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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Call for supervision of tourism firms after mainland tourists sleep on bus

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... Dennis Chong, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam Union demands stricter oversight of tour firms as mainland visitors recall 'hell' of being abandoned by their guides after night on bus TRAVEL AGENCIES AGAIN UNDER FIRE The call went out yesterday for stricter oversight of travel agencies after members of a mainland tour group spent a night on their coach and then were abandoned ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Road trips to North Korea to be offered from Dandong border city next month

    Posted May 01st 2014, 07:18pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... people want to drive is because they want enjoy the freedom... It’s just a difference of travelling in a car and a bus." “I’ve also heard the feedback of the road trip isn’t that good ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Last tourists in visa storm accept compensation and go home

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

    ... visas had not been issued. The tourists had refused to leave their bus until they were paid cash for what they claimed was a scam. Most had drifted away on Saturday but a hard core group of 20 ... 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 ...

  4. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Tourists stranded at Jiuzhaigou valley in 'golden week' misery

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 11:23am by Amy Li

    ... catch a bus to exit the valley. The famous national park, known for its multi-level waterfalls, colourful lakes, and snow-capped peaks, stretches over 180,000 acres of land. Tourists rely on electric shuttle buses - the only transportation allowed on the site - to get around. It takes hours to hike from one bus stop to another inside the park. But while disgruntled holidaymakers ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise ship tourists let down by Hong Kong visit

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... of time at The Peak looking for a bus back." Her husband, Tony Webber, 61, who was also making his first Hong Kong visit, said: "One day is too short. You need at least a week to have ... an uptick in revenue over the past two days. One said it saw an average spending of HK$2,500 by each tourist from the cruise. Some said they enjoyed a hop-on-hop-off tour bus they had signed up ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists stuck at border after Taiwan visas refused

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:22pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Jennifer Ngo

    ... of them even stopped the coach driver from continuing on. "The bus driver said some of them wouldn't let him drive anywhere, refused to let him drive away," said Hong Kong Travel ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Kai Tak cruise arrivals skip Kowloon to head straight for the sights

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... in the city. John Doyle from Scotland was one of them, taking a shuttle bus but aiming for The Peak. "It took me 20 minutes [to pass immigration checks] … it's good given that there are 2,000 people." Shirley Davidson, a 78-year-old from Australia, wanted to take a ride on the open-top Big Bus, visit Ocean Park and see some open-air markets. Minor hiccups remained. Some passengers were ...

  8. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taiwan resort's marketing blitz nets Hong Kong tourists

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 10:07am by Ralph Jennings

    ... in Kenting and 86 smaller guest houses. Hong Kong is just a 75-minute flight from the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung, with Kenting a further 21/2 hours away by bus or taxi. Carrie Ho, ... on the less-developed eastern and western sides of the peninsula. Local bus schedules are not posted along some of the routes, leaving some passengers with waits of up to an hour. "A lot of young ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists demand payout for short wait

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Mainlanders ask for 3,000 yuan and extra nights to make up for small bus and delay Tourists demand payout for short wait Members of a mainland tour group demanded ... in the city to compensate for the delay. A spokeswoman for Million Dragon said their demand was unreasonable. "They couldn't go on the first bus, so we arranged another bus but they refused ...

  10. News - China - TOURISM

    Travel agencies fined for forcing tourists to buy 'Tibetan home meals'

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... of the bus between Lijiang and Shangri-la, at least two hours from either city, the report said. The tourists tried to report the case to tourism authorities in Diqing, but an agent told them: ...




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