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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Sasa vs Stanley Park: Can Vancouver stay true to itself as Chinese tourism booms?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 08:41am by Ian Young

    ... passengers are just as likely to be affluent young families with children, or independent travellers. The guest profile for O’Neil’s 32-year-old business and Vancouver’s tourism industry as a whole ... Australians and Britons to become the most prolific non-US foreign visitors to the city (whose proximity to the US border ensures Americans will retain top spot for the foreseeable future). Tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1562049/sasa-vs-stanley-park-can-vancouver-stay-true-itself-chinese-tourism
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tourists need manners reminder

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of her party for littering with a cigarette butt. Given the volume of cross-border tourism, publicity for such incidents can give mainlanders an undeserved reputation that does nothing to smooth social tensions arising from the pressure of tourism on the city's infrastructure. After all, our courts and law enforcers are all too familiar with visitors from other countries, often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580682/tourists-need-gentle-reminder-about-good-manners
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protect Hong Kong tourism from the stigma of bad manners

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:06pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang's mainland holiday convinced her of the need to keep tourism in HK civilised- and that means no peeing in public, for a start Manners matter When the story ... why we're so angry over the urinating toddler. We like tourism. We want to protect it. We don't want urinating toddlers to get woven into the fabric of Hong Kong tourism. Kelly Yang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1499786/protect-hong-kong-tourism-stigma-bad-manners
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Curbs on mainland tourist numbers may backfire on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... of protest from members representing the retail sector. The following day, news of this possible cut led the shares of publicly listed companies seen to have benefited the most from mainland tourism ... economy, some might think. The retail, tourism and hotel industries quickly reacted by petitioning the authorities against any cut, citing the importance of mainland tourism to gross domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574242/curbs-mainland-tourist-numbers-may-backfire-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Letters

    Hongkongers see few benefits from influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... are a few flying hours from China and have generally higher taxes than Hong Kong; with taxation, tourism revenue benefits a wider spectrum of people there. In low-tax Hong Kong, regardless of the high cost to society from inflation and overcrowding, retail tourism benefits mainly landlords, property developers and jewellery shops. Local neighbourhood shops and restaurants frequented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1570133/hongkongers-see-few-benefits-influx-mainland-tourists
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial HK must banish tourism rogues Reputation is everything when it comes to tourism. The local industry learned a painful lesson when it struggled to clear its name as a tourist ... they would get. Since the tourism law only targets compulsory shopping without prior agreement, such "subsidised-cum-shopping" tours may fall into a legal grey area. The revelation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466559/hong-kong-must-banish-tourism-rogues
  7. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... onedistrict- An excellent achievement by the tourism industry! Keep up the good work! ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1565282/whats-being-said-scmpcom
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scrapping multiple-entry permits would allow Hong Kong to breathe again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:32pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. Mainlanders' purchasing power resuscitated our tourism, retail and related sectors. Yet, more than a decade down the road, the side effects ... on the economy. It was estimated that the economy could lose HK$40 billion a year and 10,000 jobs with such a cut to the individual travel scheme. Lam noted that the tourism industry, which includes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578502/scrapping-multiple-entry-permits-would-allow-hong-kong-breathe-again
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's not be duped by fake economic argument for no limits on mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:29pm by Michael Chugani

    ... But I do not want those with vested interests to dupe Hongkongers with their phony arguments that our economy would collapse without an ever-growing flood of mainlanders. For the record, tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1579105/lets-not-be-duped-fake-economic-argument-no-limits-mainland-visitors
  10. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs leadership to help its people cope with rising tourism

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... We need leadership to help our city cope with madding crowd It is obvious to everyone that, indeed, there are far too many visitors coming to Hong Kong from the mainland. Our once well-ordered and clean city is showing enormous signs of wear and tear. The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1436574/hong-kong-needs-leadership-help-its-people-cope-rising-tourism

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