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Forced shopping

Letters to the Editor, November 15, 2012

Illegal ivory tusks seized in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

All African elephants under threat

I refer to the letter from Charlie Lim, of the Marine Products Association ("Differentiating legal and illegal trade", November 3).

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 2:35am

New independent tourism authority needed now

Mainlanders say they were forced to shop at these premises in To Kwa Wan run by the Intercontinental Duty Free Group. Photo: Edward Wong

Despite the billions invested in attractions such as Ocean Park, Disneyland and the Ngong Ping cable car, tourism in Hong Kong remains indelibly associated with shopping. As a result, we have a reputation to defend for authenticity, value for money and fair dealing.

5 Nov 2012 - 2:32am

Forced shopping in Hong Kong makes a return on cheap tour packages

Mainlanders shop at To Kwa Wan. Photo: Edward Wong

"Forced shopping" has made an unwelcome return to Hong Kong, mainland tourists complain, as travel agencies sell group-tour vouchers on websites at rock-bottom prices.

This year, mainland authorities have again received complaints of tourists being forced to buy goods in assigned stores - with them locked inside - during their trips to Hong Kong.

30 Oct 2012 - 11:11am