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Hong Kong commits $1b to bolster convention and exhibition industry
15 Dec 20
Proposal to develop a new convention centre rejected due to uncertainties.
Second Sheraton hotel in Hong Kong opens in Lantau Island
2 Dec 20
The hotel features over 200 rooms and suites.
Hotel ICON first to receive IEQ certification
27 Nov 20
The certification confirms that the hotel passed stringent hygienic assessments.
Singapore, Hong Kong tourism boards join forces ahead ATB commencement
17 Nov 20
Both destinations have implemented hygiene, safety certification programmes.
Hong Kong grants new round of subsidies to tourism sector
29 Sep 20
Around 1,700 licensed travel agents will receive $5,000 per staff member.
How to win in the big wave of online events
30 Jul 20
We have no idea of when the COVID-19 will end.
Hong Kong rolls out $1.02b convention and exhibition subsidy scheme
9 Jul 20
This is in light of the gradual resumption of C&E activities in mid- and late July.
Hotels make further room rate cuts to survive
17 May 20
Some have resorted to offering rates cheaper than the city’s subdivided flats.
Hong Kong hotels on cliff edge from protest, pandemic pain
28 Apr 20
The industry posted an overall occupancy rate of 29% in February.
Hong Kong allots $1.02b for the exhibition and convention industry
25 Feb 20
Organisers can get 100% venue rental costs for events at the HKCEC.
Arrivals crash 75% after nCov measures' implementation
11 Feb 20
Arrivals amongst locals led the decline as it dropped 77%.
31% of business owners expect worse conditions for Q1 2020
21 Jan 20
These were mostly under the hospitality, retail and logistics industries.
Hotels and shops take heavy beating as protests reverberate across Hong Kong
9 Dec 19
In August alone, tourist arrivals plunged 40% in its sharpest decline since the 2003 SARS crisis.
Hong Kong to remain as top global city destination in 2019
6 Dec 19
Its proximity to China, shopping options, and culture remain its key strengths to attract tourists.
Expats eye retreat from Hong Kong amidst unrest
10 Sep 19
Applications for general employment visas dropped 7% in August.
Tourist arrivals plunge 40% in August in sharpest decline since SARS crisis
10 Sep 19
The social unrest which blocked airport and roads spooked tourists.
Tourist arrivals down 4.8% to 5.2 million in July
4 Sep 19
Arrivals from China dropped 5.5% in the same month.
Asian flight bookings to Hong Kong fell 5.4%
18 Jul 19
Recent protests deterred would-be visitors from other Asian markets.
Hong Kong falls to 19th place in global passport rankings
12 Jul 19
Citizens can enjoy visa-free access to 168 countries.
Tourist arrivals up 5.2% to 5.57 million in April
13 Jun 19
Mainland China visitors accounted for three-fourths of visitor arrivals.
Hotel Alexandra set to open in 2020
11 Jun 19
The 840-room hotel draws aesthetic inspiration from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Dorsett Hospitality International enters strategic partnership with China Mobile International Limited
9 May 19
This cross-platform collaboration will bring unprecedented convenience, comfort, and innovation to one’s travel experience.
Asia's cruise passenger market up 4.6% to 4.24 million in 2018
6 May 19
China remains the top source market, accounting for 55.8% of Asian passengers.
Hong Kong retains crown as most expensive location in Asia for business travel
22 Apr 19
This was based on the region’s high cost of goods and services, and expensive hotel prices.
Luxury hotel room stock hit 18,839 in 2018
5 Apr 19
Occupancy rate rose 3 ppt to 89%.
Hong Kong takes the world's 19th most powerful passport
27 Mar 19
Hong Kong’s passport holders have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 169 countries.
New players enter scene but an iconic hotel exits
26 Mar 19
The Excelsior will be transformed into a mixed-use commercial building.
Record high 65.15 million visitor arrivals buoyed hotel occupancy in 2018
18 Mar 19
The lacklustre 2,500 new hotel room supply also supported the citywide occupancy of 91.4%.
Eaton HK bags Hotel Renovation & Restoration award in AHEAD Asia Awards
14 Mar 19
The hotel’s new concept featured merging public and private spaces and a co-working space.
Tourist arrivals up 27.2% to 6.8 million in January
6 Mar 19
There were 5.54 million Mainland visitors.
Tourist arrivals surge 17.9% to 6.59 million in December
20 Feb 19
There were over 5.12 million tourists from the Mainland.
Hotels in Thailand poised for 6% RevPar growth in 2019
19 Feb 19
Tourist visits will recover following the Phuket boat accident in last 2018.
Chinese tourists prefer Australia and Singapore over Hong Kong: survey
6 Feb 19
The survey notes that the SAR does not have sufficient travel and outdoor activities.
New Hong Kong passport features hi-tech security upgrades
6 Feb 19
The travel document will feature designs only visible in ultraviolet light.
Tourist arrivals surge 20.6% to 6 million in November
9 Jan 19
The month witnessed a recovery in visitor arrivals from non-Chinese markets.
Emperor International sells Inn Hotel Hong Kong at $1.1b
11 Dec 18
The proceeds will be used for the firm's business development.
Visitor arrivals rose 11.5% to 5.88m in October
6 Dec 18
Mainland tourists accounted for nearly 80% of monthly arrivals.
APAC's hotel transaction volume hit US$5.2b YTD in 9MFY18
15 Nov 18
China, Japan and South Korea accounted for 70% of transaction volumes.
Tighter tour guide rules loom after visitors overwhelm Lantau
13 Nov 18
Tour guides operating without a license may soon be a criminal offence.
Tourist arrivals slows to 4.72 million in September
8 Nov 18
More Mainland tourists failed to offset declining volumes for the rest of Asia.
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