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  1. Complaints up from solo travellers

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Clifford Lo Solo travellers from the mainland are flooding Hong Kong's consumer watchdog with complaints of over-the-counter sharp practices. While the Consumer Council ... 'The number of complaints from mainland tourists increased because more of them are coming to Hong Kong. Shops also adopted problematic sales tactics,' council chairman Anthony Cheung ...

  2. 'No-pressure' Shenzhen tour arrives

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The first 'Honest and Quality Hong Kong Tour' from Shenzhen arrived yesterday with the promise of 'pressure-free shopping'. The tours are being offered by 22 travel agencies in Shenzhen and were recently launched in Beijing and Shanghai. The Hong Kong Tourism Board and Beijing Tourism Administration jointly launched the campaign on November 14. ...

  3. Officials step up cross-border war on youths taking drugs

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man in Moscow Hong Kong and Shenzhen officials have beefed up co-operation to tackle drugs and illegal immigration, the secretary for security said yesterday. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong was speaking during a visit to Moscow, where he held talks on plans for visa-free travel between Hong Kong and Russia. Mr Lee said the drug problem was not as bad as feared, despite growing numbers ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Shanghai removing obstacles for residents who want to visit HK

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... scheme. The Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission said yesterday it was working to make exit and entry permits the only documents needed by Shanghai residents to visit Hong Kong ... to extend the stay for another seven days if they apply for and receive a double-entry approval, but they must leave Hong Kong and re-enter. Wang Huimin, a researcher focusing on tourism economics ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Talks to discuss influx of visitors to Hong Kong from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, He Huifeng

    ... Amy Nip and He Huifeng But public security bureau says it will stick to plan to allow 4.1m more to make multiple visits Talks to discuss influx of visitors from Shenzhen Hong Kong ... residents of Shenzhen to make multiple visits to Hong Kong. This has sparked demands from Hong Kong to postpone the change, with critics saying it will overwhelm infrastructure. The source did ...

  7. Levy for visitors in bid to stop scams

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... to visit Hong Kong in the hope of discouraging agents from running subsidised or zero-fee tours involving forced shopping, on which they earn commission to cover the tours' costs and tour ... the risk of tourists falling victims to shopping scams and help restore the mainland public's confidence in Hong Kong. Members of the association organise tours in collaboration with mainland ...

  8. Visitors and tour guides the casualties in industry price war

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

    ... mainland tourists made 13.6 million trips to Hong Kong, representing nearly 40 per cent of their outward travel. Their spending in Hong Kong was about HK$60 billion, half of the city's tourism revenue, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. But an April CCTV report on mainland tourists duped in Hong Kong shopping scams exposed an unsavoury side of the relationship. The report showed ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen closes loophole on mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen shuts loophole on solo visitors to HK Shenzhen has closed an apparent loophole involving mainland tourists travelling to Hong Kong, by requiring those ... the crackdown was not linked to rampant smuggling, in which gangs often split goods into small lots that are carried from Hong Kong to the mainland by individuals, to evade taxes. "Most smugglers ...

  10. Rosy forecast sees 7pc rise in visitors' spending in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The Hong Kong Tourism Board expects visitors to the city this year to rise by just over 5 per cent, or 1.5 million, to 31 million, and that they will spend HK$174 billion, ... and the mainland has reduced the need for passengers to transit through Hong Kong. The board plans to tap into green tourism in Hong Kong by promoting hiking trails and the city's first geopark, ...




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