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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Leung Chun-ying gets Shenzhen to delay issuing multi-entry permits

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on multi-entry permits A decision to give millions of non-permanent Shenzhen residents easier access to Hong Kong will not be implemented until the city has examined its capacity to receive more ... Kong from September 1 without returning to their home provinces. He said yesterday that for the first time, Hong Kong and mainland authorities had reached a consensus to take the city's ...

  2. Lack of funds poses threat to shopping festival

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... Dennis Eng and Martin Wong The increasingly cash-strapped Hong Kong Tourism Board is reviewing the possibility of dropping next summer's shopping festival, one of three mega-events ... the Quality Tourism Services scheme. About HK$70 million was left over from the Discover Hong Kong campaign, a two-year promotion in 2005 and last year that was carried over to this year. ...

  3. Eco-tourism could be boosted

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council chairman Joseph Tung Yao-chung said the planned move could help Hong Kong further develop its potential in eco-tourism. About 70 per cent of the land in closed border areas is expected ... this was an opportunity to develop eco-tourism for Hong Kong people. 'Eco-tourism is probably not for visitors from all origins- for example, mainland tourists are probably not as interested- but we can make ...

  4. A golden opportunity for boosting tourism

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The solid gold statue unveiled in Hunghom yesterday stands as an extravagant monument to the rebound in Hong Kong's tourism industry. It also symbolises the form much of that recovery ... designs and stricter quality controls in Hong Kong make the market particularly appealing to visitors from the mainland. It is one example of the benefits enjoyed by parts of the retail sector ...

  5. Just passing through

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... There's less to the city's tourist 'boom' than meets the eye, writes Hazel Parry The statistics tell a tale of unrivalled tourism success. Hong Kong has seen its ... York. The local tourism industry has never had it so good. A record 28.1 million people visited the city last year, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), and the outlook for this year ...

  6. Taiwan tops HK as the economy to beat in China

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com When it comes to competitiveness, Hong Kong comes second to Taiwan, a survey of Chinese cities and provinces by a local think tank found for the second year ... compiling the rankings for a decade. The new results were released yesterday at Hong Kong Baptist University, whose Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies collaborated in the research. ...

  7. Mainland drives HK's hub role

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Hong Kong's logistics companies are riding on the buoyant mainland demand to develop the city as a distribution centre for luxury products, says the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC). Indeed, China is poised to overtake Japan as the largest market for luxury goods next year, according to the latest report of the World Luxury ...

  8. Discerning tourists can see the gems through the smog

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Burke

    ... guidebooks- to tell it like it is, which means listing the negatives along with the positives. Of course, organisations like the Hong Kong Tourism Board will do their best to try to make the city look ... on- Hong Kong's pollution. It's the Tourism Board's job to make Hong Kong look good, so I won't criticise it for doing that. Equally, writers must present a more realistic ...

  9. Restoring HK's image will take ongoing action

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tourism is a major component of Hong Kong's economy and shopping is a key reason for people to come here. The perception among mainland visitors that they can be confident that what they buy ... No matter how quickly Hong Kong authorities reacted to mainland media claims that tourists had been sold fake goods, the damage had been done. Since the allegations were aired by China ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New Shenzhen permit rules create fears over Hong Kong visitor flood

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... the individual visit scheme over the past five years," Leung said. The Hong Kong Tourism Board welcomed the potential boost to visitor numbers. But Michael Wu Siu-ying, chairman of the Travel ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com New permit rules for border city's non-permanent residents could put more strain on Hong Kong's transport and resources, say experts FEARS OVER ...




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