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Convention and Exhibition and Tourism

25. A consultancy study has found that by 2028 there will be a shortfall of about 130 000 square metres of convention and exhibition venues in Hong Kong at peak periods. We must have well-conceived medium and long-term extension planning and ensure that shortage of venues will not pose constraints to our convention and exhibition business.

26. Last year, we highlighted Hong Kong’s diversified and high value-added travelling experiences, as well as our gourmet culture and cultural and creative tourism. We successfully staged a number of mega events including the Formula E motor race and the large-scale Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival.

27. These strategies have delivered results. Although total visitor arrivals have dropped, the decline has become milder in recent months. In particular, the number of visitors from Southeast Asia increased year-on-year while non-Mainland overnight visitors increased by 3.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year.



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