The tourism industry brings in significant
revenue and provides abundant employment
are well-positioned to enhance our cosmopolitan
tourism profile further. While visitors from
all around the world come to Hong Kong for business or to attend conventions and
exhibitions, many are here for shopping, dining, as
well as cultural and leisure activities that are a
fusion of East and West. This demonstrates the
charisma of Hong Kong as a fashionable and cosmopolitan city.
Government will continue to support the build-out of
our tourism infrastructure and develop new
attractions in order to increase our appeal to
the opening of the Hong Kong Wetland Park and Ngong Ping 360 and the completion of new
attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland, the
redevelopment of Ocean Park started late last year.
By the end of this year, we also plan to
invite tenders for a new cruise terminal to be
situated at Kai Tak.
It is expected that the first berth will be
completed in 2012.
In addition, we will promote green tourism in
line with the principles of conservation and
sustainable development, so that more visitors can
enjoy Hong Kong's natural beauty.
Mainland is our biggest source market for visitors.
There are now 49 Mainland cities covered by the
Individual Visit Scheme, under which about 260
million people can visit Hong Kong. In support of the "honest and quality
tourism" policy of the Mainland, the Hong Kong
Tourism Board will focus its efforts in these cities
on promoting Hong Kong's quality tourism services,
consumer protection and consumer rights.
Separately, the Consumer Council will, in
conjunction with the tourism industry, provide
additional shopping information and assistance to
boost the confidence of tourists and citizens in
shopping in Hong Kong, the Consumer Council will review existing measures
to protect consumer rights, including ways to
improve the relevant legislation to combat
misleading and undesirable sales practices.