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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    More mainlanders head overseas to spend golden week

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

    ... 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
  2. 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

    ... metres, sells duty-free goods by more than 300 international brands, ranging from perfume and skincare products to jewellery, watches and fashion goods. On its opening day, the 5 billion yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1608458/shoppers-paradise-hainan-island-gives-hong-kong-run-its-money
  3. 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

    ... Jeanny Yu and Amy Nip Qianhai economic zone plans mall selling HK products to 'ease tourist pressure'; its success may rely on tax arrangement, says lawmaker Shenzhen mall + HK 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden
  4. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainlanders spend 20,000 yuan on each shopping spree abroad, poll finds

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by MANDY ZUO

    ... years, even though Chinese now have more access to foreign products," said Tony Wai, who heads Ipsos' Asia-Pacific team. Zheng Dan, deputy general manager of the Beijing branch of tour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586194/mainlanders-spend-20000-yuan-each-shopping-spree-abroad-poll-finds
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Holidaymakers who attack their tour guides may be barred from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Jessie Lau, Amy Nip

    ... the chance to visit Disneyland. Travel Industry Council chairman Michael Wu Siu-ieng said the council and a tour guide union would meet the Security Bureau today. "We want to condemn the violence … and request more police officers be stationed at main shopping centres," he said. The council will write to shops and tour agencies, asking them to report any incidents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577875/hong-kong-sees-more-cases-tourists-attacking-their-guides
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tour fees may change amid price-fixing fears

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

    ... a directive put out 10 years ago by the Travel Industry Council, recommending a maximum daily service fee for tour group members. It aimed to stop overcharging of tourists. But the council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568553/tour-fees-may-change-amid-price-fixing-fears
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:25pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... but spend most of their time being shuttled between shops and pressured to make purchases. The Hong Kong Travel Industry Council has issued guidelines to tour agencies and licensed guides reminding ... about abuse and ill-treatment of tourists by guides, with some incidents caught on video. But the council's executive director, Joseph Tung Yao-chung, said yesterday that unscrupulous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong tourists in protest-hit Bangkok 'safe', travel council says

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:05pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Hongkongers on group tours in Bangkok are safe and trying to steer clear of protest hotspots, the Travel Industry Council has said. Joseph Tung Yao-chung, the council’s executive director, said ... to meet the situation” and make the “necessary arrangements” if the situation worsened, Tung said. The council put the number of affected Hong Kong tour groups in Bangkok at 31, comprising about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1367106/hk-tourists-protest-hit-bangkok-safe-travel-council-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... officials of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing on Monday to discuss limits to mainland visitors numbers amid rising public concern over the tourist influx. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542005/cap-shenzhen-visitors-wont-have-big-impact
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Government urged to consider impact of surging tourism on Hong Kong

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Amy Nip

    ... of shops selling cosmetics and personal-care products in Hong Kong has surged by 1,500 per cent in the 10 years mainlanders have been allowed to visit without joining tours, Legislative Council ... a lot on personal care," she said, adding that a "wave" of Korean products was also a factor. Demand from mainland tourists had meanwhile shifted from luxury gifts to personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506926/government-urged-consider-social-impact-visitors

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