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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's economy does not rely on mainland tourists, says financial secretary

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... is slightly exaggerated and inconsistent with the facts." He said arguing that the city was too reliant on the mainland economy "ignored the historical trajectory of Hong Kong's economic development over the past half-century". Tsang wrote: "Hong Kong's economy and the country's development has always been closely linked," adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533469/mainland-chinese-visitor-claim-exaggerated-says-john-tsang
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong should capitalise on mainland tourism growth, says Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 08:27pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Monday Hong Kong should think of ways to expand its tourism facilities to capitalise on the growth of mainland ... noticed that the increase of tourists in recent years might have negatively affected life in certain Hong Kong districts, despite tourism’s boost to the city’s economy. “As we recognise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1310998/hong-kong-should-capitalise-mainland-tourism-growth-says-leung-chun
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong benefits from stricter tourism law

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it as a positive change, the industry feared it would make business difficult. As a popular destination for mainland travellers, Hong Kong is inevitably affected. The impact was felt as soon as the new ... thanks to an influx of solo tourists. Given the enormous potential arising from the mainland market, there is much to be gained by offering quality tour services. Hong Kong is not alone in tuning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1328145/hong-kong-benefits-stricter-tourism-law
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Mainlanders' spending in HK has no effect on our GDP Cutting the number of solo travellers to Hong Kong will hinder the city's economic growth but only ... It is deducted from, taken away from, subtracted from the figures, not added to them. When our statisticians tally up total consumer spending in Hong Kong they create two additional categories- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532890/mainlanders-spending-hong-kong-doesnt-show-our-gdp-thats
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Improvements' to Hong Kong multi-entry permits eyed, Greg So says after Beijing talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and Phoenix Kwong

    ... a meeting with mainland officials. However, the meeting reached no conclusions on the issue, he said. There have been reports Hong Kong intends to restrict visits by Shenzhen permanent residents ... numbers could reach 100 million by 2023, a big majority of them from the mainland. Rising visitor numbers have led to protests in Hong Kong about overcrowding on the streets and public transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539236/improvements-hong-kong-multi-entry-permits-eyed-greg-so-says-after
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... on accommodation-booking websites, and the tourists were unwilling to return to Hong Kong as prosecution witnesses, she said. The December 29 blaze at Continental Mansion sparked an outcry from residents ... premises. The bureau also suggests raising the maximum fine from HK$200,000 to HK$500,000, and jail from two years to three. Both Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners executive director Michael Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses
  7. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Hong Kong firms team up in joint bid for Australian casino site

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by TIFFANY AP

    ... investment in tourism infrastructure including a world-class integrated resort to Brisbane," Echo chief executive Matt Bekeir said in a statement. Another Hong Kong investor, Tony Fung ... Enterprises and Far East Consortium have signed a deal with Australian casino operator Echo Entertainment to bid together for Brisbane's Queen's Wharf casino site. The two Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1539226/hong-kong-firms-team-joint-bid-australian-casino-site
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists get fresh ways to sample Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Fresh ways for visitors to get a taste of the city Tourists tired of shopping till they drop in Hong Kong will soon be offered some unconventional ... to a world heritage site. They are among fresh packages to be put together by tour agencies and co-funded by the Tourism Board. Board executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon said yesterday that seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138166/tourists-get-fresh-ways-sample-hk
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - GAMING

    Landing International chairman gambles on tourism plan in Jeju

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:07am by Sandy Li

    ... on tourism plan in Jeju Mainland developer Yang Zhihui plans to turn Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development into a gaming and entertainment operator after betting a fortune on building ... spending half of my time in Jeju and the remaining half in Hong Kong because of this project," Yang, Landing's chairman, said last week. Because Yang and company management are flying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1519492/landing-international-chairman-gambles-tourism-plan-jeju
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Tourism boosts Hong Kong's economy in second quarter

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 07:14pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com The Hong Kong economy grew moderately in the second quarter of 2013 as local consumption and spending by inbound tourists helped make up for continuing weaknesses in demand from the advanced markets that the city export to, said government economists.  Hong Kong’s economy posted a 3.3 per cent growth in the second quarter over a year ago, up from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297236/hong-kong-gdp-33pc-second-quarter

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