Hotels & Tourism

HK visitor arrivals down 97.4% YoY in December

The tourism board attributes this to anti-epidemic measures involving border control. 

Gov't allots $570m financial aid for the tourism sector

About $270m of the aid will be given as one-off cash subsidies to practitioners.

HK tightens arrival rules for travellers from Bhutan

The rules will be implemented on 19 January.

HK classifies Kyrgyzstan as 'high risk' country

Non-residents coming from the country to be barred entry.

HK bans inbound flights from 8 countries

The flight suspension mechanism will start on 8 January.

‘Spend-to-Redeem Local Tours’ registration postponed: HKTB

Spending receipts issued since 10 December will remain eligible. 

Resumption of quarantine-free travel to Mainland on track: Lam

HK officials to meet with Mainland officials on planned travel resumption.

HK tightens rules for travellers from Mauritius and Sierra Leone

Non-residents who stayed in these counties within 21 days will be barred entry.

HK moves New Zealand to its list of ‘medium risk’ countries

HK residents and travelers from NZ will now have to undergo longer quarantine.

Could vaccine passports move the economic needle?

Some reflection is perhaps in order as we approach the second anniversary of COVID-19’s initial outbreak. 

New round of ‘Staycation Delights’ kicks off

The HKTB has started collecting receipts worth at least $800, to redeem hotel discounts.  

Gov’t extends $377m funding for hard-hit tourism sector

The new round of funding will benefit travel agents and their staff.

Events are evolving, but is your agency standing still?

As the pandemic anxiety in Hong Kong recedes amid the relaxation of social distancing rules, local business sentiment is improving, with the help of...

HKTB begins Free Tours Lucky Draw for vaccinated residents

Some 10,000 eligible residents may win a free tour.

Tourist arrivals crash by over 57% in June

The HKTB only recorded an average of 207 visitors daily.

Genting Dream to set sail by end-July

This comes as all cruise officers and crew complete their vaccination.