Paul Leung Yiu-lam, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, said 90 per cent of package tours for mainland tourists visited both Hong Kong and Macau.
"Mainland residents, especially those who have come several times, may find it too complicated to apply for the documents," he
believed the policy was not aimed at restricting visitors travelling for leisure, but it might reduce the number of tourists using Hong Kong
as a stopover point to Macau
Mo Pak-hung, associate professor at Baptist University's
economics department, believed the impact of the new policy on Hong Kong
's retail and tourism industries would be minimal.He
said the new requirement would have two effects.