A tourists visits Montane Mansion in Quarry Bay, which is a popular location for photographers. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Tourism is changing in the age of social media

  • Travelling is increasingly not just about experiencing the unusual, but also being seen to be doing so
  • Tourism authorities and operators who fail to keep up with changing tastes and preferences risk losing out in the competitive global market

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A tourists visits Montane Mansion in Quarry Bay, which is a popular location for photographers. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Cosmetic researchers from South Korea Sun Woo (left), 26, and So Yeon, 26, take pictures against the popular graffiti wall on Graham Street in Central. Photo: Nora Tam

Travel in the time of selfies: how a new generation of tech-savvy tourists is reshaping one of Hong Kong’s pillar industries

  • The era of postcards is over: travellers now post images online as they happen
  • Emerging breed of globetrotters increasingly follow online influencers
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Cosmetic researchers from South Korea Sun Woo (left), 26, and So Yeon, 26, take pictures against the popular graffiti wall on Graham Street in Central. Photo: Nora Tam
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