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    HK Sparkles and National Geographic names HK as a ‘must-visit’ travel destination

    Hong Kong sparkles



    Some people and places have the grit, the gift and the generosity to remain great. A decade after launching into a new era and a new formula of governance, Hong Kong is a greater metropolis than ever before. History made Hong Kong and now Hong Kong is making history.

    Today, Hong Kong celebrates the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) under the unique ‘One Country, Two Systems’ formula, never before seen anywhere in the modern world. It was considered the quietest, smoothest transition in contemporary politics. The reunification has grown from an untested idea into a living, breathing reality. The duality of being a part of China and a part of the world, is what is magical about the place. Hong Kong has undoubtedly continued to build and enhance the legacy it inherited.

    In the spirit of celebration, Hong Kong will hoist its flag and commence a series of events that will bring its people together. Four hundred and sixty events are on the boards for celebrations that commenced in April and will go on till December. Amidst the fanfare that will engulf the whole region, the highlights today will include parades, carnivals and pyrotechnics that will culminate in a ‘Symphony of Lights’ – a spectacular fire-works display over the night skies of the scenic Hong Kong harbour.
    The National Geographic names Hong Kong as a ‘must-visit’ travel destination and ‘One of the 50 places to visit in a lifetime’. Hong Kong tells the world to come, discover the ‘soul’ of Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong has it all. Connecting Hong Kong island, Kowloon Peninsular, Lantau, the New Territories and 200 islands is a public and private transport system that is on par with the best in the world. From laid-back romantic tram rides to fast underground rail systems, ferry services, city and open-top buses for sight-seeing, railway, airport shuttle services, double deckers, charter coaches, taxis and limousines - all make the transport grid.
    Quite contrary to the perception that Hong Kong is a concrete jungle, 70 per cent of Hong Kong is lush green vegetation, yet to be explored. Forty per cent of it has been dedicated to country parks. A total of 200 islands dot the Hong Kong waters.


    You can venture out to see Hong Kong by rail or even by foot. Wear your best walking shoes, get hold of one of five Walking Route Maps and see Hong Kong by foot – a very pleasant way to sense one of the cleanest cities in the world. World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report-2007 ranked Hong Kong as the number one city in the world for Best Health & Hygiene and Asia’s most attractive environment for developing travel and business tourism.

    If you are a museum buff, you can choose from 26 museums that tell the stories of modern history, Chinese art forms, culture and science. Most children in the Asian region are yet to experience the magic of the Hong Kong Disneyland and Asia’s foremost Oceanarium in the Ocean Park.
    Source : The Sunday Times

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    Geneva, Switzerland, 1 March 2007 – Switzerland, Austria and Germany have the most attractive environments for developing the travel and tourism industry, according to the very first ranking of its kind in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2007, released today by the World Economic Forum. Iceland, the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom complete the top ten list.

    Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index

    Country/economy
    Rank
    Score
    Switzerland
    1
    5.66
    Austria
    2
    5.54
    Germany
    3
    5.48
    Iceland
    4
    5.45
    United States
    5
    5.43
    Hong Kong SAR
    6
    5.33
    Canada
    7
    5.31
    Singapore
    8
    5.31
    Luxembourg
    9
    5.31
    United Kingdom
    10
    5.28
    Denmark
    11
    5.27
    France
    12
    5.23
    Australia
    13
    5.21
    New Zealand
    14
    5.2
    Spain
    15
    5.18
    Finland
    16
    5.16
    Sweden
    17
    5.13
    United Arab Emirates
    18
    5.09
    Netherlands
    19
    5.08
    Cyprus
    20
    5.07
    Source : World Economic Forum

    Hong Kong, Singapore tops for tourism business

    Within Asia, Hong Kong is the highest ranked country
    (6th overall), followed by Singapore (8th).

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    Hong Kong is unsurpassed with regards to the quality of health and hygiene, and Singapore is ranked second with regards to the overall prioritisation of travel and tourism. Other rankings: Australia (13) New Zealand (14), Malaysia (31) Thailand (43), India (65), and China (71), Philippines (86), Pakistan (103).
    Source : Travel Weekly
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    Re: HK Sparkles and National Geographic names HK as a ‘must-visit’ travel destination

    The Travel and Tourism Competitive Index has no bearing in getting me excited about any particular resort. The World Economic Forum has even less influence. In fact, it kind of turns my stomach.

    Hong Kong Disneyland will make my "Must See" list when it builds and opens Pirate Mountain, and their version of the Jungle Cruise.

    National Geographic is best known for exploring ancient and unsophisticated cultures, and our planets exotic animal species and plants. A recommendation to visit a Disneyland based theme park makes about as much sense as a five star rating from Field and Stream or Playboy.

    Now, a visit by National Geographic to Disney's Animal Kingdom, EPCOT's Nemo Seas, or DisneySea might prove interesting. Hong Kong Disneyland will come into it's own - and become an outstanding park. Your heartfelt promotion is admirable - funny, cute and illogical - but admirable just the same. You (not NG) make me want to come more-so than I previously did.
    Last edited by Ride Warrior; 07-01-2007 at 11:58 PM.
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    Re: HK Sparkles and National Geographic names HK as a ‘must-visit’ travel destination

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    The Travel and Tourism Competitive Index has no bearing getting me excited about any particular resort. The World Economic Forum has even less influence. In fact, it kind of turns my stomach.

    Hong Kong Disneyland will make my "Must See" list when it builds and opens Pirate Mountain, and their version of the Jungle Cruise.

    National Geographic is best known for exploring ancient and unsophisticated cultures, and our planets exatic animal species and plants. A recommendation to visit a Disneyland based theme park makes about as much sense as a five star rating from Field and Stream or Playboy.

    Now, a visit by National Geographic to Disney's Animal Kingdom, EPCOT's Nemo Seas, or DisneySea might prove interesting. Hong Kong Disneyland will come into it's own - and become an outstanding park. Your heartfelt promotion is admirable - funny, cute and illogical - but admirable just the same.
    I agree.
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