FACTOID # 29: 73.3% of America's gross operating surplus in motion picture and sound recording industries comes from California.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Tourism in Hong Kong
Several tourists looking at the night view of the Victoria Harbour at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.


The tourism industry is one of the major pillars of the economy of Hong Kong. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Narrator. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... Image File history File links Tourists_in_front_of_Victoria_Harbour. ... Image File history File links Tourists_in_front_of_Victoria_Harbour. ... Victoria Harbour The night view of the Victoria Harbour with the skyscrapers in Central behind, viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui Victoria Harbour (Traditional Chinese: 維多利亞港; Simplified Chinese: 维多利亚港; Cantonese Jyutping: wai4 do1 lei6 aa3 gong2; Mandarin Pinyin: Wéiduōlìyà GÇŽng) is the harbour between the Kowloon Peninsula and the... The Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is a famous landmark of Hong Kong. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ...

Contents

Overview

Image:Hkecon.jpg Image File history File links Drawn by Jerry Crimson Mann 13:37, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC). ...

Economy of Hong Kong

Employment
Agriculture
Fisheries
Tourism
Companies
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE)
Companies listed on HKSE
Hong Kong Dollar
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Port
CEPA
Individual Visit Scheme
East Asian Tigers
Ties with Pearl River Delta
Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Education Geography - History - Politics Hong Kong Portal The economy of Hong Kong is widely believed to be the economically freest in the world. ... This page gives detailed information on the employment situation in Hong Kong. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... This is a list of companies from Hong Kong. ... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Education Geography - History - Politics Hong Kong Portal The Exchange Exhibitation Hall The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Traditional Chinese: , also 港交所; abbreviated as HKEX ; SEHK: 0388) is the stock exchange of Hong Kong. ... Companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ... The Hong Kong dollar (currency code HKD) is the currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China, and has been the currency of Hong Kong since 1937. ... The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (Traditional Chinese: 香港金融管理局) or HKMA (金管局) in short is a government authority founded on 1st April 1993 in Hong Kong from the consolidation of the Office of the Exchange Fund and the Office of the Commissioner of Banking. ... The Port of Hong Kong has always been a key factor in the development and prosperity of Hong Kong, which is strategically located on the Far East trade routes and is in the geographical centre of the now fast-developing Asia-Pacific Basin. ... The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Chinese: 內地與香港關於建立更緊密經貿關係的安排), or Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA ; Chinese: 更緊密經貿關係), is an economic agreement between the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China and the Central Peoples Government of the Peoples Republic of... The Individual Visit Scheme (Chinese: 自由行 (Mandarin Pinyin: zì yóu xíng; Cantonese IPA: ) in Hong Kong and Macau; 个人游 (Pinyin: gè rén yóu) in Mainland China) was begun on July 28, 2003, to allow travelers from Mainland China to visit Hong Kong and Macau on an individual basis. ... The term East Asian Tigers (Simplified Chinese: 亚洲四小龙; Traditional Chinese: 亞洲四小龍; Hanyu Pinyin: yÇŽzhōu sì xiÇŽo lóng (lit. ... Map of Pearl River Delta (details) The Pearl River Delta (PRD, Chinese: 珠江三角洲; Mandarin Pinyin: ZhÅ« Jiāng SānjiÇŽozhōu; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: zyu1 gong1 saam1 gok3 zau1), China, occupies the low-lying areas alongside the Pearl River estuary where the river flows into the South China Sea. ...

Other Hong Kong topics
Culture - Education
Geography - History - Politics
Hong Kong Portal

The total tourism expenditure associated to inbound tourism reached HK$91.8 billion in 2004. Visitor arrivals showed a strong recovery throughout 2004, reaching 21.81 million, a 40.4 per cent year-on-year increase. This not only surpassed arrivals for the whole of 2003 but also topped the previous record of 16.57 million arrivals in a full year, set in 2002. Chinese people in Hong Kong have adopted many western folkways, but a substantial number of them still adhere to traditional Chinese traditions on various aspects of social living; for instance family solidarity, “courtesy and face” in interpersonal relationship. ... Hong Kong, a coastal city in southern China, has evolved from a fishing village, salt production site, trading and military port into an international financial centre that enjoys the worlds ninth highest GNP per capita,[1] and supports a third of foreign capital flows into China. ... Politics of Hong Kong takes place in a framework of a political system dominated by the Peoples Republic of China, an own legislature, the Chief Executive as the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... The Hong Kong dollar (currency code HKD) is the currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China, and has been the currency of Hong Kong since 1937. ...


