Hong Kong Tourism

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1 Introduction
Hong Kong is a popular destination in Asia and the world as well; there are many things that attracted tourism when they visited here. Hong Kong has known good place to shopping, mice and casino. According to my research Hong Kong has 5,455,371 people visited in 2014 that is 17,8% more compared to 2013 (HKTB Insight & Research, 2014). Total tourism expenditure was 343.1 billion HK dollars and most of them from shopping inbound because almost tourism to Hong Kong with personal purpose that is shopping (Hong Kong Tourism Board, 2014). Therefore, to develop tourism in Hong Kong while to balance between preservation and sustainability tourism prosperity, it is essential to understand its exclusive geographical features and accurately
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This unprecedented announcement caused significant panic in the world, tourists were quarantined for no reason after returning to their country, breeding industry was interrupted for disinfection on chicken farms, and Asians were restricted from traveling elsewhere. The mess finally led to the crackdown of tourism in Asia, with Hong Kong suffering the most (McKercher & B & Chon, 2004). This outburst of SARS uncovered huge hidden dangers in the world tourism system. The governments’ over-reaction tounclear threat was nothing but rational (Mao, Ding, & Lee, 2010). The crisis was a lesson for the world on the relationship between tourism and crisis management, the government should act more judicious so that diseases could be effectively controlled and meanwhile, tourism does not suffer to a great…show more content…
This report mainly focuses on consequences that were brought to tourism in Hong Kong by the latter crisis.
Table 1 shows that the USA, UK, North Asia and South East Asia are among the source markets that generate most tourists to Hong Kong. The high market share of long-haul markets indicates that Hong Kong tourism is vulnerable to world economy and thus would be negatively influenced if something went wrong.
In 2008, tourists from long-haul markets such as the USA and European countries declined by 10% and hotel rooms were less occupied than ever before (Song, Lin, Witt, & Zhang, 2011). If the tourists increasing rate before the crisis is taken into consideration, conclusions could be drawn that the financial crisis really affected tourism in Hong Kong to a great extent.
Fortunately, tourists from Mainland China were not greatly influenced by this enormous crisis and visitors continued to travel to Hong Kong. This prevented the city from tremendous losses. Nevertheless, the overall expenditures dropped in 2009 which leads to the conclusion that financial crises could impose great threats to tourism in Hong Kong (Song & Lin,
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