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  1. Tourism fears over customs tax rules

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The impact on Hong Kong would be huge if the mainland customs adheres strictly to its tax rules on charging duty on items bought by cross-border visitors and mainland residents, the Hong Kong Tourism Board's chief said yesterday. 'We would like to liaise with the customs department at Shenzhen about the tax rule because it referred to the rule recently ...

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    More visitors from Shenzhen: a threat or a business opportunity?

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 09:13am

    ... A new policy in Shenzhen makes it easier for several million more non-permanent residents in the city to visit Hong Kong, starting September 1. Is it another welcome boon for Hong Kong businesses, or will the additional crowds further stretch Hong Kong� ...

  3. 7m figure for untapped Shenzhen visitors too high, says tourism boss

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun has raised doubts over whether the number of Shenzhen visitors who would be eligible to visit Hong Kong under relaxed visa regulations is as high as the administration claims. The number of non-permanent Shenzhen residents visiting Hong Kong might be lower than the government's 7 million estimate, Mr Tien said. Many migrant ...

  4. Tourism Board acts over jewellery complaints

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng, Helen Wu and Zoe Mak The Tourism Board has asked its counterparts in Shenzhen to help investigate CCTV reports claiming mainland tourists had been misled when buying jewellery ... into the matter. The Tourism Board's newly appointed chairman, James Tien Pei-chun, said the report would have a negative impact on the tourism industry, especially with the 'golden week' ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen closes loophole on mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... who are not entitled to the individual visit scheme to be part of tour groups. The regulation, implemented on Monday by Shenzhen's Culture, Sport and Tourism Bureau, says holidaymakers ... on Tuesday, and 75 others from three groups were delayed because their agents were late in submitting travel information, the Shenzhen-based Daily Sunshine reported. A Shenzhen tourism official said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    SCMP Debate: can HK accommodate any more mainland visitors?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's tourism industry.  Q1  How would you assess the impact of changes to entry permit rules that could bring more mainland tourists to Hong Kong? Q2  How should the Hong Kong government assess ... lacks a long-term plan for tourism? What should be done in the face of an increasing number of mainland tourists?   Caroline Mak Sui-king Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management ...

  7. Complaints up from solo travellers

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bing-leung said. According to the Tourism Board, visitor arrivals from the mainland reached 10.8 million in the first five months, a fifth more than a year ago. Of the total mainland arrivals in May ... travellers. While new guidelines adopted by the Travel Industry Council- the tourism sector's self-regulator- could have helped clampdown on complaints about group tours, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Talks to discuss influx of visitors to Hong Kong from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, He Huifeng

    ... not elaborate on the measures to be discussed, but tourism veterans said a lesson could be learnt from 2009. That was when Shenzhen launched a programme allowing people with hukou, or resident permits, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New Shenzhen permit rules create fears over Hong Kong visitor flood

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... the individual visit scheme over the past five years," Leung said. The Hong Kong Tourism Board welcomed the potential boost to visitor numbers. But Michael Wu Siu-ying, chairman of the Travel ...

  10. Levy for visitors in bid to stop scams

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... the entire travel trade is suffering too.' He warned tourism would be hit hard during next month's Labour Day 'golden week'; Mr Ng predicts only 70,000 mainland visitors will join ...




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