Laser shows will also be held before the end of the year An international fireworks contest will be staged on Victoria Harbour in October as part of Hong Kong's efforts to revive tourism in the wake of the Sars outbreak. Owners of more than 30 buildings on both sides of the harbour have also agreed to the staging of laser shows. The shows, to be held sometime before the end of the year, will see lasers light up landmarks including Hong Kong's second-tallest building, Central Plaza, the HSBC building and Exchange Square. The shows will tell the story of Hong Kong. Tourism Commissioner Eva Cheng Yu-wah said the contest was aimed at overseas visitors and at mainland tourists looking for somewhere to visit during the 'golden week' holiday either side of National Day on October 1. Four or five overseas teams would be invited to take part in the contest, which would be staged over several days. The tourism commission is also looking to stage international music and sports events later in the year or early next year. 'The music events would target youngsters. We want to make sure the events attract a lot of fans in Hong Kong and overseas,' Ms Cheng said. Pointing to the annual Rugby Sevens, the commissioner said: 'We want to have events which can be held every year and bring a large number of tourists.' She said Hong Kong had begun discussing with Guangdong authorities how to smooth the way for residents of the province to visit Hong Kong. Ms Cheng said the city's tourism industry needed a new marketing strategy to attract individual Guangdong tourists, who from July 28 will be allowed into Hong Kong without joining tour groups. At the start, only visitors from smaller cities will be allowed visiting rights.