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MORE THAN A MALL? CHALLENGES FACING THE TOURISM SECTOR

Thirty-two million. That’s how many same-day visitor arrivals were recorded in Hong Kong for 2015. It’s an incredible number. But with spending, overall arrivals and average length of stay dropping, Hong Kong must look to become more than just a hub for day-trippers and stop-over visitors.

Ultimately, Hong Kong is already one of the most visited cities in Asia. The challenge is not to overhaul what’s already there, but to fine tune certain elements. Hong Kong is more than a shopping precinct and a westernised financial adjunct to mainland China. Let’s not be afraid to show it.

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