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  1. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Hongkongers clash with mainland parents after toddler urinates in Mong Kok street

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 05:41pm by Chris Luo

    ... But those defending the parents said that trying but being unable to locate a public bathroom could be considered a reasonable justification in this case. The latest row underlines mounting tensions between Hongkongers and mainlanders which has given way to simmering anti-mainland sentiment in Hong Kong. While some Hong Kong residents have labelled mainland tourists as having “uncivilised ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Yen for a cheap trip to Japan could cost more

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Travel agents say increase in cost of hotels and transportation will absorb exchange rate gains Yen for a cheap trip to Japan could cost more Although the yen has dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, Hongkongers will find it is actually more expensive to visit Japan this autumn. The exchange rate of yen to Hong Kong dollar, at 100 yen to HK$7.27 ...

  3. 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 ... attacks]," he said. "Employers have a responsibility to protect their staff, and should report any case of violence to the police." The Immigration Department said one in 10,000 foreign ...

  4. 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 ... and spend most of their money in shops. The number of tourists from the mainland has increased exponentially in recent years, alarming many Hongkongers who see their behaviour as uncouth ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

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

    ... cases have to be referred to the mainland police, but they often have other priorities." Tour firms are not allowed to bring groups to designated shops, where agencies often receive ...

  6. 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

    ... on changing multi-visit scheme The authorities in Beijing had "noted the views" of Hongkongers about the flood of visitors from Shenzhen, the commerce minister said yesterday after talks. ... of the "improvement measures" would be announced when the parties had reached a consensus. "Hongkongers and the [tourism] sector have recently expressed their views and suggestions ...

  7. 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

    ... travellers, but where the owners or tenants could not be prosecuted because government officers had not witnessed travellers making payment, Tan said. In many cases, the transactions were effected ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hit TV shows driving rise in visits to South Korea

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Patsy Moy

    ... holidays this year. Besides Hongkongers' seemingly insatiable appetite for Korean television series- including the latest hit My Love From the Star- political instability in Thailand is also ... to a 20 per cent rise on last year in the number of Hongkongers holidaying in Korea, Tung said. Japan and Taiwan will see a similar rise in visitor numbers, he said. The projection is backed up ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong travellers warned to avoid protests as martial law declared in Thailand

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:24am by Ada Lee

    ... and crowded areas after the country’s army declared martial law in the early hours of Tuesday. The travel alert for Hongkongers remains at amber – the lowest of the three-level alert system. The executive director of the Travel Industry Council, Joseph Tung Yao-chung, said that about 500 Hongkongers in more than 20 tour groups are in Thailand at the moment. About seven to eight groups, ...

  10. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:31am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell The vitriol against mainland tourists is ugly and misplaced, given that HK has benefited the most from the explosion of wealth across the border Case for tolerance I think I am not alone in being embarrassed and not a little ashamed by the strident, hysterical and xenophobic tone of much of the recent debate over mainland tourists in Hong Kong. I have over ...




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