High-speed rail encouraging Chinese to Hong Kong

 

 
 

Convenient transport links and shopping boost mainland arrivals.

 
     

Convenient high-speed connections between Hong Kong and several Chinese border cities assist the facilitation and drive the increase of mainland tourists.

Transport is becoming more efficient and accessible for Chinese travellers to Hong Kong, the Hindu Business Line reported.

Increasingly fast rail connections between Hong Kong and Shenzhen run every 10 minutes, with similar connections from other major Chinese cities, such as Guangzhou.

Hong Kong Tourist Board spokesperson Alice Chu said the hi-speed train link with China will be operational by 2016, with travel time between Hong Kong and Shanghai significantly reduced.

With an absence of sales taxes and strict regulations enforcing the sale of genuine brand-name products, Hong Kong has also become a popular shopping destination for many Chinese tourists.

Ms Chu said some Chinese travellers make the journey to Hong Kong for their weekly groceries.

Source = ETB News: P.T.
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