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  1. Business - Economy

    Retail chief warns of impact from tourist curbs

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Dickson Poon says any move to limit number of mainland visitors will hurt all sectors Retail chief warns of impact from tourist curbs Retail mogul Dickson Poon Tik-Sang yesterday said he is "extremely opposed" to any moves to cut mainland visitors to Hong Kong by 20 per cent. "It will have a huge impact not only on the retail ...

  2. News - China Insider - Tourists

    Chinese passengers anger airline staff by refusing to hand over in-flight tableware

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 02:15pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com In the latest controversy involving Chinese tourists - a group of mainland travellers have upset Singapore Airlines staff by refusing to hand over 30 sets ... a meal, the  Qianjiang Evening News reported on Tuesday.  The report cited a tourist guide - but did not say exactly when the incident occurred. It said the tourists were mainly from a small town ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - China Business - MANAGEMENT

    Amadeus to get better access to soaring outbound travel demand from China

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:14am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Travel technology provider Amadeus hopes to crack the expanding mainland tourism sector using a new licence to operate there more freely Capturing ... what he saw. At the resort he stayed in, almost one in every two people he met was with a mainland tour group, and the rest were expatriates who worked in China. Tompkins, the managing director ...

  6. News - China

    Paris has edge over London on visa policy for Chinese tourists

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by GONZALO TOCA REY, Toh Han Shih

    ... Paris' success, and are lobbying the UK government to ease visa restrictions for many Chinese visitors. Currently, a mainland Chinese tourist can travel through most of Europe with a visa ... So said François Navarro, the Ile-de-France regional tourist authority's spokesman, to a British newspaper. And this time he is looking to avoid a Waterloo: Paris draws one million ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Loving welcome for mainland Chinese tourists in Causeway Bay

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Loving welcome for mainlanders It may not have been music to the ears of the city's resident shoppers, but pro-government group Voice of Loving Hong Kong ... and blast music- to welcome mainland visitors. It was the third such event in response to two rallies in the past two weeks aimed at doing exactly the opposite. But there were complaints from ...

  8. 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", ...

  9. 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

    ... was accused of taking over responsibility for the tourists at a low rate from its mainland partners and then ending the tour before it was supposed to finish. Tour members slept in their coach ... aimed at mainland tourists. Wong has not been available since the row erupted. The council's rules ban tour agencies from outsourcing group tours to third parties. One member of the group ...

  10. 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

    ... mainland A rapid jump in mainland arrivals has stretched hotel and tourism facilities to the limit, with Ocean Park suspending ticket sales two days in a row and a group of tourists who refused ... allowed from the mainland market of 1.3 billion. Immigration Department figures show that inbound mainland tourists in the first three days of the Year of the Snake numbered more than 380,000, ...




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