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  1. HK developers itching to prepare for tourist boom

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... project will take three years to complete and we don't want to miss the golden opportunity of cashing in on the influx of mainland tourists following China's liberalisation of travel ... to complete our hotel project. If we're late, we can't cash in on mainland tourists,' he said. Chinachem is building the 80-storey Nina Tower, a complex in Tsuen Wan which will provide ...

  2. Tug of the theme park tourists

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... competition. And academics agree. 'About 55 per cent of inbound tourists to Hong Kong are mainlanders, because we have the advantage of geography and visa-relaxation schemes, so I don't see ... restrictions,' Mr Zeman said. To capitalise on the mainland's outbound-tourist market, Ocean Park has set up a second representative office in Shanghai. And now it is also eyeing the South Korean ...

  3. Mysterious world aims to impress Chinese tourists

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Tsang Shuk Wa

    ... and Brunei are filled with curious tourists from Hong Kong and the mainland who want to see the Sultan's opulent Empire Hotel and Country Club- an exclusive playground for local royalty ... opened its doors to tourists in 200l. Managing director Tony Poon said the tours targeted mainland travellers because it required a much larger investment to promote new itineraries in Hong Kong. ...

  4. New venture taps into solo tourists

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mr Tam expected 50 per cent of outbound travellers to go through Baiyun International Airport and the other half through Chek Lap Kok as some mainland tourists like to stop over in Hong Kong. ...

  5. Developers focus on mainland investors for HK homes

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... buyers among the increased number of mainland tourists. Mr Kwok said the growing prosperity of mainlanders provided a new source of buyers for Hong Kong property and the company was planning ... Hong Kong property developers plan to step up mainland marketing of their luxury residential projects following the central government's decision to relax restrictions on individual ...

  6. Mainland property investors pull back

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... affluent mainland tourists came to Hong Kong to buy property. 'They visited the units, bought them and left them vacant,' he said. 'Those wealthy buyers have vanished after liquidity ... Peggy Sito Mainland investors in Hong Kong's luxury housing market are pulling back to lick their wounds after feeling the impact of recent mainland measures to tighten credit ...

  7. Mainland taste for the expensive grows

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... sales of luxury products- 2 per cent bought on the mainland and 10 per cent abroad. That compares with 41 per cent of the total purchased by Japanese consumers, 17 per cent by Americans and 16 ... a year, most of them outside the mainland. A saleswoman at the LV store in Plaza 66 said that they had a smaller volume of clients than other shops. 'Our customers do not want a big crowd ...

  8. Developers, agents shift focus

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

    ... Developers and real estate agents are stepping up marketing of Hong Kong residential projects to mainlanders following the influx of individual tourists. Cheung Kong (Holdings), controlled by Li Ka-shing, said it was planning to offer new home purchase schemes tailored to mainland tourists at its Caribbean Coast development in Tung Chung. The move, details of which ...

  9. Airliners cross strait into history

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

    ... flights, signalling yet a further thawing of once bitter ties. The first of the weekend flights, a China Southern Airlines A330 jetliner, carried 106 mainland tourists from Guangzhou ... The mainland airlines also sent nine flights across the strait. The flights have opened the way for mainland tourists to visit Taiwan directly for the first time since the two sides split in 1949. ...

  10. National carrier

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by May George

    ... with the mainland, as well as tourism, gather pace. Over the past three years, the israeli flag carrier El Al has expanded the number of flights between the two countries to eight a week- three from Beijing and five from Hong Kong. Nissim Ben Atar, general manager of Asia and Oceania for El Al Israel Airlines, said some of these were business trips, but increasingly Hongkongers and mainlanders were ...




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