MTR Offers New Travel Vouchers To Visitors

The Hong Kong government is giving out a million “Hong Kong Goodies” travel vouchers to tourists. Each goodie voucher is worth at least HKD 100 (INR 1,051) and is available for use at over 3,000 merchants across the city.

The visitor consumption vouchers can be redeemed directly at various attractions, retail, and dining outlets from February 15. In addition, visitors can enjoy welcome drinks at selected bars, restaurants, and hotels with no minimum spending requirements. 

Apart from the “Hello Hong Kong” global promotional campaign, the government hopes that visitor consumption vouchers will attract more tourists to the city. After scrapping its entry restrictions and social distancing measures, Hong Kong saw a threefold increase in tourists, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). 

Hong Kong travel: Here’s how to get the visitor consumption vouchers

The voucher is available for bona fide visitors staying in Hong Kong for 90 days or less. However, each person can only acquire the offer once. To sign up for the voucher, visitors must book their trip with one of the approved online travel portals and travel agents. Next, they should register via HKTB’s digital platform using a non-Hong Kong mobile number.

Upon arriving in Hong Kong, they can collect the vouchers at one of HKTB’s five Visitors Centres: Heung Yuen Wai control point, the Hong Kong International Airport, Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier, West Kowloon High-Speed Rail Station, and the Passenger Clearance Building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau-Bridge.

They can also choose the e-coupon from their desired merchant using HKTB’s “My Wallet” platform. The e-coupon will be available for 30 days. 

Tourists can pick from a variety of deals

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Visitors can pick an offer from the various categories available. For example, they can choose from more than 100 bars, restaurants, and hotels for the welcome drink. In addition, they can also redeem a complimentary selected drink worth over HKD 100 (INR 1,051). Participating merchants include Argo at Four Seasons, Fumi in Lan Kwai Fong, and Sake Central.

Those who opt for HKD 100 (INR 1,051) cash voucher can use it at one of the 120 restaurants, shops, or attractions in Hong Kong, including Sportshouse, CPU, Bonjour, Disneyland, Madame Tussauds, and Ocean Park. Further, travellers can also choose to redeem a special gift worth over HKD 100 (INR 1,051) at an attraction or museum in Hong Kong as unique memorabilia. The memorabilia are available at M+ Museum, Hong Kong Palace Museum, Big Bus Tours, Oriental Pearl Cruise, and Peak Tramways.

More offers from MTR and Hong Kong Jockey Club

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In addition to shopping vouchers, MTR is also giving out offers totalling HKD 20 million (INR 21 Crore approx) from March 28. This includes 100,000 airport express tickets, 100,000 tourist day passes, and 100,000 coupons of RMB 30 (INR 360) discount on high-speed rail tickets. Visitors can redeem the vouchers at designated online travel agencies for discounts when purchasing high-speed rail tickets.

Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is also distributing 2,000 sets of HKD 430 (INR 4,521) Tourist Packs starting March 15. It includes a tourist badge, dining coupons, discount coupons for souvenirs on the racecourse, a horse-riding experience, and more. Vouchers are available free of charge on race days at the Badge Office of the Happy Valley or Sha Tin racecourses.

With so much up for grabs, its a wonderful time to visit Hong Kong!

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