“One Bridge, One Iron” Drove the Tourist Industry of Hong Kong (I)

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a bridge and tunnel project connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao in China. It is located in the Boyang area of Guangdong Province, China, and is the southern section of the Ring Expressway in the Pearl River Delta region. The main project of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has been completed. It is connected to Hong Kong in the east and Zhuhai and Macao in the west. The 55-kilometer Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world and the most complicated in the history of Chinese traffic. One of the projects with the highest construction requirements and standards was praised by the British “Guardian” as “The Seven Wonders of the New World.”

According to data released by the Hong Kong Tourism Board,square steel tubing for sale more than 65 million visitors were visited in 2018, an increase of 11.4% over 2017. Among them, more than 51 million mainland visitors visited Hong Kong, up 14.8% year-on-year. Hong Kong industry professionals pointed out that thanks to the opening of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail section and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the number of visitors to Hong Kong in 2018 reached a record high. Hong Kong will continue to promote tourism in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.

Benefiting from “One Bridge, One Iron” Visitors to Hong Kong have increased significantly.

“Since the second half of 2017, Hong Kong’s tourism industry has begun to pick up. In 2018, visitors to Hong Kong began to grow. After the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge were officially opened to traffic, the number of visitors to Hong Kong in the fourth quarter increased significantly. “The Hong Kong Legislative Council travel industry member Yao Sirong told reporters. Yao Sirong said that mainland tourists are the main force for visitors to Hong Kong. “In the past, mainland tourists coming to Hong Kong needed to fly by plane or take the high-speed train to Shenzhen, and then traveled from Shenzhen to Hong Kong. The journey took a long time and the process was cumbersome. After the opening of the high-speed railway, passengers can directly reach the hinterland of Hong Kong, eliminating the need for transfer and other procedures.”

After the opening of the Hong Kong section of the High Speed Rail, about 5.27 million passengers entered and exited Hong Kong via West Kowloon Station in 2018. Wu Hao’an, director of Hong Kong China Travel Service, said that the two infrastructures of ”One Bridge and One Railway” make it easier for tourists to travel to and from the Mainland and Hong Kong. After the opening of the Hong Kong section of the high-speed rail, the central and western regions of Guizhou, Jiangxi and Hunan will not exceed 5 hours by high-speed train from Hong Kong. More and more tourists from the central and western regions come to visit Hong Kong. For tourists, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is not only a means of transportation, but also a tourist attraction. Many tourists from the Pearl River Delta and even Southeast Asia come to visit the bridge.

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