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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    New fee put off May Day visitors, Fenghuang hotel operators claim

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... 1 holiday was only a third of the previous year';s," said hotel and bar operator Jiang Xiaonan. "During previous public holidays all the rooms in Fenghuang were booked out ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Businesses reject official figures showing rise in May Day visitors to historic town in Hunan Fenghuang's fee put tourists off, hotels complain Tourism ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Royal Caribbean shows faith in Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with new sailings

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Amy Nip

    ... "We received almost 7,000 passengers in last year's homeport sailings. We expect 12,000 in the four sailings this year," Liu said. Royal Caribbean's parent company, Royal ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Royal Caribbean to run four round-trip cruises from new HK$8.2b terminal this year- but facility remains empty more often than not Cruise firm puts faith in Kai ...

  3. News - World - TOURISM

    California adapting to rising tide of tourists from China- now 1.8m a year

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... with a salesman at South Coast Plaza, while fellow visitors on the 10-day tour strolled through the mall, each with a single child in tow, after a morning spent whale watching. It's a common scene ... compared with virtually none a little more than five years ago. China was the only country where ATI, which originally focused on tourism from Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, had opened ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... into accommodation," he added. Li also agreed that the fines imposed on operators of illegal guest houses were too low. He proposed doubling the maximum penalty to four years'; imprisonment. According ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Amy Nip

    ... be charged no more than HK$60 to HK$160 per day for service fees, depending on how far they are travelling. Travel sector lawmaker Yiu Si-wing said agencies would likely scrap service fees and roll ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com New idea for thrill seekers … down the line A shopping centre and leisure complex on The Peak is seeking permission to build the city's first zip line on its ... of a three-storey building- hook onto a line and slide down some 120 metres to a landing platform 3.55 metres above the ground. Four cables will run between the two platforms. It would be a "brand new ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... attracted the ire of some Hongkongers, mainland visitors enjoyed their trips to Hong Kong last year more than in the year before, a new study shows. And they were not alone, according to Polytechnic University's annual tourist satisfaction index: visitors from around the world were happier than ever before, with those from Australia and New Zealand enjoying their holidays most. Tourists from Japan ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen mall to sell Hong Kong products to cut number of mainland visitors

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JEANNY YU AND AMY NIP

    ... Hong Kong chief officer is in talks with a few local companies and we are striving to launch the centre by year's end," he said. Although there are special tax and yuan exchange ... products = fewer tourists A shopping centre selling Hong Kong products will be set up in Shenzhen's new economic zone of Qianhai by the end of this year in an effort to ease the pressure ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Restrict Shenzhen visitors to one trip per day, says lawmaker

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Retail representative says limit of one trip per day is better for tourism in the long term as it would help put an end to recent protests Restrict ... wants Shenzhen permanent residents banned from making more than one return trip across the border a day. He hopes the move will alleviate residents’ discontent and put an end to recent protests ...

  10. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com No room for error at new airport When it opens next month, the airport in Hechi in southern Guangxi province should prove a nail-biting landing for arriving passengers. Dozens of hilltops were levelled to clear way for the 850-million yuan (HK$1.06 billion) airport, built 677 metres above sea level. There is a single terminal and one runway extending ...




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