Hong Kong: Destination Asia


Destination Asia is the Far East’s leading Diversified Travel Organisation with 27 offices in 11 Asia countries.

Destination Asia was formed in 1996 when experienced travel executives and managers saw a niche market opportunity for a travel firm that, being owned by its staff, could provide travel services solely responsive to the needs of the client and not the whims of any international corporate conglomerate.

Destination Asia Thailand and Destination Asia Vietnam were the first units of the Destination Asia group to be formed. From these two initial successes Destination Asia Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos have evolved, further strengthening our association within the region. In 2010 we opened in Singapore & Malaysia and in 2011 we launched our Japan operation.

We offer specialist services for all areas of the corporate Incentive, Meeting and Exhibition business, with particular expertise in the UK markets. Destination Asia prides itself in creating unique and cost effective programs, with the highest levels of professional operation and delivery, which has resulted in the Company providing services to many of the Fortune 500 companies using incentive travel as a core sales motivation device.

Website: destination-asia.com

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Hong Kong - Destination Factfile

Flying Time from the UK London Hong Kong approx 13 hours

Main Airport Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) - the airport has two terminals.

Transfers The airport is 34kms from downtown Kowloon and 47kms from Hong Kong Island, travel time to city centre is approx 40-50 minutes depending on traffic.

Immigration Visitors require a current passport valid for a minimum of 6 months. No visa or entry permit is required if you hold a British passport for a stay of up to 90 days.
For further advice contact the People’s Republic of China Embassy in the UK as follows:

People’s Republic of China Embassy
Consular Department
31 Portland Place
London, W1B 1QD

Tel: 020 7631 1430
Email: visa@chinese-embassy.org.uk
Office Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm (Monday-Friday, except British and Chinese holidays)

Chinese Embassy (London)website

Official Currency HKD – Hong Kong Dollar
Coins: 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00, 5.00, 10.00
Notes: 10.00, 20.00, 50.00, 100.00, 500.00, 1,000.00

Climate Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons.
Spring, March to May – temperatures and humidity is rising. Evenings can be cool.
Summer, June to August – hot, humid and sunny with occasional showers and thunderstorms.
Autumn, September to November – pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
Winter, December to February - cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. The temperature can drop below 10°C in urban areas.

Local time GMT + 8

Electricity 220V

Official Holidays
New Year’s Day – 1 January
Chinese New Year – dependant on the lunar calendar
Ching Ming Festival – dependant on the lunar calendar
Good Friday and Easter Monday – April, date variable
The Birthday of the Buddha – dependant on the lunar calendar
Labour Day – 1 May
Tuen Ng Festival – dependant on the lunar calendar
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day – 1 July
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival – dependant on the lunar calendar
National Day – 1 October
Chung Yeung Festival – dependant on the lunar calendar
Christmas – 25/26 December

Click on the link below for exact public holiday dates

Health Advice
Upon arrival in Hong Kong, automatic sensors will measure your temperature at the Hong Kong International Airport and boundary control points, and if it is high, you will be required to have a quick health check.

Vaccination certificates are usually not required. Check with your local carriers because requirements may change.

Tap water is soft in character and conforms to the guidelines for drinking-water quality recommended by the World Health Organisation. However, most people prefer to drink bottled water. Mineral water including major imported brands is readily available from supermarkets and convenience stores.

Emergency Number: 999 for Police, Fire and Ambulance service
Mobile Networks: GSM 900, PCS 1800, CDMA and WCDMA operate in Hong Kong
Dialing code from UK to Hong Kong: 00 852

Taxes There is no VAT or GST charged on goods in Hong Kong. Hotels and restaurants charge a 10% service charge on room rates, food and beverage.

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