The rainy season is about to begin in the Philippines but summer is just starting in nearby tourist destination, Hong Kong. For extended fun under the sun, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is inviting all Filipinos to join its newest tourism campaign dubbed “Hong Kong Summer Fun.”
Ongoing until August 31, Hong Kong Summer Fun was launched in the Philippines at the Chef Jesse Café in Rockwell Center, Makati City. Present to introduce the exciting promotion was HKTB regional director of Southeast Asia, Simon Wong, accompanied by partners Bobo Yu from Madame Tussauds and Vernon Ma from Times Square.
“Over P2.3 billion worth of prizes await visitors [coming from all over the region]with Hong Kong Summer Fun,” enticed Wong adding that they could immediately take part of exciting contests “the moment they land” at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
All tourists need to do is get a Welcome Pack at the airport’s pre-immigration hall then present it along with travel documents at Hong Kong Summer Fun booths located on the fifth level of Arrival Hall A and B.
There, they can immediately join an e-raffle that could win them prizes including a free seven-day WiFi pass, jewelry, designers watches, HKD1,000 UnionPay Card spending credits, four-day, three-night cruise trips, tickets for attractions, HKD1,000 shopping mall coupons, and dining vouchers, which can be used throughout their stay.
Besides getting the Welcome Pack at the airport, tourists are also encouraged to get themselves the Shop Eat Play VIP Card, which can be used to enjoy exclusive offers from malls, restaurants, hotels, and attractions across the city. Simply show the VIP card and get discounts and privileges from participating merchants.
To offer the widest array of possible deals, HKTB further partnered with countless establishments across the island, among them Madam Taussuds and Times Square.
From Madame Tussauds, Yo promised 25-percent off passes to the famous wax museum that display over a hundred figures of the most famous celebrities around the world.
Two new attractions are set to open at Madame Tussauds during the Hong Kong Summer Fun promotion giving returning visitors something new to see. These are the K-Wave Zone featuring wax replicas of K-Pop stars, and the Kung Fu Zone where figures of famous Asian action stars will be installed.
Other top playgrounds in the city participating in the campaign include Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park and Trick Eye Museum, among many others.
Endless shopping experiences await everyone at Hong Kong Times Square that boasts of 16 levels of shopping with over 200 stores ranging from luxury labels to homegrown brands. There is a level entirely dedicated to fashion, beauty, technology, and more.
Ma specifically invited tourists to also see the exciting events monthly events at Times Square such as the Inside Out exhibition from upco-ming Pixar movie of the same title, a Star Wars Jedi Academy, and a Gundam Theme Park, among others.
In Harbour City—the sister development of Hong Kong Times Square that is famous for rows and rows of retail stores and the iconic giant rubber duck—arts and culture flourishes with galleries and monthly-changing exhibits.
To satisfy traveling foodies, no less than 2015 Michelin-starred restaurants are joining Hong Kong Summer Fun, like Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Specialist, Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Bo Innovation, Celebrity Cuisine, Guo Fu Lou, Kam’s Roast Goose, and MIC Kitchen.
To plan well, Wong suggested downloading the “My Hong Kong Guide” mobile application to view the participating establishments of the promo.
Return like a ‘millionaire’
Prizes don’t stop coming at the end of a tourist’s trip to Hong Kong this season, as Wong promised travelers the opportunity to return to the city “like a millionaire.”
How so? With another raffle promo upon departure. Tourists only need to drop their Shop Eat Play VIP card at draw booths found at North and South Immigration Halls in Level 6 and Departure Halls in Level 7 to join, and by September 10 lucky winners from Southeast Asia will receive an all expenses luxury trip to Hong Kong valued at HKD300,000 (roughly equivalent to P1.7 million).
The trip comprises of business class flights, a Vertu Mobile phone, limousine pick up services, five-star hotel accommodations, helicopter ride, five-star spa treatment, fine dining at a Michelin restaurant, plus HKD50,000 (P290,000) spending money.
To end the presentation, Wong invited Filipinos to fly to Hong Kong now as HKTB has developed promo fares with Cebu Pacific and Cathay Pacific.
For more information, visit DiscoverHongKong.com.