Along with the strong growth in the number of Mainland visitors, most other long and short-haul markets are also performing healthily with double-digit growth over 2003. Some of the key source markets even achieved best-ever results in 2004 including the mainland China, the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia,Japan and India. The highlighted area in the map is what is commonly known as mainland China. Mainland China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally The Chinese Massive Landmass or Continental China) is a geopolitical term which is usually synonymous with the area currently administered by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC... The highlighted area in the map is what is commonly known as mainland China. Mainland China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally The Chinese Massive Landmass or Continental China) is a geopolitical term which is usually synonymous with the area currently administered by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC...


From January to April 2005, visitor arrivals continued its growing momentum with an 11.1% growth and reached 7.41 million. Looking ahead, with the opening of the Hong Kong Disneyland in September 2005 and other major tourism attractions in early 2006, the outlook of the tourism industry is expected to remain buoyant in the next two years. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) forecasts total arrivals for 2005 to reach 23.4 million. The total tourism expenditure associated to inbound tourism is also expected to reach HK$97.8 billion in 2005. Buzz Lightyear is signing his name on an autograph The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (Traditional Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dik6 si6 nei4 lok6 jyun4; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎng Díshìní Lèyuán) is the... The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB[1]), is a Government-sub vented body. ...


Accommodation and length of stay

In April 2005, Hong Kong had 107 hotels, with 41,444 rooms. The average occupancy rate for 2004 was 88%, an 18 percentage points growth compared with 2003. From January to April 2005, the average occupancy rate was 84%. The average length of stay of overnight visitors in 2004 was 3.7 nights. The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ...


Tourism Commission

The Tourism Commission (TC) was established in May 1999 to coordinate within government various tourism development efforts and to provide better policy support and leadership on the part of government to the development of tourism in Hong Kong. The Commission's task is to establish and promote Hong Kong as Asia's premier international city, a world-class destination for leisure and business visitors. To fulfill this mission systematically, the Commission needs to ensure that tourism receives proper recognition as one of the major sectors of the economy, with the industry, the HKTB and the Government working in harmony, and bringing in the community at large. It is essential for the trade and the Government to work closely together. A Tourism Strategy Group, comprising representatives from the Government, the HKTB and various sectors of the tourism industry, has been established to advise the Government on tourism development from a strategic perspective. World map showing the location of Asia. ...


Attractions and facilities

Main article: Hong Kong landmarks and tourist attractions
The Peak Tower
The Peak Tower


The Government has plans to develop a wide-range of diversified tourist attractions in Hong Kong with a view to enhancing our overall attractiveness as a premier tourist destination. A number of enhancement projects are being carried out to give a facelift to the existing popular tourist areas. Beautification of the Sai Kung waterfront and the first phase of Lei Yue Mun Improvement Project have been completed. The Central and Western District Enhancement Scheme is essentially completed with a minor portion still subject to interfacing with another project in the same area. Beautification works for the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Stanley waterfront are in progress and will be completed in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Other projects being planned include an improvement project for the Peak, a new transport link in Tsim Sha Tsui East, the development of an open plaza outside the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, and further enhancement of Lei Yue Mun. The installation of newly designed visitor signage in all 18 districts will be completed in 2005 to make Hong Kong more visitor-friendly. Given its status as a popular tourist destination, Hong Kong has many landmarks and tourist attractions which serve as popular places to visit. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3390 KB)Taken by me on 07/08/06 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3390 KB)Taken by me on 07/08/06 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The position of Sai Kung District within the Hong Kong S.A.R. Sai Kung (西貢; pinyin: Xi1gong4; Cantonese: sai1 gung3) is the second-largest of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Lei Yue Mun (鯉魚門, literally Carps channel) (a. ... Location within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman Chan Tak-chor Constituencies 15 Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 12. ... The Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is a famous landmark of Hong Kong. ... Stanley Peninsula Stanley is a town and a tourist attraction in Hong Kong, China. ... The view of Hong Kong, Kowloon and Victoria Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong Island Victoria Peak or The Peak (太平山頂, 扯旗山, 爐峯, Tai Ping Shan, Mount Austin; usually referred to locally in Cantonese by the nickname Shàn Déng, 山頂, literally mountain peak) is a mountain in the... Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙嘴; Cantonese Jyutping: zim1 sa1 zeoi2, Hanyu Pinyin: Jiānshāzǔi) or simply TST is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District of southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Lower deck of a Star Ferry in the morning Old Star Ferry Pier in Central, Hong Kong. ... The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200...


