Despite the damage caused by SARS, Hong Kong finished 2003 with a total of 15.54 million in arrivals, Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) said yesterday.  The figure is only 6.2 percent less than 2002. According to Clara Chong, executive director for HKTB, Hong Kong lost more than 2 million visitors at the height of, Read More

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has warmly welcomed the extension of the Individual Visit Scheme for Mainland China residents to the entire Guangdong Province with effect from 1 May and to nine cities in Fujian, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces with effect from 1 July.  According to the Board’s Chairman, The Hon Mrs Selina, Read More

Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong could exceed the 20 million mark to reach 20.5 million in 2004, a growth of 31.8% over 2003. The forecast, made on the assumption that outbound market conditions worldwide would remain stable, represented a “cautiously optimistic” outlook for Hong Kong’s tourism in 2004, according to Selina Chow, Chairman of, Read More

There are bonus mileage points to be earned and contests to be won … but the best news of all is that there’s a variety of specially-priced packages to Hong Kong available at the moment. Here are some details of what’s on offer.

The Year of the Monkey will be greeted in spectacular style in Hong Kong with the first-ever Chinese New Year parade to be held at night. Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the 2004 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade is due to take place on the first night of, Read More

Consumers who love luxury and like a good deal too (and who doesnt?) should log on to Expedia.ca to find a tempting and unusual offer. Its a return flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong including airfare and four or five nights at a luxurious 4- or 5-star hotel. These exceptional-value packages start at $1,399, Read More

Phoebe Wong, landed her first full- time job in Hong Kong last week since she was fired in March 2002, one of thousands returning to work in the city as a surge in tourists from China boosts demand for goods and services. “I am pretty happy,” said Wong, a 40-year old public- relations consultant., Read More

From now until December 23, 2003 everyone has the opportunity to win a free round-trip air ticket to Hong Kong when they play the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s (HKTB) “Hong Kong – Live it, Love it!” on-line game. Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair will be giving away 800 tickets to lucky winners who visit, Read More

SURGE TO 1.64m VISITOR ARRIVALS TO HONG KONG IN August BRINGS RETURN TO POSITIVE GROWTH Just four months after Hong Kongs tourism industry was devastated by the impact of SARS, visitor arrivals returned to positive year-on-year growth in August this year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has just announced. A total of 1,644,878, Read More

Jackie Chan Featured In New “Live It, Love It!” Ads TORONTO, ON (September 24, 2003) – The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) unveiled its new global tourism marketing campaign here today, amid a colourful display of the tradition, culture, mystique and festivity that entices 260,000 Canadians a year to discover Hong Kong for themselves.   , Read More