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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Restaurants serving locals keep up sales amid drop in tourist spending

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Amy Nip

    ... professional expected a 5 per cent drop in rent for street-level shops in tourist districts. The decrease would be bigger- between 5 per cent and 10 per cent- for Causeway Bay as mainlanders on day ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Locals keep restaurants on the boil as tourism cools Restaurants have fared better than high-end retailers amid a reported decline in tourists' spending, ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Taiwan to tackle resentment caused by influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... council spokeswoman Wu Mei-hung said yesterday. Taiwan will soon increase its quota for mainland tourists travelling in groups to 5,000 from 4,000 a day, while the quota for individual tourists will double to 2,000 a day. Mainland tourists made some 2.6 million trips to Taiwan last year, up 45 per cent from 2011, says the Taipei-based Taiwan Strait Tourism Association. While they have ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Impose tourism surcharge on mainlanders

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Impose surcharge on mainland tourists who crowd into HK It is time for the Hong Kong government to rein in the surging number of mainland travellers in the city. While there are important advantages to be gained from these tourists, including increased retail and restaurant sales, and a chance for our mainland relatives to see our law-based society, the burden on our limited ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Amid reports of stranded tourists, hotel boss finds plenty of vacancies

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong and Joshua But

    ... occupancy rate is not at bursting point, a trade association said said on Thursday in reaction to this week's headlines about stranded mainland tourists. Michael Li Hon-shing, executive director of the Federation of Hotel Owners, said mainland tourists preferred to stay in affordable, three-star hotels, which led to a bottleneck in that market bracket. "Some people say ...

  5. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    'Don't cap visitors, build more shops', retailers urge

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... into the city, or even cap the number of mainland tourists, have grown stronger recently as ever-increasing visitor numbers weighed on Hong Kong's traffic, space and resources. Caroline Mak ... Anita Lam Anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong Retail Management Association urges the government to ignore calls to restrict the numbers of mainland shoppers 'Don't cap visitors, build ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why are Hong Kong people last in line in their own city?

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:39pm by Michael Chugani

    ... along by a human tide. I fought my way out and fled after 15 minutes but got trapped in an even thicker tide of locals and mainlanders across from the Sogo store. This time, I actually feared for my life. On the third day of the Lunar New Year, I gathered enough nerve to test So's claim again. Riding the Peak Tram was out of the question. The line of mostly mainlanders stretched ...

  7. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Chinese tourists set to ditch Hong Kong for wider world

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com City's position as top travel spot under threat as mainlanders start looking at trips beyond Asia Mainland tourists set to ditch HK for wider world Hong Kong may lose its position as the top choice for outbound mainland tourists within a decade as they seek broader travel experiences, a recent report by Boston Consulting Group ...

  8. News - China

    Tourists to mainland hotspots leave massive litter problem

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Mainland tourists have dirty weekend Popular mainland tourist destinations, such as Tiananmen Square and public beaches on Hainan, reported a sharp ... report blamed the enormous rubbish increase on good weather and the proximity of the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, which attracted more tourists than usual. Meanwhile, more than ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists forced to shop for fake products

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... He Huifeng and Johnny Tam A mainland tourist tells of being steered into buildings and pressured to buy fake products Visitors locked in stores 'til they buy Kou Qian, ... "There were several counters selling diamonds and jewellery, of unknown brands, but costing thousands, even tens of thousands, of Hong Kong dollars. The room was full of mainland tourists ...

  10. 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 ...




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