Tourism Recovery in Markets of Mainland China and Hong Kong Expected in August – ITE Hong Kong 2020
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ITE Hong Kong 2020 has been postponed to August 6 to 9 and will in hall 3 of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Designated as the Recovery Edition, the show will be the first travel fair held after the outbreak in the Greater Bay Area, which includes China’s top cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) comparable to the world’s 13th largest economy.
Hong Kong residents have continued traveling abroad in the past two months during outbreak and only stopped recently with the travel restrictions. According to the organiser of ITE, such a strong interest in travel is likely to indicate a speedy tourism recover (recovery report available at www.itehk.com).
The virus is coming under control and economic activities have started resuming in March. In a mainland China survey, found Chinese to re-start traveling soon with 60 percent of respondents will travel within this year and 45 percent consider traveling abroad, while over 50 percent within one to six months after the outbreak. The survey also found 70 percent drive in sales initiatives once the situation is clear. It is also likely probable mainland China and Hong Kong are more ready for recovery.
TKS the organiser, will extend deadlines and provide flexible arrangements to exhibitors who are affected by sudden travel restriction. Measures will also be taken to enhance safety in health in the August ITE, including widening the aisles, taking of temperature and admitting those wearing mask, arrange seats for seminar and business matching in a more scatter manner.
Out of ITE’s 12,000 buyers and trade visitors, some 30 percent are from mainland China and over 60 percent from Hong Kong.