As part of the campaign sponsored by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) that will provide 500,000 discounted tickets to global visitors, Cathay Pacific will be offering those across New Zealand a limited number of round-trip air tickets to Hong Kong. The initiative is in support of Hong Kong Tourism Board’s (HKTB’s) “Hello Hong Kong” campaign to welcome tourists back to the city, now that travel restrictions have been lifted.
The discounted tickets will be available exclusively to Cathay members to purchase on Monday, 29 May 2023 at 6:00PM NZST.
Hong Kong’s Biggest Welcome to the World
The “Hello Hong Kong” promotional campaign is being rolled out worldwide to send the positive message that Hong Kong is back with signature and new exciting experiences awaiting visitors.
An array of enticing welcoming offers from over 16,000 outlets across the city have been put together by the HKTB and the tourism and hospitality sectors to welcome back visitors. Among which, at the initial stage, at least 1 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, as well as attractions.
Exclusive Ticket Offer
For the opportunity to unlock the exclusive ticket offer, customers must be a Cathay member. Sign up for a free membership on Cathay Pacific’s website: cathaypacific.com/nz.
A total of 460 round-trip air tickets to Hong Kong will be available to New Zealand residents. Tickets will be available on Monday, 29 May 2023 and sold on a first come, first served basis until allocation is exhausted. Members must visit Cathay Pacific’s campaign website and sign in using their Cathay membership details to access the discounted tickets.
Dominic Perret, Cathay Pacific’s Regional General Manager for Southeast Asia & Southwest Pacific, says, “As Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong emerge from the past three challenging years and markets begin to recover, we are excited to be rebuilding both our company and our home hub. As a leading airline in the region, we are proud to be part of this campaign to promote Hong Kong in New Zealand, and we hope our customers experience all the rich offerings that Hong Kong has to offer the moment they board our flights.”
Karen Macmillan, Director, Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific of Hong Kong Tourism Board says, “Hong Kong is extending its warmest welcome and ready for visitors from New Zealand to explore this vibrant city once again. With a diverse culture, unique attractions, exciting nightlife and delicious cuisines, there’s something for every traveller. A variety of offers are also available through the launch of HKTB’s global integrated campaign - Hello Hong Kong - to make the holiday experience unforgettable for overseas visitors.”
Vivian Cheung, Chief Operation Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, says, “As part of the relief package for Hong Kong’s aviation industry during the pandemic, we provided liquidity support to the home-based carriers in 2020 by sponsoring air tickets in advance, with the goal of using the tickets to promote traffic recovery when the pandemic subsides. Hong Kong has opened up and we are eager to welcome visitors from different parts of the world. Various new services and facilities are in place at Hong Kong International Airport, and we are looking forward to providing passengers a brand new airport experience.”
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