Anti-government protesters are hit by tear gas after occupying Harcourt Road in Admiralty during one of many clashes with police. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s summer of discontent could lead to ‘chilly winter’ for tourism and industry figure fears impact could be worse than Sars outbreak

  • Visitor numbers and hotel occupancy rates down by nearly 30 per cent over past few weeks
  • Travel Industry Council chairman Jason Wong says sector is in shock as commerce minister warns about impact on jobs
Topic |   Tourism

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Anti-government protesters are hit by tear gas after occupying Harcourt Road in Admiralty during one of many clashes with police. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Cathay Pacific returned to the black after a HK$263 million half-year loss in 2018. Photo: AP

Fall in ticket sales for coming months overshadows Cathay Pacific’s return to profit as Hong Kong protests begin to have effect on business

  • Medium-term bookings down but airline’s chairman John Slosar confident performance can continue to improve for rest of year
  • Drop in sales mainly from economy class travellers but is still putting pressure on ticket prices
Topic |   Cathay Pacific

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Cathay Pacific returned to the black after a HK$263 million half-year loss in 2018. Photo: AP
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