Articles tagged “hong kong protests”

The Most Important Story in Tourism in 2019

The Most Important Story in Tourism in 2019

Rosie Spinks, Skift

While the story of tourism in chaotic Hong Kong this year is specific to that place, it also points to the tenuousness of the global tourism industry as a whole.

2 months ago

Hong Kong Tourism Board Scraps Traditional New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Hong Kong Tourism Board Scraps Traditional New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Iain Marlow, Bloomberg

Celebrations will be more subdued than normal in Hong Kong this New Year's Eve, a fitting, if unfortunate, end to a year that has seen the tourism and retail sectors take a beating.

2 months ago

Hong Kong’s High-Spending Outbound Travel Market Stays Firm

Hong Kong’s High-Spending Outbound Travel Market Stays Firm

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Hong Kong residents are still traveling despite protests that have been going on for six months — or perhaps because of them.

2 months ago

Singapore Tourism Industry Buoyed by Tourists Avoiding Hong Kong

Singapore Tourism Industry Buoyed by Tourists Avoiding Hong Kong

Faris Mokhtar, Bloomberg

Singapore's tourism sector has plenty of things going for it currently. Unfortunately for Hong Kong, travelers choosing to skip the protests there and visit Singapore instead appears to be one of them.

3 months ago

Hong Kong Airlines Plans Cash Injection to Stave Off Losing License

Hong Kong Airlines Plans Cash Injection to Stave Off Losing License

Shawna Kwan and Will Davies, Bloomberg

Troubled Hong Kong Airlines isn’t providing details on its cash injection plan, so the question remains if the HNA-backed carrier — which is on the verge of having its license revoked — can survive the troubles facing Hong Kong.

3 months ago

Embattled Hong Kong Airlines Delay Staff Salaries

Embattled Hong Kong Airlines Delay Staff Salaries

Will Davies, Bloomberg

Hong Kong Airlines has been struggling even before the pro-democracy protests. Now it's clutching at the straws. Staff morale will plunge as salaries are delayed despite the airline saying otherwise.

3 months ago

AirAsia Founder Sees Hong Kong Impact Spreading to Shenzhen and Macau

AirAsia Founder Sees Hong Kong Impact Spreading to Shenzhen and Macau

Yantoultra Ngu, Bloomberg

AirAsia admits demand for flights to Macau and Shenzhen is down, but plays down the impact of Federal Aviation Administration's ban on Malaysian carriers from adding new U.S. routes. That's a setback for AirAsia X that was planning flights to the U.S. West Coast.

3 months ago

Asia’s Airlines Cancel Annual Event in Hong Kong Due to Unrest

Asia’s Airlines Cancel Annual Event in Hong Kong Due to Unrest

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

This is a pity. Asia's biggest hotel meet, the Hotel Investment Conference Asia-Pacific, gritted its teeth and went ahead last month. Even a meeting at the airport or a venue close to the airport is better than canceling.

3 months ago

Hotel Companies Are Feeling the Pinch From Political Tensions in China

Hotel Companies Are Feeling the Pinch From Political Tensions in China

Anisha Sircar, Bloomberg

The political tensions in Hong Kong and China are having implications for the hospitality industry all over the world. There is no clear end in sight.

4 months ago

Hong Kong Disneyland Hints at $275 Million Plunge in Profit if Protests Continue

Hong Kong Disneyland Hints at $275 Million Plunge in Profit if Protests Continue

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Hong Kong Disneyland was expecting a great year from its new Marvel attraction. Instead, it saw a less marvelous year marred by pro-democracy protests.

4 months ago

Singapore Airlines Still Facing Weakened Demand Due to Hong Kong Protests

Singapore Airlines Still Facing Weakened Demand Due to Hong Kong Protests

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The Hong Kong protests have left no part of the travel industry unscathed, and Singapore Airlines' latest earnings show it's not just local airlines that are feeling the pain.

4 months ago

Can a Fast-Growing Oyo Patch Up the Early Cracks?

Can a Fast-Growing Oyo Patch Up the Early Cracks?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It’s raining doubts on Oyo Hotels & Homes, a far cry from the awe that was poured on its founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal when he came in six years ago brandishing the simple belief that “everyone deserves a beautiful living space.” Can Oyo fix its apparent shortfalls?

4 months ago