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Hong Kong travel & tourism news for travel and tourism professionals and visitors. Find breaking news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours, and transportation in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Travel information is about new developments, challenges, and reports reflecting travel and tourism.

Cathay Pacific suspends all flights from UK to Hong Kong until January 25

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021 19:55

Cathay Pacific flights to London’s Heathrow airport will resume on January 12, followed by a total of seven more up until January 24. But a flight to Manchester on January ... Read More

Hong Kong COVID-19 Testing: Simple, Convenient and Free

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 22, 2020 21:37

Hong Kong is diligently working to make it as simple as possible for people to test for COVID-19 as they go about their days using public transportation. In developing procedures ... Read More

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Draws Close to 1 Million

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 16, 2020 04:38

The 2020 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival officially concluded yesterday. It was the first time the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) had adopted an “online + offline” format for ... Read More

101 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hong Kong today

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 5, 2020 16:46

According to Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong's coronavirus tally is now 6,802, with 101 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday. The newly confirmed cases ... Read More

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 19, 2020 01:24

Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19. The text of the following statement addressed to the People's Republic of China was released by the ... Read More

Phenix Jet takes delivery of its first Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020 22:05

Phenix Jet has welcomed its first Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft into the management fleet. This beautiful Global 7500 business jet is a first for the management company and it joins ... Read More

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Unveils Line-Up of 34 Gastronomic Experiences

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 14, 2020 00:58

Hong Kong’s can-do spirit and love of life have not been dampened in any way by the pandemic, and this shows in the production of the Hong Kong Wine & ... Read More

Russian Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Hong Kong flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 9, 2020 23:56

Russian Consulate General in Hong Kong announced today that Russia's flag carrier airline will resume flights to Hong Kong, interrupted in spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to consulate ... Read More

Hong Kong Opens Globally with New 360° Virtual Reality

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 5, 2020 20:11

Right next to the city in Hong Kong, nature is closer than one might think. Shining a light on this perhaps unknown wonder, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has ... Read More

Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble spurs Christmas bookings

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020 16:04

October 15 announcement that Hong Kong and Singapore have reached an in-principle agreement to establish a bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB), which would allow leisure travel between them to restart ... Read More

Hong Kong-Singapore Bubble Fulfilling Pent-up Travel Demand

editor editor- November 5, 2020 01:11

On October 15, Hong Kong and Singapore reached an in-principle agreement to establish a bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB), which would allow leisure travel between them to restart this month ... Read More

Ko Olina Four Seasons Resort Sold to Hong Kong Company

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 27, 2020 03:35

Henderson Land Group, a Hong-Kong based company, has become the sole owner of the Ko Olina Four Seasons Resort located in the Kapolei area on the island of Oahu in ... Read More

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 26, 2020 21:59

A spotlight is shining on concerted efforts by Hong Kong Tourism Board public and private sectors in preparation for tourism revival in the post-pandemic city. From aviation and hotels, to ... Read More

Happy Landings for Embrace “Home” Kong

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 24, 2020 20:57

More than 100 passengers boarded Hong Kong Airlines Flight HX852 today for their first Hong Kong to Hong Kong service. Mostly flying with loved ones or friends, the participants enjoyed ... Read More

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2020 15:11

The HKSAR government announced that Hong Kong is in advanced internal talks to reopen the border for local residents living in mainland China to return to the city. The government ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines announces Embrace “Home” Kong flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020 06:39

Hong Kong Airlines will operate a special Embrace “Home” Kong sunset flight on Saturday, October 24, 2020. HX852 will depart Hong Kong International Airport at 4:30pm, flying within 200 nautical ... Read More

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020 13:08

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed in principle to create an air travel bubble between them that will not require quarantine upon arrival, the Singapore government said Thursday. The agreement ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 13, 2020 11:48

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today the launch of a standardized COVID-19 hygiene protocol in partnership with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), one of the leading ... Read More

