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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Debates

    More visitors from Shenzhen: a threat or a business opportunity?

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 09:13am

    ... A new policy in Shenzhen makes it easier for several million more non-permanent residents in the city to visit Hong Kong, starting September 1. Is it another welcome boon for Hong Kong businesses, or will the additional crowds further stretch Hong Kong's infrastructure?    ...

  5. Tourism fears over customs tax rules

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The impact on Hong Kong would be huge if the mainland customs adheres strictly to its tax rules on charging duty on items bought by cross-border visitors and mainland residents, the Hong Kong Tourism Board's chief said yesterday. 'We would like to liaise with the customs department at Shenzhen about the tax rule because it referred to the rule recently ...

  6. 7m figure for untapped Shenzhen visitors too high, says tourism boss

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun has raised doubts over whether the number of Shenzhen visitors who would be eligible to visit Hong Kong under relaxed visa regulations is as high as the administration claims. The number of non-permanent Shenzhen residents visiting Hong Kong might be lower than the government's 7 million estimate, Mr Tien said. Many migrant ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New towns part of grand plan for Hong Kong-Shenzhen integration

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... was an executive councillor, he not only supported the idea of allowing mainlanders to visit the Hong Kong-Shenzhen special border zone visa-free to promote tourism, but also backed the idea of allowing ... plan for integration of Hong Kong and Shenzhen Some 6,000 people attended last weekend's public forum in Sheung Shui to discuss the development of three new towns in the northeastern New ...

  9. Tourism Board acts over jewellery complaints

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and watches in Hong Kong. One tourist was sold what was touted as a diamond-encrusted watch made by a Swiss company, Seculus International. Seculus does not make such a watch and is now looking ... International, said yesterday he had asked the brand's Hong Kong distributor to investigate. The report said a tourist from the mainland paid HK$16,000 for the watch, which was bought from ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    SCMP Debate: can HK accommodate any more mainland visitors?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's tourism industry.  Q1  How would you assess the impact of changes to entry permit rules that could bring more mainland tourists to Hong Kong? Q2  How should the Hong Kong government assess ... lacks a long-term plan for tourism? What should be done in the face of an increasing number of mainland tourists?   Caroline Mak Sui-king Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management ...




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