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May 15, 2014, 14:57 ET

Art Basel Kicks Off A Month Dedicated To The Arts In Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong, one of the world's most prestigious international art fairs, will return for its second installment in Hong Kong from May 15...

Mar 21, 2014, 16:41 ET
From left to right: Anthony Lau, Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board; Wayne Hsi-Lin Liu, Deputy Director-General of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau; Philip Yung, Commissioner for Tourism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government; and Thomas Chang, Director, U.S., Taiwan Tourism Bureau toasts the launch of the Asia Cruise Fund at the 2014 Cruise Shipping Miami on March 11th, 2014.  (PRNewsFoto/Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong and Taiwan Launch World's First "Asia Cruise Fund" to Encourage Cruise Lines to Develop the Asian Market

 The world's first-ever "Asia Cruise Fund" was announced at Cruise Shipping Miami on March 11th, 2014 by Philip Yung, Commissioner for Tourism...

Jan 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

Friday, Jan. 31st: Cathay Pacific Int'l Chinese New Year Night Parade In Hong Kong

"New Year Party @ World City" Satellite Feed Broadcasting Worldwide Promptly at 7:15 AM CST / 8:15 AM EST / 5:15 AM PST Hong Kong is ready to...

Jan 27, 2014, 16:39 ET

Hong Kong Selects The Washington Redskins NFL Cheerleaders To Perform In The 19th Annual Cathay Pacific International Lunar New Year Celebrations

Tens of Thousands Set to Visit Asia's World City for Annual Chinese New Year Celebration January 31, 2014 On January 31, Hong Kong will...

Dec 30, 2013, 16:33 ET

Hong Kong Tourism Board Shares Largest "Pyrotechnic Musical" Display in Event History via Live Satellite Feed for Broadcasting Worldwide

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31st: Hong Kong New Year's Eve Countdown Celebrations For the seventh year in a row, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will...

May 30, 2013, 15:50 ET

Experience "Asia's World City" in the Heart of Los Angeles at Hong Kong Live at The Grove

  WHAT:        On June 14 -16th, 2013 the Hong Kong Tourism Board will present "Hong Kong Live at The Grove"...

Mar 29, 2013, 09:00 ET
Photo Credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board.  (PRNewsFoto/Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong's Rich & Expansive Art Culture To Attract Global Spotlight At Inaugural Art Basel Hong Kong

As the third-largest art auction center in the world, Hong Kong continues to garner international acclaim as the art mecca of Asia, prompting the...

Feb 10, 2013, 00:01 ET
Photo Credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board.  (PRNewsFoto/Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Today, Feb. 10th: Cathay Pacific Int'l Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is ready to celebrate the "Year of the Snake" in spectacular style with the 18th International Chinese New Year Night Parade – a...

Dec 31, 2012, 00:01 ET

TODAY: Hong Kong New Year's Eve Countdown Celebrations

Slated to be the largest in the event's six-year history, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is taking its annual Hong Kong New Year Countdown...

Dec 31, 2011, 02:13 ET

HONG KONG NEW YEAR COUNTDOWN CELEBRATIONS

For the fifth year in a row, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is organising the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations on the night...

Dec 21, 2011, 17:01 ET
HONG KONG CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER 40 MILLIONTH VISITOR OF 2011: A welcome reception held at Felix, The Peninsula Hotel for Hong Kong's 40 millionth visitor of the year, Ms. Nancy Ryan (sixth right) from Chicago, ILL. and her family.  Ms. Ryan and her family will be honored guests at Hong Kong's New Year Countdown Celebrations on December 31 and showered with a range of special gifts and programs prepared by Hong Kong Tourism Board. For details visit www.discoverhongkong.com/usa and follow on Twitter @hongkongtourism.  (PRNewsFoto/Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong Welcomes 40 Millionth Visitor Celebrating a Record-Breaking Year

Today, Hong Kong welcomed its 40 millionth visitor, American Nancy Ryan from Chicago, ILL., by way of Cathay Pacific flight 807, with a...

Jun 06, 2011, 19:15 ET
Hong Kong Will Feature Acclaimed Michelin Star Chefs At Food & Wine Classic In Aspen June 17-19, 2011.  (PRNewsFoto/Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong Will Feature Acclaimed Michelin Star Chefs at Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

The Culinary and Wine Capital of Asia to Present Best Chefs at U.S. Premier Epicurean Festival Get ready to experience the best in Cantonese...

Feb 01, 2011, 15:56 ET

Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade Presents World Party in Cosmopolitan Hong Kong

In celebration of the "Year of the Rabbit," the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will present the 16th Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year...

Jan 21, 2011, 15:05 ET

Powerhouse, Top Show Choir in U.S., and LSU Cotton Bowl Winner's Golden Girls & Tiger Girls Dance Teams, to Perform in Hong Kong's Chinese New Year Festivities

Powerhouse, the elite musical ensemble of the John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA., featured on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and others –...

Jan 10, 2011, 13:26 ET

Hong Kong Readies the Magic for Chinese New Year Feb 3-17 With Spectacular Festivities, Annual Parade and Incredible Travel Packages

Hong Kong is easily one of the most exciting cities on the planet any day of the year – but during Chinese New Year, Asia's "world city"...

Dec 28, 2010, 13:17 ET

Hong Kong's New Year's Eve Countdown Celebrations to Be One of World's Largest, Most Spectacular Pyrotechnic Displays

Set to upstage even the glittering razzle-dazzle display of New York's Times Square – while welcoming in the New Year half a day earlier...

Nov 22, 2010, 16:46 ET

Hong Kong Emerges as Asia's Top Wine Destination After Eliminating Wine Import Tax in 2008

In just two short years, Hong Kong has not only developed a thriving wine culture, it has already been dubbed the "wine capital of Asia" by...

Apr 08, 2005, 01:00 ET
A F THE HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD JEFFREY SHUBERT THE HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD JEFFREY SHUBERT

Mr. Jeffrey M. Shubert, newly appointed Regional Director for The Americas of the HKTB. (PRNewsFoto)[AG]
 LOS ANGELES, CA USA
 04/08/2005

HKTB Appoints New Regional Director for The Americas

LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today (08 April), that Jeffrey M. Shubert will succeed Lily...

Sep 13, 2004, 01:00 ET

WinterFest and Chinese New Year Light Up Hong Kong With Festive Decorations, Parades, Performances, Shopping and Dining

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With the "Year of the Rooster" coming up in 2005, Hong Kong plans to stage WinterFest and Chinese New Year...

Jul 08, 2004, 01:00 ET
A F HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD 88TH LIONS CLUB CONVENTION HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD 88TH LIONS CLUB CONVENTION

The 88th Lions Club International Convention will be held in Hong Kong June 27 – July 1, 2005. Left to right: Past International Director of Lions Clubs International (LCI), Simon Lee; International Director of LCI, Dr. Tam Wing Kun; 1st Vice President of LCI, Clement Kusiak; Permanent Secretary for Economic Development, Sandra Lee; President of LCI, Tae Sup Lee; HKTB Executive Director Clara Chong; Convention Committee Chairman of LCI, Joe Wroblewski; and Chairman of LCI District 303 Host Committee, Paul Fan. (PRNewsFoto)[AG]
 HONG KONG, NKG
 07/08/2004

A Roaring Hong Kong Welcome to Promote the 2005 Lions Clubs International Congress in Asia's World City

DETROIT, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With a year to go before Hong Kong hosts its biggest single convention to date -- the 88th Lions Clubs...