Hong Kong needs tourists – level 2
In 2019, almost 56 million people visited Hong Kong. When the pandemic started, Hong Kong imposed very strict rules, and the country closed to visitors for three years.
In 2019, many protests happened, which hurt the city’s reputation. In 2022, as a result, only 605,000 visitors came.
Now, the city is ready to welcome tourists again, and the government has an interesting plan. Hong Kong will give away 500,000 air tickets to reward tourists and companies to return. People can win tickets in a lottery or buy two tickets for the price of one.
The city’s leader started a campaign called ‘Hello Hong Kong’. Many events will happen, so officials hope they will bring visitors to the city. Some events are a city marathon and a rugby match.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
How did the city’s reputation change after the pandemic started and how did it change after the protests?
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