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Tourism Board offers prizes, e-coupons

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So (center), flanked by Sir Wayne Leung (left), and Anthony Lau of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, kicked off the 'Hong Kong Summer Fun' campaign and presented prizes to visitors in the Instant Mega Draw.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is providing visitors with tempting offers on tourism products and hotel rooms in its “Hong Kong Summer Fun” campaign, which runs through August.

Visitors can take part in the Instant Mega Draw, which features more than 2.4 million prizes with a total value of more than US$50 million, and the “Return to Hong Kong Like a Millionaire” contest, with the prize of a luxury return trip to Hong Kong, a total value of about US$385,000.

HKTB has also partnered with local merchants to provide downloadable e-coupons from a number of mobile platforms, including its DiscoverHongKong.com website and the "My Hong Kong Guide" mobile application.

More details of the campaign, including a full list of prizes, can be found at DiscoverHongKong.com. 

Cathay Pacific opens direct route to Boston

Cathay Pacific Airways has launched direct flights between Boston Logan International Airport and Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific Airways launched its four times weekly nonstop service between Hong Kong and Boston Logan International Airport in May, linking New England and Hong Kong directly for the first time.

This marks Cathay Pacific’s sixth gateway in the United States and eighth in North America.

The airline already served Chicago; Los Angeles; New York (JFK); Newark, New Jersey; San Francisco; Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.

Immigration Department voted world's best

Hong Kong's Immigration Department was voted the winner of the 2015 Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service in Skytrax's World Airport Survey.

The Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) was voted the winner of the 2015 Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service in Skytrax’s World Airport Survey. The survey, conducted between May 2014 and January, covered a total of 550 airports worldwide. More than 13 million survey questionnaires on the immigration services of various airports were collected from air passengers of 112 nationalities.

Hong Kong International Airport, which plays a vital role as a regional aviation hub, handled 63.3 million passengers last year. The Skytrax award shows that international travelers endorse ImmD's efficient services, which makes travel to and from Hong Kong fast and easy.


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