Hong Kong tourism wants to promote rural and cultural destinations

Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017

HongKong_Tablet_1920x960Hong Kong tourism is now plans to draw the tourists by promoting the rural and cultural attractions than the shopping malls.


The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah said the targets were high-yield and young ­tourists seeking a “distinctive” experience.




The “local situations” referred to earlier protests against mainland tourists who swarmed Sheung Shui and other districts, causing inconvenience to locals.



But the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah‘s optimism is backed up by the 1.9 per cent year-on-year growth in global tourist arrivals to 38 million in the first eight months this year.



The tourism figure of Hong Kong has dropped 4.5 per cent to 56.6 million last year from 2015. This decrease in mainland tourist arrivals was even higher, at 6.7 per cent.




In her recent policy address, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor stressed the need to expand cultural, heritage, green and creative tourism.



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