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  1. Mainland visitors revive Ocean Park

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tourist attraction considers new rides as easier visa rules lure solo mainlanders, estimated at 200,000 in past six months Visitor numbers at Ocean Park increased by 3 per ... of economic recovery and we can feel that within the park.' About 46 per cent of visitors to the park in the second half of the year were from the mainland, 5 per cent came from Southeast Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441185/mainland-visitors-revive-ocean-park
  2. Long list of don'ts for solo visitors

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and don'ts being issued to solo mainland tourists in Taiwan. To prevent this new class of mainland tourists- who are not part of group tours- from 'getting into trouble' during their brief visits to the island, Taiwanese authorities have issued 11 taboos for them to observe. The restrictions, issued after Taiwan lifted its ban on visits by solo mainland tourists late last month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972740/long-list-donts-solo-visitors
  3. More flights push visitor numbers to record levels

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A record number of overseas and mainland visitors arrived in Hong Kong last month, with more frequent flights helping to boost arrivals during the peak summer period. Hong Kong Tourism Board data show more than 3.45 million visitors arrived in August, up 21.9 per cent year on year and the most in a single month. Of this number, almost 2.37 million were from the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725642/more-flights-push-visitor-numbers-record-levels
  4. Disney trip cheers up marooned visitors

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung A day out at Hong Kong Disneyland has helped lift the spirits of Chen Fengmei and a group of mainlanders who were stranded in Guangzhou and unable to return to their homes ... for mainland workers stranded by the recent snowstorms. Ms Chen paid just HK$80 for her Disneyland entrance ticket, which included a HK$50 food coupon and transport. Tour members also received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625946/disney-trip-cheers-marooned-visitors
  5. Visa restrictions a great wall for foreign visitors

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... risk consultancy Pacific Strategies and Assessments. Beijing is still expecting about half a million foreign visitors over the course of the Olympics, according to state media. Last year, the capital had 4.4 million overseas visitors- including those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan- and 140 million domestic tourists. Despite reports that Beijing hotels are fully booked, industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645042/visa-restrictions-great-wall-foreign-visitors
  6. Beijing upgrades travel to Taiwan

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... travelled there in 2010, accounting for almost 40 per cent of all tourism visitors to the island. Currently, mainlanders are allowed to travel to Taiwan only as part of organised tour groups run ... but it has also served as an informal platform for boosting co-operation between Taipei and Beijing. 48% The percentage of Taiwan's 550,158 visitors in April who came from the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970459/beijing-upgrades-travel-taiwan
  7. Tourism industry has to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is vital for the local economy that Hong Kong maintains its reputation as a destination that offers mainland visitors enjoyable holidays and value for money. When our brand ... weeks now as a result of repeated reruns of an embarrassing video clip showing a tour guide berating mainland visitors for not spending enough on a forced shopping tour. The story is so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720644/tourism-industry-has-put-its-house-order
  8. Mainlanders urged to choose carefully

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The Travel Industry Council yesterday urged visitors from the mainland to be careful when selecting travel agents. The advice was issued after a group of mainland dancers, travelling to Hong Kong for a contest, were stranded in Shenzhen for 12 hours because of a row over fees with their travel agency. The 570-member group was expected to leave for Macau today. Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603175/mainlanders-urged-choose-carefully
  9. Distorted growth the driving force behind Hongkongers' ire

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    .... The community is divided. One group, including government officials, sees the arrival of larger numbers of mainland visitors in Hong Kong as a good thing. Another thinks it is a bad thing. After my ... But a big change has taken place. Mainlanders have been coming in large, fast-growing numbers, pushing total visitor numbers up 22per cent to 36million in 2010, and up 17per cent to 42million last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993527/distorted-growth-driving-force-behind-hongkongers-ire
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong tourists are gradually returning to Manila

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... to the tragedy. The Philippines' Department of Tourism said Hong Kong accounted for 57,790 of the 2.14 million visitors from January to June, a rise of 2.36 per cent from the same period last year. In the first six months of 2010- before the August 23 incident- 71,867 visitors from Hong Kong were recorded. The tourism department noted that the number of visitors from mainland China to Manila rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021311/hong-kong-tourists-are-gradually-returning-manila

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