Not content with staring at the scenery, today's independent Chinese travellers are getting more adventurous. Chinese youngsters are joining their parents in tandem parachute jumps, and fishing and hunting are also on the agenda for holiday-makers here to celebrate Chinese New Year. Chinese visitors contribute more than $1.4 billion annually to the economy, and about a third are now travelling independently, with only 40 per cent of arrivals on large group tours.
HRV has closed its double-glazing business, but is promising to honour outstanding contracts and guarantees. Over recent years the company has branched out from home ventilation into water purification, heat pumps and retro-fitted double glazing, and claims on its website to have 170,000 customers. HRV marketing director Justin Boyes said they decided to stop selling Insulglaze retrofitted acrylic windows and Ecolux window film because demand was less than expected.
Chinese New Year is shaping up to be busy for the tourism industry, with more than 50,000 travel visas issued to Chinese visitors last month. They reflect changing travel patterns and the record 35,771 visas issued for independent travellers vastly outnumbered the 15,648 issued for those on organised tours.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".