A businessman whose travel agency apparently developed financial problems following the drop in tourists was found hanged in his Tsim Sha Tsui office yesterday. Staff arrived at the Arlymear Travel Company in the Far East Mansion, Middle Road, at about 9 am to find Hans Jorg Schult, 52, hanged with a nylon rope. Suicide notes were found in his office, which he also used as his home. Mrs Ho, 39, who worked as an account clerk with the company for about 10 years, said Schult, a German, was $1 million in debt. She said she and other staff had not received their salary last month. 'After the handover, the number of tourists visiting Hong Kong dropped sharply and the company went into the red,' Mrs Ho said. 'He had been depressed but I did not think he would have killed himself.' She said the company had moved from Ocean Centre about two months ago and staff numbers had been cut from six to two. Meanwhile, a Samaritan Befrienders spokesman said the association was receiving a growing number of calls from people seeking counselling because of economic problems. People called because they had lost their savings and their jobs. Some were thinking of suicide, said Tam Tsz-ming, the association's public relations executive.