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  1. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Macau under threat as mainland China gamblers cut spending

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... As mainland tourists travelled more frequently and further afield, the city could gradually lose its appeal, Ho said. “We’re already beginning to see that customers coming through our doors are more demanding,” she said. Mainland tourists have been powering the growth of Macau, which in 2006 took over from Las Vegas to become the world’s largest gambling hub. Casino operators such as MGM China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1550040/macau-under-threat-mainland-china-gamblers-cut-spending
  2. News - China - XINJIANG

    Cash incentive helps lure tourists to Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:07am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Urumqi adrian.wan@scmp.com Cash-for-tourists scheme a 'success' A scheme to give tourists from other areas of China 500 yuan (HK$627) to visit Xinjiang- which has ... was needed at a special time. We had never done it before," he said. "We are glad that the results were positive and it continued the growth in the number of tourists coming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525574/cash-incentive-helps-lure-tourists-xinjiang
  3. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Golden Week a ‘golden mess’ for Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:28pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... in the UK. The increasing amount of Chinese tourists has encouraged sales staff abroad to learn Chinese and design advertisement posters in Chinese as well. In Hong Kong, mainland travellers spend ... Institute of Renmin University of China. On October 1, more than 100,000 tourists travelled from mainland China, an increase of 16 per cent from last year’s figure. Tung said: “The high spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1326555/golden-week-golden-mess-chinese-tourists
  4. News - China Insider - US GOVT SHUTDOWN

    Chinese tourists in US 'at loss' amid shutdown of national parks and monuments

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:12pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com Chinese tourists visiting the United States during China’s “Golden Week” holiday have complained of nowhere to visit after the federal government shutdown closed some of the country’s most popular tourist sites. The US government has had a partial shutdown since Tuesday after the Republican-led House of Representatives refused to approve a budget ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1322831/chinese-tourists-us-loss-amid-shutdown-national-parks-and
  5. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    Accor to build one-third of its new China hotels in tourist spots

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Accor to build one-third of hotels in tourist spots Accor, Europe's largest hotel operator, says it will build about a third of its 100 planned mainland hotels in tourist destinations as rising wealth leads to growing leisure travel and oversupply in cities depresses room tariffs. Domestic tourism on the mainland was "growing at a rate of knots", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1520113/accor-build-one-third-its-new-china-hotels-tourist-spots
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441953/npc-chairman-warns-against-western-style-democracy-hong-kong
  7. News - China - CRIME

    Robberies of cashed-up Chinese tourists rise steeply in Paris

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Mainlanders' preference for carrying large amounts of cash makes them easy targets Robbers target Chinese in Paris A sharp increase in robberies of Chinese tourists in Paris has prompted calls for the French government to step up security and for shoppers to use credit cards instead of carrying large amounts of cash. The number of reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1249285/robberies-cashed-chinese-tourists-rise-steeply-paris
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must see beyond the worry of a mainland influx

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says historic forces are at work that we shouldn't ignore Hong Kong must see beyond worry of a mainland influx Friction between Hong Kong people and mainlanders continues. We hear complaints about the effects of the influx of mainland tourists, especially about crowding and high rents driving local businesses off our streets. There were reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1260079/hong-kong-must-see-beyond-worry-mainland-influx
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Urinating on MTR shows more education needed

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be tolerated. It is uncivilised, illegal and unacceptable. But it would be wrong to stereotype all mainland tourists as lacking self-discipline. Like every society, there are those who do not conform. ... time misbehaviour in public premises has made headlines. A video clip showing a couple allowing their child to defecate in a train station went viral in April. That mainlanders were involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1294368/urinating-mtr-shows-more-education-needed
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen mall to sell Hong Kong products to cut number of mainland visitors

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JEANNY YU AND AMY NIP

    ... with the influx of mainland tourists, give opportunities to Hong Kong firms by connecting mainland buying power with their services and enhance the cooperation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. "Our ... there are no import taxes on goods except tobacco, strong liquor and cosmetics." There is no sales tax in the city. Only if there was a similar tax exemption in Qianhai would mainland tourists go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden

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