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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Why tourism is sending city down the pan

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Why tourism is sending city down the pan In many societies a couple seen letting their toddler urinate in public after struggling to find a toilet might expect a little sympathy. Certainly ... numbers to hit 70 million in three years and 100 million in a decade, with mainlanders making up the bulk of the influx. Hui believes this rapid growth in tourism has caused Hongkongers to develop ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... tourism' Proposed changes to hostel licensing laws threaten the survival of Hong Kong's guest houses and will affect tourism in the city, guest-house operators say. In a special meeting ... the role of guest houses in developing the tourism industry before introducing a policy that has the potential to affect the market, they said. The government began reviewing the laws governing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... Committee yesterday, both pan-democrat and Beijing-loyalist lawmakers lambasted the commerce and tourism chiefs for their sluggish response to the boom in visitor numbers. Michael Tien Puk-sun ... and [Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong] Express Rail Link will be completed in the coming years, why would the government assume a slowdown in tourism growth?" he asked. Unionist Chan Yuen-han agreed. Economic ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Drastic' 20pc cut in mainland visitors only one option, says Leung

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Johnny Tam, LO WEI

    ... to the central government,” Leung said. The government was now listening to the views of the public, businesses and the tourism sector, he said. Tourism is an important sector of Hong Kong’s economy, he ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Lok Ma Chau mega mall plan gets lukewarm response from officials

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:52pm by AMY NIP AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... response from the government, a lawmaker says. The idea was floated in an attempt to relieve downtown areas of the pressure brought by mainland shoppers, but the Tourism Board preferred to leave ... have the potential to host a 1 million square foot mall. "The tourism commissioner told us he welcomed the proposal, but that there were few public sites in the area," Leung said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Call it animal instinct, Hong Kong schoolchildren want a big zoo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:36pm by Shirley.Zhao

    ... and tortoises. Tang said Ocean Park's high fees and focus on tourism had alienated local families, depriving Hong Kong children of the chance to appreciate and learn about the animals in the park. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    ‘It’ll be easier to remember our anniversary’: Valentine’s Day marriages way up on last year

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:49pm by Emily Tsang

    ... than 2,000 applicants from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Thailand who wanted to take part in the event organised by the theme park, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and a firm ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Most want change to holidays, poll finds

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... the "golden-week" holidays benefitted neither travellers nor the tourism sector, even though tourism revenue has grown rapidly during recent National Day breaks- 21 per cent this year and 25 per cent last year- according to the National Tourism Administration. "The income growth should not be limited to seven days," Cai said. "If travellers could make their schedules whenever ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Debate over behaviour on Beijing's subways

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN

    ... subways A new tourism law that comes into force on Tuesday is designed to address the woes that have long dogged the mainland's soaring tourism industry. But will it put a stop to children ... their infant to urinate in a subway, Dragon TV reported. Dai Bin, director of the China Tourism Academy, says it is a Chinese cultural trait that people do not necessarily think that infants urinating ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Chinese tourists carving out a bad reputation abroad

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... temple has provoked nationwide introspection on such poor behaviour abroad, which many said had damaged the image of mainland tourists. The boy's parents apologised and the Egyptian tourism ... tourism industry workers say many Chinese adults behave as poorly as uneducated children. "Even though we will tell tourists briefly about the dos and don'ts before starting our tours, ...




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