Dr Pang Yiu-Kai, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, applauds the newly announced Policy Address, outlining plans for thematic tours, smart tourism, and MICE development, aimed at shaping Hong Kong’s post-pandemic tourism landscape.
Dr Pang Yiu-Kai, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) welcomed the policies supporting the tourism industry in the newly announced Policy Address.
Dr Pang said, “The Policy Address suggests the formulation of the Development Blueprint for Hong Kong’s Tourism Industry 2.0 with a series of consultations with the trade to update the measures and make enhancements in various aspects to complement the latest visitors’ travel behavior after the pandemic and the long-term development of the industry. As a member of the tourism industry, the HKTB will continue to do our best in our capacity, providing full support and adequate advice.”
Dr Pang added that the Policy Address encourages the travel trade to develop more thematic tours, enhance cruise tourism development, promote smart tourism and establish Sha Tau Kok Cultural Tourism Zone, which will help further enrich Hong Kong’s tourism assets and reinforce the city’s status as a world-class tourism destination. Moreover, the Policy Address also notes that the government will expand the convention and exhibition facilities and open applications for “Multiple-entry Visa” to the Mainland for Foreigners Working in Companies Registered in Hong Kong. The HKTB gathers that such measures are beneficial for promoting business travel and the development of MICE (meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition) tourism.
The HKTB will also fully support the measures in the Policy Address and boost tourism development. For instance, we fully supported the staging of the 2023 Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific, a significant industry event of the global cruise sector, in Hong Kong. The annual gala “Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival” will also be staged in the Central Harbourfront for four days starting from tomorrow (26 October). The HKTB will continue to demonstrate Hong Kong’s appeal to the worldwide audience through a series of mega-events.