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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must find a way to resolve dilemma of mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:54pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan notes the effect of Beijing's crackdown on corruption HK must find a way to resolve dilemma of visitor numbers Recent figures show that Hong Kong ... the mainland's corruption problem is extensive, but is it right for Hong Kong to capitalise on it? You could argue that Hong Kong is no different from many other destinations who attract high-spending ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:18pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says discouraging mainland visitors constitutes trade protectionism and discrimination, which could damage Hong Kong's economy and its international standing ... as to encourage more people to stay an extra day. It is worth noting that the number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong during the Dragon Boat Festival in early June dropped 2.5 per cent, the first decline ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - LITERATURE

    Hong Kong Book Fair pulls in crowds but needs to attract bigger-name authors

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Writers' block The Hong Kong Book Fair looks set to hit the one million-visitors mark as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Without doubt it's the biggest event on the city's ... Beginning with about 140 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors in 1990, the numbers have been rising steadily. Of the 980,000 who attended last year, about 11 per cent came from outside Hong Kong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen mall to sell Hong Kong products to cut number of mainland visitors

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JEANNY YU AND AMY NIP

    ... on Hong Kong from hordes of mainland shoppers. The Qianhai Authority announced this yesterday amid demands from Hong Kong residents for the government to limit the number of mainland visitors ... the attractiveness of the Qianhai centre to shoppers and its impact on local retailers would depend largely on tax. Besides the appreciation of the yuan against the Hong Kong dollar, the city's low ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Pop-up shows wow visitors at Disneyland

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:39am by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu alan.yu@scmp.com Spontaneous performances at theme park surprise and thrill audiences All features great and small Hong Kong Disneyland may have big shows such as Festival ... David Lightbody, director of entertainment and costuming at Hong Kong Disneyland since January 2013. "They haven't necessarily travelled to that place to watch that show but they find ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

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

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

    ... numbers of mainland visitors to come to Hong Kong do not seem to resonate with the general public. First implemented in 2003, the scheme was hailed as a panacea for our ailing economy in the wake ... of the influx of mainlanders can be seen, as social and cultural conflicts with local residents dominate the headlines. Three-quarters of the 54.3 million visitors to Hong Kong last year were from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Critics hit back at Leung's plan to attract more visitors

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... the government commenced a study to see if Hong Kong’s attractions, border control facilities and transportation are able to handle more tourists. The study was completed at the end of last year, Chief ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong is still capable of receiving more tourists, the government concluded after a study on the city’s tourism capacity. There will be no cap on tourism ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon park needs a life of its own to attract people

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:49pm by CARINE LAI

    ... roads from nearby neighbourhoods. One major benefit of Foster's forest would have been the effect on the microclimate. Hong Kong's climate is swelteringly hot from June to September, ... people can do that won't break the rules, the authority should go further to expand the list of possibilities and plan for the activities. Hong Kong has a rare chance to create a world-class ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... attracted the ire of some Hongkongers, mainland visitors enjoyed their trips to Hong Kong last year more than in the year before, a new study shows. And they were not alone, according to Polytechnic ... visitors rated attractions highest ahead of transport, which topped the 2012 ratings. But South Korean and Japanese visitors were less happy. Their satisfaction levels dropped in every area except ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    US haunted house brings Halloween horror to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by BRIAN YAP

    ... will take it one step at a time in Hong Kong and see whether we can keep going over those boundaries." The event organiser aims to draw mainland tourists to the attraction, with plans to visit ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Las Vegas-based organiser hopes to attract 50 per cent more visitors than it does in the States US haunted house brings Halloween horror to HK Fright Dome Las ...




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