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  1. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Two arrested in France over forged Louvre tickets

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 09:57am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Dozens of tourists have been caught trying to use forged tickets at the museum Two Chinese citizens have been arrested in Paris over the sale of forged tickets for France’s premier tourist attraction, the Louvre Museum. The pair were caught selling tickets to Chinese tourists outside the museum in the centre of Paris on Sunday, the local ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

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

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

    ... "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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - TOURISM

    Antarctica: The new hot destination

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

    ... the last three years, the increase in Chinese tourists to the Antarctic had only been constrained by the scarcity of tickets, as agencies were unable to meet demand, said Hu Huamin, chairman ... people. The agency plans to handle about 200 people this season on two ships from Argentina and a plane, a Douglas DC-3 Basler, via South Africa. "Eighty per cent of our tickets sold out ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Number of visitors to Hong Kong rises 11pc to record hit 54m

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:17am by Amy Nip

    ... a toll on Hong Kong. The law bans unreasonably cheap tours where prices cannot cover costs such as airline tickets and accommodation. "From January to September, the number of tour visitors ...

  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

    ... person and an air ticket to return to Jilin. However, 41 of them still refused to compromise after seven hours of negotiations. Jiao Xu, one of the outraged tourists who spoke on behalf ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Ocean Park to raise prices by 14pc

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Adult tickets will cost HK$40 more as management seeks to pay for expansion Ocean Park will raise its ticket fees by 14 per cent from September, citing a sharp increase in costs due to its ... cent more. From September 1, an adult ticket will sell for HK$320 - an increase of HK$40. An adult annual pass will cost HK$960 from next year, an increase of HK$120. But throughout September ...

  8. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Tourists stranded at Jiuzhaigou valley in 'golden week' misery

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

    ... accused the park for selling too many tickets to visitors they couldn’t possibly accomodate, Jiuzhiagou authorities said all of their 400 buses were running yesterday and it was tourists who had ... sent inside the park after chaos broke out. Photos posted on Weibo showed that thousands of angry visitors, after exiting the park, had gathered near the ticket office and demanded refunds. ...

  9. Business - Companies - TOURISM

    Ctrip likely to gain more business from stronger Qunar platform

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... per cent and 27 per cent previously," Barclays said. "We would not be surprised if Ctrip were to explore opportunities to provide its hotel and air ticketing inventories on Qunar's platform in the future." Founded in Beijing in 2005, Qunar offers consumers real-time searches for air and rail tickets, hotels and tour packages. Qunar on Monday filed for its ...

  10. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Golden Week a ‘golden mess’ for Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:28pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... necessarily lead to a relaxing holiday either. Chongqing Morning Post reported that during the Golden Week, audience needed to book cinema tickets days in advance, otherwise were forced to pay an extra 5 to 10 yuan to buy tickets from scalpers. An overwhelming amount of weddings was squeezed into the holiday as well, as the week-long holiday provides the perfect opportunity for the bride ...




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