A researcher team led at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) evaluated the impact of weather changes on tourists’ behaviour and their level of satisfaction while visiting Hong Kong.
Results showed that more than 50% of the tourists considered the weather in Hong Kong uncomfortable. Around 60% of them had checked the weather forecast before going out. Only about 25% of them had changed their plans because of unfavourable weather, such as extreme hot weather or heavy rains. However, tourists were still very active regardless of the weather fluctuations encountered. They spent an average of seven hours outdoors and visited or went past some eight places. Despite this, unfavourable weather did affect visitors’ satisfaction in the visiting places.
In conclusion, tourists are highly adaptable regardless of weather fluctuations. They would look for indoor activities to stay away from heat and rains.