About 40 travel industry types gathered in Toronto late last week to enjoy a gourmet lunch along with a taste of what’s new in “Asia’s World City” – Hong Kong.
In town to host the event was the Hong Kong Tourist Board’s executive director, Anthony Lau, who told those on hand that in 2014, Hong Kong welcomed more than 60 million visitor arrivals which was an increase of 12%; while its 28 million overnight arrivals was up by 8.2% from 2013.
Lau said that Hong Kong’s popularity is in many ways due to its strategic location in Asia, which puts it in close proximity to close to half the world’s population and many of the world’s major tourism source markets.
But, said Lau, Hong Kong isn’t resting on its laurels as it continues to expand and develop its visitor offerings that make it a “must see” for any traveller headed to Asia.
The result of all this, Lau observed is that Hong Kong offers its visitors “a different world every moment.”
Seen in the photo, from l to r, are the Hong Kong Tourist Board’s Anthony Lau and Michael Lim.