With international borders now opened to visitors, people are planning their trips and raring to go. But, with numerous destinations to choose from, how do you decide which place to visit first? You’ll want to consider logistics—while countries are now open once more to travelers, you’ll want to ensure that normal travel has resumed and that pandemic requirements have been eased. After all, your trip should be as pleasurable as possible, without too many hoops to jump through and protocols to consider. You’ve been waiting so long for this moment, and you deserve a hassle-free journey! You’ll also want to look into costs. If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught us, it is to be wise about where and how we spend our money. And, of course, you’ll want to choose a destination that is worth your while; brimming with fun-filled opportunities, awesome attractions, and memorable moments.
Hong Kong has always been popular with visitors from all over the world, both for its timeless traditions and its cosmopolitan charm. From its centuries-old temples and other ancient sites to the modern-day marvels of a flourishing megalopolis, Hong Kong is home to an array of amazing adventures—whether it’s your first or 100th time to visit this city known as the Gateway to Asia.
Goodies galore for visitors
To welcome visitors back to the city, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has launched its HKGoodies Program, more than one million welcome presents—in the form of Hong Kong Goodies visitor consumption vouchers—designated specifically for tourists. Receive a cash voucher for restaurants, stores, or activities, a special gift from your favorite attraction or museum, or a complimentary welcome drink at one of Hong Kong’s quirky bars. And all you have to do to get yourself a voucher is visit one of Asia’s most exciting cities! It really is a win-win situation.
The Hong Kong Goodies visitor consumption vouchers are available to tourists staying in the city for 90 days or less. Each qualified visitor can avail of the offer only once with a non-Hong Kong mobile number. Visitors may claim their vouchers via online travel portals and travel agents, worldwide, or at Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Centres.
Irresistible travel deals
Apart from the goodies in store, you’ll be happy to know that your trip to Hong Kong won’t break the bank—in fact, you may even be lucky enough to get round trip tickets for free. You can experience all that the city has to offer with Cathay Pacific’s travel deals, as well as its ongoing promotion, sponsored by the Airport Authority Hong Kong’s (AAHK) “World of Winners” campaign. Hong Kong’s official flag carrier, Cathay Pacific, will be offering 80,000 round-trip air tickets to the city to residents of Southeast Asia; 20,400 of those tickets will be for residents of the Philippines. The contest runs from March 3, 2023, so go ahead and try your luck!
Various travel packages, are likewise available with the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s partner agents, all of which offer budget-friendly ways to see the sights and immerse yourself in the city’s scintillating scene.
A refreshed, reinvigorated city
In a city as vibrant as Hong Kong, the options of things to do, sites to see, places to eat is just about limitless. Some of the most popular spots include: Star Ferry; the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck; The Peak (also called Victoria Peak); Tian Tian Buddha (the Great Buddha); Man Mo Temple; and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, to name just a few on a list of many. The city also serves up fun for the whole family. Whether it’s an adventure-packed trip to Hong Kong Disneyland on the far eastern side of Lantau Island, a day of edutainment at the Hong Kong Space Museum, dolphin-watching with Hong Kong Dolphin Watch, or marveling at the Symphony of Lights from Victoria Harbour, you and the family are in for a truly special vacation.
To boot, many of Hong Kong’s renowned sites have been refreshed and revamped, for the city’s reopening. For example, The Peak now boasts new trams, as well as the world’s first-ever Monopoly Dreams. Art lovers, on the other hand, will thrill to the new cultural venues across the city, including M+ and the Hong Kong Palace Museum, both in the West Kowloon Cultural District, and Xiqu Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Aside from its iconic attractions, Hong Kong is acclaimed for its gastronomic offerings, shopping, and nightlife—all of which make for a vivid, vivacious vacation.
Hong Kong says: Hello!
Now, more than ever, there are a number of great reasons to tick Hong Kong off your “revenge travel” list. We’ve mentioned some of them above; but nothing beats the thrill of discovering all the reasons for yourself. It is also worth mentioning that normal travel to the city has resumed, with no quarantine, no isolation, and no vaccination or testing requirements.
Hong Kong is waiting, with its warmest welcome, yet. Begin your journey and book that Hong Kong trip, today!
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