Hot destination: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Tourism Board

Posted at Mar 21 2023 10:09 AM

Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

Tired of staying at home? Pack your bags and get ready to travel.

Here are a few things to prepare as you go on that trip that you have been waiting for:

1. Pack only the essentials

Do not bring your whole house on that trip. It is difficult to choose what is important to bring, but you need to fight the urge of bringing excessive baggage that will just lead you to taking things that you will never use on your trip. 

Here is a checklist of the things you will need:
· Passport and travel documents, personal identification can also come in handy.
· Money, payment cards, and transport cards such as Octopus card in Hong Kong which can also be used for payments in most shops and department stores. Nevertheless, it is still ideal to have money in the currency of the country you are traveling to in case of an emergency – some shops also do not accept cards or cashless transactions yet, so it is better to be sure. 
· Hygiene kit with hand sanitizer. Keep yourself clean while freely touring around, as tourists and locals in Hong Kong are no longer required to wear face masks.
· Beauty products in small amounts. Especially if you do not have a checked in baggage, make sure that you do not exceed the airline limits for liquids. You may also purchase toiletries and beauty products in Hong Kong from stores like Mannings and Sasa which can be easily spotted around the city.
· Clothes for the number of days and the season that you will be traveling. Having an extra pair will not hurt, but bringing too much will take up more baggage space, so be wise in choosing what to bring and what to leave. Hong Kong has four seasons that tourists can enjoy, it can be cold during the winter months and hot in the summer, so dress appropriately.
· Gadgets for communication and taking photos or videos – Hong Kong's architecture and food are photo worthy. Smartphones with internet connection will help you navigate your way through your trip and it will also help you keep lots of memories of your travels.

Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

2. Plan things in advance and look out for travel deals

Make sure that you plan your travel thoroughly – from your plane ticket, accommodation, to how you will get around the places you want to visit. Planning ahead will prepare you for any circumstances or difficulties that you may face during your travel in a foreign place. Plus, being prepared takes the stress off the trip.

Booking ahead may also get you perks and discounts that you would have missed if you had just walked in. Moreover, some places now require advanced booking, so to make sure that you are accommodated, think ahead and get a booking.

Those who have waited long to visit Hong Kong may check out the exclusive travel offers and packages from preferred travel partners in the Philippines will turn travelers' Hong Kong holiday into a memorable trip.

3. Visit destinations that welcome you

Hong Kong is ready to welcome visitors from all around the world. With the launch of the global promotional campaign "Hello Hong Kong," the city is sending its biggest welcome to Filipinos. 

Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

An array of enticing welcoming offers from over 16,000 outlets across the city have been put together by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the tourism and hospitality sectors to welcome back visitors. 1 million "Hong Kong Goodies" vouchers for visitors' consumption will be given out.

Tourists may choose from more than 100 bars, restaurants, and hotels to redeem a complimentary welcome drink, worth over HK$100, or get a HK$100 off at one of over 120 selected restaurants, shops, or attractions in Hong Kong, no minimum spending required. Or you can also redeem a gift worth over HK$100 at an attraction or museum in Hong Kong as a special token of your visit.

View full set of offers and how to redeem them on the website.

Say hello to new experiences

Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

The whole city cheers on to greet visitors with new and upgraded attractions for an all-time-iconic experience. Notable among the dozens of new developments are M+ and Hong Kong Palace Museum at the West Kowloon Cultural District, the new sixth-generation Peak Tram, Water World Ocean Park, the new night-time show "Momentous" at Hong Kong Disneyland and enhanced waterfront promenades offering new ways to admire Victoria Harbour.

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In addition, Hong Kong will host a year-round calendar of more than 250 events and festivals across 2023. Highlights include the Hong Kong Marathon, the Clockenflap music festival, Art Basel, the Museum Summit 2023, Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival, and New Year Countdown Celebrations, showcasing the dynamic and diverse appeal of the city.

Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
Photo source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

For more information, visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board website.

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