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Hong Kong to Give Away 500,000 Air Tickets to Revive Tourism

  • Lee marks launch of ‘Hello Hong Kong’ tourism campaign
  • Authorities want to revive economy after years of isolation
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Hong Kong will hand out 500,000 air tickets to bring in much-needed visitors as part of a global publicity campaign unveiled on Thursday.

The city’s leader John Lee announced the giveaway at the launch of the Hello Hong Kong campaign at a briefing, saying it was “probably the world’s biggest welcome ever.” Lee highlighted a number of events coming up including the Rugby Sevens and city marathon in a speech given in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.