Hong Kong Govt Schemes for Tourism and MICE Growth
According to John Lee, Hong Kong Chief Executive, the Government's support for tourism and business events will focus on new funding and hardware. The three-year Cultural and Heritage Sites Local Tour Incentive Scheme would give Hong Kong's Tourism industry players HK$600 million (US$76.4 million) to develop suitable products. Hong Kong Tourism Board will also launch new Spend-to-Redeem Local Tours and Staycation Delights with higher quotas.
The Culture Commission, led by industry leaders, will develop the blueprint for Arts and Culture and Creative Industries Development to strengthen tourism. This document will propose 19 museums in Hong Kong and 50 percent more seats at performance venues. The Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Initiative will be extended to June 30, 2023, to help SMEs secure international events, while a new HK$1.4 billion scheme would subsidize more than 200 Hong Kong exhibitions over three years.