The tourism slump ­happened as the protests became regular and increasingly violent. Photo: K.Y. Cheng The tourism slump ­happened as the protests became regular and increasingly violent. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The tourism slump ­happened as the protests became regular and increasingly violent. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hard times for Hong Kong’s tourism workers as protests keep visitors away – ‘I am in despair’

  • Workers in protest-hit travel and dining sectors in constant state of worry over employment as fewer visitors see closures of restaurants and shops
  • The jobless rate crept up to 3.1 per cent in the three months to October, from 2.9 per cent in the previous quarter

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
The tourism slump ­happened as the protests became regular and increasingly violent. Photo: K.Y. Cheng The tourism slump ­happened as the protests became regular and increasingly violent. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The tourism slump ­happened as the protests became regular and increasingly violent. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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