主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
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8:30am-9:15am: Prof Haiyan Song, Associate Dean, School of Hotel and Tourism Manage-ment, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
8:30am-9:00am: Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group
9:00am-9:15am: Glenn McCartney, Associate Professor in Integrated Resort and Tourism Management, University of Macau
9:15am-9:30am: illegal fireworks
9:15am-9:30am: Christine Fong, Sai Kung District Councillor
On Monday's Backchat, we'll be looking at how the tourism industry is doing in both Hong Kong and Macau.
More visitors arrived in Hong Kong after the territory reopened its borders with the mainland on Jan-uary 8. But the numbers were only at 10 percent of pre-pandemic levels. And there were more residents heading out of Hong Kong than visitors coming in, with industry leaders saying many cross-border travellers were put off by having to show a negative PCR test result.
Meanwhile, tourism has been picking up again in Macau, especially during the Lunar New Year. With most Covid restrictions now lifted in the SAR, the number of visitors from Hong Kong and the mainland has increased significantly, which is expected to help revitalise the gambling enclave's economy.
After 9:15am, we're talking about illegal fireworks displays.
主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
8:30am-9:15am: Hong Kong's goal to eradicate AIDS
8:30am-9:15am: Jason Chan, Programme Manager (Testing & PLHIV Service), AIDS Concern
8:30am-9:15am: Professor Chen Zhiwei, Director, AIDS Institute; Professor, Department of Mi-crobiology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Patrick Li, Chairman, Advisory Council on AIDS
9:00am-9:15am: Ivy Hui, Program Director, the Society For AIDS Care
9:15am-9:25am: tunnel toll
9:15am-9:25am: Michael Tien, Roundtable Convenor and lawmaker
9:25am-9:30am: World Cup 2022
9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter
On Thursday's Backchat, we're talking about Hong Kong's goal to eradicate AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The objective was laid out on Tuesday in a five-year strategy released by the Hong Kong Advisory Council on Aids, in line with the goal set out by the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids, to end the disease as a public health threat.
So far in the first 9 months of this year, Hong Kong has recorded 307 new HIV infections, of which 53 involved a diagnosis of Aids.
And homosexual contact among men make up a high proportion of HIV infections, followed by het-erosexual contact and drug use via injection.
So what are the main challenges in eradicating AIDS as a public health threat? Can it be done over the next 8 years?
After 9.15am, we will look at the government's plan to revamp cross-harbour tunnel fares.
And at 9.25am, we'll be joined by RTHK sports correspondent Atom Cheung with the latest on the World Cup.