A person takes a selfie on The Peak on August 14. The damage inflicted by the pandemic and global lockdowns to the tourism sector is already breathtaking. Photo: Sam Tsang A person takes a selfie on The Peak on August 14. The damage inflicted by the pandemic and global lockdowns to the tourism sector is already breathtaking. Photo: Sam Tsang
A person takes a selfie on The Peak on August 14. The damage inflicted by the pandemic and global lockdowns to the tourism sector is already breathtaking. Photo: Sam Tsang
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Coronavirus crisis offers Hong Kong a chance to reshape tourism

  • With recovery in travel, aviation and tourism not expected for several years, those reliant on global tourism have no choice but to reimagine their future
  • Hong Kong should use this opportunity to reduce its dependence on the mainland and become a hub for tourism across the Greater Bay Area

A person takes a selfie on The Peak on August 14. The damage inflicted by the pandemic and global lockdowns to the tourism sector is already breathtaking. Photo: Sam Tsang A person takes a selfie on The Peak on August 14. The damage inflicted by the pandemic and global lockdowns to the tourism sector is already breathtaking. Photo: Sam Tsang
A person takes a selfie on The Peak on August 14. The damage inflicted by the pandemic and global lockdowns to the tourism sector is already breathtaking. Photo: Sam Tsang
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.