Having avidly watched the situation between the student protesters and Hong Kong/Chinese government over the past two and a half months, I can now report that the situation has come to an end. The protesters’ encampments have been dismantled and all of the protesters have been cleared from the area. This means, even though there was never any real threat to tourists looking to travel to the special administrative region, you can now rest assured it is business as usual in Hong Kong.
I was checking the situation in Hong Kong on a regular basis as I was very keen to book a trip there in 2015. This week I eventually decided to take the plunge and book a long city break in May. Even though I was a little apprehensive about the situation with the protesters, I thought it safe to go ahead and place the reservations. By the strangest and most pleasant of coincidences, the very next day after I booked my trip, the protests seemed to come to an end.
Not wanting to comment on the political situation in any way here, it suffices to say that any anxieties attached to Hong Kong beforehand have now definitely dissipated. I have a sneaky suspicion that most other people were equally anxious about making the trip, too; as flight prices to the area were actually very affordable at the time of booking. If you’re looking to take advantage of similar good deals at this time, my advice would be to get in there quickly as Hong Kong’s popularity will very soon return to its former level.
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