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Here’s to Hong Kong!

At a Year of the Dragon celebration held at Hong Kong House in Sydney this week, the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s regional director Andrew Clark revealed that the important MICE market remained strong, with a 5.8% year-on-year growth in 2011. The Australian length of stay in Hong Kong had “significantly increased” to 3.9 nights - with a big 20% jump in the Australian per capita spend - meaning Aussies are now Hong Kong’s second biggest spenders after visitors from Russia. Hong Kong will be represented by 35 operators at AIME in Melbourne later this month, with the largest stand at the show at 270 square metres. Pictured above at the Sydney event are, from left: Hardy Kilimann and Avril Northridge, Marriott Hotels; Ganessan Suppiah, Worldhotels; and Brooke Tabberer, Black Communications. At a Year of the Dragon celebration held at Hong Kong House in Sydney this week, the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s regional director Andrew Clark revealed that the important MICE market remained strong, with a 5.8% year-on-year growth in 2011. The Australian length of stay in Hong Kong had “significantly increased” to 3.9 nights – with a big 20% jump in the Australian per capita spend – meaning Aussies are now Hong Kong’s second biggest spenders after visitors from Russia. Hong Kong will be represented by 35 operators at AIME in Melbourne later this month, with the largest stand at the show at 270 square metres. Pictured above at the Sydney event are, from left: Hardy Kilimann and Avril Northridge, Marriott Hotels; Ganessan Suppiah, Worldhotels; and Brooke Tabberer, Black Communications.
 
 
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