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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Anti-mainlander protests prompted officials to confer with Exco member Hong Kong travel alert ‘considered’ It crossed the minds of mainland officials to issue a travel alert against Hong Kong in the wake of local protests that targeted visitors from across the border, a Beijing loyalist revealed yesterday. Executive councillor Cheng Yiu-tong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452645/mainland-officials-considered-hong-kong-travel-alert-says-executive
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... are related to tourism. We need to find a balance.” Facing a growing influx of visitors – projected by the government to reach 100 million a year in 2023 – it is necessary for Hong Kong to plan ahead ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourist numbers projected to continue growing, but at a slightly slower rate than last year, as city is urged to plan ahead Hong Kong will see about 59 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430215/tourism-board-expects-59-million-visitors-hong-kong-45-million-mainland
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mystery deepens over giant Hong Kong ferris wheel overlooking harbour

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Amy Nip

    ... many attractions in Hong Kong where tourists can view the city from height. "It's very different from Singapore. It's not really a thing for Hong Kong," he said. "But it would be fun. We didn't want to stop the project." Michael Wu Siu-ieng, chairman of the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, said a wheel was sure to be an attraction for tourists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465974/mystery-deepens-over-delay-ferris-wheel-year-after-contract-awarded
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong's first Gran Fondo cycling race to be launched in October

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... it a mega event in Asia in the long-term. Leung Hung-tak, chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Association, said 60 kilometres was probably too short a distance to attract overseas professionals. ... assistance in road closure and promotion," he said. While it is too early to estimate the number of visitors that might be drawn to the cycling event, the board has projected that Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430664/hong-kongs-first-gran-fondo-cycling-race-be-launched-october
  5. 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

    ... cities to visit Hong Kong without joining tour groups. Last year, the number of visitors rose 11.7 per cent to 54 million. They included 41 million from the mainland- with more than half arriving ... there was no need to curb visitor numbers. "It might send the wrong message- that Hong Kong no longer welcomes travellers," Yiu said. ...

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

    Waiting times at Hong Kong theme parks rise as tourism increases

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Amy Nip

    ... for popular attractions in Hong Kong Disneyland reaching up to an hour. However, according to an informal survey by the Post, the majority of visitors would prefer to skip a ride if the wait took ... suggested the parks set different prices for weekdays and weekends to spread out usage. He expects the rate of increase in visitors to Hong Kong Disneyland to slow in the years following Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1413797/waiting-times-hong-kong-theme-parks-rise-tourism-increases
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Forced shopping' tours of Hong Kong back as mainland organisers find loophole

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Danny Mok and Eddie Lee

    ... by state broadcaster CCTV. The mainland banned such tours to Hong Kong and Macau- in which visitors receive free or cheap hotel stays and transport but spend most of their time being shuttled ... a way round the rule. The report started with a complaint by a Beijing man, who said he had joined a four-day package tour to Hong Kong and Macau during which visitors had to get up at 7am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462831/forced-shopping-back-tour-firms-find-loophole-mainland-rules
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Number of visitors to Hong Kong rises 11pc to record hit 54m

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:17am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourism Board says Hong Kong is still a top travel destination, with visits from mainland groups growing and more individual tourists Number of city visitors rises 11pc to hit 54m While discussions continue over how many tourists Hong Kong can handle, the Tourism Board said total visitor numbers this year could reach 54 million, up 11 per cent from last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1379298/number-visitors-hong-kong-rises-11pc-record-hit-54m
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... blared through the streets of Causeway Bay yesterday as dozens of people dressed in Red Guard uniforms staged a tongue-in-cheek protest against the influx of mainland visitors to Hong Kong ... by urging the visitors to "be patriotic" and return to the mainland for their shopping. "Coming to Hong Kong to buy foreign goods is treachery," group chairman Barry Ma shouted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450190/patriotic-protest-leaves-mainland-chinese-visitors-bemused
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong doesn't have the capacity to allow more visitors, says green advocate

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... Amy Nip and Kristie Wong HK at breaking point, expert says There are worrying signs that Hong Kong's tourism appeal is stronger than its capacity to accommodate visitors, according to standards adopted overseas. With 4.1 million potential new tourists knocking on Hong Kong's door in Shenzhen, Roy Tam Hoi-bong, of the environmental organisation Green Sense, says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031823/hong-kong-doesnt-have-capacity-allow-more-visitors-says-green

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