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  1. Retailers need more than cash-flashing mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen craig.stephen@scmp.com The dizzy chronicle of Hong Kong's retail revival at the hands of free-spending mainland tourists is being updated almost daily- first spending ... sales-tax-free regime means luxury consumer goods represent a good bargain for mainland tourists. But this tax-efficient shopping is narrowly focused. Other businesses such as food retailing, department ...

  2. Lai Sun debt plan gets cash boost

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... have also doubled to $600 per night following the influx of individual mainland tourists,' he said. Lai Sun is considering promoting its serviced apartment, Furama Court, in Tsim Sha Tsui ... be attractive to mainlanders given its prime location, he said. On Tuesday, a mainland tourist bought five flats in Sheung Shui for more than $2 million in cash during a short visit to Hong Kong. ...

  3. Outlook for hiring improving, survey shows

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... into the growth in mainland tourists will see strong growth.' The findings of the survey are in line with projections from other sources which see the economy and the employment situation improving ...

  4. Disneyland needs still more transparency

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... team is now playing catch-up. Two of the new theme areas will be exclusive to Hong Kong. Better ways have been thought of to entice mainland tourists- but much more needs to be done. ... was an amalgamated smaller clone of the park's American sisters. This would have been acceptable were it the 1950s and 1970s, when the first two Disney parks opened. But tourists of the 21st century ...

  5. Garuda rebound offers lessons for Chinese carriers

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... which covers pre-journey, in-flight, post-flight and post-journey services.' Satar sees big potential in China, as only 250,000 mainland tourists visited Indonesia last year, compared ... for the mainland aviation sector. The year before he took over, Garuda reported a loss of 811 billion rupiah (HK$66.4 billion). That was narrowed to 688 billion rupiah in 2005 and 200 billion rupiah ...

  6. US fashion chain signs store lease for HK$11m a month

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... of the Capitol Centre have drawn leasing interest from companies from around the world. Causeway Bay is a key shopping destination for both locals and mainland tourists. Growth in retail rents ...

  7. Hong Kong on road to recovery

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... an increase in the number of high-spending mainland tourists in the second half of the year. Their spending can help boost domestic consumption and continue to help sustain positive market ... sentiment, and active property and equity markets,' Mr Neumann said. Rising property prices in Hong Kong, the mainland and elsewhere in Asia were helping Hong Kong move towards long-term ...

  8. City set to endure more pain

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... as growing numbers of mainland tourists increase their spending in Hong Kong. Another area to show a positive sign will be logistics. He expects Hong Kong to benefit from its role as a transport hub when the mainland's imports start to pick up. 'If unemployment stabilises in the second quarter, there is a good chance that the situation may improve in the second half ...

  9. Leases of life

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... double-digit rent rises. In Hong Kong's property market, when the shoe goes to the other foot, it goes fast. Despite brisker sales thanks to an influx of mainland tourists, some retailers ... in popular tourist areas as 'barely affordable'. According to the lobby group, the rises are not in line with the fiscal reality of how the stores are faring. Landlords such as Wharf ...

  10. First drop in retail sales for January to February

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the potential boost to sales from an influx of mainland visitors from Shenzhen starting this month under relaxed travel restrictions. She said applications for the multiple-entry visas took time to be processed and more frequent visits might result in reduced spending each time. Retailers increasingly depend on mainland visitors to drive sales as other overseas tourists cut back on travel, ...




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