HKG cruise push

Cruise Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

THE in­au­gu­ral visit by Nor­we­gian Joy to Hong Kong yes­ter­day was wel­comed by lo­cal of­fi­cials, with Hong Kong Com­mis­sioner for Tourism Cathy Chu hail­ing the grow­ing con­tri­bu­tion of cruise tourism to the city’s econ­omy.

Chu said the new Kai Tak cruise ter­mi­nal had seen growth of 90% in cruise vis­its over the last three years, high­light­ing Hong Kong’s shop­ping and din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and their ap­peal to vis­i­tors.

“The Hong Kong gov­ern­ment is very com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing cruise tourism in Hong Kong; we have in­vested a lot in our in­fras­truc­ture as well as pro­vid­ing var­i­ous in­cen­tive pro­grams for the travel agen­cies as well as for the cruise lines,” she said.

This year HKG is putting money into the de­vel­op­ment of cruise ex­cur­sion pro­grams so guests find that Hong Kong is a value-for-money des­ti­na­tion, Chu added.

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