Since the year 2012 Hong Kong could not always allow more visitors on several dimensions. It has been worrying ever since Hong Kong's tourist appeal has always been stronger than its capacity to hold more tourists. The four different dimensions that have always determined the tourism carrying capacity of Hong Kong include, economic dimension, Environmental and natural resource dimension and sociocultural dimension and lastly availability of transportation and infrastructural facilities and services (Zhang, Tingting, &Cihan, 67-68).
[...] This is to show that the city has carried proper research on what number of people it can comfortably handle and thus it has fixed it offers to accommodate such a number of people. It knows that handling that number of people will keep it on toes to maintain the biodiversity, the architecture, natural habitats and ecosystem and also preserve the natural and built heritage of the city. III. Sociocultural Dimension Measures taken by Hong City on the sociocultural dimensions show that there has been some research that has been done on the tourism-carrying capacity of the city. [...]
[...] The other sectors of the economy will in turn not get enough support from the government (Zhang, Tingting, &Cihan, 68). The government took into consideration that Hong Kong is a mixed economy city and majoring only in one sector will create an imbalance that will greatly affect the city and China as a country. The city majors in several sectors like trading, logistics, professional and also production activities. There are very many industries in the city like steel industries and for all these departments of the economy to do well, they must receive a lot of support from the government through the taxpayer's money and other revenues that the government obtains from its citizens and other various sources. [...]
[...] Adequate Availability of Transportation and Infrastructural Facilities and Services The last dimension that shows that there was some research done by Hongkongers on the carrying capacity of the city is the whether the transport and infrastructural facilities and services are enough to handle a certain number of tourists. There are not enough facilities like Hotels in the city to accommodate a huge number of tourists and that is the reason why 4.1 million tourists were barred from coming to Hong Kong because it would create a burden to the city (Chow et al, 89). [...]
[...] Conclusion In conclusion, it can be comfortably analyzed that Hong Kong has done proper research on the tourist-carrying capacity of the city. This is because based on the four selected dimensions of factors affecting carrying capacity, changes in the influx of tourists in the country have been made. Executive Officer Leung Chun-Ying has made several changes especially in regulating the number of tourists entering the city and this could be basically as a result of the research. References Chow, Alice SY, Shuwen Liu, and Lewis TO Cheung. [...]
[...] It will allow the Hong Kong community to learn from other cultures and also benefit from the aspects of those new cultures that they would see as beneficial to them. It also increases local pride among the Hongkongers and can greatly bring about the community spirit amongst the people that will at the end of the day help the city achieve great exploits economically. Having excessive tourists, however, can have adverse effects than benefits and this could have been the reason for regulation of the number of tourists. [...]
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