Hong Kong Tourism Problems

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The tourism industry constitutes a major economic sector for Hong Kong. The diversified culture, the cosmopolitan lifestyle, and the natural beauty of the countryside have attracted millions of tourists from around the world every year. However, recently there have been major problems with the tourist industry in Hong
Kong. If action is not taken, the economic crisis may occur as tourism industry cannot support economic sector for Hong Kong. This essay will examine the issue of tourism industry problems and suggest some solutions that overcome these crises.

Dependent on mainland visitors is one of the major problems with the tourist industry in Hong Kong. According to Tourism Performance (2015) conducted by the Hong Kong Government, 45.8 million mainland visitors continued to be the city largest visitor source market and it constitutes 77 percent of the total arrivals. Although the mainland visitors keep being the largest visitor source market, the number has been decrease 3 percent when comparing to 2014. It is not a good practice. If HKSAR keep depend on the mainland visitors to support the city tourism industry, Hong Kong may eventually lose the visitor source market from the foreign country like The USA, Britain.

The attraction of Hong Kong tourism is another main problem. Recent years, there are nearly no new attraction to attract the visitors. The old attractions like The Peak, Avenue of Star, Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Night Market, Clock Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui

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