The Hong Kong Tourism Board just launched a brand new initiative,”Hello Hong Kong,” that is giving out 500,000 free airplane tickets to promote the return of tourism in the region.
The worldwide promotional campaign will further entice travelers to visit with additional “Hong Kong Goodies,” including complimentary vouchers for transportation, attractions and more.
“Hong Kong is back on the map for global travelers, with more excitement to offer than ever before. We are extending a big welcome to the world through the ‘Hello Hong Kong’ campaign, inviting friends to return to one of the world’s greatest tourism destinations,” said Dr Pang Yiu-kai, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).
Hong Kong implemented strict travel restrictions for more than two years following the start of the pandemic—at one point requiring arriving travelers to do a 21-day quarantine. Yet, according to HKTB, all entry restrictions have recently been lifted.
“Since the relaxation of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for inbound travelers last year, passenger traffic at the airport (HKIA) has started to pick up, especially in the last quarter. We also had a good start to 2023 with the resumption of normal travel with the Mainland,” said Mr Jack So, Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong. “HKIA has always been a major international aviation hub and we are confident that passenger traffic will continue to rise.”
The 500,000 air tickets will be available in phases through three carriers: Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Express and Hong Kong Airlines. Winners will be able to redeem the round-trip tickets starting in May.
Travelers will be able to explore a variety of attractions and festivals depending on the dates of their visit, including M+ and Hong Kong Palace Museum, the new sixth-generation Peak Tram, Water World Ocean Park, Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival and New Year Countdown Celebrations and so much more.