Hong Kong police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters, in scenes that have become increasingly regular. Photo: Felix Wong

Mainland Chinese tour groups shun ‘violent’ Hong Kong, survey says

  • Tour operators report drastic fall in bookings, with 90 per cent losing more than half their income, although number of mainland visitors rose in June
  • Latest sign that city’s tourism sector is being hit by the ongoing unrest
Topic |   China Society

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters, in scenes that have become increasingly regular. Photo: Felix Wong
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All departing flights were cancelled at Hong Kong airport from 4pm on Monday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests take toll on city’s tourism workers as earnings slump 74 per cent on average over past two months

  • Number of tours also fell 74 per cent on average, affecting an estimated 99 per cent of workers in the industry, according to survey
  • Trade unions say impact is even more severe than deadly 2003 Sars outbreak
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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All departing flights were cancelled at Hong Kong airport from 4pm on Monday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang
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