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  1. Mainland visitors spur record arrivals

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dennis Ng A late surge in mainland visitors helped drive up the total number of arrivals last year to a record 29.59 million, up 0.3 per cent from 2008 despite the fallout of the financial meltdown. The Tourism Board recorded almost a million more mainland visitors last year at 17.69 million, or about 60 per cent of the total. But the number of long-haul visitors fell 6.1 per cent ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The soaring number of visitors from the mainland is a boost to tourism - perhaps too much so. The proposal to use public housing as lodging for mainland tourists is just one example of creative adaptation. Share your ideas about the good and bad news as barriers come down to individual travel from across the border. Write to us. ...

  4. Disneyland visitor numbers grow 35pc

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong Disneyland received 35 per cent more visitors from the mainland and overseas between April and June than in the same period a year ago, according to Walt Disney ... cent in Paris and up 35 per cent in Hong Kong, which was driven by higher guest visitation from mainland China and international markets.' ...

  5. Travel sector celebrates as well-heeled visitors splash out

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bureau (HKTB), visitors from Europe increased 9.1 per cent last year to 1,757,821, or about 13.2 per cent of all foreign visitors, excluding visitors from the mainland which accounted for 63 per ... visitors rose 10.6 per cent to HK$5,078. The HKTB expects the growth of beach packages in Sanya on the mainland to benefit Hong Kong. In addition, historic ties between Britain, and Australia ...

  6. Disney price rise surprises visitors

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to attract more mainland tourists,' he said. Beijing is soon expected to approve construction of a Disney theme park in Shanghai. Some visitors said they were less concerned. Jenny Kwan Mei-yee, ... Tiffany Lam The increase in ticket prices at Hong Kong Disneyland received a mixed response at the park gates yesterday. The theme park had a steady stream of visitors in the morning, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... at the mainland’s largest cinema chain, as more people flock to the nation’s movie theatres. Wanda Cinemas said on its website it earned 390 million yuan (HK$491 million) in revenue last year from popcorn, ... pocketed by movie theatres alone,” said Huang. Although under strict censorship, the mainland’s movie industry is booming, attracting 504 million movie viewers in the first ten months of last year. ...

  9. Disneyland attracting more local visitors, new report reveals

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong Disneyland received a total of 14.5 million visitors from its opening in 2005 until last month, a government paper has revealed. 'Hong Kong Disneyland continues ... year, from October last year to September. According to confidential documents seen by the South China Morning Post earlier, the park had 4.17 million visitors in its second year. An 8 per cent ...

  10. Asian visitors to Queensland ripped off

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... guides, rather than local Australians. Hong Kong tourists are generally regarded as too savvy to fall for the ruses and the swindlers tend to target mainland Chinese and visitors from other ... Unscrupulous tour operators in Australia are ripping off Asian tourists, with one guide charging a group of visitors A$110 (HK$590) each to walk on a public beach. The visitors were driven ...




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