Hainan & HK jointly launch ‘One Trip, Many Destinations’ to promote cruise tourism
The Russia market is a successful sample in cooperation of "One Trip, Many Destinations" between Hainan Province and Hong Kong. After implementation of visa-free policies for visitors from Russia, Hong Kong has operated three direct-routes to Russia per week in the first half of this year, hoping to continue to strengthen the development of Russia market. Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board, remarked that as an international metropolis, Hong Kong was the first oversea travel destination for inland tourists. While as the only Tropical Island in China, Hainan Province was a hot domestic travel destination.
"Hong Kong has been an example for Hainan Province. As strengthening our cooperation, we hope to learn from Hong Kong’s mature experience in tourism development", said by Lu Zhiyuan, Assistant of the Governor and Director of Hainan Provincial Tourism Bureau. Hong Kong has mature experience in tourism propaganda & promotion, credit construction of tourism market, development of tourism laws and regulations, cultivation of tourism talents, etc.. Hainan Province has learnt good experience and practices through the mutual cooperation in "One Trip, Many Destinations", especially through the practices in joint development of Russia and Taiwan markets.
People from Hong Kong tourism industry participated the symposium said that the construction of Hainan International Tourism Destination brought tremendous business opportunities for Hong Kong. They expected to take the express bus of International Tourism Destination to take part in its construction. As for the current situation of development of tourism industry in Hainan Province, hardware construction level here has been quite high. The key point is to quicken the construction for software, which will be a long-term task and also is a most fundamental work to best embody the tourism service and quality. They hoped Hainan Province to enhance the construction of this aspect.
The cruise standing out during the "One Trip, Many Destinations" cooperation has been already uniformly considered as the most promising and most potential new tourism product by people from tourism industry of both Hainan Province and Hong Kong who expect to jointly operate the Hainan – Hong Kong Gold Waterway Cruise. During this Lantern Festival, our province successfully organized the first cruise-experience tour group taking Sanya as the port of departure and carried out in-depth discussion on cruise cooperation with people from Hong Kong tourism industry.
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