Pedestrians wearing masks walk out of a ferry pier terminal in the Tsim She Tsui district in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

Four in 10 Hong Kong hotel staff may lose jobs as coronavirus outbreak deters the few remaining visitors still braving the city’s protest rallies

  • Unemployment rate in Hong Kong’s hotel industry could reach “up to 40 per cent” due to Wuhan coronavirus and protests, hoteliers say
  • While the larger hoteliers could afford to cut their rates, the smaller operators cannot afford to run their businesses below cost
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Pedestrians wearing masks walk out of a ferry pier terminal in the Tsim She Tsui district in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
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Martin Choi

Martin Choi

Martin is a reporter for the Post. He joined the team in 2018 after graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Journalism and Global Studies. Previously, he interned at Forbes in Hong Kong and Agence France-Presse in Shanghai.

Lam Ka-sing

Lam Ka-sing

Lam Ka-sing is a business reporter who covers property affairs and results. He joined the Post in 2017 and has a degree in international journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University.