Analyses | Regional and economic development | 2015-04-29 | HKET

How excessive tourists reshape cities

Tourists may be more than sightseers at their destinations if in large number. The Centre’s weekly analysis looks at London and Berlin to explore how tourists have led to gentrification, and how the consumption pattern of visitors has changed the face of Hong Kong. The article points out that day-trippers from the Mainland are now the major source of Hong Kong’s tourists; and the shops have switched to sell certain types of products catering to their shopping needs. Similar to other places, Hong Kong has also seen conflicts between locals and tourists.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.