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  1. 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

    ... houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has found. The study comes after a fire in a North Point building filled with guest houses left 25 injured in December. The research, which was carried out by an independent think tank of young professionals called the 30SGroup, comes amid a government public consultation on how best to update the 23-year-old ordinance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... on accommodation-booking websites, and the tourists were unwilling to return to Hong Kong as prosecution witnesses, she said. The December 29 blaze at Continental Mansion sparked an outcry from residents ... premises. The bureau also suggests raising the maximum fine from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000, and jail from two years to three. Both Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners executive director Michael Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses
  3. 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

    ... funny and sustainable sensory attraction to overlook Hong Kong's most famous views of Victoria Harbour from the top level", Greenheart, parent firm of Flightlinez, says ... Fox got entangled in objections from government advisers and green groups. "After further study and discussion, the founders of Flying Fox decided to put the Hong Kong project on hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  4. 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

    ... Jessie Lau and Amy Nip More cases of tourists attacking guides Holidaymakers in Hong Kong who attack their tour guides could be barred from the city, the Immigration Department said ... words rather than violence to settle disputes. "There are many ways to settle their dissatisfaction or complaints instead of breaking the law in Hong Kong," William Fung Pak-ho, ...

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

    Follow Me to a million Instagram fans: Photographer and girlfriend bring project to Hong Kong

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 07:23pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in Hong Kong," he said. "There are skyscrapers, high-density buildings, junk boats and rooftop bars." Osmann, who arrived on Monday for a five-day tour, has had a packed schedule, ... of Hong Kong for his project to help promote the city. It is his second time in Hong Kong. But aside from the Tourism Board's arrangements for them, they also visited Choi Hung Estate, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517973/russian-photographers-follow-me-project-leads-him-hong-kong
  6. 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 ... transport links and high-end shops and would expect the same in Hong Kong, he said. The language barrier could also be a problem. Mainlanders, meanwhile, were likely to stay in cheap hotels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Improvements' to Hong Kong multi-entry permits eyed, Greg So says after Beijing talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and Phoenix Kwong

    ... numbers could reach 100 million by 2023, a big majority of them from the mainland. Rising visitor numbers have led to protests in Hong Kong about overcrowding on the streets and public transport ... a meeting with mainland officials. However, the meeting reached no conclusions on the issue, he said. There have been reports Hong Kong intends to restrict visits by Shenzhen permanent residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539236/improvements-hong-kong-multi-entry-permits-eyed-greg-so-says-after
  8. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    China Travel International profit up 107pc on sale of online travel agency

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on the mainland and in Hong Kong and Macau rising 28 per cent to HK$304 million. Barring any unforeseeable negative situations, the group continues to hold a prudently optimistic view Jiang Yan, China Travel International Investment Profit from its non-core power generation operations rose 2 per cent to HK$151 million. “In the first half of 2014, the results of our five hotels in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578330/china-travel-international-profit-107pc-sale-online-travel-agency
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Think tank tells Beijing number of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong could be cut

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:57pm by Gary Cheung

    ... government have suggested cutting the number of mainland tourists to Hong Kong. "We agree there have been too many individual travellers visiting Hong Kong in recent years, causing various kinds of inconvenience for Hong Kong residents," said a researcher whose team had submitted a report on the subject to the top leadership. "We note that mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521256/thinktank-tells-beijing-number-mainlanders-visiting-hong-kong-could
  10. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Think Hong Kong is crowded? Labour Day tourists flock to China's hotspots

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:55pm by Chris Luo

    ... during public holidays, instead of at weekends, resulted in a vast number of travellers over the holiday. In contrast with the large number of visitors to tourist sites on the mainland, Hong Kong ... over the public holiday. Tourists flocked in record numbers this weekend to sites in Beijing, including the Forbidden Palace which was visited by 109,000 tourists, according to the tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1504207/think-hong-kong-crowded-labour-day-tourists-flock-chinas-hotspots

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