Press

Better than the reel thing

Tourists making trips to visit beloved movie and television locations is big business and getting bigger, especially in Hong Kong which for decades was the film capital of Asia Enthusiastically adopting kung fu poses, visitors to the statue of movie icon Bruce Lee, on the Avenue of Stars beside Victoria Harbour, get a kick out … Read more

面對2047香港前途大限 我們還可如何參與?

MWYO青年辦公室於上月底舉辦的「傾城:今年暑假,我們不一樣了」論壇,邀來港大法律學院陳氏基金憲法學教授陳弘毅、立法會議員陳淑莊、港大政治與公共行政學系榮譽講師袁彌昌、民建聯副秘書長顏汶羽、活現香港共同創辦人兼行政總裁陳智遠和記協主席楊健興共同探討香港的未來。當中「2047香港前途安排」、「香港核心…

Businesses brace for misery at Christmas

After months of protests, tourist arrivals could fall by up to 40pc on last year, blowing a hole in the takings of restaurants, shops and hotels Hong Kong’s tourism, retail and dining sectors are bracing for the most dismal Christmas in decades, a slump brought on by the city’s worst political crisis since its return … Read more

旅遊鼓勵金最快月底發放

政府10月向旅行社推出鼓勵計劃,按旅行社接待入境及出境過夜旅客的數目批出現金鼓勵,現仍未發放資助,料首批資助本月底前發出。但本地深度遊旅行社「活現香港」的共同創辦人陳智遠嘆沒受惠,指九成來港旅客屬自由行,政府要求旅行社須幫過夜旅客預訂香港住宿並提供證明,方可申請資助,批評申請門檻「脫節又離地」。 有…

在動盪歲月傾聽時代聲音 《「傾」城:今年暑假,我們不一樣了》青年論壇總結

自6月反修例運動至今,香港經受過萬發催淚彈,近6000人被捕,當中年輕人佔大多數。社會陷入撕裂狀態,到處充滿着憂慮、不滿,甚至絕望。然而,即使在亂世,青年發展仍是不能暫緩的重要議題,尤其在今天社會翻天覆地的變化中,青年人更是最關鍵的角色,社會需要重新認識這一代年輕人,才能建設未來的青年工作。 對此,…

City still biggest global draw, but Bangkok closing

Hong Kong will keep its spot as the world’s No 1 tourist destination for the 10th consecutive year in 2019, with pre-July arrivals – mainly from the mainland – mitigating the subsequent visitor slump caused by protests, a research firm has predicted. Visitor numbers will drop 8.7 per cent to 26.71 million for this year, … Read more

香港︰「細味寨城」文化導賞團

新閱會與「活現香港」合辦九龍城文化導賞團「細味寨城」,本月三十日將帶隊遊覽九龍城,路綫包括侯王古廟、九龍寨城公園、城南道、衙前塱道、福佬村道。活動將以邊走邊看的導賞形式,沿途追溯至宋朝的九龍城歷史,並會拜訪區內多家食店,說說店家的手藝和家鄉故事,以及推介有關九龍城的圖書。活動費用全免,須預先報名,詳…

Red ink in a bleeding city

Red ink in a bleeding city as travellers check out After months of demonstrations a desperate tourism sector is crying out for help, but are government cash incentives and cut-price offers the best way to lure people back? A rare tranquillity has descended on the waterfront Avenue of Stars, on the Kowloon side of Victoria … Read more

鄧彥心(左)和陳智遠(右)均認為,發展深度旅遊是本港旅業轉型的可行方向之一。

本地深度遊 擄高質旅客歡心

近月受社會局勢影響,本地旅遊業生意額懸崖式插水等新聞比比皆是。旅業寒冬背後,也反映本港旅業不能再「一本通書讀到老」,依賴單一客源。主打本地深度導賞的「活現香港」業績則未明顯受創,創辦人兼前食衞局政治助理陳智遠留意到,業界是「有危亦有機」,應認真思考拓展本地深度旅遊、多元轉型,才能永續本港旅業輝煌,「…

【施政報告】過度依賴購物式旅遊 業界:旅業跌到咁差係自食其果

反修例風波衝擊下,剛結束的內地「十一黃金周」假期,整體訪港旅客銳減逾三成,平均每日僅16個內地訪港團。儘管政府上月底宣布多項支援業界措施,包括免旅行社牌照費、退還會費及培訓津貼等,但主打傳統景點觀光、購物遊的旅行社受重創進入「寒冬期」,而主攻本地深度遊的導賞團,所受影響則未至於太嚴峻。有經營深度遊的…

Mailing List