Hundred mega events in Hong Kong to attract 1.7m visitors

Hong Kong

More than 100 mega events spotlighting the arts, fashion, kung fu and others will be held in Hong Kong within the next six months, a report said, citing China Daily.

Emirates News Agency, WAM, quoted Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu as saying that the forthcoming events, comprising 60 new entries to the city's events calendar, are anticipated to attract approximately 1.7 million visitors to Hong Kong and stimulate around HK$7.2 billion ($923 million) in consumer expenditure.

Lee said that 60 mega events will be added to the line-up in the second half of this year. In total, the number of events scheduled for 2024 will climb to 210, an increase of over 40% on plans made at the beginning of the year.

“This means that Hong Kong will have at least one mega event every two days,” Lee said.

The 100-plus events to be staged over the following months will include cultural and creative activities, festival parades, sports competitions, trade fairs, financial summits and more.

Lee said that the total number of visitor arrivals reached 14.62 million in the first four months of this year — double that of the same period last year.

He added that the number of visitors from the United States, Canada and Indonesia increased by 80 percent in April, with most of these visitors staying for more than one day.

The city’s aviation transportation capacity is expected to have returned to its pre-COVID levels by the end of this year, making it easier for more long-haul passengers to visit Hong Kong, the CEO said. – TradeArabia News Service