HKAAPA Press Release
HKAAPA celebrates commemorative 5th Anniversary
Integrated Hong Kong Tourism with Creativity and Innovation for a promising future
(29 January 2017─Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (HKAAPA) aims at connecting amusement parks and attractions throughout Hong Kong and the region in fostering local tourism. To mark its 5th milestone, 8 founder members and board members (AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Ngong Ping 360, Noah’s Ark Hong Kong, Ocean Park Hong Kong, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, The Hong Kong Jockey Club and The Peak Tram & The Peak Tower) celebrated at the anniversary luncheon held in AsiaWorld-Expo today with Cathy Chu, Commissioner for Tourism, joined as the officiating guest.
Hong Kong tourism has taken great challenges over the past few years. Thanks for the joint-effort across the industry, the performance in 2017 has been reviving with a steady growth in total visitor arrivals. Rosalind Siu, President of HKAAPA, credited the harvest to all the industry members. “HKAAPA is committed to promote Hong Kong tourism with industry players. With more new members joining in, I am confident to march into another prosperous 5 years with our perseverance and hospitality,” she said. HKAAPA is excited to have 4 new members this year, namely Harbour City Estates Limited, Cityline (Hong Kong) Limited, Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited and Klook Travel Technology Limited, counting to 30 members from Hong Kong, Macao and the nearby region in total.
Upon the completion of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Hong Kong will benefit from a diversified visitor source from Greater Bay Area and ‘multi-destination’ policy. Enid Low, Vice President of HKAAPA, shared the ‘Smart Tourism’ trend and exchange insights with industry peers in the luncheon. “We have solid foundation of tourism development which contributes across various industries. With the support from the government together and industries’ innovation and creativity, there will be an refreshing experience for visitors from the cities in Greater Bay Area which will enhance our competitive edge”, Ms Low said.
Keeping members connected with the latest industry news and market trend, HKAAPA has organised varieties of event. In 2017, HKAAPA brought members with forums and education platforms including Executive Forum cum Networking Dinner in Hong Kong Jockey Club and Education Program in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. In October, the CEO forum and Back of House Tour in Ngong Ping 360 surprised the members by sneaking into the behind-the-scene.
As the economic connection between Hong Kong, Mainland China and APAC region becomes closer, a promising tourism development with synergy effect will foster growth across the industries. HKAAPA is looking forward to present a brand new Hong Kong to the world as a Global tourism City.
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Founded in 2012, the Hong Kong Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (HKAAPA) is an association with a mission to unite amusement parks and attractions in Asia, working closely together to promote tourism, connect members with manufacturers and suppliers, develop young professionals and ensure the continued success of the attractions industry and Hong Kong tourism. We serve as ambassadors to promote a positive image of the industry and be a voice to the government and public on industry matters. Founder members and board members of HKAAPA include AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Ngong Ping 360, Noah’s Ark Hong Kong, Ocean Park Hong Kong, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and The Peak Tram & The Peak Tower.
Official Website: http://www.hkaapa.org/landing.htm
Ms Pauline Chan
Executive Vice President