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  1. 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 ... of mainland visitors in the market also leapt. In 2004, Hong Kong residents contributed almost 80 per cent of the HK$191.6 billion shopping expenditure. Mainland visitors added about 14 per cent. Ten ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... are related to tourism. We need to find a balance.” Facing a growing influx of visitors – projected by the government to reach 100 million a year in 2023 – it is necessary for Hong Kong to plan ahead ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourist numbers projected to continue growing, but at a slightly slower rate than last year, as city is urged to plan ahead Hong Kong will see about 59 million ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    CY Leung hints at new controls on Hong Kong’s growing tourism numbers

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 05:08pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Zhang Dejiang, Beijing's official in charge of Hong Kong affairs, urged the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and the National Tourism Administration to work with Hong ... influx Leung hints at curbs on tourism numbers Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hinted for the first time that his administration is considering controls on the number of tourists in Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong drops 3 places in tourism rankings

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that Hong Kong was still near the top among major economies in the Asia-Pacific region. The city's travel and tourism competitiveness would get a boost, he added, from planned upgrades at the Ocean Park and Disneyland theme parks, and the opening of the cruise terminal in Kai Tak this year. Tourism in Hong Kong employs about 230,000 people and accounts for 4.5 per cent of gross ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Waiting times at Hong Kong theme parks rise as tourism increases

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Amy Nip

    ... Kong continues to rise, the biggest challenge for the city's theme parks is to ensure everyone has their share of fun without having to wait too long. Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland saw their annual attendance figures exceed six million in 2012, but both had yet to reach their maximum capacity, a government assessment of Hong Kong's tourism capacity concluded. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Trade law to protect tourists from crooked travel agencies

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... There will be fewer tourism scandals in the city, after the revision of a law against unscrupulous and misleading sales practices is passed, the Consumer Council says. The revised Trade Descriptions Ordinance, which is expected to be passed before June, will include the tourism industry, the council's chief executive Gilly Wong Fung-han said yesterday. The news comes after recent incidents ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Passengers praise 'magnificent' Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on opening day

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 09:26pm by Amy Nip, Phila Siu

    ... a splash at venues across the city, one of the world's biggest cruise liners was making bigger waves. The Mariner of the Seas, on its maiden visit to Hong Kong, was the first cruise ship ... a shopping budget but would buy whatever he and his wife wanted. He also signed up for a package tour of Hong Kong Island and was looking forward to it. Meanwhile, Chris Harrison, 53, from Australia, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists demand payout for short wait

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

    ... 3,000 yuan compensation each and an extra three nights' stay from a Hong Kong tour agency, saying they lost about an hour waiting for a coach. The demand from the 11-person group came after ... settlement with the tourists. The group, from Liaoning province, Hunan province and Xian city, paid 3,000 yuan (HK$3,700) each to join the five-day tour to Hong Kong and Macau. The row blew up after ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Seven bids for Ocean Park hotel site

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... of the Tourism Board, and Sino Land. "We teamed up with a hotel operator to bid for the site," Lai Sun deputy chairman Chew Fook Aun said after the tender for the hotel, due to open in 2016, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Individual visit scheme to Hong Kong 'shouldn't be expanded', says tourism chief

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourism chief wants cap on visitor scheme No more mainland cities should be added to the individual visit scheme until Hong Kong has the infrastructure to cope ... now allows 270 million residents of 49 mainland cities to visit Hong Kong in an individual capacity rather than in tour groups. "Hong Kong should be given the time to improve our ...




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