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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUNE 4

    Mainland tourists fuel donations to pro-democracy groups at Hong Kong's June 4 vigil

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Ada Lee

    ... Jeffie Lam, Ada Lee and Tony Cheung Near-record sum of donations pours in for pro-democracy groups at Tiananmen memorial event, including HK$40,000 from mainlanders Mainland tourists fuel ... on last year. "From our fundraising work and observations, we believe there were many more mainland tourists attending the vigil than a year ago," alliance vice-chairman Richard Tsoi ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR jams caused by local workers, not mainland tourists, says government adviser

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR jams 'caused by workers, not tourists' The peak-hour jams on the MTR are due to the city's record number of workers rather than the increasing number of mainland visitors, a government adviser says. "People complain that mainland travellers are making our traffic very busy. But the major reason is that the number of employees [in ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOURISM

    Malls look to diversify as numbers of non-mainland tourists grow

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:30pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Shopping mall operators told to take note of growing number of visitors from other countries Time to look beyond mainland for tourist dollars Mainland ... are expected to grow in numbers. Hong Kong received more than 40 million mainland tourists last year- 13 per cent more than in 2012- representing 75 per cent of all arrivals, said Simon Smith, a senior ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No need for photos, just point us to the toilet, say mainland tourists

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:31pm by Shirley Zhao and Lo Wei

    ... Shirley Zhao and Lo Wei As competition seeks pictures of mainlanders relieving themselves in public, tourists say better signage may be more constructive No need for photos, just toilet ... on a Mong Kok street stretched into the "golden week" holiday. As a protest was being held against mainland tourists in the popular shopping destination of Tsim Sha Tsui, an online ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BORDER CONTROL

    Mainland tourists 'exploiting' transit loophole

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Mainlanders who 'can't be bothered' with permits claim to have onward plans to exploit permit-free period, say immigration officials Tourists exploit transit loophole A growing number of mainlanders are trying to exploit a loophole by travelling to Hong Kong without permits and pretending to be in transit. The Immigration ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - National People’s Congress

    Beijing voices ‘concern’ over Hong Kong’s capacity for mainland tourists

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:22pm by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Beijing 'concern' over mainland visitors to HK Beijing's top official on Hong Kong affairs has acknowledged for the first time that the city's capacity for mainland tourists ... "worthwhile and happy". Ip said Zhang referred to the recent ill-tempered demonstrations by some Hong Kong people against mainland tourists. Ip added: "Zhang said the recent protests were ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists lift Hong Kong arrivals numbers

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Mainlanders lift arrivals numbers Tourist arrivals this year far exceeded the Tourism Board's predictions, hitting 46 million by the middle of last month, thanks to a 24 per cent increase in mainland visitors, the board said yesterday. From January to mid-December, the number of visitors rose 16 per cent over the same period last year, board ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Mainland tourists push Hong Kong Disneyland to record profit

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... by an increasing number of tourists from mainland China and said it would build a third hotel in the theme park to meet demand. The once-struggling park said profit more than doubled to HK$242 million ... Disposable income around Asia is improving and that has stimulated the tourism industry within Asia Andrew Kam It said the increase in attendance was largely due to more mainland tourists visiting. ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mainland tourist numbers to continue to soar in coming years

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:05am by Howard Winn

    ... of outbound mainland Chinese tourism, what's driving it and the impact it's having on gaming and luxury goods sectors and on destination countries. Chinese tourists are going to double ... times over the past five years but Fischer remains bullish. Although people say that most of the tourists in New York and Paris appear to be mainland Chinese, he says the numbers of tourists ...

  10. 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 ...




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