The Hong Kong Tourism Board announced that visitors to the city are eligible for 300,000 free and discounted tickets on MTR-run trains in the city, from March 28, as part of the Hello Hong Kong campaign. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is also giving out tourist packages as part of the initiative.

Tourists will get 100,000 single-journey tickets on the Airport Express worth HK$115 each, from or to Hong Kong Station. They can also claim 100,000 MTR adult tourist day passes with a value of HK$130 for two passes. In addition, travellers on the High Speed Rail are eligible for 100,000 coupons with a discount of RMB120 covering four coupons, which can be redeemed at specific online travel agencies.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is handing out 2,000 tourist packages worth HK$430, each of which includes a tourist badge, food and beverage coupons and discount coupons for souvenirs of the racecourse and horse-riding. These offers can be claimed on race days at the Happy Valley Racecourse or Sha Tin Racecourse.

Four airlines in Hong Kong are also giving away 500,000 free economy round-trip tickets for tourists to visit the city. Cathay Pacific’s 80,000 ticket giveaway to tourists from South East Asia runs until March 24. Hong Kong Airlines ran a first-come-first-served campaign for travellers from Bangkok, Hanoi, and Manila to win 6,000 tickets to Hong Kong until March 15, and will announce future offers for other destinations.

In addition, Greater Bay Airlines will give away tickets from Taipei to Hong Kong in May, and tickets from Seoul to the SAR in July this year, while HK Express will begin its free-tickets scheme in April.

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The Hong Kong Tourism Board also revealed that 1.42 million visitors entered Hong Kong in February 2023, which is the first time this figure crossed the one-million mark since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the city in February 2020.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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