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  1. Rallies are added attraction for scarce mainland visitors

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday because most mainland tour groups were banned from visiting Taiwan during the election campaign. 'On a normal day it would have taken 40 minutes to queue up for the elevator for the 89th floor because it is usually packed with mainland Chinese tourists,' a guide leading a group of Japanese tourists said. 'But for the past three weeks, they were told not to come ...

  2. Hong Kong must curb bad tour guides or we risk losing mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... regulations to stop unscrupulous tour guides from fleecing tourists. You read reports of guides forcing mainland visitors to buy souvenirs they do not want, or electrical equipment that does not work, ... I wish to express my views on the tourist industry in Hong Kong. After signing the agreement permitting independent visits by mainland tourists to Hong Kong, both the number of tourists ...

  3. Taiwan makes grab for mainland visitors

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... destinations for visitors.' Economic growth and appreciation of the yuan prompted a record high of 122,893 mainlanders to visit Hong Kong on April 30. The three-day Labour Day 'golden ... Amy Nip At weekends in Times Square it has become more common to hear Putonghua than Cantonese since Hong Kong launched its individual travel scheme for mainlanders. But the city faces ...

  4. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... influx of visitors, who threaten to overrun the island's prized landmarks. With 2.58 million arrivals from the mainland last year- much of that during its three week-long national holidays- businesses from tiny inns to big airlines have made space for more visitors, travel industry watchers say. Mainland arrivals to Taiwan are up 45 per cent from 2011. In 2008 only a trickle ...

  5. News - China - TOURISM

    Taiwan to tackle resentment caused by influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taipei to manage mainland influx Taiwan's government says it will formulate comprehensive measures to ensure that the increasing number of mainland visitors does not become a source of public grievance- as it has in Hong Kong. With the mainland now replacing Japan as the biggest source of visitors to Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council, the island's top mainland policy ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Tourism industry looks forward to solo visitors

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the opening for group visits by mainland tourists in 2008, so far there have been 1.1 million visits made by those visitors to these two places, and we expect there will be more after mainland ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's tourism industry has reacted positively to the planned opening of the island to visits by individual mainland tourist from ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan restaurant serves leftovers to mainland tour groups

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 02:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to mainland tourists. A noodle eatery  was exposed last year. Mainland visitors to Taiwan hit a record 1.97 million in 2012, up 58 per cent from the year before, according to the Association for Tourism Exchange Across the Taiwan Straits. Half of those mainland visitors were in tourist groups.   ...

  9. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taipei to allow more mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taipei In the final part of our two-part series, Taiwan says it will raise the limit for visitors, boosting hopes of inns, restaurants and recreation centres Taipei to allow more mainland travellers Taiwan will let in more independent travellers from the mainland as attractions ranging from diving to dental work push the headcount near a legal limit of 1,000 ...

  10. HK urged to strengthen ties with Taiwan

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on platforms set up in recent years, a government spokesman said. Last year, the city opened its official Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan to handle visas for visitors and maintain direct ...




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