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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    20pc rise in mainland tourists expected after change in permit rules

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, LAURA ZHOU, Alice Yan, Amy Nip

    ... He Huifeng, Laura Zhou, Alice Yan and Amy Nip Travel agencies expect influx; number eligible to apply for easier permits could exceed 20m 20pc rise in mainland tourists expected after change in rules Travel agencies on the mainland expect a 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers after a change in permit rules which will allow non-permanent residents of six cities easier ...

  2. Diary of an undercover mainland tourist in HK

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo It was 9am, the busiest part of the day at the Huanggang border crossing into Hong Kong. Mainland tourists were being gathered and hustled along to enter the city renowned ... at the starting point, Guangzhou. Mainland tourists cannot join a Hong Kong agency's tour directly; they must join a tour organised by a mainland agency, which subcontracts it to a Hong Kong company. ...

  3. Upgrades key to more mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Industry says immigration, transport and hotel facilities need to be improved The mainland's more than 50 per cent share of Hong Kong's tourist arrivals is unlikely ... is the single biggest source of inbound tourists for Hong Kong. It accounted for about 22 per cent of the city's total arrivals in 1997, rising to 56.1 per cent in 2004. Mainland visitors made up ...

  4. Mainland tourists add flats to shopping lists

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Wealthy mainland tourists snapped up four Hong Kong flats for more than $20 million yesterday, lending credence to developer claims that Chinese buyers are swelling local ... are among 20 tours of mainlanders being arranged by property agents and developers during the National Day holiday. Raymond Kwok Ying-lung, chief executive of Midland Realty's mainland ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    SCMP Debate: can HK accommodate any more mainland visitors?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's tourism industry.  Q1  How would you assess the impact of changes to entry permit rules that could bring more mainland tourists to Hong Kong? Q2  How should the Hong Kong government assess ... lacks a long-term plan for tourism? What should be done in the face of an increasing number of mainland tourists?   Caroline Mak Sui-king Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management ...

  6. Developers keen to exploit tourist yuan

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Mainland developers are turning to tourism-related commercial projects as safer bets than residential developments, which are bearing the brunt of government ... presently in their infancy on the mainland, according to Zhang Wei, deputy general manager of Zhejiang Tourism Jishi Investment. The investment arm of state-owned Zhejiang Tourism Group was planning ...

  7. Villagers lure tourists as 60 years of isolation ends

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seized power on the mainland. The British were also fighting Chinese soldiers in the Korean war at the time. The zone was intended as a bulwark against people fleeing the mainland. Ip Ka-ho, ... is on the mainland, the other in Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen closes loophole on mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen shuts loophole on solo visitors to HK Shenzhen has closed an apparent loophole involving mainland tourists travelling to Hong Kong, by requiring those ... (HK$61.50) to obtain a fake group-travel certificate from travel agents at the border. More than 100 mainland tourists who tried to use fake group-travel certificates were stopped at the border ...

  9. 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,' ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    HK Chief Executive vows to limit number of mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 03:07pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... government was also concerned about the impact. Over the past nine years the scope of the scheme – which allows mainland tourists to travel to Hong Kong by themselves rather than in a tour group ... Lai Ying-kit Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday pledged to control the number of incoming mainland individual visitors after Shenzhen earlier announced it would allow regular ...




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