Hong Kong To Spend HKD50 Million To Improve Tourism Facilities

Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Yvonne Choi has disclosed to the local media that the Tourism Commission will invest HKD50 million this year to improve the tourism facilities in Hong Kong.

Choi stated that the investment would cover: the building of a scenic square and public facilities at Lantau Ngong Ping 360, which is expected to be completed in 2010, the restoration of the pedestrian bridge at the east of Tsim Sha Tsui, and upgrading of some tourism signs for tourists.

Choi said that Hong Kong Tourism Board would contact more performance groups next year, inviting them to come to Hong Kong and perform for tourists from both home and abroad. In addition, Hong Kong would improve its online ticket selling facilities to facilitate the booking of various tickets by mainland tourists booking.