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YVR Celebration Year Of The Dragon Heralds Hong Kong Tourism Recovery

Chinese New Year was recently fully welcomed in Vancouver, Hong Kong, as Hong Kong tourism and business leaders came west from Toronto to usher in the YVR Celebration Year of the Dragon 2024.

They did so in the company of a large crowd of Hong Kong tourism partners and supporters, all gathered at the Shangri-la Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

The process was led by Michael Lim, the Americas director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). He was joined by Emily Mo, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto, and Catherine Yuen, principal adviser at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Western Canada.

“North America is leading Hong Kong’s recovery,” Lim said, citing the wave of inbound tourism from Canada and the United States as Hong Kong tourism recovers from the impact of the pandemic.

Lim pointed out that a new tourism strategy for Hong Kong is to integrate into the Greater Bay Area region, which includes the Pearl River Delta, the cities of Macau and Zuhai, and Guangdong Province (including Guangzhou) in mainland China.

The new Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB), spanning the waters of the Greater Bay, now enables and promotes this regional perspective, Lim said.

The opening of Skypier at Hong Kong International Airport adds to this prospect. Ferries operating from the pier take passengers directly from the airport to locations in the Pearl River Delta such as Macau and Zuhai, without the need to clear immigration/customs through Hong Kong.

The delegation and guests were joined by members of the Hong Kong Freestyle Kendama Association, who demonstrated the sport of kendama by demonstrating their balancing skills with balls, cups and other equipment.

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Michael Lim, the Americas director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), recently teamed up with Emily Mo, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto, to host the recent Year of the Dragon celebrations in Vancouver.

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Alan Puana, head of trade sales for the Americas at Cathay Pacific in Los Angeles (l.) and Marks Johannus, the trade account manager for CX in Western Canada in Vancouver (r.), met with Marian Lam, general manager of JBC Travel Richmond.

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Michael Lim from the HKTB and Emily Mo from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office were joined by members of the Hong Kong Freestyle Kendama Association during the evening event at the Shangri-la Hotel.

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