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Hong Kong tourism pins hopes on mainlanders' return

Disneyland to recruit 600 more workers; taxi drivers see good times ahead

Hong Kong expects plenty of mainland tourists to make use of the high-speed trains that connect the city with Guangzhou, Guangdong province.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- While some Hong Kong workers like taxi drivers are already feeling the approach of the good times associated with free-spending mainland tourists, red tape and a backlog of travel document applications is preventing many Chinese from making their way to the city.

Before COVID, more than 100,000 mainlanders would enter Hong Kong every day -- a fact that is giving the city's business community high hopes now that restrictions which had kept Chinese from traveling have been lifted.

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