Disneyland has become an uninhabited paradise, desolate
Three months of riots have hit Hong Kong's tourism industry hard. According to the latest data disclosed online by Chen maobo, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, visitors to Hong Kong in August fell by nearly 40% compared with the same period last year. Some hotels were "ten rooms and nine empty", and the occupancy rate fell to only 10%. Disneyland and ocean park have also become "unmanned paradise".
The industry angrily denounced the troublemakers for deliberately creating an economic catastrophe
Chen maobo said that the social events in the past few months, especially the continuous impact of violence, have seriously dealt a blow to Hong Kong's international image as a safe city and a commercial, aviation and financial center, and seriously damaged the local economy, especially in tourism, retail and hotel industries.
He pointed out that in the hotel industry, the industry said that in August, the hotel occupancy rate in some areas fell by more than half, and the house price fell by 40-70%. The situation is similar in retail and catering.
In terms of foreign trade, affected by the warming of Sino US trade frictions, the value of Hong Kong's overall exports of goods fell by 5.7% year-on-year in July. In the first six months of this year, the total value of all products re exported from the mainland to the United States through Hong Kong decreased by 15.2% over the same period last year.
He said that the repeated violent impact, blocking roads, subway, airport and other important transportation infrastructure, not only hindered people's travel to work, school, life and taking care of their families, but also greatly affected the holding of international conferences, exhibitions and major events. Many conferences and business trips have been postponed or even moved to other places.
The monthly economic loss is about 12 billion yuan
According to the data of the tourism board, the overall number of visitors to Hong Kong in August last year was 5.8959 million, an increase of 17.4% over the same month in 2017. Last year, the total number of visitors to Hong Kong reached 65.15 million, with a total consumption of 328.2 billion yuan. According to the 40% decline, 2.36 million visitors to Hong Kong "evaporated" in August this year, leaving only about 3.54 million. It is estimated that the economic loss in a single month is about 12 billion yuan.
Looking forward to the "National Day Golden Week", the tourism industry has cried out that there is no hope. Cui Dingbang, chairman of the Tourism Promotion Association, said that last year's golden week, driven by the Guangzhou Shenzhen Hong Kong high-speed railway and the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge, attracted an average of more than 200 mainland visiting groups every day. It is estimated that the number of visiting groups in Hong Kong this year will be very small, because only 20 mainland visiting groups visited Hong Kong every day last week.
Nowadays, shopping malls in Hong Kong are very cold (Photo by Li paifeng, all media reporter of the official document collection)
Disney, Ocean Park disaster 'unmanned Paradise'
There are also two major theme parks in Hong Kong: Disney and Ocean Park. The online video shows that only three or four people were present in the Ocean theater of Ocean Park recently, and the streets of Disney are also sparsely populated, which is in strong contrast to the huge crowd of people in the past.
In the online short film on the 7th, there were only a few people in the Ocean theater of Ocean Park, which used to be full. At this time, it was past 12 noon and the performance began in five minutes.
No one cares about the amusement facilities and sightseeing cable cars in the ocean park.
The golden week visiting delegation is expected to fall by 90%
Liang Fangyuan, chairman of the Federation of tourism employees, pointed out that the number of visiting groups began to decrease in June and decreased by 90% in August compared with the same period last year. Only a small number of visiting groups from Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia visited Hong Kong. Business and study tour groups from the mainland, Europe and the United States have cancelled their visits to Hong Kong because of tourism warnings. She expects that the number of visiting groups in the golden week will decrease by 90% compared with the same period last year.
Tourism practitioners complain! Liang Fangyuan said that there was a sense of panic in the industry. Last month, 80% of tour guides had no group belt and could only pick up individual tourists; Some white-collar workers in the industry are also required to take unpaid leave. She criticized that the so-called demonstrations were actually concocting an economic catastrophe and intended to disrupt Hong Kong.
Hong Kong News Network
Data show that Hong Kong's economic performance in the first half of this year has been the worst since 2009. The continuing violence has seriously affected Hong Kong's economic development and social livelihood. In the news broadcast, people from all walks of life in Hong Kong called on them to work together to develop the economy and improve people's livelihood.