DestinationsAsia

Hong Kong welcomes mainland tourists, but worries about loss of local culture

Skift Take

Hong Kong may be gaining economically from the tourism boom, but residents want to ensure they don’t lose themselves in the process. While visitors from the mainland are increasing, tourism from the rest of the world is declining.

— Dennis Schaal

We Hong Kongers also have no shortage of jewelry stores, shops selling monogrammed purses and pharmacies stocking milk powder. These businesses have been thriving thanks to a heavy influx of tourists in recent years.

But as Hong Kong celebrates its “tourism success,” its residents are at the same time mourning the loss of their local culture and beloved restaurants. Is it possible to enjoy the benefits of the former without suffering the drawbacks of the latter?

Destination Mexico: The Evolution of Luxury Travel

Luxury travelers are looking for more than just posh accommodations and generic pampering. Savvy suppliers and tourism organizations are capitalizing on the desire for authentic experiences, as the sharing economy continues to present new ways to connect travelers with local culture.

Read More

Next Story

Loading...

Loading...