Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

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Last minute autumn breaks available at Haven

Last minute autumn breaks available at H…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:00

Agents can still give their customers a last minute family break this autumn from £99 when booking a Haven holiday between now and November 5.

Skiers urged to head east for best piste costs reveals new report

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:00

Cash-conscious skiers can avoid the slippery slope of higher prices for their annual downhill trip by heading to ski resorts in Eastern Europe.

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS competition

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:00

Ferry operator, DFDS, is putting out a call to professional and amateur artists to create a poster that will be used in their 150th anniversary celebrations this year.

Savings on worldwide adventures with Explore

Savings on worldwide adventures with Exp…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:00

Explore has launched a new collection of worldwide adventures with a launch offer of up to 10% discount on all new trips booked by November 7.

New route to Seattle makes it one to watch for 2017

New route to Seattle makes it one to wat…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:12

Seattle is expected to be one of the fastest growing US destinations for UK travellers next year with a Virgin Atlantic direct non-stop daily flight launching March 2017, new hotel...

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with increased connections across Canada

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:04

Air Transat has expanded its programme of flights from the UK to Canada with increased capacity and connections for travel in 2017.

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplement fares

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplemen…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:02

Oceania Cruises has launched a reduced single supplement promotion for solo travellers, with guests offered single supplements fares from 25% on seven itineraries, booked before December 31.

Mall of America welcomes arrival of MythBusters

Mall of America welcomes arrival of Myth…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:00

Running throughout autumn until January 15, 2017, visitors can ignite their curiosity and discover whether they can really huff and puff to blow a house down; if running in the...

Emirates to launch new daily service to Fort Lauderdale

Emirates to launch new daily service to …

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:00

Emirates has announced that it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on December 15, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and...

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-Roads Touring

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-R…

Monday, 17 October 2016 08:42

Small group tour specialist Back-Roads Touring has launched its summer 2017 brochure to reveal a unique line up of new itineraries in Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, France, Iberia and Russia.

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in 2017

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in …

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:16

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced five star-studded cruises for 2017 following the arrival of its new main brochure.

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:11

Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop between Singapore and Manchester from October 30 as part of its northern winter schedule.

Exclusive offers to Borneo from Premier

Exclusive offers to Borneo from Premier

Friday, 14 October 2016 09:39

Premier Holidays has unveiled exclusive twin-centre offers to Borneo for 2017, with savings for couples.

 Demand for New Bristol Hotel ahead of its opening

Demand for New Bristol Hotel ahead of i…

Friday, 14 October 2016 09:22

With the highly anticipated opening of the new Bristol Harbour Hotel fast approaching (October 17), Harbour Hotels reports that it has seen ‘a substantial number’ of bookings in advance of...

Omega schedules exclusive packages from LBA

Omega schedules exclusive packages from …

Thursday, 13 October 2016 16:51

A series of exclusive special departures will take to the skies from Leeds Bradford Airport with Omega Holidays next year to offer Northern Lights, Italy, Austria and Croatia departures along...

A destination not lacking in sights and sounds, Hong Kong is one of those destinations that offers something for everyone. Although there's a lack of space for expansion across its hilly terrain, the highly populated city offers those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle plenty of green space and quiet parks.

How To Get there

Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas and Air New Zealand all fly direct from the UK. For more information see

How to Get Around

Hong Kong has an excellent public transport system, with most transportation air-conditioned. Depending on where you are going, you have a choice of MTR, trains, buses, trams, ferries and taxis. The clean and efficient options cover extensive areas of Hong Kong, and have signs in English and Chinese.

Where to Stay

Hong Kong is very compact, so visitors are never too far from shopping areas and major attractions. Getting around is simple, with relatively cheap public transport easily accessible wherever you stay. Most hotels are located close to the harbour in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and North Point on Hong Kong Island and in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui East and Hung Hom in Kowloon, plus the busy areas of Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok.

There are also a growing number of resort-style hotels in the New Territories that offer relaxing alternatives.

