Hong Kong International Travel Expo (ITE) has made a triumphant return on a bigger scale this year. The travel extravaganza is open from today till August 21 in halls 3D-3E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Officiating at the opening ceremony is Mr. Yeung Yun-hung, Kevin, GBS, JP, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, in the attendance of industry leaders and the diplomatic corps, including some Consuls General.
Overseas exhibitors take up more than half of the exhibition space this year, hailing from countries and regions like Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Iceland, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Spain (online), St. Petersburg, Taiwan, and Thailand, each with its booths showcasing a myriad of travel products and holiday packages.
At the Taiwan pavilion themed “Travel in diversity and safety”, visitors can gather the latest information on Eco-tourism, culture, and local delicacies; take photos at the embellished photo booth; and leave a post-it message there for a chance to win air tickets and souvenirs on a first come, first served basis.
Among the many regions and prefectures featured in the Japan pavilion, the San’in region is introducing a new travel app – “Discover Another Japan Pass”. The app shows you all the exciting happenings in the Kansai area, and allows you to purchase local transportation and sightseeing tickets. Another popular destination, Nagasaki, is opening a new Shinkansen line linked to Saga in November. Discover new attractions in this beautiful city spanning museums, outlying islands, and more.
Always a hot favorite for Hongkongers, Thailand has recorded 6,000 arrivals just in July. The number is expected to rise sharply with the resumption of flights by Hong Kong Airlines. Check out the Thai pavilion for new touring ideas.
Before hopping onto planes, explore the many options available locally and on the mainland. Outdoor enthusiasts must visit the HK Discovery booth where veterans show you ancient trails leading to UNESCO geo-park sites and the picturesque village of Lai Chi Wo, and more.
In recent years, many museums and cultural-creative venues have opened in the Greater Bay Area and other parts of mainland China. You will get a wealth of information at the Cultural Tourism Pavilion in partnership with Hong Kong China Tourism Press.
ITE 2022 features a bewildering range of tour packages. Fancy touching base with Iceland – a country with bold landscapes and unique culture? Marina Travel from Iceland has prepared a variety of tailor-made tours in Iceland for you, including private and group tours, company incentive trips, self-drive tours and more.
Look beyond the surface of Japan as the Japan Craft Tour, organized by Onland, offers you an in-depth experience of Japanese craftmanship under the guidance of talented local artisans.
For those interested in private tours, Deep Travel, Jointwells Holidays, PAM Holidays and Royal Select provide exceptional services and wide-ranging tour packages, spanning business tours, nature-centric holidays, cultural tours, pilgrimage, professional photography tours and more.
ITE is strongly supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, with Hong Kong Tourism Board, Macao Government Tourism Office, and travel and MICE trade associations as supporters.
Only registered visitors can visit the travel fair on Aug 18 and on the morning of Aug 19, while for the remaining days and sessions, visitors can buy tickets at the entrance for admission.
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (Hall 3D-3E)
18 Aug (Thu) l 10:00 – 18:00 l HK$70 l By Registration only
19 Aug (Fri) l 10:00 – 14:00 l HK$30 l By Registration only
19 Aug (Fri) l 14:00 – 18:00 l HK$30 l By Ticket Admission (Octopus / Complimentary ticket)
20 Aug (Sat) l 10:00 – 19:00 l HK$20 l By Ticket Admission (Octopus / Complimentary ticket)
21 Aug (Sun) l 10:00 – 17:00 l HK$20 l By Ticket Admission (Octopus / Complimentary ticket)
*Admission stop 30 minutes before the announced daily closing time of the Exhibition.