SINGAPORE — Airline Cathay Pacific is giving away 12,500 round-trip tickets for tourists from Singapore from March 2 to 8, as part of Hong Kong’s efforts to save its embattled tourism industry.
The giveaway is part of a promotion campaign by Hong Kong that will include 500,000 free flights to woo back visitors, businesses and investors to the Chinese special administrative region after more than three years of tough Covid-19 curbs.
The Hello, Hong Kong campaign was first announced by the city’s Chief Executive John Lee in early February.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board on Friday (Feb 24) said at least one million Hong Kong Goodies consumption vouchers will be given out to visitors for use at over 16,000 outlets across the city.
This includes getting a complimentary welcome drink at participating bars, restaurants and hotels; or a cash voucher that can be redeemed for transportation, culinary and retail experiences, as well as attractions.
The campaign runs from 12pm on March 2, to 11.59pm on March 8.
Those who wish to participate in the giveaway must be a Cathay Pacific member. Three questions must be answered correctly at the campaign website.
Only one entry can be submitted, and the prize will be awarded to the first 12,500 entrants with correct answers.
The winners will then be announced on the campaign website on March 20, following which they will receive an e-mail with details on how to redeem their prize.
This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.
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