Etihad Airways has celebrated the start of its daily service to one of Asia’s leading business and leisure destinations, Hong Kong. To mark the increased frequency, the carrier’s flight to Hong Kong International Airport was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute this morning, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by senior officials from Etihad Airways and Airport Authority Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Tourism Board has re-launched a new trade information portal, Partnernet, ahead of World Travel Market in the UK. The site has a contemporary design and new features which will provide UK tour operators and travel agents with the best possible tools to promote the destination.
Ahead of World Travel Market, Hong Kong Tourism Board re-launches a new trade information portal, Partnernet, with a contemporary design and additional features that will provide UK tour operators and travel agents with the best possible tools to promote Hong Kong. The new site is divided into eight sections for easy navigation, covering the latest industry news from Hong Kong, new developments in the tourism sector, information on cruises and details of meetings and exhibitions in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s Victoria Park now glows in the flickering lights of a mega lantern sculpture made from 7,000 recycled plastic bottles. The giant “Rising Moon” lantern installation is part of the celebrations of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.
Hong Kong Tourism Board is pleased to announce that Rose Garber has joined the meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions team as an executive for UK and Europe, at the London office. The appointment follows a successful career working within the exhibition industry across a diverse range of sectors.
Figures from Hong Kong reveal 12 million overnight visitor arrivals were recorded between January and June 2013, an 8.7 per cent year-on-year increase. In the first half of the year, overnight arrivals from Mainland China reached 7.84 million, 16.2 per cent more than in the same period in 2012.
Hong Kong Tourism Board has appointed Sarah Roff as its new senior executive, trade development for UK & Northern Europe. In the role, Roff will be responsible for travel trade marketing, industry relations, and trade incentives and training, within the UK and the Netherlands markets.
Two passengers vessels have collides off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people local officials have confirmed. One boat, which was carrying over 120 passengers to a firework display, half-sank in the collision near Lamma Island.
Hong Kong is to seek to prevent Chinese women giving birth on its territory unless they have a husband from the special administrative region. The plan is part of proposals put forward by incoming chief executive CY Leung, who takes office on July 1st.
Cathay Pacific Airways has welcomed the Hong Kong SAR government’s approval to adopt the three-runway option for planning purposes as the future development blueprint for Hong Kong International Airport. The in-principle approval comes following strong public support of the three-runway option and the recommendation to proceed by the Airport Authority of Hong Kong.
An impressive group of private sector tourism professionals, along with the island’s Ambassador for China and their Tourism Board, are in Hong Kong for a workshop and meetings with Hong Kong and Macau tour operators.