Hong Kong tours are reduced
As of July 2015, there were 6740 pilot guides in Hong Kong. In January this year, there were only 3,344 tour groups in Hong Kong. In theory, each tour guide received an inland syndicate every 2 months [according to the Hong Kong Statistical Office Data, the unemployment rate for the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from January to March in 2016 was 3.4%, 0.1 percentage points higher than that in December 2015 to February 2016. The total employment decreased by 4600 to 381.18 million, while the number of unemployed From 120,000 to 13 million people. ] 4 years ago, Hong Kong tour guide Zhou Jian (a pseudonym) a month can often receive more than 10 tour groups, the basic income of more than 20,000 yuan per month. "Now only 3 to 4 groups per month, and this group does not have a shopping project, the commission is very small, I can only go to a security card to do part-time building security, make hundreds of hundreds of help every day. Kennedy "First Financial Daily" reporter said. And Zhou Jian have the same experience of Hong Kong tour guides a few, and the main reason for the decrease in income is the number of mainland tour groups continue to decline. The Hong Kong Tourism Employees' General Director, Mr LAM Ching-ting, said in a public case that there were 9,300 inbound tours in November last year and 6,500 in December, compared with 3147 in January. Hong Kong Tourism Trade Union recently released data also show that only the first quarter of this year, only 11665 tour groups to Hong Kong, compared with the same period last year plunged nearly 60%. "Was a Hong Kong tour guide Wang Yang (a pseudonym) told this reporter that last year found the situation is not good, he has left the tourism industry, selling a smart phone , "No longer have sun and rain." Tourism suffered heavy losses also led to Hong Kong's unemployment rate hit a new high in recent years, even on the surrounding areas also had a great impact. "At the end of last year, our hotel's holiday occupancy rate from the previous 80% to 90%, fell to 30% to 40%." Zhuhai operating in the hotel's Xiong Wen (a pseudonym) told this reporter. The most frightening thing is that the industry continues to pessimistic about the tourism industry in Hong Kong. Yu Lihua, Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Professional Tour Guides, expects that the number of Mainland tour groups in the "May Day" holiday may not be one-tenth of that of previous years. What the devastation of the enthusiasm of tourists to Hong Kong tourists dropped significantly, making the local tour guide more difficult days. According to the Hong Kong Immigration Department, Hong Kong's visitor arrivals fell by 20.5% to 429.57 million in February, with 26.97 million passengers falling from the Mainland, with an average of 11.6 per day Million times. On the other hand, as of July 2015, there were 6740 pilot guides in Hong Kong. In January this year, there were only 3147 tour groups in Hong Kong. In theory, each tour guide received an inland group every 2 months. Remove the shopping commission, these tour guides with a group of only 400 to 500 Hong Kong dollars a day income, it is difficult to maintain life in Hong Kong. Yu Lihua also said that the first quarter of last year, an average of more than 300 tour groups every day to visit Hong Kong, but the average in the first quarter of this year, only 130 tour groups, not enough 6740 tour guides. In addition to the exit, barely left behind or part-time subsidized livelihood, or become Hong Kong tour guide elite elite. A tour guide told the reporter that since the Hong Kong tourism industry began to decline, he at his own expense to study the eco-tour and monuments course, change the Hong Kong local schools or the depth of the mainland tour team, the average monthly can also received three or four Such a tour group, but the income is still in decline. Hong Kong Association of Travelers, Hong Kong Association of Professional Guided Tourers and Hong Kong Association of Outbound Leaders visited their 473 members in early April. 82.3% of the respondents said that the number of recent missions was reduced and 84.5% It is expected this year's revenue will decline over last year. In fact, in October last year, Heilongjiang tourists were killed in Hong Kong after the death of the case, the Hong Kong tourism industry has a very negative impact, despite the fact that the tourists died of myocardial infarction. In addition, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Finance and Strategy, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Tourism Research Center recently released 2016 "Green Paper" pointed out that since 2014, Hong Kong illegal "accounted for" "anti-water off" and a series of events Outbreak, so that Hong Kong tourism development environment is challenged, undermine the "hospitality Hong Kong" tourism image. Hong Kong's minority violence against the mainland tourists harassment, abuse and other "violent rush" behavior also hit the mainland tourists travel to Hong Kong enthusiasm. The unemployment rate hit a sharp drop in recent years, the whole of the tourism industry in Hong Kong are overwhelmed. Hong Kong Disneyland April 15 announced the results of the fiscal year 2015 report, by the number of mainland visitors