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Hong Kong Insider Tips

Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) shares its insider tips to help you enhance your client’s next trip to Hong Kong. For first-timers to those who can’t get enough of Asia’s World City, read on to find how to give them an experience they’ll brag about!


1. Local Insider: Geneva Vanderzeil

Explore Hong Kong with Australian ex-pat, Geneva Vanderzeil, as she shares her local knowledge in her lifestyle and travel blog, A Pair and a Spare. Be sure to check out her diverse posts and videos about dining, culture, shopping, outdoors and nightlife for hidden insights for unique and inspiring adventure.


2. Octopus Card

Experience Hong Kong like a local by taking the various modes of public transport. Similar to the Opal card in Sydney and Myki card in Melbourne, the Octopus card is a credit card sized smart-card that can be used on the trains (MTR), local buses, Star Ferry and trams. This card can be purchased at any MTR station.


3. Tourist SIM card

Stay connected as soon as you land in Hong Kong using the prepaid Discover Hong Kong Tourism SIM card. The SIM card allows unlimited local calls, credit for international calls and texts and mobile data to update Facebook status or upload Instagram holiday snaps. Travellers can purchase the SIM cards at Hong Kong International Airport and at any 7-11, Circle K or VanGO convenience store.


4. HKTB mobile apps

Navigate around Asia’s World City with the tip of your fingers through a range of themed mobile apps. These apps can guide travellers on a range of themed walks to explore the vibrant city, get off the beaten track with local experts, or create a personalised itinerary with key sightseeing activities around town. HKTB mobile apps are free to down- load at the Apple Store and Google Play. 


5. Stopovers in Hong Kong

Why not break your client’s trip to Europe or North America with a stopover in Hong Kong? For first- timers to get a taste of Asia’s World City, we’ve created a guide with top tips on what to do, getting around and sample itineraries to ensure your clients sample the best on what Hong Kong has to offer in 48 or 72 hours.


6. Discover Hong Kong (Australia) Facebook

Did you know HKTB has an Australian Facebook page? ‘Like’ the page for tips on the latest news, exciting new product, things to do, dining and nightlife, upcoming events and feel free to share your experiences from your own Hong Kong holidays.


7. Hong Kong Disneyland 10th Anniversary

As Hong Kong Disneyland Resort kicks off its 10th Anniversary celebrations, the resort has planned a brand new, year-long “Happily Ever After” with an amazing array of entertainment for guests to enjoy from mid-November 2015. Highlighted features include an all-new stage show, “Mickey and the Wondrous Book”, an enhanced “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks show, a new attraction coming to Fantasyland, Fairy Tale Forest and festive celebrations for the coming winter months.


8. PartnerNet

PartnerNet is your one-stop shop to help travel agents sell Hong Kong. Exclusive features include free online training programme to become a Hong Kong expert, stay up to date with the latest industry news, online trade forms such as ordering hard copies of brochures and maps for your clients, access to high quality Hong Kong images, connecting with local Hong Kong industry contacts and much more. Register here.


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Published: 22 October 2015

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