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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Forced shopping' tours of Hong Kong back as mainland organisers find loophole

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Danny Mok and Eddie Lee

    ... Danny Mok and Eddie Lee 'Forced shopping back as tour firms find loophole' Notorious "forced shopping" tours may be back, a tourist industry leader said after an exposé by state broadcaster CCTV. The mainland banned such tours to Hong Kong and Macau- in which visitors receive free or cheap hotel stays and transport but spend most of their time being shuttled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462831/forced-shopping-back-tour-firms-find-loophole-mainland-rules
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Regulate tourist numbers for Hong Kong's benefit

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Brownlee

    ... Kong is overcrowded, tourists are now everywhere, and there is no place to escape. To quote columnist Michael Chugani, "Everything has a breaking point. How many more mainland tourists can ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says the overwhelming tourist flood in recent years should persuade officials to regulate the flow and refocus on quality growth, so that local needs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1218510/regulate-tourist-numbers-hong-kongs-benefit
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists stuck at border after Taiwan visas refused

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:22pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong travel agencies could be asked to make sure mainland tourists travelling to third destinations via the city have the necessary documents to do so, in the wake of a visa fiasco that left ... those mainlanders are bandits," Ma said. By 10pm yesterday, most of the tourists had accepted the Shenzhen travel agency's offer of cash compensation of 5,000 yuan (HK$6,330) per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387626/mainland-chinese-tourists-stuck-border-after-taiwan-visas-refused
  4. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Clip of couple allowing child to defecate on Hong Kong train goes viral

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 03:44pm by Ernest Kao

    ... on Tuesday. “Even my pets know where to use the toilet,” one person commented on the post. Last week, the mainland blogosphere was up in arms after a photo surfaced of a group of western tourists ... mainland accents and were carrying luggage and a baby stroller with them. The man claimed to be from Hong Kong. Other passengers could be heard in the background demanding the couple get off as two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1205546/clip-couple-allowing-child-defecate-train-goes-viral
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Call for supervision of tourism firms after mainland tourists sleep on bus

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... The Companies Registry showed the agency's proprietor, Wong Wing-kin, owned more than 20 other firms that operate businesses aimed at mainland tourists. Wong has not been available since the row ... Union demands stricter oversight of tour firms as mainland visitors recall 'hell' of being abandoned by their guides after night on bus The call went out yesterday for stricter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150512/call-supervision-tourism-firms-after-mainland-tourists-sleep-bus
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong feels strain of influx from mainland China

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Johnny Tam, Jolie Ho and John Carney

    ... 380,000 tourists crossed border in first three days of new year, filling hotels and theme parks A rapid jump in mainland arrivals has stretched hotel and tourism facilities to the limit, ... and tourism executives, but a legislator urged the government to put a cap on the number of tourists allowed from the mainland market of 1.3 billion. Immigration Department figures show that inbound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1149731/city-feels-strain-invasion-mainland
  7. News - China

    Why are Chinese tourists so rude? A few insights

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 11:02am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li After almost every 'rude Chinese tourist' story, unfortunately, made SCMP.com's top-10 list, I decided to give the question some serious thought They are seen as pushy, loud, impolite, unruly, and they are everywhere. And although destination countries welcome the tourism dollars the Chinese spend, they loathe the chaos and hassle some mainland tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1251239/why-are-chinese-tourists-so-rude
  8. News - China

    Outcry at mainland mother who let son defecate at Taiwan airport

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:51pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li A photo of a mainland toddler defecating in public at an airport in Taiwan has sparked anger and criticism from internet users in Taiwan and China. The photograph, allegedly taken ... mainlanders' poor hygiene habits.” “This is  a typical mainland parent who spoils their children,'’ said a mainland netizen on China's twitter-like Sina Weibo. "This is so embarassing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1139211/outcry-mainland-mother-who-let-son-defecate-taiwan-airport
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must manage mainland visitor flood before a bust-up occurs

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... a breaking point. Do we kid ourselves that we'll never reach that point, or dare we ask the tough questions that need to be asked? How many more mainland tourists can we handle or actually need? ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says we must find more sensible ways to cope with the flood of mainland visitors before a bust-up does us real harm Fit to burst Another fire has been put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1146152/hong-kong-must-manage-mainland-visitor-flood-bust-occurs
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan restaurant serves leftovers to mainland tour groups

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 02:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao A restaurant in Taiwan may face a hefty fine from the government after it was found serving leftover food to mainland tourist groups, the Taipei-based United Daily News reported ... and warned tourists to be more aware of what they eat. Mainland broadcaster China Central Television aired a news segment on CCTV-4 on Wednesday with the headline “Taitung black-hearted restaurant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1124679/taiwan-restaurant-serves-leftovers-mainland-tour-groups

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