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The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today (11 November) announced a collaboration to welcome the launch of the Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble (ATB), which first departed on flights. 22 November 2020.
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Hong Kong Tourism Board (right) Executive Director, Mr. Dan Cheng and Singapore Tourism Board (left) CEO Keith Tan, who have welcomed travelers from both cities for the Hong Kong launch. -Singapur Air Travel Bubble, a bilateral, all-purpose and quarantine-free system. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble – a bilateral, all-purpose and quarantine-free arrangement – is a milestone for the global tourism industry, and paves the way for a safe resume of international travel. The partnership between HKTB and STB is also the first between the two tourism boards. It demonstrates a close relationship between the two destinations as well as a mutual commitment to provide visitors with a safe travel experience.
HKTB Executive Director Mr. Dan Cheng Said: “I am excited to resume the journey between Hong Kong and Singapore. This is an extremely important moment that shows the world that safe international travel is possible, and paves the way for us to bring tourist flights from other markets. Due to the united efforts of people in various fields to carry out their sanitation measures, we believe Hong Kong is clean and ready to welcome back. What’s more, we’ve selected amazing offers for our visitors, including hotels and attractions, a diverse selection of travel experiences, and incredible value-for-money deals. “
Mr. Keith Tan, Chief Executive Officer of STB Said: “The air travel bubble is an important milestone that demonstrates the deep ties and close friendship between Singapore and Hong Kong. Singapore is well equipped to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, and with our strong track record, we are confident that travelers from Hong Kong can explore Singapore with peace of mind. Singapore’s tourism industry has reinvigorated our offerings with new products and experiences that will surprise visitors, even if they have been to Singapore before. Together with our tourism partners, Singapore is ready to welcome Hong Kong travelers to Singapore. “
The health and safety of local people and travelers is a major priority. To provide peace of mind to visitors, both destinations have already made a place in the city’s comprehensive certification programs for cleanliness and safety. Hktb has rolled Anti-pandemic Sanitation Measures Certification Scheme To ensure that every touch point of the visitor’s journey is covered by anti-pandemic measures. Meanwhile, Singapore’s SG Clean Singapore is a national mark of respectable excellence for businesses – including tourism establishments – that meet their high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
As part of the partnership, the tourism boards of the two cities will conduct joint promotional activities such as coordinated social media content. Both tourism boards have also designed special gifts to welcome the first batch of visitors on ATB, such as a limited-edition reusable face mask that showcases the unique aspects of both cities. The first ATB flights out of both cities on 22 November also included local favorites from Hong Kong and Singapore, in a special flight menu curated by Travelers Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines. The menu will be available on all ATB flights by the end of this year.
Cathay Pacific’s Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Ronald Lam Said: “As Hong Kong’s home carrier, we are excited to feature this two-sided, all-purpose, quarantine-free air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore. Passengers between the two cities in a safe and secure manner under the new system Cathay Pacific is ready to fly. We believe it will be a milestone showcase for the opening of more, similar air travel bubbles in the region and with other popular destinations. When we are in the popular Christmas season Moving towards, we welcome our customers aboard their first trip bubble flights for the festive holiday. ”
Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President Commercial Mr. Lee Sean Added: “The air travel bubble arrangement between Singapore and Hong Kong facilitates the eagerly anticipated return of leisure travel to both cities as we continue our recovery from COVID-19. This is an indication that we can open in a safe and calibrated manner with bilateral protocols required in place. Keeping our customers and crew safe and secure has always been a top priority, and we are committed to ensuring that all precautionary measures are taken to protect everyone’s well-being throughout the journey. We look forward to welcoming our customers aboard our aircraft and providing exceptional in-flight service to Singapore Airlines.
With the ATB, both cities are ready to bathe visitors with a series of compelling experiences. Hong Kong will welcome winter holidays from Singapore with its famous sparkling Christmas celebrations, as well as hosting gastronomic offers from the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival. It is also the best hiking and cycling season to fully drown in the Great Outside of Hong Kong. For art lovers, world-class exhibitions such as Hong Kong Spotlight Art by Basel and Botically and His Times – Masterwork from the Uffizi Hong Kong’s art museum is not to be missed.
In Singapore, Hong Kong visitors can enjoy holiday cheer at exciting Christmas events, including Christmas on a great road3.1 kilometers of dazzling Christmas lights along Orchard Road, More Gardens by Celebration of the Bay Christmas wonderland. Hong Kong travelers will also be among the first foreign visitors to experience Singapore’s new and varied offerings. Aqua gastronomyA stunning underwater pop-up at the SEA Aquarium of Resorts Tech Sentosa, and Changi Jurassic Mile, An outdoor showcase of lifelong dinosaurs with bikes and walking paths, connecting Marina Bay to Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Travelers to both destinations can look forward to attractive deals and experiences from a range of tourism partners. These offers are available on HKTB’s all-in-one platform (discoverhongkong.com/TravelBubble) And one-stop visitor portal of STB (visitsingapore.com/hk-deals).
HKTB and STB welcome the launch of bilateral, all-purpose and quarantine-free air travel bubble
The Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mr. Dan Cheng and the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Tourism Board, Mr. Keith Tan, who are set to welcome travelers from both cities for the launch of Hong Kong-Singapore air travel. Bubble, a bilateral, all-purpose and quarantine-free system. The video also shows the strong sanitation and health safeguards adopted by tourism-related businesses in both cities.
Link to release video: https://hktb.filecamp.com/s/VTORuW9JeSdTH9dy/fo
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About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is a government subordinate body. Operating 15 offices worldwide and representative offices in seven different markets, its primary mission is to maximize the social and economic contribution that tourism makes to Hong Kong’s community and consolidate the city’s status as a world-class destination . HKTB works closely with the government, the travel industry, and other partners to promote Hong Kong, broaden Hong Kong’s range of tourism products, raise service standards, and enhance the visitor experience.
learn more: discoverhongkong.com
About Singapore Tourism Board
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the premier development agency for tourism, one of the major economic regions of Singapore. Together with industry partners and the community, we shape a dynamic Singapore tourism landscape. We bring the Passion Made Positive brand to life by differentiating Singapore as a vibrant destination that inspires people to share and deepen their passions.
more: www.stb.gov.sg or www.visitsingapore.com
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