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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must find a way to resolve dilemma of mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:54pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan notes the effect of Beijing's crackdown on corruption HK must find a way to resolve dilemma of visitor numbers Recent figures show that Hong Kong ... gift-giving and corruption must play a role. Assuming this is so, it implies that Hong Kong has been benefiting economically from misbehaviour among some mainland officials. We all know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578370/hong-kong-must-find-way-resolve-dilemma-mainland-visitor-numbers
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    City Airways planes are safe, its Hong Kong-based director insists

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:09am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... unsafe The Hong Kong director and co-owner of City Airways has hit back at claims that the airline's aircraft are unsafe after Thai authorities suspended its operations on Saturday. Terence ... to Hong Kong on Wednesday with three different carriers, Hung said. City Airways said it covered the costs of all accommodation and rescheduled flights. On Wednesday, Thai officials voiced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573773/city-airways-planes-are-safe-its-hong-kong-based-director-insists
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... attracted the ire of some Hongkongers, mainland visitors enjoyed their trips to Hong Kong last year more than in the year before, a new study shows. And they were not alone, according to Polytechnic ... transport links and high-end shops and would expect the same in Hong Kong, he said. The language barrier could also be a problem. Mainlanders, meanwhile, were likely to stay in cheap hotels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  7. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    The not-so-Great Singapore Sale: Mainland shoppers say Hong Kong is better value

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:25am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Mainland Chinese shoppers discover how a strong dollar, labour costs and a sales tax in the city state mean it's cheaper to go to Hong Kong Retailers billed ... from Hangzhou. Visiting the city during the final days of the summer sale season in July, he bought a Loewe handbag for his wife, only to discover he could have paid less in Hong Kong. Behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1566514/mainland-chinese-shoppers-give-singapore-sales-thumbs-down
  8. 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
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the issues. Here is an example: "Besides, it would be inconvenient and time-consuming if travellers had to use [Pearl River Delta] airports instead of our own airport in Hong Kong." I agree. ... the convenience, shouldn't you be the one who pays the price? Why should the Hong Kong taxpayer pay it for you? The issue here is not primarily the Chinese white dolphins (CWDs, as these sponsored ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... Ernest Kao and Amy Nip The city's poorest families are being squeezed out of a space to live in 20,000 beds that no one should sleep in Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income

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