What are the key assets of HK as a business destination and how is business tourism developing in Hong Kong? We put the question to Anthony Lau, Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board.
With its strategic location, safe and business friendly environment, visa-free policy for visitors from over 170 countries and regions, and superb aviation connectivity with the region’s key financial markets, Hong Kong is recognised as the world’s premier meetings, incentive, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) destination and business hub of Asia. Last year, we welcomed nearly two million MICE visitors to Hong Kong, representing a 2% increase from the previous year.
What could change the face of tourism here?
Before the end of 2018, we will see the completion and commencement of operations of two major infrastructure projects – the Hong Kong– Zhuhai–Macao Bridge and the Express Rail Link Hong Kong Section – which will put Hong Kong within one hour’s reach of the Greater Bay Area and connected with the 20,000km- long national high-speed rail network, which covers most major mainland cities.
These exciting developments will further strengthen Hong Kong’s unrivalled position as the super-connector to the high- growth Mainland China market and reinforce the city’s edge as the premier business hub in Asia.
Photos: Anthony Lau, Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board.