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Tourism in Hong Kong

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Jack Chen Chinese International School IGCSE Geography Course Work Tourism in Hong Kong Introduction: Tourism is a vast worldwide industry, which includes the transportation, the lodging, feeding and entertainment of the tourist. Tourism is one of Hong Kong's most important service activities and it is the third largest source of foreign exchange earnings. In the early 1990s, nearly 9 million tourists visited Hong Kong each year, spending more than $7 billion annually. Most visitors came from Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and other locations in East and Southeast Asia. Many European and North American tourists also visited. According to United Nations' definition, a tourist is a temporary visitor staying at least 24 hours but less than one year in a country other than his own place of residence when the purpose of his journey is either (a) leisure, recreation, holiday, health, or study. (b) Business, family, convention congress, military personnel, diplomats, resident students and those who accept employment in a foreign country are not considered tourist. The main purpose of this coursework is to find out what are the characteristics of tourists arriving in Hong Kong. This coursework will be focus on the following three stresses: 1. Can a pattern be identified in terms of the length of stay with tourists who visit Hong Kong? 2. What motivates people to visit Hong Kong? 3. How would the tourists think about Hong Kong? Will they come again? Hypothesis: Can a pattern be identified in terms of the length of stay with tourists who visit Hong Kong? Yes, a pattern can be identified in terms of the length of stay with tourists who visit Hong Kong. ...read more.

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When you are in Hong Kong, you will feel that you are full of energy. There are lots of different kinds of food to eat, Italian, Indian, Spanish... Hong Kong is a very famous shopping paradise because there are lots of things to buy and you can find everything you need in Hong Kong and the commodity prices is not that high. Four things listed above are the motives of tourists coming to Hong Kong. How would the tourists think about Hong Kong? Will they come again? Most of the tourists think that Hong Kong is a very crowded place but prosperous. This is why Hong Kong is called City of Life. Most of them would come to visit Hong Kong Again. The reason they think Hong Kong is crowded is because the population in Hong Kong is unevenly distributed, however, with the greatest concentrations of people in Kowloon and across the harbor on Hong Kong Island. Some districts, such as Mong Kok in Kowloon, have population densities of about 40,000 persons per square km, among the highest urban densities in the world. Although birth and death rates are comparatively low in Hong Kong, migration from other parts of China creates a high population growth rate, and migrants now make up about 40 percent of the population. Most of the tourists think things are very expensive in Hong Kong since the rate's of exchange in Hong Kong is very high, therefore, things will be more expensive compare to other countries. In addition, tourists who speak English might think it is easy to communicate with local people in Hong Kong because English and Chinese are the official languages in Hong Kong. ...read more.

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66% of them are coming back again, 24% of them might come back again, only 10% of them would not come back because they said they had seen everything. This bar chart shows that the tourists have pretty good overall impression of Hong Kong, most of them give Hong Kong around 7 to 8 points. 3 people give Hong Kong 10 points; 4 people give Hong Kong 9 points; 14 people give Hong Kong 8 points; 17 people, which is the majority give Hong Kong 7 points; 10 people give Hong Kong 6 points and only 2 people give Hong Kong 5 points. Conclusion: After the coursework, I have achieved my aims, which I find out what are the characteristics of tourists arriving in Hong Kong. According to the results I collected, I prove that all my hypotheses were true. A pattern can be identified in terms of the length of stay with tourists who visit Hong Kong; Tourists come to Hong Kong for the motive - shopping; and most of the tourists would come to visit Hong Kong again. I could have done this coursework better and make it more accurate. Everything went quite well except when I was doing the survey. Some tourists didn't want to fill the questionnaires and some of them just walked away. I used font 8 for the questionnaire, which is too small, it might affect the tourists' impression and he survey was not that accurate because it is not taken randomly around Hong Kong. To solve these problems, I will have to make the font of the questionnaire bigger and it must be taken at least 3-4 places. Appendix #1 - Questionnaire: Excuse me sir/madam; I am doing a survey for the school geography coursework. ...read more.

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