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Hong Kong : Chinese New Year parade 2011

The 16th International Chinese New Year Night Parade will be staged on Feb. 3 at Tsim Sha Tsui, featuring a total of 36 floats and performing groups from 11 countries and regions, announced the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) on Tuesday.

Chinese New Year 2011
Chinese New Year 2011

Organized by the HKTB and sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways, the parade will adopt the theme “World City, World Party” to promote Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan appeal and tourism attractions. Continue Reading

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Hotel Panorama Hong Kong launches Free Night Promotion

The Hotel Panorama by Rhombus has launched a summer promotion offering travellers to Hong Kong the chance to stay in a Platinum Room for 2 nights and get the 3rd night for free.

Running until August 31, 2009 (based on availability); travellers can stay in a Platinum or Family Room for just HK$1988. This 3 night stay also comes with an array of benefits:

– Access to Rhombus Club Executive Lounge where guests can enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast, evening cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, all-day tea & coffee and wireless internet access
– Private check-in and check-out
– Welcome tea upon arrival
– Complimentary pressing of either one dress or suit upon arrival
– Complimentary shoeshine service
– Turn down service
– Complimentary local calls
– Complimentary in-room broadband service
– Complimentary laundry; limited to 3 pieces per day, per room (dry cleaning is not included)

Located in the heart of Tsimshatsui and only an 1- minute walk from Tsimshatsui MTR station, Hotel Panorama is within walking distance to shopping centres, boutiques, museums, restaurants, bars and entertainment centres.

The prime location allows guests to access all parts of Hong Kong via Mass Transit Railway (MTR), Airport Express, Buses, Taxis and Ferries.

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Travel Agents to Win with Promotion to Sell Novotel Hotels in Hong Kong

Accor has launched a competition for travel agents throughout Asia Pacific giving them a chance to win a free trip to Hong Kong for two.

Agents just have to book rooms (on any public rate and including agents based in Hong Kong) at any Novotel hotel in Hong Kong between May 20 and August 19th 2009 for stays during the same period. When the booking materializes, the agent will receive one entry into the competition to win a trip to Hong Kong.

Three runner up prizes will be drawn, one on June 23, one on July 23 and one on August 25. The runner up winners will receive an overnight stay in any one of the 83 Novotel Hotels in the Asia Pacific region of the winner’s choice. Continue Reading

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Stranded whale may halt traffic in Hong Kong harbor

The Hong Kong Marine Department has warned that maritime traffic in Victoria Harbor, in the center of the southern Chinese city, could be halted to prevent harm to a stranded whale, the South China Morning Post said on Friday.

The 10-meter humpbacked whale first surfaced in Hong Kong’s busy shipping lanes on March 16. This is the first time a whale has appeared in the city’s waters and scientists believe it got lost while on its migration north from the tropical waters where it spent the winter. Continue Reading

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Hong Kong and Japan launch tourism exchange year

Officials from Hong Kong and Japan launched here Friday the Hong Kong-Japan Tourism Exchange Year 2009 to foster tourism and cultural interflows between the two places.

Commissioner for Tourism of Hong Kong Margaret Fong and Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency Yoshiaki Hompo signed a memorandum of cooperation to signify the two sides’ commitment to drive success for the tourism exchange year.

Japan - Hongkong Tourism Partnership

Japan - Hongkong Tourism Partnership

Speaking at the memorandum signing ceremony, Fong said Hong Kong and Japan are important partners in tourism and she believed that the tourism exchange year 2009 will provide an excellent platform to advance the development and promotion of tourism between the two places.

“Hong Kong is one of the most important markets under the Visit Japan Campaign,” Yoshiaki Hompo said at the ceremony, “there is an increase of nearly 30 percent of Hong Kong tourists to Japan in 2008 from the previous year.”

“We are expecting a good outcome through the activities organized by both Japan and Hong Kong,” he added.