Eating Out

Renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, tiny Hong Kong offers more than 11,000 restaurants, many of them clustered in defined food districts. Apart from enjoying the best Cantonese and regional Chinese food, visitors can sample a full choice of authentic Asian cuisines and Western fare. Local must-try dishes are dim sum and fresh seafood, with some of the top examples found in Best of the Best award-winning restaurants.  Dim sum is a wide range of delightful Chinese snacks (dumplings) served in bamboo baskets accompanied by Chinese tea. Having dim sum in Hong Kong is a unique experience you shouldn't miss. 


For sheer variety of products and brands in all price ranges, Hong Kong is a unique shopping experience. From glitzy malls to funky street markets, and trendy boutiques to traditional Chinese product stores and themed shopping districts, you can find everything from the latest designer fashions and electronic gadgets to best-value antiques and collectibles. 

Main Attractions

Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area, with The Peak, Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha among the most awe-inspiring. Visitors will be surprised by the diverse contrasts and close proximity of stunning cityscapes and soaring mountains, heritage sites and extensive green countryside.


Don't miss the fun at Hong Kong's trendy night districts such as Lan Kwai Fong, Knutsford Terrace, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. You'll find the place that fits your mood: happening bars, neighbourhood pubs, funky nightclubs, sophisticated wine bars, and many places where you can wine and dine. The buzz starts happening with happy hour, usually 6pm – 9pm and sometimes until midnight, with two-for-one or reduced-priced drinks. Ask for the specials before ordering, after 10:30pm, look for the bars and nightclubs that have live bands, or go to a club with great house music and get into the groove. Many bars & clubs are open 24 hours, so you can party all night if you want. If that isn't your scene, check out the bars with live sports broadcasts.









Known by many as the Events Capital of Asia, Hong Kong offers a a multitude of exciting events ranging from colourful local festivals to world-class arts and sports events, such as Hong Kong 7s, International Group 1 Horseracing. Concerts, theatre and dance performances by famous international artists and local Canto-pop singers also offer some of the most dynamic experiences. The city's various consumer fairs showcase a wide variety of latest products ranging from books to computer games to flowers. For upcoming events take a look ar:

Fast facts

Location: Hong Kong and its 260 territorial islands and peninsulas are located in the South China Sea, at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta. The geography of Hong Kong primarily consists of three main territories: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories. The geography of Hong Kong is varied and is home to various physical geographical features.
Weather: Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination. It enjoys a mild climate from the middle of September to the end of February, while the weather from May to mid-September can be hot and humid. About 80% of Hong Kong's rainfall occurs between May and September, with August usually the wettest month.
Time: GMT +8 hours
Language: English and Cantonese. English is widely spoken, particularly in places frequented by visitors.
Area: land area of 1,054 km2 (407sq.m).
Population: (2008 est.) 7,018,636 (growth rate: 0.5%)
Religion: There is a large variety of religious groups in Hong Kong, including Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50HZ. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but otherwise you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-type plug.
Telephone code: + 852
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (Rate October 2009 - £1.00 = HK$ 12.30)
Passport/visa requirements: Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of seven days to 180 days, depending on nationality. Passport must have a minimum validity of six months to enter Hong Kong.
Flight time: Between 12 and 13 hours
Tipping: Most restaurants will levy a 10% service charge but waiters will expect to be given some loose change. Restaurants that don't add a service charge will expect a 10% tip. However, tipping is left to your discretion. Bellboys, porters, restroom attendants and taxi drivers are happy to accept loose change.
Public holidays: Visit the Hong Kong Government Website at
Internet Access: Free Gov WiFi service is available in Hong Kong International Airport and government premises including some public libraries. Terminals with free Internet access are also available at many coffee shops, large shopping malls, major MTR stations and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's Business InfoCentre. Most hotels have Broadband Internet access.

For more information contact: Hong Kong Tourism Board, 6 Grafton street, London W1S 4EQ, UK Tel: 020-7533 7136, Fax: 020-7533 7111, Website: Email:

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