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  1. HK visitors up 9pc in first half, and mainlanders lead the charge

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Anthony Lau Chun-hon said that up to Sunday, more than half of the visitors - 7.7 million people - had come from the mainland. The number of mainland visitors was up 11.2 per cent year on year. ... and guests can revisit the park anytime up to September 17. Bumper numbers In the first half of the year, the city had 7.7 million visitors from the mainland That was a year-on-year increase of 11.2% ...

  2. Visitors shun mainland after quake

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Sichuan earthquake has discouraged Hong Kong holidaymakers from visiting the mainland, including provinces not affected by the quake, the travel industry says. Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung said inquiries and bookings for mainland tours had dropped by 30 to 50 per cent since the disaster hit Sichuan three weeks ago. 'The ...

  3. Visitors from mainland bemoan city 'filled with the stink of money'

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of 'a sin city' in mainland visitors' minds,' they said. The letter was sent to the Chief Executive's Office. A Good Friendship manager refused to comment on the complaint. ... Celine Sun A retired mainland economics professor and his wife were taught a 'lesson' during their two-day visit to Hong Kong when they were forced into shops and forbidden ...

  4. Boom in mainland visitors to HK

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong on individual travel permits rose by nearly 30 per cent to more than 7.5 million in the first 11 months of last year, ... G2000 and U2, said he was surprised by the figures, which surpassed those for mainland tourists to Macau. 'A 30 per cent increase, that's quite surprising since we all have ...

  5. Visitors to HK on the rise, but growth falls short of target

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The number of visitors to Hong Kong this year fell short of the Tourism Board's target, the board chairman said yesterday. While the number of mainland visitors was still ... with only the number of mainland visitors rising. Speaking on a radio programme yesterday, Mr Tien said the number of visitors from Europe and the United States dropped about 12 per cent in the past ...

  6. Visitor numbers trump HK once again

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... visitors. The number of mainland visitors, who account for more than 50 per cent of Macau's inbound tourists, rose rapidly following the launch of the Venetian at the end of August. Macau's share of mainland visitors has outstripped Hong Kong's since March. Last month, a total of 1.55 million mainlanders visited Macau, compared to 1.29 million for Hong Kong. Professor ...

  7. Visitors tipped to exceed 30m

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... more on marketing the city in big visitor markets such as the mainland, India, South Korea, Canada, the Middle East and Russia. It hoped to appoint a representative in Dubai this year, Mr Lau ... Dennis Eng Tourism chiefs are predicting another bumper year for visitors to Hong Kong, despite rising competition and the recent global stock market decline. Visitor numbers will rise ...

  8. Visitors splash out a record HK$140b

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... per cent of spending by mainland visitors. On average, shopping accounted for 56.7 per cent of overnight visitor spending and 86 per cent for same-day visitors last year, the board said. ... Kong and around the world. Hong Kong is also a main shopping destination for Chinese visitors.' The university expects the number of mainland arrivals to increase between 8 per cent and 10 ...

  9. French visitor held in raid on workers

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A French visitor was among 109 people arrested for working illegally or hiring illegal workers, in a six-day Immigration Department operation that saw 205 workplaces raided ... working illegally. In one raid at a North Point restaurant, about a third of 32 employees were found to be illegal. They were all mainlanders. Four fake Hong Kong identity cards were seized. Mr ...

  10. Hopes pinned on WinterFest to halt slide in visitor numbers

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Visitor arrivals last month were down 1.6 per cent from October last year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said yesterday. Its chairman, James Tien Pei-chun, said the biggest drops were in long-haul visitors and arrivals from places other than the mainland. The latter group, in particular, fell 4.6 per cent. Announcing this year's budget for the annual ...




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