Tempting offers from Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is running summer promotions from July 1 to September 21 named Hong Kong Summer Temptations. Ranging from shopping promotions to the Olympic Games’ Equestrian Event that will take place here this August, Hong Kong has an event for everyone.
HKTB chairman James Tien said, “We aim to give the promotion a new twist this year and showcase Hong Kong's summer experience in a different light. By encouraging visitors to explore the city's tourist attractions and participate in the special events and entertainment activities held in shopping centres and dining districts citywide, we hope that visitors - especially the young and family segments - will experience a fun filled and fabulous summer in Hong Kong.”
The tourist board will inaugurate an “Explore Hong Kong Stamp Rally” programme, where visitors can explore 18 designated locations and collect corresponding stamps. Those with three stamps will receive a gift.
The MTR Corporation will offer visitors, upon purchase of any MTR tourist product, a free summer temptations tourist guide featuring tips for exploring Hong Kong using the MTR. The guidebook will also include over 40 offers from attractions and almost 700 different shopping and dining outlets, featuring free gifts, buy-1-get-1-free and cash discount offers.
Another programme will be the Visa million dollar lucky draw - for every HK$500 dollars spent in Hong Kong during the event period, Visa cardholders will be eligible for an entry upon registration at www.visa.com.hk. With unlimited entries allowed, the lucky draw offers prizes totalling to HK$1.2 million in value.
During the Olympic Equestrian Events, the HKTB will set up an Hong Kong Olympic Piazza at Hong Kong Cultural Centre (July 25 to August 24), where visitors can watch broadcast of the Beijing Olympic events. There will also be exhibition panels on the Olympics, with latest games updates.
Across Hong Kong, 12 shopping malls and department stores and nine food districts will be participating in the summer promotions. As well as presenting a host of offers and privileges, some will organise special activities, such as entertainment shows and Olympic themed exhibitions. More than 50 hotels will extend special three day, two night room packages and complimentary offers, while local travel agents will introduce tours to outlying islands and Victoria Harbour.
For more information see www.discoverhongkong.com/hkst/eng/