Ovolo Hotels in Australia and Hong Kong go vegetarian

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 1, 2020 10:00

Ovolo Hotels announced today, on World Vegetarian Day, that all of its restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong will go completely vegetarian for the next 365 days.  As ... Read More

Cathay Pacific Airways launches cargo service to Pittsburgh, PA

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020 13:32

Cathay Pacific Airways today launched a temporary expansion of its operations in the Americas, with a 12-week cargo service linking Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) with Southeast Asia, to supplement the ... Read More

Hong Kong Secures Multiple First-Ever MICE Events Amidst COVID-19 Challenges

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 9, 2020 23:56

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced that Hong Kong has been chosen as the host city for four international MICE events, including the city’s first-ever events of high ... Read More

Wine and Dine Now Also Available Virtually

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 31, 2020 08:46

Hong Kong is a city of wining and dining and is one of the most popular events in the City of Light, and this year it is going virtual. Organized ... Read More

Hong Kong government urged to help events industry ride out COVID-19 storm

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 17, 2020 16:09

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) presented results of the latest member survey “Impact of COVID-19 to Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry” to representatives of Commerce ... Read More

Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020 23:25

US President Donald Trump announced the signing of the 'Hong Kong Autonomy Act' and an executive order ending all preferential treatment for the territory, including special trade arrangements during a ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Board hosts World’s First Global Online Forum on Post-Pandemic Travel  

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 25, 2020 02:50

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) today hosted an online forum entitled “Beyond COVID-19: Global Tourism’s New Normal” – the first event of its kind focusing on the post-pandemic tourism ... Read More

A Very Special Boeing has a nickname Uniform Juliett

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 8, 2020 08:24

The B-HUJ was the last Boeing 747 retired by Cathay Pacific in 2016. Now it is embarking on a new journey into the hands of fans and collectors as 12,000 ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines: Safety comes first

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 29, 2020 23:37

To help travelers book with confidence and fly with assurance, Hong Kong Airlines has introduced the following to enhance customer experience: Mandatory face covering  It is a requirement to wear ... Read More

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center is ready to welcome events back

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020 18:56

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) is ready to welcome events back to Hong Kong. With a series of preventive measures in place, the HKCEC welcomed the city's ... Read More

World’s First Tourism Recovery Plan Announced

editor editor- May 1, 2020 02:30

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is positioning itself to respond with an organized plan to welcome visitors and for revitalization as the world begins to slowly recover. To achieve ... Read More

The ones to watch: 5 countries on path to recovery from COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020 16:22

With over three million confirmed cases and upwards of 200,000 fatalities in the world, there are few signs of the COVID-19 pandemic slowing its rampage across the globe. Thousands of ... Read More

How Hong Kong kept the virus under control?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2020 08:42

Hong Kong, the City of Lights has always been a tourism and business destination and a melting pot of diversity and resilience. With 1030 total cases and 4 dead for ... Read More

Hospitality World Loses Statesmen Eric Waldburger

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 16, 2020 02:21

Eric Waldburger - a worldly statesman of the hospitality industry - brought to life a formidable career in international luxury hotel leadership. Combining Swiss precision with an entrepreneurial flair and ... Read More

Hong Kong tourism recovery strategy could prove to be a success

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2020 18:42

Hong Kong tourism chief, Dane Cheng, stated today that tourism will be returning back to normality in July and the destination will be focusing on attracting mainland visitors and new ... Read More

Hong Kong announces mandatory quarantine for all arriving passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 18:24

Hong Kong government announced that starting at midnight on March 19, all arriving passengers will be placed under a two-week quarantine and medical surveillance in an attempt to prevent more ... Read More

Wharf Hotels announces new VP of Sales and Marketing

editor editor- March 7, 2020 22:37

Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Holger Jakobs as Vice President, Sales & Marketing to oversee the Hong Kong-based hospitality management company’s commercial division. In his new ... Read More

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation

editor editor- March 5, 2020 23:00

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The resulting coronavirus COVID-19 has led to over 95,000 confirmed cases ... Read More