and hotel occupancy rate fell, a net loss of HK $ 148 million last year. Followed by a large layoffs, even in the Disney work for more than 10 years old employees have not been spared. In addition, more and more retail giants have chosen to close stores to curb the loss of the situation. In Hong Kong franchise clothing accessories Bao Hao (00483.HK) Chairman Huang Rui Lin said that this year plans to switch more than 10 branches. Prince Jade Watch Chairman Deng Deming said that although there is no layoffs, but there are many young employees naturally lost. Layoffs, leaving ... ... business performance continues to decline, making the unemployment rate rising. According to the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, the unemployment rate for the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from January to March in 2016 was 3.4%, up 0.1 percentage points from December 2015 to February 2016. The total number of employed persons decreased by 4600 to 381.18 million, While the number of unemployed from 120,000 to 130,000 people. According to the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, the total number of employed persons in Hong Kong's tourism industry in 2014 was 271,800, accounting for 7% of the total employed population at that time. It was one of the four major industries to solve the problem of employment in Hong Kong. The slowdown in local consumption growth in Hong Kong and the continuing weakness in the tourism industry in Hong Kong have gradually become apparent in the labor market, making the unemployment rate set a new high since October 2013 to December, the Hong Kong Statistics Service said. Consumption and tourism-related industries are hardest hit. Among them, the unemployment rate in the retail and residential services sector increased by 0.4 and 1.8 percentage points to 5.5% and 5.2% respectively, higher than the overall unemployment rate, compared with a year ago. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government said that the factors such as the slowdown in the external economy and the devaluation of the neighboring regions have weakened the attractiveness of Hong Kong visitors to the Mainland. Therefore, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition and cruise tourism will be vigorously promoted and measures will be taken to mitigate the costs of the enterprises concerned. The Hong Kong Financial Secretary, Mr John Tsang, said the rise in unemployment was an important message for market delivery and would keep a close eye on the weakening demand for labor in individual industries, particularly the weakening of the retail market. Nomura's latest research report worries about Hong Kong's future unemployment rate, saying Hong Kong's unemployment rate may continue to rise next year. It is expected that the unemployment rate in Hong Kong will rise further to 4.5% by the third quarter of 2017, mainly in retail, The real estate sector is reduced due to the hiring of manpower. The surrounding area was reluctant to "sit" tour group to reduce the impact on the surrounding areas of Hong Kong is not small, including the last stop in Hong Kong and Macao travel - Zhuhai. "Hong Kong tour group to reduce the impact on our business is very large." Xiong Wen told this reporter that the past few years, his hotel specifically received tours from Hong Kong and Macao, one to the holidays on the full, and the occupancy rate are also Reached 80% to 90%, but the end of last year, the hotel's holiday occupancy rate fell sharply, down to only 30% to 40% level. "Most of the hotels in Zhuhai have the same problem, according to this development, more than half of the hotels in Zhuhai have to lose, may have to do not go." Xiong said. Macau is another area of involvement. In the first two months of 2016, Macao's inbound passengers fell for two consecutive months, and the number of visitors from the Mainland decreased by 5.2% year-on-year to 1,799,000. Macau's casino revenue is also falling, according to the Macau Gaming Monitor data, 2016 1 to 3 months of gaming revenue fell 13.3% year on year to 56.1 billion patacas. Macau Tourism Authority Mr WONG admitted that the reduction of Mainland visitors to Macau was indeed related to the reduction of visitors to Hong Kong. The future would increase publicity and attract more tourists to Macau. Hong Kong's tourism industry has caused the industry to be quite worried and began to call for positive action to reverse the tide. According to the Xinhua news agency, Mr Yau Si-wing, a member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong tourism industry, appealed to the people of Hong Kong to do hospitality and hospitality. At the same time, the SAR Government should do long-term tourism planning, expand the source. Liang Fangyuan, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions and chairman of the Federation of Tourism Associations, said that it is expected that the infrastructure projects such as Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be implemented as soon as possible to promote the development of tourism. The Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government has also proposed to implement a number of measures to support the tourism industry in Hong Kong even in the Government Budget for the financial year 2016-2017.