The tourism industry declared that an application to the government has been made for granting travel groups to enter Hong Kong cultural sightseeing spots and dine at certain premises during the three self-surveillance days after their arrival.
Fanny Yeung Shuk-fan, Executive Director of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, confirmed on Tuesday that the council has raised a proposal that allows entry of new arrivals to attractions without Covid
restrictions, aiming to appeal to tourists inbound.
“It will not boost the profit of the travel industry,” Yeung acknowledged, “we have anticipated it.”
“But we believe that the proposal will bring positive signs to our business partners overseas,” she noted.
She declared a list of Hong Kong's iconic cultural venues, including the M+ Museum, Hong Kong Palace Museum, Disneyland, and Ocean Park, has been submitted to the government for review.
"We have negotiated with a batch of hotels and restaurants and got confirmation that they would be willing to serve the amber health code holders,” Yeung said.
In his 2022 Policy Address issued in October, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu claimed to support local tourism in his term by allocating HK$600 million to encourage the tourism industry to develop products with cultural and heritage elements.