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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Rooms at Disneyland’s third hotel to cost HK$2,000-3,000 per night

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 06:29pm

    ... be given, said Deputy Commissioner for Tourism Rosanna Law Shuk-pui. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434193/rooms-disneylands-third-hotel-cost-hk2000-3000-night
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Travel trade points to abuse of tour licences

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong and Amy Nip

    ... Pak-kung, head the Hong Kong Tourism Coalition. But the tours are in fact controlled by the mainland parties. According to Ricky Tse, head of the Hong Kong Inbound Tours Association, visitors who ... the threat of losing their licences was not a big deterrent for crooked operators. "The rules are only hurting those who follow them," he said. Meanwhile, according to Acting Tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1151213/travel-trade-points-abuse-tour-licences
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong retailers advised to target smaller mainland cities

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Target smaller mainland cities for trade, shops told Hong Kong retailers have been encouraged to use online social media to lure more visitors from the mainland's second- and third-tier cities. The advice is taken from th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1061915/hong-kong-retailers-advised-target-smaller-mainland-cities
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Consumers fume at misleading listings for Hong Kong's hotels

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Amy Nip

    ... practices for all of last year, when the total number of complaints reached 117. Tourism is a robust part of the city's economy, with more than 54 million people visiting last year and spending an estimated HK$343.1 billion, according to the Tourism Commission. That was fuelled largely by visitors from the mainland, who made up 75 per cent of total visitors. But the annual growth in mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625286/consumers-fume-misleading-listings-city-hotels
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese group tours to Hong Kong up 90pc despite mass protests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... per day- up 90 per cent from the same time last year, Travel Industry Council data shows. That jump in numbers contrasted sharply with the grim picture painted by the tourism trade, which ... National Tourism Administration denied issuing any directive banning tours to Hong Kong, saying it had only advised agencies to "be careful" given the situation. The dramatic increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623342/mainland-chinese-group-tours-hong-kong-90pc-despite-mass-protests
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise terminal under fire despite extra berthings

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... demanded tourism officials set a clear roadmap to make the city's HK$8.2 billion cruise terminal a regional hub, even after officials said the number of arrivals would double next year. ... Just 28 berthings are scheduled for this year, as most cruise lines stick with the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, close to key attractions. But Tourism Commissioner Philip Yung Wai-hung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626176/cruise-terminal-under-fire-despite-extra-berthings
  7. News - Asia - TOURISM

    Singapore launches tourism campaign in China after hit by MH370 mystery and Thai crisis

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... in China to market itself as a standalone tourism destination, officials said yesterday, after a drop in Chinese arrivals to neighbouring countries also affected the city state. The Straits Times reported yesterday that Singapore's tourism sector was being hurt by Chinese travellers' reluctance to visit Malaysia due to the ongoing flight MH370 mystery, and Thailand because of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539571/singapore-launches-campaign-encourage-chinese-tourism-after-hit-mh370
  8. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:31am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... mulling restraints on inbound tourism from the mainland- have been as spineless as they are likely to be ineffective. For most Hong Kong people, [the mainland’s rise] is the best thing that has ... everywhere. The shock waves may be more powerful here, but they are no less significant in Europe or the United States or Latin America as they reshape our world. China's tourism boom is but one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1535439/channel-mainland-tourism-dont-shut-it
  9. News - China - TOURISM

    More mainlanders head overseas to spend golden week

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by Mimi Lau

    ... in the world's top holiday centres as more mainlanders headed overseas to shop, avoiding the local crunch of the week-long national holiday that ended yesterday. China's trade deficit for tourism ... and travel by mainland tourists, putting extreme pressure on the country's transport and tourism infrastructure. As the crowds grow each year, so do calls for flexible annual leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611683/more-mainlanders-head-overseas-spend-golden-week
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Government urged to consider impact of surging tourism on Hong Kong

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Amy Nip

    ... research shows. A report on the study, which examined the impact of the individual visit scheme, also urges the government to consider the social impact of tourism. Shops selling clothes, shoes ... facilities," the report says. The report cites a European Commission study which recommended that "social carrying capacity", which measures the level of tourism that will not be resented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506926/government-urged-consider-social-impact-visitors

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