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Hong Kong Plans 500,000 Plane-Ticket Giveaway to Lure Tourists: Sing Tao

The giving away of the tickets, which the government purchased in 2020 to attract travelers, is one of the measures aimed at boosting tourism, it said.

The giving away of the tickets, which the government purchased in 2020 to attract travelers, is one of the measures aimed at boosting tourism, it said.

Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg

Hong Kong will give away 500,000 plane tickets to lure visitors back to the financial hub when the government removes all remaining restrictions on inbound arrivals, local media outlet Sing Tao reported in a column, citing people it didn’t identify.

Chief Executive John Lee may announce the plan to return to normalcy in his October policy address, unless the Covid-19 situation significantly worsens, the report said, citing political and business groups. The giving away of the tickets, which the government purchased in 2020 to attract travelers, is one of the measures aimed at boosting tourism, it said.