If you ever wanted to travel to Hong Kong for free, now may be your chance because the city is actually giving 500,000 free airline tickets in an attempt to boost tourism post-COVID.
The Chinese city is giving away 2 billion Hong Kong dollars in airline tickets, which equates to around €261.5 million, to hopefully contribute to its tourism industry after receiving a massive blow due to COVID-19.
Hong Kong was one of the strictest cities in the world with regards to COVID-related restrictions, as it followed China’s zero Covid policies.
Executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board Dane Cheng stated that “Once the government announces it will remove all COVID-19 restrictions for inbound travellers, we’ll roll out the advertising campaigns for the free air tickets.”
Over 183,600 people visited Hong Kong between January and August of this year. In comparison, Malta welcomed over 300,000 tourists during the same time period.
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