Hong Kong’s struggling tourism sector has shown signs of recovery, as visitor numbers jumped 2.4 per cent in the first seven months of the year, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. While more visitors have come to the city, their spending continued to fall. What can the city do to attract more high-value overnight visitors and transit passengers to spend in the city?
On 20 October, our experts gave voice on their views about:
- Will the HK$240 million budget be effective in re-positioning Hong Kong as an attractive tourist destination?
- Would focusing on higher-spending visitors than China day-trippers increase spillover effect in travel-related sectors and spur economic growth?
- Could Hong Kong attract more tourists if offered more innovative tourist attractions and activities?