In January 2004, the Commission launched a brand new tourism product – A Symphony of Lights. This is a world class multi-media light and sound show staged every night along the waterfront as a permanent night-time feature of the Victoria Harbour. At present, A Symphony of Lights is confined to 20 buildings on Hong Kong Island. It will be extended to cover over 30 buildings on both sides of the Harbour by December 2005 to further enhance the night vista of Hong Kong. The Avenue of Stars, another new tourist attraction has been very popular among both visitors and locals. Between its opening in April 2004 and the end of May 2005, 11.3 million people have visited the attraction. Victoria Harbour The night view of the Victoria Harbour with the skyscrapers in Central behind, viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui Victoria Harbour (Traditional Chinese: 維多利亞港; Simplified Chinese: 维多利亚港; Cantonese Jyutping: wai4 do1 lei6 aa3 gong2; Mandarin Pinyin: Wéiduōlìyà GÇŽng) is the harbour between the Kowloon Peninsula and the... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... Martial artist and movie star 李小龍 Bruce Lees sculpture in the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong The Avenue of Stars (星光大道), modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. ...


Between September 2005 and early 2006, a number of major projects, including Phase 1 of Hong Kong Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360 (which includes the Ngong Ping Skyrail and Ngong Ping Village) and Hong Kong Wetland Park, will be completed. The heritage tourism development at the former Marine Police Headquarters Compound is expected to be completed by 2008. The Government is examining views collected from the public in deciding the way forward for the development of the Central Police Station, Victoria Prison and the former Central Magistracy Compound into a heritage tourism attraction. The Government is also working on the timely development of new cruise terminal facilities in Hong Kong in order for Hong Kong to capitalize on the rapid growth of the cruise industry worldwide and in the region by developing herself into a regional cruise hub. The Government is also studying the redevelopment plans of the Ocean Park, which will form the basis for the development plan of the Aberdeen tourism node. The promotion of tourism is not simply about construction of new facilities. The Government has not lost sight of the fact that Hong Kong's traditional relics and assets, some of which date back six thousand years, offer visitors a fascinating insight into the region’s history. To better explore heritage tourism, the HKTB has enhanced its Cultural Kaleidoscope cultural experience programme with a guided tour of Hong Kong Museum of Art and jewellery appreciation classes. It is presently drawing up a railway sight-seeing guidebook to promote the cultural attractions and heritage sites along the KCR East and West Rails. Buzz Lightyear is signing his name on an autograph The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (Traditional Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dik6 si6 nei4 lok6 jyun4; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽng Díshìní Lèyuán) is the... The logo of Ngong Ping 360 Ngong Ping 360 is a tourism project in Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, consists of the Ngong Ping Skyrail cable car system and Ngong Ping Village. ... Hong Kong Wetland Park (香港濕地公園) is located at the northern part of Tin Shui Wai, in Hong Kong. ... Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound The Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound (Chinese: 前水警總部) is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... The Central Police Station is located at Hollywood Road, in Central, Hong Kong. ... Victoria Prison (域多利監獄) or Victoria Gaol is one of the oldest prisons in Hong Kong. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A gate of Aberdeen Square, the largest shopping area in Aberdeen. ... The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums under the management of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong. ... Opening Date 10 October 1911 Stations 14 Number of trains 37 Service Area North, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City The East Rail (東鐵) is one of the three lines of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ... Opening Date 20 December 2003 Stations 9 Number of trains 23 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, Sham Shui Po The West Rail is one of the three lines of the KCRC network in Hong Kong. ...


In addition, the HKTB continues to work with trade operators to promote traditional Chinese customs and festivals such as the Tin Hau Festival parade in Yuen Long, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival and the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at Po Lin Monastery. Clothed statues of Matsu Matsu (Chinese: 媽祖;; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ma-tsu; literally Mother-Ancestor; POJ: Má-chó·), mortal name Lin Moniang (林默娘), is the Taoist goddess of the Sea who protects fishermen and sailors. ... Yuen Long (元朗, Jyutping: jyun4 long5, pinyin: YuánlÇŽng) (used to be known as Un Long), one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the North-West of the New Territories, is a post-war new town set in the centre of Hong Kongs largest alluvial plain. ... Cheung Chau (Traditional Chinese: ; lit. ... The old-style Bun Mountain made up of bamboo sticks Bun Festival (太平清醮 in Chinese, 醮 being a Taoist sacrificial ceremony) is a traditional Chinese festival in Hong Kong. ... Buddhas Birthday, the birthday of the Gautama Buddha, is traditionally celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese calendar. ... Po Lin Monastery main temple (note map of full site in photo) Po Lin Monastery interior Po Lin Monastery (Traditional Chinese: , Literally Precious Lotus Template) is a Buddhist monastery, located on Ngong Ping Plateau, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ...


