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Hong Kong visitor arrivals drop 94% in 2020

Hong Kong visitor arrivals drop 94% in 2020

Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has registered a drop of 93.6% drop in visitor arrivals in 2020. According to the provisional number of visitor arrivals in 2020, announced by HKTB, the destination registered only 3.57 million arrivals. Arrivals in January 2020 alone accounted for the majority of the annual total. As Covid-19 started to spread […]

New milestone: Singapore and Hong Kong set up air bubble to allow leisure travel without quarantine

New milestone: Singapore and Hong Kong set up air bubble to allow leisure travel without quarantine

As Singapore looks to resume travel operations and reopen borders, it has now announced a first two-way air travel bubble with Hong Kong, paving the way for leisure and other forms of travel between both places. On the back of this announcement, people will now be able to travel between the two locations without the […]

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel

The HKSAR government announced that Hong Kong is in advanced internal talks to reopen the border for local residents living in mainland China to return to the city. The government of Hong Kong is planning to unveil a health code plan to enable cross-border travel as the COVID-19 in Hong Kong stabilizes. The HKSAR officials […]

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel

  A spotlight is shining on concerted efforts by Hong Kong Tourism Board public and private sectors in preparation for tourism revival in the post-pandemic city. From aviation and hotels, to retail/food and beverage and attractions, and from the MICE industry to transportation, tourism-related industries in Hong Kong have adapted new safety measure and technologies […]

Hong Kong Opens Globally with New 360° Virtual Reality

Hong Kong Opens Globally with New 360° Virtual Reality

Right next to the city in Hong Kong, nature is closer than one might think. Shining a light on this perhaps unknown wonder, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched “360° Hong Kong Moments” virtually opening the city to the world. The extraordinary content of this virtual reality film reminds travel-hungry and future visitors […]

Demand rises after Singapore and Hong Kong travel bubble announcement

Demand rises after Singapore and Hong Kong travel bubble announcement

Trip.com witnessed a surge in demand for Singapore-Hong Kong (SG-HK) leisure travel, after the announcement of the travel bubble will launch on 22 November. According to the latest Trip.com data, on 11 November, in the three hours after the SG-HK travel bubble announcement on the resumption of cross-border flights next week, the search volume of […]

COVID-19 surge delays Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble for two weeks

COVID-19 surge delays Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble for two weeks

A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore, originally slated to begin on 22 November, has now been postponed amid a spike in infections in Hong Kong. The air travel bubble, meant to boost tourism for both cities, will be delayed by at least two weeks, Hong Kong’s minister of commerce and economic development, Edward […]

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Draws Close to 1 Million

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Draws Close to 1 Million

The 2020 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival officially concluded yesterday. It was the first time the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) had adopted an “online + offline” format for the event, ensuring that the public could take part without having to worry about the Covid-19 outbreak. During the five consecutive weeks it was held, […]

Hong Kong COVID-19 Testing: Simple, Convenient and Free

Hong Kong COVID-19 Testing: Simple, Convenient and Free

Hong Kong is diligently working to make it as simple as possible for people to test for COVID-19 as they go about their days using public transportation. In developing procedures to meet this important effort, the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting the virus right alongside the […]

Hong Kong’s three-week hotel quarantine for visitors

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Hong Kong has extended its compulsory quarantine to three weeks for almost all international travellers from this week, saying the measure was needed to prevent new, more infectious, coronavirus variants from spreading. The government said expert advice suggested that the incubation period of the virus could be longer than 14 days in some people — […]

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