Why Hong Kong Is Giving Away Half A Million Airline Tickets

Hong Kong will hand out 500,000 air tickets to bring in much-needed visitors as part of a global publicity campaign unveiled on Thursday. The city’s leader John Lee announced the giveaway at the launch of the Hello Hong Kong campaign at a briefing, saying it was “probably the world’s biggest welcome ever.” Lee highlighted a number of events coming up including the Rugby Sevens and city marathon in a speech given in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. The government is seeking to revive the economy and repair Hong Kong’s global image which was damaged by often-violent protests in 2019, the imposition of tough security laws in 2020 and three years of self-imposed isolation during the pandemic.

  • Hong Kong’s first Pop Culture Festival expected to attract 140,000 people – but target is local audience, officials admit
    The "Hello Hong Kong" campaign - which will cost about HK$100 million (US$12.8 million) in its first phase - involves vouchers, special events and plans to give away 700,000 airline tickets. Chief ...
    03/25/2023 - 12:12 am | View Link
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Night - Scattered showers with a 52% chance of precipitation. Winds from E to ENE at 7 to 9 mph (11.3 to 14.5 kph). The overnight low will be 73 °F (22.8 °C). Cloudy with a high of 77 °F (25.0 ...
    03/24/2023 - 12:59 pm | View Link
  • Hong Kong News
    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an administrative district of China and one of the leading economic centers not only in Asia ...
    03/22/2023 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Hong Kong will pay for your plane ticket to visit in 2023: here’s how to apply
    When do the free flights go on sale? Hong Kong’s free ticket giveaway will be staggered over the next few months, with the 500,000 airline tickets up for grabs allocated to different areas of ...
    03/22/2023 - 2:04 am | View Link
  • Hong Kong
    Travelers from Mainland China totaled 44.45 million, accounting for 76% of the total. The Hong Kong Government is promoting the Special Administrative Region (SAR) as the preferred business hub ...
    03/21/2023 - 1:01 pm | View Link
  • More


Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Business News