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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Low basic pay and high sales targets criticised by trade union, which says cost-cutting bosses make it hard for store staff to earn commission Hard life for staff on tourism front line Hong Kong's tourism industry may be in the midst of an unprecedented boom, but frontline workers aren't sharing in the benefits- with store staff set sales targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489963/tourism-front-line-low-paid-shop-staff-set-hk1-million-monthly-sales
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Forced shopping' tours of Hong Kong back as mainland organisers find loophole

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Danny Mok and Eddie Lee

    ... the ban on free or cheap tours, organisers accepted a "travel voucher" costing 200 yuan (HK$251) as payment for a tour valued at 4,000 yuan. CCTV journalists were then shown joining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462831/forced-shopping-back-tour-firms-find-loophole-mainland-rules
  3. News - China - TOURISM

    Air pollution and Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign hit China's tourism trades

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:26am by MANDY ZUO

    ... yuan (HK$2.5 million) fell by 2 per cent, the first decline in three decades. This was due largely to the anti-graft campaign, the report said. The central leadership's efforts to curb ... tourism research centre who co-authored the new report. Statistics from the tourism administration indicated that the sector saw record-high direct investment of more that 514 billion yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1400994/air-pollution-and-xi-jinpings-anti-graft-campaign-hit-chinas-tourism
  4. News - China - TOURISM

    Chinese firm to replicate the Titanic for 1 billion yuan for inland theme park

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:09am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Sichuan firm to spend billion yuan on attraction recreating experience of famous ship's sinking Theme park to feature full-sized Titanic replica A Sichuan company intends to spend one billion yuan (HK$1.27 billion) building the world's first full-scale replica of the Titanic as part of a theme park in the southwestern province's Daying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404488/chinese-firm-replicate-titanic-1-billion-yuan-inland-theme-park
  5. News - China - TOURISM

    Buddha statues get bigger on mainland China in bid to lure tourists

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:03pm by He Huifeng

    ... to copy the success of the Lingshan Grand Buddha in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. The 88-metre-high attraction drew about 3.8 million visitors last year, generating more than 1.2 billion yuan (HK$1.5 ... "But now only 20 to 30 remain." In the eyes of some tourists, Buddha-themed parks can become too grandiose. The Lingshan park charges 210 yuan (HK$267) per ticket and gets very crowded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420697/bigger-better-say-chinese-officials-they-call-more-giant-buddhas-attract
  6. News - China - TOURISM

    Rise in Chinese tours to Antarctica causes alarm

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by WU NAN

    ... for Antarctic tourism, analysts say. More than 2,300 mainlanders- some of them willing to pay up to 500,000 yuan (HK$635,000)- made the journey to the remote southern continent between November 2011 ... on the length of the tour, an all-expenses-paid, one-week to two-week trip costs between 100,000 yuan and 500,000 yuan. "I don't think mainland tourists behaved differently compared with those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1419467/rise-chinese-tours-antarctica-causes-alarm
  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Over 100,000 mainland Chinese tourists squeeze onto tiny Gulangyu

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... a vacation during the one-week holiday, 10.8 per cent up on last year. They will spend 130 billion yuan (HK$165 billion), up 11.1 per cent on the same period in 2013. Thirty-two per cent will stay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420605/225-million-chinese-tourists-expected-travel-during-lunar-new-year
  8. News - China - TOURISM

    France to fast-track visa approval for tourists from China

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:03am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... the country the world's largest source of tourists. Last year, Chinese tourists pumped 102 billion yuan (HK$130 billion) into the economies of the countries they visited, a 40 per cent increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1405763/france-fast-track-visa-approval-tourists-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Last tourists in visa storm accept compensation and go home

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Talks end with mainland travellers accepting 5,000 yuan in compensation and air tickets Last tourists in visa storm go home The last of the mainland ... 1pm with 12 tourists after they each received 5,000 yuan (HK$6,330) and an air ticket home. But the final eight were still sitting tight in another bus. Then at about 7pm representatives from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388610/last-tourists-visa-storm-accept-compensation-and-go-home
  10. News - China - TOURISM

    Antarctica: The new hot destination

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Patrick Boehler

    ... will be in Zeng's income range. The media executive spent 126,000 yuan (HK$160,000) on her 17-day trip to Argentina in December last year, which included a 10-day tour by ship to the Antarctic. An average ... on hand," said Yuan Ri, a sales and marketing executive for Guangzhou-based travel agency Diadema. Tian Jing with the Beijing-based travel agency Amazing Tours says her company charges an average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1388514/antarctica-new-hot-destination

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