Hong Kong 66 Tourist Buses Slow-Driving Parade: Benefits Drop by 90percent

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 Hong Kong 66 Tourist Buses Slow-Driving Parade: Benefits Drop by 90percent


At about 10:00 a.m., under the direction of traffic police, 66 tour buses lined up through the undersea tunnel, the Eastern Corridor and other sections, and finally arrived near the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Headquarters Building. Cui Dingbang said that about 100 practitioners participated in the march.

On the morning of September 10, 66 tour buses participated in the slow-driving parade organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Promotion Association.

At about 11:00 a.m., several tourism representatives read a petition in front of the government headquarters building, saying that in the past three months, Hong Kongs tourism industry has been catastrophically affected by the social chaos. Employees are facing the crisis of stoppage, wage cuts and even unemployment, which is overwhelming.

On the morning of September 10, a number of tourism practitioners read the petition at the gate of the HKSAR Government Headquarters.

According to the Hong Kong Dagong Daily, recently, the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Chen Maobo, wrote an article revealing that the number of visitors to Hong Kong in August dropped by nearly 40% compared with the same period last year, with an estimated decrease of nearly 2.4 million and a monthly economic loss of up to 12 billion yuan.

I cant stand it anymore, Cui Dingbang told the Beijing News. After violent demonstrations began in July, Hong Kongs tourists began to decrease. The benefits of travel agencies, attractions, hotels and restaurants declined. According to our latest statistics, in the two weeks from the end of August to the beginning of September, the tourism industry (efficiency) declined by 95% compared with the previous one.

Mr. Wen, a Hong Kong tour guide who participated in the parade, has worked for 27 years, but he has not worked for three days. Previously, he suffered a suspension of work for up to half a month. Tourist guides and bus drivers are more laborious, Mr. Wen said, with colleagues, one or two months without work, no income.

Mr. Wen told the Beijing News that at this time of the past year, Hong Kong received an average of 150 mainland tour groups a day, and now it receives an average of only 16 groups a day. Some tour guides go to study other courses to consider changing careers, and some bus drivers go to drive engineering cars to subsidize their livelihoods. In response, Cui Dingbang said that many tour bus and taxi drivers were backed by loans and were unable to repay them after the shutdown. We hope the government can coordinate the banking sector and ease their financial pressure. He believes that the development of tourism depends on the stability of the society. I hope the government will calm down the situation as soon as possible and restore a stable tourism environment. When Mr. Wen receives tourists today, he has to avoid the demonstration route in advance to prevent traffic obstruction. He will also shoot videos for tourists to record the journey, to make more tourists feel the good side of Hong Kong. Source: Wang Ning_NB12468, Responsible Editor of Beijing Newspaper

Mr. Wen told the Beijing News that at this time of the past year, Hong Kong received an average of 150 mainland tour groups a day, and now it receives an average of only 16 groups a day. Some tour guides go to study other courses to consider changing careers, and some bus drivers go to drive engineering cars to subsidize their livelihoods.

In response, Cui Dingbang said that many tour bus and taxi drivers were backed by loans and were unable to repay them after the shutdown. We hope the government can coordinate the banking sector and ease their financial pressure. He believes that the development of tourism depends on the stability of the society. I hope the government will calm down the situation as soon as possible and restore a stable tourism environment.

When Mr. Wen receives tourists today, he has to avoid the demonstration route in advance to prevent traffic obstruction. He will also shoot videos for tourists to record the journey, to make more tourists feel the good side of Hong Kong.