Dr. Pang Yiu-kai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), welcomed the government’s announcement that specific arrangements for inbound group travelers will be launched this month. The specific arrangements will allow inbound group travelers who are received by licensed travel agents and who have pre-booked their itineraries to enter designated tourist attractions and dine at designated catering premises. The government will also explore the possibility of allowing these travelers to undergo fewer nucleic acid tests while balancing epidemic risks.
Dr Pang said: “The new arrangements mark Hong Kong’s return to normality and send a positive message to travelers and our business partners around the world. The specific provisions are expected to help gradually attract leisure travelers back to Hong Kong, especially consumers in short-haul markets. The HKTB will continue to work with the government, tourism industry and related sectors to demonstrate Hong Kong’s diverse tourist appeal to increase travelers’ interest in visiting the city, in order to stimulate the revival of tourism in Hong Kong. Hong Kong.
The HKTB has constantly and closely engaged travel business partners around the world. For example, in October, the HKTB held more than 400 meetings with more than 200 local business partners and representatives from visitor source markets, including those of tour operators, hotels and attractions, to discuss partnership opportunities and prepare. to bring visitors back.