Hong Kong’s swimming booking system rakes in profits for some sports groups, leaves others high and dry, ombudsman finds

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Hong Kong’s swimming booking system rakes in profits for some sports groups, leaves others high and dry, ombudsman finds



The government operator of Hong Kong’s swimming pools has taken a hands-off approach to how its lanes are booked, allowing some sports clubs to profit off the ­reservation system while leaving other organisations high and dry, the ombudsman has found.The watchdog called on the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to review its reservation system to ensure residents had equal opportunity to book the facilities.“There are deficiencies in the monitoring mechanism of the department because it’s…



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