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How to unlock the potential of meteorological industry in the Greater Bay Area?


The ever-changing weather has added uncertainties to economic activities. With the advancement of technology in recent years, many enterprises also have the ability to collect and analyse meteorological data in a bid to provide tailor-made weather forecasting and analysis services. Making reference to overseas supportive measures to private meteorological companies, can the Greater Bay Area create a similar conducive environment to unlock the potential of the meteorological industry?

Data speaks: Prepare ahead for retail practitioners amid bleak jobs outlook


Hong Kong’s once-flourishing tourism industry propelled growth of the retail sector and created lots of related job opportunities. However, the tourism industry going through turbulent times in recent years has yet created more related jobs, even though visitor arrivals rebounded from a slump a few years ago. It is time for helping retail practitioners reinvent their careers, even though the pandemic will eventually end and the city will provide a warm welcome to international visitors again.

Low-code/no-code tools: Fostering app development for all


Hong Kong enterprises often claim that a lack of digital talent hampers digital transformation. However, with the rise of low-code and no-code development platforms in foreign countries, people can now develop applications with low or even no code. This article explores the impact of these platforms on the programming industry, business operations, and the atmosphere of learning programming for all.

The paradox of positioning Hong Kong as a 'shopping paradise'


Hong Kong's tourism industry development has already undergone a bottleneck long before the epidemic. Unless there is a breakthrough innovation, the industry will lose its competitiveness gradually. To step forward, Hong Kong should review its position as a ‘shoppers’ paradise’.

Pain points holding Hong Kong’s tourism back: Overloading and over-reliance on single visitor source market


In Hong Kong, the tourism industry has entered a harsh winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, according to the Centre’s latest research, the city’s tourism has already experienced stagnation of its life-cycle since last year. The ‘imbalance between tourists and residents’ and ‘reliance on a single visitor source market’ form part of the barriers to breakthrough. This article will identify appropriate policy directions to revitalise the industry.

Tourism recovery is still unknown in the post-pandemic world


The tourism industry in Hong Kong is suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak. Tourism practitioners could only look forward to returning to ‘business as usual’ after the epidemic. However, after analysing the development of Hong Kong’s tourism industry in the past 20 years, the Centre found that it has already encountered a bottleneck. To help the industry revive, Hong Kong should look squarely into its own problems while facing fierce competition from global tourist destinations.

Learning from crises: Tapping into a sustainable tourism ecosystem


The Centre released a study ‘Charting the industry's way forward: Ups and Downs of Hong Kong Tourism Development in the past 20 years’, examining the inbound tourism statistics from 2000 to 2019, analysing the trends and changes from the perspective of destination life-cycle (DLC) and integrating with external and domestic situations. Key vision-driven directions for reconstructing Hong Kong’s tourism industry are recommended.

COVID-19 recovery: Can adding new public holidays boost consumption?


The COVID-19 crisis is hitting the global economy hard. The U.K., New Zealand and Thailand have been considering adding new public holidays for citizens, in the hope of stimulating the economy by providing them with extra time and mood to spend.. Can Hong Kong turn this idea into a new driving force behind the local consumer market?

The new normal in retail industry


The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped consumer behaviours. Some retail experts believe that such new shopping habits will persist well beyond the pandemic and define a ‘new normal’ for the industry. How should the struggling retail stores prepare themselves to ride out the pandemic storm?

Work from anywhere: The rise of digital nomads in post-pandemic future


Many enterprises have arranged for employees to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, proving that certain duties do not have to be performed in the offices. It is believed that the idea of ‘work from anywhere’ will become more popular, even spawning a group of digital nomads who work remotely while travelling around the world in future. This article explores the impact of new remote work model on the labour market.