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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel agency rebuked for Lunar New Year hotel fiasco

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jolie Ho and Phila Siu

    ... Jolie Ho and Phila Siu Watchdog calls on proprietor to appear after manager testifies on Lunar New Year fiasco Travel agency's holiday service 'intolerable' The tourism ... rooms were in fact available. Rocky Wong, general manager of 3A Holidays, appeared before the Travel Industry Council to explain incidents over the Lunar New Year holiday. In one, tourists had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1153487/travel-agency-rebuked-mainlander-hotel-fiasco
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board finds co-sponsor for New Year fireworks

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 01:15pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com One year after being abandoned by sponsors of the city’s major New Year’s fireworks display, tourism officials have found a co-sponsor for this year ... The board will provide up to HK$6 million for this year’s event, said general manager Cynthia Leung. New World will shoulder most of the remaining costs. The board was still searching for other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1063939/tourism-board-finds-co-sponsor-new-year-fireworks
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise visitors double- but more are wanted

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourism Board says opening of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal has boosted passenger numbers in first nine months of year to almost 300,000 Cruise visitors double- but more are wanted The Tourism Board is encouraging cruise companies to deploy more vessels to Hong Kong after passenger numbers more than doubled in the first nine months of the year. The number of cruise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644775/cruise-visitors-double-more-are-wanted
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOURISM

    China urged to further ease inbound travel to boost global tourism

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:50am by Langi Chiang

    ..., ahead of New York and Istanbul. It estimated Dubai would receive 12 million international visitors this year, 7.5 per cent more than last year. Mainland visitors to the emirate grew 26 per cent ... is pushing Jumeirah to enter more mainland cities. Jumeirah signed management agreements last month to operate new hotels in three cities: Nanjing in 2016, Haikou on Hainan island in 2018, and Wuhan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1637561/china-urged-further-ease-inbound-travel-boost-global
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise terminal under fire despite extra berthings

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... yesterday that 55 calls had been booked for next year and that one line planned to base a new ship in Hong Kong in a year or two. Yung told the Legislative Council's economic development panel ... Michael Tien Puk-sun, of the New People's Party, made unflattering comparisons between Kai Tak and his experiences of Singapore's two-year-old terminal, which he said received 140 visits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626176/cruise-terminal-under-fire-despite-extra-berthings
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese group tours to Hong Kong up 90pc despite mass protests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... in group tour numbers was due to the relatively low number last year, he said yesterday. "A new tourism law implemented last year discouraged the organisation of group tours," Tung said. ... per day- up 90 per cent from the same time last year, Travel Industry Council data shows. That jump in numbers contrasted sharply with the grim picture painted by the tourism trade, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623342/mainland-chinese-group-tours-hong-kong-90pc-despite-mass-protests
  7. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists bypass Hong Kong in favour of Taiwan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... visiting the island soared more than 70 per cent over the week-long National Day break from a year earlier. Hong Kong, beset by the impact from the Occupy Central protests, managed only a 6.8 per cent boost in numbers from across the border, a sharp drop from the 14.5 per cent rise last year, immigration figures show. Almost 75,000 mainlanders visited Taiwan during the week, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1615294/mainland-chinese-tourists-bypass-hong-kong-favour-taiwan
  8. News - China - TOURISM

    Shoppers' paradise on Hainan Island gives Hong Kong a run for its money

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:14am by He Huifeng

    ... "In future, we will make sure our prices are competitive with Hong Kong by launching promotions frequently at times such as Christmas and Lunar New Year." Customers shopping ... paradise that is taking on HK He Huiying, a 27-year-old white-collar worker from Guangzhou, enjoyed the perfect vacation last month in Sanya on Hainan Island, where she whiled away the hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1608458/shoppers-paradise-hainan-island-gives-hong-kong-run-its-money
  9. News - China - TOURISM

    More mainlanders head overseas to spend golden week

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by Mimi Lau

    ... has reached US$100 billion, ranking number one in the world, Xinhua reported. Tourists numbers at famous domestic tour destinations dropped significantly this year as more cashed-up Chinese ... it said mainland tourists spent the most in South Korea, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Spain. Japan also greatly expanded its duty-free product range and simplified tax-return ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611683/more-mainlanders-head-overseas-spend-golden-week
  10. 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

    ... 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 ... Associated Press in Costa Mesa, United States More than 1.8 million Chinese visitors each year spells big business for US California dreaming... about China Nearly two dozen Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581352/california-adapting-rising-tide-tourists-china-now-18m-year

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