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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainlanders spend 20,000 yuan on each shopping spree abroad, poll finds

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by MANDY ZUO

    ... to the survey by market research company Ipsos. "China has become the biggest consumer in outbound tourism, and it has the biggest inbound tourism market," Shao Qiwei, director of the National Tourism Administration, told the Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit, where the findings were presented yesterday. The forum is held by the World Tourism Cities Federation, an organisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586194/mainlanders-spend-20000-yuan-each-shopping-spree-abroad-poll-finds
  6. News - World - TOURISM

    Backlash in Barcelona against tourist invasion

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... naked visitors cavorting in the streets, residents of one seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona are fighting back, complaining that the Spanish city has fallen victim to its own tourism success. ... in a supermarket there. Local families soon took to the streets themselves in angry demonstrations, condemning a mass tourism industry that they say packs visitors into cheap, unregulated rental flats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586685/backlash-barcelona-against-tourist-invasion
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... on tourism front line Hong Kong's tourism industry may be in the midst of an unprecedented boom, but frontline workers aren't sharing in the benefits- with store staff set sales targets ... of the Eating Establishment Employees General Union, said tourism and weddings had been the biggest drivers of growth in the catering sector in recent years. "In busy districts, up to 70 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489963/tourism-front-line-low-paid-shop-staff-set-hk1-million-monthly-sales
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    CY Leung hints at new controls on Hong Kong’s growing tourism numbers

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 05:08pm by Tony Cheung

    ... influx Leung hints at curbs on tourism numbers Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hinted for the first time that his administration is considering controls on the number of tourists in Hong ... Zhang Dejiang, Beijing's official in charge of Hong Kong affairs, urged the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and the National Tourism Administration to work with Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464737/government-exploring-ways-control-citys-tourism-growth-says-chief

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