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  1. Mainland visitors rise by a third this month

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong in the first half of this month increased by a third on figures for the same period last year. The increase came despite crowds of visitors flocking to the new Venetian Macao, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said. About 560,000 mainlanders came to Hong Kong from September 1-15, 32.9 per cent more than last year, while the total ...

  2. Complaints over shops may put off mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Top official urges HK to take action The city risks alienating millions of mainland visitors if complaints about shopping are not adequately dealt with, Li Gang, deputy director ... said. Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun reiterated that the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday next month, a traditional peak time for mainland visitors, might be hurt. ...

  3. Mainland visitors up 30pc despite fears of scams

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... that this year's 'golden week', which ran from April 28 to May 7, might see a fall-off in the number of mainland visitors, especially tour groups. The mainland crowds helped lift attendance ... Last year, daily attendance at the theme park during the weeklong mainland holiday hovered around 7,000, according to a source. This would mean an average of more than 11,000 visitors a day ...

  4. Health-check tour packages offered to mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Union Hospital and Dragonair Holidays have jointly launched health check-plus-sightseeing packages for the first time to attract medical tourists from 10 mainland cities. ... Kai-yiu admitted that the prices of the packages were two to three times higher than mainland health-check plans. 'We hope to attract the mainlanders by our quality services. Also, they can ...

  5. Mainland visitors choose to go it alone

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Agnes Lam and Dennis Eng Tourists shun group tours to avoid rip-offs Shopping-savvy mainland visitors are apparently wising up to recent tourist scams in Hong Kong and opting ... Residents of Beijing, Shanghai and many other major mainland cities can visit Hong Kong on their own. But visitors from less-developed regions must join official tour groups to travel to the city. ...

  6. Mainland visitors enjoy city's diverse culture

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and the mainland's achievements. A group of 56 secondary and university students from different ethnic groups, including the Han, Miao and Tibetans, spent two days with Hong Kong families. The hosts ensured ... The Lins, who played host to two mainland girls, Wei Yarong and Wang Sha, said it was a memorable experience. 'The two girls, from Yunnan province, told my two children about their hometown. My ...

  7. Budget hospitality

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A leading player in the tourism industry has suggested Hong Kong do more to align cross-border tourism, including building more one- and two-star hotels to accommodate mainland visitors. Do you agree? Write to us ...

  8. Visitor surge brings tourism target in sight

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Visitor numbers are on track to meet the Tourism Board's target of 26.4 million tourists this year, after just over 13 million arrived in the first six months- a 6.8 per cent increase year on year. Last month's arrivals totalled over 2.03 million, an increase of 7.7 per cent versus a year ago. Mainland visitors continued to account for over half ...

  9. Macau 'not luring away HK's visitors'

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Development, Frederick Ma Si-hang. Mainland visitors accounted for 430,000 arrivals, up 25 per cent on last year. About 65 per cent of the mainland visitors- compared to 30 per cent last year- came ... Macau, with new luxury hotels and casinos opening there, many mainland visitors still regard Hong Kong as their first choice between the two destinations. Guangzhou resident Luo Xiuwen, ...

  10. Watchdog to prepare list of standard prices of goods for mainland tourists

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...'s October 1 'golden week' holiday. The prices are meant to strengthen consumer awareness and protection by informing mainland visitors shopping in Hong Kong of what they should expect to pay for various products. 'One thing we can do is provide reference prices as pre-shopping advice for mainland visitors,' a council spokesman said. Recent incidents involving rogue ...




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