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The tourism and exhibition industry has been criticized for being too late to push back 0+7, returning to normal and lagging behind Foreign economic crisis is the biggest enemy

2022-09-23T02:21:20.719Z

According to sources, the government will announce further relaxation of quarantine arrangements for arrivals in Hong Kong as soon as next week. However, representatives of the tourism industry and the exhibition industry all said on the radio program this morning (23rd) that it is too late to prepare for the implementation of "0+7".



According to sources, the government will announce further relaxation of quarantine arrangements for arrivals in Hong Kong as soon as next week. However, representatives of the tourism industry and the exhibition industry all said on the radio program this morning (23rd) that it is too late to prepare for the implementation of "0+7". The Chairman of the Tourism Services Association, Huang Jielung, said that many countries have returned to normal within half a year to a year ago. The biggest enemy of Hong Kong is not the epidemic but the economic crisis. He believes that the customs clearance policy should not be dominated by the Director of the Medical and Health Bureau, Lu Chongmao. Other economic-related officials should also take action, and social distancing measures need to be relaxed.


Li Keyi, executive vice president of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association, said that there are 600 to 700 events in Singapore this year, including 60 large-scale international events. In contrast, no large-scale international events have been held in Hong Kong this year, and some have been held in Hong Kong. The aquatic product exhibition was moved to Singapore this year, and he said that it will continue to be held in Singapore in the coming year.


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Huang Jielong pointed out that it is too late for the government to prepare to implement "0+7". Other countries have begun to return to normal six months to a year ago. He believes that the government should not be too microscopic when formulating measures. "There are too many people in the business community calling for help." The World Bank said there is a chance of stagflation in the coming year, something it has not tried since 1970.

He also used the movie "The Avengers" as an analogy, "Ultron is no longer (the enemy), and the 𠵱 family Thanos is the ultimate enemy." He pointed out that the economy is the No. 1 crisis, and described the current economic crisis as more serious than the epidemic crisis .

Huang Jielong believes that the customs clearance policy should not only be led by Lu Chongmao, director of the Medical and Health Bureau, and other economic-related officials should also take action.

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Huang Jielong pointed out that if he still has to pay attention to the number of confirmed cases every week, he will not be able to deal with the coming economic crisis.

He is worried that the world tourism market has a new normal, tourists may not come to Hong Kong again, and social distancing measures need to be relaxed. Ideally, "there is no such thing as an economy."

The customs clearance policy should not only be led by the Director of the Medical and Health Bureau, Lu Chongmao, and economic officials should also take action. Even after the return to normal, the local economy will not be able to recover immediately, because the business community needs more time to plan and prepare, Huang Jielong

Lai Ho Yee (right) pointed out that an aquatic product exhibition originally held in Hong Kong was moved to Singapore this year, and said that it will continue to be held in Singapore in the coming year.

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Lai Ho-yi, executive vice president of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association, hopes to achieve "0+0" entry quarantine in the future, because any entry barriers will affect the willingness of the exhibition industry to come to Hong Kong. She used to take a three-hour flight to Hong Kong, but now It takes 9 to 10 hours to transfer planes, which greatly reduces the willingness of exhibitors to come to Hong Kong.

In addition, other countries do not need nucleic acid testing and do not have red and yellow codes, which can give exhibitors greater certainty. The organizers would rather go to places without quarantine restrictions to hold exhibitions, and may not consider coming to Hong Kong in the future.

Li Keyi said that Singapore will have 200 exhibitions in 2021, 600 to 700 events this year, and 60 international large-scale events, attracting tens of thousands of international tourists, compared with a large-scale international event in Hong Kong this year. It has never been held, and the aquatic exhibition that was originally held in Hong Kong moved to Singapore this year, and said that it will continue to be held in Singapore in the coming year, "Hong Kong does not have the confidence to bring this exhibition back to Hong Kong." Even if the government relaxes the entry quarantine arrangement , requires a lot of support, such as flights, service providers, etc. Some booth construction companies have moved some materials to Singapore because they have no business in the local area, and it will take a certain amount of time for them to return to Hong Kong.

Li Zhaobo believes that even if Hong Kong has switched to "0+7" now, it is a few months behind other people.

(Photo by Zheng Zifeng)

You don't need to be tested before you board the plane or after you arrive in Hong Kong. You need to be in line with international standards. You can't get a hospital mourning hall when you get off the plane.

Li Zhaobo

Li Zhaobo, an honorary teaching and researcher at the Asia-Pacific Business Institute of the CUHK Business School, believes that the government is relatively slow. He mentioned that Thailand has been able to move freely after half a day of entry quarantine a few months ago. Even if Hong Kong is about to change careers, "0+7" is lagging behind other people. In June, he said that it is best to switch to "0+0" as long as the vaccine has been vaccinated after a week, because any blockage will affect the arrival of business travelers in Hong Kong, and it is recommended that there is no need for testing before boarding and after arriving in Hong Kong. , He believes that after customs clearance, the demand for hotel rooms will increase, and long-term hotel tenants will return to the rental market, making the market more active.

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