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  1. Overlapping visas landed mainland visitor in detention

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A mainland woman was arrested for overstaying despite carrying a valid visa because she had two overlapping visas for Hong Kong in her passport. The woman filed a complaint with the ombudsman but Alice Tai Yuen-ying said yesterday the immigration officials were not at fault and 'had done their job'. Ms Tai said it was important that visitors to Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/533552
  2. Higher HK hotel rates not deterring mainland visitors

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JASMINE WANG Updated at 7.09pm: Higher hotel rates during Chinese New Year and Labour Day?golden week? holidays had not reduced the number of mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong, ... of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong,? Mr Ip told the Legislative Council. This year Hong Kong received 562,000 mainland visitors during the Chinese New Year holiday. This was an increase of 20 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549070/higher-hk-hotel-rates-not-deterring-mainland-visitors
  3. Magic Kingdom will shed its mystery for mainland visitors

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Linda Choy

    ... is an apparent attempt by the park to try to ingrain its culture in mainland visitors, its main target market. 'What is Main Street and Buzz Lightyear? Why are there Teacups in Fantasyland and what ... of the pilot programme came as Hong Kong Disneyland reported a growing number of mainland visitors, who accounted for more than 50 per cent of the 1 million visitors it has received since July 1. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562851/magic-kingdom-will-shed-its-mystery-mainland-visitors
  4. Whisky galore as visitors from mainland help sales double

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The burgeoning number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong appears to have almost doubled the sales of whisky. At a launch yesterday of a limited edition of Macallan ... of interest from mainland visitors. They can't take that many bottles back with them, so they take the best they can get hold of,' she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546567/whisky-galore-visitors-mainland-help-sales-double
  5. Mainland visitors flock to PLA show of force

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Paggie Leung

    ... checkpoints for mainland visitors. The average time to complete a border crossing was between five and 10 minutes. Wang Wenqing, a first-time visitor to Hong Kong from Jiangxi, took his wife ... and two mainland visitors were arrested while trying to steal a mobile phone from a man they confronted at the junction of Sai Yee Street and Argyle Street in Mongkok. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547153/mainland-visitors-flock-pla-show-force
  6. 350,000 visitors from mainland expected today

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong More than 350,000 mainlanders will arrive in Hong Kong today as part of the influx for the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday, the Immigration Department said. Immigration officials expect 6.08 million cross-border journeys, an increase of 14 per cent from last year during the holiday. More mainlanders are expected this year because of an extension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547037/350000-visitors-mainland-expected-today
  7. 23m visitor arrivals have travel chiefs beaming

    Posted Jan 21st 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... 'We are having a healthy combination of international and mainland visitors, and this should boost our image as a cosmopolitan city.' Clara Chong Ming-wah, the board's executive ... May Chan Hong Kong's travel industry is optimistic about prospects for this year after visitor arrivals passed the 23 million mark last year. The figure represents a 7.1 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/533727/23m-visitor-arrivals-have-travel-chiefs-beaming
  8. Disney misses 5.6m visitors goal

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Next year the park would focus its efforts on the young adult market, particularly in the southern mainland, he said. Mr Ernest highlighted the importance of courting mainland visitors, who ... more information on the classic Disney stories behind the attractions and the unique experience being offered to potential visitors from the mainland to enhance their understanding of what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576216/disney-misses-56m-visitors-goal
  9. Disneyland misses goal of 5.6m visitors

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Next year the park would focus its efforts on the young adult market, particularly in the southern mainland, he said. Mr Ernest highlighted the importance of courting mainland visitors, who ... more information on the classic Disney stories behind the attractions and the unique experience being offered to potential visitors from the mainland to enhance their understanding of what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576212/disneyland-misses-goal-56m-visitors
  10. Just a short walk for visitors through joint customs system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Cross-border travellers in the Shenzhen Western Corridor face only a short walk between the Hong Kong and mainland immigration checkpoints at the new 'one location, two ... on Tuesday, marks the first time Hong Kong jurisdiction has been extended across the border. Mr Lai said the passage between the checkpoints would be divided between Hong Kong and mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/569900

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