The SHTM supports PolyU's Public Policy Research Institute in the area of tourism policy research, and focuses on the following areas:

  • Assessing the impact of tourism on the Hong Kong economy
  • Enhancing the international competitiveness of the Hong Kong tourism industry
  • Understanding tourist behaviour and developing new forms of tourism in Hong Kong
  • Defining policy issues related to inbound tourism from China
  • Researching tourism policy and planning relevant to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond

With funding from the Public Policy Research Institute, the SHTM has developed a web-based tourism demand forecasting system to help the industry achieve a sustainable increase in demand for Hong Kong tourism. For further details about this system, please visit