Protesters clash with travellers during a rally against parallel trading at New Town Plaza in Shatin on February 15, 2015. Analysts say the recent spate of protests against mainland visitors in the city has prompted them to travel elsewhere. Photo: Felix Wong

Number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong falls for ‘first time since handover’

Travel industry executive says numbers fell this year for first time since the handover; analysts blame protests as visitors look elsewhere

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Protesters clash with travellers during a rally against parallel trading at New Town Plaza in Shatin on February 15, 2015. Analysts say the recent spate of protests against mainland visitors in the city has prompted them to travel elsewhere. Photo: Felix Wong
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