The strategic plan outlines the division of an HK$1.138 billion (£127 million) budget for the next financial year, which has been split into two phases.
The launch of a travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore has been postponed for two weeks. The decision comes amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble agreement is described as a milestone for the global tourism industry, and paves the way for cross-border air travel in a safe and quarantine-free way.
Hong Kong and Singapore have reached an in-principle agreement to establish a bilateral air travel bubble, potentially helping to revive cross-border air travel between the two aviation hubs.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has begun gradually resuming promotions in local and source markets as it seeks to revive the sector through a combination of short- and long-term strategies.
The West Kowloon District, Hong Kong, has announced the opening of the Xiqu Centre which will be dedicated to preservation of the art of traditional Cantonese opera, xiqu.
The first memorandum of understanding between the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Bordeaux Great Events has been signed at the Bordeaux Wine Festival to further strengthen cooperation between the two cities on wine and food tourism promotion.
Long a favourite for more mature British travellers, Hong Kong is looking to broaden its audience, seeking to welcome a younger clientele and make them aware that there is more to the destination than the bright lights of Kowloon. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole speaks to Dawn Page, director for the UK and northern Europe at the Hong Kong Tourist Board, to find out more.
Breaking Travel News talks to Peter Hoslin, regional director, Europe & New Markets, Hong Kong Tourism Board at World Travel Market 2016. Up for discussion are recent renovations at The Peak tourism hot spot and the slowing of Chinese visitor numbers to the destination.
Political protests in Hong Kong are likely to hit the island’s tourism industry insiders have warned. The week-long celebration surrounding China’s National Day, known as Golden Week, would usually be one of the busiest times of year for operators in the destination. However, this may have been placed in jeopardy this year as thousands of mainly students continue to line the streets.