The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announce a collaboration to welcome the launch of the Hong Kong Singapore Air Travel Bubble (ATB), ahead of the departure of the first flights on 22 November 2020.
The Hong Kong Singapore Air Travel Bubble a bilateral all purpose and quarantine free arrangement is a milestone for the global tourism industry, and paves the way for a safe resumption of international travel.
The partnership between the HKTB and the STB is also the first between the two tourism boards. It demonstrates the close ties between the two destinations a s well as a mutual commitment to provide visitors with a safe travel experience.
The health and safety of locals and travellers remain a key priority. To provide visitors with peace of mind, both destinations have already put in place city wide certification programmes for hygiene and safety.
The HKTB has rolled out the Anti Epidemic Hygiene Measures Certification Scheme to ensure that every touch point of visitors’ journey is covered with anti-epidemic measures. Meanwhile, Singapore’s SG Clean is a national mark of excellence awarded to businesses across Singapore including tourism establishments that meet its high standards of hygiene and sanitisation.
Both tourism boards have also prepared special gifts to welcome the first batch of visitors on the ATB, such as a limited-edition reusable face mask that showcases unique aspects of both cities.
Travellers on the first ATB flights out of both cities on 22 November will also be treated to a special in-flight menu that includes local favourites from Hong Kong and Singapore, curated by Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines. This menu will be available on all A TB flights till the end of this year.
Hong Kong will welcome the winter holidaymakers from Singapore with its renowned sparkling Christmas celebrations, together with a host of gastronomical offers from the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival. It is also the best hiking and cycling season to get fully immersed in Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors.
For the art lovers, world class exhibitions such as Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel and Botticelli and His Times Masterworks from the Uffizi in the Hong Kong Museum of Arts are not to be missed.
In Singapore, Hong Kong visitors can soak up the holiday cheer at an exciting line up of Christmas events, including Christmas on A Great Street’s 3.1-kilometre dazzling Christmas light-up along Orchard Road, and Gardens by the Bay’s festive extravaganza Christmas Wonderland.
Hong Kong travellers will also be among the first overseas visitors to experience Singapore’s new and diverse offerings such as Aqua Gastronomy, a stunning underwater dining pop up at Resorts World Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium, and the Changi Jurassic Mile, an outdoor display of lifelike dinosaurs along a bike and walking path that connects Marina Bay in downtown Singapore to the Changi Airport.
Travellers to both destinations can also look forward to attractive deals and experiences from a range of tourism partners.