to data from the government's tourist office, up 36 per cent from last ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese influx prompts Macau to mull visitor cap

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Mainlanders flocking to the city and crowding its attractions prompt experts to mull a visitor cap, despite the revenue such tourists bring Macau suffers from overload of mainlanders Many of Macau's tourist attractions are buckling under the weight of overcrowding by mainland visitors- a scenario many Hongkongers know only too well. To curb ...

  3. Mainlanders help boost record tourist numbers

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Boosted by the mainland's individual traveller scheme, Macau welcomed a record-breaking 16.67 million tourists last year, 40 per cent more than the 11.89 million ... to be Macau's main source of tourists this year. Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, director of the Macau Government Tourist Office, said marketing efforts would not only target mainland provinces and cities ...

  4. Hong Kong must curb bad tour guides or we risk losing mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I wish to express my views on the tourist industry in Hong Kong. After signing the agreement permitting independent visits by mainland tourists to Hong Kong, both the number of tourists ... regulations to stop unscrupulous tour guides from fleecing tourists. You read reports of guides forcing mainland visitors to buy souvenirs they do not want, or electrical equipment that does not work, ...

  5. Tourists fuel upswing in Macau gambling revenue

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of mainland tourists. Revenue rose 22.3 per cent year on year in February to 24.3 billion patacas (HK$23.58 billion), but fell from 25 billion patacas in January. Visitor traffic to the former Portuguese enclave- which has a population of 557,000- jumped 18.6 per cent in January to 2.46 million, from a year earlier. About 60 per cent of the tourists were from the mainland, according ...

  6. Tourists stranded at ferry terminal

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Angry tourists yesterday complained they were stuck for hours outside a closed Macau ferry terminal with no lunch or drinks as the typhoon put sea traffic on hold. More than 300 travellers- most of them mainland tourists- were stranded at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan yesterday. Many sat or slept on newspapers after tour guides left ...

  7. Macau's tourist rip-offs damage HK's image too

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A confrontation between angry tourists and Macau riot police may not appear to have much to do with Hong Kong. Thankfully, we seem to be over our own problems with mainland visitors who ... package. Such incidents won't worry foreign visitors too much, but that is not the point. Mainlanders now account for more than half our tourist arrivals. We had 25 million altogether last ...

  8. Rowdy tourists take shine off Golden Week

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... affected many students, who would have normally reached home within 10 minutes. The behaviour of some mainland tourists doesn't help either. When last Monday's accident was just clearing ... internships are likely to encounter unruly mainland tourists. Perhaps witnessing the behaviour of tourists during Golden Week provides lessons for aspiring hospitality professionals. Executives ...

  9. Gamblers and tourists test Macau's security forces

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Macau's security forces have always had to work hard, but the influx of mainland tourists and gamblers in the past year has proved particularly testing. 'Since ... year, with more than 15 million visitors, our immigration, street patrol and traffic control [officers] have been stretched thin.' Gaming-related crimes and petty crimes by mainlanders show ...

  10. Has Macau taken too long gearing up for tourist throng?

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... with 350 stores. Long queues of mainland tourists were expected to begin forming overnight ahead of its opening. At the elaborate opening of the Sands Macao, also owned by Las Vegas Sands, ... for a major upgrade of the city's public transport. With more tourists arriving, traffic is creating gridlock in Macau. Its entry ports are at near-capacity, handling 22 million visitors last ...




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