Gay Games Hong Kong generated HK$200 million for local economy, organisers say

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03/26/2024

Organisers of the Gay Games Hong Kong (GGHK) have said that its event last year generated HK$200 million for the local economy, with contributions made to sectors from retail to entertainment. The nine-day event in early November drew around 5,600 visitors, including 2,380 participants, to its sporting competitions, concerts, as well as its opening and closing ceremonies, according to a statement last week. Organisers estimated that visitors’ and participants’ “indirect and direct” spending contributed HK$95 million to the economy, while spending by GGHK was close to HK$60 million. They said GGHK had benefitted local businesses in the hotel, restaurants, entertainment and retail industry.

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