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Locals explore Hong Kong in their thousands, but travel industry still suffering as coronavirus keeps visitors away

More than 7,000 people joined local tours as part of Hong Kong’s push to boost its economy, but visitor numbers remained dismal as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer tourism, the city’s top travel official said on Sunday.The Tourism Board had offered 10,000 discounted local tours under the scheme, originally launched in June but cut short by the city’s third wave of Covid-19 infections, before resuming in October.However, a fourth wave prevented about 2,000 people from taking their…

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