The Tourism Exchange Year 2009 initiative will bring a series of exciting programs covering a variety of themes lined up in both places, including dramas and movies, cultural and sports events, local delicacies, green pleasures and student cultural exchange programs.

A special logo has been created with the slogan “Sharing Smiles, Shaking Hands” to deliver the wishes.

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SkyCity Marriott Hotel officially opened in Hong Kong

Marriott officially opened the 658-room Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel on Thursday. The new hotel is Marriott International’s fifth hotel in Hong Kong but its first Marriott branded property.

Marriott is managing the hotel under an agreement with the owner, Union Sky Holdings, a partnership between Shun Tak Holdings, and a joint venture of Dragages Hong Kong and GR8 Leisure Concept. It is Shun Tak Holdings’ first direct foray into the Hong Kong hotel sector.

SkyCity Marriott Hotel HongKong

SkyCity Marriott Hotel HongKong

More than 300 guests witnessed the official handover of the property by owners Pansy Ho, Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings, Nicolas Borit, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong and Marcus Lee, President of GR8 Leisure Concept to Craig Smith, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific of Marriott International.

Officiating guests included Margaret Fong, Tourism Commissioner for the Hong Kong Government SAR, Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Authority Hong Kong. Continue Reading

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HongKong, Macao and Taiwan stays attractive for travelers

Outbound travel to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao remains popular with mainland travelers during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday season, an online survey has showed.

About 11 percent of people polled in an online survey released by market research firm Nielsen during the weekend picked overseas travel destinations over domestic ones for the coming vacation, with the top three places for short-haul trips being Hong Kong (60 percent), Taiwan (29 percent) and Macao (23 percent).

Hong Kong Tourism

Hong Kong Tourism

“In these challenging economic times, travelers on the mainland are looking for ways to save, including organizing trips themselves and planning short- to medium- haul trips,” said Grace Pan, head of travel and leisure research at Nielsen’s China operations.

The number of tourists from the Chinese mainland visiting Taiwan during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday season, which starts next week, will hit 10,000 travelers, Oma Hai, chairman of the China Travel Agencies Association and director of ProTour Travel Co in Taiwan, said last week Continue Reading

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Hong Kong travel agencies forced to cut prices to attract more tourists and boost sales

As air tickets become more affordable and some exchange rates turn in Asia’s favour, travel agencies have boosted their efforts to attract holiday travellers post high season.

One agency, Hong Thai Travel Services, has already offered 600 “buy two, get one free” package deals to Thailand.

Despite experiencing a 15 percent revenue slump, Hong Thai has also pledged HK$7 million for the purposes of a year-end staff bonus, and offering 30 new jobs.

The weakening currencies of Australia and South Korea have proven themselves attractive to Hong Kong, with the majority of Hong Thai tours to the regions filled.

General Manager of Hong Thai, Susanna Lau Mei-Sze also indicated that many travellers had opted for Vietnam, the Philippines or Cambodia instead of Thailand, due to the political situation.

The Christmas period saw a 60 percent decline in tour groups visiting Thailand, The Standard reports. Continue Reading

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Mandarin Oriental Spa in Hong Kong to launch Sleep Ritual Treatment

In January, the Mandarin Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is to launch a special Sleep Ritual treatment for guests needing a little help relaxing properly. Priced at HK$1,400 for a 90-minute treatment, the ritual is designed to induce sleep through the use of music, scents and massage, thereby relaxing the mind and body simultaneously.

“It’s a fact of modern life that most people don’t get enough sleep,” said Spa Director Lynsey Hughes. “We all know that chronic sleep problems have been associated with a wide range of serious health consequences, and people who suffer from lack of sleep are less productive and more likely to suffer an injury or accident. Everyone can benefit from better sleep, and this treatment has been designed to instill peace and tranquility for a restful night.”

