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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Holidaymakers who attack their tour guides may be barred from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Jessie Lau, Amy Nip

    ... Jessie Lau and Amy Nip More cases of tourists attacking guides Holidaymakers in Hong Kong who attack their tour guides could be barred from the city, the Immigration Department said ... to have attacked a woman guide in Hung Hom. He was charged with common assault and will appear in Kowloon City Court today. The Immigration Department has called on visitors to the city to use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577875/hong-kong-sees-more-cases-tourists-attacking-their-guides
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... Ernest Kao and Amy Nip The city's poorest families are being squeezed out of a space to live in 20,000 beds that no one should sleep in Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has found. The study comes after a fire in a North Point building filled with guest houses left 25 injured in December. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com New idea for thrill seekers … down the line A shopping centre and leisure complex on The Peak is seeking permission to build the city's first zip line on its roof, after a similar project, planned for Lantau, was put on hold. The Peak Galleria is asking the Town Planning Board to relax height and area restrictions so it can install the attraction, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  4. 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

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Study shows tourists, including much-maligned mainlanders, are enjoying trips to city more Visitors happy- whatever locals think of them While their presence has ... to 73.97, second only to the 74.32 recorded in 2009. Mainlanders were most satisfied with the city's transport network followed by attractions and retail, with hotels rated last. Overall, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study
  5. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:31am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... manifestation of this- and this boom is just in its infancy. Our challenge is not to build a wall against it but to channel it as fluently as we can. For a measure of the sheer scale of the tourism ... year by mainland travellers- but domestic tourists made a giddy total of 2.5 billion trips- up from 1.4 billion in 2007. If we think Hong Kong is being deluged, imagine the impacts in cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1535439/channel-mainland-tourism-dont-shut-it
  6. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... Hechi is located in northwestern Guangxi on the southern end of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, which is home to about four million people. The city sits amid several mountain ranges, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549198/new-airport-guangxi-mountains-offers-nail-biting-landings
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong authorities seek to tighten rules on guest houses

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Amy Nip and Jennifer Ngo Proposed law changes will plug guest-house licensing loopholes and give government more power to crack down on illegal accommodation Move to tighten the rules on hostels The city is considering plugging a loophole in the law that has seen about 200 guest houses licensed by the government, even though they are in buildings that do not allow temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546951/hong-kong-authorities-seek-tighten-rules-guest-houses
  8. News - Asia - TOURISM

    Singapore launches tourism campaign in China after hit by MH370 mystery and Thai crisis

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore As tourist numbers fall, the Lion City distances itself from crisis-hit neighbours Singapore launches ad campaign in China Singapore is mounting a drive in China to market itself as a standalone tourism destination, officials said yesterday, after a drop in Chinese arrivals to neighbouring countries also affected the city state. The Straits Times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539571/singapore-launches-campaign-encourage-chinese-tourism-after-hit-mh370
  9. 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

    ... to the city- a number that reached 40 million last year. "We are studying whether visitors, especially those from Shenzhen and other Pearl River Delta places who purely want to go shopping in Hong ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539965/shenzhen-mall-selling-hong-kong-products-ease-tourism-burden
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Improvements' to Hong Kong multi-entry permits eyed, Greg So says after Beijing talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and Phoenix Kwong

    ... "Improvement measures" to the multiple-entry scheme for residents of the border city were under discussion, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung said following ... and shops serving locals being priced out of some parts of the city. A group formed by residents in North District says the multiple-entry permit, introduced in 2009, should be scrapped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539236/improvements-hong-kong-multi-entry-permits-eyed-greg-so-says-after

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