The rise in tourist numbers in 2018 was largely spurred by visitors from mainland China. Photo: Sam Tsang

Mainland Chinese visitors drive Hong Kong’s tourist numbers to record high of 65.1 million

  • Overnight visitors from the mainland were up 7.4 per cent and day trippers shot up 20.1 per cent
  • Tourism Board expects 2019 to be a ‘bumpy and unpredictable’ year thanks to an economic slowdown in China and uncertainty in the world economy
Topic |   Tourism

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The rise in tourist numbers in 2018 was largely spurred by visitors from mainland China. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China, in 1986. Picture: Alamy

How tourism changed China: Lonely Planet’s first guide to country reveals extent of its evolution

  • Published 35 years ago, the book documents a nation barely recognisable today
  • Despite being littered with flaws and short on practical information, the travel bible gave backpackers in the newly opened country something to talk, debate and bitch about
Topic |   Asia travel

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Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China, in 1986. Picture: Alamy
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