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Hong Kong expecting more Chinese tour groups over Golden Week

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HONG KONG – The Travel Industry Council has said the number of mainland tour groups visiting Hong Kong is expected to rise by about 10 percent during China’s Golden Week holiday which starts from toda

HONG KONG – The Travel Industry Council has said the number of mainland tour groups visiting Hong Kong is expected to rise by about 10 percent during China’s Golden Week holiday which starts from today, compared with the same period last year.

The council said an estimated 400 tour groups would arrive in the territory each day during the holiday – up from about 360 in 2011.

Its executive director, Joseph Tung, said more individual travellers were also expected, as highway toll roads in the mainland were free of charge during the period which would make it less expensive for people to drive to Shenzhen.

However Mr Tung said vistors were expected to spend less on average this year – about $6,000 per person, compared with up to $8,000 in previous years.

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