Want to get your hands on some free airline tickets? Here’s everything you need to know…
Hoping to get away this summer? You’re in luck! As we’re sure you’ve heard, Hong Kong is handing out more than 700,000 free airline tickets as part of the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign to boost the city’s tourism.
It was announced earlier this year that Hong Kong residents would be allocated 80,000 free airline tickets, while the rest will be distributed between Greater Bay Area visitors and overseas travellers. Read on to learn how to get your hands some free airline tickets. Plus, find out about the other free goodies up for grabs in the coming months.
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What Kind Of Free Airline Tickets Can You Win?
Four Hong Kong based-airlines — namely Cathay Pacific, HK Express, Hong Kong Airlines and Greater Bay Airlines — will be giving out free round-trip economy flight tickets. Winners will only have to pay the taxes, surcharges and fees that apply to the tickets.
When Will The Free Airline Tickets Be Distributed?
The free airline ticket giveaway officially rolled out on 1 March, 2023 and will run until September 2023.
From 2pm, Thursday, 17 August until 11:59am, Wednesday, 30 August, Cathay Pacific will be giving away over 1,000 discounted economy class tickets to over 30 short and long-haul destinations, including Japan, Korea, Thailand, Paris, London and more. Head to the Cathay Pacific website for more details.
How Do I Get Free Airline Tickets?
The airline tickets will be distributed via a number of different activities, such as lucky draws, first-come first-served arrangements, or buy-one-get-one deals. Full details on how to apply for free tickets can be found on the respective airlines’ websites.
World of Winners Rewards
Those who have won tickets as part of Hong Kong International Airport’s “World of Winners” campaign are eligible for a range of other rewards to be claimed at various attractions, hotels and malls across Hong Kong. We’re talking two-day tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland, discounted hotel packages and digital shopping vouchers. When claiming rewards, winners should present their World of Winners notification email.
The World of Winners campaign will also be releasing A new round of ticket giveaways will be launched in the third quarter of the year as part of the World of Winners campaign.
Other Goodies Up For Grabs
Visitors staying in Hong Kong for no more than 90 days will be given free welcome goodies upon arrival, including a welcome drink, a $100 cash voucher and an exclusive gift (available on a first-come first-serve basis).
To collect your goodies, visit one of the Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Centres and grab your Hong Kong Goodies visitor consumption voucher. You’ll need to register an account on the Tourism Board website by scanning the QR code on your redemption card to get your e-coupons for redeeming your free drink and gifts. Head here for more details.
As part of the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign, 16,000 local businesses will also offer special offers and discounts to visitors, to be distributed at four border checkpoints.