The impact of SARS on Hong Kong's tourism industry

Ray Pine, Robert Douglas McKercher

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

211 Citations (Scopus)


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) first appeared in February 2002 in China's Guangdong Province before emerging in neighbouring Hong Kong in late February. The epidemic had a negatively profound impact on tourism around the world, with particularly strong impacts on countries in South-East Asia. This paper will present a brief SARS chronology with critical events or impacts on Hong Kong's tourism industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004


  • Airlines
  • Diseases
  • Hong Kong
  • Hotels
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


Dive into the research topics of 'The impact of SARS on Hong Kong's tourism industry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this