Hong Kong expo sets new attendance record

A southeast Asian cultural troupe performs at the Hong Kong expo.

The International Travel Expo Hong Kong, the premier tourism and travel event in Asia, this year attracted more than 6,300 trade visitors and 52,000 public visitors, setting a new attendance record, organisers said.

The show provided "an ideal place for travel and tourism industry to exchange ideas and innovations, do business, and create synergy with each other", Hong Kong tourism commissioner Rebecca Lai said.

Organiser Adsale Exhibition Services said various tailor-made programs to boost information exchange and business communications in the industry were well responded.

"Buyers Meet Sellers session continues to provide excellent opportunity for international exhibitors and buyers to initiate business cooperation," said Adsale chairman Stanley Chu.

"The concurrent seminars on outbound travel, corporate travel and presentations on information technology for the travel industry received good attendance too."

Visitors to the show received latest travel information from 45 countries/regions and 105 national and regional tourism organisations and some had even made direct bookings for tours, air tickets and hotels during the exhibition.

Adsale announced that ITE HK 2002 will be held on from May 30 to June 2 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.