Hong Kong Tourism Board

Making local Hong Kong a main tourist attraction

The Tourism Board is offering some less conventional tourist attractions. Photo: Bloomberg

The need to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive tourism market is universal. The emergence of new attractions and destinations means travellers are spoiled for choice. Inevitably, places that go an extra mile to offer something out-of-the-ordinary will win, while those staying still or without any special appeal will lose out.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 2:53am

City Digest, December 19, 2012

Diploma scores higher mark than A-levels

19 Dec 2012 - 3:20am

Great tastes at Wine and Dine Festival

Organisers expect about 170,000 people to flock to the West Kowloon promenade for the gastronomic festival. Photo: Felix Wong

For those with champagne tastes and a beer budget, this year's Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival has some treats in store.

For only HK$150 wine lovers will have the chance to savour the delights of the famed Chateau Mouton Rothschild red Bordeaux at the four-day event, which starts today.

5 May 2015 - 11:48am

Letters to the editor, October 13, 2012

Students cover up to avoid traffic fumes. Photo: Nora Tam

Paying for folly of misplaced tourism policy

13 Oct 2012 - 3:53am 1 comment

Corrections and clarifications, September 30, 2012

The item "City gets ready for a run of pink" on yesterday stated, wrongly, that the idea for Hong Kong's LGBT festival Pink Season originally came from the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The tourism board has clarified that it was Hong Kong's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights group the Pink Alliance which first approached the board with the idea last year.

30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Property firms quit fireworks

Developers Henderson Land and Sun Hung Kai Properties have withdrawn sponsorship of New Year's Eve fireworks this year, but organisers say the show will go on.

'As far as I know it was a commercial decision,' said Cynthia Leung of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, which organises the event. 'We respect their decision, and will try to get the show running.'

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Business visitors lured to Lantau

From making salted egg yolks in Tai O village to learning kung fu from a shaolin master - the Hong Kong Tourism Board is promoting cultural activities on Lantau Island to appeal to business travellers.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Police to probe Clara Chong medical case

Ex-Tourism Board chief faces insurance plan investigation

Clara Chong Ming-wah, the former Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director at the centre of a medical insurance plan controversy, is facing a police investigation after the government passed the case to the authorities yesterday.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

Just passing through

The statistics tell a tale of unrivalled tourism success. Hong Kong has seen its visitor numbers treble in a decade to the point where they now outnumber the city's own residents by four to one and, on the face of it, surpass the tourism achievements of London and New York.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Visitors tipped to exceed 30m

Tourism chiefs are predicting another bumper year for visitors to Hong Kong, despite rising competition and the recent global stock market decline.

Visitor numbers will rise 8 per cent, to 30.43 million, from last year's record 28.17 million and they will spend HK$152.7 billion, up 10.7 per cent from last year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board predicts.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lack of funds poses threat to shopping festival

The increasingly cash-strapped Hong Kong Tourism Board is reviewing the possibility of dropping next summer's shopping festival, one of three mega-events meant to boost visitor arrivals each year.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Doubts 'clarified' in tourism row

A former human resources chief at the Hong Kong Tourism Board testified yesterday that she had dropped her concerns about an extravagant medical insurance plan for then executive director Clara Chong Ming-wah after being told that the chairman had agreed to it.

21 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Clara Chong rejects claims of being a tourism spendthrift

Clara Chong Ming-wah hit out at legislators yesterday over accusations that she was a spendthrift and squandered taxpayers' money while executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Festivities for 10th anniversary of handover spur tourist arrivals

Tourist arrivals in the first 25 days of last month rose 10.8 per cent compared to a year ago, with mainland visitor numbers jumping 15 per cent, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said yesterday.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Schoolgirl duped into joining bogus tour

A Form Four schoolgirl was duped into paying HK$500 to join a 10-day study tour to Shanghai the swindlers claimed was organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, police said yesterday.

The trip was scheduled to start yesterday but crime squad officers from Tsim Sha Tsui police station found no one had turned up at the designated gathering point in Wan Chai at 8am.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am