The Sleep Ritual consists of a Deep Relax Aromatherapy Massage with soothing vetiver, sandalwood and chamomile oils. Aromatherapy-style massage techniques help to promote the flow of energy throughout the body, while Swedish massage, particularly effleurage and other slow stroking movements, provide a sedating effect. Continue Reading

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Lanson Place Outstanding Hospitality awarded twice in HotelClub Awards Asia 2008

Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited a HongKong based company and wholly-owned subsidiary of USI Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that Lanson Place Hotel has won two awards in the most recent HotelClub Awards Asia 2008.

Lanson Place Hotel was rated as one of “Top 5 Hotels in Asia” and one of “Top 3 Service Hotels” by HotelClub, a leading online accommodation provider. It is the only Hong Kong hotel to have made it to the two honours lists, reflecting Lanson Place’s high quality accommodation offering outstanding services.

The awards are the latest industry recognitions given to Lanson Place Hotel. Shortly after its opening in 2006, Lanson Place Hotel has become Hong Kong’s first member of “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, and was later awarded the “Boutique Hotel of the Year” in SCMP / Harper’s Bazaar StyleAwards 2007. Continue Reading

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Hotel Jen in Hong Kong launches Suite City Escape Promotion

Hotel Jen, one of Hong Kong’s newest independent hotels has launched a city escape package. Valid until 31 August, 2008, and available on any stay of two nights or more, guests can stay in a Harbourview Jen Suite with views of the Hong Kong skyline for HK$2,588++ per night.

Each spacious 50 square meter one-bedroom Jen Suite features a separate living/dining room, fully equipped kitchenette, separate dressing area, his and her sinks, separate shower stall and a deep soaking bath with harbour views – perfect for a luxurious and relaxing getaway.

In additional to a daily complimentary breakfast for two at Hotel Jen’s Sky Lounge, the package includes a complimentary limousine pick-up or drop-off from hotel to the airport, express check-in, unlimited wireless / wired internet access, complimentary beverages and canapés in the Sky Lounge on the top floor of the hotel from 6-8pm, late check-out and HK$100 laundry voucher per room per day – plus – a buffet lunch for two at Hotel Jen’s signature restaurant, Jen Café during the stay.

Guests will also be able to enjoy their in-room mini bar with compliments of Hotel Jen, a 24-hour room service option, and make full use of the hotel’s recreation facilities including a 16-metre outdoor roof-top swimming pool and fully equipped gymnasium.

Hotel Jen opened in March 2008 and is located in Western District, Hong Kong. Still only 10 minutes from Hong Kong’s Central business district, the Airport Express and the city’s hottest nightlife centers of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong, Western District preserves the flavour of old Hong Kong inviting guests to embrace some of the city’s famous heritage.

For the convenience of guests, the hotel operates a regular shuttle bus service throughout the day to Macau Ferry (Sheung Wan MTR), Central Star Ferry, Airport Express Hong Kong Station (ifc mall) and Admiralty MTR (Pacific Place), free of charge to those taking advantage of the summer package.

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Experience The Convenience Of Citadines Hongkong Ashley Aparthotel

London, UK – Hotels-apartments.co.uk gladly welcomes the entry of a new serviced apartment in its honorable list of serviced apartments in Hong Kong viz. Citadines HongKong Ashley Apartments in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, in Hong Kong, China. The incorporation of Citadines HongKong Ashley Apartments affirms its reputation as a leading service apartment provider to the sagacious travelers. Hotels-apartments.co.uk inventory are convenient and user friendly as it is up dated consistently by improving and adding new and latest information to abet online users in picking the most exquisite serviced apartments in Hong Kong.

Citadines HongKong Ashley, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China offers 3-star elegant and contemporary accommodation to all discerning travelers looking for accommodation for their short stay or long stay. The nicely furnished serviced apartment has comfortable guests rooms fitted with modern facilities. The location of the Citadines in the heart of vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui, exposes you to a diverse array of museums, shops, restaurants, cafes and clubs, making your stay truly incredible. Connected to good transport links, explore the local attractions and its neighborhood. Continue Reading

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