The ecological richness and diversity of Hong Kong is also quite unexpected and is another aspect which has not hitherto been fully recognised. The Commission is looking systematically into how to open up the countryside and make sensible and sustainable use of natural resources to promote green tourism, using a combination of information, access, signage and, where necessary, minor works programmes. The Government is taking forward a programme to develop green tourism in the Northern New Territories anchoring on 2 pilot projects in the Plover Cove and Tolo Channel area and on Tung Ping Chau respectively, with an emphasis on nature conservation and sustainable development. The HKTB has produced new publicity materials to promote 7 hiking tours, as well as a guidebook on bird watching hot spots in Hong Kong in collaboration with Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. The HKTB is also revamping the green tourism section of its website to make it more comprehensive and user friendly, and will step up relevant green promotion to complement Hong Kong Wetland Park's full completion in early 2006. The ecology of Hong Kong is mostly affected by the results of climatic changes. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... Plover Cove or Shuen Wan Hoi (船灣海) is a cove encircled by the hills, Pak Sin Leng (八仙嶺) and Wan Leng (橫嶺), a range of islands, Yim Tin Tsai (鹽田仔), Ma Shi Chau (馬屎洲) and Tung Tau Chau (東頭洲), and a long peninsula extending from Fu Tau Sha (虎頭沙) in Tai Po of Hong Kong near Tolo... Tolo Channel or Chek Mun Hoi Hap (Chinese: 赤門海峽) is a channel south of Plover Cove in Hong Kong connecting Tolo Harbour and Mirs Bay. ... Ping Chau (平洲) or Tung Ping Chau (東平洲) is an island of Hong Kong, located in the northeast of the territory, in Mirs Bay. ...


Standards and performance

Apart from making available a wide range of attractions to enrich the experience of tourists, it is equally important to enhance the standard of service offered. The Travel Agents (Amendment) Ordinance 2002 has taken effect since November 1, 2002 to put in place a licensing scheme to regulate travel agents which carry on the business of providing inbound travel services. Parallel with this, to ensure the quality service provided to the visitors, the training of serving tourist guides has commenced in July 2002 with subsidy from the Government. Any serving tourist guide who has completed the prescribed training course and passed the required examination will be issued with a “Tourist Guide Pass”. They are required to observe the “Code of Conduct for Tourist Guides” issued by the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong. With effect from July 1, 2004 all travel agents are required to assign only those tourist guides with a valid “Tourist Guide Pass” to receive visitors to Hong Kong. The HKTB continues to implement the Quality Tourism Services (QTS) Scheme, which aims to enhance the overall service standards among retailers and restaurants. The Scheme was strengthened in 2003 to provide visitors with better quality assurance and a more comprehensive and effective complaint handling mechanism. By the end of February 2005, over 5 300 outlets had received QTS accreditation, an increase of more than 35 per cent in 12 months, reflecting growing trade and visitor recognition of the scheme’s value. The China National Tourism Administration has also expressed its support for QTS. The HKTB, with funding from the Government, has also been running a Tourism Orientation Programme. The programme, started in 2002, aims to provide participants with practical and structured training in hospitality services. The promotion of a community-wide hospitality culture is essential to the sustainable development of the tourism industry. The Tourism Commission will continue to run the territory-wide public education campaign entitled “A Hospitable Hong Kong” for another two years to promote a hospitality culture. This campaign will comprise a series of programmes and activities, including the Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme, general publicity scheme, service quality seminars and campaigns. The Commission is conducting a Service Quality Study, which aims to work out with the industries and related government departments service standards for each sector. It will also exemplify the best practice and service excellence attained and help promote service quality generally.


