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  1. Mainlanders shun HK as visitor numbers fall

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Nicola Li and Dennis Eng The number of mainland visitors this month has shrunk by about 10 per cent year on year, preliminary figures show, while total arrivals in the past four weeks fell some 14 per cent. These disappointing figures come as the Tourism Board refocuses summer holiday promotions for the mainland and key regional markets. Short-haul visitors dropped 18 per cent ...

  2. Mainlanders push number of March visitors up from last year

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong attracted about 168,500 more mainland visitors in March than a year ago, more than offsetting double-digit declines recorded in virtually every other market, Tourism Board data shows. The mainland's relatively healthy tourism performance helped raise total visitor numbers by 1.7 per cent in March to more than 2.44 million and by 1.8 per cent ...

  3. City braces for flood of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Authorities will assign extra staff to border crossings and beef up health checks to prepare for an expected deluge of visitors during the mainland's week-long May Day holiday next week. Mainland visitors are expected to flood into Hong Kong from Saturday, when one of the country's three annual week-long public holidays begins. Tourism Commissioner Eva ...

  4. Hopeful signs with visitors up, bankruptcies down

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Despite the global credit crunch and worldwide economic downturn, the number of mainland and overseas people visiting Hong Kong during this year's Lunar New Year holidays jumped about 18 per cent from a year ago. From February 13 to 17, more than half a million visitors came to Hong Kong, with mainland arrivals up 16 per cent, Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman ...

  5. HK holds its own against regional rivals in visitor arrival growth

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Hong Kong is performing better than average, compared to its regional competitors, in visitor arrivals- even after discounting travel from the mainland. Growth in visitors ... from the mainland are included, then business was storming ahead- up 39.1 per cent, almost 20 points above the regional average. Singapore and the mainland counted a faster growth in visitor ...

  6. Enlightened move to admit visitors with HIV

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and then its most populous have finally abandoned an egregious and symbolic example of fear and discrimination- bans on HIV-positive visitors. Earlier this year, US President Barack Obama dropped ... on the mainland is now more often transmitted by sexual intercourse than by intravenous drug use, making it preventable with good public health education, sensible precautions and responsible behaviour. ...

  7. February's Hong Kong visitor numbers a record

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan The number of visitors to Hong Kong in February was up 3.3 per cent from the year before, reaching a new record for the month, thanks to a recovery in long-haul travel and the ceaseless tide of arrivals from the mainland, tourism officials said yesterday. The city received 1.454 million business and leisure visitors in February, compared with 1.408 million in the same ...

  8. Visitor forecast given a boost as funding rises

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... for mainland Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong during the first two months of this year were up 23 per cent. However, despite apparent euphoria in the industry, that was only 16 per cent higher than ... Murray Bailey The Hong Kong Tourism Board has increased its forecast for the number of visitors this year to 23.4 million from 22.9 million. It follows a comment in this column last month ...

  9. Confirmed case puts dampener on mainlanders' May Day mood

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen The confirmed swine flu case in Hong Kong is causing jitters among mainland tourists aiming to spend the May Day holiday in the city. As the Hong Kong government raised the flu alert to the highest level and the mainland authorities further tightened border checks, some holidaymakers said they would cut short or cancel their visits. Those who chose to go ...

  10. US, EU uncertainty may hit tourism

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... recorded in 2007. The board had initially aimed at about 30.4 million visitors for 2008. 'In the past two months, the number of visitors from the US and EU fell over 10 per cent while mainland ... travel restrictions for Taiwanese visitors to the mainland had hurt arrival numbers since they did not have to fly via Hong Kong, Mr Tien said. Last month, the number of Taiwanese visitors fell ...




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