It is reported that the Government is discussing with the Mainland authorities the resumption of the multiple-entry scheme for Shenzhen residents with household registration, so as to win over more Mainland visitors to Hong Kong. LegCo member Shiu Ka-fai of the wholesale and retail sector supported the implementation of the measures, which will allow the number of mainland visitors to the south and Hong Kong people to Shenzhen to go north to equal, or even exceed the number of people going north.
The President of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, Mr Wong Ka-wo, expressed his belief that the introduction of the "multiple-entry visa" scheme would attract more different types of visitors to Hong Kong, and welcomed the measures.
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Shao Ka-fai: Hong Kong also needs to improve the quality of its services and create new attractive points
The boom in Hong Kong people going north continues, with a difference of at least 10,<> people going south and north every week. According to sources, the government is striving for the mainland to resume the "one visa, multiple visa" entry measure for Shenzhen residents with household registration. Mr Shaw supports the implementation of the measures, pointing out that many retail shops and restaurants are "unable to stay" due to the public's preference for consumption in the north, and tourists are required to come to Hong Kong to make ends meet.
Mr Shaw emphasised that the service quality of Hong Kong's industry needs to be improved and new attractions to be explored in order to attract visitors to Hong Kong in a sustainable manner. He believes that the holding of different events and concerts, as announced today's visit to Hong Kong, will help attract tourists from all over the world.
Shao Ka-fai pointed out that due to the public's preference to go north for consumption, many retail shops and restaurants are "not working". (Photo by Lu Yiming)
Wong Ka-wo: Many restaurants are in dire straits
The President of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, Mr Wong Ka-wo, expressed his belief that the introduction of the "multiple-entry visa" scheme would attract more different types of visitors to Hong Kong, and welcomed the measures. He described that many restaurants in the trade are currently in a "dire straits" and require tourists or locals to spend in Hong Kong. However, he stressed that Hong Kong's food and beverage industry needs to improve its service and quality, otherwise the mainland's prices and services are better than Hong Kong's, and Hong Kong needs to come up with new restaurants to attract people.
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Wong Ka-wo, President of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, expressed his belief that the introduction of the "multiple-entry visa" scheme could attract more different types of visitors to Hong Kong, and welcomed the measure. (Photo by Lin Jingyi)
The problem of parallel traders is serious, and the number of visas with multiple lines will be changed to "one line per week" in 2015
In response to the increase in the number of Mainland residents visiting Hong Kong, Hong Kong is facing the problem of affordability and the problem of parallel imports, and proposed to the Central Government in June 2014 to replace the policy of one visa and multiple travel services with one trip per week. In April 6, the Central Government announced that it would suspend the issuance of the "Multiple Entry Permits" and replace them with the issuance of "One Travel Permit per Week", with holders of the endorsement only allowed to visit Hong Kong once a week from Monday to Sunday.
Tian Beichen: The Hong Kong and Shenzhen governments are discussing the re-promotion of "one visa and multiple travels" to attract Shenzhen residents to Hong Kong to stimulate consumptionLeung Chun-ying or ask the central government to resume one visa and multiple travel The Chief Executive's Office confirmed that it had met with the industry on Saturday 29,11 Hong Kong people went north A total of 583.342 million people returned to the mainland in November A difference of 30.12 million people from the south Sasha: Mainland visitors come to Hong Kong and do not stay overnight Hope to rely on e-commerce and Douyin Valley sales of nearly <>,<> Hong Kong people went north on Saturday to hit a new high in the past month <>,<> mainland visitors to Hong Kong after the Golden Week the most