Hotel toiletries are fair game, but they could end up costing the Earth more than the hospitality industry. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Chinese and American tourists admit to stealing from hotel rooms, do you?

  • From toiletries and towels to mattresses and mini-fridges, certain guests take more than they are entitled to
  • The petty pilferers taking anything that would otherwise be disposed of should consider the environmental impact of their actions

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Hotel toiletries are fair game, but they could end up costing the Earth more than the hospitality industry. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mainland Chinese tourists in Tung Chung, Hong Kong, in November. Picture: Winson Wong
Mercedes Hutton
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Hong Kong is not overcrowded, it is a victim of mass mainland Chinese tourism – and so are the visitors

  • Despite a survey saying mainland tourists would rather visit Australia, Japan or Singapore than Hong Kong, the city welcomed 51 million people across the border last year
  • Is increased accessibility from the mainland, thanks to the opening of the high-speed rail link and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, to blame for burgeoning numbers?

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Mainland Chinese tourists in Tung Chung, Hong Kong, in November. Picture: Winson Wong
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