Hong Kong Tourism Board prepares for reopening of travel

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced its plan to prepare for the recovery of tourism and the resumption of international travel. The strategic plan outlines the division of an HK$1.138 billion (£127 million) budget for the next financial year, which has been split into two phases. The short-term strategy will focus on encouraging back…

Etihad extends free Covid-19 insurance until autumn

Etihad Airways has extended its Covid-19 global wellness insurance cover until October 1st.Martin Drew, senior vice president sales and cargo, Etihad Airways, said: “Extending Etihad’s Covid-19 global wellness insurance reinforces the effectiveness of Etihad Wellness, the airline’s health and hygiene programme. “It’s an added benefit automatically…

Al Faisaliah Hotel joins Mandarin Oriental in Riyadh

From today, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is managing the renowned Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with reservations now available through the website.The property is currently undergoing an extensive guestroom and public area renovation scheduled for completion in late 2021, after which it will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah,…

Covid-19 hits Chinese New Year domestic travel

Research undertaken by ForwardKeys reveals that domestic air travel in China during New Year Golden Week was 69 per cent down on the equivalent period in 2019, when travel was at normal, pre-pandemic levels. The period, which ran from February 11th–17th this year, is one of the busiest in the year for Chinese travellers.Domestic travel during the…

Hong Kong Tourism Board launches ‘online + offline’ Chinese New Year promotions

With the traditional international Chinese New Year Night Parade canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hong Kong Tourism Board turns to innovative promotional programs on  “online + offline” format held from February 8 to 26.The three-week “Fortunes at Home” Chinese New Year (CNY) campaign promotional campaign featured a creative…

This man has climbed every mountain in Hong Kong

Editor's Note — CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Hong Kong (CNN) — Surrounded by photos, maps and other documents, 45-year-old photographer Simon Wan Chi-Chung is planning his next great Hong Kong

Amazon air cargo contractor expects more growth after posting banner year during pandemic

A Boeing 747 cargo freighter belonging to the Atlas Air flies into the clouds after lifting off from Hong Kong International Airport, on 23 October 2017, in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. S3studio | Getty Images Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings on Thursday forecast an increase in first-quarter revenue as the Amazon air contractor continues to benefit from higher

American Express To Open Washington Reagan Centurion Lounge, Expand Lounges In Two Airports

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 29: U.S. influencers Blair Eadie (right) and Leonie Hanne (middle) at the ... [+] opening of the American Express Centurion Lounge at Hong Kong international airport on September 29, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images For American Express) getty American Express will add another dot to its

27 Fun Places In Pune And Around That Will Take Your Spirits Up High In 2021

One of the best cities of India, Pune has it all to please everyone regardless of age. Pacing up with modernity, this city is flecked with malls, theme parks, clubs and much more. There are many fun places in Pune, whether you’re thinking of taking your kids out or just want to go for a day out with friends. These places do not demand a day off as

19 Best Places To Visit In Siliguri In 2021 That Highlight Its Interesting Personality!

Siliguri is largely a stop-over for travelers heading to Darjeeling, Sikkim and Bhutan. However, it promises a pretty memorable vacation if you’re adventurous enough to journey here. Parks, sanctuaries, temples, tea gardens and the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway are found here, giving you great opportunities to experience various facets of the

For my father, retirement meant a…

TravelAwaits flipped into TravelAwaits Latin America travelawaits.com - Linsey Stevens For my father, retirement meant a condo on a St. Thomas, USVI golf course and traveling to bucket-list destinations including Hong Kong and Dubai. … View on travelawaits.com 1 hour ago ShareLikeFlip Want to know more on click here go to tour news source. Want

I moved from Hong Kong to Barbados during the pandemic

(CNN) — Just over a month ago, I packed my life in Hong Kong into two suitcases and moved 16,000 kilometers to Barbados. I'd never even been to the island before or traveled anywhere else in the Caribbean region for that matter. Barbados is so far away from Hong Kong -- the shortest travel time is 24 hours -- that I wasn't sure I'd ever get the chance

Encore Boston Harbor Chef Dishes About Lunar New Year

If there is anyplace that should be focused on ensuring a prosperous New Year, it’s a restaurant inside a casino hotel. Encore Boston Harbor’s Cantonese restaurant, Red 8 has stacked the deck (pun intended, of course) with the name alone — red is a lucky color in Chinese culture and the number eight is said to invite wealth. Now just in time

Celebrating Chinese New Year the Hong Kong Way

So, it’s Chinese New Year (CNY). This year it falls on February 12. While we expect things to be a bit different this time round, Hong Kong is making every effort to welcome the festival in its own inimitable style by wedding traditional elements with innovative ideas. Although there will be no physical events because of the Covid-19 situation, the

Remote workers want to live in Asia, but Asia doesn’t seem to want them quite yet

It's often said that remote workers can work from any place that has an internet connection. But tell that to someone who wants to live and work in Bangkok or Bali right now. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed millions of workers from their offices into their homes — and many have decided they want to change countries, at least temporarily. Catering

Lunar New Year 2021: Ushering in the Year of the Ox

(CNN) — Though parties and travel may be discouraged in much of the world right now as Covid-19 casts a shadow over Lunar New Year for the second year in a row, that doesn't mean there aren't ways we can still mark the occasion. Lunar New Year falls on February 12 this year as we bid farewell to the Year of the Rat and usher in the Year of the Ox.
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