Metro Finance held an awards event yesterday and released a survey report, which found that 70% of the respondents plan to travel after normalcy returns. (Yu Gang/The Epoch Times)
[The Epoch Times, November 21, 2023](Epoch Times reporter Zeng Xiaoxun reported in Hong Kong) Metro Finance released a survey report yesterday, which found that 70% of the respondents plan to travel after normalcy returns, and as many as 59% of them plan to do so. To Japan. The number of respondents who plan to stay in Hong Kong to spend Christmas this year will decrease by 20% from last year.
The survey, titled “Consumption Patterns When No Normal Becomes New Normal,” studied the travel situation, cross-border consumption trends and behaviors of Hong Kong people after returning to normal at the beginning of this year. The survey results show that Japan (59%) is still the main place where Hong Kong people plan to travel after returning to normal, followed by Taiwan (33%) and mainland China (27%).
77% of respondents hope that restaurants will provide more discounts and offers
Among the respondents, about 45% said they had spent money in the Greater Bay Area or traveled for one or two days in the past 6 months, and 29% of the respondents said they had spent at least 3 to 4 days in the Greater Bay Area in the past 6 months. times, 9% said they had been there 9 or more times in the past 6 months. About 40% of the respondents spend between HK$500 and HK$1,000 each time they travel north, and about 11% of the respondents spend HK$2,000 or more.
Regarding how to attract Hong Kong people to stay and spend in Hong Kong, 77% of the respondents hope that restaurants will provide more discounts and offers, and 50% hope that different shopping malls will launch night shopping discounts. Other suggestions include theme parks opening for free at night (40%), and launching festivals during festivals. Discounts on transportation in the evening (40%), night markets (37%), and half-price discounts on cinema nights (35%), etc.
Among the offers offered by shopping malls and merchants, 73% of respondents hope for more consumer discounts or lucky draws.
Leung Yiu-chung, General Manager (Business and Market Development) of Metro Broadcasting Company Limited, said that cross-border shopping has gradually become a part of Hong Kong people’s lives. The shift from consumption in Hong Kong to gradual cross-border consumption is also an important trend. As exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and other regions continue to increase, more and more Hong Kong people are beginning to make cross-border purchases, especially through cross-border electronic payments. This kind of cross-border consumption not only expands the consumption choices of Hong Kong people, but also reflects the impact of technological progress on consumer behavior. The colorful night scene is also an eye-catching consumption phenomenon, which reflects Hong Kong people’s pursuit of diversified consumption experiences. Merchants and citizens should pay close attention to these changes and adjust their business strategies and consumption behaviors according to market demand.
In addition, 43% of the respondents said they would stay in Hong Kong to spend money during Christmas this year, a significant decrease from 64% last year. As for the respondents who said they would travel or visit relatives, the number increased from 13% last year to 20% this year. Those without special plans ranged from 37% to 23%. ◇
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