Thursday, November 27, 2014   

(2014-15 Budget) Govt to upgrade tourist facilities
(02-26 11:45)

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the government is upgrading Hong Kong's tourist facilities to attract more high-spending visitors.
The number of visitors grew 11.7 percent to more than 50 million last year from 2012, he said, with total spending up 14.8 percent to HK$340 billion. Tourism made up of 4.7 percent of GDP last year, Tsang said.
More plans including the hotel project at the Murray Building, Ocean Hotel in the Ocean Park and the third hotel in the Hong Kong Disneyland will provide more than 1,500 rooms.
The government will provide additional funding of HK$50 million to the Hong Kong Tourism Board in the next two years in boost popular events, such as Wine and Dine Festival, the New Year Countdown Celebrations and the Chinese New Year Night Parade.
   
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