The number of tourists visiting Hong Kong tumbled in August as anti-government protests gripped the city, in a sign of the mounting economic cost of the unrest.
In a blog post, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan said visitor numbers fell almost 40 per cent from last year.
That marked a sharp deepening of the five per cent year-on-year decline in July.
Last year, Hong Kong was one of the world's most visited cities, with 30 million tourists.
The city has faced months of protests that still show no signs of ending.