Accessing Hong Kong

To facilitate entry of visitors, various measures were introduced in 2002. The quota of the Hong Kong Tour Group Scheme of Mainland visitors has been abolished since January 2002. The number of Mainland travel agents authorised to organise such tours has also increased significantly. The Government will continue to ensure Hong Kong remains easy to visit. Beyond this, nationals from some 170 countries can visit Hong Kong visa free for period from seven days to 180 days. The Individual Visit Scheme was introduced on July 28, 2003. The Scheme has been gradually extended and now covers Guangdong province, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Tianjian and nine cities in Fujian, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Over 6.69 million individual visitors have visited Hong Kong as at April 30, 2005. The Individual Visit Scheme (Chinese: 自由行 (Mandarin Pinyin: zì yóu xíng; Cantonese IPA: ) in Hong Kong and Macau; 个人游 (Pinyin: gè rén yóu) in Mainland China) was begun on July 28, 2003, to allow travelers from Mainland China to visit Hong Kong and Macau on an individual basis. ... Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Shanghai (Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; Shanghainese: ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the Peoples Republic of China and the eighth largest in the world. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Chongqing (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Chóngqìng; Postal System Pinyin: Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the Peoples Republic of Chinas four provincial-level municipalities, and the only one in the less densely populated western half of China. ... Tianjian may refer to: a municipality in North China an artist, He Tianjian, [Chinese, 1891-1977] Tianjian University Tianjian Shi, Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... (Chinese: 福建; Pinyin: Fújiàn; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal System Pinyin: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China. ... Jiangsu (Simplified Chinese: 江苏; Traditional Chinese: 江蘇; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chiang-su; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsu) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Promotion

The HKTB is a statutory body set up to promote Hong Kong globally as a business and leisure destination and take initiatives to enhance the experience of visitors when they arrive. The HKTB continues to promote the destination to business and leisure travellers through its worldwide “Hong Kong – Live it, Love it!” campaign. It also organises a series of popular mega-events. In 2005, the HKTB will continue to place special emphasis on attracting more visitors in the high-yield business-cum-leisure and family segments. Leveraging on the opening of several new attractions from 2005 onwards, the HKTB has designated 2006 as Discover Hong Kong Year. This global marketing campaign makes use of a series of strategic promotions to showcase the new image of Hong Kong and promote it as a “must-visit” destination in 2006. The HKTB has already started promotions to the travel trade in May 2005 and will roll out consumer promotions worldwide in late 2005. Alongside promoting Hong Kong as a preferred tourist destination in Asia, the HKTB places emphasis on developing joint marketing efforts with strategic partners to promote multi-destination tourism and develop new markets. Building on the recent Pan-Pearl River Delta co-operation agreement, a series of joint overseas marketing initiatives is being conducted with Macau and the nine provincial tourism bureaux concerned. The Government supports the HKTB and the tourism industry to further these efforts. In the years ahead, the Government will continue to work closely with the HKTB and the trade to maintain Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s World City.


See also

The Individual Visit Scheme (Chinese: 自由行 (Mandarin Pinyin: zì yóu xíng; Cantonese IPA: ) in Hong Kong and Macau; 个人游 (Pinyin: gè rén yóu) in Mainland China) was begun on July 28, 2003, to allow travelers from Mainland China to visit Hong Kong and Macau on an individual basis. ... The following is a list of areas of Hong Kong. ... This is a list of buildings and structures in Hong Kong. ... Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ... Although Hong Kong is regarded as one of the worlds great cities, out of the total 1,092 km² of land, about three-quarters is countryside. ... // The following is a list of museums in Hong Kong: Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre (Ting Kau) Art Museum The Chinese University of Hong Kong (within the Chinese University of Hong Kong) Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware (Hong Kong Park) Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum (Stanley) Hong Kong Film... As of March 26, 2004, there are 79 declared monuments in Hong Kong. ... The territory of Hong Kong has a highly developed and sophisticated transportation network, encompassing both public and private transport. ... Chinese people in Hong Kong have adopted many western folkways, but a substantial number of them still adhere to traditional Chinese traditions on various aspects of social living; for instance family solidarity, “courtesy and face” in interpersonal relationship. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

  • Disneyland Hong Kong Information
  • Hong Kong travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Local travel guide, Home Affairs Department
  • Visiting Hong Kong Guide
  • Hong Kong Outdoors
  • Hong Kong Bars and Restaurants Updated guide and reviews of popular bars and restaurants.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Tourism in Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2120 words)
The tourism industry is one of the major pillars of the economy of Hong Kong.
Looking ahead, with the opening of the Hong Kong Disneyland in September 2005 and other major tourism attractions in early 2006, the outlook of the tourism industry is expected to remain buoyant in the next two years.
The Tourism Commission (TC) was established in May 1999 to coordinate within government various tourism development efforts and to provide better policy support and leadership on the part of government to the development of tourism in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6574 words)
Hong Kong is on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta on the southeastern coast of China, facing the South China Sea in the south, and bordering the Guangdong Province in the north.
The liberation of Hong Kong in 1945 was celebrated at the Cenotaph in Victoria with the raising of the Union Flag and the Flag of the Republic of China.
Hong Kong's climate is subtropical and prone to monsoons.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m