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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Daily items top mainland China tourists' Hong Kong shopping list

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Unlike big spenders, visitors with limited budget go for medicines, milk powder and snacks Daily items top mainland tourists' HK shopping list Medicines ... tourists, Lu said he did not buy any designer label goods. "I came here for fun," he said. "Luxury items are beyond my budget." Another mainland tourist said he had come from ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Companies - HOSPITALITY

    A CAPITAL and Louvre partnership targets tourists from China

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by Sandy Li

    ... and the remaining from Europe," Loesekrug-Pietri said. Last year, 1.7 million tourists from mainland China and Hong Kong visited Germany, up 11 per cent from 2012, according to the German National ... the growing demand from Chinese tourists. "We aim to attract tourists from emerging markets, particularly China, visiting Germany," said Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, the founder and managing ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:18pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... residents. But we should distinguish between mainland tourists and day-trippers, as the reasons for their visits and the impacts they have on local residents are quite different. The crowds on public ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says discouraging mainland visitors constitutes trade protectionism and discrimination, which could damage Hong Kong's economy and its international standing ...

  10. News - China - MALDIVES

    Maldives now a destination of choice for Chinese visitors

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 01:30pm by AFP

    ... of China’s interest in the far-flung archipelago. Their arrival – visitors from the mainland are now the biggest group of tourists to the Indian Ocean islands – has been accompanied by greater ... Agence France-Presse in Male China now the biggest source of tourists to the Maldives, as countries' economic ties grow as part of what analysts say is bid to contain India Island ...




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