Ocean Park Analysis

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PESTEL Analysis
Political Factor: Hong Kong was run as a laissez-faire economy under British colonial rule, and Hong Kong government continued using this system after the territory reverted to Chinese rule in 1997. The government announced the development for five tourism clusters to increase the attractiveness of Hong Kong to tourists including of Ocean Park. The mandate of Ocean Park Corporate was to manage Ocean Park as a public and recreational park and to provide facilities for education, recreational and conservation activities to the public on a self-financing basis. The Chinese government launched the individual Visit Scheme (IVS), lifting restrictions on the travel of mainlanders to Hong Kong in response to the impact of SARS. The scheme allowed mainlanders from designated cities to travel to Hong Kong in an individual capacity rather than only on a business visa or in a group tour as before. The government also reshuffled the Park’s board of directors and appointed new members to replace half of the board.
Economic Factor: The park was dealt with the outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). As tourists shunned Hong Kong and Hong Kongers stayed home as much as they could, attendance at the Park fell by about 70%. Investors in the theme park industry had increasingly turned their eyes to Asia. Analysts forecasted industry growth for Asia at 5.7% between 2005 and 2009. Asia has population of more than 3.7 million. The management saw the opportunity to boost the Park’s revenue by increasing in-park spending up from 15% of total revenue. In terms of economic benefits to the territory, the revamping of the park was expected to contribute with 0.5% of Hong Kong’s GDP by 2010.
Social Factor: Disneyland adopted the social and cultural to their business with signs and explanation for rides were written in both Chinese and…...

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