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

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

Cannix Yau

Cannix joined the Post in 2014 after many years in journalism and some years working for legislators. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won SOPA's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.