The giveaway of free air tickets will happen in March, and will be distributed by local airlines Cathay Pacific, HK Express and Hong Kong Airlines.
In an unprecedented and easily explained unprecedented move, Hong Kong is offering half a million free tickets to its visitors. It aims to revitalize a once-bustling global hub severely affected by the COVID pandemic. In addition to the 500,000 free tickets, Hong Kong will hand out an additional 80,000 tickets to residents in the summer.
The free ticket giveaway will take place in March and will be distributed by local airlines Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Express and Hong Kong Airlines, AFP reports.
The government is now running a rebranding campaign titled ‘Hello, Hong Kong’ in an effort to tell “good stories” about the region whose reputation has been tarnished a bit due to years of political crises and pandemic curbs.
Hong Kong is now promising a “no isolation, no quarantine and no restrictions” approach to buoy its businesses and tourism. In a meeting with industry heavyweights, Chief Executive John Lee announced the free air tickets plan.
Lee called it “the best welcome ever”.
Hong Kong was largely virus-free until the Omicron epidemic in early 2022 due to its strict adherence to Beijing’s zero-COVID principle, but the economic recession and population’s he more than 2.5% brains It also led to leaks. In 2022 she will have 600,000 visitors, which is less than 1% of her 2018 numbers.
Over 130 international companies have closed their Hong Kong offices in the last three years. Over 140,000 workers left Hong Kong’s workforce last year.