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  1. News - China - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... be convenient for those who travelled frequently between the cities. "One at least does not have to wait until arriving at the city to buy a card," he said. Resolving the technical issues ...

  2. Network to slash travel time

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and urban rail services, as well as air travel, creating a network that promises to dramatically shorten travelling time between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Shenzhen, which already has four ... cities in Guangdong by 2015, Zhang said. It would also have rail links to the northern and southern Guangzhou high-speed rail stations, forging connections between air travel and high-speed rail, ...

  3. Travellers targeted in smuggling war

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam in Shenzhen fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland travellers who cross the borders with Hong Kong and Macau more than once a day will forfeit their duty-free quota and their luggage ... only a few high-value items which they say are for self-use and as such are exempt from duty. Guangdong customs officials say all travellers entering or leaving mainland customs checkpoints ...

  4. Tour agency's closure hits 1,000 travellers

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Kwun Tong, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long, closed down yesterday. Some 600 travellers had booked a two-day visit to Guangdong and 400 were due to take day trips to Shenzhen with the company, said Joseph Tung Yao-chung, Travel Industry Council executive director. While those who booked the two-day trip will get up to 90 per cent of their money back from the Travel Industry Compensation ...

  5. Travel chaos as curtain falls

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen's airport and major subway stations closed for hours, banks and government offices suspended services and main roads in the city centre were cordoned off so VIPs could park their cars, forcing 60 bus routes to be ...

  6. Complaints up from solo travellers

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Clifford Lo Solo travellers from the mainland are flooding Hong Kong's consumer watchdog with complaints of over-the-counter sharp practices. While the Consumer Council has seen an overall drop in the number of gripes it received this year- down 7 per cent to 13,279 in the first six months- complaints from mainland individual travellers nearly doubled ...

  7. MTR says Shenzhen travellers at fault

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Fiona.tam@scmp.com The MTR Corporation subsidiary that operates Shenzhen's subway network blames passengers for frequent breakdowns of automatic doors and malfunctioning escalators, and says delays by the trains' manufacturers- and not ...

  8. A weekend away

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Exercises by John Millen Jenny works in the booking office of Timmy Travel. She specialises in organising weekend tours. Today, she has spoken to four customers. Listen ... the trip include? a. two nights b. one night only c. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7 Who recommended this trip to Veronica? a. another travel agent b. some colleagues c. someone she used to work ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hongkongers looking for a better lifestyle flock to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... are relatively immobile, have fewer experiences of travel, and their everyday routines are more restricted to the local neighbourhood in Hong Kong. But crossing the border to the mainland for weekend ... up or miserable. They just wanted a change, and this is the key part," she said. "Why do any of us travel or go on holiday? It's because we want a change. We found that people ...

  10. New curbs on travel to the mainland

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Travel agents report fresh China visa hurdles; businesses worried New visa restrictions have been imposed without warning on travel to the mainland by the central government- causing fresh consternation among business leaders and travel agents in Hong Kong. Travel agents say all travellers- including those taking trips to Shenzhen- must show return travel tickets ...




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