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Mainlanders heading for Hong Kong in droves this New Year

Zhang Kun China Daily 01/18/2012 00:08
Mainlanders heading for Hong Kong in droves this New Year - travel - Hong Kong


Bigger and noisier groups of tourists from the mainland are expected to flock to Hong Kong during the long Spring Festival holiday, beginning on Chinese New Year's Day on January 23, according to a survey by China Tourism Institution.



Results of the survey showed that many more people than last year have expressed a strong wish to travel during the coming holiday. Hong Kong has remained the most popular overseas destination - favored by 44 percent of respondents.

(...) A staff member with the hotel-booking web site www.szhkhotel.com, who preferred to go unnamed said that the three-to-four-star rated hotels in popular locations such as Tsim Sha Tsui have raised their rates by 400 to 500 yuan per night during the Chinese New Year and fine five-star hotels are at least 1,000 yuan more expensive than during low seasons.


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