IN light of the lifting of all entry restrictions to Hong Kong, Asia's World City is ready to welcome visitors from all around the world once again with open arms and open doors.

For its proximity, Hong Kong holds a special place in the hearts of many Filipinos – whether as tourists or workers – as the city-state has been the first to stamp arrival and departure records on the brown (from green) passports of many citizens from the Philippines.

Hong Kong Goodies

Hong Kong is sending its biggest welcome to Filipinos as city-wide offers covering "Hong Kong Goodies" visitor consumption vouchers as well for an array of enticing offers from over 16,000 outlets across the city put together by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the tourism and hospitality sectors to welcome back visitors.

Among which, at the initial stage, at least one million "Hong Kong Goodies" visitor consumption vouchers will be given out, covering a complimentary welcome drink at participating bars, restaurants, and hotels, or a cash voucher to be redeemed in the transportation, culinary and retail sectors, and attractions.

Establishments where "Hong Kong Goodies" voucher worth HK$100 can be redeemed include welcome drinks at Landmark Mandarin Oriental MO Bar, The Ritz Carlton Ozone Bar or selected shops such as Hang Heung Cake Shop, King Bakery and Khusbu's Collection.

The voucher can also be used at Disneyland, Legoland and Madame Tussauds.

Visit https://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/deals/hkgoodies.html for the full set of offers available.

To collect visitor consumption voucher in person, visit one of the HKTB Visitor Centres on arrival at Hong Kong International Airport Visitor Centre, Kowloon Visitor Centre, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Visitor Centre, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Visitor Centre and Heung Yuen Wai Visitor Centre.

Flights and packages deals

Exclusive travel offers and packages from preferred Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) partner agencies in the Philippines are exciting as well, making that Hong Kong holiday into a trip of a lifetime.

Starting at US$340, packages include roundtrip airfare, three nights hotel accommodation with roundtrip airport transfers, half-day city tour and theme park visits, these travel agencies – such as Constellation Travels, Skywin Travel and Tours and Las Palmas Tours and Travel – give Filipino travelers the best options for a great time in Hong Kong.

For a complete list of flight and package deals, visit https://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/deals/flights-and-packages-ph.html.

(Note: Packages do not include Philippine travel tax; compulsory tipping at US$7 or HK$50 per pax; other meals and expenses; and security deposit in hotel, if applicable. Although prices are current at the time of listing, airlines, hotels and travel agents frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fare surcharges. Contact airlines, hotels or the travel agents for booking and complete details, terms and conditions.)

Year-round amazing experiences in art, music, sports and adventure

New and upgraded attractions provide amazing experiences both for new and returning visitors at M+ and Hong Kong Palace Museum at the West Kowloon Cultural District, the new sixth-generation Peak Tram, Water World Ocean Park, the new night-time show "Momentous" at Hong Kong Disneyland and enhanced waterfront promenades offering spectacular new ways to admire Victoria Harbour.

For the whole year, the more than 250 events and festivals to enjoy include the Hong Kong Marathon, the Clockenflap Music Festival, Art Basel, the Museum Summit 2023, Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, and Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival.

Hong Kong Sevens 2023 will run for a second time from March 31 to April 2, 2023 in the FY2023 Sevens Series.

With a total of 28 teams (26 international teams plus two Hong Kong teams) and over 70 world-class matches – a full comeback with both Men's and Women's Sevens tournaments, the event will surely rock the city again.

Art Basel Hong Kong (March 21 to 25) – the largest show in Hong Kong since 2019 featuring more than 170 of the world's leading galleries from 30+ countries/territories – returns with all special sectors: Encounters (the fair's sector dedicated to large-scale works), Film, Kabinett (featuring thematic and focused presentations) and Conversations; "Hand Me Your Trust," a new and site-specific moving image work by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, will take over the M+ Façade (work commissioned by M+ and supported by Art Basel).

On the same dates are the events at Art Central.

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