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Unpleasant experiences such as the increase of living cost, closures of small shops, and poor environmental hygiene caused by mass tourism have made many Hong Kong people turn pale upon hearing the word ‘tourists’. In fact, tourism development does not have to sacrifice different stakeholders in the community. It is also possible to create a win-win situation for the tourism industry and the community through developing themed tourism by placemaking and thus developing the economy in a sustainable way.
The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.